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Borrow Free Park Permits at NFPL

It’s only the end of January, but admit it: we can already sense that warmer weather is on its way. And with that comes the desire to get out of the cities and explore the great outdoors.

Fortunately for us Ontarians, we have over 100 beautiful provincial parks to visit when we want to spend some time in nature. Unfortunately for some Ontarians, those parks also require entry fees that can be prohibitive to individuals and families who are on a budget.

That’s just one of the reasons that the Niagara Falls Public Library is proud to announce that we have partnered with Ontario Parks to lend out day-use vehicle permits. Each of our 4 library locations will have 3 permits available for library customers to borrow when it is safe to do so.

The permits provide free day-use access to any Ontario Provincial Parks where fees are collected. The pass does not include camping fees, but is for day-use entry for all occupants in the vehicle (excluding buses).

You can borrow a permit from the Niagara Falls Public Library once a year for up to 3 weeks. To do so, please call us at 905-356-8080 or visit our online catalogue to place a hold. All you need is a valid Niagara Falls library card.

"Getting outdoors and spending time in nature can have a profound positive impact on our health and well-being, and this has become even more evident during COVID-19," said Jeff Yurek, Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks. "Cost should not be a barrier to enjoying these important benefits, which is why we are helping to make Ontario Parks more affordable and accessible to all."

For the most up to date information on park locations and operating dates, visit And for more information on library’s permits, please visit There you will also find a fabulous list of books about Ontario’s parks, hiking, and lots more that you can borrow from the library.

Library Notes


It’s only the end of January, but admit it: we can already sense that warmer weather is on its way. And with that comes the desire to get out of the cities and explore the great outdoors.


The Niagara Falls Public Library is pleased to continue to offer live virtual programming! 


December is just around the corner and you do not want to miss our exciting virtual programs! 

Bookgartners is back! Register for our three week session running Tuesdays and participate in activities and games based on the works of well loved children’s authors. 


Three scenarios - does one fit you?

Picture this, you’ve worked hard on this assignment for school and poured all of your energies into getting it all written up. You admire your work, the charts, graphs and beautiful pics you’ve added. You hit the print button on your computer and the flashing printer window appears -- out of ink!


Have you heard the news? 

The Library is open!


While the world has been busy working through how to deal with the coronavirus, the Library has been working hard on how to provide services and more recently, how to re-open safely.


On June 8, the Niagara Falls Public Library began Curbside Pick Up at the Victoria Avenue Library location. As a compliment to the digital collection, the Library is offering access to its physical collections through a Pick Up service that is safe for customers and Library staff.


This week marks the 132nd anniversary of the opening of Canada’s first provincial park when Queen Victoria Park officially opened on May 24, 1888.

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