Park Passes

Park Passes at Wellington County Library

Park Passes are available for a variety of parks and conservation areas. Please note that not all passes are available at all Wellington County Library branch locations, so please refer to the guide below:

 Grand River Conservation Areas

 New in 2022!

The Grand River Conservation Areas membership card allows entry to the following conservation areas, during their operating seasons, for up to 6 people in one vehicle (or walking in). Please note the membership card is not valid at Elora Quarry Conservation Area.

 Explore our conservation areas:

  • Belwood Lake
  • Brant
  • Byng Island
  • Conestogo Lake
  • Elora Gorge
  • Guelph Lake
  • Laurel Creek
  • Luther Marsh
  • Pinehurst Lake
  • Rockwood
  • Shade's Mills

GRCA Passes are available at the follow library branches:  Aboyne, Arthur, Drayton, Elora, Fergus, Marden, Puslinch, and Rockwood.

 Conservation Halton

Conservation Halton Parks Passes are available at Puslinch Library. Borrow one of our Family Passes to explore the following parks:

  • Crawford Lake
  • Hilton Falls
  • Kelso
  • Mount Nemo
  • Mountsberg
  • Rattlesnake Point
  • Robert Edmondson (formerly Burns)

Before your visit, please visit Conservation Halton to learn more about capacity, social distancing and reservations.

 Hamilton Conservation Authority

Hamilton Conservation Authority (HCA) Passes are available at the Puslinch Branch.

Membership passes allow you and your vehicle passengers (up to 6 people total) day use access to HCA many Conservation Areas, including:

  •   Christie Lake
  •   Crooks' Hollow
  •   Devil’s Punchbowl
  •   Dundas Valley
  •   Eramosa Karst
  •   Fifty Point
  •   Spencer Gorge**
  •   Tiffany Falls
  •   Valens Lake
  •   Westfield Heritage Village

  **Reservations required in peak season

 Ontario Parks Passes

Ontario Parks Passes are now available at Wellington County Libraries.  These permits will provide complimentary day-use access for one vehicle and its occupants at more than 100 provincial parks where fees are normally charged. Please visit the Park Locator for a map of “operating” park locations near you and the  Operating Dates page to view which parks are open for day-use in your area at different times of year.

Passes are available to check out for a one week loan period with your Library Card from all Wellington County Library branches.  Passes cannot be placed on hold, but are first come, first served.

 Conservation Parks Membership (Credit Valley and Toronto and Region)

Choose a new adventure every time you borrow a Conservation Parks membership! In partnership with Credit Valley Conservation and the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, we are excited to introduce Conservation Parks memberships to our circulating collection.

You can now borrow a pass for a 1-week loan and enjoy free general admission for up to 6 people and special discounts at the following CVC and TRCA parks:

  • Albion Hills
  • Belfountain
  • Black Creek
  • Boyd
  • Bruce's Mill
  • Glen Haffy
  • Heart Lake
  • Island Lake
  • Ken Whillans
  • Kortright
  • Petticoat Creek
  • Terra Cotta

CVC and TRCA Passes are available on a first-come, first-served basis at the following Wellington County Library branches:

  • Aboyne
  • Arthur
  • Elora
  • Erin
  • Fergus
  • Hillsburgh
  • Marden
  • Puslinch
  • Rockwood

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