Ontario Provincial Parks Closures affecting the Ganaraska Trail

Ontario Parks has recently closed their parks to public access in response to guidance from public health officials to help battle the spread of COVID-19.

This affects the Ganaraska Trail as follows:
– Queen Elizabeth II Wildlands in the Wilderness Club trail section.
– Springwater Provincial Park in the Barrie Club section.
– Wasaga Beach Provincial Park in the Wasaga Beach Club section.

The text from their website is copied here for reference.

Park Advisories

In order to assist the province with its efforts to keep Ontarians safe during this time, all provincial parks will be closed to the public from March 19, 2020 until April 30, 2020.

This includes:

  • car camping
  • backcountry camping
  • roofed accommodations
  • day use opportunities
  • all public buildings

As¬†#COVID19ON¬†continues to quickly evolve, we want to ensure public safety and the well-being of our visitors and staff in Ontario’s provincial parks.

Please go the Ontario Parks website for the lastest information if you are considering hiking on Ontario Parks property in the foreseeable future. Enjoy the outdoors as much as you can, but let’s all also follow the rules we have been asked to comply with to address the COVID-19 pandemic.


John Sloan
GHTA Director – Trails and Landowner Relations

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