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Friends of Sandbanks
P.O. Box 22007
97 Main St.
Picton, Ontario K0K 0A0

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Thanks to the following photographers for the use of their wonderful pictures:

  Doug Hamilton
  Doug Johnson
  Terry Sprague
  Penny Sipkes
  Interpretive Staff
  Dan Blais
  Sue Cory
  John A. Brebner

Upcoming  2016 Events at Sandbanks Provincial Park

For most recent updates and newest information about the Friends’ events, please look at our Facebook Page…

Where: Mouth of the Outlet River

When: July 13th, 2016; 1000 – 1600 (Rain date, 14th July 2016)



Join us for this popular non-competitive event that’s fun for the entire family. Admission $1.00 per person; $5.00 per family; monies contribute to the Friends of Sandbanks charitable works within the Park.
(left: activities in 2015)








Nature Shop Tent Sale

Where: In front of the Nature Shop/Park Visitor Centre at the Outlet Beach Day Use Area

When: July 15th, 0930 – 1630 hrs (Healthy People, Healthy Parks Day)


All our new merchandise is now in stock! No HST on any item! Friends of Sandbanks Annual Members receive a 10% discount on all products!

Shown at left: This year’s very popular Sandbanks’ hoodie… selling out quickly!














Theatre in the Park

Where: Park Amphitheatre

When: July 13th, July 27th, August 19th and August 24th, at dusk


Join the Park staff and NHE Students as they present two short plays filled with music and comedy, and suitable for all ages. (left: Zac Flavelle in his popular role as Inspector Clueless)

Chief Inspector Clueless returns in his most harrowing case yet. Reports are flooding in that wildlife is disappearing from all over the park! With the help pf some Sandbanks critters, can Clueless apprehend the hardened criminals before it’s too late? Find out in The Case of Sandbanks’ Mysterious Vanishing Animals.

Years ago, the excavation of sand almost destroyed the dunes forever. Now, years later, Scrooge has set out to complete what his father started; obliterating Sandbanks and eradicating nature. Join an army of eco-friendly spirits and a wily butler in A Sandbanks Carol as they try to change Scrooge’s mind before it’s too late.



Lakeshore Lodge Day

Where: Site of former Lakeshore Lodge at West Point

When: August 17th, 2016; 1200 – 1700 hrs


This popular 1890’s style picnic with games, lemonade and corn evokes memories of the heyday of the Lakeview Lodge in the 1890s. Staff dress in period costumes, and the games are reminiscent of those simpler times… potato and spoon races, rolling pin toss, nail hammering contest, tug-of-war (left)  and more.








Sandbanks New Waves Festival

Where: Park Amphitheatre

When: 17th September, 2016.


The second year of this popular event features Sarah Harmer, Apostle of Hustle, Thus Owls, AroarA, Miracle Fortress, Sunns and Jerusalem in my Heart, and Folly and the Hunters.

(left: Sarah Harmer, at the 2015 event)

More details to follow.







Sandbanks Fall Getaway Fun Run

Where: Park Store, Outlet Beach

When: Sunday, 18th September, 2016, 1000 hrs


This popular event has been “run” for over 20 years! Starting at the Park Store in the Outlet Beach sector of the park, this 5k and 10k run wends its way through the Sandbanks Park, and  has been well attended by County runners as well as those from further around Lake Ontario.

Register online at:
or onsite at:







Throughout the Year Look for our Book – Sandscapes

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Learn more about the park we all love. Sections on geomorphology/formation, history and biology full of wonderful photographs.

Copies available at the Nature Shop in the park during summer season and weekends during shoulder seasons.

Books & Company, Main St, Picton has plenty of copies for sale year-round.  Only $15.00! As you travel the county it is available in other locations as well.
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