Busy Provincial Parks, like Mono Cliffs, quickly reach the limit of visitors they can handle. To avoid visitor disappointment upon arrival to a choice parks, all visitors will need to start displaying a valid permit on the dash of their vehicle so that staff can distinguish between a day use visitor or other visitor. The vehicle permit allows staff to monitor park visitation levels and prevent overcrowding, both to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to avoid damage to the ecology of the parks.
The day permit pilot will begin on June 7, 2021. Daily vehicle permits are free Monday through Thursday from May 1 to September 2, 2021.
Obtaining a Vehicle Permit
There are two ways to get a vehicle permit. You can get a permit up to five days in advance of your visit, beginning at 7 am.
- Online at reservations.ontarioparks.com
- By phone: 1-888-ONT-PARK (1-888-668-7275) — Open daily from 7 am to 9 pm
Once you have your vehicle permit, you will be guarnteed a spot at the park you selected.
What to Do at the Park
Once you are at the park, look for an option to check-in. This may include:
- Showing your confirmation at the gate
- Printing your permit and leaving it on your car's dashboard
- Producing your confirmation when asked
Seasonal Daily Vehicle Permits
You can still use your seasonal permit. You still must go through the process of getting a daily vechile permit to guarantee your park access. You will need to bring confirmation of your daily vehicle permit and your seasonal permit when you visit.
Can I Get a Permit at the Park Entrance?
Knowing how much Ontarians love Provincial Parks, it is strongly recommended that you secure your daily vehicle permit in advance for any of the participating parks: