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Algonquin
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People Day in Algonquin Provincial Park
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Location: Various locations along Hwy 60
Description:

8:00am–7:00pm- Free 2 Hour canoe kayak or paddleboard rentals at the Lake Opeongo Store with Algonquin Outfitters -Get out on the water for a free 2-hour rental of their canoes, kayaks, and paddleboards. Paddle on Lake Opeongo right from the dock at the Opeongo Store located 6.2 kilometres north of Highway 60 at km 46.3.

9:00am-1:00pm- Paddling Information Sessions and Free Rentals at Portage Store- Visit the Portage Store and join one of the paddling demonstration and information sessions at 9:00am, 11:00am or 1:00pm.  Participants that attend one of the sessions will then qualify for a free 2-hour canoe rental including paddles, life jackets and bailer kit.  The Portage Store is located on Canoe Lake at km 14.1.  

10:00am & 1:00pm- Free Guided Costello Creek Day Trip at Lake Opeongo with Algonquin Outfitters - The Costello Creek trip is a perfect short (2hr) guided trip for people on a tighter time schedule. This thoroughly enjoyable wilderness paddling experience includes all necessary equipment and the services of an experienced and knowledgeable guide. Their guide will demonstrate you basic paddling skills so you can easily enjoy a few hours paddling a wilderness creek to Turtle Rock and back. Meet at the Opeongo Store located 6.2 kilometres north of Highway 60 at km 46 and show up a few minutes early to register and get your PFD and Paddle.

 10:00 am & 2:00pm- Free Guided Old Railway Trail Bike tour - Bring your bike or rent a mountain bike or fat bike from Algonquin Outfitters' Lake of Two Rivers Store, Cafe & Grill for a free 2-hour guided ride on Algonquin Park's Old Railway Trail.  Special 2hr bike rental available (Adult: $24.98/$34.98 & Youth: $13.98) 

 10:30am - Insect Hunt (Algonquin For Kids) - Black-and-red lady beetles, lime green moth - why do so many insects have such interesting colours and patterns? Get up-close and personal with some of our most beautiful "bugs" to find out. An insect-catching session will follow (weather permitting) beside the Visitor Centre. Bring a net if you have one!  Algonquin Visitor Centre (at km 43).

 11:00 am to 4:00pm - Free Tom Thomson Paddle Art Contest Entry Workshop at the Algonquin Art Centre- Local artist, Katie Ohlke, will be on hand to help you complete your paddle so you can enter it in the Algonquin Outfitters Tom Thomson Paddle Art Contest.  This free event is brought to you by the Algonquin Art Centre, Katie Ohlke and Algonquin Outfitters.  Algonquin Outfitters goal is to have 100 paddles available in an online auction during September at www.algonquinoutfitters.com.  Auction proceeds to go support local art in Oxtongue Lake and Huntsville.  Free coffee and tea will also be provided by the Algonquin Art Centre during this event. The Art Centre is located at km 20.

 2:00 pmGuided Walk - Beaver Pond Study - Join naturalists on this trail to see what aquatic creatures they discover, and then learn about what dwells on and below the water's surface. Critter-catching session to follow! Closed-toe wading footwear is recommended. Dip nets will be provided, but bring your own if you have one. Beaver Pond Trail parking lot (at km 45.2).

 7:00 pm - Guided Evening Walk: On The Trail of Wildlife - Join a naturalist in an exploration of mammal tracks and signs at twilight - the time when most of them are active!  Mizzy Lake Trail parking lot (north from km 15.4).

8:30 pmFilm Night: The Canoe. This 26 minute film by Goh Iromoto explores how the canoe connects people to the landscape through the perspectives of five different people across Ontario. This film will surely inspire you to get out and paddle! Outdoor Theatre (km 35.4).


Arrowhead
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People!
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Description:

FREE DAY USE

Mood Walk: 10am - Noon, Meet at Stubb's Falls Trailhead (opposite Beach 1 Parking Area)

Paint for the Health of it!: 10:30am - Noon, Picnic Shelter


Awenda
Event Name: Healthy Parks, Healthy People
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Location: Awenda Provincial Park
Description:

Come one, come all and enjoy FREE DAY USE at Awenda Provincial Park on July 21st in honour of Healthy Parks, Healthy People. Enjoy the opportunity to re-connect with nature and discover both mental and physical health benefits of time spent in Awenda, one of Ontario's hidden gems! Park staff will be leading three special activities throughout the day: 

8:00 am - 10:00 am: Birding for Beginners: Join Georgia and start your day off right with a relaxing stroll through the Beaver Pond Trail where you will be introduced to the beautiful sights and sounds of Awenda's bird community. 

11:00 am - 1:30 pm: Sense Stroll: Join Mike for a guided hike along Awenda's picturesque Wendat Trail, ending at the Old Growth Forest, one of the most serene and special places in the park! 

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm: Awenda Paint Night: Come enjoy Kayla on Awenda's magnificent First Beach on the shores of Georgian Bay for a wonderful sunset and paint night! Contact the NHE Department for registration details at 705 549 2231 ext. 228.

We hope to see you there! 


Balsam Lake
Event Name: Healthy Parks, Healthy People FREE DAY USE!
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
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 21, 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 

10:30am - Volunteer to help create wildlife habitat along with our Park Biologist and our Natural Heritage Education team

Scavenger Hunt

1:30pm - Have fun and explore nature! See what you can discover during our scavenger hunt at the beach!  


Bass Lake
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Description:

Free Day-Use at all Ontario Parks.


Bass Lake
Event Name: Learn to Fish Outreach Event
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Location: Picnic Shelter #1
Description:

The Learn to Fish Program will be set up at Bass Lake from 10am - 12pm and again from 1pm - 3pm on Friday, July 21, 2017 (HPHP Day).

Learn to Fish Outreach Events aim to get Ontarians excited about fishing. Their mobile unit features a wrapped truck and trailer. Equipped with dual monitors, the trailer constantly plays exciting fishing-themed videos. The back door of the trailer opens to reveal a Fishing Simulator. Under the Learn to Fish canopy, visitors of all ages design their own fishing lure or have their photo taken in fishing gear. Enthusiastic new anglers can purchase fishing licences on the spot. For more information on the Learn to Fish Program, visit https://www.ontario.ca/page/learn-fish


Blue Lake
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Location: Picnic Shelter at the beach
Description:

Celebrate Healthy Parks Healthy People at Blue Lake.  Day use entry to the park is FREE!


Blue Lake
Event Name: Conservation Officer traveling information unit
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Location: Interpretive Center, all day
Description:

Come and learn what Conservation Officer Robin Thompson has to say about the interpretive displays within the Enforcement traveling trailer! You will see the famous "Dryden Buck, a potential record Lake Trout, and a mounted Wolverine on display!


Blue Lake
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People Scavenger Hunt
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Description:

Get active by getting out in nature and hunting for clues around Blue Lake! These clues might lead you to hidden gems of the Park scattered throughout the campground and the trails. 


Bon Echo
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People Day- Yoga on the Beach
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Location: 9:30 am at Pumphouse Beach
Description:

Did you know spending time in nature is good for your health? It actually helps us live happier and healthier, lives. Exposure to natural environments such as parks enhances our ability to cope with, and recover, from stress and illness.  Bring your yoga mat & start your day at the park with awesome scenery and some yoga on the beach to get your body moving. 


Bonnechere
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People Day
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Location: Meet at the Davenport Centre
Description:

Come on out and enjoy a beautiful day filled with games and physical activity here at Bonnechere! On Healthy Parks Healthy People Day there is free day-use at all Ontario Parks. The doors are open to everyone in Ontario; there will be no charge for day-use visitation during the celebration.

The idea behind this free-use day is to allow the public time to strengthen and rediscover people's connection to nature! Ontario’s provincial parks are home to some of the most inspiring and beautiful landscapes in the country. We want to increase the awareness and uptake of the strong benefits linked to spending time in nature.

At Bonnechere, the focus will be on a holistic approach to healthy living and enjoying our natural environment. Throughout the day we will have multiple workshops all focusing on different aspects of health.

8:30am: Yoga on the Beach

10:00am: Kids Sports Tournament at the Davenport Centre! Come on out to participate in some healthy living activities and games!

10:00am: Free massages graciously offered by a Registered Massage Therapist at the Davenport Centre!

2:00pm: Smoke-free Spaces at Bonnechere- Have you ever seen what a healthy lung looks like? Come take a look and learn more about how to Play, Live, Be Tobacco-Free!

2:00pm: Sip Smart display- Are you making healthy drink choices? How much sugar is in your drink? Come spin the Sip Smart! Ontario wheel to find out!

3:00 - 4:00pm: Mini-Mind Masters Workshop- Children learn to manage their emotions through fun, simple and effective activities that help teach concrete ways to manage stress and frustration, and relax and develop a positive view on life. The activities can be used anytime, anywhere and for the rest of their lives. Children and parents welcome!

7:00pm: Park-wide Scavenger Hunt- Meet Jacey and Bree at the Davenport Centre for a park-wide scavenger hunt! Be the first one to complete all tasks and win a sweet prize!


Charleston Lake
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People Day - The Charleston Lake Challenge!
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Description:

Celebrate Healthy Parks Healthy People Day by doing the Charleston Lake Challenge! Drop by the Discovery Centre for a set of clues and challenges that will lead you on a path of discovery throughout the park. Explore places you've never been before, be active, and get your very own HPHP prize! All ages welcome. You may participate as an individual or a small group.


Craigleith
Event Name: Healthy Parks, Healthy People
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Location: Craigleith Provincial Park
Description:

Join us for free day use and be sure to attend our Discovery drop in program beginning at 2pm where visitors will have the opportunity to send a postcard to friends inviting them to our next Healthy Parks Healthy People event.


Darlington
Event Name: Healthy Parks/Healthy People
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Description:

Join staff for fun activities suitable for the whole family. Check the activity sheet for details on programs and events.


Emily
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Location: Various locations
Description:

Join us to celebrate parks and healthy living!

We will be offering different activities throughout the day to get you out and moving around the park.

Learn to Fish program - 10:00 am at the Park Store - Space is limited. Please sign up ahead of time. Walk-in is on a first come first served basis.

Yoga on the Beach with Sarah - 11:00 am at South (Campers) Beach - Please bring a mat, beach towel, or enjoy the sand between your toes!

Running like the Critters - 1:00 pm at South (Campers) Beach - Join us in learning and discovery the interesting ways animals move around the park

Hula Hooping - 2:00 pm on the grass across from the Park Store - What more needs to be said! Try to master a few tricks and share your love of hooping with others.

Learn to Fish program - 2:00 pm at the Park Store - Space is limited. Please sign up ahead of time. Walk-in is on a first come first served basis.

Clay Sculptures - 3:00 on at the Park Store - Simply getting outdoors and enjoying the nature has it's own benefits! Enjoy this relaxing craft and listen to the sounds around you!

Campers vs Staff Soccer Game - 4:00 pm on the grass across from the Park Store - Place your skills to the test in 1v1 challenges or join in on the big game.

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


Fushimi Lake
Event Name: HPHP Free One Hour Rentals
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Location: Come between 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description:

On July 21st, come enjoy the park and try our paddle boats, paddle boards, canoes, kayaks and bikes for 1 hour for free! Unsure if you like canoeing, kayaking or pedaling on a lake, this is the perfect time to try it! You can sign out the rentals for free for an hour and see if these activities are for you! We hope to see you there!


Halfway Lake
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People!
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Location: Various Locations
Description:

Free Day Use!

1:00pm Tug of War at the Main Beach

1:00pm Sandcastle Competition at the Main Beach

2:00pm Art in the Park and Face Painting behind the Park Store

2:00pm Guided Nature Walk starting at the Nature Center

5:00pm Boat Making Competition on the Main Beach

7:00pm Campfire Songs and Marshmallow Roasting at the Beach Fire Pit

8:30pm Bird Presentation at the Amphitheatre


Ivanhoe Lake
Event Name: For the Birds!
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Location: Day Use Beach
Description:

Discovery Program! Pretend to be a bird, bird bingo and birds found at Ivanhoe. From 12:00pm until 3:00pm


Ivanhoe Lake
Event Name: Decorate and Learn!
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Location: Visitor Centre
Description:

Come join us at the Visitor Centre to make some awesome Christmas decorations! You can also learn the different between moose, deer and caribou! From 3:00pm until 5:00pm


Kakabeka Falls
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People (HPHP) Free Day Use
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Location: Day use
Description:

Celebrate Healthy Parks Healthy People with Ontario Parks!

When: Friday July 21, 2017 Where: All operating Ontario Parks (including Kakabeka Falls!!)

What: Free day-use at all Ontario Parks. We are opening our doors to everyone in Ontario; there will be no charge for day-use visitation during the celebration. Parks across the province will offer events and activities that encourage people to visit parks and be active. Explore a new park, sample our facilities and services or enjoy a fun event in a great natural setting!

Why: The time to strengthen and rediscover our connection to nature is now! Ontario’s provincial parks are home to some of the most inspiring and beautiful landscapes in the country. We want to increase the awareness and uptake of the strong benefits linked to spending time in nature. What is included with the free day-use entry? All visitors to the park will be issued a complimentary day-pass to the park. You may enjoy the park facilities until 10:00pm on July 21.

What is going on at the falls? Big Boreal Adventure is coming out to the park and providing children programming! For more information on Big Boreal Adventure please check out their website: http://www.bigborealadventure.ca/. EcoSuperior will be at the park chatting about invasive species. We will also have Kakabeka Falls spirits from the past visiting us around the boardwalk! The events will happen between 11:30 am - 2:30 pm. More information will be posted closer to the date!


Kettle Lakes
Event Name: HPHP Special Guest- FLK Taoist Tai Chi
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Location: Slab Lake Field
Description:

As part of Ontario Parks’ initiative to promote a healthy lifestyle, provincial parks throughout Ontario will be offering a free day-use pass July 21. Come on out to the park and get active with FLK Taoist Tai Chi at the Slab Lake Field at 1:00 pm


Kettle Lakes
Event Name: Bearwise
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Location: Visitor Centre
Description:

Come join our guest speaker, at 7pm at the Visitor Centre from Bearwise as they teach us about bears and give us tips and recommendation to keep our furry pals at bay. They will also be able to answer any questions you might have.


Killarney
Event Name: Healthy Parks, Healthy People
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Location: Various Locations
Description:

9:00am Mindfulness Yoga on Main Beach: Yoga is an art that emphasizes healthy living and calm, happy state of being. Our mindfulness yoga is family and beginner friendly going through a variety of poses. Start the morning off right as you stretch with George Lake and the La Cloche Mountains as your back-drop.

11:00am Connecting with the Land Guided Hike at the Chikanishing Trail Head: Learn how to engage and connect with the land and how that leads to better health and well-being. Bring sturdy shoes, water and food as lunch will NOT be provided.

2:00pm Backcountry Skills for Kids at the Nature Center: Join Backcountry enthusiast Laurie Bowers and Park Naturalists for a scavenger hunt around the campground where kids and parents will have the chance to learn about backcountry skills through a fun and hands-on workshop.


Killbear
Event Name: Healthy Parks, Healthy People
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Location: Day use area and beach
Description:

Join us at the Day Use Beach to celebrate Healthy Parks Healthy People

10:00am - 2:30pm: Kayak and Stand up Paddleboard Demo plus Voyaguer Canoe Rides - courtesy of White Squall

10:00am: Yoga on the Beach

11:00am: Anishinaabeg Water Ceremony and Round Dance

12:00pm: Children’s Program - Killbear Olympics inspired by our animal athletes

1:00pm: Yoga on the Beach

2:00pm: Guided Hike - How forests make people healthy

Enter our Photo Scavenger Hunt and the Killbear Trail Challenge to win prizes

Parking is limited, please carpool, bike, walk or canoe. Overflow parking at main office. Bring your own healthy picnic.


Lake Superior
Event Name: Paddle to the Sea turns 50
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Location: Visitor Centre (Agawa Bay)
Description:

Filmmaker Bill Mason immortalized the children's book Paddle to the Sea, written by Holling C. Holling, with his Canadian National Film Board film in 1966. The story is of a wooden canoeist, nicknamed "Paddle," carved and launched by a young boy along the north shore of Lake Superior. The story follows Paddle as the currents and winds carry him through the Great Lakes and down the mighty St. Lawrence to the sea. It's a film seen by many who grew up in the 1970s. Paddle's travels take in many dangers--whitewater, wind, a forest fire, pollution, ice and snow, freighters, locks, animals, children, and even Niagara Falls. Every time he's found, the discoverer is implored by Paddle's message inscribed on the bottom of the canoe: "I'm Paddle to the Sea, Please Put Me Back in the Water." Little Paddle has earned a special place in the hearts of those who've seen Bill Mason's Oscar-nominated short film. Join Bill's daughter, Becky, and her husband, Reid, as they celebrate the 50th anniversary of the film's debut. Hear stories of how it was shot, and of course, view the extraordinary film in its entirety.

9 pm at the Visitor Centre (Agawa Bay)


Long Point
Event Name: Shoreline Discovery Hike
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Location: Day Use Comfort Station 4
Description:

(Guided Hike and Beach Creation) 10am

Lake Erie has a shoreline that measures 4,385 km, from Fort Erie to Amherstburg, and is rich in history, heritage and nature. Join Nature's Calling educators on a leisurely stroll along this park's shoreline and learn about how dunes are created, what plants can survive in the sand, how zebra mussels have affected the ecology of Lake Erie, why there are so many shipwrecks in the lake, and build a unique craft using materials found on the beach.       


MacGregor Point
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Location: Visitor Centre
Description:

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

8am: Morning Mood Walk - Join Matt for a relaxing walk through the natural beauty of MacGregor Point. Take in the fresh air and wake up with the sounds and breezes of the park to ready yourself for the day.

10am: Children's Program - Bountiful Butterflies! Find Ranger Faith and Danielle at the Campfire Circle to learn about these fluttery fliers! Play some games and go for a small hike to help catch and identify these beautiful creatures in the name of Citizen Science!

Afternoon: Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre Outreach Team - Find Lauren from the Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre in the parking lot of the Visitor Centre for some fun drop-in activities!

7pm: Evening Yoga on the Beach - What better way to calm your mind and body than yoga on the beach? Join Kalpana Panditrao of Om Yoga Studio for a relaxing yoga session on the sands of MacGregor Point. Bring your yoga mat if you've got one! Some will be available for those who don't have their own. Limit of 25 participants.

ALL DAY: Amazing Race - Do you have what it takes to complete MacGregor Point's annual Amazing Race? Get your first clue at the Visitor Centre for this fast-paced scavenger hunt that takes you all around the park.


Mara
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Description:

Free Day-Use at all Ontario Parks.


Murphys Point
Event Name: BBQ on the Beach
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Location: Main Beach 12-1pm
Description:

Bring some money and support the Friends of Murphys Point Park. Hot dogs, hamburgers, fruit skewers, etc.


Murphys Point
Event Name: BIOBLITZ - Outdoor Lab
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Location: Main Beach 12-3pm
Description:

With experts on invasive and native species available, why not try challenging yourself by finding something new for the park list?


Murphys Point
Event Name: BIOBLITZ - Silver Queen Mine Tour
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Location: Lally Homestead Parking Lot
Description:

As a nod to our BioBlitz day, this special edition of the mine tour will focus on the biodiversity along the trail. What flowers are in bloom? What birds are calling? What’s growing in the mine? How many species can we name along the trail? This LIMITED CAPACITY tour begins at 10am so please pre-register by calling the park directly (613-267-5060).


Murphys Point
Event Name: BIOBLITZ - Underwater Diversity Prowl
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Location: Main Beach
Description:

What fish species live in Hogg Bay? Meet up with us at the Main Beach for 12 noon to help us in our search using nets and minnow traps.


Murphys Point
Event Name: BIOBLITZ - Reptile and Amphibian March
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Location: Main Beach
Description:

Meet us at 2pm at the Main Beach and we'll go for a short walk to see what reptiles and amphibians we can find.


Murphys Point
Event Name: BIOBLITZ - Night-time Flyers
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Location: Rideau Comfort Station
Description:

Ever wondered what's flying around the campground at night? We'll be setting up moth lights, moth traps, and bringing out our bat detectors to find out some answers. Drop in anytime between 8:30 and 10pm.


Neys
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People Day
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Location: Visitor Centre
Description:

Enjoy free day-use at ALL Ontario Parks! Take time to relax on Friday evening by joining our Natural Heritage Education staff for a Boreal Forest Teas tea-tasting session and a screening of the documentary, "The Canoe" at 7:30 pm at the Visitor Centre. Boreal Forest Teas are blended from premium quality organic cultivated herns and locally, ethically and sustainably wild harvested plants.


Petroglyphs
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Location: Petroglyphs Provincial Park
Description:

Enjoy free day-use at Petroglyphs. We are opening our doors to everyone in Ontario; there will be no charge for day-use visitation during the celebration. We will have a traditional drummer visiting from Hiawatha First Nation between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm. We encourage visitors to take advantage of this day and enjoy touring our facilities and making use of our hiking trails.

Please allow yourself enough time to enter the park and register your vehicles at The Learning Place (Visitor Centre).

For more information, call the park at: (705) 877-2552.


Pinery
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People Celebrations & FREE Day Use
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Description:

Write yourself a nature prescription and start your weekend early with FREE day-use entry to Pinery! Hike, bike, swim, paddle or participate in art, fitness, nature or conservation activities!

Join us for the following programs:

Children's Program on Pollinators, 10:30 AM at the Chalet

Art Workshop, all materials provided 1:00 PM at the Park Store

Ask the Naturalist all about Bats 3:00 PM at the Visitor Centre

Sunset Stroll at P9 Beach, 8:15 PM, 45 minutes before sunset

Special Guest Brock Fenton, 9:15 PM, Bat Presentation at the Outdoor Theater

Also, keep our park healthy by joining the Duke of Edinburgh International Award Organization for a beach cleanup 9 AM to 11 AM.

  Please direct any questions to Pinery's Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/PineryProvPark/ our Twitter page (@PineryProvPark), or call the park information line, 1-519-243-2220.

We're looking forward to seeing you!


Point Farms
Event Name: Point Farms - HPHP
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Location: Play Field (Located off the parking lot in Colborne Campground)
Description:

Celebrate Healthy Parks Healthy People with Ontario Parks!

When: Friday July 21, 2017

Where: All operating Ontario Parks.

What: Free day-use at all Ontario Parks. We are opening our doors to everyone in Ontario; there will be no charge for day-use visitation during the celebration. Parks across the province will offer events and activities that encourage people to visit parks and be active. Explore a new park, sample our facilities and services or enjoy a fun event in a great natural setting!

Why: The time to strengthen and rediscover our connection to nature is now! Ontario’s provincial parks are home to some of the most inspiring and beautiful landscapes in the country. We want to increase the awareness and uptake of the strong benefits linked to spending time in nature.

What is included with the free day-use entry?

All visitors to the park will be issued a complimentary day-pass to the park. You may enjoy the park facilities until 10:00pm on July 21. Additional charges for facilities not included in day-use such as camping, equipment rentals and pools at Bronte Creek and Earl Rowe provincial parks will remain in effect during the celebration.

Point Farms Activities - CANADA 150 OBSTACLE COURSE - 10:00-11:30 at the Playfield


Port Burwell
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Description:

Enjoy a day of free admission and fun activities, including a self-guided scavenger hunt, guided hike along the beach, sand turtle sculpting competition, and pick-up baseball game with park staff!  For more details, see our Facebook page or visit information kiosks throughout the park.


Quetico
Event Name: Healthy Parks, Healthy People Day and Wellness Weekend
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 23, 2017
Location: Dawson Trail Campgrounds
Description:

July 21-23: Wellness Weekend

 

Friday, July 21st

HEALTHY PARKS HEALTHY PEOPLE DAY: FREE DAY USE

17:00 - Ask the Nat: Boreal Plants, Information and Heritage Pavilion

19:00 - Plant Uses Hike, Information and Heritage Pavilion

 

Saturday, July 22nd

10:30 - Forest Therapy (Shin Rin Yoku) with Joan, Teaching Place

14:00 - Quetico Scavenger Hunt, Information and Heritage Pavilion

18:30 - Hike to the French Lake Lookout, Teaching Place

 

Sunday, July 23rd

9:00 - Relaxation & Rejuvination Hike, Day Use Area

10:30 - Forest Therapy (Shin Rin Yoku) with Joan, Teaching Place


René Brunelle
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People Day
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Location: Free equipment rentals between 11am - 3 pm at Campers Beach!
Description:

Come enjoy an hour of free equipment rental at campers beach. Entrance into the park is FREE!! 


René Brunelle
Event Name: Science en Route
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Location: Park Phipps Point Day Use Area - 5 pm to 8 pm / Utilisation de jour Pointe Phipps du Parc -17h à 20h
Description:

You will be engaged, entertained and amazed! Exciting, interactive science experience led by our popular Bluecoats scientists!

HOSTED BY: Friends of René Brunelle Provincial Park

Joignez-vous à nous pour une expérience scientifique, excitante et interactive, dirigée par nos célêbres "sarreaux bleus"

PRÉSENTÉ PAR: Les Amis du Park René Brunelle


Restoule
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Description:

Celebrate Healthy Parks Healthy People free day use and get out and explore! There are lots of events to get you active and in nature to take part in so please join us and have a fun filled day!

9:00am Yoga at Kettle Point Beach (access at campsite 235) Bring a towel or blanket

10:00am Discovery Program- Art in the Park!!! @ the Campfire Clearing

11:00am Zumba at campsite 603 Picnic Shelter Bring water and running shoes

1:00pm Hug a Tree, Make sure you don't get lost in the wilderness but if it happens now you'll know what to do! @ the Visitor Centre

2:00pm Fire Tower Hike- Restoules Signature trail winds through forests, bog, and wetland, under an old fire tower and out to the stunning vista over the 100m Stormy Lake Bluff! Wear good hiking shoes, bring snacks and water: this is an intermediate hike with some steep and wet areas --Meet at the Head of the trail across from campsite 603

6:00pm Orienteering, learn how to use a compass and map-- Campfire Clearing


Rideau River
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People!
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Location: Event details will be posted throughout the park, or just give us a call.
Description:

We have an action packed day organized for our visitors to Rideau River!!  Some of the exciting events are Face Painting, Shoreline HikeSeine Netting, plus lots of MNRF staff on site to meet including Conservation Officers and Bear Technicians!  This is going to be a fun day, don't miss out!


Rock Point
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Location: Rock point Provincial Park Day Use area
Description:Be sure to come down to day use  and discover the outdoors. Kids grab your parents and join us for a variety of activities from challenges to special programs put on by staff at various times throughout the day. The fun is set to begin at 10:30 am and there will be something for everyone.
Rondeau
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People Day & FREE DAY USE
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Description:

Want to improve your memory, decrease stress and improve your sleep quality?? More time in nature is all you need! Take advantage of a free day at Rondeau and join us for a full day of healthy activities.

7:00am - Sunrise Yoga - Beach Access 10

8:00am - BYO Canoe Hike - Bring your own canoe or kayak and meet us at the Marsh Trail parking lot (please register in advance by calling the Visitor Centre)

9:00am - Invasive Species Pull - Visitor Centre

10:00am - Guided Hike - Tulip Tree Trail

11:00am - Stand-up Paddleboard Clinic with Pelee Wings - Park Store Parking Lot (spaces are limited - call the Visitor Centre to pre-register)

12:00pm - Bike Hike - Camp Office

1:00pm - Stand-up Paddleboard Clinic with Pelee Wings - Park Store Parking Lot (spaces are limited - call the Visitor Centre to pre-register)

1:30pm - Yoga - Visitor Centre

2:30pm - Healthy Guided Hike - Spicebush Trail

Call the Rondeau Visitor Centre for more information at 519-674-1768. 


Rushing River
Event Name: Rushing River Healthy Parks Healthy People
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Location: Various Locations
Description:

Join Rushing River staff in celebrating Healthy Parks Healthy People (#HPHP) and rediscovering our connection to nature!  

11:00 a.m. - Yard Games at the Rushing River Museum

12:00 p.m. - Fish Like a Pro! Meet by the dock at the main beach area to take advantage of FREE fishing rod and tackle rentals. Our staff will provide help and tips on how to catch the big one! (Fishing Regulations apply)

12:00 p.m. - Beach Volleyball at the main beach! Come test your skills with some of Rushing River's finest. 

1:00 - 2:00 p.m. -  Listen to the rapids of Rushing River during a FREE 1-hour Yoga session led by the team from MVMNT Studio. Find us on the lawn at the main beach! (If its raining, we will be at the North Side picnic shelter)

9:00 - 11:00 p.m. - Join the researchers from the University of Winnipeg at the Amphitheatre for a batty discussion on our favourite flying mammal. Learn about their research and check out some of their cool equipment as they capture and tag bats found within the park. 


Rushing River
Event Name: Batty for Bats
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Location: 9:00 - 11:00 p.m. Meet at the Amphitheater for a 30 minute presentation. Afterwards, we will follow the research team to their top-secret bat observation station
Description:

Bats are essential to our ecosystems, consuming tonnes of insects every year. Discover the variety of bats worldwide and the important roles they play. Learn about the challenges bats face including White Nose Syndrome, a disease that threaten's to wipe out Ontario's bats. Meet a research team from the University of Winnipeg and see their nets, gear, and how amazing bats can really be. Bring closed-toed shoes and a flashlight or headlamp

*HPHP day passes will be valid for the duration of this event*


Sandbanks
Event Name: Healthy Parks, Healthy People
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Location: Various locations around the park
Description:

O CANADA!

At 10:00 am Guided Hike

Join Yvette for a look at the majestic maple, Canada's iconic tree. Important to our history, essential to our wildlife, come and discover the secrets of the maple on this guided walk. Woodlands Trailhead at Main Gate Parking Lot 

Canoe the Outlet

Learn paddling techniques and enjoy a leisurely canoe along the Outlet River.

Time: 11 am – 1 pm Location: Woodyard

Tackle Share - 1:00 pm -4:00 pm The TackleShare crew will be visiting Sandbanks Provincial Park on July 21st, 2017 between 1pm-4pm to deliver a free interactive workshop that teaches kids about fish identification, aquatic habitat, water safety and the threat of invasive species to freshwater ecosystems. The workshop also includes introductory fishing techniques, followed by the opportunity to go fishing using rods and reels provided by the TackleShare Program. Meet at the Woodyard and Canoe Rental by Outlet River.

Essentrics - Unlock Your Body - Strength and Flexibility Workout

Essentrics draws on the flowing movements of tai chi which create health and balance, the strengthening theories behind ballet which create long, lean, flexible muscles and the healing principles of physiotherapy which create a pain free body.

 Instructor: Julie Gallant-Turpin

Time – 2 pm

Location: Lakeshore Lodge Dance Hall Floor


Sandbar Lake
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Description:

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


Sauble Falls
Event Name: H.P.H.P. Celebrate with a Stand up Paddle at Sauble Falls
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Location: Canoe Rental Building at Sauble Falls Provincial Park
Description:

‘SUP Sauble Falls Come join us to learn how to Stand Up Paddle (SUP) board 30-45 minute tours in groups of up to 7. Sign up for the tour and lesson and go for FREE! The sessions will be at 10:00 am, 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, 2:00 p.m and 3 p.m..


Selkirk
Event Name: Whoo's Awake
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Description:

As the sun goes down and dusk approaches a whole new world begins! While humans sleep many animals, including bats, owls, flying squirrels, moths, and katydids become active-searching for food and a mate. This fun and fact filled PowerPoint presentation, is an exciting opportunity to learn more about the amazing life of nocturnal animals as we talk about how bats locate their prey, how moths pollinate flowers and about the calls of owls. It should be a hootin' good time!


Sharbot Lake
Event Name: Sand Castle Building Competition with Gill
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Location: Day Use Beach
Description:

Join Gill for a sand castle building competition at the Day Use Beach at 4:00PM.


Sharbot Lake
Event Name: Fishing with Darrin and Laura
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Location: Black Lake Boat Launch
Description:

Come and enjoy a morning of fishing at 10:00 AM. Fishing rods and worms are provided.


Sharbot Lake
Event Name: Free 2 Hour Canoe Rentals
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Location: Sharbot Lake Park Office
Description:

We are providing free 2 hour canoe rentals from 8:00AM - 6:00PM. Inquire at the park office.


Sharbot Lake
Event Name: Busy as a Beaver
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Location: Picnic Shelter
Description:

Drop in at 3:00PM to discover more about remarkable rodents and head out to explore the science of beavers and other wetland life.


Silver Lake
Event Name: Free 2 Hour Canoe Rentals!
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Location: Silver Lake Park Office
Description:

We are providing free 2 hour canoe rentals from 8:00AM - 6:00PM. Inquire at the park office.


Silver Lake
Event Name: Fishing with Carl and Rob
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Location: Silver Lake Boat Launch
Description:

Join Carl and Rob for a morning of fishing at the Silver Lake Boat Launch. Fishing rods and worms will be provided!


Silver Lake
Event Name: Sand Castle Building Competition with Melissa
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Location: Silver Lake Main Beach
Description:

Sand castle building competition with Melissa at the main Silver Lake beach at 12:00PM.


Silver Lake
Event Name: Busy as a Beaver with Discovery Guide Gill
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Location: Picnic Shelter
Description:Drop in at 11:00AM to discover more about remarkable rodents and head out to explore the science of beavers and other wetland life.
Sleeping Giant
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
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 21st, 2017 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


Sleeping Giant
Event Name: The Giant Amazing Race
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Location: Marie Louise Lake Campground, Visitor Centre, 10:30 am.
Description:

On your mark, get set, go!  It's time for our version of the Amazing Race.  Get your team members together, limbs stretched and your thinking caps on.  We are celebrating Healthy Parks, Healthy People with a race that challenges your minds and hearts!


Turkey Point
Event Name: Animal Olympics
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Location: Picnic Shelter -10am
Description:How do you think you compare to the speed of a coyote or the building ability of a beaver? Species all over the world are specially adapted to make sure they survive in a fast and furious world looking for food or shelter? Come out and challenge other contestants to see how you rate among these magnificent animals.
Windy Lake
Event Name: Healthy Parks, Healthy People Day
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Description:

Come out for a beautiful day at Windy Lake Provincial Park for Healthy Parks Healthy People Day on July 21 for FREE day-use. We will be having some events take place:

10: 00 a.m.: Guided Hike! - Explore and learn about different types of amazing bugs, beautiful butterflies, birds and magnificent flowers!

11:00 a.m.: Big Games and Sports with the Greater Sudbury Public Library!- Come out and enjoy some big games and sports! This may include an obstacle course and inuksuk building!

10:30 a.m.: Arc Climbing Activities!- There will be kids programs, games and activities to enjoy!

Please stay tuned for more updates on events or for more information, call the Park Office at 705-966-2315


Woodland Caribou
Event Name: Norsemen Festival
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 22, 2017
Location: Centennial Park - Red Lake, Ontario
Description:

Booth and games set up for the public. 


Sitting at the beach

Join us on
July 20, 2018

Free day-use in all Provincial Parks

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