Did you know you can get your daily vehicle permit in advance at select provincial parks?
Getting your permit in advance guarantees access to your park of choice, even on busy days like weekends and holidays.
Here’s everything you need to know to book your day pass:
Step one: select your park
Start by visiting our reservations site. If you don’t already have an account, you’ll need to create one.
From the main website, select the “Day Use” tab to get started. Make sure you have “Daily Vehicle Permit (DVP)” selected.
On this page, you can select your park and your arrival date.
Bookings can be made up to five days in advance of your arrival date, up to and including 7:00 pm for same day arrivals (where availability exists).
Hit the search button.
Step two: pick your permit
On the map view, look for your option for “Daily Vehicle Permit (DVP).”
Click this icon.
You will be taken to a calendar view showing availability.
If you see a green check mark, there are still spots left to be reserved. If the red “X” icon is present, that means spaces are sold out and you’ll have to try another day or a different park.
Select your arrival date. Don’t forget that the earliest you can book is five days in advance.
Step three: enter your information
Review your reservation details, and read and accept the acknowledgement messages at the bottom of the page.
Click again to proceed to checkout.
Part of a discounted group or have a seasonal permit?
This page will show the regular daily vehicle permit rate, but don’t worry! You will be able to apply any discounted rates or seasonal permit information at the next step.
At this time, you’ll be prompted to either sign in to your account (if you haven’t already), or create an account.
Once you’ve signed in and verified your details, you’ll be asked whether you will be the occupant, or if someone else will be the vehicle occupant. The permit will only be issued to the named occupant. You may only have one reservation per day per park issued to the same permit holder name.
Step four (if applicable): add your discount or seasonal permit
If you’re part of a discounted group, here is where you can select your permit rate.
If you are a seasonal permit holder please select the bottom item from the list:
You’ll be prompted to enter your permit’s serial number.
Find your serial number is on the back of your permit on the bottom right corner.
The serial number will be in the format “A23-xxxxx,” “S23-xxxxx,” or “C23-xxxxx.”
If you have ordered your seasonal permit online and haven’t received it yet, please select another applicable rate when booking and pay the associated fee. You will receive a receipt upon purchase. Upon arrival at the park for your day use booking, please show gate staff your online store order receipt for the seasonal vehicle permit.
To be eligible for a full refund of the day use booking, it must have been purchased within 20 days of the online store order.
If there is no staff at the park, please submit a request for refund.
Step five: complete your payment
If you are a seasonal permit holder, your cart will update at the confirmation page to show a $0.00 charge.
If you are not a seasonal permit holder, you will be prompted to select your method of payment and enter those details at this time.
When complete, you will receive an email with the details of your reservation, including the reservation number. If you can’t find the email, make sure to check the junk folder in your email inbox.
Step six: enjoy the park!
After securing your permit, you’ll receive a confirmation email, which will tell you how to check in at your chosen park.
Check-in options may include:
- Showing your confirmation at the gate (either on your device or a printed copy)
- Printing your confirmation email / permit and leaving it on your dashboard
- Being able to produce your confirmation number, if asked
If you’re a seasonal permit holder, make sure you bring your pass with you to the park.