Queen’s Park celebrating Canada Day by offering free day-use of all provincial parks on July 1

Province also allowing free fishing for the first two weeks of July

The provincial government is celebrating Canada Day by serving up a few ways to get everyone out-of-doors.

Queen’s Park is offering free day-use at all provincial parks on July 1 and will offer free fishing for two weeks starting July 4.

“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,” said Premier Doug Ford. “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.”

As a means of deterring overcrowding at the more popular provincial parks, capacities will be limited. Visitors should try to arrive early or consider exploring other provincial parks. Those visiting parks should maintain physical distancing and wear a mask whenever that isn’t possible.

Canadians of all ages can enjoy fishing in Ontario without having to purchase a licence or carry an outdoors card for the first two full weeks of July.