Reopening Ontario Parks for Limited Day-Use Activities

Published on May 11, 2020

As of May 11, 225 provincial parks and 295 conservation reserves across the province will be open to the public for limited recreational activities like walking, hiking, bird watching and biking. The remaining 115 provincial parks will be open on Friday, May 15 for the same limited recreational activities.

Spending time outdoors and in nature has a positive impact on our health and well being. The government knows Ontarians are eager to return to Ontario Parks so they can get active and reconnect with nature.  The Province is counting on people to be responsible when enjoying the parks by continuing to follow all of the public health measures, including physical distancing, to stop the spread of COVID-19

At this time, camping and other activities are not permitted at any provincial park or conservation reserve. All buildings and facilities including washrooms, water taps, campgrounds, back country campsites, roofed accommodations, playgrounds, and beaches continue to be closed.

Over the next several weeks Ontario Parks’ staff will be conducting critical maintenance and other parks start-up procedures so that more recreational activities and facilities will be available when it is safe to do so.


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