In an initiative to encourage families to enjoy the outdoors in Ontario, the McGuinty Government is adding a new provincial park this year and expanding two others.
- A new provincial park called DuPont on the St. Lawrence River near Morrisburg. The park includes a mature hardwood forest, a coastal wetland and one of the largest heron nesting areas in eastern Ontario.
- An addition to Charleston Lake Provincial Park near Landsdowne that will include more than 22,000 feet of waterfront, wetlands, deciduous forests and protection for species at risk
- An expansion to Wasaga Beach Provincial Park on Georgian Bay that includes dunes, oak-savannah habitat, river shoreline and protection for species at risk.