In the fall of 2012, the province announced that 10 parks would be changing from operating to non-operating designation because of low visitation and financial losses. Last year, 4 of those 10 parks were able to remain operating thanks to partnership agreements with local municipal governments. Now, Ontario Parks is pleased to announce that we will also be partnering with the Township of Sioux Narrows – Nestor Falls to keep Caliper Lake Provincial Park operating for the summers of 2014, 2015 and 2016. The Township is an experienced park operator who has successfully managed the operation of Sioux Narrows Provincial Park for more than a decade.
As announced by the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) in September 2012, Ontario Parks will change the designation of a number of provincial parks from operating to non-operating. In deciding which parks to re-designate, we looked at many factors including low visitation rates, low cost recovery, and the upcoming need for investment in capital upgrades to remain operational. Continue reading Operating Status Changed for Six Ontario Parks