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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).
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!
This event also occurs the following weekend - October 24-26, 2014. For registered campers of Bronte Creek Provincial Park only. NEW campfire program Friday night! Then on SATURDAY 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…
For registered campers of Bronte Creek Provincial Park only. NEW! additional weekend of fun! We will do a campfire on Friday night—then on Saturday: 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…
Saturdays and Sundays in December prior to Christmas PLUS the Monday and Tuesday of the school break leading up to Christmas. A very special treat awaits you and your family this December! 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 splendor. Experience the Christmas season like never before! www.BronteCreek.org NEW!!! NO RESERVATIONS REQUIRED.
Enjoy skating on our Olympic Size Outdoor Rink. Skate Rentals Available. Heated Change rooms. Food and Beverages for sale. More information available on the Friends of Bronte Creek’s Website: www.BronteCreek.org Opening and Closing dates are weather dependent.
Teamed up with our skating rink you can join a park ranger on a guided walk to learn about coyotes and hopefully get them to call back! the Kids countdown takes place around the campfire where we welcome in the New Year “Bronte Style” at 8:30pm—just in time for you to get the little ones home for you to enjoy your own New Years traditions. Skate Rentals available.
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.
We Specialize in heritage interpretation up to 1900. Tour guides dress in Turn-of-the-century attire. Attractions include: Pancake house, fresh maple Candy, Fresh Maple Taffy, guide tours of maple lane, gift shoppe, wagon rides, farm animals, farmhouse tours etc.
Parking Lot D or F—- area surrounding Spruce lane Farm house.
More information available on the Friends of Bronte Creek’s Website: www.BronteCreek.org
12-4 at Spruce Lane Farmhouse. Join the hands-on-fun at the farmhouse to celebrate Spring the way Victorians did! Fun activities for all ages.
More information available on the Friends of Bronte Creek’s Website: www.BronteCreek.org
Huge outdoor swimming pool, located in the day-use area close to parking lot D or C. 1.8 acres and to a gradual depth of 6 feet. PFD loaner program. No dogs. Open daily weather permitting. There is a daily access fee per person for use of the pool. OPENS for the Season on the Saturday after elementary school lets out for the summer.
Every day of the summer there will be at least 2 activities/ programs for your family to get involved in. More details will be available at www.BronteCreek.org or on twitter or facebook @brontecreekpp Subscribe to our Enewsletter! Reduced programming the week prior to Labour day.
Everyone always want to know IF the old house is haunted. We have had the paranormal experts in—- their stories will be told by staff… who have THEIR own stories. Some say yes…. some, well… aren’t saying. You decide. Sundays in August. drop-ins are OK but best to reserve your spot by calling 905-827-6911 ext 231.
Join us for the 12th Annual Craigleith Horseshoe tournament! Please visit the Park Store to sign your team up for this exciting weekend event. Compete for prizes and the Trilobite Trophy!
Seldom seen, and most often misunderstood, join guest speakers from Scales Nature Park at the day use beach at 10:30am for a closer look at the diversity of reptiles which call Craigleith home. Learn why many of these reptiles are designated as a species at risk.. and what you can do to help.
Fancy yourself an angler or not everyone can try their hand at fishing this week. ALL Canadian Residents can enjoy Licence Free fishing this week. NO fishing gear.. no problem, stop by the park office where you can sign out Tackleshare equipment.
Parks Day is a National event, showcasing park and historic sites in every province and territory! In recognition of this event park naturalists are offering a fossil find along the shoreline of the bay. Meet us at the day-use area at 10:30am - you never know what you might discover.
Relive Craigleith’s past through games, stories, dramatizations and more. Join park staff in the day-use area for a campfire program that is sure to dazzle and intrigue you.
Join us for a fun-filled weekend of campsite decorating in spectacular autumn colours!
Get your scare on this weekend with trick or treating, costume and campsite decorating contests, terrifying ghost stories, pumpkin carving, spooky scavenger hunts and a haunted picnic shelter! Join park staff for a horrifying and haunted weekend.
On Friday start off the spooky weekend by decorating your site to join in the festivities, and sign-up for the the pumpkin carving contest. On Saturday put your best carving hand forward, create a pumpkin masterpiece and have the chance to win a prize; then join the family fun, dress-up and trick-or-treat through the campgrounds!
Join the Friends of Mashkinonje for a guided hike into the park. Explore the parks wetlands in late fall. Meet at the Loudon Access at 1:00 pm.
Presented by: The Friends of Frontenac. The Challenge: to camp in Frontenac Park at least one night in every month of the year in 12 consecutive months. Register at the Park Office and retain copies of your camping permits as proof of your stay during each of the 12 months. Once done, submit your record sheet and permit copies to the Park Office and you will be recognized at the next Challenge BBQ in November with a certificate, a crest, and your name on the Camping Challenge plaque!
Presented by: Zabe MacEachern, Queen’s University, Outdoor Education Coordinator
Winter camping can be a ‘hot’ 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.
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
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.
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Presented by: Jerome McDuff and The Friends of Frontenac
Join history enthusiast, Jerome McDuff for a leisurely, interpretive walk along Big Salmon Lake Road to learn about the early settlers and homesteaders in the Park. Bring your lunch, water and comfortable walking shoes. Register with the Park Office. Plan to go rain or shine.
Cost: Park daily vehicle permit.
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Presented by The Friends of Frontenac Park. 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 will be held at the park office on Saturday, November 8th at 10:30 a.m.
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.
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.
Presented by: Barry Irish, Paddle Away Adventures, Kingston, ON
Food in the wilderness does not have to be boring. Topics include: food preparation, food storage, food safety, recipes, types of stoves, utensils, and more. This explores the ability to have good and interesting food in the wilderness with the use of Dutch ovens and small twig stoves. You do not have to use prepackaged food from the outdoors stores. A great opportunity to exchange recipes, ideas and techniques. You may bring food of your own if you wish.
Cost: $25.00 (includes food), plus Park daily vehicle permit
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Presented by: Barry Irish, Paddle Away Adventures, Kingston, ON
This clinic explores the use of electronics in the wilderness. Topics include: Satellite phones, cell phones, text messaging systems, GPS, power supplies for your electronics, apps, for your cell phone or tablet.
Cost: Park daily vehicle permit
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Be part of a historic dining experience in the Backus-Page House as you enjoy dinner just as it would have been served by candlelight and fire in 1850. Costumed servers deliver a multi-course feast from authenticed recipes of the mid 19th century. Tickets $100.00. Call 519-762-3072 for more info.
Park needs a spring clean up! Followed by a pot luck lunch.
Everyone is invited to join us at Backus Page House for OPENING day of the 2014 season. Help us celebrate 20 years of the Tryconnell Heritage Society.
200 years ago this area looked much different than it does today. Join us today to learn about the war of 1812.
Everyone enjoys sipping on a nice cup of tea. Please stop in and sit for a while.
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.
Family Fun inspired by the Fall. Call Backus Page House for specific details.
More Details are available at the Backus Page House website or by calling the house to speak with a staff member.
Tour the house all decked out for Christmas. More details available at www.Backuspagehouse.ca
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 705-287-2891 for more information if you are planning on attending. We will meet at the George Lake Campground Nature Centre in Killarney Provincial Park at 9:00 a.m.
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 705-287-2891 for more information. We will meet at the George Lake Campground Nature Centre in Killarney Provincial Park at 9:00 a.m.
The Long Point Waterfowl Management Unit (LPWMU) is a public waterfowl hunting facility operated in the Long Point Crown Marsh. It is operated through a partnership involving the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (OFAH) with assistance through their local affiliate, The Long Point Waterfowler`s Association. Please note that hunting is not permitted within the park boundary and all hunting blind locations are outside of the park. Park visitors may experience some noise associated with the activity. See park staff for additional details.
Family Winter Triathlon – Bring your snowshoes, skates and cross country skis to participate in our annual mini winter triathlon. Guided hikes throughout the weekend. Visit the Friends of MacGregor Point Provincial Park (friendsofmacgregor.org) or their Facebook or Twitter for updates.
A fun family event! Trick or treat from the campsite dressed in your favourite costume. Campsite decorating contest, Pumpkin carving contest, Scavenger hunts & more!
Meet your fellow guests at the Lally parking area and follow our character actors as they unroll the story in a series of theatre/storytelling vignettes along the Silver Queen Mine trail and underground into the mine. Your evening is topped off when you enter the miners’ bunkhouse to join 30 other guests for a full hot dinner at the trestle tables while itinerant musicians from the band Cratur provide entertainment. The bunkhouse is lit by mica lanterns, your food is served by Cookie and his assistant and you can visit with the spirits of the miners. $75 advanced tickets required www.heritagemicadays.ca
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 walk 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 2013 pledge sheet. Leashed dogs are welcome!
In the midst of spring migration, experience birds through the eyes of expert local birders and Park Naturalists on guided bird hikes, or witness bird banding in action at the Visitor Centre! Consult the Activity Schedule at www.pinerypark.on.ca for more information.
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.
Celebrate Lake Huron and Water Protection with Pinery and the rest of the Grand Bend community. Special programs will be scheduled; visit www.grandbendaquafest.ca for more details.
In 2014, we will be celebrating the 21th 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.
Contact the Visitor Centre by dialing 519-243-8574 in the fall to obtain more information, but we need your help to restore Pinery’s fragile Freshwater Coastal Dunes. Assist with rolling boardwalk storage, dune grass transplantation and other initiatives to protect this rare and fragile component of Ontario’s Biodiversity. Dune grass can only be transplanted after it becomes dormant following several killing frosts, so please call for information and a final program date. www.pinerypark.on.ca for information.
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!
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!
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.
Come join the fun at Point Farms Thanksgiving weekend. Activities include site decorating contest, pumpkin carving contest, chili & baked goods cook-off, scavenger hunt and trick-or-treating. Book early to avoid disappointment!
Witness the fall migration of raptors, butterflies and other migrants as they head south for the winter. Port Burwell Provincial Park is located on a major migration flyway and is a great spot to check out this natural wonder.
Enjoy this festive time of the year with a campsite post decorating contest, pumpkin carving and more.
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 1&2, 5,8 and 8&9, 2014.
Join us at Rock Point for a howling good time. Decorate your campsite and get in that Halloween spirit. Have some Halloween fun and join us for a costume Campfire followed by Trick or Treating throughout the Campground. For more information contact the park directly and lets have a howlin’ good time.
Spring nights are filled with song. Join us to learn about the lead singers and why they are so inspired. After an indoor program we will head outside and see who we can hear.
Taking part in a stewardship project is a great way to give back to your community. Volunteers are needed for the annual Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup at Rondeau. Help us keep Rondeau’s beaches beautiful. BBQ afterwards provided by the Friends of Rondeau.
Owls are masters of the night sky. Join us to learn about their amazing senses and afterwards we will head outside to look for some of Rondeau’s resident owls.
Features Scenes of Sandbanks. Located at Black Prince Winery in Picton. Free admission.
42.2KM run; Boston qualifier. Be advised of road closures during the run. www.pecmarathon.ca
Thank you to all our visitors and campers for a great 2014 season! We had a wonderful time hosting everyone at our Learn to Fish (LTF) and Learn to Camp (LTC) sessions!
We are now done running both the LTC and LTF programs for the 2014 season but will return with these programs in 2015. If you would like more information on these programs, please go to http://www.ontarioparks.com/learntocamp and http://www.ontarioparks.com/learntocamp/learntofish.
Thank you for a great 2014 season at Eildon Hall! We had many visitors explore the various rooms of the museum and take in the history of the Sibbald family. We will be closing for the 2014 summer season on Thursday August 28th and will reopen again in 2015. Have a great fall and winter and we’ll see you again in June 2015!
The Sleeping Giant Loppet is a mass participation ski festival that offers fun for the whole family and challenges competitive athletes. The Loppet takes place in the beautiful wilderness setting of Sleeping Giant Provincial Park. It features multiple events with distances for skiers of all levels and abilities. The 8km Mini-Loppet is perfect for families, children and rookies. If you’re ready to increase your distance or work on your speed, then the rolling 20km Marie Louise Lake loop is for you. The popular 35km Tour is a relaxed event that takes in the scenic vistas and killer climbs of the storied Burma Trail. For the ultimate challenge, register for the Loppet’s flagship event, the 50km Classic or Skate distance. The 50km is perfect for elite skiers vying for one of our generous prize packages or citizen racers looking for a PB. Mark March 1st, 2014 on your calendar and we’ll see you at the start of the 37th annual Sleeping Giant Loppet! For more information visit www.sleepinggiantloppet.ca or contact (807) 475 -7081.
Join us for the 28th annual Festival of the Giant! The fun starts Friday evening with a sing-a-long campfire and continues on Saturday with games, a corn roast, a sand sculpture contest and demonstrations. Join us that evening for prizes and a presentation. This is a great event for the entire family. Hosted by the Friends of Sleeping Giant. Contact Lynda Sisco at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Join professional photographer Barry Wojciechowski for this weekend photo workshop at SGPP. Advanced registration required at www.superiorvisits.com $359+HST. Park accommodations (private room in shared cabin or conference centre) can also be reserved at an additional fee - contact Barb.Rees@Ontario.ca for more information. Learn camera controls and setting for fall colours, landscapes and panoramic photography. Topics include: Techniques for sunrise and sunset photography, skills and techniques for night photography and creating high dynamic range images, mastering the histogram, understanding white balance and the role of bracketing. Visits to various scenic shoot locations and trails around the park. Small group size ensures review of your images and personalized feedback from instructor during the weekend. Great for all camera types and skill levels . Visit www.superiorvisits.com to book the workshop online or call Lois at 1-866-688-9990 or 807-344-9208.
Start off the weekend by decorating your site to join in the festivities, and sign-up for the the pumpkin carving and site decorating contests. On Saturday create a pumpkin masterpiece and have a chance to win a prize; then join the family fun, dress-up and trick-or-treat through the campgrounds!
Join us from 1-3pm at the Nancy Island Historic site in celebration of Canada Day. Visit the remains of the HMS Nancy, whose valiant struggle helped to shape the boarders of Canada as we know them today. Participate in a scavenger hunt suitable for the whole family.
Bring the whole family to this program!
Tuesdays at 10:30am. Calling all Junior Naturalists! Join us as we explore Wasaga Beach’s natural side. Discover neat facts, boost your identification skills and meet new friends. One hour in length. Mostly outdoors so dress for the weather.
July 9 and August 6 at 10:00am, July 23 and August 20, 2014 at 8:00pm
Join park naturalists for a 1 hour guided hike. We will lead you through the trails and into the dunes, so that you will get a greater understanding of this fragile ecosystem and gain an appreciation for the wildlife that calls Wasaga Beach home.
Like a good scavenger hunt? Then you will have to try ours!
July 31 and August 21 8:00pm at the Museum… everything looks a little different when the sun goes down. These one hour tours will take you behind-the-scenes. Featuring games, stories and a bit of mystery. Watch as history comes to life, revealing without a doubt that Wasaga is more than just a beach. To book an edcational program or tour of Nancy Island please cal the Natural Heritage Education Coordinator at 705-429-2516
Celebrating 80th anniversary of the Trail of the Caribou flight from Wasaga Beach to Heston England. Piloted by James Ayling and Leonard Reid, the Trail of the Caribou made the first successful overseas flight from mainland Canada to England. Taking off from Wasaga’s naturally long and straight beach. Celebrate this achievement by visiting Nancy Island for an afternoon of family friendly activities, featuring games, contests and prizes.
This is the year to visit. War of 1812 at it absolute best. Watch out! Enemy forces are planning to attack Wasaga Beach! Our Peaceful shores have not seen this many cannons, muskets and bayonettes since the HMS Nancy sank in the Nottawasaga River in 1814. Join us on the battlefields, or a the encampment on the Nancy Island Historic Site where hundreds of re-enactors attack and avenge the demise of the HMS Nancy. A weekend full of of events for the entire family—you don’t want to miss out on this unforgettable experience. www.wasagaundersiege1812.com
NO cost. The Easter Bunny will arrive between 6am -7am to the sites that have requested it. Sponsored by Wheatley Park. No Age Limits. Call 519-825-4659 to arrange.
Campers go all out decorating their sites. Kids Trick or Treating.