You can get a daily vehicle permit for just one day, for a season, or for the entire year.
A daily vehicle permit is good for a single day and includes entry for one vehicle and its occupants.
Daily vehicle permits will be available in advance at 17 parks starting June 7, 2021.
You can buy advance permits up to 5 days before arrival.
At all other parks daily vehicle permits are available on arrival at the gatehouse or at a pay and display machine .
Ontario Parks will be offering free weekday day use visits Monday to Thursday from May 1 to September 2, 2021. Note that you will still require a paid permit to visit parks on Fridays and on weekends.
Note: seasonal and annual daily vehicle permits do not guarantee park entry. Park capacity limitations will apply.
This is our best value permit.
Explore provincial parks for an entire year (January 1 to December 31). Visit 5 or more times a year and it pays back. Go for a hike, to the beach, for a picnic, drop a fishing line and so much more. If you are a private individual or family, this pass is for you.
If you purchased a 2020-21 annual permit, it is valid until December 31, 2021. You do not need to purchase a new permit for the 2021 season.
Are you a business located near a provincial park? Here is a permit that you can loan out and share with your visitors. They’ll welcome the added park perk! (January 1 to December 31)
If you have a seasonal permit and 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.
Buy online now or you can purchase in-person at a park during park operating season.
Ontario Parks will be offering free weekday day use visits Monday to Thursday from May 1 to September 2, 2021. Note that you will still require a permit to visit parks on Fridays and on weekends.
Ontario Parks is extending the expiry date of the following permits for one year:
For customers with a 2020-21 Annual Permit, this is valid until December 31, 2021. You do not need to purchase a new permit for the 2021 season.
No action is required on your part. This expiry extension will be applied automatically.
If you wish to return your 2021 seasonal permit and receive a full refund, you may send a request to Ontario Parks until June 30, 2021.
You can return your permit in-person at a park office, once open, or by mail. If you are returning your permit by mail, please follow the instructions for submitting a refund request form and mail your seasonal permit and the completed refund request form to:
Ontario Parks Revenue Administration Office
P.O. Box 2178
Please allow 4 to 6 weeks to process the refund.