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|
|Rock Bass Family Fishing Day||July 8, 2017||July 8, 2017||Whitefish Lake, South on Centennial Ridges Road (Highway 60 south at km 37).||
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. 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
|Healthy Parks Healthy People Day in Algonquin Provincial Park||July 21, 2017||July 21, 2017||Various locations along Hwy 60||
10:30 a.m. - 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).
2:00 p.m. – Guided 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 p.m. - Guided Walk - 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 p.m. – Film 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).
|Loggers Day||July 29, 2017||July 29, 2017||Algonquin Logging Museum||
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.
|Wakami Wailers Concert||July 30, 2017||July 30, 2017||Algonquin Outdoor Theatre||
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. 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.
|Meet the Researcher Day||August 3, 2017||August 3, 2017||Algonquin East Beach Pavillion||
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.
|Public Wolf Howls||August 3, 2017||August 31, 2017||Outdoor Theatre||
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.
|Haunted Halloween Weekend||October 27, 2017||October 29, 2017||Mew Lake Campground||
The fun begins on Friday night with our owl prowl with a Park Naturalist that is sure to be a hoot! On Saturday afternoon, join us at the Visitor Centre where a Park Naturalist will guide you through a collection of animal skeletons. Mew Lake Campground will feature pumpkin carving, campsite decorating and costume contests with awards given for many different categories! 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. Mew Lake Campground (km 30.6).
|Winter in the Wild||February 17, 2018||February 17, 2018||Various locations along Hwy 60||
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.