Pack up a picnic, bring your BBQ!
Our events and trails will have you loving Ferris Provincial Park!

There’s always something going on at Ferris Provincial Park for nature lovers and families. Each and every season the Friends of Ferris and the support of the community bring various activities and events to the park.
Check out our Facebook page for all up-to-date information.

All events in 2022 are dependent on Covid rules, guidelines and regulations

Please practice physical distancing while visiting the Park and in our town.

Remember if you carried it in, please carry it out. Leave our park litter free.


Saturday May 21 at 10 am
Nature walk with David Bree


Nothing says spring like forest wildflowers, so join us for a relaxing stroll to explore all Ferris has to offer.  Focus will be on wildflowers but birds, trees and even history is fair game.  Experience all these sights and sounds of Ferris Provincial Park with David Bree.  This is a registered event with limited numbers. 
To register contact info@friendsofferris.ca or call  Barb at 705-653-1702


Saturday June 25th at 11 am
All about Black Bears and Teddy Bear Picnic with Derek Potter

Please join the Friends of Ferris for a teddy bear picnic in the park and learn all about black bears! 
We will be welcoming Derek Potter, a research biologist who has been working with black bears for over 20 years. Derek will be giving a presentation about black bears, and the Friends will be providing crafts and activities.
Bring your own lunch, picnic basket, chairs and your favourite teddy bear of course!
Contact info@friendsofferris.ca for more information.


Saturday July 23rd at 1 pm Currently cancelled – check back closer to date
Turtle Day with Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre (OTCC)
Learn about turtles and their environments! Meet some of Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre’s turtles while participating in fun family activities and discover how we can protect turtles!
Regular park day use fees apply. Donations appreciated. Information available from Barb 705-653-1702 or info@friendsofferris.ca


Saturday August 20th at 1 pm
Jacob Rodenburg
Your better sense of Nature
Join us to play and learn more about the nature that surrounds us. Jacob is the award winning educator, and co-author of The Big Book of Nature Activities. Jacob has received numerous awards, recently the recipient of the Otonabee Region Conservation Award for his work in environmental education.
Check out his informative nature resources at EcoParent.
Please note this is a registered event. For more information and to register, please contact Barb 705-653-1702 or info@friendsofferris.ca

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Saturday September 17th at 1 p.m
Professor Pricklethorn – Secret Life of Trees
Come and meet Professor Pricklethorn and learn about the
secret lives of trees. Through his green coloured lenses you will
see beyond the bark and appreciate trees in a much different
light. The Professor will help you discover the many benefits of
planting and caring for trees in our towns and cities.
Please note this is a registered event.
For more information and to register, please contact Barb 705-653-1702 or info@friendsofferris.ca


As an Internationally certified arborist, and self-professed arborfessor, Professor Pricklethorn will show you why trees are just not a piece of green landscape furniture, but the ultimate environmental workhorse. By the time the Professor gets to the roots of the topic, you’ll be singing, “Give trees a chance.”




Friends of Ferris AGM
To be announced
Everyone welcome


Dry Stone Wall – our last workshop was in 2018. To view the progress of the stone wall workshops, visit here. We will not be holding a workshop in 2020.

Weekly walking group May thru December – rain or shine!
Meet in the park, have a Ferris Guide escort you on our
weekly walks in May.  Guided walks resume in May and continue every Tuesday until December.  We meet at the east end of the Suspension Bridge at 9am and walk for about 1 hour, rain or shine.  The walks, led by a Friend of Ferris, are geared to the abilities of those participating on the day.  Each week we travel a different combination of the many, well maintained trails throughout the park.  Join us and enjoy the experience….naturally!

We are now accessible – rent our DeBug All-Terrain Wheelchair and travel the trails!