The Ontario government is expanding the ability to book, in advance, a daily vehicle permit at provincial parks.

The service will be available at twenty additional parks by the end of May.

It is already available for almost forty sites, including several in northwestern Ontario.

Park users can go online to acquire a permit up to five days in advance of arriving.

The province says the expansion will reduce overcrowding and provide visitors with greater certainty when planning park visits.

“By expanding the advance daily vehicle permit service, we are responding to feedback from visitors who want a fast and convenient way to visit our parks so they can focus on what really matters – enjoying their visit to the fullest,” says David Piccini, Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks.

Daily permits can be booked online for Kakabeka Falls, Sleeping Giant, Rushing River and Blue Lake Provincial Park.

Neys and White Lake Provincial Parks, located along the north shore of Lake Superior, will be added on May 19.

Walk-up permits will continue to be sold, subject to availability.