We Know Things To Do in Ontario!

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.

Want to get your festival or event listed on the Ontario Travel North site? Please send your listing and details for consideration to Events and Festivals North of Toronto.

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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

September 2019

Introduction to Birding Workshop

September 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre, 16160 Highway 12 East
Midland,ONL4R 4K6Canada
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$30
Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre

If you are a beginning birder, or you just want to brush up on your skills, join us for a birding ID workshop. We’ll look at avian families, habitat, behaviour and “diagnostics” to identify the species we see in the field. We’ll also investigate the equipment you may be interested in, like birding ID books and apps, binoculars, etc. We’ll end with a walk through the Marsh in to see what’s around! Where: Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre When: Sunday, September 8 from 10am -12pm…

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Wye Marsh’s 50th Anniversary Celebration

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

Join us to celebrate 50 years of wonderful memories at Wye Marsh on Saturday, September 14th!  Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre is celebrating 50 years of educating and exploring! Since 1969 we have achieved many milestones including our school programs, stewardship initiatives and the Trumpeter Swan re-introduction program. We are hosting a free day for our community to join us in this celebration, and experience all that Wye Marsh has to offer! Guided Eco-Hikes 10am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm Take a walk on the wild side…

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Marsh by Moonlight Paddle

September 21 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until October 12, 2019

One event on October 13, 2019 at 9:00 pm

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

The Marsh by Moonlight Paddle Series features a guided voyageur style canoe tour through the sparkling moonlight waters of the Wye Marsh.  Twinkling voyageur canoes and boardwalk, night noises, bannock roasted over the open fire accompanied with a hot drink will make for an unforgettable night!  Connect with nature and experience theWye Marsh in a way that not many people have the opportunity to! Dress for the weather - this program will run rain or shine! Preregistration is required (purchase pass below).Space is very limited! This…

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Fall Migratory Birds Workshop

September 22
Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre, 16160 Highway 12 East
Midland,ONL4R 4K6Canada
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Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre

As our fall migrants travel through our region we are offered a brief glimpse at these species as they travel south. This opportunity presents itself but two times per year! This workshop is a great opportunity to spread your birding wings and push your birding skills to the next level. Let us guide you on your birding journey!  Birding can happen in all weather! Please dress appropriately as the majority of your time will be spent outdoors. Where: Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre When: Sunday,…

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Wye Marsh Fundraiser: Canoes to Snowshoes

September 27 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre, 16160 Highway 12 East
Midland,ONL4R 4K6Canada
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Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre

Join us for an evening of local food and outdoor fun with a pig roast, guided canoe tours, and a Birds of Prey Demonstration to benefit our educational programming! When:  Friday, September 27, 2019 from 5pm-8pm Where: Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre, 16160 Highway 12 E What:  An evening to celebrate the highlights of Wye Marsh with a delicous, locally sourced pig roast dinner, Guided Canoe tours, Guided Hikes, and a Birds of Prey Demonstration.  Funds raised will be used to…

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Marsh by Moonlight Paddle

September 28 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until October 12, 2019

One event on October 13, 2019 at 9:00 pm

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

The Marsh by Moonlight Paddle Series features a guided voyageur style canoe tour through the sparkling moonlight waters of the Wye Marsh.  Twinkling voyageur canoes and boardwalk, night noises, bannock roasted over the open fire accompanied with a hot drink will make for an unforgettable night!  Connect with nature and experience theWye Marsh in a way that not many people have the opportunity to! Dress for the weather - this program will run rain or shine! Preregistration is required (purchase pass below).Space is very limited! This…

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Mushroom Foray

September 29 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre, 16160 Highway 12 East
Midland,ONL4R 4K6Canada
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Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre

Join renowned naturalist and mycologist Bob Bowles on a walk through the woods to learn more about mushrooms.  Learn how they grow, where they grow, how to identify them, what species are edible and their place in the ecosystem.  Bob is very knowledgeable and his enthusiasm for the natural world is contagious.  So don’t be surprised if he pauses to identify a passing butterfly or songbird.  This is an experience not to be missed! As this is an outdoor workshop…

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October 2019

Marsh by Moonlight Paddle

October 5 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until October 12, 2019

One event on October 13, 2019 at 9:00 pm

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

The Marsh by Moonlight Paddle Series features a guided voyageur style canoe tour through the sparkling moonlight waters of the Wye Marsh.  Twinkling voyageur canoes and boardwalk, night noises, bannock roasted over the open fire accompanied with a hot drink will make for an unforgettable night!  Connect with nature and experience theWye Marsh in a way that not many people have the opportunity to! Dress for the weather - this program will run rain or shine! Preregistration is required (purchase pass below).Space is very limited! This…

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Marsh by Moonlight Paddle

October 12 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until October 12, 2019

One event on October 13, 2019 at 9:00 pm

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

The Marsh by Moonlight Paddle Series features a guided voyageur style canoe tour through the sparkling moonlight waters of the Wye Marsh.  Twinkling voyageur canoes and boardwalk, night noises, bannock roasted over the open fire accompanied with a hot drink will make for an unforgettable night!  Connect with nature and experience theWye Marsh in a way that not many people have the opportunity to! Dress for the weather - this program will run rain or shine! Preregistration is required (purchase pass below).Space is very limited! This…

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Marsh by Moonlight Paddle

October 13 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until October 12, 2019

One event on October 13, 2019 at 9:00 pm

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

The Marsh by Moonlight Paddle Series features a guided voyageur style canoe tour through the sparkling moonlight waters of the Wye Marsh.  Twinkling voyageur canoes and boardwalk, night noises, bannock roasted over the open fire accompanied with a hot drink will make for an unforgettable night!  Connect with nature and experience theWye Marsh in a way that not many people have the opportunity to! Dress for the weather - this program will run rain or shine! Preregistration is required (purchase pass below).Space is very limited! This…

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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!

Great-Canadian-Kayak-Challenge-Festival
Fri 23

Great Canadian Kayak Challenge & Festival

August 23 - August 25
Timmins
Timmins ON
Rama First Nation Pow Wow
Sat 24

Rama First Nation Pow Wow

August 24 - August 25
5884 Rama Rd
Orillia ON
Sep 12

Festival of Small Halls

September 12 - September 29
Ottawa Valley
Pembroke ON
Hike Haliburton Festival
Sep 18

Hike Haliburton Festival

September 18 - September 22
Oct 12

Apple Harvest Festival

October 12 - October 14
Blue Mountain Village
The Blue Mountains ON
Oct 18

Bala Cranberry Festival

October 18 - October 20