Provincial Park Pass

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Library members may now request to borrow the 2021 Commercial Vehicle Park Pass from Hastings Highlands Public Library. This pass will grant you access to any provincial park (subject to park regulations). At this time, Ontario Parks is requesting that visits be limited to those parks that are close to where you live. 

For more information about the Ontario Parks, please view their official website here

For information on how to borrow the Provincial Park Pass from the library, please scroll below the calendar.

Park Pass Availability Calendar

Reserve the Provincial Park Pass by calling us at 613-338-2262 or emailing  librarian@hastingshighlandslibrary.ca

Beginning on June 7th, 2021 Ontario Parks will begin a new service that allows visitors to call ahead and guarantee park access up to 5 days in advance of arrival at no additional cost. Just book your time online at reservations.ontarioparks.com or call 1-888-ONT-PARK (1-888-668-7275) 

Please continue scrolling to learn more about how to borrow the Provincial Park Pass, and what the borrowing terms are.

How to Borrow

  1. Make sure you already have a valid library card with Hastings Highlands Public Library.
     

  2. Check to see if the date you would like the pass for is available. This
    can be done in person, by email, over the phone, or by checking the Park Pass Calendar.

     

  3. Reserve your date(s)! The pass is first come, first serve, so it's important to let us know when you would like to borrow it for. Be
    sure of the length of time you would like the pass for - if you request it for less than the maximum lending period of seven days, it may not be possible to extend if other people have requested it after you.
     

  4. Come to the library to sign our borrowing agreement. This will outline our expectations and any penalties that may apply if the pass is returned late or misplaced. This can be done before or at the time of pick-up. 
     

  5. Return the pass at the agreed upon date. A one day grace period is granted at the end of each lending period, but after that, a late fee of $21/day will apply. This is the cost of the daily park pass. 

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  1. The Provincial Park Pass may be borrowed for a maximum of one week. One day before and one day after the lending period will be set aside as a grace period for pick-up and drop-off, for a total of nine days. 
     

  2. The Provincial Park Pass may be borrowed multiple times by the same person, family, or group, but never for two consecutive lending periods. After borrowing the pass, you will be required to wait a minimum of one week to request to borrow it again.
     

  3. If the Provincial Park Pass is not returned by the end of the grace period, a late fee of $21/day will be charged. This is the rate for the daily park pass. 
     

  4. If the Provincial Park Pass is lost while signed out on your account, you will be responsible for replacing it. The Provincial Park Pass is $225.00 to purchase.