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:


01 Mar 2017


Looking for something to do March Break?
Can you believe it’s already March 1st??  You know what that means – the kids are counting down til it’s vacation time!  If you’re looking for some family fun this March Break, be sure to check out Rondeau for our Wings of Spring Event!

All week, you can take part in tons of fun programming, and don’t forget to mark SATURDAY MARCH 18th in your calendars!
Join us on the last Saturday of the break to welcome Salthaven Rehabilitation Centre as we learn about their passion: caring for sick and injured animals!   Come say hello to some of their LIVE animal ambassadors as we learn about hawk and waterfowl migration.
See you all then!

Wings of Spring

01 Feb 2017

We’re Hiring!

The Friends of Rondeau are looking for a responsible, hard-working university/college student who is seeking full time summer employment.

LOOKING FOR: Retail/cash experience is an asset, organization skills, friendly customer service, interest in natural heritage education, and love of the outdoors! Weekend availability is a must! Full time (from end of April to Labour Day weekend), minimum wage, and a great working atmosphere!

Resumes must be sent to info@rondeauprovincialpark.ca with “Attn: Jill and Emily” in the subject by MARCH 1st.
Please inform anyone who you think might be interested in this great opportunity! ☀️🍃🐢

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21 Jan 2017

Friends of Rondeau Bursary Award 2016

Each year, the Friends of Rondeau look for two individuals who have somehow made a significant contribution to Rondeau Provincial Park. This contribution can include making a difference in the quality of the Rondeau experience for visitors, always showing a positive attitude and strong work ethic, and committing to leadership, teamwork, and volunteerism. Join me in congratulating our two recipients of the Friends of Rondeau Bursary Award of 2016. Way to go Emily Toll & Heather Van Den Diepstraten!!


14 Jan 2017

Parks Canada Free Admission 2017

      2017 marks the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation, happy birthday Canada! Parks Canada is inviting the public to take advantage of free admission to national parks, national historic sites and national marine conservation areas to celebrate. If you’d like to learn more, please visit Parks Canada – Plan your visit for additional information.
      Since Ontario Parks is managed by the province of Ontario, it does not fall under the jurisdiction of Parks Canada.  While Ontario Parks may be involved in local events to help celebrate this special anniversary, full fees will apply at all of Ontario’s provincial parks including Rondeau Provincial Park. 
      It may interest you to know that Ontario Parks celebrates Healthy Parks Healthy, People Day annually where free day-use is offered to all visitors!   Parks across the province will offer events and activities that encourage people to visit our parks, spend time outdoors and be active.  In 2017, Friday July 21st, is Healthy Parks, Healthy People Day and all visitors to an Ontario provincial park will be issued a complimentary day-pass and invited to enjoy the park facilities and services.  For more information about provincial parks, facilities and services, or park events please visit our website  www.OntarioParks.com.   Keep checking back to our website for more updates about Rondeau’s Healthy Park’s Healthy People Event and any other special events to celebrate Canada’s anniversary!
06 Dec 2016

December and January Visitor Centre Hours

Winter is Here!
Looking for something to do this winter?  Come to the park and take a stroll through the beautiful winter wonderland (hopefully with snow sometime soon!)  Our Visitor Centre will be open on the first two weekends in December from 12:00pm – 4:00pm with programs of all kind.  After Christmas our activities continue and the Visitor Centre will be open most days from 10:00am – 4:00pm!  Make sure you bring the family and check out our variety of activities that range from guided hikes to owl prowls!  Look below for a detailed calendar of our hours and events.

Calendar Winter Hours

01 Nov 2016

November Hours!

Even though the camping season is done for the year, the Park is still open for day-use and there will still be programming on weekends!
The Visitor Centre will be OPEN in November on Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00pm – 4:00pm.
Check out our ‘Events’ page for more details on weekend activities :)

31 Jul 2016

UPDATE: Annual General Meeting – September 25, 2016

Due to a lack of available board members on August 14, the 2016 AGM has been postponed until September 25th at 10am. This meeting is open to the general public and is the best place to find out more about the Friends of Rondeau!

Thanks and take care,

The Friends of Rondeau

08 Apr 2016

Rondeau’s Festival of Flight!

For the love of birds – it’s May and our spring migration has started!!
Sign up for guided bird tours, come grab a bite to eat, or just stop by the Visitor Centre and let us know what you’ve seen!  We can’t wait to see you all, happy birding!
Call the Visitor Centre if you have any questions – 519-674-1768

Festival of Flight

08 Apr 2016

May Activities!

Make sure you check out some of our May activities, filled with wildflowers and new signs of spring!  Also, please take note of our May hours:

May 1-3: OPEN 10am-4pm
May 4-23: OPEN 7am-5pm
May 24-29: OPEN 10am-4pm
May 30-31: CLOSED for training

May Activity Sheet