Canoo members get a free vehicle permit at Ontario provincial parks listed in the Canoo app that allows free day-use entry for everyone in their vehicle.*
- When you arrive at an Ontario Provincial Park, tap My Card on the navigation menu on the bottom of the screen.
- Tell Ontario Parks staff that you are a Canoo member and ask for the Canoo venue code.
- Enter the 4-digit venue code.
- Tap Get Canoo card.
- Show the staff your Canoo card screen along with a piece of government-issued photo ID.
- Get free, day-use entry for everyone in your vehicle. Please note that other fees, such as camping fees, still apply.
Note: The vehicle permit is good for passenger vehicles carrying up to 14 people.
Beginning on June 7, 2021 Ontario Parks is piloting a new service that will allow you to guarantee park access and obtain a daily vehicle permit at select provincial parks up to five days in advance of arrival.
As a Canoo member, you will be able to use this new advance daily vehicle permit service to guarantee access at 15 participating provincial parks free of charge. While you will still be able to access these parks for free, you will need to obtain a daily vehicle permit in advance of every visit to secure your spot.
The following parks are participating in this pilot for Canoo members:
- Algonquin, Arrowhead, Batchawana Bay, Craigleith, Darlington, Kakabeka Falls, Kettle Lakes, Lake Superior, Long Point, North Beach, Pinery, Presqu’ile, Sandbanks, Sibbald Point, and Turkey Point.
There are two ways to obtain a daily vehicle permit in advance; beginning at 7:00 a.m., five days in advance of your intended arrival date.
- Online at ontarioparks.com
- By phone by calling 1-888-ONT-PARK (1-888-668-7275) – Open daily from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
You will need to select the Canoo rate code when obtaining your daily vehicle permit. Plan your visit with confidence by booking in advance.
Once you’ve entered the park, Canoo members can take advantage of park facilities and services such as trails, picnic areas and beaches. Any rentals such as canoes, bicycles or picnic shelters would be charged separately. Entry also includes access to two free programs offered by Ontario parks:
- Learn to Fish: A free, hands on program that teaches new anglers how to fish in Ontario. To find out which Ontario Parks are participating, visit the Learn to Fish website. [Note: This program is not running in 2021.]
- Discovery Programs: Learn about the park while taking a guided hike with a Discovery Guide. You and your family can explore while also learning about these beautiful spaces. To find out which Ontario Parks are participating, visit the website.
Please note that Canoo members are not guaranteed a free vehicle permit at Ontario provincial parks that are not listed in the Canoo app (because other Ontario provincial parks are not fully maintained by Ontario Parks and/or do not have staff to validate free admission).
* Valid at any provincial park in Ontario except those that use a self-serve fee collection system.
To learn more about the offer, visit the Ontario Provincial Parks website.