Provincial Parks and Conservation Areas To Remain Closed Until May 31
Ontario Parks and conservation reserves will remain closed until May 31st, according to the provincial government.
The province says the extension is required to keep Ontario residents safe as we continue to stop the spread of COVID-19.
Deputy Premier Christine Elliott says the extension of closures includes car camping, back-country camping, roofed accommodations, day use opportunities, access points and all public buildings.
Provincial parks and conservation reserves will continue to remain fully closed to all recreational activities.
Reservations for arrivals up to, and including, any further closure extension date will be automatically cancelled and reservation holders will receive a full refund with no penalty.
The government is also providing penalty-free refunds to reservation holders who wish to change or cancel their 2020 camping reservation, regardless of arrival date.
The province says they understand the extension may impact many Ontarians’ plans during the month of May.
“However, the health and well-being of Ontarians is our government’s number one priority,” adds Elliott. “Although we are making progress to stop the spread, the virus has not yet been contained. As a result, all but essential service workers must continue to stay at home and practice physical distancing.”