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Celebrate Canada's Parks Day 2014

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Celebrate Canada's Parks Day 2014

Ontario Government Encourages Families to Enjoy the Great Outdoors

Ontario provincial parks are celebrating Canada's Parks Day on July 19 by offering a range of special events and activities.

It's a time to explore and enjoy the benefits that parks provide for people of all ages. Take in one of the many Canada's Parks Day events across Ontario where you can:

Camping is a popular and fun way to experience Ontario's parks. 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 celebrates parks as the best places for Canadians to experience all of nature’s powerful benefits.
  • There are over 330 provincial parks in Ontario, covering over eight million hectares — larger than Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island combined.
  • In 2013, Ontario’s provincial parks received more than 8.5 million visits from people around the world and brought in $69 million in revenue, which supported jobs and businesses all across the province.

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“There are so many things to do in Ontario’s provincial parks this Canada’s Parks Day — and throughout the summer. I encourage you to visit and discover one or more of our beautiful parks, either to enjoy an event or just to spend some time in nature with family and friends.”

Bill Mauro

Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry

Media Contacts

  • Media calls only: Andrew Donnachie

    Minister’s Office


  • Media calls only: Media Desk

    Communications Services Branch




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