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Ontario Parks is piloting a new service for visitors to obtain daily vehicle permits in advance of their visit at 17 select provincial parks. Beginning on June 7, 2021, visitors will be able to book day use access for their visits up to five days in advance. Library patrons who have borrowed a seasonal permit to visit participating Ontario Parks will need to obtain an advance daily vehicle permit for all visits, including free day use days.
Obtaining a permit in advance will allow people to plan ahead, which means more time on the beach or trails and less time in long lines, and guarantee they have a parking spot upon arrival for the parks listed below:
Algonquin, Arrowhead, Batchawana Bay, Craigleith, Darlington, Forks of the Credit, Kakabeka Falls, Kettle Lakes, Lake Superior, Long Point, Mono Cliffs, North Beach, Pinery, Presqu’ile, Sandbanks Sibbald Point, and Turkey Point.
Library patrons will be able to use the borrowed seasonal permit’s serial number to obtain guaranteed access to these parks at no extra charge.
There are two ways to obtain a daily vehicle permit in advance for the 17 participating parks.
Online at reservations.ontarioparks.com
By phone at 1-888-ONT-PARK (1-888-668-7275) – Open daily from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
When patrons arrive at a park, they will need to bring the seasonal permit that they have borrowed from the library and a printed or electronic copy of the confirmation e-mail that indicates that they have secured a space at the park on the day of the visit.