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Event Name Start Date End Date Location Description
Welcome Campfire June 29, 2018 June 29, 2018 Amphitheatre @ 7:00pm

It is our first program of the summer! Come out to the Amphitheatre at 7:00pm and meet Kettle Lakes NHE staff as they tell you a little bit about the park and what cool things it has to offer. 

Gettin' Fishy With It June 30, 2018 June 30, 2018 Green Lake @ 2:30pm

It is the start of Family Fishing week here in Ontario. Meet with the NHE Staff at Green Lake at 2:30pm to learn all about the fish here in Kettle Lakes and how to catch them. 

All About Canada June 30, 2018 June 30, 2018 Amphitheatre @ 7:00pm

It's Canada Day weekend! To celebrate, come discover Canada with the NHE staff through fun activities and crafts. Meet them at the Amphitheatre at 7:00pm.

Time Flies When You're a Bird July 1, 2018 July 1, 2018 Slab Lake Field @10:30am What came first the robin or the egg? While we unfortunately can't answer that question, we will answer tons more during this awesome interactive program on the life-cycles of birds! Our NHE team will take you through the life of a bird with fun activities! So leave the nest for a little and fly on down to Slab Lake Field for 10:30am! 
Discovery- Nature Detectives July 2, 2018 July 2, 2018 Slab Lake @ 10:30am

You may not always get to see animals in the park, but they're out there! Join us at the Discovery Drop-in at 10:30 am at Slab Lake and we will set you up to explore, observe and discover the variety of signs wildlife leave behind. Who knows what you might find!

Loony Tunes July 6, 2018 July 6, 2018 Slab Lake @ 7:00pm

Many have heard the Common Loon call while visiting Kettle Lakes Provincial Park. Come out and discover what makes this bird so interesting at Slab Lake picnic Shelter at 7:00pm. 

Nature Journals July 7, 2018 July 7, 2018 Slab Lake Picnic Shelter @ 2:30pm

 Every explorer, scientist and naturalist carries a notebook for jotting down observations. The NHE staff wants you to have your very own Nature Journal for when you are discovering the park and observing the different land formations and living things that call Kettle Lakes home. Come make your own nature journals with the NHE staff at Slab Lake Picnic Shelter at 2:30pm

Tree Id Hike July 8, 2018 July 8, 2018 Wintergreen Trail @ 10:30am

Have you ever looked at a tree and wonder what it could be? Well come find out with NHE on this Tree Identification hike at Wintergreen Trail Head at 10:30am.

Story Time Campfire July 13, 2018 July 13, 2018 Amphitheatre @ 7:00pm

Have you heard the legend behind the name for Leg of Lamb Lake? Come hear this story and others at the Amphitheatre at 7:00pm. Work with the NHE team to create an original tale about Kettle Lakes at this Story Time Campfire.  

Parks of the Cochrane Cluster July 14, 2018 July 14, 2018 TBD @ 7:00pm

Did you ever realize that Kettle Lakes is a part of a bigger community? It’s part of the Cochrane Cluster! Come learn about the many wonders in Northeastern Ontario Parks with the NHE staff. Location to be decided so keep an eye on our social media for more information! 

Digging for Gold July 14, 2018 July 14, 2018 Slab Lake Field @ 2:30pm

Kettle Lakes is celebrating the area's mining heritage with a fun mining game! Put on your hard hats, grab your axes and pan for gold in this exciting relay race. The game starts at 2:30 pm at Slab Lake Field

HPHP/OP125 Events July 20, 2018 July 20, 2018

Watch our Social Media  or contact the park for more information on more HPHP/ Ontario Parks 125 events that will be occurring on July 20th.  

HPHP-Discovery Hike July 20, 2018 July 20, 2018 Oh-Say-Yah-Wah-Kaw @ 2:30pm

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 Wintergreen Trail at your own pace. We will see you there at 2:30 pm at the Oh-Say-Yah-Wah-Kaw Trail Head.

Art in the Park July 21, 2018 July 21, 2018 Island Lake @ 7:00pm

We invite you to meet us for an Art in the Park session at  Island Lake at 7:00pm. Take a meditative moment in nature, relax and connect with an inspiring special place in the park. We will have the tools for you to put your inspiration on an array of mediums. You do not need to be an artist to participant! We welcome all ages and encourage adults to join the experience. 

History Hike- Ontario Parks Edition July 22, 2018 July 22, 2018 Kettle Trail @ 10:30am

Let’s go on a good old-fashioned hike with the NHE staff to explore Kettle trail at 10:30am! We will be able to see some of the beauty that Kettle Lakes has to offer and talk about a little history on Ontario Parks and how Kettle Lakes came to be.Make sure to wear proper footwear and bring water to stay hydrated!

Forest Fire Friendzy July 27, 2018 July 27, 2018 Slab Lake Fire Pit @ 7:00pm

Stereotypically people hear “forest fire” and they associate it with only negative thoughts as we only see the destruction left behind. However, some species rely on forest fires for survival. Come learn more about forest fires at Slab Lake Fire Pit at 7:00pm .

What Happens to Animals in the Winter? July 28, 2018 July 28, 2018 Slab Lake Field @ 2:30pm

Join the NHE staff to learn about the ways some animals have adapted to survive the cold winter months of Northern Ontario through hibernation and migration. We will be meeting at Slab Lake Field at 2:30pm.  

Pond Study July 29, 2018 July 29, 2018 Slab Lake Beach @ 10:30am

Join us for this hands on exploration of Slab Lake at 10:30am! Work with our NHE staff to catch and observe frogs, bugs, and tons of other cool creatures that call Kettle Lakes home!

Busy Beavers August 3, 2018 August 3, 2018 Slab Lake Picnic Shelter @ 7:00pm

Beavers are one of the neatest animals we have in the park. Have you seen one of their lodges on the many lakes here at Kettle? Come to the Slab Lake Picnic Shelter at 7:00pm to learn more about this busy beaver. 

Metis Discovery Day August 4, 2018 August 4, 2018 Amphitheatre @ 2:30pm

Come learn about traditional Metis heritage and build your own Jacob's ladder with the NHE staff at the Amphitheatre at 2:30pm.

Musical Campfire August 4, 2018 August 4, 2018 Amphitheatre @ 7:00pm

Create and listen to the music that is all around us in our everyday lives at this Musical Campfire. Bring your chairs to sit around the campfire where we will sing songs and roast marshmallows at 7:00 pm at the Amphitheatre. 

Wild Weather August 5, 2018 August 5, 2018 Slab Lake Picnic Shelter @ 10:30am

Come on out to this interactive wild weather program! We will be testing weather experiments and getting messy discovering the weather systems that we are subject to here at Kettle Lakes in the Boreal Forest! Meet us at Slab Lake Picnic Shelter at 10:30 am. 

Discovery- Wow Wild Flowers August 6, 2018 August 6, 2018 Amphitheatre @ 10:30am

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. Meet us at the Amphitheatre at 10:30am.

Guest Speaker- Mark Joron August 10, 2018 August 10, 2018 Amphitheatre @ 7:00pm

Mark Joron is at the park today to talk about the trees of the park. Mark will be talking about the different species of trees and be showing us how to plant trees properly! Meet us at the Amphitheatre at 7:00pm for this exciting presentation. 

Guest Speaker Hike- Mark Joron August 11, 2018 August 11, 2018 TBD

Mark Joron is back today to take you on a special hike. He will be using his expertise to talk to you about the many different types of trees and birds found here in Kettle Lakes, including an old tree test plot with trees from all over the world!  Meet up location and time for this Hike is TBD; watch our social media or contact the park for more information. 

Night Hike August 11, 2018 August 11, 2018 Amphitheatre @ 9:00pm

Night hikes are a much anticipated event! They give us the chance to explore a time of night we usually shy away from! Your chances of seeing exciting wildlife increase by at ton! Don't fear the dark, embrace it- as we discover some of Kettle Lakes' night life. Bring your flashlight with you to the Amphitheatre at 9:00pm

Climate Change-What is it? August 12, 2018 August 12, 2018 Slab Lake Picnic Shelter @ 10:30am

Every year we hear about climate change and global warming but do you actually know what it is? Come learn about climate change and how it is affecting our environment at Slab Lake picnic Shelter at 10:30am.

Starry Night August 17, 2018 August 17, 2018 Amphitheatre @ 8:00pm

Join us at 8:00 pm at the Amphitheatre Campfire for an evening among the stars! Come explore the mysteries of the night sky, discover new constellations, and share their stories. Bring a chair  as we roast marshmallows for a complete campfire experience with the family!

Scavenger Hunt August 18, 2018 August 18, 2018 Slab Lake @ 2:30pm

Meet the NHE staff at Slab Lake at 2:30pm to get your first clue for the scavenger hunt! Will you be able to find everything?

Ghost and Spirits August 18, 2018 August 18, 2018 Amphitheatre @ 8:00pm

Here is the night we’ve all been waiting for! The Night where the spirits of Kettle lakes come out. This year however we have Ghosts from across Ontario coming out to teach us a little bit more about the rich history of Ontario Parks.  This trip through the past in not for the weak and light hearted! Meet with your guide at 8:00pm at the Amphitheatre if you dare! Come prepared for a night of thrills, chills, and entertainment like you’ve never experienced before!

Discovery-Incredible Insects August 19, 2018 August 19, 2018 Slab Lake @ 10:30am

In the air, on the ground, and even underwater, insects are everywhere – which makes them easy to explore, observe and discover. Join us at the Discovery Drop-in to pick up some tips and tools for investigating the insects in our park. Meet at Slab Lake at 10:30am.

Movie Night Under the Stars August 24, 2018 August 24, 2018 Amphitheatre @ TBD Bring your popcorn to Amphitheatre for an educational movie night under the stars! Watch our social media pages or contact the park as the time will be determined at a later date. You will have to come out to find out what movie is playing!
Creepy Crawlies August 25, 2018 August 25, 2018 Slab Lake Picnic Shelter @ 2:30pm

Come discover what lies on the Boreal Forest floor and make your own creepy crawly at Slab Lake Picnic Shelter at 2:30pm.

Discovery-Feathered Friends August 26, 2018 August 26, 2018 Amphitheatre @ 10:30am

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 at the Amphitheatre at 10:30 am to pick up some birding tips and head out in search of some feathered friends.