Day Use

The information below is provided as a service to park visitors, and is collected from the Ontario Parks website and blog. Park use policies and fees are not the responsibility of the Friends of Presqu'ile Park. 

Visitors planning a trip to Presqu'ile are encouraged to read How to Plan your Trip to Presqu'ile on the Ontario Parks blog.  The Ontario Parks website also explains day use policies. 

According to Ontario Parks rules, motor vehicles entering the park always require a valid permit ("park pass") to be prominently displayed on their dash - either a Daily Vehicle Permit or a Seasonal Permit - 365 days a year.  Failure to have or failure to display a permit may result in a fine. 

Permits can be purchased online year round or in person at the Main Gate or the Park Office, depending on the season. The prices for a Daily Vehicle Permit 2023/24 are listed below:

$21 - regular

$16.75 - Ontario senior (resident of Ontario at least 65 years old)

$10.50 - Ontario Persons with Disabilities (Ontario residents who have a CNIB identity card or Ministry of Transportation accessible parking permit)

$0 - Canadian Armed Forces or Veteran (Monday to Friday only, Ontario resident with CAF ID card and proof of residency)

Permits are not required for anyone entering the park on foot or by bicycle.

For more details and current pricing, please call Presqu'ile Provincial Park directly at 613-475-4324 or stop at the Main Gate or Main Office (to the right of the Main Gate), or by direct messaging through social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram).

How to Plan Your Visit to Presqu'ile

This article from the Ontario Parks Blog answers many frequently asked questions about visiting Presqu'ile.  Please take the time to read it - you will likely find answers to your questions about the park!


Types of Permits

DAILY VEHICLE PERMIT - Valid for 1 vehicle to enter the park for 1 day (8am to 10pm)

SEASONAL DAY USE PERMIT - Valid for 1 vehicle to enter the park on a daily basis for the season.  There are 4 types of seasonal passes:  Annual, Summer, Winter, and Commercial. For more information, consult this Ontario Parks blog entry

  • Annual and Commercial passes are valid January 1 to December 31
  • Summer passes are valid April 1 to November 30
  • Winter passes are valid December 1 to March 31


Advance Daily Vehicle Permit Reservations

In June 2021, Ontario Parks instituted a Daily Permit Reservation pilot program in certain parks including Presqu'ile.  In order to guarantee entry to Presqu'ile on a specific day, you must make a reservation, even if you have a seasonal permit.  There is no extra fee for the reservation. If and when the park reaches its maximum number of daily visitors, those without a reservation will be turned away. 

For more information, please read the Ontario Parks website.

For instructions on how to make a permit reservation online, please read this Ontario Parks Blog entry.

To make a reservation, call 1-888-ONT-PARK or go to Ontario Parks Reservations.


How to Purchase a Daily Vehicle Permit

ONLINE: visit Ontario Parks Reservations

BY PHONE: call 1-888-ONT-PARK

IN PERSON: stop at the Main Gate (open weekends year round and daily during spring and summer.  Cash, debit, and credit accepted.)  The Park Office may also be open some weekdays.  



Please consult the Ontario Parks Website for up to date information about discounts for the following groups:

  • Seniors
  • Ontarians with disabilities
  • Veterans
  • New Canadian Citizens using the Canoo app


Borrow a Permit from your Library

Did you know you can borrow a seasonal permit free of charge from your local library? Find a list of the participating libraries on the Ontario Parks website.

Locally, the following libraries have a pass to borrow.  Click on the link for more information or to reserve:

  • Brighton Public Library (Brighton branch has two discovery backpacks full of activities also available, sponsored by the Friends of Presqu'ile Park)
  • Cramahe Township Public Library (Colborne and Castleton branches have passes, Colborne branch has two discovery backpacks full of activities also available, sponsored by the Friends of Presqu'ile Park)
  • Cobourg Public Library (Cobourg, Bewdley, and Gores Landing branches have passes)
  • Quinte West Library (Belleville, Trenton, and Frankford branches have passes)


How to Purchase a Seasonal Day Use Permit

ONLINE: visit the Ontario Parks Store.  Shipping fees apply.

IN PERSON: park your vehicle and enter the Main Gate (open weekends year round and daily during spring and summer.  Cash, debit, and credit accepted.)  The Park Office may also be open some weekdays.  


Still Have Questions? 

Contact Presqu'ile Provincial Park

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