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Fall Asleep in Ontario Parks This Autumn

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Fall Asleep in Ontario Parks This Autumn

Province Encouraging Families to Get Cozy in the Great Outdoors

Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry

As fall approaches, cooler evenings mean better sleeping conditions, especially if you're enjoying fresh air during the day and sleeping under a roof in an Ontario provincial park at night.

Ontario Parks offers a variety of roofed accommodations, including cabins, yurts and cottages. Whether you're looking for the simplicity of a soft-sided shelter, the convenience of trailer camping or the luxury of Maple Rest Heritage House at the Sandbanks Provincial Park, Ontario Parks offers it all.

Maybe you'd prefer to bring your own accommodation. If you own a RV or rent one, many parks offer electrical hook-ups and other amenities, like trailer dumping and water-filling stations.

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.

Encouraging people to explore Ontario's parks is part of the government's plan to invest in people, build modern infrastructure and support a dynamic business climate.

Quick Facts

  • 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, bringing in $69 million in revenue and supporting jobs and businesses across the province.
  • Starting Labour Day weekend, park visitors can consult Ontario Parks’ Fall Colours Report to see the progress of leaf change across the province.

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“Ontario’s provincial parks are beautiful places to visit throughout the year. I encourage people to think outside the tent and extend their enjoyment of our parks into the cooler months by taking advantage of the many roofed overnight opportunities that they offer.”

Bill Mauro

Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry

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