Canada Day

July 1st, 2018

Happy Birthday to our great country! Join us for cake and activities at the Parks Canada Visitor Centre.

Turtle appreciation day

July 7th, 2018

Join us in celebrating our favourite shelled critters, and meet some live Ontario turtle species at the Visitor Centre! Other activities include face painting, Anishnaabe turtle stories, presentations and a feature film. 

Dark skies weekend

July 14th to 15th, 2018

Join us in celebrating the ecological and cultural significance of our night sky. The Bluewater Astronomical Society will provide opportunities for night sky viewing with their telescopes at head of trails at Cyprus Lake.  


July 21st to 22nd, 2018

Drop by the Parks Canada Visitor Centre to pick up your Geocaching kit! For this weekend only, hunt for Parks Canada treasures. 

Paddling puppeteers

July 28th to 29th, 2018

Glen and his puppets are back for the Saturday night campfire, and Sunday puppet-making and puppet show. Join them.

Marine heritage weekend

August 4th to 5th, 2018

Drop by the Visitor Centre to learn about our marine heritage. From shipwrecks, lighthouses, diving and snorkelling in the marine park, and traditional diving techniques, we will cover it all! 

Remarkable reptiles

August 11th to 12th, 2018

Here’s your chance to learn about and appreciate these beautiful and misunderstood wonders of nature at the Parks Canada Visitor Centre. Visitors will have the opportunity to handle snakes and take a selfie! 

Arts in nature retreat

August 18th to 19th, 2018

Rejuvenate with nature as we journey through various locations in the park experiencing art, poetry, healing hikes, and other activities. 

Monarch festival weekend

August 25th to 26th, 2018

Join Parks Canada and the Escarpment Biosphere Reserve in our annual festival celebrating the beauty and resilience of these remarkable insects. Witness butterfly tagging and learn important conservation techniques at the Parks Canada Visitor Centre. 

Anishnaabe arts and culture

September 1st to 2nd, 2018

Join us in learning more about and experiencing the rich cultural heritage of Anishnaabe Arts and Culture.

The painted turtles silent auction event

September 22nd, 2018
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Parks Canada Visitor Centre
Resin turtle shells painted by local artists will be auctioned off to support reptile and amphibian stewardship. The event includes a presentation from the Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre (home of Ontario's turtle "hospital"). The evening also includes wines and cheese. Tickets $10. E-mail RSVP to

The Bruce documentary

September 29th, 2018
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Parks Canada Visitor Centre 
The Bruce (documentary) features the history of the county, as well as the Saugeen Ojibway Nation from the early 1800s.  All three 50-minute programs will be screened, so you can watch all three or catch the ones you missed. Part One at 1:00 pm; Part Two at 2:00 pm; and Part Three at 3:00 pm.


Saturday, October 6
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Parks Canada Visitor Centre
Get creative with red-osier dogwood, sinew and beads to make your own dreamcatcher.  Stop by the Visitor Centre any time between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm to create and learn about some of the rich cultural heritage of the Anishnaabek. $5.00 fee per dreamcatcher.

Hallowe’en and Bat Week

October 25th to 31st

Parks Canada Visitor Centre
Celebrate the wonderful world of bats during international Bat Week. Learn about these fascinating night-time creatures – as you explore our interactive haunted gallery. Have fun while getting spooked.

Haunted gallery night

October 27th, 2018
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Parks Canada Visitor Centre
Brave enough to sneak past our boiling cauldron of hot oil? Be sure to get spooked as you tour our very scary, interactive haunted gallery.  Only the shadows knows what lurks around the corners in the dark. Fun for all ages.

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Please phone 519-596-2233 ext. 233.