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Event Name Start Date End Date Location Description
Healthy Parks Healthy People Day- Yoga on the Beach July 20, 2018 July 20, 2018 9:30 am at Pumphouse Beach

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. 

Wakami Wailers July 25, 2018 July 25, 2018 7 pm, Amphitheatre

The Wakami Wailers are back & helping us celebrate Ontario Parks 125th anniversary. Through music and humour, they will transport you back to the times of lumberjacks and early settlers. This popular group is set to release their 4th album this year. A fun & energetic concert for the whole family.

Friends of Bon Echo Art Exhibition and Sale July 27, 2018 July 29, 2018 10 am - 4 pm Friday & Saturday, 10 am- 3 pm Sunday, Children's Program Area

The Friends of Bon Echo Park are celebrating their annual Art Exhibition and Sale July 27, 28, and 29 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.

Yoga on the Beach with Stacy Kirkbride August 4, 2018 August 4, 2018 9:30 am, Pumphouse Beach

Ontario's provincial parks play a vitral role in the protection of our natural environment, but did you know spending time in nature is good for you too? Studies show it helps improve physical & mental health. With Mazinaw Rock in the background, start your day with some yoga to get your body moving.

David Archibald August 11, 2018 August 11, 2018 7 pm at the Amphitheatre

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

Learn to Fish August 11, 2018 August 12, 2018 Bon Echo Creek, near park boat house, 10 am-noon and 1-3 pm

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, & sustainably. You will also learn some basic tips about fish identification and anatomy.

Indigenous Drumming & Dancing August 11, 2018 August 11, 2018 Noon-3 pm, Children's Program Area

Join some Indigenous community members for a drum social at Bon Echo. Learn more about drumming and area Anishinaabe culture.

The Paddling Puppeteers August 24, 2018 August 24, 2018 7 pm, Amphitheatre

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

Friends of Bon Echo Provincial Park Annual General Meeting & 30th Birthday Celebration August 25, 2018 August 25, 2018 1-4 pm, Amphitheatre All members & potential members are encouraged to join the Friends for their annual general meeting & 30th birthday celebration.  Guest speaker Phil Careless, biologist from Balsam Lake Provincial Park, will speak about some of the fascinating species that live in Bon Echo.
Kevin Callan- How to be a Happy Camper August 25, 2018 August 25, 2018 7 pm, Amphitheatre

Kevin "The Happy Camper" is the author of a series of paddling guides and has written many books about camping. He writes a regular column for Canoeroots Magazine and his photos have appeared in Canadian Geographic and Ontario Nature. Join Kevin for an informative and entertaining presentation on why we like wilderness so much.

Cycle Bon Echo- Friends of Bon Echo September 8, 2018 September 8, 2018 Registration at the lagoon, 9 am. Ride begins at 10 am.

This family-friendly cycling event will take participants on a scenic trip from the lagoon out to Joeperry Lake and back. Ride the full 17 km route or opt for the gentler 4 km ride. Riders are encouraged to collect pledges to support ongoing turtle conservation effforts in the park, especially for Blanding's and Snapping Turtles.  See for more information.