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Ontario's Provincial Parks Welcome You

McGuinty Government Officially Opens 2010 Parks Season

Most Ontario Parks will open on Friday, May 14, 2010.  

Visitors will find a range of recreational and educational activities in the parks. For example, they can:

  • Go on a boat tour in Bon Echo Provincial Park north of Napanee
  • Catch an early morning panfish in the sheltered Lake Ontario waters of Darlington Provincial Park near Toronto
  • Enjoy a day-picnic at Fushimi Lake Provincial Park near Hearst
  • Rent a four-bedroom Victorian home at Sandbanks Provincial Park near Picton 
  • Go on an overnight adventure by canoe or kayak in Killarney Provincial Park.

Quick Facts

  • There are 329 provincial parks in Ontario and more than 100 provide visitor facilities.
  • Last year, 9.5 million visits were made by people from around the world to Ontario Parks. Many Ontario Parks provide barrier-free facilities.
  • There is an 11-day ban on the possession and consumption of alcoholic beverages in 44 provincial parks starting on May 14.

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“You do not have to go far in Ontario to have the adventure of a lifetime. Our Ontario Parks system offers a world of opportunity, natural beauty and cultural heritage for you to enjoy.”

Linda Jeffrey

Minister of Natural Resources

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