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Sunday, October 4, 2020

Enjoy fall colours at Ontario Parks

 (News Release)

The seasons are a changing at Ontario Parks.


Photo: Fall colours are showing at Bass Lake Provincial Park near Orillia. (Jim Fox photo)

And fall colours at Algonquin Provincial Park are breathtaking to behold.

But the secret is out, and the park is busy during the fall season. Ontario Parks has created a complete guide to the fall experience at Algonquin to help visitors have the best fall colours experience.

 Our top tips include:

Visit mid-week if possible, there are fewer crowds.

Before you go, check Algonquin's Twitter feed for real time updates on how busy the park is. The park may be closed to additional day-use acess at any time of day if maximum capacity is reached. 

Be safe, be patient and be courteous. Expect some traffic congestion and park only in designated parking lots. 

Try an alternate location with equally beautiful fall colours to beat the crowds. We recommend parks like Restoule and Mikisew.


Fall Camping Opportunities across Ontario

Just because summer’s winding down, it doesn’t mean it’s time to put away your camping equipment. With cooler temperatures, fewer bugs, and a splendour of colours, Fall is the best time of year to get out and enjoy the outdoors. 

 Ontario Parks is offering recommendations on some of the best  fall camping opportunities across the province.

 Due to a high demand for camping this season, Ontario Parks has created additional camping opportunities. This includes a longer operating season for:

Roofed Accommodations at Arrowhead, Silent Lake, Fushimi Lake and RenĂ© Brunelle

Campgrounds at Driftwood, Arrowhead, Fushimi Lake and René Brunelle

Backcountry camping at Spanish River and Biscotasi Lake

 Visit park pages on OntarioParks.com for additional details.

 Fall Colours Report

 For anyone looking to plan the perfect fall experience, Ontario Parks publishes a Fall Colours Report. There's a regularly updated and interactive map showing how the colour change is progressing across Ontario.

 Did you know?

The safety of our visitors and staff is always our top priority.

We’re counting on visitors to continue following public health guidelines, including physical distancing of at least two metres from others, wearing a face covering when physical distancing may be challenging, washing hands regularly with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available, and if they are worried they may have COVID-19, get tested.

 To view a what’s available at each of our parks, click on the “Parks” drop down menu of our website to view the Facilities and Activities icons.

 To get the latest information about how we are responding to Covid-19, please visit: OntarioPaarks.com/covid19

 Keep up with Ontario Parks on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Visit the Parks Blog  for up-to-date content.