Provincial parks in eastern Ontario damaged by high water, winds

By CBC News, June 18, 2019

Homes and businesses aren't the only places that have suffered damage due to this year's high waters and heavy rains. Provincial parks not far from Ottawa are also dealing with the aftermath.


Sandbanks Provincial Park, which sits on Lake Ontario south of Belleville, Ont., normally boasts three beaches, but Lakeshore Beach is currently closed, while half of the park's most popular beach, Outlet, is underwater.

The neighbouring North Beach Provincial Park is also closed due to high water levels and is not expected to open until June 28.


Fitzroy Provincial Park, about 60 kilometres west of downtown Ottawa, was damaged by high water levels on the Ottawa River and heavy rainfalls. Nearby homes and communities were flooded as well.


Bonnechere Provincial Park just northwest of Killaloe, Ont., experienced flooding along the Bonnechere River and Round Lake.

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