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Information current as of January 24, 2021

Outdoor Recreation Opportunities in Ontario Parks

We are offering many of our usual facilities and services to our visitors. However, some modifications or restrictions may apply.

As of January 21, campground and backcountry campsites and roofed accommodations including cabins, yurts and cottages will be closed while the provincial declaration of emergency and stay-at-home order is in effect.

Ontario Parks remain open and continue to provide facilities and services for local and safe outdoor winter recreation day-use activities. We know how much people love to visit Ontario Parks as a way to spend time outdoors, get fresh air and stay healthy, but we are asking that you only visit and enjoy a provincial park or conservation reserve close to home. Please do not travel outside of your area to visit.

Please be aware that due to COVID-19 measures in place, equipment rentals are not being offered and Park Stores and Visitor Centers are closed to the public. It’s important that you come to the park prepared with all the equipment and supplies you will need for your visit including hand sanitizer, extra water, soap, and other necessities.

Before planning your trip to Ontario Parks, click on the “Parks” drop down menu to view the Facilities and Activities icons to see what’s available at the provincial park you wish to visit.

Public Health Measures

We’re counting on people to be responsible when enjoying our parks. Continue to follow public health advice including practicing physical distancing by keeping at least two metres from others, wearing a face covering where required, when physical distancing may be a challenge or not possible and when entering indoor public spaces, and wash your hands regularly with soap and water or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available. Postpone your visit if you have any symptoms of COVID-19 or have been asked to isolate.

While some services remain closed in Ontario Parks, priority for cleaning and disinfection is placed on essential areas and high-touch surfaces in public spaces including washrooms and other shared facilities.

The safety of our visitors and staff is always our top priority. We have implemented measures to address overcrowding and promote physical distancing in our park spaces during busy visitation times by limiting occupancy for day-use. This includes limiting the number of daily vehicle permits sold. You may notice that day use parking areas will not be as full.

Keep up to date by visiting individual park social media channels before you leave and when you are travelling to the park, especially for day use. A list of park accounts can be found on the Social Media page at

Please review the Frequently Asked Questions or the “Visiting Parks” section for more details and information on our facilities, services and programs.