Select regions of Ontario are moving into Stage 2 allowing many businesses including outdoor dining at restaurants, personal and personal care services to reopen.
As part of the reopening plan, Ontario Parks are reopening various facilities in the parks including beaches and campgrounds. Ontario reopened provincial parks for hiking and outdoor recreational activities like walking, hiking, biking and birdwatching on May 11th.
Facilities will only reopen at the parks if it is within the regions allowed to move to Stage 2.
WHAT IS REOPENING IN ONTARIO PARKS
June 12, 2020
- Most beaches, as water testing and maintenance is completed
June 15, 2020
- Campers already enrolled in this year’s Ontario Parks Seasonal Campsite Program will now have access to their sites at the majority of participating parks.
Week of June 22
- All other campgrounds in regions entering Stage 2 will gradually open at provincial parks, along with washrooms, water taps and trailer sanitation stations.
- Remaining backcountry camping
- Roofed accommodations (e.g., yurts, cabins and lodges, where available)
- Park store and rental operations,
- Visitor centers,
- Playgrounds and sports fields
WHAT WILL REMAIN CLOSED IN 2020
Facilities such as showers, laundry, group camping, picnic shelter rentals and swimming pools will remain closed for the season.
Before visiting any Ontario Parks, verify what is opened at the park by, clicking on the “Parks” drop down menu to view the Facilities and Activities icons to see if facilities are available at the provincial park you wish to visit.
Any reservations for campgrounds (and select backcountry campsites that currently remain closed) up to and into the week of June 22 will be automatically cancelled and you will receive a full refund with no penalty.