Get Outdoors SFPL!

Spend more time outside this year by joining the Smiths Falls Public Library “Get Outdoors Club”!
Just follow us on our social media platforms, or check out this page! In the future we hope to host in person programs that will require registration such as hiking, nature crafts, gardening, and more. For now we will be posting fun activities you can do by yourself or in small groups. All ages welcome!

Get Outdoors and Camp Out!

Camping is the ultimate outdoors activity and a favourite pastime of many Canadians. This month we have instructions for making your own campfire starter, campfire story stones, and more fun activities to do on your next camping trip!
TIP: Can’t camp overnight? Borrow an Ontario Parks 2021 Commercial Vehicle Permit for FREE from the library to enjoy some of the camping experience in a day trip, like hiking, swimming, fishing and canoeing. A pass entitles one vehicle to enter select provincial parks for free, valid until posted hours of closing. Visit our page on Museum and Parks Passes for more information.

Books to Get You Outside

Ontario Parks Day-Use Vehicle Permits

Did you know? Your Smiths Falls Public Library card isn’t just good for books! You can borrow free Day-Use Vehicle Permits.

These park permits provide unlimited day-use access for one vehicle and its occupants to more than 100 provincial parks in Ontario where fees are normally charged. Park capacity limitations apply. These permits must be displayed on the rear-view mirror or dashboard of the vehicle while it is in a park.

To borrow a pass, just call the library at 613-283-2911 and sign one out like you would a library book! Passes can be borrowed for one week.

Rideau Valley Conservation Area Passes

Explore a local conservation area with a Rideau Valley Conservation Pass! You can borrow conservation passes allowing you free access to the following areas:

  • Baxter Conservation Area
  • Foley Mountain
  • Perth Wildlife Reserve
  • Rideau Ferry Yacht Club
  • W.A. Taylor Conservation Area

To borrow a pass, just call the library at 613-283-2911 and sign one out like you would a library book! Passes cover the cost of one vehicle and can be borrowed for a 7-day period.