07 Mar 2018
Please see the following release from Rondeau Provincial Park concerning the upcoming traditional harvest:
Ontario Honoring Traditional Activities with First Nation Deer Harvest in
Rondeau Provincial Park, November 14, 16, 19, 21 and 23, 2017
For many First Nation communities in Ontario, participating in traditional activities
such as hunting is fundamental to the distinctive cultures of Canada's Indigenous
people. The Delaware Nation at Moraviantown has expressed an interest in
conducting a deer harvest in Rondeau Provincial Park.
The ministry also recognizes and seeks to balance the interests of the different
users of the park and local community. Working with the ministry, the Delaware
Nation at Moraviantown has agreed to carry out its harvest during prescribed
times and within the boundary of the park.
The harvest will begin one half-hour before sunrise and end one half-hour after
sunset on the scheduled harvest dates; November 14, 16, 19, 21 and 23, 2017
The harvesters will use scoped rifles during the harvest.
On the harvest dates the park will be closed under Section 8(1) (c) of Ontario
Regulation 347/07 under the Provincial Parks and Conservation Reserves Act
To provide for the safety of the public, the harvesters and ministry staff, a number
of measures will be put in place:
Buffer areas and safety zones to ensure a safe harvest.
All harvesters will be stationary and well away from the park boundary.
The park access points will be monitored and public access to the park will
not be allowed throughout the harvest.
Park staff will be available on site at all times during the harvest.
The deer will be removed from the park and all portions of the harvested
deer will be used by the First Nation community members.
To ensure a safe and humane deer harvest all First Nations harvesters will be
made aware of the terms of the harvest operations plan and safety measures
that have been developed between the ministry and the Delaware Nation at
For safety reasons, on harvest dates we ask that you do not enter the park and
that you comply with all posted notices.
If you require additional information on this First Nation deer harvest please
contact Brad Connor, Park Superintendent at (519) 674-1760 or Jason Ecker,
Assistant Park Superintendent at (519) 674-1759.
Are you interested in exploring Rondeau and participating in a race that takes you to all corners of this cuspate sandspit!?!
This event will take place Saturday, August 26th. Grab your team of 3-6 people and sign up by calling the Visitor Centre 519-674-1768
Start times are every 30 minutes between 10am-2pm, on a first come first serve basis.
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.
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!
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!
- 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!