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.

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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

February 2020

Backyard Birding: Feeder Birds Workshop

February 22 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre, 16160 Highway 12 East
Midland,ONL4R 4K6Canada
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Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre

Can't skate? Downhill skiing or snowboarding not your speed? Birding could be the winter hobby for you! This workshop is a great opportunity for outdoor enthusiasts to get involved in a winter activity! On the chilliest of days this winter you will be able to witness the splendors of nature, even if you aren’t willing to leave the cozy warmth of your home. Birding can happen in all weather! This workshop will introduce the budding birder to the basics of…

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Marsh by Moonlight Snowshoe

February 22 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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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 23
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One event on February 23, 2020 at 12:00 am

One event on March 1, 2020 at 12:00 am

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
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One event on February 23, 2020 at 12:00 am

One event on March 1, 2020 at 12:00 am

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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Owl Prowl: Nocturnal Birding Hike

March 6 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre, 16160 Highway 12 East
Midland,ONL4R 4K6Canada
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Owl Prowl at Wye Marsh

Join Raptor Educators Tom Goldsmith and Delaney Scott, with a combined 40 years of experience in Ontario Raptor behaviour ecology and identification, as they guide attendants on an Owl Prowl.  This special event will include a short indoor introduction to the 5 species of owls that commonly inhabit the Wye Marsh, Following that, your hosts Tom and Delaney will lead a nocturnal hike on our trails to explore a variety of likely looking habitat owl nesting sites in hopes of…

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Sweetwater Harvest Festival

March 28 - March 29
Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre, 16160 Highway 12 East
Midland,ONL4R 4K6Canada

Escape to a time when maple syrup was made over an open fire, experience our history and explore nature at its best. The festival celebrates the history of maple syrup, and the role it plays in our cultural and natural heritage. Sweetwater is not your average maple syrup festival.   Yes there are sugar shack tours, pancakes and taffy tasting, but there is so much more to the weekend long festival.  There are birds of prey and reptile/amphibian talks; wilderness…

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April 2020

Photography Workshop

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

April: The Beauty of Early Spring This workshop will consist of a lesson on exploring how to find beauty in the most unlikely places in April. Marj will discuss focus, rule of thirds, level horizon, depth of field, and more to encourage participants to see things through a new lens and capture the beauty around us. The workshop will consist of approximately 30 min instruction, 90 min of shooting, 30 min of sharing with feedback. Where: Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre When: Saturday,…

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Earth Day Celebration

April 26
Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre, 16160 Highway 12 East
Midland,ONL4R 4K6Canada
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Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre

Come out and enjoy a day in support of responsible living on our beautiful Earth! We have a host of activities designed for families to learn about stewardship in a hands-on way, such as an invasive species pull, BlioBlitz, and live animal demonstrations. There will also be visiting environmental groups, and a surprise giveway for the first 50 families to plant at home! Entry to our Earth Day Celebration is by donation - there is no admission charge. Unearth your…

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May 2020

Marsh by Moonlight Paddle

May 16
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One event on June 13, 2020 at 12:00 am

One event on September 19, 2020 at 12:00 am

One event on September 26, 2020 at 12:00 am

One event on October 3, 2020 at 12:00 am

One event on October 10, 2020 at 12:00 am

One event on October 11, 2020 at 12:00 am

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 the Wye 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…

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Gardening for Wildlife Workshop

May 17 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre, 16160 Highway 12 East
Midland,ONL4R 4K6Canada
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Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre

Grow wild and think beyond a pollinator patch or songbird garden. This workshop will take an ecosystem approach to gardening with a focus on plant selection, design techniques and maintenance must do’s (and don’ts).   Who: This workshop is for gardeners of of all levels, or for anyone interested in creating more eco-friendly outdoor spaces.  When: May 17th, from 1:00pm-4:00pm Where: Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre, 16160 Highway 12 E, Tay How much: $10 to attend the workshop, admission to the trail is regular price. …

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Marsh by Moonlight Paddle

May 23
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One event on May 23, 2020 at 12:00 am

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One event on June 13, 2020 at 12:00 am

One event on September 19, 2020 at 12:00 am

One event on September 26, 2020 at 12:00 am

One event on October 3, 2020 at 12:00 am

One event on October 10, 2020 at 12:00 am

One event on October 11, 2020 at 12:00 am

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 the Wye 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…

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Marsh by Moonlight Paddle

May 30
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One event on May 23, 2020 at 12:00 am

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One event on June 13, 2020 at 12:00 am

One event on September 19, 2020 at 12:00 am

One event on September 26, 2020 at 12:00 am

One event on October 3, 2020 at 12:00 am

One event on October 10, 2020 at 12:00 am

One event on October 11, 2020 at 12:00 am

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 the Wye 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…

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June 2020

Marsh by Moonlight Paddle

June 6
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One event on June 13, 2020 at 12:00 am

One event on September 19, 2020 at 12:00 am

One event on September 26, 2020 at 12:00 am

One event on October 3, 2020 at 12:00 am

One event on October 10, 2020 at 12:00 am

One event on October 11, 2020 at 12:00 am

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 the Wye 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…

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Intro to Beekeeping Workshop

June 7 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre, 16160 Highway 12 East
Midland,ONL4R 4K6Canada
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Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre

Learn all about how to start keeping your own bees.  Or just learn more about these fascinating creatures that mean so much for our ecosystem!  Want to be more self sufficient? Want to connect with nature? Learn the basics about keeping bees. Not only does this 10,000 year old tradition provide honey, the bees from each hive also pollinate tens of thousands of plants! This is one workshop you don’t want to miss.  All materials are included. Who: Anyone interested in…

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Marsh by Moonlight Paddle

June 13
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One event on September 19, 2020 at 12:00 am

One event on September 26, 2020 at 12:00 am

One event on October 3, 2020 at 12:00 am

One event on October 10, 2020 at 12:00 am

One event on October 11, 2020 at 12:00 am

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 the Wye 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…

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September 2020

Marsh by Moonlight Paddle

September 19
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One event on May 23, 2020 at 12:00 am

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One event on September 19, 2020 at 12:00 am

One event on September 26, 2020 at 12:00 am

One event on October 3, 2020 at 12:00 am

One event on October 10, 2020 at 12:00 am

One event on October 11, 2020 at 12:00 am

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 the Wye 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…

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Marsh by Moonlight Paddle

September 26
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One event on May 23, 2020 at 12:00 am

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One event on September 19, 2020 at 12:00 am

One event on September 26, 2020 at 12:00 am

One event on October 3, 2020 at 12:00 am

One event on October 10, 2020 at 12:00 am

One event on October 11, 2020 at 12:00 am

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 the Wye 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…

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October 2020

Marsh by Moonlight Paddle

October 3
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One event on June 13, 2020 at 12:00 am

One event on September 19, 2020 at 12:00 am

One event on September 26, 2020 at 12:00 am

One event on October 3, 2020 at 12:00 am

One event on October 10, 2020 at 12:00 am

One event on October 11, 2020 at 12:00 am

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 the Wye 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…

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Marsh by Moonlight Paddle

October 10
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One event on September 19, 2020 at 12:00 am

One event on September 26, 2020 at 12:00 am

One event on October 3, 2020 at 12:00 am

One event on October 10, 2020 at 12:00 am

One event on October 11, 2020 at 12:00 am

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 the Wye 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…

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Marsh by Moonlight Paddle

October 11
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One event on May 23, 2020 at 12:00 am

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One event on June 6, 2020 at 12:00 am

One event on June 13, 2020 at 12:00 am

One event on September 19, 2020 at 12:00 am

One event on September 26, 2020 at 12:00 am

One event on October 3, 2020 at 12:00 am

One event on October 10, 2020 at 12:00 am

One event on October 11, 2020 at 12:00 am

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 the Wye 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…

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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!

Mar 28
Kawartha Craft Beer Festival logo
Jun 19

Kawartha Craft Beer Festival

June 19 - June 20
Del Crary Park
Peterborough Ontario