Ontario's Provincial Parks Offer Year-Round Family Fun

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Ontario's Provincial Parks Offer Year-Round Family Fun

Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry

Make The Most Of Winter In A Provincial Park TORONTO, Dec. 27 - Natural Resources Minister David Ramsay invites everyone to grab skates, skis or toboggans, pack their camping gear and enjoy a winter break in one of Ontario's provincial parks. "Ontario's provincial parks offer exciting year-round activities for the whole family," said Ramsay. "Many parks have well-marked, groomed trails for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, or hiking. If you want to stay overnight, some parks offer cozy cabins or other indoor accommodation - or you can set up your own tent." Family activities offered in parks include: - Skating on an Olympic-sized rink at Bronte Creek Provincial Park - Cross-country skiing 13 kilometres of backcountry trails in Frontenac Provincial Park - Hand-feeding birds through the Touch of a Chickadee program in MacGregor Point Provincial Park - Tobogganing on inner tubes or plastic carpets in Arrowhead Provincial Park - Ice fishing in Blue Lake Provincial Park - Snowshoeing in Kettle Lakes Provincial Park. "Winter excursions can be challenging as well as rewarding, so always contact park staff before your visit for current snow and ice conditions and campsite availability," said Ramsay. "Also, a new service will soon be available on the Ontario Parks website providing information about conditions on cross-country ski trails in provincial parks." For more information about reservations or winter activities in provincial parks, please visit the Ontario Parks website at www.OntarioParks.com. Reservations can be made by calling 1-888-ONT-PARK (1-888-668-7275). Campsites at Nagagamisis and Driftwood Provincial Parks are now included in the campsite reservation service. Disponible en fran├žais www.OntarioParks.comFor further information: Media calls only: Ginette Albert, Minister's Office, (416) 314-2212; Steve Payne, Ministry of Natural Resources, (416) 314-2103