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Ontario. Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks

Site: Online and Telephone Service

Service: Ontario Parks

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Contact Information
Office Phone Toll Free Ontario Travel Information Centre 1-800-668-2746 (1-800-ONTARIO) 
Reservations: 1-888-668-7275
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Agency Information
Legal Status (30) Provincial Government
Established 1893
Funding Provincial ; Fees
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) Services altered in response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) 
For up-to-date details, see here 
Ontario Parks protects and manages 335 provincial parks 
* parks are managed to protect representative and unique examples of Ontario's natural and cultural heritage 
* a majority of parks emphasize protection, but over 100 are operated to provide recreation including canoeing, hiking, nature viewing, camping, picnicking, swimming and fishing  
* many parks offer natural and cultural heritage education programs
Hours Reservations: Mon-Sun 7 am-9 pm, excluding statutory holidays 
* park hours vary with the season and the park 
* reservations can be made online for campsites and day use shelters
Areas Served Ontario
Eligibility No restrictions
Application Reserve by phone or online
Languages English ; French - parks in French designated areas offer services in French
Fees Service ; Fees for camping and day use are posted on the website  
* discounts on day-use and camping fees to Ontario residents aged 65 and over and Ontario residents who possess a CNIB identity card or Ministry of Transportation accessible parking permit 
* Veterans and active members of the Canadian Armed Forces, who reside in Ontario, are eligible to enjoy free, weekday (Mon to Fri), day use in provincial parks
Site Information
Located In Community Peterborough
Address & Map
Peterborough, ON
Mailing Address c/o Ontario Parks 
300 Water St 
Peterborough, ON K9J 8M5
Physical Access Not Applicable - Online and Telephone Service
Categories and Classification
HCSD Main Heading Sports / Recreation
HCSD Sub Heading Parks, Trails & Gardens
Service Categories Provincial/Territorial Government Information Services ~ Environmental Issues ; Public Parks

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