The gate at the lower parking lot of Ouimet Canyon Provincial Park will be locked for the winter on Thursday, October 31, 2019. A Park Warden will do a final sweep of the 1km hiking loop and will ensure there are no vehicles parked at the upper lot before locking the gate. Though the gate will be locked until Friday, May 15, 2020, hikers/snow-shoers are still welcome to walk on the roadway to the upper lot to access the 1km hiking loop to the viewing pods. It is a 3km (6km return) hike from the lower parking lot to upper parking lot which includes a climb of nearly 200 metres in elevation. This trek is only recommended to avid hikers with appropriate gear/supplies.
In order to assist the province with its efforts to keep Ontarians safe during this time, all provincial parks will be closed to the public from March 19, 2020 until April 30, 2020.
- car camping
- backcountry camping
- roofed accommodations
- day use opportunities
- all public buildings
As #COVID19ON continues to quickly evolve, we want to ensure public safety and the well-being of our visitors and staff in Ontario's provincial parks.
Visitors with reservations for arrivals up to April 30, 2020 are eligible for full refunds, with no penalty. Penalty-free refunds will automatically be issued. Please do not cancel reservations online, as this may trigger an automatic penalty.
Current visitors to provincial parks will be required to vacate by March 19, 2020.
More details are available here: https://bit.ly/2x7fJHM