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Presqu’ile Provincial Park

Calendar of Events – 2019

(for more detailed  information click on the underlined links )

March 16 and 17: Waterfowl Weekend, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

World-class waterfowl viewing during the spring migration.  Volunteer naturalists will help you view and identify over 25 different species of ducks, geese, and swans.  Also check out displays and children’s activities in the Nature Centre.   Join The Friends for BBQ lunch fund-raiser at the Lighthouse, on Saturday and Sunday, from 11:00 am.  The Lighthouse Interpretive Centre and The Friends’ Gift Shop will be open.

May 18 and 19: Warblers and Whimbrels Weekend, starting at 6:30 am

View the elusive Whimbrels and many colourful Warblers as they migrate to their northern nesting grounds.  Enjoy guided nature walks, bird-banding, and evening programs.  Join The Friends for BBQ lunch fund-raiser at the Lighthouse, on Saturday and Sunday, from 11:00 am.  The Lighthouse Interpretive Centre and The Friends’ Gift Shop will be open.

June Spring walks: Spring Interpretive Program

Guided nature walks on Saturday June 15th and 22nd.  The Lighthous Interpretive Centre and The Friends' Gift Shop will be open. For details click on the Spring Interpretive Program.

June 29 to August 29: Summer Interpretive Program

Programs will be posted on our website, www.friendsofpresquile.on.ca, and throughout the Park, every week.  Daily Family Programs (except Wednesdays) - guided walks, children’s programs, evening talks, and campfire sing-alongs.  Every Saturday lunchtime, The Friends will hold a BBQ, near the amphitheatre, from 11:00 am.  The Nature Centre, Lighthouse Interpretive Centre, and The Friends’ Gift Shop will be open daily.

July 20 : Mammal Day

Aug. 3-4: History Weekend, 10:00 am to 10:00 pm

Relive Presqu'ile's storied past and take part in events.  Participate in old-fashioned field games, children's boat-building bee and regatta, ghost walks, a history play and more.
August 17th: Species at Risk Day

August 31st and September 1nd: Monarchs and Migrants Weekend, starting at 8:00 am

Bird-banning, Monarch tagging and guided nature walks clebrate this weekend of fall migration.

September 7th:  

One more day of programs courtesy the Friends of Presqu’ile Park who have extended our Naturalist position.

Despite a droughty summer the conditions this growing season (lots of spring rain and summer heat) have produced an excellent growing season for our wildflowers. The panne flowers are the best they have been in years. This Saturday you have a unique opportunity to experience this beauty with a naturalist guide. Kristen will be leading a walk starting at 10am from the Owen Pt Parking Lot.

And if you have not had enough of monarchs (and who has?) she will be at the Lighthouse Centre from 2pm to 4pm showcasing the Monarch and tagging a few as well.

Enjoy the day


November 2 and 3, 6, 9 and 10: 28th Christmas at Presqu’ile Juried Arts and Crafts Show

Fine arts and crafts on sale, from 10 am to 4 pm daily, at the Nature Centre.  Visit the Tea Room at Stonehedge and enjoy our famous rum cake and hot drinks.  Meet our Signature Artists at The Lighthouse Art Gallery, 10 am to 5 pm.  The Friends’ Gift Shop will be open.  Free entry to the Park and free admission to the Show.  Free parking. 

Unless otherwise noted all events are FREE.  A valid park permit is required to enter the Park.

For more information, use the links on this page to view more detailed information on our website or contact Presqu’ile Provincial Park at 613 475 4324, ext 225.