Darlington Provincial Park

Darlington Park Rd
Whitby ON  l1p1l1

Phone: (905) 436-2036

Darlington Provincial Park is a part of the Ontario Provincial Parks system. It is located just south of Highway 401 near the town of Courtice, between the cities of Bowmanville and Oshawa. A small park, the topography is dominated by gentle hills, a terminal moraine deposited by glaciers at the end of the last Ice Age. The park borders on the northern shore of Lake Ontario also encloses McLaughlin Bay. The Bay is shallow, and at some point in the 1990s was completely closed off from the lake by the action of the waves. The property bordering the park to the west is the home of General Motors Corporation's Canadian headquarters. Kintigh Generating Station can be seen from this provincial park even though it is on the other side of the lake.Park wildlifeDarlington Provincial Park is home to several varieties of plants and animals. The flora of the park consists mostly of second-generation regrowth, as the park was reforested in the 1960s after being cleared for farmland. Invasive plant species are a serious problem in the park, especially the aggressive purple loosestrife growing in the marshy areas bordering McLaughlin Bay. Animal species present in the park range from the white-tailed deer to squirrels and other small animals. Other animals such as coyotes and grey wolves have been rumored to be wandering around the park. Fish and amphibian life are also present in the park, especially in and around McLaughlin Bay. The park is known for migrating Monarch Butterflies. It offers an annual Monarch tagging and educational program.

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TSAHope Great Outdoor Camp Retreat

TSAHope Great Outdoor Camp Retreat
07:00 pm - 08 June 2018

At Darlington Provincial Park

SAVE-THE-DATE Our 2nd annual #TSAHope Great Outdoor Camp Retreat has been scheduled (& group site booked) for Friday, June 8th through Sunday, June 10th at Darlington...

2017 Youth Camping Trip

2017 Youth Camping Trip
08:00 am - 11 August 2017

At Darlington Provincial Park

Students above the age of 15 are asked to join us again this year for a fun day of sports, bbq, bonefire and more. There will be seperate camp sites for brothers...

Family Picnic

Family Picnic
10:00 am - 07 August 2017

At Darlington Provincial Park

Meet us at Darlington Provincial Park for a wonderful relaxing time as family and friends. Please bring: BBQ meat, salads, drinks, chairs, umbrellas, swimming...

TSAHope's Great Outdoor Camp Retreat

TSAHope's Great Outdoor Camp Retreat
07:00 pm - 09 June 2017

At Darlington Provincial Park

TSAHope's Great Outdoor Camp Retreat will take place from Friday, June 9th through Sunday, June 11th at Darlington Provincial Park where we have reserved group site...

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