Provincial Parks

Ontario boasts a proud heritage of provincial park development that began over a century ago. In 1999, Ontario's Living Legacy (OLL) announced a land use strategy that identified 278 new protected areas including 61 new parks and 45 park additions--a protected area of over 2.4 million hectares (ha) of land, including 900,000ha of additions to the provincial parks system. Ontario now has a total of 100+ operating parks and 220+ non-operating parks encompassing 8.2 million hectares or 7.6% of the province's area. Over 9 million visitors enjoy Ontario parks annually.

In the immediate area beyond Wabakimi Provincial Park, there are more than 300,000ha of other provincial parks, many of which were created or expanded as part of OLL. The chart below lists those closest to Wabakimi in order of size. Descriptions of the commercial and recreational land uses and activities currently permitted in each of these parks are available in their respective policy reports posted in the Crown Land Use Policy Atlas (CLUPA).

Beyond Wabakimi - Provincial Parks

ID No. Name
Hectares
km2
Acres
Mi.2
P2657 Albany River
95,100
951
234,997
367
P2287 St. Raphael
90,521
905
223,682
350
P2633 Brightsand River
41,258
413
101,951
159
P2256 Kopka River
33,290
333
82,261
129
P2256e Kopka River
11,288
113
27,893
44
P2220 Ogoki River
23,358
234
57,720
90
P2263 Obonga-Ottertooth
21,157
212
52,280
82
P2253 Whitesand
11,337
113
28,014
44
P2656 Windigo Bay
8,492
85
20,980
33
P2261 Gull River
7,198
72
17,786
28
P2649 Pantegruel Creek
2,685
27
6,635
10
P2640 Kaiashke
780
7.8
1,927
3
Totals
335,176
3,352
828,233
1,294




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