Healthy Parks, Healthy People is an annual celebration in Ontario, designed to get locals outside and exploring. For one day only—tomorrow, July 19th—all provincial parks are free for day-use.

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Wondering why? Ontario Parks recognizes that “Time spent outside is a proven way to reduce stress, bond with family, and get physical exercise.” We won’t argue.

So grab your family, friends, dog or go solo and get into nature. If you want to meet more adventurous members of the community, don't hesitate to get involved in one of the many events, such as tree cookie painting, yoga, forest bathing and an amphibian discovery program.

photo© Evan Holt, Ontario Parks