Camping is a great way to spend time outdoors with your family ― it's all about fun, fresh air and screen-free time! Camping can also teach kids valuable life lessons about being active and respecting nature.
With the Ontario government's announcement that the province will be entering Step One of Ontario's Roadmap to reopen on Friday, June 11, 2021, Ontario Parks is resuming overnight stays on campground and backcountry campsites and in roofed accommodations (cabins, yurts and cottages.)
Due to COVID-19, some activities may still be limited, and group camping and picnic shelter rentals are not available. To check what amenities and activities are offered at the park you want to visit, use the Parks 'drop down' menu to locate your park, then click on the 'activities icons' at each park location on www.ontarioparks.com.
Guests are asked to continue following ongoing public health advice when visiting parks.
While it's not mandatory to reserve ahead, camping has become extremely popular so booking early on is highly recommended. Ontario Parks accepts future reservations 5 months in advance of your arrival date. Note that reservations could be automatically cancelled at any time should provincial or regional public health orders or restrictions change.
Get more information about car camping at ontarioparks.com/carcamping.
Reservations can be made in two ways:
Online at reservations.ontarioparks.com or by phone at 1-888-668-PARK (7275). Reservation bookings are open daily from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET, 363 days a year.
And, to get up to the minute information, many parks are posting updated check-in processes, park fire bans, and other park-specific details on their social media accounts. Find the full list of park accounts here: www.ontarioparks.com/socialmedia.
Ontario Parks will also continue to offer outdoor recreational activities for day use in provincial parks and conservation reserves, though some COVID-19 modifications or restrictions will be in place to ensure the safety of staff and visitors. Did you know? You can also visit Ontario Parks for free, Mondays to Thursdays, until September 2.
Find out everything else you need to know at www.ontarioparks.com/covid19.
Have a safe and happy camping season!