Ontario Parks Seasonal Passes

Published on November 16, 2020

The Ontario government is making it easier and more affordable for families to spend time in provincial parks.

The province is reducing the price of the popular seasonal day-use vehicle permits by up to 36 per cent. The new, lower priced Ontario Parks seasonal day-use vehicle permits are on sale at www.ontarioparks.com/parkstore now. 

The Ontario Parks Library Day-Use Vehicle Permit Lending Program is already available for free at some libraries and is now expanding to more libraries across the province. Library users at participating branches can borrow a day-use vehicle permit, which will include free entry, and discount coupons for a future regular day-use vehicle permit to Ontario Parks.

Ontario Parks is also introducing a new annual commercial day-use vehicle permit for tourism businesses, including accommodations and resorts, to lend to their guests to enjoy as part of their stay.

Providing businesses with more opportunities to expand their visitor experiences through this added promotional offer is another way the province is supporting Ontario’s tourism sector during these challenging times.

Getting outdoors and spending time in nature can have a profound positive impact on our health and well-being, and this has become more evident during COVID-19. Cost should not be a barrier to enjoying these important benefits which is why we are helping to make Ontario Parks more affordable and accessible to all.

Ontario is committed to protecting natural areas, supporting conservation efforts and promoting the importance of healthy, natural spaces for future generations to use and enjoy, as outlined in our Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan.

The expanded list of participating libraries for the vehicle permit lending program will be available at www.ontarioparks.com by early January 2021.

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