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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.
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!
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.
*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).
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.
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.
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.
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
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:
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Join us for a fun-filled weekend of campsite decorating in spectacular autumn colours!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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/
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: email@example.com
Time: Fri. 5:00 p.m. to Sun. 4:00 p.m. Pre-register by calling the park office at 613 376-3489.
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.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Time: Fri. 5:00 p.m. to Sun. 4:00 p.m. Pre-register by calling the park office at 613 376-3489
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!
Casting Competition! Fish cleaning demonstrations! Live fish display!
For more info follow us on: www.twitter.com/inverhuronpp
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
Volunteers needed for park and museum cleaning for season opening. Bring something to contribute to the potluck lunch. Beverages provided. www.Backusepagehouse.ca
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
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. $25/ child/ day Bring your own Lunch. 9:00am - 5:00pm Must pre-register.
Every Thursday in JULY and Every Wednesday in AUGUST.
Offered every Sunday in July and August. 10$ 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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
SUNDAY February 15th
11 a.m.: Family Winter Triathlon
12 noon: Meet the Nat Join
MONDAY February 16th
12 noon : Snowshoe Hike
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 email@example.com or leave a message at the Visitor Centre (519-389-6232). Please note that messages are only checked weekly during the off-season.
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
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!
Join birdwatchers for this incredible day of winter birding! Please contact the Visitor Centre to obtain more information by calling 519-243-8574.
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (807) 598-1074.
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 email@example.com or (807) 598-1074 to sign up for this unique wilderness ski event.
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)
1:00 p.m. - Snake Talk (Meet the Naturalist - at the Visitor Centre)
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Brrr-ding (Meet the Naturalist - at the Visitor Centre)
Sunday February 15, 2015
11:00 a,m, - 3:00 p,m, - Suet Feeders (Childrens Craft - Visitor Centre)
5:30 p.m. - Owl Prowl (Evening Program - meet at Visitor Centre)
Monday February 16, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Winter Scavenger Hunt (Visitor Centre)
1:30 p.m. Winter Tree ID (Guided Hike - Tulip Tree Trail)
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.
For more information on these programs, please go to http://www.ontarioparks.com/learntocamp and http://www.ontarioparks.com/learntocamp/learntofish.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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.
Annual Kids Fishing Derby prizes for everyone
Enter a Chili or just come and be a judge.
Campers go all out decorating their sites. Kids Trick or Treating.