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Provincial Parks Open for 2014 Season

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Provincial Parks Open for 2014 Season

Ontario Encourages Families to Enjoy Great Outdoors

Most provincial parks in southern Ontario will open for the season today, with the majority of northern Ontario parks opening May 16.

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

If you're a birder already or would like to become one, there are several birding festivals this month in provincial parks:

The opening dates for some Ontario provincial parks may be delayed due to the late spring arrival.

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

  • There are more than 330 provincial parks in Ontario, with more than 100 offering visitor facilities.
  • In 2013, Ontario’s provincial parks received more than 8.5-million visits from people around the world.
  • Ontario Parks employs more than 1,600 students each summer.

Background Information

Additional Resources

  • Make a reservation at a provincial park.
  • For information about camping, park opening and closing dates, fees and special events, visit ontarioparks.com.
  • See the 2014 Ontario Parks Guide or get a printed copy by calling 1-800-ONTARIO (668-2746).
  • There is an alcohol ban at some Ontario Parks during the first 11 days of the season. This year the ban is from May 9-19.

Media Contacts

  • Media calls only: Media Desk

    Communications Services Branch

    416-314-2106

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