The Friends of Awenda Park

Sharing the Awenda Story

Awenda Provincial Park is located on Georgian Bay, 20 minutes northwest of Penetanguishene, Ontario.  With great diversity in both terrain and natural ecosystems, Awenda visitors will be amazed at the different landscapes they will experience.

Awenda is classed as a Natural Environment Park and features 333 campsites for seasonal camping, 33 km of trails, a kettle lake called Kettle’s Lake, four beaches, and great Discovery Department programming during the summer months.

Thank You 2020 Photo Contest Participants!

The 2020 Photo Contest was a great success, with over 200 photo submissions! The Friends of Awenda would like to thank everyone that submitted a photo and shared their 2020 Awenda experiences with us. The 2020 Photo Contest winners as well as previous years photo contest winners can now be viewed under Annual Photo Contest.


  • The Friends of Awenda, a not-for-profit organization, offers school, youth, and adult groups a wide variety of educational programs.
  • The Friends of Awenda have funded several research programs at Awenda since 2001
  • Awenda has over 200 recorded species of birds, and encourages birdwatchers to drop by the Administration building with interesting sightings
  • Awenda has one of the largest stretches of Old Growth Forest in Canada (243 ha)
kettles boardwalk 2013 CJ
Try hiking the Wendat Trail which has a boardwalk crossing through the Kettle’s Lake Marsh. Copy Right 2015 Awenda Provincial Park, All rights reserved.