Day Use Vehicle Permits: because of the popularity of this park it is one that may need permits to be purchased in advance in order to guarantee park access. This was started in 2021 and will continue in 2022.
If you’re smart grab the permit before any visit even mid-week. We found this out the hard way at our local Provincial Park.
You can buy the vehicle permit up to 5 days in advance which guarantees you access to the park on that day. If you have an annual or season pass you should still go online and book your permit but there’s no extra charge.
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Main entrance co-ordinates:
Opening seasons: Open all year
As an all-year-round park, there are many opportunities to snowshoe, X-country ski, hike and even camp.
Snowshoes are available to rent from the park office. But, it’s always best to call ahead to check opening times and make sure that snowshoes are available.
There are many places to snowshoe in Pinery Provincial Park including ungroomed roads, tracks and trails along with several of the hiking trails. The Park asks you to keep off of slopes and other environmentally sensitive areas. Always good to ask Park staff for advice and in uncertain keep off. It’s also good manners to keep clear of groomed X-country ski trails.
Camping & Accommodation
Hiking, Biking & Paddling
Bittersweet Trail (1.5 km) (Guide Available, Flat terrain, Stairs, Viewing Platform)
Carolinian Trail (1.8 km) (Guide Available, Hilly terrain, Stairs, Pond)
Cedar Trail ( 2.3 km) (Guide Available, Flat terrain, All but the extension is wheelchair accessible, Open year round, Viewing Platform)
Heritage Trail ( 2.5 km) (Guide Available, Flat terrain, Wheelchair accessible, Viewing Platform, 0.6 Km extension)
Hickory Trail (1 km) (Flat terrain, Stairs)
Lookout Trail (1 km) (Viewing platform, Hilly terrain, Stairs)
Nipissing Trail (2 km) (Hilly terrain, Viewing platform, Stairs)
Pine Trail (0.8 km) (Open year round, Flat terrain, Stairs)
Riverside Trail ( 1 km) (Guide available, Flat terrain, Wheelchair accessible, Viewing Platforms)
Wilderness Trail (3 km) (Guide available, Flat terrain, Stairs to beach, Viewing platform)
Trails: 14-kilometre Savanna Trail
Maps & Resources
The official Pinery website has downloadable pdf maps of ski trails and a park overview.