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Emily
Event Name: Self-use Educational Activities
Date: May 12, 2017 to October 10, 2017
Location: Park Store
Event Type:
Description:

In the rare case that we have no educational programs running we have you covered!

Head on down to the Park Store and choose from a wide variety of activities that can be done on the campsite or throughout the park.

You can find our trail book that accompanies our interactive interpretive trail that will have you discovering all about the trees found in the park, a journal (available starting the second week of June) that has you documenting your visit, or choose from several different educational pamphlets that have you learning all about different parts and aspects of Emily Provincial Park. 


Balsam Lake
Event Name: Junior Naturalist Program
Date: May 12, 2017 to October 8, 2017
Location: Permit Office or any park program
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Hey Kids! Would you like to become a Junior Naturalist? Do you love nature and want to learn more about the environment? You can! Just pick up a Junior Naturalist Passport from any of the Natural Heritage Education Programs or from the Permit Office to get started. Then you’re ready to start earning stamps on your passport - for each park program you participate in you will receive one stamp, also for each activity sheet you fill out you will earn you one stamp. Speak to a Park Naturalist or the Permit Office staff to get your passport stamped, to find out about upcoming park programs or to pick up more activity sheets to work on. Once you have 3 stamps on your passport you will become a Junior Naturalist Level 1! For each Level completed you will receive a certificate, a small reward, and a ballot for our end-of-summer prize pack contest. We now have 4 levels of Junior Naturalist at Balsam Lake Provincial Park, see if you can earn them all!


Balsam Lake
Event Name: New Lookout Trail Signs!
Date: May 12, 2017 to October 8, 2017
Location: The Lookout Trail
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Description:

New last season, we installed 12 interpretive signs along the Lookout Trail to enhance your hiking experience at Balsam Lake Provincial Park.  These signs will challenge you to look for interesting sights along the way and invite you to learn about the biodiversity of the park and the history of the area.  


Killbear
Event Name: Visitor Centre
Date: May 12, 2017 to October 29, 2017
Location: Visitor Centre
Event Type:
Description:The Visitor Centre will be open daily May 13 to October 30. Summer hours 10am - 5 pm. Spring and fall hours 10 am - 3 pm. The Visitor Centre offers over 3000 square feet of exhibit space, focusing on the natural and cultural heritage of the park and the surrounding Georgian Bay area.
Rock Point
Event Name: Daily Programs at Rock Point Provincial Park
Date: June 23, 2017 to September 3, 2017
Location: Park staff will lead various family programs throughout the summer at different locations within the park. Current listings are posted at the Washrooms, park office, Park store, Day Use and group cam
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

From Tyke time, Hands on Nature programs, guided hikes, campfires, evening programs and special guests. We will enhance your summer. There is no additional charge for these programs. There will be activities for you and your family to get involved in on a daily basis. Please check event boards throughout the park as they change weekly


Killbear
Event Name: Summer programs
Date: June 24, 2017 to September 3, 2017
Event Type:
Description:Evening programs, guided hikes, and children's programs are offered throughout the summer by park naturalists. Programs tell a story about the special natural resources and human history of the park and run an hour in length. During the summer see an updated Calendar of Daily Events at www.friendsofkillbear.com
Bronte Creek
Event Name: Daily Family Education Programs at Bronte Creek Provincial Park
Date: July 1, 2017 to September 4, 2017
Location: Park staff will lead various family programs throughout the summer and at different locations within the park. Current listing are posted at the washrooms, park offices, park store and by the parking
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Every day of the summer there will be activities/ programs for your family to get involved in. More details will be available on twitter or facebook @OPBronteCreek.  

For more information visit: www.BronteCreek.org

You can also call 905-827-6911 ext. 231


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Outdoor Swimming Pool Open
Date: July 1, 2017 to September 4, 2017
Location: Parking Lot D
Event Type:
Description:

1.8 acre outdoor swimming pool opens for the season July 1, 2017.

Pool open daily 11am-6pm from July 1-Labour Day (weather permitting)

PLEASE NOTE:

Pool is an additional cost to park main entrance admission.

For more information and list of pool fees visit Bronte Creek website: www.BronteCreek.org


Balsam Lake
Event Name: Natural Heritage Education Programs
Date: July 1, 2017 to October 8, 2017
Location: Throughout the park!
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Interested in learning more about our local wildlife, the great outdoors and the history of this area? Balsam Lake offers a variety of Natural Heritage Education programs 6 days a week, all summer long, from Canada Day to Labor Day - and on weekends in the fall.  We offer children’s programs, guided hikes, evening slideshows, dramatic presentations, campfires, and interpretive displays. All ages are welcome and encouraged.  Check out what’s happening when you arrive at the park by picking up our weekly schedule from the permit office or follow us on Facebook or Twitter for weekly events.  Be sure to join us for a fun, entertaining, educational program!


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Spruce Lane Farmhouse and Nature Centre Summer hours
Date: July 1, 2017 to August 27, 2017
Location: Spruce Lane Farmhouse - Parking lot F; Nature Centre Parking lot C.
Event Type: Whats Happening
Description:

Spruce Lane Farmhouse will be open daily 11-5 and the Nature Centre 10-5 throughout the summer (unless otherwise posted for special events). Stop by to learn about how to become an “Official Park Ranger”. Report your wildlife sightings - or see what animals and birds have been seen lately. Displays, activities—- there is always something new to see or do.

Daily artisan demonstrations and heritage displays will peak your curiosity about life in the early 1900’s. Tour the farmhouse and barns.


Marten River
Event Name: The Winter Camp and Logging Museum
Date: July 1, 2017 to September 3, 2017
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Open: Mondays and Tuesdays 1:00 - 4:00 pm; Fridays 3:00 - 6:00pm; Saturdays 11:00am - 6:00pm; Sundays 10:00am - 1:00pm

Guided Tours: Fridays at 4:00pm; Saturdays 11:30 am & 4:00 pm; Sundays 10:30am

Step into the early 1900s and the horse-logging era in "The Winter Camp", our replica lumber camp consisting of log buildings such as blacksmith shop, cookhouse, stables, camp store and bunkhouse. The Logging Museum houses hundreds of original logging artifacts and documents. Our guided tour includes the award-winning short film "The Winter Camp" with soundtrack by the Wakami Wailers, stops at all of the camp's buildings and heritage logging equipment.


Presqu'ile
Event Name: Summer Interpretive Program
Date: July 1, 2017 to September 3, 2017
Location: Throughout the park
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

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.


Rideau River
Event Name: Discovery Drop-Ins
Date: July 1, 2017 to September 2, 2017
Location: Locations are listed on Event Posters
Event Type:
Description:

Join Park Staff for a Discovery Drop-in during the months of July & August.  Bring along your Discovery Activity Book (or pick one up at the Drop-in), and use the equipment and materials provided to explore the park, observe plants and animals, and discover the wonders of nature.  Be sure to share your observations with Park Staff, take the Discovery Ranger Pledge and receive your very own Discover Ranger Button!  For more information keep an eye out for weekly calendar of events posted throughout the park.


Restoule
Event Name: Discovery Drop-Ins
Date: July 1, 2017 to August 31, 2017
Event Type:
Description:

Join Park Staff for a Discovery Drop-in during the months of July & August.  Bring along your Discovery Activity Book (or pick one up at the Drop-in), and use the equipment and materials provided to explore the park, observe plants and animals, and discover the wonders of nature.  Be sure to share your observations with Park Staff, take the Discovery Ranger Pledge and receive your very own Discover Ranger Button!  For more information keep an eye out for weekly calendar of events posted throughout the park.


Restoule
Event Name: Visitor Centre
Date: July 1, 2017 to August 31, 2017
Location: Visitor Centre
Event Type:
Description:

Welcome to the Visitor Centre, please come out and check out our displays! We have lots to see and you never know what you might learn! Open most days 1-3 pm.


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Farm Hand
Date: July 3, 2017 to September 3, 2017
Location: Spruce Lane Farm - Parking Lot F, access off Burloak Drive.
Event Type:
Description:

Each Monday at 10:00 you and your family can pretend you are a Victorian Farm hand.  It won't seem like a chore as you learn about the important role horses, chickens and Turkey's have on a farm.  Topics alternate each week.  For specific listings please follow @OPBronteCreek on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.  digital versions of the weekly program flyer will also be available on the Friends of Bronte Creek website.  Be sure to pick up the latest copy at the park gatehouses or view posters at washrooms and parking lot bulletin boards.


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Children's Program
Date: July 3, 2017 to September 3, 2017
Location: Campground - Amphitheatre - campground off Bronte road and Upper Middle.
Event Type:
Description:

Children's Programs (ages 4-12) with parents.

Every Saturday and Sunday at 10:00 am.

Day-use visitors welcome to join.

Specially designed program for our young campers.  Explore, discover and share!

Topics vary and alternate each week.

For specific listings please follow @OPBronteCreek on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.  digital versions of the weekly program flyer will also be available on the Friends of Bronte Creek website.  Be sure to pick up the latest copy at the park gatehouses or view posters at washrooms and parking lot bulletin boards.


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Dusk Campground Program
Date: July 3, 2017 to September 3, 2017
Location: Amphitheatre - Near Woodland/ Ravine campground loops - Campground off Bronte Road and Upper Middle.
Event Type:
Description:

Each Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Dusk (8 or 8:30pm).

We will be switching things up between a Guided Walk, Music Program or Evening Program on these 3 days each week.  Either way you'll be entertained and learn something about a variety of topics.

Guided Walks: distance 2km, easy, gravel path.  No Dogs please. Not the best surface for wagons or strollers.

Musical Program: at the amphitheatre, bleachers provided or bring your own chair, blanket, cushion. Be prepared to participate.

Evening Program:  at the amphitheartre, same as above.  Show may involve video, images and participant activities.

For specific listings please follow @OPBronteCreek on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.  digital versions of the weekly program flyer will also be available on the Friends of Bronte Creek website.  Be sure to pick up the latest copy at the park gatehouses or view posters at washrooms and parking lot bulletin boards.


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Ask the Ranger (AKA Ask the Nat.)
Date: July 3, 2017 to September 3, 2017
Location: Recreation Complex (pool) - Parking Lot D - off the Burloak Drive access.
Event Type:
Description:

Each Friday, Saturday, Sunday at 1:00pm just outside the pool fee collection gate.

Look for Park Education Staff and a table of props.  Topics vary each day and week - could be talking about snakes, deer, bats, species at risk, bees, or invasive species.

For specific listings please follow @OPBronteCreek on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.  digital versions of the weekly program flyer will also be available on the Friends of Bronte Creek website.  Be sure to pick up the latest copy at the park gatehouses or view posters at washrooms and parking lot bulletin boards.


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Hands-On Heritage
Date: July 3, 2017 to September 3, 2017
Location: Spruce Lane Farm - Parking lot F - Off the Burloak Drive access.
Event Type:
Description:

Each Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday at 2:00pm.

Topics vary each day and each week - could be learning about treadle saws, thaumortrope toys, outdoor Victorian style games, rope and candle making. 

For specific listings please follow @OPBronteCreek on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.  digital versions of the weekly program flyer will also be available on the Friends of Bronte Creek website.  Be sure to pick up the latest copy at the park gatehouses or view posters at washrooms and parking lot bulletin boards.


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Toddler Time
Date: July 3, 2017 to September 3, 2017
Location: Nature Centre - Parking Lot C - Off Buroak Drive access.
Event Type:
Description:

For children 5 years and under.

Every Tuesday at 10:00am - Meet at the Nature Centre and we'll go on an adventure!  Topics alternate each week.

For specific listings please follow @OPBronteCreek on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.  digital versions of the weekly program flyer will also be available on the Friends of Bronte Creek website.  Be sure to pick up the latest copy at the park gatehouses or view posters at washrooms and parking lot bulletin boards.


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Discovery Time - Insect Hunt
Date: July 3, 2017 to September 3, 2017
Location: Nature Centre - Parking Lot C - Off the Buroak Drive access
Event Type:
Description:

Every Tuesday at 1:00pm meet at the Nature Centre for a guided Insect Hunt.

Got a kid who loves bugs?? or not?  Either way join the fun and learning.  We will be catching and learning about the bugs that crawl, fly or jump around Bronte Creek Provincial Park. 

For specific listings please follow @OPBronteCreek on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.  digital versions of the weekly program flyer will also be available on the Friends of Bronte Creek website.  Be sure to pick up the latest copy at the park gatehouses or view posters at washrooms and parking lot bulletin boards.


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Discovery Time - Down in the Dirt
Date: July 3, 2017 to September 3, 2017
Location: Nature Centre - Parking lot F - Off the Burloak Drive access.
Event Type:
Description:

Each Wednesday we will meet at the Nature Centre for 1:00pm.

We will be taking a closer look at what lives on the forest floor, under rocks and logs.  

For specific listings please follow @OPBronteCreek on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.  digital versions of the weekly program flyer will also be available on the Friends of Bronte Creek website.  Be sure to pick up the latest copy at the park gatehouses or view posters at washrooms and parking lot bulletin boards.


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Discovery Time - Pond Study
Date: July 3, 2017 to September 3, 2017
Location: Nature Centre - Parking lot C - on the Burloak Drive access.
Event Type:
Description:

Meet at the Nature Center each Monday at 1:00pm - we will walk a short distance to the pond.

Grab a net and join the fun as we explore the cool creatures that live in the pond's at Bronte Creek Provincial Park.

For specific listings please follow @OPBronteCreek on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.  Digital versions of the weekly program flyer will also be available on the Friends of Bronte Creek website.  Be sure to pick up the latest copy at the park gatehouses or view posters at washrooms and parking lot bulletin boards.


Mara
Event Name: Discovery Drop-In Program
Date: July 7, 2017 to September 3, 2017
Event Type:
Description:

Join Park Staff for a Discovery Drop-in during the months of July & August.  Bring along your Discovery Activity Book (or pick one up at the Drop-in), and use the equipment and materials provided to explore the park, observe plants and animals, and discover the wonders of nature.  Be sure to share your observations with Park Staff, take the Discovery Ranger Pledge and receive your very own Discover Ranger Button!  For more information keep an eye out for weekly calendar of events posted throughout the park.

Discovery Drop-Ins will take place at Mara on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am-12pm, weather dependent. For more information ask a park staff member, or call (705)326-4451.


Bass Lake
Event Name: Discovery Drop-In Programs
Date: July 8, 2017 to September 3, 2017
Event Type:
Description:

Join Park Staff for a Discovery Drop-in during the months of July & August.  Bring along your Discovery Activity Book (or pick one up at the Drop-in), and use the equipment and materials provided to explore the park, observe plants and animals, and discover the wonders of nature.  Be sure to share your observations with Park Staff, take the Discovery Ranger Pledge and receive your very own Discover Ranger Button!  For more information keep an eye out for weekly calendar of events posted throughout the park.

Discovery Drop-Ins will take place at Bass Lake on Saturdays and Sundays from 12-2pm, weather dependent. For more information ask a park staff member, or call (705)326-7054 ext. 0.


Killarney
Event Name: Astronomy Nights
Date: July 11, 2017 to August 29, 2017
Location: Killarney Observatory
Event Type:
Description:

Come out to learn and look at the night sky through our telescope with guest astronomer Bill Gardner July 11th and 25th and August 1st, 15th, 22nd and 29th at 9:30pm


Algonquin
Event Name: Public Wolf Howls
Date: August 3, 2017 to August 31, 2017
Location: Outdoor Theatre
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Every Thursday in August, conditions permitting, join us for a famous Algonquin Provincial Park Public Wolf Howl. After a slide talk on wolf ecology, participants receive special instructions, and we then travel by car (on rare occasions, walk) to a place where wild wolves may answer the imitations given by the naturalist staff. This event is held only if weather and accessible wolves permit. The final decision to hold a Public Wolf Howl is determined the morning of the event based upon the weather and scouting by the naturalist staff on the previous days. Check www.algonquinpark.on.ca

on the day of a projected Wolf Howl for confirmation. If you are in the Park the day of a potential howl, check Park bulletin boards for confirmation. If you are coming to a Public Wolf Howl, ensure you have a Park permit, arrive early, make sure your car is filled with gas, and dress warmly for this special program, which lasts about three hours. No dogs are allowed at the presentation or howl location as they can disturb the experience for 2,000+ participants. If a Wolf Howl is not held, the following Evening Program will be held instead – The Wolves of Algonquin - Join a Park Naturalist to learn about the intimate world of wolves and how humans have helped shape their destiny here in Algonquin and everywhere else. Potential Public Wolf Howls take place only on Thursdays in August, or Thursdays in September before Labour Day, when weather and accessible wolves permit.


Lake Superior
Event Name: partial solar eclipse events
Date: August 20, 2017 to August 21, 2017
Location: Agawa Bay
Event Type:
Description:

Sunday, August 20: Tomorrow is Solar Eclipse Day!

Did you know that a partial solar eclipse is happening tomorrow? Although tempting, looking directly into the sun can be quite dangerous. Luckily, you do not need fancy equipment to view this amazing event. In just a few simple steps, you can make a pinhole camera that allows you to safely view the eclipse. Learn all about the eclipse and make your very own pinhole camera. Meet the Naturalist, drop in anytime from 11 am – 1 pm at the Visitor Centre (Agawa Bay).

Monday, August 21: Today is Solar Eclipse Day! 

The partial solar eclipse happens today! Here in Lake Superior Provincial Park, the sun will be 66% eclipsed by the moon. Join us to unravel the mystery of a solar eclipse and safely watch the main event. Don't forget your newly crafted pinhole camera, if you joined us to make one yesterday. If you do not have one, some will be provided for viewing. The eclipse begins at 1 pm, peaks at 2:19 pm, and ends at 3:36 pm. Meet the Naturalist, drop in anytime from 1 – 3:45 pm at the Agawa Bay beach across from the Amphitheatre.


Killarney
Event Name: Solar Eclipse
Date: August 21, 2017 to August 21, 2017
Location: Observatory
Event Type:
Description:

Join Astronomer in Residence Bill Gardner to learn about and view the solar eclipse through our telescope! 


Kettle Lakes
Event Name: Meet the Naturalist: Solar Eclipse
Date: August 21, 2017 to August 21, 2017
Location: Slab Lake @ 1:30pm-3:00pm
Event Type:
Description:

On this day all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. Come and observer with out Natural Heritage Educators, who will have protective glasses for you to use, at Slab Lake between 1:30pm-3:00pm.  


Murphys Point
Event Name: Discovery Zone (Come Explore With Us!) "Who was Here?"
Date: August 21, 2017 to August 21, 2017
Location: Main Beach 11am - 1pm (Drop-in)
Event Type:
Description:

You may not always get to see animals in the park, but they’re out there! Join us at the Main Beach for this Discovery Drop-in and we will set you up to explore, observe and discover the variety of signs wildlife leave behind.  Who knows what you might find? For kids ages 4 and upwards with their guardians. Bring along your Discovery Activity Book or pick one up at the Meet-up.


Bon Echo
Event Name: Peter Puffin's Whale Tales Concert, Children's Entertainer
Date: August 22, 2017 to August 22, 2017
Location: 7 pm at the Amphitheatre
Event Type:
Description:

Juno award-winning singer & songwriter, Peter Lenton (aka Peter Puffin), has been exploring Ontario Parks since he was a boy... and loved fishing in Mazinaw Lake! Join him in celebrating WHY we are so proud of our Canadian parks (especially this year) and witness the release of his latest album Campfire Time!  Audience volunteers will have a chance to help lead songs, wear WILD animal costumes and more! 


Restoule
Event Name: Science North En Route- Body Business
Date: August 22, 2017 to August 22, 2017
Location: Campfire Clearing- 7pm
Event Type:
Description:

Join the popular Bluecoat scientists for a live show all about the human body! Through an interative and exciting experience, learn about your body from the inside out!


Murphys Point
Event Name: Kids Program - Reptile and Amphibian March
Date: August 22, 2017 to August 22, 2017
Location: Main Beach (Picnic Shelter)
Event Type:
Description:

Meet up with Emily and Peter at 11am and they'll take you on a short walk to see what reptiles and amphibians they can find.


Arrowhead
Event Name: David Archibald!
Date: August 23, 2017 to August 23, 2017
Location: 7:30pm-8:30pm
Event Type:
Description:

Enjoy an hour of music with singer-songwriter, David Archibald! This event has something for everyone in the family!


Sandbanks
Event Name: Theatre in the Park - August 23
Date: August 23, 2017 to August 23, 2017
Location: Amphitheatre by the Outlet Rive
Event Type:
Description:Join us for our popular camp-style musical theatre. Two short plays, full of music, laughter and mystery, will depict Sandbanks’ rich natural and cultural history. Great for the whole family.
Murphys Point
Event Name: Meet Rosie the Ribbonsnake
Date: August 23, 2017 to August 23, 2017
Location: Drop-in Event at Main Beach 11:30-12:30
Event Type:
Description:

Drop in for a few minutes at the Main Beach and meet Rosie, this summer’s star guest. Peter will be on hand to talk you through some of things that make her so special.


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Tour
Date: August 23, 2017 to August 23, 2017
Location: Lally Homestead Parking Lot
Event Type:
Description:

Please pre-register at the gatehouse for this limited capacity 1.5 hour guided hike down the trail and into an early 1900s mica mine. Hard hats supplied! Tour starts at 10am.


Arrowhead
Event Name: Skull's 'N Such
Date: August 24, 2017 to August 24, 2017
Location: 10:30am - Noon, Picnic Shelter
Event Type:
Description:

Explore Canadian wildlife through the eyes of a wildlife researcher. Guest Speaker, “Hondo”, will share his collection of 40 skulls plus specimens and telemetry equipment as you try to solve some mysteries using the clues provided.


Killbear
Event Name: Peter Puffin Family Concert
Date: August 24, 2017 to August 24, 2017
Location: Amphitheatre 7:30 PM
Event Type:
Description:

This Juno award winning children's performer will captivate you with his songs and costumes. This interactive show is fun for the whole family.


Murphys Point
Event Name: Discovery Zone (Come Explore With Us!) "Incredible Insects"
Date: August 24, 2017 to August 24, 2017
Location: Main Beach 11am - 1 pm (Drop-in)
Event Type:
Description:

In the air, on the ground, and even underwater, insects seem to be everywhere. Join us at the Discovery Drop-in at the Main Beach to pick up some tips and tools for investigating the insects in our park. Bring along your Discovery Activity Book or pick one up at the Drop-in.


Bonnechere
Event Name: Jared Lutes in Concert
Date: August 25, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Location: The Davenport Centre
Event Type:
Description:

Come out to the Davenport Centre to enjoy a musical performance by award-winning musician hailing from the East Coast, Jared Lutes! Great for all ages, Jared's musical style echoes legends such as John Mayer, Bruce Springsteen and Blue Rodeo... his debut performance at Bonnechere is not to be missed! Concert starts at 7pm.


Emily
Event Name: Star Gazing with the Peterborough Astronomical Association
Date: August 25, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Location: Picnic Shelter #1
Event Type:
Description:

Join us on the field, next to Picnic Shelter #1, as the Peterborough Astronomical Association sets up several telescopes to help us explore the stars. They are a group of awesome people from Peterborough, Ontario and surrounding areas who have a love and appreciation of the space that surrounds us. Bring your questions with you and please turn off your flashlights once you walk on the field.

Driving? Park at the Park Store and follow the signs to Picnic Shelter #1

If it's too cloudy or raining the event will be pushed to Saturday. 

Find out more about the PAA at: http://www.peterboroughastronomy.com/index.php


Esker Lakes
Event Name: The Busy Beaver
Date: August 25, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Location: Lonesome Bog @ 3pm-5pm
Event Type:
Description:

Learn  about the beaver that lives in our lakes here at the park. 


Bonnechere
Event Name: Yoga in the Park!
Date: August 25, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Location: The Beach
Event Type:
Description:

Start your morning at Bonnechere with a peaceful yoga session located on the main beach. Session starts at 8:30 and goes for a half hour.


Killarney
Event Name: 30x30 Nature Challenge
Date: August 25, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Location: Various Locations
Event Type:
Description:

9:00 am Mindfulness Yoga on Main Beach: Yoga is an art that emphasizes healthy living and calm, happy state of being. Our mindfulness yoga is family and beginner friendly going through a variety of poses. Start the morning off right as you stretch with George Lake and the La Cloche Mountains as your back-drop.

11:00am Connecting with the Land Guided Hike at the Chikanishing Trail Head: Learn how to engage and connect with the land and how that leads to better health and well-being. Bring sturdy shoes, water and food as lunch is NOT provided

2:00 pm Orienteering Scavenger Hunt at the Nature Center: Join Park Naturalists in learning the basics of orienteering and using a compass as you complete fun challenges around the Park. Please wear sturdy shoes. All children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.


Killarney
Event Name: Summer Concert Series
Date: August 25, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Location: 7:30 pm at the Amphitheater
Event Type:
Description:

Whiskey Jack- One of the foremost vocal harmony, acoustic country stalwarts in Canadian music (Roots/Country/Bluegrass) 


Kakabeka Falls
Event Name: Undercover Critters
Date: August 25, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Location: Beside the falls
Event Type:
Description:

Join the Discovery Team and learn about the undercover critters nearby! 1 pm - 3pm


Kettle Lakes
Event Name: Art in the Park
Date: August 25, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Location: Green Lake @ 7:00pm
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Description:

We invite you to meet us for an Art in the Park session at Green lake at 7:00pm. Take a meditative moment in nature, relax and connect with an inspiring special place in the park. We will have the tools for you to put your inspiration on paper. You do not need to be an artist to participant! We welcome all ages and encourage adults to join the experience. 


Quetico
Event Name: Mushrooms & Pollinators Weekend
Date: August 25, 2017 to August 27, 2017
Location: Dawson Trail Campgrounds
Event Type:
Description:

August 25-27: Mushrooms & Pollinators Weekend

Friday, August 25th

17:00 - Ask the Nat: Mushrooms, Information & Heritage Pavilion

19:00 - Vanishing of the Bees Film, Teaching Place

Saturday, August 26th

10:30 - Pond Study, Information and Heritage Pavilion

14:00 - Mushroom Hike with Dr. H, Whiskey Jack Trailhead

19:00 - Can Trees Talk Program, Teaching Place

Sunday, August 27th

10:30 - Children's Pollinator Program, Information and Heritage Pavilion


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Tour
Date: August 25, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Location: 8:00p.m. at the Lally Homestead Parking Lot
Event Type:
Description:

Join Mark, Emily, and hopefully some evening birds, bats and moths for this special nature night hike along the Silver Queen Mine Trail. See the restored, early 1900s mica mine in a different light too! Hardhats supplied but bring a flashlight. Due to LIMITED CAPACITY, PLEASE PRE-REGISTER AT THE GATEHOUSE. Allow 15 minutes driving time from the main campground.


Bonnechere
Event Name: Wolf Howl
Date: August 26, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Location: Meet at the Davenport Centre
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Mike Runtz, one of Canada’s most highly respected naturalists, nature photographers and natural history authors, returns once more to lead the annual Bonnechere Park Wolf Howl. Meet at the Davenport Centre for a compelling multi-media presentation on the Eastern Wolf. Then, travel via car pool along the Bonnechere Road to Basin Depot, where Mike will call out to the wolves. With luck, the wolves will return his howls. Program begins at 7pm.


French River
Event Name: Scales Nature Park
Date: August 26, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Location: Visitor Centre 2:00 pm
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Description:

"Turtle Troubles" a hands-on educational program featuring live turtles and great information on our favourite reptile.


Esker Lakes
Event Name: Undercover Critters
Date: August 26, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Location: Campers Beach
Event Type:
Description:

There is a whole world of wildlife in the park that often goes unnoticed right below our feet. These "undercover critters" can be found under rocks, logs, leaves or below the surface of the soil doing away with waste left behind by dead plants and animals. Without these decomposes, the planet would be buried in waste!


Esker Lakes
Event Name: Halloween in the Park
Date: August 26, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Event Type:
Description:

For the first time ever get dressed up and go trick or treating from campsite to campsite during our Halloween in the Park!! Campsites that have a decorated post will be handing out candy! Prizes will be handed out to the best decorated campsite. 


Arrowhead
Event Name: Evening Program: FAQ
Date: August 26, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Location: 7:30-8:30pm at the Amphitheatre
Event Type:
Description:

Ever wonder why the park was named Arrowhead?  Or how much wood a woodchuck could chuck? 


Kakabeka Falls
Event Name: Science North
Date: August 26, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Location: Day Use Area
Event Type:
Description:

On popular demand Science North will be putting on an educational program for park guest beside the falls! Come bring your friends and family and be amazed by the wonders of science! From 1pm - 2pm


MacGregor Point
Event Name: Wild Ontario: LIVE Birds of Prey!
Date: August 26, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Location: Visitor Centre - Campfire Circle
Event Type:
Description:

2pm. Come learn about these incredible birds of prey by seeing them up close with their highly knowledgeable care-takers from Wild Ontario, a wildlife rehabilitation and eduction centre based out of Guelph, ON.


Kakabeka Falls
Event Name: Who was here?
Date: August 26, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Location: Beside the falls!
Event Type:
Description:

Join the Discovery Team and learn about the local critters nearby! 1 pm - 3 pm


Kettle Lakes
Event Name: Night Hike
Date: August 26, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Location: Amphitheatre @ 8:30pm
Event Type:
Description:

Night hikes are a much anticipated event! They give us the chance to explore a time of night we usually shy away from! Your chances of seeing exciting wildlife increase by a ton! Don't fear the dark, embrace it- as we discover some of Kettle Lakes' night life. Bring your flashlights with you to the Amphitheatre at 8:30pm.  


Killarney
Event Name: 30x30 Nature Challenge
Date: August 26, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Location: Various Locations
Event Type:
Description:

10:00 am Eco Hike at the Nature Center: Join our Park Naturalists on a hike along the beginning of the La Cloche Silhouette Trail as they answer questions and talk about some of the exciting things we have here in Killarney

11:00 am Tree Shake at the Amphitheater: Join Park Naturalists to identify some insects!

1:00 pm Kids at Play at Main Beach: fun nature games and relay races

2:00 pm Sand Castle Building Competition at Main Beach: award for best castle given 


Kettle Lakes
Event Name: Amphibian Vs. Reptile
Date: August 26, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Location: Slab Lake @ 2:30pm
Event Type:
Description:If you look closely you'll see these scaly or slimy creatures hopping, slithering and crawling through the forests of Kettle Lakes. They're cold blooded and some can survive fully frozen through long winters while others can taste the air or even breathe through their skin! Aliens? Nope! These are just some of our incredible herptile friends here at Kettle Lakes! Come out to Slab Lake at 2:30pm to learn the truth about these two very different species!
Petroglyphs
Event Name: Evening Event
Date: August 26, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Location: The Learning Place (Visitor Centre)
Event Type:
Description:

Come join us for a unique opportunity to experience the petroglyphs in a new light. Under the cover of night, low-angle lighting reveals hundreds of carvings not visible during the day. Each program begins with a showing of the award-winning film "The Teaching Rocks". An interpreter will then lead visitors to the petroglyph site to tell stories passed down through generations relating to our nation's First Peoples and discuss theories as to why these mysterious carvings were made.

Gates re-open at 7:00 pm and the program begins at 8:15 pm.

Please remember to bring a flashlight and bug spray. For more information, please call the park at (705) 877-2552.


Selkirk
Event Name: Crazy About Bugs!
Date: August 26, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Event Type:
Description:

Did you know that insects are the most diverse group of animals that exist on the planet? They come in a variety of shapes, colours and sizes and each species plays a unique and vital role in its habitat. Come out and explore a world so tiny that you may need a magnifying glass (and a net) to see it! Investigate the amazing variety of insects through games, hands-on activities, and a bug collecting adventure. Join us at 10am


Sleeping Giant
Event Name: Xterra Sleeping Giant
Date: August 26, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Location: Marie Louise Lake Campground
Event Type:
Description: Swim, bike and run amidst the Giant! Visit Sleeping Giant Provincial Park and challenge yourself in this premier sporting event. The course is everything you would come to expect when racing an XTERRA event in Ontario’s remote wilderness. For more information please visit http://elementracing/xterra-sleeping-giant/.
Murphys Point
Event Name: Underwater Discovery Prowl
Date: August 26, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Location: Main Beach 11am - noon
Event Type:
Description:

What fish species live in Hogg Bay? Meet up with John at the Main Beach to help him in his search using nets and minnow traps. Expect to get wet!


Murphys Point
Event Name: Evening Program: A Year in the Life - Common Loon
Date: August 26, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Location: 8pm at the Amphitheatre
Event Type:
Description:

This evening presentation follows a ‘year in the life’ of the Common Loon, a bird familiar, yet somewhat unknown, to most of us. Join Mark as he showcases the results of research into their private lives and find out how you can help too.


Silver Lake
Event Name: Silver Lake 23rd Annual Traditional Pow Wow
Date: August 26, 2017 to August 27, 2017
Location: Picnic Shelter Area
Event Type:
Description:

Native drumming, dancing, singing, food, and crafts.

Gates open at 10AM Saturday and Sunday.

Grand Entry 12 noon Saturday and Sunday.

Admission: Under 12 - free, Over 12 - $4.00 per person.

*Remember Day Use Permit fees still apply*


Wheatley
Event Name: 20th Annual Kids Fishing Derby
Date: August 26, 2017 to August 27, 2017
Location: Pavilion 3
Event Type:
Description:

For all kids 15 and under. Derby takes place on Saturday from 8AM to 8PM and on Sunday from 8AM to noon. Prizes will be awarded at 1PM on Sunday. Come have some fun and catch a fish. Everyone wins a prize.


Darlington
Event Name: Bird Banding - PROGRAM CANCELLED
Date: August 27, 2017 to August 27, 2017
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

PROGRAM CANCELLED - Sorry for the late notice!


Esker Lakes
Event Name: Amazing Amphibians
Date: August 27, 2017 to August 27, 2017
Location: Campers Beach @ 11am-1pm
Event Type:
Description:

Amphibians really are amazing. Frogs, toads, and salamanders have adapted to living both in water and on land, plus they have their special features that make them fascinating. 


Balsam Lake
Event Name: Tackleshare Program
Date: August 27, 2017 to August 27, 2017
Location: Boat Launch parking lot - 10am
Event Type:
Description:

The TackleShare Program will be visiting Balsam Lake Provincial Park on August 27, 2017 between 10am-1pm to deliver a FREE interactive workshop that teaches kids about fish identification, aquatic habitat, water safety and the threat of invasive species to freshwater ecosystems. The workshop also includes introductory fishing techniques, followed by the opportunity to go fishing using rods and reels provided by the TackleShare Program. FREE bait and PRIZES provided! Please e-mail balsamlakepp@gmail.com, call the park directly 705-454-3324 ext. 5228, or visit the Permit Office or Park Store to sign up!


Arrowhead
Event Name: Hike: Up one side and down the other!
Date: August 27, 2017 to August 27, 2017
Location: 10am-Noon, Meet at Stubb's Falls Trailhead (Adjacent to Beach 1 Parking Area)
Event Type:
Description:

Check out the difference in ecology from one side of the Little East River to the other. 


Kakabeka Falls
Event Name: Discovery Nature Survey
Date: August 27, 2017 to August 27, 2017
Location: Beside the falls
Event Type:
Description:

Join the Discovery Team and take a nature survey with them! 1 pm - 3pm


Killarney
Event Name: 30x30 Nature Challenge
Date: August 27, 2017 to August 27, 2017
Location: Various Locations
Event Type:
Description:

3:00 pm Nature Crafts for Kids at the Nature Center: Come make three different crafts with us!

8:00 pm "The Canoe" Film Premier at the Amphitheater: This film captures the human connection and bond created by Canada's well-known craft & symbol, the canoe. Through the stories of five paddlers across the province of Ontario, Canada – a majestic background both in it's landscape & history – the film underscores the strength of the human spirit and how the canoe can be a vessel for creating deep and meaningful connections.


Kettle Lakes
Event Name: Geology Through Ecology Hike
Date: August 27, 2017 to August 27, 2017
Location: Wintergreen Trail @ 10:30am
Event Type:
Description:

Come take a hike with us! We’ll be exploring some neat geological formations found at the park. How do these features influence animal and human ecology? Come out to the Wintergreen trail at 10:30am to find out. 

Note: Bring appropriate footwear for hiking.


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Open House
Date: August 27, 2017 to August 27, 2017
Location: Silver Queen Mine Trail
Event Type:
Description:

Hardhats supplied for this 1 km walk along the trail and into the restored Silver Queen Mine and miner's bunkhouse. Venture back in time to the early 1900s when the small-scale mica mining business was booming in eastern Ontario. Meet historical interpreters along the trail. 10 a.m. - Noon.


Killarney
Event Name: 30x30 Nature Challenge
Date: August 28, 2017 to August 28, 2017
Location: Various Locations
Event Type:
Description:

3:00 pm Earth Rangers at the Nature Center: Calling all kids! We need your help to solve some of the mysteries of the Park. Be ready for an activity filled morning. Please wear sturdy shoes. All children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

5:00 pm Pond Dipping at Second Beach: Bring your rubber boots if you have them for some fun with Park Naturalists as we catch and identify amphibians and reptiles.

8:00 pm Backcountry Camping 101 at the Amphitheater: Killarney is a unique park with many hidden wonders to explore, whether by foot or canoe. Join Bethany as she goes through how to explore Killarney's beautiful interior and how to be safe while you do. Both experienced and beginner explorers will learn something new.


Murphys Point
Event Name: Kids Program - Tools of the Trade
Date: August 28, 2017 to August 28, 2017
Location: Main Beach - 11am
Event Type:
Description:

Birds show an amazing variety of bill shape and structure. Join Emily at the Main Beach to discover how a bird’s bill will determine what it can and cannot eat.


Killbear
Event Name: Tom Thomson Was A Weatherman
Date: August 29, 2017 to August 29, 2017
Location: Amphitheatre 8 PM
Event Type:
Description:

Tom Thomson was a remarkable observer of the natural world. The hidden agenda in this fun and interactive presentation is to celebrate the genius of Tom Thomson as an artist through the weather that inspired him. Join Phil Chadwick a professional weatherman, artist, and excellent storyteller as he applies CSI techniques to analyze Tom Thomson's art. A fascinating way to learn more about Tom Thomson during the 100th anniversary of his death.


Arrowhead
Event Name: End of Summer Campfire!!!
Date: August 30, 2017 to August 30, 2017
Location: 7:30-8:30pm, Field beside Beach 1 Parking Area
Event Type:
Description:

Songs and games to celebrate the closing of another summer, and the arrival of a new season! Bring your camp chairs and blankets. 


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Tour
Date: August 30, 2017 to August 30, 2017
Location: 8:00p.m. at the Lally Homestead Parking Lot
Event Type:
Description:

Join Mark, and hopefully some evening birds, bats and moths for this special nature night hike along the Silver Queen Mine Trail. See the restored, early 1900s mica mine in a different light too! Hardhats supplied but bring a flashlight. Due to LIMITED CAPACITY, PLEASE PRE-REGISTER AT THE GATEHOUSE. Allow 15 minutes driving time from the main campground.


Arrowhead
Event Name: Phil the Forecaster!
Date: August 31, 2017 to August 31, 2017
Location: 7:30-8:30pm, Amphitheatre
Event Type:
Description:

Join artist and meteorologist Phil (the forecaster) Chadwick as he gives his unique perspective on Tom Thompson's work.  


Sandbanks
Event Name: Sandbanks New Wave Music Festival
Date: August 31, 2017 to September 16, 2017
Location: On September 16, Sandbanks Provincial Park in Prince Edward County plays home to the Sandbanks New Waves Festival, hosting tons of independent music, art, food, and film. Sandbanks Provincial Park
Event Type: Music and the Arts
Description:

MUSIC, ARTS, HARVEST

Featuring:

Great Lake Swimmers, The Inbreds,  By Divine Right, Vallens, Solids, Lydia Kepinsiki, The Lonely Parade.

Tickets are $30, and can be purchased at the festival’s website sandbanksnewwaves.com


Bonnechere
Event Name: Learn To Fish
Date: September 1, 2017 to September 1, 2017
Location: The Davenport Centre
Event Type:
Description:

If you have ever wanted to learn to fish, now is your chance! A team of fish experts will be visiting the Park, and will be facilitating teaching programs all about fishing. Have some fun with lure building and trivia! 

First session begins at 10:00 AM

Second session begins at 1:00 PM

Program signup is required and can be done in the Park Store


Bonnechere
Event Name: Phil the Forecaster presents, "Tom Thomson was a Weatherman"
Date: September 1, 2017 to September 1, 2017
Location: Davenport Centre
Event Type:
Description:

Come out to the Davenport Centre to explore the past and art of Group of 7 member, Tom Thomson! Weather was the inspiration for much of the art of Tom Thomson. Tom painted lots of weather phenomena. Throughout the evening it will become evident that Tom was indeed a “weatherman” through “Creative Scene Investigation”. CSI is the application of meteorology as well as other forensic sciences, to creative works. The deductions are sleuthed from the details which are plainly hidden within the art. The motivation behind the art was not secret at the time of the painting but they are unintelligible to those not versed in forensic meteorology. 

Tom was a remarkable observer of the natural world. The hidden agenda in this fun and interactive presentation is to celebrate the genius of Tom Thomson as an artist through the weather that inspired him.

Presentation begins at 8:00pm


Killarney
Event Name: Science in the Park
Date: September 1, 2017 to September 1, 2017
Location: 8:00pm at the Amphitheater
Event Type:
Description:

Join Professor John Gunn from Laurentian University as he explores the complexities of lake ecosystems in Killarney Provincial Parks


Kakabeka Falls
Event Name: Art in the park
Date: September 1, 2017 to September 1, 2017
Location: Beside the falls
Event Type:
Description:

Join the Discovery Team and create beautiful art with them! 1 pm - 3pm


Kettle Lakes
Event Name: Movie Night
Date: September 1, 2017 to September 1, 2017
Location: Visitor Centre
Event Type:
Description:

Bring some popcorn and come out to the Visitor Centre  at 7:00pm to watch a film. Film TBD


Sandbanks
Event Name: 14th Annual County Marathon - Prince Edward County
Date: September 1, 2017 to October 1, 2017
Event Type: Sporting Event
Description:

42.2 km run:Boston qualifier. Route goes through Sandbanks Provincial Park. Be advised of road closures during run. visit www.thecountymarathon.ca for more information.


Quetico
Event Name: Lac La Croix Ponies Weekend
Date: September 1, 2017 to September 4, 2017
Location: Dawson Trail Campgrounds
Event Type:
Description:

September 1-4: Lac La Croix Ponies Weekend

Friday, September 1st

17:00 - Ask the Nat: Lac La Croix Ponies, Information & Heritage Pavilion

19:00 - Sensory Hike with Heather O'Connor, Teaching Place

 

Saturday, September 2nd

All Day - Open Pony Visits

19:00 - History of the Lac La Croix Pony with Kim Campbell, Teaching Place

 

Sunday, September 3rd

All Day - Open Pony Visits

Monday, September 4th

9:00 - Ask the Nat: Guided Hike, French Portage Trailhead


Murphys Point
Event Name: Silver Queen Mine Tour
Date: September 1, 2017 to September 1, 2017
Location: Lally Homestead Parking Lot
Event Type:
Description:

Please pre-register at the gatehouse for this limited capacity 1.5 hour guided hike down the trail and into an early 1900s mica mine. Hard hats supplied! Tour starts at 10am.


Bonnechere
Event Name: Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup
Date: September 2, 2017 to September 2, 2017
Location: Davenport Centre
Event Type:
Description:

Come out to celebrate an amazing season at Bonnechere by participating in the national movement, the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup! We will spend time cleaning our shorelines all throughout Bonnechere and commit to Ontario Parks ecological integrity mission!

Meet at the Davenport Centre at 10:00AM


French River
Event Name: Mike Buss Canadian Fur Trade Interpreter
Date: September 2, 2017 to September 2, 2017
Location: Visitor Centre
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Mike Buss will present a living history interpretation of the Canadian Fur Trade. Furs and artifacts to feel and observe! Great fun and interesting history!


Darlington
Event Name: Good Bye Birds & Butterflies
Date: September 2, 2017 to September 3, 2017
Event Type:
Description:

Fall migration is underway. Rumor has it that Minderella Monarch will be making an appearance around the park this weekend!

Come out to the programs and say farewell to our feathered friends and butterflies as they leave for warmer climates.

Check the activity sheet for times and locations of events.


Darlington
Event Name: Fiddlin & Dancin
Date: September 2, 2017 to September 2, 2017
Location: Park Amphitheatre 7:00 pm
Event Type:
Description:

Join special guests from Oshawa Whitby Old Time Fiddle Club on stage at the amphitheatre. They will entertain us with some old tyme music and square dancing.


Arrowhead
Event Name: Evening Program: Glacialicious!
Date: September 2, 2017 to September 2, 2017
Location: 7:30-8:30pm, Amphitheatre
Event Type:
Description:Find out what was so delicious about the glaciers that shaped Arrowhead Provincial Park!
MacGregor Point
Event Name: Mystery Evening
Date: September 2, 2017 to September 2, 2017
Location: Visitor Centre - Campfire Circle
Event Type:
Description:

7:30pm

Our annual Mystery Evening is back! Come help solve the mystery of MacGregor Point.


Kakabeka Falls
Event Name: Our Park
Date: September 2, 2017 to September 2, 2017
Location: Beside the falls
Event Type:
Description:

Always wished you knew more about Kakabeka Falls? Why not join the Discovery Team and learn all about our park! 10 am - 12 pm


Kettle Lakes
Event Name: Sensational Senses Campfire
Date: September 2, 2017 to September 2, 2017
Location: Amphitheatre
Event Type:
Description:

Does your sense of smell measure up to that of a bear? Is your sense of touch better than a star nose mole? Bring your chairs out to this senses campfire and test your senses against the animals of the Northern Boreal Forest Saturday at 7:00pm at the Amphitheatre!  


Kettle Lakes
Event Name: Meet the Naturalist: Wild Weather Experiments
Date: September 2, 2017 to September 2, 2017
Location: Slab Lake Picnic Shelter @ 2:30pm
Event Type:
Description:

Come on out to this interactive wild weather program! We'll be testing weather experiments and getting messy discovering the weather systems that we are subject to here at Kettle Lakes in the Boreal Forest! Meet us at Slab Lake Picnic Shelter at 2:30pm!


Presqu'ile
Event Name: Monarchs & Migrants Weekend
Date: September 2, 2017 to September 3, 2017
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Bird banding, Monarch tagging and guided nature walks celebrate this weekend of fall migration.


Rushing River
Event Name: Astronomy with Peter Toth at 8pm
Date: September 2, 2017 to September 2, 2017
Location: Southside Beach
Event Type:
Description:

Peter Toth, Astronomy Enthusiast and Past President of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, with be giving us a "laser show" of the Night Sky. Using a laser pointer, Peter will point out constellations in the sky. Park visitors will have an opportunity to look through a telescope to view stars and planets!


Rushing River
Event Name: Astronomy with Peter Toth
Date: September 2, 2017 to September 2, 2017
Location: Southside Beach
Event Type:
Description:

Join Peter Toth, Astronomy Enthusiast and Past President of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, for a daytime Solar Viewing Program.


Sandbar Lake
Event Name: Annual fish derby
Date: September 2, 2017 to September 2, 2017
Location: Picnic Shelter all day
Event Type:
Description:

Test your angling skills in the annual fishing derby. Prizes for all!


Turkey Point
Event Name: Myth Busters
Date: September 2, 2017 to September 2, 2017
Location: Picnic Shelter-Dusk
Event Type:
Description:

This program is all about the myths and misconceptions that have been passed down about some of our local creatures-from the blind bat to the mud-slapping beaver. This game-show style program will put some of those myths on the chopping block and challenge your knowledge of the natural history of the area you are camping in - the Carolinian Life Zone!


Balsam Lake
Event Name: Balsam Lake Farmers Market
Date: September 3, 2017 to September 3, 2017
Location: Beach: 10am-3pm
Event Type:
Description:

Balsam Lake Provincial Park is proud to announce we are hosting four Farmers Markets this summer in the spirit of the Healthy Parks, Healthy People movement #HPHP.  Join us at the beach and shop local on Sun July 9, Sun July 23, Sun Aug 20, and Sun Sept 3.  Check out our fabulous variety of vendors selling hand-made and home grown items from the local area: fresh veggies, baked goods, soaps, candles, bird houses, nature photography, decorative items, lawn ornaments, wooden furniture and decor, and so much more!  A daily vehicle permit or camping permit is required to enter the park and the farmers markets.  

For more information or to register as a vendor: email aileen.clarke@ontario.ca or phone 705-454-3324 ext 5228.


Long Point
Event Name: Myth Busters!
Date: September 3, 2017 to September 3, 2017
Location: Long Point Provincial Park
Event Type:
Description:

(Interactive PowerPoint Presentation at Dusk)

This Program is all about the myths and misconceptions that have been passed down about some of our local creatures - from the blind bat to the mud slapping beaver. This game-show style program will put some of those local myths on the chopping block and challenge your knowledge of the natural history of the area you are camping in - the Carolinian Life Zone! 


Kakabeka Falls
Event Name: Amazing Amphibians
Date: September 3, 2017 to September 3, 2017
Location: Beside the falls
Event Type:
Description:

Want to learn about amazing amphibians? Why not join the Discovery Team! 1 pm - 3pm


MacGregor Point
Event Name: Speaking of Wildlife: LIVE Mammal Show!
Date: September 4, 2017 to September 4, 2017
Location: Visitor Centre - Campfire Circle
Event Type:
Description:

2pm. Don't miss this incredible opportunity to get right up close with close with some incredible live mammals and learn about the importance of their conservation!


Darlington
Event Name: Monarch Migration
Date: September 9, 2017 to September 9, 2017
Location: Darlington Provincial Park Picnic Area # 1 Shelter 3:00 PM
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

 Find out why the monarch butterfly is a species at risk. Help us tag some monarchs and send them on their way to Mexico!


Frontenac
Event Name: Electronics on Wilderness Trips
Date: September 9, 2017 to September 9, 2017
Event Type: Outdoor Skills
Description:

Presented by: Barry Irish, Paddle Away Adventures, Kingston, ON This clinic explores the use of electronics in the wilderness. Topics include: Satellite phones, cell phones, text messaging systems, GPS, power supplies for your electronics, apps, for your cell phone or tablet. Cost: Park daily vehicle permit Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.


Frontenac
Event Name: Dutch Oven Wilderness Cooking
Date: September 9, 2017 to September 9, 2017
Event Type: Outdoor Skills
Description:

Presented by: Barry Irish, Paddle Away Adventures, Kingston, ON Food in the wilderness does not have to be boring. Topics include: food preparation, food storage, food safety, recipes, types of stoves, utensils, and more. This explores the ability to have good and interesting food in the wilderness with the use of Dutch ovens and small twig stoves. You do not have to use prepackaged food from the outdoors stores. A great opportunity to exchange recipes, ideas and techniques. You may bring food of your own if you wish. Cost: $25.00 (includes food), plus Park daily vehicle permit Time: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


Rondeau
Event Name: The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup - Rondeau
Date: September 10, 2017 to September 10, 2017
Location: Meet at the Rondeau Visitor Centre
Event Type:
Description:

It's that time of year again! Time to work together to keep Rondeau's shoreline beautiful! If you would like to volunteer for this event, please register by calling the Visitor Centre at 519-674-1768. A BBQ lunch will be provided to thank all of our hardworking volunteers!


Frontenac
Event Name: Canadian Red Cross Wilderness First Aid
Date: September 15, 2017 to September 17, 2017
Event Type: Outdoor Skills
Description:

Presented by: Steve Tripp, Wilderness Tripping, Kingston, ON

Presented by: Steve Tripp, Wilderness Tripping, Kingston, ON This 20 hour course takes place in the park interior and is designed to give participants training needed to care for someone for up to 24 hrs in a wilderness or remote context. Focus is on prevention but in this scenario based course you will learn and practice assessment, treatment and stabilization of casualties. CPR-C and AED training is included. No pre-requisites but participants must be 16 years of age or older. Camping equipment and food not included but arrangements can be made upon request. Cost: $210.00 HST incl. plus park camping permit. For further information: wildernesstripping@gmail.com Time: Fri. 5:00 p.m. to Sun. 4:00 p.m. Pre-register by calling the park office at 613 376-3489.


MacGregor Point
Event Name: Wild for the Arts
Date: September 16, 2017 to September 17, 2017
Location: Nipissing Campground
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

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.


Pinery
Event Name: Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup
Date: September 16, 2017 to September 16, 2017
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:In 2017, we will be celebrating the 24th 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. Visit www.shorelinecleanup.ca for more details.
Wheatley
Event Name: Chili Cookoff
Date: September 16, 2017 to September 16, 2017
Location: Site 130
Event Type:
Description:

Enter a chili or just come and be a judge.


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Annual British Car Day
Date: September 17, 2017 to September 17, 2017
Location: Day-use area, 1219 Burloak Drive. Visitors use Parking lot A or C - Cars will be displayed in Green, Sand picnic shelter areas "Show" cars look for signs for exhibitor entrance.
Event Type: Sporting Event
Description:

Toronto Triumph Club presents their annual car show. $17.00 per Spectator vehicle at the main park entrance. Having exact cash fare will help to keep the line moving. We recommend to arrive as early as possible.

For more information visit: http://www.BritishCarDay.com

You can also call 905-827-6911 


Sandbanks
Event Name: Sandbanks Fall Getaway Fun Run
Date: September 17, 2017 to September 17, 2017
Location: In front of the Park store on the Outlet Beach within Sandbanks Provincial Park
Event Type: Sporting Event
Description:

Join us for a 5km and 10 km run along the scenic shores of Lake Ontario. Please note that the 10km run qualifies for the Terry Fox Run as well. Hosted by The Friend’s of Sandbanks


Rondeau
Event Name: Monarch Butterfly Migration Festival
Date: September 17, 2017 to September 17, 2017
Location: Rondeau Visitor Centre 10:00am - 4:00pm
Event Type:
Description:

Join us as we say goodbye to the Monarch Butterflies for another year. There will be tagging demonstrations, an artisan show, guided butterfly hikes, crafts, a BBQ lunch and so much more!

Call the Visitor Centre for more information at 519-674-1768.


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Harvest Festival
Date: September 23, 2017 to September 24, 2017
Location: Bronte Creek Day-Use Area, 1219 Burloak Drive Spruce Lane Farm - Parking lot F.
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Brought to you by the Friends of Bronte Creek Park.

Your family can enjoy historical demonstrations, wagon rides, pumpkin carving, traditional family games, farmhouse tours, food and beverage, plus more.

For more information visit: www.BronteCreek.org

You can also call 905-827-6911 


Inverhuron
Event Name: Camper Halloween
Date: September 29, 2017 to October 1, 2017
Location: Campground
Event Type:
Description:

Camper Halloween -  A fun family weekend.

Upon registration at the campground office – please identify to the gate staff if you will be participating in Halloween activities.  Activities for registered campers only.

A pumpkin on your permit tells other campers that you are participating.

Friday - arrive and set up.

Saturday- Decorate your site, carve your own pumpkins.  (supply your own pumpkins).

Camper-lead activities:

*Decorate your campsite just for the fun of it!  Remember – No fake spider webbing – mother nature does not like it. *remove all decorations upon departure.

Dress up and go trick-or-treating around the campground at dusk.   One person needs to stay at the site to hand out your treats!  Only go to those site participating ( have a pumpkin on their permits).

When you have had enough trick-or-treating we suggest returning to your site for a family campfire and spooky stories!

 


Sauble Falls
Event Name: Camper Halloween
Date: September 29, 2017 to October 29, 2017
Location: Campground.
Event Type:
Description:

Camper Halloween -  A fun family weekend.

Upon registration at the campground office – please identify to the gate staff if you will be participating in Halloween activities.  Activities for registered campers only.

A pumpkin on your permit tells other campers that you are participating.

Friday - arrive and set up.

Saturday- Decorate your site, carve your own pumpkins.  (supply your own pumpkins).

Camper-lead activities:

*Decorate your campsite just for the fun of it!  Remember – No fake spider webbing – mother nature does not like it. *remove all decorations upon departure.

Dress up and go trick-or-treating around the campground at dusk.   One person needs to stay at the site to hand out your treats!  Only go to those site participating ( have a pumpkin on their permits).

When you have had enough trick-or-treating we suggest returning to your site for a family campfire and spooky stories!

 


Port Burwell
Event Name: Fall Harvest Festival
Date: October 6, 2017 to October 8, 2017
Event Type:
Description:

We will be welcoming in the beautiful fall season with our 7th annual harvest festival, taking place October 6 - 8.  We will be having a campsite post decorating contest as well as pumpkin carving!


Turkey Point
Event Name: Halloween Haunt Weekend
Date: October 6, 2017 to October 9, 2017
Event Type: Seasonal Event
Description:

Start off the weekend by decorating your site to join in the festivities, and sign-up for the the pumpkin carving and site decorating contests. On Saturday create a pumpkin masterpiece and have a chance to win a prize; then join the family fun, dress-up and trick-or-treat through the campgrounds!


Balsam Lake
Event Name: Trick or Treat, Balsam Halloween!
Date: October 7, 2017 to October 8, 2017
Location: Throughout the campgrounds: 5pm-7pm
Event Type:
Description:

Halloween comes early at Balsam Lake!  Join us for trick or treating in the campgrounds on Saturday night of the thanksgiving weekend from 5pm-7pm!  Be sure to wear your halloween costume as we'll be having a costume contest at the campfire in Lakeshore campground at 7pm.  Prizes for scariest, cutest, most unique costume, and more!  Bring candy to share for the little ones :)  

Other events throughout the weekend including pumpkin carving, campsite decorating contest, scavenger hunt, fall colours hike and more!  Pick up the weekend schedule from the Permit Office when you arrive!


Rock Point
Event Name: Halloween Howl!
Date: October 7, 2017 to October 7, 2017
Location: Campground Area - See Event Schedule for details
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

Join park staff for Halloween Howl. There will be an afternoon full of activities, games and fun and will round out our day with a Costume Campfire and maybe some trick or treating. A full schedule of events, times and locations will be posted at all event boards throughout the park or you can get your copy at the park office when you register. Hope you will join us for a Howling good Time!


Point Farms
Event Name: Halloween/Thanksgiving Weekend
Date: October 7, 2017 to October 7, 2017
Event Type: Seasonal Event
Description:

Come join the fun at Point Farms Thanksgiving weekend. Activities include site decorating contest, pumpkin carving contest, chili & baked goods cook-off, scavenger hunt and trick-or-treating. Book early to avoid disappointment!

Site Decorating and Pumpkin Carving Contest - Judging will begin at 4 PM.

Chili & Baked Goods Cook-Off - Taking place at the Park Office. Judging will begin at 1 PM. (Please bring a non-perishable food item to participate as a judge).

Scavenger Hunt submissions due to Park Office by 3 PM.

Trick-or-Treating - 5-7 PM


Wheatley
Event Name: Halloween in the Park
Date: October 7, 2017 to October 7, 2017
Location: Throughout campgrounds
Event Type:
Description:

Trick or treating for kids. Adults come see the awesome decorations and hard work our wonderful campers put into making this special.


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Camper Halloween Weekend 1
Date: October 13, 2017 to October 14, 2017
Location: Bronte Creek Campground 3201 Upper Middle Road W, off Bronte Road
Event Type: Seasonal Event
Description:

Campfire Friday Night - come out to learn the history and traditions of All Hallows Eve "Halloween"  and enjoy stories, games music and more —- Open to campers and day visitors.

Saturday activities are for registered campers of Bronte Creek Provincial Park only. Decorate your site to have a chance to win a prize! Dress up and go trick-or-treating around the campground. Then go on a spooky guided evening hike where you will learn about bats, owls and coyotes! Maybe even get them to howl back…

Site decorating contest and prizes for top votes.

For more information visit: www.BronteCreek.org

You can also call our campground at 905-827-3228


MacGregor Point
Event Name: Witches in the Woods
Date: October 14, 2017 to October 14, 2017
Event Type:
Description:

A fun-filled Halloween weekend in the park! Come and enjoy some spooky interpretive programs, enter the campsite decorating and pumpkin carving contests, go trick-or-treating in the campground, and more!

This year we will again be offering a day-time walkthrough opportunity for the Haunted Trail, so children or those who scare easily can check out our incredible version of an outdoor haunted house without actors jumping out. 


Pinery
Event Name: Pinery Fall Classic
Date: October 15, 2017 to October 15, 2017
Event Type: Sporting Event
Description:

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)Please go to www.pineryfallclassic.ca for more information and registration.


Pinery
Event Name: Dune Grass Restoration
Date: October 15, 2017 to November 15, 2017
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

We need your help to restore Pinery’s fragile Freshwater Coastal Dunes! Assist with rolling boardwalk storage, dune grass transplantation and other initiatives to protect this rare and fragile component of Ontario’s Biodiversity. Dune grass can only be transplanted after it becomes dormant following several killing frosts. Please call the Visitor Centre in the fall by dialing 519-243-8574 to obtain more information and a final program date. You can also check out www.pinerypark.on.ca.


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Camper Halloween Weekend 2
Date: October 20, 2017 to October 21, 2017
Location: Bronte Creek Campground 3201 Upper Middle Road W, off Bronte Road
Event Type: Seasonal Event
Description:

Campfire Friday Night - come out to learn the history and traditions of All Hallows Eve "Halloween"  and enjoy stories, games music and more —- Open to campers and day visitors.

Saturday activities are for registered campers of Bronte Creek Provincial Park only. Decorate your site to have a chance to win a prize! Dress up and go trick-or-treating around the campground. Then go on a spooky guided evening hike where you will learn about bats, owls and coyotes! Maybe even get them to howl back…

Site decorating contest and prizes for top votes.

For more information visit: www.BronteCreek.org

You can also call our campground at 905-827-3228


Pinery
Event Name: Halloween Weekend
Date: October 20, 2017 to October 22, 2017
Location: Visitor Centre and Riverside Campground
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

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!


Algonquin
Event Name: Haunted Halloween Weekend
Date: October 27, 2017 to October 29, 2017
Location: Mew Lake Campground
Event Type: Seasonal Event
Description:

The fun begins on Friday night with our owl prowl with a Park Naturalist that is sure to be a hoot! On Saturday afternoon, join us at the Visitor Centre where a Park Naturalist will guide you through a collection of animal skeletons. Mew Lake Campground will feature pumpkin carving, campsite decorating and costume contests with awards given for many different categories!  Everyone is invited to participate in trick-or-treating among the campsites on Saturday night, and later, for a howling good time at the nearby Old Airfield with a wolf howl. Mew Lake Campground (km 30.6).


Presqu'ile
Event Name: Christmas at Presqu'ile
Date: November 4, 2017 to November 12, 2017
Location: Christmas at Presqu'ile takes in the Nature Centre and Stonehedge buildings at Presqu'ile Provincial Park.
Event Type: Seasonal Event
Description:

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 4 and 5, 8, 11 and 12


Pinery
Event Name: Christmas Bird Count
Date: December 16, 2017 to December 16, 2017
Location: Pinery and surrounding area
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Join birdwatchers for this incredible day of winter birding! Please contact the Visitor Centre to obtain more information by calling 519-243-8574.


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Coyote Howl Hike
Date: December 31, 2017 to December 31, 2017
Location: Day-use area. 1219 Burloak Drive.
Event Type:
Description:

Guided Coyote Howl Hikes followed by a special New Year’s Eve countdown for kids. Plus games, activities.

A fun way to ring in the New Year.  Join Park Rangers who will guide you into the woods to a site where we hope to have a chorus of coyotes howl in response to our call.  Learn why they howl and some facts about this mostly misunderstood urban creature. No reservations required.

For more information visit: www.BronteCreek.org

You can also call 905-827-6911 ext. 231


Algonquin
Event Name: Winter in the Wild
Date: February 17, 2018 to February 17, 2018
Location: Various locations along Hwy 60
Event Type: Seasonal Event
Description:

Winter in Algonquin is unforgettable and Winter in the Wild highlights the best of what the season has to offer the whole family! Join Ontario Parks and The Friends of Algonquin Park to celebrate winter in Algonquin Park through this family event. Indoor and outdoor events will be held at various locations throughout the Highway 60 Corridor of the park, including many at the Visitor Centre. All of the activities during the festival are free with the purchase of a Daily Vehicle Permit or Camping Permit (with the exception of food). Events include guided bird walks, guest speakers, guided snowshoe excursions, skating, winter camping demos, marshmallow roasting and a special evening program. Chili lunch and BBQ supper will be available for purchase.


Bronte Creek
Event Name: Maple Syrup Festival
Date: March 3, 2018 to March 31, 2018
Location: 1219 Burloak Drive, Oakville, Ontario
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Maple Syrup Festival 2018

Weekends in March and the Week of March Break.

March 3-4, 10-18, 24-25 and 31st.

Festival Open: 9:30am - 3:00pm

We specialize in the history of maple syrup presented on a heritage farm from 1900.The festival heritage staff dress in historical attire and will help to immerse you in the history and culture of maple syrup. Attractions include: pancake house, fresh maple candy, fresh maple taffy, guide tours of maple lane, gift shop, wagon rides, farm animals, historical tours, family activities and more.  Allow 2-3 hours to see and do everything. (all festival buildings, tours and food services close/stop at 3:00).

Admission Costs

$17.00 per car

$62.50 per bus (any vehicle with 14+ seating)

Food and gift store purchases are additional costs.

For more information visit: www.BronteCreek.org

You can also call 905-827-6911


Presqu'ile
Event Name: 42nd Annual Presqu'ile Waterfowl Weekend
Date: March 17, 2018 to March 18, 2018
Location: Nature Centre, Lighthouse Centre and viewing stations along Presqu'ile Bay
Event Type: Natural Heritage Education
Description:

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 a taxidermy display from “Feather and Down Taxidermy”, with Steve Dingman there to answer your questions. Noted bird carver, Gary McPherson, will also be present to showcase the art of bird carving. 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 42 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


Presqu'ile
Event Name: Warblers and Whimbrels Weekend
Date: May 19, 2018 to May 20, 2018
Location: Lighthouse Centre and Owen Pt
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

View the elusive Whimbrel and the many colourful warblers as they migrate to their northern nesting grounds. Enjoy bird-finding walks, bird-banding, and evening programs. Friends’ fund-raising BBQ at 11AM at the Lighthouse Centre. Lighthouse Centre and Friends’ Gift Shop open 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.


Presqu'ile
Event Name: History Weekend
Date: August 4, 2018 to August 5, 2018
Event Type: Natural and Cultural History Event
Description:

Relive Presqu’ile’s storied past with historically based events such as a fashion show, old-fashioned field games, children’s boat-building bee, re-enactments of a 1867 shooting contest, spirit walk and more.