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Woodland Caribou
Event Name: Northwest Wilderness Quest
Date: May 1, 2016 to October 15, 2019
Location: Backcountry wilderness areas of Woodland Caribou Provincial Park.
Event Type:
Description:

Paddle and camp in the backcountry wilderness of Woodland Caribou, Wabakimi and Quetico Provincial Parks for 3 consecutive nights per park between May 1, 2016 and October 15, 2019 to qualify to win some great prizes! http://www.ontarioparks.com/nwquest 

Download the entry form: http://www.ontarioparks.com/nwquest/entry

Follow the Northwest Wilderness Quest on social media #NWQuest


Wabakimi
Event Name: Northwest Wilderness Quest
Date: May 1, 2016 to October 15, 2019
Location: Backcountry wilderness areas of Wabakimi Provincial Park
Event Type:
Description:

Paddle and camp in the backcountry wilderness of Wabakimi, Woodland Caribou and Quetico Provincial Parks for 3 consecutive nights per park between May 1, 2016 and October 15, 2019 to qualify to win some great prizes! http://www.ontarioparks.com/nwquest 

Download the entry form: http://www.ontarioparks.com/nwquest/entry

Follow the Northwest Wilderness Quest on social media #NWQuest


Quetico
Event Name: Northwest Wilderness Quest
Date: May 1, 2016 to October 15, 2019
Location: Backcountry wilderness areas of Quetico Provincial Park
Event Type:
Description:

Paddle and camp in the backcountry wilderness of Quetico, Woodland Caribou, and Wabakimi Provincial Parks for 3 consecutive nights per park between May 1, 2016 and October 15, 2019 to qualify to win some great prizes! http://www.ontarioparks.com/nwquest 

Download the entry form: http://www.ontarioparks.com/nwquest/entry

Follow the Northwest Wilderness Quest on social media #NWQuest


Frontenac
Event Name: The Frontenac All Season Camping Challenge
Date: January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018
Event Type: Seasonal Event
Description:

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!


MacGregor Point
Event Name: Huron Fringe Birding Festival
Date: May 25, 2018 to June 3, 2018
Location: Based out of the Visitor Centre
Event Type: Seasonal Event
Description:

Welcome to the Huron Fringe Birding Festival

May 25 - 28 & May 31 - June 3, 2018

Celebrating our 21st year!

Presented by the Friends of MacGregor Point Park and based in the Park; this festival takes its name from the migration corridor along the Bruce Peninsula. This “Huron Fringe” along the Lake Huron coastline offers birders, naturalists and photographers unique opportunities to discover nature in the early spring. At the end of the migration period, birds are on nest, migrants are everywhere, insects abound and wildflowers are beginning to bloom. From the ‘Friends’ base at MacGregor Point Provincial Park you will be uniquely placed to explore Lake Huron’s shoreline and the Bruce Peninsula to discover all that spring has to offer.

Morning activities are filled with guided hikes concentrating not only on birds but wildflowers, butterflies and insects, in and outside the park. Afternoons feature additional hikes, workshops on bird identification and nature photography, plus other natural interests.

Special events include a banquet with a special guest speaker. Evening highlights include illustrated programs featuring excellent presenters and night hikes.

Join the ‘Friends’ for this eight-day Birding and Nature Festival held annually on the first two weekends after the May (Victoria Day) long weekend.

To view the schedule of events or complete the online registration process please go to: friendsofmacgregor.org

The Huron Fringe Birding Festival endorses and actively follows OFO (Ontario Field Ornithologists) Ethical Birding Principles.

If you have questions regarding the Festival or registration process please contact our official registrar at birdfest@rogers.com or leave a message on our festival-dedicated phone line (519-375-1889). Please note that messages are only checked weekly during the off-season.


Frontenac
Event Name: Wilderness Navigation Using Map and Compass – Level 1
Date: May 26, 2018 to May 26, 2018
Event Type: Outdoor Skills
Description:

Presented by: The Friends of Frontenac Park.  

Our wilderness navigation workshops provide participants with theoretical and practical skills of reading and interpreting topographic maps in order to safely plot a course through the wilderness. This course includes a basic introduction on how to use your GPS. Book your spot early!

Cost: $25.00 per person plus park fee. Pre-register by calling the park office at 613 376-3489. Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Murphys Point
Event Name: Night-time Flyers
Date: May 26, 2018 to May 26, 2018
Location: Rideau Comfort Station
Event Type:
Description:

Mark has added over 500 species of moths to the park list and is hoping to find more! Join him at the Rideau Comfort Station anytime between 8:30 and 10:00pm where he’ll go through the basics before checking out the light traps he’s set up on site. He’ll also have a couple of bat detectors on hand to pick up the calls of these majestic nocturnal insectivores – who knows, we may even see bats coming in to feast on the moths... He’ll also go through some of the more useful resources available to amateur naturalists, including some online citizen science projects. Please bring a flashlight!


Frontenac
Event Name: Red Cross Wilderness First Aid - RECERTIFICATION
Date: May 26, 2018 to May 26, 2018
Event Type:
Description:

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

This 8 hour course takes place in the park interior at the Arab Lake Parking Area.  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.

 

Cost: $125 HST incl.  A daily park permit is required.

Register by calling the Park Office (613) 376-3489.


Ferris
Event Name: Kite Day
Date: May 27, 2018 to May 27, 2018
Location: Ferris Kite Field
Event Type:
Description:

Come fly a kite!  Bring your own or assemble one supplied by Friends of Ferris.  Suitable for all ages. Join us for our fundraising BBQ. Lots of parking and FREE entry to the event (for access to Ferris Provincial Park for any other reason, regular park day use fees apply).  Donations are greatly appreciated and will be used to support Friends of Ferris initiatives within the park.

Event runs from 10am - 4pm. 

For more information: Contact Barb Hogan, 705-632-0894 or send an email to info@friendsofferris.ca


Frontenac
Event Name: Wilderness Navigation Using Map and Compass – Level 2
Date: May 27, 2018 to May 27, 2018
Event Type: Outdoor Skills
Description:

Presented by: The Friends of Frontenac Park.

This workshop is designed to give participants time to build on the knowledge acquired in the Level 1 course. Use your new skills to navigate off trail the entire day, as a group and under the supervision of the instructor. Everyone will have a chance to get a lot of practice. Be prepared to spend most of the day outdoors, rain or shine, after a short review indoors. You will need a lunch, plenty of water and come dressed for the weather and bush travel, including long pants and sturdy hiking boots/shoes. Participation in Level 1 is recommended but not necessary, if you know how to use a map and compass and just want more practice navigating off trail. Includes basic introduction on how to use your GPS.

Cost: $25.00 per person plus Park fee. Pre-register by calling the park office at 613 376-3489. Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Frontenac
Event Name: Canadian Red Cross Wilderness First Aid
Date: June 1, 2018 to June 3, 2018
Event Type: Outdoor Skills
Description:

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: $245.00 HST incl. plus Park camping permit.  Pre-register by calling the Park Office (613) 376-3489.

For more information, please contact Steve Tripp at wildernesstripping@gmail.com. NOTE: This course is also offered on June 15-17 and September 21-23.


Bonnechere
Event Name: Show You Care for Bonnechere 2.0- New PossABILITIES
Date: June 2, 2018 to June 2, 2018
Event Type:
Description:

This season, we are excited to have the opportunity to partner with the Friends of Bonnechere Parks and Wheelchair Friendly Solutions Inc. to provide increased access and participation for all Park users. Our goal is to create an atmosphere of respect, dignity, equality, and independence, which is welcoming to everyone, regardless of ability. 

We need your help! On Saturday June 2nd, from 8:30-3:30, come out to Bonnechere Provincial Park to assist us with the following tasks; 

-enhanced beach assess route

-outdoors public eating space

-designated parking spaces

-wireless alert system installation

-ramps and matting

-barrier-free vault privy washrooms

A healthy BBQ lunch will be provided- we just ask volunteers to bring their own water and snacks. Looking forward to seeing you here!


Frontenac
Event Name: Canoe Clinic
Date: June 2, 2018 to June 2, 2018
Location: Park Office
Event Type: Outdoor Skills
Description:

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

Call the park office at (613) 376-3489 to register


Grundy Lake
Event Name: New Moon in June Star Party
Date: June 7, 2018 to June 9, 2018
Event Type:
Description:

Explore Grundy Lake's night sky! Join the Sudbury and North Bay Astronomers Clubs for telescope night sky tours, daytime solar viewing and evening presentations.


Darlington
Event Name: Flora/Fauna- Wildflowers
Date: June 9, 2018 to June 10, 2018
Event Type:
Description:

Join park staff and learn about the plants and pretty flowers that call Darlington home.


MacGregor Point
Event Name: BioBlitz 2018
Date: June 9, 2018 to June 10, 2018
Event Type:
Description:

Help MacGregor Point celebrate Ontario Parks' 125th anniversary by contributing to the ecological legacy of the park. Participants will complete a biological "blitz" survey of MacGregor Point over a 24-hour period to collect data on what species can be found here in this unique complex of ecosystems. This information is extremely beneficial to our records and future projects. Surveying shifts and teams will be assigned based on experience and expertise. Stay tuned for more details on workshops and guest naturalists! EVERYONE IS WELCOME! Please contact fompp@bmts.com if you would like more information.


Murphys Point
Event Name: Night-time Flyers
Date: June 9, 2018 to June 9, 2018
Location: Rideau Comfort Station
Event Type:
Description:

Mark has added over 500 species of moths to the park list and is hoping to find more! Join him at the Rideau Comfort Station anytime between 8:45 and 10:00pm where he’ll go through the basics before checking out the light traps he’s set up on site. He’ll also have a couple of bat detectors on hand to pick up the calls of these majestic nocturnal insectivores – who knows, we may even see bats coming in to feast on the moths... He’ll also go through some of the more useful resources available to amateur naturalists, including some online citizen science projects. Please bring a flashlight!


Bonnechere
Event Name: Friends of Bonnechere AGM
Date: June 9, 2018 to June 9, 2018
Event Type:
Description:

11:30 AM- The public is welcome to attend the Friends AGM and input is welcome. Potluck lunch to follow
Frontenac
Event Name: Electronics on Wilderness Trips
Date: June 10, 2018 to June 10, 2018
Event Type: Outdoor Skills
Description:

Presented by: Barry Irish, Paddle Away Adventures, Kingston, ON This clinic explores the use of electronics in the wilderness. Topics include: Satellite phones, cell phones, text messaging systems, GPS, power supplies for your electronics, apps, for your cell phone or tablet. Cost: Park daily vehicle permit Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.


Frontenac
Event Name: Single Burner Gourmet Cooking
Date: June 10, 2018 to June 10, 2018
Event Type: Outdoor Skills
Description:

Presented by: Barry Irish, Paddle Away Adventures, Kingston, ON Food in the wilderness does not have to be boring. Topics to include: food preparation, food storage, food safety, recipes, types of stoves, utensils and more. This clinic explores the ability to prepare good and interesting food. You do not have to use the prepackaged food from the outdoors stores. This is an opportunity to exchange recipes, techniques and ideas. You may bring some food, ideas and techniques of your own to share. Cost: $25.00 per person (includes food), plus Park daily vehicle permit Time: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


Frontenac
Event Name: Canadian Red Cross Wilderness First Aid
Date: June 15, 2018 to June 17, 2018
Event Type:
Description:

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: $245.00 HST incl. plus Park camping permit.  Pre-register by calling the Park Office (613) 376-3489.

For more information, please contact Steve Tripp at wildernesstripping@gmail.com. NOTE: This course is also offered on June 1-3 and September 21-23.


Frontenac
Event Name: ORCKA Basic Canoe Certification -Tandem Basic Level 1, 2 and 3 or (solo) level 4
Date: June 16, 2018 to June 17, 2018
Event Type: Outdoor Skills
Description:

Presented by: Barry Irish, Paddle Away Adventures, Kingston, ON This is the ORCKA introduction to tandem canoeing and is the basis for all ORCKA skills. For those interested in learning how to canoe, this course may interest you. Topics include: canoeing skills, safety, equipment selection, etc. After this course you should be able to safely paddle a tandem canoe. Required equipment: your own canoe; paddle, PFD, and government mandated safety equipment. For further information please contact Barry Irish 613-634-4177, cell 613-539-4864 or birish@bell.net Cost: $225/person, plus park daily vehicle permit. Time: 8:00am - 5:00pm


Ferris
Event Name: Bird Watching
Date: June 16, 2018 to June 16, 2018
Event Type:
Description:

June is the height of the nesting season for birds in the park and they are all singing their hearts out. Join naturalist David Bree for a leisurely walk to see and hear our nesting feathered friends and why all the noise! $5 per person includes Peameal bacon on a bun, coffee and walk. Regular park day use fees apply. This is a registered event with limited numbers. This event is sponsored by the Friends of Ferris.

Event starts at 9am.

For more information: please contact Barb Hogan at 705-632-0894, or send an email to info@friendsofferris.ca to register.


MacGregor Point
Event Name: Friends of MacGregor Point AGM
Date: June 16, 2018 to June 16, 2018
Location: Visitor Centre
Event Type:
Description:Hoping to get more involved with the park?  Interested in becoming a "friend"?  Join us at 3pm at the Visitor Centre for the Annual General Meeting of the Friends of MacGregor Point.  
Murphys Point
Event Name: Night-time Flyers
Date: June 16, 2018 to June 16, 2018
Location: Rideau Comfort Station
Event Type:
Description:

Mark has added over 500 species of moths to the park list and is hoping to find more! Join him at the Rideau Comfort Station anytime between 9:00pm and 10:00pm where he’ll go through the basics before checking out the light traps he’s set up on site. He’ll also have a couple of bat detectors on hand to pick up the calls of these majestic nocturnal insectivores – who knows, we may even see bats coming in to feast on the moths... He’ll also go through some of the more useful resources available to amateur naturalists, including some online citizen science projects. Please bring a flashlight!


MacGregor Point
Event Name: Damsels and Dragons Children's Program
Date: June 23, 2018 to June 23, 2018
Location: Visitor Centre
Event Type:
Description:

Come discover the fast-paced world of the most ferocious hunters at MacGregor Point!  Park rangers will lead you to our top secret dragon lair where you will get to look for the beasts themselves!  Meet at the Campfire Circle at 10am.


Murphys Point
Event Name: Night-time Flyers
Date: June 23, 2018 to June 23, 2018
Location: Rideau Comfort Station
Event Type:
Description:

Mark has added over 500 species of moths to the park list and is hoping to find more! Join him at the Rideau Comfort Station anytime between 9:00pm and 10:30pm where he’ll go through the basics before checking out the light traps he’s set up on site. He’ll also have a couple of bat detectors on hand to pick up the calls of these majestic nocturnal insectivores – who knows, we may even see bats coming in to feast on the moths... He’ll also go through some of the more useful resources available to amateur naturalists, including some online citizen science projects. Please bring a flashlight!


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Tour
Date: June 27, 2018 to June 27, 2018
Location: Lally Homestead Parking Lot
Event Type:
Description:

Please pre-register at the gatehouse for this limited capacity 1.5 hour guided hike down the trail and into an early 1900s mica mine. Hard hats supplied! Tour starts at 10am.


Charleston Lake
Event Name: Discovery Centre
Date: June 29, 2018 to September 1, 2018
Location: Discovery Centre
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Open daily throughout the summer, from 10 am to 4 pm.

Discovery starts here!


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Tour
Date: June 29, 2018 to June 29, 2018
Location: Lally Homestead Parking Lot
Event Type:
Description:

Please pre-register at the gatehouse for this limited capacity 1.5 hour guided hike down the trail and into an early 1900s mica mine. Hard hats supplied! Tour starts at 10am.


Selkirk
Event Name: Discovery Program
Date: June 29, 2018 to September 2, 2018
Event Type:
Description:

Join park staff for a Discovery Drop-in during the months of July & August.  Bring along your Discovery Activity Book (or pick one up at the Drop-in), and use the equipment and materials provided to explore the park, observe plants and animals, and discover the wonders of nature.  Be sure to share your observations with park staff, take the Discovery Ranger Pledge and receive your very own Discover Ranger Button!  For more information keep an eye out for weekly calendar of events posted throughout the park and on our social media.


Blue Lake
Event Name: Interpretive Centre
Date: June 29, 2018 to September 2, 2018
Location: Interpretive Centre
Event Type:
Description:

Open daily throughout the summer, from 10 am to 2 pm. 


Turkey Point
Event Name: Discovery Program
Date: June 29, 2018 to September 2, 2018
Location: Picnic Shelter
Event Type:
Description:

Join park staff for a Discovery Drop-in during the months of July & August.  Bring along your Discovery Activity Book (or pick one up at the Drop-in), and use the equipment and materials provided to explore the park, observe plants and animals, and discover the wonders of nature.  Be sure to share your observations with park staff, take the Discovery Ranger Pledge and receive your very own Discover Ranger Button!  For more information keep an eye out for weekly calendar of events posted throughout the park and on our social media.


Pinery
Event Name: Family Fishing Week
Date: June 30, 2018 to July 8, 2018
Location: Visitor Centre and Park Store Causeway
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Join Pinery Naturalists and our partners to learn more about sustainable angling and the ecology of the fascinating Old Ausable Channel.

Please visit www.pinerypark.on.ca to view the current detailed Activity Schedule.


Presqu'ile
Event Name: Summer Interpretive Program
Date: June 30, 2018 to September 2, 2018
Location: Throughout the park
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Guided walks, children’s programs and evening slide shows offered daily except Wednesdays. Check out www.friendsofpresqu’ile.on.ca for details on receiving specific weekly schedule. Nature Centre and Lighthouse Interpretive Centre open daily.


Charleston Lake
Event Name: Summer Interpretive Program
Date: June 30, 2018 to September 2, 2018
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

A range of fun-filled & informative programs are offered daily throughout the summer - children’s programs, guided walks, evening programs and more. See the weekly program schedules posted throughout the park for the dates & times.


Neys
Event Name: Family Fishing Week
Date: June 30, 2018 to July 8, 2018
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Try your luck at fishing! Visit the Gatehouse to borrow fishing rods and tackle! Stop by the Visitor Centre or attend an interpretive program to discover the fish of the Little Pic River and Lake Superior!


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Outdoor Swimming Pool Open
Date: June 30, 2018 to September 3, 2018
Location: Parking Lot D
Event Type:
Description:

1.8 acre outdoor swimming pool opens for the season June 30, 2018

Pool open daily 11am-6pm (weather permitting)

Join the conversation @OPBronteCreek on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

PLEASE NOTE:

Pool use is an additional cost to park main entrance admission.

For more information and list of pool fees visit Bronte Creek website: www.BronteCreek.org


Emily
Event Name: David Archibald
Date: June 30, 2018 to June 30, 2018
Location: Amphitheatre
Event Type:
Description:

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!


Blue Lake
Event Name: Family Fishing Week
Date: June 30, 2018 to July 8, 2018
Event Type:
Description:

Celebrate Family Fishing Week at Blue Lake! From June 30 - July 8th, 2018, Canadian residents can fish without a license. Stop by the Interpretive Centre to borrow fishing rods and tackle or attend an interpretive program to find out what lurks below Blue Lake's clear waters. Stay tuned for our weekly program schedule, which you can find throughout the park or on Facebook @BlueLakePP.  


Blue Lake
Event Name: Summer Interpretive Program
Date: June 30, 2018 to September 2, 2018
Event Type:
Description:

A range of fun-filled & informative programs are offered daily throughout the summer - children's programs, guided walks, evening programs, and more. See the weekly program schedules posted throughout the park for the dates & times. 


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Open House
Date: July 1, 2018 to July 1, 2018
Location: Silver Queen Mine Trail
Event Type:
Description:Hardhats supplied for this 1 km walk along the trail and into the restored Silver Queen Mine and miner's bunkhouse. Venture back in time to the early 1900s when the small-scale mica mining business was booming in eastern Ontario. Meet historical interpreters along the trail. 10 a.m. - Noon.
Darlington
Event Name: Canada Day Celebrations
Date: July 1, 2018 to July 1, 2018
Location: Log Cabin
Event Type:
Description:

Join park staff at the Log Cabin for special Canada Day activities.


Restoule
Event Name: Discovery Program
Date: July 1, 2018 to August 31, 2018
Event Type:
Description:

Join park staff for a Discovery Drop-in during the months of July & August.  Bring along your Discovery Activity Book (or pick one up at the Drop-in), and use the equipment and materials provided to explore the park, observe plants and animals, and discover the wonders of nature.  Be sure to share your observations with park staff, take the Discovery Ranger Pledge and receive your very own Discover Ranger Button!  For more information keep an eye out for weekly calendar of events posted throughout the park and on our social media.


Mikisew
Event Name: Discovery Program
Date: July 1, 2018 to August 31, 2018
Event Type:
Description:

Join park staff for a Discovery Drop-in during the months of July & August.  Bring along your Discovery Activity Book (or pick one up at the Drop-in), and use the equipment and materials provided to explore the park, observe plants and animals, and discover the wonders of nature.  Be sure to share your observations with park staff, take the Discovery Ranger Pledge and receive your very own Discover Ranger Button!  For more information keep an eye out for weekly calendar of events posted throughout the park.


Sleeping Giant
Event Name: Canada Day Celebration
Date: July 1, 2018 to July 1, 2018
Location: Marie Louise Lake Campground
Event Type:
Description:

Don that red and white!  Guaranteed fun for the whole family!


Bonnechere
Event Name: Canada Day Celebrations
Date: July 1, 2018 to July 1, 2018
Location: The Davenport Centre
Event Type: Seasonal Event
Description:

Come out and celebrate Canada’s birthday with fun for everyone: face painting, games and prizes! In the evening, plan to take in the fireworks display at nearby Killaloe.

10:00am- 12:00 pm Come on down to the Davenport Centre and get your face painted for Canada Day!

10:00am- 12:00 pm Test your colouring skills and enjoy the new display center with our colouring pages!

10:00am- 12:00 pm Have you got the skills to land the creatures in the pond, come test it out, it’s a bean bag toss!

1:00pm Canada Bingo, let the fun begin and see if you can win!!


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Daily Family Education Programs at Bronte Creek Provincial Park
Date: July 2, 2018 to September 2, 2018
Location: Park staff will lead various family programs throughout the summer and at different locations within the park. Current listing are posted at the washrooms, park offices, park store and by the parking
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Every day of the summer there will be activities/ programs for your family to get involved in. More details will be available on twitter or facebook @OPBronteCreek.  

For more information visit: www.BronteCreek.org

You can also call 905-827-6911 ext. 231


Sandbanks
Event Name: David Archibald
Date: July 2, 2018 to July 2, 2018
Location: Amphitheatre
Event Type:
Description: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!


Charleston Lake
Event Name: Want to Learn How to Canoe?
Date: July 3, 2018 to July 3, 2018
Location: 9 am & 1 pm
Event Type:
Description:

Staff from Firefly Adventures will help you understand canoe strokes, balancing, launching & the basics of safe canoeing (weather permitting) at these canoe skills sessions.


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Tour
Date: July 4, 2018 to September 2, 2018
Location: Lally Homestead Parking Lot
Event Type:
Description:Limited capacity. Offered twice/week in July and August. Call the park at 613-267-5060 for specific dates/times. Please pre-register at the registration gatehouse or call ahead for this 1-1.5 hour guided hike down the trail and into an early 1900s mica mine.
Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Tour
Date: July 4, 2018 to July 4, 2018
Location: 8:30pm at the Lally Homestead Parking Lot
Event Type:
Description:

Join Mark, Matt, and hopefully some evening birds, bats and moths for this special nature night hike along the Silver Queen Mine Trail. See this restored, early 1900s mica mine in a different light too! Hardhats supplied but bring a flashlight. Meet at the Lally Homestead Parking Lot. Hike starts at 8:30p.m. Allow 10 minutes driving time from the main campground.


Sandbanks
Event Name: Raptor Show
Date: July 5, 2018 to July 5, 2018
Location: Amphitheatre
Event Type:
Description:

7 pm

Join the Canadian Raptor Conservancy for a live, free-flying birds of prey show! Take this unique and exciting opportunity to see five distinct birds of prey native to Ontario. Fun for all ages, this special event will be both entertaining and educational!


Rock Point
Event Name: Mysterious Night Skies
Date: July 6, 2018 to July 6, 2018
Location: Picnic shelter in the day-use area.
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Have you ever wondered about the night skies overhead? Join Park staff and special guests from the Royal Astronomical Society of Niagara for a family friendly evening program about those mysterious night skies. Topics will include: constellations, galaxies, stars, planets and so much more.


Murphys Point
Event Name: Night-time Flyers
Date: July 6, 2018 to July 6, 2018
Location: Rideau Comfort Station
Event Type:
Description:

Mark has added over 500 species of moths to the park list and is hoping to find more! Join him at the Rideau Comfort Station anytime between 9:00pm and 10:00pm where he’ll go through the basics before checking out the light traps he’s set up on site. He’ll also have a couple of bat detectors on hand to pick up the calls of these majestic nocturnal insectivores – who knows, we may even see bats coming in to feast on the moths... He’ll also go through some of the more useful resources available to amateur naturalists, including some online citizen science projects. Please bring a flashlight!


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Tour
Date: July 6, 2018 to July 6, 2018
Location: Lally Homestead Parking Lot
Event Type:
Description:

Please pre-register at the gatehouse for this limited capacity 1.5 hour guided hike down the trail and into an early 1900s mica mine. Hard hats supplied! Tour starts at 10am.


Darlington
Event Name: Family Fishing Day
Date: July 7, 2018 to July 7, 2018
Location: Picnic Area # 4
Event Type:
Description:

Fill your day with some fishy fun! Join guests from OFAH  for fishing in McLaughlin Bay. Equipment and bait provided. No license required.

Check out the new fishing nodes!


Murphys Point
Event Name: Algonquin Wigwas Tchiman
Date: July 7, 2018 to July 21, 2018
Location: Main Beach picnic shelter
Event Type:
Description:

Birchbark Canoe Build with Chuck Commanda, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. daily

Chuck Commanda comes from a long line of Algonquin canoe builders. As a young boy, growing up in Kitigan-Zibi, Chuck helped his grandparents make birchbark canoes. Now, years later, Chuck enjoys sharing his knowledge and showcasing his skills to the public. Meet him anytime between 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. daily at the main beach picnic shelter. He will build a birchbark canoe (Wigwas Tchiman) in 14 days, using birch, spruce, ash and cedar materials harvested in the park and surrounding area. The finished canoe will be launched on July 21st!


Rock Point
Event Name: Mysterious Night Skies 2
Date: July 7, 2018 to July 7, 2018
Location: Picnic Shelter - Day Use
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Please join park staff and special guests from the Royal Astronomical Society of Niagara for part 2 of those Mysterious Night skies at 8:00 pm for a short presentation then we will be moving to the East end of the Day Use Beach at about 9:00 pm to hopefully view those mysterious night skies through some scopes. We will have several telescopes set up and there will be a variety of view come on down to the Day Use and join us for an evening beneath the stars.


MacGregor Point
Event Name: NABA Butterfly Count
Date: July 7, 2018 to July 7, 2018
Location: Visitor Centre
Event Type: Seasonal Event
Description:

Join a group of dedicated volunteers in this fun-filled citizen science project! Participants will identify and count butterflies of MacGregor Point and surrounding areas. Registration is at 9:00am with groups leaving at 10:00am. Cost is $5 per person. To register as a volunteer, please contact Madeline Sanagan at 519-389-6232.


Algonquin
Event Name: Rock Bass Family Fishing Day
Date: July 7, 2018 to July 7, 2018
Location: Whitefish Lake, South on Centennial Ridges Road (Highway 60 south at km 37).
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Held on Family Fishing Weekend, this event offers the opportunity for families to fish license-free on Whitefish Lake in Algonquin Provincial Park. Park staff, Conservation Officers, OPP Marine Unit, and various volunteers take participants out on boats while fishing rods, reels and PFDs are available for loan. Participants are also treated to a lunch featuring the day’s catch of Rock Bass and freshly cut fries. After lunch, the Ontario Park mascot, Kip the Frog makes a grand entrance in the park’s Turbo Beaver plane. This event is free with the purchase of a Daily Vehicle Permit or a Camping Permit.

9:00am to 11:00am – Registration 9:00am to 12:00pm – Family Fishing 12:00pm to 1:00pm – Fish fry lunch provided 12:30pm to 1:30pm – Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) float plane aircraft arrival and pictures 1:30pm to 2:00pm – Beach clean up and buttons
Emily
Event Name: Family Fishing Derby
Date: July 7, 2018 to July 7, 2018
Event Type:
Description:

Participate in the 6th Annual Fishing Derby at Emily Provincial Park to celebrate Family Fishing Week, where you can fish license free from June 30th to July 8th!

Participants have until 3pm to report their catches and a chance to win a prize.


Finlayson Point
Event Name: Finlayson Point - Family Fishing Day
Date: July 7, 2018 to July 7, 2018
Location: Picnic Shelter & Boat Basin
Event Type: Sporting Event
Description:

Dry-Land Casting Competition, Youth Catch-and-Release Fishing Tournament, MNR Fire Fighting Demonstration

Lots of prizes to be won, come out and enjoy the fun!


Bonnechere
Event Name: Art in the Park
Date: July 7, 2018 to July 7, 2018
Location: The Davenport Centre
Event Type:
Description:

Local artist Kim Hanewich will lead free drawing sessions for campers and day-use visitors. Express yourself through charcoal and pencil, surrounded by the natural beauty of Bonnechere Provincial Park. Starting at 10:00 am at the Davenport Centre.


Balsam Lake
Event Name: Balsam Lake Farmers' Market
Date: July 8, 2018 to July 8, 2018
Location: Beach Area
Event Type:
Description:

Balsam Lakes Farmers Market located at beach near Parking Lots 1-3


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Open House
Date: July 8, 2018 to July 8, 2018
Location: Silver Queen Mine Trail
Event Type:
Description:Hardhats supplied for this 1 km walk along the trail and into the restored Silver Queen Mine and miner's bunkhouse. Venture back in time to the early 1900s when the small-scale mica mining business was booming in eastern Ontario. Meet historical interpreters along the trail. 10 a.m. - Noon
Pinery
Event Name: David Archibald Tour
Date: July 9, 2018 to July 9, 2018
Location: Pinery Outdoor Theatre
Event Type:
Description:

Visit Pinery on July 9th to see singer/song writer David Archibald perform! David has a series of park and camping themed songs that are sure to get you up dancing and singing along. This concert is great for kids and families and is an event you won't want to miss!

Program time to be determined.


MacGregor Point
Event Name: David Archibald Concert
Date: July 10, 2018 to July 10, 2018
Location: Visitor Centre - Campfire Circle
Event Type:
Description:

Come enjoy Ontario Parks' favourite singer/songwriter, David Archibald for his "Park Songs!" show! An upbeat musical romp through the natural and cultural history of our tremendous provincial parks. Songs include: Rocks of Tobermory, We Got the Rock!, Ballad of Pirate Bill, Captain John Munroe and more. 


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Tour
Date: July 11, 2018 to July 11, 2018
Location: 8:30pm at the Lally Homestead Parking Lot
Event Type:
Description:

Join Mark, Julianne, and hopefully some evening birds, bats and moths for this special nature night hike along the Silver Queen Mine Trail. See this restored, early 1900s mica mine in a different light too! Hardhats supplied but bring a flashlight. Meet at the Lally Homestead Parking Lot. Hike starts at 8:30p.m. Allow 10 minutes driving time from the main campground.


Sandbanks
Event Name: 125 Years of Fashion
Date: July 12, 2018 to July 12, 2018
Location: Amphitheatre
Event Type:
Description:

Help us celebrate 125 years of Ontario Parks with a very special fashion show! What would they have been wearing at Algonquin in 1893? Bon Echo at the turn of the century... Or Sandbanks in the roaring '20s? Join us for a look back at the (sometimes humorous) history and fashion of sandbanks and other parks in Ontario. Suggested donation of $2/person or $10/family; all proceeds go to the Friends of Sandbanks.


Neys
Event Name: Lake Superior Sand and Sun Weekend
Date: July 13, 2018 to July 15, 2018
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Don’t miss a weekend of fascinating programs based on the stories of Lake Superior and the species that call the rugged north shore home! Join our Natural Heritage Education staff to explore the scenic shore and be sure to soak up the sunshine on our beautiful 2 km long sandy beach.


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Tour
Date: July 13, 2018 to July 13, 2018
Location: Lally Homestead Parking Lot
Event Type:
Description:

Please pre-register at the gatehouse for this limited capacity 1.5 hour guided hike down the trail and into an early 1900s mica mine. Hard hats supplied! Tour starts at 2pm.


Lake Superior
Event Name: Bioblitz!
Date: July 14, 2018 to July 15, 2018
Location: Opening event at the Visitor Centre (Agawa Bay Campground). Additional times and locations to be announced.
Event Type:
Description:

Become a citizen scientist and discover all that lives in LSPP! Search for species in a group that interests you—birds, plants, fungi, insects—and we’ll record what we find in 24 hours. Your efforts will contribute to LSPP’s biological inventory! Time: 12 pm July 14 to 12 pm July 15


Darlington
Event Name: Canadian Raptor Conservancy
Date: July 14, 2018 to July 14, 2018
Location: Picnic Shelter # 3
Event Type:
Description:

RAIN OR SHINE!

Join our special guests to experience "LIVE" BIRDS OF PREY up close! Arrive early to get "a bird's eye view".


Charleston Lake
Event Name: Live Animal Show
Date: July 14, 2018 to July 14, 2018
Location: Park Amphitheatre (1:30 pm)
Event Type:
Description:

Come check out some live mammals & birds!  Join the wildlife specialists from Speaking of Wildlife to discover the fascinating lives of some of our park's animals ... and meet them face-to-face!


Bonnechere
Event Name: Archaeology Day
Date: July 14, 2018 to July 14, 2018
Location: The Davenport Centre
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Celebrate the history of archaeology in and around Bonnechere Park. Participate in mock archaeology excavations where children play the role of archaeologist. At the pot-building station participants are guided through the process of creating a coil pot of their own. The showcase will feature artifacts recovered at various local archaeological excavations over the past 20 years. Guest speakers will provide further insight. Begins @ 10:00AM


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Open House
Date: July 15, 2018 to July 15, 2018
Location: Silver Queen Mine Trail
Event Type:
Description:Hardhats supplied for this 1 km walk along the trail and into the restored Silver Queen Mine and miner's bunkhouse. Venture back in time to the early 1900s when the small-scale mica mining business was booming in eastern Ontario. Meet historical interpreters along the trail. 10 a.m. - Noon
Grundy Lake
Event Name: David Archibald Concert
Date: July 15, 2018 to July 15, 2018
Location: Park Amphitheatre
Event Type:
Description:

Join us at the Amphitheatre at 7:30 PM to celebrate the 125th Anniversary of Ontario Parks with the live music of David Archibald!


Sandbanks
Event Name: Sandfest
Date: July 18, 2018 to July 18, 2018
Location: Mouth of the Outlet River
Event Type: Seasonal Event
Description:

A fun sand sculpture event from 10 am until 12:30 pm. Bring your shovels and creativity. $1.00/ person or $5.00/ family or group. Participation prizes for everyone. Hosted by the Friends of Sandbanks


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Tour
Date: July 18, 2018 to July 18, 2018
Location: Lally Homestead Parking Lot
Event Type:
Description:

Please pre-register at the gatehouse for this limited capacity 1.5 hour guided hike down the trail and into an early 1900s mica mine. Hard hats supplied! Tour starts at 10am.


Awenda
Event Name: Healthy Parks, Healthy People
Date: July 20, 2018 to July 20, 2018
Location: Awenda Provincial Park
Event Type:
Description:

Come one, come all and enjoy FREE DAY USE at Awenda Provincial Park on July 21st in honour of Healthy Parks, Healthy People. Enjoy the opportunity to re-connect with nature and discover both mental and physical health benefits of time spent in Awenda, one of Ontario's hidden gems! Park staff will be leading special activities throughout the day: (stay tuned as details are developed)

We hope to see you there! 


Darlington
Event Name: Healthy Parks/Healthy People
Date: July 20, 2018 to July 20, 2018
Event Type:
Description:

Join staff for fun activities suitable for the whole family. Check the activity sheet for details on programs and events.


Pinery
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People Celebrations & FREE Day Use
Date: July 20, 2018 to July 20, 2018
Event Type:
Description:

Write yourself a nature prescription and start your weekend early with FREE day-use entry to Pinery! Hike, bike, swim, paddle or participate in art, fitness, nature or conservation activities!

For more information please see our posted activity sheet at www.pinerypark.on.ca

We're looking forward to seeing you!


Emily
Event Name: Healthy Parks, Healthy People
Date: July 20, 2018 to July 20, 2018
Location: TBD
Event Type:
Description:

Join us to celebrate parks and healthy living!

We will be offering different activities throughout the day to get you out and moving around the park. Daily Vehicle fee has been waived for today only at ALL Provincial Parks!


Mikisew
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Date: July 20, 2018 to July 20, 2018
Event Type:
Description:

Celebrate Healthy Parks Healthy People free day use and get out and explore! There are lots of events to get you active and in nature to take part in so please join us and have a fun filled day!

More detailed event information will be coming soon!


Restoule
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Date: July 20, 2018 to July 20, 2018
Event Type:
Description:

Celebrate Healthy Parks Healthy People free day use and get out and explore! There are lots of events to get you active and in nature to take part in so please join us and have a fun filled day!

More detailed event information will be coming soon!


Rock Point
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Date: July 20, 2018 to July 20, 2018
Location: Rock point Provincial Park Day Use area
Event Type:
Description:Be sure to come down to day use  and discover the outdoors. Kids grab your parents and join us for a variety of activities from challenges to special programs put on by staff at various times throughout the day. The fun is set to begin at 10:30 am and there will be something for everyone.
Rondeau
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People Day (FREE DAY USE)
Date: July 20, 2018 to July 20, 2018
Location: Rondeau Provincial Park
Event Type:
Description:

Want to improve your memory, decrease stress and improve your sleep quality?? More time in nature is all you need! Take advantage of a free day at Rondeau and join us for a full day of healthy activities.

Call the Visitor Centre for more information at 519-674-1768.


Algonquin
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People Day in Algonquin
Date: July 20, 2018 to July 20, 2018
Location: Various locations along Hwy 60
Event Type: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Description:

Celebrate Healthy Parks Healthy People Day at Algonquin Park!  Free Day-Use is offered this day at Algonquin and all Ontario Provincial Parks!  The day will feature a full schedule of special events and activities.  Please check back for updated schedule later in the season.


Sleeping Giant
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Date: July 20, 2018 to July 20, 2018
Location: Entire Park
Event Type:
Description:

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 third annual Healthy Parks Healthy People celebration on July 20th, 2018 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


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Healthy Parks, Healthy People Day
Date: July 20, 2018 to July 20, 2018
Location: Various locations around the park
Event Type:
Description:

Join us as we get outside and enjoy our park through learning and play. All programs are no charge. 

Free day-use at all Provincial Parks today.  (pool fees still in effect).

Nature Centre - open 10-5

Spruce Lane Farmhouse - open 11-5

Special events and programs --- in development

    Learn to Disc Golf

    Yoga in the Park (could be on top of the hill as dusk)

    Trail Running - evening run with intro the tips before you set off.

    Learn to Camp "base camp" and Demonstrations

    Friends of Bronte Creek - Volunteer and membership opportunities.

    more to come as they develop!

Daily Vehicle fee has been waived for today only at ALL Provincial Parks.  

The daily pool entry fee, equipment rental and camping fees still apply. 


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Tour
Date: July 20, 2018 to July 20, 2018
Location: 8:30pm at the Lally Homestead Parking Lot
Event Type:
Description:

Join Mark, Rachel and hopefully some evening birds, bats and moths for this special nature night hike along the Silver Queen Mine Trail. See this restored, early 1900s mica mine in a different light too! Hardhats supplied but bring a flashlight. Meet at the Lally Homestead Parking Lot. Hike starts at 8:30p.m. Allow 10 minutes driving time from the main campground.


Grundy Lake
Event Name: Wakami Wailers Concert
Date: July 20, 2018 to July 20, 2018
Location: Amphitheatre
Event Type:
Description:

Celebrate Grundy’s logging history and Healthy Parks Healthy People day by tapping your toe to the music of The Wakami Wailers!


Neys
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People Day
Date: July 20, 2018 to July 20, 2018
Event Type:
Description:

Paint yourself into the Ontario Parks' 125th celebration picture this summer! Join an interpretive naturalist for a workshop using a 'tree cookie' cross section as your canvas. Capture an anniversary memory and share your special connection to Ontario Parks in the tradition of Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven! Discover your inner artist- no experience necessary. After a day of painting and making memories, join park staff for a campfire, games, and an outdoor gallery featuring your masterpiece!


Sandbanks
Event Name: The 125 Kilometre Journey
Date: July 20, 2018 to July 20, 2018
Location: TBD
Event Type:
Description:

Journey 125 kilometres to discover three amazing Provincal Parks in Prince Edward County! In keeping with Healthy Parks, Healthy People Day, the activities at Sandbanks, Lake on the Mountain and North Beach will have you bursting with energy and give you a healthful glow. Please note that entry into all provincial parks on this day is FREE!


Finlayson Point
Event Name: Temagami Canoe Festival
Date: July 21, 2018 to July 22, 2018
Location: The Temagami Canoe Festival is held at the Temagami Waterfront located 1km from the park
Event Type:
Description:

Come and enjoy live music, canoe building demos, canoe races, old growth forest hikes, paddling demos, theatre presentations and much more....

Fun for the whole family!  Visit the external website for more information.

 External Website Link


Pinery
Event Name: Savanna Fest
Date: July 21, 2018 to July 21, 2018
Location: Visitor Centre, Park Store, Outdoor Theatre
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Join Park Naturalists, Conservation Officers, The Friends of Pinery and other partners to celebrate Parks Day in Canada in the largest remaining parcel of Oak Savanna in Canada. Spend one of the best weekends in summer showing your love for your favourite park; Events will be run from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Grab a Savanna Fest Passport when you arrive and get a stamp from each station to enter a draw for some awesome prizes!. Further details can be found on the Activity Schedule which is available at www.pinerypark.on.ca


Marten River
Event Name: Lumberjack Days
Date: July 21, 2018 to July 22, 2018
Location: Logging Camp
Event Type:
Description:

You don’t want to miss our annual Lumberjack Days. On Saturday, join us for various competitions of lumberjack skills, visit the “Winter Camp” horse-logging camp and museum with its working blacksmith shop. Enjoy traditional music by the Wakami Wailers for shorts sets through the afternoon on the hour, and a concert in the evening. The Wailers provided the soundtrack to our award-winning film “The Winter Camp”, set in Marten River. Have fun watching lumberjack demonstrations.  Buy a traditional logger’s bean lunch on Saturday.  


Darlington
Event Name: Marsh Awareness Weekend
Date: July 21, 2018 to July 22, 2018
Event Type:
Description:

Keep an eye out for "KIP" the frog as he visits the park this weekend. Come out to the programs and learn about the species that live in the marsh.


Neys
Event Name: Canada's Parks Day
Date: July 21, 2018 to July 21, 2018
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Join us in celebrating Canada’s Parks Day! Lounge on our beautiful beach or take a hike on one of our scenic trails! Join a Natural Heritage Educator for an evening program or guided hike and make sure you check out the Visitor Centre to discover the rich cultural and natural history of Neys!


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Parks Day in Canada
Date: July 21, 2018 to July 21, 2018
Location: Various Location throughout the park
Event Type:
Description:

A day to celebrate all things "parks".

Hike, picnic, swim and play.  Relax, read, sketch or paint.  Dance, jump or run!

Explore. Discover. Cherish.

Join the conversation @OPBronteCreek on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

Parks Day events to discover in your area.


Balsam Lake
Event Name: Balsam Lake Farmers' Market
Date: July 22, 2018 to July 22, 2018
Location: Beach Area
Event Type:
Description:

Balsam Lake Farmers' Market located at the Beach Areas near Parking Lots 1-3


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Open House
Date: July 22, 2018 to July 22, 2018
Location: Silver Queen Mine Trail
Event Type:
Description:

Hardhats supplied for this 1 km walk along the trail and into the restored Silver Queen Mine and miner's bunkhouse. Venture back in time to the early 1900s when the small-scale mica mining business was booming in eastern Ontario. Meet historical interpreters along the trail. 10 a.m. - Noon.


Sandbanks
Event Name: Wakami Wailers Ontario Parks 125th Anniversary Concert
Date: July 23, 2018 to July 23, 2018
Location: Amphitheatre
Event Type:
Description:

Long-time camper favourites "The Wakami Wailers" are named after the northern Ontario park where the group of musicians met as park staff in the later 1980s. The group will be performing new music this summer in celebration of Ontario Parks 125th Anniversary!


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Tour
Date: July 25, 2018 to July 25, 2018
Location: Lally Homestead Parking Lot
Event Type:
Description:

Please pre-register at the gatehouse for this limited capacity 1.5 hour guided hike down the trail and into an early 1900s mica mine. Hard hats supplied! Tour starts at 10am.


Sandbanks
Event Name: 125 Years of Fashion
Date: July 26, 2018 to July 26, 2018
Location: Amphitheatre
Event Type:
Description:

Help us celebrate 125 years of Ontario Parks with a very special fashion show! What would they have been wearing at Algonquin in 1893? Bon Echo at the turn of the century... Or Sandbanks in the roaring '20s? Join us for a look back at the (sometimes humorous) history and fashion of sandbanks and other parks in Ontario. Suggested donation of $2/person or $10/family; all proceeds go to the Friends of Sandbanks.


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Tour
Date: July 27, 2018 to July 27, 2018
Location: 8:30pm at the Lally Homestead Parking Lot
Event Type:
Description:

Join Mark, Emma, and hopefully some evening birds, bats and moths for this special nature night hike along the Silver Queen Mine Trail. See this restored, early 1900s mica mine in a different light too! Hardhats supplied but bring a flashlight. Meet at the Lally Homestead Parking Lot. Hike starts at 8:30p.m. Allow 10 minutes driving time from the main campground.


Awenda
Event Name: Spirit Night: Awenda in Time
Date: July 28, 2018 to July 28, 2018
Location: 1st Beach; Meet in beach parking area D.
Event Type:
Description:

Celebrate Ontario Parks' 125th anniversary at Awenda with a spectacular Georgian Bay beach sunset and some colourful characters and stories to match!


Ferris
Event Name: Turtle Day
Date: July 28, 2018 to July 28, 2018
Event Type:
Description:

Learn about turtles and their environments!  Meet some of Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre's turtles while participating in fun family activities and discover how we can protect turtles! Regular park day use fees apply. This event is sponsored by the Friends of Ferris. 

Event starts at 1pm.

For more information: please contact Barb Hogan at 705-632-0894, or send an email to info@friendsofferris.ca


Algonquin
Event Name: Loggers Day
Date: July 28, 2018 to July 28, 2018
Location: Algonquin Logging Museum
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Join us for this highly entertaining and educational day when the Algonquin Logging Museum comes to life, brought to you by The Friends of Algonquin Park, the Algonquin Forestry Authority and Ontario Parks. Take in the demonstrations around the Logging Museum trail and try the old-timer loggers’ lunch served in the sawlog cookery from 12:00 to 2:00pm (or while quantities last). Event runs 10:00am-3:00pm.


Bonnechere
Event Name: Little Rays Reptile Zoo
Date: July 28, 2018 to July 28, 2018
Location: Davenport Centre
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Endangered Ontario! Come out to this live interactive presentation all about Ontario’s wildlife and how to protect them. Don’t miss this opportunity to get up and close with these interesting critters from mammals to reptiles and birds too, it is sure to be a good time. Any donations to the Friends of Bonnechere Parks would be appreciated to keep presentations like this coming back! The presentation begins at 5PM.


Algonquin
Event Name: Wakami Wailers Concert
Date: July 29, 2018 to July 29, 2018
Location: Algonquin Outdoor Theatre
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

The award winning Wakami Wailers are scheduled to play an open air concert at Algonquin Park’s Outdoor Theatre. Listen to the music of the Wakami Wailers. The Ontario-based Wakami Wailers will get your toes tapping through lively music sharing Canada’s logging history, park and protected areas, plus much more. Join the Wailers for a fun-filled evening of entertaining stories and songs from their popular releases - The Last of the White Pine Loggers, Waltz With the Woods, and River Through the Pines. This concert is brought to you by The Friends of Algonquin Park as one of summer’s Special Events. Admission to this event is a minimum donation of $2.00 per person. Concert begins at 7:00pm.


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Open House
Date: July 29, 2018 to July 29, 2018
Location: Silver Queen Mine Trail
Event Type:
Description:

Hardhats supplied for this 1 km walk along the trail and into the restored Silver Queen Mine and miner's bunkhouse. Venture back in time to the early 1900s when the small-scale mica mining business was booming in eastern Ontario. Meet historical interpreters along the trail. 10 a.m. - Noon.


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Tour
Date: August 1, 2018 to August 1, 2018
Location: 8:30pm at the Lally Homestead Parking Lot
Event Type:
Description:

Join Mark, Julianne, and hopefully some evening birds, bats and moths for this special nature night hike along the Silver Queen Mine Trail. See this restored, early 1900s mica mine in a different light too! Hardhats supplied but bring a flashlight. Meet at the Lally Homestead Parking Lot. Hike starts at 8:30p.m. Allow 10 minutes driving time from the main campground.


Sandbanks
Event Name: Lakeshore Lodge Day
Date: August 2, 2018 to August 2, 2018
Location: Lakeshore Lodge Day Use Area
Event Type:
Description:

1-4pm

Join us for a re-creation of an old fashioned picnic from the 1890s! Discover what was happening at Sandbanks at the time when Ontario's first provincial park was created. Music, games, corn & lemonade, face painting, hay rides and photo ops are all part of the festivities. Most activities are free, though donations are welcome; refreshments and hay rides are provided for a nominal fee to cover costs. 


Charleston Lake
Event Name: Want to Learn How to Canoe?
Date: August 2, 2018 to August 2, 2018
Location: 9 am & 1 pm
Event Type:
Description:

Staff from Firefly Adventures will help you understand canoe strokes, balancing, launching & the basics of safe canoeing (weather permitting) at these canoe skills sessions.


Neys
Event Name: David Archibald in Concert
Date: August 2, 2018 to August 2, 2018
Location: Little Pic Picnic Area
Event Type:
Description:

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!


Algonquin
Event Name: Meet the Researcher Day
Date: August 2, 2018 to August 2, 2018
Location: Algonquin East Beach Pavillion
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Algonquin’s Wildlife Research Station invites you to spend time with researchers who use Algonquin Park as their laboratory. Meet those who study reptiles and amphibians, birds, small mammals, fish, wolves, and even humans (through archaeology). A fundraising barbecue (noon to 2:00pm, or while quantities last) is hosted by The Friends of Algonquin Park in support of research in the Park, and free draws take place for great prizes generously donated by local businesses and organizations. Suitable for all ages. Event runs 9:00AM- 3:00PM.


Algonquin
Event Name: Public Wolf Howls
Date: August 2, 2018 to August 30, 2018
Location: Outdoor Theatre
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Every Thursday in August, conditions permitting, join us for a famous Algonquin Provincial Park Public Wolf Howl. After a slide talk on wolf ecology, participants receive special instructions, and we then travel by car (on rare occasions, walk) to a place where wild wolves may answer the imitations given by the naturalist staff. This event is held only if weather and accessible wolves permit. The final decision to hold a Public Wolf Howl is determined the morning of the event based upon the weather and scouting by the naturalist staff on the previous days.

Check https://twitter.com/Algonquin_PP on the day of a projected Wolf Howl for confirmation. If you are in the Park the day of a potential howl, check Park bulletin boards for confirmation. If you are coming to a Public Wolf Howl, ensure you have a Park permit, arrive early, make sure your car is filled with gas, and dress warmly for this special program, which lasts about three hours. No dogs are allowed at the presentation or howl location as they can disturb the experience. If a Wolf Howl is not held, the following Evening Program will be held instead – The Wolves of Algonquin - Join a Park Naturalist to learn about the intimate world of wolves and how humans have helped shape their destiny here in Algonquin and everywhere else. Potential Public Wolf Howls take place only on Thursdays in August, or Thursdays in September before Labour Day, when weather and accessible wolves permit.


Lake Superior
Event Name: Starry Nights
Date: August 3, 2018 to August 3, 2018
Location: Agawa Bay Amphitheatre (Visitor Centre at Agawa Bay Campground in case of inclement weather)
Event Type:
Description:

LSPP will soon be recognized as a Dark Sky Preserve! The park’s remoteness and stunning natural landscape contribute to its high quality starry nights and protected nocturnal environment. Discover the wonders of true darkness and how the park’s dark skies contribute to the health of our ecosystems.

Event type: Evening Program


Restoule
Event Name: Astronomy Weekend
Date: August 3, 2018 to August 5, 2018
Location: Kettle Point Beach and Campfire Clearing
Event Type:
Description:

Special Event!

Presented by members from the North Bay Astronomy Club.

Weekend of August 3rd-5th. More detailed event information will be coming soon!

All activities are weather permitting.


Lake Superior
Event Name: Dark Sky Weekend
Date: August 3, 2018 to August 5, 2018
Location: Assorted locations
Event Type:
Description:

LSPP will soon be recognized as a Dark Sky Preserve! Celebrate with us during our Dark Sky weekend.


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Tour
Date: August 3, 2018 to August 3, 2018
Location: Lally Homestead Parking Lot
Event Type:
Description:

Please pre-register at the gatehouse for this limited capacity 1.5 hour guided hike down the trail and into an early 1900s mica mine. Hard hats supplied! Tour starts at 10am.


Emily
Event Name: Soper Creek Wildlife Rescue
Date: August 4, 2018 to August 4, 2018
Location: Amphitheatre
Event Type:
Description:

Join us in welcoming our amazing friends from Soper Creek Wildlife Rescue. This program provides the chance to get up close an personal with many native species of Ontario that are currently in their care and learn about their importance to the ecosystem. The animals are safe, friendly, and eager to meet you.


Lake Superior
Event Name: Night at the Museum
Date: August 4, 2018 to August 4, 2018
Location: Visitor Centre (Agawa Bay Campground)
Event Type:
Description:Join us after hours as we light up the Visitor Centre beyond regular closing time. Meet the naturalists at different stations to explore the many facets of Lake Superior Provincial Park. Drop in anytime between 8 pm and 10:30 pm
Mikisew
Event Name: Wild Ontario
Date: August 4, 2018 to August 4, 2018
Event Type:
Description:

Speed, Strength & Stealth - Ontario's Wild Raptors

Ontario is home to some of the most incredible hunters in the animal kingdom.  In this program you will come face-to-face with these spectacular predators, and learn about the amazing adaptations they use to survive.  Wild Ontario's birds also have unique histories that teach us about how humans can impact wildlife, and how we can all work together to help wild species.  There will be photo opportunities, so don't forget your camera!  Dogs can be a little scary to the birds, so please leave them behind or seat them at the back.


Restoule
Event Name: Wild Ontario
Date: August 4, 2018 to August 4, 2018
Event Type:
Description:

Speed, Strength & Stealth - Ontario's Wild Raptors

Ontario is home to some of the most incredible hunters in the animal kingdom.  In this program you will come face-to-face with these spectacular predators, and learn about the amazing adaptations they use to survive.  Wild Ontario's birds also have unique histories that teach us about how humans can impact wildlife, and how we can all work together to help wild species.  There will be photo opportunities, so don't forget your camera!  Dogs can be a little scary to the birds, so please leave them behind or seat them at the back.


Pinery
Event Name: Ausable Adventures
Date: August 4, 2018 to August 4, 2018
Location: Old Ausable Channel and Park Store Complex
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Join us to celebrate the unique ecological communities that thrive in the Old Ausable Channel in the heart of Pinery. Please consult our Activity Schedule for more details which can be found at www.pinerypark.on.ca


Presqu'ile
Event Name: History Weekend
Date: August 4, 2018 to August 5, 2018
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Relive Presqu’ile’s storied past with historically based events such as a fashion show, old-fashioned field games, children’s boat-building bee, re-enactments of a 1867 shooting contest, spirit walk and more.


Darlington
Event Name: Pioneer Days
Date: August 4, 2018 to August 6, 2018
Location: Log Cabin
Event Type:
Description:

Join staff at the Log Cabin for pioneer games & crafts.


Bonnechere
Event Name: Art in the Park
Date: August 4, 2018 to August 4, 2018
Location: The Davenport Centre
Event Type:
Description:

Local artist Kim Hanewich will lead free drawing sessions for campers and day-use visitors. Express yourself through charcoal and pencil, surrounded by the natural beauty of Bonnechere Provincial Park. Starting at 10:00 am at the Davenport Centre.


Lake Superior
Event Name: Starlight, Starbright - Dark Sky Weekend
Date: August 5, 2018 to August 5, 2018
Location: Agawa Bay Amphitheatre (Visitor Centre at Agawa Bay in case of inclement weather) 9-10 p.m.
Event Type:
Description:

Have you seen bright stars on a dark night? Do you like the dark? Not all of us are comfortable in darkness, but join us just before sunset to discover why the darkness is so important for you and for the plants and animals that live in the park. LSPP will become a Dark Sky Preserve soon, which means we’ll protect the park’s night skies and teach others about it. You can tell others why darkness is so important, too! 

Event type: Junior Naturalist


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Open House
Date: August 5, 2018 to August 5, 2018
Location: Silver Queen Mine Trail
Event Type:
Description:

Hardhats supplied for this 1 km walk along the trail and into the restored Silver Queen Mine and miner's bunkhouse. Venture back in time to the early 1900s when the small-scale mica mining business was booming in eastern Ontario. Meet historical interpreters along the trail. 10 a.m. - Noon.


Grundy Lake
Event Name: Live Birds of Prey Show
Date: August 5, 2018 to August 5, 2018
Event Type:
Description:

Get up-close and personal with Wild Ontario's live Birds of Prey and learn what makes them the province's most incredible hunters!


Blue Lake
Event Name: David Archibald Concert Tour
Date: August 5, 2018 to August 5, 2018
Location: Park Amphitheatre, 7:00 pm
Event Type:
Description:

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!


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Tour
Date: August 8, 2018 to August 8, 2018
Location: Lally Homestead Parking Lot
Event Type:
Description:

Please pre-register at the gatehouse for this limited capacity 1.5 hour guided hike down the trail and into an early 1900s mica mine. Hard hats supplied! Tour starts at 10am.


Sandbanks
Event Name: 125 Years or Fashion
Date: August 9, 2018 to August 9, 2018
Location: Amphitheatre
Event Type:
Description:

Help us celebrate 125 years of Ontario Parks with a very special fashion show! What would they have been wearing at Algonquin in 1893? Bon Echo at the turn of the century... Or Sandbanks in the roaring '20s? Join us for a look back at the (sometimes humorous) history and fashion of sandbanks and other parks in Ontario. Suggested donation of $2/person or $10/family; all proceeds go to the Friends of Sandbanks.


Quetico
Event Name: Astronomical Weekend
Date: August 10, 2018 to August 12, 2018
Location: Dawson Trail Campgrounds
Event Type:
Description:

Presentations from the Thunder Bay Chapter of the RASC along with telescope viewings of the planets and Perseid Meteor Shower during the evening and a solar telescope viewing during the afternoon.


Neys
Event Name: 34th Annual Neys Nostalgia Days
Date: August 10, 2018 to August 12, 2018
Location: Visitor Centre
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Join us for a fun-filled weekend to celebrate Neys' rich cultural history! From guided hikes, evening presentations, and games, there's an event for everyone! Sunday will conclude the weekend with our annual game of Staff vs Campers Capture the Fur. For more information call the park at 807-229-1624.


Charleston Lake
Event Name: David Archibald Concert Tour
Date: August 10, 2018 to August 10, 2018
Location: 7:30 pm
Event Type:
Description:

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!


Charleston Lake
Event Name: Learn to Fish
Date: August 10, 2018 to August 10, 2018
Event Type:
Description:

Come learn from some experts on how to fish.  You might get hooked!

Two sessions: 10 am -12 noon & 2-4 pm

Registration required.


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Tour
Date: August 10, 2018 to August 10, 2018
Location: 8pm at the Lally Homestead Parking Lot
Event Type:
Description:

Join Mark, Peter, and hopefully some evening birds, bats and moths for this special nature night hike along the Silver Queen Mine Trail. See this restored, early 1900s mica mine in a different light too! Hardhats supplied but bring a flashlight. Meet at the Lally Homestead Parking Lot. Hike starts at 8p.m. Allow 10 minutes driving time from the main campground.


Charleston Lake
Event Name: Live Birds of Prey Show
Date: August 11, 2018 to August 11, 2018
Location: Park Amphitheatre (1:30 pm)
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:Come see live birds of prey! Join the experts from Wild Ontario & their wildlife ambassadors, for an up close look at these amazing birds. Don’t miss it!
Bronte Creek
Event Name: Spruce Lane Farm GHOST WALK
Date: August 12, 2018 to August 12, 2018
Location: 1219 Burloak Drive, Parking lot F - Breckon Shelter.
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Guided tours to see the after dark side of an old Victorian house.  A house over 100 years old is bound to hold secrets!  It can’t help but be a little spooky. No reservations required.

For more information visit: www.BronteCreek.org

You can also call 905-827-6911 ext. 231


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Open House
Date: August 12, 2018 to August 12, 2018
Location: Silver Queen Mine Trail
Event Type:
Description:

Hardhats supplied for this 1 km walk along the trail and into the restored Silver Queen Mine and miner's bunkhouse. Venture back in time to the early 1900s when the small-scale mica mining business was booming in eastern Ontario. Meet historical interpreters along the trail. 10 a.m. - Noon.


Restoule
Event Name: Whiskey Jack Concert
Date: August 12, 2018 to August 12, 2018
Event Type:
Description:

For 4 decades, Whiskey Jack has been performing their unique brand of Canadian country music coast to coast.  In the 1980's, these virtuosos were featured weekly on CBC TV's Tommy Hunter Show.   Every Friday night, they'd stand on "The Ol' Back Porch" while over 2 million Canadians would turn on their TV's to watch them pick some tunes and have a few laughs with a celebrity comedian.  In the 1990's, they hooked up with Stompin' Tom Connors and these two Canadian institutions took their music coast to coast.  Each time they play our park, these lifetime campers bring songs that celebrate summers sleeping in a tent and swatting bugs....and everything else we all love about camping in the north.


Mikisew
Event Name: Whiskey Jack Concert
Date: August 12, 2018 to August 12, 2018
Event Type:
Description:

For 4 decades, Whiskey Jack has been performing their unique brand of Canadian country music coast to coast.  In the 1980's, these virtuosos were featured weekly on CBC TV's Tommy Hunter Show.   Every Friday night, they'd stand on "The Ol' Back Porch" while over 2 million Canadians would turn on their TV's to watch them pick some tunes and have a few laughs with a celebrity comedian.  In the 1990's, they hooked up with Stompin' Tom Connors and these two Canadian institutions took their music coast to coast.  Each time they play our park, these lifetime campers bring songs that celebrate summers sleeping in a tent and swatting bugs....and everything else we all love about camping in the north.


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Tour
Date: August 14, 2018 to August 14, 2018
Location: Lally Homestead Parking Lot
Event Type:
Description:

Please pre-register at the gatehouse for this limited capacity 1.5 hour guided hike down the trail and into an early 1900s mica mine. Hard hats supplied! Tour starts at 10am.


Sandbanks
Event Name: Lakeshore Lodge Day
Date: August 16, 2018 to August 16, 2018
Location: Lakeshore Lodge Day Use Area
Event Type:
Description:

1-4pm

Join us for a re-creation of an old fashioned picnic from the 1890s! Discover what was happening at Sandbanks at the time when Ontario's first provincial park was created. Music, games, corn & lemonade, face painting, hay rides and photo ops are all part of the festivities. Most activities are free, though donations are welcome; refreshments and hay rides are provided for a nominal fee to cover costs. 


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Tour
Date: August 16, 2018 to August 16, 2018
Location: 8pm at the Lally Homestead Parking Lot
Event Type:
Description:

Join Mark, Emma, and hopefully some evening birds, bats and moths for this special nature night hike along the Silver Queen Mine Trail. See this restored, early 1900s mica mine in a different light too! Hardhats supplied but bring a flashlight. Meet at the Lally Homestead Parking Lot. Hike starts at 8p.m. Allow 10 minutes driving time from the main campground.


Sibbald Point
Event Name: David Archibald Concert
Date: August 17, 2018 to August 17, 2018
Location: Sibbald Point Provincial Park Amphitheatre
Event Type:
Description:

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!

Friday August 17th at 7:00pm

Day use fees apply.


Murphys Point
Event Name: BioBlitz Special - Night-time Flyers
Date: August 17, 2018 to August 17, 2018
Location: Rideau Comfort Station
Event Type:
Description:

Mark has added over 500 species of moths to the park list and is hoping to find more! With expert guests on-hand, join him at the Rideau Comfort Station anytime between 8:30pm and 10:00pm where he’ll go through the basics before checking out the light traps set up on site. He’ll also have a couple of bat detectors on hand to pick up the calls of these majestic nocturnal insectivores – who knows, we may even see bats coming in to feast on the moths... He’ll also go through some of the more useful resources available to amateur naturalists, including some online citizen science projects. Please bring a flashlight!


Darlington
Event Name: Sciensational Snakes
Date: August 18, 2018 to August 18, 2018
Location: Log Cabin
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Meet our special guests who will show you come fascinating reptiles - LIVE & UP CLOSE!


Wasaga Beach
Event Name: Wasaga Under Siege
Date: August 18, 2018 to August 19, 2018
Location: Nancy Island Historic Site
Event Type:
Description:

Join us as we celebrate the 90th anniversary of Nancy Island Historic Site with muskets, cannons, and more at our annual re-enactment!  Additional celebrations will take place to commemorate the 125th anniversary of Ontario Parks, the sinking of the H.M.S. Nancy on August 14th, 1814, and 90 years as Nancy Island Historic Site.

Stay tuned for information or visit www.wasagabeachpark.com


Rondeau
Event Name: Rondeau's Reptile Day
Date: August 18, 2018 to August 18, 2018
Location: Bayside Picnic Shelter (across from the Park Store)
Event Type:
Description:

Come learn how Rondeau is protecting our amazing reptile species during a fun-filled day for the whole family! Meet with our reptile research teams, participate in guided hikes and children's programming, and help support the work being done with our Adopt-a-Turtle Program!

Call the Visitor Centre for more information at 519-674-1768. 


Bonnechere
Event Name: Bike Rodeo
Date: August 18, 2018 to August 18, 2018
Location: The Davenport Centre
Event Type: Sporting Event
Description:

Celebrate active transportation! Join Park staff in cooperation with the Killaloe OPP detachment, the Upper Ottawa Valley OPP Auxillary and the Renfrew County District Health Unit. Learn more about bike safety and maintenance, then practice your hand signals on a specially built course meant to test your bike-safety and ability. Afterwards, have fun decorating your bike and join us on a parade around the Park! Event begins at 10:30am.


Murphys Point
Event Name: 2nd Annual BioBlitz
Date: August 18, 2018 to August 18, 2018
Location: Main Beach
Event Type:
Description:

In celebration of OP125, we are proud to be hosting our 2nd annual BioBlitz at Murphys Point Provincial Park. Last year's event increased our park list by an incredible 240 species. This year we are again aiming high and have a series of public events originating from the 'outdoor lab', based at the Main Beach, that will cater to all tastes. Want to go birding? We've got it! Butterflies? Got that. Flowers, fish, fungi - all covered. We'll even set out to find some of our reptiles and amphibians.

Check back closer to the date for a detailed schedule and/or pick up a flyer in the park.


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Spruce Lane Farmhouse - Ghost Walk
Date: August 19, 2018 to August 19, 2018
Location: 1219 Burloak Drive, Breckon Shelter parking lot F
Event Type:
Description:

Guided tours to see the after dark side of an old Victorian house.  A house over 100 years old is bound to hold secrets!  It can’t help but be a little spooky. No reservations required.

For more information visit: www.BronteCreek.org

You can also call 905-827-6911 ext. 231


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Open House
Date: August 19, 2018 to August 19, 2018
Location: Silver Queen Mine Trail
Event Type:
Description:

Hardhats supplied for this 1 km walk along the trail and into the restored Silver Queen Mine and miner's bunkhouse. Venture back in time to the early 1900s when the small-scale mica mining business was booming in eastern Ontario. Meet historical interpreters along the trail. 10 a.m. - Noon.


Restoule
Event Name: Science North - Climate Change
Date: August 21, 2018 to August 21, 2018
Event Type:
Description:

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


Mikisew
Event Name: Science North - Climate Change
Date: August 22, 2018 to August 22, 2018
Event Type:
Description:

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


Algonquin
Event Name: David Archibald-The Happiest Camper in Ontario Concert Tour
Date: August 22, 2018 to August 22, 2018
Location: Algonquin Outdoor Theatre (km35.4 on Highway 60)
Event Type:
Description:

 Join us August 22nd at 7PM for a concert by David Archibald.  David has written and performed for Sesame Street and Mr. Dressup and his musicals have been performed across the country.  In honour of Ontario Parks' 125th anniversary, David is performing a 30-park tour performing some of his classics as well as 5 brand new songs!  http://www.ontarioparks.com/parksblog/david-archibalds-the-happiest-camper-in-ontario-concert-tour/ 


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Tour
Date: August 22, 2018 to August 22, 2018
Location: Lally Homestead Parking Lot
Event Type:
Description:

Please pre-register at the gatehouse for this limited capacity 1.5 hour guided hike down the trail and into an early 1900s mica mine. Hard hats supplied! Tour starts at 10am.


Sandbanks
Event Name: 125 Years of Fashion
Date: August 23, 2018 to August 23, 2018
Location: Amphitheatre
Event Type:
Description:

Help us celebrate 125 years of Ontario Parks with a very special fashion show! What would they have been wearing at Algonquin in 1893? Bon Echo at the turn of the century... Or Sandbanks in the roaring '20s? Join us for a look back at the (sometimes humorous) history and fashion of sandbanks and other parks in Ontario. Suggested donation of $2/person or $10/family; all proceeds go to the Friends of Sandbanks.


Bonnechere
Event Name: David Archibald in concert
Date: August 23, 2018 to August 23, 2018
Location: Davenport Centre
Event Type:
Description:

Come join us at the Davenport Centre to hear the amazing David Archibald in concert! On Thursday, August 23rd he will be making a pit-stop at Bonnechere on his Ontario Parks tour in celebration of Ontario Parks 125th anniversary! It will not be a concert to miss! Concert begins at 7PM.


Emily
Event Name: Star Gazing with the Peterborough Astronomy Association
Date: August 24, 2018 to August 24, 2018
Location: Emily Provincial Park
Event Type:
Description:Join us on the field as the Peterborough Astronomy Association assist us in seeing the stars and more! Parking will be at the Park Store, just follow the signs afterwards.


Restoule
Event Name: David Archibald Concert
Date: August 24, 2018 to August 24, 2018
Event Type:
Description:

David’s ever popular show includes original songs about the joys of poison ivy, campfires, the Great Lakes, forest fires, geology and more. He will have you singing about Ontario pirates and horse manure in a show you won’t forget.


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Tour
Date: August 24, 2018 to August 24, 2018
Location: 8pm at the Lally Homestead Parking Lot
Event Type:
Description:

Join Mark, Rachel, and hopefully some evening birds, bats and moths for this special nature night hike along the Silver Queen Mine Trail. See this restored, early 1900s mica mine in a different light too! Hardhats supplied but bring a flashlight. Meet at the Lally Homestead Parking Lot. Hike starts at 8p.m. Allow 10 minutes driving time from the main campground.


Wheatley
Event Name: 21st Annual Kids Fishing Derby
Date: August 25, 2018 to August 26, 2018
Location: Pavilion 3
Event Type:
Description:

For all kids 15 and under. Derby takes place on Saturday from 8AM to 8PM and on Sunday from 8AM to noon. Prizes will be awarded at 1PM on Sunday. Come have some fun and catch a fish. Everyone wins a prize.


Ferris
Event Name: Dry Stone Wall Restoration & Demonstration - 10th Anniversary
Date: August 25, 2018 to August 26, 2018
Location: Ferris Playground Field
Event Type:
Description:

2018 will be the 10th Anniversary of the Dry Stone Wall Demonstration/Restoration Workshop in Ferris Provincial Park. This beginner’s course will cover important walling elements such as hearting, batter, through-stones, cheek ends, and various types of coping. Participants will learn the basic techniques of dry laid construction including stiles and various structural solutions to carry out sympathetic repair of historic stone walls. This event is sponsored by the Friends of Ferris.

Event runs from 9am - 4pm each day.

For more information: contact drystonecanada@yahoo.ca to register, and visit www.friendsofferris.ca for more details.


Bonnechere
Event Name: Wolf Howl
Date: August 25, 2018 to August 25, 2018
Location: Meet at the Davenport Centre
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Wolf Howl, 25th Anniversary Edition!

Mike Runtz, one of Canada’s most highly respected naturalists, nature photographers and natural history authors, returns once more to lead the annual Bonnechere Park Wolf Howl. Meet at the Davenport Centre for a compelling multi-media presentation on the Eastern Wolf. Then, travel via car pool along the Bonnechere Road to Basin Depot, where Mike will call out to the wolves. With luck, the wolves will return his howls. Join us this year for our special anniversary of the Wolf Howl! Program begins at 7pm.


Mikisew
Event Name: David Archibald Concert
Date: August 25, 2018 to August 25, 2018
Event Type:
Description:

David’s ever popular show includes original songs about the joys of poison ivy, campfires, the Great Lakes, forest fires, geology and more. He will have you singing about Ontario pirates and horse manure in a show you won’t forget. Saturday, August 12/2017.


Sleeping Giant
Event Name: Xterra Sleeping Giant
Date: August 25, 2018 to August 25, 2018
Location: Marie Louise Lake Campground
Event Type:
Description: 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/.
Darlington
Event Name: Bird Banding
Date: August 26, 2018 to August 26, 2018
Location: Picnic Area # 2
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Come on down to picnic area # 2 and join our speical guests as we catch and band our feathered friends.

Be early - remember "The early bird gets the worm"!


Balsam Lake
Event Name: Balsam Lake Farmers' Market
Date: August 26, 2018 to August 26, 2018
Location: Beach Area
Event Type:
Description:

Balsam Lake Farmers' Market located at the beach area between Parking Lots 1-3


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Open House
Date: August 26, 2018 to August 26, 2018
Location: Silver Queen Mine Trail
Event Type:
Description:

Hardhats supplied for this 1 km walk along the trail and into the restored Silver Queen Mine and miner's bunkhouse. Venture back in time to the early 1900s when the small-scale mica mining business was booming in eastern Ontario. Meet historical interpreters along the trail. 10 a.m. - Noon.


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Tour
Date: August 29, 2018 to August 29, 2018
Location: Lally Homestead Parking Lot
Event Type:
Description:

Please pre-register at the gatehouse for this limited capacity 1.5 hour guided hike down the trail and into an early 1900s mica mine. Hard hats supplied! Tour starts at 10am.


Quetico
Event Name: Lac La Croix Ponies Weekend
Date: August 31, 2018 to September 3, 2018
Location: Dawson Trail Campgrounds
Event Type:
Description:

August 31- Sept 3: Lac La Croix Ponies Weekend

Come out to Quetico's Dawson Trail Campground this Labour Day weekend to meet and learn about the Lac La Croix Pony. Ponies will be visiting from Grey Raven Ranch at Seine River First Nation http://www.greyravenranch.org/ . Join experts from Grey Raven Ranch at the Grassy beach Day use area throughout the weekend to meet these magnificent ponies and learn first hand about this rare indigenous breed of pony that once lived throughout the area.


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Tour
Date: August 31, 2018 to August 31, 2018
Location: 8pm at the Lally Homestead Parking Lot
Event Type:
Description:

Join Mark, Rachel, and hopefully some evening birds, bats and moths for this special nature night hike along the Silver Queen Mine Trail. See this restored, early 1900s mica mine in a different light too! Hardhats supplied but bring a flashlight. Meet at the Lally Homestead Parking Lot. Hike starts at 8p.m. Allow 10 minutes driving time from the main campground.


Presqu'ile
Event Name: Monarchs & Migrants Weekend
Date: September 1, 2018 to September 2, 2018
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Bird banding, Monarch tagging and guided nature walks celebrate this weekend of fall migration.


Frontenac
Event Name: Frontenac Trek
Date: September 1, 2018 to October 31, 2018
Event Type: Seasonal Event
Description:

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.


Frontenac
Event Name: Annual Frontenac Hiking Challenge
Date: September 1, 2018 to October 31, 2018
Event Type: Seasonal Event
Description:

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 free BBQ will be held at the park office on November 10th, 2018 from 10:30 am - 12:30 pm.


Darlington
Event Name: Good Bye Birds & Butterflies
Date: September 1, 2018 to September 2, 2018
Event Type:
Description:

Fall migration is underway. 

Come out to the programs and say farewell to our feathered friends and butterflies as they leave for warmer climates.

Check the activity sheet for times and locations of events.


Emily
Event Name: Sciensational Sssnakes!!
Date: September 1, 2018 to September 1, 2018
Location: Amphitheatre
Event Type:
Description:

This program provides hands-on education about reptiles and amphibians for the young and the young at heart. The show will feature an informal talk about the animals, their ecology and conservation issues as well as a session in which participants are able to interact, touch and hold the animals.

The live animals are safe, friendly and easy to handle.

Want to know more? Check them out here: http://www.scisnake.com/


Sandbar Lake
Event Name: Annual Fish Derby
Date: September 1, 2018 to September 1, 2018
Location: Picnic Shelter all day
Event Type:
Description:

Test your angling skills in the annual fishing derby. Prizes for all!


Frontenac
Event Name: Frontenac Jr. Challenge
Date: September 1, 2018 to October 31, 2018
Event Type: Seasonal Event
Description:

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.


Murphys Point
Event Name: Evening Concert with David Archibald
Date: September 1, 2018 to September 1, 2018
Location: Amphitheatre - time to be confirmed.
Event Type:
Description:

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!


Darlington
Event Name: Monarch Migration
Date: September 8, 2018 to September 8, 2018
Location: Darlington Provincial Park Picnic Area # 3 Shelter 3:00 PM
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

 Find out why the monarch butterfly is a species at risk. Help us tag some monarchs and send them on their way to Mexico!


Rondeau
Event Name: The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup
Date: September 9, 2018 to September 9, 2018
Location: Rondeau Provincial Park
Event Type:
Description:

It's that time of year again! Time to work together to keep Rondeau's shoreline beautiful! If you would like to volunteer for this event, please register by calling the Visitor Centre at 519-674-1768. A BBQ lunch will be provided to thank all of our hardworking volunteers!


Sandbanks
Event Name: Sandbanks New Wave Music Festival
Date: September 15, 2018 to September 15, 2018
Location: Sandbanks Provincial Park Amphitheatre
Event Type: Music and the Arts
Description:

MUSIC, ARTS, HARVEST

for details visit the festival's website @  sandbanksnewwaves.com


Pinery
Event Name: Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup
Date: September 15, 2018 to September 15, 2018
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:In 2018, we will be celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup in Canada. You can make a world of a difference by joining Canadians from coast to coast to coast to clean up shoreline litter. Meet at the Pinery Visitor Centre to start the day, where gloves and garbage bags will be provided. Dress appropriately for the weather, wear sunscreen, and consider wearing insect repellent to combat biting flies. Please pre-register by calling 519 243 8574. Visit www.shorelinecleanup.ca for more details.  For high school aged students, this is a great way to work towards completing your community service hours and for everyone else, this is a great way to give back to the park and ensure our shorelines are kept devoid of human litter.
MacGregor Point
Event Name: Wild for the Arts
Date: September 15, 2018 to September 16, 2018
Location: Huron Campground
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

This Friends of MacGregor Point Park event is a weekend of music, art and written word. Featured are the studio tour and art sale, book and author fair, music in the woods, children’s activities and more! Free day use. Corporate Sponsors are Ontario Power Generation, Bruce Power, Canadian Heritage and Ontario Parks.


Wheatley
Event Name: Chili Cook-off
Date: September 15, 2018 to September 15, 2018
Location: Site 130
Event Type:
Description:Enter a chili or just be a judge. Prizes awarded for best chilies.
Sandbanks
Event Name: Sandbanks Fall Getaway Fun Run
Date: September 16, 2018 to September 16, 2018
Location: In front of the Park store on the Outlet Beach within Sandbanks Provincial Park
Event Type: Sporting Event
Description:

Join us for a 5km and 10 km run along the scenic shores of Lake Ontario. Please note that the 10km run qualifies for the Terry Fox Run as well. Hosted by The Friend’s of Sandbanks


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Annual British Car Day
Date: September 16, 2018 to September 16, 2018
Location: Day-use area, 1219 Burloak Drive. Visitors use Parking lot A or C - Cars will be displayed in Green, Sand picnic shelter areas "Show" cars look for signs for exhibitor entrance.
Event Type: Sporting Event
Description:

Toronto Triumph Club presents their annual car show. $17.00 per Spectator vehicle at the main park entrance. Having exact cash fare will help to keep the line moving. We recommend to arrive as early as possible, gates open at 8am.

For more information visit: http://www.BritishCarDay.com

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You can also call 905-827-6911 


Rondeau
Event Name: Monarch Migration Festival
Date: September 16, 2018 to September 16, 2018
Event Type:
Description:

Join us as we say goodbye to the Monarch Butterflies for another year. There will be tagging demonstrations, an artisan show, guided butterfly hikes, crafts, a BBQ lunch and so much more!

Call the Visitor Centre for more information at 519-674-1768.


Frontenac
Event Name: Canadian Red Cross Wilderness First Aid
Date: September 21, 2018 to September 23, 2018
Event Type: Outdoor Skills
Description:

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: $245.00 HST incl. plus Park camping permit.  Pre-register by calling the Park Office (613) 376-3489.

For more information, please contact Steve Tripp at wildernesstripping@gmail.com. NOTE: This course is also offered on June 1-3 and June 15-17.


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Harvest Festival
Date: September 22, 2018 to September 23, 2018
Location: Bronte Creek Day-Use Area, 1219 Burloak Drive Spruce Lane Farm - Parking lot F.
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Brought to you by the Friends of Bronte Creek Park.

Your family can enjoy historical demonstrations, wagon rides, pumpkin carving, traditional family games, farmhouse tours, food and beverage, plus more.

Join the conversation @OPBronteCreek on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

For more information visit: www.BronteCreek.org

You can also call 905-827-6911 

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Inverhuron
Event Name: Halloween At Inverhuron
Date: September 28, 2018 to September 30, 2018
Location: Whole Park
Event Type:
Description:

Come camp with us and decorate your site for Halloween. Kids can enjoy trick or treating at other campsites!

Fun for the whole family


Sauble Falls
Event Name: Camper Halloween
Date: September 28, 2018 to September 30, 2018
Location: Campground.
Event Type:
Description:

Camper Halloween -  A fun family weekend.

Upon registration at the campground office – please identify to the gate staff if you will be participating in Halloween activities.  Activities for registered campers only.

A pumpkin on your permit tells other campers that you are participating.

Friday - arrive and set up.

Saturday- Decorate your site, carve your own pumpkins.  (supply your own pumpkins).

Camper-lead activities:

*Decorate your campsite just for the fun of it!  Remember – No fake spider webbing – mother nature does not like it. *remove all decorations upon departure.

Dress up and go trick-or-treating around the campground at dusk.   One person needs to stay at the site to hand out your treats!  Only go to those site participating ( have a pumpkin on their permits).

When you have had enough trick-or-treating we suggest returning to your site for a family campfire and spooky stories!

 


Ferris
Event Name: Bat Day
Date: September 29, 2018 to September 29, 2018
Location: Picnic Shelter
Event Type:
Description:

The Friends of Ferris are pleased to welcome Dr. Christina Davy September to Ferris Provincial Park. Christina is a Species At Risk Research Scientist with MNRF. She has worked with bats for over 10 years. She is going to come and to tell us all about these amazing creatures. Come out to learn about what species we have in Ontario and how to identify them. She will also talk to us about the work she is doing looking into white nose syndrome, its effects on our bats and what we can do to help. Specifically she will show us examples of bat boxes and what we need to know if we are installing them at our homes. Regular park day use fees apply.

Event starts at 1pm at the Picnic Shelter.

For more information: please contact Barb Hogan 705-632-0894, or send an email to info@friendsofferris.ca


Sandbanks
Event Name: 15th Annual County Marathon - Prince Edward County
Date: September 30, 2018 to September 30, 2018
Event Type: Sporting Event
Description:

42.2 km run:Boston qualifier. Route goes through Sandbanks Provincial Park. Be advised of road closures during run. visit www.thecountymarathon.ca for more information.


Emily
Event Name: Halloween Weekend
Date: October 5, 2018 to October 6, 2018
Location: Picnic Shelter #1
Event Type:
Description:

Spend Thanksgiving weekend at Emily Provincial Park and join in on the spooky festivities.

Start off the weekend by decorating your site, join us on the haunted walk - if you dare, and participate in the Pumpkin Carving Contest. Finish up your stay by trick or treating through the campgrounds with friends and family and be sure to stop by the gatehouse! 


Turkey Point
Event Name: Halloween Haunt Weekend
Date: October 5, 2018 to October 8, 2018
Event Type: Seasonal Event
Description:

Start off the weekend by decorating your site to join in the festivities, and sign-up for the the pumpkin carving and site decorating contests. On Saturday create a pumpkin masterpiece and have a chance to win a prize; then join the family fun, dress-up and trick-or-treat through the campgrounds!


Rock Point
Event Name: Halloween Howl!
Date: October 6, 2018 to October 6, 2018
Location: Campground Area - See Event Schedule for details
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Join park staff for Halloween Howl. There will be an afternoon full of activities, games and fun and will round out our day with a Costume Campfire and maybe some trick or treating. A full schedule of events, times and locations will be posted at all event boards throughout the park or you can get your copy at the park office when you register. Hope you will join us for a Howling good Time!


Point Farms
Event Name: Halloween/Thanksgiving Weekend
Date: October 6, 2018 to October 6, 2018
Event Type: Seasonal Event
Description:

Come join the fun at Point Farms Thanksgiving weekend. Activities include site decorating contest, pumpkin carving contest, chili & baked goods cook-off, scavenger hunt and trick-or-treating. Book early to avoid disappointment!

Site Decorating and Pumpkin Carving Contest - Judging will begin at 4 PM.

Chili & Baked Goods Cook-Off - Taking place at the Park Office. Judging will begin at 1 PM. (Please bring a non-perishable food item to participate as a judge).

Scavenger Hunt submissions due to Park Office by 3 PM.

Trick-or-Treating - 5-7 PM


Wheatley
Event Name: Halloween in the Park
Date: October 6, 2018 to October 6, 2018
Location: Throughout Two Creeks, Highlands and Middle Creek campgrounds
Event Type:
Description:

Trick or treating for kids. Adults come see the awesome decorations and hard work our wonderful campers put into making this special.


MacGregor Point
Event Name: Witches in the Woods
Date: October 12, 2018 to October 14, 2018
Event Type:
Description:

Join us for a full weekend of spooky fun!    

Our activities that weekend include a pumpkin carving competition, trick-or-treating, campsite decorating, and fun family programming about "spooky" animals like bats, snakes, and spiders!  


Frontenac
Event Name: Canadian Red Cross ADVANCED Wilderness 1st Aid - Bridge Course
Date: October 12, 2018 to October 14, 2018
Event Type:
Description:

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: $226.00 HST incl. plus Park camping permit.  Pre-register by calling the Park Office (613) 376-3489.

For more information, 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.


Pinery
Event Name: Dune Grass Restoration
Date: October 13, 2018 to November 30, 2018
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

We need your help to restore Pinery’s fragile Freshwater Coastal Dunes! Assist with rolling boardwalk storage, dune grass transplantation and other initiatives to protect this rare and fragile component of Ontario’s Biodiversity. Dune grass can only be transplanted after it becomes dormant following several killing frosts. Please call the Visitor Centre in the fall by dialing 519-243-8574 to obtain more information and a final program date. You can also check out www.pinerypark.on.ca.


Pinery
Event Name: Pinery Fall Classic
Date: October 14, 2018 to October 14, 2018
Location: Event registration, start and finish lines at the Park Store.
Event Type: Sporting Event
Description:

Jog your way through the Oak Savanna and help support Pinery through the Friends of Pinery Park. You can participate in the 10 km, 5 km, or 2 km road race, or the trail run (approx. 4.8 km); there is even a Fawn Run for kids (250 m).  Please go to www.pineryfallclassic.ca for more information and registration.  


Pinery
Event Name: Halloween Weekend
Date: October 19, 2018 to October 21, 2018
Location: Visitor Centre and Riverside Campground
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Experience autumn camping in Riverside Campground with a spooky theme! Join park naturalists throughout the weekend for special Halloween themed interpretive programming. Learn to differentiate between spooky myths and facts; decorate your campsite (no outside plants, hay or straw and please respect the park environment by ensuring ALL decorations are removed upon vacating your site); participate in campground trick-or-treating or decorate a scarecrow using natural objects from your campsite to profile one of Pinery’s interpretive themes - prizes will be awarded for the best scarecrow!  You can learn more about Pinery interpretive themes by speaking to a Park Naturalist, attending a program throughout the year or by calling the Pinery Visitor Centre at 519-243-8574.


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Camper Halloween Weekend 1
Date: October 19, 2018 to October 21, 2018
Location: Bronte Creek Campground 3201 Upper Middle Road W, off Bronte Road
Event Type: Seasonal Event
Description:

Campfire Friday Night - come out to learn the history and traditions of All Hallows Eve "Halloween"  and enjoy stories, games music and more —- Open to campers and day visitors.

Saturday activities are for registered campers of Bronte Creek Provincial Park only. Decorate your site to have a chance to win a prize! Dress up and go trick-or-treating around the campground. Then go on a spooky guided evening hike where you will learn about bats, owls and coyotes! Maybe even get them to howl back…

Site decorating contest and prizes for top votes.

For more information visit: www.BronteCreek.org

You can also call our campground at 905-827-3228

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Algonquin
Event Name: Haunted Halloween Weekend
Date: October 26, 2018 to October 27, 2018
Location: Mew Lake Campground
Event Type: Seasonal Event
Description:

The fun begins on Friday night with Haunted Tales from the Camboose Shanty! On Saturday afternoon, join us at the Visitor Centre where a Park Naturalist will guide you through a collection of animal skeletons. Mew Lake Campground will feature pumpkin carving, campsite decorating and costume contests with awards given for many different categories!  Everyone is invited to participate in trick-or-treating among the campsites on Saturday night, and later, for a howling good time at the nearby Old Airfield with a wolf howl. Mew Lake Campground (km 30.6).


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Camper Halloween Weekend 2
Date: October 26, 2018 to October 28, 2018
Location: Bronte Creek Campground 3201 Upper Middle Road W, off Bronte Road
Event Type: Seasonal Event
Description:

Campfire Friday Night - come out to learn the history and traditions of All Hallows Eve "Halloween"  and enjoy stories, games music and more —- Open to campers and day visitors.

Saturday activities are for registered campers of Bronte Creek Provincial Park only. Decorate your site to have a chance to win a prize! Dress up and go trick-or-treating around the campground. Then go on a spooky guided evening hike where you will learn about bats, owls and coyotes! Maybe even get them to howl back…

Site decorating contest and prizes for top votes.

For more information visit: www.BronteCreek.org

You can also call our campground at 905-827-3228

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Presqu'ile
Event Name: Christmas at Presqu'ile
Date: November 3, 2018 to November 11, 2018
Location: Christmas at Presqu'ile takes in the Nature Centre and Stonehedge buildings at Presqu'ile Provincial Park.
Event Type: Seasonal Event
Description:

Quality arts and crafts available at this juried show. A fund raiser for the Friends of Presqu’ile. Event occurs first two weekends in November and the Wednesday between - November 3 and 4, 7, 10 and 11


Pinery
Event Name: Christmas Bird Count
Date: December 15, 2018 to December 15, 2018
Location: Pinery and surrounding area
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Join birdwatchers for this incredible day of winter birding! Please contact the Visitor Centre to obtain more information by calling 519-243-8574.  This event requires being able to tolerate cold conditions for prolonged periods as surveying takes place outdoors beginning before dawn for owls and continues until late afternoon.  If snowy conditions prevail, hiking in snow or using snow-shoes may be required.  If you are interested in participating, please contact the Visitor Centre early to learn more about the day, to share your birding experience level and to get a better understanding of how you can assist with this Citizen Science Program!


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Coyote Howl Hike
Date: December 31, 2018 to December 31, 2018
Location: Day-use area. 1219 Burloak Drive.
Event Type:
Description:

Guided Coyote Howl Hikes followed by a special New Year’s Eve countdown for kids.  

*** NEW location - Parking Lot F ***

A fun way to ring in the New Year.  Join Park Rangers who will guide you into the woods to a site where we hope to have a chorus of coyotes howl in response to our call.  Learn why they howl and some facts about this mostly misunderstood urban creature. No reservations required.

Guided hikes begin at 7:00pm and 7:30pm.  Followed by Kid's Countdown bonfire at 8:30pm.  Park gates will close at 9:00pm.

For more information visit: www.BronteCreek.org

You can also call 905-827-6911 ext. 231


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Family Day Event
Date: February 18, 2019 to February 18, 2019
Location: Children's Farm and Nature Centre - Access from Parking Lot C
Event Type:
Description:

Children's Farm - open 9-4.  Tour the various barns and outbuildings to see your favorite farm animals.  Pellet feed stations available (funds support the Friends of Bronte Creek Park).  Children's Playbarn - kids 10 and under can climb, jump and explore tunnels 'til their hearts content.  Allowing kids to be kids.

Nature Centre Open 10am to 4pm. Live animals and hands on displays showcasing Bronte Creek Provincial Park's natural world. Hands-on nature and heritage crafts will be offered inside the nature centre. 

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For more information visit: www.BronteCreek.org

You can also call 905-827-6911 ext. 231


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Maple Syrup Festival
Date: March 2, 2019 to March 31, 2019
Location: 1219 Burloak Drive, Oakville, Ontario
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Maple Syrup Festival 2019

Weekends in March and the Week of March Break.

March 2-3, 9-17, 23-24, 30 & 31.  

Festival Open: 9:30am - 3:00pm

We specialize in the history of maple syrup presented on a heritage farm from 1900.The festival heritage staff dress in historical attire and will help to immerse you in the history and culture of maple syrup. Attractions include: pancake house, fresh maple candy, fresh maple taffy, guide tours of maple lane, gift shop, wagon rides, farm animals, historical tours, family activities and more.  Allow 2-3 hours to see and do everything. (all festival buildings, tours and food services close/stop at 3:00pm).

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Food and gift store purchases are additional costs.

For a complete list of fees and more information visit: www.BronteCreek.org

You can also call 905-827-6911


Sleeping Giant
Event Name: Sleeping Giant Loppet
Date: March 2, 2019 to March 2, 2019
Location: Marie Louise Lake Campground.
Event Type: Sporting Event
Description:

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 or Skate distance. The 50km is perfect for elite skiers vying for one of our generous prize packages or citzen racers looking for a PB. Mark March 2rd, 2019 on your calendar and we’ll see you at the start of the 42nd annual Sleeping Giant Loppet! For more information visit www.sleepinggiantloppet.ca or contact (807) 629-0649.