If you are still planning a trip to Algonquin this summer but haven’t yet booked…maybe some of these events might peak your interest! FYI if you are going during the end of July or beginning of August…Book NOW…that is peak season in the park! Event Details are from the Friends of Algonquin Park Website.
- Art Exhibit: Algonquin Palette and Experiencing Algonquin
9am – 5pm
A joint exhibition, “Experiencing Algonquin” is meant to convey Barbara Simpson’s impressions of the rugged beauty of Algonquin with its diversity of habitat and wildlife. “Algonquin Palette” by Vera Penrose, Susan Sydney and Ron Ward, members of the Kawartha Artists’ Gallery & Studio Outdoor Painters’ Group hope to awaken lasting memories of your visit. Algonquin Park visitors are treated to an ever changing palette of colours.
Over the course of a year, the Visitor Centre’s Algonquin Room presents six different exhibitions of Algonquin-themed art by area artists. The art is available for sale and a portion of each sale is dedicated to The Friends of Algonquin Park who, in turn, use these monies to enhance the educational and interpretive programs in Algonquin. Stop by to view some exciting work, and maybe meet the artist, too!
June 28 – July 31:
- Art Exhibit: Images of Nature
9am – 5pm
Algonquin photographer Michael Bertelsen is proud to display his collection of prints that define the rugged beauty and wildlife of this great park. Julia Bertelsen’s exhibit includes watercolour paintings of selected plants animals and insects of Algonquin Park. Hand-painted paddles will also be part of this display.
Over the course of a year, the Visitor Centre’s Algonquin Room presents different exhibitions of Algonquin-themed art by area artists. The art is available for sale and a portion of each sale is dedicated to The Friends of Algonquin Park who, in turn, use these monies to enhance the educational and interpretive programs in Algonquin. Stop by to view some exciting work, and maybe meet the artist, too!
- Rock Bass Family Fishing Day
Saturday, July 6, 9am – 3pm
Location: Whitefish Lake, South on Centennial Ridges Road (Highway 60 south at km 37).
Bring your children, watercraft (all regulated equipment required), and fishing rods for a fun-filled day at Whitefish Lake. Learn fishing, cleaning, and cooking techniques for this easy-to-catch Algonquin delicacy. All participants in watercraft must wear a personal flotation device (PFD). The day includes fishing, lunch, prize draws, and a Park Helper Children’s Program clean-up. Fishing gear (rod and tackle) and PFDs can be obtained on loan at the event.
Stay tuned for a detailed schedule of activities for the day.
See images from past events on The Friends of Algonquin Park Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150227315796568.319793.169395331567
All Algonquin Park and boating regulations apply. A valid seasonal, day use, or camping permit is required for participation. Canadian residents can fish license free during this event. All children must be supervised by an adult. Canoes may be launched at event site and boats…
- Discover Trout Fishing in Algonquin Park
Saturday, July 13, 3 – 8:30pm
Algonquin Park is home to one of the world’s best trout fisheries. Many anglers familiar with warm water fisheries to the south find Algonquin’s Brook Trout and Lake Trout a mystery and often find themselves in a frustrating fishing situation. Join retired senior fisheries specialist, and owner of Dragonfly Guiding, Greg Betteridge to discover the ecology, behaviour, and techniques necessary to increase your chances of catching Algonquin’s two famous trout species.
This Experience Algonquin Workshop, presented by The Friends of Algonquin Park, will consist of a short session on land where 12 participants will learn the basic equipment required for trout fishing in Algonquin Park. The group will then rig their equipment with specialized gear provided (see below), plus discover the fascinating biological similarities and differences of Algonquin’s two trout species. Then after this brief indoor session, the group will head to a nearby lake to apply their new knowledge by attempting to…
July 27 & 28:
- Loggers Day
Saturday, July 27, 10am – 3pm
Join us for this highly entertaining and educational day when the Algonquin Logging Museum comes to life, brought to you by The Friends of Algonquin Park, the Algonquin Forestry Authority and Ontario Parks.
Take in the demonstrations around the Logging Museum trail and try the old-timer loggers’ lunch served in the sawlog cookery from 12:00 to 2:00pm (or while quantities last).
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- Wakami Wailers Concert
Sunday, July 28, 7 – 9pm
The award winning Wakami Wailers are scheduled to play an open air concert at Algonquin Park’s Outdoor Theatre on Sunday, July 28, 2013 at 7:00pm. Listen to the music of the Wakami Wailers >
The Ontario-based Wakami Wailers will get your toes tapping through lively music sharing Canada’s logging history, park and protected areas, plus much more. Join the Wailers for a fun-filled evening of entertaining stories and songs from their popular releases – The Last of the White Pine Loggers, Waltz With the Woods, and River Through the Pines.
The Wakami Wailers will also be playing at Loggers Day on July 27, 2013 at the Algonquin Logging Museum.
This concert is brought to you by The Friends of Algonquin Park as one of summer’s Special Events. Admission to this event is a minimum donation of $2.00 per person.
To see more scheduled events/interpretive programs visit http://www.algonquinpark.on.ca/involved/calendar
~Enjoy your trip!