News Provincial Parks Open for the Long Weekend SHARE ON: Mackenzie Read, contributor, Thursday, May. 17th, 2018 Kettle Lakes. Photo: Supplied by Taylor Ablett - Moose FM Provincial Parks across the region will be opening for the long weekend. Starting tomorrow, the parks will be opening for camping and recreational activities. Park Superintendent for several parks including Kettle Lakes Chris Caldwell says people are anxious to get out of their houses and into the trails and sitting around campfires. Caldwell says rental facilities for bikes and canoes will also be open, but you are being asked to be careful because the water is still very cold. He adds that if you are looking at camping, you should call the park to ensure all the utilities you need are running. Caldwell says since the winter weather lasted so long, there are utilities that still need to be tested and turned on. Ontario Parks is celebrating a milestone this summer. Algonquin Park opened 125 years ago in 1893. Currently there are 340 provincial parks across Ontario.