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

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


Frontenac
Event Name: ORCKA Canoe Instructors Recertification Clinic
Date: May 7, 2016 to May 7, 2016
Event Type:
Description:

Presented by: Barry Irish, Paddle Away Adventures, Kingston, On. All ORCKA, Basic, Canadian Style Paddling and Tripping Instructors must recertify every 3 years to stay current. This clinic will allow instructors to recertify, network and practice their skills, including in-class and practical. Participants must register at the park office AND with ORCKA prior to the course, for more info contact Barry Irish at (613) 634-4177; (613) 539-4864 or email birish@cogeco.ca. Cost: $50 plus park vehicle permit. Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm


Frontenac
Event Name: Spring Nature Walk
Date: May 7, 2016 to May 7, 2016
Location: Doe Lake Trail
Event Type: Seasonal Event
Description:

Presented by: Maureen Sly, Anne Robertson and the Friends of Frontenac Park
Join the Friends on this short leisurely walk to examine the plant and animal life along the 3 km Doe Lake trail. Bring your binoculars, camera, a drink, a snack, hiking shoes and bug repellent. Rain or shine. Meet at the Park Office at 10:30. Please, no dogs.
Cost: Park daily vehicle permit
Time: 10:30 p.m.


Sandbanks
Event Name: Mother's Day Spring Celebrations
Date: May 8, 2016 to May 8, 2016
Location: Spring Things Tour at 10:00 am. Meet at West Point for this easy walk and discover many colourful spring arrivals from migrating birds to pretty flowers. Wonderful Wildflowers at 2:00 pm. Meet at the
Event Type: Seasonal Event
Description:

Discover large Trillium blossoms to little-known Mitreworts, there’s lots to see on this easy walk with a Park Naturalist. Bring binoculars and a camera if you can….and don’t forget your Mom!

Drop by the Nature Centre and the Friends of Sandbanks Nature Shop open from 10 am to 4 pm. Refreshments available.


Wheatley
Event Name: Norm Chesterfield Bird Tour
Date: May 11, 2016 to May 11, 2016
Location: Meet at the park office
Event Type:
Description:Start tour at Wheatley with a guide and then proceed to other locations with group
Killbear
Event Name: Visitor Centre
Date: May 13, 2016 to October 30, 2016
Location: Visitor Centre
Event Type:
Description:The Visitor Centre will be open daily May 13 to October 30. Summer hours 10am - 5 pm. Spring and fall hours 10 am - 3 pm. The Visitor Centre offers over 3000 square feet of exhibit space, focusing on the natural and cultural heritage of the park and the surrounding Georgian Bay area.
Frontenac
Event Name: Introduction to Backcountry Camping
Date: May 14, 2016 to May 14, 2016
Event Type: Outdoor Skills
Description:

Presented by: The Friends of Frontenac Park. For those who wish to venture to the backcountry to enjoy the outdoors, but who are unsure what to pack or buy, this is a workshop for you. Topics include: how to get started, clothing, footwear, equipment, food, water treatment and safety in the outdoors. This day-long workshop is meant to introduce the new backwoods camper to this form of recreation. Cost: Park daily vehicle permit. Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Pre-register by calling the park office at 613 376-3489.


Frontenac
Event Name: Spring Bird Walk
Date: May 15, 2016 to May 15, 2016
Event Type:
Description:

Led by Kathy Felkar and Mike Burge and the Friends of Frontenac. Join Kathy and Mike from the Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory (peptbo.ca) on a ramble about the park to find spring migratory birds that may be returning to the area. Warblers, Vireos, Scarlet Tanagers are all possibilities. Bring binoculars, camera, drinks, lunch, hiking shoes and bug repellent. Please NO dogs. Cost: Park daily vehicle permit Time: 8:00 am (meet at park office)


Frontenac
Event Name: Wilderness Navigation Using Map and Compass – Level 1
Date: May 15, 2016 to May 15, 2016
Event Type: Outdoor Skills
Description:

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


Presqu'ile
Event Name: Warblers and Whimbrels Weekend
Date: May 21, 2016 to May 22, 2016
Location: Lighthouse Centre and Owen Pt
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

View the elusive Whimbrel and the many colourful warblers as the migrate to their northern nesting grounds. Enjoy bird-finding walks, bird-banding, and evening programs. Friends’ fund-raising BBQ at 11AM at the Lighthouse Centre. Vanguard rep with Scopes and Binoculars to try out. Lighthouse Centre and Friends’ Gift Shop open 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.


The Pinery
Event Name: Migration Weekend
Date: May 21, 2016 to May 23, 2016
Location: Visitor Centre, Riverside Trail and other areas within the park.
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

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.


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Springtime on the Farm
Date: May 23, 2016 to May 23, 2016
Location: 1219 Burloak Drive, Oakville. Spruce Lane Farmhouse - by Parking lot F
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

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.

For more information visit: www.BronteCreek.org

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


MacGregor Point
Event Name: HURON FRINGE BIRDING FESTIVAL
Date: May 27, 2016 to June 5, 2016
Location: BASED IN MACGREGOR POINT PROVINCIAL PARK - VISITOR CENTRE
Event Type: Seasonal Event
Description:

Welcome to the Huron Fringe Birding Festival

May 27 - 30 & June 2 - 5, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Frontenac
Event Name: Wilderness Navigation Map and Compass - Level 1
Date: May 28, 2016 to May 28, 2016
Event Type:
Description:

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


Frontenac
Event Name: ORCKA Canoe Tripping - Level 1&2 (or level 3)
Date: May 29, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Event Type:
Description:

Presented by: Barry Irish, Paddle Away Adventures, Kingston, ON Level 1 & 2 is an opportunity to learn how to canoe trip for beginners. Participants must be able to trip on their own after this course. Level 1 & 2 is a prerequisite for level 3 which is the guide standard for Ontario. Topics: equipment selection, safety, food handling, trip planning, etc. For further information please contact Barry Irish 613-634-4177, cell 613-539-4864 or birish@cogeco.ca Cost: $625/person, plus park camping fees Time: evening of May 29th - June 3rd


Frontenac
Event Name: Wilderness Navigation Using Map and Compass – Level 2
Date: May 29, 2016 to May 29, 2016
Event Type: Outdoor Skills
Description:

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


Frontenac
Event Name: Red Cross Wilderness First Aid
Date: June 3, 2016 to June 5, 2016
Event Type: Outdoor Skills
Description:

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


Frontenac
Event Name: Canoe Clinic
Date: June 4, 2016 to June 4, 2016
Event Type: Outdoor Skills
Description:

Presented by: Walter Sepic, Firefly Adventures, Kingston, Ont.
This is an opportunity for canoeists of all abilities to learn or refresh their paddling skills, with an emphasis on steering strokes and safety manoeuvres. Equipment selection and backcountry trip planning will be discussed. The clinic will be held out doors as much as possible. Equipment rentals are available nearby or inquire at the Park Office.
Cost: $20.00 per person plus park fee. Pre-register by calling the park office at 613 376-3489.
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Nature Centre open - weekends
Date: June 4, 2016 to June 26, 2016
Location: Nature Centre by Parking lot C and the Playbarn
Event Type: Whats Happening
Description:

The Nature Centre will open it’s doors on June 4 to kick off the 2016 season. Stop by to chat with a park naturalist about recently seen birds or wildlife sightings. Kids of all ages will enjoy the displays and activities in the various room. Interested in volunteering? Now is a great time to talk to our staff about opportunities and training. Open weekends 12-4.


Frontenac
Event Name: The Amazing Tarp -Tarping Made Easy
Date: June 5, 2016 to June 5, 2016
Event Type: Outdoor Skills
Description:

Presented by: Barry Irish, Paddle Away Adventures, Kingston, ON
Learn how to put up tarps easily. Topics include: types of tarps, ropes, different methods of putting up tarps, useful knots, and more. This is an opportunity to learn the many uses of tarps and to share your own ideas.
Cost: Park daily vehicle permit.
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.


Frontenac
Event Name: Single Burner Gourmet Cooking
Date: June 5, 2016 to June 5, 2016
Event Type: Outdoor Skills
Description:

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


Frontenac
Event Name: Fly Casting for Beginners
Date: June 11, 2016 to June 11, 2016
Location: Park Office
Event Type:
Description:

Presented by: The Kingston Area Fly Fishing Club The Kingston Area Fly Fishing Club is presenting a one-day fly casting course for beginners. The emphasis will be on casting techniques with hands-on instruction. Other topics covered include: equipment, safety, useful knots, etc. Equipment can be provided but you are welcome to bring your own. This is a casting techniques course so fishing licence is not required. Please register with the park office. Cost: $20 plus park permit. Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm


Frontenac
Event Name: Red Cross Wilderness First Aid
Date: June 17, 2016 to June 19, 2016
Event Type:
Description:

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


Frontenac
Event Name: ORCKA Basic Canoe Certification -Tandem Basic Level 1, 2 and 3 or (solo) level 4
Date: June 25, 2016 to June 26, 2016
Event Type: Outdoor Skills
Description:

Presented by: Barry Irish, Paddle Away Adventures, Kingston, ON This is the ORCKA introduction to tandem canoeing and is the basis for all ORCKA skills. For those interested in learning how to canoe, this course may interest you. Topics include: canoeing skills, safety, equipment selection, etc. After this course you should be able to safely paddle a tandem canoe. Required equipment: your own canoe; paddle, PFD, and government mandated safety equipment. For further information please contact Barry Irish 613-634-4177, cell 613-539-4864 or birish@cogeco.ca Cost: $200/person, plus park daily vehicle permit. Time: 8:00am - 5:00pm


Killbear
Event Name: Summer programs
Date: June 25, 2016 to September 4, 2016
Event Type:
Description:Evening programs, guided hikes, and children's programs are offered throughout the summer by park naturalists. Programs tell a story about the special natural resources and human history of the park and run an hour in length. During the summer see an updated Calendar of Daily Events at www.friendsofkillbear.com
Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Tour
Date: June 29, 2016 to September 2, 2016
Location: Lally Homestead Parking Lot
Event Type:
Description:Limited capacity. Offered twice/week in July and August. Call the park at 613-267-5060 for specific dates/times. Please pre-register at the registration gatehouse or call ahead for this 1-1.5 hour guided hike down the trail and into an early 1900s mica mine.
Charleston Lake
Event Name: Discovery Centre
Date: June 30, 2016 to September 4, 2016
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

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

Discovery starts here!


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

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


MacGregor Point
Event Name: Canada Day, Eh!
Date: July 1, 2016 to July 1, 2016
Location: Visitor Centre - Campfire Circle
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:A day to celebrate our great Canadian outdoors! Program details to be released spring 2016.
Rushing River
Event Name: Canada Day Celebrations
Date: July 1, 2016 to July 3, 2016
Location: At the Natural Heritage Museum and Amphitheatre
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

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


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

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


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

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


Murphys Point
Event Name: Canada Day Activities
Date: July 1, 2016 to July 1, 2016
Location: Hogg Bay Beach
Event Type:
Description:Try walking the rope bridge by the beach, beginning at 10 a.m. until noon. Other activities, free cake to follow! Sponsored by the Friends of Murphys Point Park.
Murphys Point
Event Name: Canada Day Evening Concert
Date: July 1, 2016 to July 1, 2016
Location: Amphitheatre
Event Type:
Description:FRESHWATER TRADE, 8 p.m.: A singing and fiddling musical show full of original and traditional tunes about the Ottawa Valley & the Great Lakes region. Fun for the whole family! Sponsored by the Friends of Murphys Point Park.
Bronte Creek
Event Name: Daily Family Programs at Bronte Creek Provincial Park
Date: July 2, 2016 to September 4, 2016
Location: Park staff will lead various family programs throughout the summer and at different locations within the park. Current listing are posted at the washrooms, park offices, park store and by the parking
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

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

For more information visit: www.BronteCreek.org

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


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

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

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


Lake Superior
Event Name: Celebrate Canada Campfire Tales
Date: July 2, 2016 to July 2, 2016
Location: Meet at 8:30 PM on the beach across from the Agawa Bay Amphitheater (Agawa Bay Campground)
Event Type:
Description:Join us around the campfire for songs and stories of iconic Canada- songs from voyageurs and lumberjacks and tales of the beaver, the moose, and much more. We invite you to bring along an instrument to play or a song or good story to share with us. Look for smoke and listen for music! Bring a blanket or chair to sit on.
MacGregor Point
Event Name: NABA Butterfly Count
Date: July 2, 2016 to July 2, 2016
Location: MacGregor Point Visitor Centre
Event Type: Seasonal Event
Description:

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


Rainbow Falls
Event Name: Bass Blast!
Date: July 2, 2016 to July 2, 2016
Location: East Beach, Whitesand Lake
Event Type: Outdoor Skills
Description:

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


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

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


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

Join 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.


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

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


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Open House
Date: July 3, 2016 to July 3, 2016
Location: Silver Queen Mine Trail
Event Type:
Description:Hardhats supplied for this 1 km walk along the trail and into the restored Silver Queen Mine and miner's bunkhouse. Venture back in time to the early 1900s when the small-scale mica mining business was booming in eastern Ontario. Meet historical interpreters along the trail. 10 a.m. - Noon.
Kakabeka Falls
Event Name: Family Fishing Weekend
Date: July 8, 2016 to July 10, 2016
Location: Main Parking Lot (Near Park Entrance)
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

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


Neys
Event Name: Family Fishing Weekend
Date: July 8, 2016 to July 10, 2016
Location: Visitor Centre
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

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


Charleston Lake
Event Name: Live Birds of Prey Show
Date: July 9, 2016 to July 9, 2016
Location: Park Amphitheatre
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:Come see live birds of prey! Join our experts from Wild Ontario and their wildlife ambassadors, for an up close look at these amazing birds. Don’t miss it!
Algonquin
Event Name: Rock Bass Family Fishing Day
Date: July 9, 2016 to July 9, 2016
Location: Whitefish Lake, South on Centennial Ridges Road (Highway 60 south at km 37).
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

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

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

Quetico
Event Name: Family Fishing Week
Date: July 9, 2016 to July 9, 2016
Location: Dawson Trail Campgrounds
Event Type:
Description:Join Park Biologist, Brian Jackson, and scour the Pickerel River for the aquatic critters within! Meet at the Picnic Shelter at 10:00. Be sure to wear appropriate clothing. You will get wet! Go to http://www.quetico100.com for further information
White Lake
Event Name: Kids, Cops and Canadian Tire Catch & Release Fish Derby
Date: July 9, 2016 to July 9, 2016
Location: White Lake Provincial Park
Event Type: Sporting Event
Description:

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

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


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

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


Awenda
Event Name: Kettle’s Lake Ramble!
Date: July 15, 2016 to July 15, 2016
Location: Brabant Point Parking Lot
Event Type:
Description:Celebrate Healthy Parks Healthy People day with a record breaking walk around Kettle’s Lake. Join us at Brabant Point parking lot at 10:00am as we attempt to break the record for the most people to walk around Wendat Trail in a single day. I’M WALKIN’ my way to a healthy day at Awenda!
Bronte Creek
Event Name: Ranger Ramble
Date: July 15, 2016 to July 15, 2016
Location: Trillium Trail - Access from Parking lot F on the day-use area. 1219 Burloak Drive.
Event Type: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Description:10:00 am - 11:00 am See the Trillium Trail through the eyes of a Park Ranger as you enjoy a relaxing guided tour.
Bronte Creek
Event Name: Healthy Parks, Healthy People Day
Date: July 15, 2016 to July 15, 2016
Event Type:
Description:Free Day Use entrance for the day. Join us as we get out and enjoy our park through learning and play all programs are no charge. Yoga in the Park - 9am and 7pm Ranger Ramble: See the Trillium Trail through the eyes of a Park Ranger as you enjoy a relaxing guided tour. 10:00 am, Guided Walk, Trillium Trail, Parking Lot F Cricket: Pick up a bat and take a swing at a favourite Victorian game! 2:00 pm to 3: 00 pm, Hands On Heritage Program, Spruce Lane Farmhouse, Parking Lot F Moving and Grooving In Nature: Clap, stomp and groove along as we learn all about how animals dance their way to survival! 8:00 pm, Musical Program, Campground Amphitheater, Campground
Frontenac
Event Name: Healthy Park Healthy People Guided Hike
Date: July 15, 2016 to July 15, 2016
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.


Earl Rowe
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People - Learn to Fish Program
Date: July 15, 2016 to July 15, 2016
Location: Beside the lake, look for the big tent! Fish Ladder Parking Lot
Event Type:
Description:Fishing is a great way to engage with the outdoors for a healthy lifestyle! Join our Learn to Fish staff for an informative and interactive learning experience. Training and equipment is provided. Our staff will teach you how to identify fish and the best places to fish at Earl Rowe. A 2 hour fishing license is provided when you sign up for this session. Learn to Fish Programs are offered throughout the week at Earl Rowe if you are unable to make it on Healthy Parks Healthy People day but would still like to learn about the fantastic world of fishing! This program will run from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Earl Rowe
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People - Guided Hike of the Resource Trail
Date: July 15, 2016 to July 15, 2016
Location: Resource Trail Head - past the Green Bush picnic shelter
Event Type:
Description:Enjoy a gentle hike along the river. Studies show that time spent in nature can boost your mood and improve your health. Park staff will guide you along one of our most unique trails. We will stop and talk about all of the interesting flora and fauna of this area of the park. Don’t forget the bug spray! The hike will start at 2:00 p.m.
Inverhuron
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Date: July 15, 2016 to July 15, 2016
Location: Picnic shelter/ beach
Event Type: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Description:

Free day use on July 15th! PIONEER OLYMPICS! Come and join us in events from the past! Teams go through a circuit at their own pace. Registration at 9:00am till 12:00 noon. Games begin at 1:00pm and end at 3:30pm. Closing Ceremonies at 4 pm at the picnic shelter!


MacGregor Point
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People Day 2016
Date: July 15, 2016 to July 15, 2016
Location: Various locations around the park
Event Type:
Description:Join MacGregor staff and local partners to celebrate Healthy Parks Healthy People Day. Get outside and get active!! Free Day-use access to the park all day! Details to follow this May.
Quetico
Event Name: Regeneration Weekend
Date: July 15, 2016 to July 17, 2016
Location: Dawson Trail Campgrounds: Various Locations
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

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


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

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


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

Join Pinery staff and partners to celebrate Healthy Parks Healthy People Day. Get outside and get active with Pinery Staff - details to follow!


Frontenac
Event Name: ORCKA Basic Canoe Certification (Tamdem) Level 1, 2 or 3 or basic (solo) level 4
Date: July 16, 2016 to July 17, 2016
Event Type:
Description:

Presented by: Barry Irish, Paddle Away Adventures, Kingston, ON This is the ORCKA introduction to tandem canoeing and is the basis for all ORCKA skills. For those interested in learning how to canoe, this course may interest you. Topics include: canoeing skills, safety, equipment selection, etc. After this course you should be able to safely paddle a tandem canoe. Required equipment: your own canoe; paddle, PFD, and government mandated safety equipment. For further information please contact Barry Irish 613-634-4177, cell 613-539-4864 or birish@cogeco.ca Cost: $200/person, plus park daily vehicle permit. Time: 8:00am - 5:00pm


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

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


MacGregor Point
Event Name: Parks Day - Mystery Evening
Date: July 16, 2016 to July 16, 2016
Location: Visitor Centre - Campfire Circle
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Come out to an evening of suspense, accusation and discovery! Bring your thinking cap and help the park staff piece together the clues, question suspects and ultimately solve this year's mystery.


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

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


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

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


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

Join Park Naturalists, Conservation Officers, Mountain Equipment Co-Op, 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

Join us in the evening for a Musical Performance from popular folk-singer, David Archibald at the Outdoor Theatre at 8:30pm.


Lake Superior
Event Name: Living on the Edge, Guided Hike
Date: July 17, 2016 to July 17, 2016
Location: Katherine Cove
Event Type:
Description:Lake Superior is a powerful lake with powerful influences. A hike along a section of the Coastal Trail is a good place to explore some of the plants and animals that live at the edge of the world’s largest freshwater lake. Sturdy footwear required. Guided Hike; 11 am to 1 pm.
Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Open House
Date: July 17, 2016 to July 17, 2016
Location: Silver Queen Mine Trail
Event Type:
Description:Hardhats supplied for this 1 km walk along the trail and into the restored Silver Queen Mine and miner's bunkhouse. Venture back in time to the early 1900s when the small-scale mica mining business was booming in eastern Ontario. Meet historical interpreters along the trail. 10 a.m. - Noon
Killbear
Event Name: Wakami Wailers concert
Date: July 21, 2016 to July 21, 2016
Location: Amphitheatre
Event Type:
Description:This talented band bring Ontario's logging history alive with classic songs and stories from the lumber camps. The Wailers are a Killbear tradition you don't want to miss. 7:30 pm at the amphitheatre. Sponsored by the Friends of Killbear - donations appreciated for this special show.
Quetico
Event Name: Boreal Ecology Weekend
Date: July 22, 2016 to July 24, 2016
Location: Dawson Trail Campgrounds, Quetico Provincial Park
Event Type:
Description:Join Senior Northwestern Ontario Scientist, Gerry Racey as he explores the incredible power of Fire in our Forests. Learn about the amazing adaptations of the forest's inhabitants and flora that cannot simply walk away. Gerry is a passionate and engaged educator. Don't miss out! Go to http://www.quetico100.com for an updated list of times and locations.
Rushing River
Event Name: Star Gazing
Date: July 22, 2016 to July 23, 2016
Event Type: Whats Happening
Description:Peter from the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada will be at Rushing River Friday and Saturday! Join him at the amphitheatre to learn about the sky Friday night. View the Sun on Saturday afternoon and then join Peter’s Guided Tour of the Night Sky followed by telescopes to view planets, constellations and stars!
Frontenac
Event Name: Paddle Canada - Intro to Flatwater Sea Kayaking
Date: July 23, 2016 to July 23, 2016
Event Type:
Description:

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


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

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


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

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


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Open House
Date: July 24, 2016 to July 24, 2016
Location: Silver Queen Mine Trail
Event Type:
Description:Hardhats supplied for this 1 km walk along the trail and into the restored Silver Queen Mine and miner's bunkhouse. Venture back in time to the early 1900s when the small-scale mica mining business was booming in eastern Ontario. Meet historical interpreters along the trail. 10 a.m. - Noon
Algonquin
Event Name: Meet the Researcher Day
Date: July 28, 2016 to July 28, 2016
Location: Algonquin East Beach Pavillion
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

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


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

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


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

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


White Lake
Event Name: Log Drive Days
Date: July 29, 2016 to August 1, 2016
Event Type:
Description:Log Drive days is an annual celebration of White Lake`s rich log driving and fur trading history. Come out and test yourself in our Logging Skills Competition or enjoy some classic logging movies under the stars. Activities will be happening all weekend long!
Lake Superior
Event Name: Night at the Museum
Date: July 30, 2016 to July 30, 2016
Location: Visitor Centre (Agawa Bay Campground)
Event Type:
Description:Join us after hours as we light up the Visitor Centre beyond regular closing time. Meet the naturalists at different stations to explore the many facets of Lake Superior Provincial Park. Drop in anytime between 8 pm and 10:30 pm
Kakabeka Falls
Event Name: Spirits of the Past
Date: July 30, 2016 to July 30, 2016
Location: Mountain Portage Trail
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

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


Murphys Point
Event Name: Wild Ontario at Murphys Point!
Date: July 30, 2016 to July 30, 2016
Location: Amphitheatre
Event Type:
Description:Come and meet some amazing captive Raptors!! Find out their stories and learn about the different species. Don't forget to have your photo taken with your favorite bird. Show time is 7:00pm. No dogs are permitted at this show unless it's a service dog.
Rideau River
Event Name: Wild Ontario at Rideau River!
Date: July 30, 2016 to July 30, 2016
Location: Main Beach Picnic Shelter
Event Type:
Description:Come and meet some amazing captive Raptors!! Find out their stories and learn about the different species. Don't forget to have your photo taken with your favorite bird. Show time is at 3:00pm. No dogs are permitted at this show unless it's a service dog.
Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Open House
Date: July 31, 2016 to July 31, 2016
Location: Silver Queen Mine Trail
Event Type:
Description:Hardhats supplied for this 1 km walk along the trail and into the restored Silver Queen Mine and miner's bunkhouse. Venture back in time to the early 1900s when the small-scale mica mining business was booming in eastern Ontario. Meet historical interpreters along the trail. 10 a.m. - Noon
MacGregor Point
Event Name: MacGregor Point's 40th Anniversary!
Date: August 1, 2016 to August 1, 2016
Location: Visitor Centre - Campfire Circle
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Come celebrate the 40th anniversary of our beloved park! Event details to be released spring 2016!


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

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

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


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

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


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Spruce Lane Farm GHOST WALK
Date: August 7, 2016 to August 21, 2016
Location: Parking lot F - Breckon Shelter. August 7, 2016 and 21, 2016 only.
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Everyone always want to know IF the old house is haunted. We have had the paranormal experts in—- their stories will be told by staff… who have THEIR own stories. Some say yes…. some, well… aren’t saying. You decide. Sundays in August. No reservations required.

For more information visit: www.BronteCreek.org

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


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

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


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Open House
Date: August 7, 2016 to August 7, 2016
Location: Silver Queen Mine Trail
Event Type:
Description:Hardhats supplied for this 1 km walk along the trail and into the restored Silver Queen Mine and miner's bunkhouse. Venture back in time to the early 1900s when the small-scale mica mining business was booming in eastern Ontario. Meet historical interpreters along the trail. 10 a.m. - Noon
MacGregor Point
Event Name: Mystery Evening Encore
Date: August 9, 2016 to August 9, 2016
Location: Visitor Centre - Campfire Circle
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Come out to an evening of suspense, accusation and discovery! Bring your thinking cap and help the park staff piece together the clues, question suspects and ultimately solve this year's mystery! Meet us at the Visitor Centre Campfire Circle at 7:30 pm!


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

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


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

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


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

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


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Open House
Date: August 14, 2016 to August 14, 2016
Location: Silver Queen Mine Trail
Event Type:
Description:Hardhats supplied for this 1 km walk along the trail and into the restored Silver Queen Mine and miner's bunkhouse. Venture back in time to the early 1900s when the small-scale mica mining business was booming in eastern Ontario. Meet historical interpreters along the trail. 10 a.m. - Noon
Rushing River
Event Name: Art in the Park
Date: August 20, 2016 to August 20, 2016
Location: At the Museum
Event Type: Music and the Arts
Description:

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


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Open House
Date: August 21, 2016 to August 21, 2016
Location: Silver Queen Mine Trail
Event Type:
Description:Hardhats supplied for this 1 km walk along the trail and into the restored Silver Queen Mine and miner's bunkhouse. Venture back in time to the early 1900s when the small-scale mica mining business was booming in eastern Ontario. Meet historical interpreters along the trail. 10 a.m. - Noon.
Quetico
Event Name: What Lies Beneath......
Date: August 26, 2016 to August 28, 2016
Location: Dawson Trail Campgrounds
Event Type:
Description:What is a slime mould? Where to mushrooms come from? What is a lichen? Learn all about some of our least understood, fascinating and ecologically important species. For an updated list of programming, go to: http://www.quetico100.com.
Charleston Lake
Event Name: Star Gaze 2016 with Terence Dickinson
Date: August 27, 2016 to August 27, 2016
Location: Park Amphitheatre
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:It's summer star gazing at its best! Come see a million stars, with internationally acclaimed astronomer & author Terence Dickinson as your expert guide. Explore the world of backyard astronomy, and then gaze through large telescopes at the majestic night sky (weather & clouds permitting).
Inverhuron
Event Name: Spirit Hike
Date: August 27, 2016 to August 27, 2016
Location: Picnic shelter
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

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


Sleeping Giant
Event Name: Xterra Sleeping Giant
Date: August 27, 2016 to August 27, 2016
Location: Marie Louise Lake Campground
Event Type:
Description: Swim, bike and run amidst the Giant! Visit Sleeping Giant Provincial Park and challenge yourself in this premier sporting event. The course is everything you would come to expect when racing an XTERRA event in Ontario’s remote wilderness. For more information please visit http://elementracing/xterra-sleeping-giant/.
Wheatley
Event Name: 19th Annual Kids Fishing Derby
Date: August 27, 2016 to August 28, 2016
Location: Pavilion 3
Event Type:
Description:Two day kids fishing derby. Prizes awarded on the Sunday. All kids will get a prize.
Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Open House
Date: August 28, 2016 to August 28, 2016
Location: Silver Queen Mine Trail
Event Type:
Description:Hardhats supplied for this 1 km walk along the trail and into the restored Silver Queen Mine and miner's bunkhouse. Venture back in time to the early 1900s when the small-scale mica mining business was booming in eastern Ontario. Meet historical interpreters along the trail. 10 a.m. - Noon
Frontenac
Event Name: Frontenac Jr. Challenge
Date: September 1, 2016 to October 31, 2016
Event Type: Seasonal Event
Description:

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


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

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


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

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


MacGregor Point
Event Name: Mystery Evening Finale
Date: September 3, 2016 to September 3, 2016
Location: Visitor Centre - Campfire Circle
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Come out to an evening of suspense, accusation and discovery! Bring your thinking cap and help the park staff piece together the clues, question suspects and ultimately solve this year's mystery! Meet us at the Visitor Centre Campfire Circle at 7:30 pm!


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

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


Rushing River
Event Name: Rushing River Rocks!!
Date: September 3, 2016 to September 3, 2016
Event Type:
Description:Meet David Sutherland, our local rock enthusiast. Questions about what makes your rocks unique? He’ll have a great display of rocks from the Rushing River area!
Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Open House
Date: September 4, 2016 to September 4, 2016
Location: Silver Queen Mine Trail
Event Type:
Description:Hardhats supplied for this 1 km walk along the trail and into the restored Silver Queen Mine and miner's bunkhouse. Venture back in time to the early 1900s when the small-scale mica mining business was booming in eastern Ontario. Meet historical interpreters along the trail. 10 a.m. - Noon
Frontenac
Event Name: Electronics on Wilderness Trips
Date: September 10, 2016 to September 10, 2016
Event Type: Outdoor Skills
Description:

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


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

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


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

This Friends of MacGregor 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.


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

MUSIC, ARTS, HARVEST

Featuring:

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

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


Wheatley
Event Name: Chili Cook-off
Date: September 17, 2016 to September 17, 2016
Location: Site 130
Event Type:
Description:Enter a chili or just be a judge. Prizes awarded for best chilies.
The Pinery
Event Name: Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup
Date: September 17, 2016 to September 17, 2016
Location: Gloves and garbage bags will be provided. Please dress appropriately for the weather. Sunscreen is a must, and although you probably won't be bothered by mosquitoes there may be some biting flies, so
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:In 2016, we will be celebrating the 23rd Anniversary of the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup in Canada. You can make a world of a difference by joining Canadians from coast to coast to coast to clean up shoreline litter. Meet at the Pinery Visitor Centre to start the day. Please pre-register by calling 519 243 8574. Visit www.shorelinecleanup.ca for more details.
Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Tour
Date: September 18, 2016 to September 18, 2016
Location: Lally Homestead Parking Lot
Event Type:
Description:Guided hike (1-1.5 hours) down the Silver Queen Mine Trail and into a restored, early 1900s mica mine. Hardhats supplied! Hike starts at 10 a.m. at the Lally Homestead parking area. Allow 15 minutes driving time from the main campground.
Frontenac
Event Name: Canadian Red Cross Advanced Wilderness First Aid
Date: September 23, 2016 to September 25, 2016
Event Type: Outdoor Skills
Description:

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

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


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

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.


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

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


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

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


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Tour
Date: October 2, 2016 to October 2, 2016
Location: Lally Homestead Parking Lot
Event Type:
Description:Guided hike (1-1.5 hours) down the Silver Queen Mine Trail and into a restored, early 1900s mica mine. Hardhats supplied! Hike starts at 10 a.m. at the Lally Homestead parking area. Allow 15 minutes driving time from the main campground.
Wheatley
Event Name: Halloween in the Park
Date: October 8, 2016 to October 8, 2016
Location: Through out campgrounds
Event Type:
Description:Trick or treating for kids. Adults come see the awesome decorations and hard work our wonderful campers put into making this special.
Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Tour
Date: October 9, 2016 to October 9, 2016
Location: Lally Homestead Parking Lot
Event Type:
Description:Guided hike (1-1.5 hours) down the Silver Queen Mine Trail and into a restored, early 1900s mica mine. Hardhats supplied! Hike starts at 10 a.m. at the Lally Homestead parking area. Allow 15 minutes driving time from the main campground.
MacGregor Point
Event Name: Witches in the Woods
Date: October 15, 2016 to October 16, 2016
Event Type: Seasonal Event
Description:

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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