july 17 - hphp

Enjoy nature, archaeology & music
along the Little Bonnechere

Relax, Share, Explore, Discover    

photo of 3 women with clay pots
Making Clay Pots
Archaeology Day
Saturday, July 11: 10am to 2pm     

Celebrate historic archaeology along the Little Bonnechere River at Family Archaeology Day.

Participate in mock archaeological excavations where children play the role of archaeologist. At the pot-building station participants are guided through the process of creating a coil pot of their own.

The showcase will feature artifacts recovered at various local archaeological excavations over the past 20 years.

Guest speakers will share the stories of local artifacts and the people connected with them.

Fun for the whole family!

Bonnechere Beach Hug
Healthy Parks,
Healthy People
July 17: FREE Day-Use at all Ontario Parks!   

Plan to spend Friday, July 17 reconnecting with nature at Healthy Parks, Healthy People in Bonnechere Park.

HPHP is a worldwide movement working to promote and understand the link between a healthy environment and a healthy society. Join us:

8:00 am: Yoga on the Beach with Tawny Godin

10:00 am: Mood Walk with Anne Davies - follow your heart, mind, body and soul along this guided forest tour meant to reconnect our human instincts with the earth, trees, plants and animals around us.

Noon: BBQ with the Friends of Bonnechere Parks

2:00 pm: Pick-up Volleyball Tournament on the Beach

7:00 pm: Round table discussion on stewardship  


photo of ian tamblyn
Ian Tamblyn
Ian Tamblyn Performs
Friday, July 24: 7pm    

Join us for a special concert by renowned Canadian folksinger and songwriter -- outside and under the pines at the Davenport Centre (weather-permitting). Bring a lawn chair or blanket.

A prolific and full-time musician since 1972, Ian Tamblyn is also a keen environmentalist. In 2012 he was made a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographic Society for his guiding work in the Canadian Arctic.

He has also spent time as writer-in-residence at Tomgat National Park on the north Labrador coast, and at Carleton University Faculty of Music in Ottawa.

Donations to the Friends of Bonnechere Parks are appreciated to help keep performers like this coming back! 

ontario parks pass
Sign Out a Day Pass
Your FREE Access to Bonnechere Park!   

Enjoy full-day use of Park facilities, amenities and events
by signing out an Ontario Parks Daily Use Pass from the Killaloe & District Public Library or the Community Resource Centre in Killaloe.

Available on a first-come-first served basis, the pass provides free access to the beach and picnic area, playground, Davenport Centre, comfort station and public parking lot. Pass holders are also invited to participate in interpretive programs and special events.

Good for three consecutive days; no reservations accepted.

Canada Day, Archaeology Day and the Wolf Howl   
Check out our online Calendar or Events for a full slate of activities and events at Bonnechere Park this summer.