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Woodland Caribou
Event Name: Northwest Wilderness Quest
Date: May 1, 2016 to October 15, 2019
Location: Backcountry wilderness areas of Woodland Caribou Provincial Park.
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Description:

Paddle and camp in the backcountry wilderness of Woodland Caribou, Wabakimi and Quetico Provincial Parks for 3 consecutive nights per park between May 1, 2016 and October 15, 2019 to qualify to win some great prizes! http://www.ontarioparks.com/nwquest 

Download the entry form: http://www.ontarioparks.com/nwquest/entry

Follow the Northwest Wilderness Quest on social media #NWQuest


Wabakimi
Event Name: Northwest Wilderness Quest
Date: May 1, 2016 to October 15, 2019
Location: Backcountry wilderness areas of Wabakimi Provincial Park
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Description:

Paddle and camp in the backcountry wilderness of Wabakimi, Woodland Caribou and Quetico Provincial Parks for 3 consecutive nights per park between May 1, 2016 and October 15, 2019 to qualify to win some great prizes! http://www.ontarioparks.com/nwquest 

Download the entry form: http://www.ontarioparks.com/nwquest/entry

Follow the Northwest Wilderness Quest on social media #NWQuest


Quetico
Event Name: Northwest Wilderness Quest
Date: May 1, 2016 to October 15, 2019
Location: Backcountry wilderness areas of Quetico Provincial Park
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Description:

Paddle and camp in the backcountry wilderness of Quetico, Woodland Caribou, and Wabakimi Provincial Parks for 3 consecutive nights per park between May 1, 2016 and October 15, 2019 to qualify to win some great prizes! http://www.ontarioparks.com/nwquest 

Download the entry form: http://www.ontarioparks.com/nwquest/entry

Follow the Northwest Wilderness Quest on social media #NWQuest


Frontenac
Event Name: The Frontenac All Season Camping Challenge
Date: January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019
Event Type: Seasonal Event
Description:

Presented by: The Friends of Frontenac Park and Frontenac Provincial Park.

The Challenge: to camp in Frontenac Park at least one night in every month of the year in 12 consecutive months. Register at the Park Office and retain copies of your camping permits as proof of your stay during each of the 12 months. Once done, submit your record sheet and permit copies to the Park Office and you will be recognized at the next Challenge Celebration in November with a certificate, a crest, and your name on the Camping Challenge plaque!


John E. Pearce
Event Name: Backus-Page House
Date: May 1, 2019 to October 14, 2019
Location: 29424 Lakeview Line
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When visiting the park be sure to stop by Backus-Page House Museum.

The staff and volunteers offer a variety of programs and special events May-Thanksgiving.

Heritage farm show, catered teas and picnics and harvest fairs to name a few events.


Balsam Lake
Event Name: Junior Naturalist Program
Date: May 10, 2019 to October 14, 2019
Location: Permit Office or any park program
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Hey Kids! Would you like to become a Junior Naturalist? Do you love nature and want to learn more about the environment? You can! Just pick up a Junior Naturalist Passport from any of the Natural Heritage Education Programs or from the Permit Office to get started. Then you’re ready to start earning stamps on your passport - for each park program you participate in you will receive one stamp, also for each activity sheet you fill out you will earn one stamp. Speak to a Park Naturalist or the Permit Office staff to get your passport stamped, to find out about upcoming park programs or to pick up more activity sheets to work on. Once you have 3 stamps on your passport you will become a Junior Naturalist Level 1! For each Level completed you will receive a certificate, a small reward, and a ballot for our end-of-summer prize pack contest. We now have 8 levels of Junior Naturalist at Balsam Lake Provincial Park, see if you can earn them all!


Balsam Lake
Event Name: Discovery Educational Programs
Date: May 10, 2019 to October 14, 2019
Location: Throughout the park!
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Interested in nature, wildlife, and the cultural history of this area? Balsam Lake offers a variety of Discovery Educational programs all summer long, from Canada Day to Labor Day - and on weekends in the fall.  We offer children’s programs, guided hikes, evening slideshows, dramatic presentations, campfires, and interpretive displays. All ages are welcome and encouraged.  Check out what’s happening when you arrive at the park by picking up our weekly schedule from the permit office or follow us on Facebook or Twitter for weekly events.  


Killbear
Event Name: Visitor Centre
Date: May 11, 2019 to October 27, 2019
Location: Visitor Centre
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Description:The Visitor Centre will be open daily May 11 to October 27. Summer hours 10am - 5 pm. Spring and fall hours 10 am - 3 pm. The Visitor Centre offers over 3000 square feet of exhibit space, focusing on the natural and cultural heritage of the park and the surrounding Georgian Bay area.
Wasaga Beach
Event Name: Nancy Island Historic Site
Date: May 24, 2019 to October 13, 2019
Location: 119 Mosley Street
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May 24 – June 23:  Open Friday/Saturday/Sunday  10:00am - 5:00pm

June 28 – September 2: Open DAILY  10:00am - 5:00pm

September 7 – October 13:  Open WEEKENDS ONLY  10:00am - 5:00pm

Nancy Island Historic Site has served as a historic site since 1928 and is the most viable site to the War of 1812 in Simcoe County and the Georgian Bay region.  It represents a major event during the War of 1812: HMS Nancy’s battle against three American schooners on August 14th of 1814.  The island houses the charred hull and artefacts of the HMS Nancy from this pivotal moment in Canadian history.  The borders of Canada today are a direct result of the valiant struggles of the Nancy and her crew!

Visitors to the site can join a heritage costumed staff member and discover the history of the Nancy and her crew, participate in a hands-on historical demonstration, view an award winning video presentation which tells the crew’s heroic story, and club to the top of a Great Lakes 19th Century replica lighthouse for the best view of Wasaga Beach.


Sibbald Point
Event Name: Feathered Friends
Date: June 8, 2019 to September 2, 2019
Location: Drop by anytime you see the Discovery Team at the Main Beach!
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Ontario’s birds come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, and colours and are an important part of our local biodiversity – the amazing variety of life around us.  Join us at the Discovery Drop-in to pick up some birding tips and head out in search of some of our feathered friends.

Programs are included in your park fees. For specific times, dates, and topics being offered during your visit, please contact the Information Office at 905-722-0278.


Killbear
Event Name: Summer Programs
Date: June 22, 2019 to October 27, 2019
Location: Various locations throughout park
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Description:Evening programs, guided hikes, and children's programs are offered throughout the summer by park naturalists. Programs tell a story about the special natural resources and human history of the park and run an hour in length. During the summer see an updated Calendar of Daily Events at www.friendsofkillbear.com
Sibbald Point
Event Name: Ask the Naturalist
Date: June 22, 2019 to September 2, 2019
Location: The Beach
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Visit us near the beach to get a hands-on experience with nature. From chasing bugs to creating a nature journal, there’s something for everyone to do! All ages are welcome.

We can also take your nature queries via Twitter, check us out @SibbaldPointPP

Programs are included in your park fees. For specific times, dates, and topics being offered during your visit, please contact the Information Office at 905-722-0278.


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Tour
Date: June 26, 2019 to August 30, 2019
Location: Lally Homestead Parking Lot
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Limited capacity. Offered twice/week in July and August. Call the park at 613-267-5060 for specific dates/times or scroll down this events page for further details. Please pre-register at the gatehouse or call ahead for this 1.5 hour guided hike down the trail and into an early 1900s mica mine. Valid camping or day-use permit required.


MacGregor Point
Event Name: Reptile Rally
Date: June 26, 2019 to September 1, 2019
Location: Visitor Centre
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Get up close and personal with real snakes and turtles, and learn what you can do to help these amazing creatures!  

Every day in July and August, Discovery Staff will host a Reptile Rally at the Visitor Centre at 1pm.  

If you're lucky you might even get to hold a snake!


Port Burwell
Event Name: Discovery Drop-ins
Date: June 29, 2019 to September 1, 2019
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Join park staff for a Discovery Drop-in during the months of July & August.  Bring along your Discovery Activity Book (or pick one up at the Drop-in), and use the equipment and materials provided to explore the park, observe plants and animals, and discover the wonders of nature.  Be sure to share your observations with park staff, take the Discovery Ranger Pledge and receive your very own Discover Ranger Button!  For more information keep an eye out for weekly calendar of events posted throughout the park.

Remember to share your pictures Facebook or Twitter.  #PortBurwellPP  

Reserve your site as early as 5 months in advance at this popular park.


René Brunelle
Event Name: Discovery Drop-ins!
Date: June 29, 2019 to August 31, 2019
Location: TBD
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Description:

Join park staff for a Discovery Drop-in during the months of July & August.  Bring along your Discovery Activity Book (or pick one up at the Drop-in), and use the equipment and materials provided to explore the park, observe plants and animals, and discover the wonders of nature.  Be sure to share your observations with park staff, take the Discovery Ranger Pledge and receive your very own Discover Ranger Button!  For more information keep an eye out for weekly calendar of events posted throughout the park. 


Inverhuron
Event Name: Discovery Drop-ins
Date: June 29, 2019 to September 1, 2019
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Join park staff for a Discovery Drop-in during the months of July & August.  Bring along your Discovery Activity Book (or pick one up at the Drop-in), and use the equipment and materials provided to explore the park, observe plants and animals, and discover the wonders of nature.  Be sure to share your observations with park staff, take the Discovery Ranger Pledge and receive your very own Discover Ranger Button!  For more information keep an eye out for weekly calendar of events posted throughout the park.  Follow us on Twitter, join the conversation.


Point Farms
Event Name: Discovery Drop-ins
Date: June 29, 2019 to September 1, 2019
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Join park staff for a Discovery Drop-in during the months of July & August.  Bring along your Discovery Activity Book (or pick one up at the Drop-in), and use the equipment and materials provided to explore the park, observe plants and animals, and discover the wonders of nature.  Be sure to share your observations with park staff, take the Discovery Ranger Pledge and receive your very own Discover Ranger Button!  For more information keep an eye out for weekly calendar of events posted throughout the park.


Craigleith
Event Name: Discovery Drop-ins
Date: June 29, 2019 to September 1, 2019
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Join park staff for a Discovery Drop-in during the months of July & August.  Bring along your Discovery Activity Book (or pick one up at the Drop-in), and use the equipment and materials provided to explore the park, observe plants and animals, and discover the wonders of nature.  Be sure to share your observations with park staff, take the Discovery Ranger Pledge and receive your very own Discover Ranger Button!  For more information keep an eye out for weekly calendar of events posted throughout the park.


Presqu'ile
Event Name: Summer Interpretive Program
Date: June 29, 2019 to September 1, 2019
Location: Throughout the park
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Guided walks, children’s programs and evening slide shows offered daily except Wednesdays. Check out www.friendsofpresqu’ile.on.ca for details on receiving specific weekly schedule. Nature Centre and Lighthouse Interpretive Centre open daily.


Samuel de Champlain
Event Name: Voyageur Adventure Tours
Date: June 29, 2019 to September 2, 2019
Location: Sign up in advance at the Mattawa River Visitor Centre
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Take a journey back in time as you paddle along the historic Mattawa River in a 30-foot replica Voyageur Canoe. Two expert guides will share with you the stories of the Mattawa as you experience first-hand the life of the voyageurs. Various tours are offered throughout the week.


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Spruce Lane Farmhouse and Nature Centre Summer hours
Date: June 29, 2019 to September 1, 2019
Location: Spruce Lane Farmhouse - Parking lot F; Nature Centre Parking lot C.
Event Type: Whats Happening
Description:

Stop by to learn about how to become an “Official Park Ranger”. Report your wildlife sightings - or see what animals and birds have been seen lately. Displays, activities—- there is always something new to see or do.

Daily artisan demonstrations and heritage displays will peak your curiosity about life in the early 1900’s. Tour the farmhouse and barns.

We'd love to see pictures of your park adventure! Join the conversation FacebookTwitter and Instagram

For more information visit: www.BronteCreek.org

You can also call 905-827-6911 ext. 231


Selkirk
Event Name: Discovery Drop-ins
Date: June 29, 2019 to September 1, 2019
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Description:

Join park staff for a Discovery Drop-in during the months of July & August.  Bring along your Discovery Activity Book (or pick one up at the Drop-in), and use the equipment and materials provided to explore the park, observe plants and animals, and discover the wonders of nature.  Be sure to share your observations with park staff, take the Discovery Ranger Pledge and receive your very own Discover Ranger Button!  For more information keep an eye out for weekly calendar of events posted throughout the park and on our social media.


Turkey Point
Event Name: Discovery Drop-ins
Date: June 29, 2019 to September 1, 2019
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Description:

Join park staff for a Discovery Drop-in during the months of July & August.  Bring along your Discovery Activity Book (or pick one up at the Drop-in), and use the equipment and materials provided to explore the park, observe plants and animals, and discover the wonders of nature.  Be sure to share your observations with park staff, take the Discovery Ranger Pledge and receive your very own Discover Ranger Button!  For more information keep an eye out for weekly calendar of events posted throughout the park and on our social media.


Rideau River
Event Name: Discovery Drop-Ins
Date: June 29, 2019 to August 31, 2019
Location: Locations are listed on Event Posters
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Description:

Join Park Staff for a Discovery Drop-in during the months of July & August.  Bring along your Discovery Activity Book (or pick one up at the Drop-in), and use the equipment and materials provided to explore the park, observe plants and animals, and discover the wonders of nature.  Be sure to share your observations with Park Staff, take the Discovery Ranger Pledge and receive your very own Discover Ranger Button!  For more information keep an eye out for weekly calendar of events posted throughout the park.


Long Point
Event Name: Discovery Drop In
Date: June 29, 2019 to September 1, 2019
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Join park staff for a Discovery Drop-in during the months of July & August.  Bring along your Discovery Activity Book (or pick one up at the Drop-in), and use the equipment and materials provided to explore the park, observe plants and animals, and discover the wonders of nature.  Be sure to share your observations with park staff, take the Discovery Ranger Pledge and receive your very own Discover Ranger Button!  For more information keep an eye out for weekly calendar of events posted throughout the park and on our social media.


Sauble Falls
Event Name: Discovery Drop-ins
Date: June 29, 2019 to September 1, 2019
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Join park staff for a Discovery Drop-in during the months of July & August.  Bring along your Discovery Activity Book (or pick one up at the Drop-in), and use the equipment and materials provided to explore the park, observe plants and animals, and discover the wonders of nature.  Be sure to share your observations with park staff, take the Discovery Ranger Pledge and receive your very own Discover Ranger Button!  For more information keep an eye out for weekly calendar of events posted throughout the park.

Please share your pictures!  Facebook


Sibbald Point
Event Name: Evening Program
Date: June 29, 2019 to August 31, 2019
Location: Located at the Amphitheater, all ages are welcome.
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Discover the secret worlds of some of Sibbald Point’s wild creatures with our Discovery Team.

Programs are included in your park fees. For specific times, dates, and topics being offered during your visit, please contact the Information Office at 905-722-0278.


Sibbald Point
Event Name: Hands on Heritage
Date: June 29, 2019 to September 2, 2019
Location: Eildon Hall Museum
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Drop by to get your hands on some heritage! You might write a letter with quill and ink, try your hand at some heritage games, or make your own Victorian toy! All ages are welcome.

Programs are included in your park fees. For specific times, dates, and topics being offered during your visit, please contact the Information Office at 905-722-0278.


Sibbald Point
Event Name: Children’s Programs
Date: June 29, 2019 to September 2, 2019
Location: Meeting place will vary. Please consult the weekly event calendar or contact us for details.
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Join the Discovery Team to explore the park through hands-on activities, demonstrations and games! Best suited to ages 4 – 12 years old. Guardian must accompany children under 12 years of age. No pets please.

Programs are included in your park fees. For specific times, dates, and topics being offered during your visit, please contact the Information Office at 905-722-0278.


Sibbald Point
Event Name: Go Wild for Art!
Date: June 29, 2019 to September 2, 2019
Location: Eildon Hall Museum
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Ontario Parks are a natural canvas of inspiration. Join us to paint your own souvenir and discover how art influenced the Sibbald family.

For this program only, limited space is available. Register at the Information Office from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Thursday to Monday starting July 1st.

Programs are included in your park fees. For specific times, dates, and topics being offered during your visit, please contact the Information Office at 905-722-0278.


Sibbald Point
Event Name: Trees are Terrific Discovery Program
Date: June 29, 2019 to September 2, 2019
Location: Drop by anytime you see the Discovery Team at the Main Beach!
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How could we live without them? Join us at the Discovery Drop-in and spend some time exploring the diversity and beauty of the trees in our park. We’ll set you up to take leaf and bark rubbings, too.

Programs are included in your park fees. For specific times, dates, and topics being offered during your visit, please contact the Information Office at 905-722-0278.


Awenda
Event Name: Summer Interpretive Programming
Date: June 29, 2019 to September 1, 2019
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Awenda's team of naturalists will be running programs daily between June 29th and September 1st. We offer a diverse range of programming suited to every interest and style, so come out to enjoy a day under the sun or a night under the moon!

Visit the Friends of Awenda Park website for our weekly calendar of events

Remember to share your pictures! Facebook Twitter and Instagram #AwendaPP

Reserve your site as early as 5 months in advance at this popular park.


Earl Rowe
Event Name: Discovery Drop-In Program
Date: June 29, 2019 to September 1, 2019
Location: Location will vary
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Description:

Join park staff for a Discovery Drop-in during the months of July & August.  Bring along your Discovery Activity Book (or pick one up at the Drop-in), and use the equipment and materials provided to explore the park, observe plants and animals, and discover the wonders of nature.  Be sure to share your observations with park staff, take the Discovery Ranger Pledge and receive your very own Discover Ranger Button!  For more information keep an eye out for weekly calendar of events posted throughout the park.

Share your images with us!  Facebook  Twitter  Instagram.


Earl Rowe
Event Name: Learn to Fish
Date: June 29, 2019 to August 18, 2019
Location: Across from the Fish Ladder
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Come and join our Learn to Fish leader for two hours of fish-filled fun! You will learn basic fish anatomy, rules and regulations, safety tips, and have a chance at catching a big one! We will provide you with all of the equipment necessary for an awesome fishing experience. This is a free program for all ages. Children must have adult supervision while participating in the program. Please be on time. Participants who do not attend the teaching session will not be given equipment. Check for session times on our social media, event boards around the park or staff.

Share your images with us!  Facebook  Twitter  Instagram.


Murphys Point
Event Name: Gray Ratsnake Presentation
Date: June 29, 2019 to August 31, 2019
Location: Visitor Centre - 2pm daily
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Meet up with our discovery rangers at the Visitor Centre daily from 1-4pm. In addition to our traditional displays and two Gray Ratsnakes, they will also have interactive prop tables to spark a deeper interest in the cultural and natural history of the park.

At 2pm, they will bring out one of our 2 Gray Ratsnakes for a presentation in front of the visitor centre.


Killarney
Event Name: Regular Park Programming
Date: June 29, 2019 to August 27, 2019
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Join Killarney Provincial Park Naturalists during summer programming throughout the park! From children's programs/crafts, guided hikes through interior trails, interactive and educational amphitheatres, and discovery drop-in programs, our staff have something scheduled that you are sure to enjoy! Program schedules are posted at our gate office, bulletin boards and on our Facebook page. Keep an eye on our social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) for special events!** Programs may be weather permitting **


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Daily Family Education Programs at Bronte Creek Provincial Park
Date: July 1, 2019 to September 1, 2019
Location: Various locations around the park.
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Every day of the summer there will be activities/ programs for your family to get involved in.

Weekly program schedule and information will be available IN-Park and on our social media channels.

Join the conversation FacebookTwitter and Instagram 

For more information visit: www.BronteCreek.org

You can also call 905-827-6911 ext. 231


Bass Lake
Event Name: Discovery Drop-ins
Date: July 1, 2019 to August 30, 2019
Location: Locations are listed on Event Posters
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Join Park Staff on Saturdays for a Discovery Drop-in during the months of July & August. Bring along your Discovery Activity Book (or pick one up at the Drop-in, and use the equipment and materials provided to explore the park, observe plants and animals, and discover the wonders of nature. Be sure to share your observations with Park Staff, take the Discovery Pledge and receive your very own Discovery Ranger Button! For more information keep an eye out for weekly calendars posted throughout the park.


Silver Lake
Event Name: Discovery Drop-ins
Date: July 1, 2019 to September 1, 2019
Location: Locations are listed on Event Posters
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Join Park Staff for a Discovery Drop-in during the months of July & August. Bring along your Discovery Activity Book (or pick one up at the Drop-in), and use the equipment and materials provided to explore the park, observe plants and animals, and discover the wonders of nature. Be sure to share your observations with Park Staff, take the Discovery Pledge and receive your very own Discovery Ranger Button! For more information keep an eye out for weekly calendars posted throughout the park.


Wheatley
Event Name: Discovery Drop-ins
Date: July 1, 2019 to September 1, 2019
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Description:

Join park staff for a Discovery Drop-in during the months of July & August.  Bring along your Discovery Activity Book (or pick one up at the Drop-in), and use the equipment and materials provided to explore the park, observe plants and animals, and discover the wonders of nature.  Be sure to share your observations with park staff, take the Discovery Ranger Pledge and receive your very own Discover Ranger Button!  For more information keep an eye out for weekly calendar of events posted throughout the park.


Fitzroy
Event Name: Discovery Drop-ins!
Date: July 1, 2019 to September 2, 2019
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Join park staff for a Discovery Drop-in during the months of July & August.  Bring along your Discovery Activity Book (or pick one up at the Drop-in), and use the equipment and materials provided to explore the park, observe plants and animals, and discover the wonders of nature.  Be sure to share your observations with park staff, take the Discovery Ranger Pledge and receive your very own Discover Ranger Button!  For more information keep an eye out for weekly calendar of events posted throughout the park.


Arrowhead
Event Name: General Weekly Schedule for Discovery Programs!
Date: July 1, 2019 to September 1, 2019
Location: Specific locations for each program updated here and in park weekly
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You're Invited to Discover !!! For July and August there is a weekly line-up of programs with something for the adventure seeker, artist, knowledge quester, social butterfly; for all ages and abilities!  Wednesday night is CAMPFIRE NIGHT beside beach 1 parking area.  Thursday mornings its a KIDS PROGRAM at the Picnic Shelter. FUNTASTIC Friday's are something out of the ordinary...could be a guided hike, campfire lunch, canoe or cycling event. Saturday night, The ARROWHEAD AMPHITHEATRE comes alive with multimedia presentations, film nights, guest speakers and musicians! Sunday morning CANOE in the MIST is a canoe adventure guided by park staff as we go exploring the aquatic wonders around the lake and river...no experience necessary and  canoe rentals available.

Specific details, exact times etc for each event are updated weekly on this website and on posters throughout the park!


Silent Lake
Event Name: Discovery Drop-ins
Date: July 1, 2019 to August 31, 2019
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Description:

Join park staff for a Discovery Drop-in during the months of July & August.  Bring along your Discovery Activity Book (or pick one up at the Drop-in), and use the equipment and materials provided to explore the park, observe plants and animals, and discover the wonders of nature.  Be sure to share your observations with park staff, take the Discovery Ranger Pledge and receive your very own Discover Ranger Button!  For more information keep an eye out for weekly calendar of events posted throughout the park.


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Yoga in the Park with Stacey!
Date: July 2, 2019 to August 27, 2019
Location: Day-use only area. 1219 Burloak Drive. Picnic Shelter F
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We are pleased to be able to offer park visitors a chance to enjoy weekly Yoga sessions outdoors!

Offered every Tuesday evening, Starting JULY 2 through to August 27, 2019. Between 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Vinyasa is a style of yoga characterized by stringing postures together so that you move from one to another, seamlessly, using breath. Commonly referred to as “flow” yoga. Vinyasa classes offer a variety of postures and no two classes are ever alike. Stacey will prepare a unique yoga class, so that every class is different as you train the body in new ways and learn new aspects of yourself. All levels welcome.

Participants are to bring their matt or towel and a reusable bottle of water.

No registration required - though you can via EventBrite.Participants pay entry into park. No additional fee for class.Dates and times subject to change - we will do our best to give you fair warning. Changes may be as a result of weather.Brought to you in partnership with Stacey Cabrera.www.Karmabhaktiyoga.com


Killarney
Event Name: Astronomers in Residence
Date: July 2, 2019 to August 27, 2019
Location: Park Observatory
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Join astronomer-in-residence Bill Gardner every Tuesday night at the park observatory for a chance to get a close-up view of objects in the night sky! Join astronomer-in-residence duo, Bill and Vicki Sherwood, Wednesday August 7th to Thursday August 15th for drop in day time astronomy and evening astronomy at the observatory as well as amphitheatre presentations/demonstrations. You don't want to miss it! Check our social media platforms(Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) for program specifics.*Programs are weather dependant*


Fitzroy
Event Name: Concerts dans le parc
Date: July 4, 2019 to July 25, 2019
Location: Pique-nique collectif
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Jeudi 7:00-8:30 pm

4 Juillet, 2019     Eddy and the Stingrays

11 Juillet, 2019     Heartbeats

18 Juillet, 2019     Big Newton

25 Juillet, 2019     Ambush


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Summer Music in the Park (amateur)
Date: July 4, 2019 to August 29, 2019
Location: 1219 Burloak Drive access - Breckon Shelter area.
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Each Thursday night we will showcase a different local musical group/ choir/ band/ quartet etc. (amateurs only)

These public performances aim to provide an enjoyable evening for our visitors while highlighting the music schools, choirs/ bands etc.  

We imagine people gathered around, casually listening and enjoying the talents of our local musicians.  We picture acts as diverse as steel drum bands to bag pipes! 

There are still openings for acts/ bands/ singers etc.  Please contact park at BronteCreek@ontario.ca if you are interested in performing.  

Details will be posted on our Facebook events page ---as we fill the Thursday nights.


Fitzroy
Event Name: Concerts in the Park
Date: July 4, 2019 to July 25, 2019
Location: Group Picnic areas
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Thursdays 7:00 to 8:30 pm

July 4, 2019     Eddy and the Stingrays

July 11, 2019     Heartbeats

July 18. 2019     Big Newton

July 25, 2019     Ambush


Ferris
Event Name: Discovery Drop-ins
Date: July 5, 2019 to August 31, 2019
Location: Various - Picnic Shelter, Playground, & others
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Join park staff for a Discovery Drop-in during the months of July & August.  Bring along your Discovery Activity Book (or pick one up at the Drop-in), and use the equipment and materials provided to explore the park, observe plants and animals, and discover the wonders of nature.  Be sure to share your observations with park staff, take the Discovery Ranger Pledge and receive your very own Discover Ranger Button!  For more information keep an eye out for weekly calendar of events posted throughout the park.


Sibbald Point
Event Name: Guided Walk
Date: July 6, 2019 to August 31, 2019
Location: Maidenhair Fern Trail
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Take a stroll with us to explore the natural wonders of the park. All ages are welcome. No pets please.

Programs are included in your park fees. For specific times, dates, and topics being offered during your visit, please contact the Information Office at 905-722-0278.


Murphys Point
Event Name: Algonquin Wigwas Tchiman
Date: July 6, 2019 to July 19, 2019
Location: 10 AM - 3 PM - Main Beach Picnic Shelter
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Birchbark Canoe Build with Chuck Commanda, 10 AM - 3 PM Daily

Chuck Commanda comes from a long line of Algonquin canoe builders. As a young boy, growing up in Kitigan-Zibi, Chuck helped his grandparents make birchbark canoes. Now, years later, Chuck enjoys sharing his knowledge and showcasing his skills to the public. Meet him anytime between 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. daily at the main beach picnic shelter. He will build a birchbark canoe (Wigwas Tchiman) in 14 days, using birch, spruce, ash and cedar materials harvested in the park and surrounding area. The finished canoe will be launched on July 19th!


Wasaga Beach
Event Name: Heritage Walking Tour
Date: July 11, 2019 to August 22, 2019
Location: Nancy Island Historic Site
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Thursdays, July 11th, 25th & August 15th at 2:00 pm

Thursdays, July 18th & August 1st, 22nd at 7:00 pm

Saturday, August 10th at 10:00 am

Tours leave from Nancy Island Historic Site (119 Mosley St.)

Join a costumed heritage staff member on a walking tour of Wasaga Beach.  Tour will last 1 - 1.5 hours.  Learn about the rich cultural history of the Town and discover the secrets to Wasaga’s past.  Pick up a Heritage Walking Tour Brochure at Nancy Island Historic Site and continue the exploration on your own!

Program supported by: The Town of Wasaga Beach and the Historical Advisory Committee.


Killarney
Event Name: Art in the Park
Date: July 14, 2019 to September 4, 2019
Location: Various Locations throughout George Lake Campground
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Have you always dreamed about painting in Killarney and becoming the next A.Y Jackson, Tom Thompson, A.J Casson or Frank Carmichael? Well here at Killarney Provincial Park, we would like to help you follow those dreams! Join us this season for our Art in the Park programs, including Artist in Residence, which provides free art lessons conducted by various professional and passionate artists! Our programs cater to a variety of different skill sets and groups of all ages. Join Jim Morlock from July 14th- July 19th, Danielle Gardner from July 21st- 26th (Spots limited, sign up available at the main gate), Paul Harpley from August 19th- 23rd and Christy Smith from August 29th- September 4th. Stop by the Friends of Killarney Park's 2018 Annual Art Show & Sale on July 28th from 10am - 5pm! Located at the Veteran's Memorial Hall (community centre complex) in the village of Killarney. Free admission but donations to the Friends of Killarney Provincial Park are welcome. Watch out on social media for updates and more Artist in Residence details!


Sleeping Giant
Event Name: Mysterious Mammals of Sleeping Giant
Date: July 16, 2019 to July 16, 2019
Location: Kabeyun South Trail head
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What are the beaver, moose, and Canada lynx really up to and why are they important species in our Park? Come join Discovery Rangers on a guided hike out to the Sea Lion to learn more about these fascinating animals. Bring sturdy shoes and water. 

*Please note that the Trailhead is located a short 5 minute drive from the campground.*

Program starts at 10:30 am. 


Sandbanks
Event Name: Sandfest
Date: July 17, 2019 to July 17, 2019
Location: Mouth of the Outlet River
Event Type: Seasonal Event
Description:

A fun sand sculpture event from 10 am until 12:30 pm. Bring your shovels and creativity. $1.00/ person or $5.00/ family or group. Participation prizes for everyone. Hosted by the Friends of Sandbanks


Arrowhead
Event Name: Wolves of Algonquin
Date: July 17, 2019 to July 17, 2019
Location: Amphitheatre 7:30-8:30pm
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Special guest: David Legros! An Ontario Parks Scientist, fresh from the wilds of Algonquin Park will amaze you with this revealing presentation about central Ontario's top predator!


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Tour
Date: July 17, 2019 to July 17, 2019
Location: 8:30 PM - Lally Homestead Parking Lot
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Join Mark and hopefully some birds, bats and moths for this special nighttime nature hike along the Silver Queen Mine Trail. See the restored, early 1900s mica mine in a different light too! Hardhats supplied but please bring a flashlight. DUE TO LIMITED CAPACITY, PLEASE PRE-REGISTER AT THE GATEHOUSE. Allow 10 minutes driving time from the main campground to the Lally Homestead.  Hike starts at 8:30 PM.


Sleeping Giant
Event Name: Wonders of our Rivers
Date: July 17, 2019 to July 17, 2019
Location: Sibley Creek Nature Trail
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Our wetlands and water systems are biodiverse havens for many aquatic species. Join for a hike on Sibley Creek Nature Trail and a pond dip to examine the interesting aquatic insects that live beneath the surface. Please bring your water shoes, insect repellent, and life jackets for anyone wanting to dip net with us. 

Program starts at 11:00 am. 


Killbear
Event Name: Neil Hutchinson - special concert
Date: July 18, 2019 to July 18, 2019
Location: Amphitheatre 7:30 pm
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Neil Hutchinson is a singer/songwriter who is inspired by the natural beauty of Killbear and the Canadian Shield. His set will include original songs about the Group of Seven, steamships, camping and more, with some Gordon Lightfoot classics and maybe even a Fred Penner song thrown in. Sponsored by the Friends of Killbear.


Arrowhead
Event Name: The Beaver!
Date: July 18, 2019 to July 18, 2019
Location: Picnic Shelter 10:30-11:30am
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Kid's Program! A Canadian superstar is revealed through stories, games and activities!


Murphys Point
Event Name: Guided Hike: Friends and Foes of the Forest
Date: July 18, 2019 to July 18, 2019
Location: 10 AM - Sylvan Trail (Park at Day Use Parking Lot)
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Take a walk through the biggest neighbourhood around – the forest! Join Emma and Rachel as they hike the Sylvan Trail and discover which plants and animals help or hinder their neighbours. This guided hike is 2.5km and will take about an hour - be sure to wear suitable footwear and bring water!


Sleeping Giant
Event Name: Bannock Making for Beginners
Date: July 18, 2019 to July 18, 2019
Location: Campsite Theatre at Marie Louise Lake
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Special guest Anne Marie is here to teach us the art of bannock making. Come and join us for some bannock over the fire.

Program starts at 2:00 pm. 


Rondeau
Event Name: Guided Canoe Hike
Date: July 18, 2019 to July 18, 2019
Location: Marsh Trail Parking Lot - 9:00am
Event Type:
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Join us for a morning paddle out on Rondeau Bay! Canoes are available to rent or you can bring your own!

These hikes are made possible by the Friends of Rondeau, a non-profit group who support science and education in the park!

Pre-registration is required as spots are limited! Call the Visitor Centre for details to sign up: 519-674-1768.


Murphys Point
Event Name: Traditional Indigenous Closing Ceremony and Canoe Launch
Date: July 19, 2019 to July 19, 2019
Location: Main Beach - 1pm
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It has taken Chuck, Jonathan, Jacob and many participating visitors almost 2 weeks to build an Algonquin Wigwas Tchiman (birchbark canoe). Join us at the Main Beach for a traditional Algonquin closing ceremony, followed by a long-anticipated launch. You can actually own this year's build so be sure to bring along some cash and pick up a raffle ticket - the proceeds of which will go towards future Indigenous programs.


Bonnechere
Event Name: Healthy Parks, Healthy People
Date: July 19, 2019 to July 19, 2019
Event Type:
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FREE DAY USE in all Ontario Parks in honour of Healthy Parks Healthy People. Come on out and enjoy events provided by staff encouraging the mental and physical benefits of the outdoors!

Events:

Yoga 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Mindfullness Walk and Nature Journalling 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Photo Scavenger Hunt 1:30 pm - 2:15 pm

Tree Cookie Painting 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm


Awenda
Event Name: Healthy Parks, Healthy People
Date: July 19, 2019 to July 19, 2019
Location: Awenda Provincial Park
Event Type:
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Come one, come all and enjoy FREE DAY USE at Awenda Provincial Park on July 19th in honour of Healthy Parks, Healthy People. Enjoy the opportunity to re-connect with nature and discover both mental and physical health benefits of time spent in Awenda, one of Ontario's hidden gems! Park staff will be leading special activities throughout the day. 

10:00 am - Open Your Eyes to Nature

Discover the ‘art of seeing’ and open a window of understanding by learning how to nature journal. Open your eyes to the natural beauty of Ontario Parks.

Pre-register at the Park Store upon park arrival. Limited to 30 participants. Rain day location; Activity Centre

10:00 am - Connecting to Nature's Web

Much like the internet, nature is an intricate web spun by a variety of contributors. Log on and join Madeleine and Erin on a guided hike along Awenda's accessible Beaver Pond Trail!

1:00 pm - Path of Paint and Paddle

What better way to help celebrate Awenda Provincial Parks' 40th anniversary this summer than by exploring our parks’ rich art heritage and creating your own personal masterpiece? Paint your own miniature paddle in a workshop geared to capture your special connection to Awenda!

Pre-register at the Park Store upon arrival. Limited to 32 participants. Rain day location: Activity Centre

2:30 - 4:00 pm - 'Cookie' Canvas

Paint yourself into Awenda's 40th Anniversary celebration this summer! Drop by 1st Beach for an informal painting event using a ‘tree cookie’ cross-section as your canvas. Explore your special connection to Ontario Parks in the tradition of Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven! Informal drop-in between 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm (30 minutes/person).

We hope to see you there! 

Remember to share your pictures! Facebook Twitter and Instagram #AwendaPP


Rideau River
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People!
Date: July 19, 2019 to July 19, 2019
Location: Main Beach and Picnic Shelter
Event Type:
Description:

Get outside and explore Rideau River for Ontario Parks' Healthy Parks Healthy People event!  Entrance to the park is free until 10:00pm.  Come to the park office and take advantage of a free 2 hour canoe, kayak, or stand-up paddle board rental!  These will be first come, first served.  Also don't miss out on the Discovery Drop-in program at 2:00pm.  Find the event posters in the park for details.  Or entertain yourself by simply enjoying our sandy beaches, volleyball court, hiking trail, or our free fishing equipment lender program with Tackleshare!


Turkey Point
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People Day
Date: July 19, 2019 to July 19, 2019
Event Type:
Description:

Ontario’s Provincial Parks play a vital role in the protection of our natural environment, but did you know that spending time in nature is good for your health too? Join us for our annual Healthy Parks Healthy People celebration on the third Friday in July, to learn about and celebrate the link between healthy parks and healthy people. During this event there will be no charge for day use entry to any provincial park in Ontario. Visit our Facebook page for updated events and times #TurkeyPointPP.

Information: Healthy Parks Healthy People


Point Farms
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People Day
Date: July 19, 2019 to July 19, 2019
Event Type: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Description:

 Free day-use at all Ontario Parks. We are opening our doors to everyone in Ontario; there will be no charge for day-use visitation during the celebration. Parks across the province will offer events and activities that encourage people to visit parks and be active. Explore a new park, sample our facilities and services or enjoy a fun event in a great natural setting!

Like us on Facebook to join the conversation.


Rushing River
Event Name: Staff vs Camper Volleyball
Date: July 19, 2019 to July 19, 2019
Location: Southside Beach Volleyball Net
Event Type:
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Join Rushing River park staff in a volleyball match on the beach at 4:15


MacGregor Point
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Date: July 19, 2019 to July 19, 2019
Location: Visitor Centre
Event Type: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Description:

Spending time in nature is very important for our physical and mental well being! In order to raise awareness of the benefits of being active in the out of doors.  Today the daily entrance fee will be waived to MacGregor Point and all Ontario Provincial Parks! 

We have a number of FREE events to celebrate Healthy Parks Healthy People day!

9am - Forest Bathing Session - Pre-register by stopping by the Visitor Centre or by calling (519) 389-6232 as space is limited. 

2-3pm - Forest School Fun - Come play the forest school way!  Teachers from the Saugeen Shores At Last forest school will be at the park between 2 and 3pm to help give your family suggestions on how to have a great time outside!  

7pm - Forest Therapy Information Session - Everyone welcome!  Join Forest Therapy Practitioner Rob Klea to learn about all the amazing ways time spent in nature is good for us!  

The Friends of MacGregor Point will be serving up breakfast at the Visitor Centre!  Support the Friends and their great work in the park, and get a delicious breakfast!  Breakfast starts at 9am, and will continue until they run out of food!  

ALL DAY: Amazing Race - Do you have what it takes to complete MacGregor Point's annual Amazing Race? Get your first clue at the Visitor Centre for this fast-paced scavenger hunt that takes you all around the park.

Share your pictures and videos.  Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter.     

Reserve your site as early as 5 months in advance at this popular park.

 

 


Wheatley
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People Day
Date: July 19, 2019 to July 19, 2019
Location: Day-use
Event Type:
Description:

Ontario’s Provincial Parks play a vital role in the protection of our natural environment, but did you know that spending time in nature is good for your health too? Join us for our annual Healthy Parks Healthy People celebration on the third Friday in July, to learn about and celebrate the link between healthy parks and healthy people. During this event there will be no charge for day use entry to any provincial park in Ontario. 

Information: Healthy Parks Healthy People

We invite you to enjoy a hike, picnic, swim or just lounge under the shade of a tree.  Recharge. Rejuvenate. Reconnect.


Port Bruce
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People Day
Date: July 19, 2019 to July 19, 2019
Event Type:
Description:

Ontario’s Provincial Parks play a vital role in the protection of our natural environment, but did you know that spending time in nature is good for your health too? Join us for our annual Healthy Parks Healthy People celebration on the third Friday in July, to learn about and celebrate the link between healthy parks and healthy people. During this event there will be no charge for day use entry to any provincial park in Ontario. 

Information: Healthy Parks Healthy People

We invite you to enjoy a hike, picnic, swim or just lounge under the shade of a tree.  Recharge. Rejuvenate. Reconnect.


Komoka
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People Day
Date: July 19, 2019 to July 19, 2019
Event Type:
Description:

Ontario’s Provincial Parks play a vital role in the protection of our natural environment, but did you know that spending time in nature is good for your health too? Join us for our annual Healthy Parks Healthy People celebration on the third Friday in July, to learn about and celebrate the link between healthy parks and healthy people. During this event there will be no charge for day use entry to any provincial park in Ontario. 

Information: Healthy Parks Healthy People

We invite you to enjoy a hike, picnic, swim or just lounge under the shade of a tree.  Recharge. Rejuvenate. Reconnect.


Algonquin
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People Day in Algonquin
Date: July 19, 2019 to July 19, 2019
Location: Various locations along Hwy 60
Event Type: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Description:

Celebrate Healthy Parks Healthy People Day at Algonquin Park!  Free Day-Use is offered this day at Algonquin and all Ontario Provincial Parks!  The day will feature a full schedule of special events and activities including:

Free 4 Hour Canoe Rental and Discounted LunchVisit the Portage Store between 7:00 am and 11:00 am to take advantage of a free 4hr canoe rental. Paddle historic Canoe Lake and its adjacent watershed. Afterwards take advantage of a 20% discount in our restaurant to enjoy some of our signature homemade burgers. Canoe rentals come with lifejackets, paddles, dry-bag and bailer kit. Restaurant discount can be applied to all restaurant items with the exception of alcohol. The Portage Store is located on Canoe Lake (km 14.1)

Free 2 Hour Paddleboard or Canoe Rentals at the Lake Opeongo StoreGet out on the water for a free 2hr rental of their canoes and paddleboards. Paddle on Lake Opeongo right from the dock at the Opeongo Store located 6.2 kilometres north of Highway 60 at km 46.3. From 10:00am to 5:00pm.

Free Guided Costello Creek Paddle at Lake Opeongo StoreThe Costello Creek trip is a perfect short (2hr) guided trip for people on a tight time schedule. This thoroughly enjoyable wilderness paddling experience includes all necessary equipment and the services of an experienced and knowledgeable guide. Our guide will demonstrate basic paddling skills so you can easily enjoy a few hours paddling a wilderness creek to Turtle Rock and back. Just meet us at the Opeongo Store located 6.2 kilometres north of Highway 60 at km 46, show up a few minutes early (the event is limited to the first 10 people) to register and get your PFD and paddle. From 10:00am to 1:00pm

Free 2 hour Bike RentalSign up required in person at the Lake of Two Rivers Store, located at km 31.4 on Highway 60, between Mew Lake and Lake of Two Rivers Store. Offer limited to the first 12 people. Sign up opens at 7:00am on Friday July 20th. Lake of Two Rivers Store (km 31.4). At 10:00am, 12:00pm and 2:00pm. 

Bears and You (Algonquin for Kids)What makes a bear tick and what does this have to do with you? Join us to find out. Algonquin Visitor Centre (km 43) at 10:30am.

Free Tom Thomson Paddle Art Contest Entry Workshop at the Algonquin Art CentreLocal Artist Katie Ohlke will be on hand to help you complete your paddle so you can enter it in the Algonquin Outfitters Tom Thomson Paddle Art Contest. This free event is brought to you by the Algonquin Art Centre, Katie Ohlke and Algonquin Outfitters. Algonquin Outfitters' goal is to have 100 paddles available in an online auction during September at www.algonquinoutfitters.com. Auction proceeds will support local art in Oxtongue Lake, the Town of Huntsville's public art fund, the Tom Thomson Art Gallery in Owen Sound, and the Algonquin Art Centre/Algonquin Park. Free coffee and tea will also be provided by the Algonquin Art Centre during this event. The Art Centre (km 20) from 11:00am to 3:30pm.

Guided Walk - Life as a Logger: Square Timber EraFor families with children 12 and under. How was life for Algonquin Park loggers in the "old days"? Come and find out in this hour-long program for children and families. We won't just show you a day in the life of a logger... you can come and live it! Get ready to work! Algonquin Logging Museum Entrance Building (km 54.5) from 1:00pm to 2:00pm.

Evening Program - Citizen ScienceBioblitzes and the importance of citizen science projects such as iNaturalist. At the Outdoor Theatre (km 35.4) at 8:30pm.


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Healthy Parks, Healthy People Day
Date: July 19, 2019 to July 19, 2019
Location: Various locations around the park
Event Type:
Description:

Healthy Parks Healthy People 

Free day-use at all Ontario Parks. We are opening our doors to everyone in Ontario; there will be no charge for day-use visitation during the celebration (except our pool).  Bronte Creek Provincial Park is hosting events and activities that encourage people to visit parks and be active. Explore the park, sample our facilities and services or enjoy a fun event in a great natural setting!

More detailed information will be posted on our Facebook page closer to the date.  

Update as of July 4:

Pilates 8:30am - 9:00am

Yoga 10:00am - 11:00am

Guided Meditation 11:00am

Learn to Disc Golf 10:00am - 3:00pm

Slackline demonstrations and lessons 5:00pm - 7:00pm

#HikOga (HikeYoga) 7:00pm

Learn to Camp - activities 10:00am - 3:00pm

Friends of Bronte Creek - Plant a seed activity

Friends of Bronte Creek - serving up Cotton Candy!  Funds raised go to support project in Bronte Creek Provincial Park.

Bird information session by Ravi 

Nature Centre 10:00am - 4:00pm

    Racoon mystery box activity TBA

Spruce Lane Farm 10:00am - 4:00pm

    Hand on Heritage TBA

*Additional charge per person applies for pool access open 11am - 6pm weather permitting.

Join the conversation FacebookTwitter and Instagram

Daily Vehicle fee has been waived for today only at ALL Provincial Parks.  

The daily pool entry fee, equipment rental and camping fees still apply. 


Forks of the Credit
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People Day
Date: July 19, 2019 to July 19, 2019
Event Type:
Description:

Ontario’s Provincial Parks play a vital role in the protection of our natural environment, but did you know that spending time in nature is good for your health too? Join us for our annual Healthy Parks Healthy People celebration on the third Friday in July, to learn about and celebrate the link between healthy parks and healthy people. During this event there will be no charge for day use entry to any provincial park in Ontario. 

Information: Healthy Parks Healthy People

We invite you to enjoy a hike, picnic, swim or just lounge under the shade of a tree.  Recharge. Rejuvenate. Reconnect.


Frontenac
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Date: July 19, 2019 to July 19, 2019
Location: FREE DAY USE
Event Type:
Description:

Spending as little as 30 minutes per day in nature can have a variety of positive health benefits.  Mental, Physical and Emotional well being can be significantly improved simply by spending time in nature.  Help Frontenac Park celebrate Health Parks Healthy People on July 20th, 2018 by coming for a paddle, hike, swim, picnic or other outdoor activity for free that day...you will be glad you did.  Realizing these benefits doesn't need to be just on July 20th, you can come to Frontenac 365 days per year to enjoy nature and reap its benefits.


Nagagamisis
Event Name: Wow Wildflowers - Wow! Les Fleurs Sauvages
Date: July 19, 2019 to July 19, 2019
Location: Gatehouse - Gare
Event Type:
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Wildflowers come in so many shapes, sizes, colours and smells. Search for them and you might see bugs and birds too…or come face to face with an alien invader! Join us at the Discovery Drop-in to pick up some tips and tools for investigating the wildflowers in our park. From 6pm to 8pm.

Les fleurs sauvages offrent une grande diversité de formes, de tailles, de couleurs et d’odeurs. En les découvrant, vous pourrez aussi voir des insectes et des oiseaux... ou même un envahisseur extraterrestre! Venez nous rejoindre au centre Découverte pour obtenir des conseils et des outils qui vous permettront de mener votre enquête sur les fleurs sauvages qui ornent notre parc. De 18:00 à 20:00 heures. 


Sauble Falls
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People Day
Date: July 19, 2019 to July 19, 2019
Event Type: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Description:

Ontario’s Provincial Parks play a vital role in the protection of our natural environment, but did you know that spending time in nature is good for your health too? Join us for our annual Healthy Parks Healthy People celebration on the third Friday in July, to learn about and celebrate the link between healthy parks and healthy people. During this event there will be no charge for day use entry to any provincial park in Ontario. Visit our Facebook page for updated events and times #SaubleFallsPP.

Information: Healthy Parks Healthy People


Inverhuron
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People Day
Date: July 19, 2019 to July 19, 2019
Event Type: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Description:

Free day-use at all Ontario Parks. We are opening our doors to everyone in Ontario; there will be no charge for day-use visitation during the celebration. Parks across the province will offer events and activities that encourage people to visit parks and be active. Explore a new park, sample our facilities and services or enjoy a fun event in a great natural setting!


Arrowhead
Event Name: HPHP: Mood Walk
Date: July 19, 2019 to July 19, 2019
Location: Meet @ Beach 1 Parking Area 10:00am-12:00pm
Event Type:
Description:

Let the power of nature uplift your mind, body and soul on this interactive, experiential hike with facilitator, Marghita Austin, on the Stubb's Falls Trail.


Arrowhead
Event Name: HPHP: Paint for the Health of It!
Date: July 19, 2019 to July 19, 2019
Location: Picnic Shelter 10:30-Noon
Event Type:
Description:

A water-colour painting experience with a minimalistic approach to instruction and materials, which are provided! All ages are welcome!


Arrowhead
Event Name: HPHP: Story Walk
Date: July 19, 2019 to July 19, 2019
Location: Stubb's Falls Trailhead 10:30am-12:30pm
Event Type:
Description:

This is an opportunity for children and parents to walk outside while reading a picture book with the Huntsville Public Library Staff. This interactive walk is a good way to get kids involved in both reading and nature!


Darlington
Event Name: Healthy Parks/Healthy People
Date: July 19, 2019 to July 19, 2019
Event Type:
Description:

Join staff for fun activities suitable for the whole family. Check the activity sheet for details on programs and events.


Pinery
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People Celebrations & FREE Day Use
Date: July 19, 2019 to July 19, 2019
Event Type:
Description:

Write yourself a nature prescription and start your weekend early with FREE day-use entry to Pinery! Hike, bike, swim, paddle or participate in art, fitness, nature or conservation activities!

For more information please see our posted activity sheet on the Friends of Pinery Website.

We're looking forward to seeing you!

Share your pictures and videos.  Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter.

Reserve your site as early as 5 months in advance for this popular family event.


Craigleith
Event Name: Healthy Parks, Healthy People Day
Date: July 19, 2019 to July 19, 2019
Location: Craigleith Provincial Park
Event Type:
Description:

Ontario’s Provincial Parks play a vital role in the protection of our natural environment, but did you know that spending time in nature is good for your health too? Join us for our annual Healthy Parks Healthy People celebration on the third Friday in July, to learn about and celebrate the link between healthy parks and healthy people. During this event there will be no charge for day use entry to any provincial park in Ontario. 

Information: Healthy Parks Healthy People

We invite you to enjoy a hike, picnic, swim or just lounge under the shade of a tree.  Recharge. Rejuvenate. Reconnect.

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Port Burwell
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Date: July 19, 2019 to July 19, 2019
Event Type:
Description:

Ontario’s Provincial Parks play a vital role in the protection of our natural environment, but did you know that spending time in nature is good for your health too? Join us for our annual Healthy Parks Healthy People celebration on the third Friday in July, to learn about and celebrate the link between healthy parks and healthy people. During this event there will be no charge for day use entry to any provincial park in Ontario. 

Information: Healthy Parks Healthy People

Enjoy fun activities, including a self-guided scavenger hunt, guided hike along the beach, sand turtle sculpting competition, and pick-up baseball game with park staff!  

Remember to share your pictures Facebook or Twitter.  #PortBurwellPP  

For Campers: Reserve your site as early as 5 months in advance at this popular park.


Pancake Bay
Event Name: Amazing Amphibians
Date: July 19, 2019 to July 19, 2019
Location: Campsite 429 - 6—8pm
Event Type:
Description:

Frogs, toads, salamanders, oh my!  The word amphibian means ‘double life’, as most amphibians spend part of their life on land and part in the water.  Stop by the Discovery Drop-in and get set up to explore, observe, and discover the amazing amphibian species that call our park home.


Pancake Bay
Event Name: Yoga On The Beach
Date: July 19, 2019 to July 19, 2019
Location: Beachfront in front of the Picnic Shelter- 9:30am - 10:30am
Event Type:
Description:

There is no better place to experience Yoga than nature. One of the most beautiful spots in nature is Pancake Bay Provincial Park. What will happen when you combine the two?

This will be a gentle 60 minute Yoga practice.

All abilities welcome - Yoga is for everybody 

Bring your mat, towel, water bottle and insect repellent if necessary 


Kakabeka Falls
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People (HPHP) Free Day Use
Date: July 19, 2019 to July 19, 2019
Location: Day use
Event Type:
Description:

Celebrate Healthy Parks Healthy People with Ontario Parks!

When: Friday July 19, 2019

Where: All operating Ontario Parks (including Kakabeka Falls!)

What: Free day-use at all Ontario Parks. We are opening our doors to everyone in Ontario; there will be no charge for day-use visitation during the celebration. Parks across the province will offer events and activities that encourage people to visit parks and be active. Explore a new park, sample our facilities and services or enjoy a fun event in a great natural setting!

Why: The time to strengthen and rediscover our connection to nature is now! Ontario’s provincial parks are home to some of the most inspiring and beautiful landscapes in the country. We want to increase the awareness and uptake of the strong benefits linked to spending time in nature. What is included with the free day-use entry? All visitors to the park will be issued a complimentary day-pass to the park. You may enjoy the park facilities until 10:00pm on July 19th.

What activities can I participate in?

- Get active at 11:00am or 3:00pm by running in the 2nd Annual 5km Fun Run through the park and trail with the Kakabeka Falls Legion. $5 cost to participate the morning of the event (cost to cover set up and supplies), registration and day use at the park is free! Everyone in welcome including runners, walkers, strollers, and pets (on a leash of course!) Register ahead at www.runkbfalls.com

- Murillo Rural Community Centre will be out putting on kids programming and activities, including a bubble booth from 1:00pm to 3:00pm

- Take a trip around the sun to learn about the colours of fall, participate in the precipitation of spring, and even get to see a moss flame thrower with the Science North Bluecoats for an exciting live show demonstrating the science of seasons! 2:00pm in the Main Falls Parking Lot

- Say "HI"our Discovery Rangers at the Visitor's Centre for all you need to know about Kakabeka Falls Provincial Park!

Stay up to date and connect with us on Facebook @kakabekafallsPP

See you July 19th! 


Samuel de Champlain
Event Name: Trail Blazers: Trail Running for Beginners
Date: July 19, 2019 to July 19, 2019
Location: Forestry Research Trail
Event Type:
Description:

Join us on Friday July 19th as we celebrate Healthy Parks Healthy People!

6:00 pm & 7:00 pm: Trail Blazers: Trail Running for Beginners -   Interested in running but don’t like jogging down city streets? Sprinting on concrete causing you shin splints? Try your hand (or feet) at trail running. Learn some tips and tricks and why spending time exercising in nature gives you double the health benefits!


Neys
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People Day
Date: July 19, 2019 to July 19, 2019
Event Type:
Description:

Join an interpretive naturalist for a workshop using a 'tree cookie' cross section as your canvas. Capture a memory and share your special connection to Ontario Parks in the tradition of Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven! Discover your inner artist- no experience necessary. After a day of painting and making memories, join park staff for a campfire, games, and an outdoor gallery featuring your masterpiece!


Murphys Point
Event Name: BBQ - hosted by the Friends of Murphys Point Park
Date: July 19, 2019 to July 19, 2019
Location: Main Beach - 11:30am to 1:30pm (or until supplies last)
Event Type:
Description:

Bring some cash and support the great work of the Friends of Murphys Point Park. Hotdogs, hamburgers, and cold drinks available.


Pancake Bay
Event Name: Water Obstacle Course
Date: July 19, 2019 to July 19, 2019
Location: East Comfort Station - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Event Type:
Description:

Come one come all!

Join us in Pancake Bay’s HPHP Day Water Obstacle Course!

Come test your skills and embrace the water as you try and complete the obstacle course of a lifetime!

Come ready to get wet and move and most importantly HAVE FUN!


Pancake Bay
Event Name: Free Day Use
Date: July 19, 2019 to July 19, 2019
Event Type:
Description:

For our Healthy Parks Healthy People Day (HPHP) come in and enjoy all Pancake Bay has to offer for no charge!


Balsam Lake
Event Name: Healthy Parks, Healthy People FREE DAY USE!
Date: July 19, 2019 to July 19, 2019
Location: Balsam Lake PP
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Description:

Do you ever wonder why you feel so great after a walk in the woods or a bike ride along your favourite path? Or how much better you feel just looking at the trees outside your window?  Spending time with nature actually helps us live happier, healthier, longer lives. Ontario Parks invites you to celebrate the many health benefits of spending time in nature on July 19, 2019. All operating provincial parks are waiving day-use fees and hosting special events and activities that encourage people to visit parks and be active.

Bio Blitz

9:30am-11:30am - Volunteer to help observe, record, and catalogue wildlife along with our Park Biologist and our Education team.

Go Wild for Art

2pm - Celebrate Ontario Parks by creating your own unique piece of art.  All supplies provided, just bring your creativity and imagination!


Rock Point
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Date: July 19, 2019 to July 19, 2019
Location: Rock point Provincial Park Day Use area
Event Type:
Description:Be sure to come down to day use  and discover the outdoors. Kids grab your parents and join us for a variety of activities from challenges to special programs put on by staff and special guests at various times throughout the day. See details on the event boards throughout the park there will be something for everyone.  This is also a Free Day use day across the province at all Provincial Parks.  Hope you will get outside and join us.  
Rushing River
Event Name: Dance Class at the Amphitheater
Date: July 19, 2019 to July 19, 2019
Location: Park Amphitheater
Event Type:
Description:

Join our Discovery Staff who will be leading a dance class at the Amphitheater at 11am


Sandbanks
Event Name: Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup Event
Date: July 19, 2019 to July 19, 2019
Location: Lakeshore Beach - Meeting location at Lakeshore Beach Parking Lot
Event Type:
Description:

As part of Healthy Parks and Healthy People Day, we are hosting a shoreline clean up event. Get out in nature and enjoy the sunshine, and help keep our parks healthy too.


Rondeau
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People Day (FREE DAY USE)
Date: July 19, 2019 to July 19, 2019
Location: Rondeau Provincial Park
Event Type:
Description:

Want to improve your memory, decrease stress and improve your sleep quality?? More time in nature is all you need! Take advantage of a free day at Rondeau and join us for a full day of healthy activities.

9:00am -  Beach Access 10 - Yoga on the Beach (bring a towel or mat if you have one)

10:00am - Visitor Centre front lawn - WalkCK Family Fun Walk 

11:00am - Visitor Centre front lawn - Kids Yoga (bring a towel or mat if you have one)

1:00pm - Visitor Centre front lawn - Boot Camp! Get ready to sweat!

2:00pm - Beach Access 10 - Invasive Species Pull! Help us keep our park free from invaders!

Call the Visitor Centre for more information at 519-674-1768 and Like our Facebook page!


Fushimi Lake
Event Name: Wow Wildflowers - Wow! Les Fleurs Sauvages
Date: July 19, 2019 to July 19, 2019
Location: Day Use Area
Event Type:
Description:

Wildflowers come in so many shapes, sizes, colours and smells. Search for them and you might see bugs and birds too…or come face to face with an alien invader! Join us at the Discovery Drop-in to pick up some tips and tools for investigating the wildflowers in our park.

Les fleurs sauvages offrent une grande diversité de formes, de tailles, de couleurs et d’odeurs. En les découvrant, vous pourrez aussi voir des insectes et des oiseaux... ou même un envahisseur extraterrestre! Venez nous rejoindre au centre Découverte pour obtenir des conseils et des outils qui vous permettront de mener votre enquête sur les fleurs sauvages qui ornent notre parc.

Pour plus d'information, veuillez contacter la gate de fushimi lake. For more information about times and locations please contact fushimi lake gate house.


Killbear
Event Name: Healthy Parks, Healthy People Day at Killbear
Date: July 19, 2019 to July 19, 2019
Location: Day Use Beach
Event Type:
Description:

Activities will be taking place all day from 10 am until 4 pm. 

10 AM - YOGA ON THE BEACH Join our guest instructor for a 45-minute session, bring a water bottle and your own mat or towel.

11 AM - TRADITIONAL NISHINAABEG STRAWBERRY AND WATER CEREMONIES Join Christine King, from our neighbouring Wasauksing First Nation community, for a morning of song and ceremonies.

12 PM - YOGA ON THE BEACH

1 PM - GUIDED HIKE: HOW NATURE MAKES PEOPLE HEALTHY Join our lead naturalist for a relaxing stroll along the Twin Points Trail!

2 PM and 3 PM - GO WILD FOR ART: COOKIE CANVAS Paint your favourite Killbear memory on a tree cookie. Space is limited for both sessions. Sign up at the Visitor Centre prior to the date.

10 AM to 4 PM - ASK THE NATURALIST Drop by and chat with naturalists in the Discovery Program, meet our scaly species at risk ambassadors and check out our Touch Table!

Parking is limited, please carpool, bike, walk or canoe. Overflow parking at main office. Bring your own healthy picnic. 


René Brunelle
Event Name: Wow Wildflowers
Date: July 19, 2019 to July 19, 2019
Location: Comfort Station
Event Type:
Description:

From 6pm to 8pm

Wildflowers come in so many shapes, sizes, colours and smells. Search for them and you might see bugs and birds too…or come face to face with an alien invader! Join us at the Discovery Drop-in to pick up some tips and tools for investigating the wildflowers in our park.


Killarney
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Date: July 19, 2019 to July 19, 2019
Event Type:
Description:

It's that time of year again! Healthy Parks Healthy People (HPHP) Day encourages both campers and the public to get out and enjoy what Ontario Parks have to offer. With free day-use all day (8:00AM-10:00PM) there's no reason not to enjoy the activities and programs throughout the day. Watch out on social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) for a detailed schedule of the day's events!


Charleston Lake
Event Name: Charleston Lake Challenge
Date: July 19, 2019 to July 19, 2019
Location: This event begins at the Discovery Centre at 10:00am
Event Type:
Description:

Celebrate Healthy Parks Healthy People Day by doing the Charleston Lake Challenge! Drop by the Discovery Centre for a set of clues and challenges that will lead you on a path of discovery throughout the park. Explore places you've never been before, be active, and get your very own HPHP prize! All ages welcome. You may participate as an individual or a small group.


Sibbald Point
Event Name: The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup
Date: July 19, 2019 to July 19, 2019
Location: Near the Park Store
Event Type:
Description:

Join park staff in keeping the beautiful shores of Lake Simcoe healthy and clean for future generations.

Meet us near the Park Store - there will be a table for you to sign in and pick up everything you need to participate. Just bring: you, your friends and family!


Long Point
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People Day
Date: July 19, 2019 to July 19, 2019
Event Type:
Description:

Ontario’s provincial parks play a vital role in the protection of our natural environment, but did you know that spending time in nature is good for your health too? Join us at our annual Healthy Parks Healthy People celebration on the 3rd Friday in July to learn about and celebrate the link between healthy parks and healthy people. During this event there will be no charge for day use entry to any provincial park in Ontario. Visit our Facebook page for updated events and times.


Wasaga Beach
Event Name: Healthy Parks, Healthy People
Date: July 19, 2019 to July 19, 2019
Location: Wasaga Beach Provincial Park
Event Type:
Description:

Ontario’s Provincial Parks play a vital role in the protection of our natural environment, but did you know that spending time in nature is good for your health too? Join us for our annual Healthy Parks Healthy People celebration on the third Friday in July, to learn about and celebrate the link between healthy parks and healthy people. During this event there will be no charge for day use entry to any provincial park in Ontario. 

Information: Healthy Parks Healthy People

We invite you to enjoy a hike, picnic, swim or just lounge under the shade of a tree.  Recharge. Rejuvenate. Reconnect.


Selkirk
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People Day
Date: July 19, 2019 to July 19, 2019
Event Type:
Description:

Ontario’s provincial parks play a vital role in the protection of our natural environment, but did you know that spending time in nature is good for your health too? Join us for our annual Healthy Parks Healthy People (#HPHP) celebration on the 3rd friday in July, to learn about and celebrate the link between healthy parks and healthy people. During this event there will be no charge for day use entry to any provincial park in Ontario. Visit our Facebook page for updated events and times #SelkirkPP

More about HPHP!


Awenda
Event Name: GO WILD FOR ART!
Date: July 19, 2019 to July 19, 2019
Location: 1st Parking Lot - 1st Beach,
Event Type:
Description:

What better way to capture the essence of your visit to Awenda this summer than by exploring our parks’ rich art heritage and creating your own personal masterpiece? Paint and create during this workshop geared to capture your special connection to Awenda!

3 different sessions will be offered: 10:30am, 1:00pm and 2:30pm.

Pre-register at the Park Store upon arrival. Limited to 32 participants. Activity Centre - rain day location

Reserve your site as early as 5 months in advance at this popular park.

Remember to share your pictures! Facebook Twitter and Instagram #AwendaPP


Earl Rowe
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People Day
Date: July 19, 2019 to July 19, 2019
Event Type:
Description:

Come one, come all and enjoy *FREE DAY USE at Earl Rowe Provincial Park in honour of Healthy Parks, Healthy People. Enjoy the opportunity to re-connect with nature and discover both mental and physical health benefits of time spent in nature.

*daily vehicle fee is waived, daily per person pool fees apply.

Share your images with us!  Facebook  Twitter  Instagram.


Blue Lake
Event Name: Healthy Parks, Healthy People Day
Date: July 19, 2019 to July 19, 2019
Event Type:
Description:

Ontario's provincial parks play a vital role in the protection of our natural environment, but did you know that spending time in nature is good for your health too? Join us for a hike, swim, or paddle and reconnect with nature in celebration of our annual Healthy Parks, Healthy People Day. Stay tuned for a detailed schedule of the day's events, which you can find throughout the park or on Facebook @BlueLakePP. 

There will be no charge for day-use visitation at ALL Ontario Parks during the celebration! 


Kettle Lakes
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People- Art in the Park
Date: July 19, 2019 to July 19, 2019
Location: Island Lake Beach at 7:00pm
Event Type:
Description:

Art in the Park - we invite you to meet us for an Art in the Park session at Island Lake Beach at 7:00pm. Take a meditative moment in nature, relax and connect with an inspiring special place in the park. We will have the tools for you to put your inspiration on paper. You do not need to be an artist to participant! We welcome all ages and encourage adults to join the experience. 


Presqu'ile
Event Name: Yoga and Bird Walk - HPHP Day
Date: July 19, 2019 to July 19, 2019
Location: Campfire Field by Amphitheatre
Event Type:
Description:

Meet at 8:30am for some yoga on the lawn (bring a mat or towel) and follow that up with a bird walk.  Courtesy of Get Yoga of Trenton. July 19 is Healthy Parks, Healthy People (HPHP) Day - entrance to Presqu'ile is free on this date! 


Esker Lakes
Event Name: HEALTHY PARKS HEALTHY PEOPLE: Evening Discovery Program
Date: July 19, 2019 to July 19, 2019
Location: Visitor Centre
Event Type:
Description:

Starts at 7 pm

Meet us at the Visitor Centre for an Evening Discovery Program led by our special guest interpreter from Kettle Lakes Provincial Park!


Esker Lakes
Event Name: HEALTHY PARKS HEALTHY PEOPLE: Morning Yoga
Date: July 19, 2019 to July 19, 2019
Location: Camper's Beach
Event Type:
Description:

10 am - 11 am

Join us for a morning yoga session on the beach, led by a local yoga instructor. Bring a yoga mat (or suitable substitute) and a water bottle.


Esker Lakes
Event Name: HEALTHY PARKS HEALTHY PEOPLE: Discovery Drop-in: Art in the Park
Date: July 19, 2019 to July 19, 2019
Location: Camper's Beach
Event Type:
Description:

1 pm - 3 pm

Join our Discovery Guide at Camper's Beach for a special session of Art in the Park. Paint your own wooden paddle or wood cookie as a souvenir of Esker Lakes and of HPHP 2019. All ages welcome!


Esker Lakes
Event Name: HEALTHY PARKS HEALTHY PEOPLE: Sandcastle Building Contest
Date: July 19, 2019 to July 19, 2019
Location: Camper's Beach
Event Type:
Description:

3 pm - 4 pm

Bring your creativity and competitive spirit to Camper's Beach for our Sandcastle Building Contest! Compete solo or in a team for a chance at 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place and their associated prizes.

Please bring your own shovels, buckets, etc. and do not use any materials besides sand.


Esker Lakes
Event Name: HEALTHY PARKS HEALTHY PEOPLE: Guided Discovery Hike
Date: July 19, 2019 to July 19, 2019
Location: Lonesome Bog trailhead
Event Type:
Description:

4 pm - 6 pm

Take a hike with Park Staff on the Lonesome Bog trail and explore different aspects of the trail's flora and fauna. During the hike, visitors will be encouraged to follow the Discovery Program pledge: "Explore, observe, and discover!"


René Brunelle
Event Name: Free Recreational Equipment
Date: July 19, 2019 to July 19, 2019
Location: Camper's Beach
Event Type:
Description:

From 10 am to 4 pm

Come enjoy our recreational equipment for free, 1 or 2 hours free rental.

Available equipment: kayak, canoe, peddle boat and paddle board.


Killarney
Event Name: Zach Oliver Guitar Workshop and Concert
Date: July 19, 2019 to July 19, 2019
Location: Guitar Workshop - Nature Centre Concert - Amphitheatre
Event Type:
Description:

Guitar Workshop - 4:00pm

As a part of the concert tour, Zach will be teaching an introductory guitar workshop. These workshops are designed for kids that have never played guitar before, but want to learn how to play their favourite tunes in a group setting.

Zach will have four junior guitars on hand for kids to use. If you have your own guitar, bring it with you and enjoy discovering the music outdoors!

Zach Oliver Concert - 7:00pm

Singer and songwriter Zach Oliver will kick off his 19-show tour in Killarney Provincial Park on July 19, this year’s Healthy Parks Healthy People Day celebration. Come to the Amphitheatre at 7pm to enjoy the show!

https://www.ontarioparks.com/parksblog/summer-concert-tour-zach-oliver/ 


Lake Superior
Event Name: Sit-spot: Quiet Contemplation of Animal Behaviour
Date: July 19, 2019 to July 19, 2019
Location: Coastal Trail - Agawa Bay (starting outside Visitor Centre)
Event Type:
Description:

Join Alex and Michelle at 3:00pm for a sit-spot exercise. Sitting quietly in nature is a great way to destress and take in the multitude of health benefits being outside brings. It is also one of the best ways to observe natural animal behaviours, you would be amazed what you can find when looking and listening quietly!


Lake Superior
Event Name: Sunset Yoga
Date: July 19, 2019 to July 19, 2019
Location: Agawa Bay Beach
Event Type:
Description:

Join certified yoga instructor and park staff Jordan at 8:30pm for a special yoga class in celebration of Healthy Parks Healthy People day. We recommend bringing a yoga mat or towel, water, and bug spray.


Lake Superior
Event Name: Mindfulness Walk
Date: July 19, 2019 to July 19, 2019
Location: Rocky Point - Agawa Bay
Event Type:
Description:

Join Anna and Kelly for a slow, meditative walk through Lake Superior’s coastal forest. We’ll “shake off the road dust” and tune into our surroundings, like the ancient geology of the Precambrian shield, the microscopic world within mosses, and the ever-changing wind that sweeps off the lake. Practice attentiveness and compassion towards the biodiversity that surrounds and sustains us. We’ll finish with a guided meditation, leaving you feeling more connected to nature.


Driftwood
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Date: July 19, 2019 to July 19, 2019
Location: Day-Use
Event Type:
Description:

In celebration of Healthy Parks Healthy People we invite you to join us for a variety of activities through out the day!

12:00 - 2:00pm: Discovery Drop-In - join Allison at the day use beach for a fun Discovery activity!

8:00pm: Sunset Yoga - join us and Kara from Bodhi Yoga for a yoga session featuring our famous sunset at the day-use beach. All skill levels are welcome, just remember to bring a yoga mat!


Murphys Point
Event Name: Night-Time Flyers (Moths, Bats, & More)
Date: July 19, 2019 to July 19, 2019
Location: 8:30 PM - 10 PM - Rideau Comfort Station
Event Type:
Description:

Mark has added over 650 species of moths to the park list and is hoping to find more! Join him and Emma at the Rideau Comfort Station anytime between 8:30 and 10:00pm to go through the basics before checking out the light traps he’s set up on site. They will also have a couple of bat detectors on hand to pick up the calls of these majestic nocturnal insectivores – who knows, we may even see bats coming in to feast on the moths... They'll also go through some of the more useful resources available to amateur naturalists, including some online citizen science projects. Please bring a flashlight!


Ivanhoe Lake
Event Name: Amazing Amphibians
Date: July 19, 2019 to July 19, 2019
Location: Day-use Beach from 6pm-8pm
Event Type:
Description:

Frogs, toads, salamanders, oh my!  The word amphibian means ‘double life’, as most amphibians spend part of their life on land and part in the water.  Stop by the Discovery Drop-in and get set up to explore, observe, and discover the amazing amphibian species that call our park home.


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Tour
Date: July 19, 2019 to July 19, 2019
Location: 10 AM - Lally Homestead Parking Lot
Event Type:
Description:

Pre-register at the gatehouse for this limited capacity 1.5 hour guided hike down the Silver Queen Mine trail and into an early 1900s mica mine. Please allow 10 minutes driving time from the main campground to the Lally Homestead. Be sure to wear sturdy shoes, hard hats supplied!


Sleeping Giant
Event Name: Healthy Parks, Healthy People Day
Date: July 19, 2019 to July 19, 2019
Location: Various Locations in Sleeping Giant Provincial Park
Event Type:
Description:

Ontario’s provincial parks play a vital role in the protection of our natural environment, but did you know that spending time in nature is good for your health too? Join us at our annual Healthy Parks Healthy People celebration on July 19th, 2019 to learn about and celebrate the link between healthy parks and healthy people. During this event there will be no charge for day use entry to any provincial park in Ontario.

9:30 am Family Yoga at Public Beach, Marie Louise Campground

Come join us for family and kid friendly yoga on the beach led by Discovery Rangers as we go through the poses of animals that call Sleeping Giant home. Start your morning off right as you stretch with Marie Louise Lake as your backdrop and connect with nature. Please bring a towel or yoga mat with you.

11:00 am Fish and Learn at the Boat Launch dock, Marie Louise Campground

Join Discovery Ranger Bryanna and Greg to learn about our aquatic ecosystems and the different types of fish we can find in Marie Louise Lake. Afterwards, try your luck at fishing in the lake. Discovery Rangers will be on hand to offer any fishing instruction needed. Bring your fishing rod or borrow one of ours! We have 8 fishing rods from the tackle share program which we can provide at the program. These will be given out on a first come first serve basis.

1:00 pm Experience the Forest Guided Hike at Middlebrun Bay Trail Head

Come engage all your senses on a 5 km guided hike on beautiful Middlebrun Bay Trail which takes you through cedar, birch and spruce forests and out to a gorgeous sand beach on the shore of Lake Superior. Activities led by Discovery Rangers will help you relax and connect to the forest ecosystems of Sleeping Giant. Please bring water and sturdy hiking shoes. Optional: bring a lunch or snack to enjoy at the beach where you can have the option to return with Park staff or stay and enjoy the views of Lake Superior.

3:00 pm Nature Photography Hike at Southern Kabeyun Trail Head

Grab your camera and join Discovery Ranger Will for a 1.5 km guided hike on Ravine Lake Trail. Immerse yourself in nature as you learn photography tips and tricks. Please bring water and sturdy hiking shoes.


Samuel de Champlain
Event Name: Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup
Date: July 19, 2019 to July 19, 2019
Location: Mattawa River Visitor Centre
Event Type:
Description:

Come to the Mattawa River Visitor Centre anytime between 10 am and 12 pm to pick up your free cleanup materials and to select a cleanup location.

Shorelines are important habitats to many species of birds, insects, mammals, fish, reptiles and amphibians! Come get active and help us keep our park clean for this Healthy Parks Healthy People Day event.


Bon Echo
Event Name: Yoga
Date: July 19, 2019 to July 19, 2019
Location: Pumphouse Beach (Near the Visitor Centre)
Event Type:
Description:

Being in nature helps us live happier and healthier lives. Exposure to natural environments like parks enhances our ability to cope with stress. Celebrate Healthy Parks Healthy People Day with some yoga at 9:30 am. Bring your yoga mat.


Bon Echo
Event Name: Hike for your health- Guided Hike
Date: July 19, 2019 to July 19, 2019
Location: Hike starts at the High Pines Trailhead sign.
Event Type:
Description:

Join Mitch at 2 pm on a guided hike to learn how parks can improve your physical and mental health.    


John E. Pearce
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People Day
Date: July 19, 2019 to July 19, 2019
Event Type:
Description:

Ontario’s Provincial Parks play a vital role in the protection of our natural environment, but did you know that spending time in nature is good for your health too? Join us for our annual Healthy Parks Healthy People celebration on the third Friday in July, to learn about and celebrate the link between healthy parks and healthy people. During this event there will be no charge for day use entry to any provincial park in Ontario. Visit our Facebook page to join the conversation.

Information: Healthy Parks Healthy People


Kettle Lakes
Event Name: Incredible Insects Drop-In
Date: July 19, 2019 to July 19, 2019
Location: Slab Lake from 10:30am-12:30am
Event Type:
Description:

In the Air, on the ground, and even underwater, insects are everywhere -- which makes them easy to explore, observe and discover. Join us at the Discovery Drop-in to pick up some tips and tools for investigating the insects in our park between 10:30 am to 12:30 am at Slab Lake.


Kettle Lakes
Event Name: Guided Hike
Date: July 19, 2019 to July 19, 2019
Location: Kettle Trail at 2:00pm
Event Type:
Description:

Meet the Naturalist at the Kettle Trail Head at 2:00 pm for a guided hike where you can discover the different Fauna and Flora that call Kettle Lakes Home.


Emily
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People Day in Emily
Date: July 19, 2019 to July 19, 2019
Location: Varies for each program.
Event Type:
Description:

Celebrate Healthy Parks Healthy People Day at Emily!  Free Day-Use is offered this day at Emily and all Ontario Provincial Parks! The day will feature a full schedule of special events and activities including:

10 am: Magnificent Mammals Guided Hike starting at the South Beach kiosk board.

11 am - 12 pm: hula hooping at the Playground

1 pm: Yoga on the beach.

3 pm - 4 pm: Staff versus campers soccer game.

Come out and celebrate with us. We will see you soon!


Rondeau
Event Name: Rondeau's 125th Celebration!
Date: July 20, 2019 to July 20, 2019
Location: Rondeau Visitor Centre - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Event Type:
Description:

It's Rondeau's birthday! Stop by for unique and fun programming to help us celebrate!

9:00am - Guest Speaker Shawn McKnight of Return the Landscape - Learn the benefits of using native plants in your landscaping! Stay afterwards to help us get our garden in cleaned up!

11:00am - Guest Speaker Herb Snake - Explore the historical traditions and culture of the Lenape people!

11:00am - 1:00pm - Friends of Rondeau BBQ Lunch 

12:00pm - 4:00pm - Speaking of Wildlife - stop by for a Meet and Greet with a variety of Ontario's mammal species!

ALL DAY EVENTS

DIY T-shirt making - bring your own article of clothing and we'll supply the logo!

Native plant sale from Maajiigin Gumig Nursery

Meet John Williams and see how he portrays his Ojibway heritage through his art!


Presqu'ile
Event Name: Mammal Day!
Date: July 20, 2019 to July 20, 2019
Location: Amphitheatre and Campfire Circle
Event Type:
Description:

A full day event with multiple programs throughout the day. Come for a children's program in the morning to explore and learn about the diversity of mammals at Presqu’ile Provincial Park. The afternoon will feature a Fun Fair style program composed of mammal themed hands on activities, costumes, crafts, games and an information booth. End the day with an evening program with special guests, Soper Creek Wildlife Rescue, to see live mammals and discover more about their incredible abilities. All ages welcome, all events free with park admission. 


René Brunelle
Event Name: Rock on!
Date: July 20, 2019 to July 20, 2019
Location: Camper's Beach
Event Type:
Description:

From 2pm to 4pm

Did you know that Ontario is home to some of the oldest rocks on Earth? Join us at the Discovery Drop-in to learn where the best rock hunting spots are in the park, and use the Rock On! checklist to record your observations as you explore the park.


Pinery
Event Name: Savanna Fest
Date: July 20, 2019 to July 20, 2019
Location: Visitor Centre, Park Store, Outdoor Theatre
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Join Park Naturalists, Conservation Officers, The Friends of Pinery and other partners to celebrate Parks Day in Canada in the largest remaining parcel of Oak Savanna in Canada. Spend one of the best weekends in summer showing your love for your favourite park; Events will be run from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Grab a Savanna Fest Passport when you arrive and get a stamp from each station to enter a draw for some awesome prizes!. Further details can be found on the Activity Schedule on the Friends of Pinery Park's Website.

Share your pictures and videos.  Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter.

Reserve your site as early as 5 months in advance for this popular family event.


Pancake Bay
Event Name: Wow Wildflowers
Date: July 20, 2019 to July 20, 2019
Location: West Comfort - 2-4pm
Event Type:
Description:

Wildflowers come in so many shapes, sizes, colours and smells. Search for them and you might see bugs and birds too…or come face to face with an alien invader! Join us at the Discovery Drop-in to pick up some tips and tools for investigating the wildflowers in our park.


Darlington
Event Name: Marsh Awareness Weekend
Date: July 20, 2019 to July 21, 2019
Event Type:
Description:

Keep an eye out for "KIP" the frog as he visits the park this weekend. Come out to the programs and learn about the species that live in the marsh.


Samuel de Champlain
Event Name: Citizen Science Weekend
Date: July 20, 2019 to July 21, 2019
Location: Various locations throughout the park
Event Type:
Description:

Come out to learn how to identify different species in and around the park. Get involved with Citizen Science and iNaturalist to record your findings! Lots of mini-programs over the course of the weekend. Open to all levels of naturalists, from beginners to professionals!


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Parks Day in Canada
Date: July 20, 2019 to July 20, 2019
Location: Various Location throughout the park
Event Type:
Description:

A day to celebrate all things "parks".

Hike, picnic, swim and play.  Relax, read, sketch or paint.  Dance, jump or run!

Explore. Discover. Cherish.

Join the conversation FacebookTwitter and Instagram

Discover the importance of Parks!


Marten River
Event Name: Lumberjack Day
Date: July 20, 2019 to July 20, 2019
Location: Day use beach and logging camp.
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

The park’s replica logging camp will transport you back to the horse logging era of the early 1900s, with a working blacksmith shop, an artifact-filled cookery, a bunkhouse, stable and more!  Enjoy the logging museum and theatre plus numerous outdoor exhibits ranging from a horse-drawn water tanker to an Otaco plow.  Take part in lumberjack skills contests, enjoy a logger’s bean lunch and be charmed by the antics of chainsaw carvers. The events will take place from 10:00 am  - 4:00pm. Valid parking passes or camping permits are required to attend events.

  Journée annuelle des bûcherons. Venez nous joindres a plusieurs competitions, visiter le musée. Un dîner de binnes est offert samedi.  Venez en grands nombres.


Esker Lakes
Event Name: Discovery Drop-In: Wow! Wildflowers
Date: July 20, 2019 to July 20, 2019
Location: Lonesome Bog trail
Event Type:
Description:

6 pm - 8 pm

Wildflowers come in so many shapes, sizes, colours and smells. Search for them and you might see bugs and birds too…or come face to face with an alien invader! Join us at the Discovery Drop-in to pick up some tips and tools for investigating the wildflowers in our park.


Esker Lakes
Event Name: Discovery Drop-In: Amazing Amphibians
Date: July 20, 2019 to July 20, 2019
Location: Camper's Beach
Event Type:
Description:

2 pm - 4pm

Frogs, toads, salamanders, oh my!  The word amphibian means ‘double life’, as most amphibians spend part of their life on land and part in the water.  Stop by the Discovery Drop-in and get set up to explore, observe, and discover the amazing amphibian species that call our park home.


Murphys Point
Event Name: Evening Program: The Bachelors of Murphys Point
Date: July 20, 2019 to July 20, 2019
Location: 8 PM - Amphitheatre
Event Type:
Description:

Will you accept this trillium?  Join Grace and Peter as they explore the bizarre mating behaviours of the animals of Murphys Point in this family friendly program.  


Kettle Lakes
Event Name: Hike the Visitor Centre
Date: July 20, 2019 to July 20, 2019
Location: Visitor Centre at 7:00pm
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Bring the whole family to come explore the Kettle Lakes Visitor Centre at 7 pm. 


Ivanhoe Lake
Event Name: Wow! Wildflowers
Date: July 20, 2019 to July 20, 2019
Location: Visitor Centre from 2pm-4pm
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Wildflowers come in so many shapes, sizes, colours and smells. Search for them and you might see bugs and birds too…or come face to face with an alien invader! Join us at the Discovery Drop-in to pick up some tips and tools for investigating the wildflowers in our park.


Nagagamisis
Event Name: Amazing Amphibians - Étonnants Amphibiens
Date: July 20, 2019 to July 20, 2019
Location: Beach - Plage
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Frogs, toads, salamanders, oh my!  The word amphibian means ‘double life’, as most amphibians spend part of their life on land and part in the water.  Stop by the Discovery Drop-in and get set up to explore, observe, and discover the amazing amphibian species that call our park home. From 2pm to 4pm.

Des grenouilles, des crapauds, des salamandres — oh là là!  Le mot amphibien signifie « qui a la particularité d’avoir une double vie ». En fait, la plupart des amphibiens passent une partie de leur vie sur terre et une partie dans l’eau.  Arrêtez-vous au centre Découverte et installez-vous pour explorer, observer et découvrir les étonnantes espèces d’amphibiens qui ont élu domicile dans notre parc. De 14:00 à 16:00 heures.


Fushimi Lake
Event Name: Rock On
Date: July 20, 2019 to July 20, 2019
Location: Day Use Area
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Did you know that Ontario is home to some of the oldest rocks on Earth? Join us at the Discovery Drop-in to learn where the best rock hunting spots are in the park, and use the Rock On! checklist to record your observations as you explore the park.

Savez-vous que l’Ontario abrite certaines des plus vieilles pierres sur terre? Rendez-vous au centre Découverte pour apprendre où se trouvent les meilleurs terrains de chasse aux cailloux du parc et comment utiliser la liste de contrôle pour répertorier vos observations lors de vos explorations.


Kettle Lakes
Event Name: Predatory Vs. Prey
Date: July 20, 2019 to July 20, 2019
Location: Slab Lake Field at 2:00pm
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What do your backyard, a lake, and a forest all have in common? Each location is a part of an ecosystem; where living and nonliving things are sharing an environment and interacting with each other. Meet our naturalist at the Slab Lake Field at 2:00pm to learn all about what makes up an ecosystem and how everything in an ecosystem 


Ivanhoe Lake
Event Name: Rock On!
Date: July 20, 2019 to July 20, 2019
Location: Day-Use Beach from 10am-12pm
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Did you know that Ontario is home to some of the oldest rocks on Earth? Join us at the Discovery Drop-in to learn where the best rock hunting spots are in the park, and use the Rock On! checklist to record your observations as you explore the park. 


Earl Rowe
Event Name: Sciensational Snakes!
Date: July 20, 2019 to July 20, 2019
Location: Amphitheatre
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Sciensational Sssnakes provides hands-on education about reptiles and amphibians for the young and the young at heart. Their presentation features an informal lecture about the animals, their ecology and conservation issues as well as a session in which participants are able to interact, touch and hold the animals. Many of them are native Ontario species, some of which are now endangered in the wild, and rarely seen. You don't want to miss this!

** Please Note ** specific date yet to be determined at time of event listing.  Please refer to our Facebook page for updates.

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Emily
Event Name: Glen Caradus & the Paddling Puppeteers
Date: July 20, 2019 to July 20, 2019
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Be prepared to sing and dance along as Glen brings his musical talent back to Emily Provincial Park for the 2019 season.

The theme of the show will be revealed closer to the event date! Previous concerts explored the history of the Pigeon River and why we should enjoy nature. 

Due to popularity campers are encouraged to bring blankets or chairs to the event as seating will be limited.

To learn more about the performer, please visit: www.paddlingpuppeteers.com


Pancake Bay
Event Name: Nature Detectives
Date: July 20, 2019 to July 20, 2019
Location: Picnic Shelter - 10am—12pm
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You may not always get to see animals in the park, but they’re out there! Join us at the Discovery Drop-in and we will set you up to explore, observe and discover the variety of signs wildlife leave behind.  Who knows what you might find!


Killarney
Event Name: To Touch the Moon- 50th Anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing
Date: July 20, 2019 to July 20, 2019
Location: Amphitheatre
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Description:On July 20th, 2019, the world will be celebrating an important historical occasion, the 50th anniversary of the landing on the Moon. To celebrate, Killarney Provincial Park will be having a special Moon extravaganza consisting of two programs; one in mid-afternoon and one in the evening. These events will feature different presentations on the moon, the opportunity to touch lunar rock, a walk to the observatory, constellation learning and for those of you willing to stay past midnight, a look at the moon through the telescope! 
Charleston Lake
Event Name: Birds of Prey
Date: July 20, 2019 to July 20, 2019
Location: Amphitheatre - 1:30 pm
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Come see live birds of prey at the Amphitheatre! Join the experts from Wild Ontario & their wildlife ambassadors at 1:30 pm for an up close look at these amazing birds. 


Bonnechere
Event Name: Junkyard Symphony
Date: July 20, 2019 to July 20, 2019
Location: Davenport Center
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Join Junkyard Jonny as he performs exciting eco-entertainment on all kinds of junk, promoting the four R's of waste reduction. The performance begins at 7 PM!


Murphys Point
Event Name: Discovery Drop-In: Incredible Insects
Date: July 20, 2019 to July 20, 2019
Location: 1 PM - 3 PM - Main Beach
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In the air, on the ground, and even underwater, insects seem to be everywhere - which makes them easy to discover!  Join Emma and Trevor to pick up some tips and tools for investigating insects in Murphys Point.


Bon Echo
Event Name: Traditional Teachings & Scavenger Hunt
Date: July 20, 2019 to July 20, 2019
Location: Children's Program Area
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Some elders and traditional people will provide a little insight into their culture and history. Join them at 2 pm for some sharing and learn some Algonquin words while on a scavenger hunt. Dogs are not permitted at this event. 


Blue Lake
Event Name: Parks Day
Date: July 20, 2019 to July 20, 2019
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Join us for Canada’s Parks Day! Enjoy all things “parks” by hiking, swimming, paddling, or lounging. Stay tuned for our detailed program of events, which you can find throughout the park or on Facebook @BlueLakePP. 


Sleeping Giant
Event Name: Parks Day
Date: July 20, 2019 to July 20, 2019
Location: Various Locations
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On July 20, the entire country will be celebrating Canada’s Parks Day. This event highlights the importance of parks across Canada and their role in protecting significant ecosystems and maintaining biodiversity while providing health benefits and social well-being. Join us in celebrating Parks Day with programs about backcountry safety and adventure.

4:00 pm - Team Survival Challenge at Visitor Centre Lawn, Marie Louise Campground  

Would you know what to do if you were lost in the woods? Join us for a fun and engaging program on how to stay safe in the backcountry of Sleeping Giant. Learn the basics of knot tying and shelter building. Put your skills to the test by building tarp shelters with a team. All ages welcome! 

8:00 pm - Backcountry Basics at Visitor Centre Indoor Amphitheatre, Marie Louise Campground 

Did you know that Sleeping Giant Provincial Park has over 80 kilometers of interior hiking trails and 40 backcountry campsites? Come and learn about all the dos and don’ts of backpacking interior trails, and why the backcountry in Sleeping Giant is so extraordinary. New and experienced hikers are welcome. 


Balsam Lake
Event Name: Balsam Lake Farmers Market
Date: July 21, 2019 to July 21, 2019
Location: Beach: 10am-3pm
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Balsam Lake Provincial Park is hosting our fourth annual Farmers Market series this summer in the spirit of the Healthy Parks, Healthy People movement! #HPHP  

Join us at the beach and shop local on Sun July 7, Sun July 21, Sun Aug 11, and Sun Aug 28 with a variety of vendors selling hand-made and home grown items from the local area: fresh veggies, baked goods, nature photography, decorative items, lawn ornaments, soaps, candles, wooden furniture and decor, and so much more!  A daily vehicle permit or camping permit is required to enter the park and the farmers markets.  

For more information or to register as a vendor: email natalie.mcmorrow@ontario.ca or phone 705-454-3324 ext 5221.


Nagagamisis
Event Name: Art in the park - Art dans le parc
Date: July 21, 2019 to July 21, 2019
Location: Beach - Plage
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Some of Canada’s greatest painters have been inspired by the beauty of nature in Ontario’s provincial parks. Follow in the footsteps of Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven and explore the park to find just the right spot to create your own masterpiece. Art supplies provided. From 10am to noon. 

Certains des plus grands artistes-peintres du Canada ont été inspirés par la magnifique nature des parcs provinciaux de l’Ontario. Suivez les traces de Tom Thomson et du Groupe des sept pour explorer le parc et découvrir des panoramas inspirants pour la création de votre chef-d’œuvre. Tout le matériel est fourni. De 10:00 à 12:00 heures.


Kettle Lakes
Event Name: Beary Bearwise
Date: July 21, 2019 to July 21, 2019
Location: Slab Lake Field at 10:00am
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Learn how to make your campsite less enticing to one of the park’s largest visitors, the black bear. The Discovery staff will be offering practical advice to keep your campsite unappealing to bears so you can fully enjoy your park experience this summer. Meet us at the Slab Lake Field  at 10:00am.


Ivanhoe Lake
Event Name: Nature Detectives
Date: July 21, 2019 to July 21, 2019
Location: Red Pine Beach from 10am-12pm
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You may not always get to see animals in the park, but they’re out there! Join us at the Discovery Drop-in and we will set you up to explore, observe and discover the variety of signs wildlife leave behind.  Who knows what you might find!


Fushimi Lake
Event Name: Art in the park - Art dans le parc
Date: July 21, 2019 to July 21, 2019
Location: Day Use Area
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Some of Canada’s greatest painters have been inspired by the beauty of nature in Ontario’s provincial parks. Follow in the footsteps of Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven and explore the park to find just the right spot to create your own masterpiece. Art supplies provided.

Certains des plus grands artistes-peintres du Canada ont été inspirés par la magnifique nature des parcs provinciaux de l’Ontario. Suivez les traces de Tom Thomson et du Groupe des sept pour explorer le parc et découvrir des panoramas inspirants pour la création de votre chef-d’œuvre. Tout le matériel est fourni.

Pour plus d'information, veuillez contacter la gate de fushimi lake. For more information about times and locations please contact fushimi lake gate house.


René Brunelle
Event Name: Art in the park
Date: July 21, 2019 to July 21, 2019
Location: Camper's Beach
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From 10am to 12pm

Some of Canada’s greatest painters have been inspired by the beauty of nature in Ontario’s provincial parks. Follow in the footsteps of Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven and explore the park to find just the right spot to create your own masterpiece. Art supplies provided.


Pancake Bay
Event Name: Art in the Park
Date: July 21, 2019 to July 21, 2019
Location: East Comfort - 10am—12pm
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Some of Canada’s greatest painters have been inspired by the beauty of nature in Ontario’s provincial parks. Follow in the footsteps of Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven and explore the park to find just the right spot to create your own masterpiece. Art supplies provided.


Pancake Bay
Event Name: Aquatic Acrobats
Date: July 21, 2019 to July 21, 2019
Location: Beachfront near East Comfort - 2-4pm
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Wetland and shoreline habitats support a huge variety of life – from Whirligig Beetles to Beavers - and are wonderlands to explore! Join us at the Discovery Drop-in and we will set you up to explore, observe, and discover our park’s aquatic acrobats.


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Open House
Date: July 21, 2019 to July 21, 2019
Location: 10 AM - 12 PM - Silver Queen Mine Trail (Park at Lally Homestead)
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Venture back in time to the early 1900s when the small-scale mica mining business was booming in eastern Ontario. Meet historical interpreters along the 1km trail and explore the restored Silver Queen Mine and the miner's bunkhouse. Hardhats supplied! Drop in between 10 AM and 12 PM.


Esker Lakes
Event Name: Discovery Drop-In: Undercover Critters
Date: July 21, 2019 to July 21, 2019
Location: Camper's Beach
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10 am - 12 pm

There is a whole world of wildlife in the park right below our feet. Join us at the Discovery Drop-in and search for snails, slugs, worms, fungi and more. How many different things can you find hiding undercover?


Sleeping Giant
Event Name: Wonderful Waterfowl
Date: July 21, 2019 to July 21, 2019
Location: Visitor Centre Lawn
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Did you know that waterfowl have amazing physical and behavioural adaptations that help them survive in the wild? Calling all kids, to come join us for a fun program with lots of outdoor activities all about the wonderful adaptations of ducks. 

Program starts at 10:30 am. 


Sleeping Giant
Event Name: Ask the Naturalist- Doppelgangers of Sleeping Giant
Date: July 21, 2019 to July 21, 2019
Location: Visitor Centre Lawn
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Come join Emma to learn the differences between look a like species of plants, animals and insects at Sleeping Giant.

Drop -in program starts at 2:00 pm until 3:30 pm. 


Sleeping Giant
Event Name: Radical Raptors
Date: July 22, 2019 to July 22, 2019
Location: Park Amphitheatre, Marie Louise Campground, Sleeping Giant Provincial Park
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What has sharp talons, a hooked beak and terrific eyesight? A couple of Lake Superior’s aerial inhabitants! Join Parks Canada as we discover two of Lake Superior’s most celebrated flying residents – bald eagles and peregrine falcons. Come find out how these raptors survive on the shores of the largest freshwater lake in the world.

Program start time: 7:00 pm


Grundy Lake
Event Name: Concert in the Park - Zach Oliver
Date: July 22, 2019 to July 22, 2019
Location: Introduction to Guitars Workshop - 4pm - Amphitheatre Concert - 7pm - Amphitheatre
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Murphys Point
Event Name: Discovery Drop-In: Amazing Amphibians
Date: July 23, 2019 to July 23, 2019
Location: 1 PM - 3 PM - Main Beach
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Frogs, toads, and salamanders, oh my!  The word amphibian means 'double life', as most amphibians spend part of their life on land and part in the water. Stop by the Discovery Drop-In, where Peter and Trevor will get you set up to discover the amazing amphibian species that call Murphys Point home.


Grundy Lake
Event Name: Wakami Wailers Concert
Date: July 24, 2019 to July 24, 2019
Location: Amphitheatre - 7:30pm
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Celebrate Grundy’s logging history by tapping your toe to the music of The Wakami Wailers!


Killbear
Event Name: Zach Oliver Concert
Date: July 24, 2019 to July 24, 2019
Location: Amphitheatre
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Introduction to Guitars Workshop 4:00 PM 

Concert at 7:00 PM

For more info: 

https://www.ontarioparks.com/parksblog/summer-concert-tour-zach-oliver/


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Pilates In the Park with Zhanna
Date: July 24, 2019 to August 28, 2019
Location: 1219 Burloak Drive. Day-use only area. Picnic shelter F
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NEW for 2019! Pilates in the Park!

Each Wednesday evening starting July 24, 2019 through August 28, 2019.

6:00pm and 7:00pmZhanna from Pilates Difference will lead all experience levels through weekly sessions that are sure to improve both your fitness levels and enjoyment of the park!All you need to bring a mat, water and enthusiasm! You can expect a Pilates workout that strengthens core (abdominal), improves balance and mobility of spine and joints. All levels are welcome.Park entry fee is required. No additional fee for sessions.Dates may change due to weather. We will do our very best to give fair warning regarding changes.You can register Via EventBrite for this no additional fee event. https://www.facebook.com/events/404108990337333/


Murphys Point
Event Name: Discovery Drop-In: Feathered Friends
Date: July 24, 2019 to July 24, 2019
Location: 10 AM - 12 PM - Main Beach
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How many birds have you seen or heard in the park? Ontario's birds come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, and colours and are an important part of our local biodiversity - the amazing variety of life around us. Join Peter and Rachel to pick up some birding tips and head out in search of some of our feathered friends.


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Christmas in July
Date: July 24, 2019 to July 25, 2019
Location: Campground - campers on July 24-25. Day visitors - July 25
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Campers!  Decorate your campsite with lights, stockings, reindeer, elves etc. 

The Friends of Bronte Creek will be putting special activities, music and treats!  join them at the Campground Amphitheater between 6pm-9pm.

check out www.BronteCreek.org for current details.

Day visitors - dress like santa, mrs. claus, an elf or reindeer while visiting the playbarn or pool.


Sandbanks
Event Name: Lakeshore Lodge
Date: July 24, 2019 to July 24, 2019
Location: Lakeshore Lodge Day Use Area at West Point
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1-4pm

Join us for a re-creation of an old fashioned picnic from the 1890s! Discover what was happening at Sandbanks at the time when Ontario's first provincial park was created. Music, games, corn & lemonade, face painting, hay rides and photo ops are all part of the festivities. Most activities are free, though donations are welcome; refreshments and hay rides are provided for a nominal fee to cover costs. 


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Tour
Date: July 24, 2019 to July 24, 2019
Location: 8:30 PM - Lally Homestead Parking Lot
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Join Mark and hopefully some birds, bats and moths for this special nighttime nature hike along the Silver Queen Mine Trail. See the restored, early 1900s mica mine in a different light too! Hardhats supplied but please bring a flashlight. DUE TO LIMITED CAPACITY, PLEASE PRE-REGISTER AT THE GATEHOUSE. Allow 10 minutes driving time from the main campground to the Lally Homestead.  Hike starts at 8:30 PM.


Killbear
Event Name: Wakami Wailers - Special Concert
Date: July 25, 2019 to July 25, 2019
Location: Amphitheatre 7:30 pm
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This talented band bring Ontario's logging history alive with classic songs and stories from the lumber camps. The Wailers are a Killbear tradition you don't want to miss.

7:30 pm at the amphitheatre, Sponsored by the Friends of Killbear. Suggested donation of $10 per family for this special show. 


Murphys Point
Event Name: Art In The Park: Cookie Canvas
Date: July 25, 2019 to July 25, 2019
Location: 11 AM - Main Beach
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The best souvenir you can bring home from Murphys Point is something you created yourself. Meet up with Rachel and Emma to unleash your inner artist and paint a beautiful 'tree cookie'.

Supplies are limited - first come, first served.  All ages and skill levels are welcome.


René Brunelle
Event Name: Science North
Date: July 25, 2019 to July 25, 2019
Location: Phipp's Point Day Use Area
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at 13:00 / à 1:00 pm

Seasons of Change / Crash full tilt into the reasons for seasons!

Join the Science North Bluecoats for an exciting live show demonstrating the science of seasons! Take a trip around the sun to learn about the colours of fall, participate in the precipitation of spring, and even get to see moss flame thrower!


Fushimi Lake
Event Name: Seasons of Change
Date: July 25, 2019 to July 25, 2019
Location: Day Use Area
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Science North is presenting 'Seasons of Change 2019' at Fushimi Lake on July 25 at 7:00pm at the Day Use Area


Bon Echo
Event Name: Learn to Fish
Date: July 25, 2019 to July 26, 2019
Location: Bon Echo Creek, near the park boat house
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Learn to Fish staff will be here Thursday July 25 and Friday July 26  from 10 am - noon and 1-3 pm to show you how to use fishing equipment and fish legally & safely. Learn some fish identification skills as well.  


Bonnechere
Event Name: The History Buffs
Date: July 25, 2019 to July 25, 2019
Location: Davenport Center
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Come on out to hear the amazing and local duo, The History Buffs! Witness them in full historical character as they take campers back in time to the early days of Bonnechere! Event begins at 7 pm.


Murphys Point
Event Name: Night-Time Flyers (Moths, Bats, & More)
Date: July 26, 2019 to July 26, 2019
Location: 8:30 PM - 10 PM - Rideau Comfort Station
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Mark has added over 650 species of moths to the park list and is hoping to find more! Join him and Trevor at the Rideau Comfort Station anytime between 8:30 and 10:00pm to go through the basics before checking out the light traps he’s set up on site. They will also have a couple of bat detectors on hand to pick up the calls of these majestic nocturnal insectivores – who knows, we may even see bats coming in to feast on the moths... They'll also go through some of the more useful resources available to amateur naturalists, including some online citizen science projects. Please bring a flashlight!


Nagagamisis
Event Name: Rock on! - Quel "rush"!
Date: July 26, 2019 to July 26, 2019
Location: Beach - Plage
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Did you know that Ontario is home to some of the oldest rocks on Earth? Join us at the Discovery Drop-in to learn where the best rock hunting spots are in the park, and use the Rock On! checklist to record your observations as you explore the park. From 6pm to 8pm

Savez-vous que l’Ontario abrite certaines des plus vieilles pierres sur terre? Rendez-vous au centre Découverte pour apprendre où se trouvent les meilleurs terrains de chasse aux cailloux du parc et comment utiliser la liste de contrôle pour répertorier vos observations lors de vos explorations. De 18:00 à 20:00 heures. 


Darlington
Event Name: Speaking of Wildlife
Date: July 26, 2019 to July 26, 2019
Location: Picnic Shelter # 1 - 6:30 pm
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Join special guests who will show us some "live" animals such as a skunk, porcupine, bobcat, and fox.Learn about these animals and how they survive in the wild, their species, adaptations and habitats.


Esker Lakes
Event Name: Discovery Drop-in: Art in the Park
Date: July 26, 2019 to July 26, 2019
Location: Camper's Beach
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6 pm - 8pm

Some of Canada’s greatest artists have been inspired by the beauty of nature in Ontario’s provincial parks. Nature is filled with colour, texture, and patterns – make the Park your canvas and create art from the environment around you! 


Samuel de Champlain
Event Name: 2nd Annual Star Party with the North Bay Astronomy Club
Date: July 26, 2019 to July 28, 2019
Location: Various locations throughout the park
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Evening presentations put on by the North Bay Astronomy Club will be Friday and Saturday night at the Mattawa River Visitor Centre at 7:30pm, followed by star gazing after dusk at Bagwa Day-use.

Friday night presentation: Native American Folklore as it Relates to Astronomy

Saturday night presentation: Life of a Star

During the day, the Astronomy Club will also have their solar telescopes set-up for safe sun viewing at the group site. 1:00pm-4:00pm


René Brunelle
Event Name: Amazing Amphibians
Date: July 26, 2019 to July 26, 2019
Location: Camper's Beach
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From 6pm to 8pm

Frogs, toads, salamanders, oh my!  The word amphibian means ‘double life’, as most amphibians spend part of their life on land and part in the water.  Stop by the Discovery Drop-in and get set up to explore, observe, and discover the amazing amphibian species that call our park home.


Fushimi Lake
Event Name: Amazing Amphibians - Étonnants Amphibiens
Date: July 26, 2019 to July 26, 2019
Location: Day Use Area
Event Type:
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Frogs, toads, salamanders, oh my!  The word amphibian means ‘double life’, as most amphibians spend part of their life on land and part in the water.  Stop by the Discovery Drop-in and get set up to explore, observe, and discover the amazing amphibian species that call our park home.

Des grenouilles, des crapauds, des salamandres — oh là là!  Le mot amphibien signifie « qui a la particularité d’avoir une double vie ». En fait, la plupart des amphibiens passent une partie de leur vie sur terre et une partie dans l’eau.  Arrêtez-vous au centre Découverte et installez-vous pour explorer, observer et découvrir les étonnantes espèces d’amphibiens qui ont élu domicile dans notre parc.

Pour plus d'information, veuillez contacter la gate de fushimi lake. For more information about times and locations please contact fushimi lake gate house.


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Tour
Date: July 26, 2019 to July 26, 2019
Location: 10 AM - Lally Homestead Parking Lot
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Pre-register at the gatehouse for this limited capacity 1.5 hour guided hike down the Silver Queen Mine trail and into an early 1900s mica mine. Please allow 10 minutes driving time from the main campground to the Lally Homestead. Be sure to wear sturdy shoes, hard hats supplied!


Ivanhoe Lake
Event Name: Trees are Terrific
Date: July 26, 2019 to July 26, 2019
Location: Saw Lake Trailhead from 6pm - 8pm
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How could we live without them? Join us at the Discovery Drop-in and spend some time exploring the diversity and beauty of the trees in our park. We’ll set you up to take leaf and bark rubbings too.


Bon Echo
Event Name: Friends of Bon Echo Art Exhibition and Sale
Date: July 26, 2019 to July 28, 2019
Location: South Beach (new location this year)
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The Friends of Bon Echo Park are celebrating their annual Art Exhibition and Sale July 26, 27, and 28 from 10 am - 4 pm with works of juried artists. Enjoy live music and a BBQ. 


Sleeping Giant
Event Name: Seasons of Change with Science North
Date: July 26, 2019 to July 26, 2019
Location: Park Amphitheatre, Marie Louise Campground, Sleeping Giant Provincial Park
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Join the Science North Bluecoats for an exciting live show demonstrating the science of seasons! Take a trip around the sun to learn about the colours of fall, participate in the precipitation of spring, and even get to see a moss flame thrower!

Program starts at 7:00 pm. 


Neys
Event Name: Canada's Parks Day
Date: July 27, 2019 to July 27, 2019
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Join us in celebrating Canada’s Parks Day! Lounge on our beautiful beach or take a hike on one of our scenic trails! Join a Natural Heritage Educator for an evening program or guided hike and make sure you check out the Visitor Centre to discover the rich cultural and natural history of Neys!


Esker Lakes
Event Name: Discovery Drop-In: Incredible Insects
Date: July 27, 2019 to July 27, 2019
Location: Lonesome Bog
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2 pm - 4 pm

In the air, on the ground, and even underwater, insects seem to be everywhere – which makes them easy to explore, observe and discover. Join us at the Discovery Drop-in to pick up some tips and tools for investigating the insects in our park.


Algonquin
Event Name: Loggers Day
Date: July 27, 2019 to July 27, 2019
Location: Algonquin Logging Museum (km 54.5)
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Join us for this highly entertaining and educational day when the Algonquin Logging Museum comes to life, brought to you by The Friends of Algonquin Park, the Algonquin Forestry Authority and Ontario Parks. Take in the demonstrations around the Logging Museum trail and try the old-time loggers’ lunch served in the sawlog cookery from 12:00 to 2:00pm, or while quantities last ($10 per person). Event runs 10:00am-3:00pm. Admission to this event is a minimum donation of $2.00 per person. 


Nagagamisis
Event Name: Incredible Insects - Insectes Incroyables
Date: July 27, 2019 to July 27, 2019
Location: Playground - Cour de récréation
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In the air, on the ground, and even underwater, insects are everywhere – which makes them easy to explore, observe and discover. Join us at the Discovery Drop-in to pick up some tips and tools for investigating the insects in our park. From 2pm to 4pm.

Ils sont partout, dans les airs, sur le sol et même sous l’eau. Explorez, observez et découvrez les insectes — c’est facile! Rendez-vous au centre Découverte pour obtenir quelques trucs et des outils qui vous aideront dans votre enquête sur les insectes. De 14:00 à 16:00 heures.


Rondeau
Event Name: Special Event - Paddling Puppeteers!
Date: July 27, 2019 to July 27, 2019
Location: Picnic Shelter beside the playground - 7:00pm
Event Type:
Description:

Join us for this entertaining show with a variety of colourful puppets who tell stories and sing songs about the environment while teaching us how we can take simple steps to preserve and restore Canada’s natural heritage.


Ferris
Event Name: Turtle Day
Date: July 27, 2019 to July 27, 2019
Location: Picnic Shelter
Event Type:
Description:

Learn about turtles and their environments!  Meet some of Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre's turtles while participating in fun family activities and discover how we can protect turtles! Regular park day use fees apply. This event is sponsored by the Friends of Ferris. 

Event starts at 1pm.

For more information: please contact Barb Hogan at 705-632-0894, or send an email to info@friendsofferris.ca


Fushimi Lake
Event Name: Incredible Insects - Insectes Incroyables
Date: July 27, 2019 to July 27, 2019
Location: Day Use Area
Event Type:
Description:

In the air, on the ground, and even underwater, insects are everywhere – which makes them easy to explore, observe and discover. Join us at the Discovery Drop-in to pick up some tips and tools for investigating the insects in our park.

Ils sont partout, dans les airs, sur le sol et même sous l’eau. Explorez, observez et découvrez les insectes — c’est facile! Rendez-vous au centre Découverte pour obtenir quelques trucs et des outils qui vous aideront dans votre enquête sur les insectes.

Pour plus d'information, veuillez contacter la gate de fushimi lake. For more information about times and locations please contact fushimi lake gate house.


René Brunelle
Event Name: Incredible Insects
Date: July 27, 2019 to July 27, 2019
Location: Comfort Station
Event Type:
Description:

From 2pm to 4pm

In the air, on the ground, and even underwater, insects are everywhere – which makes them easy to explore, observe and discover. Join us at the Discovery Drop-in to pick up some tips and tools for investigating the insects in our park.


Petroglyphs
Event Name: Evening Program
Date: July 27, 2019 to July 27, 2019
Location: Visitor Centre
Event Type:
Description:

Join us for an evening program at the Kinoomaagewapkong (Teaching Rocks). Featuring over 900 images this sacred indigenous site has many mysteries that are revealed, when cast in shadow. Visitors are welcome to call and book a placement in the program, due to high attendance in recent years.

Park gate entrance re-opens at 7:00 p.m. and closes at 8:00 p.m. sharp.

The Visitor Centre will be open to register vehicles until the program begins at 8:15 p.m.

Bring a flashlight and bug spray. The program will end around 10:00 p.m.

For more information, call the park at: (705) 877-2552


Murphys Point
Event Name: Evening Program: Murphys Point Mythbusters
Date: July 27, 2019 to July 27, 2019
Location: 8 PM - Amphitheatre
Event Type:
Description:

Ever wondered if bats are really blind, or if snakes are actually slimy?  Join our resident Mythbusters Grace and Peter as they debunk some popular misconceptions about the animals of Murphys Point.


Charleston Lake
Event Name: Learn to Fish
Date: July 27, 2019 to July 28, 2019
Location: Event location is at the Boat launch, registration is at the canoe rental office in the basement of the Discovery Centre
Event Type:
Description:

The Learn to Fish program introduces kids, teens and adults to fishing. This fun and engaging two–hour program combines a practical teaching session with an hour of supervised hands–on fishing. Sessions run 10 am to 12 pm and 1 pm - 3 pm on both Saturday July 27th and Sunday July 28th. Each session is limited to 40 participants, so make sure you register at the Canoe rentals before all the spots fill up!


Ivanhoe Lake
Event Name: Christmas in July!
Date: July 27, 2019 to July 27, 2019
Location: Throughout the park
Event Type:
Description:

Decorate your site for Christmas in July!


Murphys Point
Event Name: Kids Program: Underwater Discovery Prowl
Date: July 27, 2019 to July 27, 2019
Location: 11 AM - Main Beach
Event Type:
Description:

What fish species live in Hogg Bay? Meet up with Peter and Trevor at the Main Beach to help them in their search using nets and minnow traps. Expect to get wet!


Grundy Lake
Event Name: Firestarting Workshop
Date: July 27, 2019 to July 27, 2019
Location: Smokey's Point - 11am
Event Type:
Description:

Trying to start a fire while camping? Come out and learn how to without a match or lighter!  In fact... use potato chips to help get it going!

Paul Tarsitano is a Wilderness Survival instructor who has been featured in Les Strauds ("Survivor Man") book "Survive". Paul will be providing a 2 hour, hands on presentation on fire starting.

Try out flint, magnesium stick, rubbing 2 sticks together, and more as you learn how to Survive without matches or lighters!


Ivanhoe Lake
Event Name: Incredible Insects
Date: July 27, 2019 to July 27, 2019
Location: Red Pine Beach from 10am-12pm
Event Type:
Description:

In the air, on the ground, and even underwater, insects seem to be everywhere – which makes them easy to explore, observe and discover. Join us at the Discovery Drop-in to pick up some tips and tools for investigating the insects in our park.


Ivanhoe Lake
Event Name: Aquatic Acrobats
Date: July 27, 2019 to July 27, 2019
Location: Saw Lake Trailhead from 2pm-4pm
Event Type:
Description:

Wetland and shoreline habitats support a huge variety of life – and are wonderlands to explore! Join us at the Discovery Drop-in and we will set you up to explore, observe, and discover our park’s aquatic inhabitants.


Bon Echo
Event Name: In the Footsteps of the Group of Seven, Sue and Jim Waddington
Date: July 27, 2019 to July 27, 2019
Location: Amphitheatre
Event Type:
Description:

Sue and Jim have been on a quest to locate places that inspired Group of Seven painters like Arthur Lismer. At 7 pm, find out about the painting sites they found in Bon Echo. Photos of Ontario painting sites will be compared to the corresponding artworks. Discover what they learned about these famous artists. 


Esker Lakes
Event Name: Discovery Drop-In: Feathered Friends
Date: July 27, 2019 to July 27, 2019
Location: Camper's Beach
Event Type:
Description:

6 pm - 8 pm

How many birds have you seen or heard in the park? Ontario’s birds come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, and colours and are an important part of our local biodiversity – the amazing variety of life around us.  Join us at the Discovery Drop-in to pick up some birding tips and head out in search of some of our feathered friends.


Sleeping Giant
Event Name: Sleeping Giant Provincial Parks' Annual BioBlitz 2019
Date: July 27, 2019 to July 27, 2019
Location: Various Locations in Marie Louise Campground
Event Type:
Description:

Please join us in attending our Annual BioBlitz!

What is a BioBlitz?

A BioBlitz is an event where volunteers and naturalists attempt to identify every natural living thing in a defined area over a defined period of time, usually 24 hours or less.

Why do a BioBlitz? 

A BioBlitz is an excellent opportunity for campers, volunteers and researchers to understand the biodiversity of Sleeping Giant Provincial Park. A BioBlitz also allows us to collect data on the species here, which we can then utilize to track changes and trends in their populations. This data is especially important to monitor the impacts of climate change on the species found in our Park which may be seriously affected by changes in environmental conditions.

What can you expect? 

Our BioBlitz will allow for campers, volunteers and naturalists of all ages to try and identify everything within the Park between 9:30 am and 4:00 pm, primarily through photographing and the uploading of photos to the online database iNaturalist.ca. This data will contribute to our Sleeping Giant Provincial Park Project on iNaturalist with hopes we reach over 1,500 observations this season. Furthermore, attendees will have the chance to learn about the park, get inspired and improve their wildlife identification skills through various workshops and events run by Discovery staff throughout the day.

Do I need to register in advance? 

There is no need to register in advance, the workshops are drop-in style, so you can come and go as you please.

What should I bring?

Volunteers should bring a bagged lunch, plenty of water, a hat, and sunscreen. If you’ve got identification field guides and a net, those would be useful to bring as well. If not, we have some available to loan.

Schedule of the day: 

                                                                       Saturday, July 27, 2019 

                                                                             Drop-in Sessions

                                                                            9:15 am – 9:30 am

Opening presentation (Indoor Amphitheatre, Visitor Centre) — What is a BioBlitz? What can the average citizen do to assist in research and monitoring to help protect and manage our wildlife? Join us to learn about what our BioBlitz is all about and for an introduction to the day.

                                                                           9:30 am – 10:30 am

Birding for Beginners (Visitor Centre Lawn) — Join Discovery Rangers for a bird walk down an old ski trail to see what bird species we can see and hear in the area! 

Study Plots (Marie Louise Lake Beach) — Identify all flora and fauna species in your own designated study plot with Park Naturalists. No experience needed!

                                                                          11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Tree Beating (Visitor Centre Lawn) — Ever wonder what bugs are living in the trees? Join Park Naturalists in shaking the trees, collecting cool bugs and then trying to identify them all.

Dragonfly Count (Meet at Marie Louise Lake Dam, on the road a few kms past Sibley Creek Nature Trail) – Join us in netting and identifying dragonflies and learning more about the fierce predators of our skies. 

                                                                            1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Butterfly Count (Visitor Centre Lawn) — With butterfly nets in hand: stalk, chase and catch all the butterflies you can! Join us in identifying the many species found in our Park. 

Pond Dipping (Meet at Marie Louise Lake Dam, on the road a few kms past Sibley Creek Nature Trail) — Join us as we use nets to collect and then identify all the amphibians, invertebrates and fish that reside in Marie Louise Lake. 

                                                                               3:00 pm- 4:00 pm 

Submit Observations/Get identified (Visitor Centre) — See something you couldn’t identify? Park Naturalists will be on hand to help with identifications. This is also the time to submit your photos for a chance to win an award. 

                                                                                4:15 pm- 4:30 pm

Closing Presentation/Award ceremony (Indoor Amphitheatre, Visitor Centre) — Wrap up of the BioBlitz, showing pictures of the day from all our volunteers. Awards and prizes will be given at this time to our outstanding participants!

2019 BioBlitz Award Categories

Most Stamped BioBlitz Passport — Earn stamps for each station you attend throughout the day. Show us your BioBlitz Passport at the Visitor Centre between 3:00 pm and 4:00 pm for a chance to win this award and a cool prize! Silliest Photo — Bring us your monkey faces, your frog-dives, your wipeouts! We’re looking for the person (12 and under) with the silliest photo to win this award and an awesome prize!Most Observations — Join iNaturalist anytime during the day (or visit iNaturalist.org on your mobile device) and post observations throughout our BioBlitz. Make sure to join the Sleeping Giant Provincial Park BioBlitz 2019 Project.  At 4:00 pm our Naturalists will take a look and the person with the most observations on our BioBlitz project will get an award. Best Overall Photo — Bring us your best photo between 3:00 pm and 4:00 pm at the Visitor Centre for a chance to win something special.


Algonquin
Event Name: Wakami Wailers Concert
Date: July 28, 2019 to July 28, 2019
Location: Algonquin Outdoor Theatre
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Get your toes tapping and your hands clapping with the Ontario-based, award-winning Wakami Wailers at their open-air concert. Enjoy the lively music and song about Canada`s logging history, our parks and protected areas, and more. This fun-filled evening of entertaining stories and songs from their popular releases - The Last of the White Pine Loggers, Waltz With the Woods, and River Through the Pines and their more recent, Un, Deux, Trois... Four. Admission is a minimum donation of $2.00 per person. Concert starts at 7:00pm. 


Kettle Lakes
Event Name: Death, Disease, and Destruction Hike
Date: July 28, 2019 to July 28, 2019
Location: TBD at 10:00am
Event Type:
Description:

Explore the more morbid side of the circle of life as we learn how nature works to recycle dead material. For this hike we recommend to bring appropriate foot wear, bug spray and water. 


Fushimi Lake
Event Name: Aquatic Acrobats - Acrobates Aquatiques
Date: July 28, 2019 to July 28, 2019
Location: Day Use Area
Event Type:
Description:

Wetland and shoreline habitats support a huge variety of life – from Whirligig Beetles to Beavers - and are wonderlands to explore! Join us at the Discovery Drop-in and we will set you up to explore, observe, and discover our park’s aquatic acrobats.

 Les terres humides et les rivages sont des merveilles pour l’explorateur en vous! Ces habitats abritent une grande variété de formes de vie — des coléoptères gyrin (des insectes) aux castors. Rejoignez-nous au centre Découverte et nous vous préparerons à l’exploration, à l’observation et à la découverte de ces acrobates aquatiques qui vivent dans notre parc. 

Pour plus d'information, veuillez contacter la gate de fushimi lake. For more information about times and locations please contact fushimi lake gate house.


Neys
Event Name: 6th Annual BioBlitz
Date: July 28, 2019 to July 28, 2019
Location: Visitor Centre
Event Type:
Description:

Join park naturalists for a day of citizen science between 1 and 4pm! Our quest is to identify and record as many species of birds, mammals, amphibians, reptiles, insects, fish, and plants as possible. We will meet at the Visitor Centre to gather up our exploring tools and head off down the beach towards the Point. Sturdy footwear, water, and a camera is recommended!


Nagagamisis
Event Name: Aquatic Acrobats - Acrobates aquatiques
Date: July 28, 2019 to July 28, 2019
Location: Park Lake Canoe Rack - Lac du parc : au porte-canoë
Event Type:
Description:

Wetland and shoreline habitats support a huge variety of life – from Whirligig Beetles to Beavers - and are wonderlands to explore! Join us at the Discovery Drop-in and we will set you up to explore, observe, and discover our park’s aquatic acrobats. From 10am to noon.

Les terres humides et les rivages sont des merveilles pour l’explorateur en vous! Ces habitats abritent une grande variété de formes de vie — des coléoptères gyrin (des insectes) aux castors. Rejoignez-nous au centre découverte et nous vous préparerons à l’exploration, à l’observation et à la découverte de ces acrobates aquatiques qui vivent dans notre parc. De 10:00 à 12:00 heures.


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Open House
Date: July 28, 2019 to July 28, 2019
Location: 10 AM - 12 PM - Silver Queen Mine Trail (Park at Lally Homestead)
Event Type:
Description:

Venture back in time to the early 1900s when the small-scale mica mining business was booming in eastern Ontario. Meet historical interpreters along the 1km trail and explore the restored Silver Queen Mine and the miner's bunkhouse. Hardhats supplied! Drop in between 10 AM and 12 PM.


René Brunelle
Event Name: Aquatic Acrobats
Date: July 28, 2019 to July 28, 2019
Location: Camper's Beach
Event Type:
Description:

From 10am to 12pm

Wetland and shoreline habitats support a huge variety of life – and are wonderlands to explore! Join us at the Discovery Drop-in and we will set you up to explore, observe, and discover our park’s aquatic inhabitants.


Esker Lakes
Event Name: Discovery Drop-In: Trees Are Terrific!
Date: July 28, 2019 to July 28, 2019
Location: Recreation Trail
Event Type:
Description:

10 am - 12 pm

How could we live without them? Join us at the Discovery Drop-in and spend some time exploring the diversity and beauty of the trees in our park. We’ll set you up to take leaf and bark rubbings too. 


Murphys Point
Event Name: Art In The Park: Nature Journaling
Date: July 29, 2019 to July 29, 2019
Location: 11 AM - Main Beach
Event Type:
Description:

Discover the ‘art of seeing’ and start a nature journal of your very own.  Join Grace and Peter to open your eyes to the natural beauty of Murphys Point through this mindfulness focused art program. 


Sleeping Giant
Event Name: Summer Songbirds with Ontario Nature
Date: July 29, 2019 to July 29, 2019
Location: Various Locations
Event Type:
Description:

Discover the birds of Northwestern Ontario at these public, fun and free events with guides from Ontario Nature. Please bring sturdy walking shoes, and water. We can provide binoculars, but if you have your own please bring them. Join us for these two exciting programs: 

8:00 am- 9:30 am: Mo(u)rning Warbler at Kabeyun South Trailhead 

Start your morning off right with a birding hike with Ontario Nature guides on the Kabeyun Trail as you learn about the beautiful and fascinating birds you can find in Sleeping Giant. 

8:00 pm- 9:30 pm: Sunset Bike and Bird at Visitor Centre Lawn

Join Ontario Nature Guides for a sunset bike ride as you look and learn about Birds found in the Park. Please meet us at the Visitor Centre Lawn, from there we will be exploring a peaceful former ski trail. Bring your own bike or rent one from the store. Bike helmets are required. 


Murphys Point
Event Name: Kids Program: Busy Beavers
Date: July 30, 2019 to July 30, 2019
Location: 11 AM - Main Beach
Event Type:
Description:

Beavers are the architects of the park!  Join Grace and Trevor to discover the amazing adaptations that allow beavers to shape the landscape around them - and try building your own beaver dam!


Bon Echo
Event Name: David Archibald
Date: July 30, 2019 to July 30, 2019
Location: Amphitheatre
Event Type:
Description:

Join singer & songwriter David Archibald at 7 pm for a one hour energetic and interactive show for the whole family. Sing along to the 2 songs he wrote about Bon Echo.


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Tour
Date: July 31, 2019 to July 31, 2019
Location: 8:30 PM - Lally Homestead Parking Lot
Event Type:
Description:

Join Mark and hopefully some birds, bats and moths for this special nighttime nature hike along the Silver Queen Mine Trail. See the restored, early 1900s mica mine in a different light too! Hardhats supplied but please bring a flashlight. DUE TO LIMITED CAPACITY, PLEASE PRE-REGISTER AT THE GATEHOUSE. Allow 10 minutes driving time from the main campground to the Lally Homestead.  Hike starts at 8:30 PM.


Algonquin
Event Name: Meet the Researcher Day
Date: August 1, 2019 to August 1, 2019
Location: Algonquin East Beach Picnic Pavillion (km 35.4)
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Algonquin’s Wildlife Research Station invites you to spend time with researchers who use Algonquin Park as their laboratory. Meet those who study reptiles and amphibians, birds, small mammals, fish, wolves, and even humans (through archaeology). A fundraising barbecue (noon to 2:00pm, or while quantities last) is hosted by The Friends of Algonquin Park in support of research in the Park, and free draws take place for great prizes generously donated by local businesses and organizations. Suitable for all ages. Event runs 9:00AM- 3:00PM.


Murphys Point
Event Name: Guided Hike: Friends and Foes of the Forest
Date: August 1, 2019 to August 1, 2019
Location: 10 AM - Sylvan Trail (Park at Day Use Parking Lot)
Event Type:
Description:

Take a walk through the biggest neighbourhood around – the forest! Join Emma and Rachel as they hike the Sylvan Trail and discover which plants and animals help or hinder their neighbours. This guided hike is 2.5km and will take about an hour - be sure to wear suitable footwear and bring water!


Blue Lake
Event Name: Seasons of Change with Science North
Date: August 1, 2019 to August 1, 2019
Location: Amphitheater
Event Type:
Description:

Join the Science North Bluecoats at 7:00 PM for an exciting live show that will reveal the science hidden behind the changing seasons!


Lake Superior
Event Name: Dark Sky Week
Date: August 1, 2019 to August 5, 2019
Event Type:
Description:Did you know Lake Superior Provincial Park is a certified dark sky preserve? Join us for a week of celebration with guest speakers Jeffery Deans and Paula Trus. Dark sky related programming will be taking place nightly throughout the event.
Samuel de Champlain
Event Name: David Archibald (Musical Performance)
Date: August 2, 2019 to August 2, 2019
Location: Bagwa day-use area
Event Type:
Description:

Don't miss David Archibald's musical performance at Samuel de Champlain Provincial Park this August! His performances capture the attention of children and adults alike with a variety of theatrical and thought provoking songs about our Canadian heritage - both natural and cultural. David Archibald has an impressive resume and has performed here at the park before. We are excited to have him back at the park soon! See the link below for samples of his music and to read a biography. 

http://http://www.davidarchibald.com/


Nagagamisis
Event Name: Trees Are Terrific - Les Arbres Sont Magnifiques
Date: August 2, 2019 to August 2, 2019
Location: Beach - Plage
Event Type:
Description:

How could we live without them? Join us at the Discovery Drop-in and spend some time exploring the diversity and beauty of the trees in our park. We will set you up to take leaf and bark rubbings too! From 6pm to 8pm.

 Comment pourriez-vous vivre sans les arbres? Venez nous rejoindre au centre Découverte et prenez le temps d’explorer la diversité et la beauté des arbres qui poussent dans notre parc. Nous vous aiderons à récupérer des feuilles et à calquer les écorces des arbres. De 18:00 à 20:00 heures.


Fushimi Lake
Event Name: Trees Are Terrific - Les Arbres Sont Magnifiques
Date: August 2, 2019 to August 2, 2019
Location: Day Use Area
Event Type:
Description:

How could we live without them? Join us at the Discovery Drop-in and spend some time exploring the diversity and beauty of the trees in our park. We will set you up to take leaf and bark rubbings too!

 Comment pourriez-vous vivre sans les arbres? Venez nous rejoindre au centre Découverte et prenez le temps d’explorer la diversité et la beauté des arbres qui poussent dans notre parc. Nous vous aiderons à récupérer des feuilles et à calquer les écorces des arbres. 

Pour plus d'information, veuillez contacter la gate de fushimi lake. For more information about times and locations please contact fushimi lake gate house.


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Tour
Date: August 2, 2019 to August 2, 2019
Location: 10 AM - Lally Homestead Parking Lot
Event Type:
Description:

Pre-register at the gatehouse for this limited capacity 1.5 hour guided hike down the Silver Queen Mine trail and into an early 1900s mica mine. Please allow 10 minutes driving time from the main campground to the Lally Homestead. Be sure to wear sturdy shoes, hard hats supplied!


Ivanhoe Lake
Event Name: Nature Detectives
Date: August 2, 2019 to August 2, 2019
Location: Saw Lake Trailhead from 6pm-8pm
Event Type:
Description:

You may not always get to see animals in the park, but they’re out there! Join us at the Discovery Drop-in and we will set you up to explore, observe and discover the variety of signs wildlife leave behind. Who knows what you might find?


Murphys Point
Event Name: Discovery Drop-In: Incredible Insects
Date: August 2, 2019 to August 2, 2019
Location: 1 PM - 3 PM - Main Beach
Event Type:
Description:

In the air, on the ground, and even underwater, insects seem to be everywhere - which makes them easy to discover!  Join Emma and Trevor to pick up some tips and tools for investigating insects in Murphys Point.


René Brunelle
Event Name: Trees Are Terrific
Date: August 2, 2019 to August 2, 2019
Location: Camper's Beach
Event Type:
Description:

From 6pm to 8pm

How could we live without them? Join us at the Discovery Drop-in and spend some time exploring the diversity and beauty of the trees in our park. We will set you up to take leaf and bark rubbings too! 


Samuel de Champlain
Event Name: Echoes of the Past
Date: August 3, 2019 to August 3, 2019
Location: Steep Boat Launch
Event Type:
Description:

Wander into the past with an evening spirit night! As you walk along the Mattawa River you will meet the people that lived and worked in this region up to 400 years ago. From the time of the early explorers to the logging era there are surely many stories to be told - of hardship and toil, of adventure and comical mishaps, and awe-inspiring journeys. 


Pinery
Event Name: Ausable Adventures
Date: August 3, 2019 to August 3, 2019
Location: Old Ausable Channel and Park Store Complex
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Join us to celebrate the unique ecological communities that thrive in the Old Ausable Channel in the heart of Pinery. Please consult our Activity schedule for all the details which can be found on the Friends of Pinery Park's website. 

Share your pictures and videos.  Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter.

Reserve your site as early as 5 months in advance at this popular park.  Day visitors are also welcome to join the program.


Presqu'ile
Event Name: History Weekend
Date: August 3, 2019 to August 4, 2019
Location: throughout the park
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Relive Presqu’ile’s storied past with historically based events such as, old-fashioned field games, children’s boat-building bee, Calthumpian Fun Fair, and a ghost walk to experience the parks' journey through time.


Ivanhoe Lake
Event Name: Amazing Race
Date: August 3, 2019 to August 3, 2019
Location: Throughout the park from 12pm-4pm
Event Type:
Description:

Race through the park while collecting clues to win prizes! The time of the race and the location will be coming soon.


Ivanhoe Lake
Event Name: Halloween in the Park
Date: August 3, 2019 to August 3, 2019
Location: Throughout the park from 6pm-9pm
Event Type:
Description:

After a long day filled with the Amazing Race activities, dress up in costumes for trick-or-treating in the evening throughout the park!


Ivanhoe Lake
Event Name: Wow Wildflowers!
Date: August 3, 2019 to August 3, 2019
Location: Visitor Centre from 2pm-4pm
Event Type:
Description:

Wildflowers come in so many shapes, sizes, colours and smells. Search for them and you might see bugs and birds too…or come face to face with an alien invader! Join us at the Discovery Drop-in to pick up some tips and tools for investigating the wildflowers in our park.


Ivanhoe Lake
Event Name: Amazing Amphibians
Date: August 3, 2019 to August 3, 2019
Location: Red Pine Beach from 10am-12pm
Event Type:
Description:

Frogs, toads, salamanders, oh my! The word amphibian means ‘double life’, as most amphibians spend part of their life on land and part in the water. Stop by the Discovery Drop-in and get set up to explore, observe, and discover the amazing amphibian species that call our park home.


Darlington
Event Name: Pioneer Days
Date: August 3, 2019 to August 5, 2019
Location: Log Cabin
Event Type:
Description:

Join staff and special guests at the Log Cabin for pioneer games, crafts & demonstrations.


Rondeau
Event Name: Eerie on Erie - Spirit Hike - 8:30pm
Date: August 3, 2019 to August 3, 2019
Location: Park Store Parking Lot
Event Type:
Description:

Join us for an eerie evening hike along through the park as we meet up with the ghosts of Rondeau’s past.

More information? 519-674-1768 and like our Facebook Page.


Nagagamisis
Event Name: Undercover Critters - Créatures cachées
Date: August 3, 2019 to August 3, 2019
Location: Gate House - Gare
Event Type:
Description:

There is a whole world of wildlife in the park living right below our feet. Join us at the Discovery Drop-in and search for snails, slugs, sow bugs, earthworms and more. How many different species can you find hiding undercover? From 2pm to 4pm.

Une faune gigantesque vit dans le parc juste sous nos pieds. Rendez-vous au centre Découverte pour faire une recherche d’escargots, de limaces, de punaises ou de vers de terre. Combien d’espèces différentes pourrez-vous trouver cachées sous la couverture? De 14:00 à 16:00 heures.


Fushimi Lake
Event Name: Undercover Critters - Créatures cachées
Date: August 3, 2019 to August 3, 2019
Location: Day Use Area
Event Type:
Description:

There is a whole world of wildlife in the park living right below our feet. Join us at the Discovery Drop-in and search for snails, slugs, sow bugs, earthworms and more. How many different species can you find hiding undercover?

Une faune gigantesque vit dans le parc juste sous nos pieds. Rendez-vous au centre Découverte pour faire une recherche d’escargots, de limaces, de punaises ou de vers de terre. Combien d’espèces différentes pourrez-vous trouver cachées sous la couverture?

Pour plus d'information, veuillez contacter la gate de fushimi lake. For more information about times and locations please contact fushimi lake gate house.


Murphys Point
Event Name: Evening Program: The Bachelors of Murphys Point
Date: August 3, 2019 to August 3, 2019
Location: 8 PM - Amphitheatre
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Will you accept this trillium?  Join Grace and Peter as they explore the bizarre mating behaviours of the animals of Murphys Point in this family friendly program. 


René Brunelle
Event Name: Wow Wildflowers
Date: August 3, 2019 to August 3, 2019
Location: Comfort Station
Event Type:
Description:

From 2pm to 4pm

Wildflowers come in so many shapes, sizes, colours and smells. Search for them and you might see bugs and birds too…or come face to face with an alien invader! Join us at the Discovery Drop-in to pick up some tips and tools for investigating the wildflowers in our park.


Emily
Event Name: Soper Creek Wildlife Rescue
Date: August 3, 2019 to August 3, 2019
Location: Amphitheatre
Event Type:
Description:

Soper Creek Wildlife Rescue is returning this season to share their expertise. This program provides the chance to get up close an personal with many native species of Ontario; learn about the rehabilitation efforts of the centre, the animals and their importance to the ecosystem.

The animals are safe, friendly, and eager to meet you.

To learn more about the organization, please visit: www.sopercreekwildlife.com


Murphys Point
Event Name: Discovery Drop-In: Amazing Amphibians
Date: August 3, 2019 to August 3, 2019
Location: 1 PM - 3 PM - Main Beach
Event Type:
Description:

Frogs, toads, and salamanders, oh my!  The word amphibian means 'double life', as most amphibians spend part of their life on land and part in the water. Stop by the Discovery Drop-In, where Peter and Trevor will get you set up to discover the amazing amphibian species that call Murphys Point home.


Charleston Lake
Event Name: The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup
Date: August 3, 2019 to August 3, 2019
Location: Meet at the overflow parking lot near the trailer turn around area. A table will be set up where participants can sign in and get clean up materials. A staff member will send you to a clean up locatio
Event Type:
Description:Join park staff in keeping the beautiful shores of Charleston Lake healthy and clean for future generations. 
Ivanhoe Lake
Event Name: Incredible Insects
Date: August 4, 2019 to August 4, 2019
Location: Red Pine Beach from 10am-12pm
Event Type:
Description:

In the air, on the ground, and even underwater, insects seem to be everywhere – which makes them easy to explore, observe and discover. Join us at the Discovery Drop-in to pick up some tips and tools for investigating the insects in our park.


Grundy Lake
Event Name: Live Birds of Prey Show
Date: August 4, 2019 to August 4, 2019
Location: Amphitheatre - 11am
Event Type:
Description:

Get up-close and personal with Wild Ontario's live Birds of Prey and learn what makes them the province's most incredible hunters!


Samuel de Champlain
Event Name: Métis Beading Workshop
Date: August 4, 2019 to August 4, 2019
Location: Pre-Register at the Visitor Centre
Event Type:
Description:

*Pre-register at the Mattawa River Visitor Centre by Thursday, August 1st *

Guests from the Summer Youth Program of the Métis Nation of Ontario are coming to teach you how to do traditional Indigenous beading. Space is limited, so please pre-register at the Mattawa River Visitor Centre, or by calling 705-744-2276 by August 1st.


Nagagamisis
Event Name: Art in the park - Art dans le parc
Date: August 4, 2019 to August 4, 2019
Location: Beach - Plage
Event Type:
Description:

Some of Canada’s greatest painters have been inspired by the beauty of nature in Ontario’s provincial parks. Follow in the footsteps of Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven and explore the park to find just the right spot to create your own masterpiece. Art supplies provided. 10am to noon.

Certains des plus grands artistes-peintres du Canada ont été inspirés par la magnifique nature des parcs provinciaux de l’Ontario. Suivez les traces de Tom Thomson et du Groupe des sept pour explorer le parc et découvrir des panoramas inspirants pour la création de votre chef-d’œuvre. Tout le matériel est fourni. 10:00 heures à 12:00 heures.


Fushimi Lake
Event Name: Nature Detectives - Enquêteurs de la Nature
Date: August 4, 2019 to August 4, 2019
Location: Day Use Area
Event Type:
Description:

You may not always get to see animals in the park, but they’re out there! Join us at the Discovery Drop-in and we will set you up to explore, observe and discover the variety of signs wildlife leave behind.  Who knows what you might find!

Vous ne les voyez pas toujours, mais les animaux sont là, dans le parc. Venez nous rejoindre au centre Découverte et nous vous préparerons pour explorer, observer et découvrir les traces laissées par la faune.  Qui sait ce que vous pourriez trouver!

Pour plus d'information, veuillez contacter la gate de fushimi lake. For more information about times and locations please contact fushimi lake gate house.


Fushimi Lake
Event Name: Art in the park - Art dans le parc
Date: August 4, 2019 to August 4, 2019
Location: Day Use Area
Event Type:
Description:

Some of Canada’s greatest painters have been inspired by the beauty of nature in Ontario’s provincial parks. Follow in the footsteps of Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven and explore the park to find just the right spot to create your own masterpiece. Art supplies provided.

Certains des plus grands artistes-peintres du Canada ont été inspirés par la magnifique nature des parcs provinciaux de l’Ontario. Suivez les traces de Tom Thomson et du Groupe des sept pour explorer le parc et découvrir des panoramas inspirants pour la création de votre chef-d’œuvre. Tout le matériel est fourni.

Pour plus d'information, veuillez contacter la gate de fushimi lake. For more information about times and locations please contact fushimi lake gate house.


Nagagamisis
Event Name: Amazing Amphibians - Étonnants amphibiens
Date: August 4, 2019 to August 4, 2019
Location: Beach - Plage
Event Type:
Description:

Frogs, toads, salamanders, oh my!  The word amphibian means ‘double life’, as most amphibians spend part of their life on land and part in the water.  Stop by the Discovery Drop-in and get set up to explore, observe, and discover the amazing amphibian species that call our park home. From 2pm to 4pm. 

Des grenouilles, des crapauds, des salamandres — oh là là!  Le mot amphibien signifie « qui a la particularité d’avoir une double vie ». En fait, la plupart des amphibiens passent une partie de leur vie sur terre et une partie dans l’eau.  Arrêtez-vous au centre Découverte et installez-vous pour explorer, observer et découvrir les étonnantes espèces d’amphibiens qui ont élu domicile dans notre parc. De 14:00 à 16:00 heures. 


René Brunelle
Event Name: Art in the Park
Date: August 4, 2019 to August 4, 2019
Location: Camper's Beach
Event Type:
Description:

From 10 am to 12 pm

Some of Canada’s greatest painters have been inspired by the beauty of nature in Ontario’s provincial parks. Follow in the footsteps of Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven and explore the park to find just the right spot to create your own masterpiece. Art supplies provided.

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Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Open House
Date: August 4, 2019 to August 4, 2019
Location: 10 AM - 12 PM - Silver Queen Mine Trail (Park at Lally Homestead)
Event Type:
Description:

Venture back in time to the early 1900s when the small-scale mica mining business was booming in eastern Ontario. Meet historical interpreters along the 1km trail and explore the restored Silver Queen Mine and the miner's bunkhouse. Hardhats supplied! Drop in between 10 AM and 12 PM.


Nagagamisis
Event Name: Nature Detectives - Enquêteurs de la Nature
Date: August 5, 2019 to August 5, 2019
Location: Beach - la plage
Event Type:
Description:

You may not always get to see animals in the park, but they’re out there! Join us at the Discovery Drop-in and we will set you up to explore, observe and discover the variety of signs wildlife leave behind.  Who knows what you might find! From 10am to 12pm.

Vous ne les voyez pas toujours, mais les animaux sont là, dans le parc. Venez nous rejoindre au centre Découverte et nous vous préparerons pour explorer, observer et découvrir les traces laissées par la faune.  Qui sait ce que vous pourriez trouver! De 10:00 à 12:00 heures.


Kettle Lakes
Event Name: Nature Detectives Drop-In
Date: August 5, 2019 to August 5, 2019
Location: Slab Lake from 10:30am-12:30pm
Event Type:
Description:

You may not always get to see animals in the park, but they’re out there! Join us at the Discovery Drop-in and we will set you up to explore, observe and discover the variety of signs wildlife leave behind.  Who knows what you might find!


Fushimi Lake
Event Name: Incredible Insects - Insectes Incroyables
Date: August 5, 2019 to August 5, 2019
Location: Day Use Area
Event Type:
Description:

In the air, on the ground, and even underwater, insects are everywhere – which makes them easy to explore, observe and discover. Join us at the Discovery Drop-in to pick up some tips and tools for investigating the insects in our park.

Ils sont partout, dans les airs, sur le sol et même sous l’eau. Explorez, observez et découvrez les insectes — c’est facile! Rendez-vous au centre Découverte pour obtenir quelques trucs et des outils qui vous aideront dans votre enquête sur les insectes.

Pour plus d'information, veuillez contacter la gate de fushimi lake. For more information about times and locations please contact fushimi lake gate house.


Murphys Point
Event Name: Kids Program: Underwater Discovery Prowl
Date: August 5, 2019 to August 5, 2019
Location: 11 AM - Main Beach
Event Type:
Description:

What fish species live in Hogg Bay? Meet up with Peter and Trevor at the Main Beach to help them in their search using nets and minnow traps. Expect to get wet!


Kettle Lakes
Event Name: Seasons of Change: Science North
Date: August 6, 2019 to August 6, 2019
Location: The Amphitheatre at 7:00pm
Event Type:
Description:

Join the Science North Bluecoats for an exciting live show demonstrating the science of seasons! Take a trip around the sun to learn about the colors of fall, participate in the precipitation of spring, and even get to see a moss flame thrower! This exciting presentation starts at 7:00pm at the Amphitheatre. 


Sandbanks
Event Name: Lakeshore Lodge Day
Date: August 7, 2019 to August 7, 2019
Location: Lakeshore Lodge Day Use Area
Event Type:
Description:

1-4pm

Join us for a re-creation of an old fashioned picnic from the 1890s! Discover what was happening at Sandbanks at the time when Ontario's first provincial park was created. Music, games, corn & lemonade, face painting, hay rides and photo ops are all part of the festivities. Most activities are free, though donations are welcome; refreshments and hay rides are provided for a nominal fee to cover costs. 


Murphys Point
Event Name: Discovery Drop-In: Feathered Friends
Date: August 7, 2019 to August 7, 2019
Location: 1 PM - 3 PM - Main Beach
Event Type:
Description:

How many birds have you seen or heard in the park? Ontario's birds come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, and colours and are an important part of our local biodiversity - the amazing variety of life around us. Join Peter and Emma to pick up some birding tips and head out in search of some of our feathered friends.


Bon Echo
Event Name: The Paddling Puppeteers
Date: August 7, 2019 to August 7, 2019
Location: Amphitheatre
Event Type:
Description:

Kids, have fun and learn about our waterways while watching an amazing puppet show at 7 pm presented by the Paddling Puppeteers. Meet some friendly characters while attending this fun, 45 minute show.


Blue Lake
Event Name: Experimental Lakes Area Presentation
Date: August 7, 2019 to August 7, 2019
Location: Amphitheater
Event Type:
Description:

How can we ensure a healthy future for global and local freshwater? Join representatives from the IISD Experimental Lakes Area at 11 AM to learn more about one of the most important freshwater research sites in the world. Discover what exciting experiments are currently taking place and the ways you can help reduce your impact on the environment


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Tour
Date: August 7, 2019 to August 7, 2019
Location: 8 PM - Lally Homestead Parking Lot
Event Type:
Description:

Join Mark and hopefully some birds, bats and moths for this special nighttime nature hike along the Silver Queen Mine Trail. See the restored, early 1900s mica mine in a different light too! Hardhats supplied but please bring a flashlight. DUE TO LIMITED CAPACITY, PLEASE PRE-REGISTER AT THE GATEHOUSE. Allow 10 minutes driving time from the main campground to the Lally Homestead.  Hike starts at 8 PM.


Esker Lakes
Event Name: SCIENCE NORTH PROGRAM: Seasons of Change
Date: August 7, 2019 to August 7, 2019
Location: Camper's Beach
Event Type:
Description:

Starts at 7 pm

Join the Science North Bluecoats for an exciting live show demonstrating the science of seasons! Take a trip around the sun to learn about the colours of fall, participate in the precipitation of spring, and even get to see a moss flame thrower!


Murphys Point
Event Name: Art In The Park: Cookie Canvas
Date: August 8, 2019 to August 8, 2019
Location: 11 AM - Main Beach
Event Type:
Description:

The best souvenir you can bring home from Murphys Point is something you created yourself. Meet up with Rachel and Emma to unleash your inner artist and paint a beautiful 'tree cookie'.

Supplies are limited - first come, first served.  All ages and skill levels are welcome.


Esker Lakes
Event Name: Discovery Drop-In: Incredible Insects
Date: August 8, 2019 to August 8, 2019
Location: Camper's Beach
Event Type:
Description:

2 pm - 4pm 

In the air, on the ground, and even underwater, insects seem to be everywhere – which makes them easy to explore, observe and discover. Join us at the Discovery Drop-in to pick up some tips and tools for investigating the insects in our park.


Neys
Event Name: 35th Annual Neys Nostalgia Days
Date: August 9, 2019 to August 11, 2019
Location: Visitor Centre
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Join us for a fun-filled weekend to celebrate Neys' rich cultural history! From guided hikes, evening presentations, and games, there's an event for everyone! Sunday will conclude the weekend with our annual game of Staff vs Campers Capture the Fur. For more information call the park at 807-229-1624.


Ivanhoe Lake
Event Name: Rock On!
Date: August 9, 2019 to August 9, 2019
Location: Day-use Beach from 6pm-8pm
Event Type:
Description:

Did you know that Ontario is home to some of the oldest rocks on Earth? Join us at the Discovery Drop-in to learn where the best rock hunting spots are in the park, and use the Rock On! checklist to record your observations as you explore the park. 


Quetico
Event Name: Perseid Meteor Shower Weekend
Date: August 9, 2019 to August 11, 2019
Location: Dawson Trail Campgrounds
Event Type:
Description:

Join park staff and the Thunder Bay Chapter of the RASC for presentations along with telescope viewings of the planets and Perseid Meteor Shower during the evening.


Kettle Lakes
Event Name: Special Guest: Timmins Fur Council
Date: August 9, 2019 to August 9, 2019
Location: The Amphitheatre at 7:00pm
Event Type:
Description:

The Timmins Fur Council is back! They will be displaying some of their fur collection with us, telling us some facts about the animals, and teaching us about the trapping process. You don’t want to miss this program, 7:00pm at the Amphitheatre.


Fushimi Lake
Event Name: Aquatic Acrobats
Date: August 9, 2019 to August 9, 2019
Location: Day Use Area
Event Type:
Description:

Wetland and shoreline habitats support a huge variety of life – from Whirligig Beetles to Beavers - and are wonderlands to explore! Join us at the Discovery Drop-in and we will set you up to explore, observe, and discover our park’s aquatic acrobats.

 Les terres humides et les rivages sont des merveilles pour l’explorateur en vous! Ces habitats abritent une grande variété de formes de vie — des coléoptères gyrin (des insectes) aux castors. Rejoignez-nous au centre Découverte et nous vous préparerons à l’exploration, à l’observation et à la découverte de ces acrobates aquatiques qui vivent dans notre parc. 

Pour plus d'information, veuillez contacter la gate de fushimi lake. For more information about times and locations please contact fushimi lake gate house.


René Brunelle
Event Name: Rock on!
Date: August 9, 2019 to August 9, 2019
Location: Camper's Bach
Event Type:
Description:

From 6pm to 8pm

Did you know that Ontario is home to some of the oldest rocks on Earth? Join us at the Discovery Drop-in to learn where the best rock hunting spots are in the park, and use the Rock On! checklist to record your observations as you explore the park.


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Tour
Date: August 9, 2019 to August 9, 2019
Location: 10 AM - Lally Homestead Parking Lot
Event Type:
Description:

Pre-register at the gatehouse for this limited capacity 1.5 hour guided hike down the Silver Queen Mine trail and into an early 1900s mica mine. Please allow 10 minutes driving time from the main campground to the Lally Homestead. Be sure to wear sturdy shoes, hard hats supplied!


Nagagamisis
Event Name: Aquatic Acrobats - Acrobates aquatiques
Date: August 9, 2019 to August 9, 2019
Location: Park Lake Canoe Rack -Lac de Parc au porte-canoë
Event Type:
Description:

Wetland and shoreline habitats support a huge variety of life – from Whirligig Beetles to Beavers - and are wonderlands to explore! Join us at the Discovery Drop-in and we will set you up to explore, observe, and discover our park’s aquatic acrobats. From 6pm to 8pm.

Les terres humides et les rivages sont des merveilles pour l’explorateur en vous! Ces habitats abritent une grande variété de formes de vie — des coléoptères gyrin (des insectes) aux castors. Rejoignez-nous au centre Découverte et nous vous préparerons à l’exploration, à l’observation et à la découverte de ces acrobates aquatiques qui vivent dans notre parc. De 18:00 à 20:00 heures.


Esker Lakes
Event Name: Discovery Drop-In: Aquatic Acrobats
Date: August 9, 2019 to August 9, 2019
Location: Camper's Beach
Event Type:
Description:

6 pm - 8 pm

Wetland and shoreline habitats support a huge variety of life – and are wonderlands to explore! Join us at the Discovery Drop-in and we will set you up to explore, observe, and discover our park’s aquatic inhabitants. 


Neys
Event Name: Discovery Program 75th Anniversary Hike
Date: August 10, 2019 to August 10, 2019
Location: Visitor Centre
Event Type:
Description:

Join us at 10am for a special discovery hike marking the 75th anniversary of interpretation in parks! We will be strolling through the remains of Neys prisoner of war camp 100 and seeing the historic remains of what has been left behind as well as exploring the wonders of nature and how the environment is reclaiming the land that was once undisturbed. It’s a bonus, to celebrate Ontario Parks’ 75 years of educational programming during Neys Days!


Ivanhoe Lake
Event Name: Feathered Friends
Date: August 10, 2019 to August 10, 2019
Location: Saw Lake Trailhead from 2pm-4pm
Event Type:
Description:

How many birds have you seen or heard in the park? Ontario’s birds come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, and colours and are an important part of our local biodiversity – the amazing variety of life around us. Join us at the Discovery Drop-in to pick up some birding tips and head out in search of some of our feathered friends.

Today, Ontario Parks celebrates 75 years of offering Discovery programs in our parks! In 1944 Professor J. R. Dymond was hired to run educational programs for visitors at Algonquin Park, and since then the program has expanded to over 70 parks reaching thousands of visitors per year. Join us as we celebrate Discovery across the province.


Ivanhoe Lake
Event Name: Trees are Terrific
Date: August 10, 2019 to August 10, 2019
Location: Saw Lake Trailhead from 10am-12pm
Event Type:
Description:

How could we live without them? Join us at the Discovery Drop-in and spend some time exploring the diversity and beauty of the trees in our park. We’ll set you up to take leaf and bark rubbings too. Today, Ontario Parks celebrates 75 years of offering Discovery programs in our parks! In 1944 Professor J. R. Dymond was hired to run educational programs for visitors at Algonquin Park, and since then the program has expanded to over 70 parks reaching thousands of visitors per year. Join us as we celebrate Discovery across the province.


Inverhuron
Event Name: Discovery Drop-in: Our Park
Date: August 10, 2019 to August 10, 2019
Location: Permit Office, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Event Type:
Description:

Inverhuron is a beautiful place with beaches, sand dunes, forests, and a long human history to explore! Have you uncovered all that there is to discover about our park? Drop by the Discovery Table to pick up your scavenger hunt, be inspired, and set off to explore Inverhuron.

Bring your Discovery Activity Book or pick one up at the Drop-in. Children under 12 require adult supervision.


Long Point
Event Name: Discovery Drop-in: Trees are Terrific
Date: August 10, 2019 to August 10, 2019
Location: Day Use, 10:00-12:00
Event Type:
Description:

How could we live without them? Join us at the Discovery Drop-in and spend some time exploring the diversity and beauty of trees in our park. We'll set you up to take leaf and bark rubbings too!

Bring your Discovery Activity Book or pick one up at the Drop-in. Children under 12 require adult supervision.


Bass Lake
Event Name: Self-Guided Discovery Hike
Date: August 10, 2019 to August 10, 2019
Location: Waterview Trail- 10am to 12pm
Event Type:
Description:

Join us in celebrating the Discovery Program's 75th Anniversary! Explore the trail using your senses- who know what exciting things you will discover! Lace up your hiking shoes and come to the Discovery Drop-in to pick up tips and tools for exploring the Waterview Trail at your own pace.


Turkey Point
Event Name: Discovery Drop-in: Discovery Hike
Date: August 10, 2019 to August 10, 2019
Location: Lookout Bluff Trail, 1:00-3:00 PM
Event Type:
Description:

Explore a trail using your senses - who knows what exciting things you will discover! Lace up your hiking shoes and come to the Discovery Drop-in to pick up tips and tools for exploring the Lookout Bluff Trail at your own pace.

Bring your Discovery Activity Book or pick one up at the Drop-in. Children under 12 require adult supervision.


Sandbanks
Event Name: 75th Anniversary Hike
Date: August 10, 2019 to August 10, 2019
Location: Dunes Beach Day Use Area 10AM
Event Type:
Description:

Join our Discovery Staff as they celebrate the 75th Anniversary of interpretive programs at Ontario Parks. The first guided hike was held at Algonquin Park, led by J.R. Dymond, Director of the Royal Ontario Museum of Zoology. To celebrate this milestone along with many other provincial parks across Ontario, we are leading a walk through our magnificent sand dunes, where nature and history intermingle to create a wonderfully unique story.  This walk is approximately 1 1/2 kilometres and 1 1/4 hours. Some walking will be on shifting sand and potentially through wet areas.


Silver Lake
Event Name: Discovery Walk
Date: August 10, 2019 to August 10, 2019
Location: Day Use Beach- 10am to 12pm
Event Type:
Description:

Join us in celebrating the Discovery Program's 75th Anniversary! Explore the Day Use Beach and surrounding area using your senses-- who knows what exciting things you will discover. Be ready to see like a bee and hear like a deer! Come to the Discovery Drop-in to pick up tips and tools for exploring at your own pace.


Rideau River
Event Name: Discovery Walk
Date: August 10, 2019 to August 10, 2019
Location: Day Use Beach- 10am to 12pm
Event Type:
Description:

Join us in celebrating the Discovery Program’s 75th Anniversary! Explore the Day Use Beach and surrounding area using your senses – who knows what exciting things you will discover. Be ready to see like a bee and hear like a deer! Come to the Discovery Drop-in to pick up tips and tools for exploring at your own pace.


Fitzroy
Event Name: Self-Guided Discovery Hike
Date: August 10, 2019 to August 10, 2019
Location: Terraces Trail- 10am to 12pm
Event Type:
Description:

Join us in celebrating the Discovery Program's 75th Anniversary! Explore the trail using your senses- who knows what exciting things you will discover! Lace up your hiking shoes and come to the Discovery Drop-in to pick up tips and tools for exploring the TerracesTrail at your own pace.


Murphys Point
Event Name: Evening Program: Canoe Believe It?
Date: August 10, 2019 to August 10, 2019
Location: 8 PM - Amphitheatre
Event Type:
Description:

O Canoe-da! Join Grace and Peter for a night filled with stories and songs celebrating this Canadian symbol.


Rock Point
Event Name: 75th Anniversary Hike Event
Date: August 10, 2019 to August 10, 2019
Location: Woodlot trail Head by site #3
Event Type:
Description:

In celebration of the first interpretive programs which were piloted 75 years ago in Algonquin Park.  We will be leading a guided hike, as will 40 other provincial parks across Ontario - simultaneously. We invite you to join us for this record setting hike.  Here at Rock Point we will be taking a hike through time.  Come on out an join us for this historical experience at 10:00 am.


Samuel de Champlain
Event Name: Birds of Prey Demonstration
Date: August 10, 2019 to August 10, 2019
Location: Bagwa Day Use Area
Event Type:
Description:

Stop by at 2:00 pm for a live demonstration with special guest to see how amazing falcons are as raptors of the sky!


Samuel de Champlain
Event Name: It's Geology's Fault
Date: August 10, 2019 to August 10, 2019
Location: Red Pine Trail
Event Type:
Description:

In honour of the 75th anniversary of interpretation in parks, let us take you on a guided walk, talking all things geology as we venture up to the marvellous Mattawa River lookout. Sturdy footwear and bug spray recommended.  

10:00 am at the start of the Red Pine Trail


Emily
Event Name: Magnificent Mammals of Emily Provincial Park
Date: August 10, 2019 to August 10, 2019
Location: South Beach
Event Type:
Description:

The first interpretive programs were piloted 75 years ago in Algonquin Provincial Park.  They were guided hikes lead by J.R. Dymond, the Director of the Royal Ontario Museum of Zoology at the time. To celebrate this anniversary, Discovery staff across the province will simultaneously host a guided hike on Saturday, August 10th at 10 a.m. 

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Join our park interpreters for a casual walk through the forest to gain a better understanding of the mammals that call Emily Provincial Park home.


Esker Lakes
Event Name: Discovery Drop-In: Trees are Terrific!
Date: August 10, 2019 to August 10, 2019
Location: Recreation Trail
Event Type:
Description:

2 pm - 4 pm

Today, Ontario Parks celebrates 75 years of offering Discovery programs in our parks! In 1944 Professor J. R. Dymond was hired to run educational programs for visitors at Algonquin Park, and since then the program has expanded to over 70 parks reaching thousands of visitors per year. Join us as we celebrate Discovery across the province.

Trees - how could we live without them? Join us at the Discovery Drop-in and spend some time exploring the diversity and beauty of the trees in our park. We’ll set you up to take leaf and bark rubbings too. 


Nagagamisis
Event Name: Incredible Insects - Insectes Incroyables
Date: August 10, 2019 to August 10, 2019
Location: Playground - Cour de récreation
Event Type:
Description:

In the air, on the ground, and even underwater, insects are everywhere – which makes them easy to explore, observe and discover. Join us at the Discovery Drop-in to pick up some tips and tools for investigating the insects in our park. From 2pm - 4pm.

Ils sont partout, dans les airs, sur le sol et même sous l’eau. Explorez, observez et découvrez les insectes — c’est facile! Rendez-vous au centre Découverte pour obtenir quelques trucs et des outils qui vous aideront dans votre enquête sur les insectes. De 14:00 à 16:00 heures.


Esker Lakes
Event Name: Discovery Drop-In: Feathered Friends
Date: August 10, 2019 to August 10, 2019
Location: Lonesome Bog Trail
Event Type:
Description:

6 pm - 8 pm

Today, Ontario Parks celebrates 75 years of offering Discovery programs in our parks! In 1944 Professor J. R. Dymond was hired to run educational programs for visitors at Algonquin Park, and since then the program has expanded to over 70 parks reaching thousands of visitors per year. Join us as we celebrate Discovery across the province.

How many birds have you seen or heard in the park? Ontario’s birds come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, and colours and are an important part of our local biodiversity – the amazing variety of life around us.  Join us at the Discovery Drop-in to pick up some birding tips and head out in search of some of our feathered friends.


Awenda
Event Name: An Interpretation Celebration: Guided Hike
Date: August 10, 2019 to August 10, 2019
Location: Viewing Platform, 2nd/Dog Beach
Event Type:
Description:

Celebrate with us as we mark the 75th anniversary of interpretive programming in Ontario Parks. It’s also been forty years since Awenda opened its doors to campers! We’re digging into the interpretive vaults and will offer up the greatest hits of all things Awenda- 11,000 years of human history, geography extraordinaire and a glimpse of the park’s unbelievable biodiversity. Explore the Nipissing, Beach and Beaver Pond Trails in this triple-header of interpretive celebration! This program will begin at 10 am. 


Pinery
Event Name: 75th Anniversary of Interpretation Guided Hike
Date: August 10, 2019 to August 10, 2019
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Description:

In celebration of the first interpretive programs which were piloted 75 years ago in Algonquin Park.   We are will be leading a guided hike, as will 40 other provincial parks across Ontario – simultaneously!  August 10, 2019 at 10:00am --- we invite you to join us for this record setting hike.


Killarney
Event Name: 23rd Annual Summer Loon Count
Date: August 10, 2019 to August 10, 2019
Location: Nature Centre
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Park Nature Centre - 9:00am

Come paddle the beautiful lakes of Killarney Provincial Park while contributing to ongoing ecological preservation by participating in our Annual Summer Loon Count!  All information collected will be submitted to Bird Studies Canada for research purposes. No canoe? No problem! We've got you covered. Email killarneydiscovery@ontario.ca to sign up and RSVP by July 21st. 


Blue Lake
Event Name: 75th Anniversary Hike
Date: August 10, 2019 to August 10, 2019
Location: Spruce Fen Trail
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Join our Discovery Staff as they celebrate the 75th Anniversary of programming at Ontario Parks. With the first guided hikes held at Algonquin Park and lead by J.R. Dymond, the Director of the Royal Ontario Museum of Zoology, we will celebrate this milestone with a hike along the Spruce Fen Trail at 10:00 am! 

This 1 km hike will take us about 40 minutes and lead you on a journey down the boardwalk trail overlooking Blue Lake's unique spruce fen environment. 


Fushimi Lake
Event Name: Rock On
Date: August 10, 2019 to August 10, 2019
Location: Day Use Area
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Did you know that Ontario is home to some of the oldest rocks on Earth? Join us at the Discovery Drop-in to learn where the best rock hunting spots are in the park, and use the Rock On! checklist to record your observations as you explore the park.

Savez-vous que l’Ontario abrite certaines des plus vieilles pierres sur terre? Rendez-vous au centre Découverte pour apprendre où se trouvent les meilleurs terrains de chasse aux cailloux du parc et comment utiliser la liste de contrôle pour répertorier vos observations lors de vos explorations.


Rainbow Falls
Event Name: Nature Detectives
Date: August 10, 2019 to August 10, 2019
Location: West Beach
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You may not always get to see animals in the park, but they’re out there! Join us at the Discovery Drop-in anytime between 10 am - 12 pm and we will set you up to explore, observe and discover the variety of signs wildlife leave behind.  Who knows what you might find?


Rushing River
Event Name: Undercover Critters
Date: August 10, 2019 to August 10, 2019
Location: Northside Beach
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There is a whole world of wildlife in the park right below our feet. Join us at the Discovery Drop-in from 1 - 3 pm and search for snails, slugs, worms, fungi and more. How many different things can you find hiding undercover?


Rushing River
Event Name: Night Sky
Date: August 10, 2019 to August 10, 2019
Location: Museum
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Don’t forget to look up when the sun goes down! Stop by the Discovery Drop-in from 7 - 8 pm and get set up to explore, observe, and discover the mysterious night sky. Put together a star chart, learn new tips and tricks to explore the sky, and share your after dark stories! 


Port Burwell
Event Name: Discovery Drop-in: Wow! Wildflowers
Date: August 10, 2019 to August 10, 2019
Location: Recreation Field, 3:30-5:30
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Wildflowers come in so many shapes, sizes, colours and smells. Search for them and you might see bugs and birds too...or come face to face with an alien invader! Join us at the Discovery Drop-in  to pick up some tips and tools for investigating the wildflowers in our park.

Bring your Discovery Activity Book or pick one up at the Drop-in. Children under 12 require adult supervision.


Petroglyphs
Event Name: Evening Program
Date: August 10, 2019 to August 10, 2019
Location: Visitor Centre
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Join us for an evening program at the Kinoomaagewapkong (Teaching Rocks). Featuring over 900 images this sacred indigenous site has many mysteries that are revealed, when cast in shadow. Visitors are welcome to call and book a placement in the program, due to high attendance in recent years.

Park gate entrance re-opens at 7:00 p.m. and closes at 8:00 p.m. sharp.

The Visitor Centre will be open to register vehicles until the program begins at 8:15 p.m.

Bring a flashlight and bug spray. The program will end around 10:00 p.m.

For more information, call the park at: (705) 877-2552


White Lake
Event Name: Wow! Wildflowers
Date: August 10, 2019 to August 10, 2019
Location: Day-Use Area
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Wildflowers come in so many shapes, sizes, colours and smells. Search for them and you might see bugs and birds too…or come face to face with an alien invader! Join us at the Discovery Drop-in from 2 - 4 pm to pick up some tips and tools for investigating the wildflowers in our park.


White Lake
Event Name: Our Park: White Lake
Date: August 10, 2019 to August 10, 2019
Location: Amphitheater
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Description:White Lake is a very special place where campers make endless memories at the beach, on the water, and on the trails!  Have you uncovered all that there is to discover about this incredible place? Drop by the Discovery Table from 10 am - 12 pm to pick up your scavenger hunt, be inspired, and set off to explore the park! Be prepared to travel all over the park, looking high and low!
Lake Superior
Event Name: David Archibald Concert
Date: August 10, 2019 to August 10, 2019
Location: Agawa Bay Amphitheatre - 7:30pm
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Description:In celebration of Lake Superior Provincial Parks’ 75th Anniversary, David Archibald has written a brand new song about the Park that he will be performing during his 2019 summer tour. Don’t miss this fun, interactive concert that celebrates the rich natural and cultural heritage of Ontario!


Lake Superior
Event Name: Reading Ancient Roots - Forest Hike
Date: August 10, 2019 to August 10, 2019
Location: South Old Woman River Trail - 10:00am
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The forests of Lake Superior Provincial Park are deeply complex ecosystems with many adaptations. In celebration of the 75th anniversary of education in Ontario Parks, join park staff for a moderate level hike through the woods to discover how each plant is connected and explore the ancient roots of forests!


Selkirk
Event Name: Discovery Drop-in: Trees are Terrific!
Date: August 10, 2019 to August 10, 2019
Location: Day Use, 1:00-3:00 PM
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How could we live without them? Join us at the Discovery Drop-in and spend some time exploring the diversity and beauty of the trees in our park! We'll set you up to take leaf and bark rubbings too.

Bring your Discovery Activity Book or pick one up at the Drop-in. Children under 12 require adult supervision.


Darlington
Event Name: Walk on The Wild Side
Date: August 10, 2019 to August 10, 2019
Location: Log Cabin - 10:00 am
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Under rated and under appreciated Darlington offers more nature than people think. A green "island" in the 905 urban "sea", Darlington is a wildlife magnet, attracting many species like turtles, migrating monarchs, the endangered Piping Plover and more. Join us to celebrate 75 years of interpretation in Ontario Parks.


Awenda
Event Name: Friends of Awenda Annual Corn Roast
Date: August 10, 2019 to August 10, 2019
Location: Activity Centre (Trail Centre), 6:30 PM
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The Friends of Awenda are hosting their annual cash burger BBQ (6:30 PM) in support of education and research. Join us for a free cob or two (7:00 PM-8:00 PM) and support the Friends’ in a worthy cause! Storytelling, informal demonstrations and a Feast of Fun!  Let's celebrate Awenda's 40th anniversary in style!

Reserve your site as early as 5 months in advance at this popular park.

Remember to share your pictures! Facebook Twitter and Instagram #AwendaPP

 


Silent Lake
Event Name: Self-Guided Discovery Hike
Date: August 10, 2019 to August 10, 2019
Location: Lakehead Loop Trail- 10am to 12pm
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Join us in celebrating the Discovery Program’s 75th Anniversary! Explore the trail using your senses- who knows what exciting things you will discover! Lace up your hiking shoes and come to the Discovery Drop-in to pick up tips and tools for exploring the Lakehead Loop Trail at your own pace. 


Charleston Lake
Event Name: The Hidden Gems of Charleston Lake - A 75th Anniversary Guided Hike
Date: August 10, 2019 to August 10, 2019
Location: Sandstone Island Trail Head - 10:00 am
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The first interpretive hike was piloted 75 years ago in Algonquin Provincial Park and was lead by J.R. Dymond, the Director of the Royal Ontario Museum of Zoology at the time. To celebrate this anniversary, parks across the province will be leading a guided hike simultaneously at 10:00 am.

Join us at 10:00 am on the Sandstone Island trail to help celebrate this important milestone and to discovery how Charleston Lake Provincial Park is a hidden gem within the Ontario Parks system!


René Brunelle
Event Name: Incredible Insects
Date: August 10, 2019 to August 10, 2019
Location: Comfort Station
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From 2pm to 4pm

In the air, on the ground, and even underwater, insects are everywhere – which makes them easy to explore, observe and discover. Join us at the Discovery Drop-in to pick up some tips and tools for investigating the insects in our park.


Wheatley
Event Name: Discovery Drop-ins: Feathered Friends and Discovery Hike
Date: August 10, 2019 to August 10, 2019
Location: Two Creeks Playground 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM and Two Creeks Bridge (day use side) 2:00-4:00 PM
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10:00-12:00 - How many birds have you seen or heard in the park? Ontario's birds come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, and colours and are an important part of our local biodiversity - the amazing variety of life around us. Join us at the Discovery Drop-in to pick up some birding tips and head out in search of some of our feathered friends.

2:00-4:00 - Explore a trail using your senses - who knows what exciting things you will discover! Lace up your hiking shoes and come to the Discovery Drop-in to pick up tips and tools for exploring the Two Creeks Trail at your own pace.

Bring your Discovery Activity Book or pick one up at a Drop-in! Children under 12 require adult supervision.


Kakabeka Falls
Event Name: Trees are Terrific
Date: August 10, 2019 to August 10, 2019
Location: Whispering Hills Comfort Station
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How could we live without them? Join us at the Discovery Drop-in from 10 am - 12 pm  and spend some time exploring the diversity and beauty of the trees in our park. We’ll set you up to take leaf and bark rubbings too. 


Kakabeka Falls
Event Name: Feathered Friends
Date: August 10, 2019 to August 10, 2019
Location: Beach
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Description:

How many birds have you seen or heard in the park? Ontario’s birds come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, and colours and are an important part of our local biodiversity – the amazing variety of life around us.  Join us at the Discovery Drop-in from 2 - 4 pm to pick up some birding tips and head out in search of some of our feathered friends.


Bon Echo
Event Name: Hike for your health- Guided Hike
Date: August 10, 2019 to August 10, 2019
Location: Hike starts at High Pines Trailhead sign.
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It's the 75th anniversary of interpretation in Ontario Parks! Join Mitch at 10 am for a guided hike to celebrate the occasion. 


Quetico
Event Name: Night Sky
Date: August 10, 2019 to August 10, 2019
Location: Day-Use Beach
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Don’t forget to look up when the sun goes down! Stop by the Discovery Drop-in from 2-4 pm and get set up to explore, observe, and discover the mysterious night sky. Put together a star chart, learn new tips and tricks to explore the sky, and share your after dark stories! 


Craigleith
Event Name: Discovery Drop-in: Art in the Park
Date: August 10, 2019 to August 10, 2019
Location: Playing Field, 2:00-4:00 PM
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Some of Canada's greatest artists have been inspired by the beauty of nature in Ontario's provincial parks. Nature is filled with colour, texture, and patterns - make the park your canvas and create art from the environment around you!

Bring your Discovery Activity Book (or pick one up at the Drop-in). Children under 12 require adult supervision.


Point Farms
Event Name: Discovery Drop-in: Discovery Hike
Date: August 10, 2019 to August 10, 2019
Location: Playing Field Parking Lot, 1:00-3:00 PM
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Explore a trail using your senses - who knows what exciting things you will discover! Lace up your hiking shoes and come to the Discovery Drop-in to pick up tips and tools for exploring the Old Farms Trail at your own pace.

Bring your Discovery Activity Book (or pick one up at the Drop-in). Children under 12 require adult supervision.


Sauble Falls
Event Name: Discovery Drop-in: Nature Detectives
Date: August 10, 2019 to August 10, 2019
Location: West Campground Picnic Shelter, 4:00-6:00 PM
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You may not always get to see animals in the park, but they're out there! Join us at the Discovery Drop-in and we will set you up to explore, observe and discover the variety of signs wildlife leave behind. Who knows what you might find?

Bring your Discovery Activity Book (or pick one up at the Drop-in). Children under 12 must be supervised.


MacGregor Point
Event Name: Guided Hike: Why do we need protected areas?
Date: August 10, 2019 to August 10, 2019
Location: Tower Trail Trailhead
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Celebrate 75 years of interpretive programming in Ontario Parks with us at MacGregor Point!  All across the province at 10am on August 10th, our Discovery Rangers will be leading guided hikes to celebrate this milestone!  We'll be celebrating at MacGregor Point by enjoying the stunning beauty of Tower Trail, and talking about why your support of protected areas is so important!  


Wasaga Beach
Event Name: 75th Anniversary Guided Heritage Walking Tour
Date: August 10, 2019 to August 10, 2019
Location: Nancy Island Historic Site
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Join a costumed heritage staff member on a walking tour of Wasaga Beach as we celebrate 75 years of Interpretation in Ontario Parks!  Tour will last 1 - 1.5 hours.  Learn about the rich cultural history of the Town and discover the secrets to Wasaga’s past.  Pick up a Heritage Walking Tour Brochure at Nancy Island Historic Site and continue the exploration on your own!

Tour leaves from Nancy Island Historic Site (119 Mosley St.) at 10:00 am.


Bonnechere
Event Name: Spirits Night Hike
Date: August 10, 2019 to August 10, 2019
Location: Hike will begin at Davenport Center
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Once a year, when the stars reach a particular alignment, those who once lived and worked along the Bonnechere River can be seen travelling the shores once again. You will meet voyageurs and surveyors, lumberjacks and pioneers who called the Bonnechere Valley home long before Ontario’s first provincial parks.

We will lead 3 separate hike groups- First group leaves at 7pm and the last group leaves at 7:30…see you there! (Bring a flashlight if you wish)


Sandbar Lake
Event Name: Art in the Park
Date: August 10, 2019 to August 10, 2019
Location: Picnic Shelter
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Some of Canada’s greatest artists have been inspired by the beauty of nature in Ontario’s provincial parks. Nature is filled with colour, texture, and patterns – make the Park your canvas and create art from the environment around you! Join us for this Drop-in anytime between 2 - 4 pm!


Murphys Point
Event Name: Discovery Drop In: Undercover Critters
Date: August 10, 2019 to August 10, 2019
Location: 10 AM - 12 PM - Main Beach
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There is a whole world of wildlife in the park right below our feet. Join Rachel and Emma to search for snails, slugs, worms, fungi, and more.  How many different things can you find hiding undercover?


Bon Echo
Event Name: FalconFest
Date: August 10, 2019 to August 10, 2019
Location: Children's Program Area
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Bon Echo is home to some special feathered friends- Peregrine Falcons. From 1- 3 pm, learn more about the fastest bird in the world with fun activities and see a real Peregrine Falcon!


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Walk Back in Time
Date: August 10, 2019 to August 10, 2019
Location: Trillium Trail - Burloak Drive entrance - Parking lot F.
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In celebration and recognition of 75 years of interpretive programs in provincial parks we ask that you attend a special guided hike starting at 10:00am at the Trillium Trail by Spruce Lane Farm.

Join our park interpreters for a casual walk back through time to see the signs left behind by natural forces and early people.    

The first interpretive programs were piloted 75 years ago in Algonquin Provincial Park.  They were guided hikes lead by J.R. Dymond, the Director of the Royal Ontario Museum of Zoology at the time. To celebrate this anniversary, Discovery staff across the province will simultaneously host a guided hike on Saturday, August 10th at 10 a.m. 


Murphys Point
Event Name: 75th Anniversary Hike
Date: August 10, 2019 to August 10, 2019
Location: Sylvan Trail (Meet at the Day Use Parking Lot for a 10 am departure)
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Description:

Join our Discovery Staff as they celebrate the 75th Anniversary of programming at Ontario Parks. With the first guided hikes held at Algonquin Park and lead by J.R. Dymond, the Director of the Royal Ontario Museum of Zoology, we will celebrate this milestone with a hike along the Sylvan Trail. This 2.5 km hike will take us about 1.5 hours and lead you through a terrain of rolling hills and exposed rocky ridges. Sturdy walking shoes are recommended.


Ferris
Event Name: Self-Guided Discovery Hike
Date: August 10, 2019 to August 10, 2019
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Join us in celebrating the Discovery Program’s 75th Anniversary! Explore a trail using your senses – who knows what exciting things you will discover! Lace up your hiking shoes and come to the Discovery Drop-in to pick up tips and tools for exploring one of Ferris's trails at your own pace. Trail TBD. Hike starts at 10am.

 


Rainbow Falls
Event Name: Rock On!
Date: August 10, 2019 to August 10, 2019
Location: Rossport Campground Picnic Shelter
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Did you know that Ontario is home to some of the oldest rocks on Earth? Join us at the Discovery Drop-in from 2 - 4 pm to learn where the best rock hunting spots are in the park and use your Activity Book or Rock On! poster to record your observations as you explore the park. 


Earl Rowe
Event Name: Discovery Drop-in: Incredible Insects
Date: August 10, 2019 to August 10, 2019
Location: Playing Field, 1:00-3:00 PM
Event Type:
Description:

In the air, on the ground, and even underwater, insects seem to be everywhere - which makes them easy to explore, observe and discover. Join us at the Discovery Drop-in to pick up some tips and tools for investigating the insects in our park.

Bring your Discovery Activity Book (or pick one up at the Drop-in). Children under 12 require adult supervision.


Esker Lakes
Event Name: Discovery Drop-In: Trees are Terrific!
Date: August 10, 2019 to August 10, 2019
Location: Recreation Trail
Event Type:
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2 pm - 4 pm

How could we live without them? Join us at the Discovery Drop-in and spend some time exploring the diversity and beauty of the trees in our park. We’ll set you up to take leaf and bark rubbings too. 


Esker Lakes
Event Name: Discovery Drop-In: Feathered Friends
Date: August 10, 2019 to August 10, 2019
Location: Lonesome Bog trail
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6 pm - 8 pm

How many birds have you seen or heard in the park? Ontario’s birds come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, and colours and are an important part of our local biodiversity – the amazing variety of life around us.  Join us at the Discovery Drop-in to pick up some birding tips and head out in search of some of our feathered friends.


Sleeping Giant
Event Name: Walking through History
Date: August 10, 2019 to August 10, 2019
Location: Kabeyun South Trailhead
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Join us in celebrating the Discovery Program's 75th anniversary of interpretation in Ontario Parks with a special guided hike out to the Sea Lion! Join Discovery Rangers as they take you through the characters and events that have helped shape Sleeping Giant Provincial Park into what it is today. The hike will end with a gorgeous view of the Sea Lion and Lake Superior. Please bring sturdy hiking shoes and water. *Please note that the Trailhead is located a short 5 minute drive from the campground.*

Program starts at 10:00 am. 


Lake Superior
Event Name: Art in the Park
Date: August 10, 2019 to August 10, 2019
Location: Katherine Cove
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Some of Canada’s greatest artists have been inspired by the beauty of nature in Ontario’s provincial parks. Nature is filled with colour, texture, and patterns – make the Park your canvas and create art from the environment around you! Drop by anytime between 11:30 am and 1:30 pm. 


Aaron
Event Name: Our Park: Aaron
Date: August 10, 2019 to August 10, 2019
Location: Picnic Shelter
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Aaron Provincial Park is a special place on Thunder Lake where campers make endless memories! Have you uncovered all that there is to discover about this incredible place? Drop by the Discovery Table from 2 - 4 pm to pick up your scavenger hunt, be inspired, and set off to explore the park! Be prepared to travel all over the park, looking high and low! 


Presqu'ile
Event Name: The Story of Canada - the 75th Anniv. Interpretive Walk.
Date: August 10, 2019 to August 10, 2019
Location: Beach 2 Parking Lot - 10AM
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The story of Canada can be read in the landscape of Presqu'ile.  This walk will span the last 15,000 years in 40 minutes.  Come discover what the land tells us about our park, our country and ourselves.

The first naturalist-led walk in Ontario Parks was held in Algonquin Park 75 years ago and this year we celebrate this legacy with 75th anniversary walks throughout the Ontario Parks' system.  Come celebrate with us.


Algonquin
Event Name: Guided Walk - Cache Lake History
Date: August 10, 2019 to August 10, 2019
Location: Cache Lake Parking Lot, at km 23.5
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10:00 am - Guided Walk - Cache Lake Historic Site Tour - All aboard! Join Chris and venture down part of Algonquin’s historic railway to the site of the former Highland Inn and explore how the Park's recreational activities have changed over time. Cache Lake Historic Site Exhibit (at km 23.5).

This hike is part of the province-wide celebration of 75 years of naturalist-led programs in Ontario Parks. 


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Spruce Lane Farm GHOST WALK
Date: August 11, 2019 to August 11, 2019
Location: 1219 Burloak Drive, Parking lot F - Breckon Shelter.
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Guided tours to see the after dark side of an old Victorian house.  A house over 100 years old is bound to hold secrets!  It can’t help but be a little spooky. No reservations required.

Join the conversation FacebookTwitter and Instagram

For more information visit: www.BronteCreek.org

You can also call 905-827-6911 ext. 231


Ivanhoe Lake
Event Name: Art in the Park
Date: August 11, 2019 to August 11, 2019
Location: Red Pine Beach from 10am-12pm
Event Type:
Description:

Some of Canada’s greatest artists have been inspired by the beauty of nature in Ontario’s provincial parks. Nature is filled with colour, texture, and patterns – make the Park your canvas and create art from the environment around you!


Balsam Lake
Event Name: Balsam Lake Farmers Market
Date: August 11, 2019 to August 11, 2019
Location: Beach Area near Parking Lots 1-3, 10am-3pm
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Balsam Lake Provincial Park is hosting our fourth annual Farmers Market series this summer in the spirit of the Healthy Parks, Healthy People movement! #HPHP  

Join us at the beach and shop local on Sun July 7, Sun July 21, Aug 11, and Sun Aug 28 with a variety of vendors selling hand-made and home grown items from the local area: fresh veggies, baked goods, nature photography, decorative items, lawn ornaments, soaps, candles, wooden furniture and decor, and so much more!  A daily vehicle permit or camping permit is required to enter the park and the farmers markets.  

For more information or to register as a vendor: email natalie.mcmorrow@ontario.ca or phone 705-454-3324 ext 5221.


Nagagamisis
Event Name: Feathered Friends - Amis À Plumes
Date: August 11, 2019 to August 11, 2019
Location: Beach - Plage
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How many birds have you seen or heard in the park? Ontario’s birds come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, and colours and are an important part of our local biodiversity – the amazing variety of life around us.  Join us at the Discovery Drop-in to pick up some birding tips and head out in search of some feathered friends. From 10am to noon.

Combien d’oiseaux avez-vous vus ou entendus dans le parc? L’Ontario est le foyer d’oiseaux de toutes sortes, de toutes tailles et aux couleurs multiples. Ils forment une partie importante de notre biodiversité locale — leur diversité est étonnante.  Venez nous rejoindre au centre Découverte pour obtenir quelques trucs au sujet des oiseaux et lancez-vous à la recherche des amis à plumes. De 10:00 à 12:00 heures.


Fushimi Lake
Event Name: Feathered Friends - Amis À Plumes
Date: August 11, 2019 to August 11, 2019
Location: Day Use Area
Event Type:
Description:

How many birds have you seen or heard in the park? Ontario’s birds come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, and colours and are an important part of our local biodiversity – the amazing variety of life around us.  Join us at the Discovery Drop-in to pick up some birding tips and head out in search of some feathered friends.

Combien d’oiseaux avez-vous vus ou entendus dans le parc? L’Ontario est le foyer d’oiseaux de toutes sortes, de toutes tailles et aux couleurs multiples. Ils forment une partie importante de notre biodiversité locale — leur diversité est étonnante.  Venez nous rejoindre au centre Découverte pour obtenir quelques trucs au sujet des oiseaux et lancez-vous à la recherche des amis à plumes.

Pour plus d'information, veuillez contacter la gate de fushimi lake. For more information about times and locations please contact fushimi lake gate house.


René Brunelle
Event Name: Feathered Friends
Date: August 11, 2019 to August 11, 2019
Location: Camper's Beach
Event Type:
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From 10am to 12pm

How many birds have you seen or heard in the park? Ontario’s birds come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, and colours and are an important part of our local biodiversity – the amazing variety of life around us.  Join us at the Discovery Drop-in to pick up some birding tips and head out in search of some feathered friends.


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Open House
Date: August 11, 2019 to August 11, 2019
Location: 10 AM - 12 PM - Silver Queen Mine Trail (Park at Lally Homestead)
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Venture back in time to the early 1900s when the small-scale mica mining business was booming in eastern Ontario. Meet historical interpreters along the 1km trail and explore the restored Silver Queen Mine and the miner's bunkhouse. Hardhats supplied! Drop in between 10 AM and 12 PM.


Esker Lakes
Event Name: Discovery Drop-In: Art in the Park
Date: August 11, 2019 to August 11, 2019
Location: Camper's Beach
Event Type:
Description:

10 am - 12 pm

Some of Canada’s greatest artists have been inspired by the beauty of nature in Ontario’s provincial parks. Nature is filled with colour, texture, and patterns – make the Park your canvas and create art from the environment around you! 


Sleeping Giant
Event Name: Radical Raptors
Date: August 12, 2019 to August 12, 2019
Location: Park Amphitheatre, Marie Louise Campground, Sleeping Giant Provincial Park
Event Type:
Description:

What has sharp talons, a hooked beak and terrific eyesight? A couple of Lake Superior’s aerial inhabitants! Join Parks Canada as we discover two of Lake Superior’s most celebrated flying residents – bald eagles and peregrine falcons. Come find out how these raptors survive on the shores of the largest freshwater lake in the world.

Program start time: 7:00 pm


Bon Echo
Event Name: Speaking of Wildlife
Date: August 12, 2019 to August 12, 2019
Location: Amphitheatre
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Would you like to see some wildlife up close? Staff from Speaking of Wildlife will introduce you to some special guests at 1 pm. Bring your family & friends to this one hour presentation to see some animals native to the Bon Echo area.


Blue Lake
Event Name: Experimental Lakes Area Presentation
Date: August 13, 2019 to August 13, 2019
Location: Amphitheater
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How can we ensure a healthy future for global and local freshwater? Join representatives from the IISD Experimental Lakes Area at 11 AM to learn more about one of the most important freshwater research sites in the world. Discover what exciting experiments are currently taking place and the ways you can help reduce your impact on the environment


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Tour
Date: August 13, 2019 to August 13, 2019
Location: 10 AM - Lally Homestead Parking Lot
Event Type:
Description:

Pre-register at the gatehouse for this limited capacity 1.5 hour guided hike down the Silver Queen Mine trail and into an early 1900s mica mine. Hard hats supplied! Tour starts at 10 AM. 


Murphys Point
Event Name: Monthly Hike with the Rideau Trail Association
Date: August 14, 2019 to August 14, 2019
Location: Lally Homestead Parking Lot for a 9:30 departure.
Event Type:
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New for 2019! - The Rideau Trail Association and Murphys Point Provincial Park are excited to bring you a series of themed monthly hikes at Murphys Point. Primarily designed to get people out with others exploring the park, the series will loosely focus on the geology of the area. Individual hikes will investigate how the bedrock of the park has impacted not only the landscape but also the natural and cultural history of the area. Although themed, we will only be making a handful of interpretive stops along the way as each hike will typically be 5-6km (2 hours) and of an easy to moderate level. Not suitable for younger children.

August 14th - Silver Queen Mine and Lally Homestead

This 5km easy/moderate walk will look at how the geology of the park has affected the lives of the people living off the land. We will begin with a quick private tour of the Silver Queen Mine before following the Rideau Trail out towards our group camp area on Round Lake. A short trek along Lally Road will bring us back to the Lally Homestead where we will visit 'sheep rock' and take a peak inside the old homestead. Meet 9:30am. For those travelling from Perth, carpooling is available from Conlon Farm, leaving at 9am.


Murphys Point
Event Name: Discovery Drop-In: Incredible Insects
Date: August 14, 2019 to August 14, 2019
Location: 10 AM - 12 PM - Main Beach
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In the air, on the ground, and even underwater, insects seem to be everywhere - which makes them easy to discover!  Join Emma and Peter to pick up some tips and tools for investigating insects in Murphys Point.


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Tour
Date: August 15, 2019 to August 15, 2019
Location: 10 AM - Lally Homestead Parking Lot
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Pre-register at the gatehouse for this limited capacity 1.5 hour guided hike down the Silver Queen Mine trail and into an early 1900s mica mine. Hard hats supplied! Tour starts at 10 AM. 


Ivanhoe Lake
Event Name: Night Sky
Date: August 16, 2019 to August 16, 2019
Location: Red Pine Beach from 8:30pm - 9:30pm
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The world doesn’t stop when the sun goes down! Stop by the Discovery Drop-in with your flashlight and get set up to explore, observe, and discover the mysterious night sky and the critters that call it home. Put together a star chart, learn new tips and tricks to explore the sky, and share your after dark stories!


Samuel de Champlain
Event Name: Science North Presents: Seasons of Change
Date: August 16, 2019 to August 16, 2019
Location: Mattawa River Visitor Centre
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Special guests from Science North will be joining us this one night only to explain the changes we see around us each season.

7:00 pm at the Mattawa River Visitor Centre.


Fushimi Lake
Event Name: Night Sky
Date: August 16, 2019 to August 16, 2019
Location: Day Use Area
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Don’t forget to look up when the sun goes down! Stop by the Discovery Drop-in with your flashlight and get set up to explore, observe, and discover the mysterious night sky. Put together a star chart, learn new tips and tricks to explore the sky, and share your after dark stories!  

N'oublie pas de lêver la tête quand le soleil se couche! Rendez-vous au centre Découverte avec votre lampe de poche et préparé-vous pour exploré, observé, et découvrire le ciel de nuit mystérieux. Crée un graphique d'étoile, et aprend des truc pour exploré le ciel de nuit, et partagé votres histoires effrayant.


Nagagamisis
Event Name: Rock On! Vive le roc!
Date: August 16, 2019 to August 16, 2019
Location: Beach - Plage
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Did you know that Ontario is home to some of the oldest rocks on Earth? Join us at the Discovery Drop-in to learn where the best rock hunting spots are in the park, and use the Rock On! checklist to record your observations as you explore the park. From 6pm to 8pm

Savez-vous que l’Ontario abrite certaines des plus vieilles pierres sur terre? Rendez-vous au centre Découverte pour apprendre où se trouvent les meilleurs terrains de chasse aux cailloux du parc et comment utiliser la liste de contrôle pour répertorier vos observations lors de vos explorations. De 18:00 à 20:00 heures. 


Murphys Point
Event Name: BIOBLITZ SPECIAL: Night-Time Flyers (Moths, Bats, & More)
Date: August 16, 2019 to August 16, 2019
Location: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM - Rideau Comfort Station
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Mark has added over 650 species of moths to the park list and is hoping to find more! Join him at the Rideau Comfort Station anytime between 8:00 and 9:30pm to go through the basics before checking out the light traps he’s set up on site. He will also have a couple of bat detectors on hand to pick up the calls of these majestic nocturnal insectivores – who knows, we may even see bats coming in to feast on the moths... He'll also go through some of the more useful resources available to amateur naturalists, including some online citizen science projects. Please bring a flashlight!


Blue Lake
Event Name: Take a Hike Weekend
Date: August 16, 2019 to August 18, 2019
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Spend the weekend getting acquainted with Blue Lake’s four diverse trails! Pick up your trail passport at the Interpretive Centre and stay tuned for our weekend program, which you can find throughout the park or on Facebook at @BlueLakePP.


René Brunelle
Event Name: Nature Detectives
Date: August 16, 2019 to August 16, 2019
Location: Comfort Station
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From 6pm to 8pm

You may not always get to see animals in the park, but they’re out there! Join us at the Discovery Drop-in and we will set you up to explore, observe and discover the variety of signs wildlife leave behind.  Who knows what you might find!


Esker Lakes
Event Name: Discovery Drop-In: Night Sky
Date: August 16, 2019 to August 16, 2019
Location: Camper's Beach
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8:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The world doesn’t stop when the sun goes down! Stop by the Discovery Drop-in with your flashlight and get set up to explore, observe, and discover the mysterious night sky and the critters that call it home. Put together a star chart, learn new tips and tricks to explore the sky, and share your after dark stories!


Ivanhoe Lake
Event Name: Aquatic Acrobats
Date: August 17, 2019 to August 17, 2019
Location: Red Pine Beach from 2pm-4pm
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Wetland and shoreline habitats support a huge variety of life – and are wonderlands to explore! Join us at the Discovery Drop-in and we will set you up to explore, observe, and discover our park’s aquatic inhabitants.


Ivanhoe Lake
Event Name: Wow Wildflowers!
Date: August 17, 2019 to August 17, 2019
Location: Visitor Centre from 10am-12pm
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Wildflowers come in so many shapes, sizes, colours and smells. Search for them and you might see bugs and birds too…or come face to face with an alien invader! Join us at the Discovery Drop-in to pick up some tips and tools for investigating the wildflowers in our park.


Presqu'ile
Event Name: Species at Risk Day
Date: August 17, 2019 to August 17, 2019
Location: Amphitheatre and Campfire Circle
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A full day event with multiple programs throughout the day. Come for a mini bio-blitz and scavenger hunt in the morning to explore and discover a snapshot of the plants and animals of Presqu’ile Provincial Park. The afternoon will feature a Fun Fair style program composed of species at risk themed hands-on activities, crafts, games and an information booth. End the day with an evening program with special guests, Sciensational Ssnakes, come meet some of Ontario's species at risk up close and personal. All ages welcome, all events free with park admission.  


Darlington
Event Name: Sciensational Snakes
Date: August 17, 2019 to August 17, 2019
Location: Amphitheatre 3:00 pm
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Meet our special guests who will show you come fascinating reptiles - LIVE & UP CLOSE!


Murphys Point
Event Name: Art In The Park: Cookie Canvas
Date: August 17, 2019 to August 17, 2019
Location: 3 PM - Main Beach
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The best souvenir you can bring home from Murphys Point is something you created yourself. Meet up with Rachel and Grace to unleash your inner artist and paint a beautiful 'tree cookie'.

Supplies are limited - first come, first served.  All ages and skill levels are welcome.


Wasaga Beach
Event Name: Ships and Sails
Date: August 17, 2019 to August 17, 2019
Location: Nancy Island Historic Site
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Visit Nancy Island Historic Site for a day of ships, sailors, cannons, and more!  Experience the life of a sailor in 1812 and discover what life was like on a ship!

Cost: $2.00 per person; kids 12 and under FREE

Activities include:

- 1812 sailor and voyageur re-enactors

- cannon, musket, and cutlass demonstrations

- naval artefacts displays

- model ship displays and speakers presentation

- build-your-own model ship

- voyageur canoe rides

- rope and knot tying station

- sea shanties and folk music

- powder monkey run

- grog sampling (non-alcoholic)

- naval games and activities

- and much more!

Parking available at Nancy Island Historic Site parking lot.  Bike Valet available at Nancy Island lot.

Food and refreshment stand will be on site during the event.

CAUTION:  Loud noises from cannons; no dogs or pets permitted.

For information visit www.wasagabeachpark.com


Murphys Point
Event Name: Evening Program: The Bachelors of Murphys Point
Date: August 17, 2019 to August 17, 2019
Location: 8 PM - Amphitheatre
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Will you accept this trillium?  Join Grace and Rachel as they explore the bizarre mating behaviours of the animals of Murphys Point in this family friendly program. 


Samuel de Champlain
Event Name: Voyageur Rendezvous
Date: August 17, 2019 to August 17, 2019
Location: Bagwa Day Use Area
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Come and join a group of hardy voyageurs as they set up camp on the beach for the day! Try your hand at making a woven sash. Challenge yourself to a voyageur’s test of strength, and spend some time by the fire learning about voyageur cooking. Explore the camp anytime between 11:00am and 4:00pm.


Killarney
Event Name: Group of Seven Festival
Date: August 17, 2019 to August 18, 2019
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The famous painters of the Group of Seven played a major role in ensuring Killarney Provincial Park is the wilderness-class wonder we enjoy today. Come out to celebrate the Group of Seven and learn about their importance within the park. We will be offering a variety of programs, from guided hikes and guest speakers to creative programs with local artists. Watch out on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) for a schedule of the days' events!


Nagagamisis
Event Name: Wow Wildflowers - Wow! Les Fleurs Sauvages
Date: August 17, 2019 to August 17, 2019
Location: Gatehouse - Gare
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Wildflowers come in so many shapes, sizes, colours and smells. Search for them and you might see bugs and birds too…or come face to face with an alien invader! Join us at the Discovery Drop-in to pick up some tips and tools for investigating the wildflowers in our park. From 2pm to 4pm.

Les fleurs sauvages offrent une grande diversité de formes, de tailles, de couleurs et d’odeurs. En les découvrant, vous pourrez aussi voir des insectes et des oiseaux... ou même un envahisseur extraterrestre! Venez nous rejoindre au centre Découverte pour obtenir des conseils et des outils qui vous permettront de mener votre enquête sur les fleurs sauvages qui ornent notre parc. De 14:00 à 16:00 heures.


Awenda
Event Name: Spirit Night: Awenda in Time
Date: August 17, 2019 to August 17, 2019
Location: 1st Beach; Meet in beach parking area D.
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An entertaining evening awaits you!  Celebrate Awenda's 40th anniversary with a spectacular Georgian Bay beach sunset and some colourful characters and stories to match!

Remember to share your pictures! Facebook Twitter and Instagram #AwendaPP


Fushimi Lake
Event Name: Wow Wildflowers - Wow! Les Fleurs Sauvages
Date: August 17, 2019 to August 17, 2019
Location: Day Use Area
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Wildflowers come in so many shapes, sizes, colours and smells. Search for them and you might see bugs and birds too…or come face to face with an alien invader! Join us at the Discovery Drop-in to pick up some tips and tools for investigating the wildflowers in our park.

Les fleurs sauvages offrent une grande diversité de formes, de tailles, de couleurs et d’odeurs. En les découvrant, vous pourrez aussi voir des insectes et des oiseaux... ou même un envahisseur extraterrestre! Venez nous rejoindre au centre Découverte pour obtenir des conseils et des outils qui vous permettront de mener votre enquête sur les fleurs sauvages qui ornent notre parc.

Pour plus d'information, veuillez contacter la gate de fushimi lake. For more information about times and locations please contact fushimi lake gate house.


René Brunelle
Event Name: Trees are Terrific
Date: August 17, 2019 to August 17, 2019
Location: Camper's Beach
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From 2pm to 4pm

How could we live without them? Join us at the Discovery Drop-in and spend some time exploring the diversity and beauty of the trees in our park. We will set you up to take leaf and bark rubbings too!


Grundy Lake
Event Name: James Gordon
Date: August 17, 2019 to August 17, 2019
Location: Amphitheatre - 7:30pm
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Come to the amphitheatre to hear some great acoustic music, sing along, and maybe even help write a group song about Grundy Lake!


Charleston Lake
Event Name: Live Animal Show
Date: August 17, 2019 to August 17, 2019
Location: Amphitheatre - 1:30 pm
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Join our wildlife experts from Speaking of Wildlife at 1:30 pm to see and learn about the animals of Charleston Lake.


Murphys Point
Event Name: 3rd Annual BioBlitz
Date: August 17, 2019 to August 17, 2019
Location: Main Beach
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We are proud to be hosting our 3rd annual BioBlitz at Murphys Point Provincial Park. Last year's event (although damp) once again increased our park list by a good number of new species. This year we are again aiming high and have a series of public events originating from the 'outdoor lab', based at the Main Beach, that will cater to all tastes. Want to go birding? We've got it! Butterflies? Got that too. Flowers, fish, fungi - all covered. We'll even set out to find some of our reptiles and amphibians.

Check back closer to the date for a detailed schedule and/or pick up a flyer in the park.


Bonnechere
Event Name: Apple Cider in Concert
Date: August 17, 2019 to August 17, 2019
Location: Davenport Center
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Come out to hear the amazing valley original, Apple Cider in concert! Enjoy the sound of folk music and fiddle tunes... always a crowd favourite! Show begins at 7:00 pm!


Sleeping Giant
Event Name: Festival of the Giant
Date: August 17, 2019 to August 18, 2019
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Come join us in celebrating Sleeping Giant Provincial Parks' 75th anniversary. Our festival will feature guided hikes, a theatrical evening production, and special events to celebrate our Park history, ecology, and legacy. Stay tuned for festival details. 


Esker Lakes
Event Name: Discovery Drop-In: Wow! Wildflowers
Date: August 17, 2019 to August 17, 2019
Location: Lonesome Bog trail
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2 pm - 4 pm

Wildflowers come in so many shapes, sizes, colours and smells. Search for them and you might see bugs and birds too…or come face to face with an alien invader! Join us at the Discovery Drop-in to pick up some tips and tools for investigating the wildflowers in our park.


Esker Lakes
Event Name: Discovery Drop-In: Incredible Insects
Date: August 17, 2019 to August 17, 2019
Location: Lonesome Bog trail
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6 pm - 8 pm

In the air, on the ground, and even underwater, insects seem to be everywhere – which makes them easy to explore, observe and discover. Join us at the Discovery Drop-in to pick up some tips and tools for investigating the insects in our park.


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Spruce Lane Farmhouse - Ghost Walk
Date: August 18, 2019 to August 18, 2019
Location: 1219 Burloak Drive, Breckon Shelter parking lot F
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Guided tours to see the after dark side of an old Victorian house.  A house over 100 years old is bound to hold secrets!  It can’t help but be a little spooky. No reservations required.

Join the conversation FacebookTwitter and Instagram

For more information visit: www.BronteCreek.org

You can also call 905-827-6911 ext. 231


Ivanhoe Lake
Event Name: Nature Detectives
Date: August 18, 2019 to August 18, 2019
Location: Visitor Centre from 10am-12pm
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You may not always get to see animals in the park, but they’re out there! Join us at the Discovery Drop-in and we will set you up to explore, observe and discover the variety of signs wildlife leave behind. Who knows what you might find?


Rondeau
Event Name: Rondeau's Reptile Day
Date: August 18, 2019 to August 18, 2019
Location: Bayside Picnic Shelter (across from the Park Store)
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Rondeau loves REPTILES! Come show your love for our scaly friends at this fun-filled event! Meet with Rondeau’s research teams and learn how they are helping us protect our reptiles! There will be guided hikes, children’s programs and crafts, and a live reptile show by Sciensational Snakes at 11:00am! 

10:00am - 1:00pm at the Bayside Pavillion.

Call the Visitor Centre for more information at 519-674-1768 and like us on Facebook

Read more about Reptiles!


René Brunelle
Event Name: Amazing Amphibians
Date: August 18, 2019 to August 18, 2019
Location: Camper's Beach
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From 10am - 12pm

Frogs, toads, salamanders, oh my!  The word amphibian means ‘double life’, as most amphibians spend part of their life on land and part in the water.  Stop by the Discovery Drop-in and get set up to explore, observe, and discover the amazing amphibian species that call our park home.


Fushimi Lake
Event Name: Trees are Terrific
Date: August 18, 2019 to August 18, 2019
Location: Day Use Area
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How could we live without them? Join us at the Discovery Drop-in and spend some time exploring the diversity and beauty of the trees in our park. We will set you up to take leaf and bark rubbings too!

 Comment pourriez-vous vivre sans les arbres? Venez nous rejoindre au centre Découverte et prenez le temps d’explorer la diversité et la beauté des arbres qui poussent dans notre parc. Nous vous aiderons à récupérer des feuilles et à calquer les écorces des arbres. 

Pour plus d'information, veuillez contacter la gate de fushimi lake. For more information about times and locations please contact fushimi lake gate house.


Nagagamisis
Event Name: Amazing Amphibians- Étonnants amphibiens
Date: August 18, 2019 to August 18, 2019
Location: Beach - Plage
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Frogs, toads, salamanders, oh my!  The word amphibian means ‘double life’, as most amphibians spend part of their life on land and part in the water.  Stop by the Discovery Drop-in and get set up to explore, observe, and discover the amazing amphibian species that call our park home. From 2pm to 4pm. 

Des grenouilles, des crapauds, des salamandres – oh là là!  Le mot amphibien signifie « qui a la particularité d’avoir une double vie ». En fait, la plupart des amphibiens passent une partie de leur vie sur terre et une partie dans l’eau.  Arrêtez-vous à la séance d’accueil découverte et installez-vous pour explorer, observer et découvrir les étonnantes espèces d’amphibiens qui ont élu domicile dans notre parc. De 10 h à 12 h. 


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Open House
Date: August 18, 2019 to August 18, 2019
Location: 10 AM - 12 PM - Silver Queen Mine Trail (Park at Lally Homestead)
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Venture back in time to the early 1900s when the small-scale mica mining business was booming in eastern Ontario. Meet historical interpreters along the 1km trail and explore the restored Silver Queen Mine and the miner's bunkhouse. Hardhats supplied! Drop in between 10 AM and 12 PM.


Samuel de Champlain
Event Name: Speaking of Wildlife
Date: August 18, 2019 to August 18, 2019
Location: Bagwa Day Use Area
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Speaking of Wildlife will be visiting the park this August! They will be bringing with them approximately 5 animals that can be found in Ontario's natural ecosystems. Visitors will have the chance to meet these creatures up close and learn all about their adaptations, homes, and current challenges. This one hour program will start at 10:00 am and is great for children and youth, but all are welcome!

For more information on Speaking of Wildlife check out their website: http://http://www.speakingofwildlife.com/Home.html


Esker Lakes
Event Name: Discovery Drop-In: Nature Detectives
Date: August 18, 2019 to August 18, 2019
Location: Camper's Beach
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10 am - 12 pm

You may not always get to see animals in the park, but they’re out there! Join us at the Discovery Drop-in and we will set you up to explore, observe and discover the variety of signs wildlife leave behind.  Who knows what you might find?


Murphys Point
Event Name: Art In The Park: Nature Journaling
Date: August 19, 2019 to August 19, 2019
Location: 11 AM - Main Beach
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Discover the ‘art of seeing’ and start a nature journal of your very own.  Join Grace and Trevor to open your eyes to the natural beauty of Murphys Point through this mindfulness focused art program. 


Sleeping Giant
Event Name: Summer Songbirds with Ontario Nature
Date: August 19, 2019 to August 19, 2019
Location: Various Locations
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Discover the birds of Northwestern Ontario at these public, fun and free events with guides from Ontario Nature. Please bring sturdy walking shoes, and water. We can provide binoculars, but if you have your own please bring them. Join us for these two exciting programs: 

8:00 am- 9:30 am: Mo(u)rning Warbler at Kabeyun South Trailhead 

Start your morning off right with a birding hike with Ontario Nature guides on the Kabeyun Trail as you learn about the beautiful and fascinating birds you can find in Sleeping Giant. 

8:00 pm- 9:30 pm: Sunset Bike and Bird at Visitor Centre Lawn

Join Ontario Nature Guides for a sunset bike ride as you look and learn about Birds found in the Park. Please meet us at the Visitor Centre Lawn, from there we will be exploring a peaceful former ski trail. Bring your own bike or rent one from the store. Bike helmets are required. 


Murphys Point
Event Name: Kids Program: Busy Beavers
Date: August 20, 2019 to August 20, 2019
Location: 11 AM - Main Beach
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Beavers are the architects of the park!  Join Grace and Trevor to discover the amazing adaptations that allow beavers to shape the landscape around them - and try building your own beaver dam!


Lake Superior
Event Name: Lake Superior Provincial Park - 75 Years in the Making
Date: August 20, 2019 to August 20, 2019
Location: Agawa Bay Amphitheatre
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Did you know 2019 marks Lake Superior Provincial Parks 75th anniversary? Park staff clad in retro Ontario Parks uniforms will be presenting a special multimedia slide talk (with a slide projector) celebrating the first 75 years of Lake Superior Provincial Park.


Sandbanks
Event Name: Lakeshore Lodge Day
Date: August 21, 2019 to August 21, 2019
Location: Lakeshore Lodge Day Use Area
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1-4pm

Join us for a re-creation of an old fashioned picnic from the 1890s! Discover what was happening at Sandbanks at the time when Ontario's first provincial park was created. Music, games, corn & lemonade, face painting, hay rides and photo ops are all part of the festivities. Most activities are free, though donations are welcome; refreshments and hay rides are provided for a nominal fee to cover costs. 


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Tour
Date: August 21, 2019 to August 21, 2019
Location: 8 PM - Lally Homestead Parking Lot
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Join Mark and hopefully some birds, bats and moths for this special nighttime nature hike along the Silver Queen Mine Trail. See the restored, early 1900s mica mine in a different light too! Hardhats supplied but please bring a flashlight. DUE TO LIMITED CAPACITY, PLEASE PRE-REGISTER AT THE GATEHOUSE. Allow 10 minutes driving time from the main campground to the Lally Homestead.  Hike starts at 8 PM.


Murphys Point
Event Name: Guided Hike: Friends and Foes of the Forest
Date: August 22, 2019 to August 22, 2019
Location: 10 AM - Sylvan Trail (Park at Day Use Parking Lot)
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Take a walk through the biggest neighbourhood around – the forest! Join Emma and Rachel on the Sylvan Trail to find out which plants and animals in the forest help or hinder their neighbours. This guided hike is 2.5km and will take about an hour - be sure to wear suitable footwear and bring water!


Fushimi Lake
Event Name: Night Sky
Date: August 23, 2019 to August 23, 2019
Location: Day Use Area
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Don’t forget to look up when the sun goes down! Stop by the Discovery Drop-in with your flashlight and get set up to explore, observe, and discover the mysterious night sky. Put together a star chart, learn new tips and tricks to explore the sky, and share your after dark stories!  

N'oublie pas de lêver la tête quand le soleil se couche! Rendez-vous au centre Découverte avec votre lampe de poche et préparé-vous pour exploré, observé, et découvrire le ciel de nuit mystérieux. Crée un graphique d'étoile, et aprend des truc pour exploré le ciel de nuit, et partagé votres histoires effrayant.


Nagagamisis
Event Name: Night Sky / Ciel Nocturne
Date: August 23, 2019 to August 23, 2019
Location: Beach - Plage
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From 8:30pm to 9:30pm  /  de 20h30 a 21h30 

Don’t forget to look up when the sun goes down! Stop by the Discovery Drop-in with your flashlight and get set up to explore, observe, and discover the mysterious night sky. Put together a star chart, learn new tips and tricks to explore the sky, and share your after dark stories!  

N'oublie pas de lêver la tête quand le soleil se couche! Rendez-vous au centre Découverte avec votre lampe de poche et préparé-vous pour exploré, observé, et découvrire le ciel de nuit mystérieux. Crée un graphique d'étoile, et aprend des truc pour exploré le ciel de nuit, et partagé votres histoires effrayant.


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Tour
Date: August 23, 2019 to August 23, 2019
Location: 10 AM - Lally Homestead Parking Lot
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Pre-register at the gatehouse for this limited capacity 1.5 hour guided hike down the Silver Queen Mine trail and into an early 1900s mica mine. Please allow 10 minutes driving time from the main campground to the Lally Homestead. Be sure to wear sturdy shoes, hard hats supplied!


Murphys Point
Event Name: Discovery Drop In: Undercover Critters
Date: August 23, 2019 to August 23, 2019
Location: 1 PM - 3 PM - Main Beach
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There is a whole world of wildlife in the park right below our feet. Join Rachel and Peter to search for snails, slugs, worms, fungi, and more.  How many different things can you find hiding undercover?


René Brunelle
Event Name: Night Sky
Date: August 23, 2019 to August 23, 2019
Location: Comfort Station
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From 8pm to 9:30pm

Don’t forget to look up when the sun goes down! Stop by the Discovery Drop-in with your flashlight and get set up to explore, observe, and discover the mysterious night sky. Put together a star chart, learn new tips and tricks to explore the sky, and share your after dark stories!


Ivanhoe Lake
Event Name: Night Sky
Date: August 23, 2019 to August 23, 2019
Location: Red Pine Beach from 8:30pm - 9:30pm
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The world doesn’t stop when the sun goes down! Stop by the Discovery Drop-in with your flashlight and get set up to explore, observe, and discover the mysterious night sky and the critters that call it home. Put together a star chart, learn new tips and tricks to explore the sky, and share your after dark stories!


Esker Lakes
Event Name: Discovery Drop-in: Art in the Park
Date: August 23, 2019 to August 23, 2019
Location: Camper's Beach
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6 pm - 8 pm

Some of Canada’s greatest artists have been inspired by the beauty of nature in Ontario’s provincial parks. Nature is filled with colour, texture, and patterns – make the Park your canvas and create art from the environment around you! 


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Pass Holder Appreciation Day
Date: August 24, 2019 to August 24, 2019
Location: Various areas around park as described in program schedule.
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Being an Ontario Parks Vehicle Permit Pass holder entitles you and your car load of friends or family to enjoy a season or full year of programs and activities available at Bronte Creek Provincial Park.  But did you know that your pass is also valid at parks such as: Rock Point, Long Point, Sauble Falls and Wasaga Beach Provincial Parks?

On August 24th Bronte Creek Provincial Park will have a variety of programs, special meet-up which will shine a spot light on facilities and services that pass holder may not be aware of.

We will post and update the day's schedule on our Facebook page @OPBronteCreek.

 


Wheatley
Event Name: 22nd Annual Kids Fishing Derby
Date: August 24, 2019 to August 24, 2019
Location: Pavilion 3
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For all kids 15 and under. Derby takes place on Saturday from 8AM to 8PM and on Sunday from 8AM to noon. Prizes will be awarded at 1PM on Sunday. Come have some fun and catch a fish. Everyone wins a prize.


Nagagamisis
Event Name: Nature Detectives - Enquêteurs de la Nature
Date: August 24, 2019 to August 24, 2019
Location: Beach - Plage
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You may not always get to see animals in the park, but they’re out there! Join us at the Discovery Drop-in and we will set you up to explore, observe and discover the variety of signs wildlife leave behind.  Who knows what you might find! From 2pm to 4pm.

Vous ne les voyez pas toujours, mais les animaux sont là, dans le parc. Venez nous rejoindre au centre Découverte et nous vous préparerons pour explorer, observer et découvrir les traces laissées par la faune.  Qui sait ce que vous pourriez trouver! De 14:00 à 16:00 heures.


Ivanhoe Lake
Event Name: Rock On!
Date: August 24, 2019 to August 24, 2019
Location: Day-use Beach from 2pm-4pm
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Description:

Did you know that Ontario is home to some of the oldest rocks on Earth? Join us at the Discovery Drop-in to learn where the best rock hunting spots are in the park and use your Activity Book or Rock On! poster to record your observations as you explore the park.


Esker Lakes
Event Name: HALLOWEEN IN THE PARK: Trick or Treating
Date: August 24, 2019 to August 24, 2019
Location: Campground
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Visit participating sites (those with decorations) in the campground to fill your candy bags. Make sure to also get some candy from our Discovery Guide during her Drop-in at Camper's Beach!


Esker Lakes
Event Name: HALLOWEEN IN THE PARK: Discovery Drop-in: Amazing Amphibians
Date: August 24, 2019 to August 24, 2019
Location: Camper's Beach
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Description:

6 pm - 8 pm

Visit our Discovery Guide during her Drop-in at Camper's Beach to get some candy!

Frogs, toads, salamanders, oh my!  The word amphibian means ‘double life’, as most amphibians spend part of their life on land and part in the water.  Stop by the Discovery Drop-in and get set up to explore, observe, and discover the amazing amphibian species that call our park home.


Esker Lakes
Event Name: HALLOWEEN IN THE PARK: Site Decoration Contest
Date: August 24, 2019 to August 24, 2019
Location: Campground
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Judging starts at 5 pm.

Decorate your campsite for Halloween for a chance to win 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place and their associated prizes! Participants should also stock up on candy to hand out to Trick or Treaters.

A reminder that any garbage produced by this event must be picked up. Let’s keep our park clean!


Esker Lakes
Event Name: HALLOWEEN IN THE PARK: Discovery Drop-in: Night Sky
Date: August 24, 2019 to August 24, 2019
Location: Camper's Beach
Event Type:
Description:

8:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The world doesn’t stop when the sun goes down! Stop by the Discovery Drop-in with your flashlight and get set up to explore, observe, and discover the mysterious night sky and the critters that call it home. Put together a star chart, learn new tips and tricks to explore the sky, and share your after dark stories!


Ivanhoe Lake
Event Name: Amazing Amphibians
Date: August 24, 2019 to August 24, 2019
Location: Red Pine Beach from 10am-12pm
Event Type:
Description:

Frogs, toads, salamanders, oh my! The word amphibian means ‘double life’, as most amphibians spend part of their life on land and part in the water. Stop by the Discovery Drop-in and get set up to explore, observe, and discover the amazing amphibian species that call our park home.


René Brunelle
Event Name: Aquatic Acrobats
Date: August 24, 2019 to August 24, 2019
Location: Camper's Beach
Event Type:
Description:

From 2pm to 4pm

Wetland and shoreline habitats support a huge variety of life – and are wonderlands to explore! Join us at the Discovery Drop-in and we will set you up to explore, observe, and discover our park’s aquatic inhabitants. 


Petroglyphs
Event Name: Evening Program
Date: August 24, 2019 to August 24, 2019
Location: Visitor Centre
Event Type:
Description:

Join us for an evening program at the Kinoomaagewapkong (Teaching Rocks). Featuring over 900 images this sacred indigenous site has many mysteries that are revealed, when cast in shadow. Visitors are welcome to call and book a placement in the program, due to high attendance in recent years.

Park gate entrance re-opens at 7:00 p.m. and closes at 8:00 p.m. sharp.

The Visitor Centre will be open to register vehicles until the program begins at 8:15 p.m.

Bring a flashlight and bug spray. The program will end around 10:00 p.m.

For more information, call the park at: (705) 877-2552


Murphys Point
Event Name: Evening Program: Murphys Point Mythbusters
Date: August 24, 2019 to August 24, 2019
Location: 8 PM - Amphitheatre
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Description:

Ever wondered if bats are really blind, or if snakes are actually slimy?  Join our resident Mythbusters Grace and Peter as they debunk some popular misconceptions about the animals of Murphys Point.


Murphys Point
Event Name: Kids Program: Underwater Discovery Prowl
Date: August 24, 2019 to August 24, 2019
Location: 11 AM - Main Beach
Event Type:
Description:

What fish species live in Hogg Bay? Meet up with Peter and Trevor at the Main Beach to help them in their search using nets and minnow traps. Expect to get wet!


Fushimi Lake
Event Name: Aquatic Acrobats
Date: August 24, 2019 to August 24, 2019
Location: Day Use Area
Event Type:
Description:

Wetland and shoreline habitats support a huge variety of life – from Whirligig Beetles to Beavers - and are wonderlands to explore! Join us at the Discovery Drop-in and we will set you up to explore, observe, and discover our park’s aquatic acrobats.

 Les terres humides et les rivages sont des merveilles pour l’explorateur en vous! Ces habitats abritent une grande variété de formes de vie — des coléoptères gyrin (des insectes) aux castors. Rejoignez-nous au centre Découverte et nous vous préparerons à l’exploration, à l’observation et à la découverte de ces acrobates aquatiques qui vivent dans notre parc. 

Pour plus d'information, veuillez contacter la gate de fushimi lake. For more information about times and locations please contact fushimi lake gate house.


Bonnechere
Event Name: Wolf Howl
Date: August 24, 2019 to August 24, 2019
Location: Meet at the Davenport Center
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Description:

Mike Runtz, one of Canada’s most highly respected naturalists, nature photographers and natural history authors, returns once more to lead the annual Bonnechere Park Wolf Howl. Meet at the Davenport Centre for a compelling multi-media presentation on the Eastern Wolf. Then, travel via car pool along the Bonnechere Road to Basin Depot, where Mike will call out to the wolves. With luck, the wolves will return his howls. Program begins at 7pm.


Bon Echo
Event Name: Friends of Bon Echo Park Annual General Meeting
Date: August 24, 2019 to August 24, 2019
Location: Amphitheatre
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Members are encouraged to attend the Friends annual general meeting from 2:30-4 pm. Author Shena McAuliffe will read from her book The Good Echo. Shena's interest in Bon Echo, including Weston Price, is reflected in her book.


Darlington
Event Name: CORN ROAST/60th BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
Date: August 24, 2019 to August 24, 2019
Location: Corn Roast - Park Store
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Description:

Join us for a corn roast to kick off our 60th Birthday Celebration.

Then enjoy a short evening stroll as we trek back through time along Darlington's pathways, including a visit to the pioneer cemetery.

Top off the evening by joining us at the amphitheatre for a short presentation "Flashback to the Past"- See how much the park has changed over the years.

Check activity sheet for times!


Ferris
Event Name: Professor Pricklethorn!
Date: August 24, 2019 to August 24, 2019
Location: Picnic Shelter
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Description:

Come meet Professor Pricklethorn and learn about the secret lives of trees. The Professor will help you discover the many benefits that can be gained by planting the right trees and providing proper care for trees in our towns and cities. By the time the Professor gets to the roots of the topic, you'll be singing "give trees a chance".

Professor Pricklethorn will be presenting at 11am and 1pm. Fundraising BBQ hosted by the Friends of Ferris between 12-1pm. Regular park entry fees apply. 

For more information: contact Barb Hogan at 705-632-0894, or email info@friendsofferris.ca. To learn more, visit http://www.professorpricklethorn.com/.


Sleeping Giant
Event Name: Xterra Sleeping Giant
Date: August 24, 2019 to August 25, 2019
Location: Marie Louise Lake Campground
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Description:

Swim, bike and run amidst the Giant! Visit Sleeping Giant Provincial Park and challenge yourself in this premier sporting event. The course is everything you would come to expect when racing an XTERRA event in Ontario’s remote wilderness. For more information please visit http://elementracing/xterra-sleeping-giant/.


Darlington
Event Name: Bird Banding
Date: August 25, 2019 to August 25, 2019
Location: Picnic Area # 2 8:00 am - 12:00 noon
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Come on down to picnic area # 2 and join our speical guests as we catch and band our feathered friends.

Be early - remember "The early bird gets the worm"!


Balsam Lake
Event Name: Balsam Lake Farmers Market
Date: August 25, 2019 to August 25, 2019
Location: Beach Area near Parking Lots 1-3, 10am-3pm
Event Type:
Description:

Balsam Lake Provincial Park is hosting our fourth annual Farmers Market series this summer in the spirit of the Healthy Parks, Healthy People movement! #HPHP  

Join us at the beach and shop local on Sun July 7, Sun July 21, Sun Aug 11, and Sun Aug 25 with a variety of vendors selling hand-made and home grown items from the local area: fresh veggies, baked goods, nature photography, decorative items, lawn ornaments, soaps, candles, wooden furniture and decor, and so much more!  A daily vehicle permit or camping permit is required to enter the park and the farmers markets.  

For more information or to register as a vendor: email natalie.mcmorrow@ontario.ca or phone 705-454-3324 ext 5221.


Fushimi Lake
Event Name: Nature Detectives - Enquêteurs de la Nature
Date: August 25, 2019 to August 25, 2019
Location: Day Use Area
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You may not always get to see animals in the park, but they’re out there! Join us at the Discovery Drop-in and we will set you up to explore, observe and discover the variety of signs wildlife leave behind.  Who knows what you might find!

Vous ne les voyez pas toujours, mais les animaux sont là, dans le parc. Venez nous rejoindre au centre Découverte et nous vous préparerons pour explorer, observer et découvrir les traces laissées par la faune.  Qui sait ce que vous pourriez trouver!

Pour plus d'information, veuillez contacter la gate de fushimi lake. For more information about times and locations please contact fushimi lake gate house.


Ivanhoe Lake
Event Name: Undercover Critters
Date: August 25, 2019 to August 25, 2019
Location: Visitor Centre from 10am-12pm
Event Type:
Description:

There is a whole world of wildlife in the park right below our feet. Join us at the Discovery Drop-in and search for snails, slugs, worms, fungi and more. How many different things can you find hiding undercover?


René Brunelle
Event Name: Rock on!
Date: August 25, 2019 to August 25, 2019
Location: Camper's Beach
Event Type:
Description:

From 10am-12pm

Did you know that Ontario is home to some of the oldest rocks on Earth? Join us at the Discovery Drop-in to learn where the best rock hunting spots are in the park, and use the Rock On! checklist to record your observations as you explore the park.


Nagagamisis
Event Name: Undercover Critters - Créatures cachées
Date: August 25, 2019 to August 25, 2019
Location: Gatehouse - Gare
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Description:

From 10am to 12pm  /  de 10:00 a 12:00 heures

There is a whole world of wildlife in the park living right below our feet. Join us at the Discovery Drop-in and search for snails, slugs, sow bugs, earthworms and more. How many different species can you find hiding undercover?

Une faune gigantesque vit dans le parc juste sous nos pieds. Rendez-vous au centre Découverte pour faire une recherche d’escargots, de limaces, de punaises ou de vers de terre. Combien d’espèces différentes pourrez-vous trouver cachées sous la couverture?


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Open House
Date: August 25, 2019 to August 25, 2019
Location: 10 AM - 12 PM - Silver Queen Mine Trail (Park at Lally Homestead)
Event Type:
Description:

Venture back in time to the early 1900s when the small-scale mica mining business was booming in eastern Ontario. Meet historical interpreters along the 1km trail and explore the restored Silver Queen Mine and the miner's bunkhouse. Hardhats supplied! Drop in between 10 AM and 12 PM.


Esker Lakes
Event Name: Discovery Drop-In: Undercover Critters
Date: August 25, 2019 to August 25, 2019
Location: Camper's Beach
Event Type:
Description:

10 am - 12 pm

There is a whole world of wildlife in the park right below our feet. Join us at the Discovery Drop-in and search for snails, slugs, worms, fungi and more. How many different things can you find hiding undercover?


Murphys Point
Event Name: Art In The Park: Nature Journaling
Date: August 26, 2019 to August 26, 2019
Location: 11 AM - Main Beach
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Description:

Discover the ‘art of seeing’ and start a nature journal of your very own.  Join Grace to open your eyes to the natural beauty of Murphys Point through this mindfulness focused art program. 


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Tour
Date: August 28, 2019 to August 28, 2019
Location: 8 PM - Lally Homestead Parking Lot
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Description:

Join Mark and hopefully some birds, bats and moths for this special nighttime nature hike along the Silver Queen Mine Trail. See the restored, early 1900s mica mine in a different light too! Hardhats supplied but please bring a flashlight. DUE TO LIMITED CAPACITY, PLEASE PRE-REGISTER AT THE GATEHOUSE. Allow 10 minutes driving time from the main campground to the Lally Homestead.  Hike starts at 8 PM.


Murphys Point
Event Name: Art In The Park: Cookie Canvas
Date: August 29, 2019 to August 29, 2019
Location: 11 AM - Main Beach
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The best souvenir you can bring home from Murphys Point is something you created yourself. Meet up with Rachel and Peter to unleash your inner artist and paint a beautiful 'tree cookie'.

Supplies are limited - first come, first served.  All ages and skill levels are welcome.


Nagagamisis
Event Name: Night Sky
Date: August 30, 2019 to August 30, 2019
Location: Beach - Plage
Event Type:
Description:

Don’t forget to look up when the sun goes down! Stop by the Discovery Drop-in with your flashlight and get set up to explore, observe, and discover the mysterious night sky. Put together a star chart, learn new tips and tricks to explore the sky, and share your after dark stories! From 8pm to 9:30pm. 

N'oublie pas de lêver la tête quand le soleil se couche! Rendez-vous au centre Découverte avec votre lampe de poche et préparé-vous pour exploré, observé, et découvrire le ciel de nuit mystérieux. Crée un graphique d'étoile, et aprend des truc pour exploré le ciel de nuit, et partagé votres histoires effrayant. De 20:00 à 21:30 heures.


Fushimi Lake
Event Name: Night Sky
Date: August 30, 2019 to August 30, 2019
Location: Day Use Area
Event Type:
Description:

Don’t forget to look up when the sun goes down! Stop by the Discovery Drop-in with your flashlight and get set up to explore, observe, and discover the mysterious night sky. Put together a star chart, learn new tips and tricks to explore the sky, and share your after dark stories!  

N'oublie pas de lêver la tête quand le soleil se couche! Rendez-vous au centre Découverte avec votre lampe de poche et préparé-vous pour exploré, observé, et découvrire le ciel de nuit mystérieux. Crée un graphique d'étoile, et aprend des truc pour exploré le ciel de nuit, et partagé votres histoires effrayant.


Killarney
Event Name: 30x30/OP125 Weekend
Date: August 30, 2019 to September 2, 2019
Event Type:
Description:

Did you know August is 30x30 month across Ontario Parks? All month long we encourage everyone to spend at least 30 minutes outside for 30 days in a row. Here at Killarney we're going to end off the month with a Labour-Day-Weekend-Long celebration of the great outdoors! From August 30th to September 2nd take part in a variety of programs geared towards enjoying the wilderness.


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Tour
Date: August 30, 2019 to August 30, 2019
Location: 10 AM - Lally Homestead Parking Lot
Event Type:
Description:

Pre-register at the gatehouse for this limited capacity 1.5 hour guided hike down the Silver Queen Mine trail and into an early 1900s mica mine. Please allow 10 minutes driving time from the main campground to the Lally Homestead. Be sure to wear sturdy shoes, hard hats supplied!


Ivanhoe Lake
Event Name: Night Sky
Date: August 30, 2019 to August 30, 2019
Location: Red Pine Beach from 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Event Type:
Description:

The world doesn’t stop when the sun goes down! Stop by the Discovery Drop-in with your flashlight and get set up to explore, observe, and discover the mysterious night sky and the critters that call it home. Put together a star chart, learn new tips and tricks to explore the sky, and share your after dark stories!


René Brunelle
Event Name: Night Skiy
Date: August 30, 2019 to August 30, 2019
Location: Comfort Station
Event Type:
Description:

From 8pm to 9:30pm

Don’t forget to look up when the sun goes down! Stop by the Discovery Drop-in with your flashlight and get set up to explore, observe, and discover the mysterious night sky. Put together a star chart, learn new tips and tricks to explore the sky, and share your after dark stories!


Darlington
Event Name: Monarch Migration
Date: August 31, 2019 to September 1, 2019
Location: Check activity sheets for times & location.
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

 Find out why the monarch butterfly is a species at risk. Help us tag some monarchs and send them on their way to Mexico!


Presqu'ile
Event Name: Monarchs & Migrants Weekend
Date: August 31, 2019 to September 1, 2019
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Celebrate the miracle of migration.  Let a tagged butterfly go at our Monarch tagging demonstration (1pm to 3pm), see birds up close at the bird banding demo (8am to noon) or join us on one of our guided nature walks featuring migrating birds and butterflies.  .


Darlington
Event Name: Good Bye Birds & Butterflies
Date: August 31, 2019 to September 1, 2019
Event Type:
Description:

Fall migration is underway. 

Come out to the programs and say farewell to our feathered friends and butterflies as they leave for warmer climates.

Check the activity sheet for times and locations of events.


Quetico
Event Name: Meet the Lac La Croix Ponies
Date: August 31, 2019 to September 2, 2019
Location: Dawson Trail Campgrounds
Event Type:
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August 31- Sept 2, 2019: Lac La Croix Ponies Weekend

Come out to Quetico's Dawson Trail Campground this Labour Day Weekend to meet and learn about the Lac La Croix Pony. Ponies will be visiting from Grey Raven Ranch at Seine River First Nation http://www.greyravenranch.org/ . Join experts from Grey Raven Ranch at the Grassy Beach Day-use area throughout the weekend to meet these magnificent ponies and learn first hand about this rare indigenous breed of pony that once lived throughout the area.


Samuel de Champlain
Event Name: Echoes of the Past
Date: August 31, 2019 to August 31, 2019
Location: Steep Boat Launch
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:Wander into the past with an evening spirit night! As you walk along the Mattawa River you will meet the people that lived and worked in this region up to 400 years ago. From the time of the early explorers to the logging era there are surely many stories to be told - of hardship and toil, of adventure and comical mishaps, and awe-inspiring journeys. 


Ivanhoe Lake
Event Name: Art in the Park
Date: August 31, 2019 to August 31, 2019
Location: Visitor Centre from 10am-12pm
Event Type:
Description:

Some of Canada’s greatest artists have been inspired by the beauty of nature in Ontario’s provincial parks. Nature is filled with colour, texture, and patterns – make the Park your canvas and create art from the environment around you!


Ivanhoe Lake
Event Name: Incredible Insects
Date: August 31, 2019 to August 31, 2019
Location: Red Pine Beach from 2pm-4pm
Event Type:
Description:

In the air, on the ground, and even underwater, insects seem to be everywhere – which makes them easy to explore, observe and discover. Join us at the Discovery Drop-in to pick up some tips and tools for investigating the insects in our park.


Nagagamisis
Event Name: Feathered Friends - Amis à plumes
Date: August 31, 2019 to August 31, 2019
Location: Beach - Plage
Event Type:
Description:

How many birds have you seen or heard in the park? Ontario’s birds come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, and colours and are an important part of our local biodiversity – the amazing variety of life around us.  Join us at the Discovery Drop-in to pick up some birding tips and head out in search of some feathered friends. From 2pm to 4pm.

Combien d’oiseaux avez-vous vus ou entendus dans le parc? En Ontario, il y a des oiseaux de toutes formes, de toutes tailles et de toutes couleurs. Ils forment une partie importante de notre biodiversité locale – l’étonnante diversité de la vie qui nous entoure.  Rejoignez-nous à la séance d’accueil découverte pour obtenir quelques conseils sur l’observation des oiseaux, et lancez-vous à la recherche de certains de nos amis à plumes.

Rejoignez les gardes de parc du programme Découverte de 14:00 h à 16:00 h.


Emily
Event Name: Ontario Turtle
Date: August 31, 2019 to August 31, 2019
Location: Amphitheatre
Event Type:
Description:

Did you know that turtles are among the world’s most endangered vertebrates?  There are more than 300 species worldwide, and shockingly about half of these are threatened with extinction! Join the Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre to learn about the Native Ontario Turtle species, why they are threatened and how we can help them.

During the show meet 5 of the local Ontario Turtle species, including a Blanding's and Wood turtle.

For more info on the OTCC, please visit: www.ontarioturtle.ca


Murphys Point
Event Name: Discovery Drop-In: Amazing Amphibians
Date: August 31, 2019 to August 31, 2019
Location: 10 AM - 12 PM - Main Beach
Event Type:
Description:

Frogs, toads, and salamanders, oh my!  The word amphibian means 'double life', as most amphibians spend part of their life on land and part in the water. Stop by the Discovery Drop-In, where Peter and Grace will get you set up to discover the amazing amphibian species that call Murphys Point home.


Fushimi Lake
Event Name: Feathered Friends
Date: August 31, 2019 to August 31, 2019
Location: Day Use Area
Event Type:
Description:

How many birds have you seen or heard in the park? Ontario’s birds come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, and colours and are an important part of our local biodiversity – the amazing variety of life around us.  Join us at the Discovery Drop-in to pick up some birding tips and head out in search of some feathered friends.

Combien d’oiseaux avez-vous vus ou entendus dans le parc? L’Ontario est le foyer d’oiseaux de toutes sortes, de toutes tailles et aux couleurs multiples. Ils forment une partie importante de notre biodiversité locale — leur diversité est étonnante.  Venez nous rejoindre au centre Découverte pour obtenir quelques trucs au sujet des oiseaux et lancez-vous à la recherche des amis à plumes.

Pour plus d'information, veuillez contacter la gate de fushimi lake. For more information about times and locations please contact fushimi lake gate house.


René Brunelle
Event Name: Feathered Friends
Date: August 31, 2019 to August 31, 2019
Location: Camper's Beach
Event Type:
Description:

From 2pm to 4pm

How many birds have you seen or heard in the park? Ontario’s birds come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, and colours and are an important part of our local biodiversity – the amazing variety of life around us.  Join us at the Discovery Drop-in to pick up some birding tips and head out in search of some feathered friends.


Frontenac
Event Name: Frontenac Jr. Challenge
Date: September 1, 2019 to October 31, 2019
Event Type: Seasonal Event
Description:

Presented by The Friends of Frontenac Park and Frontenac Provincial Park.

The Frontenac Jr. Challenge, for hikers 12 years and younger, requires the completion of any 6 of the major trail loops Note that the Bufflehead Trail Loop, Dedication Trail Loops and Little Slide Lake Loop do not qualify as a major trail loop. Registration is free at the park office! For further information visit www.frontenacpark.ca or call the park office at 613 376-3489.


Frontenac
Event Name: Frontenac Trek
Date: September 1, 2019 to October 31, 2019
Event Type: Seasonal Event
Description:

Presented by The Friends of Frontenac Park and Frontenac Provincial Park.

The Frontenac Trek challenges hikers to complete any six of the main trail loops between September 1st and October 31st. Note that the Arab Lake Gorge Trail, Doe Lake Trail, Dedication Trail Loops, Bufflehead Trail Loop; Little Slide Lake Loop do not qualify for the Trek. Registration is free! For further details contact the park office 613 376-3489 or visit www.frontenacpark.ca.


Frontenac
Event Name: Annual Frontenac Hiking Challenge
Date: September 1, 2019 to October 31, 2019
Event Type: Seasonal Event
Description:

Presented by: The Friends of Frontenac Park and Frontenac Provincial Park

The Frontenac Challenge encourages hikers to enjoy Frontenac’s fall colours by hiking each of the 11 main hiking loops that form the challenge between September 1st and October 31st. Register for free at the park office or call 613 376-3489. For more information please visit www.frontenacpark.ca. A challenge celebration with successful completion certificates and refreshments will be held at the park office on November 9th 2019 from 10:30 am - 12:30 pm.


Fushimi Lake
Event Name: Amazing Amphibians - Étonnants Amphibiens
Date: September 1, 2019 to September 1, 2019
Location: Day Use Area
Event Type:
Description:

Frogs, toads, salamanders, oh my!  The word amphibian means ‘double life’, as most amphibians spend part of their life on land and part in the water.  Stop by the Discovery Drop-in and get set up to explore, observe, and discover the amazing amphibian species that call our park home.

Des grenouilles, des crapauds, des salamandres — oh là là!  Le mot amphibien signifie « qui a la particularité d’avoir une double vie ». En fait, la plupart des amphibiens passent une partie de leur vie sur terre et une partie dans l’eau.  Arrêtez-vous au centre Découverte et installez-vous pour explorer, observer et découvrir les étonnantes espèces d’amphibiens qui ont élu domicile dans notre parc.

Pour plus d'information, veuillez contacter la gate de fushimi lake. For more information about times and locations please contact fushimi lake gate house.


Ivanhoe Lake
Event Name: Trees are Terrific
Date: September 1, 2019 to September 1, 2019
Location: Saw Lake Trailhead from 10am-12pm
Event Type:
Description:

How could we live without them? Join us at the Discovery Drop-in and spend some time exploring the diversity and beauty of the trees in our park. We’ll set you up to take leaf and bark rubbings too.


Nagagamisis
Event Name: Incredible Insects - Incroyables insectes
Date: September 1, 2019 to September 1, 2019
Location: Playground - Cour de récreation
Event Type:
Description:

In the air, on the ground, and even underwater, insects are everywhere – which makes them easy to explore, observe and discover. Join us at the Discovery Drop-in to pick up some tips and tools for investigating the insects in our park. From 10am to noon.

Ils sont partout, dans les airs, sur le sol et même sous l’eau. Explorez, observez et découvrez les insectes – c’est facile! Rejoignez-nous à la séance d'accueil découverte pour obtenir quelques trucs et des outils qui vous aideront dans votre enquête sur les insectes dans notre parc. De 10:00 h à 12:00 h.


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Open House
Date: September 1, 2019 to September 1, 2019
Location: 10 AM - 12 PM - Silver Queen Mine Trail (Park at Lally Homestead)
Event Type:
Description:

Venture back in time to the early 1900s when the small-scale mica mining business was booming in eastern Ontario. Meet historical interpreters along the 1km trail and explore the restored Silver Queen Mine and the miner's bunkhouse. Hardhats supplied! Drop in between 10 AM and 12 PM.


René Brunelle
Event Name: Incredible Insects
Date: September 1, 2019 to September 1, 2019
Location: Comfort Station
Event Type:
Description:

From 10am-12pm

In the air, on the ground, and even underwater, insects are everywhere – which makes them easy to explore, observe and discover. Join us at the Discovery Drop-in to pick up some tips and tools for investigating the insects in our park.


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Outdoor Swimming Pool - last day of the season
Date: September 2, 2019 to September 2, 2019
Location: Pool - between Parking lot C and Parking lot D.
Event Type:
Description:

1.8 acre outdoor swimming pool WILL close for the season September 2, 2019 at 6pm (or earlier depending on weather).

Pool open daily 11am-6pm (weather permitting)

Join the conversation @OPBronteCreek on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

PLEASE NOTE:

Pool use is an additional cost to park main entrance admission.

For more information and list of pool fees visit Bronte Creek website: www.BronteCreek.org


Rondeau
Event Name: The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup - Rondeau
Date: September 8, 2019 to September 8, 2019
Location: Meet at the Rondeau Visitor Centre
Event Type:
Description:

It's that time of year again! Time to work together to keep Rondeau's shoreline beautiful! If you would like to volunteer for this event, please register by calling the Visitor Centre at 519-674-1768. A BBQ lunch will be provided to thank all of our hardworking volunteers!

Read more.  

Other shoreline clean-ups.


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Tour
Date: September 8, 2019 to October 13, 2019
Location: Lally Homestead Parking Lot
Event Type:
Description:

Every Sunday join our guided hike (1.5 hours) down the Silver Queen Mine Trail and into a restored, early 1900s mica mine. Hardhats supplied! Hike starts at 10 a.m. at the Lally Homestead parking area. Allow 15 minutes driving time from the main campground. Valid camping or day-use permit required.


Wheatley
Event Name: Chili Cook-off
Date: September 14, 2019 to September 14, 2019
Location: Ask at the gate upon arrival.
Event Type:
Description:Enter a chili or just be a judge. Prizes awarded for best chilies.
Sandbanks
Event Name: Sandbanks New Wave Music Festival
Date: September 14, 2019 to September 14, 2019
Location: Sandbanks Provincial Park Amphitheatre
Event Type: Music and the Arts
Description:

MUSIC, ARTS, HARVEST

for details visit the festival's website @  sandbanksnewwaves.com


Pinery
Event Name: Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup
Date: September 14, 2019 to September 14, 2019
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

2019, will the 26th Anniversary of the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup in Canada. You can make a world of a difference by joining Canadians from coast to coast to coast to clean up shoreline litter. Meet at the Pinery Visitor Centre to start the day, where gloves and garbage bags will be provided. Dress appropriately for the weather, wear sunscreen, and consider wearing insect repellent to combat biting flies. Please pre-register by calling 519 243 8574.   For high school aged students, this is a great way to work towards completing your community service hours and for everyone else, this is a great way to give back to the park and ensure our shorelines are kept devoid of human litter.

Share your pictures and videos.  Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter.

Reserve your site as early as 5 months in advance for this popular family event.

 


Bon Echo
Event Name: Camper Chili Cookoff
Date: September 14, 2019 to September 14, 2019
Location: Amphitheatre
Event Type:
Description:

Attention all campers! From 2:30-4 pm, the Friends of Bon Echo Park invite you to make your best traditional or vegetarian style chili and have it judged. Chili must be made in the park & be able to serve 3-6 judges. Go to the Friends of Bon Echo Park web site for more information.


Sandbanks
Event Name: Sandbanks Fall Getaway Fun Run
Date: September 15, 2019 to September 15, 2019
Location: Sandbanks Westlake campground office 2109 County road 12
Event Type: Sporting Event
Description:

Celebrating 25 years! Join us for a 5km and 10 km run along the scenic trails and shoreline of Lake Ontario within Sandbanks Provincial Park. Please note that the 10km run qualifies for the Terry Fox Run as well. Hosted by The Friends of Sandbanks for more information visit www.friendsofsandbanks.org for more information. or visit the www.runningroom.com


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Annual British Car Day
Date: September 15, 2019 to September 15, 2019
Location: Day-use area, 1219 Burloak Drive. Visitors use Parking lot A or C - Cars will be displayed in Green, Sand picnic shelter areas "Show" cars look for signs for exhibitor entrance.
Event Type: Sporting Event
Description:

Toronto Triumph Club presents their annual car show. Park entrance fee ($17 subject to change) per spectator vehicle will be collected at the main park entrance. Having exact cash fare will help to keep the line moving. We recommend to arrive as early as possible, gates open at 8am.

For more information visit: http://www.BritishCarDay.com

Share pictures or video of your favorite car! #BritishCarDay #OPBronteCreek FacebookTwitter and Instagram

You can also call 905-827-6911 


Rondeau
Event Name: Monarch Butterfly Migration Festival
Date: September 15, 2019 to September 15, 2019
Location: Rondeau Visitor Centre 10:00am - 4:00pm
Event Type:
Description:

It’s time to bid farwell to everyone’s favourite butterflies, the Monarch’s, as they begin their long journey south to Mexico again. Participate in guided butterfly hikes, tagging demonstrations, crafts, the Adopt-a-Monarch Program, and much more!

Call the Visitor Centre for more information at 519-674-1768.


Frontenac
Event Name: Canadian Red Cross Wilderness First Aid
Date: September 20, 2019 to September 22, 2019
Event Type: Outdoor Skills
Description:

Presented by: Steve Tripp, Wilderness Tripping, Kingston, ON

This 20 hour course takes place in the park interior and is designed to give participants training needed to care for a casualty for up to 24 hrs in a wilderness or remote context. Focus is on prevention but in this scenario based course you will learn and practice assessment, treatment and stabilization of casualties. CPR-C and AED training is included. No pre-requisites but participants must be 16 years of age or older. Camping equipment and food not included but arrangements can be made upon request.

This course starts Friday evening.  Participants can hike or canoe to the campsite #3.

Cost: $230.00 + HST plus Park camping permit. 

For more information and to register, please contact Steve Tripp at wildernesstripping@gmail.com. NOTE: This course is also offered on May 31- June 2 and June 14-16.


Forks of the Credit
Event Name: Fall Colours
Date: September 21, 2019 to October 27, 2019
Event Type:
Description:

Q. When is the best time to visit?

Weekdays.  There will be have far fewer people on the trails and lots of parking.

Check out the Fall Colour Report for the optimal time when the colours are prime.

Park only in designated parking lots, avoid parking on road shoulders.

Things to remember when hiking: 

Take a map. Stay on the designated trails. Be aware of your surroundings.

Weather can change quickly, be prepared with layers of clothing and rain gear.

Bring some water and snacks. (take your garbage out with you).

Remember your camera!

Dogs on leash.

Many area towns offer establishments for food, gas and drinks.

Post and share your images #fallcolours @ontarioparks.

Hidden gems.

Easier locations.


Bronte Creek
Event Name: World Cleanup Day
Date: September 21, 2019 to September 21, 2019
Event Type:
Description:

Just like spring cleaning - only this time we are getting the park ready to go to sleep for the winter.  After a busy summer season the trails, ditches and waterways have collected debris - which is unsightly as well as dangerous to wildlife.  Volunteer today to do your part to clean up a little part of the world.

Join the conversation FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

More details will be posted on our facebook page as the date approaches.


Sauble Falls
Event Name: Camper Halloween
Date: September 27, 2019 to September 29, 2019
Location: Campground.
Event Type:
Description:

A fun family weekend.  Campers come prepared to decorate your site/ tent/ trailer - the spookier the better.  On Saturday night the ghosts and goblins will go site to site trick or treating to participating sites.  

Camper-lead activities:

*Decorate your campsite just for the fun of it!  Remember – No fake spider webbing – mother nature does not like it. *remove all decorations upon departure.

Dress up and go trick-or-treating around the campground at dusk.   One person needs to stay at the site to hand out your treats!  Only go to those site participating.

When you have had enough trick-or-treating we suggest returning to your site for a family campfire and spooky stories!

Please share your pictures!  Facebook #SaubleFallsPP.

 


Inverhuron
Event Name: Camper Halloween
Date: September 27, 2019 to September 29, 2019
Location: Campground
Event Type:
Description:

 A fun family weekend.

Friday - arrive and set up.

Saturday- Decorate your site, carve your own pumpkins.  (supply your own pumpkins).

Camper-lead activities:

*Decorate your campsite just for the fun of it!  Remember – No fake spider webbing – mother nature does not like it. *remove all decorations upon departure.

Dress up and go trick-or-treating around the campground at dusk.   One person needs to stay at the site to hand out your treats!  Only go to those site participating.

When you have had enough trick-or-treating we suggest returning to your site for a family campfire and spooky stories!

 


Killarney
Event Name: Stars Over Killarney
Date: September 27, 2019 to September 28, 2019
Location: Killarney Provincial Park Observatory
Event Type:
Description:

Killarney Provincial Park and Point Grondine Presents the 2nd annual Stars Over Killarney Astronomy event! Don't miss this fun interactive gathering at Ontario Park's first Dark Sky Preserve. We will explore the night sky while learning about indigenous constellations and sky lore. Come enjoy awe-inspiring views of the planets and stars with the Killarney Park Observatory's research-grade, 16" telescope! Hosted in partnership with Science North and the Royal Astronomical Society Sudbury Centre. For more information, email starsoverkillarney@ontario.ca


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Harvest Festival
Date: September 28, 2019 to September 29, 2019
Location: Bronte Creek Day-Use Area, 1219 Burloak Drive Spruce Lane Farm - Parking lot F.
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Brought to you by the Friends of Bronte Creek Park.

Your family can enjoy historical demonstrations, wagon rides, pumpkin carving, traditional family games, farmhouse tours, food and beverage, plus more.

Look for the Harvest Moon September 14, 2019

Join the conversation Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

For more information visit: www.BronteCreek.org

You can also call 905-827-6911 

Ontario Parks Blog - Harvest time


Inverhuron
Event Name: Pumpkin Fest
Date: September 28, 2019 to September 29, 2019
Location: Port Elgin
Event Type:
Description:

Reserve your campsite upto 5 months prior to Pumpkin Fest!

A great event on the very same weekend as our Camper Halloween!  Camp Friday - Sunday, enjoy a trip into  Port Elgin on Saturday and then return to the park for an evening of spooky fun! 

Pumpkin Fest: Featuring two GIANT Vegetable Weigh Offs, one of Ontario's LARGEST two day outdoor Car Shows, over 100 craft, marketplace & food vendors for all your Shopping needs and tons of FAMILY FUN Attractions, Port Elgin Pumpkinfest is THE place to be! 


Bon Echo
Event Name: Cycle Bon Echo
Date: September 28, 2019 to September 28, 2019
Location: Registration takes place at the Lagoon starting at 9 am.
Event Type:
Description:

This family-friendly cycling event starts at 10 am and takes participants on a scenic ride from the Lagoon to Joeperry Lake and back. Ride the full 17 km or opt for the 4 km route. Riders are encouraged to collect pledges to support ongoing wildlife conservation efforts in the park. See the Friends of Bon Echo Park web site for more information.


Inverhuron
Event Name: Tiverton Fall Fair
Date: October 4, 2019 to October 6, 2019
Location: Tiverton
Event Type:
Description:

Combine a weekend of camping with local fall fair charm.

Tiverton Fall Fair: tractor pull,  miniture horse show, petting zoo, Face Painting, Animal Balloons, archery and an antique tractor Display.


Sandbanks
Event Name: 16th Annual County Marathon - Prince Edward County
Date: October 5, 2019 to October 6, 2019
Event Type: Sporting Event
Description:

42.2 km run:Boston qualifier. Route goes through Sandbanks Provincial Park. Be advised of road closures during run. visit www.thecountymarathon.ca for more information.


Ferris
Event Name: Bat Day
Date: October 5, 2019 to October 5, 2019
Location: Picnic Shelter
Event Type:
Description:

The Friends of Ferris are pleased to welcome Dr. Christina Davy September to Ferris Provincial Park. Christina is a Species At Risk Research Scientist with MNRF. She has worked with bats for over 10 years. She is going to come and to tell us all about these amazing creatures. Come out to learn about what species we have in Ontario and how to identify them. She will also talk to us about the work she is doing looking into white nose syndrome, its effects on our bats and what we can do to help. Specifically she will show us examples of bat boxes and what we need to know if we are installing them at our homes. Regular park day use fees apply.

Event starts at 1pm at the Picnic Shelter.

For more information: please contact Barb Hogan 705-632-0894, or send an email to info@friendsofferris.ca


Point Farms
Event Name: Halloween/Thanksgiving Weekend
Date: October 11, 2019 to October 14, 2019
Location: Campground
Event Type: Seasonal Event
Description:

Come join the fun at Point Farms Thanksgiving weekend. Activities include site decorating contest, pumpkin carving contest, chili & baked goods cook-off, scavenger hunt and trick-or-treating. Book early to avoid disappointment!

Saturday:

Site Decorating and Pumpkin Carving Contest - Judging will begin at 4 PM.

Chili & Baked Goods Cook-Off - Taking place at the Park Office. Judging will begin at 1 PM. (Please bring a non-perishable food item to participate as a judge).

Scavenger Hunt submissions due to Park Office by 3 PM.

Trick-or-Treating - 5-7 PM

More information? Like our Facebook Page.


Port Burwell
Event Name: Fall Harvest Festival
Date: October 11, 2019 to October 14, 2019
Event Type:
Description:

We will be welcoming in the beautiful fall season with our annual harvest festival!   We will be having a campsite post decorating contest as well as pumpkin carving!

Remember to share your pictures Facebook or Twitter.  #PortBurwellPP  

Reserve your site as early as 5 months in advance for this popular event!


Turkey Point
Event Name: Halloween Haunt Weekend
Date: October 11, 2019 to October 14, 2019
Event Type: Seasonal Event
Description:

Start off the weekend by decorating your site to join in the festivities, and sign-up for the the pumpkin carving and site decorating contests. On Saturday create a pumpkin masterpiece and have a chance to win a prize; then join the family fun, dress-up and trick-or-treat through the campgrounds!

Campers!  Come prepared to decorate your site/ trailer and then hand out candy as the ghost and goblins come visiting participating sites!  A wonderful family weekend.

Ideas for environmentally friendly decorations!

Share your pictures! We would love to see them!


Wheatley
Event Name: Halloween in the Park
Date: October 11, 2019 to October 14, 2019
Location: Throughout Two Creeks, Highlands and Middle Creek campgrounds
Event Type:
Description:

Campers come prepared to decorate your sites, the spookier the better!  Here are some tips on eco-friendly decorating ideas.

Hand out candy to the ghosts and goblins then cozy up around the campfire for some ghost stories!  A great family weekend.  

Trick or treating for kids on Saturday night. Adults come see the awesome decorations and hard work our wonderful campers put into making this special.


Rock Point
Event Name: Camper Halloween
Date: October 11, 2019 to October 14, 2019
Location: Campground
Event Type:
Description:

A wonderful Family Camping Weekend!  Finish your camping season in goolish style.

Camper Lead Activities:

Decorate your Campsite... the spookier the better. Try these eco-friendly decorating tips!  Please remove all decorates before you leave.

At dusk on Saturday night you will be visited by ghosts and goblins looking for treats!  So come prepared for these trick-or-treaters!

Then cozy up around your campfire to tell ghost stories!

Reserve your site as early as 5 months in advance at this popular park.


Balsam Lake
Event Name: Trick or Treat, Balsam Halloween!
Date: October 12, 2019 to October 12, 2019
Location: Throughout the campgrounds: 5pm-7pm
Event Type:
Description:

Halloween comes early at Balsam Lake!  Join us for trick or treating in the campgrounds on Saturday night of the thanksgiving weekend from 5pm-7pm!  Be sure to wear your halloween costume and bring candy to share :)  

Other events throughout the thanksgiving weekend including pumpkin carving, campsite decorating contest and a historical "spirit walk"

Pick up the weekend schedule from the Permit Office when you arrive!


Rondeau
Event Name: Get Eerie on Lake Erie! - Rondeau's Halloween Festival
Date: October 12, 2019 to October 12, 2019
Location: Rondeau Provincial Park Visitor Centre - 10am - 4pm
Event Type:
Description:

Park Activities:

Join us on Saturday for a day of spooooky fun as we get ready for Halloween! There will be a costume contest, a pumpkin carving contest, games and activities and much more!

Camper Lead Activities:

Decorate your sites with these Eco-friendly tips! Remember to remove them before you leave.

Ghost and goblins go site to site trick-or-treating at dusk on Saturday night- so come prepare to feed those spooks. 


Bon Echo
Event Name: Campsite Decoration Contest
Date: October 12, 2019 to October 13, 2019
Event Type:
Description:

Like to decorate your campsite during Thanksgiving weekend? See how creative you are by decorating your campsite with a Thanksgiving or Hallowe'en theme the weekend of Saturday, October 12 & Sunday, Oct. 13. Whose sites will be the best? Judging starts at 9 am Sunday, Oct.13. Prizes will be announced at 2 pm that day at Greystones.


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Camper Halloween Weekend 1
Date: October 18, 2019 to October 20, 2019
Location: Bronte Creek Campground 3201 Upper Middle Road W, off Bronte Road
Event Type: Seasonal Event
Description:

Campfire Friday Night - come out to learn the history and traditions of All Hallows Eve "Halloween"  and enjoy stories, games music and more —- Open to campers and day visitors.

Saturday activities are for registered campers of Bronte Creek Provincial Park only. Decorate your site to have a chance to win a prize! Dress up and go trick-or-treating around the campground. Then go on a spooky guided evening hike where you will learn about bats, owls and coyotes! Maybe even get them to howl back…

Site decorating contest and prizes for top votes.

We'd love to see your pictures!  #CamperHalloween  FacebookTwitter and Instagram

For more information visit: www.BronteCreek.org

You can also call our campground at 905-827-3228

Love Halloween and the environment? Here are some tips to eco-friendly decorations.


Frontenac
Event Name: Canadian Red Cross ADVANCED Wilderness 1st Aid - Bridge Course
Date: October 18, 2019 to October 20, 2019
Event Type:
Description:

Presented by: Steve Tripp and Wilderness Tripping.  

This is a 20 hour bridge course based on the CRC WFA.  This course is a comprehensive first aid and CPR techniques for those who need a higher level of training to work and respond to emergencies in isolated or wilderness settings. Training is also suitable for those who act as guides or supervisors for groups of people. The course covers material in Standard First Aid & CPR, plus advanced strategies for providing extended care for more than 24 hours. Participants can hike or canoe to the campsite #11.

Cost: $210.00 + HST plus Park camping permit. 

For more information and to register, please contact Steve Tripp at wildernesstripping@gmail.com. NOTE: Prerequisite: Canadian Red Cross Wilderness First Aid in past 24 months, and must have their CRC WFA manual.


Craigleith
Event Name: Shivers on the Shale
Date: October 18, 2019 to October 20, 2019
Event Type:
Description:

Make your reservation soon we are filling up fast!  BOOOk as early as 5 months in advance!

Get your scare on this weekend with trick or treating, costume and campsite decorating contests, pumpkin carving, and a haunted picnic shelter!  Join park staff for a horrifying and haunted weekend. 

Other Parks offering Camper Halloween weekends.


MacGregor Point
Event Name: Camper Halloween
Date: October 18, 2019 to October 20, 2019
Event Type:
Description:

Join us for a full weekend of spooky fun!    

Our activities that weekend include a pumpkin carving competition, trick-or-treating, campsite decorating, and fun family programming about "spooky" animals like bats, snakes, and spiders!  

Share your pictures and videos.  Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter.     

Reserve your site as early as 5 months in advance for this popular family event.

 


Rondeau
Event Name: Annual Chili Cookoff
Date: October 19, 2019 to October 19, 2019
Location: Campsite 202
Event Type:
Description:

Do you think you have an award-winning chili recipe? Or do you just enjoy eating lots of chili? Then call the Visitor Centre at 519-674-1768 to register for our 2nd annual Chili Cookoff!

11:00am on campsite 202! Prizes to be won!


Pinery
Event Name: Pinery Fall Classic
Date: October 20, 2019 to October 20, 2019
Location: Event registration, start and finish lines at the Park Store.
Event Type: Sporting Event
Description:

Jog your way through the Oak Savanna and help support Pinery through the Friends of Pinery Park. You can participate in the 10 km, 5 km, or 2 km road race, or the trail run (approx. 4.8 km); there is even a Fawn Run for kids (250 m).  Please go to www.pineryfallclassic.ca for more information and registration.  

Share your pictures and videos.  Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. #PinerProvPark #FallClassic

Reserve your site as early as 5 months in advance for this popular family event.

 


Pinery
Event Name: Halloween Weekend
Date: October 25, 2019 to October 27, 2019
Location: Visitor Centre and Riverside Campground
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Experience autumn camping in Riverside Campground with a spooky theme! Join park naturalists throughout the weekend for special Halloween Themed interpretive programming. Learn to differentiate between spooky myths and facts; decorate your campsite (no hay or straw and please respect the park environment); participate in campground trick-or-treating or decorate a scarecrow using natural objects from your campsite to profile one of Pinery’s interpretive themes - prizes will be awarded for the best scarecrow!

Share your pictures and videos.  Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter.

Reserve your site as early as 5 months in advance for this popular family event.


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Camper Halloween Weekend 2
Date: October 25, 2019 to October 27, 2019
Location: Bronte Creek Campground 3201 Upper Middle Road W, off Bronte Road
Event Type: Seasonal Event
Description:

Campfire Friday Night - come out to learn the history and traditions of All Hallows Eve "Halloween"  and enjoy stories, games music and more —- Open to campers and day visitors.

Saturday activities are for registered campers of Bronte Creek Provincial Park only. Decorate your site to have a chance to win a prize! Dress up and go trick-or-treating around the campground. Then go on a spooky guided evening hike where you will learn about bats, owls and coyotes! Maybe even get them to howl back…

Site decorating contest and prizes for top votes.

Share your pics! #CamperHalloween FacebookTwitter and Instagram

For more information visit: www.BronteCreek.org

You can also call our campground at 905-827-3228

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Presqu'ile
Event Name: Christmas at Presqu'ile
Date: November 2, 2019 to November 10, 2019
Location: Christmas at Presqu'ile takes in the Nature Centre and Stonehedge buildings at Presqu'ile Provincial Park.
Event Type: Seasonal Event
Description:

Quality arts and crafts available at this juried show. A fund raiser for the Friends of Presqu’ile. Event occurs first two weekends in November and the Wednesday between - November 2 and 3, 6, 9 and 10.


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Victorian Christmas at Bronte Creek
Date: December 27, 2019 to January 5, 2020
Location: Spruce Lane Farm - Parking lot F in the Day-use area 1219 Burloak Drive.
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Victorian Christmas

A special holiday treat awaits you and your family! Take a step back in time to the year 1900 to visit a Victorian homestead during the Christmas season. Spruce Lane Farm at Bronte Creek Provincial Park will be trimmed and decorated in all its seasonal splendor.

Dates - Dec 27, 28, 29, 30 2019 and Jan 3, 4, 5, 2020.

Once the hustle and bustle of preparing for Christmas Day is behind you, your family can enjoy the holiday season.  Our revised programming aims to delight even the most persistent of holiday humbugs.  

Open Daily 10:00 - 4:00 (weather permitting). 

Event support by Friends of Bronte Creek 

Your Victorian Christmas experience will  include traditional Christmas games and activities, designed for all different age groups from toddlers to adults. Make hands-on crafts with daily special feature crafts where you will get to see and use historic tools and skills to create your own take home souvenirs.

Enjoy touring the elegantly decorated Spruce Lane Farmhouse and experience seasonal stories and songs in the parlor, learning about the holiday traditions of the Victorian era!

No Reservations required.  Large groups please call ahead.

Access to most of the Christmas attractions are included in daily vehicle permit or Ontario Park seasonal pass, unless otherwise stated.

Hiking trails, cross-country ski trails, tobogganing, Children’s Farm and Playbarn.

Join the conversation FacebookTwitter and Instagram

For more information visit: www.BronteCreek.org

You can also call 905-827-6911


Rondeau
Event Name: Winter Break Activities
Date: December 27, 2019 to January 5, 2020
Location: Rondeau Visitor Centre
Event Type:
Description:

Looking for something to do now that the kids are off school? Come out the Rondeau Visitor Centre for daily activities!

For The Visitor Centre hours and program details please see our Facebook page.


Bronte Creek
Event Name: First Day Hike
Date: January 1, 2020 to January 1, 2020
Event Type:
Description:

Yes, the park will be open on January, 1st for you and your family to enjoy a hike... your #FirstDayHike.

Start the New Year on the right foot, by getting a jump start burning off those extra holiday calories in the great outdoors!

We hope that this First Day Hike will encourage you and your and family to not only welcome the coming year, but to resolve to spend more time in the outdoors, exercising and connecting with nature.

Join the conversation FacebookTwitter and Instagram

Don’t forget to tag us when you share photos of your #FirstDayHike!


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Family Day Event
Date: February 17, 2020 to February 17, 2020
Location: Children's Farm and Nature Centre - Access from Parking Lot C
Event Type:
Description:

Spend quality time with family is at the heart of this program.

Children's Farm - open 9-4.  Tour the various barns and outbuildings to see your favorite farm animals.  Pellet feed stations available (funds support the Friends of Bronte Creek Park).  Children's Playbarn - kids 10 and under can climb, jump and explore tunnels 'til their hearts content.  Allowing kids to be kids.

Nature Centre Open 10am to 4pm. Live animals and hands on displays showcasing Bronte Creek Provincial Park's natural world. Hands-on nature and heritage crafts will be offered inside the nature centre. 

Join the conversation FacebookTwitter and Instagram

For more information visit: www.BronteCreek.org

You can also call 905-827-6911 ext. 231


MacGregor Point
Event Name: Huron Fringe Birding Festival
Date: May 22, 2020 to May 31, 2020
Location: Based out of the Visitor Centre
Event Type: Seasonal Event
Description:

Welcome to the Huron Fringe Birding Festival

May 22 - 25 & May 28 - May 31

Celebrating our 23nd year!

Presented by the Friends of MacGregor Point Park and based in the Park; this festival takes its name from the migration corridor along the Bruce Peninsula. This “Huron Fringe” along the Lake Huron coastline offers birders, naturalists and photographers unique opportunities to discover nature in the early spring. At the end of the migration period, birds are on nest, migrants are everywhere, insects abound and wildflowers are beginning to bloom. From the ‘Friends’ base at MacGregor Point Provincial Park you will be uniquely placed to explore Lake Huron’s shoreline and the Bruce Peninsula to discover all that spring has to offer.

Morning activities are filled with guided hikes concentrating not only on birds but wildflowers, butterflies and insects, in and outside the park. Afternoons feature additional hikes, workshops on bird identification and nature photography, plus other natural interests.

Special events include a banquet with a special guest speaker. Evening highlights include illustrated programs featuring excellent presenters and night hikes.

Join the ‘Friends’ for this eight-day Birding and Nature Festival held annually on the first two weekends after the May (Victoria Day) long weekend.

To view the schedule of events or complete the online registration process please go to: friendsofmacgregor.org

The Huron Fringe Birding Festival endorses and actively follows OFO (Ontario Field Ornithologists) Ethical Birding Principles.

If you have questions regarding the Festival or registration process please contact our official registrar at birdfest@rogers.com or leave a message on our festival-dedicated phone line (519-375-1889). Please note that messages are only checked weekly during the off-season.

Share your pictures and videos.  Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter.     

Reserve your site as early as 5 months in advance for this popular family event.

 


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Coyote Howl Hikes
Date: December 31, 2020 to December 31, 2020
Location: Day-use area - 1219 Burloak Drive.
Event Type:
Description:

Guided Coyote Howl Hikes followed by a special New Year’s Eve countdown for kids.  

*** NEW location - Parking Lot F ***

A fun way to ring in the New Year.  Join Park Rangers who will guide you into the woods to a site where we hope to have a chorus of coyotes howl in response to our call.  Learn why they howl and some facts about this mostly misunderstood urban creature. No reservations required.

Guided hikes begin at 7:00pm and 7:30pm.  Followed by Kid's Countdown bonfire at 8:30pm.  Park gates will close at 9:00pm.

For more information visit: www.BronteCreek.org

You can also call 905-827-6911 ext. 231

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