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You will never ask “What is happening north of Toronto (and in central and northern Ontario) this weekend”? again! Use our events calendar to find things to do in Ontario and even in Ontario this weekend or in the future. Whether you like to lay low and chill or get your rush from adrenaline pumping activities and experiences – the calendar has events for everyone, in every season from the Bruce Peninsula to the Ottawa Valley!

Depending on your drive, you’ll find action anywhere from 1 hour away from Toronto to 5. Our events are not limited to highways 400 and 11 either. These are just the first two highway suggestions to travel north and find adventure in Ontario.

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Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre

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16160 Highway 12 East
Midland,ONL4R 4K6Canada
705-526-7809 www.wyemarsh.com

Wye Marsh is the place to escape, explore, and experience nature up close.  Located in the Heart of Georgian Bay on 3,000 acres of National & Provincial Wildlife Area, your natural adventure begins at Wye Marsh.  The Centre includes 25 km of hiking, biking and skiing trails, an amphibian and reptile display hall, canoeing and kayaking routes, an observation tower and boardwalks, birds of prey display and shows, educational programs and guided ecotours throughout the year.  There are great opportunities for wildlife viewing and birding including seeing the magnificent trumpeter swan.

Encourage your kids to connect with nature with our kid friendly activities and events or just let them loose to hand feed a chickadee or go pond netting.

For workshops and events please visit www.wyemarsh.com/upcoming-events

Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre

December 2019

Art in the Marsh

December 7
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One event on December 7, 2019 at 12:00 am

Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre, 16160 Highway 12 East
Midland,ONL4R 4K6Canada
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Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre

Join Lisa Harpell - known to our Wye Marsh Art Critters as 'Sunshine' to celebrate the beauty found in nature, discover your artistic talents, and develop your skills! Participants will be inspired by Wye Marsh's natural setting to create wonderful works of art.  Watercolour: Next Steps This watercolour class focuses on colour theory , complimentary colours, mixing browns , greys and creating contrast in your composition . It's a great follow up to the beginners watercolour class and will allow…

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Holiday Photos with Wodin the Snowy Owl

December 7
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One event on December 8, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on December 14, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on December 15, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on December 21, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on December 22, 2019 at 12:00 am

Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre, 16160 Highway 12 East
Midland,ONL4R 4K6Canada
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Holiday photos with Wodin the Snowy Owl

Looking for a unique holiday photo for the mantle this season?  Are your kids not the sitting on Santa’s lap type? Enjoy the experience of interacting with Wodin the snowy owl during your photo shoot in additional to the wonderful memories that exploring the Wye Marsh offers. Details: Photos available 10:30am-11:30pm & 2:30pm-3:30pm, with slots every 15 minutes. There is no addional to general admission cost to take your photos, but donations are graciously accepted.  Take your best shot with your…

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Holiday Photos with Wodin the Snowy Owl

December 8
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One event on December 8, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on December 14, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on December 15, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on December 21, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on December 22, 2019 at 12:00 am

Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre, 16160 Highway 12 East
Midland,ONL4R 4K6Canada
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Holiday photos with Wodin the Snowy Owl

Looking for a unique holiday photo for the mantle this season?  Are your kids not the sitting on Santa’s lap type? Enjoy the experience of interacting with Wodin the snowy owl during your photo shoot in additional to the wonderful memories that exploring the Wye Marsh offers. Details: Photos available 10:30am-11:30pm & 2:30pm-3:30pm, with slots every 15 minutes. There is no addional to general admission cost to take your photos, but donations are graciously accepted.  Take your best shot with your…

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Traditional Moccasin Making Workshop

December 8
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One event on December 8, 2019 at 12:00 am

Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre, 16160 Highway 12 East
Midland,ONL4R 4K6Canada
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Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre

Under the guidance of Marie Brunelle Moreau, an inspirational Indigenous leader, instructor, skilled artisan and storyteller, make a traditional pair of moose hide moccasins. Join us for a full day of learning, listening and creativity. Bring home a wonderful gift or personal treasure. All materials are included. Please bring a lunch and snacks/drink. Where: Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre When: Sunday, November 17 from 10am -5pm How much: $95.00 per person. Price includes admission to our interpretive centre and trails for day before the workshop and on…

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Holiday Photos with Wodin the Snowy Owl

December 14
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One event on December 8, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on December 14, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on December 15, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on December 21, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on December 22, 2019 at 12:00 am

Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre, 16160 Highway 12 East
Midland,ONL4R 4K6Canada
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Holiday photos with Wodin the Snowy Owl

Looking for a unique holiday photo for the mantle this season?  Are your kids not the sitting on Santa’s lap type? Enjoy the experience of interacting with Wodin the snowy owl during your photo shoot in additional to the wonderful memories that exploring the Wye Marsh offers. Details: Photos available 10:30am-11:30pm & 2:30pm-3:30pm, with slots every 15 minutes. There is no addional to general admission cost to take your photos, but donations are graciously accepted.  Take your best shot with your…

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Wye Marsh Winter Open House

December 14
Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre, 16160 Highway 12 East
Midland,ONL4R 4K6Canada
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Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre

Join us to welcome in the winter season at Wye Marsh!  Saturday, December 14th Holiday Photos with Wodin  10:30am - 11:30pm, 2:30pm - 3:30pm Bring your camera and take a photo with Wodin, our Snowy Owl Educational Ambassador.  Birds of Prey Demonstration  1pm Meet our Birds of Prey Animal Ambassadors & their keepers in a demonstration about these beautiful birds.    Chickadee Feeding  all day Bring some seeds (available at the visitor centre) with you while exploring the scenic trails and stop to…

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Holiday Photos with Wodin the Snowy Owl

December 15
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One event on December 8, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on December 14, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on December 15, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on December 21, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on December 22, 2019 at 12:00 am

Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre, 16160 Highway 12 East
Midland,ONL4R 4K6Canada
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Holiday photos with Wodin the Snowy Owl

Looking for a unique holiday photo for the mantle this season?  Are your kids not the sitting on Santa’s lap type? Enjoy the experience of interacting with Wodin the snowy owl during your photo shoot in additional to the wonderful memories that exploring the Wye Marsh offers. Details: Photos available 10:30am-11:30pm & 2:30pm-3:30pm, with slots every 15 minutes. There is no addional to general admission cost to take your photos, but donations are graciously accepted.  Take your best shot with your…

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Holiday Photos with Wodin the Snowy Owl

December 21
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One event on December 8, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on December 14, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on December 15, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on December 21, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on December 22, 2019 at 12:00 am

Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre, 16160 Highway 12 East
Midland,ONL4R 4K6Canada
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Holiday photos with Wodin the Snowy Owl

Looking for a unique holiday photo for the mantle this season?  Are your kids not the sitting on Santa’s lap type? Enjoy the experience of interacting with Wodin the snowy owl during your photo shoot in additional to the wonderful memories that exploring the Wye Marsh offers. Details: Photos available 10:30am-11:30pm & 2:30pm-3:30pm, with slots every 15 minutes. There is no addional to general admission cost to take your photos, but donations are graciously accepted.  Take your best shot with your…

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Winter Break at Wye Marsh

December 21, 2019 - January 5, 2020
Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre, 16160 Highway 12 East
Midland,ONL4R 4K6Canada
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Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre

December 21 2019 - January 5 2020, 9am-4pm Discover all of the natural gifts that Wye Marsh has to offer throughout this holiday break!  In addition to exploring our interpretive centre and over 25 km of nature trails, participate in some of the special programming that we have created for the whole family, all included with admission! Please note that we will be closed December 24, 25 & 26 2019..  Bannock Roasting… 10am-12pm Bannock has been a staple food of wilderness explorers for centuries. Stop by our…

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Holiday Photos with Wodin the Snowy Owl

December 22
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One event on December 8, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on December 14, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on December 15, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on December 21, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on December 22, 2019 at 12:00 am

Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre, 16160 Highway 12 East
Midland,ONL4R 4K6Canada
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Holiday photos with Wodin the Snowy Owl

Looking for a unique holiday photo for the mantle this season?  Are your kids not the sitting on Santa’s lap type? Enjoy the experience of interacting with Wodin the snowy owl during your photo shoot in additional to the wonderful memories that exploring the Wye Marsh offers. Details: Photos available 10:30am-11:30pm & 2:30pm-3:30pm, with slots every 15 minutes. There is no addional to general admission cost to take your photos, but donations are graciously accepted.  Take your best shot with your…

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January 2020

Winter Pursuits

January 12, 2020
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Sunday, repeating until March 1, 2020

Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre, 16160 Highway 12 East
Midland,ONL4R 4K6Canada
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Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre

What's the best way to learn about nature? By EXPERIENCING nature!   Exclusively run outdoors, this program will focus on embracing all that winter has to offer!  From snowshoe obstacle courses & bannock roasting to shelter building & animal tracking, participants will learn new skills, uncover some of winter's mysteries and have fun outdoors! Rates: Member* - $19.50 per participant/day  Non-Member - $30.00 per participant/ day * Member Rate Applies to Valid, Annual Family Membership Holders Times: 1:00pm-3:00pm Ages: 6-12 years old (must be enrolled…

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Winter Photography Workshop

January 19, 2020
Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre, 16160 Highway 12 East
Midland,ONL4R 4K6Canada
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Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre

This workshop will consist of a lesson on exploring different textures in the beauty of the snowiest month, and how such textures can translate into beautiful photos when topics such as composition and colour are considered.The workshop will consist of approx 30 min instruction, 90 min of shooting, 30 min of sharing with feedback. Where: Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre When: Sunday, January 19  from 1pm-3:30pm How much: $30.00 per person. Price includes admission to our interpretive centre and trails for the day following the workshop or before…

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Winter Pursuits

January 19, 2020
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Sunday, repeating until March 1, 2020

Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre, 16160 Highway 12 East
Midland,ONL4R 4K6Canada
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Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre

What's the best way to learn about nature? By EXPERIENCING nature!   Exclusively run outdoors, this program will focus on embracing all that winter has to offer!  From snowshoe obstacle courses & bannock roasting to shelter building & animal tracking, participants will learn new skills, uncover some of winter's mysteries and have fun outdoors! Rates: Member* - $19.50 per participant/day  Non-Member - $30.00 per participant/ day * Member Rate Applies to Valid, Annual Family Membership Holders Times: 1:00pm-3:00pm Ages: 6-12 years old (must be enrolled…

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Winter Pursuits

January 26, 2020
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Sunday, repeating until March 1, 2020

Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre, 16160 Highway 12 East
Midland,ONL4R 4K6Canada
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Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre

What's the best way to learn about nature? By EXPERIENCING nature!   Exclusively run outdoors, this program will focus on embracing all that winter has to offer!  From snowshoe obstacle courses & bannock roasting to shelter building & animal tracking, participants will learn new skills, uncover some of winter's mysteries and have fun outdoors! Rates: Member* - $19.50 per participant/day  Non-Member - $30.00 per participant/ day * Member Rate Applies to Valid, Annual Family Membership Holders Times: 1:00pm-3:00pm Ages: 6-12 years old (must be enrolled…

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Snowshoe Ecotours

January 26, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on February 2, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on February 15, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on February 16, 2020 at 9:00 am

Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre, 16160 Highway 12 East
Midland,ONL4R 4K6Canada
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Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre

Experience areas of the Wye Marsh that are otherwise not open to the general visiting public! After a brief lesson on the art of snowshoeing, you will head out in search of the many mysteries that animal tracks & signs present. Hungry chickadees that like to eat right out of your hand will follow you along the trail! Warm up by the fire for a snack break of bannock, hot chocolate, and tea along the route. No snowshoeing experience required, but please note that the…

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February 2020

Marsh by Moonlight Snowshoe

February 1, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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One event on February 8, 2020 at 5:30 pm

One event on February 15, 2020 at 5:30 pm

One event on February 22, 2020 at 5:30 pm

Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre, 16160 Highway 12 East
Midland,ONL4R 4K6Canada
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Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre

Experience the sights and sounds that snowshoeing along our moonlit trails provides!  After learning about the Marsh at night through hoots, chatter, coos, yips and howls relax by the fire and enjoy a roasted snack and a warm drink. Space is very limited as we  like to keep group sizes small to ensure the best possibility for wildlife encounters!  Cost: $50.00 +hst per person. Snowshoes included if required. Pre-registration required. Online registration below through PayPal. You do not require a PayPal account - simply purchase…

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Winter Pursuits

February 2, 2020
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Sunday, repeating until March 1, 2020

Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre, 16160 Highway 12 East
Midland,ONL4R 4K6Canada
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Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre

What's the best way to learn about nature? By EXPERIENCING nature!   Exclusively run outdoors, this program will focus on embracing all that winter has to offer!  From snowshoe obstacle courses & bannock roasting to shelter building & animal tracking, participants will learn new skills, uncover some of winter's mysteries and have fun outdoors! Rates: Member* - $19.50 per participant/day  Non-Member - $30.00 per participant/ day * Member Rate Applies to Valid, Annual Family Membership Holders Times: 1:00pm-3:00pm Ages: 6-12 years old (must be enrolled…

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Snowshoe Ecotours

February 2, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on February 2, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on February 15, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on February 16, 2020 at 9:00 am

Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre, 16160 Highway 12 East
Midland,ONL4R 4K6Canada
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Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre

Experience areas of the Wye Marsh that are otherwise not open to the general visiting public! After a brief lesson on the art of snowshoeing, you will head out in search of the many mysteries that animal tracks & signs present. Hungry chickadees that like to eat right out of your hand will follow you along the trail! Warm up by the fire for a snack break of bannock, hot chocolate, and tea along the route. No snowshoeing experience required, but please note that the…

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Marsh by Moonlight Snowshoe

February 8, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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One event on February 8, 2020 at 5:30 pm

One event on February 15, 2020 at 5:30 pm

One event on February 22, 2020 at 5:30 pm

Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre, 16160 Highway 12 East
Midland,ONL4R 4K6Canada
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Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre

Experience the sights and sounds that snowshoeing along our moonlit trails provides!  After learning about the Marsh at night through hoots, chatter, coos, yips and howls relax by the fire and enjoy a roasted snack and a warm drink. Space is very limited as we  like to keep group sizes small to ensure the best possibility for wildlife encounters!  Cost: $50.00 +hst per person. Snowshoes included if required. Pre-registration required. Online registration below through PayPal. You do not require a PayPal account - simply purchase…

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Snowshoe Ecotours

February 15, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on February 2, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on February 15, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on February 16, 2020 at 9:00 am

Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre, 16160 Highway 12 East
Midland,ONL4R 4K6Canada
+ Google Map
Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre

Experience areas of the Wye Marsh that are otherwise not open to the general visiting public! After a brief lesson on the art of snowshoeing, you will head out in search of the many mysteries that animal tracks & signs present. Hungry chickadees that like to eat right out of your hand will follow you along the trail! Warm up by the fire for a snack break of bannock, hot chocolate, and tea along the route. No snowshoeing experience required, but please note that the…

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Marsh by Moonlight Snowshoe

February 15, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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One event on February 8, 2020 at 5:30 pm

One event on February 15, 2020 at 5:30 pm

One event on February 22, 2020 at 5:30 pm

Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre, 16160 Highway 12 East
Midland,ONL4R 4K6Canada
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Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre

Experience the sights and sounds that snowshoeing along our moonlit trails provides!  After learning about the Marsh at night through hoots, chatter, coos, yips and howls relax by the fire and enjoy a roasted snack and a warm drink. Space is very limited as we  like to keep group sizes small to ensure the best possibility for wildlife encounters!  Cost: $50.00 +hst per person. Snowshoes included if required. Pre-registration required. Online registration below through PayPal. You do not require a PayPal account - simply purchase…

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Snowshoe FUNdamentals

February 16, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre, 16160 Highway 12 East
Midland,ONL4R 4K6Canada
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Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre

Discover the FUNdamentals of snowshoeing with this family friendly outing. You will learn the basics of this lively winter activity, explore our winter wonderland, as well as participate in games and an obstacle course designed to engage all ages. Warm up with hot chocolate afterwards, and then spend the day on our trails soaking in some Vitamin N(ature) this family day weekend! Where: Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre When: Saturday, February 16th 2019, 10am -12pm Cost: $20.00 per person, $65.00 for a family of 4. Price…

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Snowshoe Ecotours

February 16, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on February 2, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on February 15, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on February 16, 2020 at 9:00 am

Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre, 16160 Highway 12 East
Midland,ONL4R 4K6Canada
+ Google Map
Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre

Experience areas of the Wye Marsh that are otherwise not open to the general visiting public! After a brief lesson on the art of snowshoeing, you will head out in search of the many mysteries that animal tracks & signs present. Hungry chickadees that like to eat right out of your hand will follow you along the trail! Warm up by the fire for a snack break of bannock, hot chocolate, and tea along the route. No snowshoeing experience required, but please note that the…

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Marsh by Moonlight Snowshoe

February 22, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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One event on February 8, 2020 at 5:30 pm

One event on February 15, 2020 at 5:30 pm

One event on February 22, 2020 at 5:30 pm

Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre, 16160 Highway 12 East
Midland,ONL4R 4K6Canada
+ Google Map
Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre

Experience the sights and sounds that snowshoeing along our moonlit trails provides!  After learning about the Marsh at night through hoots, chatter, coos, yips and howls relax by the fire and enjoy a roasted snack and a warm drink. Space is very limited as we  like to keep group sizes small to ensure the best possibility for wildlife encounters!  Cost: $50.00 +hst per person. Snowshoes included if required. Pre-registration required. Online registration below through PayPal. You do not require a PayPal account - simply purchase…

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Winter Pursuits

February 23, 2020
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Sunday, repeating until March 1, 2020

Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre, 16160 Highway 12 East
Midland,ONL4R 4K6Canada
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Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre

What's the best way to learn about nature? By EXPERIENCING nature!   Exclusively run outdoors, this program will focus on embracing all that winter has to offer!  From snowshoe obstacle courses & bannock roasting to shelter building & animal tracking, participants will learn new skills, uncover some of winter's mysteries and have fun outdoors! Rates: Member* - $19.50 per participant/day  Non-Member - $30.00 per participant/ day * Member Rate Applies to Valid, Annual Family Membership Holders Times: 1:00pm-3:00pm Ages: 6-12 years old (must be enrolled…

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March 2020

Winter Pursuits

March 1, 2020
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Sunday, repeating until March 1, 2020

Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre, 16160 Highway 12 East
Midland,ONL4R 4K6Canada
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Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre

What's the best way to learn about nature? By EXPERIENCING nature!   Exclusively run outdoors, this program will focus on embracing all that winter has to offer!  From snowshoe obstacle courses & bannock roasting to shelter building & animal tracking, participants will learn new skills, uncover some of winter's mysteries and have fun outdoors! Rates: Member* - $19.50 per participant/day  Non-Member - $30.00 per participant/ day * Member Rate Applies to Valid, Annual Family Membership Holders Times: 1:00pm-3:00pm Ages: 6-12 years old (must be enrolled…

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Featured Ontario Festivals

This is it! These are them!

Our annual list of Best Festivals, or as we call it around the office “The Bestivals” list.

We pick a new list each year, some are hosted by our advertisers, some festivals we have sponsored and well, some we think are just plain pretty cool.

The list has been assembled keeping in consideration current trends and what people out there really seem to be seeking out. We’ve tried to include events and festivals that might be family focused, adult focused, or both!