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

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

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

Follow the Northwest Wilderness Quest on social media #NWQuest


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

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

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

Follow the Northwest Wilderness Quest on social media #NWQuest


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


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!

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


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Victorian Christmas at Bronte Creek
Date: December 27, 2018 to January 6, 2019
Location: Spruce Lane Farm - Parking lot F in the Day-use area 1219 Burloak Drive.
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Victorian Christmas

A special holiday treat awaits you and your family! Take a step back in time to the year 1900 to visit a Victorian homestead during the Christmas season. Spruce Lane Farm at Bronte Creek Provincial Park will be trimmed and decorated in all its seasonal splendor.

Dates - Dec 27, 28, 29, 30 2018 and Jan 3, 4, 5, 6 2019.

Once the hustle and bustle of preparing for Christmas Day is behind you, your family can enjoy the holiday season.  Our revised programming aims to delight even the most persistent of holiday humbugs.  

Open Daily 10:00 - 4:00 (weather permitting). 

Event support by Friends of Bronte Creek 

Your Victorian Christmas experience will  include traditional Christmas games and activities, designed for all different age groups from toddlers to adults. Make hands-on crafts with daily special feature crafts where you will get to see and use historic tools and skills to create your own take home souvenirs.

Enjoy touring the elegantly decorated Spruce Lane Farmhouse and experience seasonal stories and songs in the parlor, learning about the holiday traditions of the Victorian era!

No Reservations required.  Large groups please call ahead.

Access to most of the Christmas attractions are included in daily vehicle permit or Ontario Park seasonal pass, unless otherwise stated.

Hiking trails, cross-country ski trails, tobogganing, Children’s Farm and Playbarn.

Join the conversation FacebookTwitter and Instagram

For more information visit: www.BronteCreek.org

You can also call 905-827-6911


Rondeau
Event Name: Winter Break - Family activities
Date: December 27, 2018 to January 6, 2019
Location: Visitor Centre
Event Type:
Description:

Looking for something to do now that the kids are off school? Come out the Rondeau Visitor Centre for daily activities!

For The Visitor Centre hours and program details please see our Facebook page.


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Coyote Howl Hike
Date: December 31, 2018 to December 31, 2018
Location: Day-use area. 1219 Burloak Drive.
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Description:

Guided Coyote Howl Hikes followed by a special New Year’s Eve countdown for kids.  

*** NEW location - Parking Lot F ***

A fun way to ring in the New Year.  Join Park Rangers who will guide you into the woods to a site where we hope to have a chorus of coyotes howl in response to our call.  Learn why they howl and some facts about this mostly misunderstood urban creature. No reservations required.

Guided hikes begin at 7:00pm and 7:30pm.  Followed by Kid's Countdown bonfire at 8:30pm.  Park gates will close at 9:00pm.

For more information visit: www.BronteCreek.org

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

Join the conversation FacebookTwitter and Instagram


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

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

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


Lake Superior
Event Name: First Day Hike
Date: January 1, 2019 to January 1, 2019
Location: Noisy Bay hiking trail
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Description:

A First Day Hike is a fun and healthy way to kick off 2019. Join us for New Year’s Day snowshoe on the Noisy Bay hiking trail. Bring snowshoes, appropriate clothing, snacks, and water. Please meet at the trailhead at 1 pm.

For more information, Bob Elliott, 705-856-0484 or bob.elliott@ontario.ca


Wasaga Beach
Event Name: First Day Hike
Date: January 1, 2019 to January 1, 2019
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Description:

Yes, the park will be open on January, 1st (weather permitting) for you and your family to enjoy a hike... your #FirstDayHike.

Start the New Year on the right foot, by getting a jump start burning off those extra holiday calories in the great outdoors!

We hope that will encourage you and your and family to not only welcome the coming year, but to resolve to spend more time in the outdoors, exercising and connecting with nature.

Don’t forget to tag us when you share photos of your #FirstDayHike!


Sibbald Point
Event Name: First Day Hike
Date: January 1, 2019 to January 1, 2019
Location: Maidenhair Fern Trail
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Description:

Start your New Year off with a leisurely #FirstDayHike on the 2 km Maidenhair Fern Trail! There will be a campfire located at the trail parking lot to warm up after your hike. 

Please purchase a permit at the pay and display machine at the park entrance. 


Murphys Point
Event Name: First Day Hike
Date: January 1, 2019 to January 1, 2019
Location: Meet at the Main Winter parking Lot for a 1pm departure
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Description:

A First Day Hike is a fun and healthy way to kick off the New Year. The concept is simple: on January 1, get outside with friends and family for a hike or snowshoe. So this year, why not join us for an easy to moderate New Year’s Day hike from 1 to 3 pm? By taking part, you’ll also be entitled to enter a draw (via social media) to win one of three 2019 Seasonal Passes. Kids and leashed pets welcome!

Where/when/what to bring: Please meet at the Main Winter Parking Lot in time for a 1pm departure. The walk will take up to 2 hours and will be followed by hot drinks and light refreshments at our heated chalet. Please be sure to dress appropriately – a limited number of plastic snowshoes will be available by reservation. Please note that a valid day-use permit ($11.25 regular/$9 senior per vehicle) is required. Permits will be available (cash only) at the parking lot. For further information or to reserve snowshoes, please contact Mark at 613-267-5060 x233.


Bronte Creek
Event Name: First Day Hike
Date: January 1, 2019 to January 1, 2019
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Description:

Yes, the park will be open on January, 1st for you and your family to enjoy a hike... your #FirstDayHike.

Start the New Year on the right foot, by getting a jump start burning off those extra holiday calories in the great outdoors!

We will be posting a PHOTO SCAVENGER hunt on our social media accounts.  We encourage you to work with your family and friends to visit the locations and perform the describe activity.  Have fun with it! 

We hope that this First Day Hike activity will encourage you and your and family to not only welcome the coming year, but to resolve to spend more time in the outdoors, exercising and connecting with nature.

Join the conversation FacebookTwitter and Instagram

Don’t forget to tag us when you share photos of your #FirstDayHike!


MacGregor Point
Event Name: #FirstDayHike
Date: January 1, 2019 to January 1, 2019
Location: Administration Building
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Description:

Start the new year off right by getting outside and enjoying nature on a "first day hike".  Meet at the park's Administration building at the entrance to the park at 2pm on January 1st, to get outside and appreciate the beauty of the natural world!  

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

Reserve your site as early as 5 months in advance to spend the winter break at this popular park.

 

 


Kakabeka Falls
Event Name: First Day Hike
Date: January 1, 2019 to January 1, 2019
Location: Main Falls Parking Lot
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Description:

Join an Ontario Parks naturalist for a First Day Hike along the Mountain Portage Trail (snowshoes are encouraged). Start 2019 off on the right foot while discovering the winter beauty of Kakabeka Falls. Meet Laura at 1:30 pm by the map/display board at the main parking lot.  

Bring warm clothing, snowshoes, a thermos with a hot beverage, and a camera. 

All vehicles must display a valid day-use permit. 

Contact laura.myers@ontario.ca for more information. 


Pinery
Event Name: First Day Hike
Date: January 1, 2019 to January 1, 2019
Event Type:
Description:

Yes, the park will be open on January, 1st (weather permitting) for you and your family to enjoy a hike... your #FirstDayHike.

Start the New Year on the right foot, by getting a jump start burning off those extra holiday calories in the great outdoors!

We hope that your First Day Hike will encourage you and your and family to resolve to spend more time in the outdoors, exercising and connecting with nature in the year to come.

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

Don’t forget to tag us when you share photos of your #FirstDayHike!


Awenda
Event Name: First Day Hike
Date: January 1, 2019 to January 1, 2019
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Description:

A First Day Hike promotes a year-long embrace of health and happiness in the outdoors. Plus, hiking (snowshoeing or skiing) offers head-to-toe health benefits.  

Start the New Year on the right foot, by getting a jump start burning off those extra holiday calories in the great outdoors!

We hope that your #FirstDayHike will encourage you and your and family to resolve to spend more time in the outdoors, exercising and connecting with nature in the year ahead!

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


Silent Lake
Event Name: First Day Hike
Date: January 1, 2019 to January 1, 2019
Location: Bonnies Pond Trail
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Description:

A first day hike is a fun way to kick off the new year. Come join us at Silent Lake for our first, first day hike!

On January 1st 2019 at 1pm, join us for some snowshoeing around Bonnies Pond Trail. This trail is 3km in length and will take 1.5-2 hours. Don’t have snowshoes? That’s ok! We have rentals available at the gatehouse for 15$ per day.

The gatehouse opens at 9am, make sure to stop and pick up your day pass!

Enter our First Day Hike giveaway by posting a picture from your hike on social media @OntarioParks #FirstDayHikes.


Frontenac
Event Name: Warm Winter Camping Workshop
Date: January 26, 2019 to January 26, 2019
Location: Park Office
Event Type: Outdoor Skills
Description:

Presented by: Zabe MacEachern, Queen’s University, Outdoor Education Coordinator.

Winter camping can be a hot experience with a portable wood stove and wall tent. With proper equipment and clothing, groups and families can travel safely and comfortably on extended trips during the winter. All basics are covered, including trip planning, equipment details and safety, so you can feel confident planning your own trip.

Email Zabe at maceache@queensu.ca to register for the course.

Cost: Daily Vehicle Permit

Time: 10:00am to 3:00pm


Frontenac
Event Name: Warm Winter Camping Overnight
Date: January 26, 2019 to January 27, 2019
Location: Park Office
Event Type: Outdoor Skills
Description:

Presented by: Zabe MacEachern, Queen’s University, Outdoor Education Coordinator

Following the day workshop you may stay and experience the night in the wall tent (max. 8 people).

When registering, specify any dietary restrictions. Participants must supply own camping equipment/sleeping bags and personal items. Recommended equipment list will be provided by the instructor. Space is limited Fee includes the instructor cost, basic equipment, dinner, and breakfast.

Email Zabe at maceache@queensu.ca to register and pay for the course.

Cost: $60.00 plus Camping Permit


Kakabeka Falls
Event Name: Family Ski Day
Date: January 26, 2019 to January 26, 2019
Location: Ski Trail Head (entrance on Luckens Road)
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Third Annual Kakabeka Falls Family Ski Day!

Join the park and Thunder Bay Nordic Trails on January 26, 2019  for our second annual Family Ski Day.

10 am - 2 pm

Up to 15km of beautifully groomed ski trails that range from easy to expert. Plus, two breathtaking lookouts with a view of the Kaministiquia River Valley on the River Terrace Trail. Kakabeka Fall is the perfect setting for an enjoyable, premiere skate/classic cross-country ski experience.

Things to do:

Ski up to 15 km of premiere skate/classic cross-country ski trails

Check out and lace up in the park’s Kaministiquia Ski Hut

Thunder Bay Nordic Trails Jackrabbit will be out

Get toasty fire side with a bon fire within the campground trails, why not bring marshmallows?

Why not treat yourself to lunch at one of the local restaurants in the village?


Wasaga Beach
Event Name: Moonlight Ski
Date: January 26, 2019 to January 26, 2019
Location: Wasaga Nordic and Trail Centre
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Description:

Join us for our annual moonlight ski from 5:30pm - 9:00pm. Admission to the trail will be free and rental equipment is a special rate of $5. The park's Nordic Centre is located at 101 Blueberry Trail in Wasaga Beach. For more information please contact the Nordic Centre directly at 705-429-0943

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Pinery
Event Name: Return of the Swans
Date: February 1, 2019 to March 31, 2019
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 and Twitter.

 


Frontenac
Event Name: Winter Camping Trip Planning
Date: February 2, 2019 to February 2, 2019
Location: Park Office
Event Type: Outdoor Skills
Description:

Presented by: The Friends of Frontenac Park

Accurate pre-trip planning can minimize many of the discomforts associated with extended forms of backcountry travel during the winter. Topics include: route selection and assessment, safe forms of winter travel, shelters, clothing, equipment, menu planning, physical fitness and conditioning, and safety. Share ideas and concerns about low-impact winter camping and trip planning.

Cost: Park daily vehicle permit. Pre-registration required by calling the park office at 613 376-3489.

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Windy Lake
Event Name: Onaping Falls Winter Carnival - Free cross country ski rentals
Date: February 3, 2019 to February 3, 2019
Location: Windy Lake/Onaping Falls Nordics Ski Club trails
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Onaping Falls Nordics Ski Club is offering free trail passes and ski rentals at Windy Lake Provincial Park as part of the Onaping Falls Winter Carnival. Ski 15K of beautifully groomed classic and skate xc ski trails. http://www.onapingfallsnordics.com/ 


Murphys Point
Event Name: Tay Valley Ski Club Loppet
Date: February 10, 2019 to February 10, 2019
Event Type:
Description:

Don't miss this fun annual event at Murphys Point!  The loppet includes 2.5 km and 5 km freestyle Cookie Race and 10 km and 20 km classic races on our beautifully groomed ski trails.  Please visit the ski club's website to register at https://tayvalleyskiclub.wordpress.com/loppet-2019/. 


Algonquin
Event Name: Winter in the Wild
Date: February 16, 2019 to February 16, 2019
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.


MacGregor Point
Event Name: Snowfest - Family Day Weekend
Date: February 16, 2019 to February 18, 2019
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. (conditions will be posted on twitter)

Share your pictures and videos Facebook and Twitter.     

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!
Date: February 16, 2019 to February 18, 2019
Location: Rondeau Provincial Park Visitor Centre
Event Type:
Description:

Join us at the Visitor Centre over the Family Day weekend for some winter fun! There will be guided hikes, an Owl Prowl and much more! Call the Visitor Centre for more information!

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


Pinery
Event Name: Family Day Weekend
Date: February 18, 2019 to February 18, 2019
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!  ALL WEEKEND - Grab your friends and family to head out on an adventuresome scavenger hunt! Pick up your challenge sheet at the Visitor Centre. 

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

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


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Family Day Event
Date: February 18, 2019 to February 18, 2019
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. 

Join the conversation FacebookTwitter and Instagram

For more information visit: www.BronteCreek.org

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


Windy Lake
Event Name: Family Day at Windy Lake
Date: February 18, 2019 to February 18, 2019
Location: Windy Lake/Onaping Falls Nordics Ski Trails
Event Type:
Description:

Onaping Falls Nordics Ski Club is offering free day passes for the xc ski and snowshoe trails, along with Family Day activities including games, prizes, a campfire and hot dogs.  Ski 15K of beautifully groomed classic and skate ski trails, or snowshoe through 8K of forested snowshoeing trails. http://www.onapingfallsnordics.com/ 


Wasaga Beach
Event Name: Snowman Mania
Date: February 18, 2019 to February 18, 2019
Location: Wasaga Nordic and Trail Centre 101 Blueberry Trails
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Description:

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.

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Bronte Creek
Event Name: Maple Syrup Festival
Date: March 2, 2019 to March 31, 2019
Location: 1219 Burloak Drive, Oakville, Ontario
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Maple Syrup Festival 2019

Weekends in March and the Week of March Break.

March 2-3, 9-17, 23-24, 30 & 31.  

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.

Join the conversation FacebookTwitter and Instagram

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 2, 2019 to March 2, 2019
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 2rd, 2019 on your calendar and we’ll see you at the start of the 42nd annual Sleeping Giant Loppet! For more information visit www.sleepinggiantloppet.ca or contact (807) 629-0649.


Rondeau
Event Name: Wings of Spring Festival
Date: March 9, 2019 to March 17, 2019
Location: Rondeau Provincial Park
Event Type:
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. We have a full week of activities that the whole family will enjoy! All activities take place at the Visitor Centre unless stated otherwise.

Come witness the wonders of migration as the Tundra Swans move through the Rondeau area on their way to their breeding grounds on the Canadian Tundra. Join us for a week of activities from guided hikes, children’s crafts and waterfowl ID sessions along Rondeau Bay. Call the Visitor Centre for more information 519-674-1768 or like us on FaceBook 


MacGregor Point
Event Name: March Break at MacGregor Point!
Date: March 9, 2019 to March 17, 2019
Location: Visitor Centre
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Join us at MacGregor Point Provincial Park to celebrate the warming weather and get back outside!

Details will be posted on our facebook page as they develop!

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.

 


Pinery
Event Name: Memories in March - Get Outdoors at Pinery
Date: March 11, 2019 to March 15, 2019
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  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! Reserve.

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


Presqu'ile
Event Name: 43rd Annual Presqu'ile Waterfowl Weekend
Date: March 16, 2019 to March 17, 2019
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 43 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


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Victorian Easter
Date: April 20, 2019 to April 20, 2019
Location: Day-use area. 1219 Burloak Drive. Parking lot F - Spruce Lane Farm.
Event Type:
Description:

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. 231


Wheatley
Event Name: Easter Egg Hunt
Date: April 21, 2019 to April 21, 2019
Location: At YOUR site on Easter Sunday!
Event Type: Seasonal Event
Description:

NO cost. The Easter Bunny will arrive between 6am -7am to the sites that have requested it. Sponsored by Wheatley Park. No Age Limits. Call 519-825-4659 to arrange.


Frontenac
Event Name: Historical Walk
Date: April 27, 2019 to April 27, 2019
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 27, 2019 to April 27, 2019
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.

 


John E. Pearce
Event Name: Backus-Page House
Date: May 1, 2019 to October 14, 2019
Location: 29424 Lakeview Line
Event Type:
Description:

When visiting the park be sure to stop by Backus-Page House Museum.

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

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


Rondeau
Event Name: Festival of Flight
Date: May 1, 2019 to May 19, 2019
Location: Rondeau Provincial Park
Event Type:
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 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 - 19th.

For Bird Hike Schedule see our Facebook Page.

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 Birding Competition!


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Spring Photography Workshop with Rob Stimpson
Date: May 4, 2019 to May 4, 2019
Location: Day-Use only area off Burloak Drive
Event Type:
Description:

 2 sessions will be offered on May 4, 2019, 9:30 AM and 1:00 PM.  

Rob Stimpson teaches photography part time 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!

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!

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.

COST: Workshop is open to park visitors without registration.  You only pay the daily vehicle permit or show your annual or summer vehicle pass.

Please no dogs.  Workshop will run rain or shine.

Need a Campsite? Reserve here.

Share you best images with us!  FacebookTwitter and Instagram 


Frontenac
Event Name: Wilderness Navigation Map and Compass - Level 1
Date: May 4, 2019 to May 4, 2019
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 calling the park office at 613 376-3489. Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Frontenac
Event Name: Spring Nature Walk
Date: May 4, 2019 to May 4, 2019
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 4, 2019 to May 4, 2019
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 calling the park office at 613 376-3489.


Frontenac
Event Name: "Early Bird" Spring Bird Walk
Date: May 5, 2019 to May 5, 2019
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)


Frontenac
Event Name: Wilderness Navigation Using Map and Compass – Level 2
Date: May 5, 2019 to May 5, 2019
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 calling the park office at 613 376-3489. 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. 


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

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


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

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


Wheatley
Event Name: Norm Chesterfield Bird Tour
Date: May 15, 2019 to May 15, 2019
Location: Meet at the park office
Event Type:
Description:

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


Pinery
Event Name: Migration Weekend
Date: May 17, 2019 to May 20, 2019
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.

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 annual event.


Inverhuron
Event Name: Kincardine Fish Derby
Date: May 17, 2019 to May 26, 2019
Location: Kincardine
Event Type:
Description:

Entering the Derby?  Need a place to stay?  Reserve a site/ cabin http://www.ontarioparks.com/reservations

Inverhuron Provincial Park is the location of a second weigh station for the derby.

Boat ramp and trailer parking available.

A good spot to fish for Lake Trout, bass, pickerel, perch, salmon, pike. For boaters the waters offshore of Inverhuron provide excellent fishing opportunities: salmon, lake trout, brown trout, rainbow trout, pickerel, and bass. People angling from shore or off the banks of the Little Sauble River may catch rainbow trout, brown trout, bass and perch. Please follow all fishing regulations.


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Victorian Tea
Date: May 18, 2019 to May 19, 2019
Location: Day-use area. 1219 Burloak Drive - Spruce Lane Farmhouse
Event Type:
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.

Join the conversation FacebookTwitter 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 18, 2019 to May 19, 2019
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 20, 2019 to May 20, 2019
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. 231


MacGregor Point
Event Name: Huron Fringe Birding Festival
Date: May 24, 2019 to June 2, 2019
Location: Based out of the Visitor Centre
Event Type: Seasonal Event
Description:

Welcome to the Huron Fringe Birding Festival

May 24-27 & May 30 - June 2, 2019

Celebrating our 22nd 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: Red Cross Wilderness First Aid - RECERTIFICATION
Date: May 25, 2019 to May 25, 2019
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: Canadian Red Cross Wilderness First Aid
Date: May 31, 2019 to June 2, 2019
Event Type: Outdoor Skills
Description:

Presented by: Steve Tripp, Wilderness Tripping, Kingston, ON 

This 20 hour course takes place in the park interior and is designed to give participants training needed to care for a casualty for up to 24 hrs in a wilderness or remote context. Focus is on prevention but in this scenario based course you will learn and practice assessment, treatment and stabilization of casualties. CPR-C and AED training is included. No pre-requisites but participants must be 16 years of age or older. Camping equipment and food not included but arrangements can be made upon request.  This course starts Friday evening.  Participants can hike or canoe to the campsite #3.

Cost: $230.00 +HST plus Park camping permit. 

For more information and to register, please contact Steve Tripp at wildernesstripping@gmail.com. NOTE: This course is also offered on June 14-16 and September 20-22.


Frontenac
Event Name: Canoe Clinic
Date: June 1, 2019 to June 1, 2019
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.


Frontenac
Event Name: Wilderness Navigation Using Map and Compass – Level 1
Date: June 1, 2019 to June 1, 2019
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 calling the park office at 613 376-3489. 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 Map & Compass Level 2
Date: June 2, 2019 to June 2, 2019
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

Call the park offcie at (613)376-3489 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. 


Rondeau
Event Name: Naturally Neighbours
Date: June 8, 2019 to June 8, 2019
Location: Blenheim
Event Type:
Description:

Join us in Blenheim Ontario for a day of family fun celebrating our connection to each other and the natural world. Guest speakers, children’s activities and prizes to be won!


Frontenac
Event Name: Canadian Red Cross Wilderness First Aid
Date: June 14, 2019 to June 16, 2019
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 May 31-June 2 and September 20-22.


Frontenac
Event Name: Wilderness Map & Compass Level 3
Date: June 15, 2019 to June 16, 2019
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

Call the Park Office at (613)376-3489 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. 


Frontenac
Event Name: Wilderness Map & Compass Level 3
Date: June 22, 2019 to June 23, 2019
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

Call the Park Office at (613)376-3489 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.


Frontenac
Event Name: ORCKA Basic Canoe Certification -Tandem Basic Level 1, 2 and 3 or (solo) level 4
Date: June 22, 2019 to June 23, 2019
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. This course may also be of interes to those wishing to work for any Ontario Government agency, educators or Scouters. 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 or to register please contact Barry Irish cell 613-539-4864 or barryirish2832@gmail.com Cost: $250+HST/person, plus park daily vehicle permit. Time: 8:00am - 5:00pm


Port Burwell
Event Name: Discovery Drop-ins
Date: June 29, 2019 to September 1, 2019
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.

Remember to share your pictures Facebook or Twitter.  #PortBurwellPP  

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


Long Point
Event Name: Family Fishing Week
Date: June 29, 2019 to July 7, 2019
Event Type:
Description:

This week allows Canadian residents to enjoy the fun of fishing without a licence


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Outdoor Swimming Pool Open
Date: June 29, 2019 to June 29, 2019
Location: Parking Lot D
Event Type:
Description:

1.8 acre outdoor swimming pool opens for the season June 29, 2019

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


Inverhuron
Event Name: Discovery Drop-ins
Date: June 29, 2019 to September 1, 2019
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.  Follow us on Twitter, join the conversation.


Awenda
Event Name: Family Fishing Weekend
Date: June 29, 2019 to July 7, 2019
Event Type:
Description:

This week allows Canadian residents to enjoy the fun of fishing without a licence

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


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Family Fishing Week
Date: June 29, 2019 to July 7, 2019
Event Type:
Description:

This week allows Canadian residents to enjoy the fun of fishing without a licence

Share pictures of your catch!  FacebookTwitter and Instagram


Earl Rowe
Event Name: Family Fishing Week
Date: June 29, 2019 to July 7, 2019
Event Type:
Description:

This week allows Canadian residents to enjoy the fun of fishing without a licence. No fishing gear? Stop by the Park  Store where you can borrow Tackleshare rods,reels and tackle free!

Or participate in our Learn to Fish Program!

Share your images with us!  Facebook  Twitter  Instagram.


Forks of the Credit
Event Name: Family Fishing Week
Date: June 29, 2019 to July 7, 2019
Event Type:
Description:

This week allows Canadian residents to enjoy the fun of fishing without a licence. Park entry fee still applies.


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


Craigleith
Event Name: Discovery Drop-ins
Date: June 29, 2019 to September 1, 2019
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.


Pinery
Event Name: Family Fishing Week
Date: June 29, 2019 to July 7, 2019
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 Facebook and Twitter.     

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

 

 


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

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


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

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

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

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

For more information visit: www.BronteCreek.org

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


Craigleith
Event Name: Family Fishing Week
Date: June 29, 2019 to July 7, 2019
Event Type:
Description:

This week allows Canadian residents to enjoy the fun of fishing without a licence. No fishing gear? Stop by the Park Office where you can borrow Tackleshare rods,reels and tackle free!


Selkirk
Event Name: Discovery Drop-ins
Date: June 29, 2019 to September 1, 2019
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 and on our social media.


Turkey Point
Event Name: Discovery Drop-ins
Date: June 29, 2019 to September 1, 2019
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 and on our social media.


Long Point
Event Name: Discovery Drop In
Date: June 29, 2019 to September 1, 2019
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 and on our social media.


Sauble Falls
Event Name: Discovery Drop-ins
Date: June 29, 2019 to September 1, 2019
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.

Please share your pictures!  Facebook


Wheatley
Event Name: Family Fishing Week
Date: June 29, 2019 to July 7, 2019
Event Type:
Description:

This week allows Canadian residents to enjoy the fun of fishing without a licence


Awenda
Event Name: Summer Interpretive Programming
Date: June 29, 2019 to September 1, 2019
Event Type:
Description:

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

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

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

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


Sauble Falls
Event Name: Family Fishing Week
Date: June 29, 2019 to July 7, 2019
Event Type:
Description:

This week allows Canadian residents to enjoy the fun of fishing without a licence


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

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John E. Pearce
Event Name: Family Fishing Week
Date: June 29, 2019 to July 7, 2019
Event Type:
Description:

This week allows Canadian residents to enjoy the fun of fishing without a licence.  Park fees still apply.


Inverhuron
Event Name: Family Fishing Week
Date: June 29, 2019 to July 7, 2019
Event Type:
Description:

This week allows Canadian residents to enjoy the fun of fishing without a licence


Earl Rowe
Event Name: Learn to Fish
Date: June 29, 2019 to August 18, 2019
Location: Across from the Fish Ladder
Event Type:
Description:

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

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Turkey Point
Event Name: Family Fishing Week
Date: June 29, 2019 to July 7, 2019
Event Type:
Description:

This week allows Canadian residents to enjoy the fun of fishing without a licence


Selkirk
Event Name: Family Fishing Week
Date: June 29, 2019 to July 7, 2019
Event Type:
Description:

This week allows Canadian residents to enjoy the fun of fishing without a licence


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

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

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

Join the conversation FacebookTwitter and Instagram 

For more information visit: www.BronteCreek.org

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


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


Rondeau
Event Name: Canada Day Trivia!
Date: July 1, 2019 to July 1, 2019
Location: Bayside Picnic Shelter - 2:00pm
Event Type:
Description:

Come celebrate Canada's birthday with us! Grab your friends, make a team and join in on this Canada-themed trivia program! 

More information? Call the Visitor Centre at 519-674-1768 and like our Facebook page.   Register your team by calling the Visitors Centre!


Earl Rowe
Event Name: Canada Day!
Date: July 1, 2019 to July 1, 2019
Event Type:
Description:

Help us celebrate Canada Day! We'll be wearing our red and white. Come and see what fun activities we will have!

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Inverhuron
Event Name: Kincardine Scottish Festival
Date: July 5, 2019 to July 7, 2019
Location: Kincardine
Event Type:
Description:

Reserve your campsite upto 5 months prior to festival!

For almost 20 years, our award-winning festival has welcomed thousands of visitors from all over North America to the beautiful lakeside town of Kincardine to join us in celebrating all things Scottish.

Our festival aims to preserve, enhance, and celebrate Kincardine’s Scottish roots. Enjoy three days and nights of lively musicexciting competitions, cultural workshops, and friendly small town hospitality. Cheer on your favourite, Highland athletes and dancers, trace out your ancestry, march with the historic Kincardine Scottish Pipe Band down Queen Street, and enjoy the sights and sounds of over 30 Scottish pipe bands from across Canada and the United States.


Earl Rowe
Event Name: Sciensational Snakes!
Date: July 6, 2019 to July 28, 2019
Location: Amphitheatre
Event Type:
Description:

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

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

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Balsam Lake
Event Name: Balsam Lake Farmers Market
Date: July 7, 2019 to July 7, 2019
Location: Beach: 10am-3pm
Event Type:
Description:

Balsam Lake Provincial Park is proud to announce we are hosting our fourth annual Farmers Market series this summer in the spirit of the Healthy Parks, Healthy People movement #HPHP.  Join us at the beach and shop local on Sun July 7, Sun July 21, Sun July 28, Sun Aug 11, and Sun Aug 25.  Check out our fabulous variety of vendors selling hand-made and home grown items from the local area: fresh veggies, baked goods, soaps, candles, bird houses, nature photography, decorative items, lawn ornaments, wooden furniture and decor, and so much more!  A daily vehicle permit or camping permit is required to enter the park and the farmers markets.   

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


Rondeau
Event Name: Rondeau's Amazing Race
Date: July 13, 2019 to July 13, 2019
Location: Rondeau Provincial Park
Event Type:
Description:

Get ready for the race of the summer! Grab your team mates and try to beat the clock as you complete tasks, solve problems and learn about Rondeau's unique history along the way! Call the Visitor Centre for more information and to register your team at 519-674-1768.

Like us on Facebook.


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

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

Information: Healthy Parks Healthy People


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

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

Like us on Facebook to join the conversation.


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

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

Information: Healthy Parks Healthy People

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


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

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

Information: Healthy Parks Healthy People

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


Awenda
Event Name: Healthy Parks, Healthy People
Date: July 19, 2019 to July 19, 2019
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! 

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


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

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

Information: Healthy Parks Healthy People

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


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

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

Information: Healthy Parks Healthy People

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 


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

Healthy Parks Healthy People 

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

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

Join the conversation FacebookTwitter and Instagram

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

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


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

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


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

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

Information: Healthy Parks Healthy People


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

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


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

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

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

We're looking forward to seeing you!

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

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


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

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

Information: Healthy Parks Healthy People

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

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

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

Information: Healthy Parks Healthy People

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

Remember to share your pictures Facebook or Twitter.  #PortBurwellPP  

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


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

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

Planting Blitz 

9:30am - Volunteer to help plant trees and create wildlife habitat along with our Park Biologist and our Natural Heritage Education team.

Go Wild for Art

2pm - Celebrate Ontario Parks' 125th anniversary by creating your own unique piece of art.  All supplies provided, just bring your creativity and imagination!

Beach Yoga

7pm - Time to unwind in nature with some relaxing and rejuvenating yoga overlooking the lake. Bring a yoga mat or towel and a water bottle.


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

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

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


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

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


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

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

Information: Healthy Parks Healthy People

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


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

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

More about HPHP!


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

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

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

Share your images with us!  Facebook  Twitter  Instagram.


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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

Information: Healthy Parks Healthy People


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

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

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

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


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

A day to celebrate all things "parks".

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

Explore. Discover. Cherish.

Join the conversation FacebookTwitter and Instagram

Discover the importance of Parks!


Balsam Lake
Event Name: Balsam Lake Farmers Market
Date: July 21, 2019 to July 21, 2019
Location: Beach: 10am-3pm
Event Type:
Description:

Balsam Lake Provincial Park is hosting our fourth annual Farmers Market series this summer in the spirit of the Healthy Parks, Healthy People movement! #HPHP  

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

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


Balsam Lake
Event Name: Balsam Lake Farmers Market
Date: July 28, 2019 to July 28, 2019
Location: Beach Area near Parking Lots 1-3, 10am-3pm
Event Type:
Description:

Balsam Lake Provincial Park is hosting our fourth annual Farmers Market series this summer in the spirit of the Healthy Parks, Healthy People movement! #HPHP  

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

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


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

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


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

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

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

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


Rondeau
Event Name: Eerie on Erie - Spirit Hike
Date: August 3, 2019 to August 3, 2019
Event Type:
Description:

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

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


Earl Rowe
Event Name: Creature Quest
Date: August 3, 2019 to August 25, 2019
Location: Park Store
Event Type:
Description:

Creature Quest is a favourite around here!  Swing by the park store for a Meet and Greet!  Friendly and knowledgeable animal handler(s) will bring out ans assortment of fuzzy and scaly animals to interact, entertain, educate!  There's lots to learn and exciting memories to be made.

Campers and Day visitors alike won't want to miss this program - remember to bring your cameras!

**Please note specific date yet to be determined at time of listing consult our facebook page for updates.

Share your images with us!  Facebook  Twitter  Instagram.


Awenda
Event Name: Spirit Night: Awenda in Time
Date: August 10, 2019 to August 10, 2019
Location: 1st Beach; Meet in beach parking area D.
Event Type:
Description:

An entertaining evening awaits you!  Celebrate Awenda's 40th anniversary with a spectacular Georgian Bay beach sunset and some colourful characters and stories to match!

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


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Spruce Lane Farm GHOST WALK
Date: August 11, 2019 to August 11, 2019
Location: 1219 Burloak Drive, Parking lot F - Breckon Shelter.
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Guided tours to see the after dark side of an old Victorian house.  A house over 100 years old is bound to hold secrets!  It can’t help but be a little spooky. No reservations required.

Join the conversation FacebookTwitter and Instagram

For more information visit: www.BronteCreek.org

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


Balsam Lake
Event Name: Balsam Lake Farmers Market
Date: August 11, 2019 to August 11, 2019
Location: Beach Area near Parking Lots 1-3, 10am-3pm
Event Type:
Description:

Balsam Lake Provincial Park is hosting our fourth annual Farmers Market series this summer in the spirit of the Healthy Parks, Healthy People movement! #HPHP  

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

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


Awenda
Event Name: Friends of Awenda Annual Corn Roast
Date: August 16, 2019 to August 16, 2019
Location: Activity Centre (Trail Centre), 6:30 PM
Event Type:
Description:

The Friends of Awenda are hosting their annual cash burger BBQ (6:30 PM) in support of education and research. Join us for a free cob or two (7:00 PM-8:00 PM) and support the Friends’ in a worthy cause! Storytelling, informal demonstrations and a Feast of Fun!  Let's celebrate Awenda's 40th anniversary in style!

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

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

 


Wasaga Beach
Event Name: One Day Naval Event
Date: August 17, 2019 to August 17, 2019
Location: Nancy Island Historic Site
Event Type:
Description:

Visit Nancy Island Historic Site for a day of ships, sailors and cannons.  Experience life in 1812 and discover what life was like on a ship!

For information visit www.wasagabeachpark.com


Rondeau
Event Name: Rondeau's Reptile Day
Date: August 17, 2019 to August 17, 2019
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 guided hikes, children’s programs and crafts, our popular Adopt-a-Turtle Program, a BBQ lunch and much much more! 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 18, 2019 to August 18, 2019
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. 231


Wheatley
Event Name: 22nd Annual Kids Fishing Derby
Date: August 24, 2019 to August 24, 2019
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.


Balsam Lake
Event Name: Balsam Lake Farmers Market
Date: August 25, 2019 to August 25, 2019
Location: Beach Area near Parking Lots 1-3, 10am-3pm
Event Type:
Description:

Balsam Lake Provincial Park is hosting our fourth annual Farmers Market series this summer in the spirit of the Healthy Parks, Healthy People movement! #HPHP  

Join us at the beach and shop local on Sun July 7, Sun July 21, Sun July 28, Sun Aug 11, and Sun Aug 25 with a variety of vendors selling hand-made and home grown items from the local area: fresh veggies, baked goods, nature photography, decorative items, lawn ornaments, soaps, candles, wooden furniture and decor, and so much more!  A daily vehicle permit or camping permit is required to enter the park and the farmers markets.  

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


Presqu'ile
Event Name: Monarchs & Migrants Weekend
Date: August 31, 2019 to September 1, 2019
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 Jr. Challenge
Date: September 1, 2019 to October 31, 2019
Event Type: Seasonal Event
Description:

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

The Frontenac Jr. Challenge, for hikers 12 years and younger, requires the completion of any 6 of the major trail loops Note that the Bufflehead Trail Loop, Dedication Trail Loops and Little Slide Lake Loop do not qualify as a major trail loop. Registration is free at the park office! For further information visit www.frontenacpark.ca or call the park office at 613 376-3489.


Frontenac
Event Name: Frontenac Trek
Date: September 1, 2019 to October 31, 2019
Event Type: Seasonal Event
Description:

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

The Frontenac Trek challenges hikers to complete any six of the main trail loops between September 1st and October 31st. Note that the Arab Lake Gorge Trail, Doe Lake Trail, Dedication Trail Loops, Bufflehead Trail Loop; Little Slide Lake Loop do not qualify for the Trek. Registration is free! For further details contact the park office 613 376-3489 or visit www.frontenacpark.ca.


Frontenac
Event Name: Annual Frontenac Hiking Challenge
Date: September 1, 2019 to October 31, 2019
Event Type: Seasonal Event
Description:

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

The Frontenac Challenge encourages hikers to enjoy Frontenac’s fall colours by hiking each of the 11 main hiking loops that form the challenge between September 1st and October 31st. Register for free at the park office or call 613 376-3489. For more information please visit www.frontenacpark.ca. A challenge celebration with successful completion certificates and refreshments will be held at the park office on November 9th 2019 from 10:30 am - 12:30 pm.


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Outdoor Swimming Pool - last day of the season
Date: September 2, 2019 to September 2, 2019
Location: Pool - between Parking lot C and Parking lot D.
Event Type:
Description:

1.8 acre outdoor swimming pool WILL close for the season September 2, 2019 at 6pm (or earlier depending on weather).

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

Join the conversation @OPBronteCreek on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

PLEASE NOTE:

Pool use is an additional cost to park main entrance admission.

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


Rondeau
Event Name: The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup - Rondeau
Date: September 8, 2019 to September 8, 2019
Location: Meet at the Rondeau Visitor Centre
Event Type:
Description:

It's that time of year again! Time to work together to keep Rondeau's shoreline beautiful! If you would like to volunteer for this event, please register by calling the Visitor Centre at 519-674-1768. A BBQ lunch will be provided to thank all of our hardworking volunteers!

Read more.  

Other shoreline clean-ups.


Wheatley
Event Name: Chili Cook-off
Date: September 14, 2019 to September 14, 2019
Location: Ask at the gate upon arrival.
Event Type:
Description:Enter a chili or just be a judge. Prizes awarded for best chilies.
Pinery
Event Name: Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup
Date: September 14, 2019 to September 14, 2019
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

2019, will the 26th Anniversary of the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup in Canada. You can make a world of a difference by joining Canadians from coast to coast to coast to clean up shoreline litter. Meet at the Pinery Visitor Centre to start the day, where gloves and garbage bags will be provided. Dress appropriately for the weather, wear sunscreen, and consider wearing insect repellent to combat biting flies. Please pre-register by calling 519 243 8574.   For high school aged students, this is a great way to work towards completing your community service hours and for everyone else, this is a great way to give back to the park and ensure our shorelines are kept devoid of human litter.

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

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

 


MacGregor Point
Event Name: Wild for the Arts
Date: September 14, 2019 to September 15, 2019
Location: Huron Campground
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

This Friends of MacGregor Point Park event is a weekend of music, art and written word. Featured are the studio tour and art sale, book and author fair, music in the woods, children’s activities and more! Free day use. Corporate Sponsors are Ontario Power Generation, Bruce Power, Canadian Heritage and Ontario Parks.

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

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

 


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Annual British Car Day
Date: September 15, 2019 to September 15, 2019
Location: Day-use area, 1219 Burloak Drive. Visitors use Parking lot A or C - Cars will be displayed in Green, Sand picnic shelter areas "Show" cars look for signs for exhibitor entrance.
Event Type: Sporting Event
Description:

Toronto Triumph Club presents their annual car show. Park entrance fee ($17 subject to change) per spectator vehicle will be collected at the main park entrance. Having exact cash fare will help to keep the line moving. We recommend to arrive as early as possible, gates open at 8am.

For more information visit: http://www.BritishCarDay.com

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

You can also call 905-827-6911 


Rondeau
Event Name: Monarch Butterfly Migration Festival
Date: September 15, 2019 to September 15, 2019
Location: Rondeau Visitor Centre 10:00am - 4:00pm
Event Type:
Description:

It’s time to bid farwell to everyone’s favourite butterflies, the Monarch’s, as they begin their long journey south to Mexico again. Participate in guided butterfly hikes, tagging demonstrations, crafts, the Adopt-a-Monarch Program, and much more! Join us at campsite 202!

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


Frontenac
Event Name: Canadian Red Cross Wilderness First Aid
Date: September 20, 2019 to September 22, 2019
Event Type: Outdoor Skills
Description:

Presented by: Steve Tripp, Wilderness Tripping, Kingston, ON

This 20 hour course takes place in the park interior and is designed to give participants training needed to care for a casualty for up to 24 hrs in a wilderness or remote context. Focus is on prevention but in this scenario based course you will learn and practice assessment, treatment and stabilization of casualties. CPR-C and AED training is included. No pre-requisites but participants must be 16 years of age or older. Camping equipment and food not included but arrangements can be made upon request.

This course starts Friday evening.  Participants can hike or canoe to the campsite #3.

Cost: $230.00 + HST plus Park camping permit. 

For more information and to register, please contact Steve Tripp at wildernesstripping@gmail.com. NOTE: This course is also offered on May 31- June 2 and June 14-16.


Forks of the Credit
Event Name: Fall Colours
Date: September 21, 2019 to October 27, 2019
Event Type:
Description:

Q. When is the best time to visit?

Weekdays.  There will be have far fewer people on the trails and lots of parking.

Check out the Fall Colour Report for the optimal time when the colours are prime.

Park only in designated parking lots, avoid parking on road shoulders.

Things to remember when hiking: 

Take a map. Stay on the designated trails. Be aware of your surroundings.

Weather can change quickly, be prepared with layers of clothing and rain gear.

Bring some water and snacks. (take your garbage out with you).

Remember your camera!

Dogs on leash.

Many area towns offer establishments for food, gas and drinks.

Post and share your images #fallcolours @ontarioparks.

Hidden gems.

Easier locations.


Bronte Creek
Event Name: World Cleanup Day
Date: September 21, 2019 to September 21, 2019
Event Type:
Description:

Just like spring cleaning - only this time we are getting the park ready to go to sleep for the winter.  After a busy summer season the trails, ditches and waterways have collected debris - which is unsightly as well as dangerous to wildlife.  Volunteer today to do your part to clean up a little part of the world.

Join the conversation FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

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


Sauble Falls
Event Name: Camper Halloween
Date: September 27, 2019 to September 29, 2019
Location: Campground.
Event Type:
Description:

A fun family weekend.  Campers come prepared to decorate your site/ tent/ trailer - the spookier the better.  On Saturday night the ghosts and goblins will go site to site trick or treating to participating sites.  

Camper-lead activities:

*Decorate your campsite just for the fun of it!  Remember – No fake spider webbing – mother nature does not like it. *remove all decorations upon departure.

Dress up and go trick-or-treating around the campground at dusk.   One person needs to stay at the site to hand out your treats!  Only go to those site participating.

When you have had enough trick-or-treating we suggest returning to your site for a family campfire and spooky stories!

Please share your pictures!  Facebook #SaubleFallsPP.

 


Inverhuron
Event Name: Camper Halloween
Date: September 27, 2019 to September 29, 2019
Location: Campground
Event Type:
Description:

 A fun family weekend.

Friday - arrive and set up.

Saturday- Decorate your site, carve your own pumpkins.  (supply your own pumpkins).

Camper-lead activities:

*Decorate your campsite just for the fun of it!  Remember – No fake spider webbing – mother nature does not like it. *remove all decorations upon departure.

Dress up and go trick-or-treating around the campground at dusk.   One person needs to stay at the site to hand out your treats!  Only go to those site participating.

When you have had enough trick-or-treating we suggest returning to your site for a family campfire and spooky stories!

 


Inverhuron
Event Name: Pumpkin Fest
Date: September 28, 2019 to September 29, 2019
Location: Port Elgin
Event Type:
Description:

Reserve your campsite upto 5 months prior to Pumpkin Fest!

A great event on the very same weekend as our Camper Halloween!  Camp Friday - Sunday, enjoy a trip into  Port Elgin on Saturday and then return to the park for an evening of spooky fun! 

Pumpkin Fest: Featuring two GIANT Vegetable Weigh Offs, one of Ontario's LARGEST two day outdoor Car Shows, over 100 craft, marketplace & food vendors for all your Shopping needs and tons of FAMILY FUN Attractions, Port Elgin Pumpkinfest is THE place to be! 


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Harvest Festival
Date: September 28, 2019 to September 29, 2019
Location: Bronte Creek Day-Use Area, 1219 Burloak Drive Spruce Lane Farm - Parking lot F.
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Brought to you by the Friends of Bronte Creek Park.

Your family can enjoy historical demonstrations, wagon rides, pumpkin carving, traditional family games, farmhouse tours, food and beverage, plus more.

Look for the Harvest Moon September 14, 2019

Join the conversation Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

For more information visit: www.BronteCreek.org

You can also call 905-827-6911 

Ontario Parks Blog - Harvest time


Inverhuron
Event Name: Tiverton Fall Fair
Date: October 4, 2019 to October 6, 2019
Location: Tiverton
Event Type:
Description:

Combine a weekend of camping with local fall fair charm.

Tiverton Fall Fair: tractor pull,  miniture horse show, petting zoo, Face Painting, Animal Balloons, archery and an antique tractor Display.


Point Farms
Event Name: Halloween/Thanksgiving Weekend
Date: October 11, 2019 to October 14, 2019
Location: Campground
Event Type: Seasonal Event
Description:

Come join the fun at Point Farms Thanksgiving weekend. Activities include site decorating contest, pumpkin carving contest, chili & baked goods cook-off, scavenger hunt and trick-or-treating. Book early to avoid disappointment!

Saturday:

Site Decorating and Pumpkin Carving Contest - Judging will begin at 4 PM.

Chili & Baked Goods Cook-Off - Taking place at the Park Office. Judging will begin at 1 PM. (Please bring a non-perishable food item to participate as a judge).

Scavenger Hunt submissions due to Park Office by 3 PM.

Trick-or-Treating - 5-7 PM

More information? Like our Facebook Page.


Port Burwell
Event Name: Fall Harvest Festival
Date: October 11, 2019 to October 14, 2019
Event Type:
Description:

We will be welcoming in the beautiful fall season with our annual harvest festival!   We will be having a campsite post decorating contest as well as pumpkin carving!

Remember to share your pictures Facebook or Twitter.  #PortBurwellPP  

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


Turkey Point
Event Name: Halloween Haunt Weekend
Date: October 11, 2019 to October 14, 2019
Event Type: Seasonal Event
Description:

Start off the weekend by decorating your site to join in the festivities, and sign-up for the the pumpkin carving and site decorating contests. On Saturday create a pumpkin masterpiece and have a chance to win a prize; then join the family fun, dress-up and trick-or-treat through the campgrounds!

Campers!  Come prepared to decorate your site/ trailer and then hand out candy as the ghost and goblins come visiting participating sites!  A wonderful family weekend.

Ideas for environmentally friendly decorations!

Share your pictures! We would love to see them!


Rondeau
Event Name: Get Eerie on Lake Erie! - Rondeau's Halloween Festival
Date: October 11, 2019 to October 14, 2019
Location: Rondeau Provincial Park Visitor Centre - 10am - 4pm
Event Type:
Description:

Park Activities:

Join us on Saturday for a day of spooooky fun as we get ready for Halloween! There will be a costume contest, a pumpkin carving contest, games and activities and much more!

Camper Lead Activities:

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

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


Wheatley
Event Name: Halloween in the Park
Date: October 11, 2019 to October 14, 2019
Location: Throughout Two Creeks, Highlands and Middle Creek campgrounds
Event Type:
Description:

Campers come prepared to decorate your sites, the spookier the better!  Here are some tips on eco-friendly decorating ideas.

Hand out candy to the ghosts and goblins then cozy up around the campfire for some ghost stories!  A great family weekend.  

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


Rock Point
Event Name: Camper Halloween
Date: October 11, 2019 to October 14, 2019
Location: Campground
Event Type:
Description:

A wonderful Family Camping Weekend!  Finish your camping season in goolish style.

Camper Lead Activities:

Decorate your Campsite... the spookier the better. Try these eco-friendly decorating tips!  Please remove all decorates before you leave.

At dusk on Saturday night you will be visited by ghosts and goblins looking for treats!  So come prepared for these trick-or-treaters!

Then cozy up around your campfire to tell ghost stories!

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


Balsam Lake
Event Name: Trick or Treat, Balsam Halloween!
Date: October 12, 2019 to October 12, 2019
Location: Throughout the campgrounds: 5pm-7pm
Event Type:
Description:

Halloween comes early at Balsam Lake!  Join us for trick or treating in the campgrounds on Saturday night of the thanksgiving weekend from 5pm-7pm!  Be sure to wear your halloween costume and bring candy to share :)  

Other events throughout the thanksgiving weekend including pumpkin carving, campsite decorating contest and a historical "spirit walk"

Pick up the weekend schedule from the Permit Office when you arrive!


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Camper Halloween Weekend 1
Date: October 18, 2019 to October 20, 2019
Location: Bronte Creek Campground 3201 Upper Middle Road W, off Bronte Road
Event Type: Seasonal Event
Description:

Campfire Friday Night - come out to learn the history and traditions of All Hallows Eve "Halloween"  and enjoy stories, games music and more —- Open to campers and day visitors.

Saturday activities are for registered campers of Bronte Creek Provincial Park only. Decorate your site to have a chance to win a prize! Dress up and go trick-or-treating around the campground. Then go on a spooky guided evening hike where you will learn about bats, owls and coyotes! Maybe even get them to howl back…

Site decorating contest and prizes for top votes.

We'd love to see your pictures!  #CamperHalloween  FacebookTwitter and Instagram

For more information visit: www.BronteCreek.org

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

Love Halloween and the environment? Here are some tips to eco-friendly decorations.


Frontenac
Event Name: Canadian Red Cross ADVANCED Wilderness 1st Aid - Bridge Course
Date: October 18, 2019 to October 20, 2019
Event Type:
Description:

Presented by: Steve Tripp and Wilderness Tripping.  

This is a 20 hour bridge course based on the CRC WFA.  This course is a comprehensive first aid and CPR techniques for those who need a higher level of training to work and respond to emergencies in isolated or wilderness settings. Training is also suitable for those who act as guides or supervisors for groups of people. The course covers material in Standard First Aid & CPR, plus advanced strategies for providing extended care for more than 24 hours. Participants can hike or canoe to the campsite #11.

Cost: $210.00 + HST plus Park camping permit. 

For more information and to register, please contact Steve Tripp at wildernesstripping@gmail.com. NOTE: Prerequisite: Canadian Red Cross Wilderness First Aid in past 24 months, and must have their CRC WFA manual.


Craigleith
Event Name: Shivers on the Shale
Date: October 18, 2019 to October 20, 2019
Event Type:
Description:

Make your reservation soon we are filling up fast!  BOOOk as early as 5 months in advance!

Get your scare on this weekend with trick or treating, costume and campsite decorating contests, pumpkin carving, and a haunted picnic shelter!  Join park staff for a horrifying and haunted weekend. 

Other Parks offering Camper Halloween weekends.


MacGregor Point
Event Name: Camper Halloween
Date: October 18, 2019 to October 20, 2019
Event Type:
Description:

Join us for a full weekend of spooky fun!    

Our activities that weekend include a pumpkin carving competition, trick-or-treating, campsite decorating, and fun family programming about "spooky" animals like bats, snakes, and spiders!  

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

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

 


Pinery
Event Name: Pinery Fall Classic
Date: October 20, 2019 to October 20, 2019
Location: Event registration, start and finish lines at the Park Store.
Event Type: Sporting Event
Description:

Jog your way through the Oak Savanna and help support Pinery through the Friends of Pinery Park. You can participate in the 10 km, 5 km, or 2 km road race, or the trail run (approx. 4.8 km); there is even a Fawn Run for kids (250 m).  Please go to www.pineryfallclassic.ca for more information and registration.  

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

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

 


Pinery
Event Name: Halloween Weekend
Date: October 25, 2019 to October 27, 2019
Location: Visitor Centre and Riverside Campground
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Experience autumn camping in Riverside Campground with a spooky theme! Join park naturalists throughout the weekend for special Halloween Themed interpretive programming. Learn to differentiate between spooky myths and facts; decorate your campsite (no hay or straw and please respect the park environment); participate in campground trick-or-treating or decorate a scarecrow using natural objects from your campsite to profile one of Pinery’s interpretive themes - prizes will be awarded for the best scarecrow!

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

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


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Camper Halloween Weekend 2
Date: October 25, 2019 to October 27, 2019
Location: Bronte Creek Campground 3201 Upper Middle Road W, off Bronte Road
Event Type: Seasonal Event
Description:

Campfire Friday Night - come out to learn the history and traditions of All Hallows Eve "Halloween"  and enjoy stories, games music and more —- Open to campers and day visitors.

Saturday activities are for registered campers of Bronte Creek Provincial Park only. Decorate your site to have a chance to win a prize! Dress up and go trick-or-treating around the campground. Then go on a spooky guided evening hike where you will learn about bats, owls and coyotes! Maybe even get them to howl back…

Site decorating contest and prizes for top votes.

Share your pics! #CamperHalloween FacebookTwitter and Instagram

For more information visit: www.BronteCreek.org

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

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Presqu'ile
Event Name: Christmas at Presqu'ile
Date: November 2, 2019 to November 10, 2019
Location: Christmas at Presqu'ile takes in the Nature Centre and Stonehedge buildings at Presqu'ile Provincial Park.
Event Type: Seasonal Event
Description:

Quality arts and crafts available at this juried show. A fund raiser for the Friends of Presqu’ile. Event occurs first two weekends in November and the Wednesday between - November 2 and 3, 6, 9 and 10.


Rondeau
Event Name: Winter Break Activities
Date: December 27, 2019 to January 5, 2020
Location: Rondeau Visitor Centre
Event Type:
Description:

Looking for something to do now that the kids are off school? Come out the Rondeau Visitor Centre for daily activities!

For The Visitor Centre hours and program details please see our Facebook page.


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Coyote Howl Hikes
Date: December 31, 2019 to December 31, 2019
Location: Day-use area - 1219 Burloak Drive.
Event Type:
Description:

Guided Coyote Howl Hikes followed by a special New Year’s Eve countdown for kids.  

*** NEW location - Parking Lot F ***

A fun way to ring in the New Year.  Join Park Rangers who will guide you into the woods to a site where we hope to have a chorus of coyotes howl in response to our call.  Learn why they howl and some facts about this mostly misunderstood urban creature. No reservations required.

Guided hikes begin at 7:00pm and 7:30pm.  Followed by Kid's Countdown bonfire at 8:30pm.  Park gates will close at 9:00pm.

For more information visit: www.BronteCreek.org

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

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