Exciting 2012 events at Ontario Parks

Here’s a sample of events taking place at Ontario Parks from May to October 2012. New events are added to the Ontario Parks’ event listings every week so be sure to check back for updates.

Destination: MacGregor Point Provincial Park, May 25-25 & May 31-June 3, 2012.
The Huron Fringe Birding Festival in MacGregor Point Provincial Park has long been one of Canada’s premier birding festivals. MacGregor Point Provincial Park, at the base of the Bruce Peninsula, is part of a natural migration corridor. Guided hikes, tours, workshops and evening presentations fill quickly.

Destination: Murphys Point Provincial Park (July, August, & September dates)
The new Heritage Mica Festival at Murphys Point Provincial Park will run on summer dates from June to September. Murphys Point will also host overnight Learn to Camp sessions in July and August. Murphys Point is near Perth, Ontario, on the Rideau Heritage Canal, an hour southwest of Ottawa.

Destination: Samuel de Champlain Provincial Park, July 28, 2012.
For over three decades, canoeists have paddled the historic waterways of the Mattawa River with the hope that they will become a champion paddler in the annual Mattawa River Canoe Race. Paddlers come from across North America to compete in this one-day race which traces 64 kilometres of lakes, portages and challenging rapids and ends where the Mattawa and Ottawa Rivers meet. The fastest time on record was set in 1995- 5 hours, 27 minutes and 53 seconds.
Competitive, recreational and voyageur canoe categories allow for all types of canoeing enthusiasts to participate. The family and junior category races begin at Samuel de Champlain Provincial Park and are 13 km in length.

Destination: Arts in the Wild at Killarney Provincial Park
Killarney Provincial Park has long been associated with artists, notably the Group of Seven. An Artist in Residence program in the park gives visitors an opportunity to connect with nature and to capture the beauty of its unique landscape. Personal instruction in fine arts is provided by established artists. If you are an artist and interested in participating in the program, contact the Friends of Killarney Provincial Park.

To reserve a campsite at any of these parks, click here.