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Ontario Opens Provincial Parks

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Ontario Opens Provincial Parks

McGuinty Government Encourages Families To Enjoy Great Outdoors

Most Ontario Parks will open for the season tomorrow, with the majority of northern Ontario parks opening May 18.

Starting this month, visitors can enjoy a range of great family activities in Ontario Parks. For example, they can:

In 2011, Ontario's provincial parks received almost 10 million visits - an increase of 50,000 visits from the year before. Ontario Parks brought in almost $63 million in revenue in 2011, which was re-invested in our provincial parks programs and supported jobs and businesses all across the province.

Campsites can be reserved online 24 hours a day at OntarioParks.com/welcome or by calling the park reservation line at 1-888-ONT-PARK between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. daily.

Quick Facts

  • There are more than 330 provincial parks in Ontario, with more than 100 featuring visitor facilities. Many Ontario parks provide barrier free facilities.
  • Ontario Parks employs more than 1,500 students each summer.

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“Our world-renowned provincial parks offer millions of visitors the opportunity to spend their days hiking, canoeing, swimming or relaxing, and their evenings sitting around a campfire under the stars.”

Michael Gravelle

Minister of Natural Resources

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