Sleeping Giant

Sleeping Giant

Events

Event Name Start Date End Date Location Description
Sleeping Giant Loppet March 7, 2020 March 7, 2020 Marie Louise Lake Campground

The Sleeping Giant Loppet is a mass participation ski festival that offers fun for the whole family and challenges competitive athletes. The Loppet takes place in the beautiful wilderness setting of Sleeping Giant Provincial Park. It features multiple events with distances for skiers of all levels and abilities. Our 8km Mini-Loppet is perfect for families, children and rookies. If you're ready to increase your distance or work on your speed, then the rolling 20km Marie Louise Lake loop is for you. The popular 35km Tour is a relaxed event that takes in the scenic vistas and challenging terrain of the storied Burma Trail. For the ultimate challenge, register for the Loppet's flagship event, the 50km Classic, Skate or Skiathlon distance. The 50km is perfect for elite skiers vying for one of our generous prize packages or citzen racers looking for a PB. Mark Saturday, March 7th, 2020 on your calendar and we'll see you at the start of the 43rd annual Sleeping Giant Loppet! For more information visit www.sleepinggiantloppet.ca or contact (807) 629-0649

Canada Day Celebration July 1, 2020 July 1, 2020 Marie Louise Lake Campground

Come wearing your red and white and join us in celebrating Canada Day with special events for Park visitors.

Healthy Parks Healthy People Day July 17, 2020 July 17, 2020 Marie Louise Lake Campground, Sleeping Giant Provincial Park

Ontario’s provincial parks play a vital role in the protection of our natural environment, but did you know that spending time in nature is good for your health too? Join us at our annual Healthy Parks Healthy People celebration on July 17th, 2020 to learn about and celebrate the link between healthy parks and healthy people. During this event there will be no charge for day use entry to any provincial park in Ontario. Stay tuned in the spring for more details on what special events we will be offering that day. 

Sleeping Giant's Annual BioBlitz July 25, 2020 July 25, 2020 Various Locations in Sleeping Giant Provincial Park

Join us in taking part in Sleeping Giant’s Annual BioBlitz!  A BioBlitz is an event where volunteers and naturalists attempt to identify every natural living thing in a defined area over a defined period of time, usually 24 hours or less. A BioBlitz allows us to understand the biodiversity of our Park and collect data, which we can then utilize to track changes and trends in their populations. Campers, volunteers and naturalists of all ages are invited to try and identify everything within the Park between 9:30 am and 4:00 pm, primarily through photographing and the uploading of photos to the online database iNaturalist.ca. The workshops are drop-in style, so you can come and go as you please. Volunteers should bring a bagged lunch, plenty of water, a hat, and sunscreen. If you’ve got identification field guides and a net, those would be useful to bring as well. If not, we have some available to loan. Stay tuned for an event schedule in the Spring.

XTERRA Sleeping Giant August 22, 2020 August 22, 2020 Sleeping Giant Provincial Park

Swim, bike and run amidst the Giant! Visit Sleeping Giant Provincial Park and challenge yourself in this premier sporting event. The course is everything you would come to expect when racing an XTERRA event in Ontario’s remote wilderness. For more information please visit http://elementracing/xterra-sleeping-giant/