Algonquin

Events

Note: events listed are for all of Algonquin. Due to the large geographic size of Algonquin, please ensure that the event takes place within range of the campground you're camping at.

Event Name Start Date End Date Location Description
Healthy Parks Healthy People Day in Algonquin July 19, 2019 July 19, 2019 Various locations along Hwy 60

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 including:

Free 4 Hour Canoe Rental and Discounted LunchVisit the Portage Store between 7:00 am and 11:00 am to take advantage of a free 4hr canoe rental. Paddle historic Canoe Lake and its adjacent watershed. Afterwards take advantage of a 20% discount in our restaurant to enjoy some of our signature homemade burgers. Canoe rentals come with lifejackets, paddles, dry-bag and bailer kit. Restaurant discount can be applied to all restaurant items with the exception of alcohol. The Portage Store is located on Canoe Lake (km 14.1)

Free 2 Hour Paddleboard or Canoe Rentals at the Lake Opeongo StoreGet out on the water for a free 2hr rental of their canoes 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. From 10:00am to 5:00pm.

Free Guided Costello Creek Paddle at Lake Opeongo StoreThe Costello Creek trip is a perfect short (2hr) guided trip for people on a tight time schedule. This thoroughly enjoyable wilderness paddling experience includes all necessary equipment and the services of an experienced and knowledgeable guide. Our guide will demonstrate basic paddling skills so you can easily enjoy a few hours paddling a wilderness creek to Turtle Rock and back. Just meet us at the Opeongo Store located 6.2 kilometres north of Highway 60 at km 46, show up a few minutes early (the event is limited to the first 10 people) to register and get your PFD and paddle. From 10:00am to 1:00pm

Free 2 hour Bike RentalSign up required in person at the Lake of Two Rivers Store, located at km 31.4 on Highway 60, between Mew Lake and Lake of Two Rivers Store. Offer limited to the first 12 people. Sign up opens at 7:00am on Friday July 20th. Lake of Two Rivers Store (km 31.4). At 10:00am, 12:00pm and 2:00pm. 

Bears and You (Algonquin for Kids)What makes a bear tick and what does this have to do with you? Join us to find out. Algonquin Visitor Centre (km 43) at 10:30am.

Free Tom Thomson Paddle Art Contest Entry Workshop at the Algonquin Art CentreLocal 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 will support local art in Oxtongue Lake, the Town of Huntsville's public art fund, the Tom Thomson Art Gallery in Owen Sound, and the Algonquin Art Centre/Algonquin Park. Free coffee and tea will also be provided by the Algonquin Art Centre during this event. The Art Centre (km 20) from 11:00am to 3:30pm.

Guided Walk - Life as a Logger: Square Timber EraFor families with children 12 and under. How was life for Algonquin Park loggers in the "old days"? Come and find out in this hour-long program for children and families. We won't just show you a day in the life of a logger... you can come and live it! Get ready to work! Algonquin Logging Museum Entrance Building (km 54.5) from 1:00pm to 2:00pm.

Evening Program - Citizen ScienceBioblitzes and the importance of citizen science projects such as iNaturalist. At the Outdoor Theatre (km 35.4) at 8:30pm.

Loggers Day July 27, 2019 July 27, 2019 Algonquin Logging Museum (km 54.5)

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-time loggers’ lunch served in the sawlog cookery from 12:00 to 2:00pm, or while quantities last ($10 per person). Event runs 10:00am-3:00pm. Admission to this event is a minimum donation of $2.00 per person. 

Wakami Wailers Concert July 28, 2019 July 28, 2019 Algonquin Outdoor Theatre

Get your toes tapping and your hands clapping with the Ontario-based, award-winning Wakami Wailers at their open-air concert. Enjoy the lively music and song about Canada`s logging history, our parks and protected areas, and more. This 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 and their more recent, Un, Deux, Trois... Four. Admission is a minimum donation of $2.00 per person. Concert starts at 7:00pm. 

Meet the Researcher Day August 1, 2019 August 1, 2019 Algonquin East Beach Picnic Pavillion (km 35.4)

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.

Guided Walk - Cache Lake History August 10, 2019 August 10, 2019 Cache Lake Parking Lot, at km 23.5

10:00 am - Guided Walk - Cache Lake Historic Site Tour - All aboard! Join Chris and venture down part of Algonquin’s historic railway to the site of the former Highland Inn and explore how the Park's recreational activities have changed over time. Cache Lake Historic Site Exhibit (at km 23.5).

This hike is part of the province-wide celebration of 75 years of naturalist-led programs in Ontario Parks.