There's one more week to visit Ontario provincial parks for free

Aug 27 2021, 4:45 pm

Ontario residents have one more week to take advantage of free day-use passes at provincial parks on weekdays.

Free day-use passes have been available Monday to Thursday all summer, but the program ends September 2.

There are a few more days to get in a scenic hike, picnic by the lake, or leisurely stroll through nature at no charge.

The passes can be obtained from any operating provincial park, giving you hundreds of options to get away for the day.

Ontario has also created a new booking system that allows day-trippers to reserve their vehicle permits up to five days in advance of their visit.

The service provides “guaranteed access” for your day trip — no more waiting in long lines only to be turned away because the park is full.

Created in response to provincial parks’ increasing popularity during the COVID-19 pandemic, the booking system is available at 17 parks this summer:

  • 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
  • Turkey Point

All that’s left to do now is choose a park and make a reservation.

DH Toronto StaffDH Toronto Staff

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