Ontario has officially entered into Step 1 of the re-opening plan which allows WPL to re-launch our Ontario Parks Pass program.  Through the program, customers can borrow a day-use pass, free of charge, that provides access for one vehicle and its occupants to more than 100 provincial parks in Ontario.  

This voluntary program is motivated by a commitment to help Ontarians spend more time in nature, by making it easier and more affordable for people to enjoy the benefits of provincial parks. Please visit the Healthy Parks Healthy People program website for more information about the benefits of spending time outdoors.

Please note that there are a few changes to the guidelines:  weekday attendance, Monday through Thursday, until September 2 is free-of-charge.  Passes are required for Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  Park goers also have the ability to book in advance at 17 participating Provincial Parks.

Unfortunately, the park passes are non-holdable so we recommend contacting your nearest branch first to check availability and to ask staff to set one aside for you. If the pass assigned to that branch is in use, staff will happily call around to find one for you at another location.

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  1. Nanci Soderlund says:

    Once the lockdowns are over, will I be able to use the provincial park pass in a park in Kincardine or Tobermory?

    • Chris W. says:

      Please contact us when the shutdown is over. If the program is re-launched, we will post the latest details.

  2. Arthur Li says:

    hi, can I borrow the park pass from Budimir branch? Is ti available this year?

    Thank you!


    • Chris W. says:

      Windsor Public Library is once again excited to be partnering with Ontario Parks in loaning out free Day-Use Vehicle permits for Ontario Provincial Parks.

      These “Park Passes” circulate for 7 days and are both non-holdable and non-renewable.

      Due to high usage last year, we’ve added additional passes to the collection! Passes are available at all WPL branches (with the exception of Local History) on a “first come first served” basis. Call your nearest branch to check availability.

      Please note that these passes are good for Ontario Provincial Parks only (and not National Parks such as Point Pelee).

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