Park Permits and Passes

Ontario Parks

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.

The permits provide free day-use access to any of the 100+ 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 www.ontarioparks.com.

Important: Beginning June 7, 2021, library customers who have borrowed a day-use permit must contact Ontario Parks to book their visit at reservations.ontarioparks.com or by calling 1-888-ONT-PARK (1-888-668-7275).

The Daily Vehicle permit does not guarantee park entry. Park capacity limitations as well as COVID-19 restrictions may apply.

For more details, visit ontarioparks.com/dayuse.

Library staff have also put together a list of books you might be interested in reading all relating to exploring the outdoors, specifically in Ontario. If you want to place a hold on one of the titles, just open the PDF by clicking the image below and click on the book cover. You will be redirected to the library's online catalogue where you can see more information and place a hold!

NPCA

The Niagara Falls Public Library is proud to announce that we have partnered with the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority to lend out NaturePlus Passes. Each of our 4 library locations will have 1 permit available for library customers to borrow.

You can borrow a NaturePlus Pass 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.

The permits provide free access to NPCA’s 4 paid-entry parks:

  • Ball’s Falls
  • Binbrook
  • Chippawa
  • Creek Long Beach

Please note that the passes are only valid during operating season and hours. For the most up to date information on park locations and opening dates, visit the NPCA website for more information.

 

Library staff have also put together a list of books you might be interested in reading at the bottom of the page. These books are all about hiking, forest bathing, and learning from nature. If you want to place a hold on one of the titles, just open the PDF by clicking the image below and click on the book cover. You will be redirected to the library's online catalogue where you can see more information and place a hold!