Provincial Park Passes & Nature Adventure Backpacks

Take advantage of the Provincial Park Day Passes available from your library and get out to enjoy the warmer weather!

Park Day Passes can NOW BE BORROWED FOR 2 WEEKS at time from both Colborne or Castleton Library.

Note: there will be fines of $2.00 a day for overdue passes.

We also now have 4 Presqu’ile Nature Adventure Backpacks available for check-out! Each backpack includes:
  • Binoculars
  • Magnifying Glass
  • a Compass
  • Information sheets from Friends of Presqu’ile

Dear Library Patron,

There is a service that allows visitors to guarantee park access and obtain a daily vehicle permit at select provincial parks up to five days in advance of arrival at no additional cost. Obtaining a day-use permit in advance will allow people to plan ahead, which means more time on the beach or trails and less time in long lines.

As a Library permit user, you will be able to use this advance daily vehicle permit service to guarantee access at many participating provincial parks. You will need to secure your spot and obtain a daily vehicle permit in advance for every visit, including free day-use days (Monday to Thursday from May 1 to September 2) using this service.

The following parks are participating:

  • Get your daily vehicle permit up to five days in advance to guarantee your day use spot at these parks: Algonquin, Arrowhead, Balsam Lake, Bass Lake, Batchawana Bay, Blue Lake, Bonnechere, Craigleith, Darlington, Driftwood, Earl Rowe,  Forks of the Credit, Kakabeka Falls, Kap-Kig-Iwan , Kettle Lakes, Killarney, Lake Superior, Long Point, Mara, McRae Point, Mono Cliffs, North Beach, Pancake Bay, Pinery, Presqu’ile, Point Farms, Rainbow Falls, Rushing River, Samuel de Champlain, Sandbanks, Selkirk, Sibbald Point, Six Mile Lake, Sleeping Giant, Turkey Point, Voyageur, Windy Lake

There are two ways to obtain a daily vehicle permit in advance for the participating parks; beginning at 7:00 a.m., five days in advance of your intendent arrival date.

  1. Online at
  2. By phone by calling 1-888-ONT-PARK(1-888-668-7275) – Open daily from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

All you will need to do is provide your Library permit serial number when obtaining your daily vehicle permit. Just like daily vehicle permits, accessing a park with a seasonal library permit is subject to park capacity limits. Plan your visit with confidence by booking in advance.

When you arrive at the park to enjoy your visit please make sure you display your seasonal Library permit and bring a printed or electronic copy of the confirmation e-mail that indicates you have secured a daily vehicle permit at the park on the day of your visit.

We know how much you love to visit Ontario Parks for day use as a way to spend time outdoors, get fresh air and stay healthy. We ask that, regardless of the area you are from, that you only visit and enjoy a provincial park or conservation reserve close to where you live. Limiting travel is essential in helping to stop the spread of COVID-19, staying safe and saving lives.

Have questions?

Contact the Library (Through email:  –By phone : Colborne Branch @ 905-355-3722 or Castelton Branch @  905-344-7320)!  Or ask a park staff member, visit, or send a message at

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