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Frontenac
Event Name: The Frontenac All Season Camping Challenge
Date: January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016
Event Type: Seasonal Event
Description:

Presented by: The Friends of Frontenac 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!


Killbear
Event Name: Visitor Centre
Date: May 13, 2016 to October 30, 2016
Location: Visitor Centre
Event Type:
Description:The Visitor Centre will be open daily May 13 to October 30. Summer hours 10am - 5 pm. Spring and fall hours 10 am - 3 pm. The Visitor Centre offers over 3000 square feet of exhibit space, focusing on the natural and cultural heritage of the park and the surrounding Georgian Bay area.
Bronte Creek
Event Name: Nature Centre open - weekends
Date: May 21, 2016 to July 2, 2016
Location: Nature Centre by Parking lot C and the Playbarn
Event Type: Whats Happening
Description:

The Nature Centre will open it’s doors on May 21 to kick off the 2016 season. Stop by to chat with a park naturalist about recently seen birds or wildlife sightings. Kids of all ages will enjoy the displays and activities in the various room. Interested in volunteering? Now is a great time to talk to our staff about opportunities and training. Open weekends 10-4.


Kakabeka Falls
Event Name: Giant Digital Photography Workshop - Buttons & Knobs I (You and Your Digital Camera)
Date: May 25, 2016 to May 25, 2016
Location: Park Visitor Centre. 5:30-9:30 p.m.
Event Type:
Description:

Buttons and Knobs I (You and Your Digital Camera)

Have you recently received a new camera and are wondering how to use it or need a refresher? Be sure to sign up for this photo workshop to learn the basics!

Ideal for beginners or as refresher/new camera owner. Join professional photographer Barry Wojciechowski for this 4 hour hands-on photo workshop at KFPP’s visitor centre with indoor and outdoor sessions. Advanced registration required at www.superiorvisits.com

Topics include: Learning the various buttons and knobs on your camera & what they do, camera controls & settings and how they can affect your images, brief introduction to aperture and shutter speed,  JPEG or RAW images, what works for you? Hands on practice and feedback from instructor.

$55+HST includes park entry fee. Advanced registration required due to small, personalized class size. More details and bookings at www.superiorvisits.com or call Lois at 807-344-9208 or 1-866-688-9990.


MacGregor Point
Event Name: HURON FRINGE BIRDING FESTIVAL
Date: May 27, 2016 to June 5, 2016
Location: BASED IN MACGREGOR POINT PROVINCIAL PARK - VISITOR CENTRE
Event Type: Seasonal Event
Description:

Welcome to the Huron Fringe Birding Festival

May 27 - 30 & June 2 - 5, 2016

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 at the Visitor Centre (519-389-6232). Please note that messages are only checked weekly during the off-season.


Frontenac
Event Name: Wilderness Navigation Map and Compass - Level 1
Date: May 28, 2016 to May 28, 2016
Event Type:
Description:

Presented by: The Friends of Frontenac Park
Our wilderness navigation workshops provide participants with theoretical and practical skills of reading and interpreting topographic maps in order to safely plot a course through the wilderness. This course includes a basic introduction on how to use your GPS.
Book your spot early!
Cost: $25.00 per person plus park fee. Pre-register by calling the park office at 613 376-3489.
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Frontenac
Event Name: ORCKA Canoe Tripping - Level 1&2 (or level 3)
Date: May 29, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Event Type:
Description:

Presented by: Barry Irish, Paddle Away Adventures, Kingston, ON Level 1 & 2 is an opportunity to learn how to canoe trip for beginners. Participants must be able to trip on their own after this course. Level 1 & 2 is a prerequisite for level 3 which is the guide standard for Ontario. Topics: equipment selection, safety, food handling, trip planning, etc. For further information please contact Barry Irish 613-634-4177, cell 613-539-4864 or birish@cogeco.ca Cost: $625/person, plus park camping fees Time: evening of May 29th - June 3rd


Frontenac
Event Name: Wilderness Navigation Using Map and Compass – Level 2
Date: May 29, 2016 to May 29, 2016
Event Type: Outdoor Skills
Description:

Presented by: The Friends of Frontenac Park. This workshop is designed to give participants time to build on the knowledge acquired in the Level 1 course. Use your new skills to navigate off trail the entire day, as a group and under the supervision of the instructor. Everyone will have a chance to get a lot of practice. Be prepared to spend most of the day outdoors, rain or shine, after a short review indoors. You will need a lunch, plenty of water and come dressed for the weather and bush travel, including long pants and sturdy hiking boots/shoes. Participation in Level 1 is recommended but not necessary, if you know how to use a map and compass and just want more practice navigating off trail. Includes basic introduction on how to use your GPS. Cost: $25.00 per person plus Park fee. Pre-register by calling the park office at 613 376-3489. Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Frontenac
Event Name: Red Cross Wilderness First Aid
Date: June 3, 2016 to June 5, 2016
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 someone 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.
Cost: $210.00 HST incl. plus park camping permit. For further information: wildernesstripping@gmail.com
Time: Fri. 5:00 p.m. to Sun. 4:00 p.m. Pre-register by calling the park office at 613 376-3489.


Frontenac
Event Name: Canoe Clinic
Date: June 4, 2016 to June 4, 2016
Event Type: Outdoor Skills
Description:

Presented by: Walter Sepic, Firefly Adventures, Kingston, Ont.
This is an opportunity for canoeists of all abilities to learn or refresh their paddling skills, with an emphasis on steering strokes and safety manoeuvres. Equipment selection and backcountry trip planning will be discussed. The clinic will be held out doors as much as possible. Equipment rentals are available nearby or inquire at the Park Office.
Cost: $20.00 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.


Killarney
Event Name: Spring Loon Count
Date: June 4, 2016 to June 4, 2016
Location: Nature Centre
Event Type:
Description:

Come paddle the beautiful lakes of Killarney Provincial Park while contributing to its ongoing preservation and integrity by participating in our annual Spring Loon Count.  All information collected will be submitted to Bird Studies Canada for research purposes. The day will start at 9:00 am and go till 6:00 pm. A complimentary BBQ dinner is provided for all of our volunteers 

Sign up is required in advance. Contact the park at (705) 287– 2891 ext. 235 for more information and to RSVP.


Frontenac
Event Name: The Amazing Tarp -Tarping Made Easy
Date: June 5, 2016 to June 5, 2016
Event Type: Outdoor Skills
Description:

Presented by: Barry Irish, Paddle Away Adventures, Kingston, ON
Learn how to put up tarps easily. Topics include: types of tarps, ropes, different methods of putting up tarps, useful knots, and more. This is an opportunity to learn the many uses of tarps and to share your own ideas.
Cost: Park daily vehicle permit.
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.


Frontenac
Event Name: Single Burner Gourmet Cooking
Date: June 5, 2016 to June 5, 2016
Event Type: Outdoor Skills
Description:

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


Kakabeka Falls
Event Name: Giant Digital Photography Workshop - Buttons & Knobs II (Your Camera in Action)
Date: June 9, 2016 to June 9, 2016
Location: Park Visitor Centre 5:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Event Type: Music and the Arts
Description:

Buttons and Knobs II (Your Camera in Action)

Do you have a fairly good idea of your camera’s various buttons and knobs and what they do are you looking for refresher? Now let’s see them in action!

Topics include; Choosing the right buttons and knobs to get great image results, understanding aperture and shutter speed settings, meet your histogram, making it work for you, putting it all together and getting the shot, downloading & saving your images for post processing and printing.

Ideal for beginners, intermediate or as refresher/new camera owner. Plus more time for hands-on practice with feedback from pro instructor (Barry Wojciechowski). This 4 hour hands-on photography workshop at KFPP’s visitor centre provides both indoor and outdoor practical sessions.

$55+HST includes park entry fee.  Advanced registration required due to small, personalized class size. More details and bookings at www.superiorvisits.com or call Lois at 807-344-9208 or 1-866-688-9990.


Frontenac
Event Name: Fly Casting for Beginners
Date: June 11, 2016 to June 11, 2016
Location: Park Office
Event Type:
Description:

Presented by: The Kingston Area Fly Fishing Club The Kingston Area Fly Fishing Club is presenting a one-day fly casting course for beginners. The emphasis will be on casting techniques with hands-on instruction. Other topics covered include: equipment, safety, useful knots, etc. Equipment can be provided but you are welcome to bring your own. This is a casting techniques course so fishing licence is not required. Please register with the park office. Cost: $20 plus park permit. Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm


Rock Point
Event Name: Great Canadian Shoreline Cleau up
Date: June 11, 2016 to June 11, 2016
Location: Rock Point Provincial Park Shoreline ( meet at the Picnic shelter in day use)
Event Type:
Description:

Please join park staff and come on out and pitch in and help clean up the Rock Point Shoreline.  This event is open to anyone who is interested we are hoping to clean up a significant portion of the shoreline.  It is also a great way for students to get the much needed volunteer hours in and enjoy the outdoors  Hope you will join us and lets clean up Rock Point.  We will provide garbage & recycling bags as well as latex gloves.  Hope you will join us.  We will be meeting at the Picnic shelter in the day use area at 10 am.


Frontenac
Event Name: Red Cross Wilderness First Aid
Date: June 17, 2016 to June 19, 2016
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 someone 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.
Cost: $210.00 HST incl. plus park camping permit. For further information: wildernesstripping@gmail.com
Time: Fri. 5:00 p.m. to Sun. 4:00 p.m. Pre-register by calling the park office at 613 376-3489.


Emily
Event Name: Natural Heritage Education Programs
Date: June 18, 2016 to September 4, 2016
Location: Check in park notices for details
Event Type:
Description:

The NHE program at Emily is your link to the natural world around you. We offer educational programs for visitors of all ages that include everything from crafts, to guided walks, and guest presenters! Programs run on most days, be sure to check the bulletin boards and social media for program times and locations, and on the rare occasions that there is no scheduled programming be sure to check out our self-led programs that can be found at the Park Store.


Kakabeka Falls
Event Name: Giant Digital Photography Workshop - Buttons & Knobs III - Composition and Creativity - NEW!
Date: June 23, 2016 to June 23, 2016
Location: Park Visitor Centre. 5:30-9:30 p.m.
Event Type: Music and the Arts
Description:

Buttons and Knobs III (Composition and Creativity)

Ready to take it to the next level? Learn the rules for great photo composition and creativity. Beginners, intermediate or refresher.

Join professional photographer Barry Wojciechowski for this 4 hour hands-on photo workshop at KFPP’s visitor centre with indoor and outdoor sessions. Advanced registration required at www.superiorvisits.com

Topics include: Learning the ten top rules for great photo composition, mastering the exposure triangle (aperture, shutter speed & ISO), introduction to 18% grey and setting custom white balance, making the polarizing filter work for you, image size & saving your images for screen or print, introduction to photo software options.  Even more time for hands on practice with instructor feedback.

$55+HST includes park entry fee. Advanced registration required due to small, personalized class size. More details and bookings at www.superiorvisits.com or call Lois at 807-344-9208 or 1-866-688-9990.


Killarney
Event Name: Evening Programs
Date: June 24, 2016 to September 2, 2016
Location: George Lake Amphitheatre
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Join us for some exciting and educational evening programs happening at various dates throughout the summer. Park naturalists and guest speakers will be talking about the species that call this place home, and the importance of conservation. Our programs begin at 8:00 p.m in the campground amphitheatre.

Join us for talks on:

Backcountry Bears: Join Park Naturalists for an evening full of activities, demonstrations and of course some of “the bear facts” about Killarney’s Black Bears. Misunderstood, and often vilified, Black Bears are creatures deserving of our respect and understanding. In a Wilderness Class Park such as Killarney, learning to coexist with bears is especially important because we are all visitors to land set aside for bears and the rest of the ecosystem to function without interference. Wilderness Wolves: Are there wolves in Killarney Park? Join us for an evening where we challenge your misconceptions about the ‘big bad wolf’‘. We will explore how wolves actually benefit the ecosystem and biodiversity. Citizen science: Join Park Naturalists and learn how Citizen Science has shaped, and continues to shape, our world and our park. What does citizen science really mean? How can you become a citizen scientist for the park? Why do we need citizen scientists? Come prepared for an evening of inspiration as we explore our individual power to change the world.Acid Rain: The Truth About Turquoise Lakes: Have you ever wondered while paddling in Killarney why the lakes are so blue? Their beauty hides a traumatic past. Join us to learn how acid rain has damaged lake ecosystems, where it came from and how these lakes are slowly regaining their ecological integrity.
Rock Point
Event Name: Daily Programs at Rock Point Provincial Park
Date: June 24, 2016 to September 4, 2016
Location: Park staff will lead various family programs throughout the summer at different locations within the park. Current listings are posted at the Washrooms, park office, Park store, Day Use and group cam
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

From Tyke time, Hands on Nature programs, guided hikes, campfires, evening programs and special guests. We will enhance your summer. There is no additional charge for these programs. There will be activities for you and your family to get involved in on a daily basis. Please check event boards throughout the park as they change weekly


Frontenac
Event Name: ORCKA Basic Canoe Certification -Tandem Basic Level 1, 2 and 3 or (solo) level 4
Date: June 25, 2016 to June 26, 2016
Event Type: Outdoor Skills
Description:

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


Killbear
Event Name: Summer programs
Date: June 25, 2016 to September 4, 2016
Event Type:
Description:Evening programs, guided hikes, and children's programs are offered throughout the summer by park naturalists. Programs tell a story about the special natural resources and human history of the park and run an hour in length. During the summer see an updated Calendar of Daily Events at www.friendsofkillbear.com
Sleeping Giant
Event Name: Giant Digital Photography Workshop - Nature Photography; Wildlife & Macros
Date: June 25, 2016 to June 25, 2016
Location: Starts at Sleeping Giant PP Visitor Centre
Event Type: Whats Happening
Description:

Wildlife abounds at Sleeping Giant Provincial Park! Join for this 2 in 1 workshop to learn camera skills to capture critters in nature, both large and small.

Learn and practice tips and techniques for photographing wildlife and getting macro images with Thunder Bay professional photographer Barry Wojciechowski.

Topics include; Camera controls and settings for wildlife & macro photography; getting to know your subject; large or small; aperture and shutter speeds for capturing wildlife in motion and flowers in the wind; and, exposure, lighting and use of depth of field; image composition.

More details and bookings at www.superiorvisits.com or call Lois at 807-344-9208 or 1-866-9990. Advanced registration required due to small, personalized class size. $70.00+HST (Note: A park day use or camping fee will apply at the park gate.)


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Tour
Date: June 29, 2016 to September 2, 2016
Location: Lally Homestead Parking Lot
Event Type:
Description:Limited capacity. Offered twice/week in July and August. Call the park at 613-267-5060 for specific dates/times. Please pre-register at the registration gatehouse or call ahead for this 1-1.5 hour guided hike down the trail and into an early 1900s mica mine.
Charleston Lake
Event Name: Discovery Centre
Date: June 30, 2016 to September 4, 2016
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Open daily throughout the summer, from 11 am to 4 pm.

Discovery starts here!


Bonnechere
Event Name: Canada Day Celebrations
Date: July 1, 2016 to July 1, 2016
Event Type: Seasonal Event
Description:

Come out and celebrate Canada’s birthday with fun for everyone: face painting, games and prizes! In the evening, plan to take in the fireworks display at nearby Killaloe.

10:00am - 12:00 pm come on down to the Davenport Centre and get your face painted for Canada Day! 10:00am- 12:00 pm test your colouring skills and enjoy the new display center with our colouring pages! 10:00am-12:00 pm Have you got the skills to land the creatures in the pond, come test it out, it’s a bean bag toss! 1:00pm Canada Bingo, let the fun begin and see if you can win!!
Charleston Lake
Event Name: Summer Interpretive Program
Date: July 1, 2016 to September 4, 2016
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

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


MacGregor Point
Event Name: Canada Day, Eh!
Date: July 1, 2016 to July 1, 2016
Location: Visitor Centre - Campfire Circle
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:A day to celebrate our great Canadian outdoors! Program details to be released spring 2016.
Rushing River
Event Name: Canada Day Celebrations
Date: July 1, 2016 to July 3, 2016
Location: At the Natural Heritage Museum and Amphitheatre
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Join Rushing River for a weekend of Canadian activities to celebrate Canada’s 149th birthday! Cake, Voyageur games, and Canadian Jeopardy await!


Quetico
Event Name: Canada Day Voyageur Bonfire
Date: July 1, 2016 to July 1, 2016
Location: Meet at the Grassy Beach for a celebration of Canada's history.
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Learn paddling songs and swap tales of bravery and skill with our resident voyageurs! Bring your own campfire delicacies!


Presqu'ile
Event Name: Summer Interpretive Program
Date: July 1, 2016 to September 4, 2016
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.


Murphys Point
Event Name: Canada Day Activities
Date: July 1, 2016 to July 1, 2016
Location: Hogg Bay Beach
Event Type:
Description:Try walking the rope bridge by the beach, beginning at 10 a.m. until noon. Other activities, free cake to follow! Sponsored by the Friends of Murphys Point Park.
Murphys Point
Event Name: Canada Day Evening Concert
Date: July 1, 2016 to July 1, 2016
Location: Amphitheatre
Event Type:
Description:FRESHWATER TRADE, 8 p.m.: A singing and fiddling musical show full of original and traditional tunes about the Ottawa Valley & the Great Lakes region. Fun for the whole family! Sponsored by the Friends of Murphys Point Park.
Sleeping Giant
Event Name: Canada Day
Date: July 1, 2016 to July 1, 2016
Location: Marie Louise Lake Campground
Event Type:
Description:

Don that red and white! Celebrate the birth of our nation with a few special surprises. Guaranteed fun for the whole family!


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Daily Family Programs at Bronte Creek Provincial Park
Date: July 2, 2016 to September 4, 2016
Location: Park staff will lead various family programs throughout the summer and at different locations within the park. Current listing are posted at the washrooms, park offices, park store and by the parking
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Every day of the summer there will be activities/ programs for your family to get involved in. More details will be available on twitter or facebook @OPBronteCreek Subscribe to our E-newsletter! Reduced programming the week prior to Labour day.

For more information visit: www.BronteCreek.org

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


Emily
Event Name: Canadian Canoe Museum - Paddle Carving
Date: July 2, 2016 to July 2, 2016
Location: Picnic Shelter
Event Type:
Description:

We welcome back the Canadian Canoe Museum this season as they bring another amazing hands-on activity to the park. Participants will get the opportunity to carve a souvenir 24” paddle providing them with a unique skill set at the end. Participants must be 9 years of age or older due to the equipment used for shaping the wood. Limited space available. Please see in park bulletins for details.  


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Spruce Lane Farmhouse and Nature Centre Summer hours
Date: July 2, 2016 to August 28, 2016
Location: Spruce Lane Farmhouse - Parking lot F; Nature Centre Parking lot C.
Event Type: Whats Happening
Description:

Spruce Lane Farmhouse will be open daily 11-5 and the Nature Centre 10-5 throughout the summer (unless otherwise posted for special events). 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.


Bonnechere
Event Name: Art in the Park
Date: July 2, 2016 to July 2, 2016
Event Type:
Description:

Local artist Kim Hanewich will lead free drawing sessions for campers and day-use visitors. Express yourself through charcoal and pencil, surrounded by the natural beauty of Bonnechere Provincial Park. Starting at 10:00 am at the Davenport Centre.


Lake Superior
Event Name: Celebrate Canada Campfire Tales
Date: July 2, 2016 to July 2, 2016
Location: Meet at 8:30 PM on the beach across from the Agawa Bay Amphitheater (Agawa Bay Campground)
Event Type:
Description:Join us around the campfire for songs and stories of iconic Canada- songs from voyageurs and lumberjacks and tales of the beaver, the moose, and much more. We invite you to bring along an instrument to play or a song or good story to share with us. Look for smoke and listen for music! Bring a blanket or chair to sit on.
Long Point
Event Name: Shoreline Discovery Hike
Date: July 2, 2016 to July 2, 2016
Location: Day Use Comfort Station #4 (East End of Day Use)
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

10:30am - Join us on a leisurely stroll along this park’s shoreline and learn about how dunes are created, what plants can survive in the sand, how the zebra mussels has affected the ecology of Lake Erie, why there are so many shipwrecks in this lake, and look for insects, fish, amphibians, reptiles, and birds that live in and along the lake.


MacGregor Point
Event Name: NABA Butterfly Count
Date: July 2, 2016 to July 2, 2016
Location: MacGregor Point Visitor Centre
Event Type: Seasonal Event
Description:

Join a group of dedicated volunteers in this fun-filled citizen science project! Participants will identify and count butterflies of MacGregor Point and surrounding areas. Registration is at 9:00am with groups leaving at 10:00am. Cost is $5 per person. To register as a volunteer, please contact Kathleen Chayer at 519-389-6232.


Rainbow Falls
Event Name: Bass Blast!
Date: July 2, 2016 to July 2, 2016
Location: East Beach, Whitesand Lake
Event Type: Outdoor Skills
Description:

The Ministry of Natural Resources, Nipigon District Conservation Officers and Schreiber Ontario Provincial Police are proud to host the 9th annual Bass Blast during Ontario’s Family Fishing Week. The Bass Blast- Kids Fishing Day is happening at the Rainbow Falls Whitesand Lake location East Beach on July 2nd. This fun filled non-competitive event focuses on catch and release and is open to the whole family. Participants can look forward to all sorts of fishing fun and games, a BBQ lunch, including giveaways, and prizes for the kids.


Rushing River
Event Name: Family Fishing Week
Date: July 2, 2016 to July 10, 2016
Location: Fish for FREE throughout Ontario. Specific events at Rushing River PP are at the Museum or Amphitheatre.
Event Type: Outdoor Skills
Description:

Take part in the fun, fishy activities and events during the week to celebrate the fish of Dogtooth Lake! All week long Canadian residents can fish without a license. Visit the Museum or Northside Nook to borrow fishing rods and tackle for free!


Rock Point
Event Name: Birds of Prey - Special Guest
Date: July 2, 2016 to July 2, 2016
Location: Park Store Patio
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Join park staff and some special guests from the Canadian Raptor Conservancy. For a special program about some of our birds of prey. Take the opportunity to get up close and personal with some of these magnificent Birds as we learn more about them.


The Pinery
Event Name: Family Fishing Week
Date: July 2, 2016 to July 10, 2016
Location: Visitor Centre and Park Store Causeway
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Join Park Naturalists and our partners from other agencies to learn more about sustainable angling, casting techniques, and the ecology of the fascinating Old Ausable Channel. Please visit www.pinerypark.on.ca for more details which can be found on the Activity Schedule.


Frontenac
Event Name: FISHING 101 for Women
Date: July 3, 2016 to July 3, 2016
Event Type:
Description:

Presented by: Yvonne Brown, FISHING 101 For Women This workshop is for women only. It focuses on fishing techniques, equipment, bait, lures, casting, knots, etc. This course involves in-class and practical lessons, all equipment is provided but you can bring your own if you wish. Bring your lunch, drinks, sunscreen, etc. Minimum age of 14 yrs, no fishing licence is required during this week. Pre-register with the park office. Cost: $15/person plus park permit Time: 8:30am - 2:30pm


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Open House
Date: July 3, 2016 to July 3, 2016
Location: Silver Queen Mine Trail
Event Type:
Description:Hardhats supplied for this 1 km walk along the trail and into the restored Silver Queen Mine and miner's bunkhouse. Venture back in time to the early 1900s when the small-scale mica mining business was booming in eastern Ontario. Meet historical interpreters along the trail. 10 a.m. - Noon.
Rock Point
Event Name: Let's Go Fishing - Ontario Family Fishing Fun
Date: July 3, 2016 to July 3, 2016
Location: Rocky Out Crop by the Camper's Beach
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Join Park staff and let’s go Fishing. Hope you will join us for some fishing fun. Don’t have a fishing license that’s ok you don’t need one today in Conjunction with Ontario Family Fishing Week. Never fished before that ok too.    So Grab your rod and reel and bring the kids and lets go fishing. Fun for the whole family.


Turkey Point
Event Name: Whooo's Awake! The Woods at NIght.
Date: July 3, 2016 to July 3, 2016
Location: Pavilion
Event Type:
Description:

As the sun goes down adn the dusk approaches a whole new world begins! While humans sleep many animals, including bats, owls, flying squirrels, moths, and katydids become active-searching for food and a mate. This fun and fact filled PowerPoint presentation is an exciting opportunity to learn more about the amazing life of nocturnal animals as we talk about how bats locate thier prey, how moths pollinate flowers and about the calls of owls. It should be a hootin' good time!


Killarney
Event Name: Artist in Residence Program- Summer 2016
Date: July 4, 2016 to August 12, 2016
Location: Various locations
Event Type: Music and the Arts
Description:

The Artist in Residence program provides free art lessons in the Park, by highly-qualified volunteer instructors. It’s a great opportunity to enhance your artistic skills and connect with nature. Lessons are conducted en plein air and cater to a variety of skill sets and age groups.

Join in the fun! Sign up at our counter at the George Lake office or contact the park for more information.

·         July 4 to 8 | David Doyle

·         July 11 to 15 | Christy A. Smith

·         July 17 to 21 | Danielle Gardner

·         August 8 to 12 | Pierre Sabourin


Emily
Event Name: 4th Annual Family Fishing Derby
Date: July 8, 2016 to July 8, 2016
Location: Day Use Beach
Event Type:
Description:

Participate in the Fishing Derby at Emily to celebrate Family Fishing Week, where you can fish license free from July 2nd to 10th! Participants have until 3pm to report their catches and a chance to win a prize. 


Kakabeka Falls
Event Name: Family Fishing Weekend
Date: July 8, 2016 to July 10, 2016
Location: Main Parking Lot (Near Park Entrance)
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Join us at Kakabeka Falls for some fishy fun on Family Fishing Weekend Discover the fish of the Kaministiquia River by catching and identifying fish in our fish pool, check out the minnow races and enjoy other fishy activities!


Neys
Event Name: Family Fishing Weekend
Date: July 8, 2016 to July 10, 2016
Location: Visitor Centre
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Try your luck at fishing! Visit the Gatehouse to borrow fishing rods and tackle! Discover the fish of the Little Pic River and Lake Superior by attending an interpretive program!


Sleeping Giant
Event Name: Thunder Bay Field Naturalists' Weekend
Date: July 8, 2016 to July 10, 2016
Location: Marie Louise Lake Campground
Event Type:
Description:

Do you love birds, bugs, plants and anything that lives outside?  Join us for a natural history weekend with our local nature nerds.  The Thunder Bay Field Naturalists’ are here to share their knowledge and passion for the natural environment. 


Rock Point
Event Name: Mysterious Night Skies
Date: July 8, 2016 to July 8, 2016
Location: Picnic shelter in the day-use area.
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Have you ever wondered about the night skies overhead? Join Park staff and special guests from the Royal Astronomical Society of Niagara for a family friendly evening program about those mysterious night skies. Topics will include: constellations, galaxies, stars, planets and so much more.


Charleston Lake
Event Name: Live Birds of Prey Show
Date: July 9, 2016 to July 9, 2016
Location: Park Amphitheatre
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:Come see live birds of prey! Join our experts from Wild Ontario and their wildlife ambassadors, for an up close look at these amazing birds. Don’t miss it!
Algonquin
Event Name: Rock Bass Family Fishing Day
Date: July 9, 2016 to July 9, 2016
Location: Whitefish Lake, South on Centennial Ridges Road (Highway 60 south at km 37).
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Held on Family Fishing Weekend, this event offers the opportunity for families to fish license-free on Whitefish Lake in Algonquin Provincial Park. Park staff, Conservation Officers, OPP Marine Unit, and various volunteers take participants out on boats while fishing rods, reels and PFDs are available for loan. Participants are also treated to a lunch featuring the day’s catch of Rock Bass and freshly cut fries. After lunch, the Ontario Park mascot, Kip the Frog makes a grand entrance in the park’s Turbo Beaver plane and prizes are awarded. This event is free with the purchase of a Daily Vehicle Permit or a Camping Permit.

  • 9:00am to 11:00am – Registration
  • 9:00am to 12:00pm – Family Fishing
  • 12:00pm to 1:00pm – Fish fry lunch provided
  • 12:30pm to 1:30pm – Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) float plane aircraft arrival and pictures
  • 1:30pm to 2:00pm – Beach clean up and buttons
  • 2:00pm to 2:30pm – Prize draws

Bonnechere
Event Name: Archaeology Day
Date: July 9, 2016 to July 9, 2016
Location: Davenport Centre
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Celebrate the history of archaeology in and around Bonnechere Park. Participate in mock archaeology excavations where children play the role of archaeologist. At the pot-building station participants are guided through the process of creating a coil pot of their own. The showcase will feature artifacts recovered at various local archaeological excavations over the past 20 years. Guest speakers will provide further insight.


Killarney
Event Name: Friends of Killarney Parks' Summer Concert Series
Date: July 9, 2016 to August 14, 2016
Location: George Lake Amphitheater
Event Type: Music and the Arts
Description:

After a day of hiking and paddling around the Park, come back to the campground and listen to some live music. Join us at 7:30 p.m at the George Lake Amphitheatre on featured dates this summer.

All concerts are free of charge. Donations to the Friends are welcome.

·         July 9 | Jory Nash

·         July 21 | Skarni

·         July 23 | Murray James O’Brien

·         August 14 | David Archibald


Killarney
Event Name: Killarney`s 18th Annual Butterfly Count
Date: July 9, 2016 to July 9, 2016
Location: Nature Centre
Event Type:
Description:

On Saturday, July 9th, 2016 we will be meeting at the George Lake Campground Nature Centre at 9:00 a.m. for the start of a full day of butterfly catching and identification.

Killarney’s Butterfly Count is part of the 42nd Annual North American Butterfly Association’s count.  These one day counts are taking place all across North America in Canada, the US, and Mexico, with 478 counts in total. Killarney is one of the most northerly. The counts were developed to promote an interest in Butterflies and to produce valuable information for scientific monitoring. 

Our count will consist of three groups of volunteers led by an experienced count leader.  The groups will survey along the Hwy 637 corridor, attempting to capture, identify and count all of the butterflies found in their area during the day (9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. officially).  Please bring a lunch for the field, hats, sunscreen, sturdy shoes, and lots of water. We will be looking to get lots of photographs this year of all of our butterflies, so don’t forget your cameras! Complimentary supper will be provided for volunteers at 5:00 p.m. Please sign up in advance by calling (705) 287 – 2891 ext. 235 or emailing rachelle.law@ontario.ca


Rock Point
Event Name: Mysterious Night Skies 2
Date: July 9, 2016 to July 9, 2016
Location: Picnic Shelter - Day Use
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Please join park staff and special guests from the Royal Astronomical Society of Niagara for part 2 of those Mysterious Night skies at 8:00 pm for a short presentation then we will be moving to the East end of the Day Use Beach at about 9:00 pm to hopefully view those mysterious night skies through some scopes. We will have several telescopes set up and there will be a variety of view come on down to the Day Use and join us for an evening beneath the stars.


Quetico
Event Name: Family Fishing Week
Date: July 9, 2016 to July 9, 2016
Location: Dawson Trail Campgrounds
Event Type:
Description:Join Park Biologist, Brian Jackson, and scour the Pickerel River for the aquatic critters within! Meet at the Picnic Shelter at 10:00. Be sure to wear appropriate clothing. You will get wet! Go to http://www.quetico100.com for further information
Rock Point
Event Name: Solar Observing with Royal Astronomical Society
Date: July 9, 2016 to July 9, 2016
Location: Day-use area by the park store.
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Hope you will stop by and check out the suns solar activity!


White Lake
Event Name: Kids, Cops and Canadian Tire Catch & Release Fish Derby
Date: July 9, 2016 to July 9, 2016
Location: White Lake Provincial Park
Event Type: Sporting Event
Description:

On Saturday July 9th, White Lake Provincial Park is pleased to host a Kids Catch & Release Fish Derby in partnership with Bob Izumi’s fishing program, the OPP and Canadian Tire.

There will be a BBQ lunch, draw prizes for kids & adults and the Conservation Officers will have an educational display set up. The day is fun for all ages and is part of the Family Fishing Week. So pencil in this date on your calendar for a day of family fun. Registration starts at 10: 00 in our day use area.


Killbear
Event Name: Peter Puffin Family Concert
Date: July 10, 2016 to July 10, 2016
Location: Killbear Amphitheatre
Event Type:
Description:

Join us for a family concert by this Juno Award winning children's performer. Peter's interactive songs and costumes will delight the child in everyone! 7:30 pm at the amphitheatre.


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Open House
Date: July 10, 2016 to July 10, 2016
Location: Silver Queen Mine Trail
Event Type:
Description:Hardhats supplied for this 1 km walk along the trail and into the restored Silver Queen Mine and miner's bunkhouse. Venture back in time to the early 1900s when the small-scale mica mining business was booming in eastern Ontario. Meet historical interpreters along the trail. 10 a.m. - Noon
Sandbanks
Event Name: Sandfest
Date: July 13, 2016 to July 13, 2016
Location: Outlet beach by the mouth of the Outlet River
Event Type: Seasonal Event
Description:

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


Awenda
Event Name: Kettle’s Lake Ramble!
Date: July 15, 2016 to July 15, 2016
Location: Brabant Point Parking Lot
Event Type:
Description:Celebrate Healthy Parks Healthy People day with a record breaking walk around Kettle’s Lake. Join us at Brabant Point parking lot at 10:00am as we attempt to break the record for the most people to walk around Wendat Trail in a single day. I’M WALKIN’ my way to a healthy day at Awenda!
Bonnechere
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People Day
Date: July 15, 2016 to July 15, 2016
Event Type: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Description:

Come on out and enjoy a beautiful day filled with games and physical activity here at Bonnechere! 


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Ranger Ramble
Date: July 15, 2016 to July 15, 2016
Location: Trillium Trail - Access from Parking lot F on the day-use area. 1219 Burloak Drive.
Event Type: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Description:10:00 am - 11:00 am See the Trillium Trail through the eyes of a Park Ranger as you enjoy a relaxing guided tour.
Bronte Creek
Event Name: Healthy Parks, Healthy People Day
Date: July 15, 2016 to July 15, 2016
Event Type:
Description:Free Day Use entrance for the day. Join us as we get out and enjoy our park through learning and play all programs are no charge. Yoga in the Park - 9am and 7pm Ranger Ramble: See the Trillium Trail through the eyes of a Park Ranger as you enjoy a relaxing guided tour. 10:00 am, Guided Walk, Trillium Trail, Parking Lot F Cricket: Pick up a bat and take a swing at a favourite Victorian game! 2:00 pm to 3: 00 pm, Hands On Heritage Program, Spruce Lane Farmhouse, Parking Lot F Moving and Grooving In Nature: Clap, stomp and groove along as we learn all about how animals dance their way to survival! 8:00 pm, Musical Program, Campground Amphitheater, Campground
Frontenac
Event Name: Healthy Park Healthy People Guided Hike
Date: July 15, 2016 to July 15, 2016
Location: Participants are asked to meet at the Park Office at 9:30am
Event Type: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Description:

There is a growing recognition of the link between a healthy environment and a healthy society. Through environmental protection and support of scientific research we are working to maintain healthy parks, and by supporting sustainable recreation and education, we help to create healthy people.

Frontenac Provincial Park and the Friends of Frontenac are celebrating Parks Day and the Healthy Parks Healthy People initiative by holding a FREE guided hike of the Dedication North hiking trail. The hike is of moderate difficulty (but intended for hikers of all skill levels) and will take you through some of the most natural areas of Frontenac Provincial Park. Volunteers with a vast knowledge of the park will be hosting the hike and will be able to provide some information and interpretation along the way. Be sure to come prepared with good hiking footwear, a lunch, lots of water and anything else you will need for a 5 hour hike.


Earl Rowe
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People - Learn to Fish Program
Date: July 15, 2016 to July 15, 2016
Location: Beside the lake, look for the big tent! Fish Ladder Parking Lot
Event Type:
Description:Fishing is a great way to engage with the outdoors for a healthy lifestyle! Join our Learn to Fish staff for an informative and interactive learning experience. Training and equipment is provided. Our staff will teach you how to identify fish and the best places to fish at Earl Rowe. A 2 hour fishing license is provided when you sign up for this session. Learn to Fish Programs are offered throughout the week at Earl Rowe if you are unable to make it on Healthy Parks Healthy People day but would still like to learn about the fantastic world of fishing! This program will run from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Earl Rowe
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People - Guided Hike of the Resource Trail
Date: July 15, 2016 to July 15, 2016
Location: Resource Trail Head - past the Green Bush picnic shelter
Event Type:
Description:Enjoy a gentle hike along the river. Studies show that time spent in nature can boost your mood and improve your health. Park staff will guide you along one of our most unique trails. We will stop and talk about all of the interesting flora and fauna of this area of the park. Don’t forget the bug spray! The hike will start at 2:00 p.m.
Craigleith
Event Name: Healthy Parks, Healthy People
Date: July 15, 2016 to July 15, 2016
Location: Various locations around the park
Event Type:
Description:

Healthy Parks Healthy People is a world-wide movement that celebrates the linkages between nature and human health.  On July 15th, celebrate HPHP by enjoying free day use access at Craigleith Provincial Park.  Experience breathtaking views of the turquoise waters of Georgian Bay, then turn around and take in the magnificence of the Niagara Escarpment.

Stay tuned for updates on events or for more information, call the Park Office at 705-445-4467.


Killbear
Event Name: HPHP Celebration at Killbear
Date: July 15, 2016 to July 15, 2016
Location: Day use area and beach
Event Type: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Description:

10:00 am Yoga on the Beach

11:00 am Anishinabe Water Ceremony and Round Dance with Christine King and the Parry Sound Friendship Centre hand drum

12:00 noon Children’s Program (Pam Am Games inspired by our animal athletes)

1:00 pm Guided Hike - How forests make people healthy

2:00 pm Yoga on the Beach

10:00 am - 4:00 pm Free kayak and stand up paddle board demonstrations courtesy of White Squall

Enter our Photo Scavenger Hunt and the Killbear Trail Challenge to win prizes

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


Inverhuron
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Date: July 15, 2016 to July 15, 2016
Location: Picnic shelter/ beach
Event Type: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Description:

Free day use on July 15th! PIONEER OLYMPICS! Come and join us in events from the past! Teams go through a circuit at their own pace. Registration at 9:00am till 12:00 noon. Games begin at 1:00pm and end at 3:30pm. Closing Ceremonies at 4 pm at the picnic shelter!


MacGregor Point
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People Day 2016
Date: July 15, 2016 to July 15, 2016
Location: Various locations around the park
Event Type:
Description:Join MacGregor staff and local partners to celebrate Healthy Parks Healthy People Day. Get outside and get active!! Free Day-use access to the park all day! Details to follow this May.
Quetico
Event Name: Regeneration Weekend
Date: July 15, 2016 to July 17, 2016
Location: Dawson Trail Campgrounds: Various Locations
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Join us for a weekend of relaxation and rejuvenation under the pines of Quetico. Yoga for the family, Forest Therapy, Ethnobotany and Traditional Healing will be available. Please go to http://www.quetico100.com for an up to date listing of the activities being offered.


Neys
Event Name: Lake Superior Sand and Sun Weekend
Date: July 15, 2016 to July 17, 2016
Location: Visitor Centre
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Don’t miss a weekend of fascinating programs based on the stories of Lake Superior and the species that call the rugged north shore home! Join our Natural Heritage Education staff to explore the scenic shore and be sure to soak up the sunshine on our beautiful 2 km long sandy beach. For more information call the park at 807.229.1624.


Sleeping Giant
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Date: July 15, 2016 to July 15, 2016
Location: Sleeping Giant Provincial Park
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 at our second annual Healthy Parks Healthy People celebration on July 15th, 2016 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.

 


Sauble Falls
Event Name: H.P.H.P. Celebrate with 'SUP Sauble Falls
Date: July 15, 2016 to July 15, 2016
Location: Canoe Rental Building at Sauble Falls Provincial Park
Event Type: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Description:

‘SUP Sauble Falls Come join us to learn how to Stand Up Paddle (SUP) board 30-45 minute tours in groups of 4 Sign up for the tour and lesson and go for FREE! The sessions will be at 10:00 am, 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, 2:00 p.m and 3 p.m..


Restoule
Event Name: Restoule Healthy Parks Healthy People Day!
Date: July 15, 2016 to July 15, 2016
Event Type:
Description:

To celebrate Healthy Parks Healthy People (HPHP) Day, Ontario Parks is offering free day-use across all its Parks, and here are Restoule we have special events planned to mark the occasion:

9:30AM: Yoga with Jamie Board (at Group Site 603)

2:00PM: Guided Hike to the Fire Tower (meet at the trailhead, across from 603)

Stay tuned for more events!


Wasaga Beach
Event Name: Healthy Parks, Healthy People
Date: July 15, 2016 to July 15, 2016
Location: Various locations around the park
Event Type:
Description:

Celebrate Healthy Parks, Healthy People at Wasaga Beach by enjoying free day-use access to the park on July 15th!

Relax your mind and body with Tai Chi at the Beach as Fung Loy Kok Taoist Tai Chi celebrates their 20th Anniversary in the community.  Join accredited instructors at Beach Area 5 from 10:00 am – 11:30 am to practice and learn more about this ancient art and its associated health benefits.

Visit Nancy Island Historic Site to learn about the plight of the HMS Nancy during the War of 1812.  Tour the museum where you can view the remains of the HMS Nancy and learn more about the history of Wasaga Beach.  Complete a Scavenger Hunt on Nancy Island and receive a prize!  Scavenger Hunts can be picked up at the Welcome Centre upon entrance.

Stay tuned for more information about HPHP Events at Wasaga Beach!


The Pinery
Event Name: Celebrate Healthy Parks Healthy People Day 2016 at Pinery
Date: July 15, 2016 to July 15, 2016
Location: Various locations around the Park.
Event Type: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Description:

Join Pinery staff and partners to celebrate Healthy Parks Healthy People Day. Get outside and get active with Pinery Staff - details to follow!


Bonnechere
Event Name: Species At Risk Day
Date: July 16, 2016 to July 16, 2016
Event Type:
Description:

Come out to the Davenport Centre to learn about Species at Risk in Eastern Ontario! Join Conservation Officers in the afternoon to ask questions and learn about what is being done in this area to preserve Species At Risk!

1:00pm- MNR Conservation Outreach Trailer & Canine Unit demonstration!!


Frontenac
Event Name: ORCKA Basic Canoe Certification (Tamdem) Level 1, 2 or 3 or basic (solo) level 4
Date: July 16, 2016 to July 17, 2016
Event Type:
Description:

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


Long Point
Event Name: Adapting Amphibians
Date: July 16, 2016 to July 16, 2016
Location: Day Use Comfort Station #4 (East Day Use)
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

10:30am - Did you know that some frog species survive the cold winter months by freezing almost completely solid? Or that salamanders can grow another tail after it has been lost to a predator? Learn about the many amazing adaptations that amphibians posses to help them survive, check out our life-like amphibian replicas and join us for an amphibian adventure walk.


Kakabeka Falls
Event Name: Parks Day
Date: July 16, 2016 to July 16, 2016
Location: Main Falls Parking Lot 3:30-5:30pm Outdoor Amphitheatre 8:00pm
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Celebrate Parks Day by joining us at Kakabeka Falls Provincial Park and meet our naturalists in the main falls parking lot!! Check out our children's and evening programs!!


MacGregor Point
Event Name: Parks Day - Mystery Evening
Date: July 16, 2016 to July 16, 2016
Location: Visitor Centre - Campfire Circle
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Come out to an evening of suspense, accusation and discovery! Bring your thinking cap and help the park staff piece together the clues, question suspects and ultimately solve this year's mystery.


Killbear
Event Name: David Archibald Concert
Date: July 16, 2016 to July 16, 2016
Location: Amphitheatre 7:30 PM
Event Type: Music and the Arts
Description:

David’s ever popular show includes original songs about the joys of poison ivy, campfires, the Great Lakes, forest fires, geology and more. He will have you singing about Ontario pirates and horse manure in a show you won’t forget.


Neys
Event Name: Canada's Parks Day
Date: July 16, 2016 to July 16, 2016
Location: To be determined.
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

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


Rushing River
Event Name: Canada's Parks Day
Date: July 16, 2016 to July 16, 2016
Location: Rushing River Provincial Park
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Celebrate Canada Parks Day at Rushing River! Friends of Rushing Ricer will be here with a fundraiser BBQ! The day will be complete with a scavenger hunt and prizes!


The Pinery
Event Name: Savanna Fest
Date: July 16, 2016 to July 16, 2016
Location: Visitor Centre, Park Store, Outdoor Theatre
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Join Park Naturalists, Conservation Officers, Mountain Equipment Co-Op, The Friends of Pinery and other exhibitors 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. Further details can be found on the Activity Schedule which is available at www.pinerypark.on.ca

Join us in the evening for a Musical Performance from popular folk-singer, David Archibald at the Outdoor Theatre at 8:30pm.


Turkey Point
Event Name: Crazy About Bugs!
Date: July 16, 2016 to July 16, 2016
Location: Pavilion
Event Type:
Description:

Did you know that insects are the most diverse group of animals that exist on the planet? They come in a variety of shapes, colours and sizes adn each species plays a unique and vital role in the habitat. Come out and explore a world so tiny that you may need a magnifying glass to see it! Investigate the amazing variety of insects through games, hands-on acitvities, and a bug collecting adventure. 10:30am.


Lake Superior
Event Name: Living on the Edge, Guided Hike
Date: July 17, 2016 to July 17, 2016
Location: Katherine Cove
Event Type:
Description:Lake Superior is a powerful lake with powerful influences. A hike along a section of the Coastal Trail is a good place to explore some of the plants and animals that live at the edge of the world’s largest freshwater lake. Sturdy footwear required. Guided Hike; 11 am to 1 pm.
Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Open House
Date: July 17, 2016 to July 17, 2016
Location: Silver Queen Mine Trail
Event Type:
Description:Hardhats supplied for this 1 km walk along the trail and into the restored Silver Queen Mine and miner's bunkhouse. Venture back in time to the early 1900s when the small-scale mica mining business was booming in eastern Ontario. Meet historical interpreters along the trail. 10 a.m. - Noon
Killbear
Event Name: Wakami Wailers concert
Date: July 21, 2016 to July 21, 2016
Location: Amphitheatre
Event Type:
Description:This talented band bring Ontario's logging history alive with classic songs and stories from the lumber camps. The Wailers are a Killbear tradition you don't want to miss. 7:30 pm at the amphitheatre. Sponsored by the Friends of Killbear - donations appreciated for this special show.
Bonnechere
Event Name: Learn To Fish
Date: July 22, 2016 to July 22, 2016
Event Type:
Description:

If you have ever wanted to learn to fish, now is your chance! A team of fish experts will be visiting the Park, and will be facilitating teaching programs all about fishing. Have some fun with lure building and trivia! 


Quetico
Event Name: Boreal Ecology Weekend
Date: July 22, 2016 to July 24, 2016
Location: Dawson Trail Campgrounds, Quetico Provincial Park
Event Type:
Description:Join Senior Northwestern Ontario Scientist, Gerry Racey as he explores the incredible power of Fire in our Forests. Learn about the amazing adaptations of the forest's inhabitants and flora that cannot simply walk away. Gerry is a passionate and engaged educator. Don't miss out! Go to http://www.quetico100.com for an updated list of times and locations.
Rushing River
Event Name: Star Gazing
Date: July 22, 2016 to July 23, 2016
Event Type: Whats Happening
Description:Peter from the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada will be at Rushing River Friday and Saturday! Join him at the amphitheatre to learn about the sky Friday night. View the Sun on Saturday afternoon and then join Peter’s Guided Tour of the Night Sky followed by telescopes to view planets, constellations and stars!
Frontenac
Event Name: Paddle Canada - Intro to Flatwater Sea Kayaking
Date: July 23, 2016 to July 23, 2016
Event Type:
Description:

Presented by: Christine Showler, Frontenac Outfitters Canoe and Kayak Centre, Sydenham, On. A day on, in and under the water teaching you fundamentals of Sea Kayaking, theories, strokes, rescues and recovery skills. Kayak and paddling gear is included. Please register by calling (613) 376-6220 or at www.frontenac-outfitters.com. Cost: $185 + park daily vehicle permit. Time: 8:30am - 4:00pm


Algonquin
Event Name: Loggers Day
Date: July 23, 2016 to July 23, 2016
Location: Algonquin Logging Museum
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

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


Bonnechere
Event Name: Little Rays Reptile Zoo
Date: July 23, 2016 to July 23, 2016
Location: Davenport Centre
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Endangered Ontario! Come out to this live interactive presentation all about Ontario’s wildlife and how to protect them. Don’t miss this opportunity to get up and close with these interesting critters from mammals to reptiles and birds too, it is sure to be a good time. Any donations to the Friends of Bonnechere Parks would be appreciated to keep presentations like this coming back! The presentation begins at 3PM.


Algonquin
Event Name: Wakami Wailers Concert
Date: July 24, 2016 to July 24, 2016
Location: Algonquin Outdoor Theatre
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

The award winning Wakami Wailers are scheduled to play an open air concert at Algonquin Park’s Outdoor Theatre. Listen to the music of the Wakami Wailers. The Ontario-based Wakami Wailers will get your toes tapping through lively music sharing Canada’s logging history, park and protected areas, plus much more. Join the Wailers for a fun-filled evening of entertaining stories and songs from their popular releases - The Last of the White Pine Loggers, Waltz With the Woods, and River Through the Pines. The Wakami Wailers will also be playing at Loggers Day on July 25, 2015 at the Algonquin Logging Museum. This concert is brought to you by The Friends of Algonquin Park as one of summer’s Special Events. Admission to this event is a minimum donation of $2.00 per person. Concert begins at 7:00pm.


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Open House
Date: July 24, 2016 to July 24, 2016
Location: Silver Queen Mine Trail
Event Type:
Description:Hardhats supplied for this 1 km walk along the trail and into the restored Silver Queen Mine and miner's bunkhouse. Venture back in time to the early 1900s when the small-scale mica mining business was booming in eastern Ontario. Meet historical interpreters along the trail. 10 a.m. - Noon
Algonquin
Event Name: Meet the Researcher Day
Date: July 28, 2016 to July 28, 2016
Location: Algonquin East Beach Pavillion
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

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


Presqu'ile
Event Name: History Weekend
Date: July 29, 2016 to July 31, 2016
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Relive Presqu’ile’s storied past with historically based events such as a fashion show, old-fashioned field games, children’s boat-building bee, re-enactments of a War of 1812 skirmish, spirit walk and more.


Quetico
Event Name: Arts in the Park Weekend
Date: July 29, 2016 to August 1, 2016
Location: Teaching Place, Grassy Beach and the Information and Heritage Pavilion
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Join us in celebrating the many facets of the wilderness through various workshops and children’s arts fair. For more information, please go to http://www.quetico100.com


White Lake
Event Name: Log Drive Days
Date: July 29, 2016 to August 1, 2016
Event Type:
Description:Log Drive days is an annual celebration of White Lake`s rich log driving and fur trading history. Come out and test yourself in our Logging Skills Competition or enjoy some classic logging movies under the stars. Activities will be happening all weekend long!
Emily
Event Name: Ontario Specialized Species Center
Date: July 30, 2016 to July 30, 2016
Location: Amphitheatre
Event Type:
Description:

Join us as we welcome back the OSSC and their feathered friends as we explore the world through the eyes of Canadian Birds of Prey! Get a chance to see them up close and learn more about the species we share this beautiful country with. 


Bonnechere
Event Name: Apple Cider in Concert
Date: July 30, 2016 to July 30, 2016
Location: Davenport Centre
Event Type:
Description:

Come out to hear the amazing valley original, Apple Cider in concert! Enjoy the sound of folk music and fiddle tunes... always a crowd favourite! Show begins at 7:00 pm!


Lake Superior
Event Name: Night at the Museum
Date: July 30, 2016 to July 30, 2016
Location: Visitor Centre (Agawa Bay Campground)
Event Type:
Description:Join us after hours as we light up the Visitor Centre beyond regular closing time. Meet the naturalists at different stations to explore the many facets of Lake Superior Provincial Park. Drop in anytime between 8 pm and 10:30 pm
Kakabeka Falls
Event Name: Spirits of the Past
Date: July 30, 2016 to July 30, 2016
Location: Mountain Portage Trail
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

For one night only, the spirits from Kakabeka Falls’ rich history come to life! We invite you to come out and relive their experiences from the past on a self-guided walk along the Mountain Portage Trail. Do not miss this chance to see history come alive! The Mountain Portage Trail is lot by candle light for this special event.


Murphys Point
Event Name: Wild Ontario at Murphys Point!
Date: July 30, 2016 to July 30, 2016
Location: Amphitheatre
Event Type:
Description:Come and meet some amazing captive Raptors!! Find out their stories and learn about the different species. Don't forget to have your photo taken with your favorite bird. Show time is 7:00pm. No dogs are permitted at this show unless it's a service dog.
Rideau River
Event Name: Wild Ontario at Rideau River!
Date: July 30, 2016 to July 30, 2016
Location: Main Beach Picnic Shelter
Event Type:
Description:Come and meet some amazing captive Raptors!! Find out their stories and learn about the different species. Don't forget to have your photo taken with your favorite bird. Show time is at 3:00pm. No dogs are permitted at this show unless it's a service dog.
Long Point
Event Name: Who's Awake?
Date: July 31, 2016 to July 31, 2016
Location: Day Use Comfort Station #4 (East End of Day Use)
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

7:30pm - Come experience nature at night. Learn more about the amazing life of nocturnal animals as we call for owls, checkout insects attracted to our light traps and play some night sensory games.


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Open House
Date: July 31, 2016 to July 31, 2016
Location: Silver Queen Mine Trail
Event Type:
Description:Hardhats supplied for this 1 km walk along the trail and into the restored Silver Queen Mine and miner's bunkhouse. Venture back in time to the early 1900s when the small-scale mica mining business was booming in eastern Ontario. Meet historical interpreters along the trail. 10 a.m. - Noon
Turkey Point
Event Name: At Risk!Disappearing Reptiles
Date: July 31, 2016 to July 31, 2016
Location: Pavillion
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Join us at the Pavilion at 10:30 am. Interpretive Talk and Walk.This program will educate about the daily challenges of local reptiles and help to alleviate any misconceptions and fears around reptiles. There will be a variety of life like turtle and snake replicas.


MacGregor Point
Event Name: MacGregor Point's 40th Anniversary!
Date: August 1, 2016 to August 1, 2016
Location: Visitor Centre - Campfire Circle
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Come celebrate the 40th anniversary of our beloved park! Event details to be released spring 2016!


Algonquin
Event Name: Public Wolf Howls
Date: August 4, 2016 to September 1, 2016
Location: Outdoor Theatre
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Every Thursday in August, conditions permitting, join us for a famous Algonquin Provincial Park Public Wolf Howl. After a slide talk on wolf ecology, participants receive special instructions, and we then travel by car (on rare occasions, walk) to a place where wild wolves may answer the imitations given by the naturalist staff. This event is held only if weather and accessible wolves permit. The final decision to hold a Public Wolf Howl is determined the morning of the event based upon the weather and scouting by the naturalist staff on the previous days. Check www.algonquinpark.on.ca

on the day of a projected Wolf Howl for confirmation. If you are in the Park the day of a potential howl, check Park bulletin boards for confirmation. If you are coming to a Public Wolf Howl, ensure you have a Park permit, arrive early, make sure your car is filled with gas, and dress warmly for this special program, which lasts about three hours. No dogs are allowed at the presentation or howl location as they can disturb the experience for 2,000+ participants. If a Wolf Howl is not held, the following Evening Program will be held instead – The Wolves of Algonquin - Join a Park Naturalist to learn about the intimate world of wolves and how humans have helped shape their destiny here in Algonquin and everywhere else. Potential Public Wolf Howls take place only on Thursdays in August, or Thursdays in September before Labour Day, when weather and accessible wolves permit.


Sleeping Giant
Event Name: Fun in the Sun!
Date: August 5, 2016 to August 7, 2016
Location: Marie Louise Lake Campground
Event Type:
Description:

Join us for a fun filled weekend of recreating, learning and skills building at Sleeping Giant.  The park has endless opportunities for hiking, camping, water activities and many more.  Brush up your skills, test your outdoor knowledge or learn how to be a responsible visitor.  Come enjoy the park and participate in an activity!


Charleston Lake
Event Name: A Concert with David Archibald
Date: August 6, 2016 to August 6, 2016
Location: Park Amphitheatre
Event Type: Music and the Arts
Description:

David’s ever popular show includes original songs about the joys of camping, poison ivy, Charleston Lake & more. A musical celebration of parks and camping life. His infectious songs will have you singing. Fun for the whole family!


Rock Point
Event Name: Conservation Officer - Canine Handler Demonstration
Date: August 6, 2016 to August 6, 2016
Location: Park Store Patio
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Join park staff as we welcome Sean Cronsberry a Conservation Officer and Canine handler for a special demonstration in the Day Use area at 2:00pm. Come on by and check out what they do. Everyone Welcome!!


Rushing River
Event Name: Celebrating the Canoe
Date: August 6, 2016 to August 6, 2016
Event Type:
Description:As one of Canada’s seven wonders, the canoe has evolved over the years but has not strayed far from its original design. Join us for a day of activity from canoeing to how Rushing River is part of the Trans-Canada route!
The Pinery
Event Name: Ausable Adventures
Date: August 6, 2016 to August 6, 2016
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Join us to celebrate the unique ecological communities that thrive in the Old Ausable Channel in the heart of Pinery. Please consult our Activity Schedule for more details which can be found at www.pinerypark.on.ca


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Spruce Lane Farm GHOST WALK
Date: August 7, 2016 to August 21, 2016
Location: Parking lot F - Breckon Shelter. August 7, 2016 and 21, 2016 only.
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Everyone always want to know IF the old house is haunted. We have had the paranormal experts in—- their stories will be told by staff… who have THEIR own stories. Some say yes…. some, well… aren’t saying. You decide. Sundays in August. No reservations required.

For more information visit: www.BronteCreek.org

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


Frontenac
Event Name: Kayak Basics - "Getting Started"
Date: August 7, 2016 to August 7, 2016
Event Type:
Description:

Presented by: Christine Showler, Frontenac Outfitters Canoe and Kayak Centre, Sydenham, On. Discover the world of kayaking with this 1/2 day course. The focus is on basic paddling techniques, kayak design and safety. A tranquil paddle on South Otter Lake will follow and is a great opportunity to practice your new skills. Kayak and paddling gear is included. Please register by calling (613) 376-6220 or at www.frontenac-outfitters.com. Cost: $95 + park daily vehicle permit. Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm


Restoule
Event Name: Whiskey Jack Concert
Date: August 7, 2016 to August 7, 2016
Location: Group Campsite 603
Event Type: Music and the Arts
Description:

Join us for a relaxed evening of great Canadian music with Whiskey Jack! Since 1977, they have become one of the most celebrated roots/country/bluegrass bands in the country. If you like good times, good music, and a few laughs, you owe it to yourself to come out and hear Whiskey Jack! Bring chairs and blankets, sit back and enjoy the show!


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Open House
Date: August 7, 2016 to August 7, 2016
Location: Silver Queen Mine Trail
Event Type:
Description:Hardhats supplied for this 1 km walk along the trail and into the restored Silver Queen Mine and miner's bunkhouse. Venture back in time to the early 1900s when the small-scale mica mining business was booming in eastern Ontario. Meet historical interpreters along the trail. 10 a.m. - Noon
MacGregor Point
Event Name: Mystery Evening Encore
Date: August 9, 2016 to August 9, 2016
Location: Visitor Centre - Campfire Circle
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Come out to an evening of suspense, accusation and discovery! Bring your thinking cap and help the park staff piece together the clues, question suspects and ultimately solve this year's mystery! Meet us at the Visitor Centre Campfire Circle at 7:30 pm!


Quetico
Event Name: Astronomy Weekend in Quetico
Date: August 11, 2016 to August 14, 2016
Location: Information and Heritage Pavilion, Dawson Trail Campgrounds, Quetico Provincial Park
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Join the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada as they guide visitors through the night sky. Presentations are followed by viewing the skies with amazing telescopes, kindly brought to Quetico by members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada’s Thunder Bay Chapter. The Annual Perseid Meteor Shower is always a highlight of this weekend. Come on out!


Neys
Event Name: 31st Annual Neys Nostalgia Days
Date: August 12, 2016 to August 14, 2016
Location: Visitor Centre, Little Pic Picnic Area
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Voyageurs, fishermen, railworkers, loggers and Prisoners of War. You’ll never know who you might bump into at our biggest special event of the summer! Join park staff as we celebrate the 31st Annual Neys Nostalgia Days! For more information call the park at 807-229-1624.


Bonnechere
Event Name: Bike Rodeo
Date: August 13, 2016 to August 13, 2016
Event Type: Sporting Event
Description:

Celebrate active transportation! Join Park staff and the Killaloe OPP to learn more about bike safety and maintenance. Then practice your hand signals on a specially built course meant to test your bike-safety and ability. Afterwards, have fun decorating your bike and join us on a parade around the Park! Event begins at 11:00am.


Emily
Event Name: Park Talk
Date: August 13, 2016 to August 13, 2016
Location: Amphitheatre
Event Type:
Description:

Join us and listen to our special guest, in this TedX style presentation, to discuss why nature matters and what we can learn from by engaging with it. Special guest will be revealed closer to the date on Facebook. An event you sure won't want to miss!


Long Point
Event Name: Turtles
Date: August 13, 2016 to August 13, 2016
Location: Comfort Station #4 - East end of Day Use Parking Lot.
Event Type:
Description:

10:30am - Come and learn all about the turtles that call Long Point Provincial Park home! 


Killbear
Event Name: Whiskey Jack Concert
Date: August 13, 2016 to August 13, 2016
Location: Amphitheatre 7:30 pm
Event Type: Music and the Arts
Description:

Whiskey Jack was Stompin’ Tom’s band for years and they carry on singing his songs and some of their original tunes.

This show is a crowd pleaser for all ages. Introduce your children to classic Canadian songs such as "Sudbury Saturday Night" and "Tillsonburg" - performed by this group of talented musicians.


Killarney
Event Name: Summer Loon Count
Date: August 13, 2016 to August 13, 2016
Location: Nature Centre
Event Type:
Description:

Come paddle the beautiful lakes of Killarney Provincial Park while contributing to its ongoing preservation and integrity by participating in our annual Summer Loon Count.  All information collected will be submitted to Bird Studies Canada for research purposes. The day will start at 9:00 am and go till 6:00 pm. A complimentary BBQ dinner is provided for all of our volunteers. Sign up is required in advance. Contact the park at (705) 287– 2891 ext. 235 for more information and to RSVP.


Rushing River
Event Name: Spirit Walk
Date: August 13, 2016 to August 13, 2016
Location: Meet at the Museum
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Join us for a walk into the past to meet the ghosts of Rushing River! This awesome guided night hike will lead you through events that have shaped the area around Rushing River!


Turkey Point
Event Name: Myth Busters!
Date: August 13, 2016 to August 13, 2016
Location: Pavilion
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Join us at the pavilion at 7:30pm. This program is about the myths and misconceptions that have been passed down about some of our local creatures-from the blind bat to the mud-slapping beaver. This game show style program will put some of those myths on the chopping block and challenge your knowledge of the natural history of the area you are camping in.


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Open House
Date: August 14, 2016 to August 14, 2016
Location: Silver Queen Mine Trail
Event Type:
Description:Hardhats supplied for this 1 km walk along the trail and into the restored Silver Queen Mine and miner's bunkhouse. Venture back in time to the early 1900s when the small-scale mica mining business was booming in eastern Ontario. Meet historical interpreters along the trail. 10 a.m. - Noon
Bonnechere
Event Name: Spirit's Night
Date: August 20, 2016 to August 20, 2016
Location: The Depot
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Once a year, when the stars reach a particular alignment, those who once lived and worked along the Bonnechere River can be seen travelling the shores once again. You will meet voyageurs and surveyors, lumberjacks and pioneers who called the Bonnechere Valley home long before Ontario’s first provincial parks. Event begins at 7pm.


Rushing River
Event Name: Art in the Park
Date: August 20, 2016 to August 20, 2016
Location: At the Museum
Event Type: Music and the Arts
Description:

Does nature and Rushing River inspire you? Turn that inspiration into artwork and see how local artists express the beauty of the natural world.


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Open House
Date: August 21, 2016 to August 21, 2016
Location: Silver Queen Mine Trail
Event Type:
Description:Hardhats supplied for this 1 km walk along the trail and into the restored Silver Queen Mine and miner's bunkhouse. Venture back in time to the early 1900s when the small-scale mica mining business was booming in eastern Ontario. Meet historical interpreters along the trail. 10 a.m. - Noon.
Killbear
Event Name: Ian Tamblyn Concert
Date: August 22, 2016 to August 22, 2016
Location: Amphitheatre 7:30 PM
Event Type: Music and the Arts
Description:Prepare to be captivated by the spirit of our wild lands through the songs and stories of musician/adventurer Ian Tamblyn. Prepare to be amazed by this Juno award winning troubadour.

 


Bonnechere
Event Name: Peter Puffin in Concert
Date: August 25, 2016 to August 25, 2016
Location: Davenport Centre
Event Type: Music and the Arts
Description:

Join us at the Davenport Centre to listen to singer songwriter Peter Puffin. Join Juno Award winning singer/songwriter Peter Puffin as he tours across Canada with his Whale Tales show. This interactive, fun filled interpretive concert is great for children of all ages and teaches children and adults alike about the importance of keeping our communities and environments clean, and being friendly to our neighbors. Performance begins at 7:00 pm. Be sure to be there and bring a chair!! Any donations to the Friends of Bonnechere Parks would be appreciated to keep presentations like this coming back!


Quetico
Event Name: What Lies Beneath......
Date: August 26, 2016 to August 28, 2016
Location: Dawson Trail Campgrounds
Event Type:
Description:What is a slime mould? Where to mushrooms come from? What is a lichen? Learn all about some of our least understood, fascinating and ecologically important species. For an updated list of programming, go to: http://www.quetico100.com.
Sleeping Giant
Event Name: Voyageur Friends of Sleeping Giant
Date: August 26, 2016 to August 27, 2016
Location: Marie Louise Lake Campground
Event Type:
Description:

The Voyageurs are back to share some music, dancing, and bannock.  Get your dancing moccasins on!


Bonnechere
Event Name: Wolf Howl
Date: August 27, 2016 to August 27, 2016
Location: Meet at the Davenport Centre
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Mike Runtz, one of Canada’s most highly respected naturalists, nature photographers and natural history authors, returns once more to lead the annual Bonnechere Park Wolf Howl. Meet at the Davenport Centre for a compelling multi-media presentation on the Eastern Wolf. Then, travel via car pool along the Bonnechere Road to Basin Depot, where Mike will call out to the wolves. With luck, the wolves will return his howls. Program begins at 7pm.


Charleston Lake
Event Name: Star Gaze 2016 with Terence Dickinson
Date: August 27, 2016 to August 27, 2016
Location: Park Amphitheatre
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:It's summer star gazing at its best! Come see a million stars, with internationally acclaimed astronomer & author Terence Dickinson as your expert guide. Explore the world of backyard astronomy, and then gaze through large telescopes at the majestic night sky (weather & clouds permitting).
Emily
Event Name: Guest performer - Glen Caradus
Date: August 27, 2016 to August 27, 2016
Location: Amphitheatre
Event Type:
Description:Through puppets and music he will bring the history of Pigeon Lake and River to life and have us dancing and singing through the night!  
Bonnechere
Event Name: Art in the Park
Date: August 27, 2016 to August 27, 2016
Event Type:
Description:

Local artist Kim Hanewich will lead free drawing sessions for campers and day-use visitors. Express yourself through charcoal and pencil, surrounded by the natural beauty of Bonnechere Provincial Park. Starting at 10:00 am at the Davenport Centre.


Inverhuron
Event Name: Spirit Hike
Date: August 27, 2016 to August 27, 2016
Location: Picnic shelter
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Inverhuron has been home to many different people. Join us on our spirit hike to meet some of the interesting characters of Inverhuron’s past.


Sleeping Giant
Event Name: Xterra Sleeping Giant
Date: August 27, 2016 to August 27, 2016
Location: Marie Louise Lake Campground
Event Type:
Description: Swim, bike and run amidst the Giant! Visit Sleeping Giant Provincial Park and challenge yourself in this premier sporting event. The course is everything you would come to expect when racing an XTERRA event in Ontario’s remote wilderness. For more information please visit http://elementracing/xterra-sleeping-giant/.
Wheatley
Event Name: 19th Annual Kids Fishing Derby
Date: August 27, 2016 to August 28, 2016
Location: Pavilion 3
Event Type:
Description:Two day kids fishing derby. Prizes awarded on the Sunday. All kids will get a prize.
Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Open House
Date: August 28, 2016 to August 28, 2016
Location: Silver Queen Mine Trail
Event Type:
Description:Hardhats supplied for this 1 km walk along the trail and into the restored Silver Queen Mine and miner's bunkhouse. Venture back in time to the early 1900s when the small-scale mica mining business was booming in eastern Ontario. Meet historical interpreters along the trail. 10 a.m. - Noon
Frontenac
Event Name: Frontenac Jr. Challenge
Date: September 1, 2016 to October 31, 2016
Event Type: Seasonal Event
Description:

Presented by The Friends of Frontenac 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, 2016 to October 31, 2016
Event Type: Seasonal Event
Description:

Presented by The Friends of Frontenac Park. New in 2014, 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, 2016 to October 31, 2016
Event Type: Seasonal Event
Description:

Presented by The Friends of Frontenac Park and Frontenac Provincial Park, The Frontenac Challenge encourages hikers to enjoy Frontenac’s fall colours by hiking each of the 11 main hiking loops that form the challenge between September 1st and October 31st. Register for free at the park office or call 613 376-3489. For more information please visit www.frontenacpark.ca. A challenge celebration with successful completion certificates and free BBQ will be held at the park office on November 5th, 2016 from 10:30 am - 12:30 pm.


Sleeping Giant
Event Name: Astronomy Weekend
Date: September 2, 2016 to September 4, 2016
Location: Marie Louise Lake Campground
Event Type:
Description:

We are going out of this world with the Thunder Bay Royal Astronomical Society.  The club is here to show you the universe and beyond. 


MacGregor Point
Event Name: Mystery Evening Finale
Date: September 3, 2016 to September 3, 2016
Location: Visitor Centre - Campfire Circle
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Come out to an evening of suspense, accusation and discovery! Bring your thinking cap and help the park staff piece together the clues, question suspects and ultimately solve this year's mystery! Meet us at the Visitor Centre Campfire Circle at 7:30 pm!


Presqu'ile
Event Name: Monarchs & Migrants Weekend
Date: September 3, 2016 to September 4, 2016
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

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


Rushing River
Event Name: Rushing River Rocks!!
Date: September 3, 2016 to September 3, 2016
Event Type:
Description:Meet David Sutherland, our local rock enthusiast. Questions about what makes your rocks unique? He’ll have a great display of rocks from the Rushing River area!
Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Open House
Date: September 4, 2016 to September 4, 2016
Location: Silver Queen Mine Trail
Event Type:
Description:Hardhats supplied for this 1 km walk along the trail and into the restored Silver Queen Mine and miner's bunkhouse. Venture back in time to the early 1900s when the small-scale mica mining business was booming in eastern Ontario. Meet historical interpreters along the trail. 10 a.m. - Noon
Turkey Point
Event Name: Adapting Amphibians
Date: September 4, 2016 to September 4, 2016
Location: Pavilion
Event Type:
Description:

Did you know that some frog species can survive the cold winter months by freezing almost completely solid? or that salamanders can grow another tail after it has been lost to a predator? These are just a few of the many amazing adaptions that amphibians possess to hlep them survive day to day, and a preview of what the progam is all about. Come on by and check out our life-like amphibian replicas and join us as we lace up our hiking boots and go on an amphibian adventure!


Frontenac
Event Name: Electronics on Wilderness Trips
Date: September 10, 2016 to September 10, 2016
Event Type: Outdoor Skills
Description:

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


Frontenac
Event Name: Dutch Oven Wilderness Cooking
Date: September 10, 2016 to September 10, 2016
Event Type: Outdoor Skills
Description:

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


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Tour
Date: September 11, 2016 to September 11, 2016
Location: Lally Homestead
Event Type:
Description:Guided hike (1-1.5 hours) down the Silver Queen Mine Trail and into a restored, early 1900s mica mine. Hardhats supplied! Hike starts at 10 a.m. at the Lally Homestead parking area. Allow 15 minutes driving time from the main campground.
MacGregor Point
Event Name: Wild for the Arts
Date: September 17, 2016 to September 18, 2016
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

This Friends of MacGregor event is a weekend of music, art and written word. Featured are a 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 and Ontario Parks.


Sandbanks
Event Name: Sandbanks New Wave
Date: September 17, 2016 to September 17, 2016
Location: On September 17, Sandbanks Provincial Park in Prince Edward County plays home to the Sandbanks New Waves Festival, hosting tons of independent music, art, food, and film. Sandbanks Provincial Park
Event Type: Music and the Arts
Description:

MUSIC, ARTS, HARVEST

Featuring:

Sloan, Snowblink, The Peter Elkas Band, Taylor Knox, and Jeremie Albino;

Tickets are $30, and can be purchased at the festival’s website sandbanksnewwaves.com


Wheatley
Event Name: Chili Cook-off
Date: September 17, 2016 to September 17, 2016
Location: Site 130
Event Type:
Description:Enter a chili or just be a judge. Prizes awarded for best chilies.
The Pinery
Event Name: Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup
Date: September 17, 2016 to September 17, 2016
Location: Gloves and garbage bags will be provided. Please dress appropriately for the weather. Sunscreen is a must, and although you probably won't be bothered by mosquitoes there may be some biting flies, so
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:In 2016, we will be celebrating the 23rd 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. Please pre-register by calling 519 243 8574. Visit www.shorelinecleanup.ca for more details.
Bronte Creek
Event Name: Annual British Car Day @brontecreekpp
Date: September 18, 2016 to September 18, 2016
Location: Parking lot A or C - Green, Sand shelter areas
Event Type: Sporting Event
Description:

Toronto Triumph Club presents their annual car show. www.BritishCarDay.com $17.00 per Spectator Vehicle at the main park entrance. Having exact fare will help to keep the line moving.


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Tour
Date: September 18, 2016 to September 18, 2016
Location: Lally Homestead Parking Lot
Event Type:
Description:Guided hike (1-1.5 hours) down the Silver Queen Mine Trail and into a restored, early 1900s mica mine. Hardhats supplied! Hike starts at 10 a.m. at the Lally Homestead parking area. Allow 15 minutes driving time from the main campground.
Frontenac
Event Name: Canadian Red Cross Advanced Wilderness First Aid
Date: September 23, 2016 to September 25, 2016
Event Type: Outdoor Skills
Description:

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

This Advanced Wilderness First Aid course takes place in the park interior and is an additional 20 hours to the Basic Wilderness First Aid program. It focuses on casualty care for more than 24 hours. This bridge course is a continuation of the Canadian Red Cross Wilderness First Aid program within the year of 2014 and can be a continuation of any Red Cross Training Partner Wilderness First Aid. This course is more situation based than Basic Wilderness First Aid with more hands-on practice time. Pre-requisite: 2014 Wilderness First Aid, certification card and manual. Camping equipment and food not included but arrangements can be made upon request.
Cost: $200.00 HST incl. plus park camping permit. For further information: wildernesstripping@gmail.com
Time: Fri. 5:00 p.m. to Sun. 4:00 p.m. Pre-register by calling the park office at 613 376-3489


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Harvest Festival
Date: September 24, 2016 to September 25, 2016
Location: Day-use area of Park off Burloak Drive. Parking lot F - Spruce Lane Farm.
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.

For more information visit: www.BronteCreek.org

You can also call 905-827-6911 


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Tour
Date: September 25, 2016 to September 25, 2016
Location: Lally Homestead Parking Lot
Event Type:
Description:Guided hike (1-1.5 hours) down the Silver Queen Mine Trail and into a restored, early 1900s mica mine. Hardhats supplied! Hike starts at 10 a.m. at the Lally Homestead parking area. Allow 15 minutes driving time from the main campground.
Sleeping Giant
Event Name: Giant Digital Photography "Fall Colours" Weekend Workshop
Date: September 30, 2016 to October 2, 2016
Location: Based out of the Park conference centre or cabins, visitor centre and various park locations and scenic trails.
Event Type: Music and the Arts
Description:

This fall weekend photo workshop is an intensive learning and practice session with your digital camera - under the expert and patient guidance of our pro photographer, Barry Wojciechowski.

Advanced registration required at www.superiorvisits.com $375.00+HST.  Topics include: Camera techniques and controls for scenics, fall colours, landscapes and panoramas. Techniques for sunrise and sunset photography, skills and techniques for night photography (star trails, northern lights Milky Way), techniques and yips for wildlife photography, mastering the histogram, understanding and choosing the best white balance. Includes visits and walks to scenic shoot locations and trails around the park.

Small group size ensures review of your images and personalized feedback from instructor during the weekend. Great for all camera types and skill levels. Visit www.superiorvisits.com to book the workshop online or call Lois at 1-866-688-9990 or 807-344-9208.

Park accommodations (private room in shared cabin or conference centre) can also be reserved at an additional fee - contact Barb.Rees@Ontario.ca for more information. Optional meal plan also available $.


The Pinery
Event Name: Dune Grass Restoration
Date: October 1, 2016 to October 1, 2016
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

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


Sandbanks
Event Name: 13th Annual County Marathon - Prince Edward County
Date: October 2, 2016 to October 2, 2016
Event Type: Sporting Event
Description:

42.2 km run:Boston qualifier. Route goes through Sandbanks Provincial Park. Be advised of road closures during run. visit www.thecountymarathon.ca for more information.


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Tour
Date: October 2, 2016 to October 2, 2016
Location: Lally Homestead Parking Lot
Event Type:
Description:Guided hike (1-1.5 hours) down the Silver Queen Mine Trail and into a restored, early 1900s mica mine. Hardhats supplied! Hike starts at 10 a.m. at the Lally Homestead parking area. Allow 15 minutes driving time from the main campground.
Emily
Event Name: Hallowe'en Haunt Weekend
Date: October 7, 2016 to October 9, 2016
Location: TBA
Event Type:
Description:

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


Turkey Point
Event Name: Halloween Haunt Weekend
Date: October 7, 2016 to October 10, 2016
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!


Rock Point
Event Name: Halloween Howl!
Date: October 8, 2016 to October 8, 2016
Location: Campground Area - See Event Schedule for details
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Join park staff for Halloween Howl. There will be an afternoon full of activities, games and fun and will round out our day with a Costume Campfire and maybe some trick or treating. A full schedule of events, times and locations will be posted at all event boards throughout the park or you can get your copy at the park office when you register. Hope you will join us for a Howling good Time!


Wheatley
Event Name: Halloween in the Park
Date: October 8, 2016 to October 8, 2016
Location: Through out campgrounds
Event Type:
Description:Trick or treating for kids. Adults come see the awesome decorations and hard work our wonderful campers put into making this special.
Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Tour
Date: October 9, 2016 to October 9, 2016
Location: Lally Homestead Parking Lot
Event Type:
Description:Guided hike (1-1.5 hours) down the Silver Queen Mine Trail and into a restored, early 1900s mica mine. Hardhats supplied! Hike starts at 10 a.m. at the Lally Homestead parking area. Allow 15 minutes driving time from the main campground.
Bronte Creek
Event Name: Camper Halloween Weekend One
Date: October 14, 2016 to October 15, 2016
Location: Campground 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.


MacGregor Point
Event Name: Witches in the Woods
Date: October 15, 2016 to October 16, 2016
Event Type: Seasonal Event
Description:

A fun family event! Trick or treat from the campsite dressed in your favourite costume. Campsite decorating contest, Pumpkin carving contest, Scavenger hunts & more! Campsites book quickly so reserve yours as early as this May!


The Pinery
Event Name: Friends of Pinery Road Race
Date: October 16, 2016 to October 16, 2016
Event Type: Sporting Event
Description:

Jog your way through the Oak Savanna and help support Pinery through the Friends of Pinery. Please go to www.pinerypark.on.ca for registration. Don’t delay – this event fills up fast!


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Camper Halloween Weekend Two
Date: October 21, 2016 to October 22, 2016
Location: Bronte Creek Campground 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.


The Pinery
Event Name: Pinery Halloween Weekend 2016
Date: October 21, 2016 to October 23, 2016
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! NEW - there are added electrical sites in Riverside Areas 2 and 3!


Algonquin
Event Name: Haunted Halloween Weekend
Date: October 28, 2016 to October 29, 2016
Location: Mew Lake Campground
Event Type: Seasonal Event
Description:

The fun begins on Friday night with our owl prowl, that is sure to be a hoot! Join us at the Visitor Centre on Saturday where a Park Naturalist will guide you through a collection of animal skeletons. Mew Lake Campground will feature “pick of the patch” pumpkin carving, spookiest campsite and best costume contests. Everyone is invited to participate in trick-or-treating among the campsites on Saturday night, and later, for a howling good time at the nearby Old Airfield with a wolf howl. We will be roasting creepy crawly spider wieners and ghostly marshmallows. Mew Lake Campground (km 30.6).


Presqu'ile
Event Name: Christmas at Presqu'ile
Date: November 5, 2016 to November 13, 2016
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 5 and 6, 9 12 and 13


The Pinery
Event Name: Christmas Bird Count
Date: December 17, 2016 to December 17, 2016
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.


Algonquin
Event Name: Winter in the Wild
Date: February 18, 2017 to February 18, 2017
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.


Sleeping Giant
Event Name: Sleeping Giant Loppet
Date: March 4, 2017 to March 4, 2017
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 4th, 2017 on your calendar and we’ll see you at the start of the 40th annual Sleeping Giant Loppet! For more information visit www.sleepinggiantloppet.ca or contact (807) 629-0649.