Monarch Butterfly Festival 2023

August 25, 2023

Join us at EBC's Annual Monarch Butterfly Festival at Alvar Bay and Bruce Peninsula National Park's Visitors Center on August 25th and 26th!

Experience two days filled with nature hikes, monarch tagging and release activities, captivating butterfly documentaries, and thrilling evening bat walks. Explore the beauty of Alvar Bay, learn about the vital work of EBC, and get your hands on free milkweed seeds to support Monarch conservation. Don't miss out on the opportunity to learn about and celebrate the wonders of nature and the extraordinary journeys of Monarch butterflies!

Monarch tagging and release activities that play a crucial role in monitoring their population and understanding their migratory patterns. By participating in tagging and release, you contribute to important research efforts and help protect these magnificent butterflies for future generations to enjoy.

In addition to the Monarch festivities, we'll also be celebrating International Bat Day on the 26th with evening evening bat walks (Friday and Saturday at 8pm). Discover the fascinating world of bats and their vital role in maintaining our ecosystem's balance.

Click here for a breakdown of the two day event.

Parking at Alvar Bay - Enter the Nature Preserve at 681 Cape Hurd Road, then drive 1km down the gravel roadway and the meeting point is in the parking lot at 8:30am.

Monarch Butterfly Festival Agenda