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Event Name Start Date End Date Location Description
Healthy Parks Healthy People (HPHP) Free Day Use July 20, 2018 July 20, 2018 Day use

Celebrate Healthy Parks Healthy People with Ontario Parks!

When: Friday July 20, 2018

Where: All operating Ontario Parks (including Kakabeka Falls!)

What: Free day-use at all Ontario Parks. We are opening our doors to everyone in Ontario; there will be no charge for day-use visitation during the celebration. Parks across the province will offer events and activities that encourage people to visit parks and be active. Explore a new park, sample our facilities and services or enjoy a fun event in a great natural setting!

Why: The time to strengthen and rediscover our connection to nature is now! Ontario’s provincial parks are home to some of the most inspiring and beautiful landscapes in the country. We want to increase the awareness and uptake of the strong benefits linked to spending time in nature. What is included with the free day-use entry? All visitors to the park will be issued a complimentary day-pass to the park. You may enjoy the park facilities until 10:00pm on July 20th.

What activities can I participate in?

- Murillo Rural Community Centre will be out putting on kids programming and activities, including a bubble booth!

- Have you ever wondered how a cloud is formed? Or just how much air pressure is in our atmosphere? Join Science North Bluecoats for an exciting live show demonstrating the wonders of weather and climate. This show will blow you away! Show starting at 1pm.

- Join our Discovery Rangers from 2-4pm on the Mountain Portage trail for an exciting Discovery Hike!

Discovery Hike July 20, 2018 July 20, 2018 Mountain Portage Trail

Explore a trail using your senses – who knows what exciting things you will discover! Lace up your hiking shoes and come to the Discovery Drop-in to pick up tips and tools for exploring the Mountain Portage Trail at your own pace.

Join the Discovery Rangers for a hike through the Mountain Portage Trail 2- 4 pm. 

Big Boreal Kids Programming July 21, 2018 July 21, 2018 TBA

Big Boreal Adventure is coming out to the park and providing children programming! For more information on Big Boreal Adventure please check out their website: http://www.bigborealadventure.ca/.

Art in the Park July 21, 2018 July 21, 2018 Main Falls Parking Lot

Join the Discovery Team and help them create art in the park! 10 am - 12 pm

Some of Canada’s greatest painters have been inspired by the beauty of nature in Ontario’s provincial parks. Follow in the footsteps of Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven and explore the park to find just the right spot to create your own masterpiece. Art supplies provided.

Wow! Wildflowers July 21, 2018 July 21, 2018 Visitor Centre

Join the Discovery Rangers to learn about our local wildflowers 2 pm- 4 pm. 

Wildflowers come in so many shapes, sizes, colours and smells. Search for them and you might see bugs and birds too…or come face to face with an alien invader! Join us at the Discovery Drop-in to pick up some tips and tools for investigating the wildflowers in our park.

Na, Na, Na, Na! Bat Researcher! July 22, 2018 July 22, 2018 Beside the falls

Join the University of Winnipeg from 1- 2pm by the falls for a meet the naturalist style presentation on their bat research! 

Rock ON! July 22, 2018 July 22, 2018 Beach

Discover the local geology with our Discovery Team from 2 pm- 4 pm.

Did you know that Ontario is home to some of the oldest rocks on Earth? Join us at the Discovery Drop-in to learn where the best rock hunting spots are in the park, and use the Rock On! checklist to record your observations as you explore the park. 

Feathered Friends July 22, 2018 July 22, 2018 Main Falls Parking Lot

How many birds have you seen or heard in the park? Ontario’s birds come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, and colours and are an important part of our local biodiversity – the amazing variety of life around us.  Join us at the Discovery Drop-in to pick up some birding tips and head out in search of some feathered friends.

Join Discovery Rangers from 10 am- 12 pm.

Our Park July 27, 2018 July 27, 2018 Beside the falls

Want to learn more about Kakabeka Falls? Why not join the Discovery Team beside the falls and learn about the history of the park! 2- 4 pm.

The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC) July 28, 2018 July 28, 2018 Visitor Centre

Mark this date in your calendar now! Come join us on July 28th to learn all about the beauty of astronomy at 8pm. 

RASC is Canada's leading astronomy organization bringing together over 5,000 enthusiastic amateurs, educators, and professionals To learn more visit: https://www.rasc.ca/

Discovery Hike July 28, 2018 July 28, 2018 Mountain Portage Trail

Explore a trail using your senses – who knows what exciting things you will discover! Lace up your hiking shoes and come to the Discovery Drop-in to pick up tips and tools for exploring the Mountain Portage Trail at your own pace.

Join the Discovery Rangers for a hike through the Mountain Portage Trail 2- 4 pm. 

Undercover Critters July 29, 2018 July 29, 2018 Main Falls Parking Lot

There is a whole world of wildlife in the park living right below our feet. Join us at the Discovery Drop-in and search for snails, slugs, sow bugs, earthworms and more. How many different species can you find hiding undercover?

Join the Discovery Team and learn about the mysteries of the undercover critters!  2 pm - 4 pm

Tick and Lyme Disease Public Outreach August 4, 2018 August 4, 2018 Beside the falls

Join Matthew Bradica from the Thunder Bay Health Unit to learn more about tick and lyme disease from 12pm - 2pm beside the falls.  

David Archibald Concert August 4, 2018 August 4, 2018 Kakabeka Falls Visitor Centre

In celebration of Ontario Parks’ 125th Anniversary, David Archibald has written five brand new songs that he will be performing during his 2018 summer tour. Don’t miss this fun, interactive concert that celebrates the rich natural and cultural heritage of Ontario!

Aquatic Acrobats August 4, 2018 August 4, 2018 Beach

Join the Discovery Rangers from 2- 4 pm at the Beach.

Wetland and shoreline habitats support a huge variety of life – from Whirligig Beetles to Beavers - and are wonderlands to explore! Join us at the Discovery Drop-in and we will set you up to explore, observe, and discover our park’s aquatic acrobats. 

Cory Hoogsteen Concert August 5, 2018 August 5, 2018 Main Falls Parking lot

Join musical guest Cory Hoogstesn at the Main Falls Parking Lot at 11:30 am! 

Our Park! August 6, 2018 August 6, 2018 Main Falls Parking Lot

Want to learn more about Kakabeka Falls? Why not join the Discovery Team beside the falls and learn about the history of the park! 2- 4 pm.

Wow! Wildflowers August 10, 2018 August 10, 2018 Main Falls Parking Lot

Join the Discovery Rangers to learn about our local wildflowers 2 pm- 4 pm. 

Wildflowers come in so many shapes, sizes, colours and smells. Search for them and you might see bugs and birds too…or come face to face with an alien invader! Join us at the Discovery Drop-in to pick up some tips and tools for investigating the wildflowers in our park.

Feathered Friends August 11, 2018 August 11, 2018 Visitor Centre

How many birds have you seen or heard in the park? Ontario’s birds come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, and colours and are an important part of our local biodiversity – the amazing variety of life around us.  Join us at the Discovery Drop-in to pick up some birding tips and head out in search of some feathered friends.

Join Discovery Rangers from 2- 4 pm.

Art in the Park! August 12, 2018 August 12, 2018 Main Falls Parking Lot

Some of Canada’s greatest painters have been inspired by the beauty of nature in Ontario’s provincial parks. Follow in the footsteps of Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven and explore the park to find just the right spot to create your own masterpiece. Art supplies provided.

Meet our Discovery Rangers from 10-12 pm 

Wow! Wildflowers August 17, 2018 August 17, 2018 Beach

Join the Discovery Rangers to learn about our local wildflowers 2 pm- 4 pm. 

Wildflowers come in so many shapes, sizes, colours and smells. Search for them and you might see bugs and birds too…or come face to face with an alien invader! Join us at the Discovery Drop-in to pick up some tips and tools for investigating the wildflowers in our park.

Night Sky August 18, 2018 August 18, 2018 Visitor Centre

Join the Discovery Rangers for an exciting night sky program from 7 pm- 8 pm.

Discovery Hike August 18, 2018 August 18, 2018 Mountain Portage Trail

Explore a trail using your senses – who knows what exciting things you will discover! Lace up your hiking shoes and come to the Discovery Drop-in to pick up tips and tools for exploring the Mountain Portage Trail at your own pace.

Join the Discovery Rangers for a hike through the Mountain Portage Trail 2- 4 pm. 

Kakabeka Falls Half Marathon and Inaugural 8K August 19, 2018 August 19, 2018 Both races start and finish at Kakabeka Falls Legion on Hwy 11/17 For more information and to register, please visit the following website:https://www.runkbfalls.com/
Amazing Amphibians August 19, 2018 August 19, 2018 Beach

Frogs, toads, salamanders, oh my!  The word amphibian means ‘double life’, as most amphibians spend part of their life on land and part in the water.  Stop by the Discovery Drop-in and get set up to explore, observe, and discover the amazing amphibian species that call our park home.

Join the Discovery Rangers from 10- 12 pm at the beach!