Are you wondering what you, your family and friends can do during the summer?
Here are some summer happenings that involve sun, fun, and the great outdoors activities such as fishing, hiking, swimming, canoeing and camping!
- During Family Fishing Week (July 2 -10, 2011), Ontario residents can fish licence-FREE in Ontario‘s family fishing events in towns and provincial parks including:
Ontario’s new Fish ON-Line tool can also help Ontarians plan a fishing trip from start to finish so they can get out and enjoy Ontario’s great outdoors.
Please mark your calendar for Ontario’s next FREE Family Fishing Weekend which is February 18 – 20, 2012.
Please note that if you fish without a licence during Family Fishing Week, you must follow the conservation licence limits set out in the 2011 Recreational Fishing Regulations Summary.
- Now there are more Ontario Parks to enjoy all summer because Ontario is adding a new provincial park this year and expanding two others, including:
- A new provincial park called DuPont on the St. Lawrence River near Morrisburg, which 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.
Please click on the following links for more helpful info:
- Visit www.OntarioParks.com for camping, fees and events in Ontario Parks.
- See the 2011 Ontario Parks Guide or get a printed copy by calling 1-800-ONTARIO (668-2746).
- Book a campsite online 24 hours a day, or by calling 1-888-ONT-PARK. (1-888-668-7275) between 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. daily.
- For important camping tips, please see Top Ten Things to Know When Camping.
- Find different ways to enjoy Ontario parks.
Fun Pass for Kids
- With the 2011 Fun Pass for kids, more than 1.5 million kids will get FREE admission to experience 20 different attractions all summer long including:
- Ontario Place in Toronto
- Science North in Sudbury
- Upper Canada Village in Morrisburg
Most kids will receive their Fun Pass with their final report card this June.
Ontario is also offering an expanded e-Fun Pass program that will reduce printing and allow students in 12 school boards to access the Fun Pass online.
The Fun Pass provides kids with FREE admission to 20 Ontario attractions when accompanied by a paying adult or senior.
The Fun Pass also offers a $2 discount on a daily parking permit at Ontario Parks. There are over 300 provincial parks in Ontario.
Are the above summer activities agreeable for you, your family and friends?
We would love to hear from you about your summer fun!
And please let us know what other summer activities are fun and affordable.
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