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Algonquin
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People Day in Algonquin
Date: July 20, 2018 to July 20, 2018
Location: Various locations along Hwy 60
Description:

Celebrate Healthy Parks Healthy People Day at Algonquin Park!  Free Day-Use is offered this day at Algonquin and all Ontario Provincial Parks!  The day will feature a full schedule of special events and activities.  Please check back for updated schedule later in the season.


Balsam Lake
Event Name: Healthy Parks, Healthy People FREE DAY USE!
Date: July 20, 2018 to July 20, 2018
Location: Balsam Lake PP
Description:

Do you ever wonder why you feel so great after a walk in the woods or a bike ride along your favourite path? Or how much better you feel just looking at the trees outside your window?  Spending time with nature actually helps us live happier, healthier, longer lives. Ontario Parks invites you to celebrate the many health benefits of spending time in nature on July 20, 2017. All operating provincial parks are waiving day-use fees and hosting special events and activities that encourage people to visit parks and be active.

Planting Blitz 

9:30am - Volunteer to help plant trees and create wildlife habitat along with our Park Biologist and our Natural Heritage Education team.

Go Wild for Art

1:30pm - Celebrate Ontario Parks' 125th anniversary by creating your own unique piece of art.  All supplies provided, just bring your creativity and imagination!

Beach Yoga

7pm - Time to unwind in nature with some relaxing and rejuvenating yoga overlooking the lake. Bring a yoga mat or towel and a water bottle.


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Healthy Parks, Healthy People Day
Date: July 20, 2018 to July 20, 2018
Location: Various locations around the park
Description:

Join us as we get outside and enjoy our park through learning and play. All programs are no charge. 

Free day-use at all Provincial Parks today.  (pool fees still in effect).

Nature Centre - open 10-5

Spruce Lane Farmhouse - open 11-5

Children's Farm and Playbarn - open 9-6

13km of hiking trails - open 8am - 10pm

Special events and programs (more activities in development)

    Learn to Disc Golf

    Ask the Naturalist - prop table.  10:00am - 3:00pm

    Go WILD for Art - 1:00 Picnic Shelter D

    Yoga in the Park 6:30pm meet at picnic shelter D (BYOM - Bring your own mat).

    Trail Running - 6:00pm  meet at picninc shelter D.  Evening run with intro the tips before you set off.

    Learn to Camp "base camp" and Demonstrations

    Friends of Bronte Creek - Volunteer and membership opportunities.

    OP125 - Ontario Parks is 125 years old.  Learn about the celebrations taking place throughout the province.

 

More activities to come as they develop!

More information will be available on our Facebook Page @OPBronteCreek in the event section.

Daily Vehicle fee has been waived for today only at ALL Provincial Parks.  

The daily pool entry fee, equipment rental and camping fees still apply. 


Grundy Lake
Event Name: Wakami Wailers Concert
Date: July 20, 2018 to July 20, 2018
Location: Amphitheatre
Description:

Celebrate Grundy’s logging history and Healthy Parks Healthy People day by tapping your toe to the music of The Wakami Wailers!


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Tour
Date: July 20, 2018 to July 20, 2018
Location: 8:30pm at the Lally Homestead Parking Lot
Description:

Join Mark, Rachel and hopefully some evening birds, bats and moths for this special nature night hike along the Silver Queen Mine Trail. See this restored, early 1900s mica mine in a different light too! Hardhats supplied but bring a flashlight. Meet at the Lally Homestead Parking Lot. Hike starts at 8:30p.m. Allow 10 minutes driving time from the main campground.


Neys
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People Day
Date: July 20, 2018 to July 20, 2018
Description:

Paint yourself into the Ontario Parks' 125th celebration picture this summer! Join an interpretive naturalist for a workshop using a 'tree cookie' cross section as your canvas. Capture an anniversary memory and share your special connection to Ontario Parks in the tradition of Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven! Discover your inner artist- no experience necessary. After a day of painting and making memories, join park staff for a campfire, games, and an outdoor gallery featuring your masterpiece!


Quetico
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Date: July 20, 2018 to July 20, 2018
Location: Entire Park
Description:

Ontario’s provincial parks play a vital role in the protection of our natural environment, but did you know that spending time in nature is good for your health too? Join us at our third annual Healthy Parks Healthy People celebration on July 20th, 2018 to learn about and celebrate the link between healthy parks and healthy people. During this event there will be no charge for day use entry to any provincial park in Ontario. All visitors to Quetico will be issued a complimentary day-pass at one of our six Entry Stations.


Sandbanks
Event Name: The 125 Kilometre Journey
Date: July 20, 2018 to July 20, 2018
Location: TBD
Description:

Journey 125 kilometres to discover three amazing Provincal Parks in Prince Edward County! In keeping with Healthy Parks, Healthy People Day, the activities at Sandbanks, Lake on the Mountain and North Beach will have you bursting with energy and give you a healthful glow. Please note that entry into all provincial parks on this day is FREE!


Sleeping Giant
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Date: July 20, 2018 to July 20, 2018
Location: Entire Park
Description:

Ontario’s provincial parks play a vital role in the protection of our natural environment, but did you know that spending time in nature is good for your health too? Join us at our third annual Healthy Parks Healthy People celebration on July 20th, 2018 to learn about and celebrate the link between healthy parks and healthy people. During this event there will be no charge for day use entry to any provincial park in Ontario


Sitting at the beach

Join us on
July 20, 2018

Free day-use in all Provincial Parks

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