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10 exciting new reservation features

We’re thrilled to introduce our new reservation system!

Here are just a few of the features we think you’ll love:

1. All car campsites are reservable

Previously, some provincial parks left a small percentage of campsites available for customers who arrived without a reservation (i.e., first come, first served sites).

Parks no longer set aside “first come, first served” campsites — 100% of sites will be reservable in advance.

gatehouse staff checking a couple in for their stay

Our parks will continue to accommodate visitors who arrive at a park without a reservation, if campsites are still available.

We have heard overwhelmingly from our customers that they prefer to have a reservation, and know that their site is secured prior to arrival at our parks.

2. Get on the water faster

Our backcountry parks are online!

paddler on lake during sunset

Every backcountry park will offer either full reservation or advance registration. Advance registration means that campers can print out their permit two weeks before their trip.

We’re also updating the payment process for backcountry reservations to be consistent with the payment process for car camping reservations. Campers making a backcountry reservation will pay the full amount for their reservation at the time of booking, rather than paying a deposit at the time of booking and paying the remainder when they arrive at the park.

3. Cabins, yurts, cottages — all reservable online

All roofed accommodations are bookable online.

Neys Trapp cabin at sunrise

Keep your eye out for some undiscovered gems!

4. Group campsites

Reservations for all group campsites are available online.

Family of 4 (including young children), eating watermelon on some grass with people in the background

Like car campsites, reservations can be made up to five months in advance of your arrival date.

5. Picnic shelters

Many parks have reservable picnic areas for group functions such as family reunions.

Pancake Bay picnic shelter

Reservations for these facilities are now available online. Like campsites, reservations can be made up to five months in advance of your arrival date.

6. Dogs welcome in select roofed accommodations

We’re thrilled to announce that starting April 1, dogs will be welcome in select yurts and cabins across the Ontario Parks system!

To find a list of the specific roofed accommodations that will be welcoming pups, click here.

7. eGift cards

The Ontario Parks gift certificates are going digital!

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Electronic gift cards can be purchased online, registered to your customer account, and used to pay for reservations! The eGift Cards will be delivered immediately to the recipient’s email account.

8. Streamlined campsite check-in

RV pulled up at gatehouse

Enter your details before you hit the road — your stop at the gatehouse will be much shorter, cutting down long lines.

9. A smoother mobile experience

person using reservation system on tablet

Our new system is optimized to be clean and responsive on all smartphones, tablets and other devices.

10. Live chat

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Need a hand booking your campsite? Our support team will be available by chat box!

 

Which feature are you most excited about?