No camping at provincial parks on the May long weekend

Pinery Provincial Park

You won’t be spending the May long weekend at a provincial part this year.

The province has extended the closure of Ontario’s provincial parks and conservation reserves to May 31 as part of the emergency measures to stop the spread of COVID-19.

This means there will be no camping on what is traditionally the beginning of the summer camping season – the Victoria Day weekend.

Provincial parks and conservation reserves will continue to remain fully closed to all recreational activities, said a government news release. This includes car camping, backcountry camping, roofed accommodations, day use opportunities, access points and all public buildings.

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.