Ontario Offering Free Day Use at Provincial Parks on Canada Day

The Province is offering free use at all Provincial Parks on Canada Day and they are extending free family fishing to two weeks this year from July 4 to July 19.

ONTARIO - The Province of Ontario is offering free day use at all provincial parks on Canada Day.

They are are also offering free fishing for two weeks starting on July 4, doubling the length of last year. Premier Doug Ford says in addition, numerous Ontario attractions have special virtual experiences and events planned for Canada Day which will help showcase Ontario's artistic and musical excellence.

"As we celebrate Canada's 153rd birthday, this is our way of saying thank you to everyone in Ontario who has followed the public health advice to stop the spread of COVID-19. Tourism is a major source of jobs and economic benefits for many communities across the province, so it's important to support our local businesses and explore everything our province has to offer as we reopen the province this summer."

To help prevent overcrowding at the most popular provincial parks, capacity will be limited, so visitors are recommended to arrive early or consider exploring other provincial parks in the area. Park visitors should maintain physical distancing and wear a mask whenever physical distancing is not possible. 

This year, Canadian residents of all ages can also enjoy fishing in Ontario without having to purchase a licence or carry an Outdoors Card for the first two full weeks of July, from July 4, 2020 to July 19, 2020.

You can listen to the Premiers comments below. 

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