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Why Donate?

Provincial parks are part of the fabric of Ontario.

They’re part of our history, our culture, and our natural environment. They play an essential role in preserving special natural landscapes for future generations.

Every year millions of people make new memories, connect with family, and learn about the natural environment when they visit a park.

Ontario Parks is funded differently than many government departments. Only a small portion of Ontario Parks’ budget comes from provincial taxes. Most of our funding comes from our users, including day-use and camping fees, rentals, etc. This allows us to manage the day-to-day operations of the parks system, however it does limit our ability to fund many deserving projects.

Why should you consider donating to Ontario Parks?

  • Because you are connected to provincial parks in Ontario and want to help fund special, deserving projects.
  • Because you are looking for the perfect gift to honour a life-long park lover, perhaps a friend or family member.
  • Because you want to make a lasting gift to help improve our environment.
  • Because you care about supporting living things that cannot always help themselves like birds, plants, animals, and insects.

  • Because you want to make a difference now so that future generations can enjoy the benefits parks provide.