Camper vehicle on free campsite in the wildernest within sunrise

This Version Posted: August 4, 2020

Getting outside to enjoy the nicer weather is even more important during COVID-19. But wherever you go, it’s important to practise physical distancing and stay 2 metres (6 feet) apart from anyone outside your household. 

Municipal Parks, Playgrounds and Outdoor Recreational Facilities 

More outdoor recreational amenities are now open, including playgrounds, outdoor sports facilities and multi-use fields (like tennis courts), off-leash dog areas, outdoor picnic sites, benches and shelters in parks and recreational areas. Many water recreational facilities such as outdoor splash pads, wading pools and all swimming pools are open as well. Many local beaches are also open for swimming.

You are encouraged to check with your local municipal government for specifics on what parks, trails and outdoor recreation facilities are open in your community and what restrictions may still be in place.

Private Seasonal Parks and Campgrounds

The Ontario government is allowing private campgrounds to open and operate this summer. Be sure to continue taking precautions, including practising physical distancing if spending time with people outside your household or social circle.

If you are unsure of whether a campground is open, call ahead to confirm and see if any additional restrictions are in place.

Provincial Parks and Conservation Reserves

Provincial parks and conservation reserves are now open. Please visit Ontario Parks for the latest information on camping and day use during COVID-19.

National Parks and Historic Sites 

People are now allowed to use Parks Canada locations across the country. For the latest COVID-19 updates on camping and visitor services at Parks Canada locations, click here.