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Events

Event Name Start Date End Date Location Description
Junior Naturalist Program May 18, 2018 October 8, 2018 Permit Office or any park program

Hey Kids! Would you like to become a Junior Naturalist? Do you love nature and want to learn more about the environment? You can! Just pick up a Junior Naturalist Passport from any of the Natural Heritage Education Programs or from the Permit Office to get started. Then you’re ready to start earning stamps on your passport - for each park program you participate in you will receive one stamp, also for each activity sheet you fill out you will earn you one stamp. Speak to a Park Naturalist or the Permit Office staff to get your passport stamped, to find out about upcoming park programs or to pick up more activity sheets to work on. Once you have 3 stamps on your passport you will become a Junior Naturalist Level 1! For each Level completed you will receive a certificate, a small reward, and a ballot for our end-of-summer prize pack contest. We now have 8 levels of Junior Naturalist at Balsam Lake Provincial Park, see if you can earn them all!

Natural Heritage Education Programs May 18, 2018 October 8, 2018 Throughout the park!

Interested in nature, wildlife, and the cultural history of this area? Balsam Lake offers a variety of Natural Heritage Education programs all summer long, from Canada Day to Labor Day - and on weekends in the fall.  We offer children’s programs, guided hikes, evening slideshows, dramatic presentations, campfires, and interpretive displays. All ages are welcome and encouraged.  Check out what’s happening when you arrive at the park by picking up our weekly schedule from the permit office or follow us on Facebook or Twitter for weekly events.  

Go WILD for Art! August 23, 2018 August 23, 2018 Picnic Shelter # 1 @ 10:30am

What better way to help celebrate Ontario Parks’ 125th anniversary this summer than by exploring our parks’ rich art heritage and creating your own personal masterpiece? Create your own painting using a 'tree cookie' cross-section as your canvas in a workshop geared to capture your special connection to Balsam Lake!  

Balsam Lake Farmers Market August 26, 2018 August 26, 2018 Beach Area near Parking Lots 1-3, 10am-3pm

Balsam Lake Provincial Park is hosting our third annual Farmers Market series this summer in the spirit of the Healthy Parks, Healthy People movement! #HPHP  

Join us at the beach and shop local on Sun July 8, Sun July 22, Sun Aug 12, and Sun Aug 26 with a variety of vendors selling hand-made and home grown items from the local area: fresh veggies, baked goods, nature photography, decorative items, lawn ornaments, soaps, candles, wooden furniture and decor, and so much more!  A daily vehicle permit or camping permit is required to enter the park and the farmers markets.  

For more information or to register as a vendor: email aileen.clarke@ontario.ca or phone 705-454-3324 ext 5228.

Go WILD for Art! August 30, 2018 August 30, 2018 Picnic Shelter # 1 @ 10:30am What better way to help celebrate Ontario Parks’ 125th anniversary this summer than by exploring our parks’ rich art heritage and creating your own personal masterpiece? Create your own painting using a 'tree cookie' cross-section as your canvas in a workshop geared to capture your special connection to Balsam Lake!