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  • Sharing Traditions

    July  19, 2018


    Join Cultural Ambassadors from Lac La Biche Canadian Native Friendship Center throughout the summer for fun activities for all ages which will help you discover and enhance your understanding of the traditions of the local Cree & Metis cultures.

    • Thursday, July 19 - Fish Scale Art
      • 6:30pm start
      • Amphitheatre (Campground, Loop C)
      • Learn how the whole fish was traditionally used, from the meat all the way to the scales as you create a piece of fish-scale art to keep. 
    • Friday, July 27 - Beaded Head-Dress
      • 7:00pm start
      • Amphitheatre (Campground, Loop C)
      • Learn about the importance of color, feathers, and the significance of the head-dress in the local Cree culture. 
    • Friday, August 3 - Dreamcatchers
      • 7:00pm start
      • Amphitheatre (Campground, Loop C)
      • Cultural sharing goes back into the past between indigenous cultures. They would share stories and art, just like today. Come hear the story of the dreamcatcher as your make your own. 
    • Thursday, August 9 - Fireside Cultural Chat
      • 7:30pm start
      • Amphitheatre (Campground, Loop C)
      • Come share in the conversation about the local Cree and Metis cultures. Learn about traditions, culture, and feel free to ask questions. Participant in games that were traditionally used to help children develop speed, hand-eye coordination, and strategy. 

    Check posters on-site for program descriptions and location of each program, or ask booth staff for more details.

    Where:  Amphitheatre  Camping
    When: 6:30 PM
    Registration: 

    Children under 12 must be accompanied by and adult.

    Fee:  Free
     
  • Drop-In Programs

    July  20, 2018


    Join interpreters between Friday, July 20 – Sunday, July 22 for fun activities for all ages which will help you discover and enhance your understanding of the wonders of Alberta's boreal forest.

    • Friday, July 20 from 2:00PM - 4:00PM, Animal Shelter Building on the Deck behind the Amphitheatre (Campground, Loop C)
    • Friday, July 20 from 7:00PM - 8:30PM, CSI Investigation on the Deck behind the Amphitheatre (Campground, Loop C)
    • Saturday, July 21 from 10:00AM - 11:00AM, Wetland Wonders look for signs by the campground store
    • Saturday, July 21 from 1:00PM - 3:30PM, Parks Day Celebration in Day Use Area
    • Sunday, July 22 from 9:30AM - 11:30AM, Art in the Park on the Deck behind the Amphitheatre (Campground, Loop C)
    • Sunday, July 22 from 9:30AM - 11:30AM, BFF: Bug Friends Forever at the Playground in the Comfort Camping Cabin Area
    • Sunday, July 22 from 1:00PM - 3:00PM, Birds of Churchill at the Pelican Viewpoint (off Loop Road)

    Check posters on-site for program descriptions and location of each program, or ask booth staff for more details.

    Where:  Amphitheatre  Camping
    When: 2:00 PM
    Fee:  Free
     
  • Drop-In Programs

    July  21, 2018


    Join interpreters between Friday, July 20 – Sunday, July 22 for fun activities for all ages which will help you discover and enhance your understanding of the wonders of Alberta's boreal forest.

    • Friday, July 20 from 2:00PM - 4:00PM, Animal Shelter Building on the Deck behind the Amphitheatre (Campground, Loop C)
    • Friday, July 20 from 7:00PM - 8:30PM, CSI Investigation on the Deck behind the Amphitheatre (Campground, Loop C)
    • Saturday, July 21 from 10:00AM - 11:00AM, Wetland Wonders look for signs by the campground store
    • Saturday, July 21 from 1:00PM - 3:30PM, Parks Day Celebration in Day Use Area
    • Sunday, July 22 from 9:30AM - 11:30AM, Art in the Park on the Deck behind the Amphitheatre (Campground, Loop C)
    • Sunday, July 22 from 9:30AM - 11:30AM, BFF: Bug Friends Forever at the Playground in the Comfort Camping Cabin Area
    • Sunday, July 22 from 1:00PM - 3:00PM, Birds of Churchill at the Pelican Viewpoint (off Loop Road)

    Check posters on-site for program descriptions and location of each program, or ask booth staff for more details.

    Where:  Amphitheatre  Camping
    When: 2:00 PM
    Fee:  Free
     
  • Yoga in the Park

    July  21, 2018


    Start your weekend off with some movement! What kind of yoga you may ask? Well, each week is a bit of surprise! Rotating teachers with different passions, training, and styles means it'll change each and every week! Yin one week, Vinyasa the next, Acro Yoga after that - you'll definitely be kept on your toes!

    An awesome opportunity to trial various genres of yoga and meet and greet with That Yoga Spot's teaching team! And what's more is you're going to get do all of this in the GREAT OUTDOORS!

    That Yoga Spot is absolutely stoked to be teaming up with Alberta Parks to offer these Saturday morning classes! Join us each week in the park amphitheater for your weekend dose of mindful movement. Park classes begin June 30th (Canada Day Long weekend) and will continue right through to the end of August!

    Where:  Amphitheatre  Camping
    When: 10:30 AM
    Registration: 

    Drop-In Yoga Class

    Fee:  $10.00 (cash)
    More Info: 

    Website: That Yoga Spot
    Email: info@thatyogaspot.com 

     
  • Parks Day - Sir Winston Churchill

    July  21, 2018


    Join us from 1:00 pm till 3:30 pm to celebrate Parks Day 2018!

    • Geocaching
    • wildlife displays
    • cake & refreshments
    • special guests, and more!
    Where:  Day Use
    When: 1:00 PM
    Fee:  Free
     
  • Drop-In Programs

    July  22, 2018


    Join interpreters between Friday, July 20 – Sunday, July 22 for fun activities for all ages which will help you discover and enhance your understanding of the wonders of Alberta's boreal forest.

    • Friday, July 20 from 2:00PM - 4:00PM, Animal Shelter Building on the Deck behind the Amphitheatre (Campground, Loop C)
    • Friday, July 20 from 7:00PM - 8:30PM, CSI Investigation on the Deck behind the Amphitheatre (Campground, Loop C)
    • Saturday, July 21 from 10:00AM - 11:00AM, Wetland Wonders look for signs by the campground store
    • Saturday, July 21 from 1:00PM - 3:30PM, Parks Day Celebration in Day Use Area
    • Sunday, July 22 from 9:30AM - 11:30AM, Art in the Park on the Deck behind the Amphitheatre (Campground, Loop C)
    • Sunday, July 22 from 9:30AM - 11:30AM, BFF: Bug Friends Forever at the Playground in the Comfort Camping Cabin Area
    • Sunday, July 22 from 1:00PM - 3:00PM, Birds of Churchill at the Pelican Viewpoint (off Loop Road)

    Check posters on-site for program descriptions and location of each program, or ask booth staff for more details.

    Where:  Amphitheatre  Camping
    When: 2:00 PM
    Fee:  Free
     
  • Summer Interpretive Hikes

    July  25, 2018


    Join our interpreter, Heidi, Wednesdays for a fun interpretive hike for all ages which will help you discover and enhance your understanding of the wonders of Alberta's boreal forest and provincial park island.

    • Wednesday, July 18 - The Story of Trees
      • 6:30pm start
      • Boardwalk Trail
      • Come learn how to ready the library of the forest.
    • Wednesday, July 25 - Who in the Bloom is that?
      • 6:30pm start
      • Day Use Area
      • See how today's technology like the iNaturalist App can help you identify plants & wildflowers. Download the free app before you arrive to the park. 
    • Wednesday, August 1 - The Dark Side of Parks
      • 6:30pm start
      • Big Island Store
      • Learn about the nighttime species you see around the park and learn about their special "night" skills.
    • Wednesday, August 8 - Ranting and Raven
      • 6:30pm start
      • Big Island Store
      • The secret life of crows and nature inspired poetry (haikus/limericks) at each stop.
    • Wednesday, August 15 - Things that go Bump in the Night
      • 8:00pm start
      • Big Island Store
      • Explore the Big Island in the dark and learn who's out and about in the later hours. Participants are asked to bring a flashlight or head-lamp to help them see along the hike.
    • Wednesday, August 22 - Saskatoon Social
      • 6:30pm start
      • Day Use Area
      • A hike around the outer-loop trail reviewing all the plants and animals that help make Sir Winston Churchill Provincial Park so unique. 

    All hikes are about 1.0 - 1.5 hours long, with breaks throughout the hike for interpretation. Participants should be able to walk up hills and along uneven terrain. All ages are welcome to participate. 

    Check posters on-site for program descriptions and location of each program, or ask booth staff for more details.

    Where:  Camping
    When: 6:30 PM
    Fee:  Free
    More Info: 

    Visitor Services @ 780-623-5478

     
  • Explorettes Day Camp

    July  26, 2018


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    Alberta Parks Northeast is proud to present the 2nd Annual Explorettes Camp, a series of day long outdoor experiences for girls 9-12 years of age! Explorettes seeks to inspire and empower girls through nature based learning, science, art, and physical activity. The Parks interpreters and special guests will lead a fun-filled day based on a different outdoor theme each session.

    • July 12, Blast to the Past: An Archaeology Adventure
      Travel back in time and learn about the archaeological finds in Sir Winston Churchill Provincial Park! Includes: Interpretation of artifacts and preforming an excavation with a real archaeologist!
    • July 26, Natural Art-venture
      Surround yourself in nature and learn to interpret your surroundings artistically. Includes: Artistic lessons (of differing mediums) focusing on the natural landscapes.

    • August 9, What Floats Your Boat! 

      Calling all water lovers! Ever wonder how objects keep afloat? Learn about buoyancy with activities that will float your interest. Includes: Learn how to paddle and handle a 20 person canoe! Hands on activities will test out your knowledge of buoyancy and engineering.

    • August 23, Nature Navigators
      Don’t know your north from your south? Fear not! Play games and activities that will sharpen your navigation skills. Includes:Learn how a compass works by constructing your own. Play compass games and learn orienteering skills from guest speakers!

     

    Each Explorette day runs from 9:30am to 3:30pm. If needed, early drop off and late pick up options can be discussed on a case-by –case basis.
    ** Please note that lunch is not provided, each Explorette will need to pack a lunch and snacks. 

    Where:  Sir Winston Churchill Day Use
    When: 9:30 AM
    Registration: 

    Registration packages with payment method, full schedule, and waivers are available by request via contacting Visitor Services. Registration Deadline: Friday prior to week of session date.

    Fee:  $20/session
    More Info: 

    Visitor Services at 780.623.5478 or email: ashley.mcdonald@gov.ab.ca

     
  • Sharing Traditions

    July  27, 2018


    Join Cultural Ambassadors from Lac La Biche Canadian Native Friendship Center throughout the summer for fun activities for all ages which will help you discover and enhance your understanding of the traditions of the local Cree & Metis cultures.

    • Thursday, July 19 - Fish Scale Art
      • 6:30pm start
      • Amphitheatre (Campground, Loop C)
      • Learn how the whole fish was traditionally used, from the meat all the way to the scales as you create a piece of fish-scale art to keep. 
    • Friday, July 27 - Beaded Head-Dress
      • 7:00pm start
      • Amphitheatre (Campground, Loop C)
      • Learn about the importance of color, feathers, and the significance of the head-dress in the local Cree culture. 
    • Friday, August 3 - Dreamcatchers
      • 7:00pm start
      • Amphitheatre (Campground, Loop C)
      • Cultural sharing goes back into the past between indigenous cultures. They would share stories and art, just like today. Come hear the story of the dreamcatcher as your make your own. 
    • Thursday, August 9 - Fireside Cultural Chat
      • 7:30pm start
      • Amphitheatre (Campground, Loop C)
      • Come share in the conversation about the local Cree and Metis cultures. Learn about traditions, culture, and feel free to ask questions. Participant in games that were traditionally used to help children develop speed, hand-eye coordination, and strategy. 

    Check posters on-site for program descriptions and location of each program, or ask booth staff for more details.

    Where:  Amphitheatre  Camping
    When: 6:30 PM
    Registration: 

    Children under 12 must be accompanied by and adult.

    Fee:  Free
     
  • Yoga in the Park

    July  28, 2018


    Start your weekend off with some movement! What kind of yoga you may ask? Well, each week is a bit of surprise! Rotating teachers with different passions, training, and styles means it'll change each and every week! Yin one week, Vinyasa the next, Acro Yoga after that - you'll definitely be kept on your toes!

    An awesome opportunity to trial various genres of yoga and meet and greet with That Yoga Spot's teaching team! And what's more is you're going to get do all of this in the GREAT OUTDOORS!

    That Yoga Spot is absolutely stoked to be teaming up with Alberta Parks to offer these Saturday morning classes! Join us each week in the park amphitheater for your weekend dose of mindful movement. Park classes begin June 30th (Canada Day Long weekend) and will continue right through to the end of August!

    Where:  Amphitheatre  Camping
    When: 10:30 AM
    Registration: 

    Drop-In Yoga Class

    Fee:  $10.00 (cash)
    More Info: 

    Website: That Yoga Spot
    Email: info@thatyogaspot.com 

     
  • Summer Interpretive Hikes

    Aug  01, 2018


    Join our interpreter, Heidi, Wednesdays for a fun interpretive hike for all ages which will help you discover and enhance your understanding of the wonders of Alberta's boreal forest and provincial park island.

    • Wednesday, July 18 - The Story of Trees
      • 6:30pm start
      • Boardwalk Trail
      • Come learn how to ready the library of the forest.
    • Wednesday, July 25 - Who in the Bloom is that?
      • 6:30pm start
      • Day Use Area
      • See how today's technology like the iNaturalist App can help you identify plants & wildflowers. Download the free app before you arrive to the park. 
    • Wednesday, August 1 - The Dark Side of Parks
      • 6:30pm start
      • Big Island Store
      • Learn about the nighttime species you see around the park and learn about their special "night" skills.
    • Wednesday, August 8 - Ranting and Raven
      • 6:30pm start
      • Big Island Store
      • The secret life of crows and nature inspired poetry (haikus/limericks) at each stop.
    • Wednesday, August 15 - Things that go Bump in the Night
      • 8:00pm start
      • Big Island Store
      • Explore the Big Island in the dark and learn who's out and about in the later hours. Participants are asked to bring a flashlight or head-lamp to help them see along the hike.
    • Wednesday, August 22 - Saskatoon Social
      • 6:30pm start
      • Day Use Area
      • A hike around the outer-loop trail reviewing all the plants and animals that help make Sir Winston Churchill Provincial Park so unique. 

    All hikes are about 1.0 - 1.5 hours long, with breaks throughout the hike for interpretation. Participants should be able to walk up hills and along uneven terrain. All ages are welcome to participate. 

    Check posters on-site for program descriptions and location of each program, or ask booth staff for more details.

    Where:  Camping
    When: 6:30 PM
    Fee:  Free
    More Info: 

    Visitor Services @ 780-623-5478

     
  • Sharing Traditions

    Aug  03, 2018


    Join Cultural Ambassadors from Lac La Biche Canadian Native Friendship Center throughout the summer for fun activities for all ages which will help you discover and enhance your understanding of the traditions of the local Cree & Metis cultures.

    • Thursday, July 19 - Fish Scale Art
      • 6:30pm start
      • Amphitheatre (Campground, Loop C)
      • Learn how the whole fish was traditionally used, from the meat all the way to the scales as you create a piece of fish-scale art to keep. 
    • Friday, July 27 - Beaded Head-Dress
      • 7:00pm start
      • Amphitheatre (Campground, Loop C)
      • Learn about the importance of color, feathers, and the significance of the head-dress in the local Cree culture. 
    • Friday, August 3 - Dreamcatchers
      • 7:00pm start
      • Amphitheatre (Campground, Loop C)
      • Cultural sharing goes back into the past between indigenous cultures. They would share stories and art, just like today. Come hear the story of the dreamcatcher as your make your own. 
    • Thursday, August 9 - Fireside Cultural Chat
      • 7:30pm start
      • Amphitheatre (Campground, Loop C)
      • Come share in the conversation about the local Cree and Metis cultures. Learn about traditions, culture, and feel free to ask questions. Participant in games that were traditionally used to help children develop speed, hand-eye coordination, and strategy. 

    Check posters on-site for program descriptions and location of each program, or ask booth staff for more details.

    Where:  Amphitheatre  Camping
    When: 6:30 PM
    Registration: 

    Children under 12 must be accompanied by and adult.

    Fee:  Free
     
  • Cardboard Boat Race

    Aug  04, 2018


    Join us for our annual Cardboard Boat Race. Using only the duct tape and cardboard supplied, you and your team will build a boat to carry you to victory in a short race on the lake! Trophies & prizes will be awarded to our winners!

    • Registration at 10AM
    • Construction of boat starts at 10:30AM
    • Race of boats 11:30AM

    Teams to two, made up of one adult (18+) and one child (6-9); or two youth (10-17).
    Limited number of life-jackets available for contestant use, please bring your own if you have one.

     

    Where:  Day Use Area Beach  Sir Winston Churchill Day Use
    When: 10:00 AM
    Fee:  Free
    More Info: 

    For more information call 780-623-5478

     
  • Yoga in the Park

    Aug  04, 2018


    Start your weekend off with some movement! What kind of yoga you may ask? Well, each week is a bit of surprise! Rotating teachers with different passions, training, and styles means it'll change each and every week! Yin one week, Vinyasa the next, Acro Yoga after that - you'll definitely be kept on your toes!

    An awesome opportunity to trial various genres of yoga and meet and greet with That Yoga Spot's teaching team! And what's more is you're going to get do all of this in the GREAT OUTDOORS!

    That Yoga Spot is absolutely stoked to be teaming up with Alberta Parks to offer these Saturday morning classes! Join us each week in the park amphitheater for your weekend dose of mindful movement. Park classes begin June 30th (Canada Day Long weekend) and will continue right through to the end of August!

    Where:  Amphitheatre  Camping
    When: 10:30 AM
    Registration: 

    Drop-In Yoga Class

    Fee:  $10.00 (cash)
    More Info: 

    Website: That Yoga Spot
    Email: info@thatyogaspot.com 

     
  • Summer Interpretive Hikes

    Aug  08, 2018


    Join our interpreter, Heidi, Wednesdays for a fun interpretive hike for all ages which will help you discover and enhance your understanding of the wonders of Alberta's boreal forest and provincial park island.

    • Wednesday, July 18 - The Story of Trees
      • 6:30pm start
      • Boardwalk Trail
      • Come learn how to ready the library of the forest.
    • Wednesday, July 25 - Who in the Bloom is that?
      • 6:30pm start
      • Day Use Area
      • See how today's technology like the iNaturalist App can help you identify plants & wildflowers. Download the free app before you arrive to the park. 
    • Wednesday, August 1 - The Dark Side of Parks
      • 6:30pm start
      • Big Island Store
      • Learn about the nighttime species you see around the park and learn about their special "night" skills.
    • Wednesday, August 8 - Ranting and Raven
      • 6:30pm start
      • Big Island Store
      • The secret life of crows and nature inspired poetry (haikus/limericks) at each stop.
    • Wednesday, August 15 - Things that go Bump in the Night
      • 8:00pm start
      • Big Island Store
      • Explore the Big Island in the dark and learn who's out and about in the later hours. Participants are asked to bring a flashlight or head-lamp to help them see along the hike.
    • Wednesday, August 22 - Saskatoon Social
      • 6:30pm start
      • Day Use Area
      • A hike around the outer-loop trail reviewing all the plants and animals that help make Sir Winston Churchill Provincial Park so unique. 

    All hikes are about 1.0 - 1.5 hours long, with breaks throughout the hike for interpretation. Participants should be able to walk up hills and along uneven terrain. All ages are welcome to participate. 

    Check posters on-site for program descriptions and location of each program, or ask booth staff for more details.

    Where:  Camping
    When: 6:30 PM
    Fee:  Free
    More Info: 

    Visitor Services @ 780-623-5478

     
  • Explorettes Day Camp

    Aug  09, 2018


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    Alberta Parks Northeast is proud to present the 2nd Annual Explorettes Camp, a series of day long outdoor experiences for girls 9-12 years of age! Explorettes seeks to inspire and empower girls through nature based learning, science, art, and physical activity. The Parks interpreters and special guests will lead a fun-filled day based on a different outdoor theme each session.

    • July 12, Blast to the Past: An Archaeology Adventure
      Travel back in time and learn about the archaeological finds in Sir Winston Churchill Provincial Park! Includes: Interpretation of artifacts and preforming an excavation with a real archaeologist!
    • July 26, Natural Art-venture
      Surround yourself in nature and learn to interpret your surroundings artistically. Includes: Artistic lessons (of differing mediums) focusing on the natural landscapes.

    • August 9, What Floats Your Boat! 

      Calling all water lovers! Ever wonder how objects keep afloat? Learn about buoyancy with activities that will float your interest. Includes: Learn how to paddle and handle a 20 person canoe! Hands on activities will test out your knowledge of buoyancy and engineering.

    • August 23, Nature Navigators
      Don’t know your north from your south? Fear not! Play games and activities that will sharpen your navigation skills. Includes:Learn how a compass works by constructing your own. Play compass games and learn orienteering skills from guest speakers!

     

    Each Explorette day runs from 9:30am to 3:30pm. If needed, early drop off and late pick up options can be discussed on a case-by –case basis.
    ** Please note that lunch is not provided, each Explorette will need to pack a lunch and snacks. 

    Where:  Sir Winston Churchill Day Use
    When: 9:30 AM
    Registration: 

    Registration packages with payment method, full schedule, and waivers are available by request via contacting Visitor Services. Registration Deadline: Friday prior to week of session date.

    Fee:  $20/session
    More Info: 

    Visitor Services at 780.623.5478 or email: ashley.mcdonald@gov.ab.ca

     
  • Sharing Traditions

    Aug  09, 2018


    Join Cultural Ambassadors from Lac La Biche Canadian Native Friendship Center throughout the summer for fun activities for all ages which will help you discover and enhance your understanding of the traditions of the local Cree & Metis cultures.

    • Thursday, July 19 - Fish Scale Art
      • 6:30pm start
      • Amphitheatre (Campground, Loop C)
      • Learn how the whole fish was traditionally used, from the meat all the way to the scales as you create a piece of fish-scale art to keep. 
    • Friday, July 27 - Beaded Head-Dress
      • 7:00pm start
      • Amphitheatre (Campground, Loop C)
      • Learn about the importance of color, feathers, and the significance of the head-dress in the local Cree culture. 
    • Friday, August 3 - Dreamcatchers
      • 7:00pm start
      • Amphitheatre (Campground, Loop C)
      • Cultural sharing goes back into the past between indigenous cultures. They would share stories and art, just like today. Come hear the story of the dreamcatcher as your make your own. 
    • Thursday, August 9 - Fireside Cultural Chat
      • 7:30pm start
      • Amphitheatre (Campground, Loop C)
      • Come share in the conversation about the local Cree and Metis cultures. Learn about traditions, culture, and feel free to ask questions. Participant in games that were traditionally used to help children develop speed, hand-eye coordination, and strategy. 

    Check posters on-site for program descriptions and location of each program, or ask booth staff for more details.

    Where:  Amphitheatre  Camping
    When: 6:30 PM
    Registration: 

    Children under 12 must be accompanied by and adult.

    Fee:  Free
     
  • Yoga in the Park

    Aug  11, 2018


    Start your weekend off with some movement! What kind of yoga you may ask? Well, each week is a bit of surprise! Rotating teachers with different passions, training, and styles means it'll change each and every week! Yin one week, Vinyasa the next, Acro Yoga after that - you'll definitely be kept on your toes!

    An awesome opportunity to trial various genres of yoga and meet and greet with That Yoga Spot's teaching team! And what's more is you're going to get do all of this in the GREAT OUTDOORS!

    That Yoga Spot is absolutely stoked to be teaming up with Alberta Parks to offer these Saturday morning classes! Join us each week in the park amphitheater for your weekend dose of mindful movement. Park classes begin June 30th (Canada Day Long weekend) and will continue right through to the end of August!

    Where:  Amphitheatre  Camping
    When: 10:30 AM
    Registration: 

    Drop-In Yoga Class

    Fee:  $10.00 (cash)
    More Info: 

    Website: That Yoga Spot
    Email: info@thatyogaspot.com 

     
  • Summer Interpretive Hikes

    Aug  15, 2018


    Join our interpreter, Heidi, Wednesdays for a fun interpretive hike for all ages which will help you discover and enhance your understanding of the wonders of Alberta's boreal forest and provincial park island.

    • Wednesday, July 18 - The Story of Trees
      • 6:30pm start
      • Boardwalk Trail
      • Come learn how to ready the library of the forest.
    • Wednesday, July 25 - Who in the Bloom is that?
      • 6:30pm start
      • Day Use Area
      • See how today's technology like the iNaturalist App can help you identify plants & wildflowers. Download the free app before you arrive to the park. 
    • Wednesday, August 1 - The Dark Side of Parks
      • 6:30pm start
      • Big Island Store
      • Learn about the nighttime species you see around the park and learn about their special "night" skills.
    • Wednesday, August 8 - Ranting and Raven
      • 6:30pm start
      • Big Island Store
      • The secret life of crows and nature inspired poetry (haikus/limericks) at each stop.
    • Wednesday, August 15 - Things that go Bump in the Night
      • 8:00pm start
      • Big Island Store
      • Explore the Big Island in the dark and learn who's out and about in the later hours. Participants are asked to bring a flashlight or head-lamp to help them see along the hike.
    • Wednesday, August 22 - Saskatoon Social
      • 6:30pm start
      • Day Use Area
      • A hike around the outer-loop trail reviewing all the plants and animals that help make Sir Winston Churchill Provincial Park so unique. 

    All hikes are about 1.0 - 1.5 hours long, with breaks throughout the hike for interpretation. Participants should be able to walk up hills and along uneven terrain. All ages are welcome to participate. 

    Check posters on-site for program descriptions and location of each program, or ask booth staff for more details.

    Where:  Camping
    When: 6:30 PM
    Fee:  Free
    More Info: 

    Visitor Services @ 780-623-5478

     
  • Yoga in the Park

    Aug  18, 2018


    Start your weekend off with some movement! What kind of yoga you may ask? Well, each week is a bit of surprise! Rotating teachers with different passions, training, and styles means it'll change each and every week! Yin one week, Vinyasa the next, Acro Yoga after that - you'll definitely be kept on your toes!

    An awesome opportunity to trial various genres of yoga and meet and greet with That Yoga Spot's teaching team! And what's more is you're going to get do all of this in the GREAT OUTDOORS!

    That Yoga Spot is absolutely stoked to be teaming up with Alberta Parks to offer these Saturday morning classes! Join us each week in the park amphitheater for your weekend dose of mindful movement. Park classes begin June 30th (Canada Day Long weekend) and will continue right through to the end of August!

    Where:  Amphitheatre  Camping
    When: 10:30 AM
    Registration: 

    Drop-In Yoga Class

    Fee:  $10.00 (cash)
    More Info: 

    Website: That Yoga Spot
    Email: info@thatyogaspot.com 

     
  • Summer Interpretive Hikes

    Aug  22, 2018


    Join our interpreter, Heidi, Wednesdays for a fun interpretive hike for all ages which will help you discover and enhance your understanding of the wonders of Alberta's boreal forest and provincial park island.

    • Wednesday, July 18 - The Story of Trees
      • 6:30pm start
      • Boardwalk Trail
      • Come learn how to ready the library of the forest.
    • Wednesday, July 25 - Who in the Bloom is that?
      • 6:30pm start
      • Day Use Area
      • See how today's technology like the iNaturalist App can help you identify plants & wildflowers. Download the free app before you arrive to the park. 
    • Wednesday, August 1 - The Dark Side of Parks
      • 6:30pm start
      • Big Island Store
      • Learn about the nighttime species you see around the park and learn about their special "night" skills.
    • Wednesday, August 8 - Ranting and Raven
      • 6:30pm start
      • Big Island Store
      • The secret life of crows and nature inspired poetry (haikus/limericks) at each stop.
    • Wednesday, August 15 - Things that go Bump in the Night
      • 8:00pm start
      • Big Island Store
      • Explore the Big Island in the dark and learn who's out and about in the later hours. Participants are asked to bring a flashlight or head-lamp to help them see along the hike.
    • Wednesday, August 22 - Saskatoon Social
      • 6:30pm start
      • Day Use Area
      • A hike around the outer-loop trail reviewing all the plants and animals that help make Sir Winston Churchill Provincial Park so unique. 

    All hikes are about 1.0 - 1.5 hours long, with breaks throughout the hike for interpretation. Participants should be able to walk up hills and along uneven terrain. All ages are welcome to participate. 

    Check posters on-site for program descriptions and location of each program, or ask booth staff for more details.

    Where:  Camping
    When: 6:30 PM
    Fee:  Free
    More Info: 

    Visitor Services @ 780-623-5478

     
  • Explorettes Day Camp

    Aug  23, 2018


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    Alberta Parks Northeast is proud to present the 2nd Annual Explorettes Camp, a series of day long outdoor experiences for girls 9-12 years of age! Explorettes seeks to inspire and empower girls through nature based learning, science, art, and physical activity. The Parks interpreters and special guests will lead a fun-filled day based on a different outdoor theme each session.

    • July 12, Blast to the Past: An Archaeology Adventure
      Travel back in time and learn about the archaeological finds in Sir Winston Churchill Provincial Park! Includes: Interpretation of artifacts and preforming an excavation with a real archaeologist!
    • July 26, Natural Art-venture
      Surround yourself in nature and learn to interpret your surroundings artistically. Includes: Artistic lessons (of differing mediums) focusing on the natural landscapes.

    • August 9, What Floats Your Boat! 

      Calling all water lovers! Ever wonder how objects keep afloat? Learn about buoyancy with activities that will float your interest. Includes: Learn how to paddle and handle a 20 person canoe! Hands on activities will test out your knowledge of buoyancy and engineering.

    • August 23, Nature Navigators
      Don’t know your north from your south? Fear not! Play games and activities that will sharpen your navigation skills. Includes:Learn how a compass works by constructing your own. Play compass games and learn orienteering skills from guest speakers!

     

    Each Explorette day runs from 9:30am to 3:30pm. If needed, early drop off and late pick up options can be discussed on a case-by –case basis.
    ** Please note that lunch is not provided, each Explorette will need to pack a lunch and snacks. 

    Where:  Sir Winston Churchill Day Use
    When: 9:30 AM
    Registration: 

    Registration packages with payment method, full schedule, and waivers are available by request via contacting Visitor Services. Registration Deadline: Friday prior to week of session date.

    Fee:  $20/session
    More Info: 

    Visitor Services at 780.623.5478 or email: ashley.mcdonald@gov.ab.ca

     
  • Yoga in the Park

    Aug  25, 2018


    Start your weekend off with some movement! What kind of yoga you may ask? Well, each week is a bit of surprise! Rotating teachers with different passions, training, and styles means it'll change each and every week! Yin one week, Vinyasa the next, Acro Yoga after that - you'll definitely be kept on your toes!

    An awesome opportunity to trial various genres of yoga and meet and greet with That Yoga Spot's teaching team! And what's more is you're going to get do all of this in the GREAT OUTDOORS!

    That Yoga Spot is absolutely stoked to be teaming up with Alberta Parks to offer these Saturday morning classes! Join us each week in the park amphitheater for your weekend dose of mindful movement. Park classes begin June 30th (Canada Day Long weekend) and will continue right through to the end of August!

    Where:  Amphitheatre  Camping
    When: 10:30 AM
    Registration: 

    Drop-In Yoga Class

    Fee:  $10.00 (cash)
    More Info: 

    Website: That Yoga Spot
    Email: info@thatyogaspot.com 

     
  • 2nd Annual Lakeland Dark Sky Celebration

    Sept  15, 2018


    Come to Pinehurst Lake Campground in Lakeland Provincial Recreation Area  from 4:00PM - 10:00PM to partake in fun family activities and learn about the Lakeland Dark Sky Preserve. Activities will include: 

    • Family Fun Activities -  rocket building, face painting, aurora crafts, & more
    • Nocturnal Wildlife themed Geocaching 
    • Traditional Aboriginal Sky Stories - Canadian Native Friendship Center
    • Information & Displays on Importance of Dark Sky
    • Guided Stargazing & Telescope Viewing
    • Free Hot Dog Roasting & Refreshments
    • Astrophotography Workshop (7:00PM start time) - Keyano College, Jean-Pierre De Villiers 7:00PM start time for the workshop

              > Bring your own device: smart-phone, DSLR camera, etc. (DSLR w/ fast wide-angle lens is ideal, Exposure time needs to be several seconds minimum)
              > Should be able to set the focus to infinity
              > Bring a tri-pod for your device, will help the clarity of photo

       

    Where:  Pinehurst Lake Campground
    When: 4:00 PM
    Fee:  Free
     
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