MacGregor Point

Events

Event Name Start Date End Date Location Description
Live Animal Show - Wild Ontario! March 10, 2018 March 10, 2018 Visitor Centre (Inside)

Special Guest: Wild Ontario’s Live Raptor Show - Help us welcome Wild Ontario and get up close and personal with some of the coolest birds of prey around!  Bring your family to the park for this remarkable event!  Please do not bring pets.  Saturday, March 10th at 2pm.

Busy Birds - Build a Feeder! March 12, 2018 March 16, 2018 Visitor Centre

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday between 2-3pm - Busy Birds Build A Feeder - All materials provided to build your own suet feeder to your campsite or your backyard!  

Please note, this program is NOT offered on Tuesday or Thursday.

Huron Fringe Birding Festival May 25, 2018 June 3, 2018 Based out of the Visitor Centre

Welcome to the Huron Fringe Birding Festival

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

Celebrating our 21st year!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BioBlitz 2018 June 9, 2018 June 10, 2018

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

NABA Butterfly Count July 7, 2018 July 7, 2018 Visitor Centre

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

David Archibald Concert July 10, 2018 July 10, 2018 Visitor Centre - Campfire Circle

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. 

Wild for the Arts September 15, 2018 September 16, 2018 Huron Campground

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.

Witches in the Woods October 12, 2018 October 14, 2018

Join us for a full weekend of spooky fun!    

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