Nature’s Best-Kept Secret
Ontario’s wetlands control flooding, reduce erosion, purify our water and provide food and homes for fish, birds and wildlife.
State of Ontario's Protected Areas
A new report takes a big-picture look at the state of Ontario's vast and varied system of provincial parks and conservation reserves.
10 Million Visits a Year
Ontario Parks is one of the biggest and best parks systems in the world.
Ontario's vast system of provincial parks and conservation reserves touches every corner of the province and includes magnificent old-growth forest, wilderness lakes and rivers, wetlands and habitat for rare and endangered plants and animals. Our 329 provincial parks and 294 conservation reserves support Ontario’s economy by boosting tourism. They are also important for scientific research, environmental monitoring and outdoor education. Most importantly, they ensure that future generations will enjoy and benefit from the province’s rich natural and cultural heritage.
MNR’s Role in Parks & Protected Areas
- Parks and Protected Areas
- Ontario Parks
- Crown Land Use Policy Atlas
- Far North Ontario
- Land Securement
- Parks and Conservation Reserve Planning
- Science and Research in Ontario Parks
- Ontario’s Natural Heritage Areas
How to get involved
- Volunteer in an Ontario Park
- Become a “Friend of” a Provincial Park
- Ontario Parks Planning: An Invitation to Participate
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