Presqu'ile

Presqu'ile

Events

Event Name Start Date End Date Location Description
44th Annual Presqu'ile Waterfowl Weekend March 21, 2020 March 22, 2020 Nature Centre, Lighthouse Centre and viewing stations along Presqu'ile Bay

Spring is in sight!

With Spring comes the return of tens of thousands of ducks, geese and swans to Presqu’ile Bay - one of the greatest natural areas for birders on the north shore of Lake Ontario. Presqu’ile Provincial Park offers easy access to viewing stations to view up to 25 different species of waterfowl that arrive each spring to rest and feed here before moving on to nesting areas further north and west.

Scheduled activities and spotting scopes with volunteer birders to assist are available from 10 am to 4 pm daily. The Nature Centre will feature children’s activities and crafts, duck displays, and taxidermy and art displays. The Lighthouse Centre will feature Photography and Art displays. Of course the Friend’s Gift Shop will be open. Stop by and plan on entering our spring raffle for great Bushnell optics. The Friends will also host a BBQ where lunch, hot drinks and snacks can be purchased starting at 11 am. The Lighthouse Centre is also the location of the indoor washroom facilities, an attraction in its own right on a cold March day.

The event has been sponsored by The Friends of Presqu’ile Provincial Park for the past 44 years and counting! Make this spring event your tradition too - it makes a great outing to learn about and appreciate nature for children and adults alike.

Cost: a nominal $10.00/vehicle park entrance fee. Seasonal and Annual park passes also honoured for entry. Proceeds from this weekend will go towards The Friends’ projects in the Park. We hope to see you there.

More information: www.friendsofpresquile.on.ca . You can also call 613 475-4324 ext. 225. or email David.Bree@ontario.ca

Warblers and Whimbrels Weekend May 16, 2020 May 17, 2020 Lighthouse Centre and Owen Pt

View the elusive Whimbrel and the many colourful warblers as they migrate to their northern nesting grounds. Enjoy bird-finding walks and see birds up close at the bird-banding demonstration (8 am to noon).. Friends’ fund-raising BBQ at 11AM at the Lighthouse Centre. Lighthouse Centre and Friends’ Gift Shop open 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Summer Interpretive Program June 27, 2020 September 6, 2020 Throughout the park

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.

History Weekend August 1, 2020 August 2, 2020 throughout the park

Relive Presqu’ile’s storied past with historically based events such as, old-fashioned field games, children’s boat-building bee, Calthumpian Fun Fair, and a ghost walk to experience the parks' journey through time.

Monarchs & Migrants Weekend September 5, 2020 September 6, 2020

Celebrate the miracle of migration.  Let a tagged butterfly go at our Monarch tagging demonstration (1pm to 3pm), see birds up close at the bird banding demo (8am to noon) or join us on one of our guided nature walks throughout the day, featuring migrating birds and butterflies.  .

Christmas at Presqu'ile November 7, 2020 November 15, 2020 Christmas at Presqu'ile takes in the Nature Centre and Stonehedge buildings at Presqu'ile Provincial Park.

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 7 and 8, 11, 14 and 15.