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Frontenac
Event Name: The Frontenac All Season Camping Challenge
Date: January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020
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!


Pinery
Event Name: Return of the Swans
Date: February 1, 2020 to March 31, 2020
Location: Thedford Bog
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Description:

Celebrate the annual migration of thousands of Tundra Swans and other migratory waterfowl in the Thedford Bog.

The exact  date(s) when the swans return is entirely up to Mother Nature.

Call the visitor centre at 519-243-8574 to check on the swans' arrival status and for viewing information.

Alternatively follow the conversation on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

 


Arrowhead
Event Name: Fire and Ice night
Date: February 1, 2020 to February 1, 2020
Location: Ice skating trail
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Description:

Weather permitting, we light up our ice trail with over 200 tiki torches. You can skate through the woods by torchlight from 6 to 9pm. Two bonfires are ablaze and you can roast marshmallows and hotdogs. Hot chocolate will be available for purchase. Rental skates are available from 5:30pm and must be returned by 8:30pm. Please note: We recommend the use of a mutli-impact helmet when using the skate trail.


Wasaga Beach
Event Name: Moonlight Ski
Date: February 1, 2020 to February 1, 2020
Location: Wasaga Nordic & Trail Centre - 101 Blueberry Trail
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Ski a 4-km classic trail by torchlight, warm up by a fire, and enjoy a moonlit evening in the woods - a fun time for the whole family!

The event will run from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm.  Rentals will be available at a reduced cost of $10 per adult, $5 per child.

Event will take place weather permitting.  For more information call the Wasaga Nordic & Trail Centre at 705-429-0943 or the Wasaga Beach Provincial Park Office at 705-426-2516.

 


Arrowhead
Event Name: Elementary School Race
Date: February 7, 2020 to February 7, 2020
Location: Visitor Centre
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Description:

Today we welcome the elementary school race participants from local schools. Good luck and have fun!

Please note: there will be trail closures during the event that are yet to be determined.


Arrowhead
Event Name: Fire and Ice Night
Date: February 8, 2020 to February 8, 2020
Location: Ice Skating Trail
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Description:

Weather Permitting we will light up our Ice Trail with over 200 tiki torches. You can skate through the woods by torchlight  from 6 to 9pm.  Two bonfires are ablaze and you can roast marshmallows and hotdogs!  Hot chocolate will be available for purchase. Rental skates are available at 5:30pm and must be returned by 8:30pm.  Please note we recommend the use of a multi-impact helmet when using the skate trail.


Murphys Point
Event Name: Tay Valley Ski Club Loppet
Date: February 9, 2020 to February 9, 2020
Location: Meet at the winter parking lot (ski club membership/Ontario Parks pass required), where volunteers from the club will direct you to the starting point.
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Bookmark the date for this popular annual race for skiers of all ages and abilities! Events include 20 km and 10 km classic technique loppets setting off at 11 a.m., with 2.5 km and 5 km 'cookie races' beginning at 10 a.m. Further details and event registration can be found here: https://zone4.ca/register.asp?id=22251.


Arrowhead
Event Name: Fire and Ice Night
Date: February 14, 2020 to February 14, 2020
Location: Ice Skating Trail
Event Type:
Description:

Weather permitting we will light up our ice trail with over 200 tiki torches and you can skate through the woods by torchlight from 6 to 9pm.  Two bonfires are ablaze and you can roast marshmallow and hot dogs! Hot chocolate is available for purchase.  Rental skates are available from 5:30pm and must be returned by 8:30pm.  Please Note:  We recommend the use of a multi-impact helmet when using the skate trail.


Algonquin
Event Name: Winter in the Wild
Date: February 15, 2020 to February 15, 2020
Location: Various locations along Hwy 60
Event Type: Seasonal Event
Description:

Winter in Algonquin is unforgettable and Winter in the Wild highlights the best of what the season has to offer the whole family! Join Ontario Parks and The Friends of Algonquin Park to celebrate winter in Algonquin Park through this family event. Indoor and outdoor events will be held at various locations throughout the Highway 60 Corridor of the park, including many at the Visitor Centre. All of the activities during the festival are free with the purchase of a Daily Vehicle Permit or Camping Permit (with the exception of food). Events include guided bird walks, guest speakers, guided snowshoe excursions, skating, winter camping demos, marshmallow roasting and a special evening program. Chili lunch and BBQ supper will be available for purchase.


Pinery
Event Name: Family Day Weekend
Date: February 15, 2020 to February 17, 2020
Location: Visitor Centre, Winter Activities Area/Chalet, Day Use Beach, Walking Trails
Event Type: Seasonal Event
Description:

No need to hibernate! Family Day is a great excuse to get out and explore nature in winter. Be sure to check out the Visitor Centre between 10AM-5PM on Saturday, Sunday, or Monday, and take in a fun nature program with your friends and family! 

Please visit our Friends of Pinery website for our most recent activity sheet - check back often for updates!

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MacGregor Point
Event Name: Family Day Weekend
Date: February 15, 2020 to February 17, 2020
Location: Visitor Centre Ice Pad - Cedar Lane Skating Oval
Event Type: Seasonal Event
Description:

Come out for some family fun in the snow! Stay tuned for details on program running throughout the weekend.

Outdoor skating will be available from 10am until 10pm daily – weather permitting. (conditions will be posted on twitter)

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

Day visitors welcome! (daily vehicle rates apply). 

All programs start at the Visitor Centre unless otherwise noted. Children must be accompanied by a guardian.


Rondeau
Event Name: Family Day Weekend in Rondeau
Date: February 15, 2020 to February 17, 2020
Location: Rondeau Visitor Centre
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Description:

Join us at the Visitor Centre over the Family Day weekend for some winter fun! The Visitor Centre will be open from Saturday, Feb. 15 - 17 from 10:00am to 4:00pm! 

Saturday 15th - 11:00am- come experience traditional dancing and storytelling with Herb Snake. Learn the meaning of these dances and even get the chance to try a few steps!

Sunday 16th - 1:00pm - Come meet our resident Eastern Foxsnake and watch him eat his lunch!


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
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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. 

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For more information visit: www.BronteCreek.org

You can also call 905-827-6911 ext. 224


Arrowhead
Event Name: Fire and Ice night
Date: February 20, 2020 to February 20, 2020
Location: Ice skating trail
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Description:

Weather permitting, we will light up our ice trail with over 200 tiki torches. You can skate through the woods by torchlight from 6 to 9pm. Two bonfires are ablaze and you can roast marshmallows and hotdogs! Hot chocolate will be available for purchase. Rental skates are available from 5:30pm and must be returned by 8:30pm. Please note: we recommend the use of a multi-impact helmet when using the ice trail.


Arrowhead
Event Name: Fire and Ice Night
Date: February 29, 2020 to February 29, 2020
Location: Ice Skating Trail
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Description:

Weather permitting we will light up our ice trail with over 200 tiki torches.  You can skate through the woods by torchlight from 6 to 9pm.  Two bonfires are ablaze and you can roast marshmallows and hotdogs.  Hot chocolate will be available for purchase.  Rental skates are available from 5:30pm and must be returned by 8:30pm.  Please Note:  We recommend the use of a multi-impact helmet when using the skate trail.


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Maple Syrup Festival
Date: March 1, 2020 to March 29, 2020
Location: 1219 Burloak Drive, Oakville, Ontario
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Maple Syrup Festival 2020

General Public 

Weekends in March and the Week of March Break.

March 1, 7&8, 14 - 22, and 28 & 29, 2020

Festival Open: 9:30am - 3:00pm  Allow 2-3 hours to see and do everything. 

We specialize in the history of maple syrup presented on a heritage farm from 1900.The festival heritage staff dress in historical attire and will help to immerse you in the history and culture of maple syrup. Attractions include: pancake house, fresh maple candy, fresh maple taffy, guide tours of maple lane, gift shop, wagon rides, farm animals, historical tours, family activities and more.  (all festival buildings, tours and food services close/stop at 3:00pm).

Food and gift store purchases are additional costs.

Day Camps (March break) and Groups over 25 people please call 905-827-6911 to let us know which day to expect you.

Commercial Bus tours -- Call 905-827-6911 to arrange a tour.

School groups (not March Break) -- call 905-827-6911 ext 231 to book your class trip.

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For a complete list of fees and more information visit: www.BronteCreek.org

You can also call 905-827-6911


Arrowhead
Event Name: Elementary School Race
Date: March 3, 2020 to March 3, 2020
Location: Visitor Centre
Event Type:
Description:

Today we welcome the elementary school race participants from local school. Good luck and have fun!

Please note: there will be trail closures during the event that are yet to be determined.  


Arrowhead
Event Name: Fire and Ice night
Date: March 7, 2020 to March 7, 2020
Location: Ice skating trail
Event Type:
Description:

Weather permitting, we will light up our ice trail with over 200 tiki torches. You can skate through the woods by torchlight from 6 to 9pm. Two bonfires are ablaze and you can roast marshmallows and hotdogs! Hot chocolate will be available for purchase. Rental skates are available from 5:30pm and must be returned by 8:30pm. Please note: we recommend the use of a multi-impact helmet when using the skate trail.


Sleeping Giant
Event Name: Sleeping Giant Loppet
Date: March 7, 2020 to March 7, 2020
Location: Marie Louise Lake Campground
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Description:

The Sleeping Giant Loppet is a mass participation ski festival that offers fun for the whole family and challenges competitive athletes. The Loppet takes place in the beautiful wilderness setting of Sleeping Giant Provincial Park. It features multiple events with distances for skiers of all levels and abilities. Our 8km Mini-Loppet is perfect for families, children and rookies. If you're ready to increase your distance or work on your speed, then the rolling 20km Marie Louise Lake loop is for you. The popular 35km Tour is a relaxed event that takes in the scenic vistas and challenging terrain of the storied Burma Trail. For the ultimate challenge, register for the Loppet's flagship event, the 50km Classic, Skate or Skiathlon distance. The 50km is perfect for elite skiers vying for one of our generous prize packages or citzen racers looking for a PB. Mark Saturday, March 7th, 2020 on your calendar and we'll see you at the start of the 43rd annual Sleeping Giant Loppet! For more information visit www.sleepinggiantloppet.ca or contact (807) 629-0649


Pinery
Event Name: Memories in March - Get Outdoors at Pinery
Date: March 14, 2020 to March 22, 2020
Location: Start your discovery at the Visitor Centre where you can obtain park information, orientation, answers to your questions and plan your stay at Pinery.
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Memories start at Pinery this March during the school holiday. Experience the best of Pinery in the colder months by starting your discovery at the Visitor Centre which will be open daily 10-5 during the break. The Visitor Centre also offers exhibits, an indoor theatre featuring nature documentaries, park naturalist staff, washrooms and the Friends of Pinery Park Nature Store. Naturalist staff are offering a variety of programs throughout the week and weekends. Visit the Friends of Pinery Park website  for details on programming. Please check our winter ski conditions report for updates about skiing, snowshoeing, skating and other winter services. In milder weather, one of Pinery’s many trails is the perfect location for a healthy walk or quiet solitude. Consider an overnight stay in a tent, trailer or one of our roofed accommodation options! Reserve.

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Arrowhead
Event Name: Fire and Ice night
Date: March 14, 2020 to March 14, 2020
Location: Ice skating trail
Event Type:
Description:

Weather permitting, we will light up our ice trail with over 200 tiki torches. You can skate through the woods by torchlight from 6 to 9pm. Two bonfires are ablaze and you can roast marshmallows and hotdogs! Hot chocolate will be available for purchase. Rental skates are available from 5:30 and must be returned by 8:30pm. Please note: we recommend the use of a multi-impact helmet when using the ice trail.


Rondeau
Event Name: March Break in Rondeau
Date: March 14, 2020 to March 22, 2020
Location: Rondeau Visitor Centre
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Description:

Rondeau Provincial Park is an amazing place to take in all the wonders of migration as thousands of ducks, geese and swans move through the area. 

The Visitor Centre will be open daily during March Break (March 14 - 22) from 10:00am to 4:00pm. 

Saturday, March 14th - drop by anytime between 10:00am and 4:00pm to dissect your own owl pellet. What will you discover inside?

Sunday, March 15th @ 1:00pm - come warm up with a hot chocolate while enjoying a matinee movie, PBS Nature's 'A DUCK-umentary' 

Wednesday, March 18th @ 11:00am 'Custom Family Tree Handprint Sign' - Pre-registration required! Bring along some marshmallows to roast over the campfire      while you wait for your sign to dry! Call the Visitor Centre at 519-674-1768 to register!

Saturday, March 21st 'Birdhouse Building' - drop by anytime between 10:00am and 4:00pm to build your very own birdhouse (while supplies last)!

Sunday, March 22nd @ 1:00pm - come warm up with a hot chocolate while enjoying a matinee movie, PBS Nature's 'Owl Power'


Presqu'ile
Event Name: 44th Annual Presqu'ile Waterfowl Weekend
Date: March 21, 2020 to March 22, 2020
Location: Nature Centre, Lighthouse Centre and viewing stations along Presqu'ile Bay
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Spring is in sight!

With Spring comes the return of tens of thousands of ducks, geese and swans to Presqu’ile Bay - one of the greatest natural areas for birders on the north shore of Lake Ontario. Presqu’ile Provincial Park offers easy access to viewing stations to view up to 25 different species of waterfowl that arrive each spring to rest and feed here before moving on to nesting areas further north and west.

Scheduled activities and spotting scopes with volunteer birders to assist are available from 10 am to 4 pm daily. The Nature Centre will feature children’s activities and crafts, duck displays, and taxidermy and art displays. The Lighthouse Centre will feature Photography and Art displays. Of course the Friend’s Gift Shop will be open. Stop by and plan on entering our spring raffle for great Bushnell optics. The Friends will also host a BBQ where lunch, hot drinks and snacks can be purchased starting at 11 am. The Lighthouse Centre is also the location of the indoor washroom facilities, an attraction in its own right on a cold March day.

The event has been sponsored by The Friends of Presqu’ile Provincial Park for the past 44 years and counting! Make this spring event your tradition too - it makes a great outing to learn about and appreciate nature for children and adults alike.

Cost: a nominal $10.00/vehicle park entrance fee. Seasonal and Annual park passes also honoured for entry. Proceeds from this weekend will go towards The Friends’ projects in the Park. We hope to see you there.

More information: www.friendsofpresquile.on.ca . You can also call 613 475-4324 ext. 225. or email David.Bree@ontario.ca


Quetico
Event Name: Cross Quetico Lakes Tour 2020
Date: March 21, 2020 to March 21, 2020
Location: Registration is at Little Falls Community Center in Atikokan, ON - Friday Mar 20th at 7pm Eastern Time. Bus departs from Little Falls Community Center in Atikokan on the morning of Mar 21st to the Nym
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The Cross Quetico Lakes Tour is hosted by the Beaten Path Nordic Trails in collaboration with Quetico Provincial Park. 

It is an all day ski tour on the frozen lakes and portages of pristine Quetico Provincial Park, on the Trans-Canada Trail and the Path of the Paddle

"The world class paddling destination becomes a  wonderland in the winter"

Return to the roots of cross country skiing - Come ski the canoe routes of Quetico Provincial Park

There can be up to 3 lengths of routes 35km -60km depending on conditions. Participants must be able to ski all day over varied terrain, much of it in a non-groomed wilderness park. Conditions are variable from year to year. 

Participants have all day to finish. 

Friday March 20th 7pm Little Falls Community Center, Atikokan - Mandatory safety briefing and final registrations

For more information visit: https://www.traveltheheart.org/content/cross-quetico-lakes-tour/hoc28eaa51f47a2d88ac

Participants must register ahead of event by contacting Chris Stromberg at: cstromberg@shaw.ca


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Victorian Easter
Date: April 11, 2020 to April 11, 2020
Location: Day-use area. 1219 Burloak Drive. Parking lot F - Spruce Lane Farm.
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Search for eggs and explore the traditions behind Victorian Easter celebrations.  Fun and games for the whole family.

Join the conversation FacebookTwitter and Instagram

For more information visit: www.BronteCreek.org

You can also call 905-827-6911 ext. 224


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Earth Week Clean Up Day
Date: April 25, 2020 to April 25, 2020
Location: Both the day - use and campground areas.
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Volunteer some of your time to give back to the park and help the environment at the same time.  Over the winter the litter has accumulated in ditches and in the long grasses.  The park needs some help with cleaning up. Please dress appropriately for this activity.  

The Friends of Bronte Creek will be organizing this spring clean up day.

Sign up via Great Canadian Shoreline Clean up - Data collection sheets and other resources are available.  We will be tallying the number of items collected as well as the weight of the bags. -- see if we can do better than previous years.

You will see volunteers at the park gates handing out litter bags.

More information on what the Friends of Bronte Creek are and how you can become a member:  www.BronteCreek.org


Frontenac
Event Name: Historical Walk
Date: April 25, 2020 to April 25, 2020
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Presented by: Jerome McDuff and The Friends of Frontenac.  

Join history enthusiast, Jerome McDuff for a leisurely interpretive walk along Big Salmon Lake Road to learn about the early settlers and homesteaders in the Park. Bring your lunch, water and comfortable walking shoes.  Plan to go rain or shine.

Cost: Park daily vehicle permit. Time: 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Please RSVP for this event at www.frontenacpark.ca/events 


Frontenac
Event Name: Survival Techniques for the Outdoors
Date: April 25, 2020 to April 25, 2020
Location: Park Office
Event Type:
Description:

Presented by:  Walter Sepic, Firefly Adventures, Kingston, On.

Being properly prepared is essential to survive in the outdoors. This workshop is suitable for many skills levels from novice to more experienced (12 and older).  Topics covered will include: trip planning; survival kits; importance of water and filtering; food and nutrition; hypothermia; shelters; uses of tarps and garbage bags; winter survival; the elements; fire starting techniques; communication methods; etc.

Time: This course runs from 9am-4pm

Cost: registration is $20 per person.  Please meet at the park office.

This course will take place rain or shine so please be prepared with suitable outdoor clothing, a lunch, snacks and water.

To register and pay for the course contact Walter at waltsepic@gmail.com.

 


Rondeau
Event Name: Festival of Flight
Date: May 1, 2020 to May 17, 2020
Location: Rondeau Provincial Park
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Description:

The songbirds are on the move and Rondeau is once again filled with bursts of colour and song! Be sure to drop by the Visitor Centre for the most recent sightings and grab a bite to eat and a hot coffee at the Birder's Breakfast and Lunch put on by the Friends of Rondeau. The Visitor Centre will be open daily from 7:00am - 5:00pm from May 1st - 17th.

For Bird Hike Schedule see the Friends of Rondeau website at www.rondeauprovincialpark.ca

Stop by the Visitor Centre or call 519-674-1768 for more information or to pre-register.  Hikes typically last 1.5 – 2 hours. Beginner, intermediate and advanced birders are welcome!

Be sure to register for Rondeau's Big Day 24 Hour Birding Competition starting on May 9th, 2020.


Frontenac
Event Name: Wilderness Navigation - Level 1 - Navigation with maps
Date: May 2, 2020 to May 2, 2020
Location: Park Office
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Description:

Presented by: The Friends of Frontenac Park.    

Level One - Intro to Map Using.  The one day workshop explains map symbology, understanding and interpreting contour lines, the grid system, and measuring and estimating distances and march times. This information is than put into practice through two hikes.

Cost: $25.00 per person plus park fee. Pre-register by visiting www.frontenacpark.ca/shop   Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Frontenac
Event Name: Wilderness Navigation – Level 2 - Navigation using Map and Compass
Date: May 3, 2020 to May 3, 2020
Location: Park Office
Event Type: Outdoor Skills
Description:

Presented by: The Friends of Frontenac Park.

Level Two - Advanced Techniques with the Map and Compass.  The one day workshop builds on the skills and knowledge acquired during the Level One session and introduces the use of the compass.  Topics include: measuring bearings on the map and from the ground, converting bearings from magnetic to grid and vice-versa, marching on a bearing, determining and setting magnetic declinations, and using the resection method to determine one’s location.  This instruction will be confirmed through a challenging map and compass march to select points within the Park.

Cost: $25.00 per person plus Park fee. Pre-register by visiting www.frontenacpark.ca/shop   Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Note for all workshops: they all involve hiking in challenging terrain and either rainy or nice weather, therefore sturdy footwear and appropriate clothing are needed.  Bring a lunch and plenty of water. 


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Spring Photography Workshop with Rob Stimpson
Date: May 9, 2020 to May 9, 2020
Location: Day-Use only area off Burloak Drive
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Description:

This is your chance to learn the art of photography or brush up on your skills from a published, award winning photographer. Best part, you can use your phone OR DSLR!

Rob Stimpson teaches photography at Fleming College, as well runs photograph workshops throughout Ontario.  Bronte Creek Provincial Park is pleased to offer his professional quality instruction to our park visitors!

We hope we catch the Large White Trilliums at peak bloom - but there will be plenty of other natural wonders to photograph if we miss it.

NEW!  Participants need to register https://robstimpson.com/workshops/  

Please no dogs.  Workshop will run rain or shine.

Need a Campsite? Reserve here.

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Frontenac
Event Name: Introduction to Backcountry Camping
Date: May 9, 2020 to May 9, 2020
Location: Park Office
Event Type: Outdoor Skills
Description:

Presented by: The Friends of Frontenac Park.

For those who wish to venture to the backcountry to enjoy the outdoors, but who are unsure what to pack or buy, this is a workshop for you. Topics include: how to get started, clothing, footwear, equipment, food, water treatment and safety in the outdoors. This day-long workshop is meant to introduce the new backwoods camper to this form of recreation.

Cost: Park daily vehicle permit. Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Pre-register by visiting www.frontenacpark.ca/calendar 


Wheatley
Event Name: Norm Chesterfield Bird Tour
Date: May 13, 2020 to May 13, 2020
Location: Meet at the park office
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Description:

Start tour at Wheatley with a guide and then proceed to other locations with the group.


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Victorian Tea
Date: May 16, 2020 to May 17, 2020
Location: Day-use area. 1219 Burloak Drive - Spruce Lane Farmhouse
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Description:

Learn how to make and enjoy a proper Victorian Tea.  Program begins at 2:00 pm.

A late Victorian home and living history museum make the perfect setting.  Bring your Mom or date to enjoy this unique experience. 

Participation by donation to the Friends of Bronte Creek.

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For more information visit: www.BronteCreek.org

You can also call 905-827-6911 ext. 224


Presqu'ile
Event Name: Warblers and Whimbrels Weekend
Date: May 16, 2020 to May 17, 2020
Location: Lighthouse Centre and Owen Pt
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

View the elusive Whimbrel and the many colourful warblers as they migrate to their northern nesting grounds. Enjoy bird-finding walks and see birds up close at the bird-banding demonstration (8 am to noon).. Friends’ fund-raising BBQ at 11AM at the Lighthouse Centre. Lighthouse Centre and Friends’ Gift Shop open 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.


Sleeping Giant
Event Name: The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup
Date: May 16, 2020 to May 16, 2020
Location: Visitor Centre, Marie Louise Lake Campground
Event Type:
Description:

Do want to do something positive for the environment and spend an afternoon outdoors while making new friends? Come make a difference this spring in Sleeping Giant Provincial Park at our Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup! We will be taking environmental action by helping to clean up garbage around our campground and by the shores of Marie Louise Lake. 

Volunteers will meet at the Visitor Centre in Marie Louise Lake Campground at 1:00 pm. After a quick welcome and introduction we will split into groups to tackle different areas of the campground. We will be participating in the Shoreline Cleanup from 1:00 pm until 3:30 pm. From 3:30 pm- 4:00 pm you are welcome to come enjoy some complimentary hot chocolate and snacks in the Visitor Centre for your hard work. 

Please note: If you are travelling to the Park specifically for this event please stop at the Gatehouse first to get a courtesy pass. The free entry pass will be valid from 1:00 pm until 4:30 pm. Make sure to display it on the dashboard of your vehicle. If you would like to explore the Park before or after the event, you will need to purchase a Park day use pass. 

Please follow this link to register to let us know you’re coming: http://shorelinecleanup.ca/cleanups/4j877

What to bring: 

-Change of clothes (if needed)

- Reusable water bottle

- Sturdy shoes or boots (no sandals or other open-toed shoes)

- work gloves if you own them (we will provide some for those that don't)


Pinery
Event Name: Migration Weekend
Date: May 16, 2020 to May 18, 2020
Location: Visitor Centre, Riverside Trail and other areas within the park.
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Join Park Naturalists, local birders, and bird banders to celebrate the arrival of our colourful migratory songbirds and other signs of spring! Consult the Activity Schedule  on the Friends of Pinery Park  all the details.

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


Murphys Point
Event Name: Friends of Murphys Point Park Annual Bird Count
Date: May 16, 2020 to May 16, 2020
Location: Discovery Centre at 6 a.m. or Lally Homestead at 8 a.m.
Event Type:
Description:

Join us bright and early for the Friends of Murphys Point Park Annual Bird Count! We will meet at the Discovery Centre for 6 a.m., where we will split into teams before heading out to discover a world of newly-arrived spring migrants. If 6 a.m. is a bit too early, we will be regrouping at 8 a.m. at the Lally Homestead for a quick break before continuing in different habitats. New birders are welcome to join us (a few pairs of binoculars will be available at both locations) but please note this is not designed as a 'beginner's workshop'. We will likely finish mid-to-late morning.


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Springtime on the Farm
Date: May 18, 2020 to May 18, 2020
Location: 1219 Burloak Drive, Oakville. Spruce Lane Farmhouse - by Parking lot F
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

10:00am-4:00pm at Spruce Lane Farmhouse. Join the hands-on-fun at the farmhouse to celebrate the annual re-opening of Spruce Lane Farmhouse!

There will be live music, heritage crafts and demonstrations plus Victorian games. Kids can earn their Park Ranger card by helping with spring planting in the garden. Everyone will enjoy visiting the animals, we have turkeys, chickens, pigs and cows. No reservation required. All activities are on-going. Bus tours welcome.

Join the conversation FacebookTwitter and Instagram

For more information visit: www.BronteCreek.org

You can also call 905-827-6911 ext. 224


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.

 


Frontenac
Event Name: Spring Nature Walk
Date: May 23, 2020 to May 23, 2020
Location: Doe Lake Trail
Event Type: Seasonal Event
Description:

Presented by: Maureen Sly and the Friends of Frontenac Park

Join the Friends on this short leisurely walk to examine the plant and animal life along the 3 km Doe Lake trail. Bring your binoculars, camera, a drink, a snack, hiking shoes and bug repellent. Rain or shine. Meet at the Park Office at 10:00. Please, no dogs.

Cost: Park daily vehicle permit Time: 10:00 a.m.

Please RSVP for this event at www.frontenacpark.ca/calendar 


Frontenac
Event Name: Red Cross Wilderness First Aid - RECERTIFICATION
Date: May 23, 2020 to May 23, 2020
Event Type:
Description:

Presented by:  Steve Tripp and Wilderness Tripping, Kingston, On.

This 8 hour course takes place near the park office. There will be a complete review of CPR and AED training.  There were will be some practice sits to refresh skills, and 2 scenarios to practice holistic approaches.  Participants will be both casualties and rescuers.  NOTE: This is a Canadian Red Cross WFA recertification; only participants with a valid CRC WFA card are eligible for recertification.

 For more information, and to register contact Steve Tripp at wildernesstripping@gmail.com.

Note: This is a Canadian Red Cross WFA recertification; only participants with a valid CRC WFA card are eligible for recertification.

Cost: $110 + HST and Camping Fee

Time: 8:30am - 5:00pm


Frontenac
Event Name: "Early Bird" Spring Bird Walk
Date: May 24, 2020 to May 24, 2020
Event Type:
Description:

Presented by by Kathy Felkar and the Friends of Frontenac.

Join Kathy from the Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory (peptbo.ca) on a ramble about the park to find spring migratory birds that may be returning to the area. Warblers, Vireos, Scarlet Tanagers are all possibilities. Bring binoculars, camera, drinks, lunch, hiking shoes and bug repellent. Please NO dogs.

Cost: Park daily vehicle permit  Time: 8:00 am (meet at park office)

Please RSVP for this event at www.frontenacpark.ca/calendar 


Frontenac
Event Name: Wilderness Navigation – Level 1- Navigation with maps
Date: May 30, 2020 to May 30, 2020
Location: Park Office
Event Type: Outdoor Skills
Description:

Presented by: The Friends of Frontenac Park.  

Level One - Intro to Map Using.  The one day workshop explains map symbology, understanding and interpreting contour lines, the grid system, and measuring and estimating distances and march times. This information is than put into practice through two hikes.

Cost: $25.00 per person plus park fee. Pre-register by visiting www.frontenacpark.ca/shop  Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Note for all workshops: they all involve hiking in challenging terrain and either rainy or nice weather, therefore sturdy footwear and appropriate clothing are needed.  Bring a lunch and plenty of water. 


Frontenac
Event Name: Wilderness Navigation - Level 2 - Navigation using Map and Compass
Date: May 31, 2020 to May 31, 2020
Location: Park Office
Event Type:
Description:

Presented by The Friends of Frontenac

Level Two - Advanced Techniques with the Map and Compass.  The one day workshop builds on the skills and knowledge acquired during the Level One session and introduces the use of the compass.  Topics include: measuring bearings on the map and from the ground, converting bearings from magnetic to grid and vice-versa, marching on a bearing, determining and setting magnetic declinations, and using the resection method to determine one’s location.  This instruction will be confirmed through a challenging map and compass march to select points within the Park.

Cost: $25.00 plus Daily Vehicle Permit

Time: 9:00am- 4:00pm

Please visit www.frontenacpark.ca/shop  to register and for more information.

Note for all workshops: they all involve hiking in challenging terrain and either rainy or nice weather, therefore sturdy footwear and appropriate clothing are needed.  Bring a lunch and plenty of water. 


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Park Jam - Music night.
Date: June 3, 2020 to September 2, 2020
Location: Campground Amphitheater - 3201 Upper Middle Road.
Event Type:
Description:

Each Wednesday night we invite local talent to Jam in this DIY music night.

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! 

Please contact park at BronteCreek@ontario.ca if you are interested in performing or have questions.


Frontenac
Event Name: Canadian Red Cross Wilderness First Aid
Date: June 5, 2020 to June 7, 2020
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 June 19-21 and September 18-20.


Frontenac
Event Name: Wilderness Navigation-Level 1-Navigation with Maps
Date: June 6, 2020 to June 6, 2020
Location: Park Office
Event Type:
Description:

Presented by: The Friends of Frontenac Park.    

Level One - Intro to Map Using.  The one day workshop explains map symbology, understanding and interpreting contour lines, the grid system, and measuring and estimating distances and march times. This information is than put into practice through two hikes.

Cost: $25.00 per person plus park fee. Pre-register by visiting www.frontenacpark.ca/events  Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Frontenac
Event Name: Wilderness Navigation-Level 2-Navigation with Map and Compass
Date: June 7, 2020 to June 7, 2020
Location: Park Office
Event Type:
Description:

Presented by: The Friends of Frontenac Park.

Level Two - Advanced Techniques with the Map and Compass.  The one day workshop builds on the skills and knowledge acquired during the Level One session and introduces the use of the compass.  Topics include: measuring bearings on the map and from the ground, converting bearings from magnetic to grid and vice-versa, marching on a bearing, determining and setting magnetic declinations, and using the resection method to determine one’s location.  This instruction will be confirmed through a challenging map and compass march to select points within the Park.

Cost: $25.00 per person plus Park fee. Pre-register by visiting www.frontenacpark.ca/shop  Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Note for all workshops: they all involve hiking in challenging terrain and either rainy or nice weather, therefore sturdy footwear and appropriate clothing are needed.  Bring a lunch and plenty of water. 


Frontenac
Event Name: Wilderness Navigation - Level 3 - Navigation using map and GPS
Date: June 13, 2020 to June 14, 2020
Location: Park Office
Event Type:
Description:

Presented by The Friend's of Frontenac

Level Three - Use of the Handheld GPS as a Tool in Navigation.  Prerequisite: Level Two - Advanced Techniques with the Map and Compass.  This two day workshop is an introduction to the use of the GPS and includes programming the GPS, creating waypoints, and using the GPS for navigation.  This workshop will be confirmed by a challenging navigation exercise using the GPS.  NOTE:  the workshop is built around the Garmin 62 series handheld GPS but any make and model of GPS is welcome.

Cost $25.00

Time: 9:00 am - 4:00pm

Please visit www.frontenacpark.ca/shop  to register and for more information.

Note for all workshops: they all involve hiking in challenging terrain and either rainy or nice weather, therefore sturdy footwear and appropriate clothing are needed.  Bring a lunch and plenty of water.


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Plein Air Paint and Picnic Day
Date: June 14, 2020 to June 14, 2020
Location: 1219 Burloak Drive - Breckon Shelter and the Spruce Lane Farm area.
Event Type:
Description:

A day for all you creative painters to get outside and paint!  The park provides so many great subjects - fences, stone wall, forested paths, spring wildflowers etc.

Join us for a day art!

More details will become available closer to the date.

Share your creations FacebookTwitter and Instagram remember to tag us!

For more information visit: www.BronteCreek.org


Frontenac
Event Name: Canadian Red Cross Wilderness First Aid
Date: June 19, 2020 to June 21, 2020
Event Type:
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 June 5-7 and September 18-20.


Frontenac
Event Name: Canoe Clinic
Date: June 20, 2020 to June 20, 2020
Location: Park Office
Event Type: Outdoor Skills
Description:

Presented by: Walter Sepic, Firefly Adventures, Kingston, Ont.  

Let’s demystify canoeing, learn and have fun!  This workshop will include: Types of canoes and paddles, their parts, safety kits, fitting of pfd’s, entering and launching canoes, balancing, sitting or kneeling, bow and stern positions, landing and exiting, portaging techniques and types of strokes and applications. We’ll have lots of practice on the water, a canoe tour of South Otter Lake and a rousing game of canoe tag. Must bring your own canoe and gear.  Rentals are available from Firefly or local outfitters.

Cost: $20.00 plus park vehicle permit, Time: 9 am - 4 pm

To register and submit payment email Walter at waltsepic@gmail.com.


Point Farms
Event Name: Discovery Drop-ins
Date: June 27, 2020 to September 6, 2020
Event Type:
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: Outdoor Swimming Pool Open
Date: June 27, 2020 to June 27, 2020
Location: Parking Lot D
Event Type:
Description:

1.8 acre outdoor swimming pool opens for the season June 27, 2020

Pool open daily 11am-6pm (weather permitting)

Share your park adventures!  FacebookTwitter and Instagram

For more information and list of pool fees visit Bronte Creek website: www.BronteCreek.org

PLEASE NOTE:

A daily per person fee is in addition to the Daily Vehicle Permit 

Remember that the pool is located in the day-use only area 1219 Burloak Drive


Presqu'ile
Event Name: Summer Interpretive Program
Date: June 27, 2020 to September 6, 2020
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.


Frontenac
Event Name: Wilderness Navigation - Level 3 - Navigation using map and GPS
Date: June 27, 2020 to June 28, 2020
Location: Park Office
Event Type:
Description:

Presented by The Friend's of Frontenac

Level Three - Use of the Handheld GPS as a Tool in Navigation.  Prerequisite: Level Two - Advanced Techniques with the Map and Compass.  This two day workshop is an introduction to the use of the GPS and includes programming the GPS, creating waypoints, and using the GPS for navigation.  This workshop will be confirmed by a challenging navigation exercise using the GPS.  NOTE:  the workshop is built around the Garmin 62 series handheld GPS but any make and model of GPS is welcome.

Cost $25.00

Time: 9:00 am - 4:00pm

Please visit www.frontenacpark.ca/shop to register and for more information.

Note for all workshops: they all involve hiking in challenging terrain and either rainy or nice weather, therefore sturdy footwear and appropriate clothing are needed.  Bring a lunch and plenty of water. 


Murphys Point
Event Name: Gray Ratsnake Presentation
Date: June 27, 2020 to August 29, 2020
Location: Discovery Centre - 2 p.m. Daily
Event Type:
Description:

Meet up with our rangers at the Discovery Centre daily from 1-4 p.m. 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 2 p.m., they will bring out one of our 2 Gray Ratsnakes for a presentation in front of the building.


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Open House
Date: June 28, 2020 to June 28, 2020
Location: 10 a.m. - noon. 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 1 km trail and explore the restored Silver Queen Mine and the miners' bunkhouse. Hardhats supplied! Drop in between 10 a.m. and noon.


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Yoga in the Park
Date: June 30, 2020 to September 1, 2020
Location: Day-use only area. 1219 Burloak Drive. Picnic Shelter F
Event Type:
Description:

Save the Dates --- confirming with yoga instructor

We are pleased to be able to offer park visitors a chance to enjoy weekly Yoga sessions outdoors!

Offered every Tuesday evening 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.  All levels welcome.

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

No registration required.  No additional fee for class. If times change we will do our best to give you fair warning. Changes may be as a result of weather. 


Lake Superior
Event Name: Canada Day Campfire
Date: July 1, 2020 to July 1, 2020
Location: On the beach across from the Agawa Bay Amphitheatre (Visitor Centre at Agawa Bay in case of inclement weather)
Event Type:
Description:

Join us around the campfire for songs and stories of iconic Canada, from voyageurs and lumberjacks to beaver and moose. Feel free to bring along an instrument to play, or a song or story of your own to share with us. Look for smoke and listen for music! Bring a chair or blanket to sit on.


Sleeping Giant
Event Name: Canada Day Celebration
Date: July 1, 2020 to July 1, 2020
Location: Marie Louise Lake Campground
Event Type:
Description:

Come wearing your red and white and join us in celebrating Canada Day with special events for Park visitors.


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Tai Chi
Date: July 2, 2020 to September 3, 2020
Location: 1219 Burloak Drive. Day-use only area. Picnic shelter F
Event Type:
Description:

SAVE the Dates --- yet to be confirmed

Enjoy weekly sessions that are sure to improve both your fitness levels and enjoyment of the park!  All you need to bring is drinking water and enthusiasm! You can expect a Tai Chi practice 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.  Notices will be posted on Facebook or Twitter.


Pinery
Event Name: Family Fishing Week
Date: July 4, 2020 to July 12, 2020
Location: Visitor Centre and Park Store Causeway
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Join Pinery Naturalists and our partners to learn more about sustainable angling and the ecology of the fascinating Old Ausable Channel.

Please visit the Friends of Pinery Park website to view the detailed Activity Schedule.

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

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

 

 


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Open House
Date: July 5, 2020 to July 5, 2020
Location: 10 a.m. - noon. 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 1 km trail and explore the restored Silver Queen Mine and the miners' bunkhouse. Hardhats supplied! Drop in between 10 a.m. and noon.


Sleeping Giant
Event Name: Come Chat With Us
Date: July 8, 2020 to July 8, 2020
Location: Outside Gatehouse, Marie Louise Lake Campground
Event Type:
Description:

Do you have a question about wildlife? Are you looking to learn more about cool hikes and things to do in the area? Come chat with us! Interpreters from Ontario Parks and Parks Canada will be at the gatehouse to share their knowledge and passion for Sleeping Giant and Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area.

Time: 10:00 am- 2:00 pm


Sleeping Giant
Event Name: An Evening at the Museum
Date: July 10, 2020 to July 10, 2020
Location: Visitor Centre, Marie Louise Lake Campground
Event Type:
Description:

Come join Sleeping Giant Discovery Rangers and special guests from Parks Canada as our Park museum comes alive at night for an interactive evening of learning, sharing and fun. Complete our passport for a chance to win an award. Bring your reusable mug!

Time: 7:00 pm- 9:00 pm


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Open House
Date: July 12, 2020 to July 12, 2020
Location: 10 a.m. - noon. 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 1 km trail and explore the restored Silver Queen Mine and the miners' bunkhouse. Hardhats supplied! Drop in between 10 a.m. and noon.


Rondeau
Event Name: North American Butterfly Association Annual Butterfly Count
Date: July 12, 2020 to July 12, 2020
Location: Rondeau Provincial Park
Event Type:
Description:

Are you interested in learning more about the butterflies that flutter around the Rondeau area? If so, this is the perfect opportunity! Join a group of dedicated volunteers in this fun-filled citizen science project! Call the Rondeau Visitor Centre for more information at 519-674-1768.


Point Farms
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People Day
Date: July 17, 2020 to July 17, 2020
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.


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Healthy Parks, Healthy People Day
Date: July 17, 2020 to July 17, 2020
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.  

2020 activities are currently in development.

The 2019 line up was:

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.

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.

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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. 


Pinery
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People Celebrations & FREE Day Use
Date: July 17, 2020 to July 17, 2020
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 FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

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


Murphys Point
Event Name: HPHP Day
Date: July 17, 2020 to July 17, 2020
Location: Several locations
Event Type:
Description:

Today is Healthy Parks, Healthy People Day across all Ontario Parks and that means free day use for all! Watch this space for a range of activities over the day and/or check the weekly events calendar posted around the park.


Rondeau
Event Name: Healthy Parks, Healthy People Day - FREE DAY USE!
Date: July 17, 2020 to July 17, 2020
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. More details to come!


Lake Superior
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People Day
Date: July 17, 2020 to July 17, 2020
Location: To be determined
Event Type:
Description:

Join us for various activities throughout the day in celebration of Healthy Parks Healthy People day. 


Sleeping Giant
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People Day
Date: July 17, 2020 to July 17, 2020
Location: Marie Louise Lake Campground, 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 17th, 2020 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. Stay tuned in the spring for more details on what special events we will be offering that day. 


Lake Superior
Event Name: A Coastal Experience
Date: July 18, 2020 to July 18, 2020
Event Type:
Description:

Celebrate Canada’s Parks Day with a guided hike along the coast of Lake Superior. It’s a lake born of fire and ice—first, of volcanic activity that nearly split the continent apart, then of glaciers that carved the dramatic landscape. Join us for a walk along the coast and discover the story of Lake Superior’s formation, what lives in and around the lake.


Pinery
Event Name: Savanna Fest
Date: July 18, 2020 to July 18, 2020
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. 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 FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

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


Sleeping Giant
Event Name: Underwater Secrets  
Date: July 18, 2020 to July 18, 2020
Location: Campsite Theatre at Marie Louise Lake Beach
Event Type:
Description:

What lies beneath the depths of Superior? The stories of “The Big Lake” are ever evolving. Come explore some of the stories and secrets of the underwater world of Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area with special guests from Parks Canada in this participatory campfire program.

Time: 7:00 pm

Seating is limited, visitors are welcome to bring a lawn chair.

For more information on Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area's interpretive programs please visit: http://www.parkscanada.gc.ca/lsnmca-activities 


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Open House
Date: July 19, 2020 to July 19, 2020
Location: 10 a.m. - noon. 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 1 km trail and explore the restored Silver Queen Mine and the miners' bunkhouse. Hardhats supplied! Drop in between 10 a.m. and noon.


Sleeping Giant
Event Name: Come Chat With Us
Date: July 22, 2020 to July 22, 2020
Location: Outside Gatehouse, Marie Louise Lake Campground
Event Type:
Description:

Do you have a question about wildlife? Are you looking to learn more about cool hikes and things to do in the area? Come chat with us! Interpreters from Ontario Parks and Parks Canada will be at the gatehouse to share their knowledge and passion for Sleeping Giant and Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area.

Time: 10:00 am- 2:00 pm


Sleeping Giant
Event Name: Sleeping Giant's Annual BioBlitz
Date: July 25, 2020 to July 25, 2020
Location: Various Locations in Sleeping Giant Provincial Park
Event Type:
Description:

Join us in taking part in Sleeping Giant’s Annual 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. A BioBlitz allows us to understand the biodiversity of our Park and collect data, which we can then utilize to track changes and trends in their populations. Campers, volunteers and naturalists of all ages are invited 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. The workshops are drop-in style, so you can come and go as you please. 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. Stay tuned for an event schedule in the Spring.


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Christmas in July
Date: July 25, 2020 to July 25, 2020
Location: Campground - campers on July 24-25. Day visitors - July 25
Event Type:
Description:

Campers!  Decorate your campsite with lights, stockings, reindeer, elves etc. 

The Friends of Bronte Creek will be putting special activities, music and treats!  Details will be available at the Campground gate when you register.

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.


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Open House
Date: July 26, 2020 to July 26, 2020
Location: 10 a.m. - noon. 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 1 km trail and explore the restored Silver Queen Mine and the miners' bunkhouse. Hardhats supplied! Drop in between 10 a.m. and noon.


Lake Superior
Event Name: Dark Sky Celebration
Date: July 30, 2020 to August 3, 2020
Event Type:
Description:

Did you know Lake Superior Provincial Park is a certified dark sky preserve? Join us for a 5 days and nights of celebration. Dark sky related programming will be taking place nightly throughout the event.


Lake Superior
Event Name: Dark Sky Week
Date: July 30, 2020 to August 3, 2020
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.
Presqu'ile
Event Name: History Weekend
Date: August 1, 2020 to August 2, 2020
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.


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Open House
Date: August 2, 2020 to August 2, 2020
Location: 10 a.m. - noon. 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 1 km trail and explore the restored Silver Queen Mine and the miners' bunkhouse. Hardhats supplied! Drop in between 10 a.m. and noon.


Sleeping Giant
Event Name: Come Chat With Us
Date: August 5, 2020 to August 5, 2020
Location: Outside Gatehouse, Marie Louise Lake Campground
Event Type:
Description:

Do you have a question about wildlife? Are you looking to learn more about cool hikes and things to do in the area? Come chat with us! Interpreters from Ontario Parks and Parks Canada will be at the gatehouse to share their knowledge and passion for Sleeping Giant and Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area.

Time: 10:00 am- 2:00 pm


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Spruce Lane Farm GHOST WALK
Date: August 9, 2020 to August 9, 2020
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. 224


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Open House
Date: August 9, 2020 to August 9, 2020
Location: 10 a.m. - noon. 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 1 km trail and explore the restored Silver Queen Mine and the miners' bunkhouse. Hardhats supplied! Drop in between 10 a.m. and noon.


Sleeping Giant
Event Name: Above & Beneath the Waves – Special Event Weekend
Date: August 14, 2020 to August 16, 2020
Location: Sleeping Giant Provincial Park
Event Type:
Description:

Join us in the place where land and water meet! Ontario Parks and Parks Canada are hosting a special event weekend at Sleeping Giant Provincial Park on the shores of Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area from August 14th-16th, 2020! Join us as we explore the worlds above and beneath the waves of Lake Superior. Please check back in spring 2020 for more event details and schedule. 

Cost: Programs are free to attend but day visitors to the Park must purchase a parking pass.

Location: Sleeping Giant Provincial Park

What to bring: Please make sure to bring sturdy hiking shoes, water and a snack.

Camping in Sleeping Giant available, please visit our reservation system to book your campsite: https://reservations.ontarioparks.com/

For more information, please contact us at 807-977-2526 or contact Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area at 807-887-5467 / pc.amnclacsuperieur-lakesuperiornmca.pc@canada.ca 


Rondeau
Event Name: Rondeau's Reptile Day
Date: August 15, 2020 to August 15, 2020
Location: Bayside Picnic Shelter (across from the Park Store)
Event Type:
Description:

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 a guided hike, children’s programs and a live reptile show by Sciensational Snakes at 11:30am! 

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!


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Spruce Lane Farmhouse - Ghost Walk
Date: August 16, 2020 to August 16, 2020
Location: 1219 Burloak Drive, Breckon Shelter parking lot F
Event Type:
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. 224


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Open House
Date: August 16, 2020 to August 16, 2020
Location: 10 a.m. - noon. 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 1 km trail and explore the restored Silver Queen Mine and the miners' bunkhouse. Hardhats supplied! Drop in between 10 a.m. and noon.


Sleeping Giant
Event Name: Come Chat With Us
Date: August 19, 2020 to August 19, 2020
Location: Outside Gatehouse, Marie Louise Lake Campground
Event Type:
Description:

Do you have a question about wildlife? Are you looking to learn more about cool hikes and things to do in the area? Come chat with us! Interpreters from Ontario Parks and Parks Canada will be at the gatehouse to share their knowledge and passion for Sleeping Giant and Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area.

Time: 10:00 am- 2:00 pm


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Pass Holder Appreciation Day
Date: August 22, 2020 to August 22, 2020
Event Type:
Description:

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?

Today at Bronte Creek Provincial Park we 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.

 


Sleeping Giant
Event Name: XTERRA Sleeping Giant
Date: August 22, 2020 to August 22, 2020
Location: Sleeping Giant Provincial Park
Event Type:
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/


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Open House
Date: August 23, 2020 to August 23, 2020
Location: 10 a.m. - noon. 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 1 km trail and explore the restored Silver Queen Mine and the miners' bunkhouse. Hardhats supplied! Drop in between 10 a.m. and noon.


Wheatley
Event Name: 23rd Annual Kids Fishing Derby
Date: August 29, 2020 to August 30, 2020
Location: Two Creeks Footbridge
Event Type:
Description:

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.


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Open House
Date: August 30, 2020 to August 30, 2020
Location: 10 a.m. - noon. 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 1 km trail and explore the restored Silver Queen Mine and the miners' bunkhouse. Hardhats supplied! Drop in between 10 a.m. and noon.


Frontenac
Event Name: Frontenac Jr. Challenge
Date: September 1, 2020 to October 31, 2020
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, 2020 to October 31, 2020
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, 2020 to October 31, 2020
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 7th 2020 from 10:30 am - 12:30 pm.


Presqu'ile
Event Name: Monarchs & Migrants Weekend
Date: September 5, 2020 to September 6, 2020
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 throughout the day, featuring migrating birds and butterflies.  .


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Doggy Dip and Mutt Marketplace - save the date
Date: September 12, 2020 to September 12, 2020
Location: Pool and area. Located at 1219 Burloak Drive, Oakville. Park in either parking lot C or D.
Event Type:
Description:

2019 was a success so we are hopeful that we can offer this event in 2020.  For now hold the date.

Here is what the 2019 event looked like:

Bronte Creek Provincial Park in Partnership with National Service Dogs is please to bring you:

Doggy Dip and Mutt Marketplace!

Mutt Marketplace open 10:00am – 2’ish

Doggy Dip 10:30am – 1:30pm. (three 1 hour time blocks)

 

$10.00 per dog. All proceeds support NSD’s Certified Service Dog Programs.

 

Swim times:

10:30- 11:30

11:30-12:30

12:30-1:30

(A max of 50 dogs can be in the pool at any one time.)

 Pre-registration encouraged – click waiver, pick a time slot, pay.  Must show proof of vaccination to show on day of.

Mutt Marketplace will feature local and unique canine services, products and businesses. Browse, test, sample and of course purchase!  

Barkers Corner guests will enjoy presentations and Q&A sessions from some local experts on topics such as ticks, coyotes, camping with pets and others. 

A valid park permit is required for access to park – daily or seasonal vehicle permits can be purchased on day of at the park gates.

 

Event will go rain or shine… however in the event of thunderstorm we will need to delay or cancel event.

Be apart of the discussion and find out more  HERE!

NSD receives no government funding and relies entirely on support from corporate sponsors, local community members, service clubs, and annual fundraising events such as this one. 


Rondeau
Event Name: The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup
Date: September 13, 2020 to September 13, 2020
Location: Rondeau Provincial Park
Event Type:
Description:

Help us 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!


Frontenac
Event Name: Canadian Red Cross Wilderness First Aid
Date: September 18, 2020 to September 20, 2020
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 June 5-7 and June 19-21.


Wheatley
Event Name: Chili Cook-off
Date: September 19, 2020 to September 19, 2020
Location: Ask at the gate upon arrival.
Event Type:
Description:Enter a chili or just be a judge. Prizes awarded for best chilies.
Sleeping Giant
Event Name: Autumn Art Festival
Date: September 19, 2020 to September 20, 2020
Location: Various locations in Sleeping Giant Provincial Park
Event Type:
Description:

Come be inspired by Sleeping Giant's forests, lakes, towering cliffs and iconic land forms! On the weekend of September 19-20, 2020 we will be hosting a festival celebrating art history and influence in the Park and will offer exciting workshops. More event details will be posted to our website and social media in summer 2020. 


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Annual British Car Day
Date: September 20, 2020 to September 20, 2020
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 ($18 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.torontotriumph.com/BCD/

Share pictures or video of your favorite car! #BritishCarDay #OPBronteCreek FacebookTwitter and Instagram

You can also call 905-827-6911 


Rondeau
Event Name: Monarch Migration Festival
Date: September 20, 2020 to September 20, 2020
Location: Rondeau Visitor Centre
Event Type:
Description:

It’s time to bid farewell to everyone’s favourite butterflies, the Monarchs, 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.


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Harvest Festival
Date: September 26, 2020 to September 27, 2020
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.

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


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Shoreline Clean up Day.
Date: October 3, 2020 to October 3, 2020
Location: Day use gate and Campground main parking lot.
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!

Sign up on Great Canadian Shoreline Clean up. Entry fee will be waived to participants who sign up.

As litter is picked up -- we will tally the items and enter the weight.  We will then get a sense of what is the most common litter items etc.  This information will go into Ontario's total -- hoping each year to see an improvement. 

Join the conversation FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

More details will be posted on our facebook page as the date approaches.


Sleeping Giant
Event Name: Halloween Haunt Weekend
Date: October 9, 2020 to October 11, 2020
Location: Marie Louise Lake Campground
Event Type:
Description:

Join Sleeping Giant for some Halloween fun and programs for the whole family to enjoy! Please check our website or Facebook page for event details in summer 2020. 


Point Farms
Event Name: Halloween/Thanksgiving Weekend
Date: October 9, 2020 to October 12, 2020
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.


Wheatley
Event Name: Halloween in the Park
Date: October 10, 2020 to October 10, 2020
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.


Rondeau
Event Name: Get Eerie on Lake Erie - Rondeau's Halloween Day
Date: October 10, 2020 to October 10, 2020
Location: Rondeau Provincial Park
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, and more!

Camper Lead Activities:

Decorate your sites with these Eco-friendly tips! Remember to remove them before you leave.

Ghosts and goblins go site to site trick-or-treating at dusk on Saturday night- so come prepared to feed those spooks.


Frontenac
Event Name: Red Cross Wilderness 1st Aid - Advanced "Bridge" Course
Date: October 16, 2020 to October 18, 2020
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.


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Camper Halloween Weekend 1
Date: October 16, 2020 to October 18, 2020
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.


Rondeau
Event Name: The Friends of Rondeau Annual Chili Cookoff
Date: October 17, 2020 to October 17, 2020
Location: Campsite 202 - Rondeau Provincial Park
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.

11:00am - 1:00pm - Prizes to be won!


Pinery
Event Name: Pinery Fall Classic
Date: October 18, 2020 to October 18, 2020
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 FacebookInstagram and Twitter. #PineryProvPark #FallClassic

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

 


Pinery
Event Name: Halloween Weekend
Date: October 23, 2020 to October 25, 2020
Location: Visitor Centre and Riverside Campground
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Year after year Pinery continues the tradition of a Halloween experience in a spooky, dark forest! Book a site in Riverside Campground and experience autumn camping in a unique way! Join park naturalists for Halloween themed programs all weekend long. Decorate your campsite (no hay or straw, please respect the park environment), participate in campground trick-or-treating, build a nature themed scarecrow – and win prizes, construct a bat box for your family, call to owls and best of all create a memorable family experience!

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

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 23, 2020 to October 25, 2020
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 7, 2020 to November 15, 2020
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 7 and 8, 11, 14 and 15.