Ontario Provincial Parks To Be Closed Until April 30

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Camping site at Six-Mile Provincial Park near Georgian Bay on Six Mile Lake. Pic: ontarioparks.com

Toronto:  Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, and Jeff Yurek, Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks, on Thursday issued the following update on Ontario Parks operations in response to COVID-19 developments:

“As COVID-19 continues to quickly evolve, we want to ensure public safety and the well-being of our visitors and staff in Ontario’s provincial parks.

“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. This includes car camping, backcountry camping, roofed accommodations, day use opportunities and all public buildings.

Current visitors to provincial parks will be required to vacate by March 19, 2020. Any person or group with a reservation for arrival up to April 30, 2020 will automatically be provided a full refund with no penalty.

Ontario Parks continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation carefully. Please visit OntarioParks.com for the most up-to-date information.

As penalty-free refunds will automatically be issued, the public is asked to avoid canceling reservations online, as this may trigger an automatic penalty.

Theive busiest provincial parks:

Algonquin Provincial Park

Killbear Provincial Park

Pinery Provincial Park

Sandbanks Provincial Park

Bon Echo Provincial Park

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