The advance day-use reservation service that is currently available at some provincial parks is being expanded by the government of Ontario. Twenty additional parks will implement the service this year, bringing the total number of parks in the province to 57. With this expansion, overcrowding will be reduced and visitors will have more confidence when planning their park visits on busy days like weekends and holidays.
“Ontario’s common parks are probably the most gorgeous and all around adored places in our territory, which is the reason we are continuously searching for ways of improving and modernize the Ontario Parks insight,” said David Piccini, Pastor of the Climate, Preservation and Parks. ” We are responding to feedback from visitors who want a quick and easy way to visit our parks so they can concentrate on what really matters, which is enjoying their visit to the fullest, by expanding the advance daily vehicle permit service.
A daily vehicle permit can be purchased online up to five days in advance, allowing visitors to spend less time registering when they arrive and more time enjoying the park.
The following provincial parks will now be served by the advance daily vehicle permit service beginning this spring:
- Wasaga Beach, Awenda, Rondeau and MacGregor Point – now available
- Sauble Falls – as of April 21, 2023
- Frontenac and Inverhuron – as of April 28, 2023
- Bronte Creek, Fitzroy, Murphys Point, Oastler Lake, Petroglyphs, Port Burwell, Rideau River and Rock Point – as of May 12, 2023
- Chutes, Esker Lakes, Ivanhoe Lake, Neys and White Lake – as of May 19, 2023
“Expanding on the progress of the most recent two years, we are satisfied to report the extension of the development day-use enlistment administration to considerably more stops, including Wasaga Ocean side Commonplace Park,” said John Yakabuski, Parliamentary Right hand to the Priest of the Climate, Protection and Parks. ” This simple online service helps meet the growing demand from customers and gives visitors peace of mind by letting them reserve a spot in advance to make sure they can get to the park they want to visit.
Ontario Parks urges guests to get a high level day to day vehicle grant where accessible, particularly during occupied periods like ends of the week and occasions, to assist with ensuring admittance to partaking commonplace parks. At reservations.ontarioparks.com, visitors can purchase an advance daily vehicle permit online. Permits for walk-ups will still be sold, but only if they are available.
Another way the government is working with you to build stronger and healthier communities is by continuing to improve and modernize the Ontario Parks system. The government of Ontario is making it possible for families in the province to take advantage of recreational opportunities by expanding services like advance daily vehicle permits. This will also help to increase tourism in the area and improve the health and protection of the environment and wildlife in the area.