02 Aug 2017

Floating Beach Wheelchair

The WaterWheels® beach wheelchair is now available to use at Rondeau Provincial Park! This is a specially designed lounge chair with floatable armrests and tires, making it the perfect accessible wheelchair for the beach and the water.

The floating beach wheelchair is located at the Park Store and it is FREE to use for the day. It can hold a maximum of 300 lbs (136 kgs) and is equipped with a seatbelt, 3 different seat adjustments, and waterproof back pocket.

Wade Watts, founder of Wheelchair Friendly Solutions Inc., is pictured below featuring the beach wheelchair. His vision is to create an accessible world for all. He has collaborated with Ontario Parks to help spread his vision and we are very excited to share our new accessible beach wheelchair with Rondeau park visitors.

Please visit or call the Park Store (519-674-1757) to rent or to inquire about this impressive floating wheelchair.

30 Jul 2017

August 30×30 Nature Challenge

Do you want to get outside and partake in a fun and healthy activity with a new group of friends?

Rondeau Park is participating in the 30×30 nature challenge! We are running a fun 30 minute outdoor activity each day for the entire month of August. We encourage everyone to join us in this daily dose of nature.

See you there!

07 Jul 2017

Healthy Parks Healthy People – July 21 Free Day-Use Park Admission

Are you aware that spending time outdoors in the natural environment can improve your physical, mental, and social well-being? Come out to Rondeau Provincial Park on July 21st for free day-use admission and participate in some of our special healthy events we planned just for you! We have yoga, paddleboarding, bike hikes, and guided hikes scheduled throughout the day.

Call the Visitor Centre at 519-674-1768 if you have any questions.

Hope to see you there!

25 Jun 2017

Nature Photography Workshops – July 16 and August 13

Looking to learn some new photography skills that you can use in the beautiful outdoors? Don’t miss out on these wonderful sessions with our special guest Chad Barry:
  • Composition for Strong Images – Sunday, July 16, 2017 – 9:00am to 11:00am
  • Wildlife & Bird Photography – Sunday, August 13, 2017 – 9:00am to 11:00am

Pre-registration is required! Call the Visitor Centre at 519-674-1768 to sign up and get more information. Meet at the Visitor Centre and don’t forget your camera!

23 Jun 2017

The Paddling Puppeteers

Come join us at the Visitor Centre on Saturday, July 8th at 1:00pm for Puppet Show and Music with Glen Caradus! The Paddling Puppeteers have been performing puppet shows across Ontario and Eastern Canada for almost 20 years. The show will aim to teach children about Canada and its beautiful land, critters, and people.

03 May 2017

Spring Has Sprung!

Yes, we love the birds, but if they aren’t exactly what comes to your mind in the Spring time, not to worry!  We still have regular programming going on throughout the month of May.   Drop by on a weekend for a wildflower hike, a night sound adventure, and many more!   If you are interested in birds however, this is the month to take advantage of!  Our songbird migration is in full force and we are offering beginner bird hikes the first three Fridays of the month.  As always, give us a call at the Visitor Centre if you have any other questions.  519-674-1768

17 Apr 2017

SPRING CLEANUP

Come spend some time with your beautiful beach during this Shoreline Cleanup – take a few hours out of your weekend, grab some friends and help us clean Rondeau’s beaches – every little piece of plastic or garbage counts!  Search the cleanup online or get a hold of the Visitor Centre to register and find out more details!

19 Mar 2017

FESTIVAL OF FLIGHT – May 1-21

Spring is in the air and the songbirds are filling Rondeau’s forest with bursts of colour and song! Join us as we celebrate the annual songbird migration with daily, expert-led bird hikes, birder’s breakfast & lunch, a 24 hour ‘Big Day’ birding competition and much more! For more information please call the Visitor Centre at 519-674-1768.May Birding

07 Mar 2017

Which Parks can I visit for FREE?

LongPoint_IMG6371-825x510Are Ontario’s provincial parks free in 2017?

If you ordered the FREE 2017 Parks Canada Discovery Pass, we wish you a wonderful time exploring Canada’s national parks.

BUT before you hit the road, make sure you know the difference between national and provincial parks in Ontario…

…because only national parks (Parks Canada) are offering free day-use in 2017.

Check out this blog to learn more:
http://www.ontarioparks.com/parksblog/are-provincial-parks-free-in-2017/