The Ontario government is opening provincial parks and conservation reserves for limited day-use access.

The first 520 areas will open today, with the remaining 115 areas opening on Friday May 15. 

At this time, recreational activities will be limited to walking, hiking, biking and birdwatching. Day visitors will also be able to access all parks and conservation reserves for free until the end of the month.  At this time, camping and other activities are not permitted at any provincial park or conservation reserve.

All buildings and facilities including washrooms, water taps, campgrounds, backcountry campsites, roofed accommodations, playgrounds, and beaches continue to be closed.