Special Events 2018

Awenda’s Special Events Coming Soon!

Awenda Provincial Park is now closed for camping but will remain open all winter for day-use! The Natural Heritage Education Department will be back with Special Events and regular program scheduling in the Spring of 2018. We hope to see you then!

Here are some of the Special Events Awenda ran in the summer and fall of 2017:

Healthy Parks, Healthy People – July 21st

Free day-use at all Ontario Parks! Parks everywhere are opening their doors to everyone in Ontario; there will be no charge for day-use visitation during the celebration.

Beach Campfire – Aug 4th

Join park naturalists on Awenda’s shore as they share local stories around a crackling campfire. Enjoy a beautiful beach-front sunset while listening to tales and watching history play out in front of you!

No dogs are permitted on this program

Park naturalist portraying Jean de Brébeuf during Awenda’s Spirit Night  Copright 2016 Awenda Provincial Park

“Spirit Night” Beach Campfire – Aug 12th

Join park naturalists on this beach campfire program as they are visited by some historical figures from Awenda’s rich past. From the early Europeans like Étienne Brûlé to the logging era to the sinking of the Reliever, this program has got it all! Packed full of interactive opportunities and stories, this is one evening you don’t want to miss out on!

No dogs are permitted on this program

Awenda’s Annual Corn Roast – August 18th

Come and get it! We’ve all been waiting and it’s finally here, sweet Ontario corn is ready and we’re cooking it up and serving it to you. Come on out as we celebrate the Friends of Awenda’s contributions to the park through a Corn Roast. Park Naturalists will be on site with their coolest stuff! Don’t miss it! Feel free to come early and help us shuck!

Bump in the Night! – August 23rd

What was that?? The night life in Awenda is often heard before it is seen. Join Mike, Dave and Georgia as they try to unmask the culprits behind some of those mysterious noises. This is an evening program fun for all ages so hike, bike or walk to the Wolf Comfort Station tonight.

A Little Too Much History! – September 16th

Just kidding! Can you ever have too much history? Join Tim and Bill as they hike along Awenda’s beautiful shoreline. Listen to Bill describe Awenda’s diverse geological, cultural and natural history through the eyes of a professional photographer. This is one adventure you don’t want to miss!

Awenda Inspired – October 7th

OCAD student capturing a moment on canvas during the park’s 2015 Awenda Inspired Event

Join the Friends of Awenda on Saturday October 7th for the Annual “Awenda Inspired” – a day of creativity inspired by the fall beauty of Awenda Provincial Park! This is an opportunity to meet with local artists as they attempt to capture the spirit of Awenda on canvas and paper in an informal day of artistic exploration.