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Ontario Celebrates Parks Day 2013

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Ontario Celebrates Parks Day 2013

Ontario Government Encourages Families to Enjoy Great Outdoors

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:

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.

Quick Facts

  • 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.

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“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.”

David Orazietti

Minister of Natural Resources

Media Contacts

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    Communications Services Branch




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