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Parc: Algonquin
Nom évenement : Celebrate Achray’s Centennial
Date : July 12, 2014
Location : Achray Campground
Event Type: Whats Happening
Description:

Commemorate the 100th anniversary of the addition of the “East Side” area to the Park which nearly doubled the size of Algonquin Park. To celebrate, new interpretive panels, known as the Achray Historic Site Exhibit, will be unveiled at the Achray Campground that will describe some of the area’s rich history. Special events over this weekend will also include guest speakers, guided tours, and much more. A detailed schedule of special events to be announced closer to the event date at www.algonquinpark.on.ca


Parc: Algonquin
Nom évenement : Public Wolf Howls
Date : August 07, 2014
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.


Parc: Algonquin - Mew Lake
Nom évenement : Halloween Haunted Weekend
Date : October 25, 2013 to October 26, 2013
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).


Parc: Bronte Creek
Nom évenement : Spring Thyme on the Farm
Date : May 19, 2014 to May 19, 2014
Location : Spruce Lane Farmhouse - by Parking lot F on the Burloak Drive side of the park.
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

12-4 at Spruce Lane Farmhouse. Join the hands-on-fun at the farmhouse to celebrate Spring the way Victorians did! Fun activities for all ages.

More information available on the Friends of Bronte Creek’s Website: www.BronteCreek.org


Parc: Bronte Creek
Nom évenement : OUTDOOR swimming pool opens for season
Date : June 28, 2014 to September 01, 2014
Location : Located on the Day-use side off Burloak Drive. Park in lot C or D.
Event Type: Whats Happening
Description:

Huge outdoor swimming pool, located in the day-use area close to parking lot D or C. 1.8 acres and to a gradual depth of 6 feet. PFD loaner program. No dogs. Open daily weather permitting. There is a daily access fee per person for use of the pool.


Parc: Bronte Creek
Nom évenement : Spruce Lane Farm GHOST WALK
Date : August 03, 2014 to August 17, 2014
Location : Parking lot F - Breckon Shelter. August 3 and 17th only.
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Everyone always want to know IF the old house is haunted. We have had the paranormal experts in—- their stories will be told by staff… who have THEIR own stories. Some say yes…. some, well… aren’t saying. You decide. Sundays in August. drop-ins are OK but best to reserve your spot by calling 905-827-6911 ext 231. August 3 and 17th only.


Parc: Bronte Creek
Nom évenement : Annual British Car Day @brontecreekpp
Date : September 21, 2014 to September 21, 2014
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


Parc: Bronte Creek
Nom évenement : Camper Halloween I
Date : October 17, 2014 to October 19, 2014
Location : Campground off Bronte Road.
Event Type: Seasonal Event
Description:

This event also occurs the following weekend - October 24-26, 2014. For registered campers of Bronte Creek Provincial Park only. NEW campfire program Friday night! Then on SATURDAY 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…


Parc: Bronte Creek
Nom évenement : Camper Halloween part 2 the Sequel
Date : October 24, 2014 to October 26, 2014
Location : Bronte Creek Campground off Bronte Road
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

For registered campers of Bronte Creek Provincial Park only. NEW! additional weekend of fun! We will do a campfire on Friday night—then on Saturday: 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…


Parc: Bronte Creek
Nom évenement : Homestead Christmas
Date : December 05, 2014 to December 23, 2014
Location : Parking lot F - access directly to House, workshop etc. wagon ride to ice rink and store for warm food and drinks. Parking Lot C - wagon ride from Store/ rink to Homestead Christmas area.
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

TENTATIVE DATES for 2014 A very special treat awaits you and your family this December! 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. Experience the Christmas season like never before! www.BronteCreek.org NEW!!! NO RESERVATIONS REQUIRED.


Parc: Bronte Creek
Nom évenement : Outdoor skating Rink is open daily
Date : December 13, 2014 to February 22, 2015
Location : Parking lot C and then walk to the Recreation Complex or the RINK/ Store.
Event Type: Whats Happening
Description:

Enjoy skating on our Olympic Size Outdoor Rink. Skate Rentals Available. Heated Change rooms. Food and Beverages for sale. More information available on the Friends of Bronte Creek’s Website: www.BronteCreek.org Opening and Closing dates are weather dependent.


Parc: Bronte Creek
Nom évenement : New Years Eve Coyote Howl and Kids Countdown
Date : December 31, 2014 to December 31, 2014
Location : Bronte Creek's Outdoor Skating rink in the Recreation Complex.
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Teamed up with our skating rink you can join a park ranger on a guided walk to learn about coyotes and hopefully get them to call back! the Kids countdown takes place around the campfire where we welcome in the New Year “Bronte Style” at 8:30pm—just in time for you to get the little ones home for you to enjoy your own New Years traditions. Skate Rentals available.


Parc: Bronte Creek
Nom évenement : New Years Eve Family Skate
Date : December 31, 2014 to December 31, 2014
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Dec 31 each year the park offers outdoor skating on our Olympic size rink. Skate to music and warm up by a campfire. Skate rentals are available. Park will CLOSE at 10pm.


Parc: Bronte Creek
Nom évenement : Annual Maple Syrup Festival
Date : February 28, 2015 to March 29, 2015
Location : 1219 Burloak Drive, Oakville, Ontario. EVERY weekend in March + the Week of March Break.
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

We Specialize in heritage interpretation up to 1900. Tour guides dress in Turn-of-the-century attire. Attractions include: Pancake house, fresh maple Candy, Fresh Maple Taffy, guide tours of maple lane, gift shoppe, wagon rides, farm animals, farmhouse tours etc.

Parking Lot D or F—- area surrounding Spruce lane Farm house.

More information available on the Friends of Bronte Creek’s Website: www.BronteCreek.org


Parc: Charleston Lake
Nom évenement : Flying with Birds of Prey
Date : July 19, 2014
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

A high-flying experience. Join our experts from the Ontario Falconry Centre as they do flying demonstrations - with live birds of prey! An excellent photo opportunity. - July 19th at 1:30pm


Parc: Charleston Lake
Nom évenement : Star Gaze 2014 with Terence Dickinson
Date : August 16, 2014
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Come see the rings of Saturn & a starry sky more brilliant than most Ontarians see, with internationally acclaimed astronomer Terence Dickinson. Explore the world of backyard astronomy & then gaze through large telescopes at the majestic night sky (weather & clouds permitting). August 16th at 8:30pm.


Parc: Craigleith
Nom évenement : Canda Day Horseshoe Tournament
Date : July 01, 2014 to July 01, 2014
Location : Craigleith Provincial Park
Event Type: Whats Happening
Description:

Join us for the 12th Annual Craigleith Horseshoe tournament! Please visit the Park Store to sign your team up for this exciting weekend event. Compete for prizes and the Trilobite Trophy!


Parc: Craigleith
Nom évenement : Rally for Reptile (SciSnakes)
Date : July 05, 2014 to July 05, 2014
Location : Craigleith Provincial Park
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Seldom seen, and most often misunderstood, join guest speakers from Scales Nature Park at the day use beach at 10:30am for a closer look at the diversity of reptiles which call Craigleith home. Learn why many of these reptiles are designated as a species at risk.. and what you can do to help.


Parc: Craigleith
Nom évenement : Family Fishing Week
Date : July 05, 2014 to July 13, 2014
Location : Craigleith Provincial Park
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Fancy yourself an angler or not everyone can try their hand at fishing this week. ALL Canadian Residents can enjoy Licence Free fishing this week. NO fishing gear.. no problem, stop by the park office where you can sign out Tackleshare equipment.


Parc: Craigleith
Nom évenement : Parks Day in Canada - Fossil Find
Date : July 19, 2014 to July 19, 2014
Location : Craigleith Provincial Park
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Parks Day is a National event, showcasing park and historic sites in every province and territory! In recognition of this event park naturalists are offering a fossil find along the shoreline of the bay. Meet us at the day-use area at 10:30am - you never know what you might discover.


Parc: Craigleith
Nom évenement : History's Alive - Campfire
Date : August 02, 2014
Location : Craigleith Provincial Park
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Relive Craigleith’s past through games, stories, dramatizations and more. Join park staff in the day-use area for a campfire program that is sure to dazzle and intrigue you.


Parc: Craigleith
Nom évenement : Thanksgiving fest
Date : October 11, 2014 to October 13, 2014
Location : Craigleith Provincial Park
Event Type: Whats Happening
Description:

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


Parc: Craigleith
Nom évenement : Shivers on the Shale
Date : October 18, 2014 to October 19, 2014
Location : Craigleith Provincial Park
Event Type: Whats Happening
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.


Parc: Emily
Nom évenement : Hallowe'en Haunt at Emily
Date : October 11, 2014 to October 13, 2014
Event Type: Seasonal Event
Description:

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


Parc: Esker Lakes
Nom évenement : Blueberry Festival at Esker Lakes Provincial Park
Date : August 01, 2014 to August 03, 2014
Event Type: Seasonal Event
Description:

The Blueberry Festival at Esker Lakes Provincial Park, a long standing tradition, continues to grow in size and popularity every year.

Festival events include a Friday night bonfire and over the weekend, a blueberry pie eating contest, BBQ and corn roast, blueberry Olympics, talent show and award ceremony, pancake breakfast, staff vs. campers baseball game and the always popular spirit hike.

The annual festival which takes place every August Long weekend is a great family event for all ages in a beautiful location! Make sure to reserve your camp sites early!


Parc: French River
Nom évenement : Mashkinonje - Halloween Hike
Date : October 26, 2013
Description:

Join the Friends of Mashkinonje for a guided hike into the park. Explore the parks wetlands in late fall. Meet at the Loudon Access at 1:00 pm.


Parc: Frontenac
Nom évenement : The Frontenac All Season Camping Challenge
Date : January 01, 2014 to December 31, 2014
Event Type: Seasonal Event
Description:

Presented by: The Friends of Frontenac. 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 BBQ in November with a certificate, a crest, and your name on the Camping Challenge plaque!


Parc: Frontenac
Nom évenement : Hot Winter Camping
Date : January 11, 2014
Event Type: Outdoor Skills
Description:

Presented by: Zabe MacEachern, Queen’s University, Outdoor Education Coordinator
Winter camping can be a ‘hot’ experience when a portable wood stove and a cotton wall tent are used. With proper equipment, even groups and families can travel safely and in comfort on extended trips. All basics will be covered, including trip planning, equipment details and safety, so you can feel confident planning your own trip!
Cost: Park daily vehicle permit. Pre registration required.
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Parc: Frontenac
Nom évenement : Winter Camping Trip Planning
Date : January 18, 2014
Event Type: Outdoor Skills
Description:

Presented by: The Friends of Frontenac Park
Accurate pre-trip planning can minimize many of the discomforts associated with extended forms of backcountry travel during the winter. Topics include: route selection and assessment, safe forms of winter travel, shelters, clothing, equipment, menu planning, physical fitness and conditioning, and safety. Share ideas and concerns about low-impact winter camping and trip planning.
Cost: Park daily vehicle permit. Pre registration required.
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Parc: Frontenac
Nom évenement : Historical Walk
Date : April 26, 2014
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Presented by: Jerome McDuff and The Friends of Frontenac
Join history enthusiast, Jerome McDuff for a leisurely, interpretive walk along Big Salmon Lake Road to learn about the early settlers and homesteaders in the Park. Bring your lunch, water and comfortable walking shoes. Register with the Park Office. Plan to go rain or shine.
Cost: Park daily vehicle permit.
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


Parc: Frontenac
Nom évenement : Introduction to Backcountry Camping
Date : May 10, 2014
Event Type: Outdoor Skills
Description:

Presented by: Don Stables and the Friends of Frontenac
For those who wish to venture to the backcountry to enjoy the outdoors, but who are unsure what to pack or buy, this is a workshop for you. Topics include: how to get started, clothing, footwear, equipment, food, water treatment and safety in the outdoors. This day-long workshop is meant to introduce the new backwoods camper to this form of recreation.
Cost: Park daily vehicle permit.
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Parc: Frontenac
Nom évenement : Spring Nature Walk
Date : May 17, 2014
Event Type: Seasonal Event
Description:

Presented by: Maureen Sly and the Friends of Frontenac
Join the Friends on this short leisurely walk to examine the plant and animal life along the 3 km Doe Lake trail. Bring your binoculars, camera, a drink, a snack, hiking shoes and bug repellent. Rain or shine. Meet at the Park Office at 12:30. Please, no dogs.
Cost: Park daily vehicle permit
Time: 12:30 p.m.


Parc: Frontenac
Nom évenement : Wilderness Navigation Using Map and Compass – Level 1
Date : May 31, 2014
Event Type: Outdoor Skills
Description:

Presented by: The Friends of Frontenac
Our wilderness navigation workshops provide participants with theoretical and practical skills of reading and interpreting topographic maps in order to safely plot a course through the wilderness. This course includes a basic introduction on how to use your GPS.
Book your spot early!
Cost: $20.00 per person plus Park fee
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Parc: Frontenac
Nom évenement : Red Cross Wilderness First Aid
Date : June 07, 2014 to June 08, 2014
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 the patient. CPR-C and AED training is included. No pre-requisites. Camping equipment and food not included. Camping gear available for rent. It is recommended to hike or canoe to the campsite Friday.
Cost: $190.00 HST incl. plus Park camping permit.
Time: Sat. 9:00 a.m. to Sun. 4:00 p.m.


Parc: Frontenac
Nom évenement : Single Burner Gourmet Cooking
Date : June 08, 2014
Event Type: Outdoor Skills
Description:

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


Parc: Frontenac
Nom évenement : The Amazing Tarp -Tarping Made Easy
Date : June 08, 2014
Event Type: Outdoor Skills
Description:

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


Parc: Frontenac
Nom évenement : Wilderness Navigation Using Map and Compass – Level 2
Date : June 14, 2014
Event Type: Outdoor Skills
Description:

Presented by: The Friends of Frontenac
This workshop is designed to give participants time to build on the knowledge acquired in the Level 1 course. Use your new skills to navigate off trail the entire day, as a group and under the supervision of the instructor. Everyone will have a chance to get a lot of practice. Be prepared to spend most of the day outdoors, rain or shine, after a short review indoors. You will need a lunch, plenty of water and come dressed for the weather and bush travel, including long pants and sturdy hiking boots/shoes. Participation in Level 1 is recommended but not necessary, if you know how to use a map and compass and just want more practice navigating off trail. Includes basic introduction on how to use your GPS.
Cost: $20.00 per person plus Park fee.
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Parc: Frontenac
Nom évenement : Canoe Clinic
Date : June 21, 2014
Event Type: Outdoor Skills
Description:

Presented by: Carolyn Bonta and The Friends of Frontenac
This is an opportunity for canoeists of all abilities to learn or refresh their paddling skills, with an emphasis on steering strokes and safety manoeuvres. Equipment selection and backcountry trip planning will be discussed. The clinic will be held out doors as much as possible. Equipment rentals are available nearby or enquire at the Park Office.
Cost: $20.00 per person plus Park fee.
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Parc: Frontenac
Nom évenement : ORCKA Flatwater Canoe -Tandem Basic Level 1 & 2
Date : July 19, 2014
Event Type: Outdoor Skills
Description:

Presented by: Barry Irish, Paddle Away Adventures, Kingston, ON
This is the ORCKA introduction to tandem canoeing and is the basis for all ORCKA skills. For those interested in learning how to canoe, this course may interest you. Topics include: canoeing skills, safety, equipment selection, etc. After this course you should be able to safely paddle a tandem canoe. Required equipment: your own canoe; paddle, PFD, and government mandated safety equipment. Barry Irish 613-634-4177, cell 613-539-4864 or birish@cogeco.ca
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $100.00 per person, plus Park daily vehicle permit


Parc: Frontenac
Nom évenement : Dutch Oven Wilderness Cooking
Date : September 27, 2014
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.


Parc: Frontenac
Nom évenement : Electronic Apps, Maps and Gadgets
Date : September 27, 2014
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.


Parc: John E. Pearce
Nom évenement : 1850's Christmas Dinner
Date : December 07, 2013
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Be part of a historic dining experience in the Backus-Page House as you enjoy dinner just as it would have been served by candlelight and fire in 1850. Costumed servers deliver a multi-course feast from authenticed recipes of the mid 19th century. Tickets $100.00. Call 519-762-3072 for more info.


Parc: John E. Pearce
Nom évenement : Clean up Day and Pot Luck Lunch
Date : April 26, 2014 to April 26, 2014
Location : Visitors are asked to meet at the Backus Page House at John E. Pearce Provincial Park 29424 Lakeview Line, Wallacetown ON N0L 2M0 Phone: 519-762-3072 Email: info@backuspagehouse.ca Website: www.backuspagehouse.ca
Event Type: Whats Happening
Description:

Park needs a spring clean up! Followed by a pot luck lunch.


Parc: John E. Pearce
Nom évenement : Exhibit Season OPENING and Tryconnel Hertiage Society 20th Anniversary
Date : May 01, 2014 to May 01, 2014
Location : Backus-Page House at John E. Pearce Provincial Park 29424 Lakeview Line, Wallacetown ON N0L 2M0 Phone: 519-762-3072 Email: info@backuspagehouse.ca Website: www.backuspagehouse.ca
Event Type: Whats Happening
Description:

Everyone is invited to join us at Backus Page House for OPENING day of the 2014 season. Help us celebrate 20 years of the Tryconnell Heritage Society.


Parc: John E. Pearce
Nom évenement : War of 1812 Bicentennial Weekend
Date : May 10, 2014 to May 11, 2014
Location : All events take place at the Backus-Page House at John E. Pearce Provincial Park 29424 Lakeview Line, Wallacetown ON N0L 2M0 Phone: 519-762-3072 Email: info@backuspagehouse.ca Website: www.backuspagehouse.ca
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

200 years ago this area looked much different than it does today. Join us today to learn about the war of 1812.


Parc: John E. Pearce
Nom évenement : History Camp For Kids
Date : July 02, 2014 to August 29, 2014
Location : Backus-Page House at John E. Pearce Provincial Park 29424 Lakeview Line, Wallacetown ON N0L 2M0 Phone: 519-762-3072 Email: info@backuspagehouse.ca Website: www.backuspagehouse.ca
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

History Camp for Kids takes place in July an August. Please call Backus Page House for details.


Parc: John E. Pearce
Nom évenement : Sunday Tea
Date : July 06, 2014 to August 31, 2014
Location : Backus-Page House at John E. Pearce Provincial Park 29424 Lakeview Line, Wallacetown ON N0L 2M0 Phone: 519-762-3072 Email: info@backuspagehouse.ca Website: www.backuspagehouse.ca
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Everyone enjoys sipping on a nice cup of tea. Please stop in and sit for a while.


Parc: John E. Pearce
Nom évenement : Heritage Farm Show
Date : September 13, 2014 to September 14, 2014
Location : Backus-Page House at John E. Pearce Provincial Park 29424 Lakeview Line, Wallacetown ON N0L 2M0 Phone: 519-762-3072 Email: info@backuspagehouse.ca Website: www.backuspagehouse.ca
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Learn about the Heritage of Farming in the area. Weekend filled with demos and hands on activities. Call the Backus Page House for more details.


Parc: John E. Pearce
Nom évenement : Harvest Party - Family Oriented Fall Inspired
Date : October 25, 2014 to October 25, 2014
Location : Backus-Page House at John E. Pearce Provincial Park 29424 Lakeview Line, Wallacetown ON N0L 2M0 Phone: 519-762-3072 Email: info@backuspagehouse.ca Website: www.backuspagehouse.ca
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Family Fun inspired by the Fall. Call Backus Page House for specific details.


Parc: John E. Pearce
Nom évenement : Christmas Dinner 1850's style
Date : December 06, 2014 to December 06, 2014
Location : Backus-Page House at John E. Pearce Provincial Park 29424 Lakeview Line, Wallacetown ON N0L 2M0 Phone: 519-762-3072 Email: info@backuspagehouse.ca Website: www.backuspagehouse.ca
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

More Details are available at the Backus Page House website or by calling the house to speak with a staff member.


Parc: John E. Pearce
Nom évenement : Christmas House Tours and Crafts
Date : December 09, 2014 to December 14, 2014
Location : Backus-Page House at John E. Pearce Provincial Park 29424 Lakeview Line, Wallacetown ON N0L 2M0 Phone: 519-762-3072 Email: info@backuspagehouse.ca Website: www.backuspagehouse.ca
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Tour the house all decked out for Christmas. More details available at www.Backuspagehouse.ca


Parc: Kakabeka Falls
Nom évenement : Giant Digital Photography Workshop - Nature Photography; Night Skies
Date : April 05, 2014
Location : Park Visitor Centre 3:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Event Type: Music and the Arts
Description:

Join professional photographer Barry Wojciechowski for this afternoon/evening photo workshop at KFPP. Advanced registration required at www.superiorvisits.com Suitable for intermediate/advanced photographers.

Topics include: Learn camera controls and settings for low light situations and night photography. Tips and techniques for painting with light and capturing star trails and/or northern lights. Shooting and equipment tips for low light and night photography.

Includes in-field evening practice time with instructor feedback during workshop.

$65+HST (includes park entry fee) Visit www.superiorvisits.com to book the workshop online or call Lois at 1-866-688-9990 or 807-344-9208. Advanced registration required.


Parc: Kakabeka Falls
Nom évenement : Giant Digital Photography Workshop - Buttons & Knobs I
Date : May 08, 2014
Location : Park Visitor Centre. 5:30-9:30 p.m.
Event Type: Music and the Arts
Description:

Buttons and Knobs I (You and Your Digital Camera)

Have you recently received a new camera and are wondering how to use it? Be sure to sign up for this workshop to learn the basics! Ideal for Beginners or as refresher/new camera owner.

Join professional photographer Barry Wojciechowski for this 4 hour photo workshop at KFPP. Advanced registration required at www.superiorvisits.com

Topics include: Getting to know your camera, learn about the various buttons and knobs on your camera and how they can affect your image results, camera controls and settings, includes a brief introduction to aperture and shutter speed.

$49+HST (includes park entry fee) Visit www.superiorvisits.com to book the workshop online or call Lois at 1-866-688-9990 or 807-344-9208. Advanced registration required.


Parc: Kettle Lakes
Nom évenement : 1st Annual Mosquito Try-athlon
Date : July 05, 2014
Event Type: Sporting Event
Description:

The Law Enforcement Torch Run is a provincial fundraising program that benefits over 18,000 athletes. On the 5th of July, 2014 at Kettle Lakes Provincial Park, the Law Enforcement Torch run will host its 1st Annual “Mosquito Try-athlon”.

The event invites youth and adults to compete in a fun, cross country style triathlon to help raise funds and awareness for the Special Olympics movement in Ontario.

Participants can register online at www.guardiansoftheflameendurance.com.

Come and out run the bugs!


Parc: Killarney
Nom évenement : Christmas Bird Count 2013
Date : December 18, 2013
Description:

Join Ontario Parks for the 114th Annual Christmas Bird Count. Look for birds that spend the winter in the park. Routes are travelled by foot - either by hiking or snowshoes depending upon seasonal snow conditions. No prior experience in birding required as novices are grouped with experienced birders. Bring a lunch. Meet at the Park Research Building at 8:00 am - this is an all day event - ending with a pot luck dinner. The day wraps up about 7:00 pm.


Parc: Killarney
Nom évenement : Spring Loon Count 2014
Date : June 07, 2014
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Join park naturalists and fellow loon lovers as they paddle the stunning lakes of Killarney Provincial Park to survey for loons.

The information collected is sent to Bird Studies Canada from different counties across the country to provide information on loon population trends. These reports improve our understanding of loons, lakes, and our impact on them. This will help to conserve these very special birds and their habitat.

Dinner is provided but please bring your own canoe, PDF, paddle, lunch, and safety kit.

If you are planning to attend please contact Killarney’s Natural Heritage Education Department at 705-287-2891 for more information. We will meet at the George Lake Campground Nature Centre in Killarney Provincial Park at 9:00 a.m.


Parc: Killarney
Nom évenement : Butterfly Count 2014
Date : July 12, 2014
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Join the Park Naturalists and their friends for a full day of butterfly chasing. Data collected will be submitted to the North American Butterfly Association which has been developing long term butterfly population trends since 1975.

Dinner and all necessary equipment will be provided. Proper footwear, sun protection a lunch and your commitment to a full day of counting is required.

Please contact Killarney’s Natural Heritage Education Department at 705-287-2891 for more information if you are planning on attending. We will meet at the George Lake Campground Nature Centre in Killarney Provincial Park at 9:00 a.m.


Parc: Killarney
Nom évenement : Killarney’s 50th Anniversary & 1st Annual Group of Seven Festival
Date : July 18, 2014 to July 20, 2014
Location : Various locations throughout the park.
Event Type: Music and the Arts
Description:

Killarney Provincial Park is celebrating its 50th anniversary with the First Annual Group of Seven Festival. This celebration is to commemorate the Park’s creation that was in large part influenced by Group of Seven members A.Y. Jackson and Franklin Carmichael.

Experience and celebrate the rich history behind Killarney Provincial Park in more ways than one.

  • Join park staff to learn about why Killarney is of such ecological significance, how it first came to be a park and go on a guided hike to A.Y. Jackson Lake.
  • Guest speakers Jim and Sue Waddington, authors of “In the Footsteps of the Group of Seven”, will take you on a journey through time as they share their adventure in following the trail of A.Y. Jackson & Franklin Carmichael through Killarney.
  • Explore the connection between Killarney and the Group of Seven with Anna Stanisz of the McMichael Art Gallery.
  • Become an artist with Pierre Sabourin, celebrated local artist, and create a masterpiece to take home using the same “Hot Mush Style” used by A.Y. Jackson.

For more information visit: http://friendsofkillarneypark.ca .


Parc: Killarney
Nom évenement : Summer Loon Count 2014
Date : August 16, 2014
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Come check up on the loons we visited during the Spring Count and monitor how successful they have been raising their young.

The information collected is sent to Bird Studies Canada from different counties across the country to provide information on loon population trends. These reports improve our understanding of loons, lakes, and our impact on them. This will help to conserve these very special birds and their habitat.

Dinner is provided but please bring your own canoe, PDF, paddle, lunch, and safety kit.

If you are planning to attend please contact Killarney’s Natural Heritage Education Department at 705-287-2891 for more information. We will meet at the George Lake Campground Nature Centre in Killarney Provincial Park at 9:00 a.m.


Parc: MacGregor Point
Nom évenement : Family Day Weekend
Date : February 16, 2014
Event Type: Seasonal Event
Description:

Family Winter Triathlon – Bring your snowshoes, skates and cross country skis to participate in our annual mini winter triathlon. Guided hikes throughout the weekend. Visit the Friends of MacGregor Point Provincial Park (friendsofmacgregor.org) or their Facebook or Twitter for updates.


Parc: MacGregor Point
Nom évenement : Huron Fringe Birding Festival
Date : May 23, 2014 to June 01, 2014
Location : Activities occur within the park and throughout the region.
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

A birding festival and more…. this “Huron Fringe” along the Lake Huron coastline offers birders, naturalists and photographers unique opportunities to discover nature in the early spring. This festival offers over 80 hikes, workshops and presentations in and around the park. Pre-registration is required and begins February 1, 2014. More information visit: http://www.friendsofmacgregor.org


Parc: MacGregor Point
Nom évenement : Wild for the Arts
Date : September 20, 2014 to September 21, 2014
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

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


Parc: MacGregor Point
Nom évenement : Witches in the Woods
Date : October 18, 2014
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!


Parc: Mikisew
Nom évenement : Mikisew’s 50th Anniversary Celebration
Date : July 23, 2014
Event Type: Whats Happening
Description:

Come and help us celebrate, starting with an afternoon of family activities, an open house of the New Entry Control Office and ending the day with a BBQ, cake cutting ceremony and entertainment by the Wakami Wailers!


Parc: Murphys Point
Nom évenement : Thanksgiving Dinner at the Mine
Date : October 12, 2013
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Meet your fellow guests at the Lally parking area and follow our character actors as they unroll the story in a series of theatre/storytelling vignettes along the Silver Queen Mine trail and underground into the mine. Your evening is topped off when you enter the miners’ bunkhouse to join 30 other guests for a full hot dinner at the trestle tables while itinerant musicians from the band Cratur provide entertainment. The bunkhouse is lit by mica lanterns, your food is served by Cookie and his assistant and you can visit with the spirits of the miners. $75 advanced tickets required www.heritagemicadays.ca


Parc: Pinery
Nom évenement : Pedal the Pinery
Date : April 27, 2014
Event Type: Sporting Event
Description:

Get on your bike to Pedal The Pinery and support The Friends of Pinery Park’s environmental projects, Naturalist programs and wildlife research. There will be a 20k bike route (a fun ride, not a race) and a walk route. This is a great event for the whole family to participate in. Visit www.pinerypark.on.ca for more details, registration and to download the 2013 pledge sheet. Leashed dogs are welcome!


Parc: Pinery
Nom évenement : Migration Weekend
Date : May 17, 2014 to May 19, 2014
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

In the midst of spring migration, experience birds through the eyes of expert local birders and Park Naturalists on guided bird hikes, or witness bird banding in action at the Visitor Centre! Consult the Activity Schedule at www.pinerypark.on.ca for more information.


Parc: Pinery
Nom évenement : Family Fishing Week
Date : July 05, 2014 to July 13, 2014
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

You’ll be hooked! Join staff of the Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority the evening of July 10th to discover the fishes and ecology of the Old Ausable River in the Visitor Centre Indoor Theatre, followed by an outdoor fishing demonstration (equipment provided). This weekend only, Canadian citizens can try their hand at fishing, no license required.


Parc: Pinery
Nom évenement : Savanna Fest
Date : July 19, 2014
Location : Visitor Centre, Park Store, Outdoor Theatre
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Join Park Naturalists, Conservation Officers, the OPP, The Friends of Pinery and other exhibitors to celebrate Parks Day in Canada in the largest remaining parcel of Oak Savanna in Canada. Spend one of the best weekends in summer showing your love for your favourite park.


Parc: Pinery
Nom évenement : Aquafest
Date : August 08, 2014 to August 10, 2014
Location : Pinery and Grand Bend
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Celebrate Lake Huron and Water Protection with Pinery and the rest of the Grand Bend community. Special programs will be scheduled; visit www.grandbendaquafest.ca for more details.


Parc: Pinery
Nom évenement : Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup
Date : September 20, 2014
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

In 2014, we will be celebrating the 21th 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.


Parc: Pinery
Nom évenement : Dune Grass Restoration
Date : October 01, 2014
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.


Parc: Pinery
Nom évenement : Friends of Pinery Road Race Weekend
Date : October 18, 2014 to October 19, 2014
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!


Parc: Pinery
Nom évenement : Pinery Halloween Weekend 2014
Date : October 24, 2014 to October 26, 2014
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!


Parc: Pinery
Nom évenement : Christmas Bird Count
Date : December 13, 2014
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.


Parc: Pinery
Nom évenement : PInery Family Day Weekend
Date : February 14, 2015 to February 16, 2015
Location : Visitor Centre, Winter Activities Area, Ski Trails, Walking Trails
Event Type: Seasonal Event
Description:

No need to hibernate! Family Day is a great excuse to get out and explore nature in winter. Come and learn how Pinery’s winter residents survive in winter – from tiny predators living under the snow, to winter songbirds and large awe-inspiring night-time predators like Great Horned Owls and others. Bring your cross-country skis, snowshoes, toboggan and/or skates and enjoy winter! Skis and snowshoes are also available for rent.

Please visit www.pinerypark.on.ca for more information on the weekend’s events.


Parc: Point Farms
Nom évenement : Halloween/Thanksgiving Weekend
Date : October 11, 2014
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History 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!


Parc: Port Burwell
Nom évenement : Marvels of Migration
Date : September 07, 2013 to September 28, 2013
Description:

Join us as we look to the skies each Saturday morning in September for raptors, butterflies and other migrants beginning their journey south, along the Lake Erie shoreline.


Parc: Port Burwell
Nom évenement : Fall Harvest Festival
Date : October 11, 2013 to October 14, 2013
Description:

Celebrate the Thanksgiving Weekend and welcome fall with fun-filled festivities including a campsite decorating contest and pumpkin carving.


Parc: Port Burwell
Nom évenement : Hidden Night Sky Gems
Date : July 04, 2014 to July 05, 2014
Location : More information available by calling the park.
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Join astronomer Francois van Heerden on an out-of this-world look into the sky above. Both Friday and Saturday night will feature an impromptu star tour and the Hidden Night Sky Gems presentation. It’s a wonderful opportunity for night time viewing! During the day Saturday, Francois will have his solar telescope set up so that you can see the surface of the sun and any prominences and flares.


Parc: Port Burwell
Nom évenement : Marvels of Migration
Date : September 06, 2014 to September 27, 2014
Location : Each Saturday in September - specific location my vary, details when you arrive at park.
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Witness the fall migration of raptors, butterflies and other migrants as they head south for the winter. Port Burwell Provincial Park is located on a major migration flyway and is a great spot to check out this natural wonder.


Parc: Port Burwell
Nom évenement : Fall Harvest Festival
Date : October 10, 2014 to October 13, 2014
Location : All around the campground! More details when you register at the campground office.
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Enjoy this festive time of the year with a campsite post decorating contest, pumpkin carving and more.


Parc: Presqu'ile
Nom évenement : Christmas at Presqu'ile
Date : November 01, 2014 to November 09, 2014
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History 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 1&2, 5,8 and 8&9, 2014.


Parc: Quetico
Nom évenement : Cross Quetico Lakes Tour
Date : April 12, 2014
Location : Start: Little Falls Recreation Centre, Atikokan
Event Type: Sporting Event
Description:

Come ski the canoe routes of Quetico! The Cross Quetico Lakes Tour is a highly anticipated event for adventurous skiers that love winter outdoors. We welcome mushers, skijorers, and skiers to join us on this unique adventure across the frozen lakes of Quetico Provincial Park. Come meet new people or hook up with old friends, on an all day ski tour. Revised tour date for 2014 is now April 12th (snow/weather dependent). We are now offering an even longer route. This year we have 3 possible routes to choose from 35, 45 and a 55 kilometres. Finish your season with a tour that is challenging as well as spirit lifting. Contact Chris Stromberg at cstromberg@shaw.ca for further information.

The start is at the Little Falls Recreation Centre. A shuttle takes the participants from the centre to Nym Lake. The tour ends at the Dawson Trail Campgrounds and a shuttle returns the participants to the Little Falls Recreation Centre.

DYK - Explore Magazine recognized the Cross Quetico Lakes Tour in their winter edition as one of the coolest adventures in Canada last year!


Parc: Rock Point
Nom évenement : Halloween Haunt
Date : October 12, 2013
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Join us at Rock Point for a howling good time. Decorate your campsite and get in that halloween spirit. Find out about the mysterious world of bats have some halloween fun and join us for a costume Campfire followed by Trick or Treating throughout the Campground. For more information contact the park directly and lets have a howlin good time.


Parc: Rondeau
Nom évenement : Festival of Flight
Date : May 03, 2014 to May 19, 2014
Location : Rondeau Visitor Centre
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Visitor Centre open from 7:00am - 5:00pm daily - join daily guided bird hikes and enjoy the Birder’s Breakfast.

May 10-11 take part in Rondeau’s BIG DAY Birding Competition.

Are you new to birding? Join Ric McArthur every Friday of the festival at 1:00pm to learn the ABC’s of birding and get hooked on this life long hobby. Bring your binoculars!


Parc: Rondeau
Nom évenement : Rondeau's Big Day Birding Competition
Date : May 10, 2014 to May 11, 2014
Location : Details available at the Visitor Centre or by calling the park.
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Just like the BIG YEAR…. you can have a BIG DAY at Rondeau. This friendly competition is a great way to spend time with your friends and practice your birding skills. Bring along your team members or go solo! Register at the Visitor Centre or call 519-674-1768.


Parc: Rondeau
Nom évenement : Mother's Day Parental Instincts Hike
Date : May 11, 2014 to May 11, 2014
Location : Spicebush Trail at 10:30am
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

This Mother’s Day, come enjoy the lovely spring weather while you learn about some interesting parenting strategies implemented by Rondeau’s wildlife.


Parc: Rondeau
Nom évenement : Hoot's Who: The Night Chorus
Date : May 17, 2014 to May 17, 2014
Location : Meet at the Visitor Centre - 7:30pm
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Spring nights are filled with song. Join us to learn about the lead singers and why they are so inspired. After an indoor program we will head outside and see who we can hear.


Parc: Rondeau
Nom évenement : Bat Chat with Christina Davy
Date : June 28, 2014 to June 28, 2014
Location : Rondeau's Visitor Centre - 7:30pm
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Bats are amazing mammals and they need your help! Join Researcher Christina Davy to learn all about our only flying mammal and the trouble they are currently facing.


Parc: Rondeau
Nom évenement : An Eve of Eerie Spirits Campfire
Date : July 05, 2014
Location : Beach Access #9 - at 8:30pm
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

​Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and gather round the fire as the ghosts of Rondeau’s past bring their history to life.


Parc: Rondeau
Nom évenement : Damsels and Dragons
Date : July 12, 2014
Location : Visitor Centre - 7:30pm
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Join guest speaker John Reaume to learn about the fascinating lives of Ontario’s Dragonflies and Damselflies.


Parc: Rondeau
Nom évenement : Turtle Day
Date : August 23, 2014 to August 23, 2014
Location : Bayside Pavilion - Rondeau Provincial Park from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Join us to celebrate these amazing reptiles. There will be a children’s program, guided hike, crafts, face painting, adopt a turtle program and “Turtle Talks” by our turtle researchers.


Parc: Rondeau
Nom évenement : Monarch Butterfly Migration Festival
Date : September 21, 2014
Location : Rondeau Visitor Centre from 10:00am - 4:00pm
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Join us for guided butterfly hikes, tagging demonstrations, adopt-a-monarch program, a bbq, face painting, children’s crafts, native plant sale and much more. From 10:00am to 4:00pm at the Visitor Centre


Parc: Rondeau
Nom évenement : Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup Rondeau
Date : September 27, 2014
Location : Sign up in advance at the Visitor Centre or by calling 519-674-1768
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Taking part in a stewardship project is a great way to give back to your community. Volunteers are needed for the annual Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup at Rondeau. Help us keep Rondeau’s beaches beautiful. BBQ afterwards provided by the Friends of Rondeau.


Parc: Rondeau
Nom évenement : Owl Prowl in Rondeau
Date : October 25, 2014
Location : Meet at the Visitor Centre - 7:30pm
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

​Owls are masters of the night sky. Join us to learn about their amazing senses and afterwards we will head outside to look for some of Rondeau’s resident owls.


Parc: Sleeping Giant
Nom évenement : Sleeping Giant Loppet
Date : March 01, 2014
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. The 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 killer climbs 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 citizen racers looking for a PB. Mark March 1st, 2014 on your calendar and we’ll see you at the start of the 37th annual Sleeping Giant Loppet! For more information visit www.sleepinggiantloppet.ca or contact (807) 475 -7081.


Parc: Sleeping Giant
Nom évenement : Festival of the Giant
Date : August 08, 2014 to August 10, 2014
Location : Park visitor centre and area.
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Join us for the 28th annual Festival of the Giant! The fun starts Friday evening with a sing-a-long campfire and continues on Saturday with games, a corn roast, a sand sculpture contest and demonstrations. Join us that evening for prizes and a presentation. This is a great event for the entire family. Hosted by the Friends of Sleeping Giant. Contact Lynda Sisco at lynda.sisco@gmail.com for more information.


Parc: Sleeping Giant
Nom évenement : Giant Digital Photography "Fall Colours" Weekend Workshop
Date : September 26, 2014 to September 28, 2014
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:

Join professional photographer Barry Wojciechowski for this weekend photo workshop at SGPP. Advanced registration required at www.superiorvisits.com $359+HST. 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. Learn camera controls and setting for fall colours, landscapes and panoramic photography. Topics include: Techniques for sunrise and sunset photography, skills and techniques for night photography and creating high dynamic range images, mastering the histogram, understanding white balance and the role of bracketing. Visits to various 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.


Parc: Wasaga Beach
Nom évenement : Canada Day Program
Date : July 01, 2014 to July 01, 2014
Location : Nancy Island Historic Site
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Join us from 1-3pm at the Nancy Island Historic site in celebration of Canada Day. Visit the remains of the HMS Nancy, whose valiant struggle helped to shape the boarders of Canada as we know them today. Participate in a scavenger hunt suitable for the whole family.


Parc: Wasaga Beach
Nom évenement : Family Fishing Day
Date : July 06, 2014 to July 06, 2014
Location : Wasaga Beach Provincial Park.
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Bring the whole family to this program!


Parc: Wasaga Beach
Nom évenement : Junior Naturalist Program
Date : July 08, 2014 to August 26, 2014
Location : Wasaga Beach Nordic and Trail Centre
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Tuesdays at 10:30am. Calling all Junior Naturalists! Join us as we explore Wasaga Beach’s natural side. Discover neat facts, boost your identification skills and meet new friends. One hour in length. Mostly outdoors so dress for the weather.


Parc: Wasaga Beach
Nom évenement : Guided Nature Hike
Date : July 09, 2014 to August 20, 2014
Location : Wasaga Nordic and Trail Centre
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

July 9 and August 6 at 10:00am, July 23 and August 20, 2014 at 8:00pm

Join park naturalists for a 1 hour guided hike. We will lead you through the trails and into the dunes, so that you will get a greater understanding of this fragile ecosystem and gain an appreciation for the wildlife that calls Wasaga Beach home.


Parc: Wasaga Beach
Nom évenement : Parks Day in Canada
Date : July 19, 2014 to July 19, 2014
Location : Nancy Island Historic Site
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Like a good scavenger hunt? Then you will have to try ours!


Parc: Wasaga Beach
Nom évenement : Nancy Island - Night at the Museum
Date : July 31, 2014 to August 21, 2014
Location : Nancy Island Historic Site
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

July 31 and August 21 8:00pm at the Museum… everything looks a little different when the sun goes down. These one hour tours will take you behind-the-scenes. Featuring games, stories and a bit of mystery. Watch as history comes to life, revealing without a doubt that Wasaga is more than just a beach. To book an edcational program or tour of Nancy Island please cal the Natural Heritage Education Coordinator at 705-429-2516


Parc: Wasaga Beach
Nom évenement : Trail of the Caribou
Date : August 08, 2014 to August 08, 2014
Location : Nancy Island Historic Site
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Celebrating 80th anniversary of the Trail of the Caribou flight from Wasaga Beach to Heston England. Piloted by James Ayling and Leonard Reid, the Trail of the Caribou made the first successful overseas flight from mainland Canada to England. Taking off from Wasaga’s naturally long and straight beach. Celebrate this achievement by visiting Nancy Island for an afternoon of family friendly activities, featuring games, contests and prizes.


Parc: Wasaga Beach
Nom évenement : Wasaga Under Siege: War of 1812 Experience
Date : August 14, 2014 to August 17, 2014
Location : Nancy Island Historic Site
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

This is the year to visit. War of 1812 at it absolute best. Watch out! Enemy forces are planning to attack Wasaga Beach! Our Peaceful shores have not seen this many cannons, muskets and bayonettes since the HMS Nancy sank in the Nottawasaga River in 1814. Join us on the battlefields, or a the encampment on the Nancy Island Historic Site where hundreds of re-enactors attack and avenge the demise of the HMS Nancy. A weekend full of of events for the entire family—you don’t want to miss out on this unforgettable experience. www.wasagaundersiege1812.com


Parc: Wheatley
Nom évenement : Easter Egg Hunt
Date : April 13, 2014 to April 13, 2014
Location : At YOUR site on Easter Sunday!
Event Type: Seasonal Event
Description:

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


Parc: Wheatley
Nom évenement : Chili Cook-off
Date : September 13, 2014
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Enter a Chili or just come and be a judge.


Parc: Wheatley
Nom évenement : Halloween in the Park
Date : October 11, 2014
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Campers go all out decorating their sites. Kids Trick or Treating.