Museum Passes

A Smiths Falls Public Library card allows you to borrow family passes for museums in the National Capital Region and the National Gallery.

A library pass does not guarantee access. Most museums and galleries require library pass holders to make a reservations at least 48 hours prior to their intended arrival. Please contact the museum of your choice prior to your visit.

Our partners in the Museum Family Pass Program include:

  • A family pass provides admission for up to five people (maximum 2 adults)
  • The loan period is 3 days, except for the Ingenium Pass (Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, Canada Aviation and Space Museum and the Canada Science and Technology Museum) which is a 7-day loan
  •  $1.25 / day overdue fine
  • Please remember that although passes may be placed on hold, there is no guarantee of availability for specific dates
  • Passes can be used multiple times and at different locations, if applicable

Ontario Parks Day-Use Vehicle Permits

Explore our provincial parks with a free Day-Use Vehicle Permit! 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.

New advance service for day use at select provincial parks: Beginning June 7, 2021, visitors will be able to book day use for their visits up to five days in advance at 17 select provincial parks. Library patrons will be able to use the borrowed permit’s serial number to obtain guaranteed access to these parks at no extra charge. When patrons arrive at a park, they will need to bring the permit they have borrowed from the library and a printed or electronic copy of the confirmation email that indicates they have secured a space at the park on the intended day of the visit.

To find a list of provincial parks in Ontario, visit https://www.ontarioparks.com/park-locator

To make a reservation for a campsite or for day-use, visit https://www.ontarioparks.com/reservations

Day-Use Vehicle Permit Lending Policy

  • A Day-Use Vehicle Permit provides free unlimited day-use access for one vehicle and its occupants
  • The loan period is 7 days
  • If lost or damaged, a replacement fee of $111.87 ($99 + HST) will be applied
  • Please remember that although passes may be placed on hold, there is no guarantee of availability for specific dates
  • Passes can be used multiple times and at different locations, if applicable

For more information about day-use at Ontario Parks, visit https://www.ontarioparks.com/dayuse

MAPsacks and Rideau Valley Conservation Area Passes

Borrow a MAPsack (“Movement And Play” sack) from our Children’s Department and we will include a Rideau Valley Conservation Area Pass! These passes allow you free access to local conservation areas such as:

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

Passes cover the cost of one vehicle and can be borrowed for a 7-day period with a MAPsack.

Choose from 2 different MAPsacks:

  • MAPsack #1: Snakes – Includes current Conservation Areas Annual Pass, Guide to Conservation Areas in Ontario, Rideau Valley Conservation Authority Conservation Areas Leaflet, Everything you need to know about snakes, If you were a snake by Clare Hibbert, The Snake’s diary by little yellow by Ella Clarke, A Snake’s life by Ellen Lawrence, MAPsack Journal, net, binoculars, magnifying glass, flashlight, pencil case + 12 pencil crayons and 2 pencils, laminated checklist.
  • MAPsack #2: Pond Life – Includes current Conservation Areas Annual Pass, Guide to Conservation Areas in Ontario, Rideau Valley Conservation Authority Conservation Areas Leaflet, Be a pond detective by Peggy Kochanoff, Explore rivers and ponds by Carla Mooney, Life in a pond by Carol K. Lindeen, On duck pond by Jane Yolen, Pond circle by Betsy Franco, Pond walk by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace, MAPsack Journal, net, tweezers, magnifying glass, container, bubble scissors, flashlight, pencil case + 12 pencil crayons and 2 pencils, laminated checklist.

For more information about the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority, visit https://www.rvca.ca/