Ontario Celebrates Parks Day 2013
Ontario Government Encourages Families to Enjoy Great Outdoors
Ministry of Natural Resources
Ontario provincial parks are celebrating Canada's Parks Day on July 20 by offering a range of special events and activities.
This Saturday, take in one of the many Canada’s Parks Day events across Ontario. You can:
- Learn how to snap that perfect picture from an award-winning wildlife photographer at Bon Echo Provincial Park
- See what exciting creatures lurk in the marsh at Darlington Provincial Park
- Learn to kayak and play camp games and baseball at Grundy Lake Provincial Park
- Join in a trek along the historic French portage route in Quetico Provincial Park.
Campsites can be reserved online 24 hours a day or by calling the park reservation line at 1-888-ONT-PARK between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. daily.
- Canada's Parks Day is an annual event that showcases parks and historic sites across the country.
- In 2012, Ontario’s provincial parks received more than nine million visits and brought in $69 million in revenue, which supported jobs and businesses all across the province.
- There are more than 330 provincial parks in Ontario, covering nine million hectares – larger than Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island combined.
- This summer, more than 1.5 million kids will receive free admission to stay and play at 20 Ontario attractions and a $2 discount on a daily parking permit at provincial parks with the 2013 Fun Pass.
Ontario’s provincial parks offer a huge variety — from historical outings to tranquil settings. I encourage you to go to a provincial park this Parks Day and discover something new and amazing.”