Inside and Out, HHPL Offers Amazing Experiences!

Posted On Monday February 10, 2020

It’s amazing what’s inside our doors at HHPL. There’s over 34,000 square feet (plus, 9,000 in Acton) of space to entice, entertain, surprise, delight and educate you. However, you can also enjoy the great outdoors with your friends and family this spring and summer when you borrow free passes from your local Library.

Toronto Region Conservation Authority and Credit Valley Conservation Family General Admission Passes (TRCA/CVC) can be checked out for free with a HHPL Library Card allowing patrons to enjoy general admission and special discounts to Credit Valley Conservation, and Toronto and Regional Conservation Parks. That’s a savings of $75 per person/per year or a savings of $135 per family/per year. The list of parks include: Albion Hills, Badlands, Belfountain, Black Creek, Boyd, Bruce’s Mill, Glen Haffy, Heart Lake, Island Lake, Ken Whillans, Kortright, Petticoat Creek and Terra Cotta.

Patrons can enjoy activities like picnicking, fishing, kicksledding, dog walking, cycling, hiking, boating, canoeing, kayaking, ice skating and fishing, volleyball, snowshoeing, birding, cross-country skiing, photography, and more with their passes. Passes accommodate up to 6 people and can include friends/family.

However, your outdoor experience doesn’t stop there! HHPL is also offering Hiking the Hills Backpack Kits for enthusiasts to view and experience the area’s beautiful natural surroundings and wildlife like never before. Sign out one of the backpack kits and explore and enjoy nature with binoculars, compass, flashlight, Halton Hikes Loops & Lattes Guide, Lorimer Field Guide to 225 Ontario Birds, Plants of Southern Ontario Guide and The Bruce Trail Reference Maps and Trail Guide. It’s the perfect hiking kit to accompany your TRCA/CVC passes. Best of all, patrons can borrow and appreciate all of it for free.

TRCA/CVC passes are made possible through partnership with the Credit Valley Conservation Authority. Hiking the Hills Backpack Kits are through partnerships with Halton North Peel Naturalist Club and the Bruce Trail Conservancy – Halton Chapter.

Plus, be sure to join us at the John Elliott Theatre for our nature inspired Halton Hills Lecture Series:

Hummingbirds of Canada
Speaker: Cindy Cartwright - Wednesday, March 18 at 7:30 p.m.

Exploring the Birds of Ontario
Speaker: David Chapman - Wednesday, April 15 at 7:30 p.m.

Local Biodiversity
Speaker: Don Scallen - Thursday, April 23 at 10 a.m. (morning series)

What Good Are Mosquitoes?
Speaker: Dr. J.J. Berry Smith - Thursday, May 21 at 10 a.m. (morning series)

For more information about the TRCA/CVC passes and Hiking the Hills Backpack Kits, please visit a branch or visit HHPL website. For more information about activities and participating parks please visit the Credit Valley Conservation website.