Killarney

Killarney

Events

Event Name Start Date End Date Location Description
Regular Park Programming June 29, 2019 August 27, 2019

Join Killarney Provincial Park Naturalists during summer programming throughout the park! From children's programs/crafts, guided hikes through interior trails, interactive and educational amphitheatres, and discovery drop-in programs, our staff have something scheduled that you are sure to enjoy! Program schedules are posted at our gate office, bulletin boards and on our Facebook page. Keep an eye on our social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) for special events!** Programs may be weather permitting **

Astronomers in Residence July 2, 2019 August 27, 2019 Park Observatory

Join astronomer-in-residence Bill Gardner every Tuesday night at the park observatory for a chance to get a close-up view of objects in the night sky! Join astronomer-in-residence duo, Bill and Vicki Sherwood, Wednesday August 7th to Thursday August 15th for drop in day time astronomy and evening astronomy at the observatory as well as amphitheatre presentations/demonstrations. You don't want to miss it! Check our social media platforms(Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) for program specifics.*Programs are weather dependant*

21st Annual Butterfly Count July 13, 2019 July 13, 2019 Nature Centre

Shake out your butterfly nets and grab your best field guide because Killarney’s 21st Annual Butterfly Count is coming up on Saturday July 13th, 2019!

9:00 a.m at the Nature Centre.

Join Park Naturalists and butterfly expert volunteers for a full day of butterfly chasing. Our count is part of the North American Butterfly Association's annual count, which has been running since 1993. These one-day monitoring events take place all across North America. Of the 450 counts between Canada, the United States, and Mexico, Killarney PP's is one of the most northerly. The counts were developed to promote an interest in butterflies and to produce valuable information for scientific monitoring. By comparing data from past years we can monitor changes in populations and study the effects of weather and habitat change. With nets and field guides in-hand we will have a blast learning about the beautiful and important species that call the park their home. Dinner and all necessary equipment will be provided.  Proper footwear, sun protection, a lunch and your commitment to a full day of activity is required. To participate, email killarneydiscovery@ontario.ca

Art in the Park July 14, 2019 September 4, 2019 Various Locations throughout George Lake Campground

Have you always dreamed about painting in Killarney and becoming the next A.Y Jackson, Tom Thompson, A.J Casson or Frank Carmichael? Well here at Killarney Provincial Park, we would like to help you follow those dreams! Join us this season for our Art in the Park programs, including Artist in Residence, which provides free art lessons conducted by various professional and passionate artists! Our programs cater to a variety of different skill sets and groups of all ages. Join Jim Morlock from July 14th- July 19th, Danielle Gardner from July 21st- 26th (Spots limited, sign up available at the main gate), Paul Harpley from August 19th- 23rd and Christy Smith from August 29th- September 4th. Stop by the Friends of Killarney Park's 2018 Annual Art Show & Sale on July 28th from 10am - 5pm! Located at the Veteran's Memorial Hall (community centre complex) in the village of Killarney. Free admission but donations to the Friends of Killarney Provincial Park are welcome. Watch out on social media for updates and more Artist in Residence details!

Healthy Parks Healthy People July 19, 2019 July 19, 2019

It's that time of year again! Healthy Parks Healthy People (HPHP) Day encourages both campers and the public to get out and enjoy what Ontario Parks have to offer. With free day-use all day (8:00AM-10:00PM) there's no reason not to enjoy the activities and programs throughout the day. Watch out on social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) for a detailed schedule of the day's events!

23rd Annual Summer Loon Count August 10, 2019 August 10, 2019 Nature Centre

Park Nature Centre - 9:00am

Come paddle the beautiful lakes of Killarney Provincial Park while contributing to ongoing ecological preservation by participating in our Annual Summer Loon Count!  All information collected will be submitted to Bird Studies Canada for research purposes. No canoe? No problem! We've got you covered. Email killarneydiscovery@ontario.ca to sign up and RSVP by July 21st. 

Group of Seven Festival August 17, 2019 August 18, 2019

The famous painters of the Group of Seven played a major role in ensuring Killarney Provincial Park is the wilderness-class wonder we enjoy today. Come out to celebrate the Group of Seven and learn about their importance within the park. We will be offering a variety of programs, from guided hikes and guest speakers to creative programs with local artists. Watch out on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) for a schedule of the days' events!

30x30/OP125 Weekend August 30, 2019 September 2, 2019

Did you know August is 30x30 month across Ontario Parks? All month long we encourage everyone to spend at least 30 minutes outside for 30 days in a row. Here at Killarney we're going to end off the month with a Labour-Day-Weekend-Long celebration of the great outdoors! From August 30th to September 2nd take part in a variety of programs geared towards enjoying the wilderness.