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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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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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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, 2018 to December 31, 2018
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!


Wasaga Beach
Event Name: Snowman Mania
Date: February 16, 2018 to February 19, 2018
Location: Wasaga Nordic and Trail Centre 101 Blueberry Trails
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An event to help celebrate the Town of Wasaga Beach's Snowman Mania.  Family fun ski - scavenger hunt! Snack food available for purchase. Daily Ski pass required.  Ski Rental available.


Killarney
Event Name: Friends of Killarney Park Winter Activity Weekend
Date: February 17, 2018 to February 18, 2018
Location: George Lake Campground
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Join Friends of Killarney Park for our annual winter weekend and discover the beauty of winter in Killarney.

Activities Include:

 - Stargazing and Owl Prowl

 - Free BBQ Lunch

 - Kids Activities

 - Guided Snowshoe Hikes

 - Presentation by modern-day voyageur Mike Ranta 

 - Dinner with Friends @ Sportsman's Inn* *Please RSVP to info@friendsofkillarneypark.ca

For more information visit www.friendsofkillarneypark.com or contact at info@friendsofkillarneypark.ca

See you there!


MacGregor Point
Event Name: Snowfest - Family Day Weekend
Date: February 17, 2018 to February 19, 2018
Location: Visitor Centre - 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 9am until 10pm daily – weather permitting. Visit our Twitter (@MacGregorPoint) for updates.

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


Rondeau
Event Name: Family Day Weekend!
Date: February 17, 2018 to February 19, 2018
Location: Rondeau Provincial Park Visitor Centre
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The Rondeau Visitor Centre will be open over the Family Day Weekend (February 17 - 19) from 10:00am to 4:00pm!

Saturday 17th ALL DAY - Make your own Suet Feeder! 

Sunday 18th ALL DAY - Owl Pellet Dissection - come discover what owls eat for dinner!

Monday 19th 1:00pm - Animal Feeding Time!

*All weekend, pick up a photo scavenger hunt sheet at the Visitor Centre and head outside to explore Rondeau in the wintertime! 

Call the Visitor Centre for more information at 519-674-1768.                                                        


MacGregor Point
Event Name: Live Animal Show - Wild Ontario!
Date: February 18, 2018 to February 18, 2018
Location: Visitor Centre (Inside)
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Special Guest: Wild Ontario’s Live Raptor Show - Help us welcome Wild Ontario and get up close and personal with some of the coolest birds of prey around!  Bring your family to the park for this remarkable event!  Please do not bring pets.  Sunday, February 18th at 2pm.


Pinery
Event Name: Family Day Weekend
Date: February 19, 2018 to February 19, 2018
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!

Saturday - 11AM-12PM (Visitor Centre): Ask the Naturalist about...Winter Survival - strategies to cope with the toughest time of year!

2PM-3PM (Visitor Centre): Ask the Naturalist about...Feeder Birds!

6:30PM (Visitor Centre/Cedar Trail): OWL PROWL - indoor presentation on Pinery's owls, followed (weather-permitting) by a "prowl" on the Cedar Trail

Sunday - 11AM-12PM (Visitor Centre): Ask the Naturalist about...Turtles' Hurdles!

3PM (Visitor Centre): Special Film Screening - the Messenger 

Monday - 11AM-12PM (P9 Day Use Beach): Chickadee Feeding with a Naturalist (seed provided)

1PM-3PM (Chalet): Family Day Campfire - Warm up by the fire for nature stories and show-and-tell with Naturalists

ALL WEEKEND - Grab your friends and family to head out on an adventuresome scavenger hunt! Pick up your challenge sheet at the Visitor Centre. 


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Family Day Event
Date: February 19, 2018 to February 19, 2018
Location: Children's Farm and Nature Centre - Access from Parking Lot C
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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 @OPBronteCreek on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

For more information visit: www.BronteCreek.org

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


MacGregor Point
Event Name: Dogsled Demonstrations
Date: February 19, 2018 to February 19, 2018
Location: Skating Oval Parking Area
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We are so excited to host dogsled demonstrations between noon and 2pm on Family Day Monday, February 19th.  Head to the Skating Oval parking area to meet some dogsled trainers and their dog teams and learn about this incredible sport!  (Please do not bring pets)


Arrowhead
Event Name: Fire and Ice Night
Date: February 22, 2018 to February 22, 2018
Location: Ice Skating Trail
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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 marshmallows and hotdogs!  Hot chocolate will be available for purchase.  Rental skates are available from 5:30pm and must be returned by 9pm.  Please Note: We recommend the use of a multi-impact helmet when using the skate trail.


Frontenac
Event Name: Dion Frontenac Snowshoe Race
Date: February 24, 2018 to February 24, 2018
Location: Meet at Park Office
Event Type: Sporting Event
Description:

The Dion Frontenac Snowshoe Race is one of the races associated with the 2018 Dion Eastern Ontario Snowshoe Running Series. This 6.5 km race follows a rugged, wide and single track trail that includes rolling terrain on a combination of potentially deep snow and packed trail sections. There is a little bit of everything on a beautiful backcountry course! A limited number of snowshoes are available for rent. An awards ceremony immediately follows the race. For further details and to register, visit www.healthandadventure.com.


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Maple Syrup Festival
Date: March 3, 2018 to April 1, 2018
Location: 1219 Burloak Drive, Oakville, Ontario
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Maple Syrup Festival 2018

Weekends in March and the Week of March Break.

March 3-4, 10-18, 24-25, Good Friday 30, 31 & April 1.  

(not offered on Easter Monday)

Festival Open: 9:30am - 3:00pm

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.  Allow 2-3 hours to see and do everything. (all festival buildings, tours and food services close/stop at 3:00pm).

Join the conversation @OPBronteCreek on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Food and gift store purchases are additional costs.

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

You can also call 905-827-6911


Sleeping Giant
Event Name: Sleeping Giant Loppet
Date: March 3, 2018 to March 3, 2018
Location: Marie Louise Lake Campground.
Event Type: Sporting Event
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 or Skate distance. The 50km is perfect for elite skiers vying for one of our generous prize packages or citzen racers looking for a PB. Mark March 3rd, 2018 on your calendar and we’ll see you at the start of the 41st 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 10, 2018 to March 18, 2018
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 from March 10th to March 18th. Pick up a Scavenger Hunt sheet at the Visitor Centre, and set out on an adventure of discovery throughout the park! Completed Scavenger Hunts can be redeemed at the Visitor Centre before 5PM each day during March 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 guided hikes, Ask-the-Naturalist chats and chickadee programs throughout the week and weekends. Visit the Friends of Pinery Park website www.pinerypark.on.ca for details on March Break 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. Bring your camera, a picnic lunch, art supplies, family and friends and work on that rosy glow on your cheeks. Consider an overnight stay in a tent, trailer or one of our roofed accommodation options!


Rondeau
Event Name: Wings of Spring
Date: March 10, 2018 to February 18, 2018
Location: Rondeau Provincial Park
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It's that time of year again! Rondeau Bay is a hot spot for migrating Tundra Swans and waterfowl of all shapes and sizes! Although there is still a chill in the air, the early signs of spring are all around us! 

Join us March 10 - 18 for a full week of family fun including guided hikes, waterfowl viewing, DIY bird feeders and much more! The Visitor Centre will be open daily from 10:00am - 4:00pm!

Call 519-674-1768 for more information. 


Presqu'ile
Event Name: 42nd Annual Presqu'ile Waterfowl Weekend
Date: March 17, 2018 to March 18, 2018
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 a taxidermy display from “Feather and Down Taxidermy”, with Steve Dingman there to answer your questions. Noted bird carver, Gary McPherson, will also be present to showcase the art of bird carving. 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 42 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 2018
Date: March 17, 2018 to March 17, 2018
Location: Registration is at Little falls community center in Atikokan, ON - Friday Mar 16th at 7pm Eastern Time. Bus departs from Little falls Community Center in Atikokan on the morning of Mar 17 to start eve
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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

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

Participants have all day to finish

Friday March 16th 7pm Little Falls Community Centre - Manditory 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


Arrowhead
Event Name: Fire and Ice Night
Date: March 17, 2018 to March 17, 2018
Location: Ice Skating Trail
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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 marshmallows and hotdogs!  Hot chocolate will be available for purchase.  Rental skates are available from 5:30 pm and must be returned by 9pm.  Please Note: We recommend the use of a multi-impact helmet when using the skate trail.


Frontenac
Event Name: Historical Walk
Date: April 14, 2018 to April 14, 2018
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. Register with the Park Office. Plan to go rain or shine.

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


Frontenac
Event Name: Survival Techniques for the Outdoors
Date: April 28, 2018 to April 28, 2018
Location: Park Office
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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.

For more information or to register please call the park office at (613) 376-3489

 


Rondeau
Event Name: Festival of Flight
Date: May 1, 2018 to May 20, 2018
Location: Rondeau Provincial Park
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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 stay full and caffeinated 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 - 20th.

Bird Hike Schedule

MONDAYS 7:30am & 1:00pm

TUESDAYS 7:30am & 7:00pm (7:00pm hike meets at the Marsh Trail)

WEDNESDAYS 7:30am & 1:00pm

THURSDAYS 7:30am & 1:00pm (1:00pm hikes are at the Blenheim Sewage Lagoons. Please check in at the Visitor Centre for a permit and directions – you will meet at the lagoons)

FRIDAYS 7:30am & 7:00pm (7:00pm hike meets at the Marsh Trail)

SATURDAYS 7:30am & 1:00pm

SUNDAYS 7:30am & 1:00pm

All hikes are $10 a person with a 20 person maximum per hike. Stop by the Visitor Centre or call 519-674-1768 for more information or to pre-register. All 7:30am and 1:00pm hikes meet at the Visitor Centre (unless otherwise stated), and hikes typically last 1.5 – 2 hours. Beginner, intermediate and advanced birders are welcome!

Be sure to register for Rondeau's Big Day Birding Competition which runs over 24 hours on May 12th - 13th! 


Frontenac
Event Name: Spring Nature Walk
Date: May 5, 2018 to May 5, 2018
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.


Frontenac
Event Name: Introduction to Backcountry Camping
Date: May 5, 2018 to May 5, 2018
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 calling the park office at 613 376-3489.


Frontenac
Event Name: "Early Bird" Spring Bird Walk
Date: May 6, 2018 to May 6, 2018
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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)


Frontenac
Event Name: Wilderness Navigation Map and Compass - Level 1
Date: May 12, 2018 to May 12, 2018
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Presented by: The Friends of Frontenac Park.  

Our wilderness navigation workshops provide participants with theoretical and practical skills of reading and interpreting topographic maps in order to safely plot a course through the wilderness. This course includes a basic introduction on how to use your GPS. Book your spot early!

Cost: $25.00 per person plus park fee. Pre-register by calling the park office at 613 376-3489. Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Sandbanks
Event Name: Mother's Day Spring Celebrations
Date: May 13, 2018 to May 13, 2018
Location: Visitor Centre
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2pm

Join us for an easy stroll through the beautiful wildflowers of Sandbanks. Depending on weather, we should see at least 15 different species, including an abundance of Ontario's provincial emblem, the trillium. Led by an experienced naturalist, the walk will end with afternoon tea. Cost is $5/person or $20/family; all proceeds go to the Friends of Sandbanks. Pre-registration is required by 'phoning (613)-393-3319 or e-mailing yvette.bree@ontario.ca. Registration begins April 1st, 2018.


Wheatley
Event Name: Norm Chesterfield Bird Tour
Date: May 16, 2018 to May 16, 2018
Location: Meet at the park office
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Start tour at Wheatley with a guide and then proceed to other locations with the group.


Pinery
Event Name: Migration Weekend
Date: May 18, 2018 to May 21, 2018
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! 

Save the Date - details to follow!


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Victorian Tea
Date: May 19, 2018 to May 20, 2018
Location: Day-use area. 1219 Burloak Drive - Spruce Lane Farmhouse
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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.

Join the conversation @OPBronteCreek on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

For more information visit: www.BronteCreek.org

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


Presqu'ile
Event Name: Warblers and Whimbrels Weekend
Date: May 19, 2018 to May 20, 2018
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, bird-banding, and evening programs. Friends’ fund-raising BBQ at 11AM at the Lighthouse Centre. Lighthouse Centre and Friends’ Gift Shop open 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Springtime on the Farm
Date: May 21, 2018 to May 21, 2018
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, blacksmith display, 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.

For more information visit: www.BronteCreek.org

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


Frontenac
Event Name: Wilderness Navigation Using Map and Compass – Level 1
Date: May 26, 2018 to May 26, 2018
Event Type: Outdoor Skills
Description:

Presented by: The Friends of Frontenac Park.  

Our wilderness navigation workshops provide participants with theoretical and practical skills of reading and interpreting topographic maps in order to safely plot a course through the wilderness. This course includes a basic introduction on how to use your GPS. Book your spot early!

Cost: $25.00 per person plus park fee. Pre-register by calling the park office at 613 376-3489. Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Frontenac
Event Name: Red Cross Wilderness First Aid - RECERTIFICATION
Date: May 26, 2018 to May 26, 2018
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Presented by:  Steve Tripp and Wilderness Tripping, Kingston, On.

This 8 hour course takes place in the park interior at the Arab Lake Parking Area.  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.

 

Cost: $125 HST incl.  A daily park permit is required.

Register by calling the Park Office (613) 376-3489.


Ferris
Event Name: Kite Day
Date: May 27, 2018 to May 27, 2018
Location: Ferris Kite Field
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Come fly a kite!  Bring your own or assemble one supplied by Friends of Ferris.  Suitable for all ages. Join us for our fundraising BBQ. Lots of parking and FREE entry to the event (for access to Ferris Provincial Park for any other reason, regular park day use fees apply).  Donations are greatly appreciated and will be used to support Friends of Ferris initiatives within the park.

Event runs from 10am - 4pm. 

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


Frontenac
Event Name: Wilderness Navigation Using Map and Compass – Level 2
Date: May 27, 2018 to May 27, 2018
Event Type: Outdoor Skills
Description:

Presented by: The Friends of Frontenac Park.

This workshop is designed to give participants time to build on the knowledge acquired in the Level 1 course. Use your new skills to navigate off trail the entire day, as a group and under the supervision of the instructor. Everyone will have a chance to get a lot of practice. Be prepared to spend most of the day outdoors, rain or shine, after a short review indoors. You will need a lunch, plenty of water and come dressed for the weather and bush travel, including long pants and sturdy hiking boots/shoes. Participation in Level 1 is recommended but not necessary, if you know how to use a map and compass and just want more practice navigating off trail. Includes basic introduction on how to use your GPS.

Cost: $25.00 per person plus Park fee. Pre-register by calling the park office at 613 376-3489. Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Frontenac
Event Name: Canadian Red Cross Wilderness First Aid
Date: June 1, 2018 to June 3, 2018
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: $245.00 HST incl. plus Park camping permit.  Pre-register by calling the Park Office (613) 376-3489.

For more information, please contact Steve Tripp at wildernesstripping@gmail.com. NOTE: This course is also offered on June 15-17 and September 21-23.


Frontenac
Event Name: Canoe Clinic
Date: June 2, 2018 to June 2, 2018
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

Call the park office at (613) 376-3489 to register


MacGregor Point
Event Name: BioBlitz 2018
Date: June 9, 2018 to June 10, 2018
Event Type:
Description:

Help MacGregor Point celebrate Ontario Parks' 125th anniversary by contributing to the ecological legacy of the park. Participants will complete a biological "blitz" survey of MacGregor Point over a 24-hour period to collect data on what species can be found here in this unique complex of ecosystems. This information is extremely beneficial to our records and future projects. Surveying shifts and teams will be assigned based on experience and expertise. Stay tuned for more details on workshops and guest naturalists! EVERYONE IS WELCOME! Please contact fompp@bmts.com if you would like more information.


Frontenac
Event Name: Electronics on Wilderness Trips
Date: June 10, 2018 to June 10, 2018
Event Type: Outdoor Skills
Description:

Presented by: Barry Irish, Paddle Away Adventures, Kingston, ON This clinic explores the use of electronics in the wilderness. Topics include: Satellite phones, cell phones, text messaging systems, GPS, power supplies for your electronics, apps, for your cell phone or tablet. Cost: Park daily vehicle permit Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.


Frontenac
Event Name: Single Burner Gourmet Cooking
Date: June 10, 2018 to June 10, 2018
Event Type: Outdoor Skills
Description:

Presented by: Barry Irish, Paddle Away Adventures, Kingston, ON Food in the wilderness does not have to be boring. Topics to include: food preparation, food storage, food safety, recipes, types of stoves, utensils and more. This clinic explores the ability to prepare good and interesting food. You do not have to use the prepackaged food from the outdoors stores. This is an opportunity to exchange recipes, techniques and ideas. You may bring some food, ideas and techniques of your own to share. Cost: $25.00 per person (includes food), plus Park daily vehicle permit Time: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


Frontenac
Event Name: Canadian Red Cross Wilderness First Aid
Date: June 15, 2018 to June 17, 2018
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: $245.00 HST incl. plus Park camping permit.  Pre-register by calling the Park Office (613) 376-3489.

For more information, please contact Steve Tripp at wildernesstripping@gmail.com. NOTE: This course is also offered on June 1-3 and September 21-23.


Frontenac
Event Name: ORCKA Basic Canoe Certification -Tandem Basic Level 1, 2 and 3 or (solo) level 4
Date: June 16, 2018 to June 17, 2018
Event Type: Outdoor Skills
Description:

Presented by: Barry Irish, Paddle Away Adventures, Kingston, ON This is the ORCKA introduction to tandem canoeing and is the basis for all ORCKA skills. For those interested in learning how to canoe, this course may interest you. Topics include: canoeing skills, safety, equipment selection, etc. After this course you should be able to safely paddle a tandem canoe. Required equipment: your own canoe; paddle, PFD, and government mandated safety equipment. For further information please contact Barry Irish 613-634-4177, cell 613-539-4864 or birish@bell.net Cost: $200/person, plus park daily vehicle permit. Time: 8:00am - 5:00pm


Ferris
Event Name: Bird Watching
Date: June 16, 2018 to June 16, 2018
Event Type:
Description:

June is the height of the nesting season for birds in the park and they are all singing their hearts out. Join naturalist David Bree for a leisurely walk to see and hear our nesting feathered friends and why all the noise! $5 per person includes Peameal bacon on a bun, coffee and walk. Regular park day use fees apply. This is a registered event with limited numbers. This event is sponsored by the Friends of Ferris.

Event starts at 9am.

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


Charleston Lake
Event Name: Discovery Centre
Date: June 29, 2018 to September 1, 2018
Location: Discovery Centre
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Open daily throughout the summer, from 10 am to 4 pm.

Discovery starts here!


Pinery
Event Name: Family Fishing Week
Date: June 30, 2018 to July 8, 2018
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 www.pinerypark.on.ca to view the current detailed Activity Schedule.


Presqu'ile
Event Name: Summer Interpretive Program
Date: June 30, 2018 to September 2, 2018
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.


Charleston Lake
Event Name: Summer Interpretive Program
Date: June 30, 2018 to September 2, 2018
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

A range of fun-filled & informative programs are offered daily throughout the summer - children’s programs, guided walks, evening programs and more. See the weekly program schedules posted throughout the park for the dates & times.


Emily
Event Name: David Archibald
Date: June 30, 2018 to June 30, 2018
Location: Amphitheatre
Event Type:
Description:

Come check out the infamous Dave Archibald - Singer, songwriter and lover of Ontario Parks


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Outdoor Swimming Pool Open
Date: June 30, 2018 to September 3, 2018
Location: Parking Lot D
Event Type:
Description:

1.8 acre outdoor swimming pool opens for the season June 30, 2018

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


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Open House
Date: July 1, 2018 to July 1, 2018
Location: Silver Queen Mine Trail
Event Type:
Description:Hardhats supplied for this 1 km walk along the trail and into the restored Silver Queen Mine and miner's bunkhouse. 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 trail. 10 a.m. - Noon.
Charleston Lake
Event Name: Want to Learn How to Canoe?
Date: July 3, 2018 to July 3, 2018
Location: 9 am & 1 pm
Event Type:
Description:

Staff from Firefly Adventures will help you understand canoe strokes, balancing, launching & the basics of safe canoeing (weather permitting) at these canoe skills sessions.


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Tour
Date: July 4, 2018 to September 2, 2018
Location: Lally Homestead Parking Lot
Event Type:
Description:Limited capacity. Offered twice/week in July and August. Call the park at 613-267-5060 for specific dates/times. Please pre-register at the registration gatehouse or call ahead for this 1-1.5 hour guided hike down the trail and into an early 1900s mica mine.
Finlayson Point
Event Name: Finlayson Point - Family Fishing Day
Date: July 7, 2018 to July 7, 2018
Location: Picnic Shelter & Boat Basin
Event Type: Sporting Event
Description:

Dry-Land Casting Competition, Youth Catch-and-Release Fishing Tournament, MNR Fire Fighting Demonstration

Lots of prizes to be won, come out and enjoy the fun!


Balsam Lake
Event Name: Balsam Lake Farmers' Market
Date: July 8, 2018 to July 8, 2018
Location: Beach Area
Event Type:
Description:

Balsam Lakes Farmers Market located at beach near Parking Lots 1-3


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Open House
Date: July 8, 2018 to July 8, 2018
Location: Silver Queen Mine Trail
Event Type:
Description:Hardhats supplied for this 1 km walk along the trail and into the restored Silver Queen Mine and miner's bunkhouse. 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 trail. 10 a.m. - Noon
Sandbanks
Event Name: 125 Years of Fashion
Date: July 11, 2018 to July 11, 2018
Location: Amphitheatre
Event Type:
Description:

Help us celebrate 125 years of Ontario Parks with a very special fashion show! What would they have been wearing at Algonquin in 1893? Bon Echo at the turn of the century... Or Sandbanks in the roaring '20s? Join us for a look back at the (sometimes humorous) history and fashion of sandbanks and other parks in Ontario. Suggested donation of $2/person or $10/family; all proceeds go to the Friends of Sandbanks.


Lake Superior
Event Name: Bioblitz!
Date: July 14, 2018 to July 15, 2018
Location: Opening event at the Visitor Centre (Agawa Bay Campground). Additional times and locations to be announced.
Event Type:
Description:

Become a citizen scientist and discover all that lives in LSPP! Search for species in a group that interests you—birds, plants, fungi, insects—and we’ll record what we find in 24 hours. Your efforts will contribute to LSPP’s biological inventory! Time: 12 pm July 14 to 12 pm July 15


Charleston Lake
Event Name: Live Animal Show
Date: July 14, 2018 to July 14, 2018
Location: Park Amphitheatre (1:30 pm)
Event Type:
Description:

Come check out some live mammals & birds!  Join the wildlife specialists from Speaking of Wildlife to discover the fascinating lives of some of our park's animals ... and meet them face-to-face!


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Open House
Date: July 15, 2018 to July 15, 2018
Location: Silver Queen Mine Trail
Event Type:
Description:Hardhats supplied for this 1 km walk along the trail and into the restored Silver Queen Mine and miner's bunkhouse. 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 trail. 10 a.m. - Noon
Awenda
Event Name: Healthy Parks, Healthy People
Date: July 20, 2018 to July 20, 2018
Location: Awenda Provincial Park
Event Type:
Description:

Come one, come all and enjoy FREE DAY USE at Awenda Provincial Park on July 21st 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: (stay tuned as details are developed)

We hope to see you there! 


Emily
Event Name: Healthy Parks, Healthy People
Date: July 20, 2018 to July 20, 2018
Location: TBD
Event Type:
Description:

Join us to celebrate parks and healthy living!

We will be offering different activities throughout the day to get you out and moving around the park. Daily Vehicle fee has been waived for today only at ALL Provincial Parks!


Rondeau
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People Day (FREE DAY USE)
Date: July 20, 2018 to July 20, 2018
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.

Call the Visitor Centre for more information at 519-674-1768.


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Healthy Parks, Healthy People Day
Date: July 20, 2018 to July 20, 2018
Location: Various locations around the park
Event Type:
Description:

Join us as we get outside and enjoy our park through learning and play. All programs are no charge. 

Free day-use at all Provincial Parks today.  (pool fees still in effect).

Nature Centre - open 10-5

Spruce Lane Farmhouse - open 11-5

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. 


Sandbanks
Event Name: The 125 Kilometre Journey
Date: July 20, 2018 to July 20, 2018
Location: TBD
Event Type:
Description:

Journey 125 kilometres to discover three amazing Provincal Parks in Prince Edward County! In keeping with Healthy Parks, Healthy People Day, the activities at Sandbanks, Lake on the Mountain and North Beach will have you bursting with energy and give you a healthful glow. Please note that entry into all provincial parks on this day is FREE!


Finlayson Point
Event Name: Temagami Canoe Festival
Date: July 21, 2018 to July 22, 2018
Location: The Temagami Canoe Festival is held at the Temagami Waterfront located 1km from the park
Event Type:
Description:

Come and enjoy live music, canoe building demos, canoe races, old growth forest hikes, paddling demos, theatre presentations and much more....

Fun for the whole family!  Visit the external website for more information.

 External Website Link


Pinery
Event Name: Savanna Fest
Date: July 21, 2018 to July 21, 2018
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 which is available at www.pinerypark.on.ca


Marten River
Event Name: Lumberjack Days
Date: July 21, 2018 to July 22, 2018
Location: Logging Camp
Event Type:
Description:

You don’t want to miss our annual Lumberjack Days. On Saturday, join us for various competitions of lumberjack skills, visit the “Winter Camp” horse-logging camp and museum with its working blacksmith shop. Enjoy traditional music by the Wakami Wailers for shorts sets through the afternoon on the hour, and a concert in the evening. The Wailers provided the soundtrack to our award-winning film “The Winter Camp”, set in Marten River. Have fun watching lumberjack demonstrations.  Buy a traditional logger’s bean lunch on Saturday.  


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Parks Day in Canada
Date: July 21, 2018 to July 21, 2018
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 @OPBronteCreek on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

Parks Day events to discover in your area.


Balsam Lake
Event Name: Balsam Lake Farmers' Market
Date: July 22, 2018 to July 22, 2018
Location: Beach Area
Event Type:
Description:

Balsam Lake Farmers' Market located at the Beach Areas near Parking Lots 1-3


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Open House
Date: July 22, 2018 to July 22, 2018
Location: Silver Queen Mine Trail
Event Type:
Description:

Hardhats supplied for this 1 km walk along the trail and into the restored Silver Queen Mine and miner's bunkhouse. 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 trail. 10 a.m. - Noon.


Sandbanks
Event Name: 125 Years of Fashion
Date: July 25, 2018 to July 25, 2018
Location: Amphitheatre
Event Type:
Description:

Help us celebrate 125 years of Ontario Parks with a very special fashion show! What would they have been wearing at Algonquin in 1893? Bon Echo at the turn of the century... Or Sandbanks in the roaring '20s? Join us for a look back at the (sometimes humorous) history and fashion of sandbanks and other parks in Ontario. Suggested donation of $2/person or $10/family; all proceeds go to the Friends of Sandbanks.


Algonquin
Event Name: Loggers Day
Date: July 28, 2018 to July 28, 2018
Location: Algonquin Logging Museum
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-timer loggers’ lunch served in the sawlog cookery from 12:00 to 2:00pm (or while quantities last). Event runs 10:00am-3:00pm.


Awenda
Event Name: Spirit Night: Awenda in Time
Date: July 28, 2018 to July 28, 2018
Location: 1st Beach; Meet in beach parking area D.
Event Type:
Description:

Celebrate Ontario Parks' 125th anniversary at Awenda with a spectacular Georgian Bay beach sunset and some colourful characters and stories to match!


Ferris
Event Name: Turtle Day
Date: July 28, 2018 to July 28, 2018
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


Algonquin
Event Name: Wakami Wailers Concert
Date: July 29, 2018 to July 29, 2018
Location: Algonquin Outdoor Theatre
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

The award winning Wakami Wailers are scheduled to play an open air concert at Algonquin Park’s Outdoor Theatre. Listen to the music of the Wakami Wailers. The Ontario-based Wakami Wailers will get your toes tapping through lively music sharing Canada’s logging history, park and protected areas, plus much more. Join the Wailers for a 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. This concert is brought to you by The Friends of Algonquin Park as one of summer’s Special Events. Admission to this event is a minimum donation of $2.00 per person. Concert begins at 7:00pm.


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Open House
Date: July 29, 2018 to July 29, 2018
Location: Silver Queen Mine Trail
Event Type:
Description:

Hardhats supplied for this 1 km walk along the trail and into the restored Silver Queen Mine and miner's bunkhouse. 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 trail. 10 a.m. - Noon.


Algonquin
Event Name: Meet the Researcher Day
Date: August 2, 2018 to August 2, 2018
Location: Algonquin East Beach Pavillion
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.


Charleston Lake
Event Name: Want to Learn How to Canoe?
Date: August 2, 2018 to August 2, 2018
Location: 9 am & 1 pm
Event Type:
Description:

Staff from Firefly Adventures will help you understand canoe strokes, balancing, launching & the basics of safe canoeing (weather permitting) at these canoe skills sessions.


Lake Superior
Event Name: Starry Nights
Date: August 3, 2018 to August 3, 2018
Location: Agawa Bay Amphitheatre (Visitor Centre at Agawa Bay Campground in case of inclement weather)
Event Type:
Description:

LSPP will soon be recognized as a Dark Sky Preserve! The park’s remoteness and stunning natural landscape contribute to its high quality starry nights and protected nocturnal environment. Discover the wonders of true darkness and how the park’s dark skies contribute to the health of our ecosystems.

Event type: Evening Program


Blue Lake
Event Name: Blue Lake PP's #OP125 Weekend
Date: August 3, 2018 to August 5, 2018
Location: Assorted; Amphitheatre, Interpretive Centre, beach, Picnic shelter
Event Type:
Description:

Ontario Parks is turning 125 years old! Join us for a weekend of fun filled activities and help us celebrate the history and beauty of our parks!

Friday, August 3 @ 8:30 pm – Miss Blue Lake 2018: Join us for the famous Miss Blue Lake Pageant! The summer of 2017 hosted some tough competition and we can’t wait to bring back our plant and animal contestants this year so they can impress you! You as the judges will be crowning our winner!

Saturday, August 4 – Blue Lake Amazing Race: Join us for the Blue Lake Amazing Race! Race to the finish line by competing challenges along the way!

Saturday, August 4 – Ontario Parks 125 Photo Booth! : Visit the Interpretive Centre from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm to snap some memorable pics out #OP125 photo booth! We’d love to hear about your favorite Ontario Parks and why they’re important to you!

Sunday, August 5 @ 2:00 pm– Sand Castle Contest:  You’re invited to come build the biggest, best, and most beautiful sandcastle in the Park! Builders will be put to the test to build their greatest creations! Categories include tallest, best decorated and staff favourite!

Sunday, August 5 @ 4:00 pm – Chat & Snack: It’s not a birthday celebration without cake! Join us under the picnic shelter to grab a slice and chat with out park staff and fellow campers!


Lake Superior
Event Name: Dark Sky Weekend
Date: August 3, 2018 to August 5, 2018
Location: Assorted locations
Event Type:
Description:

LSPP will soon be recognized as a Dark Sky Preserve! Celebrate with us during our Dark Sky weekend.


Emily
Event Name: Soper Creek Wildlife Rescue
Date: August 4, 2018 to August 4, 2018
Location: Amphitheatre
Event Type:
Description:

Come out and have a chance to interact with some of Ontario's native species.

Want to know more? Check them out here:

https://www.sopercreekwildlife.com/


Lake Superior
Event Name: Night at the Museum
Date: August 4, 2018 to August 4, 2018
Location: Visitor Centre (Agawa Bay Campground)
Event Type:
Description:Join us after hours as we light up the Visitor Centre beyond regular closing time. Meet the naturalists at different stations to explore the many facets of Lake Superior Provincial Park. Drop in anytime between 8 pm and 10:30 pm
Pinery
Event Name: Ausable Adventures
Date: August 4, 2018 to August 4, 2018
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 more details which can be found at www.pinerypark.on.ca


Presqu'ile
Event Name: History Weekend
Date: August 4, 2018 to August 5, 2018
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Relive Presqu’ile’s storied past with historically based events such as a fashion show, old-fashioned field games, children’s boat-building bee, re-enactments of a 1867 shooting contest, spirit walk and more.


Lake Superior
Event Name: Starlight, Starbright - Dark Sky Weekend
Date: August 5, 2018 to August 5, 2018
Location: Agawa Bay Amphitheatre (Visitor Centre at Agawa Bay in case of inclement weather) 9-10 p.m.
Event Type:
Description:

Have you seen bright stars on a dark night? Do you like the dark? Not all of us are comfortable in darkness, but join us just before sunset to discover why the darkness is so important for you and for the plants and animals that live in the park. LSPP will become a Dark Sky Preserve soon, which means we’ll protect the park’s night skies and teach others about it. You can tell others why darkness is so important, too! 

Event type: Junior Naturalist


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Open House
Date: August 5, 2018 to August 5, 2018
Location: Silver Queen Mine Trail
Event Type:
Description:

Hardhats supplied for this 1 km walk along the trail and into the restored Silver Queen Mine and miner's bunkhouse. 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 trail. 10 a.m. - Noon.


Sandbanks
Event Name: 125 Years or Fashion
Date: August 8, 2018 to August 8, 2018
Location: Amphitheatre
Event Type:
Description:

Help us celebrate 125 years of Ontario Parks with a very special fashion show! What would they have been wearing at Algonquin in 1893? Bon Echo at the turn of the century... Or Sandbanks in the roaring '20s? Join us for a look back at the (sometimes humorous) history and fashion of sandbanks and other parks in Ontario. Suggested donation of $2/person or $10/family; all proceeds go to the Friends of Sandbanks.


Neys
Event Name: 33rd Annual Neys Nostalgia Days
Date: August 10, 2018 to August 12, 2018
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. Join Shannon Robertson, author of Campfire Stories from Northwestern Ontario on Saturday evening for a campfire and a reading from her newest book! For more information call the park at 807-229-1624.


Quetico
Event Name: Astronomical Weekend
Date: August 10, 2018 to August 12, 2018
Location: Dawson Trail Campgrounds
Event Type:
Description:

Presentations from the Thunder Bay Chapter of the RASC along with telescope viewings of the planets and Perseid Meteor Shower during the evening and a solar telescope viewing during the afternoon.


Charleston Lake
Event Name: Live Birds of Prey Show
Date: August 11, 2018 to August 11, 2018
Location: Park Amphitheatre (1:30 pm)
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:Come see live birds of prey! Join the experts from Wild Ontario & their wildlife ambassadors, for an up close look at these amazing birds. Don’t miss it!
Bronte Creek
Event Name: Spruce Lane Farm GHOST WALK
Date: August 12, 2018 to August 12, 2018
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.

For more information visit: www.BronteCreek.org

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


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Open House
Date: August 12, 2018 to August 12, 2018
Location: Silver Queen Mine Trail
Event Type:
Description:

Hardhats supplied for this 1 km walk along the trail and into the restored Silver Queen Mine and miner's bunkhouse. 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 trail. 10 a.m. - Noon.


Sandbanks
Event Name: Lakeshore Lodge Day
Date: August 15, 2018 to August 15, 2018
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! 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 do have a charge associated with them to cover costs. 


Blue Lake
Event Name: Take a Hike Weekend!
Date: August 17, 2018 to August 19, 2018
Location: Interpretive Centre start, assorted Park Trails
Event Type:
Description:

Grab your passport from the Interpretive Centre and go! Hiking is a fun and peaceful way to get some exercise and enjoy the outdoors, so we’re challenging you to hike all our trails this weekend! Collect stamps on your passport after hiking our trails and you’ll have a chance at winning the weekend draw for Take a Hike Weekend!

Friday, August 17 @10:00 am - Prehistoric Plants: Join a naturalist for a hike along the Boulder Ridge trail and discover the prehistoric plants of Blue Lake. Some of these photosynthesising giants have been on this earth for thousands of years and haven’t really changed that much since the dinosaurs were around!

Saturday, August 18 @ 8:00 pm – The Night Hike: What’s that strange noise in the middle of the night? Don’t be too concerned, it’s probably harmless! But just in case, join a naturalist for our night hike along the Spruce Fen and discover the life of many nocturnal species we have at Blue Lake!

Sunday, August 19 @10:00 am – The Deer Walk: White-tailed deer are everywhere! So why not learn more about them? Join a naturalist for a hike along Boulder Ridge and learn about the seasonal behaviours of these common ungulates!


Wasaga Beach
Event Name: Wasaga Under Siege
Date: August 18, 2018 to August 19, 2018
Location: Nancy Island Historic Site
Event Type:
Description:

Join us as we celebrate the 90th anniversary of Nancy Island Historic Site with muskets, cannons, and more at our annual re-enactment!  Additional celebrations will take place to commemorate the 125th anniversary of Ontario Parks, the sinking of the H.M.S. Nancy on August 14th, 1814, and 90 years as Nancy Island Historic Site.

Stay tuned for information or visit www.wasagabeachpark.com


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Spruce Lane Farmhouse - Ghost Walk
Date: August 19, 2018 to August 19, 2018
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.

For more information visit: www.BronteCreek.org

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


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Open House
Date: August 19, 2018 to August 19, 2018
Location: Silver Queen Mine Trail
Event Type:
Description:

Hardhats supplied for this 1 km walk along the trail and into the restored Silver Queen Mine and miner's bunkhouse. 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 trail. 10 a.m. - Noon.


Sandbanks
Event Name: 125 Years of Fashion
Date: August 22, 2018 to August 22, 2018
Location: Amphitheatre
Event Type:
Description:

Help us celebrate 125 years of Ontario Parks with a very special fashion show! What would they have been wearing at Algonquin in 1893? Bon Echo at the turn of the century... Or Sandbanks in the roaring '20s? Join us for a look back at the (sometimes humorous) history and fashion of sandbanks and other parks in Ontario. Suggested donation of $2/person or $10/family; all proceeds go to the Friends of Sandbanks.


Emily
Event Name: Star Gazing with the Peterborough Astronomy Association
Date: August 24, 2018 to August 24, 2018
Location: Emily Provincial Park
Event Type:
Description:Join us on the field as the Peterborough Astronomy Association assist us in seeing the stars and more! Parking will be at the Park Store, just follow the signs afterwards.


Wheatley
Event Name: 21st Annual Kids Fishing Derby
Date: August 25, 2018 to August 26, 2018
Location: Pavilion 3
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.


Ferris
Event Name: Dry Stone Wall Restoration & Demonstration - 10th Anniversary
Date: August 25, 2018 to August 26, 2018
Location: Ferris Playground Field
Event Type:
Description:

2018 will be the 10th Anniversary of the Dry Stone Wall Demonstration/Restoration Workshop in Ferris Provincial Park. This beginner’s course will cover important walling elements such as hearting, batter, through-stones, cheek ends, and various types of coping. Participants will learn the basic techniques of dry laid construction including stiles and various structural solutions to carry out sympathetic repair of historic stone walls. This event is sponsored by the Friends of Ferris.

Event runs from 9am - 4pm each day.

For more information: contact drystonecanada@yahoo.ca to register, and visit www.friendsofferris.ca for more details.


Balsam Lake
Event Name: Balsam Lake Farmers' Market
Date: August 26, 2018 to August 26, 2018
Location: Beach Area
Event Type:
Description:

Balsam Lake Farmers' Market located at the beach area between Parking Lots 1-3


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Open House
Date: August 26, 2018 to August 26, 2018
Location: Silver Queen Mine Trail
Event Type:
Description:

Hardhats supplied for this 1 km walk along the trail and into the restored Silver Queen Mine and miner's bunkhouse. 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 trail. 10 a.m. - Noon.


Quetico
Event Name: Lac La Croix Ponies Weekend
Date: August 31, 2018 to September 3, 2018
Location: Dawson Trail Campgrounds
Event Type:
Description:

August 31- Sept 3: 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.


Presqu'ile
Event Name: Monarchs & Migrants Weekend
Date: September 1, 2018 to September 2, 2018
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Bird banding, Monarch tagging and guided nature walks celebrate this weekend of fall migration.


Frontenac
Event Name: Frontenac Trek
Date: September 1, 2018 to October 31, 2018
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, 2018 to October 31, 2018
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 free BBQ will be held at the park office on November 10th, 2018 from 10:30 am - 12:30 pm.


Emily
Event Name: Sciensational Sssnakes!!
Date: September 1, 2018 to September 1, 2018
Location: Amphitheatre
Event Type:
Description:

This program provides hands-on education about reptiles and amphibians for the young and the young at heart. The show will feature an informal talk 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.

The live animals are safe, friendly and easy to handle.

Want to know more? Check them out here: http://www.scisnake.com/


Sandbar Lake
Event Name: Annual Fish Derby
Date: September 1, 2018 to September 1, 2018
Location: Picnic Shelter all day
Event Type:
Description:

Test your angling skills in the annual fishing derby. Prizes for all!


Frontenac
Event Name: Frontenac Jr. Challenge
Date: September 1, 2018 to October 31, 2018
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.


Pinery
Event Name: Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup
Date: September 15, 2018 to September 15, 2018
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:In 2018, we will be celebrating the 25th 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. Visit www.shorelinecleanup.ca for more details.  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.
Wheatley
Event Name: Chili Cook-off
Date: September 15, 2018 to September 15, 2018
Location: Site 130
Event Type:
Description:Enter a chili or just be a judge. Prizes awarded for best chilies.
Bronte Creek
Event Name: Annual British Car Day
Date: September 16, 2018 to September 16, 2018
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. $17.00 per Spectator vehicle 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

Join the conversation @OPBronteCreek on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

You can also call 905-827-6911 


Frontenac
Event Name: Canadian Red Cross Wilderness First Aid
Date: September 21, 2018 to September 23, 2018
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: $245.00 HST incl. plus Park camping permit.  Pre-register by calling the Park Office (613) 376-3489.

For more information, please contact Steve Tripp at wildernesstripping@gmail.com. NOTE: This course is also offered on June 1-3 and June 15-17.


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Harvest Festival
Date: September 22, 2018 to September 23, 2018
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 @OPBronteCreek on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

For more information visit: www.BronteCreek.org

You can also call 905-827-6911 

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Ferris
Event Name: Bat Day
Date: September 29, 2018 to September 29, 2018
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


Emily
Event Name: Halloween Weekend
Date: October 5, 2018 to October 6, 2018
Location: Picnic Shelter #1
Event Type:
Description:

Spend Thanksgiving weekend at Emily Provincial Park and join in on the spooky festivities.

Start off the weekend by decorating your site, join us on the haunted walk - if you dare, and participate in the Pumpkin Carving Contest. Finish up your stay by trick or treating through the campgrounds with friends and family and be sure to stop by the gatehouse! 


Point Farms
Event Name: Halloween/Thanksgiving Weekend
Date: October 6, 2018 to October 6, 2018
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!

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


Wheatley
Event Name: Halloween in the Park
Date: October 6, 2018 to October 6, 2018
Location: Throughout Two Creeks, Highlands and Middle Creek campgrounds
Event Type:
Description:

Trick or treating for kids. Adults come see the awesome decorations and hard work our wonderful campers put into making this special.


Frontenac
Event Name: Canadian Red Cross ADVANCED Wilderness 1st Aid - Bridge Course
Date: October 12, 2018 to October 14, 2018
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: $226.00 HST incl. plus Park camping permit.  Pre-register by calling the Park Office (613) 376-3489.

For more information, 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.


Pinery
Event Name: Dune Grass Restoration
Date: October 13, 2018 to November 30, 2018
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

We need your help to restore Pinery’s fragile Freshwater Coastal Dunes! Assist with rolling boardwalk storage, dune grass transplantation and other initiatives to protect this rare and fragile component of Ontario’s Biodiversity. Dune grass can only be transplanted after it becomes dormant following several killing frosts. Please call the Visitor Centre in the fall by dialing 519-243-8574 to obtain more information and a final program date. You can also check out www.pinerypark.on.ca.


Pinery
Event Name: Pinery Fall Classic
Date: October 14, 2018 to October 14, 2018
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.  


Pinery
Event Name: Halloween Weekend
Date: October 19, 2018 to October 21, 2018
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 outside plants, hay or straw and please respect the park environment by ensuring ALL decorations are removed upon vacating your site); 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!  You can learn more about Pinery interpretive themes by speaking to a Park Naturalist, attending a program throughout the year or by calling the Pinery Visitor Centre at 519-243-8574.


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Camper Halloween Weekend 1
Date: October 19, 2018 to October 21, 2018
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.

For more information visit: www.BronteCreek.org

You can also call our campground at 905-827-3228

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Algonquin
Event Name: Haunted Halloween Weekend
Date: October 26, 2018 to October 27, 2018
Location: Mew Lake Campground
Event Type: Seasonal Event
Description:

The fun begins on Friday night with Haunted Tales from the Camboose Shanty! On Saturday afternoon, join us at the Visitor Centre where a Park Naturalist will guide you through a collection of animal skeletons. Mew Lake Campground will feature pumpkin carving, campsite decorating and costume contests with awards given for many different categories!  Everyone is invited to participate in trick-or-treating among the campsites on Saturday night, and later, for a howling good time at the nearby Old Airfield with a wolf howl. Mew Lake Campground (km 30.6).


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Camper Halloween Weekend 2
Date: October 26, 2018 to October 28, 2018
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.

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 3, 2018 to November 11, 2018
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 3 and 4, 7, 10 and 11


Pinery
Event Name: Christmas Bird Count
Date: December 15, 2018 to December 15, 2018
Location: Pinery and surrounding area
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Join birdwatchers for this incredible day of winter birding! Please contact the Visitor Centre to obtain more information by calling 519-243-8574.  This event requires being able to tolerate cold conditions for prolonged periods as surveying takes place outdoors beginning before dawn for owls and continues until late afternoon.  If snowy conditions prevail, hiking in snow or using snow-shoes may be required.  If you are interested in participating, please contact the Visitor Centre early to learn more about the day, to share your birding experience level and to get a better understanding of how you can assist with this Citizen Science Program!