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

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

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

Follow the Northwest Wilderness Quest on social media #NWQuest


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

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

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

Follow the Northwest Wilderness Quest on social media #NWQuest


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

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

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

Follow the Northwest Wilderness Quest on social media #NWQuest


Frontenac
Event Name: The Frontenac All Season Camping Challenge
Date: January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018
Event Type: Seasonal Event
Description:

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

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


Killbear
Event Name: Visitor Centre
Date: May 12, 2018 to October 31, 2018
Location: Visitor Centre
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Description:The Visitor Centre will be open daily May 12 to October 31. 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.
Balsam Lake
Event Name: Junior Naturalist Program
Date: May 18, 2018 to October 8, 2018
Location: Permit Office or any park program
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

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


Balsam Lake
Event Name: Natural Heritage Education Programs
Date: May 18, 2018 to October 8, 2018
Location: Throughout the park!
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Interested in nature, wildlife, and the cultural history of this area? Balsam Lake offers a variety of Natural Heritage Education programs 6 days a week, all summer long, from Canada Day to Labor Day - and on weekends in the fall.  We offer children’s programs, guided hikes, evening slideshows, dramatic presentations, campfires, and interpretive displays. All ages are welcome and encouraged.  Check out what’s happening when you arrive at the park by picking up our weekly schedule from the permit office or follow us on Facebook or Twitter for weekly events.  


Killarney
Event Name: Guided Hikes
Date: May 21, 2018 to September 3, 2018
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Description:

Take to the trails with Killarney Provincial Park naturalists! Enjoy a guided day/night hike into Killarney's interior where you can experience the rocky granite ridges, beautiful quartzite peaks, an abundance of wildlife and breathtaking sunsets, all the while learning about the rich history of the crown jewel of Ontario Parks. Take in the stunning views of Georgian Bay during a hike on our Chikanishing Trail or rest on top of Granite Ridge while being mesmerized by the ever- changing yet always beautiful Killarney sunset. Dust off your hiking boots and clean your camera lenses for a hike to remember. Evening Granite Ridge hikes will be taking place every Wednesday throughout the summer season. Keep an eye on our social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) for more information on event schedules!


Fushimi Lake
Event Name: Incredible Insects - Insectes Incroyables
Date: June 7, 2018 to July 7, 2018
Location: TBD
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Description:

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

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

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


Killbear
Event Name: Under the Same Stars: Minwaadiziwin – Science North Portable Planetarium Show
Date: June 21, 2018 to June 21, 2018
Location: Visitor Centre - 3rd Floor
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Description:

Celebrate National Indigenous Day!

The First People of Northern Ontario were scientists and innovators, carefully tracking and moving with the seasons, and creating inventions that allowed them to survive in the northern forests of our province. With this close connection to the natural world, the Indigenous People developed a strong culture, rooted in respect for the environment.

Through this portable planetarium experience, visitors will learn about the Indigenous worldview and sit at the fire with two people who are connected to the traditional ways. They will leave the planetarium with an understanding of common constellations visible in the night sky and the Anishinaabe stories that define them.

Sign-up at the Visitor Centre. 30 people maximum/presentation.

Presentation times:

10:00-10:45, 11:00-11:45, 12:00-12:45, 1:00-1:45, 2:00-2:45, 3:00-3:45, 4:00-4:45

This event is sponsored by the Friends of Killbear.


Earl Rowe
Event Name: Learn to Fish
Date: June 22, 2018 to June 22, 2018
Location: Across the street from the Fish Ladder
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Description:

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

Session time:    10am - 12pm


Killbear
Event Name: Summer Programs
Date: June 23, 2018 to October 28, 2018
Location: Various locations throughout park
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Description:Evening programs, guided hikes, and children's programs are offered throughout the summer by park naturalists. Programs tell a story about the special natural resources and human history of the park and run an hour in length. During the summer see an updated Calendar of Daily Events at www.friendsofkillbear.com
Killbear
Event Name: Killbear Mini BugBlitzes
Date: June 23, 2018 to September 3, 2018
Location: Various locations around park
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Description:

Killbear is Bug Biltzing

This year Killbear is taking a serious look at what famous biologist E.O. Wilson called “the little things that run the world” – insects. Killbear Mini Bug Blitzes, happening weekly throughout the summer, are are one of the many OP125 stewardship projects throughout the province.

Check the weekly program schedule in the park to find out what Killbear is BugBlitzing this week – moths, dragonflies, aquatic bugs, and more. Hope to see you there!

One of the OP125 Stewardship Projects!


MacGregor Point
Event Name: Damsels and Dragons Children's Program
Date: June 23, 2018 to June 23, 2018
Location: Visitor Centre
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Description:

Come discover the fast-paced world of the most ferocious hunters at MacGregor Point!  Park rangers will lead you to our top secret dragon lair where you will get to look for the beasts themselves!  Meet at the Campfire Circle at 10am.


Murphys Point
Event Name: Night-time Flyers
Date: June 23, 2018 to June 23, 2018
Location: Rideau Comfort Station
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Description:

Mark has added over 500 species of moths to the park list and is hoping to find more! Join him at the Rideau Comfort Station anytime between 9:00pm and 10:30pm where he’ll go through the basics before checking out the light traps he’s set up on site. He’ll also have a couple of bat detectors on hand to pick up the calls of these majestic nocturnal insectivores – who knows, we may even see bats coming in to feast on the moths... He’ll also go through some of the more useful resources available to amateur naturalists, including some online citizen science projects. Please bring a flashlight!


Earl Rowe
Event Name: Learn to Fish
Date: June 23, 2018 to June 23, 2018
Location: Across the street from the Fish Ladder
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Description:

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

Session time: 11am - 1pm


Earl Rowe
Event Name: Learn to Fish
Date: June 24, 2018 to June 24, 2018
Location: Across the street from the Fish Ladder
Event Type:
Description:

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

Session time: 1pm - 3pm


Earl Rowe
Event Name: Learn to Fish
Date: June 25, 2018 to June 25, 2018
Location: Across the street from the Fish Ladder
Event Type:
Description:

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

Session time: 10am - 12pm 


Killarney
Event Name: Scientist in the Park- John Gunn
Date: June 25, 2018 to June 25, 2018
Location: Amphitheatre
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The Killarney Provincial Park is located 40-60 kms southwest of Sudbury, one of the largest metal producing complexes in the world, which constituted one of the world's largest point sources of SO2 emissions. These pollutants resulted in acid rain which greatly affected the Killarney area. Our lakes experienced major biological damage and are still recovering today. Dr. John Gunn, a world renowned fisheries biologist, has studied the effects of acid rain, climate change and other environmental factors for over 25 years, including the effects of these environmental factors on the lakes within Killarney Provincial Park. Join us on the evening of Monday, June 25th for an educational and informative presentation delivered by Dr. John Gunn himself.

***As the content is highly scientific, this presentation is geared towards an adult audience. Content may not be suitable, however children are welcome***


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Tour
Date: June 27, 2018 to June 27, 2018
Location: Lally Homestead Parking Lot
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Description:

Please pre-register at the gatehouse for this limited capacity 1.5 hour guided hike down the trail and into an early 1900s mica mine. Hard hats supplied! Tour starts at 10am.


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

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

Discovery starts here!


Craigleith
Event Name: DISCOVERY DROP-INS
Date: June 29, 2018 to September 1, 2018
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Description:

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


Balsam Lake
Event Name: David Archibald Concert!
Date: June 29, 2018 to June 29, 2018
Location: Amphitheatre @ 7pm
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Description:

As a part of our 125th anniversary, Ontario Parks is excited to announce a province-wide, 30-park concert tour featuring singer-songwriter David Archibald!  David’s upbeat and interactive performances in provincial and national parks celebrate the vast diversity of Canadian cultural and natural history.  See all ON Parks tour dates and find out more.


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Tour
Date: June 29, 2018 to June 29, 2018
Location: Lally Homestead Parking Lot
Event Type:
Description:

Please pre-register at the gatehouse for this limited capacity 1.5 hour guided hike down the trail and into an early 1900s mica mine. Hard hats supplied! Tour starts at 10am.


Selkirk
Event Name: Discovery Drop-ins
Date: June 29, 2018 to September 2, 2018
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Description:

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


Turkey Point
Event Name: Discovery Drop-ins
Date: June 29, 2018 to September 2, 2018
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Description:

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


Earl Rowe
Event Name: Learn to Fish
Date: June 29, 2018 to June 29, 2018
Location: Across the street from the Fish Ladder
Event Type:
Description:

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

Session time:    10am - 12pm


Long Point
Event Name: Discovery Drop-ins
Date: June 29, 2018 to September 2, 2018
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Description:

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


Sauble Falls
Event Name: Discovery Drop-ins
Date: June 29, 2018 to September 2, 2018
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Description:

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


Pinery
Event Name: Family Fishing Week
Date: June 30, 2018 to July 8, 2018
Location: Visitor Centre and Park Store Causeway
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

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

Please visit www.pinerypark.on.ca to view the current detailed Activity Schedule.


Presqu'ile
Event Name: Summer Interpretive Program
Date: June 30, 2018 to September 2, 2018
Location: Throughout the park
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

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


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

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


Neys
Event Name: Family Fishing Week
Date: June 30, 2018 to July 8, 2018
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Try your luck at fishing! Visit the Gatehouse to borrow fishing rods and tackle! Stop by the Visitor Centre or attend an interpretive program to discover the fish of the Little Pic River and Lake Superior!


Killbear
Event Name: Friends of Killbear Pancake Breakfast
Date: June 30, 2018 to June 30, 2018
Location: Day Use Beach/Picnic Shelter
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Description:

Savour the flavour of maple syrup served on fluffy pancakes, all the time knowing that you are supporting the Friends of Killbear Twin Points Viewing Platform fundraising! 9:00am-12:00pm @ Day Use Beach


Nagagamisis
Event Name: Art in the park - Art dans le parc
Date: June 30, 2018 to June 30, 2018
Location: Day use/beach location - Endroit de la plage
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Description:

Some of Canada’s greatest painters have been inspired by the beauty of nature in Ontario’s provincial parks. Follow in the footsteps of Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven and explore the park to find just the right spot to create your own masterpiece. Art supplies provided. From 2pm to 4pm.

Certains des plus grands artistes-peintres du Canada ont été inspirés par la magnifique nature des parcs provinciaux de l’Ontario. Suivez les traces de Tom Thomson et du Groupe des sept pour explorer le parc et découvrir des panoramas inspirants pour la création de votre chef-d’œuvre. Tout les matériels seront fourni. De 14:00 à 16:00 heures.


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

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

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

Join the conversation @OPBronteCreek on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

PLEASE NOTE:

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

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


Rushing River
Event Name: Family Fishing Week
Date: June 30, 2018 to July 8, 2018
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!


Rushing River
Event Name: Canada Day Celebrations
Date: June 30, 2018 to July 2, 2018
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 150th birthday! 


Lake Superior
Event Name: Canada Day Campfire
Date: June 30, 2018 to June 30, 2018
Location: On the beach across from the Agawa Bay Amphitheatre (Visitor Centre at Agawa Bay in case of inclement weather)
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Join us around the campfire for songs and stories of iconic Canada, from voyageurs and lumberjacks to beaver and moose. Feel free to bring along an instrument to play, or a song or story of your own to share with us. Look for smoke and listen for music! Bring a chair or blanket to sit on.


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

In celebration of Ontario Parks’ 125th Anniversary, David Archibald has written five brand new songs that he will be performing during his 2018 summer tour.

Don’t miss this fun, interactive concert that celebrates the rich natural and cultural heritage of Ontario!


Fushimi Lake
Event Name: Art in the park - Art dans le parc
Date: June 30, 2018 to June 30, 2018
Location: TBD
Event Type:
Description:

Some of Canada’s greatest painters have been inspired by the beauty of nature in Ontario’s provincial parks. Follow in the footsteps of Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven and explore the park to find just the right spot to create your own masterpiece. Art supplies provided. For more information about times and locations please contact fushimi lake gate house.

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


Craigleith
Event Name: Family Fishing Week
Date: June 30, 2018 to July 8, 2018
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This week allows Canadian residents to enjoy the fun of fishing without a licence. No fishing gear? Stop by the Park Office where you can borrow Tackleshare rods,reels and tackle free!


Blue Lake
Event Name: Family Fishing Week
Date: June 30, 2018 to July 8, 2018
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Description:

Celebrate Family Fishing Week at Blue Lake! From June 30 - July 8th, 2018, Canadian residents can fish without a license. Stop by the Interpretive Centre to borrow fishing rods and tackle or attend an interpretive program to find out what lurks below Blue Lake's clear waters. Stay tuned for our weekly program schedule, which you can find throughout the park or on Facebook @BlueLakePP.  


Blue Lake
Event Name: Summer Interpretive Program
Date: June 30, 2018 to September 2, 2018
Event Type:
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. 


Ivanhoe Lake
Event Name: Art in the Park / L'art dans le parc
Date: June 30, 2018 to June 30, 2018
Location: Red Pine Beach / Plage Red Pine
Event Type:
Description:

2pm - 4pm

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

14h -16h

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


Ivanhoe Lake
Event Name: Discovery Drop-ins / séance d'accueil Découverte
Date: June 30, 2018 to August 25, 2018
Location: Ivanhoe Lake Provincial Park
Event Type:
Description:

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

Joignez-vous au personnel du parc pour participer à une séance d'accueil Découverte durant les mois de juillet et août. Apportez votre cahier d'activités de découverte (ou prenez-en un à la séance), et utilisez l'équipement et les matériaux fournis pour explorer le parc, observer les plantes et les animaux et découvrir les merveilles de la nature. Faites part de vos observations au personnel du parc, prenez l'engagement du progamme Découverte et recevez votre propre macaron Découverte! Pour de plus amples renseignements, surveillez le calendrier hebdomadaire des événements affiché partout dans le parc. 


René Brunelle
Event Name: Art in the park - Art dans le parc
Date: June 30, 2018 to June 30, 2018
Location: Campers Beach
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Description:

Some of Canada’s greatest painters have been inspired by the beauty of nature in Ontario’s provincial parks. Follow in the footsteps of Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven and explore the park to find just the right spot to create your own masterpiece. Art supplies provided. From 6pm to 8pm.

Certains des plus grands artistes-peintres du Canada ont été inspirés par la magnifique nature des parcs provinciaux de l’Ontario. Suivez les traces de Tom Thomson et du Groupe des sept pour explorer le parc et découvrir des panoramas inspirants pour la création de votre chef-d’œuvre. Tout le matériel est fourni. De 18:00 à 20:00 heures.


Sibbald Point
Event Name: Evening Program
Date: June 30, 2018 to June 30, 2018
Location: Located at the Amphitheater, all ages are welcome. No pets please.
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Discover the secret worlds of some of Sibbald Point’s wild creatures with the Senior Park Naturalist.


Killarney
Event Name: Amphitheatre Programs
Date: June 30, 2018 to September 3, 2018
Location: The Amphitheatre
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Looking for a fun and educational way to end your evening? Why not head on down to our Park's Amphitheatre to view an informative and entertaining presentation delivered and created by one of our park naturalists. Bring your blanket and get comfortable on one of many ampitheatre benches and enjoy a night learning about the history and future of the Algonquin Wolf or Back Country Camping 101. Amphitheatre themes are currently being put together by the creative minds of our knowledgeable staff. Keep an eye on our social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) for more information on event schedules!


Killarney
Event Name: Drop In Programs
Date: June 30, 2018 to September 3, 2018
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Spending some time in the Park this summer? Why not pop by one of our Drop-In programs? No sign up or arrival time required. Maybe you have found a species of butterfly that you are having trouble identifying, stop by our "Ask A Naturalist" pop up booth for some insight! Or maybe you want to learn more about fish conservation and what it means to the ecological integrity of our Park, while getting an up-close look at one of our native fish species?  Whether you stay a while or are just stopping by, we are happy to have you! Keep an eye on our social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) for more information on event schedules!


Killarney
Event Name: Kids Programming
Date: June 30, 2018 to September 3, 2018
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School is out for the summer and you are packing up the kids for a fun filled, week-long vacation. Or maybe an adventure packed day-cation? Well It just so happens that at Killarney Provincial Park, WE LOVE KIDS! We have just the programs to educate and entertain your little nature lover. From pond dipping  for frogs, snakes and other reptiles and catching majestic butterflies to fun nature crafts and interactive games. Your child may spend a day in the life of a white-tailed deer or an Algonquin wolf as part of our Ecosystem Survival game OR learning how to make their way through the park with a compass during our Orienteering program! With all of the fun they'll have, they may never want to leave! Keep an eye on our social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) for more information on event schedules!


Earl Rowe
Event Name: Learn to Fish
Date: June 30, 2018 to June 30, 2018
Location: Across the street from the Fish Ladder
Event Type:
Description:

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

Session time: 11am - 1pm


Kettle Lakes
Event Name: Gettin' Fishy With It
Date: June 30, 2018 to June 30, 2018
Location: Green Lake @ 2:30pm
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Description:

It is the start of Family Fishing week here in Ontario. Meet with the NHE Staff at Green Lake at 2:30pm to learn all about the fish here in Kettle Lakes and what are some of the best way to catch them. 


Kettle Lakes
Event Name: Pocket Full of Canada
Date: June 30, 2018 to June 30, 2018
Location: Amphitheatre @ 7:00pm
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It's Canada Day weekend! To celebrate, the NHE will be looking at some of the popular Canadian animals that are found on the change in your pocket. Meet them at the Amphitheatre at 7:00pm.


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Open House
Date: July 1, 2018 to July 1, 2018
Location: Silver Queen Mine Trail
Event Type:
Description:Hardhats supplied for this 1 km walk along the trail and into the restored Silver Queen Mine and miner's bunkhouse. Venture back in time to the early 1900s when the small-scale mica mining business was booming in eastern Ontario. Meet historical interpreters along the trail. 10 a.m. - Noon.
Darlington
Event Name: Canada Day Celebrations
Date: July 1, 2018 to July 1, 2018
Location: Log Cabin
Event Type:
Description:

Join park staff at the Log Cabin for special Canada Day activities.


Restoule
Event Name: Discovery Program
Date: July 1, 2018 to August 31, 2018
Event Type:
Description:

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


Mikisew
Event Name: Discovery Program
Date: July 1, 2018 to August 31, 2018
Event Type:
Description:

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


René Brunelle
Event Name: Discovery Drop-ins!
Date: July 1, 2018 to August 31, 2018
Location: TBD
Event Type:
Description:

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


Sleeping Giant
Event Name: Canada Day Celebration
Date: July 1, 2018 to July 1, 2018
Location: Marie Louise Lake Campground
Event Type:
Description:

Don that red and white!  Guaranteed fun for the whole family!


Presqu'ile
Event Name: Canada Day Concert with David Archibald
Date: July 1, 2018 to July 1, 2018
Location: Amphitheatre - 7pm
Event Type:
Description:

Balladeer and story teller, David Archibald, returns to Presqu'ile with his musical entertainment.  In celebration of Ontario Parks’ 125th Anniversary, David has written five brand new songs that he will be performing. Don’t miss this fun, interactive concert that celebrates the rich natural and cultural heritage of Presqu'ile and Ontario! 


Bonnechere
Event Name: Canada Day Celebrations
Date: July 1, 2018 to July 1, 2018
Location: The Davenport Centre
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- 11:00AM: Have you got the skills to land the creatures in the pond, come test it out, it’s a bean bag toss!

10:00AM- 12:00PM: Come on down to the Davenport Centre and enjoy our Canada Day photobooth, and enjoy some face-painting!

11:00AM- 12:00PM: Enjoy some water sports with a water balloon toss!

12:30PM- 1:00PM: Take part in a sand castle building competition... keep in mind that the best reptile wins!

12:30PM- 2:00PM: Come on down to the Davenport Centre and enjoy our Canada Day photobooth, and enjoy some face-painting!

2:00PM- 3:00PM: Canada Bingo, let the fun begin and see if you can win!!


Fushimi Lake
Event Name: Amazing Amphibians - Étonnants Amphibiens
Date: July 1, 2018 to July 1, 2018
Location: TBD
Event Type:
Description:

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

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

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


Nagagamisis
Event Name: Amazing Amphibians - Étonnants Amphibiens
Date: July 1, 2018 to July 1, 2018
Location: Day use/beach - Endroit de la plage
Event Type:
Description:

Frogs, toads, salamanders, oh my!  The word amphibian means ‘double life’, as most amphibians spend part of their life on land and part in the water.  Stop by the Discovery Drop-in and get set up to explore, observe, and discover the amazing amphibian species that call our park home. From 10am to 12pm. 

Des grenouilles, des crapauds, des salamandres — oh là là!  Le mot amphibien signifie « qui a la particularité d’avoir une double vie ». En fait, la plupart des amphibiens passent une partie de leur vie sur terre et une partie dans l’eau.  Arrêtez-vous au centre Découverte et installez-vous pour explorer, observer et découvrir les étonnantes espèces d’amphibiens qui ont élu domicile dans notre parc. De 10:00 à 12:00 heures. 


Ivanhoe Lake
Event Name: Art in the Park / L'art dans le parc
Date: July 1, 2018 to July 1, 2018
Location: Red Pine Beach / Plage Red Pine
Event Type:
Description:

2pm - 4pm

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

14h - 16h

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


Murphys Point
Event Name: Wild Ontario at Murphys Point!
Date: July 1, 2018 to July 1, 2018
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. Event sponsored by the Friends of Murphys Point Park. 
Lake Superior
Event Name: Yoga
Date: July 1, 2018 to July 2, 2018
Location: Agawa Bay campground, on the beach by the Visitor Centre; if inclement weather, inside the Visitor Centre
Event Type:
Description:Join certified yoga instructor Adelle Leonard for sessions on July 1st at 5:00pm and July 2nd at 10:00am. As an avid lover of health and wellness, Adelle discovered yoga as a means to promote greater balance within. Influenced by the connection of mind, body and breath, she enjoys creating fun, challenging and alignment focused sequences that guide individuals closer towards the path to the self. Adelle's classes are weaved with creative flows and clean clear instruction with soul, enabling one to feel energized, enlivened and uplifted. She is deeply captivated by nature and is dedicated to living her life in rhythm.   


Ivanhoe Lake
Event Name: Trees are Terrific / Les arbres sont magnifiques!
Date: July 1, 2018 to July 1, 2018
Location: Red Pine Beach / Plage Red Pine
Event Type:
Description:

10am - 12pm

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

10h - 12h

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


Marten River
Event Name: Discovery Drop-ins!
Date: July 1, 2018 to August 31, 2018
Location: TBD
Event Type:
Description:

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


Finlayson Point
Event Name: Discovery Drop-ins!
Date: July 1, 2018 to August 31, 2018
Location: TBD
Event Type:
Description:Join park staff for a Discovery Drop-in during the months of July & August.  Bring along your Discovery Activity Book (or pick one up at the Drop-in), and use the equipment and materials provided to explore the park, observe plants and animals, and discover the wonders of nature.  Be sure to share your observations with park staff, take the Discovery Ranger Pledge and receive your very own Discover Ranger Button!  For more information keep an eye out for weekly calendar of events posted throughout the park.


Windy Lake
Event Name: Discovery Drop-ins!
Date: July 1, 2018 to August 31, 2018
Location: TBD
Event Type:
Description:

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


Halfway Lake
Event Name: Discovery Drop-ins!
Date: July 1, 2018 to August 31, 2018
Location: TBD
Event Type:
Description:

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


Kettle Lakes
Event Name: Time Flies When Your a Bird
Date: July 1, 2018 to July 1, 2018
Location: Slab Lake Field @10:30am
Event Type:
Description:What came first the robin or the egg? While we unfortunately can't answer that question, we will answer tons more during this awesome interactive program on the life-cycles of birds! Our NHE team will take you through the life of a bird with fun activities! So leave the nest for a little and fly on down to Slab Lake Field for 10:30am! 
René Brunelle
Event Name: Amazing Amphibians - Étonnants Amphibiens
Date: July 1, 2018 to July 1, 2018
Location: Campers Beach
Event Type:
Description:

Frogs, toads, salamanders, oh my!  The word amphibian means ‘double life’, as most amphibians spend part of their life on land and part in the water.  Stop by the Discovery Drop-in and get set up to explore, observe, and discover the amazing amphibian species that call our park home. From 10am to 12pm.

Des grenouilles, des crapauds, des salamandres — oh là là!  Le mot amphibien signifie « qui a la particularité d’avoir une double vie ». En fait, la plupart des amphibiens passent une partie de leur vie sur terre et une partie dans l’eau.  Arrêtez-vous au centre Découverte et installez-vous pour explorer, observer et découvrir les étonnantes espèces d’amphibiens qui ont élu domicile dans notre parc. De 10:00 à 12:00 heures.


Fairbank
Event Name: Discovery Drop-ins!
Date: July 1, 2018 to August 31, 2018
Location: TBD
Event Type:
Description:

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


Bonnechere
Event Name: Discovery Drop-Ins!
Date: July 1, 2018 to September 3, 2018
Event Type:
Description:

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


Driftwood
Event Name: Discovery Drop-Ins!
Date: July 1, 2018 to September 3, 2018
Event Type:
Description:

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


Killarney
Event Name: Canada Day at Killarney
Date: July 1, 2018 to July 1, 2018
Event Type:
Description:

O Canada! Celebrate the holiday with a fun-filled day in the park.

Guided Hike: Canadianimals! 2:00PM meet at the Chikanishing creek road boat launch.

Join naturalists on the Chikanishing Trail. On the way we'll learn about some of Canada's most iconic animals that are also near-and-dear to the park, finishing off with a gorgeous view of Georgian bay! Come prepared with sturdy shoes, water, sunscreen, and bug spray. See you there!

Campfire Program: A Great Canadian Evening. 6:00PM at the Nature Centre fire pit.

Get ready for an evening of campfire snacks and sing-alongs; what better way to close out Canada Day? Park naturalists will be regaling the crowd with stories of the parks' rich history and leading in numerous campfire songs. We will also be cooking up some homemade bannock on the fire, so bring your appetite!

*Campfire program will finish at 8:00PM. Fireworks will be taking place at St. Joseph's school in the town of Killarney at 10:15PM**


Earl Rowe
Event Name: Learn to Fish
Date: July 1, 2018 to July 1, 2018
Location: Across the street from the Fish Ladder
Event Type:
Description:

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

Session time:    1pm - 3pm 


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Daily Family Education Programs at Bronte Creek Provincial Park
Date: July 2, 2018 to September 2, 2018
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.  

For more information visit: www.BronteCreek.org

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


Sandbanks
Event Name: David Archibald
Date: July 2, 2018 to July 2, 2018
Location: Amphitheatre
Event Type:
Description:In celebration of Ontario Parks’ 125th Anniversary, David Archibald has written five brand new songs that he will be performing during his 2018 summer tour. Don’t miss this fun, interactive concert that celebrates the rich natural and cultural heritage of Ontario!


Silent Lake
Event Name: DISCOVERY DROP-INS
Date: July 2, 2018 to August 31, 2018
Location: Various locations
Event Type:
Description:

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


Sibbald Point
Event Name: Ask the Naturalist
Date: July 2, 2018 to August 31, 2018
Location: The Beach
Event Type:
Description:

Visit us near the beach to get a hands-on experience with nature. From chasing bugs to creating a nature journal, there’s something for everyone to do! All ages are welcome.

Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Saturday 10:00 am – 11:00 am

July 2nd to August 31st


Earl Rowe
Event Name: Learn to Fish
Date: July 2, 2018 to July 2, 2018
Location: Across the street from the Fish Ladder
Event Type:
Description:

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

Session time:    10am - 12pm


Kettle Lakes
Event Name: Discovery- Nature Detectives
Date: July 2, 2018 to July 2, 2018
Location: Slab Lake @ 10:30am
Event Type:
Description:

You may not always get to see animals in the park, but they're out there! Join us at the Discovery Drop-in at 10:30 am at Slab Lake and we will set you up to explore, observe and discover the variety of signs wildlife leave behind. Who knows what you might find!


Charleston Lake
Event Name: Want to Learn How to Canoe?
Date: July 3, 2018 to July 3, 2018
Location: 9 am & 1 pm
Event Type:
Description:

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


Killarney
Event Name: Drop-In Astronomy
Date: July 3, 2018 to August 28, 2018
Location: Park Observatory
Event Type:
Description:

Join an astronomer-in-residence every Tuesday night at the park observatory for a chance to get a close-up view of Jupiter, Saturn, and some of the most obscure celestial bodies in the night sky! Currently the only provincial park with a high powered telescope, Killarney is excited to expand what has been one of its most popular programs in recent years. You don't want to miss it! Check our social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) for program specifics.

*Program is weather dependant*


Sibbald Point
Event Name: Hands on Heritage
Date: July 3, 2018 to August 30, 2018
Location: Eildon Hall Museum
Event Type:
Description:

Drop by to get your hands on some heritage! You might write a letter with quill and ink, try your hand at some heritage games, or make your own Victorian toy! All ages are welcome.

Thursdays at 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Sunday and Monday at 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm


Earl Rowe
Event Name: Learn to Fish
Date: July 3, 2018 to July 3, 2018
Location: Across the street from the Fish Ladder
Event Type:
Description:

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

Session time:    10am - 12pm


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Tour
Date: July 4, 2018 to September 2, 2018
Location: Lally Homestead Parking Lot
Event Type:
Description:Limited capacity. Offered twice/week in July and August. Call the park at 613-267-5060 for specific dates/times. Please pre-register at the registration gatehouse or call ahead for this 1-1.5 hour guided hike down the trail and into an early 1900s mica mine.
Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Tour
Date: July 4, 2018 to July 4, 2018
Location: 8:30pm at the Lally Homestead Parking Lot
Event Type:
Description:

Join Mark, Matt, and hopefully some evening birds, bats and moths for this special nature night hike along the Silver Queen Mine Trail. See this restored, early 1900s mica mine in a different light too! Hardhats supplied but bring a flashlight. Meet at the Lally Homestead Parking Lot. Hike starts at 8:30p.m. Allow 10 minutes driving time from the main campground.


Sandbanks
Event Name: Raptor Show
Date: July 5, 2018 to July 5, 2018
Location: Amphitheatre
Event Type:
Description:

7 pm

Join the Canadian Raptor Conservancy for a live, free-flying birds of prey show! Take this unique and exciting opportunity to see five distinct birds of prey native to Ontario. Fun for all ages, this special event will be both entertaining and educational!


Quetico
Event Name: Powerful Planet with Science North
Date: July 5, 2018 to July 5, 2018
Location: Teaching Place at 7:00PM
Event Type:
Description:

Have you ever wondered how a cloud is formed? Or just how much air pressure is in our atmosphere? Join the Science North Bluecoats for an exciting live show demonstrating the wonders of weather and climate. This show is sure to blow you away! 


Kakabeka Falls
Event Name: Yoga in the Park
Date: July 5, 2018 to July 5, 2018
Location: Visitor Center viewing pod
Event Type:
Description:

As an avid lover of health and wellness, Adelle discovered Yoga as a means to promote greater balance within. Motivated by her passion to inspire and share this ritual, in 2010 she embarked on her journey as an instructor. Influenced by the connection of mind, body and breath, she enjoys creating fun, challenging and alignment focused sequences that guide individuals closer towards the path to the self. Certified in Hatha, Vinyasa, Restorative & Chakra Yoga, her classes are weaved with creative flows and clean clear instruction with soul, enabling one to feel energized, enlivened and uplifted. She is deeply captivated by nature and is dedicated to living her life in rhythm. 

Join Adelle at the park at 1pm and 5pm !

Please refer to the following article for more information about the yoga tour: http://www.ontarioparks.com/parksblog/nama-stay-nature-ontario-parks/ 


Rock Point
Event Name: Mysterious Night Skies
Date: July 6, 2018 to July 6, 2018
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.


Fushimi Lake
Event Name: Aquatic Acrobats - Acrobates Aquatiques
Date: July 6, 2018 to July 6, 2018
Location: TBD
Event Type:
Description:

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

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

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

 


Murphys Point
Event Name: Night-time Flyers
Date: July 6, 2018 to July 6, 2018
Location: Rideau Comfort Station
Event Type:
Description:

Mark has added over 500 species of moths to the park list and is hoping to find more! Join him at the Rideau Comfort Station anytime between 9:00pm and 10:00pm where he’ll go through the basics before checking out the light traps he’s set up on site. He’ll also have a couple of bat detectors on hand to pick up the calls of these majestic nocturnal insectivores – who knows, we may even see bats coming in to feast on the moths... He’ll also go through some of the more useful resources available to amateur naturalists, including some online citizen science projects. Please bring a flashlight!


Nagagamisis
Event Name: Aquatic Acrobats - Acrobates Aquatiques
Date: July 6, 2018 to July 6, 2018
Location: Park Lake: At the canoe rack - Au porte-canoë
Event Type:
Description:

Wetland and shoreline habitats support a huge variety of life – from Whirligig Beetles to Beavers - and are wonderlands to explore! Join us at the Discovery Drop-in and we will set you up to explore, observe, and discover our park’s aquatic acrobats. From 2pm to 4pm.

Les terres humides et les rivages sont des merveilles pour l’explorateur en vous! Ces habitats abritent une grande variété de formes de vie — des coléoptères gyrin (des insectes) aux castors. Rejoignez-nous au centre Découverte et nous vous préparerons à l’exploration, à l’observation et à la découverte de ces acrobates aquatiques qui vivent dans notre parc. De 14:00 à 16:00 heures.


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Tour
Date: July 6, 2018 to July 6, 2018
Location: Lally Homestead Parking Lot
Event Type:
Description:

Please pre-register at the gatehouse for this limited capacity 1.5 hour guided hike down the trail and into an early 1900s mica mine. Hard hats supplied! Tour starts at 10am.


Kakabeka Falls
Event Name: Meet a Conservation Officer and his K-9 coworker!
Date: July 6, 2018 to July 6, 2018
Location: Visitor Center Amphitheater
Event Type:
Description:

Join Officer Heerschap and his pup at the Visitor Center Amphitheater from 6:00 pm-7:00 pm and learn what it takes to be a K-9 CO.


René Brunelle
Event Name: Night Sky
Date: July 6, 2018 to July 6, 2018
Location: Campers Beach
Event Type:
Description:

For more information about this discovery drop-in, please contact René Brunelle Provincial park. 

Pour plus d'information sur cette activité, veuillez contacter le Parc Pronvincial René Brunelle.


Killarney
Event Name: Vintage Movie Nights
Date: July 6, 2018 to September 3, 2018
Location: Amphitheatre
Event Type:
Description:

Remember the old days of photo slides and movie reels? Come re-live the past with freshly-popped popcorn and a classic movie projector to celebrate Ontario Parks' 125th year! Bring a blanket and the family and join park naturalists at the amphitheatre to take in some classic flicks about the history of the park on 16mm film. Don't forget the bug spray! Programs will run weekly on Friday evenings. Watch out on social media for program details.


Earl Rowe
Event Name: Learn to Fish
Date: July 6, 2018 to July 6, 2018
Location: Across the street from the Fish Ladder
Event Type:
Description:

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

Session time:    10am - 12pm


Earl Rowe
Event Name: Learn to Fish
Date: July 6, 2018 to July 6, 2018
Location: Across the street from the Fish Ladder
Event Type:
Description:

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

Session time:    2pm - 4pm


Darlington
Event Name: Family Fishing Day
Date: July 7, 2018 to July 7, 2018
Location: Picnic Area # 4
Event Type:
Description:

Fill your day with some fishy fun! Join guests from OFAH  for fishing in McLaughlin Bay. Equipment and bait provided. No license required.

Check out the new fishing nodes!


Rock Point
Event Name: Mysterious Night Skies 2
Date: July 7, 2018 to July 7, 2018
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.


MacGregor Point
Event Name: NABA Butterfly Count
Date: July 7, 2018 to July 7, 2018
Location: 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 Madeline Sanagan at 519-389-6232.


Algonquin
Event Name: Rock Bass Family Fishing Day
Date: July 7, 2018 to July 7, 2018
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. 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
Emily
Event Name: Family Fishing Derby
Date: July 7, 2018 to July 7, 2018
Event Type:
Description:

Participate in the 6th Annual Fishing Derby at Emily Provincial Park to celebrate Family Fishing Week, where you can fish license free from June 30th to July 8th!

Participants have until 3pm to report their catches and a chance to win a prize.


Finlayson Point
Event Name: Finlayson Point - Family Fishing Day
Date: July 7, 2018 to July 7, 2018
Location: Picnic Shelter & Boat Basin
Event Type: Sporting Event
Description:

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

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


Bronte Creek
Event Name: David Archibald - OP125 Concert
Date: July 7, 2018 to July 7, 2018
Location: Campground Amphitheater - 3201 Upper Middle Road W, Oakville.
Event Type:
Description:

In celebration of Ontario Parks’ 125th Anniversary, David Archibald has written five brand new songs that he will be performing during his 2018 summer tour. Don’t miss this fun, David will entertain you during this upbeat, interactive concert that celebrates the rich natural and cultural heritage of Ontario!

Songs include: Rocks of Tobermory, We Got the Rock!, Ballad of Pirate Bill, Captain John Munroe and more. 

8:00 pm at the amphitheater just before  woodlands/ ravine campground loops.

Bring your folding chairs, blankets or sit-upons. 


Murphys Point
Event Name: Algonquin Wigwas Tchiman
Date: July 7, 2018 to July 20, 2018
Location: Main Beach picnic shelter
Event Type:
Description:

Birchbark Canoe Build with Chuck Commanda, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. daily

Chuck Commanda comes from a long line of Algonquin canoe builders. As a young boy, growing up in Kitigan-Zibi, Chuck helped his grandparents make birchbark canoes. Now, years later, Chuck enjoys sharing his knowledge and showcasing his skills to the public. Meet him anytime between 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. daily at the main beach picnic shelter. He will build a birchbark canoe (Wigwas Tchiman) in 14 days, using birch, spruce, ash and cedar materials harvested in the park and surrounding area. The finished canoe will be launched on July 21st!


Nagagamisis
Event Name: Incredible Insects - Insectes Incroyables
Date: July 7, 2018 to July 7, 2018
Location: Playground - Cour de récréation
Event Type:
Description:

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

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


Ivanhoe Lake
Event Name: Amazing Amphibians / Étonnants amphibiens
Date: July 7, 2018 to July 7, 2018
Location: Red Pine Beach / Plage Red Pine
Event Type:
Description:

10am - 12pm 

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

10h - 12h 

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


Ivanhoe Lake
Event Name: Feathered Friends / Amis à plumes
Date: July 7, 2018 to July 7, 2018
Location: Red Pine Beach / Plage Red Pine
Event Type:
Description:

2pm - 4pm

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

14h - 16h

Combien d’oiseaux avez-vous vus ou entendus dans le parc? L’Ontario est le foyer d’oiseaux de toutes sortes, de toutes tailles et aux couleurs multiples. Ils forment une partie importante de notre biodiversité locale – leur diversité est étonnante. Venez nous rejoindre au centre Découverte pour obtenir quelques trucs au sujet des oiseaux et lancez-vous à la recherche des amis à plumes. 


Bonnechere
Event Name: Art in the Park
Date: July 7, 2018 to July 7, 2018
Location: The Davenport Centre
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.


Balsam Lake
Event Name: Ken Ramsden Concert!
Date: July 7, 2018 to July 7, 2018
Location: Amphitheatre - 7pm
Event Type:
Description:

Join us for this entertaining concert by Ken Ramsden!  Sit back and enjoy the show as he plays the fiddle, guitar, and harmonica.  He'll share tales of Canada, the animals, and trees as well as humorous jokes and songs to connect us with the great outdoors.  If you want to join in, he'll have wooden spoons, tambourines, and shakers to share. A show you won't want to miss!


René Brunelle
Event Name: Incredible Insects - Insectes Incroyables
Date: July 7, 2018 to July 7, 2018
Location: Comfort Station
Event Type:
Description:

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

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


Sibbald Point
Event Name: Evening Program
Date: July 7, 2018 to August 25, 2018
Location: Located at the Amphitheater, all ages are welcome. No pets please.
Event Type:
Description:

Discover the secret worlds of some of Sibbald Point’s wild creatures with the Senior Park Naturalist. 

Saturdays in July and August.


Earl Rowe
Event Name: Learn to Fish
Date: July 7, 2018 to July 7, 2018
Location: Across the street from the Fish Ladder
Event Type:
Description:

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

Session time:    11am - 1pm


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Open House
Date: July 8, 2018 to July 8, 2018
Location: Silver Queen Mine Trail
Event Type:
Description:Hardhats supplied for this 1 km walk along the trail and into the restored Silver Queen Mine and miner's bunkhouse. Venture back in time to the early 1900s when the small-scale mica mining business was booming in eastern Ontario. Meet historical interpreters along the trail. 10 a.m. - Noon
Balsam Lake
Event Name: Balsam Lake Farmers Market
Date: July 8, 2018 to July 8, 2018
Location: Beach Area near Parking Lots 1-3, 10am-3pm
Event Type:
Description:

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

Join us at the beach and shop local on Sun July 8, Sun July 22, Sun Aug 12, and Sun Aug 26 with a variety of vendors selling hand-made and home grown items from the local area: fresh veggies, baked goods, nature photography, decorative items, lawn ornaments, soaps, candles, wooden furniture and decor, and so much more!  A daily vehicle permit or camping permit is required to enter the park and the farmers markets.  

For more information or to register as a vendor: email aileen.clarke@ontario.ca or phone 705-454-3324 ext 5228.


Nagagamisis
Event Name: Feathered Friends - Amis À Plumes
Date: July 8, 2018 to July 8, 2018
Location: Gate House - Gare
Event Type:
Description:

How many birds have you seen or heard in the park? Ontario’s birds come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, and colours and are an important part of our local biodiversity – the amazing variety of life around us.  Join us at the Discovery Drop-in to pick up some birding tips and head out in search of some feathered friends. From 10am to 12pm.

Combien d’oiseaux avez-vous vus ou entendus dans le parc? L’Ontario est le foyer d’oiseaux de toutes sortes, de toutes tailles et aux couleurs multiples. Ils forment une partie importante de notre biodiversité locale — leur diversité est étonnante.  Venez nous rejoindre au centre Découverte pour obtenir quelques trucs au sujet des oiseaux et lancez-vous à la recherche des amis à plumes. De 10:00 à 12:00 heures. 

 


René Brunelle
Event Name: Feathered Friends - Amis À Plumes
Date: July 8, 2018 to July 8, 2018
Location: La Vigilance
Event Type:
Description:

How many birds have you seen or heard in the park? Ontario’s birds come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, and colours and are an important part of our local biodiversity – the amazing variety of life around us.  Join us at the Discovery Drop-in to pick up some birding tips and head out in search of some feathered friends. From 10am to 12pm.

Combien d’oiseaux avez-vous vus ou entendus dans le parc? L’Ontario est le foyer d’oiseaux de toutes sortes, de toutes tailles et aux couleurs multiples. Ils forment une partie importante de notre biodiversité locale — leur diversité est étonnante.  Venez nous rejoindre au centre Découverte pour obtenir quelques trucs au sujet des oiseaux et lancez-vous à la recherche des amis à plumes. De  10:00 à 12:00 heures.


Ivanhoe Lake
Event Name: Undercover Critters / Creatures cachées
Date: July 8, 2018 to July 8, 2018
Location: Red Pine Beach / Plage Red Pine
Event Type:
Description:

10am - 12pm

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

10h - 12h 

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


Fushimi Lake
Event Name: Feathered Friends - Amis À Plumes
Date: July 8, 2018 to July 8, 2018
Location: TBD
Event Type:
Description:

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

Combien d’oiseaux avez-vous vus ou entendus dans le parc? L’Ontario est le foyer d’oiseaux de toutes sortes, de toutes tailles et aux couleurs multiples. Ils forment une partie importante de notre biodiversité locale — leur diversité est étonnante.  Venez nous rejoindre au centre Découverte pour obtenir quelques trucs au sujet des oiseaux et lancez-vous à la recherche des amis à plumes.

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


Sibbald Point
Event Name: Children’s Programs
Date: July 8, 2018 to September 2, 2018
Location: Park Amphitheater
Event Type:
Description:

Join us at the amphitheater to explore the park through hands-on activities, demonstrations and games! Best suited to ages 4 – 12 years old. Guardian must accompany children under 16 years of age. No pets please.

Sundays at 10:00 am

July 8th to September 2nd


Earl Rowe
Event Name: Learn to Fish
Date: July 8, 2018 to July 8, 2018
Location: Across the street from the Fish Ladder
Event Type:
Description:

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

Session time:    1pm - 3pm


Pinery
Event Name: David Archibald Tour
Date: July 9, 2018 to July 9, 2018
Location: Pinery Outdoor Theatre
Event Type:
Description:

Visit Pinery on July 9th to see singer/song writer David Archibald perform! David has a series of park and camping themed songs that are sure to get you up dancing and singing along. This concert is great for kids and families and is an event you won't want to miss!

Program time to be determined.


Earl Rowe
Event Name: Learn to Fish
Date: July 9, 2018 to July 9, 2018
Location: Across the street from the Fish Ladder
Event Type:
Description:

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

Session time:    10am - 12pm


MacGregor Point
Event Name: David Archibald Concert
Date: July 10, 2018 to July 10, 2018
Location: Visitor Centre - Campfire Circle
Event Type:
Description:

Come enjoy Ontario Parks' favourite singer/songwriter, David Archibald for his "Park Songs!" show! An upbeat musical romp through the natural and cultural history of our tremendous provincial parks. Songs include: Rocks of Tobermory, We Got the Rock!, Ballad of Pirate Bill, Captain John Munroe and more. 


Earl Rowe
Event Name: Learn to Fish
Date: July 10, 2018 to July 10, 2018
Location: Across the street from the Fish Ladder
Event Type:
Description:

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

Session time:     10am - 12pm


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Tour
Date: July 11, 2018 to July 11, 2018
Location: 8:30pm at the Lally Homestead Parking Lot
Event Type:
Description:

Join Mark, Julianne, and hopefully some evening birds, bats and moths for this special nature night hike along the Silver Queen Mine Trail. See this restored, early 1900s mica mine in a different light too! Hardhats supplied but bring a flashlight. Meet at the Lally Homestead Parking Lot. Hike starts at 8:30p.m. Allow 10 minutes driving time from the main campground.


Sandbanks
Event Name: 125 Years of Fashion
Date: July 12, 2018 to July 12, 2018
Location: Amphitheatre
Event Type:
Description:

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


Sibbald Point
Event Name: Guided Walk
Date: July 12, 2018 to July 12, 2018
Location: Maidenhair Fern Trail
Event Type:
Description:

Take a gentle stroll through the park to explore the nocturnal world around us. All ages are welcome. No pets please.

Thursday – 8:00 pm


Blue Lake
Event Name: Powerful Planet with Science North
Date: July 12, 2018 to July 12, 2018
Location: The Amphitheatre at 7:00pm
Event Type:
Description:

Have you ever wondered how a cloud is formed? Or just how much air pressure is in our atmosphere? Join the Science North Bluecoats for an exciting live show demonstrating the wonders of weather and climate. This show is sure to blow you away! 


Neys
Event Name: Lake Superior Sand and Sun Weekend
Date: July 13, 2018 to July 15, 2018
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.


René Brunelle
Event Name: Our Park - Notre Parc
Date: July 13, 2018 to July 13, 2018
Location: Comfort Station
Event Type:
Description:

For more information about this discovery drop-in, please contact René Brunelle Provincial Park. 

Pour plus d'information sure cette activité, veuillez contacter Parc Provincial René Brunnelle.


Nagagamisis
Event Name: Trees Are Terrific - Les Arbres Sont Magnifiques
Date: July 13, 2018 to July 13, 2018
Location: Gate House - Gare
Event Type:
Description:

How could we live without them? Join us at the Discovery Drop-in and spend some time exploring the diversity and beauty of the trees in our park. We will set you up to take leaf and bark rubbings too! From 2pm to 4pm.

Comment pourriez-vous vivre sans les arbres? Venez nous rejoindre au centre Découverte et prenez le temps d’explorer la diversité et la beauté des arbres qui poussent dans notre parc. Nous vous aiderons à récupérer des feuilles et à calquer les écorces des arbres. De 14:00 à 16:00 heures.


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Tour
Date: July 13, 2018 to July 13, 2018
Location: Lally Homestead Parking Lot
Event Type:
Description:

Please pre-register at the gatehouse for this limited capacity 1.5 hour guided hike down the trail and into an early 1900s mica mine. Hard hats supplied! Tour starts at 2pm.


Fushimi Lake
Event Name: Trees Are Terrific - Les Arbres Sont Magnifiques
Date: July 13, 2018 to July 13, 2018
Location: TBD
Event Type:
Description:

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

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

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


Earl Rowe
Event Name: Learn to Fish
Date: July 13, 2018 to July 13, 2018
Location: Across the street from the Fish Ladder
Event Type:
Description:

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

Session time:    10am - 12pm


Earl Rowe
Event Name: Learn to Fish
Date: July 13, 2018 to July 13, 2018
Location: Across the street from the Fish Ladder
Event Type:
Description:

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

Session time:    2pm - 4pm


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

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


Darlington
Event Name: Canadian Raptor Conservancy
Date: July 14, 2018 to July 14, 2018
Location: Picnic Shelter # 3
Event Type:
Description:

RAIN OR SHINE!

Join our special guests to experience "LIVE" BIRDS OF PREY up close! Arrive early to get "a bird's eye view".


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

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


Fushimi Lake
Event Name: Undercover Critters - Créatures cachées
Date: July 14, 2018 to July 14, 2018
Location: TBD
Event Type:
Description:

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

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

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


René Brunelle
Event Name: Rock on! - Quel "rush"!
Date: July 14, 2018 to July 14, 2018
Location: Campers Beach
Event Type:
Description:

Did you know that Ontario is home to some of the oldest rocks on Earth? Join us at the Discovery Drop-in to learn where the best rock hunting spots are in the park, and use the Rock On! checklist to record your observations as you explore the park. From 2pm to 4pm.

 Savez-vous que l’Ontario abrite certaines des plus vieilles pierres sur terre? Rendez-vous au centre Découverte pour apprendre où se trouvent les meilleurs terrains de chasse aux cailloux du parc et comment utiliser la liste de contrôle pour répertorier vos observations lors de vos explorations. De 14:00 à 16:00 heures.


Bonnechere
Event Name: Archaeology Day
Date: July 14, 2018 to July 14, 2018
Location: The 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. Begins @ 10:00AM


Killbear
Event Name: David Archibald - Special Concert
Date: July 14, 2018 to July 14, 2018
Location: Amphitheatre - 7:30pm
Event Type:
Description:

A special OP125 event with new songs to celebrate our provincial parks! Listen for a song about one of Killbear’s favourite critters that slither. A crowd pleaser for the entire family.


Ivanhoe Lake
Event Name: Nature Detectives / Enquêteurs de la nature
Date: July 14, 2018 to July 14, 2018
Location: Visitor Center / Centre Visiteur
Event Type:
Description:

10am - 12pm

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

10h - 12h 

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


Ivanhoe Lake
Event Name: Wow Wildflowers! / Wow! Les fleurs sauvages
Date: July 14, 2018 to July 14, 2018
Location: Visitor Center / Centre Visiteur
Event Type:
Description:

2pm - 4pm

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

14h - 16h

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


Nagagamisis
Event Name: Undercover Critters - Créatures cachées
Date: July 14, 2018 to July 14, 2018
Location: Gate house - Gare
Event Type:
Description:

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

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


Kettle Lakes
Event Name: Digging for Gold
Date: July 14, 2018 to July 14, 2018
Location: Slab Lake Field @ 2:30pm
Event Type:
Description:

Kettle Lakes is celebrating the area's mining heritage with a fun mining game! Put on your hard hats, grab your axes and pan for gold in this exciting relay race. The game starts at 2:30 pm at Slab Lake Field


Killarney
Event Name: 20th Annual Butterfly Count
Date: July 14, 2018 to July 14, 2018
Location: Nature Centre
Event Type:
Description:

Shake out your butterfly nets and grab your best field guide because Killarney’s 20th Annual Butterfly Count is coming up on Saturday July 14th, 2018!

9:00 a.m at the Nature Centre.

Join Park Naturalists and butterfly expert volunteers for a full day of butterfly chasing. Our count is part of the North American Butterfly Association's annual count, which has been running since 1993. These one-day monitoring events take place all across North America. Of the 450 counts between Canada, the United States, and Mexico, Killarney PP's is one of the most northerly. The counts were developed to promote an interest in butterflies and to produce valuable information for scientific monitoring. By comparing data from past years we can monitor changes in populations and study the effects of weather and habitat change. With nets and field guides in-hand we will have a blast learning about the beautiful and important species that call the park their home. Dinner and all necessary equipment will be provided.  Proper footwear, sun protection, a lunch and your commitment to a full day of activity is required. 


Petroglyphs
Event Name: Evening Event
Date: July 14, 2018 to July 14, 2018
Location: Visitor Centre
Event Type:
Description:

Come join us for a unique opportunity to experience the petroglyphs in a new light. Under the cover of night, low-angle lighting reveals hundreds of carvings not visible during the day. Each program begins with a showing of the award-winning film "The Teaching Rocks". An interpreter will then lead visitors to the petroglyph site to tell stories passed down through generations relating to our nation's First Peoples and discuss theories as to why these mysterious carvings were made.

Gates re-open at 7:00 pm and the program begins at 8:15 pm.

Please remember to bring a flashlight and bug spray. For more information, please call the park at (705) 877-2552.


Earl Rowe
Event Name: Learn to Fish
Date: July 14, 2018 to July 14, 2018
Location: Across the street from the Fish Ladder
Event Type:
Description:

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

Session time:    11am - 1pm


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Open House
Date: July 15, 2018 to July 15, 2018
Location: Silver Queen Mine Trail
Event Type:
Description:Hardhats supplied for this 1 km walk along the trail and into the restored Silver Queen Mine and miner's bunkhouse. Venture back in time to the early 1900s when the small-scale mica mining business was booming in eastern Ontario. Meet historical interpreters along the trail. 10 a.m. - Noon
Fushimi Lake
Event Name: Nature Detectives - Enquêteurs de la Nature
Date: July 15, 2018 to July 15, 2018
Location: TBD
Event Type:
Description:

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

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

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


Nagagamisis
Event Name: Nature Detectives - Enquêteurs de la Nature
Date: July 15, 2018 to July 15, 2018
Location: Time Trail - Sentier Time
Event Type:
Description:

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

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


Ivanhoe Lake
Event Name: Aquatic Acrobats / Acrobates aquatiques
Date: July 15, 2018 to July 15, 2018
Location: Saw Lake Island / Ile Saw Lake
Event Type:
Description:

10am - 12pm

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

10h - 12h 

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


Grundy Lake
Event Name: David Archibald Concert
Date: July 15, 2018 to July 15, 2018
Location: Park Amphitheatre
Event Type:
Description:

In celebration of Ontario Parks’ 125th Anniversary, David Archibald has written five brand new songs that he will be performing during his 2018 summer tour. Don’t miss this fun, interactive concert that celebrates the rich natural and cultural heritage of Ontario! Join us at the Amphitheatre at 7:30 PM.


René Brunelle
Event Name: Trees Are Terrific - Les Arbres Sont Magnifiques
Date: July 15, 2018 to July 15, 2018
Location: La Vigilance
Event Type:
Description:

How could we live without them? Join us at the Discovery Drop-in and spend some time exploring the diversity and beauty of the trees in our park. We will set you up to take leaf and bark rubbings too! From 10 am to 12pm. 

 Comment pourriez-vous vivre sans les arbres? Venez nous rejoindre au centre Découverte et prenez le temps d’explorer la diversité et la beauté des arbres qui poussent dans notre parc. Nous vous aiderons à récupérer des feuilles et à calquer les écorces des arbres. De 10:00 à 12:00 heures.


Earl Rowe
Event Name: Learn to Fish
Date: July 15, 2018 to July 15, 2018
Location: Across the street from the Fish Ladder
Event Type:
Description:

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

Session time:    1pm - 3pm 


Earl Rowe
Event Name: Learn to Fish
Date: July 16, 2018 to July 16, 2018
Location: Across the street from the Fish Ladder
Event Type:
Description:

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

Session time:    10am - 12pm 


Halfway Lake
Event Name: David Archibald Concert
Date: July 17, 2018 to July 17, 2018
Event Type:
Description:

Come join us in welcoming David Archibald to Halfway Lake! An evening filled with music and fun - concert starts at 8pm but we encourage you to come early and enjoy the park!


Earl Rowe
Event Name: Learn to Fish
Date: July 17, 2018 to July 17, 2018
Location: Across the street from the Fish Ladder
Event Type:
Description:

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

Session time:    10am - 12pm    


Sandbanks
Event Name: Sandfest
Date: July 18, 2018 to July 18, 2018
Location: Mouth of the Outlet River
Event Type: Seasonal Event
Description:

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


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Tour
Date: July 18, 2018 to July 18, 2018
Location: Lally Homestead Parking Lot
Event Type:
Description:

Please pre-register at the gatehouse for this limited capacity 1.5 hour guided hike down the trail and into an early 1900s mica mine. Hard hats supplied! Tour starts at 10am.


Awenda
Event Name: Healthy Parks, Healthy People
Date: July 20, 2018 to July 20, 2018
Location: Awenda Provincial Park
Event Type:
Description:

Come one, come all and enjoy FREE DAY USE at Awenda Provincial Park on July 21st in honour of Healthy Parks, Healthy People. Enjoy the opportunity to re-connect with nature and discover both mental and physical health benefits of time spent in Awenda, one of Ontario's hidden gems! Park staff will be leading special activities throughout the day: (stay tuned as details are developed)

We hope to see you there! 


Darlington
Event Name: Healthy Parks/Healthy People
Date: July 20, 2018 to July 20, 2018
Event Type:
Description:

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


Pinery
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People Celebrations & FREE Day Use
Date: July 20, 2018 to July 20, 2018
Event Type:
Description:

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

For more information please see our posted activity sheet at www.pinerypark.on.ca

We're looking forward to seeing you!


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

Join us to celebrate parks and healthy living!

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


Mikisew
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Date: July 20, 2018 to July 20, 2018
Event Type:
Description:

Celebrate Healthy Parks Healthy People free day use and get out and explore! There are lots of events to get you active and in nature to take part in so please join us and have a fun filled day!

More detailed event information will be coming soon!


Restoule
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Date: July 20, 2018 to July 20, 2018
Event Type:
Description:

Celebrate Healthy Parks Healthy People free day use and get out and explore! There are lots of events to get you active and in nature to take part in so please join us and have a fun filled day!

More detailed event information will be coming soon!


Rock Point
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Date: July 20, 2018 to July 20, 2018
Location: Rock point Provincial Park Day Use area
Event Type:
Description:Be sure to come down to day use  and discover the outdoors. Kids grab your parents and join us for a variety of activities from challenges to special programs put on by staff at various times throughout the day. The fun is set to begin at 10:30 am and there will be something for everyone.
Rondeau
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People Day (FREE DAY USE)
Date: July 20, 2018 to July 20, 2018
Location: Rondeau Provincial Park
Event Type:
Description:

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

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


Rushing River
Event Name: Rushing River Healthy Parks Healthy People
Date: July 20, 2018 to July 20, 2018
Location: Various Locations
Event Type:
Description:

Join Rushing River staff in celebrating Healthy Parks Healthy People (#HPHP) and rediscovering our connection to nature!  


Ivanhoe Lake
Event Name: HPHP Day! - Discovery Hike / Randonnée vers la découverte
Date: July 20, 2018 to July 20, 2018
Location: Quaking Bog Trail / Sentier Quaking Bog
Event Type:
Description:

2pm - 4pm

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

14h - 16h 

Explorer un sentier en utilisant vos sens. Qui sait ce que vous y découvrirez? Attachez bien vos souliers de marche et rendez-vous au centre Découverte; vous y obtiendrez des conseils et des outils pour explorer le sentier Quaking Bog à votre rythme. 


Quetico
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Date: July 20, 2018 to July 20, 2018
Location: Entire Park
Event Type:
Description:

Ontario’s provincial parks play a vital role in the protection of our natural environment, but did you know that spending time in nature is good for your health too? Join us at our third annual Healthy Parks Healthy People celebration on July 20th, 2018 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. All visitors to Quetico will be issued a complimentary day-pass at one of our six Entry Stations.


Killbear
Event Name: Healthy Parks, Healthy People Day - Free Day Use
Date: July 20, 2018 to July 20, 2018
Location: Day Use Beach/Picnic Shelter
Event Type: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Description:

Join us at the Day Use Beach to celebrate OP125 and Healthy Parks Healthy People! Free day use in all parks to celebrate Ontario Parks' 125 Anniversary!

Activities will be happening throughout the day.

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


Bonnechere
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People Day
Date: July 20, 2018 to July 20, 2018
Location: Meet at the Davenport Centre
Event Type: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Description:

Come on out and enjoy a beautiful day filled with activity here at Bonnechere! On Healthy Parks Healthy People Day there is free day-use at all Ontario Parks. The doors are open to everyone in Ontario; there will be no charge for day-use visitation during the celebration.

The idea behind this free-use day is to allow the public time to strengthen and rediscover people's connection to nature! Ontario’s provincial parks are home to some of the most inspiring and beautiful landscapes in the country. We want to increase the awareness and uptake of the strong benefits linked to spending time in nature.

At Bonnechere, the focus will be on a holistic approach to healthy living and enjoying our natural environment. Throughout the day we will have multiple workshops all focusing on different aspects of health.

9:30- 10:00 AM: Yoga on the Beach with Brianna

10:30AM- 12:00PM: Drop-In paint sessions. Come out and explore your inner artist and paint with all the colours of nature!

12:30PM- 1:30PM: Park-wide Scavenger Hunt- Meet at the Davenport Centre for a park-wide scavenger hunt! Be the first one to complete all tasks and win a prize!

1:45PM- 3:15PM: Come out and join in on a bird-house building workshop!


Turkey Point
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People Day
Date: July 20, 2018 to July 20, 2018
Event Type:
Description:

Ontario’s provincial parks play a vital role in the protection of our natural environment, but did you know that spending time in nature is good for your health too? Join us at our third annual Healthy Parks Healthy People celebration on July 20th, 2018 to learn about and celebrate the link between healthy parks and healthy people. During this event there will be no charge for day use entry to any provincial park in Ontario. Visit our Facebook page for updated events and times


Algonquin
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People Day in Algonquin
Date: July 20, 2018 to July 20, 2018
Location: Various locations along Hwy 60
Event Type: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Description:

Celebrate Healthy Parks Healthy People Day at Algonquin Park!  Free Day-Use is offered this day at Algonquin and all Ontario Provincial Parks!  The day will feature a full schedule of special events and activities.  Please check back for updated schedule later in the season.


Sleeping Giant
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Date: July 20, 2018 to July 20, 2018
Location: Entire Park
Event Type:
Description:

Ontario’s provincial parks play a vital role in the protection of our natural environment, but did you know that spending time in nature is good for your health too? Join us at our third annual Healthy Parks Healthy People celebration on July 20th, 2018 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


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

Healthy Park Healthy People @ Bronte Creek Provincial Park

July 20, 2018

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

The time to strengthen and rediscover our connection to nature is now! Ontario’s provincial parks are home to some of the most inspiring and beautiful landscapes in the country. We want to increase the awareness and uptake of the strong benefits linked to spending time in nature.

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

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

Picnic Shelter D – Parking Lot D,  10am – 3pm

Photo Scavenger challenge Participants in completed challenge will have a chance to win an Annual Park pass. 

Ask the Naturalist - prop table.

Learn to Camp - "base camp" and Demonstrations

Friends of Bronte Creek - Volunteer and membership opportunities.  PLUS: Wagon Ride Tours of the Park!

OP125 - Ontario Parks is 125 years old.  Learn about the celebrations taking place throughout the province.

Special events and programs

Learn to Disc Golf or Tips from the Pro.                                                                                         10am – 2pm. Parking lot F

Great for beginners of any age!  Pick up a disc, and learn the basic movements/rules, then head out on the course for a round.

Skilled golfers will be on hand to show you the ropes and join for a couple holes or more.

Look for the event tent at the entrance to the course and will have loaner discs available.  There will be club fundraiser discs if anyone wishes to purchase anything above and beyond what we can supply. 

Canoe basics                                                                                                           In the Pool.  11:30am - 3:30pm 

First come first serve.  Registration at pool.  Swim test and PFD required.  We loan out PFD's.

This is your opportunity to learn the basics of canoeing!  30min - 45min family lessons.  No experience needed.  We are hoping this activity will attract visitors who have never had the opportunity to get into a canoe.  

Go WILD for Art                                                                                                                                                 1:00 Picnic Shelter D 

This year, 2018, marks the 125th anniversary of Ontario Parks. July 20 is HPHP day as well as OP125 Celebration Day.  Algonquin was founded in 1893 and Ontario Parks is celebrating with a number of anniversary based events and themed programs including art heritage. Art heritage in Ontario- Canada and the growth of the provincial park system are closely intertwined.  Show your creative talents during this hour of art discovery.

Trail Running                                                                                                                                6:00pm  meet at picnic shelter D 

Evening run with intro the tips before you set off.  There will be 3 trail running groups (different paces).  Runners will have a chance to win a Summer Vehicle Permit.

Yoga in the Park                                                                                                                          6:30pm meet at picnic shelter D

Michelle will guide you through your yoga practice, all skill levels welcome. (BYOM - Bring your own mat).   

Park day – use Facilities:

Outdoor Pool                                  open 11am - 6pm (weather permitting)  $3.75/ A, $2.75/ youth.

Nature Centre                                 open 10am – 5pm

Spruce Lane Farmhouse              open 11am – 5pm

Children's Farm and Playbarn    open 9am – 6pm

13km of hiking trails                     open 8am - 10pm

 

More activities to come as they develop!

More information will be available on our Facebook Page @OPBronteCreek in the event section.

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

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


Frontenac
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Date: July 20, 2018 to July 20, 2018
Location: FREE DAY USE
Event Type:
Description:

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


Lake Superior
Event Name: Backcountry Basics
Date: July 20, 2018 to July 20, 2018
Location: Visitor Centre (Agawa Bay)
Event Type:
Description:

With 200 backcountry campsites, 11 hiking trails, and 7 canoe routes, Lake Superior Provincial Park has a diversity of camping experiences to offer. But the backcountry can be intimidating to venture into. Learn tips to ensure your success on an overnight hiking trip in the park. Learn the basic necessities and skills needed to take your first overnight adventure as well as where to find challenging and rewarding destinations for the experienced tripper.


Nagagamisis
Event Name: Discovery Hike - Randonnée vers La Découverte
Date: July 20, 2018 to July 20, 2018
Location: Shaganash trail - Sentier Shaganash
Event Type:
Description:

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

Explorez un sentier en utilisant vos sens. Qui sait ce que vous y découvrirez? Attachez bien vous souliers de marche et rendez-vous au centre Découverte; vous y obtiendrez des conseils et des outils pour explorer le sentier Shaganash à votre rythme.


Craigleith
Event Name: Healthy Parks, Healthy People
Date: July 20, 2018 to July 20, 2018
Location: Craigleith Provincial Park
Event Type:
Description:

Join us  for Healthy Parks Healthy People (HPHP) Day and the Ontario Parks125  (OP125) on Friday July 20 when we offer free-day use at all of our parks. 

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Lake Superior
Event Name: Concert by David Archibald
Date: July 20, 2018 to July 20, 2018
Location: Agawa Bay Amphitheatre
Event Type:
Description:

In celebration of Ontario Parks’ 125th Anniversary, David Archibald has written five brand new songs that he will be performing during his 2018 summer tour. Don’t miss this fun, interactive concert that celebrates the rich natural and cultural heritage of Ontario!


Kakabeka Falls
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People (HPHP) Free Day Use
Date: July 20, 2018 to July 20, 2018
Location: Day use
Event Type:
Description:

Celebrate Healthy Parks Healthy People with Ontario Parks!

When: Friday July 20, 2018

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

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

Why: The time to strengthen and rediscover our connection to nature is now! Ontario’s provincial parks are home to some of the most inspiring and beautiful landscapes in the country. We want to increase the awareness and uptake of the strong benefits linked to spending time in nature. What is included with the free day-use entry? All visitors to the park will be issued a complimentary day-pass to the park. You may enjoy the park facilities until 10:00pm on July 20th.

What activities can I participate in?

- Murillo Rural Community Centre will be out putting on kids programming and activities, including a bubble booth!

- Have you ever wondered how a cloud is formed? Or just how much air pressure is in our atmosphere? Join Science North Bluecoats for an exciting live show demonstrating the wonders of weather and climate. This show will blow you away! Show starting at 1pm.

- Join our Discovery Rangers from 2-4pm on the Mountain Portage trail for an exciting Discovery Hike!


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Tour
Date: July 20, 2018 to July 20, 2018
Location: 8:30pm at the Lally Homestead Parking Lot
Event Type:
Description:

Join Mark, Rachel and hopefully some evening birds, bats and moths for this special nature night hike along the Silver Queen Mine Trail. See this restored, early 1900s mica mine in a different light too! Hardhats supplied but bring a flashlight. Meet at the Lally Homestead Parking Lot. Hike starts at 8:30p.m. Allow 10 minutes driving time from the main campground.


Grundy Lake
Event Name: Wakami Wailers Concert
Date: July 20, 2018 to July 20, 2018
Location: Amphitheatre
Event Type:
Description:

Celebrate Grundy’s logging history and Healthy Parks Healthy People day by tapping your toe to the music of The Wakami Wailers!


Neys
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People Day
Date: July 20, 2018 to July 20, 2018
Event Type:
Description:

Paint yourself into the Ontario Parks' 125th celebration picture this summer! Join an interpretive naturalist for a workshop using a 'tree cookie' cross section as your canvas. Capture an anniversary memory and share your special connection to Ontario Parks in the tradition of Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven! Discover your inner artist- no experience necessary. After a day of painting and making memories, join park staff for a campfire, games, and an outdoor gallery featuring your masterpiece!


Balsam Lake
Event Name: Healthy Parks, Healthy People FREE DAY USE!
Date: July 20, 2018 to July 20, 2018
Location: Balsam Lake PP
Event Type:
Description:

Do you ever wonder why you feel so great after a walk in the woods or a bike ride along your favourite path? Or how much better you feel just looking at the trees outside your window?  Spending time with nature actually helps us live happier, healthier, longer lives. Ontario Parks invites you to celebrate the many health benefits of spending time in nature on July 20, 2017. All operating provincial parks are waiving day-use fees and hosting special events and activities that encourage people to visit parks and be active.

Planting Blitz 

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

Go Wild for Art

1:30pm - Celebrate Ontario Parks' 125th anniversary by creating your own unique piece of art.  All supplies provided, just bring your creativity and imagination!

Beach Yoga

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


Charleston Lake
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People Celebrations & FREE Day Use
Date: July 20, 2018 to July 20, 2018
Event Type:
Description:

Write yourself a nature prescription and start your weekend early with FREE day-use entry to the park!  Hike, swim or paddle in a beautiful natural setting.

We're looking forward to seeing you!


Charleston Lake
Event Name: Go Wild for Art!
Date: July 20, 2018 to July 20, 2018
Location: 10:30 am
Event Type:
Description:

Come to this kids art & painting program, in celebration of Ontario Parks' 125 anniversary.

N.B. Pre-registration required to ensure the necessary art supplies. 


Halfway Lake
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People Day
Date: July 20, 2018 to July 20, 2018
Event Type:
Description:

Free day use at all Ontario Parks!

Come celebrate HPHP with us here at Halfway Lake!


Grundy Lake
Event Name: The Grundy Lake Challenge!
Date: July 20, 2018 to July 20, 2018
Location: Meet at the Nature Centre
Event Type:
Description:

Do you have what it takes to complete the Grundy Lake Challenge? Drop in at the Nature Centre between 10:00 AM and 12:00 PM, choose your adventure, and tackle a set of unique tasks for a chance to experience Grundy Lake Provincial Park like never before (and win prizes!). All ages welcome.

Explore the park and make memories, all in celebration of Healthy Parks Healthy People day and Ontario Parks' 125 Anniversary.


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

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


Fushimi Lake
Event Name: Discovery Hike - Randonnée vers La Découverte
Date: July 20, 2018 to July 20, 2018
Location: TBD
Event Type:
Description:

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

Explorez un sentier en utilisant vos sens. Qui sait ce que vous y découvrirez? Attachez bien vous souliers de marche et rendez-vous au centre Découverte; vous y obtiendrez des conseils et des outils pour explorer les sentiers à votre rythme.

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


Petroglyphs
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Date: July 20, 2018 to July 20, 2018
Location: Visitor Centre
Event Type:
Description:

Enjoy free day-use at Petroglyphs. We are opening our doors to everyone in Ontario; there will be no charge for day-use visitation during the celebration. We encourage visitors to take advantage of this day and enjoy touring our facilities and making use of our hiking trails.

Please allow yourself enough time to enter the park and register your vehicles at The Learning Place (Visitor Centre).

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


Silent Lake
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Date: July 20, 2018 to July 20, 2018
Location: Various Locations around the park
Event Type:
Description:

Healthy Park Healthy People @ Silent Lake

July 20, 2018

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

The time to strengthen and rediscover our connection to nature is now! Ontario’s provincial parks are home to some of the most inspiring and beautiful landscapes in the country. We want to increase the awareness and uptake of the strong benefits linked to spending time in nature.

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


Lake St. Peter
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Date: July 20, 2018 to July 20, 2018
Location: Various locations around the park.
Event Type:
Description:

Healthy Park Healthy People @ Lake St. Peter

July 20, 2018

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

The time to strengthen and rediscover our connection to nature is now! Ontario’s provincial parks are home to some of the most inspiring and beautiful landscapes in the country. We want to increase the awareness and uptake of the strong benefits linked to spending time in nature.

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


René Brunelle
Event Name: Discovery Hike - Randonnée vers La Découverte
Date: July 20, 2018 to July 20, 2018
Location: Comfort Station
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Explore a trail using your senses – who knows what exciting things you will discover! Lace up your hiking shoes and come to the Discovery Drop-in to pick up tips and tools for exploring hiking trails at your own pace. From 2pm to 4pm.

Explorez un sentier en utilisant vos sens. Qui sait ce que vous y découvrirez? Attachez bien vous souliers de marche et rendez-vous au centre Découverte; vous y obtiendrez des conseils et des outils pour explorer des sentiers à votre propre rythme. De 14:00 à 16:00 heures. 


René Brunelle
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People (HPHP)
Date: July 20, 2018 to July 20, 2018
Location: René Brunelle
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Come visit the park for free today and see what nature has in store!

Viens faire une visit gratuit au parc aujoud'hui pour voir ce que la nature tiens pour toi. 


Sibbald Point
Event Name: Go Wild for Art program – by sign up only
Date: July 20, 2018 to July 20, 2018
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Ontario Parks’ are a natural canvas of inspiration. Join us to paint your own miniature canoe paddle and discover how art influenced the Sibbald family. No extra fees. Registration is required.

Registration is available at the Information Office from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Thursday to Monday starting July 1st.

No pets please.

Friday, July 20th 10:00 am 


Sibbald Point
Event Name: Feathered Friends Discovery program
Date: July 20, 2018 to July 20, 2018
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Ontario’s birds come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, and colours and are an important part of our local biodiversity – the amazing variety of life around us.  Join us at the Discovery Drop-in to pick up some birding tips and head out in search of some of our feathered friends.

Friday July 20th at 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm 


Killarney
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People/Ontario Parks 125 Day
Date: July 20, 2018 to July 20, 2018
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It's that time of year again! Healthy Parks Healthy People (HPHP) Day encourages both campers and the public to get out and enjoy what Ontario Parks have to offer. This year, HPHP is getting a makeover with the addition of the Ontario Parks 125 (OP125) celebrations, so our ever-popular activity- and creativity-based programming will be interspersed with vintage throwback-style offerings to show how the park has changed over the years. With free day-use all day (8:00AM-10:00PM) there's no reason not to enjoy the activities and programs throughout the day. Watch out on social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) for a detailed schedule of the day's events.


Kettle Lakes
Event Name: HPHP-Discovery Hike
Date: July 20, 2018 to July 20, 2018
Location: Wintergreen Trail @ 2:30pm
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Explore a trail using your senses- who knows what exciting things you will discover! Lace up your hiking shoes and come to the Discovery Drop-in to pick up tips and tools for exploring Wintergreen Trail at you own pace. We will see you there at 2:30 pm at the Wintergreen Trail Head.


Earl Rowe
Event Name: Learn to Fish
Date: July 20, 2018 to July 20, 2018
Location: Across the street from the Fish Ladder
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Come and join our Learn to Fish leader for two hours of fish-filled fun! You will learn basic fish anatomy, rules and regulations, safety tips, and have a chance at catching a big one! We will provide you with all of the equipment necessary for an awesome fishing experience. This is a free program for all ages. Children must have adult supervision while participating in the program. Please be on time. Participants who do not attend the teaching session will not be given equipment. 

Session time:    10am - 12pm


Earl Rowe
Event Name: Learn to Fish
Date: July 20, 2018 to July 20, 2018
Location: Across the street from the Fish Ladder
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Come and join our Learn to Fish leader for two hours of fish-filled fun! You will learn basic fish anatomy, rules and regulations, safety tips, and have a chance at catching a big one! We will provide you with all of the equipment necessary for an awesome fishing experience. This is a free program for all ages. Children must have adult supervision while participating in the program. Please be on time. Participants who do not attend the teaching session will not be given equipment. 

Session time:    2pm - 4pm


Finlayson Point
Event Name: Temagami Canoe Festival
Date: July 21, 2018 to July 22, 2018
Location: The Temagami Canoe Festival is held at the Temagami Waterfront located 1km from the park
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Come and enjoy live music, canoe building demos, canoe races, old growth forest hikes, paddling demos, theatre presentations and much more....

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

 External Website Link


Pinery
Event Name: Savanna Fest
Date: July 21, 2018 to July 21, 2018
Location: Visitor Centre, Park Store, Outdoor Theatre
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

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


Marten River
Event Name: Lumberjack Days
Date: July 21, 2018 to July 22, 2018
Location: Logging Camp
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You don’t want to miss our annual Lumberjack Days. On Saturday, join us for various competitions of lumberjack skills, visit the “Winter Camp” horse-logging camp and museum with its working blacksmith shop. Enjoy traditional music by the Wakami Wailers for shorts sets through the afternoon on the hour, and a concert in the evening. The Wailers provided the soundtrack to our award-winning film “The Winter Camp”, set in Marten River. Have fun watching lumberjack demonstrations.  Buy a traditional logger’s bean lunch on Saturday.  


Darlington
Event Name: Marsh Awareness Weekend
Date: July 21, 2018 to July 22, 2018
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Keep an eye out for "KIP" the frog as he visits the park this weekend. Come out to the programs and learn about the species that live in the marsh.


Neys
Event Name: Canada's Parks Day
Date: July 21, 2018 to July 21, 2018
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
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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!


Ivanhoe Lake
Event Name: Our Park / Notre Parc
Date: July 21, 2018 to July 21, 2018
Location: Visitor Center / Centre Visiteur
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2pm - 4pm 

Learn about the history of Ivanhoe Lake Provincial Park! 

14h - 16h 

Apprenez l’histoire du Parc Provincial Ivanhoe Lake.


Ivanhoe Lake
Event Name: Art in the Park / L'art dans le parc
Date: July 21, 2018 to July 21, 2018
Location: Saw Lake Island / île Saw Lake
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10am - 12pm 

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

10h - 12h 

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


Frontenac
Event Name: OP 125 Celebration
Date: July 21, 2018 to July 21, 2018
Location: Park Office
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Join the staff of Frontenac Park and the Friends of Frontenac to celebrate the 125th Anniversary of the Ontario Provincial Park system.  There will be activities for all ages including bird house painting, educational activities, hikes and a BBQ.  For updates and event details please visit the Frontenac Park facebook page or the Friends of Frontenac facebook page.


Presqu'ile
Event Name: Mammal Day!
Date: July 21, 2018 to July 21, 2018
Location: Amphitheatre and Campfire Circle
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A full day event with multiple programs throughout the day. Come for a guided walk in the morning to explore and learn about the diversity of mammals at Presqu’ile Provincial Park. The afternoon will feature a Fun Fair style program composed of mammal themed hands on activities, costumes, crafts, games and an information booth. End the day with an evening program with special guests, Soper Creek Wildlife Rescue, to see live mammals and discover more about their incredible abilities. All ages welcome, all events free with park admission. 


Lake Superior
Event Name: Superior Speaks
Date: July 21, 2018 to July 21, 2018
Location: Meet at the lakeside deck of the Visitor Centre (Agawa Bay)
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Celebrate Canada’s Parks Day with a guided hike along the coast of Lake Superior. It’s a lake born of fire and ice—first, of volcanic activity that nearly split the continent apart, then of glaciers that carved the dramatic landscape. Join us for a walk along the Agawa Bay beach and discover the story of Lake Superior’s formation, what lives in and around the lake, and its human story, too.


Lake Superior
Event Name: Park Talks
Date: July 21, 2018 to July 21, 2018
Location: Visitor Centre (Agawa Bay)
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We’re celebrating Canada’s Parks Day with a series of 10-minute talks about getting out and exploring Lake Superior Provincial Park in different ways. Learn about hiking, paddling, nature appreciation, and outdoor experiences you can have in all the park’s seasons.


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Parks Day in Canada
Date: July 21, 2018 to July 21, 2018
Location: Various Location throughout the park
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A day to celebrate all things "parks".

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

Explore. Discover. Cherish.

Join the conversation @OPBronteCreek on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

Parks Day events to discover in your area.


Nagagamisis
Event Name: Art in the park - Art dans le parc
Date: July 21, 2018 to July 21, 2018
Location: Day use
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Some of Canada’s greatest painters have been inspired by the beauty of nature in Ontario’s provincial parks. Follow in the footsteps of Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven and explore the park to find just the right spot to create your own masterpiece. Art supplies provided. From 2pm to 4pm. 

Certains des plus grands artistes-peintres du Canada ont été inspirés par la magnifique nature des parcs provinciaux de l’Ontario. Suivez les traces de Tom Thomson et du Groupe des sept pour explorer le parc et découvrir des panoramas inspirants pour la création de votre chef-d’œuvre. Tout le matériel est fourni. De 14:00 à 16:00 heures.


Balsam Lake
Event Name: Beach Yoga
Date: July 21, 2018 to July 21, 2018
Location: Beach near Picnic Shelter #1 - 9:30am
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Start your day with a relaxing yoga class near the beautiful beach at Balsam Lake Provincial Park.  Join yoga instructor, Lauretta Dunford from Sweet Flowering Yoga and Wellness at 9:30am for an hour that will help build strength, increase flexibility and reduce stress.  This class is suitable for all levels, including those who are new to Yoga.  Bring a mat or beach towel, water, comfortable clothes, and a willingness to discover new possibilities! 


Kakabeka Falls
Event Name: Big Boreal Kids Programming
Date: July 21, 2018 to July 21, 2018
Location: TBA
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Big Boreal Adventure is coming out to the park and providing children programming! For more information on Big Boreal Adventure please check out their website: http://www.bigborealadventure.ca/.


Kettle Lakes
Event Name: Art in the Park
Date: July 21, 2018 to July 21, 2018
Location: Island Lake @ 7:00pm
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We invite you to meet us for an Art in the Park session at  Island Lake at 7:00pm. Take a meditative moment in nature, relax and connect with an inspiring special place in the park. We will have the tools for you to put your inspiration on an array of mediums. You do not need to be an artist to participant! We welcome all ages and encourage adults to join the experience. 


Fushimi Lake
Event Name: Our Park - Notre Parc
Date: July 21, 2018 to July 21, 2018
Location: TBD
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For more information about this event please contact Fushimi Lake provincial park after June 26th. 

Pour plus d'information au sujet de cette activiter, veuillez contacter la gare à Fushimi lake après le 26 de Juin. 


René Brunelle
Event Name: Undercover Critters - Créatures cachées
Date: July 21, 2018 to July 21, 2018
Location: Campers Beach
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There is a whole world of wildlife in the park living right below our feet. Join us at the Discovery Drop-in and search for snails, slugs, sow bugs, earthworms and more. How many different species can you find hiding undercover? From 2pm to 4pm.

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


Sibbald Point
Event Name: Trees are Terrific Discovery Program
Date: July 21, 2018 to July 21, 2018
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How could we live without them? Join us at the Discovery Drop-in and spend some time exploring the diversity and beauty of the trees in our park. We’ll set you up to take leaf and bark rubbings, too.

Saturday, July 21st 10:00 am to 11:00 am 


Sibbald Point
Event Name: Guided Walk Coyote Howl
Date: July 21, 2018 to July 21, 2018
Location: Park Amphitheater
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Join us for a howling good time as we discover how the wily coyote has learned to thrive living alongside humans. Meet at the amphitheater. All ages are welcome. No pets please.

Saturday, July 21 at 8:00 pm 


Earl Rowe
Event Name: Learn to Fish
Date: July 21, 2018 to July 21, 2018
Location: Across the street from the Fish Ladder
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Come and join our Learn to Fish leader for two hours of fish-filled fun! You will learn basic fish anatomy, rules and regulations, safety tips, and have a chance at catching a big one! We will provide you with all of the equipment necessary for an awesome fishing experience. This is a free program for all ages. Children must have adult supervision while participating in the program. Please be on time. Participants who do not attend the teaching session will not be given equipment. 

Session time:    11am - 1pm


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


Ivanhoe Lake
Event Name: Incredible Insects / Insectes Incroyables
Date: July 22, 2018 to July 22, 2018
Location: Red Pine Beach / Plage Red Pine
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10am - 12pm 

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

10h - 12h 

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


Balsam Lake
Event Name: Balsam Lake Farmers Market
Date: July 22, 2018 to July 22, 2018
Location: Beach Area near Parking Lots 1-3, 10am-3pm
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Balsam Lake Provincial Park is hosting our third annual Farmers Market series this summer in the spirit of the Healthy Parks, Healthy People movement! #HPHP  

Join us at the beach and shop local on Sun July 8, Sun July 22, Sun Aug 12, and Sun Aug 26 with a variety of vendors selling hand-made and home grown items from the local area: fresh veggies, baked goods, nature photography, decorative items, lawn ornaments, soaps, candles, wooden furniture and decor, and so much more!  A daily vehicle permit or camping permit is required to enter the park and the farmers markets.  

For more information or to register as a vendor: email aileen.clarke@ontario.ca or phone 705-454-3324 ext 5228.


Lake Superior
Event Name: Outdoor Adventures
Date: July 22, 2018 to July 22, 2018
Location: Visitor Centre (Agawa Bay)
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Do you love the beach? Or are you excited about climbing to the top of a mountain? Here at Lake Superior Provincial Park, there is something for everyone. Celebrate Lake Superior Day with us and discover what makes each of our trails, canoe routes, and wild backcountry so special, and learn how to enjoy the park safely.


Nagagamisis
Event Name: Wow Wildflowers - Wow! Les Fleurs Sauvages
Date: July 22, 2018 to July 22, 2018
Location: Time Trail - Sentier Time
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Wildflowers come in so many shapes, sizes, colours and smells. Search for them and you might see bugs and birds too…or come face to face with an alien invader! Join us at the Discovery Drop-in to pick up some tips and tools for investigating the wildflowers in our park. From 10am to 12pm.

Les fleurs sauvages offrent une grande diversité de formes, de tailles, de couleurs et d’odeurs. En les découvrant, vous pourrez aussi voir des insectes et des oiseaux... ou même un envahisseur extraterrestre! Venez nous rejoindre au centre Découverte pour obtenir des conseils et des outils qui vous permettront de mener votre enquête sur les fleurs sauvages qui ornent notre parc. De 10:00 à 12:00 heures. 


Kettle Lakes
Event Name: History Hike- Ontario Parks Edition
Date: July 22, 2018 to July 22, 2018
Location: Kettle Trail @ 10:30am
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Let’s go on a good old-fashioned hike with the NHE staff to explore Kettle trail at 10:30am! We will be able to see some of the beauty that Kettle Lakes has to offer and talk about a little history on Ontario Parks and how Kettle Lakes came to be.Make sure to wear proper footwear and bring water to stay hydrated!


Charleston Lake
Event Name: Charleston Lake Challenge
Date: July 22, 2018 to July 22, 2018
Location: Register at the Discovery Centre from 10 am - 12 noon. The Challenge is open from 10 am - 2 pm.
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Celebrate Healthy Parks Healthy People and Ontario Parks' 125th anniversary by doing the Charleston Lake Challenge.  Follow the clues & challenges that will lead you through various locations in the park.  Participate as an individual or a small group.  All ages are welcome.

Are you up for the challenge?


Fushimi Lake
Event Name: Wow Wildflowers - Wow! Les Fleurs Sauvages
Date: July 22, 2018 to July 22, 2018
Location: TBD
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Wildflowers come in so many shapes, sizes, colours and smells. Search for them and you might see bugs and birds too…or come face to face with an alien invader! Join us at the Discovery Drop-in to pick up some tips and tools for investigating the wildflowers in our park.

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

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


René Brunelle
Event Name: Nature Detectives - Enquêteurs de la Nature
Date: July 22, 2018 to July 22, 2018
Location: Comfort Station
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You may not always get to see animals in the park, but they’re out there! Join us at the Discovery Drop-in and we will set you up to explore, observe and discover the variety of signs wildlife leave behind.  Who knows what you might find! From 10am to 12pm.

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


Earl Rowe
Event Name: Learn to Fish
Date: July 22, 2018 to July 22, 2018
Location: Across the street from the Fish Ladder
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Come and join our Learn to Fish leader for two hours of fish-filled fun! You will learn basic fish anatomy, rules and regulations, safety tips, and have a chance at catching a big one! We will provide you with all of the equipment necessary for an awesome fishing experience. This is a free program for all ages. Children must have adult supervision while participating in the program. Please be on time. Participants who do not attend the teaching session will not be given equipment. 

Session time:    1pm - 3pm


Sandbanks
Event Name: Wakami Wailers Ontario Parks 125th Anniversary Concert
Date: July 23, 2018 to July 23, 2018
Location: Amphitheatre
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Long-time camper favourites "The Wakami Wailers" are named after the northern Ontario park where the group of musicians met as park staff in the later 1980s. The group will be performing new music this summer in celebration of Ontario Parks 125th Anniversary!


Earl Rowe
Event Name: Learn to Fish
Date: July 23, 2018 to July 23, 2018
Location: Across the street from the Fish Ladder
Event Type:
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Come and join our Learn to Fish leader for two hours of fish-filled fun! You will learn basic fish anatomy, rules and regulations, safety tips, and have a chance at catching a big one! We will provide you with all of the equipment necessary for an awesome fishing experience. This is a free program for all ages. Children must have adult supervision while participating in the program. Please be on time. Participants who do not attend the teaching session will not be given equipment. 

Session time:    10am - 12pm


Presqu'ile
Event Name: Wakami Wailers Concert
Date: July 24, 2018 to July 24, 2018
Location: Amphitheatre - 7pm
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The Wakami Wailers are an Ontario Parks' institution, having entertained audiences with their songs and lumbering shanty stories for longer than they care to remember.  Always lots of fun, join us for a great evening of entertainment in celebration of Ontario's and Ontario Parks' past.


Earl Rowe
Event Name: Learn to Fish
Date: July 24, 2018 to July 24, 2018
Location: Across the street from the Fish Ladder
Event Type:
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Come and join our Learn to Fish leader for two hours of fish-filled fun! You will learn basic fish anatomy, rules and regulations, safety tips, and have a chance at catching a big one! We will provide you with all of the equipment necessary for an awesome fishing experience. This is a free program for all ages. Children must have adult supervision while participating in the program. Please be on time. Participants who do not attend the teaching session will not be given equipment. 

Session time:    10am - 12pm


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Tour
Date: July 25, 2018 to July 25, 2018
Location: Lally Homestead Parking Lot
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Please pre-register at the gatehouse for this limited capacity 1.5 hour guided hike down the trail and into an early 1900s mica mine. Hard hats supplied! Tour starts at 10am.


Sandbanks
Event Name: 125 Years of Fashion
Date: July 26, 2018 to July 26, 2018
Location: Amphitheatre
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Help us celebrate 125 years of Ontario Parks with a very special fashion show! What would they have been wearing at Algonquin in 1893? Bon Echo at the turn of the century... Or Sandbanks in the roaring '20s? Join us for a look back at the (sometimes humorous) history and fashion of sandbanks and other parks in Ontario. Suggested donation of $2/person or $10/family; all proceeds go to the Friends of Sandbanks.


Killbear
Event Name: Wakami Wailers - Special Concert
Date: July 26, 2018 to July 26, 2018
Location: Amphitheatre 7:30 pm
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Description:A special OP125 event with new songs and old favourites! Be transported back to simpler times, through music and humour, telling the stories of Canada's trappers, miners, settlers, and lumberjacks. Parking is limited, arrive early so you don’t miss any of this show.


Sibbald Point
Event Name: Guided Walk
Date: July 26, 2018 to July 26, 2018
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Take a gentle stroll through the park to explore the nocturnal world around us. All ages are welcome. No pets please.

Thursday – 8:00 pm


Nagagamisis
Event Name: Night Sky
Date: July 27, 2018 to June 27, 2018
Location: Day use area
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Don’t forget to look up when the sun goes down! Stop by the Discovery Drop-in with your flashlight and get set up to explore, observe, and discover the mysterious night sky. Put together a star chart, learn new tips and tricks to explore the sky, and share your after dark stories! From 6pm to 8pm. 

N'oublie pas de lêver la tête quand le soleil se couche! Rendez-vous au centre Découverte avec votre lampe de poche et préparé-vous pour exploré, observé, et découvrire le ciel de nuit mystérieux. Crée un graphique d'étoile, et aprend des truc pour exploré le ciel de nuit, et partagé votres histoires effrayant. De 18:00 à 20:00 heures.


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Tour
Date: July 27, 2018 to July 27, 2018
Location: 8:30pm at the Lally Homestead Parking Lot
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Join Mark, Emma, and hopefully some evening birds, bats and moths for this special nature night hike along the Silver Queen Mine Trail. See this restored, early 1900s mica mine in a different light too! Hardhats supplied but bring a flashlight. Meet at the Lally Homestead Parking Lot. Hike starts at 8:30p.m. Allow 10 minutes driving time from the main campground.


Fushimi Lake
Event Name: Art in the park - Art dans le parc
Date: July 27, 2018 to July 27, 2018
Location: TBD
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Some of Canada’s greatest painters have been inspired by the beauty of nature in Ontario’s provincial parks. Follow in the footsteps of Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven and explore the park to find just the right spot to create your own masterpiece. Art supplies provided.

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

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


René Brunelle
Event Name: Night Sky
Date: July 27, 2018 to July 27, 2018
Location: Comfort Station
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For more information about this discovery drop-in, please contact René Brunelle Provincial Park.

Pour plus d'information sur cetter activiter, veuiller contacter le Parc Provincial René Brunelle. 


Earl Rowe
Event Name: Learn to Fish
Date: July 27, 2018 to July 27, 2018
Location: Across the street from the Fish Ladder
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Come and join our Learn to Fish leader for two hours of fish-filled fun! You will learn basic fish anatomy, rules and regulations, safety tips, and have a chance at catching a big one! We will provide you with all of the equipment necessary for an awesome fishing experience. This is a free program for all ages. Children must have adult supervision while participating in the program. Please be on time. Participants who do not attend the teaching session will not be given equipment. 

Session time:    10am - 12pm


Earl Rowe
Event Name: Learn to Fish
Date: July 27, 2018 to July 27, 2018
Location: Across the street from the Fish Ladder
Event Type:
Description:

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

Session time:    2pm - 4pm    


Awenda
Event Name: Spirit Night: Awenda in Time
Date: July 28, 2018 to July 28, 2018
Location: 1st Beach; Meet in beach parking area D.
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Celebrate Ontario Parks' 125th anniversary at Awenda with a spectacular Georgian Bay beach sunset and some colourful characters and stories to match!


Ferris
Event Name: Turtle Day
Date: July 28, 2018 to July 28, 2018
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Learn about turtles and their environments!  Meet some of Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre's turtles while participating in fun family activities and discover how we can protect turtles! Regular park day use fees apply. This event is sponsored by the Friends of Ferris. 

Event starts at 1pm.

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


Ivanhoe Lake
Event Name: Rock On! / Quel « rush » !
Date: July 28, 2018 to July 28, 2018
Location: Day Use Beach / Plage Day Use
Event Type:
Description:

10am - 12pm

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

10h - 12h

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


Algonquin
Event Name: Loggers Day
Date: July 28, 2018 to July 28, 2018
Location: Algonquin Logging Museum
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

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


Ivanhoe Lake
Event Name: Trees are Terrific / Les arbres sont magnifiques!
Date: July 28, 2018 to July 28, 2018
Location: Red Pine Beach / Plage Red Pine
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Description:

2pm - 4pm 

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

14h - 16h 

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


Nagagamisis
Event Name: Rock on! - Quel "rush"!
Date: July 28, 2018 to July 28, 2018
Location: Beach - Plage
Event Type:
Description:

Did you know that Ontario is home to some of the oldest rocks on Earth? Join us at the Discovery Drop-in to learn where the best rock hunting spots are in the park, and use the Rock On! checklist to record your observations as you explore the park. From 2pm to 4pm

Savez-vous que l’Ontario abrite certaines des plus vieilles pierres sur terre? Rendez-vous au centre Découverte pour apprendre où se trouvent les meilleurs terrains de chasse aux cailloux du parc et comment utiliser la liste de contrôle pour répertorier vos observations lors de vos explorations. De 14:00 à 16:00 heures. 


Bonnechere
Event Name: Little Rays Reptile Zoo
Date: July 28, 2018 to July 28, 2018
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 5PM.


Killarney
Event Name: 4th Annual BioBlitz
Date: July 28, 2018 to July 28, 2018
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Description:

9:00 a.m at the Amphitheatre Join park naturalists and other volunteers in a full day of drop-in style programming. Help us gain insight on Killarney’s ecosystems’ health and learn how to assist researchers. Afterwards, join us for an awards ceremony, where we’ll celebrate everything from the person with the most observations to the person with the best photo from the day. Naturalists will be posted around the park to answer questions and hold naturalist skills workshops. Don’t forget your camera, bug spray, sunscreen, good walking shoes and rubber boots (if you’ve got them!).

Drop-in Sessions

9:00 am – 9:30 am: Opening presentation (Amphitheatre) — What is a BioBlitz? What can the average citizen do to assist in research and monitoring to help protect and manage our wildlife? Join us to learn about what our Bioblitz is all about and for an introduction to the day.

9:30 am – 10:30 am Birding for Beginners (Nature Centre— Join Park Naturalists for a bird walk to see what bird species we can see and hear in the area! 

11:00 am – 12:00 pm Pond Dipping (Proulx Marsh) — Bring your rubber boots (not required!) and sense of play as we use nets to collect and then identify all the amphibians, invertebrates and pond-loving critters that reside in Proulx Marsh.

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Tree Beating (Path behind Amphitheatre) — Ever wonder what bugs are living in the trees? Join Park Naturalists in shaking the trees, collecting cool bugs and then trying to identify them all.

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

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Butterfly Count (Nature Centre) — With butterfly nets in hand: stalk, chase and catch all the butterflies you can! Join us in identifying the many species in our Park. Also explore the Nature Centre and learn how to identify our park’s wildlife! 

Pond Dipping (Second Beach)— Bring your rubber boots (not required!) and sense of play as we use nets to collect and then identify all the amphibians, invertebrates and pond-loving critters that reside at Second Beach!

5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Submit Observations/Get identified (Main Office) — Use our Park computers and Wi-Fi to join the iNaturalist community and submit your observations online. Submit your best pictures for the closing presentation and the chance to win an award. Park Naturalists will be on hand to help with identification.

8:00 pm- 8:30 pm

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

 

2017 BioBlitz Award Categories

Most Stamped Wildlife Passport — Earn stamps for each station you attend throughout the day, and win bonus stamps for every species you are able to identify by yourself. Show us your Earth Rangers Wildlife Passport at the office between 5:30 and 7:30 for a chance to win this award and a cool prize! (12 and under)

Silliest Photo — Bring us your monkey faces, your frog-dives, your wipeouts! We’re looking for the person (12 and under) with the silliest photo to win this award and an awesome prize!

Most Observations — Join iNaturalist at the Main Office anytime during the day (or visit iNaturalist.org on your mobile device) and post observations throughout our BioBlitz. Make sure to join the Killarney Provincial Park Wildlife Project and the Killarney Provincial Park BioBlitz 2016 Project.  At 7pm our Naturalists will take a look and the person with the most observations will get an award courtesy of the Friends of Killarney Park.

Best Overall Photo — Bring us your best photo between 5:30 and 7:30 up at the Main Office for a chance to win something special, courtesy of the Friends of Killarney Park.


Fushimi Lake
Event Name: Amazing Amphibians - Étonnants Amphibiens
Date: July 28, 2018 to July 28, 2018
Location: TBD
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Frogs, toads, salamanders, oh my!  The word amphibian means ‘double life’, as most amphibians spend part of their life on land and part in the water.  Stop by the Discovery Drop-in and get set up to explore, observe, and discover the amazing amphibian species that call our park home.

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

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


Petroglyphs
Event Name: Evening Event
Date: July 28, 2018 to July 28, 2018
Location: Visitor Centre
Event Type:
Description:

Come join us for a unique opportunity to experience the petroglyphs in a new light. Under the cover of night, low-angle lighting reveals hundreds of carvings not visible during the day. Each program begins with a showing of the award-winning film "The Teaching Rocks". An interpreter will then lead visitors to the petroglyph site to tell stories passed down through generations relating to our nation's First Peoples and discuss theories as to why these mysterious carvings were made.

Gates re-open at 7:00 pm and the program begins at 8:15 pm.

Please remember to bring a flashlight and bug spray. For more information, please call the park at (705) 877-2552.


René Brunelle
Event Name: Art in the park - Art dans le parc
Date: July 28, 2018 to July 28, 2018
Location: Phipps Point Picnic Shelter
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Description:

Some of Canada’s greatest painters have been inspired by the beauty of nature in Ontario’s provincial parks. Follow in the footsteps of Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven and explore the park to find just the right spot to create your own masterpiece. Art supplies provided. From 2pm to 4pm.

Certains des plus grands artistes-peintres du Canada ont été inspirés par la magnifique nature des parcs provinciaux de l’Ontario. Suivez les traces de Tom Thomson et du Groupe des sept pour explorer le parc et découvrir des panoramas inspirants pour la création de votre chef-d’œuvre. Tout le matériel est fourni. De 14:00 - 16:00 heures.


Earl Rowe
Event Name: Learn to Fish
Date: July 28, 2018 to July 28, 2018
Location: Across the street from the Fish Ladder
Event Type:
Description:

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

Session time:    11am - 1pm


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

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


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


Nagagamisis
Event Name: Incredible Insects - Insectes Incroyables
Date: July 29, 2018 to July 29, 2018
Location: Comfort Station - Station de Comfort
Event Type:
Description:

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

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


Ivanhoe Lake
Event Name: Feathered Friends / Amis à plumes
Date: July 29, 2018 to July 29, 2018
Location: Quaking Bog Trail / Sentier Quaking Bog
Event Type:
Description:

10am - 12pm

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

10h - 12h

Combien d’oiseaux avez-vous vus ou entendus dans le parc? L’Ontario est le foyer d’oiseaux de toutes sortes, de toutes tailles et aux couleurs multiples. Ils forment une partie importante de notre biodiversité locale – leur diversité est étonnante. Venez nous rejoindre au centre Découverte pour obtenir quelques trucs au sujet des oiseaux et lancez-vous à la recherche des amis à plumes.


Kettle Lakes
Event Name: Pond Study
Date: July 29, 2018 to July 29, 2018
Location: Slab Lake Beach @ 10:30am
Event Type:
Description:

Join us for this hands on exploration of Slab Lake at 10:30am! Work with our NHE staff to catch and observe frogs, bugs, and tons of other cool creatures that call Kettle Lakes home!


Fushimi Lake
Event Name: Incredible Insects - Insectes Incroyables
Date: July 29, 2018 to July 29, 2018
Location: TBD
Event Type:
Description:

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

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

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


René Brunelle
Event Name: Incredible Insects - Insectes Incroyables
Date: July 29, 2018 to July 29, 2018
Location: Comfort Station
Event Type:
Description:

In the air, on the ground, and even underwater, insects are everywhere – which makes them easy to explore, observe and discover. Join us at the Discovery Drop-in to pick up some tips and tools for investigating the insects in our park. From 10am to 12pm.

Ils sont partout, dans les airs, sur le sol et même sous l’eau. Explorez, observez et découvrez les insectes — c’est facile! Rendez-vous au centre Découverte pour obtenir quelques trucs et des outils qui vous aideront dans votre enquête sur les insectes. De 10:00 à 12:00 heures.


Earl Rowe
Event Name: Learn to Fish
Date: July 29, 2018 to July 29, 2018
Location: Across the street from the Fish Ladder
Event Type:
Description:

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

Session time:    1pm - 3pm


Earl Rowe
Event Name: Learn to Fish
Date: July 30, 2018 to July 30, 2018
Location: Across the street from the Fish Ladder
Event Type:
Description:

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

Session time:    10am - 12pm 


Killbear
Event Name: Ian Tamblyn - Special Concert
Date: July 31, 2018 to July 31, 2018
Location: Amphitheatre - 7:30pm
Event Type: Music and the Arts
Description:

Be captivated by the spirit of our wild lands through the songs and stories of Juno award winning musician/adventurer Ian Tamblyn. Prepare to be amazed by this Juno award winning troubadour.


Earl Rowe
Event Name: Learn to Fish
Date: July 31, 2018 to July 31, 2018
Location: Across the street from the Fish Ladder
Event Type:
Description:

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

Session time:    10am - 12pm 


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Tour
Date: August 1, 2018 to August 1, 2018
Location: 8:30pm at the Lally Homestead Parking Lot
Event Type:
Description:

Join Mark, Julianne, and hopefully some evening birds, bats and moths for this special nature night hike along the Silver Queen Mine Trail. See this restored, early 1900s mica mine in a different light too! Hardhats supplied but bring a flashlight. Meet at the Lally Homestead Parking Lot. Hike starts at 8:30p.m. Allow 10 minutes driving time from the main campground.


Sandbanks
Event Name: Lakeshore Lodge Day
Date: August 2, 2018 to August 2, 2018
Location: Lakeshore Lodge Day Use Area
Event Type:
Description:

1-4pm

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


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

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


Neys
Event Name: David Archibald in Concert
Date: August 2, 2018 to August 2, 2018
Location: Little Pic Picnic Area
Event Type:
Description:

In celebration of Ontario Parks’ 125th Anniversary, David Archibald has written five brand new songs that he will be performing during his 2018 summer tour. Don’t miss this fun, interactive concert that celebrates the rich natural and cultural heritage of Ontario!


Algonquin
Event Name: Meet the Researcher Day
Date: August 2, 2018 to August 2, 2018
Location: Algonquin East Beach Pavillion
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

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


Algonquin
Event Name: Public Wolf Howls
Date: August 2, 2018 to August 30, 2018
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 https://twitter.com/Algonquin_PP 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. 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.


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

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

Event type: Evening Program


Restoule
Event Name: Astronomy Weekend
Date: August 3, 2018 to August 5, 2018
Location: Kettle Point Beach and Campfire Clearing
Event Type:
Description:

Special Event!

Presented by members from the North Bay Astronomy Club.

Weekend of August 3rd-5th. More detailed event information will be coming soon!

All activities are weather permitting.


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

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


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Tour
Date: August 3, 2018 to August 3, 2018
Location: Lally Homestead Parking Lot
Event Type:
Description:

Please pre-register at the gatehouse for this limited capacity 1.5 hour guided hike down the trail and into an early 1900s mica mine. Hard hats supplied! Tour starts at 10am.


Nagagamisis
Event Name: Feathered Friends - Amis À Plumes
Date: August 3, 2018 to August 3, 2018
Location: Beach - Plage
Event Type:
Description:

How many birds have you seen or heard in the park? Ontario’s birds come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, and colours and are an important part of our local biodiversity – the amazing variety of life around us.  Join us at the Discovery Drop-in to pick up some birding tips and head out in search of some feathered friends. From 2pm to 4pm.

Combien d’oiseaux avez-vous vus ou entendus dans le parc? L’Ontario est le foyer d’oiseaux de toutes sortes, de toutes tailles et aux couleurs multiples. Ils forment une partie importante de notre biodiversité locale — leur diversité est étonnante.  Venez nous rejoindre au centre Découverte pour obtenir quelques trucs au sujet des oiseaux et lancez-vous à la recherche des amis à plumes. De 14:00 à 16:00 heures.


Sleeping Giant
Event Name: Musical evening with David Archibald
Date: August 3, 2018 to August 3, 2018
Location: Marie Louise Lake Campground, Outdoor theatre, 8:00 pm Rain alternate: Visitor Centre, Indoor Amphitheatre
Event Type:
Description:

In celebration of Ontario Parks’ 125th Anniversary, David Archibald has written five brand new songs that he will be performing during his 2018 summer tour. Don’t miss this fun, interactive concert that celebrates the rich natural and cultural heritage of Ontario!


Fushimi Lake
Event Name: Feathered Friends - Amis À Plumes
Date: August 3, 2018 to August 3, 2018
Location: TBD
Event Type:
Description:

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

Combien d’oiseaux avez-vous vus ou entendus dans le parc? L’Ontario est le foyer d’oiseaux de toutes sortes, de toutes tailles et aux couleurs multiples. Ils forment une partie importante de notre biodiversité locale — leur diversité est étonnante.  Venez nous rejoindre au centre Découverte pour obtenir quelques trucs au sujet des oiseaux et lancez-vous à la recherche des amis à plumes.

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


René Brunelle
Event Name: Night Sky
Date: August 3, 2018 to August 3, 2018
Location: Comfort Station
Event Type:
Description:

For more information about this discovery drop-in, please contact René Brunelle Provincial Park.

Pour plus d'information sure cette activité, veuillez contacter le Parc Pronvincial René Brunelle.


Kettle Lakes
Event Name: Busy Beavers
Date: August 3, 2018 to August 3, 2018
Location: Slab Lake Picnic Shelter @ 7:00pm
Event Type:
Description:

Beavers are one of the neatest animals we have in the park. Have you seen one of their lodges on the many lakes here at Kettle? Come to the Slab Lake Picnic Shelter at 7:00pm to learn more about this busy beaver. 


Earl Rowe
Event Name: Learn to Fish
Date: August 3, 2018 to August 3, 2018
Location: Across the street from the Fish Ladder
Event Type:
Description:

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

Session time:    10am - 12pm    


Earl Rowe
Event Name: Learn to Fish
Date: August 3, 2018 to August 3, 2018
Location: Across the street from the Fish Ladder
Event Type:
Description:

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

Session time:    2pm - 4pm


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

Join us in welcoming our amazing friends from Soper Creek Wildlife Rescue. This program provides the chance to get up close an personal with many native species of Ontario that are currently in their care and learn about their importance to the ecosystem. The animals are safe, friendly, and eager to meet you.


Lake Superior
Event Name: Night at the Museum
Date: August 4, 2018 to August 4, 2018
Location: Visitor Centre (Agawa Bay Campground)
Event Type:
Description:Join us after hours as we light up the Visitor Centre beyond regular closing time. Meet the naturalists at different stations to explore the many facets of Lake Superior Provincial Park. Drop in anytime between 8 pm and 10:30 pm
Mikisew
Event Name: Wild Ontario
Date: August 4, 2018 to August 4, 2018
Event Type:
Description:

Speed, Strength & Stealth - Ontario's Wild Raptors

Ontario is home to some of the most incredible hunters in the animal kingdom.  In this program you will come face-to-face with these spectacular predators, and learn about the amazing adaptations they use to survive.  Wild Ontario's birds also have unique histories that teach us about how humans can impact wildlife, and how we can all work together to help wild species.  There will be photo opportunities, so don't forget your camera!  Dogs can be a little scary to the birds, so please leave them behind or seat them at the back.


Restoule
Event Name: Wild Ontario
Date: August 4, 2018 to August 4, 2018
Event Type:
Description:

Speed, Strength & Stealth - Ontario's Wild Raptors

Ontario is home to some of the most incredible hunters in the animal kingdom.  In this program you will come face-to-face with these spectacular predators, and learn about the amazing adaptations they use to survive.  Wild Ontario's birds also have unique histories that teach us about how humans can impact wildlife, and how we can all work together to help wild species.  There will be photo opportunities, so don't forget your camera!  Dogs can be a little scary to the birds, so please leave them behind or seat them at the back.


Pinery
Event Name: Ausable Adventures
Date: August 4, 2018 to August 4, 2018
Location: Old Ausable Channel and Park Store Complex
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

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


Darlington
Event Name: Pioneer Days
Date: August 4, 2018 to August 6, 2018
Location: Log Cabin
Event Type:
Description:

Join staff at the Log Cabin for pioneer games & crafts.


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

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


Ivanhoe Lake
Event Name: Amazing Race
Date: August 4, 2018 to August 4, 2018
Location: Ivanhoe Lake Provincial Park
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1pm - 4pm

Race through the park while collecting clues to win prizes! 


Ivanhoe Lake
Event Name: Halloween
Date: August 4, 2018 to August 4, 2018
Location: Ivanhoe Lake Provincial Park
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Description:

6pm - 8pm

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


Bonnechere
Event Name: Art in the Park
Date: August 4, 2018 to August 4, 2018
Location: The Davenport Centre
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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.


Nagagamisis
Event Name: Nature Detectives - Enquêteurs de la Nature
Date: August 4, 2018 to August 4, 2018
Location: Beach - Plage
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Description:

You may not always get to see animals in the park, but they’re out there! Join us at the Discovery Drop-in and we will set you up to explore, observe and discover the variety of signs wildlife leave behind.  Who knows what you might find! From 2pm to 4pm.

Vous ne les voyez pas toujours, mais les animaux sont là, dans le parc. Venez nous rejoindre au centre Découverte et nous vous préparerons pour explorer, observer et découvrir les traces laissées par la faune.  Qui sait ce que vous pourriez trouver! De 14:00 à 16:00 heures.


Kakabeka Falls
Event Name: Tick and Lyme Disease Public Outreach
Date: August 4, 2018 to August 4, 2018
Location: Beside the falls
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Join Matthew Bradica from the Thunder Bay Health Unit to learn more about tick and lyme disease from 12pm - 2pm beside the falls.  


Kakabeka Falls
Event Name: David Archibald Concert
Date: August 4, 2018 to August 4, 2018
Location: Kakabeka Falls Visitor Centre
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Description:

In celebration of Ontario Parks’ 125th Anniversary, David Archibald has written five brand new songs that he will be performing during his 2018 summer tour. Don’t miss this fun, interactive concert that celebrates the rich natural and cultural heritage of Ontario!


Fushimi Lake
Event Name: Our Park - Notre Parc
Date: August 4, 2018 to August 4, 2018
Location: TBD
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Description:

For more information about this event please contact Fushimi Lake provincial park after June 26th. 

Pour plus d'information au sujet de cette activiter, veuillez contacter la gare à Fushimi lake après le 26 de Juin. 


Ivanhoe Lake
Event Name: Nature Detectives / Enquêteurs de la nature
Date: August 4, 2018 to August 4, 2018
Location: Visitor Center / Centre Visiteur
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Description:

10am - 12pm

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

10h - 12h

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


Ivanhoe Lake
Event Name: Amazing Amphibians / Étonnants amphibiens
Date: August 4, 2018 to August 4, 2018
Location: Day Use Beach / Plage Day Use
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2pm - 4pm

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

14h - 16h

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


René Brunelle
Event Name: Wow Wildflowers - Wow! Les Fleurs Sauvages
Date: August 4, 2018 to August 4, 2018
Location: La Vigilance
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Description:

Wildflowers come in so many shapes, sizes, colours and smells. Search for them and you might see bugs and birds too…or come face to face with an alien invader! Join us at the Discovery Drop-in to pick up some tips and tools for investigating the wildflowers in our park. From 2pm to 4pm.

Les fleurs sauvages offrent une grande diversité de formes, de tailles, de couleurs et d’odeurs. En les découvrant, vous pourrez aussi voir des insectes et des oiseaux... ou même un envahisseur extraterrestre! Venez nous rejoindre au centre Découverte pour obtenir des conseils et des outils qui vous permettront de mener votre enquête sur les fleurs sauvages qui ornent notre parc. De 14:00 à 16:00 heures.


Kettle Lakes
Event Name: Musical Campfire
Date: August 4, 2018 to August 4, 2018
Location: Amphitheatre @ 7:00pm
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Description:

Create and listen to the music that is all around us in our everyday lives at this Musical Campfire. Bring your chairs to sit around the campfire where we will sing songs and roast marshmallows at 7:00 pm at the Amphitheatre. 


Earl Rowe
Event Name: Learn to Fish
Date: August 4, 2018 to August 4, 2018
Location: Across the street from the Fish Ladder
Event Type:
Description:

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

Session time:    11am - 1pm


Lake Superior
Event Name: Starlight, Starbright - Dark Sky Weekend
Date: August 5, 2018 to August 5, 2018
Location: Agawa Bay Amphitheatre (Visitor Centre at Agawa Bay in case of inclement weather) 9-10 p.m.
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Have you seen bright stars on a dark night? Do you like the dark? Not all of us are comfortable in darkness, but join us just before sunset to discover why the darkness is so important for you and for the plants and animals that live in the park. LSPP will become a Dark Sky Preserve soon, which means we’ll protect the park’s night skies and teach others about it. You can tell others why darkness is so important, too! 

Event type: Junior Naturalist


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


Grundy Lake
Event Name: Live Birds of Prey Show
Date: August 5, 2018 to August 5, 2018
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Get up-close and personal with Wild Ontario's live Birds of Prey and learn what makes them the province's most incredible hunters!


Blue Lake
Event Name: David Archibald Concert Tour
Date: August 5, 2018 to August 5, 2018
Location: Park Amphitheatre, 7:00 pm
Event Type:
Description:

In celebration of Ontario Parks’ 125th Anniversary, David Archibald has written five brand new songs that he will be performing during his 2018 summer tour. Don’t miss this fun, interactive concert that celebrates the rich natural and cultural heritage of Ontario!


Nagagamisis
Event Name: Trees Are Terrific - Les Arbres Sont Magnifiques
Date: August 5, 2018 to August 5, 2018
Location: Comfort Station - Station de Comfort
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How could we live without them? Join us at the Discovery Drop-in and spend some time exploring the diversity and beauty of the trees in our park. We will set you up to take leaf and bark rubbings too! From 10am to 12pm.

 Comment pourriez-vous vivre sans les arbres? Venez nous rejoindre au centre Découverte et prenez le temps d’explorer la diversité et la beauté des arbres qui poussent dans notre parc. Nous vous aiderons à récupérer des feuilles et à calquer les écorces des arbres. De 10:00 à 12:00 heures.


Fushimi Lake
Event Name: Trees Are Terrific - Les Arbres Sont Magnifiques
Date: August 5, 2018 to August 5, 2018
Location: TBD
Event Type:
Description:

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

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

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


Ivanhoe Lake
Event Name: Wow Wildflowers! / Wow! Les fleurs sauvages
Date: August 5, 2018 to August 5, 2018
Location: Quaking Bog Trail / Sentier Quaking Bog
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Description:

10am - 12pm

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

10h - 12h 

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


Ivanhoe Lake
Event Name: Discovery Hike / Randonnée vers la découverte
Date: August 5, 2018 to August 5, 2018
Location: Quaking Bog Trail / Sentier Quaking Bog
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2pm - 4pm 

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

14h - 16h 

Explorer un sentier en utilisant vos sens. Qui sait ce que vous y découvrirez? Attachez bien vos souliers de marche et rendez-vous au centre Découverte; vous y obtiendrez des conseils et des outils pour explorer le sentier Quaking Bog à votre rythme. 


Kettle Lakes
Event Name: Wild Weather
Date: August 5, 2018 to August 5, 2018
Location: Slab Lake Picnic Shelter @ 10:30am
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Come on out to this interactive wild weather program! We will be testing weather experiments and getting messy discovering the weather systems that we are subject to here at Kettle Lakes in the Boreal Forest! Meet us at Slab Lake Picnic Shelter at 10:30 am. 


Earl Rowe
Event Name: Learn to Fish
Date: August 5, 2018 to August 5, 2018
Location: Across the street from the Fish Ladder
Event Type:
Description:

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

Session time:    1pm - 3pm


Rushing River
Event Name: David Archibald- Happiest Camper Concert
Date: August 6, 2018 to August 6, 2018
Event Type:
Description:

In celebration of Ontario Parks’ 125th Anniversary, David Archibald has written five brand new songs that he will be performing during his 2018 summer tour. Don’t miss this fun, interactive concert that celebrates the rich natural and cultural heritage of Ontario!


Kettle Lakes
Event Name: Discovery- Wow Wild Flowers
Date: August 6, 2018 to August 6, 2018
Location: Amphitheatre @ 10:30am
Event Type:
Description:

Wildflowers come in so many shapes, sizes, colours and smells. Search for them and you might see bugs and birds too...or come face to face with an alien invader! Join us at the Discovery Drop-in to pick up some tips and tools for investigating the wildflowers in our park. Meet us at the Amphitheatre at 10:30am.


Earl Rowe
Event Name: Learn to Fish
Date: August 6, 2018 to August 6, 2018
Location: Across the street from the Fish Ladder
Event Type:
Description:

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

Session time:    10am - 12pm


Earl Rowe
Event Name: Learn to Fish
Date: August 7, 2018 to August 7, 2018
Location: Across the street from the Fish Ladder
Event Type:
Description:

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

Session time: 10am - 12pm


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Tour
Date: August 8, 2018 to August 8, 2018
Location: Lally Homestead Parking Lot
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Please pre-register at the gatehouse for this limited capacity 1.5 hour guided hike down the trail and into an early 1900s mica mine. Hard hats supplied! Tour starts at 10am.


Sandbanks
Event Name: 125 Years or Fashion
Date: August 9, 2018 to August 9, 2018
Location: Amphitheatre
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Help us celebrate 125 years of Ontario Parks with a very special fashion show! What would they have been wearing at Algonquin in 1893? Bon Echo at the turn of the century... Or Sandbanks in the roaring '20s? Join us for a look back at the (sometimes humorous) history and fashion of sandbanks and other parks in Ontario. Suggested donation of $2/person or $10/family; all proceeds go to the Friends of Sandbanks.


Sibbald Point
Event Name: Guided Walks
Date: August 9, 2018 to August 9, 2018
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Take a gentle stroll through the park to explore the nocturnal world around us. All ages are welcome. No pets please.

Thursday – 8:00 pm


Quetico
Event Name: Astronomical Weekend
Date: August 10, 2018 to August 12, 2018
Location: Dawson Trail Campgrounds
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Presentations from the Thunder Bay Chapter of the RASC along with telescope viewings of the planets and Perseid Meteor Shower during the evening and a solar telescope viewing during the afternoon.


Neys
Event Name: 34th Annual Neys Nostalgia Days
Date: August 10, 2018 to August 12, 2018
Location: Visitor Centre
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

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


Charleston Lake
Event Name: David Archibald Concert Tour
Date: August 10, 2018 to August 10, 2018
Location: 7:30 pm
Event Type:
Description:

In celebration of Ontario Parks’ 125th Anniversary, David Archibald has written five brand new songs that he will be performing during his 2018 summer tour. Don’t miss this fun, interactive concert that celebrates the rich natural and cultural heritage of Ontario!


Charleston Lake
Event Name: Learn to Fish
Date: August 10, 2018 to August 10, 2018
Event Type:
Description:

Come learn from some experts on how to fish.  You might get hooked!

Two sessions: 10 am -12 noon & 2-4 pm

Registration required.


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Tour
Date: August 10, 2018 to August 10, 2018
Location: 8pm at the Lally Homestead Parking Lot
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Description:

Join Mark, Peter, and hopefully some evening birds, bats and moths for this special nature night hike along the Silver Queen Mine Trail. See this restored, early 1900s mica mine in a different light too! Hardhats supplied but bring a flashlight. Meet at the Lally Homestead Parking Lot. Hike starts at 8p.m. Allow 10 minutes driving time from the main campground.


Nagagamisis
Event Name: Undercover Critters - Créatures cachées
Date: August 10, 2018 to August 10, 2018
Location: Gate House - Gare
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Description:

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

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


Fushimi Lake
Event Name: Undercover Critters - Créatures cachées
Date: August 10, 2018 to August 10, 2018
Location: TBD
Event Type:
Description:

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

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

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


Earl Rowe
Event Name: Learn to Fish
Date: August 10, 2018 to August 10, 2018
Location: Across the street from the Fish Ladder
Event Type:
Description:

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

Session time:    10am - 12pm


Earl Rowe
Event Name: Learn to Fish
Date: August 10, 2018 to August 10, 2018
Location: Across the street from the Fish Ladder
Event Type:
Description:

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

Session time:    2pm - 4pm


Charleston Lake
Event Name: Live Birds of Prey Show
Date: August 11, 2018 to August 11, 2018
Location: Park Amphitheatre (1:30 pm)
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:Come see live birds of prey! Join the experts from Wild Ontario & their wildlife ambassadors, for an up close look at these amazing birds. Don’t miss it!
Ivanhoe Lake
Event Name: Art in the Park / L'art dans le parc
Date: August 11, 2018 to August 11, 2018
Location: Visitor Center / Centre Visiteur
Event Type:
Description:

10am - 12pm 

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

10h - 12h 

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


Balsam Lake
Event Name: Mysterious Moths!
Date: August 11, 2018 to August 11, 2018
Location: Amphitheatre @ 8pm
Event Type:
Description:

Is that a moth or a butterfly? What kind of moth is that? Special guest speaker and insect-loving entomologist, Maurice Bottos will help you get familiar with our wide variety of moths during this informative and colourful presentation.  Come check out the moths he has on display from around the world and if your keen, stick around after the program to see what local moth species we have flying in the night!


Killbear
Event Name: Whiskey Jack - Special Concert
Date: August 11, 2018 to August 11, 2018
Location: Amphitheatre - 7:30pm
Event Type:
Description:

Get ready to clap along as Whiskey Jack takes us on a musical tour around Ontario, with favourites like the “Ketchup Song,” “Tillsonburg,” and “Sudbury Saturday Night.” Introduce your children to these classic Canadian songs performed by this group of talented musicians.

This special concert is sponsored by the Friends of Killbear.


Nagagamisis
Event Name: Incredible Insects - Insectes Incroyables
Date: August 11, 2018 to August 11, 2018
Location: Day use
Event Type:
Description:

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

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


Killarney
Event Name: 22nd Annual Summer Loon Count
Date: August 11, 2018 to August 11, 2018
Location: Nature Centre
Event Type:
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Park Nature Centre - 9:00am

Come paddle the beautiful lakes of Killarney Provincial Park while contributing to ongoing ecological preservation by participating in our Annual Summer Loon Count!  All information collected will be submitted to Bird Studies Canada for research purposes.  A complimentary BBQ dinner is provided for all of our volunteers. Email killarneyparknhe@gmail.com to sign up and RSVP by July 21st. 


Fushimi Lake
Event Name: Nature Detectives - Enquêteurs de la Nature
Date: August 11, 2018 to August 11, 2018
Location: TBD
Event Type:
Description:

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

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

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


Petroglyphs
Event Name: Evening Event
Date: August 11, 2018 to August 11, 2018
Location: Visitor Centre
Event Type:
Description:

Come join us for a unique opportunity to experience the petroglyphs in a new light. Under the cover of night, low-angle lighting reveals hundreds of carvings not visible during the day. Each program begins with a showing of the award-winning film "The Teaching Rocks". An interpreter will then lead visitors to the petroglyph site to tell stories passed down through generations relating to our nation's First Peoples and discuss theories as to why these mysterious carvings were made.

Gates re-open at 7:00 pm and the program begins at 8:15 pm.

Please remember to bring a flashlight and bug spray. For more information, please call the park at (705) 877-2552.


Ivanhoe Lake
Event Name: Undercover Critters / Creatures cachées
Date: August 11, 2018 to August 11, 2018
Location: Visitor Center / Centre Visiteur
Event Type:
Description:

2pm - 4pm

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

14h - 16h

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


Kettle Lakes
Event Name: Night Hike
Date: August 11, 2018 to August 11, 2018
Location: Amphitheatre @ 9:00pm
Event Type:
Description:

Night hikes are a much anticipated even! They give us the chance to explore a time of night we usually shy away from! Your chances of seeing exciting wildlife increase by at ton! Don't fear the dark, embrace it- as we discover some of Kettle Lakes' night life. Bring your flash with you to the Amphitheatre at 9:00pm


Earl Rowe
Event Name: Learn to Fish
Date: August 11, 2018 to August 11, 2018
Location: Across the street from the Fish Ladder
Event Type:
Description:

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

Session time:    11am - 1pm


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Spruce Lane Farm GHOST WALK
Date: August 12, 2018 to August 12, 2018
Location: 1219 Burloak Drive, Parking lot F - Breckon Shelter.
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

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

For more information visit: www.BronteCreek.org

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


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

Hardhats supplied for this 1 km walk along the trail and into the restored Silver Queen Mine and miner's bunkhouse. Venture back in time to the early 1900s when the small-scale mica mining business was booming in eastern Ontario. Meet historical interpreters along the trail. 10 a.m. - Noon.


Restoule
Event Name: Whiskey Jack Concert
Date: August 12, 2018 to August 12, 2018
Event Type:
Description:

For 4 decades, Whiskey Jack has been performing their unique brand of Canadian country music coast to coast.  In the 1980's, these virtuosos were featured weekly on CBC TV's Tommy Hunter Show.   Every Friday night, they'd stand on "The Ol' Back Porch" while over 2 million Canadians would turn on their TV's to watch them pick some tunes and have a few laughs with a celebrity comedian.  In the 1990's, they hooked up with Stompin' Tom Connors and these two Canadian institutions took their music coast to coast.  Each time they play our park, these lifetime campers bring songs that celebrate summers sleeping in a tent and swatting bugs....and everything else we all love about camping in the north.


Mikisew
Event Name: Whiskey Jack Concert
Date: August 12, 2018 to August 12, 2018
Event Type:
Description:

For 4 decades, Whiskey Jack has been performing their unique brand of Canadian country music coast to coast.  In the 1980's, these virtuosos were featured weekly on CBC TV's Tommy Hunter Show.   Every Friday night, they'd stand on "The Ol' Back Porch" while over 2 million Canadians would turn on their TV's to watch them pick some tunes and have a few laughs with a celebrity comedian.  In the 1990's, they hooked up with Stompin' Tom Connors and these two Canadian institutions took their music coast to coast.  Each time they play our park, these lifetime campers bring songs that celebrate summers sleeping in a tent and swatting bugs....and everything else we all love about camping in the north.


Balsam Lake
Event Name: Balsam Lake Farmers Market
Date: August 12, 2018 to August 12, 2018
Location: Beach: 10am-3pm
Event Type:
Description:

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

Join us at the beach and shop local on Sun July 8, Sun July 22, Sun Aug 12, and Sun Aug 26 with a variety of vendors selling hand-made and home grown items from the local area: fresh veggies, baked goods, nature photography, decorative items, lawn ornaments, soaps, candles, wooden furniture and decor, and so much more!  A daily vehicle permit or camping permit is required to enter the park and the farmers markets.  

For more information or to register as a vendor: email aileen.clarke@ontario.ca or phone 705-454-3324 ext 5228.


Kettle Lakes
Event Name: Climate Change-What is it?
Date: August 12, 2018 to August 12, 2018
Location: Slab Lake Picnic Shelter @ 10:30am
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Every year we hear about climate change and global warming but do you actually know what it is? Come learn about climate change and how it is affecting our environment at Slab Lake picnic Shelter at 10:30am.


Nagagamisis
Event Name: Wow Wildflowers - Wow! Les Fleurs Sauvages
Date: August 12, 2018 to August 12, 2018
Location: Time trail - Sentier Time
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Description:

Wildflowers come in so many shapes, sizes, colours and smells. Search for them and you might see bugs and birds too…or come face to face with an alien invader! Join us at the Discovery Drop-in to pick up some tips and tools for investigating the wildflowers in our park. From 10am to 12pm.

Les fleurs sauvages offrent une grande diversité de formes, de tailles, de couleurs et d’odeurs. En les découvrant, vous pourrez aussi voir des insectes et des oiseaux... ou même un envahisseur extraterrestre! Venez nous rejoindre au centre Découverte pour obtenir des conseils et des outils qui vous permettront de mener votre enquête sur les fleurs sauvages qui ornent notre parc. De 10:00 à 12:00 heures.


Fushimi Lake
Event Name: Wow Wildflowers - Wow! Les Fleurs Sauvages
Date: August 12, 2018 to August 12, 2018
Location: TBD
Event Type:
Description:

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

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

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


Ivanhoe Lake
Event Name: Our Park / Notre Parc
Date: August 12, 2018 to August 12, 2018
Location: Visitor Center / Centre Visiteur
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Description:

10am - 12pm

Learn all about Ivanhoe Lake and the history of the park! 

10h - 12h 

Apprenez l’histoire du Parc Provincial Ivanhoe Lake. 


Earl Rowe
Event Name: Learn to Fish
Date: August 12, 2018 to August 12, 2018
Location: Across the street from the Fish Ladder
Event Type:
Description:

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

Session time:    1pm - 3pm


Earl Rowe
Event Name: Learn to Fish
Date: August 13, 2018 to August 13, 2018
Location: Across the street from the Fish Ladder
Event Type:
Description:

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

Session time:    10am - 12pm


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Tour
Date: August 14, 2018 to August 14, 2018
Location: Lally Homestead Parking Lot
Event Type:
Description:

Please pre-register at the gatehouse for this limited capacity 1.5 hour guided hike down the trail and into an early 1900s mica mine. Hard hats supplied! Tour starts at 10am.


Earl Rowe
Event Name: Learn to Fish
Date: August 14, 2018 to August 14, 2018
Location: Across the street from the Fish Ladder
Event Type:
Description:

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

Session time:    10am - 12pm


Sandbanks
Event Name: Lakeshore Lodge Day
Date: August 16, 2018 to August 16, 2018
Location: Lakeshore Lodge Day Use Area
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Description:

1-4pm

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


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Tour
Date: August 16, 2018 to August 16, 2018
Location: 8pm at the Lally Homestead Parking Lot
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Description:

Join Mark, Emma, and hopefully some evening birds, bats and moths for this special nature night hike along the Silver Queen Mine Trail. See this restored, early 1900s mica mine in a different light too! Hardhats supplied but bring a flashlight. Meet at the Lally Homestead Parking Lot. Hike starts at 8p.m. Allow 10 minutes driving time from the main campground.


Sibbald Point
Event Name: David Archibald Concert
Date: August 17, 2018 to August 17, 2018
Location: Sibbald Point Provincial Park Amphitheatre
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Description:

In celebration of Ontario Parks’ 125th Anniversary, David Archibald has written five brand new songs that he will be performing during his 2018 summer tour. Don’t miss this fun, interactive concert that celebrates the rich natural and cultural heritage of Ontario!

Friday August 17th at 7:00pm

Day use fees apply.


Murphys Point
Event Name: BioBlitz Special - Night-time Flyers
Date: August 17, 2018 to August 17, 2018
Location: Rideau Comfort Station
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Mark has added over 500 species of moths to the park list and is hoping to find more! With expert guests on-hand, join him at the Rideau Comfort Station anytime between 8:30pm and 10:00pm where he’ll go through the basics before checking out the light traps set up on site. He’ll also have a couple of bat detectors on hand to pick up the calls of these majestic nocturnal insectivores – who knows, we may even see bats coming in to feast on the moths... He’ll also go through some of the more useful resources available to amateur naturalists, including some online citizen science projects. Please bring a flashlight!


Nagagamisis
Event Name: Discovery Hike - Randonnée vers La Découverte
Date: August 17, 2018 to August 17, 2018
Location: Time Trail - Sentier Time
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Description:

Explore a trail using your senses – who knows what exciting things you will discover! Lace up your hiking shoes and come to the Discovery Drop-in to pick up tips and tools for exploring the Time trail at your own pace. From 2pm to 4pm. 

Explorez un sentier en utilisant vos sens. Qui sait ce que vous y découvrirez? Attachez bien vous souliers de marche et rendez-vous au centre Découverte; vous y obtiendrez des conseils et des outils pour explorer le sentier Time à votre rythme. De 14:00 à 16:00 heures.


Fushimi Lake
Event Name: Discovery Hike - Randonnée vers La Découverte
Date: August 17, 2018 to August 17, 2018
Location: TBD
Event Type:
Description:

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

Explorez un sentier en utilisant vos sens. Qui sait ce que vous y découvrirez? Attachez bien vous souliers de marche et rendez-vous au centre Découverte; vous y obtiendrez des conseils et des outils pour explorer le sentier à votre rythme.

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


Kettle Lakes
Event Name: Starry Night
Date: August 17, 2018 to August 17, 2018
Location: Amphitheatre @ 8:00pm
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Description:

Join us at 8:00 pm at the Amphitheatre Campfire for an evening among the stars! Come explore the mysteries of the night sky, discover new constellations, and share their stories. Bring a chair  as we roast marshmallows for a complete campfire experience with the family!


Earl Rowe
Event Name: Learn to Fish
Date: August 17, 2018 to August 17, 2018
Location: Across the street from the Fish Ladder
Event Type:
Description:

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

Session time:    10am - 12pm    


Earl Rowe
Event Name: Learn to Fish
Date: August 17, 2018 to August 17, 2018
Location: Across the street from the Fish Ladder
Event Type:
Description:

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

Session time:    2pm - 4pm


Darlington
Event Name: Sciensational Snakes
Date: August 18, 2018 to August 18, 2018
Location: Log Cabin
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Meet our special guests who will show you come fascinating reptiles - LIVE & UP CLOSE!


Wasaga Beach
Event Name: Wasaga Under Siege
Date: August 18, 2018 to August 19, 2018
Location: Nancy Island Historic Site
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Join us as we celebrate the 90th anniversary of Nancy Island Historic Site with muskets, cannons, and more at our annual re-enactment!  Additional celebrations will take place to commemorate the 125th anniversary of Ontario Parks, the sinking of the H.M.S. Nancy on August 14th, 1814, and 90 years as Nancy Island Historic Site.

Stay tuned for information or visit www.wasagabeachpark.com


Rondeau
Event Name: Rondeau's Reptile Day
Date: August 18, 2018 to August 18, 2018
Location: Bayside Picnic Shelter (across from the Park Store)
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Come learn how Rondeau is protecting our amazing reptile species during a fun-filled day for the whole family! Meet with our reptile research teams, participate in guided hikes and children's programming, and help support the work being done with our Adopt-a-Turtle Program!

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


Presqu'ile
Event Name: Species at Risk Day
Date: August 18, 2018 to August 18, 2018
Location: Amphitheatre and Campfire Circle
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Description:

A full day event with multiple programs throughout the day. Come for a guided walk in the morning to explore and learn about those special creatures protected at Presqu'ile that are at risk of extinction. The afternoon will feature a Fun Fair style program composed of games, costumes, crafts, games and an information booth all about Species at Risk. Finally, end the day with an evening program with special guests Sciensational Sssnakes Rescue to see live snakes and turtles and discover what you can to do help protect them. There will be an opportunity at the end of the program to get a close-up and hands-on look at some of the snakes. All ages welcome, all events free with park admission.


Bonnechere
Event Name: Bike Rodeo
Date: August 18, 2018 to August 18, 2018
Location: The Davenport Centre
Event Type: Sporting Event
Description:

Celebrate active transportation! Join Park staff in cooperation with the Killaloe OPP detachment, the Upper Ottawa Valley OPP Auxillary and the Renfrew County District Health Unit. 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 10:30am.


Killbear
Event Name: Minibeast Magic - The Amazing World of Killbear's Insects
Date: August 18, 2018 to August 18, 2018
Location: Amphitheatre - 8:00pm
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Description:

Insects are all around us - in the water, land and sky! Join retired Laurentian University professor, Dr. Joe Shorthouse, as he shares his lifelong passion for the amazing world of insects. Discover the vital roles they play in Killbear’s ecosystems. A presentation for the whole family!

This presentation is part of the OP125 Stewardship Projects!


Murphys Point
Event Name: 2nd Annual BioBlitz
Date: August 18, 2018 to August 18, 2018
Location: Main Beach
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Description:

In celebration of OP125, we are proud to be hosting our 2nd annual BioBlitz at Murphys Point Provincial Park. Last year's event increased our park list by an incredible 240 species. This year we are again aiming high and have a series of public events originating from the 'outdoor lab', based at the Main Beach, that will cater to all tastes. Want to go birding? We've got it! Butterflies? Got that. Flowers, fish, fungi - all covered. We'll even set out to find some of our reptiles and amphibians.

Check back closer to the date for a detailed schedule and/or pick up a flyer in the park.


Killarney
Event Name: Group of Seven Festival
Date: August 18, 2018 to August 19, 2018
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Description:

The famous painters of the Group of Seven played a major role in ensuring Killarney Provincial Park is the wilderness-class wonder we enjoy today. Come out to celebrate the Group of Seven and learn about their importance within the park. We will be offering a variety of programs, from guided hikes and guest speakers to creative programs with our artists-in-residence. Watch out on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) for a schedule of the days' events!


Nagagamisis
Event Name: Art in the park - Art dans le parc
Date: August 18, 2018 to August 18, 2018
Location: Playground area - endroit du cour de récréation
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Description:

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

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


Fushimi Lake
Event Name: Art in the park - Art dans le parc
Date: August 18, 2018 to August 18, 2018
Location: TBD
Event Type:
Description:

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

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

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


Ivanhoe Lake
Event Name: Incredible Insects / Insectes Incroyables
Date: August 18, 2018 to August 18, 2018
Location: Red Pine Beach / Plage Red Pine
Event Type:
Description:

10am - 12pm 

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

10h - 12h 

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


Ivanhoe Lake
Event Name: Discovery Hike / Randonnée vers la découverte
Date: August 18, 2018 to August 18, 2018
Location: Quaking Bog Trail / Sentier Quaking Bog
Event Type:
Description:

2pm - 4pm 

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

14h - 16h 

Explorer un sentier en utilisant vos sens. Qui sait ce que vous y découvrirez? Attachez bien vos souliers de marche et rendez-vous au centre Découverte; vous y obtiendrez des conseils et des outils pour explorer le sentier Quaking Bog à votre rythme.


Earl Rowe
Event Name: Learn to Fish
Date: August 18, 2018 to August 18, 2018
Location: Across the street from the Fish Ladder
Event Type:
Description:

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

Session time:    11am - 1pm


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Spruce Lane Farmhouse - Ghost Walk
Date: August 19, 2018 to August 19, 2018
Location: 1219 Burloak Drive, Breckon Shelter parking lot F
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Description:

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

For more information visit: www.BronteCreek.org

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


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

Hardhats supplied for this 1 km walk along the trail and into the restored Silver Queen Mine and miner's bunkhouse. Venture back in time to the early 1900s when the small-scale mica mining business was booming in eastern Ontario. Meet historical interpreters along the trail. 10 a.m. - Noon.


Kakabeka Falls
Event Name: Kakabeka Falls Half Marathon and Inaugural 8K
Date: August 19, 2018 to August 19, 2018
Location: Both races start and finish at Kakabeka Falls Legion on Hwy 11/17
Event Type:
Description:For more information and to register, please visit the following website:https://www.runkbfalls.com/
Nagagamisis
Event Name: Amazing Amphibians - Étonnants Amphibiens
Date: August 19, 2018 to August 19, 2018
Location: Gate House - Gare
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Description:

Frogs, toads, salamanders, oh my!  The word amphibian means ‘double life’, as most amphibians spend part of their life on land and part in the water.  Stop by the Discovery Drop-in and get set up to explore, observe, and discover the amazing amphibian species that call our park home. From 10am to 12pm.

Des grenouilles, des crapauds, des salamandres — oh là là!  Le mot amphibien signifie « qui a la particularité d’avoir une double vie ». En fait, la plupart des amphibiens passent une partie de leur vie sur terre et une partie dans l’eau.  Arrêtez-vous au centre Découverte et installez-vous pour explorer, observer et découvrir les étonnantes espèces d’amphibiens qui ont élu domicile dans notre parc. De 10:00 à 12:00 heures.


Fushimi Lake
Event Name: Amazing Amphibians - Étonnants Amphibiens
Date: August 19, 2018 to August 19, 2018
Location: TBD
Event Type:
Description:

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

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

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


Ivanhoe Lake
Event Name: Art in the Park / L'art dans le parc
Date: August 19, 2018 to August 19, 2018
Location: Red Pine Beach / Plage Red Pine
Event Type:
Description:

10am - 12pm 

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

10h - 12h 

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


Earl Rowe
Event Name: Learn to Fish
Date: August 19, 2018 to August 19, 2018
Location: Across the street from the Fish Ladder
Event Type:
Description:

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

Session time: 1pm - 3pm


Earl Rowe
Event Name: Learn to Fish
Date: August 20, 2018 to August 20, 2018
Location: Across the street from the Fish Ladder
Event Type:
Description:

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

Session time:    10am - 12pm


Restoule
Event Name: Science North - Climate Change
Date: August 21, 2018 to August 21, 2018
Event Type:
Description:

Have you ever wondered how a cloud is formed? Or just how much air pressure is in our atmosphere? Join the Science North Bluecoats for an exciting live show demonstrating the wonders of weather and climate. This show is sure to blow you away!


Earl Rowe
Event Name: Learn to Fish
Date: August 21, 2018 to August 21, 2018
Location: Across the street from the Fish Ladder
Event Type:
Description:

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

Session time:    10am - 12pm


Mikisew
Event Name: Science North - Climate Change
Date: August 22, 2018 to August 22, 2018
Event Type:
Description:

Have you ever wondered how a cloud is formed? Or just how much air pressure is in our atmosphere? Join the Science North Bluecoats for an exciting live show demonstrating the wonders of weather and climate. This show is sure to blow you away!


Algonquin
Event Name: OP125 Time Capsule Event
Date: August 22, 2018 to August 22, 2018
Location: Algonquin Visitor Centre
Event Type:
Description:

In celebration of the 125th birthday of Ontario Parks, we will be hosting a time capsule event here in Algonquin Provincial Park, the first park in the provincial park system.  The event begins at 1PM and will include live music, interactive booths, and more.  Check out this park blog for more info: http://www.ontarioparks.com/parksblog/op125-algonquin-time-capsule/ 


Algonquin
Event Name: David Archibald-The Happiest Camper in Ontario Concert Tour
Date: August 22, 2018 to August 22, 2018
Location: Algonquin Outdoor Theatre (km35.4 on Highway 60)
Event Type:
Description:

 Join us August 22nd at 7PM for a concert by David Archibald.  David has written and performed for Sesame Street and Mr. Dressup and his musicals have been performed across the country.  In honour of Ontario Parks' 125th anniversary, David is performing a 30-park tour performing some of his classics as well as 5 brand new songs!  http://www.ontarioparks.com/parksblog/david-archibalds-the-happiest-camper-in-ontario-concert-tour/ 


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Tour
Date: August 22, 2018 to August 22, 2018
Location: Lally Homestead Parking Lot
Event Type:
Description:

Please pre-register at the gatehouse for this limited capacity 1.5 hour guided hike down the trail and into an early 1900s mica mine. Hard hats supplied! Tour starts at 10am.


Sandbanks
Event Name: 125 Years of Fashion
Date: August 23, 2018 to August 23, 2018
Location: Amphitheatre
Event Type:
Description:

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


Bonnechere
Event Name: David Archibald in concert
Date: August 23, 2018 to August 23, 2018
Location: Davenport Centre
Event Type:
Description:

Come join us at the Davenport Centre to hear the amazing David Archibald in concert! On Thursday, August 23rd he will be making a pit-stop at Bonnechere on his Ontario Parks tour in celebration of Ontario Parks 125th anniversary! It will not be a concert to miss! Concert begins at 7PM.


Halfway Lake
Event Name: Star Party: Half the Night
Date: August 23, 2018 to August 26, 2018
Event Type:
Description:

Join us here at Halfway Lake for our Star Party!


Sibbald Point
Event Name: Guided Walk
Date: August 23, 2018 to August 23, 2018
Event Type:
Description:

Take a gentle stroll through the park to explore the nocturnal world around us. All ages are welcome. No pets please.

Thursday – 8:00 pm


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


Restoule
Event Name: David Archibald Concert
Date: August 24, 2018 to August 24, 2018
Event Type:
Description:

In celebration of Ontario Parks’ 125th Anniversary, David Archibald has written five brand new songs that he will be performing during his 2018 summer tour. Don’t miss this fun, interactive concert that celebrates the rich natural and cultural heritage of Ontario!


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Tour
Date: August 24, 2018 to August 24, 2018
Location: 8pm at the Lally Homestead Parking Lot
Event Type:
Description:

Join Mark, Rachel, and hopefully some evening birds, bats and moths for this special nature night hike along the Silver Queen Mine Trail. See this restored, early 1900s mica mine in a different light too! Hardhats supplied but bring a flashlight. Meet at the Lally Homestead Parking Lot. Hike starts at 8p.m. Allow 10 minutes driving time from the main campground.


Silver Lake
Event Name: Silver Lake 23rd Annual Traditional Pow Wow
Date: August 24, 2018 to August 26, 2018
Location: Picnic Shelter Area
Event Type:
Description:

Native drumming, dancing, singing, food, and crafts.

Gates open at 10AM Saturday and Sunday.

Grand Entry 12 noon Saturday and Sunday.

Admission: Under 12 - free, Over 12 - $4.00 per person.

*Remember Day Use Permit fees still apply*


Fushimi Lake
Event Name: Aquatic Acrobats - Acrobates Aquatiques
Date: August 24, 2018 to August 24, 2018
Location: TBD
Event Type:
Description:

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

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

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


Earl Rowe
Event Name: Learn to Fish
Date: August 24, 2018 to August 24, 2018
Location: Across the street from the Fish Ladder
Event Type:
Description:

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

Session time:    10am - 12pm    


Earl Rowe
Event Name: Learn to Fish
Date: August 24, 2018 to August 24, 2018
Location: Across the street from the Fish Ladder
Event Type:
Description:

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

Session time:    2pm - 4pm


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

For all kids 15 and under. Derby takes place on Saturday from 8AM to 8PM and on Sunday from 8AM to noon. Prizes will be awarded at 1PM on Sunday. Come have some fun and catch a fish. Everyone wins a prize.


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

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

Event runs from 9am - 4pm each day.

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


Bonnechere
Event Name: Wolf Howl
Date: August 25, 2018 to August 25, 2018
Location: Meet at the Davenport Centre
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Wolf Howl, 25th Anniversary Edition!

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. Join us this year for our special anniversary of the Wolf Howl! Program begins at 7pm.


Mikisew
Event Name: David Archibald Concert
Date: August 25, 2018 to August 25, 2018
Event Type:
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. Saturday, August 12/2017.


Sleeping Giant
Event Name: Xterra Sleeping Giant
Date: August 25, 2018 to August 25, 2018
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/.
Fushimi Lake
Event Name: Incredible Insects - Insectes Incroyables
Date: August 25, 2018 to August 25, 2018
Location: TBD
Event Type:
Description:

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

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

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


Petroglyphs
Event Name: Evening Event
Date: August 25, 2018 to August 25, 2018
Location: Visitor Centre
Event Type:
Description:

Come join us for a unique opportunity to experience the petroglyphs in a new light. Under the cover of night, low-angle lighting reveals hundreds of carvings not visible during the day. Each program begins with a showing of the award-winning film "The Teaching Rocks". An interpreter will then lead visitors to the petroglyph site to tell stories passed down through generations relating to our nation's First Peoples and discuss theories as to why these mysterious carvings were made.

Gates re-open at 7:00 pm and the program begins at 8:15 pm.

Please remember to bring a flashlight and bug spray. For more information, please call the park at (705) 877-2552.


Ivanhoe Lake
Event Name: Feathered Friends / Amis à plumes
Date: August 25, 2018 to August 25, 2018
Location: Red Pine Beach / Plage Red Pine
Event Type:
Description:

10am - 12pm

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

10h - 12h 

Combien d’oiseaux avez-vous vus ou entendus dans le parc? L’Ontario est le foyer d’oiseaux de toutes sortes, de toutes tailles et aux couleurs multiples. Ils forment une partie importante de notre biodiversité locale – leur diversité est étonnante. Venez nous rejoindre au centre Découverte pour obtenir quelques trucs au sujet des oiseaux et lancez-vous à la recherche des amis à plumes. 


Darlington
Event Name: Bird Banding
Date: August 26, 2018 to August 26, 2018
Location: Picnic Area # 2
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Come on down to picnic area # 2 and join our speical guests as we catch and band our feathered friends.

Be early - remember "The early bird gets the worm"!


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

Hardhats supplied for this 1 km walk along the trail and into the restored Silver Queen Mine and miner's bunkhouse. Venture back in time to the early 1900s when the small-scale mica mining business was booming in eastern Ontario. Meet historical interpreters along the trail. 10 a.m. - Noon.


Balsam Lake
Event Name: Balsam Lake Farmers Market
Date: August 26, 2018 to August 26, 2018
Location: Beach Area near Parking Lots 1-3, 10am-3pm
Event Type:
Description:

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

Join us at the beach and shop local on Sun July 8, Sun July 22, Sun Aug 12, and Sun Aug 26 with a variety of vendors selling hand-made and home grown items from the local area: fresh veggies, baked goods, nature photography, decorative items, lawn ornaments, soaps, candles, wooden furniture and decor, and so much more!  A daily vehicle permit or camping permit is required to enter the park and the farmers markets.  

For more information or to register as a vendor: email aileen.clarke@ontario.ca or phone 705-454-3324 ext 5228.


Fushimi Lake
Event Name: Nature Detectives - Enquêteurs de la Nature
Date: August 26, 2018 to August 26, 2018
Location: TBD
Event Type:
Description:

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

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

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


Halfway Lake
Event Name: Powerful Planet: Natural Disaster
Date: August 27, 2018 to August 27, 2018
Event Type:
Description:

Join us at 3pm to explore and learn about natural disasters across the globe!


Earl Rowe
Event Name: Learn to Fish
Date: August 27, 2018 to August 27, 2018
Location: Across the street from the Fish Ladder
Event Type:
Description:

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

Session time:    10am - 12pm


Earl Rowe
Event Name: Learn to Fish
Date: August 28, 2018 to August 28, 2018
Location: Across the street from the Fish Ladder
Event Type:
Description:

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

Session time:    10am - 12pm


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Tour
Date: August 29, 2018 to August 29, 2018
Location: Lally Homestead Parking Lot
Event Type:
Description:

Please pre-register at the gatehouse for this limited capacity 1.5 hour guided hike down the trail and into an early 1900s mica mine. Hard hats supplied! Tour starts at 10am.


Earl Rowe
Event Name: Learn to Fish
Date: August 29, 2018 to August 29, 2018
Location: Across the street from the Fish Ladder
Event Type:
Description:

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

Session time:    10am - 12pm


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

August 31- Sept 3: Lac La Croix Ponies Weekend

Come out to Quetico's Dawson Trail Campground this Labour Day weekend to meet and learn about the Lac La Croix Pony. Ponies will be visiting from Grey Raven Ranch at Seine River First Nation http://www.greyravenranch.org/ . Join experts from Grey Raven Ranch at the Grassy beach Day use area throughout the weekend to meet these magnificent ponies and learn first hand about this rare indigenous breed of pony that once lived throughout the area.


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Tour
Date: August 31, 2018 to August 31, 2018
Location: 8pm at the Lally Homestead Parking Lot
Event Type:
Description:

Join Mark, Rachel, and hopefully some evening birds, bats and moths for this special nature night hike along the Silver Queen Mine Trail. See this restored, early 1900s mica mine in a different light too! Hardhats supplied but bring a flashlight. Meet at the Lally Homestead Parking Lot. Hike starts at 8p.m. Allow 10 minutes driving time from the main campground.


Fushimi Lake
Event Name: Feathered Friends - Amis À Plumes
Date: August 31, 2018 to August 31, 2018
Location: TBD
Event Type:
Description:

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

Combien d’oiseaux avez-vous vus ou entendus dans le parc? L’Ontario est le foyer d’oiseaux de toutes sortes, de toutes tailles et aux couleurs multiples. Ils forment une partie importante de notre biodiversité locale — leur diversité est étonnante.  Venez nous rejoindre au centre Découverte pour obtenir quelques trucs au sujet des oiseaux et lancez-vous à la recherche des amis à plumes.

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


Killarney
Event Name: 30x30/OP125 Weekend
Date: August 31, 2018 to September 3, 2018
Event Type:
Description:

Did you know August is 30x30 month across Ontario Parks? All month long we encourage everyone to spend at least 30 minutes outside for 30 days in a row. Here at Killarney we're going to end off the month with a Labour-Day-Weekend-Long celebration of the great outdoors! From August 31st to September 3rd take part in a variety of programs geared towards enjoying the wilderness.

2018 also marks Ontario Parks' 125th birthday! Throughout the weekend programs will focus on the development and evolution of parks over the years, and there just might be some vintage footage of Killarney in the old days! Watch out on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) for event schedules.


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

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


Frontenac
Event Name: Frontenac Trek
Date: September 1, 2018 to October 31, 2018
Event Type: Seasonal Event
Description:

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

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


Frontenac
Event Name: Annual Frontenac Hiking Challenge
Date: September 1, 2018 to October 31, 2018
Event Type: Seasonal Event
Description:

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

The Frontenac Challenge encourages hikers to enjoy Frontenac’s fall colours by hiking each of the 11 main hiking loops that form the challenge between September 1st and October 31st. Register for free at the park office or call 613 376-3489. For more information please visit www.frontenacpark.ca. A challenge celebration with successful completion certificates and free BBQ will be held at the park office on November 10th, 2018 from 10:30 am - 12:30 pm.


Darlington
Event Name: Good Bye Birds & Butterflies
Date: September 1, 2018 to September 2, 2018
Event Type:
Description:

Fall migration is underway. 

Come out to the programs and say farewell to our feathered friends and butterflies as they leave for warmer climates.

Check the activity sheet for times and locations of events.


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

This program provides hands-on education about reptiles and amphibians for the young and the young at heart. The show will feature an informal talk about the animals, their ecology and conservation issues as well as a session in which participants are able to interact, touch and hold the animals.

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

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


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

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


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

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

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


Murphys Point
Event Name: Evening Concert with David Archibald
Date: September 1, 2018 to September 1, 2018
Location: Amphitheatre - time to be confirmed.
Event Type:
Description:

In celebration of Ontario Parks’ 125th Anniversary, David Archibald has written five brand new songs that he will be performing during his 2018 summer tour. Don’t miss this fun, interactive concert that celebrates the rich natural and cultural heritage of Ontario!


Fushimi Lake
Event Name: Nature Detectives - Enquêteurs de la Nature
Date: September 1, 2018 to September 1, 2018
Location: TBD
Event Type:
Description:

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

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

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


Darlington
Event Name: Monarch Migration
Date: September 8, 2018 to September 8, 2018
Location: Darlington Provincial Park Picnic Area # 3 Shelter 3:00 PM
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

 Find out why the monarch butterfly is a species at risk. Help us tag some monarchs and send them on their way to Mexico!


Rondeau
Event Name: The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup
Date: September 9, 2018 to September 9, 2018
Location: Rondeau Provincial Park
Event Type:
Description:

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


Sandbanks
Event Name: Sandbanks New Wave Music Festival
Date: September 15, 2018 to September 15, 2018
Location: Sandbanks Provincial Park Amphitheatre
Event Type: Music and the Arts
Description:

MUSIC, ARTS, HARVEST

for details visit the festival's website @  sandbanksnewwaves.com


Pinery
Event Name: Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup
Date: September 15, 2018 to September 15, 2018
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:In 2018, we will be celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup in Canada. You can make a world of a difference by joining Canadians from coast to coast to coast to clean up shoreline litter. Meet at the Pinery Visitor Centre to start the day, where gloves and garbage bags will be provided. Dress appropriately for the weather, wear sunscreen, and consider wearing insect repellent to combat biting flies. Please pre-register by calling 519 243 8574. Visit www.shorelinecleanup.ca for more details.  For high school aged students, this is a great way to work towards completing your community service hours and for everyone else, this is a great way to give back to the park and ensure our shorelines are kept devoid of human litter.
MacGregor Point
Event Name: Wild for the Arts
Date: September 15, 2018 to September 16, 2018
Location: Huron Campground
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

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


Wheatley
Event Name: Chili Cook-off
Date: September 15, 2018 to September 15, 2018
Location: Site 130
Event Type:
Description:Enter a chili or just be a judge. Prizes awarded for best chilies.
Bronte Creek
Event Name: Annual British Car Day
Date: September 16, 2018 to September 16, 2018
Location: Day-use area, 1219 Burloak Drive. Visitors use Parking lot A or C - Cars will be displayed in Green, Sand picnic shelter areas "Show" cars look for signs for exhibitor entrance.
Event Type: Sporting Event
Description:

Toronto Triumph Club presents their annual car show. $17.00 per Spectator vehicle at the main park entrance. Having exact cash fare will help to keep the line moving. We recommend to arrive as early as possible, gates open at 8am.

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

Join the conversation @OPBronteCreek on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

You can also call 905-827-6911 


Rondeau
Event Name: Monarch Migration Festival
Date: September 16, 2018 to September 16, 2018
Event Type:
Description:

Join us as we say goodbye to the Monarch Butterflies for another year. There will be tagging demonstrations, an artisan show, guided butterfly hikes, crafts, a BBQ lunch and so much more!

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


Sandbanks
Event Name: Sandbanks Fall Getaway Fun Run
Date: September 16, 2018 to September 16, 2018
Location: Sandbanks Westlake campground office 2109 County road 12
Event Type: Sporting Event
Description:

Join us for a 5km and 10 km run along the scenic trails and shoreline of Lake Ontario within Sandbanks Provincial Park. Please note that the 10km run qualifies for the Terry Fox Run as well. Hosted by The Friend’s of Sandbanks for more information visit https://sandbanksfunrun2018.weebly.com/


Frontenac
Event Name: Canadian Red Cross Wilderness First Aid
Date: September 21, 2018 to September 23, 2018
Event Type: Outdoor Skills
Description:

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

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

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

Cost: $245.00 HST incl. plus Park camping permit.  Pre-register by calling the Park Office (613) 376-3489.

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


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Harvest Festival
Date: September 22, 2018 to September 23, 2018
Location: Bronte Creek Day-Use Area, 1219 Burloak Drive Spruce Lane Farm - Parking lot F.
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Brought to you by the Friends of Bronte Creek Park.

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

Join the conversation @OPBronteCreek on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

For more information visit: www.BronteCreek.org

You can also call 905-827-6911 

Ontario Parks Blog - Harvest time


Inverhuron
Event Name: Halloween At Inverhuron
Date: September 28, 2018 to September 30, 2018
Location: Whole Park
Event Type:
Description:

Come camp with us and decorate your site for Halloween. Kids can enjoy trick or treating at other campsites!

Fun for the whole family


Sauble Falls
Event Name: Camper Halloween
Date: September 28, 2018 to September 30, 2018
Location: Campground.
Event Type:
Description:

Camper Halloween -  A fun family weekend.

Upon registration at the campground office – please identify to the gate staff if you will be participating in Halloween activities.  Activities for registered campers only.

A pumpkin on your permit tells other campers that you are participating.

Friday - arrive and set up.

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

Camper-lead activities:

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

Dress up and go trick-or-treating around the campground at dusk.   One person needs to stay at the site to hand out your treats!  Only go to those site participating ( have a pumpkin on their permits).

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

 


Ferris
Event Name: Bat Day
Date: September 29, 2018 to September 29, 2018
Location: Picnic Shelter
Event Type:
Description:

The Friends of Ferris are pleased to welcome Dr. Christina Davy September to Ferris Provincial Park. Christina is a Species At Risk Research Scientist with MNRF. She has worked with bats for over 10 years. She is going to come and to tell us all about these amazing creatures. Come out to learn about what species we have in Ontario and how to identify them. She will also talk to us about the work she is doing looking into white nose syndrome, its effects on our bats and what we can do to help. Specifically she will show us examples of bat boxes and what we need to know if we are installing them at our homes. Regular park day use fees apply.

Event starts at 1pm at the Picnic Shelter.

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


Sandbanks
Event Name: 15th Annual County Marathon - Prince Edward County
Date: September 30, 2018 to September 30, 2018
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.


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

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

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


Turkey Point
Event Name: Halloween Haunt Weekend
Date: October 5, 2018 to October 8, 2018
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 6, 2018 to October 6, 2018
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!


Point Farms
Event Name: Halloween/Thanksgiving Weekend
Date: October 6, 2018 to October 6, 2018
Event Type: Seasonal Event
Description:

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

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

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

Scavenger Hunt submissions due to Park Office by 3 PM.

Trick-or-Treating - 5-7 PM


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

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


MacGregor Point
Event Name: Witches in the Woods
Date: October 12, 2018 to October 14, 2018
Event Type:
Description:

Join us for a full weekend of spooky fun!    

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


Frontenac
Event Name: Canadian Red Cross ADVANCED Wilderness 1st Aid - Bridge Course
Date: October 12, 2018 to October 14, 2018
Event Type:
Description:

Presented by: Steve Tripp and Wilderness Tripping.  

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

Cost: $226.00 HST incl. plus Park camping permit.  Pre-register by calling the Park Office (613) 376-3489.

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


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

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


Craigleith
Event Name: Shivers on the Shale
Date: October 13, 2018 to October 14, 2018
Event Type:
Description:

Get your scare on this weekend with trick or treating, costume and campsite decorating contests, pumpkin carving, and a haunted picnic shelter!  Join park staff for a horrifying and haunted weekend. Make your reservation soon we are filling up fast!


Pinery
Event Name: Pinery Fall Classic
Date: October 14, 2018 to October 14, 2018
Location: Event registration, start and finish lines at the Park Store.
Event Type: Sporting Event
Description:

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


Pinery
Event Name: Halloween Weekend
Date: October 19, 2018 to October 21, 2018
Location: Visitor Centre and Riverside Campground
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Experience autumn camping in Riverside Campground with a spooky theme! Join park naturalists throughout the weekend for special Halloween themed interpretive programming. Learn to differentiate between spooky myths and facts; decorate your campsite (no outside plants, hay or straw and please respect the park environment by ensuring ALL decorations are removed upon vacating your site); participate in campground trick-or-treating or decorate a scarecrow using natural objects from your campsite to profile one of Pinery’s interpretive themes - prizes will be awarded for the best scarecrow!  You can learn more about Pinery interpretive themes by speaking to a Park Naturalist, attending a program throughout the year or by calling the Pinery Visitor Centre at 519-243-8574.


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Camper Halloween Weekend 1
Date: October 19, 2018 to October 21, 2018
Location: Bronte Creek Campground 3201 Upper Middle Road W, off Bronte Road
Event Type: Seasonal Event
Description:

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

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

Site decorating contest and prizes for top votes.

For more information visit: www.BronteCreek.org

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

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

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


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Camper Halloween Weekend 2
Date: October 26, 2018 to October 28, 2018
Location: Bronte Creek Campground 3201 Upper Middle Road W, off Bronte Road
Event Type: Seasonal Event
Description:

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

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

Site decorating contest and prizes for top votes.

For more information visit: www.BronteCreek.org

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

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Presqu'ile
Event Name: Christmas at Presqu'ile
Date: November 3, 2018 to November 11, 2018
Location: Christmas at Presqu'ile takes in the Nature Centre and Stonehedge buildings at Presqu'ile Provincial Park.
Event Type: Seasonal Event
Description:

Quality arts and crafts available at this juried show. A fund raiser for the Friends of Presqu’ile. Event occurs first two weekends in November and the Wednesday between - November 3 and 4, 7, 10 and 11


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

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


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

Victorian Christmas

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

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

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

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

Event support by Friends of Bronte Creek 

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

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

No Reservations required.  Large groups please call ahead.

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

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

For more information visit: www.BronteCreek.org

You can also call 905-827-6911


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

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

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

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

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

For more information visit: www.BronteCreek.org

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


Algonquin
Event Name: Winter in the Wild
Date: February 16, 2019 to February 16, 2019
Location: Various locations along Hwy 60
Event Type: Seasonal Event
Description:

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


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Family Day Event
Date: February 18, 2019 to February 18, 2019
Location: Children's Farm and Nature Centre - Access from Parking Lot C
Event Type:
Description:

Children's Farm - open 9-4.  Tour the various barns and outbuildings to see your favorite farm animals.  Pellet feed stations available (funds support the Friends of Bronte Creek Park).  Children's Playbarn - kids 10 and under can climb, jump and explore tunnels 'til their hearts content.  Allowing kids to be kids.

Nature Centre Open 10am to 4pm. Live animals and hands on displays showcasing Bronte Creek Provincial Park's natural world. Hands-on nature and heritage crafts will be offered inside the nature centre. 

Join the conversation @OPBronteCreek on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

For more information visit: www.BronteCreek.org

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


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

Maple Syrup Festival 2019

Weekends in March and the Week of March Break.

March 2-3, 9-17, 23-24, 30 & 31.  

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

We specialize in the history of maple syrup presented on a heritage farm from 1900.The festival heritage staff dress in historical attire and will help to immerse you in the history and culture of maple syrup. Attractions include: pancake house, fresh maple candy, fresh maple taffy, guide tours of maple lane, gift shop, wagon rides, farm animals, historical tours, family activities and more.  Allow 2-3 hours to see and do everything. (all festival buildings, tours and food services close/stop at 3:00pm).

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

Food and gift store purchases are additional costs.

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

You can also call 905-827-6911


Sleeping Giant
Event Name: Sleeping Giant Loppet
Date: March 2, 2019 to March 2, 2019
Location: Marie Louise Lake Campground.
Event Type: Sporting Event
Description:

The Sleeping Giant Loppet is a mass participation ski festival that offers fun for the whole family and challenges competitive athletes. The Loppet takes place in the beautiful wilderness setting of Sleeping Giant Provincial Park. It features multiple events with distances for skiers of all levels and abilities. Our 8km Mini-Loppet is perfect for families, children and rookies. If you’re ready to increase your distance or work on your speed, then the rolling 20km Marie Louise Lake loop is for you. The popular 35km Tour is a relaxed event that takes in the scenic vistas and challenging terrain of the storied Burma Trail. For the ultimate challenge, register for the Loppet’s flagship event, the 50km Classic or Skate distance. The 50km is perfect for elite skiers vying for one of our generous prize packages or citzen racers looking for a PB. Mark March 2rd, 2019 on your calendar and we’ll see you at the start of the 42nd annual Sleeping Giant Loppet! For more information visit www.sleepinggiantloppet.ca or contact (807) 629-0649.


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

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

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

Participation by donation to the Friends of Bronte Creek.

Join the conversation @OPBronteCreek on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

For more information visit: www.BronteCreek.org

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


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Springtime on the Farm
Date: May 20, 2019 to May 20, 2019
Location: 1219 Burloak Drive, Oakville. Spruce Lane Farmhouse - by Parking lot F
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

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

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

For more information visit: www.BronteCreek.org

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