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September 2019

Washed Ashore-Art To Save The Sea

Saturday, September 21 - Friday, November 1
Toronto Zoo, 361A Old Finch Avenue
Toronto, ON Canada
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Washed Ashore is an aesthetically powerful art installation that is built completely from plastics found in oceans and waterways around the world. A first for Canada, this unique exhibit educates about the negative and devastating effects of plastic pollution and to spark positive changes in consumer habits. Each year, sea birds, whales, seals, sea turtles and other marine life die after ingesting plastic or becoming entangled in the plastic debris and approximately 300 million pounds of plastic is produced globally…

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Save 20% on Fall Eco Adventure Tours at Scenic Caves Nature

Saturday, September 21 @ 5:54 pm - Thursday, October 31 @ 5:00 pm
Scenic Caves Nature Adventures, 260/280 Scenic Caves Rd
Collingwood/The Blue Mountains, ON L9Y 0P2 Canada
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Take an autumn colour tour through the treetops! Save 20% off any guided Eco Adventure Tour until October 31/19. View a dazzling display of vibrant fall colours as you walk the treetop canopy and glide down a blazing forest zipline plus a majestic escarpment ridgetop zipline. Experience panoramic views of south Georgian Bay from the iconic 420 ft. suspension footbridge. Hike the underworld of caves/crevasses long ago inhabited by the Petun First Nations people. Discover the unique geology of a…

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Barrie Fall Fishing Festival

Saturday, September 21 - Sunday, September 29
Sea Cadet Building, Barrie, Simcoe Street
Barrie, ON L4M 2N2 Canada
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The 2019 Barrie Fall Fishing Festival is a catch and release tagged Perch fishing tournament taking place over 10 days from September 20th to September 29th, 2019 on beautiful Kempenfelt Bay. It encourages anglers of all ages and skill levels to enjoy fishing, the beautiful fall weather, and the spectacular fall colours of Kempenfelt Bay from boat or shore. A prize pool is in excess of $40,000 & is expected to attract 1,000+ anglers over the 10 days of the…

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Downsview Park Orchard Party

Sunday, September 22 @ 12:00 am - 4:00 pm
Downsview Park, 40 Carol Road
Toronto, ON Canada
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Free

Join us at Downsview Park as we celebrate the autumn harvest at the Orchard! This is a free event, but spots are limited, please register early. You are welcome to visit us anytime between 1:00-4:00 p.m. Activities Tours of the Orchard Forest nature walk Snacks (while supplies last) Campfire Apple cider U-pick at Fresh City Farms (see below) Open house at the Toronto Black Farmers and Growers Collective (middle greenhouse-back door) and more family friendly activities While at Downsview Park…

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Experience The Meadoway – Free Family Event!

Sunday, September 22 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Gatineau Hydro Corridor, 55 Benshire Drive
Scarborough, Ontario Canada
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Free

Come out on Sunday, September 22nd to experience what The Meadoway has to offer. Visitors can experience activities such nature hikes, bike tours, meadow plantings, live bird demonstrations, educational and interactive displays, and much more! Kids can participate in a scavenger hunt for a chance to win a prize! This outdoor event is FREE!!! Registration for activities is available on the website: www.themeadoway.ca.

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Telling Tales Festival

Sunday, September 22 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Royal Botanical Gardens, 690 Plains Road West
Burlington, ON Canada
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Telling Tales Festival

The 11th Annual Telling Tales Festival will connect Canada’s top authors, illustrators and performers with children and their families on September 22nd, 2019. Meet your favourite author. Get an autograph or a writing tip and be inspired to create your own story. Nature Tales offers a unique line-up of performances and activities, inspired by the forests, woodland trails and living museums that shape the landscapes of The Royal Botanical Gardens.

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Harvest Day Celebration

Sunday, September 22 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Toronto Botanical Garden, 777 Lawrence Avenue East
Toronto, Ontario M3C 1P2 Canada
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Celebrate the growing season in the TBG’s Teaching Garden. Plant garlic, ride the smoothie bike, walk the ravine, arts and crafts with Discoverability, enjoy story time with the Don Mills Library, and harvest veggies for the Dorset Park Food Bank. Drinks and snacks will be available for purchase. Lug a mug and water bottle to help us reduce waste at this event. Stroller accessible. FREE but registration is recommended. Stroller accessible.

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Exploring Spadina’s Orchards

Sunday, September 22 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Spadina Museum, 285 Spadina Road
Toronto, ON M5R 2V5 Canada
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Bring a lawn chair or blanket and join us in the Spadina Museum orchard to enjoy outdoor acoustic music with different musicians each week - The History Buffs (September 15) and The Tall Poppies (September 22). After the performances make sure you linger a while to enjoy the grounds and play outdoor games like croquet, quoits and badminton. Learn about the historic orchard and the different varieties of apples grown over the years. Sample some of these varieties and compare…

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PA Days at Earthbound Kids

Monday, September 23 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on Monday, October 21, 2019 at 9:00 am

One event on Friday, November 15, 2019 at 9:00 am

One event on Friday, January 17, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on Friday, January 31, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on Monday, June 1, 2020 at 9:00 am

Earthbound Kids, 155 Uxbridge-Pickering Townline
Pickering, ON L4A 7X4 Canada
PA Days at Earthbound Kids

Earthbound Kids offers year round PA Day & Holiday Day Camp programs for kids 4 to 12 years of age. Our popular Saddle Club program for kids 6-12 years is a great opportunity for kids to learn to ride and care for horses, more experienced young riders have a chance to improve their skills while everyone has fun with friends in the fresh outdoors. Our Treetop PA Day programs offer a great well rounded day for kids 4 to 12…

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Earthbound Tots Fall Drop-in Days – Newmarket/Schomberg

Monday, September 23 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Monday, repeating until Monday, October 28, 2019

Earthbound Farm & Country House, 4988 2nd line
Schomberg, Ontario L0G 1T0 Canada
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$5
Earthbound Tots Schomberg

Special programming geared especially for young children. Come out to Earthbound Farm & Country House and enjoy a morning on the farm with your little ones! Fall Drop-In Days Join us for our Fall Parent & Tot Drop-In Days! Parents, grandparents and caregivers with young children can enjoy the fresh outdoors in a farm setting, meet our friendly farm animals, play in our kids playground and participate in special programming. Our 2019 Fall program will run Monday mornings beginning on…

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World Rhino Days

Saturday, September 28 - Sunday, September 29
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One event on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 12:00 am

Toronto Zoo, 361A Old Finch Avenue
Toronto, ON Canada
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The Toronto Zoo is celebrating World Rhino Day on four dates in 2019. Join us to connect with our amazing Greater One Horned and Whites Rhinos on two different weekends. Join keeping staff for an interactive behind the scenes experience at both rhino barns to honor World Rhino. More details to come. Saturday, September 7th, Sunday, September 8th AND Saturday, September 28th, Sunday 29th Ticketed event

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October 2019

Woolly Bear Weekends

Saturday, October 5
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until Sunday, October 27, 2019

One event on Monday, October 14, 2019 at 12:00 am

Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory, 2500 Kossuth Road
Cambridge, ON Canada
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They're everywhere! Woolly bear caterpillars become more visible in late fall and this beloved creature is the focus of weekends in October.

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TreeWalk Village Fall Weekends

Saturday, October 5 - Sunday, October 6
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Saturday, repeating until Sunday, November 10, 2019

TreeWalk Village, 3291 Stouffville Rd Stouffville
Ontario, ON L4A 7X5 Canada
Treewalk Village in Stouffville

Children and the young at heart can let their imaginations lead the way while exploring our tree house village at Bruce’s Mill C.A. in Stouffville, only 20 minutes from Toronto. Climb from treehouse to treehouse through enclosed hammock nets and wood bridges! Open Weekends in October and November until November 10.

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Flashlight Maze Nights at Rounds Ranch

Saturday, October 5 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, October 26, 2019

Rounds Ranch, 1922 County Road 92
Elmvale, ON L0L 1P0 Canada

Come for Pumpkin Mania and stay for our Flashlight Corn Maze nights! Every Saturday night in October from 6 - 10pm! Can you solve our interactive maze puzzle to find the secret…in the dark? Bring your flashlight and try to navigate your way through the twists and turns. Try not to get lost! The Flashlight Corn Maze package also includes a Campfire and a wagon ride out to the Pumpkin Patch where you can pick your own pumpkin of ANY…

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Pajama Night Moon Explorer

Saturday, October 5 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mountsberg Conservation Area, Mountsberg Conservation Area
Campbellville, Ontario Canada
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Relax under the stars as we learn more about the night sky and other night lights, through a guided hike, games and activities. Enjoy a starry s’more and storytelling by the fire.

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Raptors in Focus

Sunday, October 6 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 pm
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One event on Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 9:30 am

Mountsberg Conservation Area, Mountsberg Conservation Area
Campbellville, Ontario Canada
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Whether you are a casual photo-enthusiast or a professional, you will enjoy this opportunity to get lens to beak with Mountsberg’s awe inspiring raptors. Raptor Centre staff work with our feathered ambassadors and natural settings to enable you to get the best possible shot.

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Salmon Festival at Highland Creek

Sunday, October 6 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Morningside Park, 3910 Morningside Park
Toronto, ON Canada
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Free

Join us for the 10th annual Salmon Festival at Highland Creek! The Salmon Festival is a family-oriented event that showcases environmental conservation and the natural heritage of Highland Creek. Join us for a walk along the creek to see the salmon running upstream. Learn more about protecting salmon and their habitats, through environmental activities led by local organizations.

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Big Day Off at the Toronto Zoo

Friday, October 11
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One event on Friday, November 15, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on Friday, January 17, 2020 at 12:00 am

One event on Friday, June 5, 2020 at 12:00 am

Toronto Zoo, 361A Old Finch Avenue
Toronto, ON Canada
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$60

Kids will be excited to spend their break from school at the Zoo's PA Day Camp! Campers will have fun touring the Zoo and exploring what animals do when the weather changes. The day will include a behind-the-scenes encounter, animal-related activities, games, and more! COST: $50 (Member)/$60 (Non-member). Participants must be ages 4 to 12. *Cost is per individual Before & After Care option available.

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172nd annual Woodbridge Fall Fair

Saturday, October 12 - Monday, October 14
Woodbridge Fairgrounds, 100 Porter Avenue
Vaughan, ON Canada
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Join all the fun at the 172nd annual Woodbridge Fall Fair! Make Thanksgiving weekend even more special by visiting our Fall Fair! Join in the tradition of celebrating our community together with old-fashioned fun - it's a taste of the country, right in the City! Celebrate Thanksgiving Weekend at the Fair - there is something for everyone to see, learn and do! • Exotic Car Show • Giant Pumpkin Contest • Children’s Village, Pioneer Area • Petting Zoo & Farm…

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Kidapalooza Fall Festival

Saturday, October 12 - Monday, October 14
Markham Fairgrounds, 10801 McCowan Road, Markham ON Ontario Canada + Google Map
$10 – $25
Kidapalooza Fall Festival

​THE ONLY INDOOR FALL FESTIVAL! Kidapalooza Fall Festival will take place OCTOBER 12-14, 2019 at the Markham Fairgrounds in over 50,000 sq ft of INDOOR space with ​some outdoor activities. The event will feature Kidapalooza's signature ​activity stations, interactive inflatables, mechanical rides, stage shows, rock climbing, special guest appearances, plus so much more! You will also be able to shop local and artisan vendors along with all of the Family Festival Fun! New! Animatronic Dinosaur Exhibit Life-sized, roaring, moving dinosaurs…

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Boo at the Zoo

Saturday, October 19 - Sunday, October 20
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Saturday, repeating until Sunday, October 27, 2019

Toronto Zoo, 361A Old Finch Avenue
Toronto, ON Canada
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Calling all costumed kiddies! For Boo at the Zoo weekends kids in costume (ages 12 and under) get FREE admission *when accompanied by an adult paying regular admission. Offer not valid with passes including Air Miles, City Pass, bulk tickets, etc. Boo at the Zoo (kids 12 and under in costume get in FREE*) NEW BOOmobile - The BOOmobile is a scary, merry and legendary, just-for-fun adventure where you will hear some spooky facts about animals and learn about the…

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Earth Run and Fall Festival

Saturday, October 19
Zoo Road Welcome Area, 1749 Meadowvale Rd
Scarborough, ON Canada
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Free

The Rouge is home to many historic and significant travel paths. Indigenous peoples used these paths since time immemorial, running from community to community delivering messages, for protection, for ritual and for sport. Then, and now, Indigenous athletes are considered masters of distance running, and are counted among the most esteemed runners in Canadian history. In celebration of this proud and enduring legacy of Indigenous athleticism, Rouge National Urban Park invites visitors to reconnect with nature and follow in the…

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March 2020

March Break at Earthbound Kids

Monday, March 16, 2020 - Friday, March 20, 2020
Earthbound Kids, 155 Uxbridge-Pickering Townline
Pickering, ON L4A 7X4 Canada

Get out on the farm for the March Break! Earthbound Kids offers full week and single day programs for kids 4 to 12 years of age. Our Saddle Club program for kids 6-12 years is a great opportunity for kids to learn to ride and care for horses, more experienced young riders have a chance to improve their skills while everyone has fun with friends in the fresh outdoors. Our Treetop March Break program offers a well rounded day for…

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