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There is a controlled waterfowl hunt at Presqu’ile Provincial Park from September 25 to December 19, 2015 on Mondays, Wednesday, Fridays, and Saturdays. For more information please contact the park.
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.
Enjoy skating on our Olympic Size Outdoor Rink.
Opening dates are weather dependent we are aiming for Mid-December. Last Day of Rink will be Family Day.
Call before you visit to check rink conditions 905-827-6911.
Victorian Christmas Festival 2015
Saturdays and Sunday in December leading up to the Holidays
December 5-6, 12-13, and 19 - 20 Plus Monday 21, Tuesday 22 and
10am – 4pm each day
A very special holiday 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.
Get ready for a truly unique, private visit with Santa. There are Victorian costumes for the whole
family to easily slip over top of their clothes. Then enjoy a private visit with Santa as our
photographer captures the whole experience.
All the pictures (10-25 images) are yours to take home on a souvenir USB
stick included in the price. Cost $15 per family (6 people)
Your Victorian Christmas experience will also include traditional
Christmas games and activities, designed for all different age groups from
toddlers to adults. Make hands-on crafts
with daily special feature crafts where you will get to see and use historic
tools and skills to create your own take home souvenirs.
Enjoy touring the elegantly decorated Spruce Lane Farmhouse and experience
seasonal stories and songs in the parlour, learning about the holiday
traditions of the Victorian era! You can
also wander at your leisure around Spruce Lane Farm where you will find a
variety of friendly farm animals.
Tractor rides are free and will take you to our Gift Shoppe and Holiday café
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.
Access to most of the Christmas attractions are included in daily
vehicle permit or Ontario Park seasonal pass, unless otherwise stated.
Games and activates for all ages
Heritage take home crafts
Full decorated Victorian house
Lots of family photo opportunities
Heritage farm and animals
Free wagon rides
Gift Store *
Warm apple cider and fresh treats*
Private family visits with Santa includes Victorian costumes for use
during visit, photos and a USB memory stick $15.00 per family/ 6 people.
*purchases at gift store/ food not included in daily vehicle rate.
** Other park services and activities available during December:
Hiking trails, cross-country ski trails, tobogganing, Children’s Farm
Outdoor ice rink scheduled to open mid –December, weather permitting.
(hours of operation may vary).
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.
Maple Syrup Festival 2016
March 5-6, 12 to the 20 and 25 to 27
We specialize in the history of maple syrup presented on a heritage from from 1900.
The festival heritage staff dress in historical attire and will help to immerse you in the history and culture of maple syrup. Attractions include: pancake house, fresh maple candy, fresh maple taffy, guide tours of maple lane, gift shoppe, wagon rides, farm animals, historical tours, family activities and more.
Festival Open from 9:30am - 3:00pm
EVERY weekend in March + the Week of March Break.
Admission Costs (All) daily vehicle rate $17.00 per vehicle.
Also available at additional cost to purchase:
12-4 at Spruce Lane Farmhouse. Join the hands-on-fun at the farmhouse to celebrate the annual re-opening of Spruce Lane Farmhouse!
There will be live music, blacksmith display, heritage crafts and demonstrations plus Victorian games. Kids can earn their Park Ranger card by helping with spring planting in the garden. Everyone will enjoy visiting the animals, we have turkeys, chickens, pigs and cows. No reservation required. All activities are on-going. Bus tours welcome.
More information available on the Friends of Bronte Creek’s Website: www.BronteCreek.org
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.
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.
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!
The Dion Frontenac Snowshoe Race is one of the races associated with the 2016 Dion Eastern Ontario Snowshoe Running Series. This 6.5 km race follows a rugged wide and single track trail that includes rolling terrain on a combination of potentially deep snow and packed trail sections. There is a little bit of everything on a beautiful backcountry course! A limited number of snowshoes are available for rent. An awards ceremony immediately follows the race. For further details and to register, visit www.healthandadventure.com.
Presented by: Zabe MacEachern, Queen’s University, Outdoor Education Coordinator Winter camping can be a ‘warm’ experience when a portable wood stove and a cotton wall tent are used. With proper equipment, even groups and families can travel safely and in comfort on extended trips. All basics will be covered, including trip planning, equipment details and safety, so you can feel confident planning your own trip! Cost: Park daily vehicle permit. Pre-registration required by calling (613) 376-3489. Time: 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Following the Day Workshop you may stay and experience an overnight outing and practice the skills you learned in the Workshop. Dinner and Breakfast will be provided but please identify any dietary requirements you may have when registering. Participants must supply their own camping equipment/sleeping bag and personal items. A recommended equipment list will be provided by the instructor after registering. Cost: Park camping permit (plus course and food costs). For more details and to register please call the park office at (613) 376-3489.
Presented by: The Friends of Frontenac Park. Accurate pre-trip planning can minimize many of the discomforts associated with extended forms of backcountry travel during the winter. Topics include: route selection and assessment, safe forms of winter travel, shelters, clothing, equipment, menu planning, physical fitness and conditioning, and safety. Share ideas and concerns about low-impact winter camping and trip planning. Cost: Park daily vehicle permit. Pre-registration required by calling the park office at 613 376-3489. Time: 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Learn the different styles of snowshoes, harnesses and snowshoeing techniques. Indoor instruction will be followed with a snowshoe walk. Be prepared for a winter outing. Please bring your lunch, a warm drink and your snowshoes (if you have them). Snowshoes are available to rent through the park office. For more information or to register please contact the park office at (613) 376-3489. Please indicate if you require a pair of snowshoes for this event when you register.
The Killarney Christmas Bird Count is one of many Christmas Bird Counts held across the country organized by Bird Studies Canada. Join our team of experienced local naturalist as we search and record all the bird species we can find in the Killarney area.
Held each year during the Family Day Weekend, this is a great opportunity to discover the winter beauty of the Park.
Glide along cross country ski trails or take a guided snowshoe hike. Evening activities include presentations from guest speakers and star viewing at the Park observatory.
2015/ 2016 Winter RVing Seasonal Sites
We are pleased to bring you the details for the Winter RVing Seasonal Sites Program for 2015/2016. This program is unique to
Program Dates: November 1st, 2015 to April 10th, 2016
There will be 39 sites available for booking in two different loops of Algonquin Campground. There will be 23 electrical sites in Birch Boulevard; this loop has the heated
comfort station with bathrooms and showers.
There will be 16 electrical sites available in Ash Woods; the comfort station in this loop will not be open as it is not winterized to withstand freezing temperatures. A vault privy will be available without running water; showers, bathrooms and drinking water are available in the Birch Boulevard loop.
The site numbers available in Birch
Boulevard are 44, 45, 47, 49, 51, 52, 54, 56, 57, 58, 59, 61, 71, 73, 75, 78, 79, 82, 83, 86, 88, 89, and 91.
The site numbers available in Ash
Woods are 1, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26 and 42. There is also one double site available, sites 40/41, for parties wishing to camp side by side.
The trailer storage fee for the On-Site Winter Storage Program is a $150.00. This fee allows the participant to keep their trailer on a specific site from Nov 1st 2015 to April 10th, 2016. This storage fee is due at the time of booking and is non-refundable. It does not include storage in the trailer storage compound prior to the program start or after the program end.
A minimum commitment of 20 nights is also required to be part of the On-Site Winter Storage Program. The 20 night minimum can be paid up front at the time of booking, or can be paid in 2 installments of 10 nights on or before August 31, 2015 and 10 nights on or before October 1st, 2015. Full payment of the 20 night minimum must be paid by Oct 1st, 2015.
The fees for 2015/16 will be:
On Site Storage Fee = $150.00 (non-refundable) due at time of booking
20 Night Minimum Commitment = 20 x $40.68 = $813.60 regular rate
(HST Included) = 20 x $32.52 = $650.40 senior rate*
= 20 x $20.34 = $406.80 disabled rate**
*Reduced camping rates apply to senior citizens and their spouse who may be any age and persons in the same party under the age of 18 who occupy the campsite. Persons aged 18 to 64 inclusive, who are in the same party, or visit and occupy the campsite, are required to pay full rates.
**Reduced campingrates apply to and all others on the same campsite regardless of age. At the time of campsite registration, the person whose valid Accessible Parking Permit or CNIB Card is being used for the disability rate must be present.
If a Winter Program site is being shared, and discounted rates apply to only some parties, persons who are not eligible for the discount must pay the full rate or the difference between the prepaid discounted rate and regular rate.
If a camper does not stay 20 nights, this fee will not be refunded. If a camper stays more than 20 nights, the appropriate camping fee will be charged on a per night basis. Additional vehicles fees will apply if you have more than one vehicle in the park.
there will be an additional fee of $5.00 per day for leaving trailers connected to the electrical pedestal during time periods when campers are not on-site. This is the difference between an electrical and non-electrical site and is to cover electricity used if the trailer is connected. Please ensure that you disconnect your electrical cord from the pedestal prior to leaving if you do not wish to pay this fee.
Reservations will be taken 5 months in advance of the program start date, beginning on June 1st,2015 at 7:00 pm EST.
Reservations can be made by calling 519-389-6233. Booking will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Please be aware this phone does not have
voice mail or call waiting, if you get a busy signal, it is because we are currently taking another reservation; please try your call again. Only one reservation will be taken per phone call; the only exception to this is the booking of the double site which can be booked in the same call.
This phone line is only activated for the night of June 1st; bookings after that date should be directed to Janice by calling 519-389-6233.
In order to speed the reservation process, please review the sites available and have a few sites selected in case your first choice site has been
booked by someone else.
.Campsite maps are available by visiting www.ontarioparks.com.
Don’t miss this popular annual loppet at Murphys Point! Races of 5km, 10km or 20km are available to accommodate all skiers and a fun awards ceremony concludes the event. Please visit https://tayvalleyskiclub.wordpress.com/2016-loppet/ for registration information. Or for more information about the winter program at Murphys Point Provincial Park, please call 613-267-5060 ext 223.
Try your luck at fishing! Visit the Gatehouse to borrow fishing rods and tackle! Discover the fish of the Little Pic River and Lake Superior by attending an interpretive program!
Don’t miss a weekend of fascinating programs based on the stories of Lake Superior and the species that call the rugged north shore home! Join our Natural Heritage Education staff to explore the scenic shore and be sure to soak up the sunshine on our beautiful 2 km long sandy beach. For more information call the park at 807.229.1624.
Join us in celebrating Canada’s Parks Day! Lounge on our beautiful beach or take a hike on one of our scenic trails! Join a Natural Heritage Educator for an evening program or guided hike and make sure you check out the Visitor Centre to discover the rich cultural and natural history of Neys!
Voyageurs, fishermen, railworkers, loggers and Prisoners of War. You’ll never know who you might bump into at our biggest special event of the summer! Join park staff as we celebrate the 31st Annual Neys Nostalgia Days! For more information call the park at 807-229-1624.
Join birdwatchers for this incredible day of winter birding! Please contact the Visitor Centre to obtain more information by calling 519-243-8574.
No need to hibernate! Family Day is a great excuse to get out and explore nature in winter. Come and learn how Pinery’s winter residents survive in winter – from tiny predators living under the snow, to winter songbirds and large awe-inspiring night-time predators like Great Horned Owls and others. Bring your cross-country skis, snowshoes, toboggan and/or skates and enjoy winter! Skis and snowshoes are also available for rent.
Please visit www.pinerypark.on.ca for more information on the weekend’s events.
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!
Spring is in sight!
With Spring comes the return of tens of thousands of ducks, geese and swans to Presqu’ile Bay - one of the greatest natural areas for birders on the north shore of Lake Ontario. Presqu’ile Provincial Park offers easy access to viewing stations to view up to 25 different species of waterfowl that arrive each spring to rest and feed here before moving on to nesting areas further north and west.
The event has been sponsored by The Friends of Presqu’ile Provincial Park for the past 40 years and counting! Make this spring event your tradition too - it makes a great outing to learn about and appreciate nature for children and adults alike.
Cost: a nominal $10.00/vehicle park entrance fee. Seasonal and Annual park passes also honoured for entry. Proceeds from this weekend will go towards The Friends’ projects in the Park. We hope to see you there.
More information: www.friendsofpresquile.on.ca . You can also call 613 475-4324 ext. 225. or email David.Bree@ontario.ca
Join us for a candlelight ski and tea. For more information, go to: http://www.quetico100.com.
Paddling, fire-making, orienteering and shelter-building will be the main skills you can learn about from Quetico’s Interior staff and guests. Learn how to stay safe in the interior and pack light!
Join the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada as they guide visitors through the night sky. Presentations are followed by viewing the skies with amazing telescopes, kindly brought to Quetico by members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada’s Thunder Bay Chapter. The Annual Perseid Meteor Shower is always a highlight of this weekend. Come on out!
Join us for a weekend of relaxation and rejuvenation under the pines of Quetico. Yoga for the family, Forest Therapy, Ethnobotany and Traditional Healing will be available. Please go to http://www.quetico100.com for an up to date listing of the activities being offered.
The Ministry of Natural Resources, Nipigon District Conservation Officers and Schreiber Ontario Provincial Police are proud to host the 9th annual Bass Blast during Ontario’s Family Fishing Week. The Bass Blast- Kids Fishing Day is happening at the Rainbow Falls Whitesand Lake location East Beach on July 2nd. This fun filled non-competitive event focuses on catch and release and is open to the whole family. Participants can look forward to all sorts of fishing fun and games, a BBQ lunch, including giveaways, and prizes for the kids.
Hang on for DEER life as we venture through the perfect habitat of Rondeau’s largest mammal: the White-tailed Deer!
Come discover the masters of the night sky: owls! After a short indoor program, we will go for a hike to try and find some of Rondeau’s resident owls! Pre-registration is required. Call the Visitor Centre at 519-674-1768 before 12pm on Dec. 19 to reserve your spot!
Suet provides overwintering birds with the fat and energy they need to survive the cold winter. Attract some winter birds to your own house with some home-made suet feeders. Sunday Dec. 20 & Monday Dec. 21 All Day!
Stop by and make a Christmas ornament or festive card to give to someone special this holiday season! Tuesday Dec. 22 and Wednesday Dec. 23 All Day!
Come for an afternoon walk through a winter wonderland and explore the different ways animals cope with the cold weather.
Suet provides overwintering birds with the fat and energy they need to survive the cold winter. Attract some winter birds to your yard with your very own home-made suet feeders! Monday Dec. 28 and Tuesday Dec. 29 All Day!
Join us on a quest to identify trees - without their leaves! I know it seems quite daunting, but it’s easy once you know what to look for!
Stop by the Visitor Centre before ringing in 2016 to come make a stylish party piece to take with you to celebrate the new year!
Come out this afternoon to discover the world of animal tracks and identify which animals remain active in Rondeau over the winter.
The Sleeping Giant Loppet is a mass participation ski festival that offers fun for the whole family and challenges competitive athletes. The Loppet takes place in the beautiful wilderness setting of Sleeping Giant Provincial Park. It features multiple events with distances for skiers of all levels and abilities. Our 8km Mini-Loppet is perfect for families, children and rookies. If you’re ready to increase your distance or work on your speed, then the rolling 20km Marie Louise Lake loop is for you. The popular 35km Tour is a relaxed event that takes in the scenic vistas and challenging terrain of the storied Burma Trail. For the ultimate challenge, register for the Loppet’s flagship event, the 50km Classic or Skate distance. The 50km is perfect for elite skiers vying for one of our generous prize packages or citzen racers looking for a PB. Mark March 5th, 2016 on your calendar and we’ll see you at the start of the 39th annual Sleeping Giant Loppet! For more information visit www.sleepinggiantloppet.ca or contact (807) 629-0649.