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Provincial Parks Open for 2015 Season

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Provincial Parks Open for 2015 Season

Ontario Encourages Families to Enjoy Great Outdoors

Most provincial parks in southern Ontario will open for the season May 8, with the majority of northern Ontario parks opening May 15.

Starting this month, visitors can enjoy a range of fun family activities in Ontario`s 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 arrival of spring.  

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 2014, Ontario’s provincial parks received more than 8.5-million visits from people around the world and brought in over $70 million in revenue, which supported jobs and businesses across the province.
  • Ontario Parks employs more than 1,600 students each summer.
  • There is an alcohol ban at some Ontario Parks during the first 11 days of the season. This year the ban is from May 8 to May 18.

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