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Annual Gathering

Spectacular Saugeen

Ontario Nature’s 2024 Annual Gathering

Ontario Nature members, 2013 © John Hassell


Join us at Evergreen Resort on the Saugeen Bruce Peninsula for a weekend filled with expert-led workshops, lectures, field trips, and opportunities to connect with old friends and meet new ones.

May 31 – June 2, 2024

Evergreen Resort, Saugeen Bruce Peninsula

Reptile and Amphibian Workshop, 85th Annual Gathering © Noah Cole

Program and Schedule of Activities

Please see our Program-At-a-Glance for an overview of the entire weekend.

Nature workshops will occur in the morning and afternoon on Saturday, June 1st, so you will have the opportunity to participate in two workshops. The morning session runs from 10:15 – 11:45 a.m. and the afternoon session runs from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Field trips run on Sunday, June 2nd from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Participants will be picked up and dropped off at Evergreen Resort. Please do not drive yourself to the sites as there is limited parking and permissions to adhere to.

The keynote speech will occur on Saturday, June 1st at 7:30 p.m. at Evergreen Resort.

You can review a description of the workshops, field trips and presenter topics.

Astronomy workshop, 85th Annual Gathering © Maggie Janik


We have pre-booked all accommodations at the Evergreen Resort in Saugeen Bruce Peninsula in their cabins. Accommodation is available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so be sure to book early.

When you register, you can book an accommodation package or a non-accommodation package (see further details in registration section below).

The cut-off date for booking is May 6, 2024.

Evergreen Resort cabins © Michael Wynia

Room Details

All cabins have a fridge, full bathroom with all linens, bedding and towels included. Please note all cabins have step in bathtubs. The cabins do not have cooking facilities. Cabins are configured to accommodate an individual bedroom or multiple rooms per cabin with a shared washroom and common space.

If you are looking to share a bedroom with a friend or partner who is paying separately, please purchase the “Double occupancy” and indicate their name during registration and let Lisa Martell know (lisam@ontarionature.org).

If you are looking to share a cabin, separate bedrooms with a friend or partner who is paying separately, please purchase the “Single occupancy” and indicate their name during registration and let Lisa Martell know (lisam@ontarionature.org).

Lake Huron sunset, Evergreen Resort © Noah Cole


  • Free parking is available at Evergreen Resort.

  • Participants will need to move their vehicles to the overflow parking area Sunday morning before departing on field trips.

Bruce Alvar Nature Reserve © Noah Cole


Registration is now closed.

Evergreen Resort main lodge © Michael Wynia

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do I need to contact Evergreen Resort to book accommodations, or will Ontario Nature do this on my behalf?

A: Ontario Nature has reserved the entire resort. If you have registered for our accommodation package, Ontario Nature will assign you a cabin depending on your occupancy.

Q: Do I need to stay at Evergreen Resort, or can I book my own accommodations?

A: You can book your own accommodations. Be sure to choose the non-accommodation “locals” package when booking. Please note that all meals – including breakfast – are included in the non-accommodation package.

Q: When will the Annual General Meeting occur?

A: The virtual Annual General Meeting (AGM) will will be hosted virtually on Wednesday, June 19, 2024 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. You can register online.

85th Annual Gathering, Annual General Meeting © Michael Wynia

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