Ontario Celebrates Parks Day 2013

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Ontario Government Encourages Families to Enjoy Great Outdoors: Ontario provincial parks are celebrating Canada’s Parks Day on July 20 by offering a range of special events and activities.

This Saturday, take in one of the many Canada’s Parks Day events across Ontario. You can:

  • Learn how to snap that perfect picture from an award-winning wildlife photographer at Bon Echo Provincial Park
  • See what exciting creatures lurk in the marsh at Darlington Provincial Park
  • Learn to kayak and play camp games and baseball at Grundy Lake Provincial Park
  • Join in a trek along the historic French portage route in Quetico Provincial Park.

Campsites can be reserved online 24 hours a day or by calling the park reservation line at 1-888-ONT-PARK between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. daily.

Quick Facts

  • Canada’s Parks Day is an annual event that showcases parks and historic sites across the country.
  • In 2012, Ontario’s provincial parks received more than nine million visits and brought in $69 million in revenue, which supported jobs and businesses all across the province.
  • There are more than 330 provincial parks in Ontario, covering nine million hectares – larger than Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island combined.
  • This summer, more than 1.5 million kids will receive free admission to stay and play in Ontario provincial parks with the 2013 Fun Pass.

Ministry of Natural Resources, July 15, 2013

Source: http://news.ontario.ca/mnr/en/2013/07/ontario-celebrates-parks-day-2013.html

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