Thanks to the Province of Ontario and a partnership with the Nature Conservancy of Canada, there are five new provincial parks and three others are expanding. There are now over 330 provincial parks in Ontario. The five new parks are...
- Carden Alvar, a natural environment park near Orillia
- Cedar Creek, a nature reserve park near Essex
- Clear Creek Forest, a nature reserve park near Chatham-Kent
- Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Mnidoo Mnising, a natural environment park on Manitoulin Island
- Strawberry Island, a nature reserve park near Manitoulin Island
The three parks that are expanding are...
- Misery Bay by 251 hectares
- Stoco Fen by 102 hectares
- Charleston Lake by 243 hectares
"These natural environment and nature reserve parks will help protect over 10,000 hectares of Ontario's rare ecosystems and other important parts of the province's natural heritage, such as Carolinian forest. The parks will also support many rare and endangered species, while giving families and visitors more opportunities to get outdoors and enjoy the province's natural beauty."
Although you won't be able to camp at these parks, nor do they offer visitor facilities such as washrooms, they will be ideal for hiking and nature viewing.