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Parc: Algonquin
Nom évenement : Rock Bass Family Fishing Day
Date : July 04, 2015 to July 04, 2015
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

Parc: Algonquin
Nom évenement : Loggers Day
Date : July 25, 2015 to July 25, 2015
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.


Parc: Algonquin
Nom évenement : Wakami Wailers Concert
Date : July 26, 2015 to July 26, 2015
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.


Parc: Algonquin
Nom évenement : Meet the Researcher Day
Date : July 30, 2015 to July 30, 2015
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.


Parc: Algonquin
Nom évenement : Winter in the Wild
Date : February 13, 2016 to February 13, 2016
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.


Parc: Algonquin - Mew Lake
Nom évenement : Haunted Halloween Weekend
Date : October 24, 2015 to October 25, 2015
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).


Parc: All Parks
Nom évenement : Ausable Adventures
Date : August 08, 2015 to August 08, 2015
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


Parc: Balsam Lake
Nom évenement : Natural Heritage Education Programs
Date : July 01, 2015 to August 29, 2015
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. We offer children’s programs, guided hikes on the Lookout Trail, evening slideshows, dramatic presentations and interpretive displays. All ages are welcome and encouraged. Check out what’s happening when you arrive at the park, pick up our weekly schedule from the permit office and join us for a fun, entertaining, educational, good old time!


Parc: Balsam Lake
Nom évenement : Junior Naturalist Program
Date : July 01, 2015 to August 29, 2015
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!


Parc: Balsam Lake
Nom évenement : Scales Nature Park
Date : August 29, 2015 to August 29, 2015
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!


Parc: Blue Lake
Nom évenement : Parks Day
Date : July 18, 2015 to July 18, 2015
Location : Assorted Park Trails/Interpretive Centre
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

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


Parc: Bon Echo
Nom évenement : Sciensational Sssnakes
Date : June 27, 2015 to June 27, 2015
Location : Children's Program Area
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

​Join Sciensational Sssnakes staff at 11 am & 1 pm for an interactive program on Ontario Snakes. You can even hold a snake!


Parc: Bon Echo
Nom évenement : Traditional Teachings with members of Ardoch First Nation
Date : July 04, 2015 to July 04, 2015
Location : Children's Program Area
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

At 7 pm, learn about Algonquin culture and history from members of Ardoch First Nation. Meet an elder and traditional people and find out why the Bon Echo area is so important to them. Dogs are not permitted at this event..


Parc: Bon Echo
Nom évenement : Canoe Workshop and Evening Program-A Canoe Trip around Killarney, Family Style
Date : July 13, 2015 to July 13, 2015
Location : Canoe Workshop- Picnic shelter at the lagoon Evening Program- Amphitheatre
Event Type: Outdoor Skills
Description:

​Join Kevin Callan at 10 am for a 1 hour canoe tripping workshop. At 8 pm, “the Happy Camper” will have you laughing as he tells you about his canoeing adventures in Killarney Prov. Park.


Parc: Bon Echo
Nom évenement : David Archibald, Children's entertainer & songwriter
Date : July 15, 2015 to July 15, 2015
Location : Amphitheatre
Event Type: Music and the Arts
Description:

​Dust off your singing & dancing skills as you listen to David’s songs. Sing along to the 2 songs David wrote specifically for the park. Program starts at 7 pm.


Parc: Bon Echo
Nom évenement : Friends of Bon Echo Art Exhibition and Sale
Date : July 24, 2015 to July 26, 2015
Location : Children`s Program Area
Event Type: Music and the Arts
Description:

​This annual exhibition & sale of juried artists includes photography, paintings, stained glass, and pottery. Take a break to enjoy some food & refreshments while listening to live music. Children can make a stone carving or canoe paddle. Hours are 10 am - 4 pm each day.


Parc: Bon Echo
Nom évenement : Conservation Officer Colin Cotnam & his dog Tanner
Date : August 06, 2015 to August 06, 2015
Location : Boat Launch area at Bon Echo Creek (Near park boathouse)
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Join Conservation Officer Colin Cotnam & his dog Tanner at 1 pm to learn about the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry`s canine unit.


Parc: Bon Echo
Nom évenement : OFAH Travelling Tackleshare Program
Date : August 08, 2015 to August 08, 2015
Location : Starts at Amphitheatre then a short walk to Bon Echo Creek to fish.
Event Type: Outdoor Skills
Description:

​Learn to fish with staff from the Ontario Federation of Anglers & Hunters from 1- 4 pm. This hands-on educational workshop includes teaching kids about fish identification and water safety. Fishing rods & reels will be supplied.


Parc: Bon Echo
Nom évenement : Speaking of Wildlife
Date : August 12, 2015 to August 12, 2015
Location : Amphitheatre
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

​Have a close encounter with some animals native to the Bon Echo area & learn some amazing things about them. At 1 pm, staff from Speaking of Wildlife will introduce you to some of the wildlife they care for.


Parc: Bon Echo
Nom évenement : Bill White & White Pine
Date : August 20, 2015 to August 20, 2015
Location : Amphitheatre
Event Type: Music and the Arts
Description:

​Join Bill White & his bluegrass band, White Pine, from 4:30 - 7 pm. Songs feature mandolins, fiddles, & guitars. Bring some money & enjoy a BBQ put on by the Friends of Bon Echo as you listen to the music.


Parc: Bonnechere
Nom évenement : Canada Day Celebrations
Date : July 01, 2015 to July 01, 2015
Event Type: Seasonal Event
Description:

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


Parc: Bonnechere
Nom évenement : Archaeology Day
Date : July 11, 2015 to July 11, 2015
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Celebrate the history of archaeology along the Little Bonnechere River. 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. Event takes place 10am-2pm.


Parc: Bonnechere
Nom évenement : Passport to the Past
Date : August 01, 2015 to August 01, 2015
Location : Departs from the Davenport Centre
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Join us for a guided walk along two of the Little Bonnechere’s most naturally and culturally significant trails. A climb up to the Whispering Winds lookout will feature ancient pre-history of the area and learning how the land has formed over time. A walk along the Payne’s Pine trail illustrates how the river has been used over the past 1000 years as highway for canoes, square timber and recreation. Event takes place 10:00am-1:30pm. Please bring a lunch.


Parc: Bonnechere
Nom évenement : Bike Rodeo
Date : August 08, 2015 to August 08, 2015
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 10am.


Parc: Bonnechere
Nom évenement : Spirit's Night
Date : August 23, 2015 to August 23, 2015
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.


Parc: Bonnechere
Nom évenement : Wolf Howl
Date : August 29, 2015 to August 29, 2015
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.


Parc: Bronte Creek
Nom évenement : Nature Centre open - weekends
Date : May 02, 2015 to June 26, 2015
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 2 to kick off the 2015 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 12-4.


Parc: Bronte Creek
Nom évenement : OUTDOOR swimming pool opens for season
Date : June 27, 2015 to September 07, 2015
Location : Located on the Day-use side off Burloak Drive. Park in lot C or D.
Event Type: Whats Happening
Description:

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


Parc: Bronte Creek
Nom évenement : Spruce Lane Farmhouse and Nature Centre Summer hours
Date : June 27, 2015 to September 06, 2015
Location : Spruce Lane Farmhouse - Parking lot F; Nature Centre Parking lot C.
Event Type: Whats Happening
Description:

​Spruce Lane Farmhouse will be open daily 11-6 and the Nature Centre 10-6 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.


Parc: Bronte Creek
Nom évenement : Daily Family Programs at Bronte Creek Provincial Park
Date : June 29, 2015 to September 04, 2015
Location : Park staff will lead various family programs throughout the summer and at different locations within the park. Current listing are posted at the washrooms, park offices, park store and by the parking lots on the day-use side. From Toddler Time, Guided walks, Campfire Programs and Hands-on Heritage programs... we will enhance your summer. NO additional charge for these programs.
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

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


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

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


Parc: Bronte Creek
Nom évenement : Annual British Car Day @brontecreekpp
Date : September 20, 2015 to September 20, 2015
Location : Parking lot A or C - Green, Sand shelter areas
Event Type: Sporting Event
Description:

Toronto Triumph Club presents their annual car show. www.BritishCarDay.com $16.00 per Spectator Vehicle at the main park entrance. Having exact fare will help to keep the line moving.


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

This event also occurs the following weekend - October 23-24, 2015. Campfire Friday Night—- Open to campers and day visitors.

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

Site decorating - in park vote PLUS a new category——ONLINE voting. Post a picture or video to the Bronte Creek facebook page the share and get your friends to like your picture. OR on twitter—- post a picture/ video with #CamperHalloween @BronteCreekpp—retweets and favs count for votes.


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

WE had so much fun last weekend we decided to do it again! Friday night campfire open to all. Saturday activities for registered campers only: Decorate your site to have a chance to win a prize! Dress up and go trick-or-treating around the campground. Then go on a spooky guided evening hike where you will learn about bats, owls and coyotes! Maybe even get them to howl back…

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


Parc: Bronte Creek
Nom évenement : Victorian Christmas at Bronte Creek
Date : December 05, 2015 to December 23, 2015
Location : Parking lot F - access directly to House, workshop etc. wagon ride to ice rink and store for warm food and drinks.
Parking Lot C - wagon ride from Store/ rink to Homestead Christmas area.
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Victorian Christmas Festival 2015

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

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

10am – 4pm

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

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

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

Reservations are NOT required.

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

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

Attractions:

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

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

** $15.00 per family/ 6 people.

Other park services and activities available during December:

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

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


Parc: Bronte Creek
Nom évenement : New Years Eve Family Skate
Date : December 31, 2015 to December 31, 2015
Location : Outdoor skating rink and park store.
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

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


Parc: Charleston Lake
Nom évenement : Discovery Centre
Date : June 26, 2015 to September 06, 2015
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

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

Discovery starts here!


Parc: Charleston Lake
Nom évenement : Summer Interpretive Program
Date : June 27, 2015 to September 06, 2015
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.


Parc: Charleston Lake
Nom évenement : A Concert with David Archibald
Date : August 01, 2015 to August 01, 2015
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!


Parc: Charleston Lake
Nom évenement : Star Gaze 2015 with Terence Dickinson
Date : August 12, 2015 to August 12, 2015
Location : Park Amphitheatre
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

​Come for a fabulous light show - The best night of the year for seeing shooting stars! Also the opportunity to see the rings of Saturn through a large telescope. Join internationally renowned astronomer Terence Dickinson, and then gaze through telescopes at the majestic night sky (weather & clouds permitting).


Parc: Earl Rowe
Nom évenement : Snake Show
Date : July 04, 2015 to July 04, 2015
Location : Amphitheatre
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

​7pm - Sciensational Sssnakes provides hands-on education about reptiles and amphibians for the young and the young at heart. Participants are able to interact, touch and hold the animals. Come early to get a great seat up front!


Parc: Earl Rowe
Nom évenement : Learn to Fish
Date : July 17, 2015 to July 17, 2015
Location : Across from the Fish Ladder Building - look for the green tent!
Event Type: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Description:

10am - 12pm Join our staff for an introduction to the world of fishing. Learn about tackle, types of fish and tips for a safe fishing adventure, then practice on the water! All equipment is provided.


Parc: Earl Rowe
Nom évenement : Guided Hike of the Resource Trail
Date : July 17, 2015 to July 17, 2015
Location : Resource Trail Head - past the Green Bush picnic shelter
Event Type: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Description:

1pm - Enjoy a gentle hike along the river. 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!


Parc: Earl Rowe
Nom évenement : Guided Hike at Mono Cliffs Provincial Park
Date : July 17, 2015 to July 17, 2015
Location : Parking Lot of Mono Cliffs Provincial Park- It is a 20 minute drive from Earl Rowe and we would be happy to give you directions.
Event Type: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Description:

11am - Today we will be hosting a hike at one of our other parks- Mono Cliffs Provincial Park. Join us as we investigate the local flora and fauna of this park located on the Niagara

Escarpment.


Parc: Earl Rowe
Nom évenement : Creature Quest Animal Display Show
Date : August 08, 2015 to August 08, 2015
Location : Resource Centre
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

​5pm - 8pm Fall in love with some of the coolest animals around the globe. From fuzzy to slimy, all animals play an important role in our world. Come out and learn about them and maybe get to hold a few. Bring your camera to capture all the fun!


Parc: Frontenac
Nom évenement : The Frontenac All Season Camping Challenge
Date : January 01, 2015 to December 31, 2015
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!


Parc: Frontenac
Nom évenement : Wilderness Navigation Using Map and Compass – Level 1
Date : May 30, 2015 to May 30, 2015
Event Type: Outdoor Skills
Description:

Presented by: The Friends of Frontenac Park
Our wilderness navigation workshops provide participants with theoretical and practical skills of reading and interpreting topographic maps in order to safely plot a course through the wilderness. This course includes a basic introduction on how to use your GPS.
Book your spot early!
Cost: $25.00 per person plus park fee. Pre-register by calling the park office at 613 376-3489.
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


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

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


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

Presented by: The Friends of Frontenac Park. This workshop is designed to give participants time to build on the knowledge acquired in the Level 1 course. Use your new skills to navigate off trail the entire day, as a group and under the supervision of the instructor. Everyone will have a chance to get a lot of practice. Be prepared to spend most of the day outdoors, rain or shine, after a short review indoors. You will need a lunch, plenty of water and come dressed for the weather and bush travel, including long pants and sturdy hiking boots/shoes. Participation in Level 1 is recommended but not necessary, if you know how to use a map and compass and just want more practice navigating off trail. Includes basic introduction on how to use your GPS. Cost: $25.00 per person plus Park fee. Pre-register by calling the park office at 613 376-3489. Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Parc: Frontenac
Nom évenement : Canoe Clinic
Date : June 27, 2015 to June 27, 2015
Event Type: Outdoor Skills
Description:

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


Parc: Frontenac
Nom évenement : Healthy Park Healthy People Guided Hike
Date : July 17, 2015 to July 17, 2015
Location : Participants are asked to meet at the Park Office at 9:30am
Event Type: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Description:

There is a growing recognition of the link between a healthy environment and a healthy society. Through environmental protection and support of scientific research we are working to maintain healthy parks, and by supporting sustainable recreation and education, we help to create healthy people.

Frontenac Provincial Park and the Friends of Frontenac are celebrating Parks Day and the Healthy Parks Healthy People initiative by holding a FREE guided hike of the Dedication North hiking trail. The hike is of moderate difficulty (but intended for hikers of all skill levels) and will take you through some of the most natural areas of Frontenac Provincial 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.


Parc: Frontenac
Nom évenement : Frontenac Challenge
Date : September 01, 2015 to October 31, 2015
Event Type: Seasonal Event
Description:

Presented by The Friends of Frontenac 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! Please call 613 376-3489 or visit www.frontenacpark.ca for details. A challenge celebration where certificates are presented will be held at the park office in early November, 2015.


Parc: Frontenac
Nom évenement : Frontenac Trek
Date : September 01, 2015 to October 31, 2015
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.


Parc: Frontenac
Nom évenement : Frontenac Jr. Challenge
Date : September 01, 2015 to October 31, 2015
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.


Parc: Frontenac
Nom évenement : Canadian Red Cross Advanced Wilderness First Aid
Date : October 02, 2015 to October 04, 2015
Event Type: Outdoor Skills
Description:

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

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


Parc: Inverhuron
Nom évenement : Inverhuron Park Programs
Date : June 29, 2015 to September 07, 2015
Location : Inverhuron Provincial Park
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Come to one of our park programs! We conduct programs every week. Some of our programs are children’s programs, guided hikes, and meet the naturalist! Call in advance to find out our program schedule- 519 368 1959!


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

Inverhuron Provincial Park 3rd Annual Family Fishing Derby

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

Events:

Casting Competition! Fish cleaning demonstrations! Live fish display!

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


Parc: Inverhuron
Nom évenement : Healthy Parks Healthy People
Date : July 17, 2015 to July 17, 2015
Location : Picnic shelter/ beach
Event Type: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Description:

Free day use on July 17th! Come join us in playing our national sport, lacrosse! Meet at the picnic shelter at 1 pm (equipment will be provided, supplies will be limited).


Parc: Inverhuron
Nom évenement : Parks Day
Date : July 18, 2015 to July 18, 2015
Location : Picnic shelter
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

​Spinning and knitting! Meet us at the picnic shelter to learn how to spin wool and knit! Spinning and weaving will take place from 11 am - 1 pm. Knitting will take place from 1 pm - 3 pm. All materials and equipment will be provided.


Parc: Inverhuron
Nom évenement : Dune and Beach Appreciation Day
Date : July 25, 2015 to July 25, 2015
Location : Main beach area
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

​Join us for dune and beach appreciation day. Start the day off by learning about our dune ecosystems at 10 am (at the picnic shelter). At 11 am let the building begin. SAND CASTLE CONTEST. Awesome prizes to be won! Don’t forget your building equipment. Judging will occur at 3 pm.


Parc: Inverhuron
Nom évenement : Sciensational Sssnakes!!
Date : August 01, 2015 to August 01, 2015
Location : Picnic shelter
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

​Join us at the picnic shelter to learn about Ontario’s reptiles! There will be live snakes and turtles! You may even get a chance to handle some of these unique creatures.


Parc: Inverhuron
Nom évenement : Spirit Hike
Date : August 08, 2015 to August 08, 2015
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.


Parc: Inverhuron
Nom évenement : Blue Water Astronomy Club
Date : August 22, 2015 to August 22, 2015
Location : Main beach parking lot
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

​Join us for a tour of the night sky! Look through high powered telescopes and learn about the stars and constellations above us!


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

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


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

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

Every Thursday in JULY and Every Wednesday in AUGUST.


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

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


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

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


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

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


Parc: John E. Pearce
Nom évenement : Heritage Farm Show
Date : September 12, 2015 to September 13, 2015
Location : Backus-Page House at John E. Pearce Provincial Park 29424 Lakeview Line, Wallacetown ON N0L 2M0 Phone: 519-762-3072 Email: info@backuspagehouse.ca Website: www.backuspagehouse.ca
Event Type: Whats Happening
Description:

Learn about the Heritage of Farming in the area. Weekend filled with demos and hands on activities. Call the Backus Page House for more details. Demonstrations planned include threshing, farm horses, a market , historic agricultural displays, food, Sunday Worship service and musical entertainment.


Parc: Kakabeka Falls
Nom évenement : Giant Digital Photography Workshop - KFPP - Buttons & Knobs II
Date : June 04, 2015 to June 04, 2015
Location : Park Visitor Centre 5:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Event Type: Music and the Arts
Description:

Buttons and Knobs II (Your Camera in Action)

Do you have a fairly good idea of your camera’s various buttons and knobs and what they do are you looking for refresher? Now let’s see them in action!

Topics include; Choosing the right buttons and knobs to get great image results, understanding aperture and shutter speed settings, meet your histogram, making it work for you, basics of photo composition, putting it all together and getting the shot! Plus more time for hands-on practice with feedback from pro instructor (Barry Wojciechowski). This 4 hour hands-on photography workshop at KFPP’s visitor centre provides both indoor and outdoor practical sessions.

$49+HST includes park entry fee. Advanced registration required due to small, personalized class size. More details and bookings at www.superiorvisits.com or call Lois at 807-344-9208 or 1-866-688-9990.


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

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


Parc: Killarney
Nom évenement : Butterfly Count 2015
Date : July 11, 2015 to July 11, 2015
Location : George Lake Campground, Nature Centre, Killarney Provincial Park
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

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

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

Please contact Killarney’s Natural Heritage Education Department at 705-287-2900 for more information if you are planning on attending.


Parc: Killarney
Nom évenement : Summer Loon Count 2015
Date : August 15, 2015 to August 15, 2015
Location : George Lake Campground, Nature Centre, KIllarney Provincial Park
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

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

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

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

If you are planning to attend please contact Killarney’s Natural Heritage Education Department at 705-287-2900 for more information.


Parc: Killbear
Nom évenement : Programs Offered by Killbear Provincial Park
Date : June 26, 2015 to September 06, 2015
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
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


Parc: Killbear
Nom évenement : Stone Carving or Wood Carving
Date : July 01, 2015 to July 05, 2015
Location : Picnic Shelter at Day Use 10 AM - 4 PM
Event Type: Music and the Arts
Description:

Join master carver Lloyd Stonehouse at the Day Use Beach and create your own souvenir to take home this summer. Lloyd provides the materials, equipment and guidance. You provide the sweat, elbow grease and creative spark. Prices range from $2 for a small stone blank to over $120 for a cherry wood paddle blank.


Parc: Killbear
Nom évenement : David Archibald Concert
Date : July 09, 2015 to July 09, 2015
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.


Parc: Killbear
Nom évenement : Stone Carving or Wood Carving
Date : July 15, 2015 to July 19, 2015
Location : Picnic Shelter at Day Use 10 AM - 4 PM
Event Type: Music and the Arts
Description:

Join master carver Lloyd Stonehouse at the Day Use Beach and create your own souvenir to take home this summer. Lloyd provides the materials, equipment and guidance. You provide the sweat, elbow grease and creative spark. Prices range from $2 for a small stone blank to over $120 for a cherry wood paddle blank.


Parc: Killbear
Nom évenement : Wakami Wailers Concert
Date : July 23, 2015 to July 23, 2015
Location : Amphitheatre 7:30 pm
Event Type: Music and the Arts
Description:

Join these talented songsters as they bring our logging history to life!!


Parc: Killbear
Nom évenement : Shipwrecks of Georgian Bay - Evening Program
Date : August 07, 2015 to August 07, 2015
Location : Amphitheatre 8:30 PM
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

​Join marine historians and authors Chris Kohl and Joan Forsberg as they present stories, photos and underwater videos of the numerous shipwrecks that dot the 30,000 Islands.


Parc: Killbear
Nom évenement : Whiskey Jack Concert
Date : August 08, 2015 to August 08, 2015
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. Join these seasoned performers as they sing your favourite Stompin’ Tom songs.


Parc: Killbear
Nom évenement : Stone Carving or Wood Carving
Date : August 12, 2015 to August 16, 2015
Location : Picnic Shelter at Day Use beach
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Join master carver Lloyd Stonehouse at the Day Use Beach and create your own souvenir to take home this summer. Lloyd provides the materials, equipment and guidance. You provide the sweat, elbow grease and creative spark. Prices range from $2 for a small stone blank to over $120 for a cherry wood paddle blank.


Parc: Killbear
Nom évenement : Ian Tamblyn Concert
Date : August 14, 2015 to August 14, 2015
Location : Amphitheatre 7:30 PM
Event Type: Music and the Arts
Description: Ian is an award winning musician who has recorded 36 albums. His repertoire includes haunting melodies with evocative lyrics that conjure up the power, beauty and mystery of the many places he has visited while working as a guide in adventure travel locations such as Lake Superior, Antarctica and the Northwest Passage

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Parc: Long Point
Nom évenement : At Risk! Disappearing Reptiles
Date : June 27, 2015 to June 27, 2015
Location : Day Use Comfort Station #4 (Day Use East)
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

10:00am The Long Point region boasts a remarkable diversity of reptiles including 19 species of turtles and snakes! Many of our reptile species are considered “at risk”. Come learn about the daily challenges these animals face and alleviate any misconceptions and fears around reptiles through discussion, hands on learning and a discovery walk.


Parc: Long Point
Nom évenement : Shoreline Discovery Hike
Date : July 18, 2015 to July 18, 2015
Location : Day Use Comfort Station #4 (East End of Day Use)
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

10:00am 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.


Parc: Long Point
Nom évenement : Crazy About Bugs
Date : July 26, 2015 to July 26, 2015
Location : Day Use Comfort Station #4 (East Day Use)
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

10:00 am Did you know that insects are the most diverse group of animals that exist on the planet? They come in a variety of colours, shapes and sizes and each species plays a unique and vital role in their own habitat. Investigate our amazing variety of insects through games, hands-on activities and a bug collecting adventure!


Parc: Long Point
Nom évenement : Adapting Amphibians
Date : August 02, 2015 to August 02, 2015
Location : Day Use Comfort Station #4 (East Day Use)
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

10:00am 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.


Parc: Long Point
Nom évenement : Who's Awake?
Date : August 22, 2015 to August 22, 2015
Location : Day Use Comfort Station #4 (East End of Day Use)
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

8:00pm 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.


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

Welcome to the Huron Fringe Birding Festival

May 22 - 25 & May 28 - 31, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Parc: MacGregor Point
Nom évenement : Canada Day, Eh!
Date : July 01, 2015 to July 01, 2015
Location : Visitor Centre - Campfire Circle
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

A collection of Canadian based interpretive programs that are sure to be fun for the whole family! More details to be released in May.


Parc: MacGregor Point
Nom évenement : NABA Butterfly Count
Date : July 04, 2015 to July 04, 2015
Location : Visitor Centre
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

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/person. To register as a volunteer, please contact Kathleen Chayer at 519-389-6232


Parc: MacGregor Point
Nom évenement : Parks Day - Mystery Evening
Date : July 18, 2015 to July 18, 2015
Location : Visitor Centre - Campfire Circle
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Come out to an evening of suspense, accusation and discovery! Bring your thinking cap and help the park staff piece together the clues, question suspects and ultimately solve this mysterious crime. Meet us at the Visitor Centre Campfire Circle at 7:30 pm! More details will be released this May.


Parc: MacGregor Point
Nom évenement : Mingling with MacGregor's Mammals
Date : July 25, 2015 to July 25, 2015
Location : Visitor Centre - Playing Field (Parking lot)
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

An evening dedicated to the many mammals of MacGregor Point. Join staff for a fast-paced set of prop-talks focusing on some of the mammalian families found within the park! Program begins at 7:00pm sharp!


Parc: MacGregor Point
Nom évenement : Mystery Evening Encore
Date : August 11, 2015 to August 11, 2015
Location : Visitor Centre - Campfire Circle
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Come out to an evening of suspense, accusation and discovery! Bring your thinking cap and help the park staff piece together the clues, question suspects and ultimately solve this mysterious crime. Meet us at the Visitor Centre Campfire Circle at 7:30 pm! More details will be released this May.


Parc: MacGregor Point
Nom évenement : MacGregor's Got Talent
Date : August 15, 2015 to August 15, 2015
Location : Visitor Centre - Campfire Circle
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Sign up in the Visitor Centre or simply show up with your favourite song, dance, joke or story to participate in an evening dedicated to the many talents of our wonderful campers! Not the performing type? Come on down and enjoy an evening of entertainment provided by your campsite neighbours and park staff. Meet us at the Visitor Centre Campfire Circle at 2:00 PM!


Parc: MacGregor Point
Nom évenement : Mystery Evening Finale
Date : September 05, 2015 to September 05, 2015
Location : Visitor Centre - Campfire Circle
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Come out to an evening of suspense, accusation and discovery! Bring your thinking cap and help the park staff piece together the clues, question suspects and ultimately solve this mysterious crime. Meet us at the Visitor Centre Campfire Circle at 7:30 pm! More details will be released this May.


Parc: MacGregor Point
Nom évenement : Wild for the Arts
Date : September 19, 2015 to September 20, 2015
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

This Friends of MacGregor event is a weekend of music, art and written word. Featured are a 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.


Parc: MacGregor Point
Nom évenement : Witches in the Woods
Date : October 17, 2015 to October 18, 2015
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!


Parc: Mikisew
Nom évenement : Mikisew - Healthy Parks Healthy People
Date : July 17, 2015 to July 17, 2015
Event Type: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Description:

Enjoy free day use at Mikisew Provincial Park and take part in the following events to celebrate Healthy Parks Healthy People!

Frisbee Golf Tournament: 8AM-5PM. Sign up a Frisbee golf team of up to four people at the gatehouse, grab a frisbee and a scorecard, and go play! Prizes will be awarded to the top three teams after the conclusion of the event.

Swift Canoe & Kayak Demonstrations: Visit the day use area to try out canoes, kayaks, and paddleboards from Swift Canoe!

Guided Hike: Meet local naturalist Dale D’Allaire at 10:30 AM at the gatehouse for a guided hike!


Parc: Murphys Point
Nom évenement : Natural Heritage Education Programs
Date : June 27, 2015 to September 06, 2015
Location : Murphys Point Provincial Park
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

A range of Natural Heritage Education programs will take place over the course of any given week during the summer. Programs range from guided hikes, evening amphitheatre programs, programs directed towards younger audiences, and prop talks; all of which are led by trained interpreters. To learn more visit the Friends of Murphys Point Park website, where WEEKLY PROGRAM SCHEDULES can be found.


Parc: Murphys Point
Nom évenement : Friends of Murphys Point Park Canada Day Celebrations
Date : July 01, 2015 to July 01, 2015
Location : Main Beach
Event Type: Seasonal Event
Description:

​Join the Friends of Murphys Point Park in celebrating Canada’s 148th birthday! There will be live music, a barbeque and of course, a birthday cake. From 10am to 12 noon.


Parc: Murphys Point
Nom évenement : Visitor Centre
Date : July 01, 2015 to September 06, 2015
Location : Murphys Point Visitor Centre - Across from the Park Store
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

​Open from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM every day, the Visitor Centre is a great place to go to learn more about the park’s natural and cultural history; staff will be on site to answer any questions you may have. The Visitor Centre features live Gray Ratsnakes, an aquarium, and a number of other items.


Parc: Murphys Point
Nom évenement : Snake Talk
Date : July 01, 2015 to September 06, 2015
Location : Murphys Point Visitor Centre - Across from the Park Store
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

​Everyday at 2:00 PM there is a short presentation on the Gray Ratsnake and the conservation efforts made by staff here at Murphys Point. After the talk, the park’s captive Gray Ratsnake is brought out and handled by park staff. This is an excellent opportunity to see, touch, or hold a tame Gray Ratsnake.


Parc: Murphys Point
Nom évenement : Silver Queen Mine Guided Mine Tour
Date : July 03, 2015 to July 03, 2015
Location : Starts at the Lally Homestead concludes at the Silver Queen Mine
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

A 2.5 kilometre guided hike that concludes sixty feet below the surface in the century old Silver Queen Mine. Tour starts at 10:00 AM. Please pre-register at the Gate.


Parc: Murphys Point
Nom évenement : Silver Queen Mine Open House
Date : July 05, 2015 to July 05, 2015
Location : Silver Queen Mine Trail
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Make your way down the 2.5km Silver Queen Mine trail at your own pace between 10:00 AM and 12:00 Noon. Costumed interpreters and park staff will be posted at stops along the way to provide information and answer questions.


Parc: Murphys Point
Nom évenement : Silver Queen Mine Guided Mine Tour
Date : July 08, 2015 to July 08, 2015
Location : Starts at the Lally Homestead concludes at the Silver Queen Mine.
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

A 2.5 kilometre guided hike that concludes sixty feet below the surface in the century old Silver Queen Mine. Tour starts at 2:00 PM. Please pre-register at the Gate.


Parc: Murphys Point
Nom évenement : Silver Queen Mine Guided Mine Tour
Date : July 10, 2015 to July 10, 2015
Location : Starts at the Lally Homestead concludes at the Silver Queen Mine
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

A 2.5 kilometre guided hike that concludes sixty feet below the surface in the century old Silver Queen Mine. Hike starts at 10:00 AM. Please pre-register at the Gate.


Parc: Murphys Point
Nom évenement : Silver Queen Mine Open House with Junior Mica Miner Program
Date : July 12, 2015 to July 12, 2015
Location : Silver Queen Mine Trail
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Make your way down the 2.5km Silver Queen Mine trail at your own pace between 10:00 AM and 12:00 Noon. Costumed interpreters and park staff will be posted at stops along the way to provide information and answer questions. IN ADDITION, the Friends of Murphys Point Park Junior Mica Miner Program will be running, allowing kids of all ages to become a miner for a day! Activity booklets and costumes will be available.


Parc: Murphys Point
Nom évenement : Silver Queen Mine Guided Mine Tour
Date : July 15, 2015 to July 15, 2015
Location : Starts at the Lally Homestead and concludes at the Silver Queen Mine.
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

A 2.5 kilometre guided hike that concludes sixty feet below the surface in the century old Silver Queen Mine. Tour starts at 2:00PM. Please pre-register at the Gate.


Parc: Murphys Point
Nom évenement : Celebrate Healthy Parks Healthy People with Free Day Use
Date : July 17, 2015 to July 17, 2015
Location : Murphys Point Provincial Park and all other Ontario Parks
Event Type: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Description:

​Celebrate Healthy Parks Healthy People with FREE DAY USE at all Ontario Parks parks on July 17th 2015. Take a hike on one of the park’s beautiful trails, go for a swim at one of the three beaches, rent a canoe or kayak and go for a paddle, visit the park visitor centre to see captive Gray Ratsnakes, take pictures, explore nature and most importantly celebrate being healthy and being in parks! A guided mine hike at the Silver Queen Mine will be running this day at 10:00 AM , PLEASE pre-register at the gate. More events to come!


Parc: Murphys Point
Nom évenement : Silver Queen Mine Open House
Date : July 19, 2015 to July 19, 2015
Location : Silver Queen Mine Trail
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Make your way down the 2.5km Silver Queen Mine trail at your own pace between 10:00 AM and 12:00 Noon. Costumed interpreters and park staff will be posted at stops along the way to provide information and answer questions.


Parc: Murphys Point
Nom évenement : Theatre Through Time at the Silver Queen Mine
Date : July 22, 2015 to July 22, 2015
Location : Starts at the Lally Homestead concludes at the Silver Queen Mine bunkhouse
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

The “Theatre Through Time” sees guests guided by a range of period characters as they make their way to the Silver Queen Mine. Performances will start at 7:00 PM and 9:00 PM, TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED TO ATTEND. Please contact the park for ticket information.


Parc: Murphys Point
Nom évenement : Silver Queen Mine Guided Mine Tour
Date : July 24, 2015 to July 24, 2015
Location : Starts at the Lally Homestead concludes at the Silver Queen Mine
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

A 2.5 kilometre guided hike that concludes sixty feet below the surface in the century old Silver Queen Mine. Starts at 10:00 AM. Please pre-register at the Gate.


Parc: Murphys Point
Nom évenement : Rideau Trail Club - Round Lake Loop Hike
Date : July 25, 2015 to July 25, 2015
Location : Lally Homestead
Event Type: Whats Happening
Description:

The Rideau Trail Club will be leading a 12km hike starting at the Lally Homestead. The hike cuts deep into the park and then heads north to Round Lake where the group will break for a swim.Participants are asked to wear closed toed shoes (appropriate for hiking) and to bring a snack and water. Participants will also be asked to sign a waiver as required by the Rideau Trail Club.The event starts at 9:30 AM and all cars will require a park permit.


Parc: Murphys Point
Nom évenement : Silver Queen Mine Open House
Date : July 26, 2015 to July 26, 2015
Location : Silver Queen Mine Trail
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Make your way down the 2.5km Silver Queen Mine trail at your own pace between 10:00 AM and 12:00 Noon. Costumed interpreters and park staff will be posted at stops along the way to provide information and answer questions.


Parc: Murphys Point
Nom évenement : Silver Queen Mine Guided Mine Tour
Date : July 29, 2015 to July 29, 2015
Location : Starts at the Lally Homestead concludes at the Silver Queen Mine
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

A 2.5 kilometre guided hike that concludes sixty feet below the surface in the century old Silver Queen Mine. Hike starts at 2:00 PM. Please pre-register at the Gate.


Parc: Murphys Point
Nom évenement : Silver Queen Mine Guided Mine Tour
Date : July 31, 2015 to July 31, 2015
Location : Starts at the Lally Homestead concludes in the Silver Queen Mine.
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

A 2.5 kilometre guided hike that concludes sixty feet below the surface in the century old Silver Queen Mine. Hike starts at 10:00 AM. Please pre-register at the Gate.


Parc: Murphys Point
Nom évenement : Silver Queen Mine Open House
Date : August 02, 2015 to August 02, 2015
Location : Silver Queen Mine Trail
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Make your way down the 2.5km Silver Queen Mine trail at your own pace between 10:00 AM and 12:00 Noon. Costumed interpreters and park staff will be posted at stops along the way to provide information and answer questions.


Parc: Murphys Point
Nom évenement : Beach Day
Date : August 03, 2015 to August 03, 2015
Location : Main Beach
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Join the Friends of Murphys Point Park as they celebrate everybody’s favourite part of summer, being at the beach.Their will be live music, a barbeque, story reading and of course, a sand castle building contest! Events will be taking place between 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM.


Parc: Murphys Point
Nom évenement : Silver Queen Mine Guided Mine Tour
Date : August 05, 2015 to August 05, 2015
Location : Starts at the Lally Homestead concludes in the Silver Queen Mine.
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

A 2.5 kilometre guided hike that concludes sixty feet below the surface in the century old Silver Queen Mine. Hike starts at 2:00 PM. Please pre-register at the Gate.


Parc: Murphys Point
Nom évenement : Silver Queen Mine Guided Mine Tour
Date : August 07, 2015 to August 07, 2015
Location : Starts at the Lally Homestead concludes in the Silver Queen Mine.
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

A 2.5 kilometre guided hike that concludes sixty feet below the surface in the century old Silver Queen Mine. Hike starts at 10:00 AM. Please pre-register at the Gate.


Parc: Murphys Point
Nom évenement : Silver Queen Mine Open House
Date : August 09, 2015 to August 09, 2015
Location : Silver Queen Mine Trail
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Make your way down the 2.5km Silver Queen Mine trail at your own pace between 10:00 AM and 12:00 Noon. Costumed interpreters and park staff will be posted at stops along the way to provide information and answer questions.


Parc: Murphys Point
Nom évenement : Silver Queen Mine Guided Mine Tour
Date : August 12, 2015 to August 12, 2015
Location : Starts at the Lally Homestead concludes at the Silver Queen Mine
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

A 2.5 kilometre guided hike that concludes sixty feet below the surface in the century old Silver Queen Mine. Hike starts at 2:00 PM. Please pre-register at the Gate.


Parc: Murphys Point
Nom évenement : Silver Queen Mine Guided Mine Tour
Date : August 14, 2015 to August 14, 2015
Location : Starts at the Lally Homestead concludes in the Silver Queen Mine.
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

A 2.5 kilometre guided hike that concludes sixty feet below the surface in the century old Silver Queen Mine. Hike starts at 10:00 AM. Please pre-register at the Gate.


Parc: Murphys Point
Nom évenement : Hot Dog Roast
Date : August 15, 2015 to August 15, 2015
Location : Campfire Pit (Beside Amphitheatre)
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Join the Friends of Murphys Point Park at their annual hot dog roast; for a small donation hot dogs and buns will be provided for you to cook over the campfire!


Parc: Murphys Point
Nom évenement : Silver Queen Mine Open House
Date : August 16, 2015 to August 16, 2015
Location : Silver Queen Mine Trail
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Make your way down the 2.5km Silver Queen Mine trail at your own pace between 10:00 AM and 12:00 Noon. Costumed interpreters and park staff will be posted at stops along the way to provide information and answer questions.


Parc: Murphys Point
Nom évenement : Theatre Through Time at the Silver Queen Mine
Date : August 19, 2015 to August 19, 2015
Location : Starts at the Lally Homestead concludes at the Silver Queen Mine bunkhouse.
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

The “Theatre Through Time” sees guests guided by a range of period characters as they make their way to the Silver Queen Mine. Performances will start at 7:00 PM and 9:00 PM, TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED TO ATTEND. Please contact the park for ticket information.


Parc: Murphys Point
Nom évenement : Silver Queen Mine Guided Mine Tour
Date : August 21, 2015 to August 21, 2015
Location : Starts at the Lally Homestead concludes in the Silver Queen Mine.
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

A 2.5 kilometre guided hike that concludes sixty feet below the surface in the century old Silver Queen Mine. Hike starts at 10:00 AM. Please pre-register at the Gate.


Parc: Murphys Point
Nom évenement : Silver Queen Mine Open House
Date : August 23, 2015 to August 23, 2015
Location : Silver Queen Mine Trail
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Make your way down the 2.5km Silver Queen Mine trail at your own pace between 10:00 AM and 12:00 Noon. Costumed interpreters and park staff will be posted at stops along the way to provide information and answer questions.


Parc: Murphys Point
Nom évenement : Silver Queen Mine Guided Mine Tour
Date : August 26, 2015 to August 26, 2015
Location : Starts at the Lally Homestead concludes at the Silver Queen Mine.
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

A 2.5 kilometre guided hike that concludes sixty feet below the surface in the century old Silver Queen Mine. Hike starts at 2:00 PM. Please pre-register at the Gate.


Parc: Murphys Point
Nom évenement : Silver Queen Mine Guided Mine Tour
Date : August 28, 2015 to August 28, 2015
Location : Starts at the Lally Homestead concludes in the Silver Queen Mine.
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

A 2.5 kilometre guided hike that concludes sixty feet below the surface in the century old Silver Queen Mine. Hike starts at 10:00 AM. Please pre-register at the Gate.


Parc: Murphys Point
Nom évenement : Silver Queen Mine Open House
Date : August 30, 2015 to August 30, 2015
Location : Silver Queen Mine Trail
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Make your way down the 2.5km Silver Queen Mine trail at your own pace between 10:00 AM and 12:00 Noon. Costumed interpreters and park staff will be posted at stops along the way to provide information and answer questions.


Parc: Murphys Point
Nom évenement : Silver Queen Mine Guided Mine Tour
Date : September 02, 2015 to September 02, 2015
Location : Starts at the Lally Homestead concludes in the Silver Queen Mine.
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

A 2.5 kilometre guided hike that concludes sixty feet below the surface in the century old Silver Queen Mine. Hike starts at 2:00 PM. Please pre-register at the Gate.


Parc: Murphys Point
Nom évenement : Silver Queen Mine Guided Mine Tour
Date : September 04, 2015 to September 04, 2015
Location : Starts at the Lally Homestead and concludes in the Silver Queen Mine.
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

A 2.5 kilometre guided hike that concludes sixty feet below the surface in the century old Silver Queen Mine. Hike starts at 10:00 AM. Please pre-register at the Gate.


Parc: Murphys Point
Nom évenement : Silver Queen Mine Open House with Junior Mica Miner Program
Date : September 06, 2015 to September 06, 2015
Location : Silver Queen Mine Trail
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Make your way down the 2.5km Silver Queen Mine trail at your own pace between 10:00 AM and 12:00 Noon. Costumed interpreters and park staff will be posted at stops along the way to provide information and answer questions. IN ADDITION, the Friends of Murphys Point Park Junior Mica Miner Program will be running, allowing kids of all ages to become a miner for a day! Activity booklets and costumes will be available.


Parc: Ouimet Canyon
Nom évenement : Healthy Parks Healthy People
Date : July 17, 2015 to July 17, 2015
Location : Ouimet Canyon Provincial Park
Event Type: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Description:

​Join us at the inaugural Healthy Parks Healthy People event on Friday, July 17th, 2015 to celebrate the great outdoors and enjoy FREE DAY USE of Ouimet Canyon Provincial Park.


Parc: Pinery
Nom évenement : Friends of Pinery Fish Fry
Date : June 27, 2015 to August 15, 2015
Location : Pinery Park Store Lawn beneath the Covered Shelter
Event Type: Seasonal Event
Description:

Please support the initiatives of the Friends of Pinery Park on June 27th, July 18th, August 1st and August 15th by purchasing a delicious fish dinner. Proceeds raised support the mandate of the Friends of Pinery Park. Please contact the Friends of Pinery Park for more details - 519-243-1521. Hosted in partnership with the Lake Smith Conservationists.


Parc: Pinery
Nom évenement : Family Fishing Week
Date : July 04, 2015 to July 12, 2015
Location : Visitor Centre and Park Store Causeway
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Join Park Naturalists and our partners from other agencies to learn more about sustainable angling, casting techniques, and the ecology of the fascinating Old Ausable Channel. Please visit www.pinerypark.on.ca for more details which can be found on the Activity Schedule.


Parc: Pinery
Nom évenement : Celebrate Healthy Parks Healthy People Day 2015 at Pinery
Date : July 17, 2015 to July 17, 2015
Location : Various locations throughout Pinery
Event Type: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Description:

Join Pinery staff and partners to celebrate Healthy Parks Healthy People Day. Various events throughout the day will be conducted at numerous locations in Pinery. Please refer to the Activity Schedule posted on www.pinerypark.on.ca for further details. This posting will be updated as more information becomes available.


Parc: Pinery
Nom évenement : Savanna Fest
Date : July 18, 2015 to July 18, 2015
Location : Visitor Centre, Park Store, Outdoor Theatre
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Join Park Naturalists, Conservation Officers, the OPP, The Friends of Pinery and other exhibitors to celebrate Parks Day in Canada in the largest remaining parcel of Oak Savanna in Canada. Spend one of the best weekends in summer showing your love for your favourite park. Further details can be found on the Activity Schedule which is available at www.pinerypark.on.ca


Parc: Pinery
Nom évenement : Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup
Date : September 19, 2015 to September 19, 2015
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

In 2015, we will be celebrating the 22nd Anniversary of the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup in Canada. You can make a world of a difference by joining Canadians from coast to coast to coast to clean up shoreline litter. Meet at the Pinery Visitor Centre to start the day. Please pre-register by calling 519 243 8574. Visit www.shorelinecleanup.ca for more details.


Parc: Pinery
Nom évenement : Friends of Pinery Road Race
Date : October 18, 2015 to October 18, 2015
Event Type: Sporting Event
Description:

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


Parc: Pinery
Nom évenement : Pinery Halloween Weekend 2015
Date : October 23, 2015 to October 25, 2015
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!


Parc: Pinery
Nom évenement : Christmas Bird Count
Date : December 12, 2015 to December 12, 2015
Location : Pinery and surrounding area
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

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


Parc: Pinery
Nom évenement : Pinery Family Day Weekend
Date : February 13, 2016 to February 15, 2016
Location : Visitor Centre, Winter Activities Area, Ski Trails, Walking Trails
Event Type: Seasonal Event
Description:

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

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


Parc: Pinery
Nom évenement : Pedal the Pinery
Date : April 24, 2016 to April 24, 2016
Event Type: Sporting Event
Description:

Get on your bike to Pedal The Pinery and support The Friends of Pinery Park’s environmental projects, Naturalist programs and wildlife research. There will be a 20k bike route (a fun ride, not a race) and a walking route. This is a great event for the whole family to participate in. Visit www.pinerypark.on.ca for more details, registration and to download the 2016 pledge sheet (available early 2016). Leashed dogs are welcome!


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

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


Parc: Presqu'ile
Nom évenement : Summer Interpretive Program
Date : June 27, 2015 to September 06, 2015
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.


Parc: Presqu'ile
Nom évenement : History Weekend
Date : August 01, 2015 to August 02, 2015
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 and a spirit walk.


Parc: Presqu'ile
Nom évenement : Monarchs & Migrants Weekend
Date : September 05, 2015 to September 06, 2015
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

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


Parc: Presqu'ile
Nom évenement : Christmas at Presqu'ile
Date : November 07, 2015 to November 15, 2015
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 7&8, 11, 14&15


Parc: Quetico
Nom évenement : Song Warrior Drumming Eventing
Date : June 06, 2015 to June 06, 2015
Location : Teaching Place. Please arrive ahead of time.
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Join Song Warrior with the Jordan family drum for an evening of traditional Anishinaabe singing and dancing on the shore of French Lake. No dogs are permitted at this event.


Parc: Quetico
Nom évenement : Canada Day Voyageur Bonfire
Date : July 01, 2015 to July 01, 2015
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!


Parc: Quetico
Nom évenement : French Lake Guided Paddle and Sweet Grass Yoga
Date : July 17, 2015 to July 17, 2015
Location : Meet at the Grass Beach. Yoga will take place at 4:30 pm at the Teaching Place
Event Type: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Description:

Meet at the Grassy Beach with your own canoe and required equipment for a leisurely paddle around French Lake. Learn new techniques and plant species along the way. We will return to the beach by 4:15. Those who wish to participate in Yoga as well, will paddle to the Teaching Place.


Parc: Quetico
Nom évenement : Wilderness Skills Weekend
Date : July 31, 2015 to August 03, 2015
Location : Teaching Place, Grassy Beach and the Information and Heritage Pavilion
Event Type: Outdoor Skills
Description:

Learn how to survive in Quetico! Orienteering, fire-starting, shelter-building and canoeing instruction will be offered. Go to http://www.quetico100.com for updates on exact times and dates.


Parc: Restoule
Nom évenement : Restoule - Healthy Parks Healthy People Celebration
Date : July 17, 2015 to July 17, 2015
Event Type: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Description:

Enjoy free day use at Restoule Provincial Park and take part in the following events to celebrate Healthy Parks Healthy People!

8:30 AM: Yoga with Jamie Board, meet at Group Site 603

10:30 AM: Zumba with Laurie DeVries, meet at Group Site 603

2:00 PM: Guided hike of the Fire Tower Trail, meet at trailhead.


Parc: Rondeau
Nom évenement : Relaxing Morning Yoga Session
Date : July 17, 2015 to July 17, 2015
Location : Beach Access #10 - Across the road from the Visitor Centre
Event Type: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Description:

Friday July 17th @ 10:30am - 11:30am

Come join us on the beautiful beaches of Rondeau and let your worries melt away during a relaxing yoga session. (Don’t forget your yoga mat or beach towel and some water)


Parc: Rondeau
Nom évenement : 5km Fun Run
Date : July 17, 2015 to July 17, 2015
Location : Please meet at the Rondeau Visitor Centre at 9:00am
Event Type: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Description:

Friday July 17th @ 9:00am

Tie up those running shoes and join us for a 5km fun run. This is a great opportunity to beat a personal record or to start a new healthy hobby.

Please pre-register for this event by calling the Rondeau Visitor Centre at 519-674-1768.


Parc: Rondeau
Nom évenement : "Bike to the Future"
Date : July 17, 2015 to July 17, 2015
Location : Meet at the Visitor Centre @ 2:30pm with your bikes
Event Type: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Description:

Bring your bikes (and your stamina) and join Braeden on a guided hike to discover the rich history of Rondeau, the second oldest Provincial Park in Ontario!


Parc: Rondeau
Nom évenement : Children's Program - Animal Olympics
Date : July 17, 2015 to July 17, 2015
Location : Meet at the Visitor Centre @ 1:30pm
Event Type: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Description:

Friday July 17th @ 1:30pm

How do you compare to the speed of a coyote, or the building ability of a beaver? Come out and challenge other contestants and see how you rate among some of our top animal athletes! (Bring your game face and running shoes)


Parc: Rondeau
Nom évenement : Meet the Researcher
Date : July 17, 2015 to July 17, 2015
Location : Meet at the Visitor Centre @ 11:45am & 3:00pm
Event Type: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Description:

Friday July 17th @ 11:45am & 3:00pm in the Visitor Centre

Come learn how we can keep Rondeau Park healthy. Meet some of the researchers who are working in the park this summer and find out how you can help them!


Parc: Rondeau
Nom évenement : Turtle Day
Date : August 22, 2015 to August 22, 2015
Location : Bayside Pavilion - Rondeau Provincial Park from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

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


Parc: Rondeau
Nom évenement : Monarch Butterfly Migration Festival
Date : September 20, 2015 to September 20, 2015
Location : Rondeau Visitor Centre from 10:00am - 4:00pm
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

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


Parc: Samuel de Champlain
Nom évenement : Reel Paddling Film Festival:
Date : July 11, 2015 to July 11, 2015
Location : Mattawa River Visitor Centre and Bagwa Day Use Area
Event Type: Music and the Arts
Description:

Do you love paddling? Then you won’t want to miss this! The Reel Paddling Film Festival showcases the best paddling films of the year, and it’s coming here on its 2015 World Tour. Let yourself be inspired by these films, then get out on the water with free canoe/kayak/SUP rentals, and a trip in a Voyageur Canoe. 10:00AM- 9:00PM


Parc: Samuel de Champlain
Nom évenement : Champlain’s Amazing Race
Date : July 18, 2015 to July 18, 2015
Location : Various locations around the park.
Event Type: Seasonal Event
Description:

Come celebrate the 400th anniversary of Champlain’s travels on the Mattawa by participating in this family-friendly, interactive race filled with team tasks and challenges. Please sign up in advance.


Parc: Samuel de Champlain
Nom évenement : Voyageur Rendezvous
Date : July 22, 2015 to July 22, 2015
Location : Bagwa Day Use Area
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Come and join a group of hardy voyageurs as they set up camp on the beach for the day! Try your hand at making a woven sash. Challenge yourself to a voyageur’s test of strength, and don’t forget to get the full voyageur experience by paddling a 30 foot Canot du Nord! 10:30AM-4:00PM


Parc: Samuel de Champlain
Nom évenement : Echoes of the Past
Date : August 01, 2015 to August 01, 2015
Location : Bagwa Day Use Area
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Experience a series of dramatic vignettes and humorous sketches highlighting the characters who once lived along the Mattawa River. Begins at 8:00PM.


Parc: Sandbanks
Nom évenement : Sandfest
Date : July 08, 2015 to July 08, 2015
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


Parc: Sandbanks
Nom évenement : Theatre in the Park
Date : July 15, 2015 to July 15, 2015
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.


Parc: Sandbanks
Nom évenement : Theatre in the Park
Date : July 29, 2015 to July 29, 2015
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.


Parc: Sandbanks
Nom évenement : Theatre in the Park
Date : August 12, 2015 to August 12, 2015
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.


Parc: Sandbanks
Nom évenement : Lakeshore Lodge Day
Date : August 19, 2015 to August 19, 2015
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.


Parc: Sandbanks
Nom évenement : Theatre in the Park
Date : August 26, 2015 to August 26, 2015
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.


Parc: Sandbanks
Nom évenement : Sandbanks Fall Getaway Fun Run
Date : September 20, 2015 to September 20, 2015
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


Parc: Sandbanks
Nom évenement : 12th Annual County Marathon - Prince Edward County
Date : October 04, 2015 to October 04, 2015
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.


Parc: Sauble Falls
Nom évenement : 'SUP Sauble Falls
Date : July 17, 2015 to July 17, 2015
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 4 Sign up for the tour and lesson and go for FREE!


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

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


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

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


Parc: Six Mile Lake
Nom évenement : 50% off Watercraft Rentals
Date : July 17, 2015 to July 17, 2015
Location : Six Mile Lake Park Store
Event Type: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Description:

Celebrate Healthy Parks Healthy People day by taking advantage of our 50% off canoe, kayak, pedal boat and SUP rentals. Enjoy the peaceful calm of the water while exercising your mind, body and soul.


Parc: Sleeping Giant
Nom évenement : Healthy Parks Healthy People
Date : July 17, 2015 to July 17, 2015
Location : Sleeping Giant Provincial Park
Event Type: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Description:

​Join us at the inaugural Healthy Parks Healthy People event on Friday, July 17th, 2015 to celebrate the great outdoors and enjoy FREE DAY USE of Sleeping Giant Provincial Park.


Parc: Sleeping Giant
Nom évenement : Festival of the Giant
Date : August 07, 2015 to August 09, 2015
Location : Park visitor centre and area.
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Join us for the 29th annual Festival of the Giant! The fun starts Friday evening with a sing-a-long campfire and continues on Saturday with games, a corn roast, a sand sculpture contest and demonstrations. Join us that evening for prizes and a presentation. This is a great event for the entire family. Hosted by the Friends of Sleeping Giant. Contact Lynda Sisco at lynda.sisco@gmail.com for more information.


Parc: Sleeping Giant
Nom évenement : Xterra Sleeping Giant
Date : August 29, 2015 to August 29, 2015
Location : Marie Louise Lake Campground
Event Type: Sporting Event
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/.


Parc: Sleeping Giant
Nom évenement : Giant Digital Photography "Fall Colours" Weekend Workshop
Date : September 25, 2015 to September 27, 2015
Location : Based out of the Park conference centre or cabins, visitor centre and various park locations and scenic trails.
Event Type: Music and the Arts
Description:

Join professional photographer Barry Wojciechowski for this weekend photography workshop at SGPP. Advanced registration required at www.superiorvisits.com $359+HST. Park accommodations (private room in shared cabin or conference centre) can also be reserved at an additional fee - contact Barb.Rees@Ontario.ca for more information. Learn camera controls and setting for fall colours, landscapes and panoramic photography. Topics include: Techniques for sunrise and sunset photography, skills and techniques for night photography and creating high dynamic range images, mastering the histogram, understanding white balance and the role of bracketing. Visits to various scenic shoot locations and trails around the park. Small group size ensures review of your images and personalized feedback from instructor during the weekend. Great for all camera types and skill levels . Visit www.superiorvisits.com to book the workshop online or call Lois at 1-866-688-9990 or 807-344-9208.


Parc: Wasaga Beach
Nom évenement : Wasaga Under Siege: War of 1812 Experience
Date : August 15, 2015 to August 16, 2015
Location : Nancy Island Historic Site
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Watch out! Enemy forces are once again planning to attack Wasaga Beach! Join us in commemorating the 1814 sinking of the H.M.S. Nancy in the Nottawasaga River at Nancy Island Historic Site Saturday, August 15, 10.00am until 6.00pm and Sunday August 16, 10.00am until 4.00pm. For two days, re-enactors will transport you back to the War of 1812 through musket, cannon, and 3 line firing demonstrations, Native drumming and storytelling.

Sponsored by the Friends of Nancy Island in co-operation with Wasaga Beach Provincial Park, all events and activities will be held at Nancy Island Historic Site. Programming and activities will also include 1812 surgeon demonstrations, 1812 cooking demonstrations, 1812 uniform
and fashion shows, musket and weaponry sessions, candy cannon, and kids mini militia musket drill plus much more!

Re-enacting groups attending include the On-gwe-ho-way Native Re-enactors, Royal Newfoundland Regiment, Incorporated Militia of Upper Canada, HMS Nancy Gun Crew, Penetanguishene Ships Company, 22nd US Infantry and Canadian Volunteers.

The Friends of Nancy Island will also be operating a food and refreshment booth and encourage everyone to come out and experience life during the War of 1812.

Admission is $5.00 per person with children 12 and under free.

For more information contact: mjbcroft@gmail.com or marybostonwatson@gmail.com

For event sponsorship contact: willmottp@sympatico.ca


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

Annual Kids Fishing Derby prizes for everyone


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

Enter a Chili or just come and be a judge.


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

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