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Events Open to the Public

We offer workshops for adults and families, some of which run at Elbow Lake and others at the main site of the Queen's University Biological Station on Opinicon Lake. Check back frequently, as workshop scheduling is ongoing and details are added regularly. Many of our events include the opportunity for participants to rent a cabin and stay overnight.

The Elbow Lake Environmental Education Centre offers an intimate gathering space in a spectacular natural setting. Whether used for educational or environmental programming, amenities such as overnight accommodation, pedestrian trails, waterfront and a shared kitchen space come together to make this unique facility the ideal space for any workshop or community event. We are always looking for new partners and programming ideas, and would love to hear from you!


February 19 (Sunday)- Family Ice Fishing Day

Hosted ByELEEC

family ice fishing day

Join us for an afternoon of ice fishing from noon-4 pm. Learn about what lurks beneath the ice and tips and tricks for success. Bring your own equipment or borrow one of our rods. When you’re done fishing, warm up by the fire with a cup of hot cocoa. 

Fishing licenses are not needed as it is License-Free in Ontario from February 18-20th, 2023.  

Come for the afternoon or stay for a night in one of our heated cabins (special rate of $85/cabin).

Registration is required to attend this event. Link coming soon.

Please note that Elbow Lake only allows the use of barbless hooks, no live bait, and is catch and release only.

This is a free program offered by the Queen's University Biological Station. We are always happy to accept donations to support environmental education initiatives and enhance our education and outreach programs. Visit here to donate.

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