Bon Echo


Event Name Start Date End Date Location Description
Sciensational Sssnakes! July 2, 2017 July 2, 2017 11 am and 1pm at the Children's Program Area

Want to know more about the amazing reptiles we have in Bon Echo? Staff from Sciensational Sssnakes will give two interactive presentations on snakes and other reptiles & help us understand why it is so important to protect them and their habitats. Ontario snakes will be featured with a hands-on session so you can hold some of these fascinating reptiles. Bring your camera!

Traditional Teachings with members of Ardoch Algonquin First Nation July 8, 2017 July 8, 2017 2 pm at the Children's Program Area

Members of Ardoch First Nation are back this year to provide some insight into their culture and history. Join staff, elders, and traditional people for some sharing & learn some Algonquin words while on a scavenger hunt.

Dogs are not permitted at this event.

Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre July 11, 2017 July 11, 2017 1 pm at the Amphitheatre

Join staff from the Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre (formerly the Kawartha Turtle Trauma Centre) to learn more about turtles in Ontario. See some real turtles in this interactive program and learn what you can do to protect these amazing reptiles. 

David Archibald July 13, 2017 July 13, 2017 7 pm at the Amphitheatre

Dust off your singing & dancing skills and join songwriter & children’s entertainer David Archibald. Hear the 2 songs he wrote about Bon Echo. David is a songwriter/composer & playwright who worked with Avril Lavigne and performed songs on Sesame Street. His music is regularly featured on CBC Radio. Join David and park staff for a one hour energetic & interactive show for the whole family.

Healthy Parks Healthy People Day- Yoga on the Beach July 21, 2017 July 21, 2017 9:30 am at Pumphouse Beach

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. 

Friends of Bon Echo Art Exhibition and Sale July 28, 2017 July 30, 2017 10 am - 4 pm daily in Children's Program Area

The Friends of Bon Echo Park are celebrating their annual Art Exhibition and Sale July 28, 29, and 30 with the works of juried artists. This exhibition and sale has something for everyone including photography, stained glass, paintings, and pottery. 

Food and refreshments will be available.

Learn to Fish August 5, 2017 August 6, 2017 10 am - noon and 1-3 pm each day, Bon Echo Creek, near park boat house

Learn to Fish staff will be here both days from 10 am- noon and 1-3 pm to show you how to use fishing equipment and fish legally, safely, and sustainably. You will also learn some basic tips about fish identification and anatomy. Only 40 fishing rods for kids are available at each session so sign up at the Visitor Centre beforehand for this event.

The Paddling Puppeteers August 10, 2017 August 10, 2017 1 pm at the Children's Program Area

Kids, have fun and learn about the history of our waterways while watching a puppet show put on by the Paddling Puppeteers. Meet some colourful puppets and characters while attending this 45 minute show.

Speaking of Wildlife August 14, 2017 August 14, 2017 1 pm at the Amphitheatre

Do you like birds, turtles, and other wildlife? If you do, join staff from Speaking of Wildlife for a close encounter with some animals native to the Bon Echo area. Bring your family and friends to this 1 hour presentation to learn some amazing things about Ontario wildlife and increase your appreciation for the wildlife around you.