Most provincial parks in Ontario are open for the season!
Starting this month, visitors can enjoy a range of fun family activities in Ontario`s provincial parks.
• Join park staff at Bronte Creek's Springtime on the Farm on May 18 and participate in farm activities typical of the 1890s.
• Sharpen your focus on the beautiful landscape at Kakabeka Falls' photo seminar on May 21 and June 4.
• Learn about wilderness navigation at Frontenac Provincial Park on May 30.
• Spot wildlife such as beaver and moose at Algonquin Provincial Park.
• Springtime paddling is the perfect way to enjoy The Massasauga and Killarney Provincial Parks.
• Check out the waterfalls at Chutes Provincial Park.
• Enjoy walleye fishing at Fushimi Lake Provincial Park.
If you're a birder already or would like to become one, there are several birding festivals this month in provincial parks, including MacGregor Point's annual Huron Fringe Birding Festival from May 22-31.
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.
Information and photo courtesy of the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources & Forestry
• 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 was from May 8 to May 18.