Sat. Mar 2nd, 2024
5 exciting new pre-order features coming this year

We’re excited to introduce some updates to our reservation system, including new features that will make it easier than ever to find a campsite!

Here are some of the features we think you’ll love:

1. Find similar experiences

Some of the best camping memories can come from exploring a new park.

Our new similar experiences feature helps you easily find alternative locations to the park you are looking for.

The alternate parks will have similar amenities and will be located in the same general area of ​​the province. The feature even tells you if there are sites available for your dates!

This feature is available for all types of campsites, including covered accommodation and backcountry areas.

2. Sign up to receive availability notifications

We know it’s disappointing to miss out on a campsite at your favorite park.

Our parks receive thousands of cancellations each year, many of them at the last minute. While the park may be completely full when you first check out, sometimes sites open later.

Our new availability notification system allows you Sign up to receive email notifications. if the site on the selected dates at your favorite park is available within the five-month booking period.

This new feature makes it easier for you to find a car campground by giving you up-to-date information on campsite availability.

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Please remember that availability notifications do not guarantee a campsite and all visitors will have the same opportunity to reserve.


Availability notifications will now consider any filters you’ve applied to a search!

availability notification

This means you’ll receive fewer emails from sites you’re not interested in.

For example: If you have filtered only electrical sites, you will only receive an email when an electrical site that meets your search criteria becomes available.

3. Reserve a specific spot in the countryside

Planning a trip to the countryside can be a lot of work.

Rower on the lake during sunset

We’re excited to offer backcountry campers new tools to make their trip planning easier than ever.

Many of our backcountry parks offer site-specific reservations. You can book specific campsites when booking these backcountry experiences:

This change will help you plan your route more accurately, better predict your daily travel distance, and reserve your favorite spot in the countryside.

Visit our backcountry website to find out how to reserve your favorite park.

4. Reserve your daily vehicle permit in advance

Did you know that you can reserve your daily vehicle permit in advance In some of your favorite destinations?

two women walking

We know you don’t want to spend your time sitting in line at the park gates, only to be turned away because the park is already full!

Reserving your permit in advance guarantees you access to the park of your choice on the day of your visit.

There are two ways to obtain your permit up to five days before your trip, starting at 7:00 am:

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  • By phone at 1-888-ONT-PARK (1-888-668-7275) – Open daily from 7:00 am to 9:00 pm Eastern Time
  • 5. Book a campsite without generators

    Do you want some peace and quiet?

    Glowing tent at a campsite.

    Some of our radio-free campsites are now generator-free too!

    To find a campsite without generators, select the “No Generators” filter when searching for a campsite.

    Are you new to using our reservation service?

    For some tips on booking a campsite, watch the video below.

    What feature are you most excited about?