Here's What Ontario Parks & Camping Will Look Like During The Reopening Plan

Camping is currently closed until June 2.

Toronto Staff Writer
Here's What Ontario Parks & Camping Will Look Like During The Reopening Plan

On Thursday, the province revealed its new three-step reopening plan. In it, the government outlines when Ontario Parks and camping will be able to resume operations.

These amenities will be able to reopen during step one of the plan, which is expected to take place around mid-June. However, things will look a little different.

According to the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks, parks will be implementing several measures to tackle the issue of overcrowding, including limiting occupancy for day-use and camping in select provincial parks.

Residents should plan ahead, as the government could also restrict daily vehicle permits as well the number of campsite reservations.

"You may notice that day use parking areas will not be as full, or some campsites will remain empty during your stay," a spokesperson told Narcity. "Ministry officers will be present in provincial parks to provide information, assist with emergencies and enforce provincial park rules and regulations. Additionally, these areas may be patrolled by local police or other enforcement agencies," they added.

Currently, under Ontario's stay-at-home order, camping and other amenities, such as visitor centres, remain closed. However, most hiking trails remain open to the public.

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