August 2014 at Ontario Parks

Here are some of the cool events happening this August at Ontario Parks.

For a complete listing, visit our Calendar of Events

Near Toronto

Wasaga Under Siege at Wasaga Beach Provincial Park

This is the year to visit!  Many extra-special activities have been planned for this 200th Anniversary of the Sinking of the HMS Nancy.  Enemy forces are planning to attack Wasaga Beach! Our Peaceful shores have not seen this many cannons, muskets and bayonets since the HMS Nancy sank in the Nottawasaga River in 1814. Join us on the battlefields, or at the encampment on the Nancy Island Historic Site where hundreds of re-enactors attack and avenge the demise of the HMS Nancy. A weekend full of events for the entire family.

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Where to swim at Ontario Parks

This summer has been fantastic for swimmers. And nothing beats a cool dip on a hot summer day so we asked park staff where they think the best swimming is in Ontario: Continue reading Where to swim at Ontario Parks

Kids’ play at Ontario Parks

Need a way to get your kid more active this summer? Try one of Ontario Parks’ amazing Natural Heritage Education (NHE) programs. Kids can run around, explore, and interact with other kids in safe park settings. The Natural Heritage Education programs are led by knowledgeable NHE leaders and the fee for most programs is included in the price of a day or overnight park permit. Continue reading Kids’ play at Ontario Parks

Happy 50th Birthday Blue Lake!

Come join us on Saturday August 21st and celebrate 50 years at Blue Lake Provincial Park!

There are many events planned in the park for this special day.

Here’s what is going on:

10 am – 2pm: Check out the Interpretive Centre and ask the naturalists any questions you have about the wildlife or history of the park.

1 pm: Join us at the picnic shelter for cake!

1:30 – 2:30 pm: Sandcastle building contest on the beach.

2:30 pm: Judging of sandcastles takes place.

8:30 pm: Travel back in time and meet some of the people who first lived on Blue Lake and learn how Blue Lake was formed.

So get your party hats on and come celebrate 50 fantastic years!

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