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Emily
Event Name: Self-use Educational Activities
Date: May 12, 2017 to October 10, 2017
Location: Park Store
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In the rare case that we have no educational programs running we have you covered!

Head on down to the Park Store and choose from a wide variety of activities that can be done on the campsite or throughout the park.

You can find our trail book that accompanies our interactive interpretive trail that will have you discovering all about the trees found in the park, a journal (available starting the second week of June) that has you documenting your visit, or choose from several different educational pamphlets that have you learning all about different parts and aspects of Emily Provincial Park. 


Balsam Lake
Event Name: Junior Naturalist Program
Date: May 12, 2017 to October 8, 2017
Location: Permit Office or any park program
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Hey Kids! Would you like to become a Junior Naturalist? Do you love nature and want to learn more about the environment? You can! Just pick up a Junior Naturalist Passport from any of the Natural Heritage Education Programs or from the Permit Office to get started. Then you’re ready to start earning stamps on your passport - for each park program you participate in you will receive one stamp, also for each activity sheet you fill out you will earn you one stamp. Speak to a Park Naturalist or the Permit Office staff to get your passport stamped, to find out about upcoming park programs or to pick up more activity sheets to work on. Once you have 3 stamps on your passport you will become a Junior Naturalist Level 1! For each Level completed you will receive a certificate, a small reward, and a ballot for our end-of-summer prize pack contest. We now have 4 levels of Junior Naturalist at Balsam Lake Provincial Park, see if you can earn them all!


Balsam Lake
Event Name: New Lookout Trail Signs!
Date: May 12, 2017 to October 8, 2017
Location: The Lookout Trail
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New last season, we installed 12 interpretive signs along the Lookout Trail to enhance your hiking experience at Balsam Lake Provincial Park.  These signs will challenge you to look for interesting sights along the way and invite you to learn about the biodiversity of the park and the history of the area.  


Rock Point
Event Name: Daily Programs at Rock Point Provincial Park
Date: June 23, 2017 to September 3, 2017
Location: Park staff will lead various family programs throughout the summer at different locations within the park. Current listings are posted at the Washrooms, park office, Park store, Day Use and group cam
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

From Tyke time, Hands on Nature programs, guided hikes, campfires, evening programs and special guests. We will enhance your summer. There is no additional charge for these programs. There will be activities for you and your family to get involved in on a daily basis. Please check event boards throughout the park as they change weekly


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Daily Family Education Programs at Bronte Creek Provincial Park
Date: July 1, 2017 to September 4, 2017
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


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Outdoor Swimming Pool Open
Date: July 1, 2017 to September 4, 2017
Location: Parking Lot D
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1.8 acre outdoor swimming pool opens for the season July 1, 2017.

Pool open daily 11am-6pm from July 1-Labour Day (weather permitting)

PLEASE NOTE:

Pool is an additional cost to park main entrance admission.

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


Balsam Lake
Event Name: Natural Heritage Education Programs
Date: July 1, 2017 to October 8, 2017
Location: Throughout the park!
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Interested in learning more about our local wildlife, the great outdoors and the history of this area? Balsam Lake offers a variety of Natural Heritage Education programs 6 days a week, all summer long, from Canada Day to Labor Day - and on weekends in the fall.  We offer children’s programs, guided hikes, evening slideshows, dramatic presentations, campfires, and interpretive displays. All ages are welcome and encouraged.  Check out what’s happening when you arrive at the park by picking up our weekly schedule from the permit office or follow us on Facebook or Twitter for weekly events.  Be sure to join us for a fun, entertaining, educational program!


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Spruce Lane Farmhouse and Nature Centre Summer hours
Date: July 1, 2017 to August 27, 2017
Location: Spruce Lane Farmhouse - Parking lot F; Nature Centre Parking lot C.
Event Type: Whats Happening
Description:

Spruce Lane Farmhouse will be open daily 11-5 and the Nature Centre 10-5 throughout the summer (unless otherwise posted for special events). Stop by to learn about how to become an “Official Park Ranger”. Report your wildlife sightings - or see what animals and birds have been seen lately. Displays, activities—- there is always something new to see or do.

Daily artisan demonstrations and heritage displays will peak your curiosity about life in the early 1900’s. Tour the farmhouse and barns.


Marten River
Event Name: The Winter Camp and Logging Museum
Date: July 1, 2017 to September 3, 2017
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
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Open: Mondays and Tuesdays 1:00 - 4:00 pm; Fridays 3:00 - 6:00pm; Saturdays 11:00am - 6:00pm; Sundays 10:00am - 1:00pm

Guided Tours: Fridays at 4:00pm; Saturdays 11:30 am & 4:00 pm; Sundays 10:30am

Step into the early 1900s and the horse-logging era in "The Winter Camp", our replica lumber camp consisting of log buildings such as blacksmith shop, cookhouse, stables, camp store and bunkhouse. The Logging Museum houses hundreds of original logging artifacts and documents. Our guided tour includes the award-winning short film "The Winter Camp" with soundtrack by the Wakami Wailers, stops at all of the camp's buildings and heritage logging equipment.


Presqu'ile
Event Name: Summer Interpretive Program
Date: July 1, 2017 to September 3, 2017
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.


Rideau River
Event Name: Discovery Drop-Ins
Date: July 1, 2017 to September 2, 2017
Location: Locations are listed on Event Posters
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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.


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Farm Hand
Date: July 3, 2017 to September 3, 2017
Location: Spruce Lane Farm - Parking Lot F, access off Burloak Drive.
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Each Monday at 10:00 you and your family can pretend you are a Victorian Farm hand.  It won't seem like a chore as you learn about the important role horses, chickens and Turkey's have on a farm.  Topics alternate each week.  For specific listings please follow @OPBronteCreek on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.  digital versions of the weekly program flyer will also be available on the Friends of Bronte Creek website.  Be sure to pick up the latest copy at the park gatehouses or view posters at washrooms and parking lot bulletin boards.


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Children's Program
Date: July 3, 2017 to September 3, 2017
Location: Campground - Amphitheatre - campground off Bronte road and Upper Middle.
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Children's Programs (ages 4-12) with parents.

Every Saturday and Sunday at 10:00 am.

Day-use visitors welcome to join.

Specially designed program for our young campers.  Explore, discover and share!

Topics vary and alternate each week.

For specific listings please follow @OPBronteCreek on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.  digital versions of the weekly program flyer will also be available on the Friends of Bronte Creek website.  Be sure to pick up the latest copy at the park gatehouses or view posters at washrooms and parking lot bulletin boards.


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Dusk Campground Program
Date: July 3, 2017 to September 3, 2017
Location: Amphitheatre - Near Woodland/ Ravine campground loops - Campground off Bronte Road and Upper Middle.
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Each Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Dusk (8 or 8:30pm).

We will be switching things up between a Guided Walk, Music Program or Evening Program on these 3 days each week.  Either way you'll be entertained and learn something about a variety of topics.

Guided Walks: distance 2km, easy, gravel path.  No Dogs please. Not the best surface for wagons or strollers.

Musical Program: at the amphitheatre, bleachers provided or bring your own chair, blanket, cushion. Be prepared to participate.

Evening Program:  at the amphitheartre, same as above.  Show may involve video, images and participant activities.

For specific listings please follow @OPBronteCreek on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.  digital versions of the weekly program flyer will also be available on the Friends of Bronte Creek website.  Be sure to pick up the latest copy at the park gatehouses or view posters at washrooms and parking lot bulletin boards.


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Ask the Ranger (AKA Ask the Nat.)
Date: July 3, 2017 to September 3, 2017
Location: Recreation Complex (pool) - Parking Lot D - off the Burloak Drive access.
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Each Friday, Saturday, Sunday at 1:00pm just outside the pool fee collection gate.

Look for Park Education Staff and a table of props.  Topics vary each day and week - could be talking about snakes, deer, bats, species at risk, bees, or invasive species.

For specific listings please follow @OPBronteCreek on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.  digital versions of the weekly program flyer will also be available on the Friends of Bronte Creek website.  Be sure to pick up the latest copy at the park gatehouses or view posters at washrooms and parking lot bulletin boards.


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Hands-On Heritage
Date: July 3, 2017 to September 3, 2017
Location: Spruce Lane Farm - Parking lot F - Off the Burloak Drive access.
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Each Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday at 2:00pm.

Topics vary each day and each week - could be learning about treadle saws, thaumortrope toys, outdoor Victorian style games, rope and candle making. 

For specific listings please follow @OPBronteCreek on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.  digital versions of the weekly program flyer will also be available on the Friends of Bronte Creek website.  Be sure to pick up the latest copy at the park gatehouses or view posters at washrooms and parking lot bulletin boards.


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Toddler Time
Date: July 3, 2017 to September 3, 2017
Location: Nature Centre - Parking Lot C - Off Buroak Drive access.
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For children 5 years and under.

Every Tuesday at 10:00am - Meet at the Nature Centre and we'll go on an adventure!  Topics alternate each week.

For specific listings please follow @OPBronteCreek on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.  digital versions of the weekly program flyer will also be available on the Friends of Bronte Creek website.  Be sure to pick up the latest copy at the park gatehouses or view posters at washrooms and parking lot bulletin boards.


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Discovery Time - Insect Hunt
Date: July 3, 2017 to September 3, 2017
Location: Nature Centre - Parking Lot C - Off the Buroak Drive access
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Every Tuesday at 1:00pm meet at the Nature Centre for a guided Insect Hunt.

Got a kid who loves bugs?? or not?  Either way join the fun and learning.  We will be catching and learning about the bugs that crawl, fly or jump around Bronte Creek Provincial Park. 

For specific listings please follow @OPBronteCreek on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.  digital versions of the weekly program flyer will also be available on the Friends of Bronte Creek website.  Be sure to pick up the latest copy at the park gatehouses or view posters at washrooms and parking lot bulletin boards.


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Discovery Time - Down in the Dirt
Date: July 3, 2017 to September 3, 2017
Location: Nature Centre - Parking lot F - Off the Burloak Drive access.
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Each Wednesday we will meet at the Nature Centre for 1:00pm.

We will be taking a closer look at what lives on the forest floor, under rocks and logs.  

For specific listings please follow @OPBronteCreek on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.  digital versions of the weekly program flyer will also be available on the Friends of Bronte Creek website.  Be sure to pick up the latest copy at the park gatehouses or view posters at washrooms and parking lot bulletin boards.


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Discovery Time - Pond Study
Date: July 3, 2017 to September 3, 2017
Location: Nature Centre - Parking lot C - on the Burloak Drive access.
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Meet at the Nature Center each Monday at 1:00pm - we will walk a short distance to the pond.

Grab a net and join the fun as we explore the cool creatures that live in the pond's at Bronte Creek Provincial Park.

For specific listings please follow @OPBronteCreek on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.  Digital versions of the weekly program flyer will also be available on the Friends of Bronte Creek website.  Be sure to pick up the latest copy at the park gatehouses or view posters at washrooms and parking lot bulletin boards.


Killarney
Event Name: Summer Concert Series
Date: July 7, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Location: 8:00pm at the Amphitheater
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July 7th singer/songwriter Ian Reid, come and listen to live music that is both engaging and entertaining

August 4th Singer/songwriter David Leask is influenced by his Scottish roots as well as Canada-the place he now calls home

August 11th Songwriter/composer/playwright David Archibald has written many songs for and about Ontario Parks and is a welcome visitor

August 25th Whiskey Jack- One of the foremost vocal harmony, acoustic country stalwarts in Canadian music (Roots/Country/Bluegrass) 


Mara
Event Name: Discovery Drop-In Program
Date: July 7, 2017 to September 3, 2017
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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.

Discovery Drop-Ins will take place at Mara on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am-12pm, weather dependent. For more information ask a park staff member, or call (705)326-4451.


Bass Lake
Event Name: Discovery Drop-In Programs
Date: July 8, 2017 to September 3, 2017
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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.

Discovery Drop-Ins will take place at Bass Lake on Saturdays and Sundays from 12-2pm, weather dependent. For more information ask a park staff member, or call (705)326-7054 ext. 0.


Killarney
Event Name: Astronomy Nights
Date: July 11, 2017 to August 29, 2017
Location: Killarney Observatory
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Come out to learn and look at the night sky through our telescope with guest astronomer Bill Gardner July 11th and 25th and August 1st, 15th, 22nd and 29th at 9:30pm


Sandbanks
Event Name: Theatre in the Park -July 26
Date: July 13, 2017 to July 26, 2017
Location: Amphitheatre by the Outlet River
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
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Join us for our popular camp-style musical theatre. Two short plays, full of music, laughter and mystery, will depict Sandbanks’ rich natural and cultural history. Great for the whole family.


Emily
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Location: Various locations
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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.

Learn to Fish program - 10:00 am at the Park Store - Space is limited. Please sign up ahead of time. Walk-in is on a first come first served basis.

Yoga on the Beach with Sarah - 11:00 am at South (Campers) Beach - Please bring a mat, beach towel, or enjoy the sand between your toes!

Running like the Critters - 1:00 pm at South (Campers) Beach - Join us in learning and discovery the interesting ways animals move around the park

Hula Hooping - 2:00 pm on the grass across from the Park Store - What more needs to be said! Try to master a few tricks and share your love of hooping with others.

Learn to Fish program - 2:00 pm at the Park Store - Space is limited. Please sign up ahead of time. Walk-in is on a first come first served basis.

Clay Sculptures - 3:00 on at the Park Store - Simply getting outdoors and enjoying the nature has it's own benefits! Enjoy this relaxing craft and listen to the sounds around you!

Campers vs Staff Soccer Game - 4:00 pm on the grass across from the Park Store - Place your skills to the test in 1v1 challenges or join in on the big game.

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

To find out more about this special day follow the link: http://ontarioparks.com/hphp


Awenda
Event Name: Healthy Parks, Healthy People
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Location: Awenda Provincial Park
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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 three special activities throughout the day: 

8:00 am - 10:00 am: Birding for Beginners: Join Georgia and start your day off right with a relaxing stroll through the Beaver Pond Trail where you will be introduced to the beautiful sights and sounds of Awenda's bird community. 

11:00 am - 1:30 pm: Sense Stroll: Join Mike for a guided hike along Awenda's picturesque Wendat Trail, ending at the Old Growth Forest, one of the most serene and special places in the park! 

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm: Awenda Paint Night: Come enjoy Kayla on Awenda's magnificent First Beach on the shores of Georgian Bay for a wonderful sunset and paint night! Contact the NHE Department for registration details at 705 549 2231 ext. 228.

We hope to see you there! 


Bonnechere
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People Day
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Location: Meet at the Davenport Centre
Event Type: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Description:

Come on out and enjoy a beautiful day filled with games and physical activity here at Bonnechere! On Healthy Parks Healthy People Day there is free day-use at all Ontario Parks. The doors are open to everyone in Ontario; there will be no charge for day-use visitation during the celebration.

The idea behind this free-use day is to allow the public time to strengthen and rediscover people's connection to nature! Ontario’s provincial parks are home to some of the most inspiring and beautiful landscapes in the country. We want to increase the awareness and uptake of the strong benefits linked to spending time in nature.

At Bonnechere, the focus will be on a holistic approach to healthy living and enjoying our natural environment. Throughout the day we will have multiple workshops all focusing on different aspects of health.

8:30am: Yoga on the Beach

10:00am: Kids Sports Tournament at the Davenport Centre! Come on out to participate in some healthy living activities and games!

10:00am: Free massages graciously offered by a Registered Massage Therapist at the Davenport Centre!

2:00pm: Smoke-free Spaces at Bonnechere- Have you ever seen what a healthy lung looks like? Come take a look and learn more about how to Play, Live, Be Tobacco-Free!

2:00pm: Sip Smart display- Are you making healthy drink choices? How much sugar is in your drink? Come spin the Sip Smart! Ontario wheel to find out!

3:00 - 4:00pm: Mini-Mind Masters Workshop- Children learn to manage their emotions through fun, simple and effective activities that help teach concrete ways to manage stress and frustration, and relax and develop a positive view on life. The activities can be used anytime, anywhere and for the rest of their lives. Children and parents welcome!

7:00pm: Park-wide Scavenger Hunt- Meet Jacey and Bree at the Davenport Centre for a park-wide scavenger hunt! Be the first one to complete all tasks and win a sweet prize!


Blue Lake
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Location: Picnic Shelter at the beach
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Celebrate Healthy Parks Healthy People at Blue Lake.  Day use entry to the park is FREE!


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Healthy Parks, Healthy People Day
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Location: Various locations around the park
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Join us as we get outside and enjoy our park through learning and play. All programs are no charge. 

1:00pm Ask the Ranger - pool gate area.

2:00pm Hands-on-heritage - Spruce lane farm

8:00pm Musical Program - Campground

Nature Centre - open 10-5

Spruce Lane Farmhouse - open 11-5

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. 


Bass Lake
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
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Free Day-Use at all Ontario Parks.


Bon Echo
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People Day- Yoga on the Beach
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Location: 9:30 am at Pumphouse Beach
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Did you know spending time in nature is good for your health? It actually helps us live happier and healthier, lives. Exposure to natural environments such as parks enhances our ability to cope with, and recover, from stress and illness.  Bring your yoga mat & start your day at the park with awesome scenery and some yoga on the beach to get your body moving. 


Darlington
Event Name: Healthy Parks/Healthy People
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
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Join staff for fun activities suitable for the whole family. Check the activity sheet for details on programs and events.


Craigleith
Event Name: Healthy Parks, Healthy People
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Location: Craigleith Provincial Park
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Join us for free day use and be sure to attend our Discovery drop in program beginning at 2pm where visitors will have the opportunity to send a postcard to friends inviting them to our next Healthy Parks Healthy People event.


Algonquin
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People Day in Algonquin Provincial Park
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Location: Various locations along Hwy 60
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8:00am–7:00pm- Free 2 Hour canoe kayak or paddleboard rentals at the Lake Opeongo Store with Algonquin Outfitters -Get out on the water for a free 2-hour rental of their canoes, kayaks, and paddleboards. Paddle on Lake Opeongo right from the dock at the Opeongo Store located 6.2 kilometres north of Highway 60 at km 46.3.

9:00am-1:00pm- Paddling Information Sessions and Free Rentals at Portage Store- Visit the Portage Store and join one of the paddling demonstration and information sessions at 9:00am, 11:00am or 1:00pm.  Participants that attend one of the sessions will then qualify for a free 2-hour canoe rental including paddles, life jackets and bailer kit.  The Portage Store is located on Canoe Lake at km 14.1.  

10:00am & 1:00pm- Free Guided Costello Creek Day Trip at Lake Opeongo with Algonquin Outfitters - The Costello Creek trip is a perfect short (2hr) guided trip for people on a tighter time schedule. This thoroughly enjoyable wilderness paddling experience includes all necessary equipment and the services of an experienced and knowledgeable guide. Their guide will demonstrate you basic paddling skills so you can easily enjoy a few hours paddling a wilderness creek to Turtle Rock and back. Meet at the Opeongo Store located 6.2 kilometres north of Highway 60 at km 46 and show up a few minutes early to register and get your PFD and Paddle.

 10:00 am & 2:00pm- Free Guided Old Railway Trail Bike tour - Bring your bike or rent a mountain bike or fat bike from Algonquin Outfitters' Lake of Two Rivers Store, Cafe & Grill for a free 2-hour guided ride on Algonquin Park's Old Railway Trail.  Special 2hr bike rental available (Adult: $24.98/$34.98 & Youth: $13.98) 

 10:30am - Insect Hunt (Algonquin For Kids) - Black-and-red lady beetles, lime green moth - why do so many insects have such interesting colours and patterns? Get up-close and personal with some of our most beautiful "bugs" to find out. An insect-catching session will follow (weather permitting) beside the Visitor Centre. Bring a net if you have one!  Algonquin Visitor Centre (at km 43).

 11:00 am to 4:00pm - Free Tom Thomson Paddle Art Contest Entry Workshop at the Algonquin Art Centre- Local artist, Katie Ohlke, will be on hand to help you complete your paddle so you can enter it in the Algonquin Outfitters Tom Thomson Paddle Art Contest.  This free event is brought to you by the Algonquin Art Centre, Katie Ohlke and Algonquin Outfitters.  Algonquin Outfitters goal is to have 100 paddles available in an online auction during September at www.algonquinoutfitters.com.  Auction proceeds to go support local art in Oxtongue Lake and Huntsville.  Free coffee and tea will also be provided by the Algonquin Art Centre during this event. The Art Centre is located at km 20.

 2:00 pmGuided Walk - Beaver Pond Study - Join naturalists on this trail to see what aquatic creatures they discover, and then learn about what dwells on and below the water's surface. Critter-catching session to follow! Closed-toe wading footwear is recommended. Dip nets will be provided, but bring your own if you have one. Beaver Pond Trail parking lot (at km 45.2).

 7:00 pm - Guided Evening Walk: On The Trail of Wildlife - Join a naturalist in an exploration of mammal tracks and signs at twilight - the time when most of them are active!  Mizzy Lake Trail parking lot (north from km 15.4).

8:30 pmFilm Night: The Canoe. This 26 minute film by Goh Iromoto explores how the canoe connects people to the landscape through the perspectives of five different people across Ontario. This film will surely inspire you to get out and paddle! Outdoor Theatre (km 35.4).


Arrowhead
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People!
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
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FREE DAY USE

Mood Walk: 10am - Noon, Meet at Stubb's Falls Trailhead (opposite Beach 1 Parking Area)

Paint for the Health of it!: 10:30am - Noon, Picnic Shelter


Blue Lake
Event Name: Conservation Officer traveling information unit
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Location: Interpretive Center, all day
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Come and learn what Conservation Officer Robin Thompson has to say about the interpretive displays within the Enforcement traveling trailer! You will see the famous "Dryden Buck, a potential record Lake Trout, and a mounted Wolverine on display!


Earl Rowe
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
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Join us for FREE day use July 21, 2017!

Learn to Fish     Time:  10am-12pm and 2pm-4pm    Location:  Across from the fish ladder

Join our LTF leader for a fun and educational fishing program.  You will learn the basics before getting a chance to test out your new skills.  Can you catch the big one?!

Discovery Program    Time:  1-3pm    Location:  Resource Centre

Write a post card to anyone around the world and send it their way, inviting them to our next Healthy Parks Healthy People event!  Our Discovery Guide will also have a table of interesting props to explore.


Blue Lake
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People Scavenger Hunt
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
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Get active by getting out in nature and hunting for clues around Blue Lake! These clues might lead you to hidden gems of the Park scattered throughout the campground and the trails. 


Charleston Lake
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People Day - The Charleston Lake Challenge!
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
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Celebrate Healthy Parks Healthy People Day by doing the Charleston Lake Challenge! Drop by the Discovery Centre for a set of clues and challenges that will lead you on a path of discovery throughout the park. Explore places you've never been before, be active, and get your very own HPHP prize! All ages welcome. You may participate as an individual or a small group.


Balsam Lake
Event Name: Healthy Parks, Healthy People FREE DAY USE!
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Location: Balsam Lake PP
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Do you ever wonder why you feel so great after a walk in the woods or a bike ride along your favourite path? Or how much better you feel just looking at the trees outside your window?  Spending time with nature actually helps us live happier, healthier, longer lives.  Ontario Parks invites you to celebrate the many health benefits of spending time in nature on July 21, 2017.  All operating provincial parks are waiving day-use fees and hosting special events and activities that encourage people to visit parks and be active.  For more information on the celebration visit: www.OntarioParks.com/hphp

Planting Blitz 

10:30am - Volunteer to help create wildlife habitat along with our Park Biologist and our Natural Heritage Education team

Scavenger Hunt

1:30pm - Have fun and explore nature! See what you can discover during our scavenger hunt at the beach!  


Bass Lake
Event Name: Learn to Fish Outreach Event
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Location: Picnic Shelter #1
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The Learn to Fish Program will be set up at Bass Lake from 10am - 12pm and again from 1pm - 3pm on Friday, July 21, 2017 (HPHP Day).

Learn to Fish Outreach Events aim to get Ontarians excited about fishing. Their mobile unit features a wrapped truck and trailer. Equipped with dual monitors, the trailer constantly plays exciting fishing-themed videos. The back door of the trailer opens to reveal a Fishing Simulator. Under the Learn to Fish canopy, visitors of all ages design their own fishing lure or have their photo taken in fishing gear. Enthusiastic new anglers can purchase fishing licences on the spot. For more information on the Learn to Fish Program, visit https://www.ontario.ca/page/learn-fish


Kettle Lakes
Event Name: HPHP Special Guest- FLK Taoist Tai Chi
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Location: Slab Lake Field
Event Type:
Description:

As part of Ontario Parks’ initiative to promote a healthy lifestyle, provincial parks throughout Ontario will be offering a free day-use pass July 21. Come on out to the park and get active with FLK Taoist Tai Chi at the Slab Lake Field at 1:00 pm


Lake Superior
Event Name: Paddle to the Sea turns 50
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Location: Visitor Centre (Agawa Bay)
Event Type:
Description:

Filmmaker Bill Mason immortalized the children's book Paddle to the Sea, written by Holling C. Holling, with his Canadian National Film Board film in 1966. The story is of a wooden canoeist, nicknamed "Paddle," carved and launched by a young boy along the north shore of Lake Superior. The story follows Paddle as the currents and winds carry him through the Great Lakes and down the mighty St. Lawrence to the sea. It's a film seen by many who grew up in the 1970s. Paddle's travels take in many dangers--whitewater, wind, a forest fire, pollution, ice and snow, freighters, locks, animals, children, and even Niagara Falls. Every time he's found, the discoverer is implored by Paddle's message inscribed on the bottom of the canoe: "I'm Paddle to the Sea, Please Put Me Back in the Water." Little Paddle has earned a special place in the hearts of those who've seen Bill Mason's Oscar-nominated short film. Join Bill's daughter, Becky, and her husband, Reid, as they celebrate the 50th anniversary of the film's debut. Hear stories of how it was shot, and of course, view the extraordinary film in its entirety.

9 pm at the Visitor Centre (Agawa Bay)


Mara
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Event Type:
Description:

Free Day-Use at all Ontario Parks.


Killbear
Event Name: Healthy Parks, Healthy People
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Location: Day use area and beach
Event Type: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Description:

Join us at the Day Use Beach to celebrate Healthy Parks Healthy People

10:00am - 2:30pm: Kayak and Stand up Paddleboard Demo plus Voyaguer Canoe Rides - courtesy of White Squall

10:00am: Yoga on the Beach

11:00am: Anishinaabeg Water Ceremony and Round Dance

12:00pm: Children’s Program - Killbear Olympics inspired by our animal athletes

1:00pm: Yoga on the Beach

2:00pm: Guided Hike - How forests make people healthy

Enter our Photo Scavenger Hunt and the Killbear Trail Challenge to win prizes

Parking is limited, please carpool, bike, walk or canoe. Overflow parking at main office. Bring your own healthy picnic.


Fushimi Lake
Event Name: HPHP Free One Hour Rentals
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Location: Come between 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Event Type: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Description:

On July 21st, come enjoy the park and try our paddle boats, paddle boards, canoes, kayaks and bikes for 1 hour for free! Unsure if you like canoeing, kayaking or pedaling on a lake, this is the perfect time to try it! You can sign out the rentals for free for an hour and see if these activities are for you! We hope to see you there!


MacGregor Point
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Location: Visitor Centre
Event Type: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Description:

Spending time in nature is very important for our physical and mental well being! In order to raise awareness of the benefits of being active in green space, entrance into MacGregor Point and all events happening throughout the day will be free! We have a number of events to celebrate Healthy Parks Healthy People!

8am: Morning Mood Walk - Join Matt for a relaxing walk through the natural beauty of MacGregor Point. Take in the fresh air and wake up with the sounds and breezes of the park to ready yourself for the day.

10am: Children's Program - Bountiful Butterflies! Find Ranger Faith and Danielle at the Campfire Circle to learn about these fluttery fliers! Play some games and go for a small hike to help catch and identify these beautiful creatures in the name of Citizen Science!

Afternoon: Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre Outreach Team - Find Lauren from the Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre in the parking lot of the Visitor Centre for some fun drop-in activities!

7pm: Evening Yoga on the Beach - What better way to calm your mind and body than yoga on the beach? Join Kalpana Panditrao of Om Yoga Studio for a relaxing yoga session on the sands of MacGregor Point. Bring your yoga mat if you've got one! Some will be available for those who don't have their own. Limit of 25 participants.

ALL DAY: Amazing Race - Do you have what it takes to complete MacGregor Point's annual Amazing Race? Get your first clue at the Visitor Centre for this fast-paced scavenger hunt that takes you all around the park.


Long Point
Event Name: Our Park
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Location: Main Office
Event Type:
Description:

Discovery Drop-in, 1pm - 3pm 

What do you like best about our park? Join us at the discovery drop-in to explore, observe and discover what other visitors think and get the inside scoop on some of our park's special features.


Long Point
Event Name: Shoreline Discovery Hike
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Location: Day Use Comfort Station 4
Event Type:
Description:

(Guided Hike and Beach Creation) 10am

Lake Erie has a shoreline that measures 4,385 km, from Fort Erie to Amherstburg, and is rich in history, heritage and nature. Join Nature's Calling educators on a leisurely stroll along this park's shoreline and learn about how dunes are created, what plants can survive in the sand, how zebra mussels have affected the ecology of Lake Erie, why there are so many shipwrecks in the lake, and build a unique craft using materials found on the beach.       


Kakabeka Falls
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People (HPHP) Free Day Use
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Location: Day use
Event Type:
Description:

Celebrate Healthy Parks Healthy People with Ontario Parks!

When: Friday July 21, 2017 Where: All operating Ontario Parks (including Kakabeka Falls!!)

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

Why: The time to strengthen and rediscover our connection to nature is now! Ontario’s provincial parks are home to some of the most inspiring and beautiful landscapes in the country. We want to increase the awareness and uptake of the strong benefits linked to spending time in nature. What is included with the free day-use entry? All visitors to the park will be issued a complimentary day-pass to the park. You may enjoy the park facilities until 10:00pm on July 21.

What is going on at the falls? Big Boreal Adventure is coming out to the park and providing children programming! For more information on Big Boreal Adventure please check out their website: http://www.bigborealadventure.ca/. EcoSuperior will be at the park chatting about invasive species. We will also have Kakabeka Falls spirits from the past visiting us around the boardwalk! The events will happen between 11:30 am - 2:30 pm. More information will be posted closer to the date!


Halfway Lake
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People!
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Location: Various Locations
Event Type:
Description:

Free Day Use!

1:00pm Tug of War at the Main Beach

1:00pm Sandcastle Competition at the Main Beach

2:00pm Art in the Park and Face Painting behind the Park Store

2:00pm Guided Nature Walk starting at the Nature Center

5:00pm Boat Making Competition on the Main Beach

7:00pm Campfire Songs and Marshmallow Roasting at the Beach Fire Pit

8:30pm Bird Presentation at the Amphitheatre


Killarney
Event Name: Healthy Parks, Healthy People
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Location: Various Locations
Event Type:
Description:

9:00am Mindfulness Yoga on Main Beach: Yoga is an art that emphasizes healthy living and calm, happy state of being. Our mindfulness yoga is family and beginner friendly going through a variety of poses. Start the morning off right as you stretch with George Lake and the La Cloche Mountains as your back-drop.

11:00am Connecting with the Land Guided Hike at the Chikanishing Trail Head: Learn how to engage and connect with the land and how that leads to better health and well-being. Bring sturdy shoes, water and food as lunch will NOT be provided.

2:00pm Backcountry Skills for Kids at the Nature Center: Join Backcountry enthusiast Laurie Bowers and Park Naturalists for a scavenger hunt around the campground where kids and parents will have the chance to learn about backcountry skills through a fun and hands-on workshop.


Kettle Lakes
Event Name: Bearwise
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Location: Visitor Centre
Event Type:
Description:

Come join our guest speaker, at 7pm at the Visitor Centre from Bearwise as they teach us about bears and give us tips and recommendation to keep our furry pals at bay. They will also be able to answer any questions you might have.


Rushing River
Event Name: Rushing River Healthy Parks Healthy People
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Location: Various Locations
Event Type:
Description:

Join Rushing River staff in celebrating Healthy Parks Healthy People (#HPHP) and rediscovering our connection to nature!  

11:00 a.m. - Yard Games at the Rushing River Museum

12:00 p.m. - Fish Like a Pro! Meet by the dock at the main beach area to take advantage of FREE fishing rod and tackle rentals. Our staff will provide help and tips on how to catch the big one! (Fishing Regulations apply)

12:00 p.m. - Beach Volleyball at the main beach! Come test your skills with some of Rushing River's finest. 

1:00 - 2:00 p.m. -  Listen to the rapids of Rushing River during a FREE 1-hour Yoga session led by the team from MVMNT Studio. Find us on the lawn at the main beach! (If its raining, we will be at the North Side picnic shelter)

9:00 - 11:00 p.m. - Join the researchers from the University of Winnipeg at the Amphitheatre for a batty discussion on our favourite flying mammal. Learn about their research and check out some of their cool equipment as they capture and tag bats found within the park. 


Murphys Point
Event Name: BBQ on the Beach
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Location: Main Beach 12-1pm
Event Type:
Description:

Bring some money and support the Friends of Murphys Point Park. Hot dogs, hamburgers, fruit skewers, etc.


Murphys Point
Event Name: BIOBLITZ - Outdoor Lab
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Location: Main Beach 12-3pm
Event Type:
Description:

With experts on invasive and native species available, why not try challenging yourself by finding something new for the park list?


Sandbanks
Event Name: Healthy Parks, Healthy People
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Location: Various locations around the park
Event Type:
Description:

O CANADA!

At 10:00 am Guided Hike

Join Yvette for a look at the majestic maple, Canada's iconic tree. Important to our history, essential to our wildlife, come and discover the secrets of the maple on this guided walk. Woodlands Trailhead at Main Gate Parking Lot 

Canoe the Outlet

Learn paddling techniques and enjoy a leisurely canoe along the Outlet River.

Time: 11 am – 1 pm Location: Woodyard

Tackle Share - 1:00 pm -4:00 pm The TackleShare crew will be visiting Sandbanks Provincial Park on July 21st, 2017 between 1pm-4pm to deliver a free interactive workshop that teaches kids about fish identification, aquatic habitat, water safety and the threat of invasive species to freshwater ecosystems. The workshop also includes introductory fishing techniques, followed by the opportunity to go fishing using rods and reels provided by the TackleShare Program. Meet at the Woodyard and Canoe Rental by Outlet River.

Essentrics - Unlock Your Body - Strength and Flexibility Workout

Essentrics draws on the flowing movements of tai chi which create health and balance, the strengthening theories behind ballet which create long, lean, flexible muscles and the healing principles of physiotherapy which create a pain free body.

 Instructor: Julie Gallant-Turpin

Time – 2 pm

Location: Lakeshore Lodge Dance Hall Floor


Sharbot Lake
Event Name: Sand Castle Building Competition with Gill
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Location: Day Use Beach
Event Type:
Description:

Join Gill for a sand castle building competition at the Day Use Beach at 4:00PM.


Sharbot Lake
Event Name: Fishing with Darrin and Laura
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Location: Black Lake Boat Launch
Event Type:
Description:

Come and enjoy a morning of fishing at 10:00 AM. Fishing rods and worms are provided.


Sharbot Lake
Event Name: Free 2 Hour Canoe Rentals
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Location: Sharbot Lake Park Office
Event Type:
Description:

We are providing free 2 hour canoe rentals from 8:00AM - 6:00PM. Inquire at the park office.


Silver Lake
Event Name: Free 2 Hour Canoe Rentals!
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Location: Silver Lake Park Office
Event Type:
Description:

We are providing free 2 hour canoe rentals from 8:00AM - 6:00PM. Inquire at the park office.


Silver Lake
Event Name: Fishing with Carl and Rob
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Location: Silver Lake Boat Launch
Event Type:
Description:

Join Carl and Rob for a morning of fishing at the Silver Lake Boat Launch. Fishing rods and worms will be provided!


Silver Lake
Event Name: Sand Castle Building Competition with Melissa
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Location: Silver Lake Main Beach
Event Type:
Description:

Sand castle building competition with Melissa at the main Silver Lake beach at 12:00PM.


Rideau River
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People!
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Location: Event details will be posted throughout the park, or just give us a call.
Event Type:
Description:

We have an action packed day organized for our visitors to Rideau River!!  Some of the exciting events are Face Painting, Shoreline HikeSeine Netting, plus lots of MNRF staff on site to meet including Conservation Officers and Bear Technicians!  This is going to be a fun day, don't miss out!


René Brunelle
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People Day
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Location: Free equipment rentals between 11am - 3 pm at Campers Beach!
Event Type: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Description:

Come enjoy an hour of free equipment rental at campers beach. Entrance into the park is FREE!! 


Nagagamisis
Event Name: HPHP Free One Hour Rentals
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Location: Come between 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Event Type: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Description:

On July 21st, come enjoy the park and try our paddle boats, paddle boards, canoes, kayaks and bikes for 1 hour for free! Unsure if you like canoeing, kayaking or pedaling on a lake, this is the perfect time to try it! You can sign out the rentals for free for an hour and see if these activities are for you! We hope to see you there!


Point Farms
Event Name: Point Farms - HPHP
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Location: Play Field (Located off the parking lot in Colborne Campground)
Event Type: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Description:

Celebrate Healthy Parks Healthy People with Ontario Parks!

When: Friday July 21, 2017

Where: All operating Ontario Parks.

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

Why: The time to strengthen and rediscover our connection to nature is now! Ontario’s provincial parks are home to some of the most inspiring and beautiful landscapes in the country. We want to increase the awareness and uptake of the strong benefits linked to spending time in nature.

What is included with the free day-use entry?

All visitors to the park will be issued a complimentary day-pass to the park. You may enjoy the park facilities until 10:00pm on July 21. Additional charges for facilities not included in day-use such as camping, equipment rentals and pools at Bronte Creek and Earl Rowe provincial parks will remain in effect during the celebration.

Point Farms Activities - CANADA 150 OBSTACLE COURSE - 10:00-11:30 at the Playfield


Sandbar Lake
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Event Type: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Description:

Come out to Sandbar Lake for Healthy People Healthy Parks day, where the park entry fee is free. We will hold a hike on one of the trails. People who participate in the hike will be entered into a draw for a free canoe or kayak rental to promote getting active.


Neys
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People Day
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Location: Visitor Centre
Event Type: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Description:

Enjoy free day-use at ALL Ontario Parks! Take time to relax on Friday evening by joining our Natural Heritage Education staff for a Boreal Forest Teas tea-tasting session and a screening of the documentary, "The Canoe" at 7:30 pm at the Visitor Centre. Boreal Forest Teas are blended from premium quality organic cultivated herns and locally, ethically and sustainably wild harvested plants.


Sleeping Giant
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
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 21st, 2017 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


Sauble Falls
Event Name: H.P.H.P. Celebrate with a Stand up Paddle at Sauble Falls
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Location: Canoe Rental Building at Sauble Falls Provincial Park
Event Type: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Description:

‘SUP Sauble Falls Come join us to learn how to Stand Up Paddle (SUP) board 30-45 minute tours in groups of up to 7. Sign up for the tour and lesson and go for FREE! The sessions will be at 10:00 am, 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, 2:00 p.m and 3 p.m..


Rushing River
Event Name: Batty for Bats
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Location: 9:00 - 11:00 p.m. Meet at the Amphitheater for a 30 minute presentation. Afterwards, we will follow the research team to their top-secret bat observation station
Event Type:
Description:

Bats are essential to our ecosystems, consuming tonnes of insects every year. Discover the variety of bats worldwide and the important roles they play. Learn about the challenges bats face including White Nose Syndrome, a disease that threaten's to wipe out Ontario's bats. Meet a research team from the University of Winnipeg and see their nets, gear, and how amazing bats can really be. Bring closed-toed shoes and a flashlight or headlamp

*HPHP day passes will be valid for the duration of this event*


Quetico
Event Name: Healthy Parks, Healthy People Day and Wellness Weekend
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 23, 2017
Location: Dawson Trail Campgrounds
Event Type:
Description:

July 21-23: Wellness Weekend

 

Friday, July 21st

HEALTHY PARKS HEALTHY PEOPLE DAY: FREE DAY USE

17:00 - Ask the Nat: Boreal Plants, Information and Heritage Pavilion

19:00 - Plant Uses Hike, Information and Heritage Pavilion

 

Saturday, July 22nd

10:30 - Forest Therapy (Shin Rin Yoku) with Joan, Teaching Place

14:00 - Quetico Scavenger Hunt, Information and Heritage Pavilion

18:30 - Hike to the French Lake Lookout, Teaching Place

 

Sunday, July 23rd

9:00 - Relaxation & Rejuvination Hike, Day Use Area

10:30 - Forest Therapy (Shin Rin Yoku) with Joan, Teaching Place


Port Burwell
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Event Type:
Description:

Enjoy a day of free admission and fun activities, including a self-guided scavenger hunt, guided hike along the beach, sand turtle sculpting competition, and pick-up baseball game with park staff!  For more details, see our Facebook page or visit information kiosks throughout the park.


René Brunelle
Event Name: Science en Route
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Location: Park Phipps Point Day Use Area - 5 pm to 8 pm / Utilisation de jour Pointe Phipps du Parc -17h à 20h
Event Type:
Description:

You will be engaged, entertained and amazed! Exciting, interactive science experience led by our popular Bluecoats scientists!

HOSTED BY: Friends of René Brunelle Provincial Park

Joignez-vous à nous pour une expérience scientifique, excitante et interactive, dirigée par nos célêbres "sarreaux bleus"

PRÉSENTÉ PAR: Les Amis du Park René Brunelle


Sibbald Point
Event Name: Healthy Parks, Healthy People
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Event Type:
Description:

Friday July 21st come to Sibbald Point Provincial Park for our celebration of Healthy Parks, Healthy People!

Free Park Day Use 8am - 10pm!

Staff will be putting on a Sibbald Point Park wide, Amazing Race!  Bring your friends and family and race around the Park!

Learn to Fish program will run from 9:00am - 11:00am and again at 1:00pm - 3:00pm, remember space is limited!


Selkirk
Event Name: Whoo's Awake
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Event Type:
Description:

As the sun goes down and dusk approaches a whole new world begins! While humans sleep many animals, including bats, owls, flying squirrels, moths, and katydids become active-searching for food and a mate. This fun and fact filled PowerPoint presentation, is an exciting opportunity to learn more about the amazing life of nocturnal animals as we talk about how bats locate their prey, how moths pollinate flowers and about the calls of owls. It should be a hootin' good time!


Petroglyphs
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Location: Petroglyphs Provincial Park
Event Type:
Description:

Enjoy free day-use at Petroglyphs. We are opening our doors to everyone in Ontario; there will be no charge for day-use visitation during the celebration. We will have a traditional drummer visiting from Hiawatha First Nation between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm. We encourage visitors to take advantage of this day and enjoy touring our facilities and making use of our hiking trails.

Please allow yourself enough time to enter the park and register your vehicles at The Learning Place (Visitor Centre).

For more information, call the park at: (705) 877-2552.


Rondeau
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People Day & FREE DAY USE
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
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.

7:00am - Sunrise Yoga - Beach Access 10

8:00am - BYO Canoe Hike - Bring your own canoe or kayak and meet us at the Marsh Trail parking lot (please register in advance by calling the Visitor Centre)

9:00am - Invasive Species Pull - Visitor Centre

10:00am - Guided Hike - Tulip Tree Trail

11:00am - Stand-up Paddleboard Clinic with Pelee Wings - Park Store Parking Lot (spaces are limited - call the Visitor Centre to pre-register)

12:00pm - Bike Hike - Camp Office

1:00pm - Stand-up Paddleboard Clinic with Pelee Wings - Park Store Parking Lot (spaces are limited - call the Visitor Centre to pre-register)

1:30pm - Yoga - Visitor Centre

2:30pm - Healthy Guided Hike - Spicebush Trail

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


Murphys Point
Event Name: BIOBLITZ - Silver Queen Mine Tour
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Location: Lally Homestead Parking Lot
Event Type:
Description:

As a nod to our BioBlitz day, this special edition of the mine tour will focus on the biodiversity along the trail. What flowers are in bloom? What birds are calling? What’s growing in the mine? How many species can we name along the trail? This LIMITED CAPACITY tour begins at 10am so please pre-register by calling the park directly (613-267-5060).


Murphys Point
Event Name: BIOBLITZ - Underwater Diversity Prowl
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Location: Main Beach
Event Type:
Description:

What fish species live in Hogg Bay? Meet up with us at the Main Beach for 12 noon to help us in our search using nets and minnow traps.


Murphys Point
Event Name: BIOBLITZ - Reptile and Amphibian March
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Location: Main Beach
Event Type:
Description:

Meet us at 2pm at the Main Beach and we'll go for a short walk to see what reptiles and amphibians we can find.


Murphys Point
Event Name: BIOBLITZ - Night-time Flyers
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Location: Rideau Comfort Station
Event Type:
Description:

Ever wondered what's flying around the campground at night? We'll be setting up moth lights, moth traps, and bringing out our bat detectors to find out some answers. Drop in anytime between 8:30 and 10pm.


Sleeping Giant
Event Name: The Giant Amazing Race
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Location: Marie Louise Lake Campground, Visitor Centre, 10:30 am.
Event Type:
Description:

On your mark, get set, go!  It's time for our version of the Amazing Race.  Get your team members together, limbs stretched and your thinking caps on.  We are celebrating Healthy Parks, Healthy People with a race that challenges your minds and hearts!


Rock Point
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
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.
Restoule
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
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!

9:00am Yoga at Kettle Point Beach (access at campsite 235) Bring a towel or blanket

10:00am Discovery Program- Art in the Park!!! @ the Campfire Clearing

11:00am Zumba at campsite 603 Picnic Shelter Bring water and running shoes

1:00pm Hug a Tree, Make sure you don't get lost in the wilderness but if it happens now you'll know what to do! @ the Visitor Centre

2:00pm Fire Tower Hike- Restoules Signature trail winds through forests, bog, and wetland, under an old fire tower and out to the stunning vista over the 100m Stormy Lake Bluff! Wear good hiking shoes, bring snacks and water: this is an intermediate hike with some steep and wet areas --Meet at the Head of the trail across from campsite 603

6:00pm Orienteering, learn how to use a compass and map-- Campfire Clearing


Silver Lake
Event Name: Busy as a Beaver with Discovery Guide Gill
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Location: Picnic Shelter
Event Type:
Description:Drop in at 11:00AM to discover more about remarkable rodents and head out to explore the science of beavers and other wetland life.
Sharbot Lake
Event Name: Busy as a Beaver
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Location: Picnic Shelter
Event Type:
Description:

Drop in at 3:00PM to discover more about remarkable rodents and head out to explore the science of beavers and other wetland life.


Pinery
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People Celebrations & FREE Day Use
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
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!

Join us for the following programs:

Children's Program on Pollinators, 10:30 AM at the Chalet

Art Workshop, all materials provided 1:00 PM at the Park Store

Ask the Naturalist all about Bats 3:00 PM at the Visitor Centre

Sunset Stroll at P9 Beach, 8:15 PM, 45 minutes before sunset

Special Guest Brock Fenton, 9:15 PM, Bat Presentation at the Outdoor Theater

Also, keep our park healthy by joining the Duke of Edinburgh International Award Organization for a beach cleanup 9 AM to 11 AM.

Details will be posted on the park activity schedule (http://pinerypark.on.ca/pdf_files/active.pdf) in the weeks leading up to the event.  Please direct any questions to Pinery's Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/PineryProvPark/, our Twitter page (@PineryProvPark), or call the park information line, 1-519-243-2220.

We're looking forward to seeing you!


Wasaga Beach
Event Name: Healthy Parks, Healthy People
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Location: Nancy Island Historic Site
Event Type:
Description:

Enjoy free day use at Nancy Island Historic Site on Healthy Parks, Healthy People Day.  Join us for our Sailor's Tours taking place at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm.  Learn how the plight of the Nancy and her crew helped shaped Canada's borders and the country we live in!  While you're here why not visit our theatre and museum to see what the Nancy looks like today.  Cap it off with a trip to the top of our lighthouse for the best views in Wasaga Beach!

Nancy Island Historic Site is open daily from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm.


Wasaga Beach
Event Name: Healthy Parks, Healthy People
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Location: Beach Area 5
Event Type:
Description:

Join us at Beach Area 5 for the launch of our new Butt Free Beach initiative.  Wasaga Beach has partnered with other community groups in an effort to eliminate cigarette butts from our beach to help keep our park and people healthy.  A beach cleanup will be taking place at Beach Area 5 between 10:00am and 1:00pm as we launch this initiative.  You can register for the event at buttfreewasagabeach.ca


Turkey Point
Event Name: Animal Olympics
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Location: Picnic Shelter -10am
Event Type:
Description:How do you think you compare to the speed of a coyote or the building ability of a beaver? Species all over the world are specially adapted to make sure they survive in a fast and furious world looking for food or shelter? Come out and challenge other contestants to see how you rate among these magnificent animals.
Windy Lake
Event Name: Healthy Parks, Healthy People Day
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Event Type:
Description:

Come out for a beautiful day at Windy Lake Provincial Park for Healthy Parks Healthy People Day on July 21 for FREE day-use. We will be having some events take place:

10: 00 a.m.: Guided Hike! - Explore and learn about different types of amazing bugs, beautiful butterflies, birds and magnificent flowers!

11:00 a.m.: Big Games and Sports with the Greater Sudbury Public Library!- Come out and enjoy some big games and sports! This may include an obstacle course and inuksuk building!

10:30 a.m.: Arc Climbing Activities!- There will be kids programs, games and activities to enjoy!

Please stay tuned for more updates on events or for more information, call the Park Office at 705-966-2315


Woodland Caribou
Event Name: Norsemen Festival
Date: July 21, 2017 to July 22, 2017
Location: Centennial Park - Red Lake, Ontario
Event Type:
Description:

Booth and games set up for the public. 


Frontenac
Event Name: Paddle Canada - Intro to Flatwater Sea Kayaking
Date: July 22, 2017 to July 22, 2017
Event Type:
Description:

Presented by: Christine Showler, Frontenac Outfitters Canoe and Kayak Centre, Sydenham, On. A day on, in and under the water teaching you fundamentals of Sea Kayaking, theories, strokes, rescues and recovery skills. Kayak and paddling gear is included. Please register by calling (613) 376-6220 or at www.frontenac-outfitters.com. Cost: $185 + park daily vehicle permit. Time: 8:30am - 4:00pm


Bonnechere
Event Name: Little Rays Reptile Zoo
Date: July 22, 2017 to July 22, 2017
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 3PM.


Emily
Event Name: Glen Caradus & The Paddling Puppeteers
Date: July 22, 2017 to July 22, 2017
Location: Amphitheatre
Event Type:
Description:

Be prepared to sing and dance along as Glen brings his musical talent back for his 3rd show at Emily Provincial Park.

The theme of the show will be revealed closer to the event date! Previous concerts explored the history of the Pigeon River and why we should enjoy nature. 

Due to popularity campers are encouraged to bring blankets or chairs to the event as seating will be limited.

To learn more about the performer follow the link: http://paddlingpuppeteers.com/


Darlington
Event Name: Marsh Awareness Weekend
Date: July 22, 2017 to July 23, 2017
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.


Blue Lake
Event Name: Bearwise and Parks with the Park Superintendent Scott Ellery
Date: July 22, 2017 to July 22, 2017
Location: Interpretive Centre - 8pm
Event Type:
Description:

Learn from our very own Park Superintendent how you can camp in bear country!


Arrowhead
Event Name: Evening Program: FAQ
Date: July 22, 2017 to July 22, 2017
Location: 7:30pm - 8:30pm, Amphitheatre
Event Type:
Description:

Ever wonder why the park was named Arrowhead?  Or how much wood a woodchuck could chuck? 


Kakabeka Falls
Event Name: Celebrating 60 Years
Date: July 22, 2017 to July 22, 2017
Location: Day Use Area
Event Type:
Description:

The park is celebrating 60 years!

What to expect on our birthday?

Our party starts at 11:30 am and goes till 2:30 pm by the falls. Cupcakes

We will be having special guests!

-Live music featuring local musician Cory Hoogsten

- Kakabeka Falls spirits from the past will be roving around the boardwalk. Come take your picture with a voyageur!

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

- EcoSuperior will be at the park chatting about invasive species.


Kakabeka Falls
Event Name: The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC)
Date: July 22, 2017 to July 22, 2017
Location: Day Use Area
Event Type:
Description:

Mark this date in your calendar now! Come join us on July 22nd to learn all about the beauty of astronomy! Time is still to be determined. Stay tuned to our facebook page for more details closer to the date! RASC is Canada's leading astronomy organization bringing together over 5,000 enthusiastic amateurs, educators, and professionals To learn more visit: https://www.rasc.ca/


Long Point
Event Name: Incredible Insects
Date: July 22, 2017 to July 22, 2017
Location: Day Use, Comfort Station 4
Event Type:
Description:

Discovery Drop-in, 1pm - 3pm

In the air, on the ground, and even underwater, insects seem to be everywhere - which makes them easy to explore, observe and discover. Join us at the Discovery Drop-in to pick up some tips and tools for investigating the insects in our park.


Killarney
Event Name: 3rd Annual BioBlitz
Date: July 22, 2017 to July 22, 2017
Location: George Lake Campground - Amphitheatre
Event Type:
Description:

9:00 a.m at the Amphitheatre Join park naturalists and other volunteers in a full day of drop-in style programming. Help us gain insight on Killarney’s ecosystems’ health and learn how to assist researchers. Afterwards, join us for an awards ceremony, where we’ll celebrate everything from the person with the most observations to the person with the best photo from the day. Naturalists will be posted around the park to answer questions and hold naturalist skills workshops. Don’t forget your camera, bug spray, sunscreen, good walking shoes and rubber boots (if you’ve got them!).

Drop-in Sessions

9:00 am – 9:30 am: Opening presentation (Amphitheatre) What is a BioBlitz? What can the average citizen do to assist in research and monitoring to help protect and manage our wildlife? Join us to learn about what our Bioblitz is all about and for an introduction to the day.

9:30 am – 10:30 am Birding for Beginners (Nature Centre) Join Park Naturalists Alyssa and Alex for a bird walk to see what bird species we can see and hear in the area! Moth Blacklighting (Amphitheatre) Help us identify all the moth species that have been attracted to our black light overnight. With the help of field guides, a giant white sheet and Park naturalists you can try and find out what creatures of the night call this Park home.

11:00 am – 12:00 pm KidsZone (Nature Centre) — Calling all young naturalists! Join us for fun colouring books, nature games and creating bark and leaf rubbings. Ask us about anything in the park! Pond Dipping (Proulx Marsh)Bring your rubber boots (not required!) and sense of play as we use nets to collect and then identify all the amphibians, invertebrates and pond-loving critters that reside in Proulx Marsh.

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Tree Beating (Path behind Amphitheatre) Ever wonder what bugs are living in the trees? Join Park Naturalists in shaking the trees, collecting cool bugs and then trying to identify them all.

Study Plots (Main Beach) — Identify all flora and fauna species in your own designated study plot with the Park Naturalists. No experience needed!

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Butterfly Count (Nature Centre) With butterfly nets in hand: stalk, chase and catch all the butterflies you can! Join us in identifying the many species in our Park. Also explore the Nature Centre and learn how to identify our park’s wildlife! Pond Dipping (Second Beach)Bring your rubber boots (not required!) and sense of play as we use nets to collect and then identify all the amphibians, invertebrates and pond-loving critters that reside at Second Beach!

5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Submit Observations/Get identified (Main Office)Use our Park computers and Wi-Fi to join the iNaturalist community and submit your observations online. Submit your best pictures for the closing presentation and the chance to win an award. Park Naturalists will be on hand to help with identification.

8:00 pm- 8:30 pm

Closing Presentation/Award ceremony (Nature Centre) — Wrap up of the BioBlitz, showing pictures of the day from all our volunteers. Awards and prizes will be given at this time to our outstanding participants!

 

2017 BioBlitz Award Categories

Most Stamped Wildlife Passport — Earn stamps for each station you attend throughout the day, and win bonus stamps for every species you are able to identify by yourself. Show us your Earth Rangers Wildlife Passport at the office between 5:30 and 7:30 for a chance to win this award and a cool prize! (12 and under)

Silliest Photo — Bring us your monkey faces, your frog-dives, your wipeouts! We’re looking for the person (12 and under) with the silliest photo to win this award and an awesome prize!

Most Observations — Join iNaturalist at the Main Office anytime during the day (or visit iNaturalist.org on your mobile device) and post observations throughout our BioBlitz. Make sure to join the Killarney Provincial Park Wildlife Project and the Killarney Provincial Park BioBlitz 2016 Project.  At 7pm our Naturalists will take a look and the person with the most observations will get an award courtesy of the Friends of Killarney Park.

Best Overall Photo — Bring us your best photo between 5:30 and 7:30 up at the Main Office for a chance to win something special, courtesy of the Friends of Killarney Park.


Kettle Lakes
Event Name: Kettle Lakes Olympics
Date: July 22, 2017 to July 22, 2017
Location: Slab Lake
Event Type:
Description:

Are you the ultimate Kettle Lakes camper? Do you think you have what it takes to conquer Kettle Lakes Olympics? Out NHE Staff has been working tirelessly to put together a fun series of challenges that will test your skills! Bring the whole family down to Slab Lake Field between 1:00-3:00 pm and let the games begin!


MacGregor Point
Event Name: Wild Ontario: LIVE Birds of Prey!
Date: July 22, 2017 to July 22, 2017
Location: Visitor Centre - Campfire Circle
Event Type:
Description:2pm. Come learn about these incredible birds of prey by seeing them up close with their highly knowledgeable care-takers from Wild Ontario, a wildlife rehabilitation and eduction centre based out of Guelph, ON. 
Murphys Point
Event Name: Discovery Zone (Come Explore With Us!) 'Incredible Insects'
Date: July 22, 2017 to July 22, 2017
Location: Main Beach 11am - 1pm (Drop-in)
Event Type:
Description:

In the air, on the ground, and even underwater, insects seem to be everywhere. Join us at the Discovery Drop-in at the Main Beach to pick up some tips and tools for investigating the insects in our park. Bring along your Discovery Activity Book or pick one up at the Drop-in.


Murphys Point
Event Name: Evening Program - The Story of the Paddle
Date: July 22, 2017 to July 22, 2017
Location: Amphitheatre - 8pm
Event Type:
Description:

Join Grace and Tobi for an evening of stories and songs about canoes and how they have shaped the history of Canada.


Petroglyphs
Event Name: Evening Event
Date: July 22, 2017 to July 22, 2017
Location: The Learning Place (Visitor Centre)
Event Type:
Description:

Come join us for a unique opportunity to experience the petroglyphs in a new light. Under the cover of night, low-angle lighting reveals hundreds of carvings not visible during the day. Each program begins with a showing of the award-winning film "The Teaching Rocks". An interpreter will then lead visitors to the petroglyph site to tell stories passed down through generations relating to our nation's First Peoples and discuss theories as to why these mysterious carvings were made.

Gates re-open at 7:00 pm and the program begins at 8:15 pm.

Please remember to bring a flashlight and bug spray. For more information, please call the park at (705) 877-2552.


Balsam Lake
Event Name: Balsam Lake Farmers Market
Date: July 23, 2017 to July 23, 2017
Location: Beach: 10am-3pm
Event Type:
Description:

Balsam Lake Provincial Park is proud to announce we are hosting four Farmers Markets this summer in the spirit of the Healthy Parks, Healthy People movement #HPHP.  Join us at the beach and shop local on Sun July 9, Sun July 23, Sun Aug 20, and Sun Sept 3.  Check out our fabulous variety of vendors selling hand-made and home grown items from the local area: fresh veggies, baked goods, soaps, candles, bird houses, nature photography, decorative items, lawn ornaments, wooden furniture and decor, and so much more!  A daily vehicle permit or camping permit is required to enter the park and the farmers markets.   

For more information or to register as a vendor: email aileen.clarke@ontario.ca or phone 705-454-3324 ext 5228.


Kettle Lakes
Event Name: I Spy Nature Hike
Date: July 23, 2017 to July 23, 2017
Location: Wintergreen Trail
Event Type:
Description:

Do you enjoy searching for things? Have you ever wanted to be a detective? Well you are in luck! Come out to the Wintergreen Trail and have some fun by being a detective on this guided I Spy Hike at 10:30 am.  


Long Point
Event Name: Trees are Terrific!
Date: July 23, 2017 to July 23, 2017
Location: Firefly Playground
Event Type:
Description:

Discovery Drop-in, 1pm - 3pm

How could we live without them? Join us at the Discovery Drop-in and spend some time exploring the diversity and beauty of the trees in our park. We'll set you up to take leaf and bark rubbings, too!


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Open House
Date: July 23, 2017 to July 23, 2017
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.


Killarney
Event Name: Artist in Residence with Danielle Gardner
Date: July 24, 2017 to July 27, 2017
Location: Various Locations
Event Type:
Description:

The idea this week is that each day you will create square miniature artworks that are attached to a cedar block. The last two sides are intended to place your own digital images of the day and the Friends of Killarney Park logo. You may also create multiples in the media offered that day if you know you will be missing a day. Please register at the park office. There are 20 spots so sign up early! All materials to be provided. Children under seven must be accompanied by an adult.

July 24: Acrylic George Lake scene by the bridge. Meet at the Dog Beach (west of main beach) at 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. You will explore the use of a variety of acrylic painting techniques in a variety of ways, choosing your technique to build your scene. In the Afternoon Danielle will painting in the same location, weather dependent.

July 25: Acrylic scene two near site 77, cliff view off sunset rock. Meet being campsite 77 at 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. You will explore the use of a variety of acrylic painting techniques in a variety of ways, choosing your technique to build your scene. In the afternoon Danielle will be painting in the same location, weather dependent.

July 26: Watercolour scene on Granite Ridge - Georgian Bay view. Meet at the Granite Ridge trail head at 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. This amazing view will be interesting to capture in watercolour techniques. Wear a good pair of hiking boots and bring your sunscreen, water and a snack. In the afternoon Danielle will be painting in the same location, weather dependent.

July 27: Graphic pen textures A.Y. Jackson Lake. Meet at second beach at 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. Express yourself using graphic pens through a variety of visual textures. Wear good hiking shoes and bring your sunscreen. water and a snack. In the afternoon Danielle will be painting at the same location, weather dependent. 


Long Point
Event Name: Who was Here?
Date: July 24, 2017 to July 24, 2017
Location: Firefly Playground
Event Type:
Description:

Discovery Drop-in, 10am - 12pm

You may not always get to see animals in the park, but they're out there! Join us at the Discovery Drop-in and we will set you up to explore, observe and discover the variety of signs wildlife leave behind.


Murphys Point
Event Name: Drop-in Prop Table - A Sweet Symbol
Date: July 24, 2017 to July 24, 2017
Location: Park Store 11am - 12:30pm
Event Type:
Description:

Drop by the Park Store anytime between 11 and 12:30 to talk to Peter about one of Canada’s best-known symbols and its importance to the peoples of the region.


Arrowhead
Event Name: Expressions of Arrowhead
Date: July 25, 2017 to July 25, 2017
Location: 10:30am - 11:30am, Picnic Shelter
Event Type:
Description:

Paint your favourite image of Arrowhead! Brief instruction and materials included - all ages welcome!


Arrowhead
Event Name: Campfire: The People and the Land
Date: July 26, 2017 to July 26, 2017
Location: 7:30pm - 8:30pm, Field beside Beach 1 Parking Area
Event Type:
Description:The who, when, what, and why of here!
Balsam Lake
Event Name: Learn to Fish
Date: July 26, 2017 to July 26, 2017
Location: Boat Launch parking lot - 10am & 1pm
Event Type:
Description:

Hey Kids! Want to learn how to fish?  Ever wonder what kind of fish are in the lake? Or what kind of bait and lures to use?  This is a free program hosted by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, Fish and Wildlife Services Branch. All supplies will be provided, just bring yourself and a smile and be ready to learn to fish!  We are offering two sessions of the Learn to Fish program on Wed July 26: 10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm, kids of all ages are welcome to take part and parents too!  Space is limited so please email aileen.clarke@ontario.ca to sign up in advance.


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Tour
Date: July 26, 2017 to July 26, 2017
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.


Arrowhead
Event Name: Children's Program: Beavers!
Date: July 27, 2017 to July 27, 2017
Location: 10:30am - 11:30am
Event Type:
Description:

A Canadian superstar is revealed through stories, games and props!


Killbear
Event Name: Wakami Wailers concert
Date: July 27, 2017 to July 27, 2017
Location: Amphitheatre 7:30 pm
Event Type:
Description:This talented band bring Ontario's logging history alive with classic songs and stories from the lumber camps. The Wailers are a Killbear tradition you don't want to miss. 7:30 pm at the amphitheatre. Sponsored by the Friends of Killbear - donations appreciated for this special show.
Bon Echo
Event Name: Friends of Bon Echo Art Exhibition and Sale
Date: July 28, 2017 to July 30, 2017
Location: 10 am - 4 pm daily in Children's Program Area
Event Type:
Description:

The Friends of Bon Echo Park are celebrating their annual Art Exhibition and Sale July 28, 29, and 30 with the works of juried artists. This exhibition and sale has something for everyone including photography, stained glass, paintings, and pottery. 

Food and refreshments will be available.


Killarney
Event Name: Starry, Starry Night
Date: July 28, 2017 to July 28, 2017
Location: 9:00pm at the Amphitheater
Event Type:
Description:

Astronomer Bruce Waters returns to Killarney for another amazing evening of stories and stargazing. Armed with the 10 inch Meade 2080 LX3 telescope that Bruce and his family generously donated, he will lead us on a journey throughout the universe and back again. Please bring flashlights, bug spray, lawn chairs and questions! Be prepared for an evening with the stars


Long Point
Event Name: Learn to Fish
Date: July 28, 2017 to July 29, 2017
Location: Boat Launch
Event Type:
Description:

Friday July 28th, 3pm - 5pm

Saturday July 29th, 10am - 12pm

Learn to Fish features a two-hour hands-on fishing experience that aims to equip new anglers with the knowledge, skills and confidence needed to engage in safe and fun fishing. Friendly instructors explain how to use fishing equipment and share some basic tips about fish identification and anatomy. Instructors demonstrate how to fish legally, safely and sustainably. Next, participants head to the shoreline. Rods, reels, bait and life jackets are provided, as well as a one-day fishing licence for adults. Learn to Fish instructors spend an hour supervising and supporting new anglers as they try out their new skills.


Quetico
Event Name: Boreal Ecology Weekend
Date: July 28, 2017 to July 30, 2017
Location: Dawson Trail Campgrounds
Event Type:
Description:

July 28-30: Boreal Ecology Weekend

 

Friday, July 28th

17:00 - Ask the Nat: Forest Fires, Information and Heritage Pavilion  

19:00 - Gerry Racey: Hidden Joys of the Boreal, Teaching Place       

 

Saturday, July 29th

10:30 - Fire Hike with Gerry Racey, French Portage Trailhead

14:30 - Children's Turtle Program, Teaching Place

19:00 - Artist Talk with Julie Cosgrove, Teaching Place          

 

Sunday, July 30th

10:30 - Secret Agent Earth Rangers, Grassy Beach


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Tour
Date: July 28, 2017 to July 28, 2017
Location: 8:30p.m. at the Lally Homestead Parking Lot
Event Type:
Description:

Join Mark, Emily, and hopefully some evening birds, bats and moths for this special nature night hike along the Silver Queen Mine Trail. See the restored, early 1900s mica mine in a different light too! Hardhats supplied but bring a flashlight. Due to LIMITED CAPACITY, PLEASE PRE-REGISTER AT THE GATEHOUSE. Allow 15 minutes driving time from the main campground.


Frontenac
Event Name: Kayak Basics - "Getting Started"
Date: July 29, 2017 to July 29, 2017
Event Type:
Description:

Presented by: Christine Showler, Frontenac Outfitters Canoe and Kayak Centre, Sydenham, On. Discover the world of kayaking with this 1/2 day course. The focus is on basic paddling techniques, kayak design and safety. A tranquil paddle on South Otter Lake will follow and is a great opportunity to practice your new skills. Kayak and paddling gear is included. Please register by calling (613) 376-6220 or at www.frontenac-outfitters.com. Cost: $95 + park daily vehicle permit. Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm


Charleston Lake
Event Name: Live Birds of Prey Show
Date: July 29, 2017 to July 29, 2017
Location: Park Amphitheatre (1:30 pm)
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:Come see live birds of prey! Join our experts from Wild Ontario and their wildlife ambassadors, for an up close look at these amazing birds. Don’t miss it!
Algonquin
Event Name: Loggers Day
Date: July 29, 2017 to July 29, 2017
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.


French River
Event Name: Speaking of Wildlife
Date: July 29, 2017 to July 29, 2017
Location: Visitor Centre All Day Event
Event Type:
Description:

Speaking of Wildlife is back at French River Provincial Park!  They are Canada’s largest live animal outreach company and have been delivering hands-on wildlife education since 1989. Come see a variety of live animals and learn wonderful facts about each one of them. It’s sure to be a wildly fun day!


Arrowhead
Event Name: Glacialicious
Date: July 29, 2017 to July 29, 2017
Location: 7:30pm - 8:30pm, Amphitheatre
Event Type:
Description:

Forces that shaped the local landscapes are revealed in a multimedia presentation!


Bonnechere
Event Name: Archaeology Day
Date: July 29, 2017 to July 29, 2017
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


Balsam Lake
Event Name: Mysterious Moths!
Date: July 29, 2017 to July 29, 2017
Location: Amphitheatre @ 8pm
Event Type:
Description:

Is that a moth or a butterfly? What kind of moth is that? Special guest speaker and insect-loving entomologist, Maurice Bottos will help you get familiar with our wide variety of moths during this informative and colourful presentation.  Come check out the moths he has on display from around the world and if your keen, stick around after the program to see what local moth species we have flying in the night!


Kakabeka Falls
Event Name: Spirits of the Past
Date: July 29, 2017 to July 29, 2017
Location: Mountain Portage Trail
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

For one night only, the spirits from Kakabeka Falls’ rich history come to life! We invite you to come out and relive their experiences from the past on a self-guided walk along the Mountain Portage Trail. Do not miss this chance to see history come alive! The Mountain Portage Trail is lot by candle light for this special event.


Kettle Lakes
Event Name: Christmas in July
Date: July 29, 2017 to July 29, 2017
Location: Visitor Centre/Campground
Event Type:
Description:

·        Christmas in July!!!! Santa has decided to spend his summer holiday at Kettle Lakes Again! It's time to celebrate! At 2:30pm Santa will be ready to take some photos with your little ones at the Visitor Centre. Fun children's activities will happen at this time too! At 7pm make sure you have a decoration on your campsite post so we know you're participating in the campsite decoration competition and toy/food drive. Santa and his helpers will be circulating the campground, checking out your sites and collecting goods for donation. 


MacGregor Point
Event Name: Sciensational Sssnakes!! LIVE Reptile Show
Date: July 29, 2017 to July 29, 2017
Location: Visitor Centre - Campfire Circle
Event Type:
Description:

2pm. Come learn about these amazing creatures by meeting them up close with their very knowledgeable care-takers. This hands-on event will be sure to wow the whole family!


Rushing River
Event Name: Rushing River Beauty Pageant
Date: July 29, 2017 to July 29, 2017
Location: Amphitheatre
Event Type:
Description:

The animals of Rushing River are competing for the prestigious title, ‘King /Queen of Rushing River’. Come out for a night of glitter and glam as you cheer on your favourite animal!


Rondeau
Event Name: University of Windsor - Water Monitoring 101
Date: July 29, 2017 to July 30, 2017
Location: Beach Access 10 (both Saturday and Sunday @ 10:30am)
Event Type:
Description:

Ever wonder what it would be like to be a scientist? Now is your chance! Join Chris and his group of Biogeochemists from the University of Windsor as they show you how to take water column samples from Lake Erie. Learn how this information is used to keep us and the environment healthy!


Algonquin
Event Name: Wakami Wailers Concert
Date: July 30, 2017 to July 30, 2017
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.


Darlington
Event Name: Canadian Raptor Conservancy
Date: July 30, 2017 to July 30, 2017
Location: Picnic Shelter # 3 - 11:00 am
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".


Bonnechere
Event Name: Art in the Park
Date: July 30, 2017 to July 30, 2017
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.


Long Point
Event Name: Whooo's Awake - The Wood's at Night
Date: July 30, 2017 to July 30, 2017
Location: Long Point Provincial Park
Event Type:
Description:

(Interactive PowerPoint Presentation at Dusk) 

As the sun goes down and dusk approaches, a whole new world begins! While humans sleep, many animals including bats, owls, flying squirrels, moths, and katydids become active - searching for food and a mate. This fun and fact-filled PowerPoint Presentation is an exciting opportunity to learn more about the amazing life of nocturnal animals as we talk about how bats locate their prey, how moths pollinate flowers, and about the calls of owls. It should be a hootin' good time!       


Killarney
Event Name: Artist in Residence with David Doyle
Date: July 30, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Location: TBD
Event Type:
Description:

Register in advance at the Park office


Kettle Lakes
Event Name: Bird Lifecycle
Date: July 30, 2017 to July 30, 2017
Location: Slab Lake Field
Event Type:
Description:

What came first the robin or the egg? While we unfortunately can't answer that question we will answer tons more during this awesome interactive program on the lifecycles of birds! Our NHE team will take you through the life of a bird with fun activities like migration games and even building your own nest! so leave the nest for a little and fly on down to Slab Lake Field for 10:30am!


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Open House
Date: July 30, 2017 to July 30, 2017
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.


Arrowhead
Event Name: Children's Program
Date: August 1, 2017 to August 1, 2017
Location: 10:30am - 11:30am, Picnic Shelter
Event Type:
Description:

Explore the ART of storytelling.  This painting program will combine art with local history. 


Balsam Lake
Event Name: Soapstone Carving Workshop
Date: August 2, 2017 to August 2, 2017
Location: Picnic Shelter #1 @ 1pm-3pm
Event Type:
Description:

Make a pendant necklace or a magnet out of soapstone!  Our special guest Peter Martin will have all the tools you need to carve a beautiful piece of art! Cost $6 - $8 per piece, cash only. 


Sandbanks
Event Name: Sandbanks Fall Getaway Fun Run
Date: August 2, 2017 to September 17, 2017
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


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Tour
Date: August 2, 2017 to August 2, 2017
Location: 8:30p.m. at the Lally Homestead Parking Lot
Event Type:
Description:

Join Mark, John, and hopefully some evening birds, bats and moths for this special nature night hike along the Silver Queen Mine Trail. See the restored, early 1900s mica mine in a different light too! Hardhats supplied but bring a flashlight. Due to LIMITED CAPACITY, PLEASE PRE-REGISTER AT THE GATEHOUSE. Allow 15 minutes driving time from the main campground.


Algonquin
Event Name: Meet the Researcher Day
Date: August 3, 2017 to August 3, 2017
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 3, 2017 to August 31, 2017
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 www.algonquinpark.on.ca

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 for 2,000+ participants. 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.


Restoule
Event Name: Conservation Officer Canine Demo
Date: August 3, 2017 to August 3, 2017
Location: Campfire Clearing
Event Type:
Description:

7 pm at the Campfire Clearing. 

Come out and join us as we learn all about Conservation Officers and their jobs. They help protect our environment and their canine friends are critical team members. Learn how the dogs can detect and search for specifically trained scents. There will be a demonstration, during this interactive and really neat presentation. 


Quetico
Event Name: Arts in the Park Weekend
Date: August 4, 2017 to August 7, 2017
Location: Dawson Trail Campground
Event Type:
Description:

August 4-7: Arts in the Park Weekend

Friday, August 4th

19:00 - Rock Pendant Workshop, Information and Heritage Pavilion

 

Saturday, August 5th

10:30 - Arts Fair, Main Beach

17:00 - Roving Spirits, Dawson Trail Campgrounds

19:00 - Spirit Hike, French Portage Trailhead       

 

Sunday, August 6th

10:30 - Arts Fair, Main Beach

13:00 - Pine Needle Pendant Workshop with Val Fraser, Teaching Place

16:00 - Sand Sculpture Contest, Main Beach

       

Monday, August 7th

10:30 - Make Your Own Voyageur Pouch with Katie Hughdie, Teaching Place


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Tour
Date: August 4, 2017 to August 4, 2017
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.


Restoule
Event Name: Astronomy Night
Date: August 4, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Location: Kettle Point Beach and Campfire Clearing
Event Type:
Description:

Special Event!

Presented by members from the North Bay Astronomy Club AND the Sudbury Astronomy Club.

August 4th : 1:00PM - 3:00PM on Kettle Point Beach - Solar Observing - done safely, with specialized telescopes and filters.

@8:45PM@ Campfire Clearing  Power Point Presentation by Lynn Chetwynd called  "Do You See What They See". 

After the presentation, we will meet the campers at Kettle Point Beach.  There will be telescopes set up to share some of the wonders of the night sky and Laser Guided Sky Tours, as well.

All activities are weather permitting.


Woodland Caribou
Event Name: CHR Celebration
Date: August 4, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Location: Centennial Park - Red Lake Ont.
Event Type:
Description:

Starts at 11:00 am.

Food and guest speakers present at the event.

More details to come.


Bon Echo
Event Name: Learn to Fish
Date: August 5, 2017 to August 6, 2017
Location: 10 am - noon and 1-3 pm each day, Bon Echo Creek, near park boat house
Event Type:
Description:

Learn to Fish staff will be here both days from 10 am- noon and 1-3 pm to show you how to use fishing equipment and fish legally, safely, and sustainably. You will also learn some basic tips about fish identification and anatomy. Only 40 fishing rods for kids are available at each session so sign up at the Visitor Centre beforehand for this event.


Darlington
Event Name: Pioneer Days
Date: August 5, 2017 to August 7, 2017
Location: Log Cabin
Event Type:
Description:

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


Bonnechere
Event Name: Apple Cider in Concert
Date: August 5, 2017 to August 5, 2017
Location: Davenport Centre
Event Type:
Description:

Come out to hear the amazing valley original, Apple Cider in concert! Enjoy the sound of folk music and fiddle tunes... always a crowd favourite! Show begins at 7:00 pm!


Emily
Event Name: Sciensational Sssnakes!!
Date: August 5, 2017 to August 5, 2017
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/


Bonnechere
Event Name: Art in the Park
Date: August 5, 2017 to August 5, 2017
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: Ken Ramsden Concert
Date: August 5, 2017 to August 5, 2017
Location: Amphitheatre - 7pm
Event Type:
Description:

Join us for this entertaining concert by Ken Ramsden!  Sit back and enjoy his musical skills as he plays the fiddle, guitar, and harmonica.  He'll share tales of Canada, the animals, and trees as well as humorous jokes and songs to connect us with the great outdoors.  If you want to join in, he'll have wooden spoons, tambourines, and shakers to share. A show you won't want to miss!


Lake Superior
Event Name: Night at the Museum
Date: August 5, 2017 to August 5, 2017
Location: Visitor Centre (Agawa Bay)
Event Type:
Description:

Join us after hours as we light up the Visitor Centre at Agawa Bay beyond regular closing time. Meet the naturalists to explore the many facets of Lake Superior Provincial Park. Drop in anytime between 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm.


Rondeau
Event Name: Wild Ontario
Date: August 5, 2017 to August 5, 2017
Location: Rondeau Visitor Centre - 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Event Type:
Description:

Wild Ontario is WILD about nature - the only thing they love more is sharing their passion with everyone else! Drop by anytime between 12:00pm and 3:00pm to meet some of their amazing birds and hear their stories.


Presqu'ile
Event Name: History Weekend
Date: August 5, 2017 to August 6, 2017
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.


Murphys Point
Event Name: Raptor Night with Wild Ontario
Date: August 5, 2017 to August 5, 2017
Location: Ampihitheatre
Event Type:
Description:

Come meet some amazing captive raptors, as you've never seen before! Uncover their personal stories and discover how their wild relatives survive in the great outdoors. Oh, don't forget to also have your photo taken with your favorite bird. Show time is 7:00pm. No dogs, other than service animals, are permitted at this show.


Rideau River
Event Name: Wild Ontario - Birds of Prey Show
Date: August 5, 2017 to August 5, 2017
Location: Main Beach Picnic Shelter at 3:00pm
Event Type:
Description:Come and meet some amazing captive Raptors!! Find out their stories and learn about the different species. Don't forget to have your photo taken with your favorite bird.  No dogs are permitted at this show.  Bring your lawn chairs and cameras!
Sibbald Point
Event Name: Speaking of Wildlife
Date: August 5, 2017 to August 5, 2017
Event Type:
Description:

On August 5th at 7pm we will having the group "Speaking of Wildlife" present. They bring with them an animal line-up that may include a Skunk, Hawk, Groundhog, Snakes, Goose, Squirrel, Turtles, Porcupine, etc.  Bring the family or a friend, only day use fees, or your campsite permit required!


Murphys Point
Event Name: Kids Program - What's that Bird?
Date: August 5, 2017 to August 5, 2017
Location: Main Beach at 11am
Event Type:
Description:

Join Mark and John for a fun-filled program exploring some of the best ways to identify birds – you’ll even get to make a cool memento to help you remember! For kids aged 7-12 with their guardians.


Restoule
Event Name: Astronomy Night
Date: August 5, 2017 to August 5, 2017
Location: Kettle Point Beach and Campfire Clearing
Event Type:
Description:

Special Event

Presented by members from the North Bay Astronomy Club AND the Sudbury Astronomy Club. August  5th : 1:00PM - 3:00PM on Kettle Point Beach - Solar Observing - done safely, with specialized telescopes and filters.

August 5 @ 8:45PM @ Campfire Clearing -Power Point Presentation by Robert Chapman called The Life of a Star

After the presentation, we will meet the campers at Kettle Point Beach.  There will be telescopes set up to share some of the wonders of the night sky and Laser Guided Sky Tours, as well.

All activities are weather permitting.


Pinery
Event Name: Ausable Adventures
Date: August 5, 2017 to August 5, 2017
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


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Spruce Lane Farm GHOST WALK
Date: August 6, 2017 to August 6, 2017
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


MacGregor Point
Event Name: David Archibald Concert
Date: August 6, 2017 to August 6, 2017
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. The show begins at 7pm.


Selkirk
Event Name: Adapting Amphibians
Date: August 6, 2017 to August 6, 2017
Event Type:
Description:

Did you know that some frog species can survive the cold winter months by freezing almost completely solid? Or that, salamanders can grow another tail after it has been lost to a predator? These are just some of the many amazing adaptions that amphibians possess to help them survive day to day, and a preview of what this program is all about. Come on by and check out our life-like amphibian replicas and join us as we lace up our hiking boots and go no an amphibian adventure. Join us at 10am.


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Open House
Date: August 6, 2017 to August 6, 2017
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.


Turkey Point
Event Name: Crazy About Bugs!!
Date: August 6, 2017 to August 6, 2017
Location: Picnic Shelter-10am
Event Type:
Description:

Did you know that insects are the most diverse group of animals that exist on the planet? They come in a variety of shapes, colours and sizes and each species plays a unique and vital role in its habitat. Come out and explore a world so tiny that you may need a magnifying glass (and a net) to see it! Investigate the amazing variety of insects through games, hands-on activities, and a bug collecting adventure.


MacGregor Point
Event Name: Speaking of Wildlife: LIVE Mammal Show!
Date: August 7, 2017 to August 7, 2017
Location: Visitor Centre - Campfire Circle
Event Type:
Description:

2pm. Don't miss this incredible opportunity to get right up close with close with some incredible live mammals and learn about the importance of their conservation!


Sandbar Lake
Event Name: Discovery Meet-up: Birds
Date: August 7, 2017 to August 7, 2017
Location: Picnic Shelter
Event Type:
Description:

Join us at 1pm at the Picnic Shelter to learn all about the birds of Sandbar Lake.

* Bring your Discovery Journal to this Meet-Up


Sandbanks
Event Name: Lakeshore Lodge Day - Aug. 16
Date: August 8, 2017 to August 16, 2017
Location: Lakeshore Lodge Day Use Area
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Join us for our annual celebration of one of the area’s most historic lodges. A guided walk in the morning will be followed by the re-creation of an 1890’s picnic in the afternoon, complete with traditional games, music, corn roast and lemonade. Nominal charge for refreshments.


Sandbanks
Event Name: Theatre in the Park - August 9
Date: August 9, 2017 to August 9, 2017
Location: Amphitheatre by the Outlet River
Event Type:
Description:Join us for our popular camp-style musical theatre. Two short plays, full of music, laughter and mystery, will depict Sandbanks’ rich natural and cultural history. Great for the whole family.
Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Tour
Date: August 9, 2017 to August 9, 2017
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: Emily Provincial Park Birthday Bash!
Date: August 10, 2017 to August 12, 2017
Location: Day Use Area by the Park Store
Event Type:
Description:

Did you know that Emily Provincial Park was created in 1957?

That's right, it is our diamond anniversary and we are planning a celebration!

We will have additional NHE programming along with special events going on for the occasion.

Join us for this 3 day long celebration! 

--- Details Soon ---


Bon Echo
Event Name: The Paddling Puppeteers
Date: August 10, 2017 to August 10, 2017
Location: 7 pm at the Amphitheatre
Event Type:
Description:

Kids, have fun and learn about the history of our waterways while watching a puppet show put on by the Paddling Puppeteers. Meet some colourful puppets and characters while attending this 45 minute show.


French River
Event Name: Earthprints by Blake Richardson
Date: August 11, 2017 to August 13, 2017
Location: French River Visitor Centre 3 Day Event
Event Type:
Description:

Meet this amazing artist and learn how he takes a photograph and transforms it into a gorgeous scene with hidden wonders.

Blake will be here all weekend to entertain and delight us with his talents.


Balsam Lake
Event Name: The Amazing Race
Date: August 11, 2017 to August 11, 2017
Location: Picnic Shelter #1 - 10:30am
Event Type:
Description:

Ready, set, go!  Join us for a fun adventure around the park and some friendly competition.  Follow the clues, solve challenges along the way - can you make it to the end?  Bring your running shoes and a smile, and get ready to race!  Running encouraged, walking is okay too, wheel chairs and bikes allowed for those with physical limitations.  It's all about fun healthy activity in the great outdoors.  Prizes for all participants.


Neys
Event Name: 32nd Annual Neys Nostalgia Days
Date: August 11, 2017 to August 13, 2017
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. Join Shannon Robertson, author of Campfire Stories from Northwestern Ontario on Saturday evening for a campfire and a reading from her newest book! For more information call the park at 807-229-1624.


Quetico
Event Name: Astronomical Weekend
Date: August 11, 2017 to August 13, 2017
Location: Dawson Trail Campgrounds
Event Type:
Description:

August 11-13: Astronomical Weekend

Friday, August 11th

17:00 - Ask the Nat: Stars & Astronomy, Information and Heritage Pavilion

20:00 - Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, Information and Heritage Pavilion

21:30 - Perseid Meteor Shower, Information and Heritage Pavilion Parking Lot

Saturday, August 12th

12:00 - RASC Solar Telescope, Information and Heritage Pavilion

17:00 - Ask the Nat: Aurora Borealis, Information and Heritage Pavilion

19:00 - Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, Information and Heritage Pavilion

Sunday, August 13th

10:30 - Ask the Nat: Guided Hike, Whiskey Jack Trailhead


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Tour
Date: August 11, 2017 to August 11, 2017
Location: 8:00p.m. at the Lally Homestead Parking Lot
Event Type:
Description:

Join Mark, Kelsey, and hopefully some evening birds, bats and moths for this special nature night hike along the Silver Queen Mine Trail. See the restored, early 1900s mica mine in a different light too! Hardhats supplied but bring a flashlight. Due to LIMITED CAPACITY, PLEASE PRE-REGISTER AT THE GATEHOUSE. Allow 15 minutes driving time from the main campground.


Bonnechere
Event Name: Bike Rodeo
Date: August 12, 2017 to August 12, 2017
Location: The Davenport Centre
Event Type: Sporting Event
Description:

Celebrate active transportation! Join Park staff and the Killaloe OPP to 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.


Arrowhead
Event Name: The MUSIC of Neil Hutchinson (blend of original and popular folk music)
Date: August 12, 2017 to August 12, 2017
Location: 7:30pm - 8:30pm, Amphitheatre
Event Type:
Description:

Singer songwriter scientist, Neil Hutchinson is back again for an hour of great tunes! 


Charleston Lake
Event Name: Star Gaze 2017 with Terence Dickinson
Date: August 12, 2017 to August 12, 2017
Location: Park Amphitheatre (8:15 pm)
Event Type:
Description:

The best night of the year for seeing shooting stars.  Come for a fabulous light show!  Join internationally renowned astronomer, Terence Dickinson, to explore the amazing world of astronomy and then gaze through telescopes at the majestic night sky (weather & clouds permitting).


Killarney
Event Name: 21st Annual Summer Loon Count
Date: August 12, 2017 to August 12, 2017
Location: George Lake Campground - Park Nature Centre
Event Type:
Description:

Park Nature Centre - 9:00am

Come paddle the beautiful lakes of Killarney Provincial Park while contributing to its ongoing preservation and integrity by participating in our Annual Summer Loon Count.  All information collected will be submitted to Bird Studies Canada for research purposes.  A complimentary BBQ dinner is provided for all of our volunteers. Contact the Park for more information 705-287-2900 and RSVP by August 6th.


MacGregor Point
Event Name: Mystery Evening
Date: August 12, 2017 to August 12, 2017
Location: Visitor Centre - Campfire Circle
Event Type:
Description:

7:30pm

Our annual Mystery Evening is back! Come help solve this year's mystery at MacGregor Point.

Full program details will be released spring of 2017


Killbear
Event Name: David Archibald Concert
Date: August 12, 2017 to August 12, 2017
Location: Amphitheatre 7:30 PM
Event Type: Music and the Arts
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. 

7:30pm @ Amphitheatre


MacGregor Point
Event Name: Wild Ontario: LIVE Birds of Prey!
Date: August 12, 2017 to August 12, 2017
Location: Visitor Centre - Campfire Circle
Event Type:
Description:

2pm. Come learn about these incredible birds of prey by seeing them up close with their highly knowledgeable care-takers from Wild Ontario, a wildlife rehabilitation and education centre based out of Guelph, ON.


Rushing River
Event Name: Spirit Walk
Date: August 12, 2017 to August 12, 2017
Location: Meet at the Museum
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Join us for a walk into the past to meet the ghosts of Rushing River! This awesome guided night hike will lead you through events that have shaped the area around Rushing River!


Rushing River
Event Name: Meteor Shower Party
Date: August 12, 2017 to August 12, 2017
Location: Southside Beach
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Join us to watch the Perseid’s meteor shower at its peak- producing 50-100 meteor per hour! Plan to spend at least an hour outside: the meteors often come in spurts and are interspersed with lulls. Wear warm clothes and bring a chair or blanket to sit on!


Petroglyphs
Event Name: Evening Event
Date: August 12, 2017 to August 12, 2017
Location: The Learning Place (Visitor Centre)
Event Type:
Description:

Come join us for a unique opportunity to experience the petroglyphs in a new light. Under the cover of night, low-angle lighting reveals hundreds of carvings not visible during the day. Each program begins with a showing of the award-winning film "The Teaching Rocks". An interpreter will then lead visitors to the petroglyph site to tell stories passed down through generations relating to our nation's First Peoples and discuss theories as to why these mysterious carvings were made.

Gates re-open at 7:00 pm and the program begins at 8:15 pm.

Please remember to bring a flashlight and bug spray. For more information, please call the park at (705) 877-2552.


Sandbar Lake
Event Name: Discovery Meet Up - Hear Like a Deer
Date: August 12, 2017 to August 12, 2017
Location: Picnic Shelter 3pm
Event Type:
Description:

Animals use all of their senses in some amazing ways to survive in the wild. Try to hear like a deer then use your ears to help you on a scavenger hunt in the park. You may be surprised at what you find!


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Open House
Date: August 13, 2017 to August 13, 2017
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.


Rondeau
Event Name: Nature Photography Workshop
Date: August 13, 2017 to August 13, 2017
Location: Rondeau Visitor Centre - 9:00am - 11:00am
Event Type:
Description:

Wildlife and Bird Photography

Everyone wants to get a great shot! Let's chat about the strategies to increase your odds of capturing your subject!

Join special guest Chad Berry as he helps you improve your photography skills!

Pre-registration is required - Call the Visitor Centre at 519-674-1768 to sign up.


Bon Echo
Event Name: Speaking of Wildlife
Date: August 14, 2017 to August 14, 2017
Location: 1 pm at the Amphitheatre
Event Type:
Description:

Do you like birds, turtles, and other wildlife? If you do, join staff from Speaking of Wildlife for a close encounter with some animals native to the Bon Echo area. Bring your family and friends to this 1 hour presentation to learn some amazing things about Ontario wildlife and increase your appreciation for the wildlife around you.


Balsam Lake
Event Name: Learn to Fish
Date: August 16, 2017 to August 16, 2017
Location: Boat Launch parking lot - 10am & 1pm
Event Type:
Description:

Hey Kids! Want to learn how to fish?  Ever wonder what kind of fish are in the lake? Or what kind of bait and lures to use?  This is a free program hosted by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, Fish and Wildlife Services Branch. All supplies will be provided, just bring yourself and a smile and be ready to learn to fish!  We are offering two sessions of the Learn to Fish program on Wed Aug 16: 10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm, kids of all ages are welcome to take part and parents too!  Space is limited so please email aileen.clarke@ontario.ca to sign up in advance.


René Brunelle
Event Name: Healthy Parks Healthy People Day
Date: August 16, 2017 to August 16, 2017
Event Type:
Description:

FREE entry to all Ontario Parks!


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Tour
Date: August 16, 2017 to August 16, 2017
Location: 8:00p.m. at the Lally Homestead Parking Lot
Event Type:
Description:

Join Mark, Grace, and hopefully some evening birds, bats and moths for this special nature night hike along the Silver Queen Mine Trail. See the restored, early 1900s mica mine in a different light too! Hardhats supplied but bring a flashlight. Due to LIMITED CAPACITY, PLEASE PRE-REGISTER AT THE GATEHOUSE. Allow 15 minutes driving time from the main campground.


French River
Event Name: Science North Special Presentation
Date: August 17, 2017 to August 17, 2017
Location: Visitor Centre 1:00 pm
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

The Science North bluecoats are back at Ontario Parks with their new show titled “Body Business”.


Caliper Lake
Event Name: Moose n’ Fiddle Music Festival
Date: August 18, 2017 to August 19, 2017
Event Type:
Description:

The Moose n' Fiddle summer music festival is centred around professional and emerging musicians, folk bands, country singer songwriters on the outdoor stage with curated artisans, music workshops, and food trucks on-site creating a village-like atmosphere.  The Moose N’ Fiddle summer music festival at Caliper Lake Provincial Park brings the great outdoors together with fun and accessible popular music.  Visit www.snnf.ca for more information.


Quetico
Event Name: Voyageur Weekend
Date: August 18, 2017 to August 20, 2017
Location: Dawson Trail Campgrounds
Event Type:
Description:

August 18-20: Voyageur Weekend

 

Friday, August 18th

17:00 - Roving Voyageurs, Dawson Trail Campgrounds

19:00 - The Voyageurs Film, Teaching Place

 

Saturday, August 19th

10:30 - Paul Kane Guided Hike, Paul Kane Trailhead

12:30 - Voyageur Bonfire Lunch, Grassy Beach

19:00 - Voyageur Scavenger Hunt, Grassy Beach

 

Sunday, August 20th

10:30 - Children’s Pond Study, Information and Heritage Pavilion


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Tour
Date: August 18, 2017 to August 18, 2017
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.


Bonnechere
Event Name: Spirit's Night
Date: August 19, 2017 to August 19, 2017
Location: The Depot
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Once a year, when the stars reach a particular alignment, those who once lived and worked along the Bonnechere River can be seen travelling the shores once again. You will meet voyageurs and surveyors, lumberjacks and pioneers who called the Bonnechere Valley home long before Ontario’s first provincial parks. Event begins at 7pm.


Darlington
Event Name: Sciensational Snakes
Date: August 19, 2017 to August 19, 2017
Location: Log Cabin - 3:00 pm
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

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


Balsam Lake
Event Name: Wild Ontario - Live Birds of Prey Show
Date: August 19, 2017 to August 19, 2017
Location: Amphitheatre - 7pm
Event Type:
Description:

Join us for this amazing presentation by Wild Ontario!  This is your chance to see live birds of prey - hawks, falcons, owls and eagles!  The experts from Wild Ontario will teach us all about the birds of prey that live among us in Ontario. 

Wild Ontario is a live-animal, environmental education program based at the University of Guelph in Guelph, Ontario. Their incredible team of staff, volunteers and animal ambassadors travel the province, spreading their love for Ontario's nature and wildlife. They aim to teach, entertain, inspire and motivate. They love what they do, and they know that you'll love it too!


Long Point
Event Name: AT RISK! Disappearing Reptiles
Date: August 19, 2017 to August 19, 2017
Location: Long Point Provincial Park
Event Type:
Description:

(Interpretive Talk and Walk) 10am

The Long Point-Norfolk region boasts a remarkable diversity of reptiles, including 19 spices of turtles and snakes. Unfortunately, many reptiles species are considered 'Species At Risk'. This Program will not only educate about the daily challenges these animals face, but also will help to alleviate any misconceptions and fears around reptiles, especially snakes. We will bring along a variety of life-like turtle and snake replicas which should help prepare us for a walk in search of these fascinating animals.            


Killarney
Event Name: Group of Seven Festival
Date: August 19, 2017 to August 20, 2017
Location: Various Locations around the park
Event Type:
Description:

Join us for our annual festival celebrating the legacy of the Group of Seven. Events to be posted.


MacGregor Point
Event Name: Sciensational Sssnakes!! LIVE Reptile Show!
Date: August 19, 2017 to August 19, 2017
Location: Visitor Centre - Campfire Circle
Event Type:
Description:

2pm. Come learn about these amazing creatures by meeting them up close with their very knowledgeable care-takers. This hands-on event will be sure to wow the whole family!


Rondeau
Event Name: Rondeau Reptile Day
Date: August 19, 2017 to August 19, 2017
Location: Bayside Picnic Shelter - 10:00am - 4:00pm
Event Type:
Description:

Do you love reptiles as much as we do!? Then join us for a fun-filled day as we celebrate all of Rondeau's scaly friends! There will be something for all ages, from action-packed children's programs to guided hikes along Rondeau's beautiful Marsh Trail and the opportunity to learn about all of the important research and projects going on in the park! You won't want to miss it!

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


Turkey Point
Event Name: Whoo's Awake-The Woods at Night
Date: August 19, 2017 to August 19, 2017
Location: Picnic Shelter- Dusk
Event Type:
Description:

As the sun goes down and dusk approaches a whole new world begins! While humans sleep many animals, including bats, owls, flying squirrels, moths, and katydids become active-searching for food and a mate. This fun and fact filled PowerPoint presentation, is an exciting opportunity to learn more about the amazing life of nocturnal animals as we talk about how bats locate their prey, how moths pollinate flowers and about the calls of owls. It should be a hootin' good time!


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Spruce Lane Farmhouse - Ghost Walk
Date: August 20, 2017 to August 20, 2017
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


Balsam Lake
Event Name: Balsam Lake Farmers Market
Date: August 20, 2017 to August 20, 2017
Location: Beach: 10am-3pm
Event Type:
Description:

Balsam Lake Provincial Park is proud to announce we are hosting four Farmers Markets this summer in the spirit of the Healthy Parks, Healthy People movement #HPHP.  Join us at the beach and shop local on Sun July 9, Sun July 23, Sun Aug 20, and Sun Sept 3.  Check out our fabulous variety of vendors selling hand-made and home grown items from the local area: fresh veggies, baked goods, soaps, candles, bird houses, nature photography, decorative items, lawn ornaments, wooden furniture and decor, and so much more!  A daily vehicle permit or camping permit is required to enter the park and the farmers markets.  

For more information or to register as a vendor: email aileen.clarke@ontario.ca or phone 705-454-3324 ext 5228.


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Open House
Date: August 20, 2017 to August 20, 2017
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.


Bon Echo
Event Name: Peter Puffin's Whale Tales Concert, Children's Entertainer
Date: August 22, 2017 to August 22, 2017
Location: 7 pm at the Amphitheatre
Event Type:
Description:

Juno award-winning singer & songwriter, Peter Lenton (aka Peter Puffin), has been exploring Ontario Parks since he was a boy... and loved fishing in Mazinaw Lake! Join him in celebrating WHY we are so proud of our Canadian parks (especially this year) and witness the release of his latest album Campfire Time!  Audience volunteers will have a chance to help lead songs, wear WILD animal costumes and more! 


Restoule
Event Name: Science North En Route- Body Business
Date: August 22, 2017 to August 22, 2017
Location: Campfire Clearing- 6pm
Event Type:
Description:

Join the popular Bluecoat scientists for a live show all about the human body! Through an interative and exciting experience, learn about your body from the inside out!


Arrowhead
Event Name: David Archibald!
Date: August 23, 2017 to August 23, 2017
Location: 7:30pm-8:30pm
Event Type:
Description:

Enjoy an hour of music with singer-songwriter, David Archibald! This event has something for everyone in the family!


Sandbanks
Event Name: Theatre in the Park - August 23
Date: August 23, 2017 to August 23, 2017
Location: Amphitheatre by the Outlet Rive
Event Type:
Description:Join us for our popular camp-style musical theatre. Two short plays, full of music, laughter and mystery, will depict Sandbanks’ rich natural and cultural history. Great for the whole family.
Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Tour
Date: August 23, 2017 to August 23, 2017
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.


Arrowhead
Event Name: Skull's 'N Such
Date: August 24, 2017 to August 24, 2017
Location: 10:30am - Noon, Picnic Shelter
Event Type:
Description:

Explore Canadian wildlife through the eyes of a wildlife researcher. Guest Speaker, “Hondo”, will share his collection of 40 skulls plus specimens and telemetry equipment as you try to solve some mysteries using the clues provided.


Killbear
Event Name: Peter Puffin Family Concert
Date: August 24, 2017 to August 24, 2017
Location: Amphitheatre 7:30 PM
Event Type:
Description:

This Juno award winning children's performer will captivate you with his songs and costumes. This interactive show is fun for the whole family.


Bonnechere
Event Name: Jared Lutes in Concert
Date: August 25, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Location: The Davenport Centre
Event Type:
Description:

Come out to the Davenport Centre to enjoy a musical performance by award-winning musician hailing from the East Coast, Jared Lutes! Great for all ages, Jared's musical style echoes legends such as John Mayer, Bruce Springsteen and Blue Rodeo... his debut performance at Bonnechere is not to be missed! Concert starts at 7pm.


Emily
Event Name: Star Gazing with the Peterborough Astronomical Association
Date: August 25, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Location: Picnic Shelter #1
Event Type:
Description:

Join us on the field, next to Picnic Shelter #1, as the Peterborough Astronomical Association sets up several telescopes to help us explore the stars. They are a group of awesome people from Peterborough, Ontario and surrounding areas who have a love and appreciation of the space that surrounds us. Bring your questions with you and please turn off your flashlights once you walk on the field.

Driving? Park at the Park Store and follow the signs to Picnic Shelter #1

If it's too cloudy or raining the event will be pushed to Saturday. 

Find out more about the PAA at: http://www.peterboroughastronomy.com/index.php


Killarney
Event Name: 30x30 Nature Challenge
Date: August 25, 2017 to August 28, 2017
Location: Various Locations
Event Type:
Description:

Ontario Parks challenges you to spend 30 minutes in nature everyday for 30 days during the month of August. The 30x30 concept was created by the David Suzuki Foundation in an effort to inspire individuals to reconnect with nature while improving their health and mental well-being. Ontario Parks and Healthy Parks, Healthy People are encouraging you to get outside and back into nature. It's time to get back to your senses and make nature a habit!

Join us for 4 full days of nature activities happening around the park. Exact times and activities to be posted.


Quetico
Event Name: Mushrooms & Pollinators Weekend
Date: August 25, 2017 to August 27, 2017
Location: Dawson Trail Campgrounds
Event Type:
Description:

August 25-27: Mushrooms & Pollinators Weekend

Friday, August 25th

17:00 - Ask the Nat: Mushrooms, Information & Heritage Pavilion

19:00 - Can Trees Talk Program, Teaching Place

Saturday, August 26th

10:00 - Pine Needle Pendants with Val Fraser, Teaching Place

14:00 - Mushroom Hike with Dr. H, Teaching Place

19:00 - Vanishing of the Bees Film, Information and Heritage Pavilion

Sunday, August 27th

10:30 - Children's Pollinator Program, Information and Heritage Pavilion


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Tour
Date: August 25, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Location: 8:00p.m. at the Lally Homestead Parking Lot
Event Type:
Description:

Join Mark, Emily, and hopefully some evening birds, bats and moths for this special nature night hike along the Silver Queen Mine Trail. See the restored, early 1900s mica mine in a different light too! Hardhats supplied but bring a flashlight. Due to LIMITED CAPACITY, PLEASE PRE-REGISTER AT THE GATEHOUSE. Allow 15 minutes driving time from the main campground.


Bonnechere
Event Name: Wolf Howl
Date: August 26, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Location: Meet at the Davenport Centre
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

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. Program begins at 7pm.


French River
Event Name: Scales Nature Park
Date: August 26, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Location: Visitor Centre 2:00 pm
Event Type:
Description:

"Turtle Troubles" a hands-on educational program featuring live turtles and great information on our favourite reptile.


Kakabeka Falls
Event Name: Science North
Date: August 26, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Location: Day Use Area
Event Type:
Description:

On popular demand Science North will be putting on an educational program for park guest beside the falls! Come bring your friends and family and be amazed by the wonders of science! From 1pm - 2pm


MacGregor Point
Event Name: Wild Ontario: LIVE Birds of Prey!
Date: August 26, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Location: Visitor Centre - Campfire Circle
Event Type:
Description:

2pm. Come learn about these incredible birds of prey by seeing them up close with their highly knowledgeable care-takers from Wild Ontario, a wildlife rehabilitation and eduction centre based out of Guelph, ON.


Petroglyphs
Event Name: Evening Event
Date: August 26, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Location: The Learning Place (Visitor Centre)
Event Type:
Description:

Come join us for a unique opportunity to experience the petroglyphs in a new light. Under the cover of night, low-angle lighting reveals hundreds of carvings not visible during the day. Each program begins with a showing of the award-winning film "The Teaching Rocks". An interpreter will then lead visitors to the petroglyph site to tell stories passed down through generations relating to our nation's First Peoples and discuss theories as to why these mysterious carvings were made.

Gates re-open at 7:00 pm and the program begins at 8:15 pm.

Please remember to bring a flashlight and bug spray. For more information, please call the park at (705) 877-2552.


Selkirk
Event Name: Crazy About Bugs!
Date: August 26, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Event Type:
Description:

Did you know that insects are the most diverse group of animals that exist on the planet? They come in a variety of shapes, colours and sizes and each species plays a unique and vital role in its habitat. Come out and explore a world so tiny that you may need a magnifying glass (and a net) to see it! Investigate the amazing variety of insects through games, hands-on activities, and a bug collecting adventure. Join us at 10am


Sleeping Giant
Event Name: Xterra Sleeping Giant
Date: August 26, 2017 to August 26, 2017
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/.
Wheatley
Event Name: 20th Annual Kids Fishing Derby
Date: August 26, 2017 to August 27, 2017
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.


Darlington
Event Name: Bird Banding
Date: August 27, 2017 to August 27, 2017
Location: Picnic Area # 2 - 8:00 am - Noon
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:See birds up close "in the hand"! Caught in mist nets- birds are banded and released to continue migration. Remember - the early bird gets the worm- tos ee the best birds - be an early bird yourself!.
Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Open House
Date: August 27, 2017 to August 27, 2017
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.


Killbear
Event Name: Tom Thomson Was A Weatherman
Date: August 29, 2017 to August 29, 2017
Location: Amphitheatre 8 PM
Event Type:
Description:

Tom Thomson was a remarkable observer of the natural world. The hidden agenda in this fun and interactive presentation is to celebrate the genius of Tom Thomson as an artist through the weather that inspired him. Join Phil Chadwick a professional weatherman, artist, and excellent storyteller as he applies CSI techniques to analyze Tom Thomson's art. A fascinating way to learn more about Tom Thomson during the 100th anniversary of his death.


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Tour
Date: August 30, 2017 to August 30, 2017
Location: 8:00p.m. at the Lally Homestead Parking Lot
Event Type:
Description:

Join Mark, and hopefully some evening birds, bats and moths for this special nature night hike along the Silver Queen Mine Trail. See the restored, early 1900s mica mine in a different light too! Hardhats supplied but bring a flashlight. Due to LIMITED CAPACITY, PLEASE PRE-REGISTER AT THE GATEHOUSE. Allow 15 minutes driving time from the main campground.


Sandbanks
Event Name: Sandbanks New Wave Music Festival
Date: August 31, 2017 to September 16, 2017
Location: On September 16, Sandbanks Provincial Park in Prince Edward County plays home to the Sandbanks New Waves Festival, hosting tons of independent music, art, food, and film. Sandbanks Provincial Park
Event Type: Music and the Arts
Description:

MUSIC, ARTS, HARVEST

Featuring:

Great Lake Swimmers, The Inbreds,  By Divine Right, Vallens, Solids, Lydia Kepinsiki, The Lonely Parade.

Tickets are $30, and can be purchased at the festival’s website sandbanksnewwaves.com


Bonnechere
Event Name: Learn To Fish
Date: September 1, 2017 to September 1, 2017
Location: The Davenport Centre
Event Type:
Description:

If you have ever wanted to learn to fish, now is your chance! A team of fish experts will be visiting the Park, and will be facilitating teaching programs all about fishing. Have some fun with lure building and trivia! 

First session begins at 10:00 AM

Second session begins at 1:00 PM

Program signup is required and can be done in the Park Store


Bonnechere
Event Name: Phil the Forecaster presents, "Tom Thomson was a Weatherman"
Date: September 1, 2017 to September 1, 2017
Location: Davenport Centre
Event Type:
Description:

Come out to the Davenport Centre to explore the past and art of Group of 7 member, Tom Thomson! Weather was the inspiration for much of the art of Tom Thomson. Tom painted lots of weather phenomena. Throughout the evening it will become evident that Tom was indeed a “weatherman” through “Creative Scene Investigation”. CSI is the application of meteorology as well as other forensic sciences, to creative works. The deductions are sleuthed from the details which are plainly hidden within the art. The motivation behind the art was not secret at the time of the painting but they are unintelligible to those not versed in forensic meteorology. 

Tom was a remarkable observer of the natural world. The hidden agenda in this fun and interactive presentation is to celebrate the genius of Tom Thomson as an artist through the weather that inspired him.

Presentation begins at 8:00pm


Killarney
Event Name: Science in the Park
Date: September 1, 2017 to September 1, 2017
Location: 8:00pm at the Amphitheater
Event Type:
Description:

Join Professor John Gunn from Laurentian University as he explores the complexities of lake ecosystems in Killarney Provincial Parks


Sandbanks
Event Name: 14th Annual County Marathon - Prince Edward County
Date: September 1, 2017 to October 1, 2017
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.


Quetico
Event Name: Labour Day, Lac La Croix Ponies Weekend: September 1-3
Date: September 1, 2017 to September 3, 2017
Location: Dawson Trail Campgrounds
Event Type:
Description:

September 1-3: Lac La Croix Ponies Weekend

Friday, September 1st

17:00 - Ask the Nat: Lac La Croix Ponies, Information & Heritage Pavilion

19:00 - Sensory Hike with Heather O'Connor, Teaching Place

 

Saturday, September 2nd

All Day - Open Pony Visits

19:00 - History of the Lac La Croix Pony with Kim Campbell, Teaching Place

 

Sunday, September 3rd

All Day - Open Pony Visits

Monday, September 4th

9:00 - Ask the Nat: Guided Hike, French Portage Trailhead


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Tour
Date: September 1, 2017 to September 1, 2017
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.


Bonnechere
Event Name: Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup
Date: September 2, 2017 to September 2, 2017
Location: Davenport Centre
Event Type:
Description:

Come out to celebrate an amazing season at Bonnechere by participating in the national movement, the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup! We will spend time cleaning our shorelines all throughout Bonnechere and commit to Ontario Parks ecological integrity mission!

Meet at the Davenport Centre at 10:00AM


French River
Event Name: Mike Buss Canadian Fur Trade Interpreter
Date: September 2, 2017 to September 2, 2017
Location: Visitor Centre
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Mike Buss will present a living history interpretation of the Canadian Fur Trade. Furs and artifacts to feel and observe! Great fun and interesting history!


Darlington
Event Name: Good Bye Birds & Butterflies
Date: September 2, 2017 to September 3, 2017
Event Type:
Description:

Fall migration is underway. Rumor has it that Minderella Monarch will be making an appearance around the park this weekend!

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.


Darlington
Event Name: Fiddlin & Dancin
Date: September 2, 2017 to September 2, 2017
Location: Park Amphitheatre 7:00 pm
Event Type:
Description:

Join special guests from Oshawa Whitby Old Time Fiddle Club on stage at the amphitheatre. They will entertain us with some old tyme music and square dancing.


MacGregor Point
Event Name: Mystery Evening
Date: September 2, 2017 to September 2, 2017
Location: Visitor Centre - Campfire Circle
Event Type:
Description:

7:30pm

Our annual Mystery Evening is back! Come help solve the mystery of MacGregor Point.


Presqu'ile
Event Name: Monarchs & Migrants Weekend
Date: September 2, 2017 to September 3, 2017
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

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


Rushing River
Event Name: Astronomy with Peter Toth at 8pm
Date: September 2, 2017 to September 2, 2017
Location: Southside Beach
Event Type:
Description:

Peter Toth, Astronomy Enthusiast and Past President of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, with be giving us a "laser show" of the Night Sky. Using a laser pointer, Peter will point out constellations in the sky. Park visitors will have an opportunity to look through a telescope to view stars and planets!


Rushing River
Event Name: Astronomy with Peter Toth
Date: September 2, 2017 to September 2, 2017
Location: Southside Beach
Event Type:
Description:

Join Peter Toth, Astronomy Enthusiast and Past President of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, for a daytime Solar Viewing Program.


Sandbar Lake
Event Name: Annual fish derby
Date: September 2, 2017 to September 2, 2017
Location: Picnic Shelter all day
Event Type:
Description:

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


Turkey Point
Event Name: Myth Busters
Date: September 2, 2017 to September 2, 2017
Location: Picnic Shelter-Dusk
Event Type:
Description:

This program is all about the myths and misconceptions that have been passed down about some of our local creatures-from the blind bat to the mud-slapping beaver. This game-show style program will put some of those myths on the chopping block and challenge your knowledge of the natural history of the area you are camping in - the Carolinian Life Zone!


Balsam Lake
Event Name: Balsam Lake Farmers Market
Date: September 3, 2017 to September 3, 2017
Location: Beach: 10am-3pm
Event Type:
Description:

Balsam Lake Provincial Park is proud to announce we are hosting four Farmers Markets this summer in the spirit of the Healthy Parks, Healthy People movement #HPHP.  Join us at the beach and shop local on Sun July 9, Sun July 23, Sun Aug 20, and Sun Sept 3.  Check out our fabulous variety of vendors selling hand-made and home grown items from the local area: fresh veggies, baked goods, soaps, candles, bird houses, nature photography, decorative items, lawn ornaments, wooden furniture and decor, and so much more!  A daily vehicle permit or camping permit is required to enter the park and the farmers markets.  

For more information or to register as a vendor: email aileen.clarke@ontario.ca or phone 705-454-3324 ext 5228.


Long Point
Event Name: Myth Busters!
Date: September 3, 2017 to September 3, 2017
Location: Long Point Provincial Park
Event Type:
Description:

(Interactive PowerPoint Presentation at Dusk)

This Program is all about the myths and misconceptions that have been passed down about some of our local creatures - from the blind bat to the mud slapping beaver. This game-show style program will put some of those local myths on the chopping block and challenge your knowledge of the natural history of the area you are camping in - the Carolinian Life Zone! 


MacGregor Point
Event Name: Speaking of Wildlife: LIVE Mammal Show!
Date: September 4, 2017 to September 4, 2017
Location: Visitor Centre - Campfire Circle
Event Type:
Description:

2pm. Don't miss this incredible opportunity to get right up close with close with some incredible live mammals and learn about the importance of their conservation!


Darlington
Event Name: Monarch Migration
Date: September 9, 2017 to September 9, 2017
Location: Darlington Provincial Park Picnic Area # 1 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!


Frontenac
Event Name: Electronics on Wilderness Trips
Date: September 9, 2017 to September 9, 2017
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: Dutch Oven Wilderness Cooking
Date: September 9, 2017 to September 9, 2017
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 include: food preparation, food storage, food safety, recipes, types of stoves, utensils, and more. This explores the ability to have good and interesting food in the wilderness with the use of Dutch ovens and small twig stoves. You do not have to use prepackaged food from the outdoors stores. A great opportunity to exchange recipes, ideas and techniques. You may bring food of your own if you wish. Cost: $25.00 (includes food), plus Park daily vehicle permit Time: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


Rondeau
Event Name: The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup - Rondeau
Date: September 10, 2017 to September 10, 2017
Location: Meet at the Rondeau Visitor Centre
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!


Frontenac
Event Name: Canadian Red Cross Wilderness First Aid
Date: September 15, 2017 to September 17, 2017
Event Type: Outdoor Skills
Description:

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

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 someone 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. Cost: $210.00 HST incl. plus park camping permit. For further information: wildernesstripping@gmail.com Time: Fri. 5:00 p.m. to Sun. 4:00 p.m. Pre-register by calling the park office at 613 376-3489.


MacGregor Point
Event Name: Wild for the Arts
Date: September 16, 2017 to September 17, 2017
Location: Nipissing 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.


Pinery
Event Name: Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup
Date: September 16, 2017 to September 16, 2017
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:In 2017, we will be celebrating the 24th 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.
Wheatley
Event Name: Chili Cookoff
Date: September 16, 2017 to September 16, 2017
Location: Site 130
Event Type:
Description:

Enter a chili or just come and be a judge.


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Annual British Car Day
Date: September 17, 2017 to September 17, 2017
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.

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

You can also call 905-827-6911 


Rondeau
Event Name: Monarch Butterfly Migration Festival
Date: September 17, 2017 to September 17, 2017
Location: Rondeau Visitor Centre 10:00am - 4:00pm
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.


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Harvest Festival
Date: September 23, 2017 to September 24, 2017
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.

For more information visit: www.BronteCreek.org

You can also call 905-827-6911 


Inverhuron
Event Name: Camper Halloween
Date: September 29, 2017 to October 1, 2017
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!

 


Sauble Falls
Event Name: Camper Halloween
Date: September 29, 2017 to October 29, 2017
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!

 


Port Burwell
Event Name: Fall Harvest Festival
Date: October 6, 2017 to October 8, 2017
Event Type:
Description:

We will be welcoming in the beautiful fall season with our 7th annual harvest festival, taking place October 6 - 8.  We will be having a campsite post decorating contest as well as pumpkin carving!


Turkey Point
Event Name: Halloween Haunt Weekend
Date: October 6, 2017 to October 9, 2017
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!


Balsam Lake
Event Name: Trick or Treat, Balsam Halloween!
Date: October 7, 2017 to October 8, 2017
Location: Throughout the campgrounds: 5pm-7pm
Event Type:
Description:

Halloween comes early at Balsam Lake!  Join us for trick or treating in the campgrounds on Saturday night of the thanksgiving weekend from 5pm-7pm!  Be sure to wear your halloween costume as we'll be having a costume contest at the campfire in Lakeshore campground at 7pm.  Prizes for scariest, cutest, most unique costume, and more!  Bring candy to share for the little ones :)  

Other events throughout the weekend including pumpkin carving, campsite decorating contest, scavenger hunt, fall colours hike and more!  Pick up the weekend schedule from the Permit Office when you arrive!


Rock Point
Event Name: Halloween Howl!
Date: October 7, 2017 to October 7, 2017
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 7, 2017 to October 7, 2017
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 7, 2017 to October 7, 2017
Location: Throughout 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.


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Camper Halloween Weekend 1
Date: October 13, 2017 to October 14, 2017
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


MacGregor Point
Event Name: Witches in the Woods
Date: October 14, 2017 to October 14, 2017
Event Type:
Description:

A fun-filled Halloween weekend in the park! Come and enjoy some spooky interpretive programs, enter the campsite decorating and pumpkin carving contests, go trick-or-treating in the campground, and more!

This year we will again be offering a day-time walkthrough opportunity for the Haunted Trail, so children or those who scare easily can check out our incredible version of an outdoor haunted house without actors jumping out. 


Pinery
Event Name: Pinery Fall Classic
Date: October 15, 2017 to October 15, 2017
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)Please go to www.pineryfallclassic.ca for more information and registration.


Pinery
Event Name: Dune Grass Restoration
Date: October 15, 2017 to November 15, 2017
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.


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Camper Halloween Weekend 2
Date: October 20, 2017 to October 21, 2017
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


Pinery
Event Name: Halloween Weekend
Date: October 20, 2017 to October 22, 2017
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 hay or straw and please respect the park environment); 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!


Algonquin
Event Name: Haunted Halloween Weekend
Date: October 27, 2017 to October 29, 2017
Location: Mew Lake Campground
Event Type: Seasonal Event
Description:

The fun begins on Friday night with our owl prowl with a Park Naturalist that is sure to be a hoot! 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).


Presqu'ile
Event Name: Christmas at Presqu'ile
Date: November 4, 2017 to November 12, 2017
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 4 and 5, 8, 11 and 12


Pinery
Event Name: Christmas Bird Count
Date: December 16, 2017 to December 16, 2017
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.


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Coyote Howl Hike
Date: December 31, 2017 to December 31, 2017
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. Plus games, activities.

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.

For more information visit: www.BronteCreek.org

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


Algonquin
Event Name: Winter in the Wild
Date: February 17, 2018 to February 17, 2018
Location: Various locations along Hwy 60
Event Type: Seasonal Event
Description:

Winter in Algonquin is unforgettable and Winter in the Wild highlights the best of what the season has to offer the whole family! Join Ontario Parks and The Friends of Algonquin Park to celebrate winter in Algonquin Park through this family event. Indoor and outdoor events will be held at various locations throughout the Highway 60 Corridor of the park, including many at the Visitor Centre. All of the activities during the festival are free with the purchase of a Daily Vehicle Permit or Camping Permit (with the exception of food). Events include guided bird walks, guest speakers, guided snowshoe excursions, skating, winter camping demos, marshmallow roasting and a special evening program. Chili lunch and BBQ supper will be available for purchase.


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Maple Syrup Festival
Date: March 3, 2018 to March 31, 2018
Location: 1219 Burloak Drive, Oakville, Ontario
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Maple Syrup Festival 2018

Weekends in March and the Week of March Break.

March 3-4, 10-18, 24-25 and 31st.

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 3:00).

Admission Costs

$17.00 per car

$62.50 per bus (any vehicle with 14+ seating)

Food and gift store purchases are additional costs.

For more information visit: www.BronteCreek.org

You can also call 905-827-6911