TORONTO — Following the success of its first-ever pop-up holiday store, Ontario Parks is launching an online store to provide year-round access to new and popular merchandise, including the full line of park crests, water bottles and hoodies and t-shirts in a range of colours and sizes. While customers can still purchase merchandise at their favourite parks, the new online store will allow Ontarians to support parks all year long, and from the comfort of their homes.
Park enthusiasts will be able to shop with confidence and assurance knowing that their purchases will make a difference. The Ontario Parks online store is expected to generate millions of dollars in sales, with 100% of profits being re-invested back into Ontario Parks. That means every dollar spent will help create a better park experience for visitors, improve services, programs and amenities, and protect over 630 provincial parks and conservation reserves across the province.
“Ontarians and their families have special relationships with parks, and we’ve made it easier for them to show their pride and support for the parks they love. We know you enjoyed our online holiday pop-up store, and now we’re thrilled to offer a modern and easy-to-use shopping experience year-round,” said David Piccini, Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks. “This is just one of the ways we’re listening to feedback from our visitors and working to create a better park experience for Ontarians.”
At this time, seasonal permits and gift cards will continue to be available for purchase through the reservation system. Ontario Parks is actively working on integrating the reservation system into the Ontario Parks Online Store to ensure an easier, better and smoother shopping experience.
Visit the new Ontario Parks online store today.