Welcome to Our Site

The Friends of Bon Echo Park is a non profit organization dedicated to preserving the natural and cultural heritage of Bon Echo Provincial Park.

Our Values

The Friends of Bon Echo Park is an association of volunteers. We value the significance of teamwork and initiative in effecting change. We are empowered to serve this active provincial park by our commitment to our natural and cultural heritage. We strive to act in a mannner that is environmentally conscientious.

Our Vision

Our Vision is to provide and assist activities that encourage recognition of the inherent beauty of the environment as well as the dedicated balance in the natural habitat. Creative expression and its appreciation are supported. Understanding of our cultural heritage is fostered through our publications, projects, and presentations. Our educational programs and activities reflect our values and vision. Projects in which we engage, endeavour to generate a positive climate within the Park.

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For general information about services and programs at Bon Echo, please contact the park directly at (613) 336-2228. For camping availability orreservations, please call Central Reservations at 1-888-668-7275. Sorry, the Friends of Bon Echo do not handle camping or reservation inquiries.

Strategic Planning Meeting

Love Bon Echo Park? Want to support the organization that supports it? Join us for an evening of "blue sky thinking" at the Friends of Bon Echo Park's strategic planning meeting, to be held at 6:30pm on Thursday, November 2nd, 2017 at Emmanuel United Church in...
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What’s Happening at Bon Echo Thanksgiving Weekend

Visitor CentreSaturday, Sunday, & Monday11 am – 4 pmCanoe ConcessionFriday 2pm- darkSaturday & Sunday 10 am – 5 pmMonday 10 am – 4 pm Greystones StoreFriday, Saturday, Sunday, & Monday10 am – 5 pmFerry to Cliff Top TrailFriday, Saturday, Sunday, &...
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29th Annual General Meeting

NOTICE OF MEETING Friends of Bon Echo Park 29th Annual General Meeting Thursday, October 12th, 2017 at 6:30PM Emmanuel United Church, 108 Addington Rd 2, Northbrook AGENDACall to order: President Peter AlgerApproval of minutes of AGM on Sept. 29, 2016Click here to...
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Bon Echo What’s Happening Aug 28th to Sep 4th

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Adopt An Ontario Skink in August

5 Striped Skinks are Canada’s only lizard and they’re an “at risk species”. These cute and shy lizards are located  in some provincial parks including The Pinery, Rondeau, Petroglyphs, Charleston Lake, and Bon Echo Parks. During the month of August the Friends of Bon...
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Adopt A Skink

This year we’re championing Ontario’s only lizard with a special Adopt-a-Skink campaign! When you renew your membership, you can donate a little extra to support skink awareness and conservation in the park and adopt your own adorable plush lizard. Each additional...
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What’s Happening At Bon Echo Provincial Park July 1st & 2nd Weekend

Saturday, July 1st The Great Canadian Beaver Learn more about a symbol of Canada: The Beaver! Find out about its natural history and discover how beavers have played an important role in our cultural identity.11:00 am at the Children's Program Area Bon Echo Trivia:...
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Art Exhibit & Sale 2017

July 28, 29, 30, 2017With its striking views and varied moods, Mazinaw Lake has drawn artists to its shores for hundreds of years. In honour of that artistic spirit, the Friends of Bon Echo Park are excited to announce the 22nd-annual Art Exhibition & Sale, taking...
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Fishing 101

Sat, Jun 24 & Sun, Jun 25, 10am-4pm With great facilities, gorgeous views and plentiful fish, Bon Echo is the perfect place for angling adventures for the whole family. Want to join in on the fishing fun but don't know where to begin? Join the Friends of Bon Echo...
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Walt Whitman’s Song of Myself – A Marathon Reading

"I celebrate myself, and sing myself, And what I assume you shall assume, For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you." Walt Whitman So begins Song of Myself by Walt Whitman, hailed as the "bard of democracy" and the "father of free verse." Join us as we...
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