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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.
Event Type:
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
Event Type:
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 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
Event Type:
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!


Earl Rowe
Event Name: Learn to Fish
Date: June 15, 2018 to August 24, 2018
Location: Across 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. Check for session times on our social media, event boards around the park or staff.


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


Voyageur
Event Name: Discovery Drop-ins!
Date: June 23, 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.


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!


Port Burwell
Event Name: Discovery Drop-ins
Date: June 29, 2018 to September 2, 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.


Inverhuron
Event Name: Discovery Drop-ins
Date: June 29, 2018 to September 2, 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.


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


Craigleith
Event Name: Discovery Drop-ins
Date: June 29, 2018 to September 1, 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.


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


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


Long Point
Event Name: Discovery Drop In
Date: June 29, 2018 to September 2, 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.


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


Awenda
Event Name: Summer Interpretive Programming
Date: June 29, 2018 to September 2, 2018
Event Type:
Description:

Awenda's team of naturalists will be running programs daily between June 29th and September 2nd. We offer a diverse range of programming suited to every interest and style, so come out to enjoy a day under the sun or a night under the moon!

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


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.


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

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

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

Join the conversation @OPBronteCreek on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

PLEASE NOTE:

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

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


Murphys Point
Event Name: Kids Program
Date: June 30, 2018 to September 1, 2018
Location: Various
Event Type:
Description:

A series of Discovery Drop-ins, regular kids programs, prop-tables and more throughout July and August

Details about our daily kids programs can be found on park notice boards and the Friends of Murphys Point Park website (https://friendsofmurphyspoint.ca/).


Rock Point
Event Name: Daily Programs at Rock Point Provincial Park
Date: June 30, 2018 to September 2, 2018
Location: Park staff will lead various family programs throughout the summer at different locations within the park. Current listings are posted at the Washrooms, park office, Park store, Day Use and group cam
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

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


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


Killarney
Event Name: Amphitheatre Programs
Date: June 30, 2018 to September 3, 2018
Location: The Amphitheatre
Event Type:
Description:

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
Event Type:
Description:

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
Event Type:
Description:

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!


Esker Lakes
Event Name: Discovery Drop-ins!
Date: June 30, 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. 


Arrowhead
Event Name: Regularly Scheduled Weekly Events
Date: June 30, 2018 to September 2, 2018
Location: See event description for general information on regularly scheduled programs. Specific locations and times will be provided about a week prior to the actual program
Event Type:
Description:2018 Arrowhead Events

 

Wednesday Nights,  CAMPFIRE! Interactive and fun for young and old! Each program explores an interesting facet of the park. Start times vary from 7:30 to 9 PM depending on theme and will be posted in park a week prior.  Location is the lawn beside Beach One parking area.

Thursdays, Children's Program, 10:30-11:30AM Picnic Shelter.

Saturdays (from July 7), Evening Programs at the Amphitheatre include presentations by special guests, film nights and multi-media talks. 7:30-8:30 PM (times may vary slightly. See specific advertisement for given night)

Sunday Morning, The "Get Out There" Program!  Most of the time this will be a guided canoe hike, but other Sundays may focus on guided adventures by foot, or bike to explore fascinating parts of the park.  Times vary; see specific program dates for details which will be posted about a week prior to the specific date in question.


Murphys Point
Event Name: Gray Ratsnake Presentation
Date: June 30, 2018 to September 1, 2018
Location: Visitor Centre - 2pm
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Description:

Meet up with our assistant park naturalists at the Visitor Centre daily from 1-4pm. As well as traditional displays including live fish, Gray Ratsnakes, and a Blanding's Turtle, they will have also have interactive prop tables to spark a deeper interest in the cultural and natural history of the park.

At 2pm, they will bring out one of our 2 Gray Ratsnakes for a presentation in front of the visitor centre.


Earl Rowe
Event Name: Discovery Program Drop-In
Date: June 30, 2018 to September 1, 2018
Location: Location will vary
Event Type:
Description:

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


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. 


Wheatley
Event Name: Discovery Drop-ins
Date: July 1, 2018 to September 2, 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.


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. 


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.


Sharbot Lake
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.


Silver Lake
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.


Fitzroy
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.


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


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


Silent Lake
Event Name: DISCOVERY DROP-INS
Date: July 3, 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 the weekly calendar of events posted throughout the park.


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


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.
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.


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.


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


Killarney
Event Name: Art in the Park
Date: July 23, 2018 to October 12, 2018
Location: Various Locations throughout George Lake Campground
Event Type:
Description:

Have you always dreamed about painting in Killarney and becoming the next A.Y Jackson, Tom Thompson, A.J Casson or Frank Carmichael? Well here at Killarney Provincial Park, we would like to help you follow those dreams! Join us this season for our Art in the Park programs, including Artist in Residence, which provides free art lessons conducted by various professional and passionate artists! Our programs cater to a variety of different skill sets and groups of all ages. Join Danielle Gardner from July 23rd- 27th (Spots limited, sign up available at the main gate) and Christy Smith from October 8th - 12th. Stop by the Friends of Killarney Park's 2018 Annual Art Show & Sale on July 28th from 10am - 5pm! Located at the Veteran's Memorial Hall (community centre complex) in the village of Killarney. Free admission but donations to the Friends of Killarney Provincial Park are welcome. Watch out on social media for updates and more Artist in Residence details!


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.


Sibbald Point
Event Name: David Archibald Concert
Date: August 17, 2018 to August 17, 2018
Location: Sibbald Point Provincial 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!

Friday August 17th at 7:00pm

Day use fees apply.


Port Burwell
Event Name: The James Webb Telescope, Space-X and
Date: August 17, 2018 to August 19, 2018
Event Type:
Description:

Francois will return on August 17th & 18th

On Friday, August 17th there will be impromptu observing from the Rec field. Saturday night’s presentation in the amphitheatre will start at 8:15 pm for 45 minutes followed by a sky tour of the Moon, three visible planets and some deep sky objects (weather permitting).

Observing would start at about 9:00 pm.


Murphys Point
Event Name: BioBlitz Special - Night-time Flyers
Date: August 17, 2018 to August 17, 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! 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
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 the Time trail at your own pace. From 6pm to 8pm. 

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 18:00 à 20:00 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
Event Type:
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!


Esker Lakes
Event Name: Discovery Drop-In/La séance d’accueil découverte - Our Park/Notre Parc
Date: August 17, 2018 to August 17, 2018
Location: Lonesome Bog Trail-head/Point de départ de sentier Lonesome Bog
Event Type:
Description:

6pm-8pm/ 18:00h-20:00h

T.B.D.


Blue Lake
Event Name: Take a Hike Weekend
Date: August 17, 2018 to August 19, 2018
Event Type:
Description:Spend the weekend getting acquainted with Blue Lake's four diverse trails! The celebration kicks off on Friday morning with a guided hike. Stay tuned for our weekend program, which you can find throughout the park or on Facebook @BlueLakePP. 
Awenda
Event Name: Friends of Awenda Annual Corn Roast
Date: August 17, 2018 to August 17, 2018
Location: Activity Centre (Trail Centre), 6:30 PM
Event Type:
Description:

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


Kakabeka Falls
Event Name: Wow! Wildflowers
Date: August 17, 2018 to August 17, 2018
Location: Beach
Event Type:
Description:

Join the Discovery Rangers to learn about our local wildflowers 2 pm- 4 pm. 

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.


Rondeau
Event Name: Rondeau's Reptile Day
Date: August 18, 2018 to August 18, 2018
Location: Bayside Picnic Shelter (across from the Park Store)
Event Type:
Description:

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. 


Kettle Lakes
Event Name: Scavenger Hunt
Date: August 18, 2018 to August 18, 2018
Location: Slab Lake @ 2:30pm
Event Type:
Description:

Meet the NHE staff at Slab Lake at 2:30pm to get your first clue for the scavenger hunt! Will you be able to find everything?


Darlington
Event Name: Sciensational Snakes
Date: August 18, 2018 to August 18, 2018
Location: Log Cabin 3:00 pm
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Meet our special guests who will show you come fascinating reptiles - LIVE & UP CLOSE!


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.


Presqu'ile
Event Name: Species at Risk Day
Date: August 18, 2018 to August 18, 2018
Location: Amphitheatre and Campfire Circle
Event Type:
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.


Killbear
Event Name: Minibeast Magic - The Amazing World of Killbear's Insects
Date: August 18, 2018 to August 18, 2018
Location: Amphitheatre - 8:00pm
Event Type:
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!


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

Join us as we celebrate the 90th anniversary of Nancy Island Historic Site with muskets, cannons, and more at our annual re-enactment!  Activities include musket and cannon firing demonstrations, War of 1812 Surgeon, cooking demonstrations, candy cannon, heritage games, kids mini militia, merchants, musical entertainment, and much more!

Saturday, August 18th - 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Sunday August 19th - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Admission: $5 per/person/day;  Kids 12 and under Free

NEW THIS YEAR - SATURDAY EVENING PERFORMANCE

In celebration of the 125th Anniversary of Ontario Parks and the 90th Anniversary of Nancy Island Historic Site, there will be a Saturday Evening Performance featuring David Archibald, Fife and Drum Corp, and the Hard Tackers Sea Shanty Crew.

Admission to the performance is FREE!

Gates will reopen at 7:30 pm with David Archibald performing at 8:00 pm.

For information visit www.wasagabeachpark.com


Murphys Point
Event Name: 2nd Annual BioBlitz
Date: August 18, 2018 to August 18, 2018
Location: Main Beach
Event Type:
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.


Kettle Lakes
Event Name: Ghost and Spirits
Date: August 18, 2018 to August 18, 2018
Location: Amphitheatre @ 8:00pm
Event Type:
Description:

Here is the night we’ve all been waiting for! The Night where the spirits of Kettle lakes come out. This year however we have Ghosts from across Ontario coming out to teach us a little bit more about the rich history of Ontario Parks.  This trip through the past in not for the weak and light hearted! Meet with your guide at 8:00pm at the Amphitheatre if you dare! Come prepared for a night of thrills, chills, and entertainment like you’ve never experienced before!


Killarney
Event Name: Group of Seven Festival
Date: August 18, 2018 to August 19, 2018
Event Type:
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
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.


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.


Esker Lakes
Event Name: Discovery Drop-In/La séance d’accueil découverte - Nature Detectives/Enquêteurs de la nature
Date: August 18, 2018 to August 18, 2018
Location: Lonesome Bog Trail-head/Point de départ de sentier Lonesome Bog
Event Type:
Description:

1pm-3pm/ 13:00h-15:00h

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!


Esker Lakes
Event Name: Discovery Drop-In/La séance d’accueil découverte - Wow! Wildflowers/Wow! Les fleurs sauvages
Date: August 18, 2018 to August 18, 2018
Location: Visitor Centre/Centre des visiteurs
Event Type:
Description:

6pm-8pm/ 18:00h-20:00h

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.


Murphys Point
Event Name: Evening Program
Date: August 18, 2018 to August 18, 2018
Location: Amphitheatre - 8pm
Event Type:
Description:Join Mark at the amphitheatre for an illustrated presentation about the wildlife of the park. Details about tonight's program can be found on park notice boards and the Friends of Murphys Point Park website (https://friendsofmurphyspoint.ca/).


Kakabeka Falls
Event Name: Night Sky
Date: August 18, 2018 to August 18, 2018
Location: Visitor Centre
Event Type:
Description:

Join the Discovery Rangers for an exciting night sky program from 7 pm- 8 pm.


Kakabeka Falls
Event Name: Discovery Hike
Date: August 18, 2018 to August 18, 2018
Location: Mountain Portage Trail
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 the Mountain Portage Trail at your own pace.

Join the Discovery Rangers for a hike through the Mountain Portage Trail 2- 4 pm. 


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Spruce Lane Farmhouse - Ghost Walk
Date: August 19, 2018 to August 19, 2018
Location: 1219 Burloak Drive, Breckon Shelter parking lot F
Event Type:
Description:

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

For more information visit: www.BronteCreek.org

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


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

Hardhats supplied for this 1 km walk along the trail and into the restored Silver Queen Mine and miner's bunkhouse. Venture back in time to the early 1900s when the small-scale mica mining business was booming in eastern Ontario. Meet historical interpreters along the trail. 10 a.m. - Noon.


Kettle Lakes
Event Name: Discovery-Incredible Insects
Date: August 19, 2018 to August 19, 2018
Location: Slab Lake @ 10:30am
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. Meet at Slab Lake at 10:30am.


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
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.


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.


Esker Lakes
Event Name: Discovery Drop-In/La séance d’accueil découverte - Art in the Park/L’art dans le parc
Date: August 19, 2018 to August 19, 2018
Location: Camper's Beach/La plage des campers
Event Type:
Description:

10am-12pm/ 10:00h-12:00h

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.


Kakabeka Falls
Event Name: Amazing Amphibians
Date: August 19, 2018 to August 19, 2018
Location: 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.

Join the Discovery Rangers from 10- 12 pm at the beach! 


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.


Mikisew
Event Name: Science North - Powerful Planet
Date: August 22, 2018 to August 22, 2018
Event Type:
Description:


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
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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
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


Balsam Lake
Event Name: Go WILD for Art!
Date: August 23, 2018 to August 23, 2018
Location: Picnic Shelter # 1 @ 10:30am
Event Type:
Description:

What better way to help celebrate Ontario Parks’ 125th anniversary this summer than by exploring our parks’ rich art heritage and creating your own personal masterpiece? Create your own painting using a 'tree cookie' cross-section as your canvas in a workshop geared to capture your special connection to Balsam Lake!  


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!


Kettle Lakes
Event Name: Movie Night Under the Stars
Date: August 24, 2018 to August 24, 2018
Location: Amphitheatre @ TBD
Event Type:
Description:Bring your popcorn to Amphitheatre for an educational movie night under the stars! Watch our social media pages or contact the park as the time will be determined at a later date. You will have to come out to find out what movie is playing!
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.


Esker Lakes
Event Name: Discovery Drop-In/La séance d’accueil découverte - Amazing Amphibians/Étonnants amphibiens
Date: August 24, 2018 to August 24, 2018
Location: Lonesome Bog Trail-head/Point de départ de sentier Lonesome Bog
Event Type:
Description:

6pm-8pm/ 18:00h-20:00h

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.


Bon Echo
Event Name: The Paddling Puppeteers
Date: August 24, 2018 to August 24, 2018
Location: 7 pm, Amphitheatre
Event Type:
Description:

Kids, have fun and learn about the history of our waterways while watching a puppet show by the Paddling Puppeteers. Meet some colourful characters while attending this 45 minute show.


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.


Kettle Lakes
Event Name: Creepy Crawlies
Date: August 25, 2018 to August 25, 2018
Location: Slab Lake Picnic Shelter @ 2:30pm
Event Type:
Description:

Come discover what lies on the Boreal Forest floor and make your own creepy crawly at Slab Lake Picnic Shelter at 2:30pm.


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/.
Darlington
Event Name: Tackleshare - OFAH & OPG
Date: August 25, 2018 to August 25, 2018
Location: Picnic Area # 4 - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Event Type:
Description:

Join special guests for an interactive workshop that teaches children about fish ID, aquatic habitats and invasive species followed by fishing with OFAH equipment.


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. 


Esker Lakes
Event Name: Discovery Drop-In/La séance d’accueil découverte - Incredible Insects/Incroyables insectes
Date: August 25, 2018 to August 25, 2018
Location: Lonesome Bog Trail-head/Point de départ de sentier Lonesome Bog
Event Type:
Description:

6pm-8pm/ 18:00h-20:00h

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.


Esker Lakes
Event Name: Discovery Drop-In/La séance d’accueil découverte - Aquatic Acrobats/Acrobates aquatiques
Date: August 25, 2018 to August 25, 2018
Location: Camper's Beach/La plage des campers
Event Type:
Description:

1pm-3pm/ 13:00h-15:00h

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. 


Murphys Point
Event Name: Evening Program
Date: August 25, 2018 to August 25, 2018
Location: Amphitheatre - 8pm
Event Type:
Description:Join Mark at the amphitheatre for an illustrated presentation about the wildlife of the park. Details about tonight's program can be found on park notice boards and the Friends of Murphys Point Park website (https://friendsofmurphyspoint.ca/).


Bon Echo
Event Name: Friends of Bon Echo Provincial Park Annual General Meeting & 30th Birthday Celebration
Date: August 25, 2018 to August 25, 2018
Location: 1-4 pm, Amphitheatre
Event Type:
Description:All members & potential members are encouraged to join the Friends for their annual general meeting & 30th birthday celebration.  Guest speaker Phil Careless, biologist from Balsam Lake Provincial Park, will speak about some of the fascinating species that live in Bon Echo.
Bon Echo
Event Name: Kevin Callan- How to be a Happy Camper
Date: August 25, 2018 to August 25, 2018
Location: 7 pm, Amphitheatre
Event Type:
Description:

Kevin "The Happy Camper" is the author of a series of paddling guides and has written many books about camping. He writes a regular column for Canoeroots Magazine and his photos have appeared in Canadian Geographic and Ontario Nature. Join Kevin for an informative and entertaining presentation on why we like wilderness so much.


Murphys Point
Event Name: Kids Program - Underwater Discovery Prowl
Date: August 25, 2018 to August 25, 2018
Location: Main Beach - 11am
Event Type:
Description:

What fish species live in Hogg Bay? Meet up with Peter and Emma at the Main Beach to help them in their search using nets and minnow traps. Expect to get wet!


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.


Darlington
Event Name: Bird Banding
Date: August 26, 2018 to August 26, 2018
Location: Picnic Area # 2 8:00 am - 12:00 noon
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"!


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.


Rock Point
Event Name: Hot Stuff!
Date: August 26, 2018 to August 26, 2018
Location: The Playing Field in Dayuse
Event Type:
Description:

Join park staff and special guests from the Lowbanks Fire Dept for some fire safety fun.  Try your hand at the hose, venture into the smoke trailer and check out the trucks and equipment.  When I grow up I want to be a Fire Fighter!  Hope you will join us for some fun.


Kettle Lakes
Event Name: Discovery-Feathered Friends
Date: August 26, 2018 to August 26, 2018
Location: Amphitheatre @ 10:30am
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 at the Amphitheatre at 10:30 am to pick up some birding tips and head out in search of some feathered friends.


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.


Esker Lakes
Event Name: Discovery Drop-In/La séance d’accueil découverte - Discovery Hike/Randonnée vers la découverte
Date: August 26, 2018 to August 26, 2018
Location: Lonesome Bog Trail-head/Point de départ de sentier Lonesome Bog
Event Type:
Description:

10am-12pm/ 10:00h-12:00h

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 Lonesome Bog 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 Lonesome Bog à votre rythme.


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!


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.


Balsam Lake
Event Name: Go WILD for Art!
Date: August 30, 2018 to August 30, 2018
Location: Picnic Shelter # 1 @ 10:30am
Event Type:
Description:What better way to help celebrate Ontario Parks’ 125th anniversary this summer than by exploring our parks’ rich art heritage and creating your own personal masterpiece? Create your own painting using a 'tree cookie' cross-section as your canvas in a workshop geared to capture your special connection to Balsam Lake!  
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.


Esker Lakes
Event Name: Discovery Drop-In/La séance d’accueil découverte - Nature Detectives/Enquêteurs de la nature
Date: August 31, 2018 to August 31, 2018
Location: Visitor Centre/Centre des visiteurs
Event Type:
Description:

6pm-8pm/ 18:00h-20:00h

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!


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

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


Frontenac
Event Name: Frontenac Trek
Date: September 1, 2018 to October 31, 2018
Event Type: Seasonal Event
Description:

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

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


Frontenac
Event Name: Annual Frontenac Hiking Challenge
Date: September 1, 2018 to October 31, 2018
Event Type: Seasonal Event
Description:

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

The Frontenac Challenge encourages hikers to enjoy Frontenac’s fall colours by hiking each of the 11 main hiking loops that form the challenge between September 1st and October 31st. Register for free at the park office or call 613 376-3489. For more information please visit www.frontenacpark.ca. A challenge celebration with successful completion certificates and free BBQ will be held at the park office on November 10th, 2018 from 10:30 am - 12:30 pm.


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

This program provides hands-on education about reptiles and amphibians for the young and the young at heart. The show will feature an informal talk about the animals, their ecology and conservation issues as well as a session in which participants are able to interact, touch and hold the animals.

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

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


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

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


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

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

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


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.


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.


Esker Lakes
Event Name: Discovery Drop-In/La séance d’accueil découverte - Trees Are Terrific!/Les arbres sont magnifiques!
Date: September 1, 2018 to September 1, 2018
Location: Camper's Beach/La plage des campers
Event Type:
Description:

1pm-3pm/ 13:00h-15:00h

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. 


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Open House
Date: September 2, 2018 to September 2, 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: Monarch Migration
Date: September 8, 2018 to September 8, 2018
Location: Darlington Provincial Park Picnic Area # 1 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!


Bon Echo
Event Name: Cycle Bon Echo- Friends of Bon Echo
Date: September 8, 2018 to September 8, 2018
Location: Registration at the lagoon, 9 am. Ride begins at 10 am.
Event Type:
Description:

This family-friendly cycling event will take participants on a scenic trip from the lagoon out to Joeperry Lake and back. Ride the full 17 km route or opt for the gentler 4 km ride. Riders are encouraged to collect pledges to support ongoing turtle conservation effforts in the park, especially for Blanding's and Snapping Turtles.  See bonechofriends.ca for more information.


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


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.


Pinery
Event Name: Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup
Date: September 15, 2018 to September 15, 2018
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:In 2018, we will be celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup in Canada. You can make a world of a difference by joining Canadians from coast to coast to coast to clean up shoreline litter. Meet at the Pinery Visitor Centre to start the day, where gloves and garbage bags will be provided. Dress appropriately for the weather, wear sunscreen, and consider wearing insect repellent to combat biting flies. Please pre-register by calling 519 243 8574. Visit www.shorelinecleanup.ca for more details.  For high school aged students, this is a great way to work towards completing your community service hours and for everyone else, this is a great way to give back to the park and ensure our shorelines are kept devoid of human litter.
Wheatley
Event Name: Chili Cook-off
Date: September 15, 2018 to September 15, 2018
Location: Site 130
Event Type:
Description:Enter a chili or just be a judge. Prizes awarded for best chilies.
Bronte Creek
Event Name: Annual British Car Day
Date: September 16, 2018 to September 16, 2018
Location: Day-use area, 1219 Burloak Drive. Visitors use Parking lot A or C - Cars will be displayed in Green, Sand picnic shelter areas "Show" cars look for signs for exhibitor entrance.
Event Type: Sporting Event
Description:

Toronto Triumph Club presents their annual car show. $17.00 per Spectator vehicle at the main park entrance. Having exact cash fare will help to keep the line moving. We recommend to arrive as early as possible, gates open at 8am.

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

Join the conversation @OPBronteCreek on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

You can also call 905-827-6911 


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 

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Killarney
Event Name: Stars Over Killarney
Date: September 22, 2018 to September 22, 2018
Location: Park Observatory
Event Type:
Description:

Big news! Killarney Provincial Park has been deemed Ontario Parks' first-ever official Dark Sky Preserve! The low light pollution and fantastic night sky views in the park have contributed to attaining the new title. To celebrate the designation, we're throwing a nighttime Star Party! Join us on September 22nd to view the stars through our brand new high-powered telescope and learn about the night sky with astronomers-in-residence. Grab a campsite (they fill up fast!) and bring the family to what is sure to be a one-of-a-kind experience. 


Sibbald Point
Event Name: Pow wow
Date: September 22, 2018 to September 23, 2018
Event Type:
Description:

Celebrate with the Chippewas of Georgina Island for the 2018 Pow Wow with drummers and dancers. All visitors welcome! Day use fees apply. 

No Pets allowed on Pow Wow grounds. 


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


Awenda
Event Name: Awenda Inspired
Date: September 29, 2018 to September 29, 2018
Location: Park Beaches and the Activity Centre
Event Type:
Description:

Forty students and faculty from the Ontario College of Art and Design will be making their way up to the Park to do some painting en plein air. Take the informal opportunity to watch them chase their Awenda muse in the Beaches area throughout the course of the day. Informal gallery viewing at the Activity Centre at 4:15pm.

For more information, visit the Friends of Awenda's webpage.


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.


Port Burwell
Event Name: Fall Harvest Festival
Date: October 6, 2018 to October 7, 2018
Event Type:
Description:

We will be welcoming in the beautiful fall season with our 7th annual harvest festival, taking place October 6 - 8.  We will be having a campsite post decorating contest as well as pumpkin carving!


Rondeau
Event Name: Get Eerie on Lake Erie! - Rondeau's Halloween Festival
Date: October 6, 2018 to October 6, 2018
Location: Rondeau Provincial Park Visitor Centre - 10am - 4pm
Event Type:
Description:

Come enjoy a beautiful autumn day in Rondeau! There will be a pumpkin carving contest, a costume contest, and much more!

Call the Visitor Centre for more details! 


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