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Day use at Ontario Parks

Discounts

We want everyone to have the chance to get outside and enjoy nature. The following discounts are available for daily vehicle permits.

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Seniors and Ontarians with disabilities

Ontario Parks offers discounts on day use fees to Ontario residents aged 65 and over and Ontario residents who possess a CNIB identity card or Ministry of Transportation accessible parking permit. You will be required to show proof of your eligibility when you arrive at the park.

Veterans

Veterans and active members of the Canadian Armed Forces, who reside in Ontario, can enjoy free, weekday (Monday to Friday excluding holidays), day use in provincial parks. Upon arrival to a provincial park, please present a valid Canadian Armed Forces identification card (i.e., Canadian Armed Forces Veteran’s Service Card, Canadian Forces Identification Card or Record of Service Card) and proof of Ontario residency with photo identification (i.e., valid Ontario driver’s licence with photo, valid Ontario Health Card with photo, valid Ontario Photo Card, etc.)

Canoo

Canoo logo

Canoo (formerly known as the Cultural Access Pass program) is a mobile app that helps new Canadian citizens celebrate their citizenship by providing free admission to over 1,400 museums, science centres, art galleries, parks, and historic sites across Canada.

Canoo members get a complimentary daily vehicle permit at most operating provincial parks.

Some provincial parks will require Canoo members to obtain a daily vehicle permit in advance of every visit to secure a spot. Please check the park listing on the Canoo app to find out if there are special instructions before you visit a park.

  1. When you arrive at a participating Ontario Provincial Park, tap My Card on the navigation menu on the bottom of the screen.
  2. Tell Ontario Parks staff that you are a Canoo member and ask for the Canoo venue code.
  3. Enter the 4-digit venue code.
  4. Tap Get Canoo card.
  5. Show the staff your Canoo card screen along with a piece of government-issued photo ID.
  6. Get free, day use entry for everyone in your vehicle. Please note that other fees may still apply.

Borrow a permit

Did you know you can borrow a daily vehicle permit free of charge from your local library? Get in touch with your library to find out more.

List of participating libraries

Library Name City
Addington Highlands Public Library Flinton
Admaston/Bromley Public Library Douglas
Ajax Public Library Ajax
Alnwick/Haldimand Public Library Grafton
Arnprior Public Library Arnprior
Atikokan Public Library Atikokan
Aurora Public Library Aurora
Bancroft Public Library Bancroft
Barrie Public Library Barrie
Beausoleil First Nation Public Library Christian Island
Belleville Public Library and John M. Parrott Art Gallery Belleville
Bibliothèque publique de Hawkesbury Hawkesbury
Bibliothèque publique de Hearst Hearst
Bibliothèque publique de Mattice-Val Côté Public Library Mattice
Bibliothèque publique du canton de Russell / Township of Russell Public Library Russell
Bibliothèques publiques du canton d'Alfred et Plantagenet Lefaivre
Billings Township Public Library Kagawong
Blind River Public Library Blind River
Bonfield Public Library Bonfield
Bonnechere Union Public Library Eganville
Bracebridge Public Library Bracebridge
Bradford West Gwillimbury Public Library Bradford
Brampton Library Brampton
Brantford Public Library Brantford
Brighton Public Library Brighton
Brock Township Public Library Beaverton
Brockville Public Library Brockville
Bruce County Public Library Port Elgin
Bruce Mines and Plummer Additional Union Public Library Bruce Mines
Burlington Public Library Burlington
Caledon Public LIbrary Bolton
Callander Public Library Callander
Carleton Place Public LIbrary Carleton Place
Carlow/Mayo Public Library Bancroft
Cavan Monaghan Libraries Millbrook
Centre Hastings Public Library (aka Madoc Public Library) Madoc
Champlain Township Public Library Vankleek HIll
Chatham-Kent Public Library Chatham
Chippewas of Kettle and Stony Point First Nation Public Library Kettle and Stony Point
Chippewas of Nawash NEYAASHIINIGMIING
Clarence-Rockland Public Library Rockland
Clarington Public Library Newcastle
Clearview Public Library Stayner
Cobalt Public Library Cobalt
Cobourg Public Library Cobourg
Cornwall Public Library Cornwall
County of Brant Public Library Paris
County of Lennox & Addington Libraries Napanee
County of Prince Edward Public Library Picton
Cramahe Township Public Library (2 branches) Colborne
Deep River Public Library Deep River
Deseronto Public Library Deseronto
Douro-Dummer Public Library Douro-Dummer
Dryden Public Library Dryden
Ear Falls Public Library Ear Falls
East Gwillimbury Public Library Holland Landing
Edwardsburgh Cardinal Public Library Cardinal
Eelunaapeewi Lahkeewiit Library Thamesville
Elgin County Library St. Thomas
Emo Township Public Library Emo
Englehart Public Library Englehart
Essa Public Library Angus
Fort Erie Public Library Fort Erie
Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre Fort Frances
Front of Yonge Township Public Library Mallorytown
Grand Valley Public Library Grand Valley
Gravenhurst Public Library Gravenhurst
Greater Madawaska Public Library and Learning Centre Calabogie
Greater Sudbury Public Library Sudbury
Greenstone Public Library Geradlton
Grey Highlands Public Library Flesherton
Grimsby Public Library Grimsby
Guelph Public Library Guelph
Haldimand County Public Library Cayuga
Haliburton County Public Library Haliburton
Halton Hills Public Library Georgetown
Hamilton Public Library Hamilton
Hanover Public Library Hanover
Hastings Highlands Public Library Maynooth
Havelock-Belmont-Methuen Township Public Library Havelock
Hilton Union Public Library Hilton Beach
Hornepayne Public Library Hornepayne
Huntsville Public Library Huntsville
Huron County Library Clinton
Idea Exchange Cambridge Cambridge
Innisfil ideaLAB & Library Innisfil
James Township Public Library Elk Lake
Kapuskasing Public Library Kapuskasing
Kawartha Lakes Public Library Lindsay
Kenora Public Library Kenora
Killaloe & District Public Library Killaloe
King Township Public Library King City
Kingston Frontenac Public Library Kingston
Kitchener Public Library Kitchener
Lake of Bays Public Library Dwight
Lambton County Library Wyoming
Lanark Highlands Public Library Lanark
Larder Lake Public Library Larder Lake
Laurentian Hills Deep River
Lincoln Public Library Beamsville
London Public Library London
Madawaska Valley Public Library Barry's Bay
Magnetawan Public Library Magnetawan
Manitouwadge Public Library Manitouwadge
Marathon Public Library Marathon
Markham Public Library Markham
Markstay-Warren Public Library Warren
Marmora & Lake Public Library Marmora
Merrickville Public Library Merrickville
Middlesex County Library Strathroy
Midland Public Library Midland
Milton Public Library Milton
Mississauga Library Mississauga
Mississippi Mills Public Library Almonte
Moonbeam Public Library Moonbeam
Muskoka Lakes Public Library Port Carling
Nation Municipality Public Library St Isidore
New Tecumseth Public Library Alliston
Newmarket Public Library Newmarket
Niagara Falls Public Library Niagara Falls
Niagara-on-the-Lake Public Library Niagara-on-the-Lake
Nipigon Public Library Nipigon
Norfolk Country Public Library Simcoe
North Bay Public Library North Bay
North Kawartha Public Library Apsley
Oakville Public Library Oakville
oliver paipoonge public library Rosslyn
Orangeville Public Library Orangeville
Orillia Public Library Orillia
Ottawa Public Library Ottawa
Owen Sound and North Grey Union Public Library Owen Sound
Oxford County Library Woodstock
Parry Sound Public Library Parry Sound
Pelham Public Library Fonthill
Pembroke Public Library Pembroke
Penetanguishene Public Library Penetanguishene
Perry Township Public Library EMSDALE
Perth and District Union Public Library Perth
Perth East Public Library Milverton
Petawawa Public Library Petawawa
Peterborough Public Library Peterborough
Port Hope Public Library Port Hope
Powassan & District Union Public Library Powassan
Prescott Public Library Prescott
Quinte West Public Library Trenton
Rainy River Public Library Rainy River
Ramara Township Public Library Brechin
Red Lake Public Library Red Lake
Region of Waterloo Library Baden
Renfrew Public Library Renfrew
Richmond Hill Public Library Richmond Hill
Rideau Lakes Public Library Elgin
Sagamok Public Library Sagamok
Saugeen First Nation Public Library Southampton
Sault Ste. Marie Public Library Sault. Ste. Marie
Schreiber Public Library Schreiber
Scugog Memorial Public Library Port Perry
SDG Library Cornwall
Selwyn Public Library Bridgenorth
Shelburne Public Library Shelburne
Six Nations Public Library Ohsweken
Smiths Falls Public Library Smiths Falls
South River-Machar Union Public Library South River
Southgate Public Library Dundalk
Spanish Public Library Spanish
Springwater Public Library Elmvle
St-Charles Public Library St-Charles
St. Catharines Public Library St. Catharines
St. Marys Public Library St. Marys
St. Thomas Public Library St. Thomas
Stirling-Rawdon Public Library Stirling
Stratford Public Library Stratford
Sundridge-Strong Union Public Library Sundridge
Tay Township Public Library Victoria Harbour
Teck Centennial Public Library Kirkland Lake
Temagami Public Library Temagami
Temiskaming Shores Public Library Temiskaming Shores
Terrace Bay Public Library Terrace Bay
Thessalon First Nation Public Library Thessalon
Thorold Public Library Thorold
Thunder Bay Public Library Thunder Bay
Timmins Public Library Timmins
Township of Athens Public Library Athens
Township of South Algonquin Public Library Whitney
Trent Hills Public Library Warkworth
Trent Lakes Public Library Buckhorn
Tudor and Cashel Public Library Gilmour
Tweed Public Library Tweed
Tyendinaga Township Public Library Shannonville
Vaughan Public Libraries Vaughan
Wainfleet Township Public Library Wainfleet
Wasaga Beach Public Library Wasaga Beach
Welland Public Library Welland
Wellington County Library Fergus
West Grey Public Library Durham
West Lincoln Public Library Smithville
West Nipissing Public Library Sturgeon Falls
Westport Public Library Westport
Whitby Public Library Whitby
Whitchurch-Stouffville Public Library Stouffville
White River Public Librarty White River
Whitestone Public Library Dunchurch
Whitewater Region Public Library Foresters Falls
Windsor Public Library Windsor
Wollaston Public Library Coe Hill
Woodstock Public Library Woodstock

Related Links

Free weekday day use May 1 to September 2, 2021

Advance daily vehicle permits - participating parks

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Day use fees

Use the park locator

Hold your spot

If you want to visit one of the 17 parks that sell advance daily vehicle permits you will need to “reserve” your spot in advance to guarantee entry, even if you have a seasonal permit.

PFD Lending Program