Day use at Ontario Parks
Get a permit
You can get a daily vehicle permit for just one day, for a season, or for the entire year.
Daily vehicle permits
A daily vehicle permit is good for a single day and includes entry for one vehicle and its occupants.
Daily vehicle permits are available in advance at participating parks.
You can buy advance permits up to 5 days before arrival.
At all other parks daily vehicle permits are available upon arrival.
Seasonal daily vehicle permits
Note: seasonal and annual daily vehicle permits do not guarantee park entry. Park capacity limitations will apply.
Annual day use vehicle permit
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.
Summer day use vehicle permit
Similar to the annual permit, valid from April 1 to November 30.
Winter day use vehicle permit
Do you love to be outdoors when the snow flies? Then this is your pass. Valid for day use from December 1 until March 31.
Commercial day use vehicle permit
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)
Advance daily vehicle permits - make a reservation
Advance daily vehicle permits - participating parks
Hold your spot
If you have a seasonal permit and want to visit one of the participating parks that sell advance daily vehicle permits you will need to “reserve” your spot in advance to guarantee entry.
Get a seasonal permit
Buy online now or you can purchase in-person at most operating parks during park operating season.