Ontario Parks Day Passes Available at Markham Public Library

Borrow a free day-use vehicle pass and explore Ontario Parks this year 

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Did you know there are over 100 provincial parks in Ontario? As part of the Ontario Park’s Healthy Parks, Healthy People Program. You can borrow a day-use pass which provides one vehicle with access to all the provincial parks in Ontario.

This park pass lending program is a new initiative through Ontario Parks in efforts to help more Ontarians to get outside and enjoy their local provincial parks by making it more affordable. You can find a list of Ontario park locations here, opens a new window.

Each park pass can be borrowed for one week with one renewal, given there are no holds on it. When you borrow the day-use pass, you will also get a $5 coupon for a future daily vehicle permit purchase as well as an Ontario Parks guide (as supply last).

Ready to explore Ontario? Here’s how to borrow the day-use pass: 

  1. Head over to our online catalogue and search for “park passes”
  2. Place a hold on the pass online or pick one up if it’s available on shelf 

For information on overdue fees and lost charges, please check the FAQs, opens a new window.

New advance service for day use at select provincial parks:

Obtaining a permit in advance will guarantee you have  parking spot upon arrival.  Check the Day Use tab of the reservation page, opens a new window for available parks. You will be able to use the borrowed seasonal permit’s serial number to obtain guaranteed access to these parks at no extra charge.

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