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Parc: Algonquin
Nom évenement : Winter in the Wild
Date : February 14, 2015 to February 14, 2015
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.


Parc: Blue Lake
Nom évenement : Parks Day
Date : July 19, 2014 to July 19, 2015
Location : Assorted Park trails/Interpretive Centre
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Celebrate Canada’s Parks Day by joining a Park Naturalist for a fun evening event or take a hike on one of our four great trails. Discover the Interpretive Centre and ask a knowledgeable naturalist all your nature questions!


Parc: Bronte Creek
Nom évenement : Victorian Christmas at Bronte Creek
Date : December 06, 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:

Victorian Christmas Festival 2014

At Bronte Creek Provincial Park we make holiday memories one family at a time.

Each Saturday and Sunday in December leading up to the 25th, PLUS Monday 22nd and Tuesday the 23rd.

10am – 4pm

A very special treat awaits you and your family. Take a step back in time to the year 1900 to visit a Victorian homestead during the Christmas season. Spruce Lane Farm at Bronte Creek Provincial Park will be trimmed and decorated in all its seasonal splendour. Experience the Christmas season like never before!

Wander at your leisure around the barns of Spruce Lane Farm where you will find a variety of friendly farm animals. Next get ready for your family to visit Santa by slipping into your Victorian costumes. Your Victorian portraits (10-25 images) will be captured during your visit with Santa and are yours to take home on a souvenir USB stick. Creating memories which will last a life time!

Your Victorian Christmas experience will include traditional Christmas games and activities, tours of the elegantly decorated Spruce Lane Farmhouse and seasonal stories and songs in the parlour. Learn about the holiday traditions of the Victorian era! Take a tractor ride over to our Gift Shoppe where you can purchase the perfect tree ornament or stocking stuffer. You can shop while your family enjoys a sweet and delicious funnel cake with a hot chocolate before returning home.

Reservations are NOT required.

We invite you to enjoy the traditional Victorian Christmas activities at your leisure.

Access to most of the Christmas
attractions are included in daily vehicle permit or Ontario Park seasonal pass,
unless otherwise stated.

Attractions:

  • Holiday Headquarters
  • Gift Shoppe & Holiday Cafe*
  • Funnel cakes and refreshments
  • Wagon rides
  • Tours of lavishly decorated Homestead
  • Sugar cookies and cider*
  • Holiday crafts
  • Holiday traditions revealed during tour of homestead
  • Traditional activities and games
  • Visit the farm animals
  • Santa’s Sleigh DIY photo opportunity
  • Victorian costumes for use during visit with Santa
  • Private family visits with Santa**
  • Photos of visit with Santa**

*purchases at gift store/ food not included in daily vehicle rate.

** $15.00 per family/ 6 people.

Other park services and activities available during December:

Hiking trails, cross-country ski trails, tobogganing, Children’s Farm and Playbarn.

Outdoor ice rink scheduled to open mid –December, weather permitting. (hours of operation may vary).


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 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 : 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 : Annual Maple Syrup Festival
Date : February 28, 2015 to March 29, 2015
Location : 1219 Burloak Drive, Oakville, Ontario.
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.

ALL activities are ongoing from 9:30am - 3:00pm

Buses welcome.

EVERY weekend in March + the Week of March Break.

Admission Costs (All) daily vehicle rate $16.00 per vehicle.

Also available at additional cost to purchase:

  • Pancake meal $3.00 small meal to $30 Family Platter (feeds 4)
  • Gift store, taffy, fresh maple sugar.
  • Pony rides and Maple Kettle Corn.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJXw5W4oGKY&list=PLldn_ARfLOk2yjvgCcTNDDnfoRJ2lfI9Y


Parc: Bronte Creek
Nom évenement : Spring Thyme on the Farm
Date : May 18, 2015 to May 18, 2015
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 27, 2015 to September 07, 2015
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. OPENS for the Season on the Saturday after elementary school lets out for the summer.


Parc: Bronte Creek
Nom évenement : Daily Family Programs at Bronte Creek Provincial Park
Date : June 29, 2015 to September 04, 2015
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 lots on the day-use side. From Toddler Time, Guided walks, Campfire Programs and Hands-on Heritage programs... we will enhance your summer. NO additional charge for these programs.
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Every day of the summer there will be at least 2 activities/ programs for your family to get involved in. More details will be available at www.BronteCreek.org or on twitter or facebook @brontecreekpp Subscribe to our Enewsletter! Reduced programming the week prior to Labour day.


Parc: Bronte Creek
Nom évenement : Spruce Lane Farm GHOST WALK
Date : August 09, 2015 to August 23, 2015
Location : Parking lot F - Breckon Shelter. August 9, 2015 and 23, 2015 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.


Parc: Bronte Creek
Nom évenement : Annual British Car Day @brontecreekpp
Date : September 20, 2015 to September 20, 2015
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 $16.00 per Spectator Vehicle at the main park entrance. Having exact fare will help to keep the line moving.


Parc: Bronte Creek
Nom évenement : Camper Halloween I
Date : October 16, 2015 to October 18, 2015
Location : Campground off Bronte Road.
Event Type: Seasonal Event
Description:

This event also occurs the following weekend - October 23-24, 2015. Campfire Friday Night—- 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 - in park vote PLUS a new category——ONLINE voting. Post a picture or video to the Bronte Creek facebook page the share and get your friends to like your picture. OR on twitter—- post a picture/ video with #CamperHalloween @BronteCreekpp—retweets and favs count for votes.


Parc: Bronte Creek
Nom évenement : Camper Halloween part 2 the Sequel
Date : October 23, 2015 to October 25, 2015
Location : Bronte Creek Campground off Bronte Road
Event Type: Seasonal Event
Description:

WE had so much fun last weekend we decided to do it again! Friday night campfire open to all. Saturday activities for registered campers 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…

Online voting for best site. Use #CamperHalloween @BronteCreekpp—- post to our facebook page or post on twitter.


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: 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 : Winter Camping Trip Planning
Date : January 17, 2015 to January 17, 2015
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 by calling the park office at 613 376-3489. Time: 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Parc: Frontenac
Nom évenement : Dion Frontenac Snowshoe Race
Date : January 18, 2015 to January 18, 2015
Event Type: Sporting Event
Description:

​The Dion Frontenac Snowshoe Race is the second race of the 2015 Dion Eastern Ontario Snowshoe Running Series. This 6.5 km race follows a rugged wide and single track trail that includes rolling terrain on a combination of potentially deep snow and packed trail sections. There is a little bit of everything on a beautiful backcountry course! A limited number of Dion snowshoes are available for rent. An awards ceremony immediately follows the race. For further details and to register, visit http://healthandadventure.com/2012/10/dion-frontenac-park-snowshoe-race/


Parc: Frontenac
Nom évenement : Historical Walk
Date : April 25, 2015 to April 25, 2015
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 09, 2015 to May 09, 2015
Event Type: Outdoor Skills
Description:

Presented by: The Friends of Frontenac Park. 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. Pre-register by calling the park office at 613 376-3489.


Parc: Frontenac
Nom évenement : Spring Nature Walk
Date : May 17, 2015 to May 17, 2015
Event Type: Seasonal Event
Description:

Presented by: Maureen Sly and the Friends of Frontenac Park
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 30, 2015 to May 30, 2015
Event Type: Outdoor Skills
Description:

Presented by: The Friends of Frontenac Park
Our wilderness navigation workshops provide participants with theoretical and practical skills of reading and interpreting topographic maps in order to safely plot a course through the wilderness. This course includes a basic introduction on how to use your GPS.
Book your spot early!
Cost: $20.00 per person plus park fee. Pre-register by calling the park office at 613 376-3489.
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Parc: Frontenac
Nom évenement : Red Cross Wilderness First Aid
Date : June 05, 2015 to June 07, 2015
Event Type: Outdoor Skills
Description:

Presented by: Steve Tripp, Wilderness Tripping, Kingston, ON
This 20 hour course takes place in the park interior and is designed to give participants training needed to care for someone for up to 24 hrs in a wilderness or remote context. Focus is on prevention but in this scenario based course you will learn and practice assessment, treatment and stabilization of casualties. CPR-C and AED training is included. No pre-requisites but participants must be 16 years of age or older. Camping equipment and food not included but arrangements can be made upon request.
Cost: $210.00 HST incl. plus park camping permit. For further information: wildernesstripping@gmail.com
Time: Fri. 5:00 p.m. to Sun. 4:00 p.m. Pre-register by calling the park office at 613 376-3489.


Parc: Frontenac
Nom évenement : Canoe Clinic
Date : June 06, 2015 to June 06, 2015
Event Type: Outdoor Skills
Description:

Presented by: Carolyn Bonta and The Friends of Frontenac Park.
This is an opportunity for canoeists of all abilities to learn or refresh their paddling skills, with an emphasis on steering strokes and safety manoeuvres. Equipment selection and backcountry trip planning will be discussed. The clinic will be held out doors as much as possible. Equipment rentals are available nearby or inquire at the Park Office.
Cost: $20.00 per person plus park fee. Pre-register by calling the park office at 613 376-3489.
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Parc: Frontenac
Nom évenement : Wilderness Navigation Using Map and Compass – Level 2
Date : June 13, 2015 to June 13, 2015
Event Type: Outdoor Skills
Description:

Presented by: The Friends of Frontenac Park. This workshop is designed to give participants time to build on the knowledge acquired in the Level 1 course. Use your new skills to navigate off trail the entire day, as a group and under the supervision of the instructor. Everyone will have a chance to get a lot of practice. Be prepared to spend most of the day outdoors, rain or shine, after a short review indoors. You will need a lunch, plenty of water and come dressed for the weather and bush travel, including long pants and sturdy hiking boots/shoes. Participation in Level 1 is recommended but not necessary, if you know how to use a map and compass and just want more practice navigating off trail. Includes basic introduction on how to use your GPS. Cost: $20.00 per person plus Park fee. Pre-register by calling the park office at 613 376-3489. Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Parc: Frontenac
Nom évenement : Canadian Red Cross Advanced Wilderness First Aid
Date : October 02, 2015 to October 04, 2015
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


Parc: Inverhuron
Nom évenement : Inverhuron Provincial Park 3rd Annual Family Fishing Derby
Date : July 04, 2015 to July 05, 2015
Location : Picnic Shelter Day Use Area
Event Type: Sporting Event
Description:

Inverhuron Provincial Park 3rd Annual Family Fishing Derby

On Saturday July 4 and Sunday July 5, join in on the family fishing fun at Inverhuron Provincial Park! FREE DAY USE! PRIZES!

Events:

Casting Competition! Fish cleaning demonstrations! Live fish display!

For more info follow us on: www.twitter.com/inverhuronpp


Parc: John E. Pearce
Nom évenement : Winter Family Fun Day at Backus-Page House
Date : February 15, 2015 to February 15, 2015
Location : Backus-page House Museum, 29424 Lakeview Line, Wallacetown
Event Type: Whats Happening
Description:

​Indoor and outdoor activities, crafts and refreshments for the whole family. Bring your own Toboggan and snowshoes. You are encouraged to RSVP. www.backuspagehouse.ca


Parc: John E. Pearce
Nom évenement : Clean up Day at Backus-Page House Museum
Date : April 18, 2015 to April 18, 2015
Location : Backus-Page House Museum 29424 Lakeview Line Wallacetown
Event Type: Whats Happening
Description:

Volunteers needed for park and museum cleaning for season opening. Bring something to contribute to the potluck lunch. Beverages provided. www.Backusepagehouse.ca


Parc: John E. Pearce
Nom évenement : Outdoor Wedding Show At Backus-Page House
Date : June 06, 2015 to June 06, 2015
Location : 29424 lakeview line, Wallacetown - Backus-page House Museum
Event Type: Whats Happening
Description:

Brides, Grooms, Friends and family meet local wedding professionals and experience the rustic atmosphere of our museum estate for your wedding venue. $5.00/Person www.backuspagehouse.ca


Parc: John E. Pearce
Nom évenement : History Camp for kids at Backus-Page Musuem
Date : July 02, 2015 to August 26, 2015
Location : 29424 lakeview line, wallacetown - Backus-Page House Museum.
Event Type: Whats Happening
Description:

Ages 5-11 themed days filled with snacks, games, crafts, and activities. Neutral Indians, Early Talbot Settlers, Railroad, Roaring 20’s, I love the 50’s. $25/ child/ day Bring your own Lunch. 9:00am - 5:00pm Must pre-register.

Every Thursday in JULY and Every Wednesday in AUGUST.


Parc: John E. Pearce
Nom évenement : Sunday Summer Teas at Backus-Page House
Date : July 05, 2015 to August 30, 2015
Location : 29424 Lakeview Line, Wallacetown.
Event Type: Whats Happening
Description:

Offered every Sunday in July and August. 10$ per person includes tea and baked goods served in the parlour and a tour of the museum. You are encouraged to RSVP. www.Backuspagehouse.ca 519-762-3072


Parc: John E. Pearce
Nom évenement : Homestead Days at Backus-Page House
Date : July 07, 2015 to August 27, 2015
Location : 29424 Lakeview Line Wallacetown, Ontario
Event Type: Whats Happening
Description:

​Offered Tuesday through Friday in July and August. 10am -4:30pm Two for the price of one! House museum and barn exhibit of agricultural tools and implements will both be open for tours. www.backuspagehouse.ca 519-762-3072


Parc: John E. Pearce
Nom évenement : Living History Weekend at Backus-Page House
Date : July 11, 2015 to July 12, 2015
Location : Backus-page house Museum, 29424 Lakeview Line, Wallacetown.
Event Type: Whats Happening
Description:

​Re-enactments, displays, vendors, food, and hands on activities from many time periods including Civil War, War of 1812, WW1, Fenian Raids and much more. www.Backuspagehouse.ca


Parc: John E. Pearce
Nom évenement : Heritage Farm Show
Date : September 12, 2015 to September 13, 2015
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:

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. Demonstrations planned include threshing, farm horses, a market , historic agricultural displays, food, Sunday Worship service and musical entertainment.


Parc: Killarney
Nom évenement : Spring Loon Count 2015
Date : June 06, 2015 to June 06, 2015
Location : George Lake Campground, Nature Centre, Killarney Provincial Park
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

​Join Park Naturalists and Friends as we spend a day paddling in the park in search of the Common Loon. Year after year loons return to our lakes and attempt to pair up and produce off spring. During this event we search for mating pairs who have claimed their territory on certain lakes in the park. The event is followed up with our Summer Loon Count where we search for young in areas where pairs were sighted in the spring. If you are interested in attending this event please contact the park office at (705) 287-2900 for more information.


Parc: Killarney
Nom évenement : Butterfly Count 2015
Date : July 11, 2015 to July 11, 2015
Location : George Lake Campground, Nature Centre, Killarney Provincial Park
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 705-287-2900 for more information if you are planning on attending.


Parc: Killarney
Nom évenement : Summer Loon Count 2015
Date : August 15, 2015 to August 15, 2015
Location : George Lake Campground, Nature Centre, KIllarney Provincial Park
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 705-287-2900 for more information.


Parc: MacGregor Point
Nom évenement : FAMILY DAY WEEKEND SNOW-FEST 2015
Date : February 14, 2015 to February 16, 2015
Location : VISITOR CENTRE - OUTDOOR SKATING TRAIL
Event Type: Seasonal Event
Description:

FAMILY DAY WEEKEND SNOW-FEST 2015

Outdoor skating will be available from 9am until 10pm daily – weather permitting Visit the Friends of MacGregor website (friendsofmacgregor.org) or their Facebook (The Friends of MacGregor Point) and Twitter (@MacGregor Point) for updates.

All programs start at the Visitor Centre unless otherwise noted. Children must be accompanied by a responsible guardian.

SATURDAY February 14th

2 p.m.: Indoor Presentation– Love is in the Air

  • Celebrate the romance with Park Naturalists as we look at the bizarre world of animal courtship rituals and parenting practices. (No Pets - Meet at the Visitor Centre)

SUNDAY February 15th

11 a.m.: Family Winter Triathlon

  • Bring your Snowshoes, Skates and Cross-Country Skis to participate in MacGregor Point’s annual Mini Winter Triathlon! Signup in advance by calling : 519-389-6231. (Final heat begins at 1 p.m.).

12 noon: Meet the Nat Join

  • Park Staff for a prop talk while you wait for your team to finish the race. Come learn about some of the creatures who hibernate and those that brave the cold! (Meet at the Skating Oval).

MONDAY February 16th

12 noon : Snowshoe Hike

  • Old Shore Ramble Join Park Naturalists for a snowshoe hike along the oldest trail of MacGregor Point Park and take a closer look at the winter wildlife! (Must provide own snowshoes)
  • Scavenger Hunt sheets are available at the Park Administration Office

Parc: MacGregor Point
Nom évenement : HURON FRINGE BIRDING FESTIVAL
Date : May 22, 2015 to May 31, 2015
Location : BASED IN MACGREGOR POINT PROVINCIAL PARK - VISITOR CENTRE
Event Type: Seasonal Event
Description:

Welcome to the Huron Fringe Birding Festival

May 22 - 25 & May 28 - 31, 2015

Presented by the Friends of MacGregor Point Park and based in the Park; this festival takes its name from the migration corridor along the Bruce Peninsula. This “Huron Fringe” along the Lake Huron coastline offers birders, naturalists and photographers unique opportunities to discover nature in the early spring. At the end of the migration period, birds are on nest, migrants are everywhere, insects abound and wildflowers are beginning to bloom. From the ‘Friends’ base at MacGregor Point Provincial Park you will be uniquely placed to explore Lake Huron’s shoreline and the Bruce Peninsula to discover all that spring has to offer.

Morning activities are filled with guided hikes concentrating not only on birds but wildflowers, butterflies and insects, in and outside the park. Afternoons feature additional hikes, workshops on bird identification and nature photography, plus other natural interests.

Special events include a banquet with a special guest speaker. Evening highlights include illustrated programs featuring excellent presenters and night hikes.

Join the ‘Friends’ for this eight-day Birding and Nature Festival held annually on the first two weekends after the May (Victoria Day) long weekend.

To view the schedule of events or complete the online registration process please go to: friendsofmacgregor.org

The Huron Fringe Birding Festival endorses and actively follows OFO (Ontario Field Ornithologists) Ethical Birding Principles.

If you have questions regarding the Festival or registration process please contact our official registrar at birdfest@rogers.com or leave a message at the Visitor Centre (519-389-6232). Please note that messages are only checked weekly during the off-season.


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: Murphys Point
Nom évenement : 38th Annual Tay Valley Ski Club Loppet
Date : February 08, 2015 to February 08, 2015
Location : Upon arriving, please follow the Event Signage.
Event Type: Sporting Event
Description:

​This is an event you don’t want to miss! The Tay Valley Ski Club Loppet offers 10km and 20km classic trail races for adults. As well as shorter distance freestyle races for children. This is an exciting event for the whole family! Come out to compete or cheer on the skiers while enjoying the winter landscapes and wildlife the park has to offer. Event details and registration forms are available at http://www.tayvalleyskiclub.wordpress.com. We hope to see you there!


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: Port Burwell
Nom évenement : Fall Harvest Festival at Backus-Page House
Date : October 24, 2015 to October 24, 2015
Location : 29424 lakeview line wallacetown
Event Type: Whats Happening
Description:

Indoor and outdoor harvest themed activities, crafts, games, refreshments, museum and trail tours for the whole family. Children $6.00 adults $3.00 More information available www.Backuspagehouse.ca


Parc: Quetico
Nom évenement : Sawmill Lake Classic
Date : January 17, 2015 to January 17, 2015
Location : Meet at Dawson Trail Campground, ski trail parking area..
Event Type: Sporting Event
Description:

​The Beaten Path Ski Club and Quetico Provincial Park are excited to host the 10th annual Sawmill Lake Classic Ski Tour. Travelling through the threshold back-country around Dawson Trail Campground, the tour follows a narrow trail and traverses frozen ponds and creeks, reminiscent of old traditional skiing. The tour is not a race and travelling together is encouraged for this social adventure. The tour is a 24km loop (10km option) and is an all day event (10am to 4pm). Pack a lunch and adequate refreshments. Out of town guests are encouraged to come for the weekend and explore Quetico and the surrounding Beaten path Nordic Ski trail system. Join us for this winter adventure! Please contact Chris Stromberg to register beforehand at cstromberg@shaw.ca or (807) 598-1074.


Parc: Quetico
Nom évenement : Cross Quetico Ski Tour
Date : March 21, 2015 to March 21, 2015
Location : This event begins in the Town of Atikokan and ends at the Dawson Trail Campground at Quetico Provincial Park.
Event Type: Sporting Event
Description:

The Cross Quetico Tour is the Atikokan/Quetico areas most adventurous ski event. Recognized as one of the coolest adventures in Canada by Explore Magazine, the Cross Quetico Tour is a unique way to finish your ski season with a real wilderness adventure across the frozen canoe routes of Quetico Provincial Park. This event is run in partnership with the Beaten Path Ski Club. Check out their website for additional event information at http://skibeatenpath.ca/. Please contact Chris Stromberg at cstromberg@shaw.ca or (807) 598-1074 to sign up for this unique wilderness ski event.


Parc: Rondeau
Nom évenement : Family Day Weekend at Rondeau
Date : February 14, 2015 to February 16, 2015
Location : Visitor's Centre and locations throughout the park.
Event Type: Seasonal Event
Description:

A Weekend of Family Fun at Rondeau!

Visitor Centre Open 10am - 4pm

Saturday February 14, 2015

10:30 a.m. Got a Hot Date?! (Indoor Program at the Visitor Centre)

  • Animals can be romantic too! Join Natural Heritage Education staff, and bring your hunny out to explore the world of dating… animal style!

1:00 p.m. - Snake Talk (Meet the Naturalist - at the Visitor Centre)

  • Join Pants, our Eastern Foxsnake, to discover the awesome world of snakes - and watch him eat!

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Brrr-ding (Meet the Naturalist - at the Visitor Centre)

  • Join the parks naturalists to enjoy a variety of winter birds in the park! Come on by the Visitor Centre to grab a warm drink, some binoculars and a field guide and work on your winter bird ID!

Sunday February 15, 2015

11:00 a,m, - 3:00 p,m, - Suet Feeders (Childrens Craft - Visitor Centre)

  • Suet provides overwintering birds with the fat and energy they need to survive. Attract some winter birds to your backyard with your own homemade suet feeders!

5:30 p.m. - Owl Prowl (Evening Program - meet at Visitor Centre)

  • Come discover the Masters of the Night Sky: OWLS! After a short indoor talk, we will go out for a hike to try and find some of our resident owls!

Monday February 16, 2015

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Winter Scavenger Hunt (Visitor Centre)

  • Pick up your winter scavenger hunt page, then go out and explore Rondeau in the winter! Bring your pictures back to the Visitor Centre to show the naturalist and get a cool prize to warm you up! * Don’t forget your camera!

1:30 p.m. Winter Tree ID (Guided Hike - Tulip Tree Trail)

  • Join Natural Heritage Education staff on a quest to identify trees - without their leaves! It’s a lot easier then you think and you’ll be sure to impress your friends and family with your new identification skills!

Parc: Sibbald Point
Nom évenement : Day Use Open Year Round
Date : October 14, 2014 to May 07, 2015
Location : Sibbald Point Day Use
Event Type: Whats Happening
Description:

Enjoy a walk or a bike ride through the park and take in what the changing seasons has to offer. When the snow comes bring your cross country skis or snowshoes and blaze your own trail. The boat launch has plenty of parking for year round fishing opportunities.

All vehicles must display a valid parking permit available at the Pay and Display machine or by Self-Serve Envelope. Instructions at the park entrance Kiosk.

$10.75/day - $6.50/ 4 hours - $5.25/ 2 hours or purchase a Winter Vehicle Permit $62 + HST or Annual Vehicle Permit $95.25 + HST at the Park Office or online at www.ontarioparks.com. Call the park (905) 722-8061 for more information.


Parc: Sibbald Point
Nom évenement : Learn to Camp and Learn to Fish
Date : June 13, 2015 to August 23, 2015
Event Type: Outdoor Skills
Description:

For more information on these programs, please go to http://www.ontarioparks.com/learntocamp and http://www.ontarioparks.com/learntocamp/learntofish.


Parc: Sibbald Point
Nom évenement : Sibbald Point Eildon Hall Museum
Date : June 27, 2015 to August 29, 2015
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Eildon Hall Museum, once the home of the Sibbald family, displays a wonderful collection of art, artefacts and furnishings depicting their life in Scotland and when they settled to Upper Canada in 1835. The museum will re-open in June 2015 everyday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.


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: Wheatley
Nom évenement : 17th Annual Kids Fishing Derby
Date : August 29, 2015 to August 30, 2015
Event Type: Seasonal Event
Description:

Annual Kids Fishing Derby prizes for everyone


Parc: Wheatley
Nom évenement : Chili Cook-off
Date : September 19, 2015 to September 19, 2015
Event Type: Seasonal Event
Description:

Enter a Chili or just come and be a judge.


Parc: Wheatley
Nom évenement : Halloween in the Park
Date : October 09, 2015 to October 12, 2015
Location : Campgrounds
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

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