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Bronte Creek
Event Name: Outdoor Skating Rink
Date: April 1, 2015 to March 31, 2017
Event Type: Whats Happening
Description:

Ice Rink Closed for the 2016/2017 season 


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

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


Killbear
Event Name: Visitor Centre
Date: May 13, 2016 to October 30, 2016
Location: Visitor Centre
Event Type:
Description:The Visitor Centre will be open daily May 13 to October 30. Summer hours 10am - 5 pm. Spring and fall hours 10 am - 3 pm. The Visitor Centre offers over 3000 square feet of exhibit space, focusing on the natural and cultural heritage of the park and the surrounding Georgian Bay area.
Bronte Creek
Event Name: Nature Centre open - weekends
Date: May 21, 2016 to July 2, 2016
Location: Nature Centre by Parking lot C and the Playbarn
Event Type: Whats Happening
Description:

The Nature Centre will open it’s doors on May 21 to kick off the 2016 season. Stop by to chat with a park naturalist about recently seen birds or wildlife sightings. Kids of all ages will enjoy the displays and activities in the various room. Interested in volunteering? Now is a great time to talk to our staff about opportunities and training. Open weekends 10-4.


Emily
Event Name: Natural Heritage Education Programs
Date: June 18, 2016 to September 4, 2016
Location: Check in park notices for details
Event Type:
Description:

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


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

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

Join us for talks on:

Backcountry Bears: Join Park Naturalists for an evening full of activities, demonstrations and of course some of “the bear facts” about Killarney’s Black Bears. Misunderstood, and often vilified, Black Bears are creatures deserving of our respect and understanding. In a Wilderness Class Park such as Killarney, learning to coexist with bears is especially important because we are all visitors to land set aside for bears and the rest of the ecosystem to function without interference. Wilderness Wolves: Are there wolves in Killarney Park? Join us for an evening where we challenge your misconceptions about the ‘big bad wolf’‘. We will explore how wolves actually benefit the ecosystem and biodiversity. Citizen science: Join Park Naturalists and learn how Citizen Science has shaped, and continues to shape, our world and our park. What does citizen science really mean? How can you become a citizen scientist for the park? Why do we need citizen scientists? Come prepared for an evening of inspiration as we explore our individual power to change the world.Acid Rain: The Truth About Turquoise Lakes: Have you ever wondered while paddling in Killarney why the lakes are so blue? Their beauty hides a traumatic past. Join us to learn how acid rain has damaged lake ecosystems, where it came from and how these lakes are slowly regaining their ecological integrity.
Rock Point
Event Name: Daily Programs at Rock Point Provincial Park
Date: June 24, 2016 to September 4, 2016
Location: Park staff will lead various family programs throughout the summer at different locations within the park. Current listings are posted at the Washrooms, park office, Park store, Day Use and group cam
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

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


Killbear
Event Name: Summer programs
Date: June 25, 2016 to September 4, 2016
Event Type:
Description:Evening programs, guided hikes, and children's programs are offered throughout the summer by park naturalists. Programs tell a story about the special natural resources and human history of the park and run an hour in length. During the summer see an updated Calendar of Daily Events at www.friendsofkillbear.com
Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Tour
Date: June 28, 2016 to June 28, 2016
Location: Lally Homestead Parking Lot
Event Type:
Description:

Please pre-register at the gatehouse for this limited capacity 1.5 hour guided hike down the trail and into an early 1900s mica mine. Hard hats supplied! Tour starts at 10am.


Murphys Point
Event Name: Nature Programme - 'Looney Tunes - but not the ones you're thinking of.'
Date: June 29, 2016 to June 29, 2016
Location: Amphitheatre
Event Type:
Description:

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


Charleston Lake
Event Name: Discovery Centre
Date: June 30, 2016 to September 4, 2016
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

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

Discovery starts here!


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

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

Hours of Operation are as follows:

Monday 1-4 pm

Tuesday & Wednesday CLOSED

Thursday 1-4pm

Friday 2-5 pm

Saturday 2-5pm

Sunday 1-4 pm


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Tour
Date: June 30, 2016 to June 30, 2016
Location: Lally Homestead Parking Lot
Event Type:
Description:

Please pre-register at the gatehouse for this limited capacity 1.5 hour guided hike down the trail and into an early 1900s mica mine. Hard hats supplied! Tour starts at 10am.


Esker Lakes
Event Name: Park Jeopardy: Canada Day Edition!
Date: July 1, 2016 to July 1, 2016
Location: Visitor Centre
Event Type:
Description:

Come on out and test your Canadian heritage knowledge! I bet you know lots of fun facts all about the park, nature, and Canada. It's time to show that off! Park Jeopardy Canada Day Edition is starting at 8pm at the Visitor Centre!


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

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

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

PLEASE NOTE:

Pool is an additional cost to park main entrance admission.

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


Darlington
Event Name: Canada Day Celebrations
Date: July 1, 2016 to July 1, 2016
Location: Join park staff at the log cabin from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm for some fun and interesting Canada Day activities.
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Grab a flag and wave some red & white - play Canada Day Bingo & join staff for a scavenger hunt!


Bonnechere
Event Name: Canada Day Celebrations
Date: July 1, 2016 to July 1, 2016
Location: The Davenport Centre
Event Type: Seasonal Event
Description:

Come out and celebrate Canada’s birthday with fun for everyone: face painting, games and prizes! In the evening, plan to take in the fireworks display at nearby Killaloe.

10:00am - 12:00 pm Come on down to the Davenport Centre and get your face painted for Canada Day!

10:00am- 12:00 pm Test your colouring skills and enjoy the new display center with our colouring pages!

10:00am-12:00 pm Have you got the skills to land the creatures in the pond, come test it out, it’s a bean bag toss!

1:00pm Canada Bingo, let the fun begin and see if you can win!!


Balsam Lake
Event Name: Junior Naturalist Program
Date: July 1, 2016 to September 4, 2016
Location: Park Gift Shop or any park program
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Hey Kids! Would you like to become a Junior Naturalist? Do you love nature and want to learn more about the environment? You can! Just pick up a Junior Naturalist Passport from any of the Natural Heritage Education Programs or from the park gift shop to get started. Then you’re ready to start earning stamps on your passport - for each park program you participate in you will receive one stamp, also for each activity sheet you fill out you will earn you one stamp. Speak to a Park Naturalist or the gift shop staff to get your passport stamped, to find out about upcoming park programs or to pick up more activity sheets to work on. Once you have 3 stamps on your passport you will become a Junior Naturalist Level 1! For each Level completed you will receive a certificate, a small reward, and a ballot for our end-of-summer prize pack contest. We now have 4 levels of Junior Naturalist at Balsam Lake Provincial Park, see if you can earn them all!


Balsam Lake
Event Name: Natural Heritage Education Programs
Date: July 1, 2016 to September 4, 2016
Location: Throughout the park!
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Interested in learning more about our local wildlife, the great outdoors and the history of this area? Balsam Lake offers a variety of Natural Heritage Education programs all summer long, from July 1 to Sept 4, 2016.  We offer children’s programs, guided hikes, evening slideshows, dramatic presentations and interpretive displays. All ages are welcome and encouraged.  Check out what’s happening when you arrive at the park by picking up our weekly schedule from the permit office.  Be sure to join us for a fun, entertaining, educational, good old time!


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

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


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

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


Halfway Lake
Event Name: It's Canada Day, Eh!
Date: July 1, 2016 to July 1, 2016
Location: Outdoor Theatre 10am Nature Center 2-4pm
Event Type:
Description:

Join park naturalists as they celebrate Canada's 149th Birthday. Naturalists will have a Canada Day inspired activity at 10:00 am at the Outdoor Theater, come show off your Canada Day swag. At 2:00pm drop by the nature center for its official opening for the season and be sure to pick up your scavenger hunt card. The scavenger hunt will take place from 2-4 pm. 


Kettle Lakes
Event Name: Stories from the Past
Date: July 1, 2016 to July 1, 2016
Location: Amphitheatre Campfire Pit
Event Type:
Description:

Have you heard Princess the Porcupine’s Maple Syrup story? How about the legend of ‘Ti Jean? Join in this story telling campfire to meet a series of characters from the past. Our Canadian characters will be making their appearance at 8pm at the Amphitheatre Campfire Pit!    


MacGregor Point
Event Name: Captain Canada pt. 2: Cross-Canada Adventures!
Date: July 1, 2016 to July 1, 2016
Location: Visitor Centre - Campfire Circle
Event Type:
Description:

2:00pm

Back by popular demand, join the ridiculous and rambunctious duo of Captain Canada and Charlie Canuck as they recount stories from their travels around this country. Bring your goofiest dancing legs and your loudest singing voice to this hilarious sequel to last year's Canada Day celebration!


Kettle Lakes
Event Name: Stories from the Past
Date: July 1, 2016 to July 1, 2016
Location: Amphitheatre Campfire Pit
Event Type:
Description:

Have you heard Princess the Porcupine’s Maple Syrup story? How about the legend of ‘Ti Jean? Join in this story telling campfire to meet a series of characters from the past. Our Canadian characters will be making their appearance at 8pm at the Amphitheatre Campfire Pit!    


Rushing River
Event Name: Canada Day Celebrations
Date: July 1, 2016 to July 3, 2016
Location: At the Natural Heritage Museum and Amphitheatre
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Join Rushing River for a weekend of Canadian activities to celebrate Canada’s 149th birthday! Cake, Voyageur games, and Canadian Jeopardy await!


Quetico
Event Name: Canada Day Voyageur Bonfire
Date: July 1, 2016 to July 1, 2016
Location: Meet at the Grassy Beach for a celebration of Canada's history.
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Learn paddling songs and swap tales of bravery and skill with our resident voyageurs! Bring your own campfire delicacies!


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

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


Murphys Point
Event Name: Canada Day Activities
Date: July 1, 2016 to July 1, 2016
Location: Hogg Bay Beach
Event Type:
Description:Try walking the rope bridge by the beach, beginning at 10 a.m. until noon. Other activities, free cake to follow! Sponsored by the Friends of Murphys Point Park.
Murphys Point
Event Name: Canada Day Evening Concert
Date: July 1, 2016 to July 1, 2016
Location: Amphitheatre
Event Type:
Description:FRESHWATER TRADE, 8 p.m.: A singing and fiddling musical show full of original and traditional tunes about the Ottawa Valley & the Great Lakes region. Fun for the whole family! Sponsored by the Friends of Murphys Point Park.
Sleeping Giant
Event Name: Canada Day
Date: July 1, 2016 to July 1, 2016
Location: Marie Louise Lake Campground
Event Type:
Description:

Don that red and white! Celebrate the birth of our nation with a few special surprises. Guaranteed fun for the whole family!


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

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

For more information visit: www.BronteCreek.org

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


Emily
Event Name: Canadian Canoe Museum - Paddle Carving
Date: July 2, 2016 to July 2, 2016
Location: Picnic Shelter
Event Type:
Description:

We welcome back the Canadian Canoe Museum this season as they bring another amazing hands-on activity to the park. Participants will get the opportunity to carve a souvenir 24” paddle providing them with a unique skill set at the end. Participants must be 9 years of age or older due to the equipment used for shaping the wood. Limited space available. Please see in park bulletins for details.  


Balsam Lake
Event Name: Speaking of Wildlife
Date: July 2, 2016 to July 2, 2016
Location: Amphitheatre-7pm
Event Type:
Description:

Ever wanted to meet Ontario's magnificent wild creatures?  Well here's your chance!  "Speaking of Wildlife" is Canada’s largest live-animal outreach program and they'll be bringing along a variety of exciting live mammals and birds for you to meet!


French River
Event Name: Wild Ontario Outreach Presentation
Date: July 2, 2016 to July 2, 2016
Location: Visitor Centre 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Event Type:
Description:

Wild Ontario will be here with their live non-releasable birds and knowledgeable staff to teach, entertain, inspire and motivate us all.


Darlington
Event Name: Family Fishing Day
Date: July 2, 2016 to July 2, 2016
Location: 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Picnic Area # 4.
Event Type: Outdoor Skills
Description:

Meet OFAH Guests and park naturalists for fishing in McLaughlin Bay. Fishing rods and bait provided. Fishing License not required for this event.


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

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

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


Bonnechere
Event Name: Art in the Park
Date: July 2, 2016 to July 2, 2016
Location: The Davenport Centre
Event Type:
Description:

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


Balsam Lake
Event Name: Yoga In The Park
Date: July 2, 2016 to July 3, 2016
Location: Picnic shelter #1 - 9:30am
Event Type:
Description:

Join Leah Garniss, Power Yoga Teacher, at 9:30 am on both Saturday July 2 and Sunday July 3 for an hour that will help build strength, increase flexibility, and reduce stress. This class is suitable for all levels, including those who are new to Yoga. That means you! Bring a mat or beach towel, water, comfortable clothes and a willingness to discover new possibilities! 


Halfway Lake
Event Name: Camper's Canada Day Bike Parade
Date: July 2, 2016 to July 2, 2016
Location: Parking Lot by the Park Store at 10:00 am
Event Type:
Description:Join park campers for their annual Canada Day inspired bike parade through the park. All are welcome to participate; you can walk or ride or even just watch the parade make its way through the park. 
Lake Superior
Event Name: Celebrate Canada Campfire Tales
Date: July 2, 2016 to July 2, 2016
Location: Meet at 8:30 PM on the beach across from the Agawa Bay Amphitheater (Agawa Bay Campground)
Event Type:
Description:Join us around the campfire for songs and stories of iconic Canada- songs from voyageurs and lumberjacks and tales of the beaver, the moose, and much more. We invite you to bring along an instrument to play or a song or good story to share with us. Look for smoke and listen for music! Bring a blanket or chair to sit on.
Long Point
Event Name: Shoreline Discovery Hike
Date: July 2, 2016 to July 2, 2016
Location: Day Use Comfort Station #4 (East End of Day Use)
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

10:30am - Join us on a leisurely stroll along this park’s shoreline and learn about how dunes are created, what plants can survive in the sand, how the zebra mussels has affected the ecology of Lake Erie, why there are so many shipwrecks in this lake, and look for insects, fish, amphibians, reptiles, and birds that live in and along the lake.


Grundy Lake
Event Name: Family Fishing Week
Date: July 2, 2016 to July 10, 2016
Event Type: Whats Happening
Description:

Family Fishing Week July 2-10, 2016! For more information visit: http://www.ontariofamilyfishing.com/ 

Don't forget we have FREE tackle and fishing rods available at the Main Office to borrow during your stay thanks to OFAH!


Kettle Lakes
Event Name: Mythbusters Canada Day Edition!
Date: July 2, 2016 to July 2, 2016
Location: Amphitheatre
Event Type:
Description:

We’re hosting a FUN Mythbusters program! Get ready to put your Canadian wildlife knowledge to the test! Do you think Moose can dive? Find out at 8pm at the Amphitheatre! 


Halfway Lake
Event Name: Family Fishing Campfire
Date: July 2, 2016 to July 2, 2016
Location: Fire pit (by the playground) 8pm
Event Type:
Description:

Today kick's off Ontario's Family Fishing Week. From July 2-10th, 2016 all people can fish license free (while still obeying Ontario fishing regulations) across Ontario. 

Meet Naturalists at the fire pit for a Fishy Wishy Campfire.


Kettle Lakes
Event Name: Puzzling Plants
Date: July 2, 2016 to July 2, 2016
Location: Wintergreen Trailhead
Event Type:
Description:

Did you know that Pink Lady Slippers take 8-10 years to grow!? This short hike welcomes all ages in an interactive exploration of the forest floor! Remember to bring good shoes, bug spray, sunscreen and water. Wintergreen Trail at 2pm!    


MacGregor Point
Event Name: Songs Around the Campfire: David Archibald
Date: July 2, 2016 to July 2, 2016
Location: Visitor Centre - Campfire Circle
Event Type:
Description:

7:00pm

Don't miss this opportunity to see Ontario Parks' most loved musician and performer. David will certainly make for a memorable evening for the whole family!


Ivanhoe Lake
Event Name: Scavenger Hunt/ Riddle Race
Date: July 2, 2016 to August 13, 2016
Location: Gatehouse/ Visitor center
Event Type:
Description:

Come join our all-season photo scavenger hunt or riddle race and enjoy the outdoors even more while you walk or bike around the campground looking for clues and taking photos. Collect enough points and you can win a prize! Go to the Gatehouse for more details


Rondeau
Event Name: Rondeau Campfire
Date: July 2, 2016 to July 2, 2016
Location: Campfire pit at Beach Access #9 @ 8:30pm
Event Type:
Description:

Join Rondeau's naturalists for some laid-back campfire fun!   Don't forget your best scary stories and campfire amenities!


Murphys Point
Event Name: Kids programme - Damsels & Dragons!
Date: July 2, 2016 to July 2, 2016
Location: Main Beach at 11am
Event Type:
Description:

Odonates have dominated the insect world for more than 300 million years – that’s before the dinosaurs were even around! Join Candace for an insight into why these incredible creatures have been so successful. For kids aged 7-12, with their parents/guardians


Rideau River
Event Name: Creature Quest Canada - Wildlife Show
Date: July 2, 2016 to July 2, 2016
Location: Main Beach Picnic Shelter at 1:00pm
Event Type:
Description:

Don't miss this exciting event!!  Get up close and personal with some native mammals and birds and learn about their habitats, adaptations, food chains and life cycles.  Dogs are not permitted at the show.  Bring your lawn chairs and cameras!


Rushing River
Event Name: Family Fishing Week
Date: July 2, 2016 to July 10, 2016
Location: Fish for FREE throughout Ontario. Specific events at Rushing River PP are at the Museum or Amphitheatre.
Event Type: Outdoor Skills
Description:

Take part in the fun, fishy activities and events during the week to celebrate the fish of Dogtooth Lake! All week long Canadian residents can fish without a license. Visit the Museum or Northside Nook to borrow fishing rods and tackle for free!


Rock Point
Event Name: Birds of Prey - Special Guest
Date: July 2, 2016 to July 2, 2016
Location: Park Store Patio
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Join park staff and some special guests from the Canadian Raptor Conservancy. For a special program about some of our birds of prey. Take the opportunity to get up close and personal with some of these magnificent Birds as we learn more about them.


Murphys Point
Event Name: Evening programme - Murphys Mascot
Date: July 2, 2016 to July 2, 2016
Location: 8pm at the Amphitheatre
Event Type:
Description:

It’s an election year and four of Murphys Point’s most interesting animals are vying for the right to represent the park as official mascot. Meet Tobi and Jennifer at the amphitheatre and help us decide. Every vote counts!


Murphys Point
Event Name: It's all about the birds!
Date: July 2, 2016 to July 2, 2016
Location: Lally Homestead Parking Lot - 2.4kms south of the main entrance along CR21
Event Type:
Description:

This year, we are once again excited to offer a series of Saturday Bird Hikes led by expert local birder and Park Naturalist Mark Read*. These 1½ -2 hour hikes are designed for the intermediate to advanced birder. This fourth guided hike will continue the search for Canadian Shield specialities such as Golden-winged and Chestnut-sided Warblers, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Scarlet Tanager and Indigo Bunting. Meet at the Lally Homestead for a 6:30am departure and bring suitable footwear for an easy to moderate walk.

Please note that a valid camping or day-use permit ($14.50 regular per vehicle) is required. Day-use permits will be available (cash only) at the start of the hike.

*Mark is the Kingston Area bird recorder and collates records into weekly, quarterly and annual reports. He also serves on the local Rare Bird Committee and is eBird reviewer for 4 of our local counties. With a wealth of global birding under his belt, Mark has been part of the birding scene for almost 40 years!


Sturgeon Bay
Event Name: Family Fishing Week
Date: July 2, 2016 to July 10, 2016
Event Type:
Description:

Family Fishing Week July 2-10, 2016! For more information visit: http://www.ontariofamilyfishing.com/ 

Don't forget we have FREE tackle and fishing rods available at the Office to borrow during your stay thanks to OFAH!


The Pinery
Event Name: Family Fishing Week
Date: July 2, 2016 to July 10, 2016
Location: Visitor Centre and Park Store Causeway
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Join Pinery Naturalists and our partners to learn more about sustainable angling and the ecology of the fascinating Old Ausable Channel. Fish-themed activities include:

July 4 - Living Fossils Evening Program with Pinery Naturalists - Outdoor Theatre

July 5 - Fish of the Old Ausable Channel with Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority - outside Concessions/Park Store

            Fin-tastic Fish Children's Program with Pinery Naturalists - Children's Program Area

July 8 - Meet a Conservation Officer with CO Ben Sumner - Visitor Centre Indoor Theatre and outside Park Store

Please visit www.pinerypark.on.ca to view the current detailed Activity Schedule.


Esker Lakes
Event Name: Fishy Business
Date: July 3, 2016 to July 3, 2016
Location: Visitor Centre
Event Type:
Description:

What does it take to be a fish under water? Find out in this fun, active children’s program! Let’s see how you would survive as a fish! Come explore the life of a fish with the NHE staff! Join us at 10:30am at the Visitor Centre. 


Frontenac
Event Name: FISHING 101 for Women
Date: July 3, 2016 to July 3, 2016
Event Type:
Description:

Presented by: Yvonne Brown, FISHING 101 For Women This workshop is for women only. It focuses on fishing techniques, equipment, bait, lures, casting, knots, etc. This course involves in-class and practical lessons, all equipment is provided but you can bring your own if you wish. Bring your lunch, drinks, sunscreen, etc. Minimum age of 14 yrs, no fishing licence is required during this week. Pre-register with the park office. Cost: $15/person plus park permit Time: 8:30am - 2:30pm


Kettle Lakes
Event Name: Fishy Business
Date: July 3, 2016 to July 3, 2016
Location: Slab Lake Picnic Shelter
Event Type:
Description:

What does it take to be a fish under water? Find out in this fun, active children’s program! Let’s see how you would survive as a fish! Come explore the life of a fish with the NHE staff! Join us at 10:30am at the Slab Lake Picnic Shelter! 


Kettle Lakes
Event Name: Fishy Business
Date: July 3, 2016 to July 3, 2016
Location: Slab Lake Picnic Shelter
Event Type:
Description:

What does it take to be a fish under water? Find out in this fun, active children’s program! Let’s see how you would survive as a fish! Come explore the life of a fish with the NHE staff! Join us at 10:30am at the Slab Lake Picnic Shelter! 


Halfway Lake
Event Name: Wildflower Walk
Date: July 3, 2016 to July 3, 2016
Location: Nature Center 10: 00 am
Event Type:
Description:

Embark on a leisurely wildflower walk with park naturalists. Have you seen any flowers but couldn't identify them? Ask a  Naturalist. Wondered what wildflowers can be used for? Come and find out. Explore Halfway Lake with the help of park interpreters. 


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Open House
Date: July 3, 2016 to July 3, 2016
Location: Silver Queen Mine Trail
Event Type:
Description:Hardhats supplied for this 1 km walk along the trail and into the restored Silver Queen Mine and miner's bunkhouse. Venture back in time to the early 1900s when the small-scale mica mining business was booming in eastern Ontario. Meet historical interpreters along the trail. 10 a.m. - Noon.
Rock Point
Event Name: Let's Go Fishing - Ontario Family Fishing Fun
Date: July 3, 2016 to July 3, 2016
Location: Rocky Out Crop by the Camper's Beach
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Join Park staff and let’s go Fishing. Hope you will join us for some fishing fun. Don’t have a fishing license that’s ok you don’t need one today in Conjunction with Ontario Family Fishing Week. Never fished before that ok too.    So Grab your rod and reel and bring the kids and lets go fishing. Fun for the whole family.


Rondeau
Event Name: Rondeau's Amazing Race!!
Date: July 3, 2016 to July 3, 2016
Location: All teams must start their race at the Visitor Centre
Event Type:
Description:

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


Turkey Point
Event Name: Whooo's Awake! The Woods at NIght.
Date: July 3, 2016 to July 3, 2016
Location: Pavilion
Event Type:
Description:

As the sun goes down adn the dusk approaches a whole new world begins! While humans sleep many animals, including bats, owls, flying squirrels, moths, and katydids become active-searching for food and a mate. This fun and fact filled PowerPoint presentation is an exciting opportunity to learn more about the amazing life of nocturnal animals as we talk about how bats locate thier prey, how moths pollinate flowers and about the calls of owls. It should be a hootin' good time!


The Pinery
Event Name: Savanna, Sand & Butterflies with David Archibald
Date: July 3, 2016 to July 3, 2016
Location: Outdoor Theatre
Event Type:
Description:

Singer/song-writer and park favourite David Archibald returns to Pinery for an interactive concert! Celebrate the Canada Day Weekend and the kickoff to Family Fishing Week with tunes and tales about nature and camping.


Halfway Lake
Event Name: Fish Activity
Date: July 4, 2016 to July 4, 2016
Location: Outdoor Theatre 10:00 am
Event Type:
Description:

Meet park naturalists for a fish activity. Do fish blink? How many types of fish are there at Halfway Lake? What do fish eat? Come down and discover the answers to these & many other questions about fish. 


Killarney
Event Name: Artist in Residence Program- Summer 2016
Date: July 4, 2016 to August 12, 2016
Location: Various locations
Event Type: Music and the Arts
Description:

The Artist in Residence program provides free art lessons in the Park, by highly-qualified volunteer instructors. It’s a great opportunity to enhance your artistic skills and connect with nature. Lessons are conducted en plein air and cater to a variety of skill sets and age groups.

Join in the fun! Sign up at our counter at the George Lake office or contact the park for more information.

·         July 4 to 8 | David Doyle

·         July 11 to 15 | Christy A. Smith

·         July 17 to 21 | Danielle Gardner

·         August 8 to 12 | Pierre Sabourin


Balsam Lake
Event Name: Learn to Fish at Balsam Lake
Date: July 5, 2016 to July 5, 2016
Location: Boat Launch parking lot
Event Type: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Description:

Hey Kids! Wanna learn how to fish?  Ever wonder what kind of fish are in the lake? Or what kind of bait and lures to use?  This is a free program hosted by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, Fish and Wildlife Services Branch. All supplies will be provided, just bring yourself and a smile and be ready to learn to fish!  We are offering two sessions of the Learn to Fish program on Tues July 5: 10am-12pm and 2pm-4pm, kids of all ages are welcome to take part and parents too!  Space is limited so please email aileen.clarke@ontario.ca to sign up in advance.


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Tour
Date: July 5, 2016 to September 2, 2016
Location: Lally Homestead Parking Lot
Event Type:
Description:Limited capacity. Offered twice/week in July and August. Call the park at 613-267-5060 for specific dates/times. Please pre-register at the registration gatehouse or call ahead for this 1-1.5 hour guided hike down the trail and into an early 1900s mica mine.
Balsam Lake
Event Name: Canines in Conservation
Date: July 7, 2016 to July 7, 2016
Location: Amphitheatre
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Guest speaker and conservation officer Colin Cotnam will be bringing along his canine companion to demonstrate how dogs make great helpers in enforcement and natural resources conservation. Watch as he searches and retrieves right before your eyes! Learn what it’s like to work as a conservation officer. Join us at the amphitheatre for a presentation you won’t want to miss!


Fitzroy
Event Name: Concert in the Park : Mick Armitage Band
Date: July 7, 2016 to July 7, 2016
Location: Group Picnic
Event Type:
Description:

First concert in series during July, presented by City of Ottawa & Waste Management in conjunction with Ontario Parks, Youth Connexion & the CHEO Foundation.

Donations will be collected for the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO).

Cash only BBQ in support of a local youth organization starts at 6pm.

Music by “Mick Armitage Band” will run from 7-8:30pm.


Halfway Lake
Event Name: Explore the Pond
Date: July 7, 2016 to July 7, 2016
Location: Nature Center 10:00 am
Event Type:
Description:

**Bring boots, nets & waders (if you have them)**

Explore the critters that lurk in the lakes, rivers and ponds of Halfway Lake. Catch some critters with our dip nets & take a look at the sometimes overlooked creepy crawlies that live in Halfway waters. You may even see a frog or two. 


Sturgeon Bay
Event Name: Children's Program
Date: July 7, 2016 to July 7, 2016
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

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


Emily
Event Name: 4th Annual Family Fishing Derby
Date: July 8, 2016 to July 8, 2016
Location: Day Use Beach
Event Type:
Description:

Participate in the Fishing Derby at Emily to celebrate Family Fishing Week, where you can fish license free from July 2nd to 10th! Participants have until 3pm to report their catches and a chance to win a prize. 


French River
Event Name: 10th Annual Gathering and Pow Wow
Date: July 8, 2016 to July 9, 2016
Location: Visitor Centre
Event Type:
Description:

Everyone is welcome to the 10th Annual Gathering and Pow Wow.  "Echoes From Our Lands"  Friday July 8th starting at 12:30 pm and Saturday July 9th Grand Entry at 12:30 pm.


MacGregor Point
Event Name: Ferns & Orchids: Peter Middleton
Date: July 8, 2016 to July 8, 2016
Location: Visitor Centre
Event Type:
Description:

7:00pm

Did you know that the Bruce Peninsula is on of the best places in Ontario to see ferns and orchids? Join field naturalist Peter for an evening program all about these mysterious plants.


Kakabeka Falls
Event Name: Family Fishing Weekend
Date: July 8, 2016 to July 10, 2016
Location: Main Parking Lot (Near Park Entrance)
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Join us at Kakabeka Falls for some fishy fun on Family Fishing Weekend Discover the fish of the Kaministiquia River by catching and identifying fish in our fish pool, check out the minnow races and enjoy other fishy activities!


Halfway Lake
Event Name: Amazing Adaptations hosted by Science North
Date: July 8, 2016 to July 8, 2016
Location: Outdoor Theatre (behind the park store)
Event Type:
Description:10:30 am: Be a part of Science North's exciting demonstrations. Explore the unique adaptations that help animals survive in their natural environment. It is sure to be a fun filled experience for visitors of all ages.
Neys
Event Name: Family Fishing Weekend
Date: July 8, 2016 to July 10, 2016
Location: Visitor Centre
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Try your luck at fishing! Visit the Gatehouse to borrow fishing rods and tackle! Discover the fish of the Little Pic River and Lake Superior by attending an interpretive program!


Sleeping Giant
Event Name: Thunder Bay Field Naturalists' Weekend
Date: July 8, 2016 to July 10, 2016
Location: Marie Louise Lake Campground
Event Type:
Description:

Do you love birds, bugs, plants and anything that lives outside?  Join us for a natural history weekend with our local nature nerds.  The Thunder Bay Field Naturalists’ are here to share their knowledge and passion for the natural environment. 


Rock Point
Event Name: Mysterious Night Skies
Date: July 8, 2016 to July 8, 2016
Location: Picnic shelter in the day-use area.
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Have you ever wondered about the night skies overhead? Join Park staff and special guests from the Royal Astronomical Society of Niagara for a family friendly evening program about those mysterious night skies. Topics will include: constellations, galaxies, stars, planets and so much more.


Windy Lake
Event Name: Science North at Windy Lake
Date: July 8, 2016 to July 8, 2016
Event Type:
Description:

3:00 pm Be a part of Science North's exciting demonstrations. Explore the unique adaptations that help animals survive in their natural environment. It is sure to be a fun filled experience for visitors of all ages.


Charleston Lake
Event Name: Live Birds of Prey Show
Date: July 9, 2016 to July 9, 2016
Location: Park Amphitheatre
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:Come see live birds of prey! Join our experts from Wild Ontario and their wildlife ambassadors, for an up close look at these amazing birds. Don’t miss it!
Esker Lakes
Event Name: Special Guest: Metis Jigging Demonstration and Games!
Date: July 9, 2016 to July 9, 2016
Location: Beside the Visitor Centre, in the Visitor Centre in case of rain
Event Type:
Description:

Come on out to this unique interactive program suited for all ages and family audiences! Witness traditional Métis dances and fiddle music in the heart of the Boreal Forest. Embrace the chance to learn basic jigging steps and participate in fun games.


Darlington
Event Name: Marsh Awareness Weekend
Date: July 9, 2016 to July 10, 2016
Location: Log Cabin
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Join our staff for various activities through out the weekend.

Watch for “KIP” the Frog as he “HOPS” his way around the park this weekend.


Balsam Lake
Event Name: Peterborough Lift Lock and the Trent Severn Waterway
Date: July 9, 2016 to July 9, 2016
Location: Amphitheatre 8pm
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Join us at the amphitheatre with a special guest speaker from the Peterborough Lift Lock visitor’s centre.  Learn all about the Trent-Severn Waterway system and the awesome lift locks, canals, rivers, and lakes that make it possible to travel from Lake Ontario all the way to Georgian Bay. And it only took 83 years to build!  We are proud to say that Balsam Lake is the highest lake in the Trent-Severn Waterway, therefore we offer the cleanest swimming waters and some great fishing too!  At the end of the presentation you can meet the Peterborough Lift Lock's furry, lovable mascot and snap a pic if you'd like!


Bonnechere
Event Name: Archaeology Day
Date: July 9, 2016 to July 9, 2016
Location: The Davenport Centre
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Celebrate the history of archaeology in and around Bonnechere Park. Participate in mock archaeology excavations where children play the role of archaeologist. At the pot-building station participants are guided through the process of creating a coil pot of their own. The showcase will feature artifacts recovered at various local archaeological excavations over the past 20 years. Guest speakers will provide further insight.


Algonquin
Event Name: Rock Bass Family Fishing Day
Date: July 9, 2016 to July 9, 2016
Location: Whitefish Lake, South on Centennial Ridges Road (Highway 60 south at km 37).
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Held on Family Fishing Weekend, this event offers the opportunity for families to fish license-free on Whitefish Lake in Algonquin Provincial Park. Park staff, Conservation Officers, OPP Marine Unit, and various volunteers take participants out on boats while fishing rods, reels and PFDs are available for loan. Participants are also treated to a lunch featuring the day’s catch of Rock Bass and freshly cut fries. After lunch, the Ontario Park mascot, Kip the Frog makes a grand entrance in the park’s Turbo Beaver plane and prizes are awarded. This event is free with the purchase of a Daily Vehicle Permit or a Camping Permit.

  • 9:00am to 11:00am – Registration
  • 9:00am to 12:00pm – Family Fishing
  • 12:00pm to 1:00pm – Fish fry lunch provided
  • 12:30pm to 1:30pm – Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) float plane aircraft arrival and pictures
  • 1:30pm to 2:00pm – Beach clean up and buttons
  • 2:00pm to 2:30pm – Prize draws

Halfway Lake
Event Name: Batitude Evening Program
Date: July 9, 2016 to July 9, 2016
Location: Outdoor Theatre at 9:00 pm
Event Type:
Description:

Mosquito Control Program back in action. Little brown bats are keeping the bugs at bay one mosquito at a time. Bats are amazing mammals that live right here at Halfway Lake and across Ontario. Come and discover the wonderful world of bats & what the future holds for bats in Ontario. 


MacGregor Point
Event Name: NABA Butterfly Count
Date: July 9, 2016 to July 9, 2016
Location: Visitor Centre
Event Type: Seasonal Event
Description:

Join a group of dedicated volunteers in this fun-filled citizen science project! Participants will identify and count butterflies of MacGregor Point and surrounding areas. Registration is at 9:00am with groups leaving at 10:00am. Cost is $5 per person. To register as a volunteer, please contact Kathleen Chayer at 519-389-6232.


Killarney
Event Name: Friends of Killarney Parks' Summer Concert Series
Date: July 9, 2016 to August 14, 2016
Location: George Lake Amphitheater
Event Type: Music and the Arts
Description:

After a day of hiking and paddling around the Park, come back to the campground and listen to some live music. Join us at 7:30 p.m at the George Lake Amphitheatre on featured dates this summer.

All concerts are free of charge. Donations to the Friends are welcome.

·         July 9 | Jory Nash

·         July 21 | Skarni

·         July 23 | Murray James O’Brien

·         August 14 | David Archibald


Killarney
Event Name: Killarney`s 18th Annual Butterfly Count
Date: July 9, 2016 to July 9, 2016
Location: Nature Centre
Event Type:
Description:

On Saturday, July 9th, 2016 we will be meeting at the George Lake Campground Nature Centre at 9:00 a.m. for the start of a full day of butterfly catching and identification.

Killarney’s Butterfly Count is part of the 42nd Annual North American Butterfly Association’s count.  These one day counts are taking place all across North America in Canada, the US, and Mexico, with 478 counts in total. Killarney is one of the most northerly. The counts were developed to promote an interest in Butterflies and to produce valuable information for scientific monitoring. 

Our count will consist of three groups of volunteers led by an experienced count leader.  The groups will survey along the Hwy 637 corridor, attempting to capture, identify and count all of the butterflies found in their area during the day (9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. officially).  Please bring a lunch for the field, hats, sunscreen, sturdy shoes, and lots of water. We will be looking to get lots of photographs this year of all of our butterflies, so don’t forget your cameras! Complimentary supper will be provided for volunteers at 5:00 p.m. Please sign up in advance by calling (705) 287 – 2891 ext. 235 or emailing rachelle.law@ontario.ca


Rainbow Falls
Event Name: Bass Blast!
Date: July 9, 2016 to July 9, 2016
Location: East Beach, Whitesand Lake
Event Type: Outdoor Skills
Description:

The Ministry of Natural Resources, Nipigon District Conservation Officers and Schreiber Ontario Provincial Police are proud to host the 9th annual Bass Blast during Ontario’s Family Fishing Week. The Bass Blast- Kids Fishing Day is happening at the Rainbow Falls Whitesand Lake location East Beach on July 2nd. This fun filled non-competitive event focuses on catch and release and is open to the whole family. Participants can look forward to all sorts of fishing fun and games, a BBQ lunch, including giveaways, and prizes for the kids.


Rock Point
Event Name: Mysterious Night Skies 2
Date: July 9, 2016 to July 9, 2016
Location: Picnic Shelter - Day Use
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Please join park staff and special guests from the Royal Astronomical Society of Niagara for part 2 of those Mysterious Night skies at 8:00 pm for a short presentation then we will be moving to the East end of the Day Use Beach at about 9:00 pm to hopefully view those mysterious night skies through some scopes. We will have several telescopes set up and there will be a variety of view come on down to the Day Use and join us for an evening beneath the stars.


Quetico
Event Name: Family Fishing Week
Date: July 9, 2016 to July 9, 2016
Location: Dawson Trail Campgrounds
Event Type:
Description:Join Park Biologist, Brian Jackson, and scour the Pickerel River for the aquatic critters within! Meet at the Picnic Shelter at 10:00. Be sure to wear appropriate clothing. You will get wet! Go to http://www.quetico100.com for further information
Rock Point
Event Name: Solar Observing with Royal Astronomical Society
Date: July 9, 2016 to July 9, 2016
Location: Day-use area by the park store.
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Hope you will stop by and check out the suns solar activity!


White Lake
Event Name: Kids, Cops and Canadian Tire Catch & Release Fish Derby
Date: July 9, 2016 to July 9, 2016
Location: White Lake Provincial Park
Event Type: Sporting Event
Description:

On Saturday July 9th, White Lake Provincial Park is pleased to host a Kids Catch & Release Fish Derby in partnership with Bob Izumi’s fishing program, the OPP and Canadian Tire.

There will be a BBQ lunch, draw prizes for kids & adults and the Conservation Officers will have an educational display set up. The day is fun for all ages and is part of the Family Fishing Week. So pencil in this date on your calendar for a day of family fun. Registration starts at 10: 00 in our day use area.


Esker Lakes
Event Name: Puzzling Plants Hike
Date: July 10, 2016 to July 10, 2016
Location: Lonesome Bog Hike, MEET AT THE VISITOR CENTRE
Event Type:
Description:

Did you know that Pink Lady Slippers take 8-10 years to grow!? This short hike welcomes all ages in an interactive exploration of the Northern Boreal Forest and unique bog plant life! Remember to bring good shoes, bug spray, sunscreen and water. The hike will take place at 10:30am, meeting at the Visitor Centre


Killbear
Event Name: Peter Puffin Family Concert
Date: July 10, 2016 to July 10, 2016
Location: Killbear Amphitheatre
Event Type:
Description:

Join us for a family concert by this Juno Award winning children's performer. Peter's interactive songs and costumes will delight the child in everyone! 7:30 pm at the amphitheatre.


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Open House
Date: July 10, 2016 to July 10, 2016
Location: Silver Queen Mine Trail
Event Type:
Description:Hardhats supplied for this 1 km walk along the trail and into the restored Silver Queen Mine and miner's bunkhouse. Venture back in time to the early 1900s when the small-scale mica mining business was booming in eastern Ontario. Meet historical interpreters along the trail. 10 a.m. - Noon
Sandbanks
Event Name: Theatre in the Park
Date: July 13, 2016 to July 13, 2016
Location: Theatre in the Park - amphitheatre by Outlet River
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Join us for our popular cap-style musical theatre. Two short plays, full of music, laughter and mystery, will depict Sandbanks’ rich natural and cultural history. Great for the whole family.


Sandbanks
Event Name: Sandfest
Date: July 13, 2016 to July 13, 2016
Location: Outlet beach by the mouth of the Outlet River
Event Type: Seasonal Event
Description:

A fun sand sculpture event from 10 am until 12:30 pm. Bring your shovels and creativity. $1.00/ person or $5.00/ family or group. Participation prizes for everyone. Hosted by the Friends of Sandbanks


Fitzroy
Event Name: Concerts in the Park - Sidewinder
Date: July 14, 2016 to July 14, 2016
Location: Group Picnic
Event Type: Music and the Arts
Description:

Second concert in series during July, presented by City of Ottawa & Waste Management in conjunction with Ontario Parks, Youth Connexion & the CHEO Foundation.

Donations will be collected for the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO). Cash only BBQ in support of a local youth organization starts at 6pm. Music by “Sidewinder” will run from 7-8:30pm.
Grundy Lake
Event Name: David Archibald - Free Concert Special Event
Date: July 14, 2016 to July 14, 2016
Location: 7:00pm at the Amphitheatre
Event Type: Whats Happening
Description:

Free concert at the amphitheater! David Archibald is a well known singer, songer writer and explorer of Ontario Parks. Come enjoy the live music, exciting stories and interactive sing-alongs of this talented musician!


Sturgeon Bay
Event Name: Children's Program
Date: July 14, 2016 to July 14, 2016
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

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


Emily
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People at Emily PP
Date: July 15, 2016 to July 15, 2016
Location: TBD
Event Type:
Description:

Join us to celebrate parks and healthy living. We have teamed up with local business owners to offer some activities throughout the day to get you out and moving! There will be Yoga, Hula Hooping, guided hikes, extra fishing programs, a self-use scavenger hunt, and a big soccer game. Free entrance this day.  


Fitzroy
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Date: July 15, 2016 to July 15, 2016
Location: Park Store and Day Use Beach
Event Type:
Description:

10:00am - 4:00pm: Canoe/Kayak rentals - Enjoy a 2 hour FREE canoe/kayak rentals at the main Park Beach 

All Day - Volley Ball Court will be FREE of charge 

Please register at the Park Store 


Awenda
Event Name: Kettle’s Lake Ramble!
Date: July 15, 2016 to July 15, 2016
Location: Brabant Point Parking Lot
Event Type:
Description:

10:00am: Guided Walk - Celebrate Healthy Parks Healthy People with a record breaking walk around Kettle's Lake. Join us at Brabant Point parking lot as we attempt to break the record for the most people to walk around Wendat Trail in a single day. I'M WALKIN' my way the a healthy day at Awenda!


Charleston Lake
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Date: July 15, 2016 to July 15, 2016
Location: Meet at the Quiddity Trailhead
Event Type:
Description:

10:00am: Photography Walk - Nature has a lot to see and appreciate, if you take the time.  Let's slow the pace down and take a look at nature from a different perspective (and lens).  What will you see?


Darlington
Event Name: Healthy Parks, Healthy People
Date: July 15, 2016 to July 15, 2016
Location: Various locations around the park
Event Type:
Description:

11:00am: Bug Olympics - Calling all children!!! Find out who is the 'Fastest Flyer' or 'Longest Jumper' and then challenge yourself. Let the "games" begin. Meet at the Log Cabin. 

1:00pm: Pioneer Plants Scavenger Hunt - Come to the Park Store and we'll show you some of the pioneer's favourite plants that still grow in the park today. Then the hunt is on - who can find them first? Please park vehicles in Day Use Area #1, and walk across to the park store. 

4:00pm: Turtles Off to the Races - After we feed our turtles - it's off to the races - Which team will win? The Painted Turtles? Snapping Turtles? or Blanding's Turtles? -We have all three at Darlington. Meet at the Log Cabin. 

8:00pm: Mood Walk - Join our walk to recharge and restore your well being. Discover how nature can help heal and maintain your mental health. Weather permitting, we'll see a stunning sunset on the shores of McLaughlin Bay. Meet at the Log Cabin. 


Balsam Lake
Event Name: Scavenger Hunt & The Amazing Race
Date: July 15, 2016 to July 15, 2016
Location: Beach Picnic Shelter #1 @ 10:30am - Scavenger Hunt, 1:30pm - The Amazing Race
Event Type: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Description:

Join us for FREE day-use on July 15 and celebrate the connection between positive human healthy and spending time in nature. #HPHP

10:30am: Kids Scavenger Hunt - we'll be searching for cool things you can find in nature!  

1:30pm: The Amazing Race - we'll challenge you to The Amazing Race around the park.  We'll give you a map with checkpoints and challenges along the way, then it's time to race your way to the finish line!  Prizes for all participants, all ages welcome.  


Algonquin
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People: Achray Campground
Date: July 15, 2016 to July 15, 2016
Location: Achray Campground
Event Type: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Description:

Join Ontario Parks staff at the Achray Campground for a fun-filled day of activities, snacks and treasures!  Sign with event locations will be posted at the Stone House.

11:00 am - 2:00 pm: Try a stand up paddle board for free!  Courtesy of Algonquin Portage Store & Outfitters

12:00 am – 1:00 pm: Sandcastle Building Competition for all ages!  Get creative and build a castle, tent or your favourite turtle out of sand.  Sand tools such as shovels and pails will be provided.  (Weather permitting)

11:00 am – 1:00 pm: Treasure Hunt – Follow signs on a legend to find your treasure

In the event of inclement weather, alternate activities will be set up in the Achray Theatre.


Bonnechere
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People Day
Date: July 15, 2016 to July 15, 2016
Location: Meet at the Davenport Centre
Event Type: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Description:

Come on out and enjoy a beautiful day filled with games and physical activity here at Bonnechere! 

 8:30am: Yoga on the Beach

10:30am: Small Games Tournament (bean bag toss, animal tag, egg race, etc)

1:00pm: Campers vs. Staff volleyball

2:30pm: Stand-up Paddle Board Demo

4:00pm: Park- wide Scavenger Hunt

6:00pm: Guest Speaker

8:00pm: Campfire, Stargazing & Story-telling


Algonquin
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People Day in Algonquin
Date: July 15, 2016 to July 15, 2016
Location: Various locations along Hwy 60
Event Type: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Description:

8:00 am - 10:30 am: On the Trail of Wildlife - Join a Naturalist in an exploration of animal tracks and signs in the morning.  Meet at the Mizzy Lake Trailhead (km15.4).

10:30 am: Insect Hunt Children's Program  - Meet at the Algonquin Visitor Centre. Program lasts approximately 1 hour and takes place partly outdoors. From beautiful butterflies to dashing dragonflies, insects are an amazing group of but we hardly know them. Join naturalists to discover the world of insects! An insect-catching session will follow (weather permitting) beside the Visitor Centre. Bring a net if you have one!

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Tracks on the Trail - This is a wildlife themed biking event for children on the Old Railway Bike Trail. Participants may pick up their official tracking booklet at the registration table just off the Mew Lake parking lot for the Old Railway Bike Trail and may start any time between 12PM and 4PM. The 2km route features 5 stops each with a different Algonquin mammal theme with a Park Naturalist on hand to teach kids about each mammal and where participants will receive wildlife track stamps in their booklets. Once they complete the route and have collected their stamps they return to the registration table to receive their badge.

9:00 pm -10:00 pm: Evening Program - Do humans really need time in nature? Find out why spending time in nature is good for us; for both physical and mental health, and creativity. We will also explore why our time in nature is getting cut short, and what we can do about it. Outdoor Theatre (at km 35.4).


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Healthy Parks, Healthy People Day
Date: July 15, 2016 to July 15, 2016
Location: Various locations around the park
Event Type:
Description:

Join us as we get out and enjoy our park through learning and play, all programs are no charge. 

9:00 am and 7:00 pm: Yoga in the Park - meet at Parking Lot C

10:00 am: Ranger Ramble - See the Trillium Trail through the eyes of a Park Ranger as you enjoy a relaxing guided tour. Meet at Trillium Trail, Parking Lot F.

10:00 am - 2:30 pm: Coleman Games Area - Join us near the pool for fun games including bean bag toss, lawn darts, horseshoe, and badminton. Race your family and friends in setting up a variety of Coleman tents, try competing in a sleeping bag race, or test your skills at balloon tossing while wearing a PFD. Interested in Coleman camping gear? Come out and talk to Coleman representatives, check out the ultimate camp site, and enter a draw to win awesome Coleman products.   

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Cricket - Pick up a bat and take a swing at a favorite Victorian game! Hands on heritage program at Spruce Lane Farmhouse, Parking Lot F. 

8:00 pm: Moving and Grooving In Nature - Clap, stomp and groove along as we learn all about how animals dance their way to survival! Musical Program at the Campground Amphitheater, Campground


Frontenac
Event Name: Healthy Park Healthy People - Guided Hike
Date: July 15, 2016 to July 15, 2016
Location: Meet at the Park Office
Event Type: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Description:

9:30 am: Guided Hike - Frontenac Provincial Park and the Friends are celebrating Parks Day and the Healthy Parks Healthy People initiative by hosting a FREE guided hike of the Bufflehead hiking trail. The hike is moderate difficulty (but intended for hikers of all skill levels) and will take you through some of the most natural areas of the park. Volunteers with a vast knowledge of the park will be hosting the hike and will be able to provide some information and interpretation along the way. Be sure to come prepared with good hiking footwear, a lunch, lots of water and anything else you will need for a 5 hour hike. 


Earl Rowe
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Date: July 15, 2016 to July 15, 2016
Location: Various locations around the park
Event Type:
Description:

10:00am - 12:00pm and 2:00pm - 4:00 pm: Learn to Fish Program - Fishing is a great way to engage with the outdoors for a healthy lifestyle! Join our Learn to Fish staff for an informative and interactive learning experience. Training and equipment is provided. Our staff will teach you how to identify fish and the best places to fish at Earl Rowe. A 2 hour fishing license is provided when you sign up for this session. Learn to Fish Programs are offered throughout the week at Earl Rowe if you are unable to make it on Healthy Parks Healthy People day but would still like to learn about the fantastic world of fishing! Join us beside the lake, look for the big tent! Fish Ladder Parking Lo

2:00pm: Guided Hike of the Resource Trail - Enjoy a gentle hike along the river. Studies show that time spent in nature can boost your mood and improve your health. Park staff will guide you along one of our most unique trails. We will stop and talk about all of the interesting flora and fauna of this area of the park. Don't forget the bug spray! Meet at the Resource Trail head, just past the Green Bush picnic shelter. 


Driftwood
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Date: July 15, 2016 to July 15, 2016
Location: Day-use area
Event Type:
Description:

In celebration of Healthy Parks Healthy People we invite you to join us for a variety of activities through out the day!

10:00am: Yoga - join us for a yoga session in the day-use area. All are welcome!

2:30pm: Zumba - join Z-One Fitness for a dance-filled hour of Zumba for all ages. To learn more about what this fun work-out style is all about, check out their website at z-one.ca.

For all kids! Don't forget to stop by the Driftwood gatehouse on your way into the park, to pick up a self-guided scavenger hunt. (You might want to bring a camera for this activity, to document some of your sightings!)


Craigleith
Event Name: Healthy Parks, Healthy People
Date: July 15, 2016 to July 15, 2016
Location: Various locations around the park
Event Type:
Description:

Healthy Parks Healthy People is a world-wide movement that celebrates the linkages between nature and human health.  On July 15th, celebrate HPHP by enjoying free day use access at Craigleith Provincial Park.  Experience breathtaking views of the turquoise waters of Georgian Bay, then turn around and take in the magnificence of the Niagara Escarpment.

Stay tuned for updates on events or for more information, call the Park Office at 705-445-4467.


Esker Lakes
Event Name: Healthy Parks, Healthy People - Art in the Park
Date: July 15, 2016 to July 15, 2016
Location: TBA
Event Type:
Description:

5:00pm: Art in the Park - The Natural Heritage Education team is hosting something very special for Healthy Parks, Healthy People day! We invite you to meet us for an Art in the Park session. Take a meditative moment in nature, relax and connect with an inspiring special place in the park. We will have the tools for you to put your inspiration on paper. You do not need to be an artist to participant! We welcome all ages and encourage adults to join the experience. 


Kettle Lakes
Event Name: Healthy Parks, Healthy People - Art in the Park
Date: July 15, 2016 to July 15, 2016
Location: Irrigation Lake
Event Type:
Description:

Art in the Park: 5:00 pm at Irrigation Lake- The Natural Heritage Education team is hosting something very special for Healthy Parks, Healthy People day! We invite you to meet us for an Art in the Park session. Take a meditative moment in nature, relax and connect with an inspiring special place in the park. We will have the tools for you to put your inspiration on paper. You do not need to be an artist to participant! We welcome all ages and encourage adults to join the experience. 

Explorer Challenge - Pick up your explorer challenge passport at the Front Gate when you enter the park and get out in the park discovering the wealth of nature that surrounds you! If you complete all 3 of Kettle Lakes open hiking trails, you'll get all the clues to take your final destination where you can receive a prize! You have Friday and Saturday to complete the challenge. Explore away! 


Killbear
Event Name: Healthy Parks, Healthy People
Date: July 15, 2016 to July 15, 2016
Location: Day use area and beach
Event Type: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Description:

10:00am: Yoga on the Beach

11:00am: Anishinabe Water Ceremony and Round Dance - with Christine King & the Parry Sound Friendship Centre hand drum

12:00pm: Children’s Program - Pam Am Games inspired by our animal athletes

1:00pm: Guided Hike - How forests make people healthy

2:00pm: Yoga on the Beach

10:00am - 4:00pm: Kayak and Stand up Paddle Board demo - FREE courtesy of White Squall

Enter our Photo Scavenger Hunt and the Killbear Trail Challenge to win prizes

Parking is limited, please carpool, bike, walk or canoe. Overflow parking at main office. Bring your own healthy picnic.


Grundy Lake
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Date: July 15, 2016 to July 15, 2016
Location: Smokey's Point
Event Type: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Description:

Free Day use at the park! Join us for fun activities all day to get you outside and active! Children's programs, a hike, family fun and and evening presentation!


MacGregor Point
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Date: July 15, 2016 to July 15, 2016
Location: Visitor Centre
Event Type: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Description:

Spending time in nature is very important for our physical and mental well being! In order to raise awareness of the benefits of being active in green space, entrance into MacGregor Point and all events happening throughout the day will be free! We have a number of events to celebrate Healthy Parks Healthy People!

9:00 am: Morning Aerobics - Feeling groggy? Join Kendra for some early morning exercise among the trees to get your blood pumping and your mind ready for the day!

10:00 am: Bike Hike - Take a speedier tour of the Old Shore Road trail with Alicia on a bike hike, with informative stops through the forests and shorelines of MacGregor Point.

2:00 pm: Survival Challenge - The wildly popular Survival Challenge is back for one day only. Join park staff to see if you can successfully make your way through fun physical obstacle courses and mind puzzles.

4:00pm: Yoga on the Beach - What better way to calm your mind and body than yoga on the beach? Join Port Elgin's Metta Wave Yoga + Wellness studio instructor for a relaxing yoga session on the sands of MacGregor Point. Bring your yoga mat if you've got one! Some will be available for those who don't have their own.

8:00pm: Sunset Nature Appreciation Walk - Join Matt to exercise mindfulness and active appreciation for the natural world we often take for granted on a sunset walk along the shores of MacGregor Point. The hike will end around 9:00pm at the end of Sunset Point just in time for the 9:08pm sunset.

All Day:

Amazing Race - Stop by the Visitor Centre to get started on our Amazing Race, a scavenger hunt style activity that takes you though some of the best spots in the park! See if your family can have one of the top times of the summer!

Explore the Bruce - Stop by the Explore the Bruce booth to participate in a challenge that takes you through some of the coolest places in Bruce County!


Inverhuron
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Date: July 15, 2016 to July 15, 2016
Location: Picnic shelter/ beach
Event Type: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Description:

1:00 pm: Pioneer Olympics -  Come and join us in events from the past! Teams go through a circuit at their own pace. Registration 9:00 am till 12:00 noon. Games begin at 1:00 pm and end at 3:30 pm. Closing Ceremonies at 4:00 pm at the picnic shelter!


Lake St. Peter
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People - Free Day Use
Date: July 15, 2016 to July 15, 2016
Location: Various locations throughout the park
Event Type:
Description:

Come to Lake St. Peter Provincial Park on Friday, July 15, 2016 to enjoy free day-use and enjoy some of our other activities:

Yoga on the Beach: Two 45 minute yoga sessions led by a local certified yoga instructor (located on the beach).

Free Canoe/Kayak Rentals: Explore Lake St. Peter through a free two hour canoe or kayak rental (refundable deposit required).

Scavenger Hunt: Hike our 2.5 or 4 km hiking trails and participate in a scavenger hunt to seek out native park attractions (for all ages).


Mikisew
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People Day!
Date: July 15, 2016 to July 15, 2016
Event Type:
Description:

To celebrate Healthy Parks Healthy People Day, Ontario Parks is offering free day-use across all its Parks, and here are Mikisew we have special events planned to mark the occasion:

8:30 am - 5:00 pm: Frisbee Golf Tournament

10:00 am: Zumba - with Heather Sampson (Day Use Parking Lot)

2:00 pm: Guided Hike - Meet at Gatehouse

*Stay tuned for more events!


Kawartha Highlands
Event Name: LEARN TO BACKCOUNTRY CAMP
Date: July 15, 2016 to July 15, 2016
Event Type:
Description:

Sign up for our FREE 1-day “Learn to Backcountry Camp” program.  Learn how to load a backpack, load a canoe, set up a campsite, obtain safe drinking water, plan a menu, cook a meal, and much more – all in the backcountry!

Where:  Kawartha Highlands Signature Site Park

When:  July 15, 2016; 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

How:  Call 613-332-3940 x-276 and speak with Sheri Cruickshank to register today!           

We require the name, address, phone number of all applicants

Registration is limited to 20

In partnership with The Land Canadian Adventures - Home - The Land   


Ivanhoe Lake
Event Name: Healthy Parks, Healthy People
Date: July 15, 2016 to July 15, 2016
Event Type:
Description:

Ivanhoe Olympics - Come out and have some fun by competing in the Ivanhoe Olympics. Try and reach the finish line before other visitors by running, swimming, or biking as fast as you can. See how far you can throw a pool noodle in a javelin toss, or play other sports such as soccer or ping pong. 


Halfway Lake
Event Name: Healthy Parks, Healthy People at Halfway Lake
Date: July 15, 2016 to July 15, 2016
Location: TBD
Event Type:
Description:

Ontario Parks is opening its doors for you to rediscover your connection with nature in our parks. Come and enjoy free day-use at Halfway Lake from 8 am -10 pm. Activities, to get you out exploring the park, planned for the whole family. Further details to come. 


Quetico
Event Name: Regeneration Weekend
Date: July 15, 2016 to July 17, 2016
Location: Dawson Trail Campgrounds: Various Locations
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Join us for a weekend of relaxation and rejuvenation under the pines of Quetico. Yoga for the family, Forest Therapy, Ethnobotany and Traditional Healing will be available. Please go to http://www.quetico100.com for an up to date listing of the activities being offered.


Neys
Event Name: Lake Superior Sand and Sun Weekend
Date: July 15, 2016 to July 17, 2016
Location: Visitor Centre
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Don’t miss a weekend of fascinating programs based on the stories of Lake Superior and the species that call the rugged north shore home! Join our Natural Heritage Education staff to explore the scenic shore and be sure to soak up the sunshine on our beautiful 2 km long sandy beach. For more information call the park at 807.229.1624.


Rideau River
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People!
Date: July 15, 2016 to July 15, 2016
Location: Event details will be posted throughout the park, or just give us a call.
Event Type:
Description:

We have an action packed day organized for our visitors to Rideau River!!  Some of the exciting events are a Birds of Prey Show, Face Painting, a Shoreline Hike, and Seine Netting demonstrations.  Also don't forget to go meet the Conservation Officers and learn how they protect the environment.  We will also be collecting non-perishable food items for the Kemptville Salvation Army.  This is going to be a fun day, don't miss out!


Oastler Lake
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Date: July 15, 2016 to July 15, 2016
Location: Oastler Lake Provincial Park
Event Type:
Description:

David Archibald’s

Park Songs

A Musical Celebration of Parks and Camping Life

 

Come and join singer/songwriter David Archibald on a musical camping adventure to our parks.  From Poison Ivy to Pirates, from Stinkpots to Skinks, David’s performance is upbeat, interactive, informative and fun. Immerse yourself in Ontario's vast fresh-water resources in 'Five Great Lakes.'  Gather 'round and sing about skunks, black flies and turkey vultures in 'Campfires.'  Find out more about our endangered species and spaces. Each song and story is jam-packed with positive park messages. Bring the whole family. 


Silent Lake
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Date: July 15, 2016 to July 15, 2016
Location: Silent Lake Provincial Park
Event Type:
Description:

Come to Silent Lake Provincial Park on Friday, July 15, 2016 and enjoy free day-use, children's scavenger hunt, free canoe and kayak rentals, and participate in the Silent Lake Triathlon for your chance to win a one night stay in a yurt, or a two night stay on a campsite.


Sleeping Giant
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Date: July 15, 2016 to July 15, 2016
Location: Sleeping Giant Provincial Park
Event Type: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Description:

Ontario’s provincial parks play a vital role in the protection of our natural environment, but did you know that spending time in nature is good for your health too? Join us at our second annual Healthy Parks Healthy People celebration on July 15th, 2016 to learn about and celebrate the link between healthy parks and healthy people. During this event there will be no charge for day use entry to any provincial park in Ontario.

 


Sauble Falls
Event Name: H.P.H.P. Celebrate with a Stand up Paddle at Sauble Falls
Date: July 15, 2016 to July 15, 2016
Location: Canoe Rental Building at Sauble Falls Provincial Park
Event Type: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Description:

‘SUP Sauble Falls Come join us to learn how to Stand Up Paddle (SUP) board 30-45 minute tours in groups of up to 7. Sign up for the tour and lesson and go for FREE! The sessions will be at 10:00 am, 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, 2:00 p.m and 3 p.m..


Petroglyphs
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Date: July 15, 2016 to July 15, 2016
Location: Petroglyphs
Event Type:
Description:

Come enjoy free day use at Petroglyphs on July 15th. Join us for a scavenger hunt and presentations on First Nations culture throughout the day!


Murphys Point
Event Name: Healthy Parks, Healthy People
Date: July 15, 2016 to July 15, 2016
Location: Various locations around the park
Event Type:
Description:

10:00 am: Silver Queen Mine Hike - Please pre-register at the gatehouse for our 1.5 hour guided hike down the trail and into an early 1900s mica mine. Hard hats supplied! Meet at Lally Homestead Parking Lot, limited capacity. 

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm: The Magnificent Race - Meet at the main beach to join our family-friendly Magnificent Race, an event that showcases some of the park's best features. With multiple stops around a 1.5-2.0 km circuit, complete the challenges before moving on to the next. Highlights include the Roving Naturalist, Learn to Fish, Nature Trail Adventure, Campfire story-time, and more...


Pancake Bay
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People Day at the Bay!
Date: July 15, 2016 to July 15, 2016
Event Type:
Description:

11:00 am: 5km Fun Run -  register at 10:00 am, start at the Amphitheater. Walk, jog, or run around the park to celebrate Healthy Parks Healthy People day! Prizes (TBD) will be awarded to the fastest time and to the family with the greatest participation. 

2:30 pm: Guided Hike - Meet at the Nature Trail Trailhead

What is Healthy Parks Healthy People? Come find out! Explore the beach, forest and fen while practicing how you can keep yourself (and your park) healthy!


Point Farms
Event Name: Healthy Parks, Healthy People
Date: July 15, 2016 to July 15, 2016
Location: Park at the Main Office
Event Type:
Description:

8:45 am: Guided Hike - Join Partrick and his L.I.F.E hiker group on a guided hike to celebrate Healthy Parks, Healthy People. Moderate - Fast Pace, 1.5 hours. 


Port Burwell
Event Name: Astronomy Night In The Park
Date: July 15, 2016 to July 16, 2016
Location: Recreation Field & Interpretive Center within Port Burwell Provincial Park
Event Type:
Description:

Come check out an event that is out of this WORLD.  Join Astronomer Francois Van Heerden at 8:30 pm on Friday night for a tour through our solar system including stops at the Moon, Jupiter, Saturn and Mars! During the afternoon on Saturday come enjoy some rays as we look at some solar activity! Later in the evening stop by and enjoy Astronomer Francois's astronomy presentation on the Birth, Life and Death of Stars at the Interpretive Center at 8:30 pm. After, there will be an amazing star display with his telescope where you can check out the rings of Saturn and other deep space objects! As well as some tips on how you can explore space with just a pair of binoculars!


Restoule
Event Name: Healthy Parks, Healthy People
Date: July 15, 2016 to July 15, 2016
Event Type:
Description:

To celebrate Healthy Parks Healthy People (HPHP), Ontario Parks is offering free day-use across all its Parks, and here are Restoule we have special events planned to mark the occasion:

9:30 am: Yoga - join Jamie Board at Group Site 603

2:00 pm: Guided Hike - to the Fire Tower (meet at the trailhead, across from 603)

Stay tuned for more events!


Samuel de Champlain
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Date: July 15, 2016 to July 15, 2016
Location: Bagwa day-use area (Zumba) Mattawa River Visitor Centre (Kids Scavengar Hunt + Voyageur Adventure Tour sign-up + Night Hike location)
Event Type:
Description:

Join us on Friday July 15th as we celebrate Healthy Parks Healthy People!

10:30 am: Zumba - Z-One Fitness will be kicking off the morning at 10:30am with an hour of Zumba for all ages! Check out their website to find out what this fun dance-filled workout is all about: z-one.ca.

2:00 pm: Voyageur Paddle - we invite you to paddle a 30' voyageur canoe on the beautiful Mattawa River. This guided tour will last 1.5 hours. Sign up by 12pm at the Mattawa River Visitor Centre. We can take 10 participants, and the cost per person is $11.00 (tax included).

9:00 pm: Evening Program -  park interpreters Andrew and Claire will lead a night walk in search of the sights, sounds, and signs of Samuel de Champlain's nocturnal wildlife. The walk will start at 9pm and last about an hour.

Calling all kids! Pick up a self-guided scavenger hunt from the Mattawa River Visitor Centre (open 10am - 5pm) and return for a mystery prize! (Bring along a camera for this activity, to document some of your sightings!)


Wasaga Beach
Event Name: Healthy Parks, Healthy People
Date: July 15, 2016 to July 15, 2016
Location: Various locations around the park
Event Type:
Description:

Celebrate Healthy Parks, Healthy People at Wasaga Beach by enjoying free day-use access to the park on July 15th!

Relax your mind and body with Tai Chi at the Beach as Fung Loy Kok Taoist Tai Chi celebrates their 20th Anniversary in the community.  Join accredited instructors at Beach Area 5 from 10:00 am – 11:30 am to practice and learn more about this ancient art and its associated health benefits.

Visit Nancy Island Historic Site to learn about the plight of the HMS Nancy during the War of 1812.  Tour the museum where you can view the remains of the HMS Nancy and learn more about the history of Wasaga Beach.  Complete a Scavenger Hunt on Nancy Island and receive a prize!  Scavenger Hunts can be picked up at the Welcome Centre upon entrance.

Stay tuned for more information about HPHP Events at Wasaga Beach!


Windy Lake
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People Day
Date: July 15, 2016 to July 15, 2016
Event Type:
Description:

Come out for a beautiful day at Windy Lake Provincial Park for Healthy Parks Healthy People Day for FREE day-use. We will be having a guided hike at 10:30 a.m. to explore and learn more about butterflies and dragonflies.

We will also have the Greater Sudbury Public Library come out at 7:00 p.m to read wild stories, have fun activities for children and have delicious smores by the fire.

Stay tuned for more updates on events or for more information, call the Park Office at 705-966-2315


The Massasauga
Event Name: Healthy Parks, Healthy People
Date: July 15, 2016 to July 15, 2016
Location: Pete's Place Access Point
Event Type: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Description:

Healthy Snacks will be available at Pete’s Place Access Point from 12:00-8:00 p.m. For Three Legged Lake Access Point users: healthy snacks and free kids games will be available from 12:00-8:00 p.m. at Oastler Lake Provincial Park.


The Pinery
Event Name: Celebrate Healthy Parks Healthy People Day 2016 at Pinery
Date: July 15, 2016 to July 15, 2016
Location: Various locations around the Park.
Event Type: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Description:

Join Pinery staff and partners to celebrate Healthy Parks Healthy People Day! Enjoy free day use from 8AM-10PM and take in a variety of events, including:

Intro to Birding Guided Hike with Pinery Naturalists - 8:30AM, Riverside Trail

Orienteering with Melanie Steers from The Duke of Edinburgh International Award organisation - 10:00AM-2:00PM, Children's Program Area

Nature-inspired Art Workshop with Pinery Naturalists - 11:00AM-12:30PM, Park Store Picnic Shelter

Information and Naturalist Booths - Ticks, Bats, Ojibway culture, Friends of Pinery Park, Park Scavenger Hunt - 12:30-2:00PM

Nature-inspired Photography Workshop with Pinery Naturalists - 1:00-2:30PM, Visitor Centre Indoor Theatre and Cedar Trail

Tai Chi Demonstration with Grand Bend Tai Chi Academy - 3:00-4:00PM, P8

Savanna Trail Bike Hike with Pinery Naturalists - 4:00-5:30PM, meet at Bike Rentals

Sunset Stroll with Pinery Naturalists - 8:15-9:00PM, P9

...AND MORE! See current detailed activity schedule at www.pinerypark.on.ca 


Darlington
Event Name: Park Life At Night
Date: July 16, 2016 to July 16, 2016
Location: Park Amphitheatre 8:00 pm
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Join Guest Speaker, Chris Ketola, as he provides a presentation about BATS & OWLS and explains how these animals adapt to living life in the dark. After the presentation we will take a walk along the trail with our "bat detector" and try to identify some species that call Darlington home.


Bonnechere
Event Name: Species At Risk Day
Date: July 16, 2016 to July 16, 2016
Location: The Davenport Centre
Event Type:
Description:

Come out to the Davenport Centre to learn about Species at Risk in Eastern Ontario! Join Conservation Officers in the afternoon to ask questions and learn about what tools Conservation Officers and MNR staff are using to protect and monitor Species at Risk. 

3:00pm- MNR Conservation Outreach Trailer question and answer! 


Frontenac
Event Name: ORCKA Basic Canoe Certification (Tamdem) Level 1, 2 or 3 or basic (solo) level 4
Date: July 16, 2016 to July 17, 2016
Event Type:
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. For further information please contact Barry Irish 613-634-4177, cell 613-539-4864 or birish@cogeco.ca Cost: $200/person, plus park daily vehicle permit. Time: 8:00am - 5:00pm


Esker Lakes
Event Name: Explorer Challenge!
Date: July 16, 2016 to July 16, 2016
Location: Parkwide, get your Explorer Challenge Passport at the gate!
Event Type:
Description:

This weekend we're celebrating Healthy Parks, Healthy People! We encourage you to join in on the day's activities and accept the challenge of exploring the hiking trails! On the trails you'll find interpretive clues, questions, and facts to help you explore the wonders of the natural world. 


Balsam Lake
Event Name: Learn to Canoe
Date: July 16, 2016 to July 16, 2016
Location: Boat Rental @ 9am-11am
Event Type:
Description:Ever wanted to Learn to Canoe?  If you have never canoed before, or if you are new to canoeing and just want some tips to improve - well here's your chance!  Join our head naturalist for an action-packed 2 hour introduction to the art of canoeing.  We'll teach you standard paddling techniques and how to canoe safely on open water, then we'll take a journey along the beautiful lakeshore of Balsam Lake.  Email aileen.clarke@ontario.ca to sign up in advance as space is limited.  Bring your own canoe or rent one for just $20 (groups of 2-3 people per canoe).  Must have a credit card and driver's license for rentals.  Ages 6 and up can participate, children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult.  Lifejackets and paddles are provided.  Please arrive 10 minutes early as we start promptly at 9am.
Grundy Lake
Event Name: Staff vs. Camper Baseball
Date: July 16, 2016 to July 16, 2016
Location: 6:00pm at Smokeys Point
Event Type: Whats Happening
Description:

Staff vs. Camper baseball. We will provide the equipment but please feel free to bring your own as well. Must be 16 or older to play but all ages are welcome to cheer on the teams!


Long Point
Event Name: Adapting Amphibians
Date: July 16, 2016 to July 16, 2016
Location: Day Use Comfort Station #4 (East Day Use)
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

10:30am - Did you know that some frog species survive the cold winter months by freezing almost completely solid? Or that salamanders can grow another tail after it has been lost to a predator? Learn about the many amazing adaptations that amphibians posses to help them survive, check out our life-like amphibian replicas and join us for an amphibian adventure walk.


Kakabeka Falls
Event Name: Parks Day
Date: July 16, 2016 to July 16, 2016
Location: Main Falls Parking Lot 3:30-5:30pm Outdoor Amphitheatre 8:00pm
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Celebrate Parks Day by joining us at Kakabeka Falls Provincial Park and meet our naturalists in the main falls parking lot!! Check out our children's and evening programs!!


Killbear
Event Name: David Archibald Concert
Date: July 16, 2016 to July 16, 2016
Location: Amphitheatre 7:30 PM
Event Type: Music and the Arts
Description:

David’s ever popular show includes original songs about the joys of poison ivy, campfires, the Great Lakes, forest fires, geology and more. He will have you singing about Ontario pirates and horse manure in a show you won’t forget.


Grundy Lake
Event Name: Parks Day at Grundy Lake
Date: July 16, 2016 to July 16, 2016
Location: Smokey's Point
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Join us for Parks Day activities at Smokey’s Point!


MacGregor Point
Event Name: Mystery Evening: The Shipwreck of MacGregor Point
Date: July 16, 2016 to July 16, 2016
Location: Visitor Centre - Campfire Circle
Event Type:
Description:

7:30pm

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


MacGregor Point
Event Name: Wild Ontario: Live Birds of Prey!
Date: July 16, 2016 to July 16, 2016
Location: Visitor Centre - Campfire Circle
Event Type:
Description:

2:00pm

Caretakers from Wild Ontario are coming to share with you the wonder of raptors, and they are bringing their feathered friends along with them! This is your chance to see the amazing creatures up close and learn about what makes them special. For the sake of the live animals, please do not bring your pets.


Neys
Event Name: Canada's Parks Day
Date: July 16, 2016 to July 16, 2016
Location: To be determined.
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Join us in celebrating Canada’s Parks Day! Lounge on our beautiful beach or take a hike on one of our scenic trails! Join a Natural Heritage Educator for an evening program or guided hike and make sure you check out the Visitor Centre to discover the rich cultural and natural history of Neys!


Rushing River
Event Name: Canada's Parks Day
Date: July 16, 2016 to July 16, 2016
Location: Rushing River Provincial Park
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Celebrate Canada Parks Day at Rushing River! Friends of Rushing Ricer will be here with a fundraiser BBQ! The day will be complete with a scavenger hunt and prizes!


The Pinery
Event Name: Savanna Fest
Date: July 16, 2016 to July 16, 2016
Location: Visitor Centre, Park Store, Outdoor Theatre
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Join Park Naturalists, Conservation Officers and The Friends of Pinery 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. Further details can be found on the Activity Schedule which is available at www.pinerypark.on.ca


Turkey Point
Event Name: Crazy About Bugs!
Date: July 16, 2016 to July 16, 2016
Location: Pavilion
Event Type:
Description:

Did you know that insects are the most diverse group of animals that exist on the planet? They come in a variety of shapes, colours and sizes adn each species plays a unique and vital role in the habitat. Come out and explore a world so tiny that you may need a magnifying glass to see it! Investigate the amazing variety of insects through games, hands-on acitvities, and a bug collecting adventure. 10:30am.


Lake Superior
Event Name: Living on the Edge, Guided Hike
Date: July 17, 2016 to July 17, 2016
Location: Katherine Cove
Event Type:
Description:Lake Superior is a powerful lake with powerful influences. A hike along a section of the Coastal Trail is a good place to explore some of the plants and animals that live at the edge of the world’s largest freshwater lake. Sturdy footwear required. Guided Hike; 11 am to 1 pm.
Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Open House
Date: July 17, 2016 to July 17, 2016
Location: Silver Queen Mine Trail
Event Type:
Description:Hardhats supplied for this 1 km walk along the trail and into the restored Silver Queen Mine and miner's bunkhouse. Venture back in time to the early 1900s when the small-scale mica mining business was booming in eastern Ontario. Meet historical interpreters along the trail. 10 a.m. - Noon
Fitzroy
Event Name: Concert in the Park -The Ramblin Valley Band
Date: July 21, 2016 to July 21, 2016
Location: Group Picnic
Event Type: Music and the Arts
Description:

Third concert in series during July, presented by City of Ottawa & Waste Management in conjunction with Ontario Parks, Youth Connexion & the CHEO Foundation.

Donations will be collected for the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO). Cash only BBQ in support of a local youth organization starts at 6pm. Music by “The Ramblin Valley Band” will run from 7 - 8:30 pm.


Killbear
Event Name: Wakami Wailers concert
Date: July 21, 2016 to July 21, 2016
Location: Amphitheatre
Event Type:
Description:This talented band bring Ontario's logging history alive with classic songs and stories from the lumber camps. The Wailers are a Killbear tradition you don't want to miss. 7:30 pm at the amphitheatre. Sponsored by the Friends of Killbear - donations appreciated for this special show.
MacGregor Point
Event Name: Owl Prowl & Coyote Howl
Date: July 21, 2016 to July 21, 2016
Location: Visitor Centre
Event Type:
Description:

8:30pm

Join head park naturalist Matt for a night hike looking for owls and calling coyotes, it'll be a hoot! Please do not bring your pets.


Sturgeon Bay
Event Name: Children's Program
Date: July 21, 2016 to July 21, 2016
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

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


Bonnechere
Event Name: Learn To Fish
Date: July 22, 2016 to July 22, 2016
Location: The Davenport Centre
Event Type:
Description:

If you have ever wanted to learn to fish, now is your chance! A team of fish experts will be visiting the Park, and will be facilitating teaching programs all about fishing. Have some fun with lure building and trivia! 


Quetico
Event Name: Boreal Ecology Weekend
Date: July 22, 2016 to July 24, 2016
Location: Dawson Trail Campgrounds, Quetico Provincial Park
Event Type:
Description:Join Senior Northwestern Ontario Scientist, Gerry Racey as he explores the incredible power of Fire in our Forests. Learn about the amazing adaptations of the forest's inhabitants and flora that cannot simply walk away. Gerry is a passionate and engaged educator. Don't miss out! Go to http://www.quetico100.com for an updated list of times and locations.
Rushing River
Event Name: Star Gazing
Date: July 22, 2016 to July 23, 2016
Event Type: Whats Happening
Description:Peter from the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada will be at Rushing River Friday and Saturday! Join him at the amphitheatre to learn about the sky Friday night. View the Sun on Saturday afternoon and then join Peter’s Guided Tour of the Night Sky followed by telescopes to view planets, constellations and stars!
Frontenac
Event Name: Paddle Canada - Intro to Flatwater Sea Kayaking
Date: July 23, 2016 to July 23, 2016
Event Type:
Description:

Presented by: Christine Showler, Frontenac Outfitters Canoe and Kayak Centre, Sydenham, On. A day on, in and under the water teaching you fundamentals of Sea Kayaking, theories, strokes, rescues and recovery skills. Kayak and paddling gear is included. Please register by calling (613) 376-6220 or at www.frontenac-outfitters.com. Cost: $185 + park daily vehicle permit. Time: 8:30am - 4:00pm


Algonquin
Event Name: Loggers Day
Date: July 23, 2016 to July 23, 2016
Location: Algonquin Logging Museum
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Join us for this highly entertaining and educational day when the Algonquin Logging Museum comes to life, brought to you by The Friends of Algonquin Park, the Algonquin Forestry Authority and Ontario Parks. Take in the demonstrations around the Logging Museum trail and try the old-timer loggers’ lunch served in the sawlog cookery from 12:00 to 2:00pm (or while quantities last). Event runs 10:00am-3:00pm.


Bonnechere
Event Name: Little Rays Reptile Zoo
Date: July 23, 2016 to July 23, 2016
Location: Davenport Centre
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Endangered Ontario! Come out to this live interactive presentation all about Ontario’s wildlife and how to protect them. Don’t miss this opportunity to get up and close with these interesting critters from mammals to reptiles and birds too, it is sure to be a good time. Any donations to the Friends of Bonnechere Parks would be appreciated to keep presentations like this coming back! The presentation begins at 3PM.


Balsam Lake
Event Name: Mad About Moths!
Date: July 23, 2016 to July 23, 2016
Location: Amphitheatre @ 8pm
Event Type:
Description:

Is that a moth or a butterfly? What kind of moth is that? Special guest speaker and insect-love entomologist, Maurice Bottos will help you get familiar with our wide variety of moths during this informative and colourful presentation.  Come check out the moths he has on display from around the world and if your keen, stick around after the program to see what local moth species we have flying in the night!


Balsam Lake
Event Name: Learn to Canoe
Date: July 23, 2016 to July 23, 2016
Location: Boat Rental @ 9am-11am
Event Type:
Description:

Ever wanted to Learn to Canoe?  If you have never canoed before, or if you are new to canoeing and just want some tips to improve - well here's your chance!  Join our head naturalist for an action-packed 2 hour introduction to the art of canoeing.  We'll teach you standard paddling techniques and how to canoe safely on open water, then we'll take a journey along the beautiful lakeshore of Balsam Lake.  Email aileen.clarke@ontario.ca to sign up in advance as space is limited.  Bring your own canoe or rent one for just $20 (groups of 2-3 people per canoe).  Must have a credit card and driver's license for rentals.  Ages 6 and up can participate, children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult.  Lifejackets and paddles are provided.  Please arrive 10 minutes early as we start promptly at 9am.


Grundy Lake
Event Name: Murder Mystery - Spirit Night
Date: July 23, 2016 to July 23, 2016
Location: 7:30pm at the Amphitheatre
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Think you have what it takes to solve who is behind the disappearance of all the park animals at this Murder Mystery Spirit Night?


MacGregor Point
Event Name: Scales Nature Park: Live Amphibians!
Date: July 23, 2016 to July 23, 2016
Location: Visitor Centre - Campfire Circle
Event Type:
Description:

2:00pm

Get up close and personal with Ontario's coolest animals and learn about their importance in the wild. For the sake of the live animals, please do not bring your pets.


Halfway Lake
Event Name: Logging Days
Date: July 23, 2016 to July 23, 2016
Location: Outdoor Theatre
Event Type:
Description:

Come and join the celebration as Halfway Lake celebrates its annual Logging Days. Halfway Lake has an extensive history with logging, in fact, the very name Halfway Lake is related to logging. From 1-4pm we will have logging inspired activities. Bring a team and compete to be new Halfway Logging Days champions. Don't have a team, come on out and we'll find you one. 


Algonquin
Event Name: Wakami Wailers Concert
Date: July 24, 2016 to July 24, 2016
Location: Algonquin Outdoor Theatre
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

The award winning Wakami Wailers are scheduled to play an open air concert at Algonquin Park’s Outdoor Theatre. Listen to the music of the Wakami Wailers. The Ontario-based Wakami Wailers will get your toes tapping through lively music sharing Canada’s logging history, park and protected areas, plus much more. Join the Wailers for a fun-filled evening of entertaining stories and songs from their popular releases - The Last of the White Pine Loggers, Waltz With the Woods, and River Through the Pines. The Wakami Wailers will also be playing at Loggers Day on July 25, 2015 at the Algonquin Logging Museum. This concert is brought to you by The Friends of Algonquin Park as one of summer’s Special Events. Admission to this event is a minimum donation of $2.00 per person. Concert begins at 7:00pm.


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Open House
Date: July 24, 2016 to July 24, 2016
Location: Silver Queen Mine Trail
Event Type:
Description:Hardhats supplied for this 1 km walk along the trail and into the restored Silver Queen Mine and miner's bunkhouse. Venture back in time to the early 1900s when the small-scale mica mining business was booming in eastern Ontario. Meet historical interpreters along the trail. 10 a.m. - Noon
Rideau River
Event Name: Learn to Fish
Date: July 24, 2016 to July 24, 2016
Location: Boat Launch
Event Type:
Description:

Join a family-friendly fishing experience that includes a series of fun and engaging activities and then take to the shore to reel in your first catch!   All fishing equipment is provided for a relaxing and family fun summer activity.  Please sign up for programs at the Park Office.  

10:00am - 12:00pm Program #1

12:00pm - 2:00pm Lure Station open for drop ins

2:00pm - 4:00pm Program #2


Sandbanks
Event Name: Theatre in the Park
Date: July 27, 2016 to July 27, 2016
Location: Amphitheatre by the Outlet River
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Join us for our popular camp-style musical theatre. Two short plays, full of music, laughter and mystery will depict Sandbanks’ rich natural and cultural history. great for the whole family.


Algonquin
Event Name: Meet the Researcher Day
Date: July 28, 2016 to July 28, 2016
Location: Algonquin East Beach Pavillion
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Algonquin’s Wildlife Research Station invites you to spend time with researchers who use Algonquin Park as their laboratory. Meet those who study reptiles and amphibians, birds, small mammals, fish, wolves, and even humans (through archaeology). A fundraising barbecue (noon to 2:00pm, or while quantities last) is hosted by The Friends of Algonquin Park in support of research in the Park, and free draws take place for great prizes generously donated by local businesses and organizations. Suitable for all ages. Event runs 9:00AM- 3:00PM.


Fitzroy
Event Name: Concert in the Park - Ambush
Date: July 28, 2016 to July 28, 2016
Location: Group Picnic
Event Type: Music and the Arts
Description:

Fourth concert in series during July, presented by City of Ottawa & Waste Management in conjunction with Ontario Parks, Youth Connexion & the CHEO Foundation.

Donations will be collected for the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO). Cash only BBQ in support of a local youth organization starts at 6pm. Music by “Ambush” will run from 7 - 8:30 pm.
Sturgeon Bay
Event Name: Children's Program
Date: July 28, 2016 to July 28, 2016
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

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


MacGregor Point
Event Name: Beach Ecology: Peter Middleton
Date: July 29, 2016 to July 29, 2016
Location: Visitor Centre
Event Type:
Description:

7:00pm

Shorelines and beaches are hosts to an incredible array of species making them unique and bio diverse ecosystems. Join field naturalist Peter to learn more about the incredible landscapes that can be found right here in MacGregor Point.


Presqu'ile
Event Name: History Weekend
Date: July 29, 2016 to July 31, 2016
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Relive Presqu’ile’s storied past with historically based events such as a fashion show, old-fashioned field games, children’s boat-building bee, re-enactments of a War of 1812 skirmish, spirit walk and more.


Quetico
Event Name: Arts in the Park Weekend
Date: July 29, 2016 to August 1, 2016
Location: Teaching Place, Grassy Beach and the Information and Heritage Pavilion
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Join us in celebrating the many facets of the wilderness through various workshops and children’s arts fair. For more information, please go to http://www.quetico100.com


White Lake
Event Name: Log Drive Days
Date: July 29, 2016 to August 1, 2016
Event Type:
Description:Log Drive days is an annual celebration of White Lake`s rich log driving and fur trading history. Come out and test yourself in our Logging Skills Competition or enjoy some classic logging movies under the stars. Activities will be happening all weekend long!
Balsam Lake
Event Name: Scales Nature Park
Date: July 30, 2016 to July 30, 2016
Location: Amphitheatre
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Join us at the amphitheatre for this awesome presentation by Scales Nature Park from Orillia! This is your chance to see live turtles and snakes up close! The experts from Scales Nature Park will teach us all about the snakes and turtles in Ontario and why some of them are now Species at Risk. At the end of the presentation you’ll have the opportunity to hold some of the snakes and see what gentle creatures they really are!


Darlington
Event Name: Pioneer Days
Date: July 30, 2016 to August 1, 2016
Location: Log Cabin
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Join staff at the Log Cabin for some pioneer crafts & games.


Darlington
Event Name: Fiddlin' and Dancin'- Pioneer Days
Date: July 30, 2016 to July 30, 2016
Location: Picnic Area # 3 7:30 PM
Event Type:
Description:

Join our special guests from the Oshawa Whitby Old Time Fiddle Club as they entertain us with some olde tyme music & square dancing. Bring your lawn chairs and dancing shoes!!


Emily
Event Name: Ontario Specialized Species Center
Date: July 30, 2016 to July 30, 2016
Location: Amphitheatre
Event Type:
Description:

Join us as we welcome back the OSSC and their feathered friends as we explore the world through the eyes of Canadian Birds of Prey! Get a chance to see them up close and learn more about the species we share this beautiful country with. 


Balsam Lake
Event Name: Yoga In the Park
Date: July 30, 2016 to July 30, 2016
Location: Beach near picnic shelter #1 - 9:30am
Event Type: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Description:

Start your day with a relaxing yoga class near the beautiful beach at Balsam Lake Provincial Park.  Join yoga instructor, Lauretta Dunford from Sweet Flowering Yoga and Wellness at 9:30am for an hour that will help build strength, increase flexibility and reduce stress.  This class is suitable for all levels, including those who are new to Yoga.  Bring a mat or beach towel, water, comfortable clothes and a willingness to discover new possibilities! 


French River
Event Name: Mike Buss Canadian Fur Trade Interpreter
Date: July 30, 2016 to July 30, 2016
Location: Visitor Centre All Day Event
Event Type:
Description:

Mike Buss will present a living history interpretation of the Canadian Fur Trade. Furs and artifacts to feel and observe! Great fun and interesting history!


Bonnechere
Event Name: Apple Cider in Concert
Date: July 30, 2016 to July 30, 2016
Location: Davenport Centre
Event Type:
Description:

Come out to hear the amazing valley original, Apple Cider in concert! Enjoy the sound of folk music and fiddle tunes... always a crowd favourite! Show begins at 7:00 pm!


Lake Superior
Event Name: Night at the Museum
Date: July 30, 2016 to July 30, 2016
Location: Visitor Centre (Agawa Bay Campground)
Event Type:
Description:Join us after hours as we light up the Visitor Centre beyond regular closing time. Meet the naturalists at different stations to explore the many facets of Lake Superior Provincial Park. Drop in anytime between 8 pm and 10:30 pm
Grundy Lake
Event Name: Staff vs. Camper Baseball
Date: July 30, 2016 to July 30, 2016
Location: 6:00 pm at Smokeys Point
Event Type: Whats Happening
Description:

Staff vs. Camper baseball. We will provide the equipment but please feel free to bring your own as well. Must be 16 or older to play but all ages are welcome to cheer on the teams!


Kakabeka Falls
Event Name: Spirits of the Past
Date: July 30, 2016 to July 30, 2016
Location: Mountain Portage Trail
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

For one night only, the spirits from Kakabeka Falls’ rich history come to life! We invite you to come out and relive their experiences from the past on a self-guided walk along the Mountain Portage Trail. Do not miss this chance to see history come alive! The Mountain Portage Trail is lot by candle light for this special event.


Rondeau
Event Name: Rondeau Campfire
Date: July 30, 2016 to July 30, 2016
Location: Campfire pit at Beach Access #9
Event Type:
Description:

Join Rondeau's naturalists for some laid-back campfire fun!   Don't forget your best scary stories and campfire amenities!


Murphys Point
Event Name: Wild Ontario at Murphys Point!
Date: July 30, 2016 to July 30, 2016
Location: Amphitheatre
Event Type:
Description:Come and meet some amazing captive Raptors!! Find out their stories and learn about the different species. Don't forget to have your photo taken with your favorite bird. Show time is 7:00pm. No dogs are permitted at this show unless it's a service dog.
Rideau River
Event Name: Wild Ontario - Birds of Prey Show
Date: July 30, 2016 to July 30, 2016
Location: Main Beach Picnic Shelter at 3:00pm
Event Type:
Description:Come and meet some amazing captive Raptors!! Find out their stories and learn about the different species. Don't forget to have your photo taken with your favorite bird.  No dogs are permitted at this show.  Bring your lawn chairs and cameras!
Long Point
Event Name: Who's Awake?
Date: July 31, 2016 to July 31, 2016
Location: Day Use Comfort Station #4 (East End of Day Use)
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

7:30pm - Come experience nature at night. Learn more about the amazing life of nocturnal animals as we call for owls, checkout insects attracted to our light traps and play some night sensory games.


MacGregor Point
Event Name: MacGregor Point's 40th Anniversary: Cake and Live Mammals!
Date: July 31, 2016 to July 31, 2016
Location: Visitor Centre - Campfire Circle
Event Type:
Description:

1:30pm: Cake!

In celebration of our 40th anniversary, join us for cake before today's live animal show! First come, first serve for this tasty treat in the Visitor Centre.

2:00pm: Speaking of Wildlife - Live Mammals!

Come check out these furry friends and learn about how they live from Speaking of Wildlife staff in the Campfire Circle. This is a rare opportunity to see live mammals up close who are ambassadors for their species! For the sake of the live animals, please do not bring your pets.


Rondeau
Event Name: Rondeau's (Historical) Amazing Race!!
Date: July 31, 2016 to July 31, 2016
Location: All teams must start their race at the Visitor Centre
Event Type:
Description:

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


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Open House
Date: July 31, 2016 to July 31, 2016
Location: Silver Queen Mine Trail
Event Type:
Description:Hardhats supplied for this 1 km walk along the trail and into the restored Silver Queen Mine and miner's bunkhouse. Venture back in time to the early 1900s when the small-scale mica mining business was booming in eastern Ontario. Meet historical interpreters along the trail. 10 a.m. - Noon
Turkey Point
Event Name: At Risk!Disappearing Reptiles
Date: July 31, 2016 to July 31, 2016
Location: Pavillion
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Join us at the Pavilion at 10:30 am. Interpretive Talk and Walk.This program will educate about the daily challenges of local reptiles and help to alleviate any misconceptions and fears around reptiles. There will be a variety of life like turtle and snake replicas.


Balsam Lake
Event Name: Learn to Fish at Balsam Lake
Date: August 3, 2016 to August 3, 2016
Location: Boat Launch parking lot
Event Type:
Description:

Hey Kids! Wanna learn how to fish?  Ever wonder what kind of fish are in the lake? Or what kind of bait and lures to use?  This is a free program hosted by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, Fish and Wildlife Services Branch. All supplies will be provided, just bring yourself and a smile and be ready to learn to fish!  We are offering two sessions of the Learn to Fish program on Wed Aug 3: 10am-12pm and 2pm-4pm, kids of all ages are welcome to take part and parents too!  Space is limited so please email aileen.clarke@ontario.ca to sign up in advance.


Bonnechere
Event Name: Toybus Day in the Park
Date: August 3, 2016 to August 3, 2016
Location: Davenport Centre/ Beach
Event Type:
Description:

Join the Toybus team for an afternoon of outdoors fun at Bonnechere Park from 10am- 1pm. The Toybus team will provide tons of toys, games and activities guaranteed to create an amazing day!

Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy by the beach!


Algonquin
Event Name: Public Wolf Howls
Date: August 4, 2016 to September 1, 2016
Location: Outdoor Theatre
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

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

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


MacGregor Point
Event Name: Shoreline Venture Hike: Peter Middleton
Date: August 4, 2016 to August 4, 2016
Location: Visitor Centre
Event Type:
Description:

10:00am

Join field naturalist Peter on a hike through the shorelines of MacGregor Point and explore the unique and intricate workings of beach ecosystems!


Sturgeon Bay
Event Name: Children's Program
Date: August 4, 2016 to August 4, 2016
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

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


Sleeping Giant
Event Name: Fun in the Sun!
Date: August 5, 2016 to August 7, 2016
Location: Marie Louise Lake Campground
Event Type:
Description:

Join us for a fun filled weekend of recreating, learning and skills building at Sleeping Giant.  The park has endless opportunities for hiking, camping, water activities and many more.  Brush up your skills, test your outdoor knowledge or learn how to be a responsible visitor.  Come enjoy the park and participate in an activity!


Bonnechere
Event Name: Ken Ramsden in Concert
Date: August 6, 2016 to August 6, 2016
Location: Davenport Centre
Event Type:
Description:

Ken Ramsden has performed at over 30 Ontario Provincial Parks. Ken sings about Ontario's forests, rivers & lakes, playing songs for the whole family! He has appeared on the 'Tommy Hunter Show', on the 'Elephant Show', and is a founding member of the Canadian musical trio 'Freshwater Trade'. Show starts at 7pm.


Darlington
Event Name: Sciensational Snakes
Date: August 6, 2016 to August 6, 2016
Location: Log Cabin - 3:00 pm
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

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


Charleston Lake
Event Name: A Concert with David Archibald
Date: August 6, 2016 to August 6, 2016
Location: Park Amphitheatre
Event Type: Music and the Arts
Description:

David’s ever popular show includes original songs about the joys of camping, poison ivy, Charleston Lake & more. A musical celebration of parks and camping life. His infectious songs will have you singing. Fun for the whole family!


French River
Event Name: Scales Nature Park
Date: August 6, 2016 to August 6, 2016
Location: Visitor Centre 2:30 pm
Event Type:
Description:

"Turtle Troubles" a hands-on educational program featuring live turtles and great information on our favourite reptile.


Balsam Lake
Event Name: Learn to Canoe
Date: August 6, 2016 to August 6, 2016
Location: Boat Rental @ 9am-11am
Event Type:
Description:

Ever wanted to Learn to Canoe?  If you have never canoed before, or if you are new to canoeing and just want some tips to improve - well here's your chance!  Join our head naturalist for an action-packed 2 hour introduction to the art of canoeing.  We'll teach you standard paddling techniques and how to canoe safely on open water, then we'll take a journey along the beautiful lakeshore of Balsam Lake.  Email aileen.clarke@ontario.ca to sign up in advance as space is limited.  Bring your own canoe or rent one for just $20 (groups of 2-3 people per canoe).  Must have a credit card and driver's license for rentals.  Ages 6 and up can participate, children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult.  Lifejackets and paddles are provided.  Please arrive 10 minutes early as we start promptly at 9am.


Grundy Lake
Event Name: Murder Mystery - Spirit Night
Date: August 6, 2016 to August 6, 2016
Location: 7:30pm at the Amphitheatre
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Think you have what it takes to solve who is behind the disappearance of all the park animals at this Murder Mystery Spirit Night?


MacGregor Point
Event Name: Wild Ontario: Live Birds of Prey!
Date: August 6, 2016 to August 6, 2016
Location: Visitor Centre - Campfire Circle
Event Type:
Description:

2:00pm

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


Rock Point
Event Name: Conservation Officer - Canine Handler Demonstration
Date: August 6, 2016 to August 6, 2016
Location: Park Store Patio
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Join park staff as we welcome Sean Cronsberry a Conservation Officer and Canine handler for a special demonstration in the Day Use area at 2:00pm. Come on by and check out what they do. Everyone Welcome!!


Port Burwell
Event Name: MNRF Canine Service Unit Demonstration
Date: August 6, 2016 to August 6, 2016
Location: Recreation Field within Port Burwell Provincial Park
Event Type:
Description:

Come Out on August 6th at 10:00 am and Join Conservation Officer Sean Cronsberry and his four-legged partner Timber ! Learn all about the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry's Canine Unit and how Timber does his job. Join them as the conduct an educational demonstration on how Timber can sniff out and detect concealed wildlife, fish and firearms! And how Timber is vital when tracking violators and finding lost persons!


Rushing River
Event Name: Celebrating the Canoe
Date: August 6, 2016 to August 6, 2016
Event Type:
Description:As one of Canada’s seven wonders, the canoe has evolved over the years but has not strayed far from its original design. Join us for a day of activity from canoeing to how Rushing River is part of the Trans-Canada route!
The Pinery
Event Name: Ausable Adventures
Date: August 6, 2016 to August 6, 2016
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Join us to celebrate the unique ecological communities that thrive in the Old Ausable Channel in the heart of Pinery. Please consult our Activity Schedule for more details which can be found at www.pinerypark.on.ca


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Spruce Lane Farm GHOST WALK
Date: August 7, 2016 to August 21, 2016
Location: Parking lot F - Breckon Shelter. August 7, 2016 and 21, 2016 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. No reservations required.

For more information visit: www.BronteCreek.org

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


Frontenac
Event Name: Kayak Basics - "Getting Started"
Date: August 7, 2016 to August 7, 2016
Event Type:
Description:

Presented by: Christine Showler, Frontenac Outfitters Canoe and Kayak Centre, Sydenham, On. Discover the world of kayaking with this 1/2 day course. The focus is on basic paddling techniques, kayak design and safety. A tranquil paddle on South Otter Lake will follow and is a great opportunity to practice your new skills. Kayak and paddling gear is included. Please register by calling (613) 376-6220 or at www.frontenac-outfitters.com. Cost: $95 + park daily vehicle permit. Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm


Restoule
Event Name: Whiskey Jack Concert
Date: August 7, 2016 to August 7, 2016
Location: Group Campsite 603
Event Type: Music and the Arts
Description:

Join us for a relaxed evening of great Canadian music with Whiskey Jack! Since 1977, they have become one of the most celebrated roots/country/bluegrass bands in the country. If you like good times, good music, and a few laughs, you owe it to yourself to come out and hear Whiskey Jack! Bring chairs and blankets, sit back and enjoy the show!


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Open House
Date: August 7, 2016 to August 7, 2016
Location: Silver Queen Mine Trail
Event Type:
Description:Hardhats supplied for this 1 km walk along the trail and into the restored Silver Queen Mine and miner's bunkhouse. Venture back in time to the early 1900s when the small-scale mica mining business was booming in eastern Ontario. Meet historical interpreters along the trail. 10 a.m. - Noon
MacGregor Point
Event Name: Wilflower Folklore Hike: Heather Starrs
Date: August 8, 2016 to August 8, 2016
Location: Visitor Centre
Event Type:
Description:

10:00am

Join former park naturalist Heather Starrs on a guided hike taking you through the stories and lore of the beautiful wildflower species of MacGregor Point.


MacGregor Point
Event Name: Mystery Evening: The Shipwreck of MacGregor Point
Date: August 9, 2016 to August 9, 2016
Location: Visitor Centre - Campfire Circle
Event Type:
Description:

7:30pm

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


Sandbanks
Event Name: Theatre in the Park
Date: August 10, 2016 to August 10, 2016
Location: Amphitheatre by the Outlet River
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Join us for our popular camp-style musical theatre. Two short plays, full of music, laughter and mystery, will depict Sandbanks’ rich natural and cultural history. Great for the whole family.


Quetico
Event Name: Astronomy Weekend in Quetico
Date: August 11, 2016 to August 14, 2016
Location: Information and Heritage Pavilion, Dawson Trail Campgrounds, Quetico Provincial Park
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Join the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada as they guide visitors through the night sky. Presentations are followed by viewing the skies with amazing telescopes, kindly brought to Quetico by members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada’s Thunder Bay Chapter. The Annual Perseid Meteor Shower is always a highlight of this weekend. Come on out!


Sturgeon Bay
Event Name: Children's Program
Date: August 11, 2016 to August 11, 2016
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

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


Neys
Event Name: 31st Annual Neys Nostalgia Days
Date: August 12, 2016 to August 14, 2016
Location: Visitor Centre, Little Pic Picnic Area
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Voyageurs, fishermen, railworkers, loggers and Prisoners of War. You’ll never know who you might bump into at our biggest special event of the summer! Join park staff as we celebrate the 31st Annual Neys Nostalgia Days! For more information call the park at 807-229-1624.


Bonnechere
Event Name: Bike Rodeo
Date: August 13, 2016 to August 13, 2016
Location: The Davenport Centre
Event Type: Sporting Event
Description:

Celebrate active transportation! Join Park staff and the Killaloe OPP to learn more about bike safety and maintenance. Then practice your hand signals on a specially built course meant to test your bike-safety and ability. Afterwards, have fun decorating your bike and join us on a parade around the Park! Event begins at 11:00am.


Emily
Event Name: Park Talk
Date: August 13, 2016 to August 13, 2016
Location: Amphitheatre
Event Type:
Description:

Join us and listen to our special guest, in this TedX style presentation, to discuss why nature matters and what we can learn from by engaging with it. Special guest will be revealed closer to the date on Facebook. An event you sure won't want to miss!


Balsam Lake
Event Name: Learn to Canoe
Date: August 13, 2016 to August 13, 2016
Location: Boat Rental @ 9am-11am
Event Type:
Description:

Ever wanted to Learn to Canoe?  If you have never canoed before, or if you are new to canoeing and just want some tips to improve - well here's your chance!  Join our head naturalist for an action-packed 2 hour introduction to the art of canoeing.  We'll teach you standard paddling techniques and how to canoe safely on open water, then we'll take a journey along the beautiful lakeshore of Balsam Lake.  Email aileen.clarke@ontario.ca to sign up in advance as space is limited.  Bring your own canoe or rent one for just $20 (groups of 2-3 people per canoe).  Must have a credit card and driver's license for rentals.  Ages 6 and up can participate, children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult.  Lifejackets and paddles are provided.  Please arrive 10 minutes early as we start promptly at 9am.


Long Point
Event Name: Turtles
Date: August 13, 2016 to August 13, 2016
Location: Comfort Station #4 - East end of Day Use Parking Lot.
Event Type:
Description:

10:30am - Come and learn all about the turtles that call Long Point Provincial Park home! 


Killbear
Event Name: Whiskey Jack Concert
Date: August 13, 2016 to August 13, 2016
Location: Amphitheatre 7:30 pm
Event Type: Music and the Arts
Description:

Whiskey Jack was Stompin’ Tom’s band for years and they carry on singing his songs and some of their original tunes.

This show is a crowd pleaser for all ages. Introduce your children to classic Canadian songs such as "Sudbury Saturday Night" and "Tillsonburg" - performed by this group of talented musicians.


Grundy Lake
Event Name: Staff vs. Camper Baseball
Date: August 13, 2016 to August 13, 2016
Location: 6:00pm at Smokeys Point
Event Type: Whats Happening
Description:

Staff vs. Camper baseball. We will provide the equipment but please feel free to bring your own as well. Must be 16 or older to play but all ages are welcome to cheer on the teams!


Killarney
Event Name: Summer Loon Count
Date: August 13, 2016 to August 13, 2016
Location: Nature Centre
Event Type:
Description:

Come paddle the beautiful lakes of Killarney Provincial Park while contributing to its ongoing preservation and integrity by participating in our annual Summer Loon Count.  All information collected will be submitted to Bird Studies Canada for research purposes. The day will start at 9:00 am and go till 6:00 pm. A complimentary BBQ dinner is provided for all of our volunteers. Sign up is required in advance. Contact the park at (705) 287– 2891 ext. 235 for more information and to RSVP.


Rushing River
Event Name: Spirit Walk
Date: August 13, 2016 to August 13, 2016
Location: Meet at the Museum
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Join us for a walk into the past to meet the ghosts of Rushing River! This awesome guided night hike will lead you through events that have shaped the area around Rushing River!


Turkey Point
Event Name: Myth Busters!
Date: August 13, 2016 to August 13, 2016
Location: Pavilion
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Join us at the pavilion at 7:30pm. This program is about the myths and misconceptions that have been passed down about some of our local creatures-from the blind bat to the mud-slapping beaver. This game show style program will put some of those myths on the chopping block and challenge your knowledge of the natural history of the area you are camping in.


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Open House
Date: August 14, 2016 to August 14, 2016
Location: Silver Queen Mine Trail
Event Type:
Description:Hardhats supplied for this 1 km walk along the trail and into the restored Silver Queen Mine and miner's bunkhouse. Venture back in time to the early 1900s when the small-scale mica mining business was booming in eastern Ontario. Meet historical interpreters along the trail. 10 a.m. - Noon
Sandbanks
Event Name: Lakeshore Lodge Day
Date: August 17, 2016 to August 17, 2016
Location: Lakeshore Lodge Day Use Area
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Join us for our annual celebration of one of the area’s most historic lodges. A guided walk in the morning will be followed by the re-creation of an 1890’s picnic in the afternoon, complete with traditional games, music, corn roast and lemonade. Nominal charge for refreshments.


MacGregor Point
Event Name: Shoreline Venture Hike: Peter Middleton
Date: August 18, 2016 to August 18, 2016
Location: Visitor Centre
Event Type:
Description:

10:00am

Join field naturalist Peter on a hike through the shorelines of MacGregor Point and explore the unique and intricate workings of beach ecosystems!


Sturgeon Bay
Event Name: Children's Program
Date: August 18, 2016 to August 18, 2016
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

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


Grundy Lake
Event Name: Speaking of Wildlife - Special Presentation
Date: August 19, 2016 to August 19, 2016
Location: 4:00pm at Amphitheatre
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Speaking of Wildlife 4:00pm at the Amphitheatre. Meet some amazing animals up close in this spectacular live animal show that is sure to please!


Kettle Lakes
Event Name: Special Guest: Metis Jigging Demonstration and Games!
Date: August 19, 2016 to August 19, 2016
Location: Amphitheatre
Event Type:
Description:

Come on out to this unique interactive program suited for all ages and family audiences! Witness traditional Métis dances and fiddle music in the heart of the Boreal Forest. Embrace the chance to learn basic jigging steps and participate in fun games. Program will take place at 8pm at the Amphitheatre!


Sturgeon Bay
Event Name: Speaking of Wildlife - Special Presentation
Date: August 19, 2016 to August 19, 2016
Location: 7:00 pm at the Main Beach Day Use area
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Speaking of Wildlife will be held at the parks Day Use area! Starting at 7:00pm meet some amazing animals up close in this spectacular live animal show!


Bonnechere
Event Name: Spirit's Night
Date: August 20, 2016 to August 20, 2016
Location: The Depot
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Once a year, when the stars reach a particular alignment, those who once lived and worked along the Bonnechere River can be seen travelling the shores once again. You will meet voyageurs and surveyors, lumberjacks and pioneers who called the Bonnechere Valley home long before Ontario’s first provincial parks. Event begins at 7pm.


French River
Event Name: Speaking of Wildlife
Date: August 20, 2016 to August 20, 2016
Location: Visitor Centre All Day Event
Event Type:
Description:

Speaking of Wildlife is back at French River Provincial Park!  They are Canada’s largest live animal outreach company and have been delivering hands-on wildlife education since 1989. Come see a variety of live animals and learn wonderful facts about each one of them. It’s sure to be a wildly fun day!


Balsam Lake
Event Name: Peterborough Lift Lock and the Trent Severn Waterway
Date: August 20, 2016 to August 20, 2016
Location: Amphitheatre @ 7:30pm
Event Type:
Description:

Join us at the amphitheatre with a special guest speaker from the Peterborough Lift Lock visitor’s centre.  Learn all about the Trent-Severn Waterway system and the awesome lift locks, canals, rivers, and lakes that make it possible to travel from Lake Ontario all the way to Georgian Bay. And it only took 83 years to build!  We are proud to say that Balsam Lake is the highest lake in the Trent-Severn Waterway, therefore we offer the cleanest swimming waters and some great fishing too!  At the end of the presentation you can meet the Peterborough Lift Lock's furry, lovable mascot and snap a pic if you'd like!


MacGregor Point
Event Name: Scales Nature Park: Live Reptiles!
Date: August 20, 2016 to August 20, 2016
Location: Visitor Centre - Campfire Circle
Event Type:
Description:

2:00pm

Get up close and personal with Ontario's coolest animals and learn about their importance in the wild. For the sake of the live animals, please do not bring your pets.


Grundy Lake
Event Name: Murder Mystery - Spirit Night
Date: August 20, 2016 to August 20, 2016
Location: 7:30pm at the Amphitheatre
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Think you have what it takes to solve who is behind the disappearance of all the park animals at this Murder Mystery Spirit Night?


Rushing River
Event Name: Art in the Park
Date: August 20, 2016 to August 20, 2016
Location: At the Museum
Event Type: Music and the Arts
Description:

Does nature and Rushing River inspire you? Turn that inspiration into artwork and see how local artists express the beauty of the natural world.


Rondeau
Event Name: Peter Puffin!
Date: August 20, 2016 to August 20, 2016
Location: Playground across from the Campground @6:30pm
Event Type:
Description:

We are lucky to present Juno Award Winning Children's entertainer Peter Puffin back for another visit to Rondeau!  Last year he stole the stage with his passionate songs and had the whole crowd hooked.  Since he is performing on the night of our very own Reptile Day, this year his show is going to be focusing on TURTLES!  Help us welcome him back and come out for a night of entertainment and laughs!


Rondeau
Event Name: Reptile Day!
Date: August 20, 2016 to August 20, 2016
Location: Bayside Picnic Area beside the Park Store @ 10am - 4pm
Event Type:
Description:

Come back to Rondeau for our 4th annual Reptile (Turtle) Day!  Come for a fun-filled day to appreciate our reptiles and get to meet some of our resident turtles and snakes!  Get your face painted, participate in some reptile related programs, grab some BBQ lunch, and even get the chance to "Adopt a Turtle" and help out these beautiful Species at Risk.  Keep your eyes peeled for a detailed schedule or call the Visitor Centre at 519-674-1768 for more information 


Halfway Lake
Event Name: Speaking of Wildlife
Date: August 21, 2016 to August 21, 2016
Location: Outdoor Theatre 11 am
Event Type:
Description:

Please welcome speaking of wildlife to Halfway Lake Provincial Park.  Get up close and personal with some of Ontario's wildlife through hands on interactions with speaking of wildlife's live animal outreach. 


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Open House
Date: August 21, 2016 to August 21, 2016
Location: Silver Queen Mine Trail
Event Type:
Description:Hardhats supplied for this 1 km walk along the trail and into the restored Silver Queen Mine and miner's bunkhouse. Venture back in time to the early 1900s when the small-scale mica mining business was booming in eastern Ontario. Meet historical interpreters along the trail. 10 a.m. - Noon.
Killbear
Event Name: Ian Tamblyn Concert
Date: August 22, 2016 to August 22, 2016
Location: Amphitheatre 7:30 PM
Event Type: Music and the Arts
Description:Prepare to be captivated by the spirit of our wild lands through the songs and stories of musician/adventurer Ian Tamblyn. Prepare to be amazed by this Juno award winning troubadour.

 


French River
Event Name: Science North Special Presentation
Date: August 23, 2016 to August 23, 2016
Location: Visitor Centre 2:00 pm
Event Type:
Description:

The Science North bluecoats are back at Ontario Parks with their new show titled “Animal Adaptations".


Sandbanks
Event Name: Theatre in the Park
Date: August 24, 2016 to August 24, 2016
Location: Amphitheatre by the Outlet River
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Join us for our popular camp-style musical theatre. Two short plays, full of music, laughter and mystery, will depict Sandbanks’ rich natural and cultural history. Great fun for the whole family.


Bonnechere
Event Name: Peter Puffin in Concert
Date: August 25, 2016 to August 25, 2016
Location: Davenport Centre
Event Type: Music and the Arts
Description:

Join us at the Davenport Centre to listen to singer songwriter Peter Puffin. Join Juno Award winning singer/songwriter Peter Puffin as he tours across Canada with his Whale Tales show. This interactive, fun filled interpretive concert is great for children of all ages and teaches children and adults alike about the importance of keeping our communities and environments clean, and being friendly to our neighbors. Performance begins at 7:00 pm. Be sure to be there and bring a chair!! Any donations to the Friends of Bonnechere Parks would be appreciated to keep presentations like this coming back!


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

Join Halfway Lake Provincial Park for its annual Astronomy Star Party Weekend August 25th-28th. Meet the Sudbury Astronomy Club  for a chance to get some telescopic and binocular viewing of the night’s sky.

Have a burning astronomy question ? Want to experience the night’s sky up close? Or simply looking to gain a little knowledge? All are welcome.

Feel free to bring your own equipment however, all the necessary tools for night viewing will be available to you thanks to the Sudbury Astronomy Club members.

Further details will be posted at a later date. Please be sure to observe the “Astronomy Etiquette” posters, at the park, prior to the event.


Sturgeon Bay
Event Name: Children's Program
Date: August 25, 2016 to August 25, 2016
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


Charleston Lake
Event Name: Star Gaze 2016 with Terence Dickinson
Date: August 27, 2016 to August 27, 2016
Location: Park Amphitheatre
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:It's summer star gazing at its best! Come see a million stars, with internationally acclaimed astronomer & author Terence Dickinson as your expert guide. Explore the world of backyard astronomy, and then gaze through large telescopes at the majestic night sky (weather & clouds permitting).
Emily
Event Name: Guest performer - Glen Caradus
Date: August 27, 2016 to August 27, 2016
Location: Amphitheatre
Event Type:
Description:Through puppets and music he will bring the history of Pigeon Lake and River to life and have us dancing and singing through the night!  
Balsam Lake
Event Name: Learn to Canoe
Date: August 27, 2016 to August 27, 2016
Location: Boat Rental @ 9am-11am
Event Type:
Description:

Ever wanted to Learn to Canoe?  If you have never canoed before, or if you are new to canoeing and just want some tips to improve - well here's your chance!  Join our head naturalist for an action-packed 2 hour introduction to the art of canoeing.  We'll teach you standard paddling techniques and how to canoe safely on open water, then we'll take a journey along the beautiful lakeshore of Balsam Lake.  Email aileen.clarke@ontario.ca to sign up in advance as space is limited.  Bring your own canoe or rent one for just $20 (groups of 2-3 people per canoe).  Must have a credit card and driver's license for rentals.  Ages 6 and up can participate, children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult.  Lifejackets and paddles are provided.  Please arrive 10 minutes early as we start promptly at 9am.


Bonnechere
Event Name: Art in the Park
Date: August 27, 2016 to August 27, 2016
Location: The Davenport Centre
Event Type:
Description:

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


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

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


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

2:00pm

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


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

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


Wheatley
Event Name: 19th Annual Kids Fishing Derby
Date: August 27, 2016 to August 28, 2016
Location: Pavilion 3
Event Type:
Description:Two day kids fishing derby. Prizes awarded on the Sunday. All kids will get a prize.
Darlington
Event Name: Bird Banding
Date: August 28, 2016 to August 28, 2016
Location: Picnic Area # 2 - 8:00 am - Noon
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Join special guests as we band some little birds.


French River
Event Name: Sciensational Ssssnakes!
Date: August 28, 2016 to August 28, 2016
Location: Visitor Centre 1:00 pm
Event Type:
Description:

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


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Open House
Date: August 28, 2016 to August 28, 2016
Location: Silver Queen Mine Trail
Event Type:
Description:Hardhats supplied for this 1 km walk along the trail and into the restored Silver Queen Mine and miner's bunkhouse. Venture back in time to the early 1900s when the small-scale mica mining business was booming in eastern Ontario. Meet historical interpreters along the trail. 10 a.m. - Noon
Frontenac
Event Name: Frontenac Jr. Challenge
Date: September 1, 2016 to October 31, 2016
Event Type: Seasonal Event
Description:

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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

Come out to the programs and say farewell to our feathered friends and butterflies as they leave for warmer climates.

Check the activity sheet for times and locations of events.


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

7:30pm

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


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

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


Rushing River
Event Name: Rushing River Rocks!!
Date: September 3, 2016 to September 3, 2016
Event Type:
Description:Meet David Sutherland, our local rock enthusiast. Questions about what makes your rocks unique? He’ll have a great display of rocks from the Rushing River area!
Rondeau
Event Name: Ontario Falconry Centre - Raptor Show!
Date: September 3, 2016 to September 3, 2016
Location: Beach Access #9 @ 1pm
Event Type:
Description:

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

MUSIC, ARTS, HARVEST

Featuring:

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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

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


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

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

For more information visit: www.BronteCreek.org

You can also call 905-827-6911 


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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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

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

Site decorating contest and prizes for top votes.


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

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


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

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


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

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

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

Site decorating contest and prizes for top votes.


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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