Frontenac

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Events

Event Name Start Date End Date Location Description
The Frontenac All Season Camping Challenge January 1, 2020 December 31, 2020

Presented by: The Friends of Frontenac Park and Frontenac Provincial Park.

The Challenge: to camp in Frontenac Park at least one night in every month of the year in 12 consecutive months. Register at the Park Office and retain copies of your camping permits as proof of your stay during each of the 12 months. Once done, submit your record sheet and permit copies to the Park Office and you will be recognized at the next Challenge Celebration in November with a certificate, a crest, and your name on the Camping Challenge plaque!

Winter Camping Trip Planning January 25, 2020 January 25, 2020 Park Office

Presented by: The Friends of Frontenac Park

Accurate pre-trip planning can minimize many of the discomforts associated with extended forms of backcountry travel during the winter. Topics include: route selection and assessment, safe forms of winter travel, shelters, clothing, equipment, menu planning, physical fitness and conditioning, and safety. Share ideas and concerns about low-impact winter camping and trip planning.

Cost: Park daily vehicle permit. Pre-registration required by visiting www.frontenacpark.ca/calendar  

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Historical Walk April 25, 2020 April 25, 2020

Presented by: Jerome McDuff and The Friends of Frontenac.  

Join history enthusiast, Jerome McDuff for a leisurely interpretive walk along Big Salmon Lake Road to learn about the early settlers and homesteaders in the Park. Bring your lunch, water and comfortable walking shoes.  Plan to go rain or shine.

Cost: Park daily vehicle permit. Time: 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Please RSVP for this event at www.frontenacpark.ca/events 

Survival Techniques for the Outdoors April 25, 2020 April 25, 2020 Park Office

Presented by:  Walter Sepic, Firefly Adventures, Kingston, On.

Being properly prepared is essential to survive in the outdoors. This workshop is suitable for many skills levels from novice to more experienced (12 and older).  Topics covered will include: trip planning; survival kits; importance of water and filtering; food and nutrition; hypothermia; shelters; uses of tarps and garbage bags; winter survival; the elements; fire starting techniques; communication methods; etc.

Time: This course runs from 9am-4pm

Cost: registration is $20 per person.  Please meet at the park office.

This course will take place rain or shine so please be prepared with suitable outdoor clothing, a lunch, snacks and water.

To register and pay for the course contact Walter at waltsepic@gmail.com.

 

Wilderness Navigation - Level 1 - Navigation with maps May 2, 2020 May 2, 2020 Park Office

Presented by: The Friends of Frontenac Park.    

Level One - Intro to Map Using.  The one day workshop explains map symbology, understanding and interpreting contour lines, the grid system, and measuring and estimating distances and march times. This information is than put into practice through two hikes.

Cost: $25.00 per person plus park fee. Pre-register by visiting www.frontenacpark.ca/shop   Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Wilderness Navigation – Level 2 - Navigation using Map and Compass May 3, 2020 May 3, 2020 Park Office

Presented by: The Friends of Frontenac Park.

Level Two - Advanced Techniques with the Map and Compass.  The one day workshop builds on the skills and knowledge acquired during the Level One session and introduces the use of the compass.  Topics include: measuring bearings on the map and from the ground, converting bearings from magnetic to grid and vice-versa, marching on a bearing, determining and setting magnetic declinations, and using the resection method to determine one’s location.  This instruction will be confirmed through a challenging map and compass march to select points within the Park.

Cost: $25.00 per person plus Park fee. Pre-register by visiting www.frontenacpark.ca/shop   Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Note for all workshops: they all involve hiking in challenging terrain and either rainy or nice weather, therefore sturdy footwear and appropriate clothing are needed.  Bring a lunch and plenty of water. 

Introduction to Backcountry Camping May 9, 2020 May 9, 2020 Park Office

Presented by: The Friends of Frontenac Park.

For those who wish to venture to the backcountry to enjoy the outdoors, but who are unsure what to pack or buy, this is a workshop for you. Topics include: how to get started, clothing, footwear, equipment, food, water treatment and safety in the outdoors. This day-long workshop is meant to introduce the new backwoods camper to this form of recreation.

Cost: Park daily vehicle permit. Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Pre-register by visiting www.frontenacpark.ca/calendar 

Spring Nature Walk May 23, 2020 May 23, 2020 Doe Lake Trail

Presented by: Maureen Sly and the Friends of Frontenac Park

Join the Friends on this short leisurely walk to examine the plant and animal life along the 3 km Doe Lake trail. Bring your binoculars, camera, a drink, a snack, hiking shoes and bug repellent. Rain or shine. Meet at the Park Office at 10:00. Please, no dogs.

Cost: Park daily vehicle permit Time: 10:00 a.m.

Please RSVP for this event at www.frontenacpark.ca/calendar 

Red Cross Wilderness First Aid - RECERTIFICATION May 23, 2020 May 23, 2020

Presented by:  Steve Tripp and Wilderness Tripping, Kingston, On.

This 8 hour course takes place near the park office. There will be a complete review of CPR and AED training.  There were will be some practice sits to refresh skills, and 2 scenarios to practice holistic approaches.  Participants will be both casualties and rescuers.  NOTE: This is a Canadian Red Cross WFA recertification; only participants with a valid CRC WFA card are eligible for recertification.

 For more information, and to register contact Steve Tripp at wildernesstripping@gmail.com.

Note: This is a Canadian Red Cross WFA recertification; only participants with a valid CRC WFA card are eligible for recertification.

Cost: $110 + HST and Camping Fee

Time: 8:30am - 5:00pm

"Early Bird" Spring Bird Walk May 24, 2020 May 24, 2020

Presented by by Kathy Felkar and the Friends of Frontenac.

Join Kathy from the Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory (peptbo.ca) on a ramble about the park to find spring migratory birds that may be returning to the area. Warblers, Vireos, Scarlet Tanagers are all possibilities. Bring binoculars, camera, drinks, lunch, hiking shoes and bug repellent. Please NO dogs.

Cost: Park daily vehicle permit  Time: 8:00 am (meet at park office)

Please RSVP for this event at www.frontenacpark.ca/calendar 

Wilderness Navigation – Level 1- Navigation with maps May 30, 2020 May 30, 2020 Park Office

Presented by: The Friends of Frontenac Park.  

Level One - Intro to Map Using.  The one day workshop explains map symbology, understanding and interpreting contour lines, the grid system, and measuring and estimating distances and march times. This information is than put into practice through two hikes.

Cost: $25.00 per person plus park fee. Pre-register by visiting www.frontenacpark.ca/shop  Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Note for all workshops: they all involve hiking in challenging terrain and either rainy or nice weather, therefore sturdy footwear and appropriate clothing are needed.  Bring a lunch and plenty of water. 

Wilderness Navigation - Level 2 - Navigation using Map and Compass May 31, 2020 May 31, 2020 Park Office

Presented by The Friends of Frontenac

Level Two - Advanced Techniques with the Map and Compass.  The one day workshop builds on the skills and knowledge acquired during the Level One session and introduces the use of the compass.  Topics include: measuring bearings on the map and from the ground, converting bearings from magnetic to grid and vice-versa, marching on a bearing, determining and setting magnetic declinations, and using the resection method to determine one’s location.  This instruction will be confirmed through a challenging map and compass march to select points within the Park.

Cost: $25.00 plus Daily Vehicle Permit

Time: 9:00am- 4:00pm

Please visit www.frontenacpark.ca/shop  to register and for more information.

Note for all workshops: they all involve hiking in challenging terrain and either rainy or nice weather, therefore sturdy footwear and appropriate clothing are needed.  Bring a lunch and plenty of water. 

Canadian Red Cross Wilderness First Aid June 5, 2020 June 7, 2020

Presented by: Steve Tripp, Wilderness Tripping, Kingston, ON 

This 20 hour course takes place in the park interior and is designed to give participants training needed to care for a casualty for up to 24 hrs in a wilderness or remote context. Focus is on prevention but in this scenario based course you will learn and practice assessment, treatment and stabilization of casualties. CPR-C and AED training is included. No pre-requisites but participants must be 16 years of age or older. Camping equipment and food not included but arrangements can be made upon request.  This course starts Friday evening.  Participants can hike or canoe to the campsite #3.

Cost: $230.00 +HST plus Park camping permit. 

For more information and to register, please contact Steve Tripp at wildernesstripping@gmail.com. NOTE: This course is also offered on June 19-21 and September 18-20.

Wilderness Navigation-Level 1-Navigation with Maps June 6, 2020 June 6, 2020 Park Office

Presented by: The Friends of Frontenac Park.    

Level One - Intro to Map Using.  The one day workshop explains map symbology, understanding and interpreting contour lines, the grid system, and measuring and estimating distances and march times. This information is than put into practice through two hikes.

Cost: $25.00 per person plus park fee. Pre-register by visiting www.frontenacpark.ca/events  Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Wilderness Navigation-Level 2-Navigation with Map and Compass June 7, 2020 June 7, 2020 Park Office

Presented by: The Friends of Frontenac Park.

Level Two - Advanced Techniques with the Map and Compass.  The one day workshop builds on the skills and knowledge acquired during the Level One session and introduces the use of the compass.  Topics include: measuring bearings on the map and from the ground, converting bearings from magnetic to grid and vice-versa, marching on a bearing, determining and setting magnetic declinations, and using the resection method to determine one’s location.  This instruction will be confirmed through a challenging map and compass march to select points within the Park.

Cost: $25.00 per person plus Park fee. Pre-register by visiting www.frontenacpark.ca/shop  Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Note for all workshops: they all involve hiking in challenging terrain and either rainy or nice weather, therefore sturdy footwear and appropriate clothing are needed.  Bring a lunch and plenty of water. 

Wilderness Navigation - Level 3 - Navigation using map and GPS June 13, 2020 June 14, 2020 Park Office

Presented by The Friend's of Frontenac

Level Three - Use of the Handheld GPS as a Tool in Navigation.  Prerequisite: Level Two - Advanced Techniques with the Map and Compass.  This two day workshop is an introduction to the use of the GPS and includes programming the GPS, creating waypoints, and using the GPS for navigation.  This workshop will be confirmed by a challenging navigation exercise using the GPS.  NOTE:  the workshop is built around the Garmin 62 series handheld GPS but any make and model of GPS is welcome.

Cost $25.00

Time: 9:00 am - 4:00pm

Please visit www.frontenacpark.ca/shop  to register and for more information.

Note for all workshops: they all involve hiking in challenging terrain and either rainy or nice weather, therefore sturdy footwear and appropriate clothing are needed.  Bring a lunch and plenty of water.

Canadian Red Cross Wilderness First Aid June 19, 2020 June 21, 2020

Presented by: Steve Tripp, Wilderness Tripping, Kingston, ON 

This 20 hour course takes place in the park interior and is designed to give participants training needed to care for a casualty for up to 24 hrs in a wilderness or remote context. Focus is on prevention but in this scenario based course you will learn and practice assessment, treatment and stabilization of casualties. CPR-C and AED training is included. No pre-requisites but participants must be 16 years of age or older. Camping equipment and food not included but arrangements can be made upon request.  This course starts Friday evening.  Participants can hike or canoe to the campsite #3.

Cost: $230.00 + HST plus Park camping permit.  

For more information and to register, please contact Steve Tripp at wildernesstripping@gmail.com. NOTE: This course is also offered on June 5-7 and September 18-20.

Canoe Clinic June 20, 2020 June 20, 2020 Park Office

Presented by: Walter Sepic, Firefly Adventures, Kingston, Ont.  

Let’s demystify canoeing, learn and have fun!  This workshop will include: Types of canoes and paddles, their parts, safety kits, fitting of pfd’s, entering and launching canoes, balancing, sitting or kneeling, bow and stern positions, landing and exiting, portaging techniques and types of strokes and applications. We’ll have lots of practice on the water, a canoe tour of South Otter Lake and a rousing game of canoe tag. Must bring your own canoe and gear.  Rentals are available from Firefly or local outfitters.

Cost: $20.00 plus park vehicle permit, Time: 9 am - 4 pm

To register and submit payment email Walter at waltsepic@gmail.com.

Wilderness Navigation - Level 3 - Navigation using map and GPS June 27, 2020 June 28, 2020 Park Office

Presented by The Friend's of Frontenac

Level Three - Use of the Handheld GPS as a Tool in Navigation.  Prerequisite: Level Two - Advanced Techniques with the Map and Compass.  This two day workshop is an introduction to the use of the GPS and includes programming the GPS, creating waypoints, and using the GPS for navigation.  This workshop will be confirmed by a challenging navigation exercise using the GPS.  NOTE:  the workshop is built around the Garmin 62 series handheld GPS but any make and model of GPS is welcome.

Cost $25.00

Time: 9:00 am - 4:00pm

Please visit www.frontenacpark.ca/shop to register and for more information.

Note for all workshops: they all involve hiking in challenging terrain and either rainy or nice weather, therefore sturdy footwear and appropriate clothing are needed.  Bring a lunch and plenty of water. 

Frontenac Jr. Challenge September 1, 2020 October 31, 2020

Presented by The Friends of Frontenac Park and Frontenac Provincial Park.

The Frontenac Jr. Challenge, for hikers 12 years and younger, requires the completion of any 6 of the major trail loops Note that the Bufflehead Trail Loop, Dedication Trail Loops and Little Slide Lake Loop do not qualify as a major trail loop. Registration is free at the park office! For further information visit www.frontenacpark.ca or call the park office at 613 376-3489.

Frontenac Trek September 1, 2020 October 31, 2020

Presented by The Friends of Frontenac Park and Frontenac Provincial Park.

The Frontenac Trek challenges hikers to complete any six of the main trail loops between September 1st and October 31st. Note that the Arab Lake Gorge Trail, Doe Lake Trail, Dedication Trail Loops, Bufflehead Trail Loop; Little Slide Lake Loop do not qualify for the Trek. Registration is free! For further details contact the park office 613 376-3489 or visit www.frontenacpark.ca.

Annual Frontenac Hiking Challenge September 1, 2020 October 31, 2020

Presented by: The Friends of Frontenac Park and Frontenac Provincial Park

The Frontenac Challenge encourages hikers to enjoy Frontenac’s fall colours by hiking each of the 11 main hiking loops that form the challenge between September 1st and October 31st. Register for free at the park office or call 613 376-3489. For more information please visit www.frontenacpark.ca. A challenge celebration with successful completion certificates and refreshments will be held at the park office on November 7th 2020 from 10:30 am - 12:30 pm.

Canadian Red Cross Wilderness First Aid September 18, 2020 September 20, 2020

Presented by: Steve Tripp, Wilderness Tripping, Kingston, ON

This 20 hour course takes place in the park interior and is designed to give participants training needed to care for a casualty for up to 24 hrs in a wilderness or remote context. Focus is on prevention but in this scenario based course you will learn and practice assessment, treatment and stabilization of casualties. CPR-C and AED training is included. No pre-requisites but participants must be 16 years of age or older. Camping equipment and food not included but arrangements can be made upon request.

This course starts Friday evening.  Participants can hike or canoe to the campsite #3.

Cost: $230.00 + HST plus Park camping permit. 

For more information and to register, please contact Steve Tripp at wildernesstripping@gmail.com. NOTE: This course is also offered on June 5-7 and June 19-21.

Red Cross Wilderness 1st Aid - Advanced "Bridge" Course October 16, 2020 October 18, 2020

Presented by: Steve Tripp and Wilderness Tripping.  

This is a 20 hour bridge course based on the CRC WFA.  This course is a comprehensive first aid and CPR techniques for those who need a higher level of training to work and respond to emergencies in isolated or wilderness settings. Training is also suitable for those who act as guides or supervisors for groups of people. The course covers material in Standard First Aid & CPR, plus advanced strategies for providing extended care for more than 24 hours. Participants can hike or canoe to the campsite #11.

Cost: $210.00 + HST plus Park camping permit. 

For more information and to register, please contact Steve Tripp at wildernesstripping@gmail.com. NOTE: Prerequisite: Canadian Red Cross Wilderness First Aid in past 24 months, and must have their CRC WFA manual.