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

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


Killbear
Event Name: Visitor Centre
Date: May 13, 2016 to October 30, 2016
Location: Visitor Centre
Event Type:
Description:The Visitor Centre will be open daily May 13 to October 30. Summer hours 10am - 5 pm. Spring and fall hours 10 am - 3 pm. The Visitor Centre offers over 3000 square feet of exhibit space, focusing on the natural and cultural heritage of the park and the surrounding Georgian Bay area.
Emily
Event Name: Natural Heritage Education Programs
Date: June 18, 2016 to September 4, 2016
Location: Check in park notices for details
Event Type:
Description:

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


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

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

Join us for talks on:

Backcountry Bears: Join Park Naturalists for an evening full of activities, demonstrations and of course some of “the bear facts” about Killarney’s Black Bears. Misunderstood, and often vilified, Black Bears are creatures deserving of our respect and understanding. In a Wilderness Class Park such as Killarney, learning to coexist with bears is especially important because we are all visitors to land set aside for bears and the rest of the ecosystem to function without interference.

Wilderness Wolves: Are there wolves in Killarney Park? Join us for an evening where we challenge your misconceptions about the ‘big bad wolf’‘. We will explore how wolves actually benefit the ecosystem and biodiversity.

Citizen science: Join Park Naturalists and learn how Citizen Science has shaped, and continues to shape, our world and our park. What does citizen science really mean? How can you become a citizen scientist for the park? Why do we need citizen scientists? Come prepared for an evening of inspiration as we explore our individual power to change the world.


Rock Point
Event Name: Daily Programs at Rock Point Provincial Park
Date: June 24, 2016 to September 4, 2016
Location: Park staff will lead various family programs throughout the summer at different locations within the park. Current listings are posted at the Washrooms, park office, Park store, Day Use and group cam
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

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


Killbear
Event Name: Summer programs
Date: June 25, 2016 to September 4, 2016
Event Type:
Description:Evening programs, guided hikes, and children's programs are offered throughout the summer by park naturalists. Programs tell a story about the special natural resources and human history of the park and run an hour in length. During the summer see an updated Calendar of Daily Events at www.friendsofkillbear.com
Charleston Lake
Event Name: Discovery Centre
Date: June 30, 2016 to September 4, 2016
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

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

Discovery starts here!


Halfway Lake
Event Name: Nature Center Opening
Date: June 30, 2016 to August 28, 2016
Location: Interpretive Center located at the main office
Event Type:
Description:

The Nature Center will be open for visitors again this season.

Hours of Operation are as follows:

Monday 1-4 pm

Tuesday & Wednesday CLOSED

Thursday 1-4pm

Friday 2-5 pm

Saturday 2-5pm

Sunday 1-4 pm


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Outdoor Swimming Pool Open
Date: July 1, 2016 to September 5, 2016
Location: Parking Lot D
Event Type:
Description:

1.8 acre outdoor swimming pool opens for the season July 1, 2016.

Pool open daily 11am-6pm from July 1-Labour Day (weather permitting)

PLEASE NOTE:

Pool is an additional cost to park main entrance admission.

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


Balsam Lake
Event Name: Junior Naturalist Program
Date: July 1, 2016 to September 4, 2016
Location: Park Gift Shop 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 park gift shop 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 gift shop 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 4 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: July 1, 2016 to September 4, 2016
Location: Throughout the park!
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Interested in learning more about our local wildlife, the great outdoors and the history of this area? Balsam Lake offers a variety of Natural Heritage Education programs all summer long, from July 1 to Sept 4, 2016.  We offer children’s programs, guided hikes, evening slideshows, dramatic presentations 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.  Be sure to join us for a fun, entertaining, educational, good old time!


Charleston Lake
Event Name: Summer Interpretive Program
Date: July 1, 2016 to September 4, 2016
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

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


Balsam Lake
Event Name: Sign, Sign, Everywhere a sign....
Date: July 1, 2016 to October 10, 2016
Location: Lookout Trail
Event Type:
Description:

Guess what!?  We've got some exciting news to share!  New this season we have installed 12 interpretive trail signs along the Lookout Trail to enhance your hiking experience at Balsam Lake Provincial Park.  These signs will challenge you to look for interesting sights along the way and invite you to learn about the biodiversity of the park and the history of the area.  


Presqu'ile
Event Name: Summer Interpretive Program
Date: July 1, 2016 to September 4, 2016
Location: Throughout the park
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

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


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

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

For more information visit: www.BronteCreek.org

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


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

Spruce Lane Farmhouse will be open daily 11-5 and the Nature Centre 10-5 throughout the summer (unless otherwise posted for special events). Stop by to learn about how to become an “Official Park Ranger”. Report your wildlife sightings - or see what animals and birds have been seen lately. Displays, activities—- there is always something new to see or do.

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


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Tour
Date: July 5, 2016 to September 2, 2016
Location: Lally Homestead Parking Lot
Event Type:
Description:Limited capacity. Offered twice/week in July and August. Call the park at 613-267-5060 for specific dates/times. Please pre-register at the registration gatehouse or call ahead for this 1-1.5 hour guided hike down the trail and into an early 1900s mica mine.
Algonquin
Event Name: Public Wolf Howls
Date: August 4, 2016 to September 1, 2016
Location: Outdoor Theatre
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

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

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


Darlington
Event Name: Turtle Talk - Children's Program Every Friday until Labor Day!
Date: August 5, 2016 to September 2, 2016
Location: Log Cabin 4:00 pm
Event Type:
Description:

Have you ever wondered what turtles eat? Come and learn about our fascinating reptiles and watch them eat!


Killarney
Event Name: Drop-In Astronomy
Date: August 12, 2016 to August 30, 2016
Location: Observatory
Event Type:
Description:

Join Astronomer Bill Gardner as he helps us to explore the constellations and wonders of the night sky!

- Friday, August 12: 10:00pm at the Observatory - *Perseid Meteor Shower

-Tuesday, August 16: 10:00pm at the Observatory

-Tuesday, August 23: 10:00pm at the Observatory

-Saturday, August 27: 10:00pm at the Observatory - *Conjunction of Venus and Jupiter 

-Tuesday, August 30: 10:00pm at the Observatory


Halfway Lake
Event Name: Star Party hosted by Sudbury Astronomy Club 2016
Date: August 25, 2016 to August 28, 2016
Location: Boat Launch - see in park event sheets
Event Type:
Description:

Halfway Lake Provincial Park for its annual Astronomy Star Party Weekend August 25th-28th.

Every night from August 25-28th :Join the sky gazing at the boat launch after dark (weather permitting). A variety of telescopes will be there for you to enjoy the night's sky. Bring your binoculars and a chair (if you have them) as we share the joys of easily seen deep sky beauties. Sky maps will be provided.

***No white lights please,  red flashlights only (light covers are available at the nature center)***

Feel Free to Drop By sites 151-153 with any questions. Try the astronomy quiz available on site and at the nature center.

Friday August 26th @ 9:00pm - Join the Sudbury Astronomy Club at the Outdoor Theatre for a short presentation.

Saturday August 27th @ 2:00-4:00PM Come to the Outdoor Theatre for a Question and Answer period with members of the Sudbury Astronomy Club. Get a free sky map, see telescopes  and do some solar viewing (if weather permits).

Saturday August 27th @8:30pm - Meet the Sudbury Astronomy Club at the Outdoor Theatre for a presentation.


Esker Lakes
Event Name: Species at Risk Film Night!
Date: August 26, 2016 to August 26, 2016
Location: Visitor Centre
Event Type:
Description:

Join the park naturalist at the Visitor Centre for film night! Esker will be screening 3 short films with footage taken in our parks, showing behind the scenes research! Come on out to view these new, awe-inspiring films with spectacular footage! 7pm


Halfway Lake
Event Name: Astronomy Campfire
Date: August 26, 2016 to August 26, 2016
Location: Fire pit by the playground
Event Type:
Description:

Join Naturalists and local astronomers at the campfire pit to learn about the mysteries of the night sky and our solar system.


Kawartha Highlands
Event Name: Night Hike
Date: August 26, 2016 to August 26, 2016
Location: Mississagua Trail (North of Buckhorn off Hwy 36)
Event Type:
Description:

Join Park Biologist, Erica Barkley, on a guided night hike to explore the lives of nocturnal animals, from bats to moths, and learn about what goes bump in the night.  This is a free event that starts at 8:00 pm.  Space is limited - please call 613-332-3940 x-240 to book your spot. 


Kettle Lakes
Event Name: Park Jeopardy!
Date: August 26, 2016 to August 26, 2016
Location: Amphitheatre- in case of rain program will be moved to the Post/ Visitor Centre
Event Type:
Description:

A lot of you are loyal attendees to our program! I'm positive you've picked up a few fun facts along the way. Come on out and put your old and new knowledge to the test in a game of jeopardy! Compete against your parents and see who outsmarts who! Meet at the Amphitheatre at 8pm!


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Tour
Date: August 26, 2016 to August 26, 2016
Location: 8pm at the Lally Homestead Parking Lot
Event Type:
Description:

Join Mark, Nic, and hopefully some evening birds, bats and moths for this special nature night hike along the Silver Queen Mine Trail. See this restored, early 1900s mica mine in a different light too! Hardhats supplied but bring a flashlight. Meet at the Lally Homestead Parking Lot. Hike starts at 8:00p.m. Allow 15 minutes driving time from the main campground.


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

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


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

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


Darlington
Event Name: Tackleshare
Date: August 27, 2016 to August 27, 2016
Location: Picnic Area # 4 1:00- 4:00 pm
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Join our special guests from OFAH  for some fun & exciting catch & release fishing activities.


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

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


Chutes
Event Name: Discovery Program
Date: August 27, 2016 to August 27, 2016
Event Type:
Description:

11:00 a.m.  Discovery Program - an outdoor educational program that encourages kids to explore, observe, and discover the natural word around them.  This guided program is a new way for kids and families to explore and enjoy Ontario Parks.  Ask the gate attendant for this week's theme and where to meet so you too can join in on the fun!  Parental supervision for children is required.


Esker Lakes
Event Name: Citizen Science: Butterfly Tagging
Date: August 27, 2016 to August 27, 2016
Location: 1:00PM at the Lonesome Bog Trailhead
Event Type:
Description:

1:00PM at the Lonesome Bog Trailhead Come tag some butterflies and help our endangered species.This is your chance to be a researcher and make a real difference!


Kettle Lakes
Event Name: Special Guest: Alex Debois' Musical Evening!
Date: August 27, 2016 to August 27, 2016
Location: Amphitheatre Campfire Pit: in case of rain program will be held at the Post/Visitor Centre
Event Type:
Description:

Local musician Alex Debois will be playing a live acoustic campfire program at 8pm at the Amphitheatre Campfire Pit! Don't miss this unique opportunity to enjoy tunes by the campfire alongside your summer neighbours. Let's reflect on a great season at Kettle Lakes! Join us for a classic campfire experience.


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

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


MacGregor Point
Event Name: Wild Ontario: Live Birds of Prey!
Date: August 27, 2016 to August 27, 2016
Location: Visitor Centre - Campfire Circle
Event Type:
Description:

2:00pm

Caretakers from Wild Ontario are coming to share with you the wonder of raptors, and they are bringing their feathered friends along with them! For the sake of the live animals, please do not bring your pets.


Kettle Lakes
Event Name: Interview with a bear!
Date: August 27, 2016 to August 27, 2016
Location: Slab Lake
Event Type:
Description:

We have a guest bear who has gotten herself in some trouble. We're going to be having an interview with her to see where things went wrong. Join us in our investigation!  2pm at Slab Lake


Sleeping Giant
Event Name: Xterra Sleeping Giant
Date: August 27, 2016 to August 27, 2016
Location: Marie Louise Lake Campground
Event Type:
Description: Swim, bike and run amidst the Giant! Visit Sleeping Giant Provincial Park and challenge yourself in this premier sporting event. The course is everything you would come to expect when racing an XTERRA event in Ontario’s remote wilderness. For more information please visit http://elementracing/xterra-sleeping-giant/.
Rondeau
Event Name: Rondeau's (Historical) Amazing Race!!
Date: August 27, 2016 to August 27, 2016
Location: All teams must start their race at the Visitor Centre
Event Type:
Description:

What better way spend the weekend then by exploring your park and it's cultural history and participating in a race that takes you to all corners of this cuspate sandspit??  This event will be taking place all day and you can start your race anytime between 10am and 2pm.  You must pre-register your team with the Visitor Centre staff ahead of time - please call 519-674-1768 to sign up or if you have any questions!


Murphys Point
Event Name: Discovery Drop-in - Animal Signs
Date: August 27, 2016 to August 27, 2016
Location: 11am - 1pm at the Main Beach
Event Type:
Description:

There is an amazing variety of things that make their home here. Drop-in anytime bewteen 11am and 1pm to explore their signs at the Main Beach with the help of a guide. For kids ages 4 and up with their guardians. Bring along your Discovery Activity Book or pick one up at the Meet-up.


Murphys Point
Event Name: Nature Program - If you go down to the woods today...
Date: August 27, 2016 to August 27, 2016
Location: Amphitheatre at 8pm
Event Type:
Description:

Dragonflies & Damselflies, Golden-winged Warblers, and Moths. Join Mark, our resident bird nerd, as he talks through some of the various wildlife projects in the park.


Wheatley
Event Name: 19th Annual Kids Fishing Derby
Date: August 27, 2016 to August 28, 2016
Location: Pavilion 3
Event Type:
Description:Two day kids fishing derby. Prizes awarded on the Sunday. All kids will get a prize.
Darlington
Event Name: Bird Banding
Date: August 28, 2016 to August 28, 2016
Location: Picnic Area # 2 - 8:00 am - Noon
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:Weather permitting- Join special guests as we band song birds and then release them to continue their migration. The "early bird" sees the most birds!
French River
Event Name: Sciensational Ssssnakes!
Date: August 28, 2016 to August 28, 2016
Location: Visitor Centre 1:00 pm
Event Type:
Description:

Hands-on education about reptiles and amphibians. See amazing ssssnakes and learn cool things about them!


Esker Lakes
Event Name: Discovery Meet-up: Incredible Insects
Date: August 28, 2016 to August 28, 2016
Location: Visitor Center
Event Type:
Description:

Take a look at how many insects there are in the world! 11:00AM at the Comfort Station1


Kettle Lakes
Event Name: Wild Weather Exploration
Date: August 28, 2016 to August 28, 2016
Location: Slab Lake
Event Type:
Description:

Explore the wild weather that we are subject to at Kettle Lakes and the Boreal Forest! Get ready to get messy discovering all the mysteries of our crazy weather! Meet us at Slab Lake at 10:30am!


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Open House
Date: August 28, 2016 to August 28, 2016
Location: Silver Queen Mine Trail
Event Type:
Description:Hardhats supplied for this 1 km walk along the trail and into the restored Silver Queen Mine and miner's bunkhouse. Venture back in time to the early 1900s when the small-scale mica mining business was booming in eastern Ontario. Meet historical interpreters along the trail. 10 a.m. - Noon
Murphys Point
Event Name: Kids Program - Hoo Cooks For You OWLS?!
Date: August 29, 2016 to August 29, 2016
Location: Main Beach at 11am
Event Type:
Description:

Owls are on the prowl at Murphys Point. How do they do it? Join Nic and Crystal for this interactive kids program. For children aged 7-12 and their guardians.


Murphys Point
Event Name: Storytime
Date: August 30, 2016 to August 30, 2016
Location: Campfire Circle (at the Amphitheatre) - 7pm
Event Type:
Description:

Meet Candace and Johanna at the Campfire Circle (near the amphitheatre) for some marshmallows and a couple of stories. For kids aged 4 and up with their guardians.


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Tour
Date: August 31, 2016 to August 31, 2016
Location: 8pm at the Lally Homestead Parking Lot
Event Type:
Description:

Join Mark, Johanna, and hopefully some evening birds, bats and moths for this special nature night hike along the Silver Queen Mine Trail. See this restored, early 1900s mica mine in a different light too! Hardhats supplied but bring a flashlight. Meet at the Lally Homestead Parking Lot. Hike starts at 8:00p.m. Allow 15 minutes driving time from the main campground.


Murphys Point
Event Name: Discovery Drop-in - Animal Signs
Date: August 31, 2016 to August 31, 2016
Location: 11am - 1pm at the Main Beach
Event Type:
Description:

There is an amazing variety of things that make their home here. Drop-in anytime bewteen 11am and 1pm to explore their signs at the Main Beach with the help of a guide. For kids ages 4 and up with their guardians. Bring along your Discovery Activity Book or pick one up at the Meet-up.


Frontenac
Event Name: Frontenac Jr. Challenge
Date: September 1, 2016 to October 31, 2016
Event Type: Seasonal Event
Description:

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


Frontenac
Event Name: Frontenac Trek
Date: September 1, 2016 to October 31, 2016
Event Type: Seasonal Event
Description:

Presented by The Friends of Frontenac Park. New in 2014, the Frontenac Trek challenges hikers to complete any six of the main trail loops between September 1st and October 31st. Note that the Arab Lake Gorge Trail, Doe Lake Trail, Dedication Trail Loops, Bufflehead Trail Loop; Little Slide Lake Loop do not qualify for the Trek. Registration is free! For further details contact the park office 613 376-3489 or visit www.frontenacpark.ca.


Frontenac
Event Name: Annual Frontenac Hiking Challenge
Date: September 1, 2016 to October 31, 2016
Event Type: Seasonal Event
Description:

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


Murphys Point
Event Name: Discovery Meet-up - Animal Signs
Date: September 1, 2016 to September 1, 2016
Location: 11am at the Main Beach
Event Type:
Description:

There is an amazing variety of things that make their home here. Come explore their signs at the Main Beach with the help of a guide. For kids ages 4 and up with their guardians. Bring along your Discovery Activity Book or pick one up at the Meet-up.


Murphys Point
Event Name: Drop-in Moth Night
Date: September 1, 2016 to September 1, 2016
Location: Rideau Comfort Station
Event Type:
Description:

Mark has added over 250 species of moths to the park list and is hoping for more! Join him at the Rideau Comfort Station anytime between 8:30 and 10pm where he’ll go through the basics before checking his on-site trap and sheet. Please bring a flashlight!


Sturgeon Bay
Event Name: Children's Program
Date: September 1, 2016 to September 1, 2016
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Every Thursday at 10:00am a Children’s Program will be run at Sturgeon Bay. Call the park for more information!


Kettle Lakes
Event Name: Owl Puke!
Date: September 2, 2016 to September 2, 2016
Location: Visitor Centre
Event Type:
Description:

Owl Puke!

Owl puke?! Come on out and see what on earth we are talking about owl puke for! Get ready to become excavators, discoverers, scientists!

The mysteries of owls will be unveiled at 8pm at The Visitor Centre.


Rushing River
Event Name: Astronomy with Peter Toth at 8pm
Date: September 2, 2016 to September 2, 2016
Location: Southside Beach
Event Type:
Description:

Peter Toth, Astronomy Enthusiast and Past President of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, with be giving us a "laser show" of the Night Sky. Using a laser pointer, Peter will point out constellations in the sky. Park visitors will have an opportunity to look through a telescope to view stars and planets!


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

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


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Tour
Date: September 2, 2016 to September 2, 2016
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.


Darlington
Event Name: Good Bye Birds & Butterflies
Date: September 3, 2016 to September 4, 2016
Event Type:
Description:

Fall migration is underway. Rumor has it that Minderella Monarch will be making an appearance around the park this weekend!

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.


Esker Lakes
Event Name: Discovery Meet-Up: Hear like Deer
Date: September 3, 2016 to September 3, 2016
Location: Day-Use Beach
Event Type:
Description:

Day-Use Beach 11:00AM How well can you hear? Kids, bring your activity books and grown-ups!


Kettle Lakes
Event Name: Wild Berries Hike
Date: September 3, 2016 to September 3, 2016
Location: Wintergreen Trail
Event Type:
Description:

Wild Berries Hike

We can’t wait to see you at our final program. What better way to wrap up the season than to come full circle. Come out and see how the forest has changed since our last wildflower walk. See the flowers of August, and the berries that have fruited.

 Meet with naturalists one last time this season at 2pm at Wintergreen Trail.


MacGregor Point
Event Name: Mystery Evening: The Shipwreck of MacGregor Point
Date: September 3, 2016 to September 3, 2016
Location: Visitor Centre - Campfire Circle
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Description:

7:30pm

Our annual Mystery Evening is back! Come help solve the mystery of MacGregor Point's shipwreck of 1916. You'll laugh! Cry! Laugh again! Fun for the whole family.


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

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


Rushing River
Event Name: Astronomy with Peter Toth
Date: September 3, 2016 to September 3, 2016
Location: Southside Beach
Event Type:
Description:

Join Peter Toth, Astronomy Enthusiast and Past President of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, for a daytime Solar Viewing Program.


Rondeau
Event Name: Ontario Falconry Centre - Raptor Show!
Date: September 3, 2016 to September 3, 2016
Location: Beach Access #9 @ 1pm
Event Type:
Description:

The Ontario Falconry Centre is back again by popular demand - join us this Labour Day Weekend and welcome back Sam and his fantastic group of raptors!  Get up close and personal with these beautiful birds of prey and join us for a great show with owls, hawks, eagles and falcons!


Murphys Point
Event Name: Nature Program - Looney Tunes
Date: September 3, 2016 to September 3, 2016
Location: Amphitheatre
Event Type:
Description:

This evening presentation follows a ‘year in the life’ of the Common Loon, a bird familiar, yet somewhat unknown, to most of us. Join Mark as he showcases the results of research into their private lives and find out how you can help too. Presentation begins at 8pm.


Bon Echo
Event Name: Learn to Fish
Date: September 4, 2016 to September 4, 2016
Location: Bon Echo Creek, near the park boat house
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Description:

Join Learn to Fish staff from 10 am- noon and 2-4 pm to find out how to use fishing equipment and fish legally, safely, and sustainably. You will also learn some basic tips about fish identification and anatomy.


Balsam Lake
Event Name: Balsam Lake Farmer's Market
Date: September 4, 2016 to September 4, 2016
Location: Beach: 10am-3pm
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Description:

Balsam Lake Provincial Park is proud to announce we are hosting two Farmer's Markets this summer - Sun Aug 14 and Sun Sept 4.  Check out our fabulous variety of vendors selling hand-made and home grown items from the local area: fresh veggies, baked goods, soaps, candles, bird houses, handmade artistic items, lawn ornaments, wooden furniture and decor, and so much more!  Shop local and join us at the beach between 10am and 3pm.  Cash only, ATM located at the Park Store or Foodland in Coboconk. For more information or to register as a vendor please email aileen.clarke@ontario.ca or phone 705-454-3324 ext 5228.


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Open House
Date: September 4, 2016 to September 4, 2016
Location: Silver Queen Mine Trail
Event Type:
Description:Hardhats supplied for this 1 km walk along the trail and into the restored Silver Queen Mine and miner's bunkhouse. Venture back in time to the early 1900s when the small-scale mica mining business was booming in eastern Ontario. Meet historical interpreters along the trail. 10 a.m. - Noon
Turkey Point
Event Name: Adapting Amphibians
Date: September 4, 2016 to September 4, 2016
Location: Pavilion
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Description:

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


Darlington
Event Name: Monarch Migration
Date: September 10, 2016 to September 10, 2016
Location: Darlington Provincial Park Picnic Area # 3 Shelter 3:00 PM
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Join our park staff as we tag some monarch butterflies and send them on their big migration to Mexico. Find out why the monarch is a species at risk.


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

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


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

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


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

This Friends of MacGregor 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 and Ontario Parks.


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

MUSIC, ARTS, HARVEST

Featuring:

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

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


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

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


Sandbanks
Event Name: Sandbanks Fall Getaway Fun Run
Date: September 18, 2016 to September 18, 2016
Location: In front of the Park store on the Outlet Beach within Sandbanks Provincial Park
Event Type: Sporting Event
Description:

Join us for a 5km and 10 km run along the scenic shores of Lake Ontario. Please note that the 10km run qualifies for the Terry Fox Run as well. Hosted by The Friend’s of Sandbanks


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

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

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


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

Brought to you by the Friends of Bronte Creek Park. Your Family can enjoy historical demonstrations, wagon rides, pumpkin carving, traditional family games, farmhouse tours, food and beverage, plus more.

For more information visit: www.BronteCreek.org

You can also call 905-827-6911 


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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


Turkey Point
Event Name: Halloween Haunt Weekend
Date: October 7, 2016 to October 10, 2016
Event Type: Seasonal Event
Description:

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


Craigleith
Event Name: Thanksgiving Fest
Date: October 8, 2016 to October 10, 2016
Location: Craigleith Provincial Park
Event Type: Seasonal Event
Description:

Join us for a fun-filled weekend of campsite decorating in spectacular autumn colours!


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

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


Point Farms
Event Name: Halloween/Thanksgiving Weekend
Date: October 8, 2016 to October 8, 2016
Location: Site Decorating and Pumpkin Carving Contest - Judging will begin at 4 PM. Chili & Baked Goods Cook-Off - Taking place at the Park Office. Please bring a non-perishable food item to participate as a ju
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!


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

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

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

Site decorating contest and prizes for top votes.


Craigleith
Event Name: Shivers on the Shale
Date: October 15, 2016 to October 16, 2016
Location: Craigleith Provincial Park
Event Type: Seasonal Event
Description:

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


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

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


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

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


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Camper Halloween Weekend Two
Date: October 21, 2016 to October 22, 2016
Location: Bronte Creek Campground off Bronte Road
Event Type: Seasonal Event
Description:

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

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

Site decorating contest and prizes for top votes.


The Pinery
Event Name: Pinery Halloween Weekend 2016
Date: October 21, 2016 to October 23, 2016
Location: Visitor Centre and Riverside Campground
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Experience autumn camping in Riverside Campground with a spooky theme! Join park naturalists throughout the weekend for special Halloween Themed interpretive programming. Learn to differentiate between spooky myths and facts; decorate your campsite (no hay or straw and please respect the park environment); participate in campground trick-or-treating or decorate a scarecrow using natural objects from your campsite to profile one of Pinery’s interpretive themes - prizes will be awarded for the best scarecrow! NEW - there are added electrical sites in Riverside Areas 2 and 3!


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

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


Presqu'ile
Event Name: Christmas at Presqu'ile
Date: November 5, 2016 to November 13, 2016
Location: Christmas at Presqu'ile takes in the Nature Centre and Stonehedge buildings at Presqu'ile Provincial Park.
Event Type: Seasonal Event
Description:

Quality arts and crafts available at this juried show. A fund raiser for the Friends of Presqu’ile. Event occurs first two weekends in November and the Wednesday between - November 5 and 6, 9 12 and 13


The Pinery
Event Name: Christmas Bird Count
Date: December 17, 2016 to December 17, 2016
Location: Pinery and surrounding area
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Join birdwatchers for this incredible day of winter birding! Please contact the Visitor Centre to obtain more information by calling 519-243-8574.


Algonquin
Event Name: Winter in the Wild
Date: February 18, 2017 to February 18, 2017
Location: Various locations along Hwy 60
Event Type: Seasonal Event
Description:

Winter in Algonquin is unforgettable and Winter in the Wild highlights the best of what the season has to offer the whole family! Join Ontario Parks and The Friends of Algonquin Park to celebrate winter in Algonquin Park through this family event. Indoor and outdoor events will be held at various locations throughout the Highway 60 Corridor of the park, including many at the Visitor Centre. All of the activities during the festival are free with the purchase of a Daily Vehicle Permit or Camping Permit (with the exception of food). Events include guided bird walks, guest speakers, guided snowshoe excursions, skating, winter camping demos, marshmallow roasting and a special evening program. Chili lunch and BBQ supper will be available for purchase.


Sleeping Giant
Event Name: Sleeping Giant Loppet
Date: March 4, 2017 to March 4, 2017
Location: Marie Louise Lake Campground.
Event Type: Sporting Event
Description:

The Sleeping Giant Loppet is a mass participation ski festival that offers fun for the whole family and challenges competitive athletes. The Loppet takes place in the beautiful wilderness setting of Sleeping Giant Provincial Park. It features multiple events with distances for skiers of all levels and abilities. Our 8km Mini-Loppet is perfect for families, children and rookies. If you’re ready to increase your distance or work on your speed, then the rolling 20km Marie Louise Lake loop is for you. The popular 35km Tour is a relaxed event that takes in the scenic vistas and challenging terrain of the storied Burma Trail. For the ultimate challenge, register for the Loppet’s flagship event, the 50km Classic or Skate distance. The 50km is perfect for elite skiers vying for one of our generous prize packages or citzen racers looking for a PB. Mark March 4th, 2017 on your calendar and we’ll see you at the start of the 40th annual Sleeping Giant Loppet! For more information visit www.sleepinggiantloppet.ca or contact (807) 629-0649.