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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 : Healthy Parks Healthy People Day in Algonquin
Date : July 17, 2015 to July 17, 2015
Event Type: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Description:
  • Spruce Bog Morning Hike @ 10:00AM-11:30AM
  • Insect Hunt Children’s Program @ 10:30AM- Meet at the Algonquin Visitor Centre. Program lasts approximately 1 hour and takes place partly outdoors. From beautiful butterflies to dashing dragonflies, insects are an amazing group of but we hardly know them. Join naturalists to discover the world of insects! An insect-catching session will follow (weather permitting) beside the Visitor Centre. Bring a net if you have one!
  • Tracks on the Trail! @ 12:00PM-4:00PMThis is a wildlife themed biking event for children on the Old Railway Bike Trail. Participants may pick up their official tracking booklet at the registration table just off the Mew Lake parking lot for the Old Railway Bike Trail and may start any time between 12PM and 4PM. The 2km route features 5 stops (each with a different Algonquin mammal theme) where participants will receive wildlife track stamps in their booklets. Once they complete the route and have collected their stamps they return to the registration table to receive their badge.
  • By Paddle and Portage: A Guide to Planning a Backcountry Canoe Trip in Algonquin Park @ 1:00PM-3:00PMHave you ever wanted to do a canoe trip in Algonquin Park but were unsure of how to plan for one? Join a skilled canoe tripper with years of Algonquin backcountry experience - to see how to plan for a successful canoe trip. This hands-on workshop will cover everything from canoes to food and the do’s and don’ts of backcountry canoe tripping. Note: Program takes place on shore only. Whitefish Lake Group Campground (at km 36.9), Site # TBD.
  • Evening Walk @ 7:30PM‒9:00PM Join a naturalist for an exploration of wildlife tracks and signs at twilight - the time when most of them are active! Mizzy Lake Trail parking lot (north from km 15.4).
  • EveningProgram @ 8:00PM-9:00PMDo humans really need time in nature? Find out why spending time in nature is good for us; for both physical and mental health, and creativity. We will also explore why our time in nature is getting cut short, and what we can do about it. Outdoor Theatre (at km 35.4).

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 : Heritage Weekend
Date : July 10, 2015 to July 12, 2015
Event Type: Seasonal Event
Description:

Come out to the park this weekend and enjoy some great family fun. Our main event Saturday will include a nail driving competition, minnow races, water balloon toss, and much more!


Parc: All Parks
Nom évenement : Canines in Conservation
Date : July 15, 2015 to July 15, 2015
Location : Amphitheatre 7pm
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Dogs make great companions, not just as pets but as helpers in conservation too! Meet Colin, our local Conservation Offier and his special dog who helps with protecting the environment. Learn more about how canines help with conservation, the role of a conservation officer and watch a demonstration of a dog search and retrieve mission!


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

Rekindle your relationship with nature. Come to Halfway to celebrate Healthy Parks, Healthy People with FREE DAY USE at all ONTARIO PARKS Friday July 17th, 2015. Experience Nature; take a hike on one of Halfway’s trails, visit the visitor’s center and talk to a naturalist, go for a swim in Halfway Lake or take this opportunity to explore one of our sister parks Windy Lake or Fairbanks Provincial Park,


Parc: All Parks
Nom évenement : Healthy Parks, Healthy People
Date : July 17, 2015 to July 19, 2015
Event Type: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Description:

​As part of Ontario Parks’ initiative to promote a healthy lifestyle, provincial parks throughout Ontario will be offering a free day-use pass July 17. Come on out to the park and enjoy some great time in nature with family and friends. The NHE staff will be hosting fun activities that encourage spending time outside all weekend long.


Parc: All Parks
Nom évenement : Healthy Parks, Healthy People
Date : July 17, 2015 to July 17, 2015
Location : Pete's Place Access Point
Event Type: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Description:

​Healthy, refreshing snacks will be available at the Pete’s Place Access Point from 12:00-8:00 p.m.

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


Parc: All Parks
Nom évenement : Healthy Parks, Healthy People
Date : July 17, 2015 to July 17, 2015
Location : Pete's Place Access Point
Event Type: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Description:

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


Parc: All Parks
Nom évenement : Invasive Species
Date : July 25, 2015 to July 25, 2015
Location : 8:30 pm - Check Bulletin boards for event location .
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

​Join our special guests from Central Lake Ontario Conservation Association as we learn about Darlington’s invasive species.


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: All Parks
Nom évenement : Ghosts and Spirits
Date : August 15, 2015 to August 15, 2015
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Come to the park tonight for our most celebrated program of the summer. All the ghosts and spirits of the park will show themselves this night only. Meet a cast of whacky characters from this area’s past on a night you won’t soon forget!


Parc: All Parks
Nom évenement : Halloween in the Park
Date : August 22, 2015 to August 22, 2015
Event Type: Seasonal Event
Description:

Break out your favourite costume and come to the park today for some trick or treating! If you plan to stay the night to camp (and we hope you do!), don’t forget to bring some candy.


Parc: Arrowhead
Nom évenement : Expressions of Arrowhead
Date : July 17, 2015 to July 17, 2015
Location : Picnic Shelter
Event Type: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Description:

​Expressions of Arrowhead is a program for people of all ages to experience painting in nature. All materials and a brief introduction with simple instructions and provided. This is a great activity to do socially with friends and family, or to do solo and absorb yourself in your work! Program starts at 10AM in the Picnic Shelter with the goal of having everyone painting by 10:15. Wraps up at noon with a brief sharing of reflections on the experience. People are of course, free to leave before the end of the program!


Parc: Arrowhead
Nom évenement : Run for Healthy Parks, Healthy People
Date : July 17, 2015 to July 17, 2015
Location : Park locdation to be announced
Event Type: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Description:

​Run details will be announced as plans are solidified.


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 : Kawartha Turtle Trauma Centre
Date : July 04, 2015 to July 04, 2015
Location : Amphitheatre 8pm
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

​Join us at the amphitheatre for a fascinating presentation by the Kawartha Turtle Trauma Centre from Peterborough! Find out what different turtle look like, where they live, what they eat and how you can help them. We’ll even have some live turtles you can meet as well as life-like replicas of all of the Ontario turtles.


Parc: Balsam Lake
Nom évenement : Peterborough Lift Lock and the Trent Severn Waterway
Date : July 11, 2015 to July 11, 2015
Location : Amphitheatre 8pm
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Join us at the amphitheatre with a special guest speaker from the Peterborough Lift Lock visitor’s centre. Learn all about the Trent-Severn Waterway system and the awesome lift locks, canals, rivers and lakes that make it possible to travel from Lake Ontario all the way to Georgian Bay. It only took 83 years to build!


Parc: Balsam Lake
Nom évenement : Learn to Fish at Balsam Lake
Date : July 17, 2015 to July 17, 2015
Location : Boat Launch parking lot
Event Type: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Description:

Celebrate Healthy Parks Healthy People with Ontario Parks on July 17 with free day use in all parks across the province!. We’ll have two sessions of the Learn to Fish program at 10:30am-12:30pm and 2pm-4pm, kids of all ages are welcome to take part and parents too! This is a free program hosted by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, Fish and Wildlife Services Branch. All supplies will be provided, just bring yourself and a smile and be ready to learn to fish! Space is limited so please email aileen.clarke@ontario.ca to sign up in advance.


Parc: Balsam Lake
Nom évenement : Peter Puffin's Whale Tales
Date : July 25, 2015 to July 25, 2015
Location : Amphitheatre 7pm
Event Type: Music and the Arts
Description:

A concert you won’t want to miss, come see Peter Puffin the award winning educator, and internationally acclaimed family entertainer who uses music to celebrate caring for the environment and each other, community building, and the wonderful world we live in! Peter taps the wonderful power of music to inspire kids and grown-ups to discover creativity and talents, and celebrate: environmental literacy, values education, boosting self esteem, multiple intelligences, peace making, community building and lifelong learning!


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 : Healthy People Healthy Parks
Date : July 17, 2015 to July 17, 2015
Event Type: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Description:

Come on out to Blue Lake on July the 17th for Healthy Parks Healthy People, where day use of the park is free. Join us for a 1 hour morning hike to promote people being active on either the Boulder Ridge or Spruce Fen trail. Or come out for the afternoon and consider a longer 2.5-3 hour hike on the Rock Point Trail. Also the Interpretive Centre hours that day will be extended to 10-4 instead of the regular 10-2 to give people a chance to learn about what they can see and do in the park.


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 : 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 : 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 : Little Rays Reptile Zoo
Date : July 12, 2015 to July 12, 2015
Location : Davenport Centre
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

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


Parc: Bonnechere
Nom évenement : Ian Tamblyn in Concert
Date : July 24, 2015 to July 24, 2015
Location : Davenport Centre
Event Type: Music and the Arts
Description:

Join us at the Davenport Centre to listen to singer songwriter Ian Tamblyn. He will be performing a truly Canadian concert of folk and fun music for your enjoyment. Performance begins at 7:00 pm. Be sure to be there and bring a chair!! Any donations to the Friends of Bonnechere Parks would be appreciated to keep presentations like this coming back!


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 11:00am.


Parc: Bonnechere
Nom évenement : Spirit's Night
Date : August 22, 2015 to August 22, 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 : 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 activities/ programs for your family to get involved in. More details will be available at www.BronteCreek.org or on twitter or facebook @OPBronteCreek Subscribe to our E-newsletter! Reduced programming the week prior to Labour day.


Parc: Bronte Creek
Nom évenement : Discovery Time - Pond Study
Date : July 06, 2015 to August 17, 2015
Location : Location yet to be determined. Details will be available just prior to each program via Facebook or Twitter @OPBronteCreek
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Do you have someone in the family who loves to explore? Especially if it has to do with muck, frogs, water or nets? This program is perfect! at 1:00pm each Monday between July 6 and August 17, 2015. More details will be posted on Facebook or Twitter @OPBronteCreek. Earn a park ranger card or stamp which will go towards an Official Park Ranger Badge.


Parc: Bronte Creek
Nom évenement : Farm Hand At Spruce Lane Farm
Date : July 06, 2015 to August 19, 2015
Location : Spruce Lane Farm, close to Parking Lot F in the day-use area off Burloak Drive.
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Each Monday and Wednesday at 10:00am between July 6 and August 19, 2015

​Visitors will have a chance to help out with a variety of farm activities. Kids will enjoy collecting chicken eggs, or feeding the Turkeys - topics for this year are not yet decided. Meet at the Farmhouse for 10am. More details will be available closer to the program date. Facebook or Twitter @OPBronteCreek Receive your park ranger card or stamp - work toward your official park ranger badge.


Parc: Bronte Creek
Nom évenement : Toddler Time
Date : July 07, 2015 to August 18, 2015
Location : 10:00am at the Nature Centre, Day-use area, parking lot C.
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

​A program designed especially for our young visitors. Offered every Tuesday and Thursday between July 6 and August 23 at 10:00am. Explore a variety of topics! Great for kids 1-3—- big brothers and sisters welcome. More details will be posted on facebook or twitter closer to the program dates. @OPBronteCreek Receive a Park Ranger Card or stamp which goes toward earning your Official Park Ranger Badge.


Parc: Bronte Creek
Nom évenement : Discovery Time - Insect Hunt
Date : July 07, 2015 to August 18, 2015
Location : TBD - More details will be posted on Facebook or Twitter as the program dates get closer. @OPBronteCreek
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

​Join a Park Ranger on an Insect Hunt… bring your nets and containers—we have some to share. We will help you find out where insects live and other cool facts about the “bugs” at Bronte. Offered each Tuesday between July 7 and August 18, 2015. Receive a Park Ranger card or stamp which will go towards earning your Official Park Ranger Badge!


Parc: Bronte Creek
Nom évenement : Discovery Time - Down in the Dirt
Date : July 08, 2015 to August 19, 2015
Location : Exact location may change from week to week - Check Facebook or Twitter @OPBronteCreek
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Kind of Like the Pond study… but with Dirt.

More details will be posted on facebook or twitter closer to the program dates. @OPBronteCreek Receive a Park Ranger Card or stamp which goes toward earning your Official Park Ranger Badge.


Parc: Bronte Creek
Nom évenement : Hands On Heritage
Date : July 08, 2015 to August 21, 2015
Location : 2:00pm Spruce Lane Farm or Farmhouse near parking lot F in the day-use area off Burloak Drive.
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Want to try your hand at being an early settler? Each week we will have something fun to try - from games, to chores you will get to try a variety of Victorian Pastimes. More details will be posted on facebook or twitter closer to the program dates. @OPBronteCreek Receive a Park Ranger Card or stamp which goes toward earning your Official Park Ranger Badge.


Parc: Bronte Creek
Nom évenement : Guided walks - Thursday nights
Date : July 09, 2015 to August 20, 2015
Location : Campground off Bronte Road and Upper Middle. Exact Location may vary - ask at the gatehouse upon arrival. Each THURSDAY evening between July 9 and August 20, 2015
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

​Learn about owls, deer or coyotes on this guided walk, different focus each week. Join a Park Naturalist at 8:00pm at the designated trail (TBA). Content will cover: habitat, pretators/ risks/ life cycle and Management concerns. Suitable for all ages. No dogs please. Children must be accompanied by an adult. More details will be posted on Facebook and Twitter @OPBronteCreek. Program flyers will be available at the campground/ day-use gates. (earn stamp toward Park Ranger Badge).


Parc: Bronte Creek
Nom évenement : Ask the Park Naturalist (Fri. Sat. Sun.)
Date : July 10, 2015 to August 23, 2015
Location : Day-use side of Burloak Drive. Use parking lot C or D - Recreation Complex/ pool
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

​Just outside the pool gates drop by to check out the topic of the day. Each Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 1:00 between July 10 and August 23. See what cool and interesting items the park rangers have to show you. More information will be posted on Facebook or twitter - @OPBronteCreek you can also earn a Park Ranger card/ stamp or badge.


Parc: Bronte Creek
Nom évenement : Musical Evening Program - Friday Night
Date : July 10, 2015 to August 21, 2015
Location : Campground off Bronte Road and Upper Middle (day visitors welcome). At the Amphitheater.
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

​Sing along, tap your toe or hum… it is all encouraged at the Musical Program each Friday Night at 8:00pm between July 10 and August 21, 2015. As always more details will be available on the program flyer closer to the program dates and on Facebook or Twitter @OPBronteCreek—- kids—earn a park ranger card/ stamp or Badge.


Parc: Bronte Creek
Nom évenement : Children's Program Saturday and Sunday
Date : July 11, 2015 to August 23, 2015
Location : Campground program area/ amphitheater. Off Bronte Road and Upper Middle.
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

​Every Saturday and Sunday between July 11 and August 23 at 10:00am. Join the Park Rangers for activities geared toward school aged kids which will help them discover the world around them. Topics Might include: soil, bugs, birds, Victorian Pastimes, etc. More Details will be available closer to each program date. Follow us on Twitter or like our facebook page to stay in touch @OPBronteCreek (earn a park ranger card/ stamp or badge).


Parc: Bronte Creek
Nom évenement : Evening Program Saturday Nights
Date : July 11, 2015 to August 22, 2015
Location : Campground off Bronte Road and Upper Middle. Day-visitors are welcome to attend. Amphitheater.
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

​A variety of topics—3-4 will alternate throughout the summer. More details will be posted on park information boards, park activity flyer and on Social Media @OPBronteCreek. Kids can earn a park ranger card/ stamp or badge. Offered each Saturday night between July 11 and August 22, 2015 starting at 8:30pm


Parc: Bronte Creek
Nom évenement : Ranger Ramble
Date : July 17, 2015 to July 17, 2015
Location : Trillium Trail - by Parking lot F on the day-use side. 1219 Burloak Drive.
Event Type: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Description:

​Make a meaningful connection with Nature as you enjoy a guided tour of the Trillium Trail with Park Naturalist Andrew. 10am - 11:00am


Parc: Bronte Creek
Nom évenement : Ask the Ranger
Date : July 17, 2015 to July 17, 2015
Location : Recreation Complex in the Pool Courtyard. Parking lot C or D.
Event Type: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Description:

​Stop by the Recreation Complex to explore a selection of interesting, hands-on props. Speak to a knowledgeable Park Naturalist to ask your questions about the park, wildlife sights and more. 11:00am - 12:00


Parc: Bronte Creek
Nom évenement : Hands-on-Heritage
Date : July 17, 2015 to July 17, 2015
Location : Spruce Lane Farm closest to Parking lot F on the day-use side of park. 1219 Burloak Drive.
Event Type: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Description:

Have you always wanted to learn to play Cricket? This is your chance. All ages and skill levels welcome. Practice your “bat swing” at Spruce Lane Farm as park interpreters teach you the basic skills involved in a favorite Victorian Pastime. Cricket! 2:00 at Spruce Lane Farm.


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 : Out on a Trail
Date : July 17, 2015 to July 17, 2015
Location : Meet at the Quiddity trail head, hike will begin at 10:00 a.m.
Event Type: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Description:

​Join a Park Naturalist on a guided walk to find out more about the park.


Parc: Charleston Lake
Nom évenement : Live Birds of Prey Show
Date : July 25, 2015 to July 25, 2015
Location : Park Amphitheatre
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Come see live birds of prey! ​Join our experts from “Wild Ontario” for an up close look at these birds. An amazing photo opportunity!


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: Chutes
Nom évenement : Healthy Parks Healthy People
Date : July 17, 2015 to July 17, 2015
Location : Day Use Area
Event Type: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Description:

Come celebrate Healthy Parks Healthy People with us at Chutes! Day use is free for all park visitors on Friday, July 17th.


Parc: Craigleith
Nom évenement : Mad About Mushrooms
Date : July 04, 2015 to July 04, 2015
Location : Picnic Shelter
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

It’s a plant…it’s an animal…No, it’s a fungus! Often misunderstood, mushrooms have amazing shapes, colours, quirks and environmental functions that will astound you. Join Park Naturalists from Wasaga Beach at the picnic shelter at 8:00 PM for this interactive slideshow presentation.


Parc: Craigleith
Nom évenement : Family Fishing Week
Date : July 04, 2015 to July 12, 2015
Location : Craigleith Provincial Park
Event Type: Outdoor Skills
Description:

This week allows Canadian residents to enjoy the fun of fishing in Ontario without a license! No fishing gear? Stop by the Park Office where you can sign out Tackleshare fishing rods, reels and tackle.


Parc: Craigleith
Nom évenement : Science North Electricity Show
Date : July 05, 2015 to July 05, 2015
Location : Picnic Shelter
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

At 2:00, ​join Science North for a 45-minute electricity show that is sure to leave you “positively charged”! Free with valid day use or camping permit.


Parc: Craigleith
Nom évenement : Healthy Parks Healthy People: Free Day Use July 17th
Date : July 17, 2015 to July 17, 2015
Location : Craigleith Provincial Park
Event Type: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Description:

Healthy Parks Healthy People is a world-wide movement that celebrates the linkages between nature and human health. In 2015, Ontario Parks is joining in the celebration with free day use access to parks including Craigleith on July 17! For more information, call the Park Office at (705) 445-4467.


Parc: Craigleith
Nom évenement : Canada's Parks Day - History's Alive Campfire
Date : July 18, 2015 to July 18, 2015
Location : Day Use Area
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

​Parks Day is a national event showcasing parks and historic sites in every province and territory in Canada. Celebrate our heritage and enjoy a classic camping pastime at the History’s Alive Campfire! Join Park Historians from Wasaga Beach at the Day Use Area at 8:00 PM for dramatic tales from Craigleith’s and Georgian Bay’s past.


Parc: Craigleith
Nom évenement : The Wreck of the GRIFFON
Date : August 01, 2015 to August 01, 2015
Location : Picnic Shelter
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

​The oldest shipwreck in the Great Lakes has never been found! Join Great Lakes Maritime Historians Cris Kohl and Joan Forsberg for a talk and virtual underwater tour at the picnic shelter at 7:30 PM. Following this half-hour presentation, Cris and Joan will have copies of their new book, The Wreck of the GRIFFON available for sale.


Parc: Craigleith
Nom évenement : Fascinating Fossil Findings
Date : August 22, 2015 to August 22, 2015
Location : Day Use Area
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Join Park Naturalists from Wasaga Beach at 2:00 PM at the Day Use Area to discover the unique fossilized history of Craigleith. We will guide you through the amazing beginnings of Georgian Bay to the establishment of the park today. Discover what makes Craigleith so special by taking a closer look at what’s lying under your feet!


Parc: Craigleith
Nom évenement : Thanksgiving Fest
Date : October 10, 2015 to October 12, 2015
Location : Craigleith Provincial Park
Event Type: Seasonal Event
Description:

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


Parc: Craigleith
Nom évenement : Shivers on the Shale
Date : October 17, 2015 to October 18, 2015
Location : Craigleith Provincial Park
Event Type: Seasonal Event
Description:

Get your scare on this weekend with trick or treating, costume and campsite decorating contests, terrifying ghost stories, pumpkin carving, spooky scavenger hunts and a haunted picnic shelter! Join park staff for a horrifying and haunted weekend.


Parc: Darlington
Nom évenement : Family Fishing Day
Date : July 04, 2015 to July 04, 2015
Location : 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Picnic Area # 4.
Event Type: Outdoor Skills
Description:

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


Parc: Darlington
Nom évenement : Marsh Awareness Weekend
Date : July 11, 2015 to July 12, 2015
Location : Log Cabin - Darlington Provincial Park Check events bulletin board in park for times of programs.
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Log Cabin - Darlington Provincial Park


Parc: Darlington
Nom évenement : Marsh Awareness Weekend
Date : July 11, 2015 to July 12, 2015
Location : Log Cabin
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Join our staff for various activities through out the weekend.

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


Parc: Darlington
Nom évenement : MOOD WALK
Date : July 17, 2015 to July 17, 2015
Location : Log Cabin
Event Type: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Description:

​Join park staff on a guided walk and reconnect with nature.


Parc: Darlington
Nom évenement : Life On The Wing
Date : July 18, 2015 to July 18, 2015
Location : Park Amphitheatre 7:30 pm
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

​Experience birds of prey and bats up close. Learn how these animals have truly mastered living their lives on the wing!


Parc: Darlington
Nom évenement : Ye Olde Woodworker
Date : July 18, 2015 to July 18, 2015
Location : Log Cabin - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

​Join our special guest, Simon, for some olde tyme joinery - He will build a tool chest(without power tools) for storage of our pioneer artifacts and explain their uses.


Parc: Darlington
Nom évenement : Pioneer Days
Date : August 01, 2015 to August 03, 2015
Location : Log Cabin
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

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


Parc: Darlington
Nom évenement : Sciensational Snakes
Date : August 08, 2015 to August 08, 2015
Location : Log Cabin - 3:00 pm
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

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


Parc: Darlington
Nom évenement : Travelling Tackleshare
Date : August 15, 2015 to August 15, 2015
Location : Picnic Area # 4 1:00- 4:00 pm
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

​Join our special guests for some fun & exciting activities.


Parc: Darlington
Nom évenement : Bird Banding
Date : August 30, 2015 to August 30, 2015
Location : Picnic Area # 2 - 8:00 am - Noon
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

​Join special guests as we band some little birds.


Parc: Darlington
Nom évenement : Monarch Weekend
Date : September 05, 2015 to September 06, 2015
Location : Picnic Area # 3, Log Cabin
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

​Find out why the monarch butterfly is a species at risk - Help us “tag” some monarchs and send them on their way to Mexico!


Parc: Darlington
Nom évenement : Monarch Migration
Date : September 06, 2015 to September 06, 2015
Location : Darlington Provincial Park Picnic Area # 3 Shelter
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

3:00 PM - Picnic Shelter # 3

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


Parc: Earl Rowe
Nom évenement : NHE Summer Programming
Date : June 27, 2015 to August 28, 2015
Location : Resource Centre Trails Amphitheatre
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

​Check out our weekly program sheets for locations and times of scheduled events. Programs include: guided hikes, children’s programs, discovery programs, outdoor recreation skills and special events. Programs are included with the price of entrance to the park. Adults are required to attend events with children.


Parc: Earl Rowe
Nom évenement : Learn to Fish Programs
Date : June 27, 2015 to August 23, 2015
Location : Beside the lake, look for the big tent! Fish Ladder Parking Lot
Event Type: Outdoor Skills
Description:

​Join our Learn to Fish staff for an informative and interactive learning experience. Training and equipment is provided. Our staff will teach you how to identify fish and the best places to fish at Earl Rowe. A 2 hour fishing license is provided when you sign up for this session. Check weekly program sheets for dates and times.


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: Emily
Nom évenement : Canadian Canoe Museum - Special Event - Soapstone Carving
Date : July 04, 2015 to July 04, 2015
Location : Picnic Shelter #2
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

​Explore and develop an appreciation for the Inuit art of carving and storytelling by participating in this unique hands-on experience of soapstone carving.


Parc: Emily
Nom évenement : Emily Park 3rd Annual Fishing Derby
Date : July 10, 2015 to July 10, 2015
Location : Park Store and North Beach
Event Type: Sporting Event
Description:

​Join us, in celebration of Family Fishing Week, for our 3rd Annual Fishing Derby. July 4th to 12th you can fish license free so the whole family can participate! Don’t have a rod or gear? We got you covered! Prizes for all participants.


Parc: Emily
Nom évenement : Special Guest Glen Caradus
Date : July 11, 2015 to July 11, 2015
Location : Amphitheatre
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

​A variety of action songs, sing-a-long songs and rounds is what you should expect from our musical guest! Glen’s songs tell us about Canada, its natural history, and what we can do to preserve and enjoy this beautiful country.


Parc: Emily
Nom évenement : Learn To Fish - Fishing Pigeon
Date : July 17, 2015 to July 17, 2015
Location : Register with staff at the Park Gatehouse and then meet at the Park Store
Event Type: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Description:

New to fishing? Come out and try your hand at fishing on the Pigeon River! Learn about fish and the different species that can be found then test out your skills, all gear and safety provided. Sessions will take place throughout the day at 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.


Parc: Emily
Nom évenement : Emily Park Amazing Race
Date : July 18, 2015 to July 18, 2015
Location : Starts at the Amphitheatre
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

​Celebrate National Parks day with us by exploring the park through our family fun race around Emily! Event runs all day!


Parc: Fairbank
Nom évenement : Healthy Parks Health People Celebration
Date : July 17, 2015 to July 17, 2015
Location : Gatehouse Picnic shelter Field behind comfort station
Event Type: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Description:

Appreciation Breakfast for Campers 7am-9am (or until supplies last)

Yoga Demonstration noon

Zumba Demonstration 6pm

“A chalk in the park” Children’s art activity

FREE DAY USE


Parc: Fairbank
Nom évenement : Soak up Science with Science North Enroute!
Date : August 09, 2015 to July 09, 2015
Location : Comfort station
Event Type: Whats Happening
Description:

Science North Enroute Science Caravan presents “Soak up science!”

All about Water. Learn About this precious resource. Enjoy Science at Fairbank Provincial Park


Parc: Finlayson Point
Nom évenement : Finlayson Point - Family Fishing Day
Date : July 11, 2015 to July 11, 2015
Location : Boat Basin and Playground
Event Type: Sporting Event
Description:

Dry Land Casting Competition - Youth Fishing Tournament


Parc: Finlayson Point
Nom évenement : Temagami Deepwater Music Festival
Date : July 17, 2015 to July 19, 2015
Location : At the Municipal Waterfront and the Bunny Miller Theatre in Temagami
Event Type: Music and the Arts
Description:

Folk /Roots Music & More - Performances will be held at the Bunny Miller Theatre and at the Outdoor Stage


Parc: French River
Nom évenement : 9th Annual Festival of the People-Pow Wow
Date : July 11, 2015 to July 11, 2015
Location : French River Visitor Centre Ceremonial Grounds
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

​Everyone is welcome to the 9th Annual Festival of Peoples Pow Wow.


Parc: French River
Nom évenement : Speaking of Wildlife
Date : July 25, 2015 to July 25, 2015
Location : Visitor Centre
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

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


Parc: French River
Nom évenement : Mike Buss Canadian Fur Trade Interpreter
Date : August 01, 2015 to August 01, 2015
Location : Visitor Centre
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

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


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 : 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: Grundy Lake
Nom évenement : Familt Fishing Week
Date : July 04, 2015 to July 12, 2015
Event Type: Whats Happening
Description:

Family Fishing Week July 4-12


Parc: Grundy Lake
Nom évenement : Staff vs. Camper Baseball
Date : July 04, 2015 to July 04, 2015
Location : Smokeys Point
Event Type: Whats Happening
Description:

Staff vs. Camper Baseball. We provide the equipment. Must be 16 or older to play.


Parc: Grundy Lake
Nom évenement : Soapstone and Paddle Carving with Lloyd Stonehouse
Date : July 08, 2015 to July 12, 2015
Location : Picnic Shleter
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Join Lloyd Stonehouse for soapstone and paddle carving July 8-12 at the picnic shelter. Fun for all ages and a great souvenir! $2-120 depending on the materials you purchase.


Parc: Grundy Lake
Nom évenement : Spirit Night
Date : July 11, 2015 to July 11, 2015
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

The spirits come alive at Grundy Lake’s Spirit Night!!


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

​Free Day use at the park. Join us for fun activities all day!!


Parc: Grundy Lake
Nom évenement : Becoming a Nature Nut!
Date : July 17, 2015 to July 17, 2015
Location : Smokey's Point, if raining the program will be moved under the Picnic Shelter
Event Type: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Description:

Do you love spending time outside? Listening to the birds, looking at flowers or exploring the world around you? Join Naturalist Jessica as she teaches you all about how to start nature journaling, use guide books and become a Nature Nut! This fun-filled program will
give you the skills you need to go out and explore Grundy Lake in a new and exciting way! Learn different techniques to help you take home with you new memories of the park to share with friends and family!


Parc: Grundy Lake
Nom évenement : Parks Day
Date : July 18, 2015 to July 18, 2015
Event Type: Whats Happening
Description:

Parks day at Grundy Lake is full of activities and games. White-Squall will be running free stand-up paddle board and kayak clinics at Smokeys Point from 10:00am-5:00pm. The Naturalists will have lots of fun activities planned!


Parc: Grundy Lake
Nom évenement : Staff vs. Camper Baseball
Date : July 18, 2015 to July 18, 2015
Location : Smokeys Point
Event Type: Whats Happening
Description:

​Staff vs. Camper Baseball. We provide the equipment. Must be 16 or older to play.


Parc: Grundy Lake
Nom évenement : Spirit Night
Date : July 25, 2015 to July 25, 2015
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

​The spirits come alive at Grundy Lake’s Spirit Night!


Parc: Grundy Lake
Nom évenement : Staff vs. Camper Baseball
Date : August 01, 2015 to August 01, 2015
Location : Smokeys Point
Event Type: Whats Happening
Description:

​Staff vs. Camper baseball. We provide the equipment. Must be 16 or older to play.


Parc: Grundy Lake
Nom évenement : Soap Stone and Paddle Carving with Lloyd Stonehouse
Date : August 01, 2015 to August 09, 2015
Location : Picnic Shelter
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Join Lloyd Stonehouse for soapstone and paddle carving August 1-9 at the picnic shelter. Fun for all ages and a great souvenir. $2-120 depending on the materials you purchase.


Parc: Grundy Lake
Nom évenement : Spirit Night
Date : August 08, 2015 to August 08, 2015
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

​The spirits come alive at Grundy Lake’s Spirit Night!!


Parc: Grundy Lake
Nom évenement : Whiskey Jack Free Concert
Date : August 09, 2015 to August 09, 2015
Location : Amphitheatre
Event Type: Whats Happening
Description:

Free concert at the amphitheater! Whiskey Jack will be preforming for your enjoyment at 7:00pm on August 9.


Parc: Grundy Lake
Nom évenement : Speaking of Wildlife
Date : August 14, 2015 to August 14, 2015
Location : Amphitheatre
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

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


Parc: Grundy Lake
Nom évenement : Staff vs. Camper Baseball
Date : August 15, 2015 to August 15, 2015
Location : Smokeys Point
Event Type: Whats Happening
Description:

​Staff vs. Camper baseball. We provide the equipment. Must be 16 or older to play.


Parc: Grundy Lake
Nom évenement : Soapstone and Paddle Carving with Lloyd Stonehouse
Date : August 19, 2015 to August 23, 2015
Location : Picnic Shelter
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Join Lloyd Stonehouse for soapstone and paddle carving August 19-23 at the picnic shelter. Fun for all ages and a great souvenir. $2-120 depending on the materials you purchase.


Parc: Grundy Lake
Nom évenement : Paddling Puppeteers!
Date : August 20, 2015 to August 20, 2015
Location : Amphitheatre
Event Type: Whats Happening
Description:

​Paddling Puppeteers! Starts 7:00pm at the amphitheatre on August 20! Come enjoy the musical puppetry of the paddling puppeteers in this all new show!


Parc: Grundy Lake
Nom évenement : Spirit Night
Date : August 22, 2015 to August 22, 2015
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

The spirits come alive at Grundy Lake’s Spirit Night!


Parc: Halfway Lake
Nom évenement : Nature Center Hours and Official Opening
Date : June 28, 2015 to August 22, 2015
Location : Interpretive "Nature Center" located beside the park office
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

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

Hours of Operation are as follows:

Monday 1-4 pm

Tuesday & Wednesday CLOSED

Thursday 1-4pm

Friday 2-5 pm

Saturday 2-5pm

Sunday 1-4 pm

*The Nature Center will be closed for the season after August 22, 2015.*


Parc: Halfway Lake
Nom évenement :
Date : July 03, 2015 to July 03, 2015
Location : Fire pit at 8pm
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Meet park naturalists at the fire pit (by the playground) for our first campfire of the season. Sing some songs, test your Halfway Lake knowledge. Feel free to bring munchies for roasting.


Parc: Halfway Lake
Nom évenement : Canada Day Bike Rodeo
Date : July 04, 2015 to July 04, 2015
Location : Parking Lot by the Park Store
Event Type: Whats Happening
Description:

Join Halfway Campers in celebrating Canada Day with their Annual Bike Parade through Halfway Lake. The parade will take place at 10am at the Parking Lot located by the Park Store. Decorate your bikes and get creative. Scooters and Walkers are also welcome at the event,


Parc: Halfway Lake
Nom évenement :
Date : July 05, 2015 to July 05, 2015
Location : Nature Center at 10am
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Join Naturalists at the Nature Center for a guided wildflower/plant life walk .


Parc: Halfway Lake
Nom évenement : Fire Crew Guest Speaker
Date : July 10, 2015 to July 10, 2015
Location : Outdoor Theatre 1pm
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Join Halfway Lake in Welcoming the Sudbury District Fire Crew back to the park again this summer. Come to the Outdoor Theatre at 1pm for forest fire management demonstrations and a chance to ask any fire related questions to experienced Firefighters.


Parc: Halfway Lake
Nom évenement : Logging Days Activities
Date : July 18, 2015 to July 18, 2015
Location : Outdoor Theatre
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Join Halfway Lake as we celebrate local Logging and Fur Trade History with an afternoon of activities. Halfway Lake, located North of Sudbury, has an extensive history of logging towering white pines for lumber and pulp wood, with remnants of our logging days still visible in a old logging chute on one of the parks many interior lakes, What a better way to celebrate Canada Park’s Day than with us at Halfway Lake’s Annual Logging Days.

Logging Days Activities Start at approximately 1pm. Come down with a team and participate in the games or just come down to watch and cheer. All are welcome.


Parc: Halfway Lake
Nom évenement : WAH Guest Speaker
Date : July 24, 2015 to July 24, 2015
Location : Outdoor Theatre 8:45pm
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Ever found injured or orphaned wildlife and wondered who can help ? Come down to the Outdoor Theatre at 8:45pm and find out. Dale, of Wild At Heart Wildlife Refuge Center located in Walden, will be at Halfway Lake to talk about the work that Wild At Heart does in Sudbury and North Eastern Ontario to care for sick, injured and orphaned wildlife.


Parc: Halfway Lake
Nom évenement : Science North Cool Caravan
Date : July 24, 2015 to July 24, 2015
Location : Outdoor Theatre at 1pm
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Welcome Science North back to Halfway Lake again this year. The theme of this year’s program is “Water”, come to the Outdoor Theatre at 1pm and discover the wonders of water with the help of Science North Blue Coats.


Parc: Halfway Lake
Nom évenement : Andy Fyon Guest Speaker
Date : August 01, 2015 to August 01, 2015
Location : Outdoor Theatre at 8:45 pm
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Welcome Andy Fyon to Halfway Lake Provincial Park. Andy is the Director of the Ontario Geological Survey and “...an amateur naturalist with an interest in all aspects of the near surface of the Earth [...], the geological processes that shape [the Earth] and create [its] landforms and landscapes, the resulting habitats, plants, animals, birds and people…” Join us at the Outdoor Theatre at 8:45pm to discover Halfway Lake geological features and associated native plants.


Parc: Halfway Lake
Nom évenement :
Date : August 27, 2015 to August 30, 2015
Location : Halfway Lake Boat Launch and the Outdoor Theatre (behind the store)
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Join Halfway Lake Provincial Park for its annual Astronomy Star Party Weekend August 27th-30th. Come on out and meet the Sudbury Astronomy Club and get the chance for some telescopic and binocular viewing of the night’s sky.

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

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

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


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's 3rd annual family fishing derby
Date : July 04, 2015 to July 04, 2015
Location : Inverhuron Provincial Park
Event Type: Outdoor Skills
Description:

​Join us for a day of family fishing fun!

Try your best to win the derby. New to fishing? No problem. Park staff will help you catch the big one.

Learn to fish program- 10 am

Fish fillet/ cleaning demonstrations- 1 pm

Casting competition and much more!

Prizes to be won!

Call for more details.


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: Ivanhoe Lake
Nom évenement : Get Crafty, Get Cooperative, and Get Gaming!
Date : July 17, 2015 to July 17, 2015
Location : Visitor Centre
Event Type: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Description:

​From 10am-4pm join our Gate Staff for some fun arts & crafts, and playing fun cooperative games!


Parc: Ivanhoe Lake
Nom évenement : Riddle Me This!
Date : July 17, 2015 to July 17, 2015
Event Type: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Description:

​Pick up the challenge booklet from the Visitor Centre and make your way around the park following clues. Using these clues you will find hints to help you finally solve the big riddle.


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 : Family Fishing Weekend
Date : July 10, 2015 to July 12, 2015
Location : Main Parking Lot (Near Park Entrance)
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

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


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

Meet the Naturalists: Our Natural Heritage Education Team will be in the main falls parking lot from 1:00-4:00pm, with some cool displays and awesome facts to inspire you to get moving! First 30 people to complete one of our scavenger hunts will receive a free pedometer!!

Walk for Well-Being: Join us at Kakabeka Falls Provincial Park to enjoy the scenic views and the sounds of nature while discovering the benefits of being physically active in our park green space. Feel free to bring your dog along and discover the healthy benefits of our furry friends! Join us at Meet the Naturalist program in the Main Falls Parking Lot (near park entrance) @ 2:00 pm.

Special Guest - Fire Technician and Rangers: We will be welcoming a MNRF fire crew and technician to Kakabeka Falls to share how fires can help keep our forests healthy! Learn about the ecological effects of forest fires and some great fire prevention tips and techniques. Join us at the amphitheatre at 7:00 pm.


Parc: Kakabeka Falls
Nom évenement : Parks Day
Date : July 18, 2015 to July 18, 2015
Location : Main Falls Parking Lot 3:30-5:30pm Outdoor Amphitheatre 8:00pm
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Celebrate Parks Day by joining us in the main falls parking lot (near park entrance) for our Parking Lot Pond Study (3:30pm-5:30pm) We are bringing the Pond to you! Discover what’s living in our pond at Kakabeka Falls. Take a closer look at what we found, or try finding and identifying something on your own! Learn about the different parts of an insect and design your own to take home!

OR Attend The Green Mantle Show at 8:00 pm at the amphitheatre! Our legendary host, Green Mantle, will be interviewing some very special guests at Kakabeka Falls to find out what’s new in the forest!


Parc: Kakabeka Falls
Nom évenement : Spirits of the Past
Date : August 01, 2015 to August 01, 2015
Location : Mountain Portage Trail
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

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


Parc: Kettle Lakes
Nom évenement : Healthy Parks Day Parks Jeopardy
Date : July 17, 2015 to July 17, 2015
Event Type: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Description:

​We here at Kettle Lakes believe the first step to leading a healthier lifestyle is to re-connect with nature. Come out to the park as we’ll be sharing different ways you can enjoy your summer experience in the great outdoors, 8:00pm at the Visitor Centre.


Parc: Kettle Lakes
Nom évenement : Christmas in July
Date : July 25, 2015 to July 25, 2015
Event Type: Seasonal Event
Description:

​We are officially 5 months away from Christmas! We’re so happy to announce that Santa has chosen Kettle Lakes as the place to spend his summer vacation this year. While flying over the park in his sleigh, St. Nick gets to observe all the changes that happen in the park. He can’t wait to tell you how the glacial geomorphology has developed over time, and how much the park landscape changes even from season to season.


Parc: Killarney
Nom évenement : Evening Programs
Date : June 26, 2015 to September 04, 2015
Location : George Lake Amphitheatre
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

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

Join us for talks on:

  • Backcountry Bears Join Park Naturalists for an evening full of activities, demonstrations and of course some of “the bear facts” about Killarney’s Black Bears. Misunderstood, and often vilified, Black Bears are creatures deserving of our respect and understanding. In a Wilderness Class Park such as Killarney, learning to coexist with bears is especially important because we are all visitors to land set aside for bears and the rest of the ecosystem to function without interference.
  • Wilderness Wolves Are there wolves in Killarney Park? Join us for an evening where we challenge your misconceptions about the ‘big bad wolf’‘. We will explore how wolves actually benefit the ecosystem and biodiversity.
  • Citizen science Join Park Naturalists and learn how Citizen Science has shaped, and continues to shape, our world and our park. What does citizen science really mean? How can you become a citizen scientist for the park? Why do we need citizen scientists? Come prepared for an evening of inspiration as we explore our individual power to change the world.
  • Acid Rain: The Truth About Turquoise Lakes Have you ever wondered while paddling in Killarney why the lakes are so blue? Their beauty hides a traumatic past. Join us to learn how acid rain has damaged lake ecosystems, where it came from and how these lakes are slowly regaining their ecological integrity.

Parc: Killarney
Nom évenement : Friends of Killarney Parks' Summer Concert Series
Date : July 03, 2015 to August 07, 2015
Location : George Lake Amphitheater
Event Type: Music and the Arts
Description:

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

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

· July 3, 2015: David Leask

· July 10, 2015: Ian Reid

· July 16, 2015: Skarni

· August 7, 2015: Whiskeyjack


Parc: Killarney
Nom évenement : Starry Night in Killarney Park
Date : July 04, 2015 to July 04, 2015
Location : Amphitheatre
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Astronomer Bruce Waters returns to Killarney for another amazing evening of stories and star-gazing. Armed with the 10 inch Meade 2080 LX3 telescope that Bruce and his family generously donated, he will lead us on a journey throughout the universe and back again. Please bring along your flashlights, bug spray, lawn chairs, and questions. Be prepared for an evening with the stars!


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 : Artist in Residence Program- Summer 2015
Date : July 13, 2015 to August 14, 2015
Location : Various locations
Event Type: Music and the Arts
Description:

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


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

· July 13 to 17, 2015: Christy A. Smith

· July 20 to 24, 2015: Danielle Gardner

· August 10 to 14, 2015: Danielle Gardner


Parc: Killarney
Nom évenement : Killarney Provincial Park's First Annual Summer Bioblitz
Date : July 18, 2015 to July 18, 2015
Location : Various
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Our BioBlitz is a race against the clock to count all the species we can find in the park from the morning of July 18, into the evening. Join park naturalists and other volunteers as we embark on a day of learning about all things big and small. In our full day of drop-in style programming, you’ll help us gain insight on Killarney’s ecosystems’ health and learn how to assist researchers. Afterwards, join us for an awards ceremony, where we’ll celebrate everything from the person with the most observations to the person who found the coolest insect.

Details: Meet at amphitheatre at 9:00 am on July 18 for an introduction to the days events and to citizen science.

Naturalists will be posted around the park and in town to answer questions and hold naturalist skills workshops. Some places they will be are: in the office, at the main beach, at dog beach, at the nature centre, at second beach, at the lighthouse, and in town throughout the day. For more detailed schedule of workshops and events contact Park Naturalist Nicole at (705) 287-2891 ext. 235.

The evening will wrap-up with a program at the amphitheater at 8:00 pm. Awards and prizes will be given at this time to our outstanding participants!

This is an informal, all-day event! Feel free to drop in and join us for some or all of the workshops, or just head out on your own and collect observations for our iNaturalist project. Don’t forget your camera, bug spray, sunscreen and rubber boots (if you’ve got them!). Killarney has several day-hiking trails, too, so bring your walking shoes!


Parc: Killarney
Nom évenement : Friends of Killarney Parks' Art Show & Sale
Date : July 25, 2015 to July 26, 2015
Location : Killarney Community Centre
Event Type: Music and the Arts
Description:

Join art lovers at the Friends of Killarney Parks’ annual art show and sale, happening July 25th and 26th from 10:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m on both days. Discover the beauty of the landscape of Killarney and nature’s wild spaces through the inspired works of visual artists. Bring nature home. Visit killarneyartshow.com for more details.


Parc: Killarney
Nom évenement : Group of Seven Guided Hike
Date : August 08, 2015 to August 08, 2015
Location : George Lake Campground
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Join the Friends of Killarney Park on an all-day outing to historic Grace Lake, located on the northwest side of the Park. Re-trace the footsteps of the Group of Seven, as you make your way along Frood Lake by voyageur canoe or pontoon boat. Then hike (1.7 km) into Grace Lake. Enjoy the serenity of the island-dotted lake, participate in an art lesson or take a guided hike to a picturesque lookout.

Time: Departure from George Lake campground by motor coach at 8:30 a.m. Return to George Lake at 6 p.m.

Cost: $50 ($40/FOKP members)

Space is limited. Sign up today! Contact: kris@friendsofkillarneypark.ca.


Parc: Killarney
Nom évenement : AY Jackson Guided Hike
Date : August 08, 2015 to August 08, 2015
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Take part in a guided hike that is part of a weekend packed with events for the Friends of Killarney Parks’ Annual Group of Seven Festival. Join park naturalists Rachelle and Ian as they delve into the life and experiences of AY Jackson as we hike to AY Jackson Lake. Learn about the man behind the formation of Killarney Provincial Park and about what drew him back here again and again.

Time: 2:00 pm

Location: Meet at Second Beach – hike will proceed into the East end of the La Cloche trail to AY Jackson lake, and then return the same way.

Bring sturdy shoes for hiking, water, and sunscreen.


Parc: Killarney
Nom évenement : Monochromatic Masterpieces
Date : August 08, 2015 to August 08, 2015
Location : Dog Beach (West of Main Beach)
Event Type: Music and the Arts
Description:

As part of the Annual Friends of Killarney Group of Seven Festival, come celebrate the beauty of Killarney by painting en plein air through the exploration of single hue! Danielle will work with you to understand the use of light and shadow through watercolour.

Time: 9:30 am

Space is limited. Sign up today! Contact Nicole at nicole.rulff@ontario.ca, or call (705) 287-2891 ext. 235.


Parc: Killarney
Nom évenement : Art in the Park
Date : August 09, 2015 to August 09, 2015
Location : Meet at Second Beach
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

As part of the Annual Group of Seven Festival put on by the Friends of Killarney Park, join us for some art in the park! This event will take you on a short hike to AY Jackson Lake to participate in a unique watercolour workshop by artist Marlies Schoenefeld. Learn and experience what artists of the Group of Seven would have experienced in their own journeys into the park.

Time: 9:30 am

Space is limited. Sign up today! Contact Nicole at nicole.rulff@ontario.ca , or call (705) 287-2891 ext. 235.


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 : White Squall SUP Board and Kayak Demo
Date : July 08, 2015 to July 08, 2015
Location : Day Use Beach
Event Type: Outdoor Skills
Description:

​Try paddling a kayak or a Stand Up Paddle Board with our friends from White Squall. 10am-1pm


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 : Love is in the Air
Date : July 18, 2015 to July 18, 2015
Location : Amphitheatre
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

​Due to popular demand, the Killbear musical is back again this summer! Join us for a night of songs and laughter and watch the naturalists try to explain animal courtship in this hilarious crowd-pleasing show.


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 : All You Need is Love
Date : July 30, 2015 to July 30, 2015
Location : Amphitheatre
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

​Due to popular demand, Killbear the Musical is BACK!


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: Lake Superior
Nom évenement : Living on the Edge - Guided Hike
Date : July 17, 2015 to July 17, 2015
Location : Meet at Katherine Cove 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Event Type: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Description:

Guided Hike

Hike a section of the Coastal Trail and discover the incredible plants and critters that have adapted to the rugged shoreline and harsh climate of the world’s largest freshwater lake.


Parc: Lake Superior
Nom évenement : Park Talks
Date : July 17, 2015 to July 17, 2015
Location : Visitors Centre (Agawa Bay) - 8:00 PM
Event Type: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Description:

Evening Program

Through a series of short talks, park staff will share some of their favourite features of Lake Superior Provincial Park.


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 : Songs Around the Campfire
Date : July 10, 2015 to July 10, 2015
Location : Visitor Centre Campfire Circle
Event Type: Music and the Arts
Description:

​Join us in listening to one of our favourite musicians with an evening of fun filled tunes! The program will begin at 7:00 pm at the Visitor Centre Campfire Circle.


Parc: MacGregor Point
Nom évenement : Live Bird of Prey Show
Date : July 11, 2015 to July 11, 2015
Location : Visitor Centre Campfire Circle
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Join us with Wild Ontario to learn about some of the most fearsome predators in the bird world! Get to know some birds of prey in a live show at 2:00 pm!


Parc: MacGregor Point
Nom évenement : Healthy Parks Healthy People
Date : July 17, 2015 to July 17, 2015
Location : Visitor Centre
Event Type: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Description:

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

10:00am: Mood Walk - Come on out and join us for a relaxing hike where you will have the opportunity to improve your mood and your outlook on what spending time in nature means to you!

1:00pm: Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre will be bringing their portable environmental mini putt for everyone to enjoy!

2:00pm: Bike Hike - Bring your bicycle and come for a nice ride along the beautiful Lake Huron shoreline where we will stop to talk about some of the incredible landscape features MacGregor has to offer!

7:00pm: A walk on the wild side: Nature on the Bruce - Learn from renowned naturalist Peter Middleton about some of the most important things that you can find along the Bruce Peninsula!

All Day:

Amazing Race - Participate in the unveiling of our annual Amazing Race. See if your family can win the top time for the summer!

Explore the Bruce - Explore the Bruce will be at the park all day promoting their county wide “Scavenger Hunt!” Be sure to check it out if you feel like getting to know more of the beautiful Bruce!


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 who stole Gregor’s 40th birthday cake.


Parc: MacGregor Point
Nom évenement : MacGregor's Got Talent
Date : July 25, 2015 to July 26, 2015
Location : Visitor Centre - Campfire Circle
Event Type: Music and the Arts
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 : Gregor's 40th Birthday Party
Date : August 01, 2015 to August 01, 2015
Location : Visitor Centre - Campfire Circle
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Come celebrate Gregor the Spotted Turtle’s 40th birthday by enjoying a live reptile show with Sciensational Snakes at 2:00pm in the Campfire Circle!


Parc: MacGregor Point
Nom évenement : Mystery Evening Encore
Date : August 04, 2015 to August 04, 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 find out who ate Gregor the Spotted Turtle’s birthday cake! Meet us at the Visitor Centre Campfire Circle at 7:30 pm!


Parc: MacGregor Point
Nom évenement : Birds Along the Way
Date : August 07, 2015 to August 07, 2015
Location : Visitor Centre
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Join us in welcoming well known naturalist Peter Middleton as he teaches about the feathered flyers that we find around the park. Meet at the Visitor Centre at 7:00 pm. See you there!


Parc: MacGregor Point
Nom évenement : Live Birds of Prey Show
Date : August 08, 2015 to August 08, 2015
Location : Visitor Centre - Campfire Circle
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Come out to see the most fearsome flyers in North America! Join us in the Visitor Centre Campfire Circle at 2:00 pm for a live raptor show with Wild Ontario.


Parc: MacGregor Point
Nom évenement : Living Landscapes - the worlds of the MacGregor Point beaches
Date : August 10, 2015 to August 10, 2015
Location : Visitor Centre
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Meet renowned naturalist Peter Middleton at the Visitor Centre at 10:00 am to enjoy the beautiful lake shore and to learn some interesting features of this unique ecosystem.


Parc: MacGregor Point
Nom évenement : Live Reptile Show
Date : August 15, 2015 to August 15, 2015
Location : Visitor Centre - Campfire Circle
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Come to the Visitor Centre at 2:00pm to see a live reptile show with Scales Nature Park!


Parc: MacGregor Point
Nom évenement : Live Mammal Show!
Date : August 22, 2015 to August 22, 2015
Location : Visitor Centre - Campfire Circle
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Come out to a live mammal show with Speaking of Wildlife at 2:00pm at the Visitor Centre and learn about some of the amazing mammals that live in Ontario!


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 find out who ate Gregor the Spotted Turtle’s birthday cake! Meet us at the Visitor Centre Campfire Circle at 7:30 pm!


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: Marten River
Nom évenement :
Date : June 26, 2015 to August 30, 2015
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Fridays and Sundays 1:30 pm

Saturdays 10:30 am & 1:30 pm

Step into the late 19th century at this replica logging camp and museum that houses hundreds of original logging artefacts and documents. Guided tour includes award-winning short film plus a visit to blacksmith shop, cookery, bunk house, camp office, stable, hay barn, and scaler’s shack.


Parc: Marten River
Nom évenement :
Date : June 26, 2015 to August 29, 2015
Location : Logging Camp Theatre
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Fridays and Saturdays 7 pm

More than 50 various park-produced slide shows that delve into the park’s flora, fauna and rich logging history, plus nature films.


Parc: Marten River
Nom évenement :
Date : June 28, 2015 to August 30, 2015
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

A one-kilometre guided hike through a transition forest that boasts old growth white pine older than 350 years and concludes at a mature black spruce bog. Various themes are explored.


Parc: Marten River
Nom évenement :
Date : July 09, 2015 to July 12, 2015
Location : Indoor Theatre & Day-Use Beach
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Join the North Bay Astronomy Club for a close-up look at the skies through a variety of telescopes, weather permitting. But even if it rains come on out Friday, July 10 at 7:30 p.m. for a celestial slide show at the park’s indoor theatre and find out “What is a Galaxy” with Bob Chapman. On Saturday, July 11, at 7:30 p.m. a slide show featuring summer constellations, astrophotography and more will be held a the theatre. On both nights, once it get dark, join the amateur astronomers at the day-use beach for a tour of the constellations. Campers are encouraged to drop by the club’s campsite in day use anytime with their questions.


Parc: Marten River
Nom évenement :
Date : July 18, 2015 to July 19, 2015
Location : Logging Camp
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

On Saturday enjoy the 25th Annual Lumberjack Day complete with logging contests, chainsaw and blacksmith demonstrations, armament displays, militia re-enactments a traditional logger’s lunch, and evening musical entertainment. A pancake breakfast Sunday morning concludes the event.


Parc: Marten River
Nom évenement :
Date : July 18, 2015 to July 18, 2015
Location : Logging Camp
Event Type: Seasonal Event
Description:

Award-winning tribute artist Wayne Miller Jr. brings his talented version of Johnny Cash to the stage. The 7 p.m. concert starts with local entertainment, including cultural, country and rock music, that will bookend Wayne’s 8 p.m. hour-long show.


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 : 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 : It's All About the Birds
Date : July 04, 2015 to July 04, 2015
Location : Lally Homestead Parking Lot at 6:30AM
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

This year, we are excited to offer a series of Saturday Bird Hikes led by expert local birder and Park Naturalist Mark Read*. These 1½ -2 hour hikes are designed for the intermediate to advanced birder. The second guided hike, on Saturday 4th July will look for Canadian Shield specialities such as Golden-winged Warbler, Yellow-throated Vireo, Scarlet Tanager and Indigo Bunting. A third hike will be held on the 11th July, but please check back for expected species and location. Regular camping or day-use permit required. Day-use permits available at the start of the hike ($14.50/vehicle, cash only).

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


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 : It's All About the Birds
Date : July 11, 2015 to July 11, 2015
Location : To be determined. Check back here a few days before.
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

This year, we are excited to offer a series of Saturday Bird Hikes led by expert local birder and Park Naturalist Mark Read*. These 1½ -2 hour hikes are designed for the intermediate to advanced birder. The first guided hike, on Saturday 27th June, will look for both edge and Canadian Shield specialities such as Golden-winged Warbler, Black-billed Cuckoo, Scarlet Tanager and Indigo Bunting. Further hikes will be held on 4th and 11th July, but please check back here for details of expected species and start points. Regular camping or day-use permit required. Day-use permits available at the start of the hike ($14.50/vehicle, cash only).

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


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 and go for a paddle, visit the park visitor centre, take pictures, explore nature and most importantly celebrate being healthy and being in parks!

Want to learn more about Healthy Parks Healthy People? Join us on the Main Beach at 12 Noon for the opening Ceremony.

A special Murphys Point Magnificent Race will be taking place at 12:30 PM, for more information see Murphys Point - Murphys Point Magnificent Race on the park’s events page.

A guided mine hike at the Silver Queen Mine will be taking place at 10:00 AM , PLEASE pre-register at the gate.


Parc: Murphys Point
Nom évenement : The Murphys Point Magnificent Race
Date : July 17, 2015 to July 17, 2015
Location : The event will start at the park's Amphitheatre and take visitors through Fallows Campground, to the Day Use Beach and Main Beach
Event Type: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Description:

Join us between 12:30 PM and 1:30:PM to begin your Magnificent Race through Murphys Point. The race; complete with a series of challenges that will showcase some of the cool programs and features Murphys Point has to offer, will take one to two hours to complete, cover approximately 3km and is geared towards a family crowd. That being said, all are invited to participate and explore the magnificent Murphys Point! #HPHP


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: Neys
Nom évenement : Family Fishing Weekend at Neys
Date : July 10, 2015 to July 12, 2015
Location : Visitor Centre
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Try your luck at fishing! Visit the Gatehouse to borrow our fishing rods and tackle. Join a park naturalist for a ‘Meet the Naturalist’ session to discover the fish of the Little Pic River and Lake Superior!


Parc: Neys
Nom évenement : Lake Superior Sun and Sand Weekend
Date : July 17, 2015 to July 19, 2015
Location : Visitor Centre
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description: Don’t miss a weekend of fascinating programs based on Lake Superior and the species that call the rugged north shore home! From 1-4 pm on Saturday afternoon, participate in our 2nd Annual Neys BioBlitz event. Join Ecologists, Biologists, and Naturalists in the quest to identify and record as many species within the park as possible. Participate in a program or hike a trail to receive a Lake Superior Sun and Sand Weekend ‘swag bag’.

For more information call Laura at 807-229-1624.


Parc: Neys
Nom évenement : Tai Chi on the Neys Beach
Date : July 17, 2015 to July 17, 2015
Location : Prisoners Cove
Event Type: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Description:

​Join Tai Chi instructor Duncan McKay for Tai Chi on the Neys Beach from 7 -8 pm. Come out for a Tai Chi session to be active, enjoy the outdoors, and relieve stress for a healthy body and mind! Wear comfortable clothing and bring water.


Parc: Neys
Nom évenement : "Keep Calm and Hike On"
Date : July 17, 2015 to July 17, 2015
Location : The Dune Trail Head 2:00 pm
Event Type: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Description:

​Join a park naturalist for a guided hike to explore how biodiversity contributes to a healthy planet and healthy people. “May the forest be with you”.


Parc: Neys
Nom évenement : Neys BioBlitz
Date : July 18, 2015 to July 18, 2015
Location : Visitor Centre
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

​Celebrate Canada’s Parks Day by participating in the 2nd Annual Neys BioBlitz event from 1-4 pm! Join Ecologists, Biologists, and Naturalists for a quest to identify and record as many species of birds, mammals, amphibians, reptiles, insects, fish, and plants as possible. Sturdy footwear is recommended. Bring water & cameras!


Parc: Neys
Nom évenement : 30th Annual Neys Nostalgia Days/Neys' 50th Anniversary
Date : August 07, 2015 to August 09, 2015
Location : Visitor Centre and the Little Pic Picnic Shelter
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Join park staff to celebrate Neys Provincial Park’s 50th Anniversary and the 30th Annual Neys Nostalgia Days. Join us for guided hikes, fun challenges, musical entertainment, and activities throughout the weekend. Stop by the Visitor Centre to write a letter, draw a picture, or submit a photography to place in our time capsule (to be opened for Neys’ 75th Anniversary). On Saturday afternoon, enjoy a traditional bowl of pea soup & bannock and not-so-traditional cupcakes. Don’t miss history in the making!

For more information call Laura at 807-229-1624.


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

​Healthy refreshing snacks will be available at Oastler Lake Provincial Park as well as free one hour beach toy rentals (pending weather and availability) and free games for kids. This event will take place from 12:00 - 8:00 p.m.


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: Pancake Bay
Nom évenement : Yoga on the Beach
Date : July 17, 2015 to July 17, 2015
Location : We'll be starting at 1:00 p.m. and meeting at the Picnic Shelter before heading down to the beach.
Event Type: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Description:

​Whether you’re a yoga enthusiast, or have never done a downward dog in your life, Yoga on the Beach is sure to be a great workout for your body, mind and spirit! Join a local yoga instructor in a serene beach setting to celebrate Healthy Parks, Healthy People Day. Don’t worry about day use fees, there will be free day use until 10PM on the 17th, just grab your towel and head to the Picnic Shelter!


Parc: Pancake Bay
Nom évenement : Staff vs. Campers Soccer Baseball
Date : July 17, 2015 to July 17, 2015
Location : Back Field of the Main Office (Marker #12650, Hwy 17N)
Event Type: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Description:

​The Pancake Bay staff are training as we speak to be worthy competition in this year’s Staff vs. Campers soccer baseball game! All ages are welcome to join us in the back field of the Main Office at 6:30PM for a fun game of soccer baseball in the great outdoors. No equipment is necessary and water will be provided.


Parc: Pancake Bay
Nom évenement : Adventure Days Weekend
Date : August 07, 2015 to August 09, 2015
Location : Park Wide!
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

The Adventure Days Weekend brings fun, food and entertainment for all ages! Sports games, naturalist-led programs, a staff-run parade, contests, concerts and a fish fry are just a few of the highlights of the weekend. Check out our Park Tabloid or Calendar of Events for more details!


Parc: Petroglyphs
Nom évenement : Evening Program- Mysteries Cast in Shadow
Date : July 11, 2015 to July 11, 2015
Location : Learning Place Visitor Centre
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Please join us for a unique opportunity to see the Petroglyphs also known as the Teaching Rocks in a night setting. Using lights cast across the rock, shadows are created within the carvings making the varying shapes apparent. The program begins with a showing of the film “The Teachings Rocks” before going to the Petroglyphs site for a guided tour. We will also explore some aspects of Algonkian Culture. The event takes place from 7:30 -10:00 pm and is free of charge with a valid park permit. Visitors can purchase a vehicle permit for the day at the Learning Place Visitor Centre during regular hours or during the evening program from 7:30pm- 8:30pm. You may wish to bring a flashlight.


Parc: Petroglyphs
Nom évenement : Evening Program- Mysteries Cast in Shadow
Date : July 25, 2015 to July 25, 2015
Location : Learning Place Visitor Centre
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Please join us for a unique opportunity to see the Petroglyphs also known as the Teaching Rocks in a night setting. Using lights cast across the rock, shadows are created within the carvings making the varying shapes apparent. The program begins with a showing of the film “The Teachings Rocks” before going to the Petroglyphs site for a guided tour. We will also explore some aspects of Algonkian Culture. The event takes place from 7:30 -10:00 pm and is free of charge with a valid park permit. Visitors can purchase a vehicle permit for the day at the Learning Place Visitor Centre during regular hours or during the evening program from 7:30pm- 8:30pm. You may wish to bring a flashlight.


Parc: Petroglyphs
Nom évenement : Evening Program- Mysteries Cast in Shadow
Date : August 08, 2015 to August 08, 2015
Location : Learning Place Visitor Centre
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Please join us for a unique opportunity to see the Petroglyphs also known as the Teaching Rocks in a night setting. Using lights cast across the rock, shadows are created within the carvings making the varying shapes apparent. The program begins with a showing of the film “The Teachings Rocks” before going to the Petroglyphs site for a guided tour. We will also explore some aspects of Algonkian Culture. The event takes place from 7:30 -10:00 pm and is free of charge with a valid park permit. Visitors can purchase a vehicle permit for the day at the Learning Place Visitor Centre during regular hours or during the evening program from 7:30pm- 8:30pm. You may wish to bring a flashlight.


Parc: Petroglyphs
Nom évenement : Evening Program- Mysteries Cast in Shadow
Date : August 22, 2015 to August 22, 2015
Location : Learning Place Visitor Centre
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Please join us for a unique opportunity to see the Petroglyphs also known as the Teaching Rocks in a night setting. Using lights cast across the rock, shadows are created within the carvings making the varying shapes apparent. The program begins with a showing of the film “The Teachings Rocks” before going to the Petroglyphs site for a guided tour. We will also explore some aspects of Algonkian Culture. The event takes place from 7:30 -10:00 pm and is free of charge with a valid park permit. Visitors can purchase a vehicle permit for the day at the Learning Place Visitor Centre during regular hours or during the evening program from 7:30pm- 8:30pm. You may wish to bring a flashlight.


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 : Improve your physical and mental well-being with a guided hike, on foot or by bike! Find details on our activity sheet: http://www.pinerypark.on.ca/pdf%20files/active.pdf.
Event Type: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Description:

Join Pinery staff and partners to celebrate Healthy Parks Healthy People Day. The Park Store Restaurant will be featuring a Greek Pita with a bottle of water for a special price of $8.99 for the day. The Park Store will be featuring products that promote healthy lifestyle while having a light touch on the ecology of the Park. Join the Pinery Walkers at 9:30am at the Heritage Trail for a walk through the Oak Savanna, on this fully accessible trail. Various other Natural Heritage Education 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 : Hike Ontario Guided Hike
Date : July 17, 2015 to July 17, 2015
Location : 1:30 pm at Hickory and Bittersweet trails and 3:30 pm at Wilderness trail
Event Type: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Description:

​Join Hike Ontario leaders Mark and Judy Ponti-Sgargi as they guide you through some of the Pinery’s beautiful trails! Each hike will take approximately 45 minutes, open to all ages!


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
Location : Gloves and garbage bags will be provided. Please dress appropriately for the weather. Sunscreen is a must, and although you probably won't be bothered by mosquitoes there may be some biting flies, so bug spray is recommended. Meet at the Visitor Centre between 10 AM and noon to pick up your materials and receive your assigned portion of shoreline. Please pre-register at http://www.shorelinecleanup.ca/en/cleanup/event/fall2015/pinery-provincial-park or call 519-243-8539 for free park entry!
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 : Shoestring Atronomy! - Astronomy Night in the Park
Date : July 17, 2015 to July 18, 2015
Location : Interpretive Centre/Amphitheater and Recreation Field
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

​Astronomy doesn’t have to be expensive. Take a quick look at what you can see with nothing more then simple equipment and binoculars! Join astronomer Fancois Van Heerden on Friday night for star gazing and on Saturday come to enjoy his astronomy presentation at the Interpretive Centre at 8:30pm. There will be an amazing star display with his telescope where you can check out the rings of Saturn and other deep space objects! Don’t miss solar viewing on Saturday afternoon in the Recreation Field.


Parc: Port Burwell
Nom évenement : Snakes and Turtles and Frogs OH MY!
Date : July 25, 2015 to July 25, 2015
Location : Interpretive Centre/Amphitheater
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

The Long Point Basin area is rich in biodiversity and is home to 19 different species of snakes and turtles! Unfortunately, many of these species are at risk provincially and nationally. The Long Point Basin Land Trust works to help conserve these animals and their homes through our Conserving Carolinian Reptile program. Join stewardship coordinator Jenna Siu on Saturday morning at 10:30 for an in-depth look at some fascinating reptiles!


Parc: Port Burwell
Nom évenement : MNRF Canine Services Unit Demonstration
Date : August 08, 2015 to August 08, 2015
Location : Recreation Field
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

​Come and meet Conservation Officer Sean Cronsberry and his four-legged partner Timber to learn all about the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry’s Canine Unit. Join them as they conduct an educational demonstration on how Timber can detect concealed wildlife, fish, firearms, track violators and lost persons! Takes place at the Recreation Field at 10:30am!


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 : Nordic Pole Walking
Date : July 17, 2015 to July 17, 2015
Location : Lighthouse Interpretive Centre
Event Type: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Description:

​Nordic Walking was been shown to be 40% more effective at exercising muscles and burning calories than normal walking. Want to try it out? Meet instructor Jaye Yarrien today at Presqu’ile, she will provide the poles and Presqu’ile will provide the scenery for a fun and healthy walk. Walks will occur at 11:00 a.m. and 2 p.m.


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 : July 04, 2015 to July 04, 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 : Song Warrior Drumming Evening
Date : July 04, 2015 to July 04, 2015
Location : Teaching Place, Dawson Trail Campgrounds
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Join us in celebrating Anishinaabe culture with the Jordan Family Drum from Lac La Croix First Nation.


Parc: Quetico
Nom évenement : Traditional Anishinaabe Art Workshop with Simone McLeod, Aki-egwaniizid
Date : July 11, 2015 to July 11, 2015
Location : Teaching Place, Dawson Trail Campgrounds
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Join Artist in Residence, Simone McLeod, Aki-egwaniizid, in exploring the rich and colourful world of traditional Anishinaabe art. For more information, please go to http://www.quetico100.com. $20.00/participant. Limited to 12 registrants. E-mail: susan.bourne@ontario.ca to register.


Parc: Quetico
Nom évenement : French Lake Guided Paddle, Sweet Grass Yoga and Friday Night Film and Talk
Date : July 17, 2015 to July 17, 2015
Location : Meet at the Grass Beach for 3:00 p.m for guided paddle. Yoga will take place at 4:30 pm at the Teaching Place. Friday Night Film and Talk will start at 7:30 p.m. 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. A night film and talk about Freshwater Ecosystems will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Teaching Place.

All programs take place at the Dawson Trail Campgrounds, Quetico Provincial Park. Please go to http://www.quetico100.com for further information.


Parc: Quetico
Nom évenement : Arts in the Park Weekend
Date : July 31, 2015 to August 03, 2015
Location : Teaching Place, Grassy Beach and the Information and Heritage Pavilion
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

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


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.

4:00 PM: Casting Competition & Face Painting, meet at Group Site 603

7:00 PM: Sunset Festival: A campfire, s’mores & songs; meet at Group Site 603


Parc: Rock Point
Nom évenement : Daily Programs at Rock Point Provincial Park
Date : June 26, 2015 to September 04, 2015
Location : Park staff will lead various family programs throughout the summer at different locations within the park. Current listings are posted at the Washrooms, park office, Park store, Day Use and group camping area. You can also obtain a copy when you arrive at the park.
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

From Tyke time, Hands on Nature program, guided hikes, campfires, evening programs and special guests. We will enhance your summer. There is no additional charge for these programs. There will be activities for you and your family to get involved in.


Parc: Rock Point
Nom évenement : Birds of Prey - Special Guest
Date : July 04, 2015 to July 04, 2015
Location : Picnic Shelter - Day Use
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

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


Parc: Rock Point
Nom évenement : Mysterious Night Skies
Date : July 10, 2015 to July 10, 2015
Location : Picnic Shelter - Day Use
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Join park staff and special guest from the Royal Astronomical Society of Niagara for part 1 of 2 evening programs. Let’s take a slide tour of our Mysterious Night skies. Have you ever wanted to explore the night skies and all the mystery within. Let’s check out some Stars and their constellations, nebulas, galaxies planets and so much more.


Parc: Rock Point
Nom évenement : Mysterious Night Skies 2
Date : July 11, 2015 to July 11, 2015
Location : Picnic Shelter - Day Use
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

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


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: Rushing River
Nom évenement : Family Fishing Week
Date : July 04, 2015 to July 12, 2015
Location : Fish for FREE throughout Ontario. Specific events at Rushing River PP are at the Museum or Amphitheatre.
Event Type: Outdoor Skills
Description:

Family Fishing Week is a province-wide opportunity for Canadian residents to fish Ontario waters without the otherwise mandatory fishing version outdoors card. Rushing River’s Natural Heritage Museum is having a series of events throughout the week about fish and to promote fishing:

- TackleShare is an all-summer opportunity for anyone to borrow a rod and tackle to try out fishing. TackleShare equipment can be found at the Museum and the Northside Nook at Rushing River PP. It is initiated by the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (OFAH) and proudly sponsored by Ontario Power Generation.

- July 4th, 11am: Meet Percy the Perch! (Children’s Program): Live at the Amphitheatre, come visit Dogtooth Lake’s most popular fish, Percy! Percy will be answering some common questions about the Lake and about himself!

- July 4th, 1-5pm: Fish with NHE. Want to try fishing but don’t know exactly where to start? Come on over to the museum and NHE staff will be happy to introduce you to fishing and get you started on the lakeshore. Borrow tackle and a rod from the Museum or the Northside Nook with TackleShare!

- July 5th, 2-6pm: Fish with NHE (see description above)

- July 6th, 2-6pm: Fish with NHE (see description above)

- July 7th, 3-4pm: Join Darcy on the Northside Beach to explore fish and what allows them to live in our lakes.

- July 8th, 8-9pm: Conservation Officer Steve Harkof will be at the Amphitheatre to let you know what the fishing requirements and restrictions are, as well as bringing along some fish that you can see up close! Find out what you can catch and how to ID your fish!

- July 10th, 2-6pm: Fish with NHE (see description above).


Parc: Rushing River
Nom évenement : Art in the Park
Date : July 11, 2015 to July 11, 2015
Location : Natural Heritage Museum
Event Type: Music and the Arts
Description:

The focus is art inspired by the Park! ​Join local watercolour artist Irene McCuaig to painting park landscapes. She’ll be providing an in-depth class to ten lucky individuals from 2-3pm (sign up at the Museum beforehand). Interested in just getting your hands dirty? Join in the fun all afternoon with materials the Museum will provide. Irene will be available until 4pm to paint, mingle, and answer any questions you may have. Come by and tap into her expertise!


Parc: Rushing River
Nom évenement : Healthy Park Healthy People
Date : July 17, 2015 to July 17, 2015
Location : Rushing River 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 at Rushing River. Come visit our NHE staff at the Natural History Museum, open 10 am to 8 pm. Take part in a guide hike along the Beaver Pond Trail at 11am (meet at the trailhead). Friends of Rushing River are thrilled to support Ontario Parks in the promotion of Healthy Parks Healthy People. “Friends” will be at the Park from 1:00 to 7:00 pm with free giveaways that promote fun, healthy and active lifestyles for families. Plan dinner here and stay past dark: we’ll have Peter here with his telescope to talk Astronomy and look at the stars!


Parc: Rushing River
Nom évenement : Canada's Parks Day
Date : July 18, 2015 to July 18, 2015
Location : Rushing River Provincial Park
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

​To Celebrate Parks across Canada and the biodiversity they protect, Rushing River will be hosting a BioBlitz throughout the day and dusk! We’ll be collecting sightings of as many species as possible within our park. The more eyes and ears to participate, the better! Visit the Natural Heritage Museum upon your arrival to learn more and get exploring. We’ll be using the classic pen and paper as well as trying out iNaturalist’s free app that allows you to catalogue the plants and animals you find. If you do want to use the app, join the Rushing River Provincial Park Wildlife Project to have your sightings added to our project!


Parc: Samuel de Champlain
Nom évenement : Voyageur Adventure Tours
Date : June 26, 2015 to September 06, 2015
Location : Sign up in advance at the Mattawa River Visitor Centre
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Take a journey back in time as you paddle along the historic Mattawa River in a 30-foot replica Voyageur Canoe. Two expert guides will share with you the stories of the Mattawa as you experience first-hand the life of the voyageurs. Various tours are offered throughout the week.


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 : Evening Canoe HIke
Date : July 17, 2015 to July 17, 2015
Location : Jingwakoki Boat Launch
Event Type: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Description:

Join us out on the calm evening waters of Moore Lake as we take a gentle paddle journey up the Amable du Fond River. We will discover the wildlife that make the river their home and encounter some of Ontario’s most iconic animals. This event will start at 7:30 p.m.


Parc: Samuel de Champlain
Nom évenement : The Flight of the Dragon
Date : July 17, 2015 to July 17, 2015
Location : Wabashkiki Trail
Event Type: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Description:

Dragonflies are as unique and diverse as the habitats they live in. Come for a walk along the beautiful Wabashkiki trail to explore these ancient hunters, and try your hand at catching one! The hike will begin at 10:30 a.m.


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 : Healthy Parks, Healthy People
Date : July 17, 2015 to July 17, 2015
Location : Amphitheatre
Event Type: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Description:

​Feathered Friends Amphitheatre 10AM

Flock to this PRESCHOOL PROGRAM and join Carlin to discover same of Sandbanks feathered friends. All children MUST be accompanied by an adult.


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 New Wave
Date : September 19, 2015 to September 19, 2015
Location : On September 19, Sandbanks Provincial Park in Prince Edward County plays home to the Sandbanks New Waves Festival, hosting tons of independent music, art, food, and film. Sandbanks Provincial Park - The Amphitheatre located by the Outlet River.
Event Type: Music and the Arts
Description:

MUSIC, ARTS, HARVEST

Featuring:

Sarah Harmer, Apostle of Hustle, Thus Owls, Aroara, Miracle Fortress, Suuns and Jerusalem in My Heart, and Folly & The Hunter.

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


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: Sandbar Lake
Nom évenement : Healthy Parks Healthy People
Date : July 17, 2015 to July 17, 2015
Event Type: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Description:

Come out to Sandbar Lake for Healthy People Healthy Parks day, where the park entry fee is free. We will hold a hike on one of the trails. People who participate in the hike will be entered into a draw for a free canoe or kayak rental to promote getting active.


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! The four sessions will be at 10:00 am, 11:00 am, 1:00 pm and 2:00 p.m.


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: Six Mile Lake
Nom évenement : HPHP Celebration Day!
Date : July 17, 2015 to July 17, 2015
Location : Six Mile Lake Provincial Park
Event Type: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Description:

Come out to Six Mile Lake Provincial Park for the Healthy Parks Healthy People Celebration. FREE DAY USE on July 17th, 2015.

We will be featuring special events all day long!

8:00 am – 9:00 am Yoga on the Beach (Meet at Birch Beach)

10:00 am Species at Risk Guided Hike (Meet at Living Edge Trail near campsite #41)

2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Sand Sculpture Competition (Birch Beach)

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Meet the Naturalist – Healthy Park Environments (Birch Beach)

5:30 pm Wild Edible Plants Guided Hike (Meet at Living Edge Trail near campsite #41)

9:30 pm Guided Night Hike (Meet at the Picnic Shelter and bring a flashlight!)


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.

Ask the Naturalist at the Kabeyun Trailhead @ 10 am - 2 pm

Eco Superior Bike Rodeo at Marie Louise Lake Campground 2 pm - 4 pm

Evening Interpretive Programme - TBA


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: Sturgeon Bay
Nom évenement : Children's Program
Date : July 09, 2015 to July 09, 2015
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

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


Parc: Sturgeon Bay
Nom évenement : Children's Program
Date : July 16, 2015 to July 16, 2015
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

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


Parc: Sturgeon Bay
Nom évenement : Children's Program
Date : July 23, 2015 to July 23, 2015
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

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


Parc: Sturgeon Bay
Nom évenement : Children's Program
Date : July 30, 2015 to July 30, 2015
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

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


Parc: Sturgeon Bay
Nom évenement : Children's Progra,
Date : August 06, 2015 to August 06, 2015
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

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


Parc: Sturgeon Bay
Nom évenement : Children's Program
Date : August 13, 2015 to August 13, 2015
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

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


Parc: Sturgeon Bay
Nom évenement : Speaking of Wildlife
Date : August 14, 2015 to August 14, 2015
Location : Day Use
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

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


Parc: Sturgeon Bay
Nom évenement : Children's Program
Date : August 20, 2015 to August 20, 2015
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

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


Parc: Sturgeon Bay
Nom évenement : Children's Program
Date : August 27, 2015 to August 27, 2015
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

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


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

​Healthy refreshing snacks available!


Parc: Wasaga Beach
Nom évenement : Junior Naturalist and Historian Programs
Date : July 07, 2015 to August 25, 2015
Location : Nancy Island Historic Site
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Act out a year in the life of a Piping Plover! See if you have what it takes to be a Voyageur! Every Tuesday at 11:00 AM from July 7 to August 25, join Park Interpreters for these 45-minute to 1 hour programs, which rotate weekly between nature and history topics. Programs are held mainly outdoors, so please dress for the weather. Children must be accompanied by an adult.


Parc: Wasaga Beach
Nom évenement : Guided Nature Hikes
Date : July 08, 2015 to July 22, 2015
Location : Wasaga Nordic and Trail Centre
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Wednesday, July 8 and 22 at 10:00 AM - The Wasaga Nordic & Trail Centre hosts a network of paths just waiting to be explored. Join Park Naturalists to discover freshwater parabolic dunes, pine-oak savannah or swampy woods and the interesting wildlife that calls this park home. Hikes last 1-1.5 hours. Long pants and close-toed shoes are recommended as poison ivy is common along the trails.


Parc: Wasaga Beach
Nom évenement : Guided Beach Sunset Walks
Date : July 15, 2015 to August 26, 2015
Location : Meet at Nancy Island Historic Site Welcome Centre
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

​Wednesday July 15 & 19 at 8:00 PM and August 12 & 26 at 7:30 PM - Grab your ice cream, loved one and flip flops! Meet Park Interpreters at Nancy Island Historic Site, then walk to Beach Area 1 or 2 for a 30-minute to 1-hour stroll touching on beach ecology or local history topics. These leisurely walks are timed to culminate with Wasaga Beach’s famous sunsets.


Parc: Wasaga Beach
Nom évenement : Yoga on the Beach
Date : July 17, 2015 to July 17, 2015
Location : Beach Area 5
Event Type: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Description:

​Join Certified Yoga Instructors Jennifer Tindale and Leslie Cunsolo of Wasaga Beach Yoga for FREE yoga on the beach! Choose from Yoga for Adults (9 AM and 4 PM) OR Yoga for Kids + Guardians (9 AM and 4 PM). Each class is approximately 45 minutes long. No mats or experience required! Enter Beach Area 5 from Sunnidale Road and walk out onto the sand to meet your instructors. For more information about Jennifer, Leslie and Wasaga Beach Yoga, visit www.wasagabeachyoga.ca.


Parc: Wasaga Beach
Nom évenement : Tai Chi at the Beach
Date : July 17, 2015 to July 17, 2015
Location : Beach Area 5
Event Type: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Description:

Join local branches of the Taoist Tai Chi Society at Beach Area 5 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM! Participate in foundation exercises and Tai Chi Sets. Enter Beach Area 5 from Sunnidale Road and look for signs. For more information about the Wasaga Beach branch of the Taoist Tai Chi Society, visit www.taoist.org/wasagabeach.


Parc: Wasaga Beach
Nom évenement : Canada's Parks Day
Date : July 18, 2015 to July 18, 2015
Location : Nancy Island Historic Site
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Celebrate the municipal, provincial, territorial and national parks of Canada with a trip to Nancy Island Historic Site during our regular operating hours, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Visit the remains of the Nancy, an important piece of Canada’s history housed right here in Wasaga Beach. From 1-3 PM, meet a Naturalist and learn about some of the flora and fauna that make our park so special! Enjoy an outdoor concert of heritage tunes by fiddler Ken Ramsden from 2-3 PM. Ken returns to Nancy Island for an intimate indoor concert in the theatre at 7:00 PM as well.


Parc: Wasaga Beach
Nom évenement : Nancy Island - Night at the Museum
Date : July 31, 2015 to August 21, 2015
Location : Nancy Island Historic Site Museum
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Everyone knows a museum comes to life at night! On July 31 and August 21 at 8:00 PM, encounter characters from Wasaga Beach’s fur-trading, sailing and pioneering past to understand how history has shaped our vibrant community. A Park Interpreter will “sneak” you into the Island’s museum after hours for this theatrical one-hour family program.


Parc: Wasaga Beach
Nom évenement : Guided Night Hikes
Date : August 05, 2015 to August 19, 2015
Location : Wasaga Nordic & Trail Centre
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

​What goes bump in the night? On Wednesday, August 5 and 19 at 8:00 PM, let Park Naturalists introduce you to the sights, sounds and smells of a forest coming alive at dusk. Hikes last 1-1.5 hours. Long pants and close-toed shoes are recommended as poison ivy is common along the trails. Flashlights are recommended for your return to the parking lot.


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 or nancyisland@wasagabeachpark.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.


Parc: White Lake
Nom évenement : Kids, Cops and Canadian Tire Catch & Release Fish Derby
Date : July 11, 2015 to July 11, 2015
Location : White Lake Provincial Park
Event Type: Sporting Event
Description:

On Saturday July 11th White Lake Provincial Park is pleased to host a Kids Catch & Release Fish Derby in partnership with Bob Izumi’s fishing program, the OPP and Canadian Tire.

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


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

White Lake Provincial Park is pleased to host, as part of the Healthy Parks Healthy People celebrations, a day of family fun activities.

Enjoy free day use entry to White Lake on Friday July 17th, 2015 as well as all of the parks rental equipment will be free for the day i.e. paddle boats, canoes, kayaks, motorboat etc.

So come out to White Lake to hike our nature trails, have a picnic lunch, build some sandcastles, play horseshoes, go for a swim or just relax at the beach!