Wed. Nov 29th, 2023
Buy your daily vehicle permit online!

Did you know you can get your daily vehicle permit up to five days in advance at many provincial parks?

Check the list to see if your favorite park is one of them!

This is what you need to know

Which parks can be reserved in advance?

You can obtain your daily vehicle permit up to five days in advance to guarantee access to these parks:

For all other provincial parks, permits will be obtained or purchased upon arrival.

Why should you book in advance?

1. Guarantee your place

We know you don’t want to spend time waiting in line at your favorite park and be turned away because it’s already full.

Our parks are becoming more popular, but we only have space for a limited number of visitors each day.

Our daily vehicle permit early booking service guarantees your spot in the park, even on days when we reach maximum capacity.

2. Gets you to the park faster

Check-in lines move faster when everyone in line has booked in advance.

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3. It is modern and convenient

Maybe you like to save time at the gate (or skip it all at our contactless parks).

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Maybe you’re not an early riser and don’t want to risk the park getting crowded in the afternoon.

Maybe you just enjoy the confidence of making a plan and the modern convenience of booking online.

For these reasons (and many more), more than 80% of visitors told us they liked being able to reserve their daily vehicle permit in advance.

We’re proud to be able to offer this convenient service to visitors from across the province, whether they’re visiting a popular spot or a quieter gem.

How to reserve your advance leave

Visit our reservation service to obtain a daily vehicle permit in advance for participating parks up to five days before your trip, starting at 7:00 am.

After obtaining your permit, you will receive a confirmation letter. Your email confirmation letter will tell you how to register at your chosen park.

Check-in options may include:

  • Show your confirmation at the door (either on your device or in hard copy)
  • Print your permit and leave it on your board
  • Be able to produce your confirmation if requested
  • I already have a seasonal daily vehicle permit?

    Brilliant! You can use your seasonal permit with our new service to guarantee your access to the park, at no additional cost.

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    Using the serial number from your seasonal vehicle permit, you can secure your spot up to five days in advance. Remember: you will need to bring your confirmation AND your season permit when you visit.

    Like daily vehicle permits, access to a park with a seasonal permit is subject to park capacity limits.

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    Plan your visit with confidence by obtaining a daily vehicle permit in advance.

    Can’t I just get my permit at the park entrance or show my seasonal permit when I arrive at the park?

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    Do we have space? Sure!

    But knowing how much Ontarians love our parks, We highly recommend obtaining your daily vehicle permit in advance for all of our participating parks.

    Otherwise, you may be refused entry, even if you arrive first thing in the morning.

    Learn more about planning your day trip here:

    We look forward to welcoming you to Ontario Parks!