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Event Name Start Date End Date Location Description
Christmas Bird Count December 15, 2018 December 15, 2018 Pinery and surrounding area

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

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First Day Hike January 1, 2019 January 1, 2019

Yes, the park will be open on January, 1st (weather permitting) for you and your family to enjoy a hike... your #FirstDayHike.

Start the New Year on the right foot, by getting a jump start burning off those extra holiday calories in the great outdoors!

We hope that your First Day Hike will encourage you and your and family to resolve to spend more time in the outdoors, exercising and connecting with nature in the year to come.

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Don’t forget to tag us when you share photos of your #FirstDayHike!

Return of the Swans February 1, 2019 March 31, 2019 Thedford Bog

Celebrate the annual migration of thousands of Tundra Swans and other migratory waterfowl in the Thedford Bog.

The exact  date(s) when the swans return is entirely up to Mother Nature.

Call the visitor centre at 519-243-8574 to check on the swans' arrival status and for viewing information.

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Family Day Weekend February 18, 2019 February 18, 2019 Visitor Centre, Winter Activities Area/Chalet, Day Use Beach, Walking Trails

No need to hibernate! Family Day is a great excuse to get out and explore nature in winter. Be sure to check out the Visitor Centre between 10AM-5PM on Saturday, Sunday, or Monday, and take in a fun nature program with your friends and family!  ALL WEEKEND - Grab your friends and family to head out on an adventuresome scavenger hunt! Pick up your challenge sheet at the Visitor Centre. 

Please visit our Friends of Pinery website for our most recent activity sheet - check back often for updates!

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Memories in March - Get Outdoors at Pinery March 11, 2019 March 15, 2019 Start your discovery at the Visitor Centre where you can obtain park information, orientation, answers to your questions and plan your stay at Pinery.

Memories start at Pinery this March during the school holiday. Experience the best of Pinery in the colder months by starting your discovery at the Visitor Centre which will be open daily 10-5 from March 10th to March 18th. Pick up a Scavenger Hunt sheet at the Visitor Centre, and set out on an adventure of discovery throughout the park! Completed Scavenger Hunts can be redeemed at the Visitor Centre before 5PM each day during March Break. The Visitor Centre also offers exhibits, an indoor theatre featuring nature documentaries, park naturalist staff, washrooms and the Friends of Pinery Park Nature Store. Naturalist staff are offering a variety of guided hikes, Ask-the-Naturalist chats and chickadee programs throughout the week and weekends. Visit the Friends of Pinery Park website  for details on March Break programming. Please check our winter ski conditions report for updates about skiing, snowshoeing, skating and other winter services. In milder weather, one of Pinery’s many trails is the perfect location for a healthy walk or quiet solitude. Bring your camera, a picnic lunch, art supplies, family and friends and work on that rosy glow on your cheeks. Consider an overnight stay in a tent, trailer or one of our roofed accommodation options! Reserve.

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Migration Weekend May 17, 2019 May 20, 2019 Visitor Centre, Riverside Trail and other areas within the park.

Join Park Naturalists, local birders, and bird banders to celebrate the arrival of our colourful migratory songbirds and other signs of spring! Consult the Activity Schedule  on the Friends of Pinery Park  all the details.

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Reserve your site as early as 5 months in advance for this popular annual event.

Family Fishing Week June 29, 2019 July 7, 2019 Visitor Centre and Park Store Causeway

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

Please visit the Friends of Pinery Park website to view the detailed Activity Schedule.

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Reserve your site as early as 5 months in advance at this popular park.

 

 

Healthy Parks Healthy People Celebrations & FREE Day Use July 19, 2019 July 19, 2019

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

For more information please see our posted activity sheet on the Friends of Pinery Website.

We're looking forward to seeing you!

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Reserve your site as early as 5 months in advance for this popular family event.

Savanna Fest July 20, 2019 July 20, 2019 Visitor Centre, Park Store, Outdoor Theatre

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

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Reserve your site as early as 5 months in advance for this popular family event.

Ausable Adventures August 3, 2019 August 3, 2019 Old Ausable Channel and Park Store Complex

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 all the details which can be found on the Friends of Pinery Park's website. 

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Reserve your site as early as 5 months in advance at this popular park.  Day visitors are also welcome to join the program.

Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup September 14, 2019 September 14, 2019

2019, will the 26th 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.   For high school aged students, this is a great way to work towards completing your community service hours and for everyone else, this is a great way to give back to the park and ensure our shorelines are kept devoid of human litter.

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Reserve your site as early as 5 months in advance for this popular family event.

 

Pinery Fall Classic October 20, 2019 October 20, 2019 Event registration, start and finish lines at the Park Store.

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

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Reserve your site as early as 5 months in advance for this popular family event.

 

Halloween Weekend October 25, 2019 October 27, 2019 Visitor Centre and Riverside Campground

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!

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Reserve your site as early as 5 months in advance for this popular family event.