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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.

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 17th (Sunday)- Family Ice Fishing

Hosted By ELEEC

family ice fishing

Join us for an afternoon of ice fishing, 1pm-4pm. Learn from fish biologists 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 hot cocoa. The rods and ice auger at Elbow Lake were funded by the Community Foundation of Kingston & Area.

Fishing licences are not needed as it is Licence-Free Ontario from February 16-18th, 2018.

Come for the afternoon or stay the night in one of our heated cabins (special rate $75/cabin). Please note that Elbow Lake only allows the use of barbless hooks and no live bait.

For inquiries, please contact Emily Verhoek. emily.verhoek@queensu.ca or (613) 464-9559

March 13th and 14th- March Break Days

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Do you have a child aged 9-14? Are they looking for something to do during March Break? Have them join us at Elbow Lake!

Whether it's for one day or two, come to Elbow Lake for our NEW March Break Days!

Youth will take part in outdoor games, hikes, science activities, bird house building, and more! Weather depending, we may also have snow shoeing and ice fishing available. Activites will be facilitated by trained Ontario Teachers.

The cost is $50 per day (plus registration fee). Cost includes two-way bus transportation from Queen's campus. Pick-up is at 9:00am and drop-off is at 4:30pm. Spaces are limited so don't delay!

Register Here

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