Local Provincial Parks receive Ontario funding for infrastructure improvements

The Ontario government is investing more than $1.8 million to build, maintain and revitalize infrastructure at Inverhuron and MacGregor Point Provincial Parks, which will improve the visitor experience at the parks and boost local tourism.

“This investment in Inverhuron and MacGregor Point Provincial Parks is crucial to support expansion of these two local park facilities, given the tourism they attract,” said Lisa Thompson, MPP for Huron-Bruce. “These improvements will undoubtably attract more people to experience the wonder of Ontario’s natural landscapes including the stunning scenery and sunsets that are enjoyed in Bruce County.”

These investments to improve infrastructure will support the construction of four new roofed accommodations at Inverhuron Provincial Park, and six new roofed cabins at MacGregor Point Provincial Park.

(L-R) Kincardine Mayor Kenneth Craig, Lisa Thompson, MPP Huron Bruce, Scott                    Davidson, Superintendent of MacGregor Point Provincial Park Cluster,                                                 Rory Cavanagh, Kincardine Councillor-at-Large
(L-R)Diane Huber, Saugeen Shores Deputy Mayor, Lisa Thompson, MPP Huron-Bruce, Scott Davidson, Superintendent of MacGregor Point Provincial Park Cluster

“In 2022, Ontario Parks recorded more than 12.1 million visits and overnight camping grew by nine per cent over 2021, which goes to show the increasing demand for our beautiful provincial parks,” said David Piccini, Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks. “Upgrading infrastructure is one of the ways we’re working to improve the visitor experience, so that they have a memorable and positive time while at our parks, returning with their friends and families for years to come.”

Ongoing investment in Ontario Parks infrastructure is another way the government is expanding recreational opportunities for Ontario families, boosting local tourism and strengthening the protection and health of local wildlife and the environment. This project is part of Ontario’s $41.7 million investment over two years to upgrade and maintain Ontario Parks infrastructure to continue to ensure a modern and enjoyable parks experience.

The world-class system of provincial parks is one of Ontario’s greatest strengths, providing health and recreational opportunities for residents and visitors alike for more than 125 years.

Every dollar spent at Ontario Parks, from annual passes to purchases from the online store, is re-invested into Ontario Parks, helping to create a better park experience for visitors, improve services, programs and amenities and protect 340 provincial parks and 295 conservation reserves across the province.