Check out an Ontario Parks Pass and enjoy the beauty of Ontario! The Ontario Parks system has a total of 280 provincial parks encompassing 7.1 million hectares or almost nine per cent of the province's area. Over 9 million visitors annually enjoy Ontario Parks.
Borrow an Ontario Park Pass from your local SDG Library Branch and receive one base admission price for 1 vehicle permit and all occupants within. Valid until posted hours of closing during operating season.
Here are a few local options that we recommend you explore:
Voyageur Provincial Park located just over an hour north-east of Cornwall, along the Ottawa river on the reservoir of the Carillon Dam. Enjoy fishing, bird watching, canoeing and hiking in the Summer, and enjoy many winter adventures, including snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing.
Rideau River Provincial Park, located in Kemptville is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, enjoy camping and fishing along the Rideau River for muskie or bass, and take the opportunity to explore the Shoreline Trail, a 1.5 km hike along the riverbank.
Fitzroy Provincial Park located in Fitzroy Harbour, about an hour north of Ottawa where the rambling Carp River meets the almighty Ottawa River, offers great family camping, with large campsites, bird watching, boating, fishing and hiking trails.
Murphy’s Point Provincial Park located in Perth on Big Rideau Lake. This gem offers hiking trails all year round and is also home to the Silver Queen Mine, an early 1900’s mica mine! Tours are offered of the mine from the end of June to labour Day.
Sandbanks Provincial Park located in Picton, along Lake Ontario. It is the world’s largest Baymouth barrier dune formation and includes three expansive sandy beaches, which are among the best in Canada.
Not sure where to go? Check out Ontario Parks and begin planning your visit.