Community Access Pass

With your library card you can now borrow passes to gain free general admission entry to Art Gallery of Burlington, Royal Botanical Gardens, Museums of Burlington, and Conservation Halton. Passes are available at all branches. Due to their popularity, we kindly ask that passes are returned promptly.

General Information

  • Passes must be checked out to adult card only.
  • Loan period: one week
  • May be renewed up to 3 times, if no holds.
  • Holds may be placed on passes.
  • Passes are family passes where indicated
  • Overdue fine: 25 cents/day per pass, $5 per pass maximum
  • Later returns: the full replacement value of the pass will be charged to your library account for passes that are not returned within two weeks of check out. Please refer to each organization for more specific details.
  • Passes are not valid for special events.

Celebrating over 40 years as a champion of visual arts and fine craft in the Burlington community, the AGB offers art education, family activities, world-class exhibitions, and an extensive Canadian ceramics collection. Our space boasts a beautiful greenhouse, courtyard, and one of the finest gallery shops in Canada.

  • Parking voucher (present the pass at the Brock Lobby to receive a daily pass and shop discount)
  • Valid for one week on adult library card.
  • General admission only; extra fees apply for classes and special events.
  • Good for up to 2 adults & 4 children up to 18 years old, living at one address.
  • 10% discount at Art Gallery gift shop
  • Replacement value: $110

You don’t need to drive far for awe-inspiring nature, breath-taking views and adventure seeking activities like hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, canoeing and camping. You can find those things, and more, right here in your backyard. With forests, meadows, grasslands, cliffs, creeks, lakes, wetlands, and other natural areas, Conservation Halton parks are some of the most beautiful and biodiverse areas in Ontario. The parks are also home to a 15th century Iroquoian village, a Raptor Centre, a new aerial challenge course and a beach.

  • General admission only; extra fees apply for special events.
  • Good for up to 2 adults & 2 children living in one household
  • Replacement value: $135.50

Joseph Brant Museum is a replica of the original homestead of Chief Joseph Brant 'Thayendanegea,' situated on land granted to him by George III in 1798 for his services to the Crown during the Seven Years War and the American Revolution. Established in 1942, the Museum is currently under renovation and expansion, and will re-open in summer 2019. The 'new' museum combines the historic Brant House with state-of-the-art exhibition and programming space.

Built between 1835-1837, Ireland House at Oakridge Farm was the home of Joseph Ireland, one of Burlington's earliest settlers. Joseph and his descendants occupied Ireland House until 1985. In 1987, the City of Burlington established a museum, restoring the homestead to illustrate three distinct time periods that represent the generations of Irelands who lived in the house: 1850s, 1890s and 1920s.

  • General admission to Ireland House Museum only until Joseph Brant Museum reopens; extra fees apply for special events.
  • Good for up to 2 adults & 4 children up to 18 years old, living in one household
  • Replacement value: $60

Located between Toronto and Niagara Falls at the Hamilton/Burlington corridor, Royal Botanical Gardens, Canada’s largest botanical garden, boasts 250 acres of breathtaking gardens and over 2,400 acres of spectacular nature sanctuaries. A national historical site, RBG has been offering one-of-a-kind experiences for both the gardening enthusiast and the casual observer for over 80 years.

No matter the season, Royal Botanical Gardens offers a year-round wave of colour, from the lush indoor Mediterranean Garden in January to the brilliant poinsettia displays in December. In spring and summer, visitors are treated to the spectacle of flowering spring bulbs, the world’s most diverse lilac collection, 250,000 iris blooms, and the innovative new Rose Garden. Each bloom period is accentuated by RBG’s unique festivals and events, featuring a wide array of entertainment, exhibits, botanical displays, and programs, providing endless activities in a lush garden setting.

General Admission includes access to the cultivated garden areas (during regular operational hours), as well as any discovery activities, taking place during the visit. Special events require a separate event ticket and/or pre-registration. See RBG's website for special event information.

  • General admission only; extra fees apply for special events.
  • Please present the community access card and one piece of photo ID to the kiosk attendant upon arrival at RBG
  • Good for up to 2 adults & 2 children
  • Replacement value: $130

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Art Gallery of Burlington

Conservation Halton

Museums of Burlington

Royal Botanical Gardens