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Event Name Start Date End Date Location Description
Visitor Centre May 12, 2018 October 31, 2018 Visitor Centre The Visitor Centre will be open daily May 12 to October 31. Summer hours 10am - 5 pm. Spring and fall hours 10 am - 3 pm. The Visitor Centre offers over 3000 square feet of exhibit space, focusing on the natural and cultural heritage of the park and the surrounding Georgian Bay area.
Under the Same Stars: Minwaadiziwin – Science North Portable Planetarium Show June 21, 2018 June 21, 2018 Visitor Centre - 3rd Floor

Celebrate National Indigenous Day!

The First People of Northern Ontario were scientists and innovators, carefully tracking and moving with the seasons, and creating inventions that allowed them to survive in the northern forests of our province. With this close connection to the natural world, the Indigenous People developed a strong culture, rooted in respect for the environment.

Through this portable planetarium experience, visitors will learn about the Indigenous worldview and sit at the fire with two people who are connected to the traditional ways. They will leave the planetarium with an understanding of common constellations visible in the night sky and the Anishinaabe stories that define them.

Sign-up at the Visitor Centre. 30 people maximum/presentation.

Presentation times:

10:00-10:45, 11:00-11:45, 12:00-12:45, 1:00-1:45, 2:00-2:45, 3:00-3:45, 4:00-4:45

This event is sponsored by the Friends of Killbear.

Summer Programs June 23, 2018 October 28, 2018 Various locations throughout park Evening programs, guided hikes, and children's programs are offered throughout the summer by park naturalists. Programs tell a story about the special natural resources and human history of the park and run an hour in length. During the summer see an updated Calendar of Daily Events at
Killbear Mini BugBlitzes June 23, 2018 September 3, 2018 Various locations around park

Killbear is Bug Biltzing

This year Killbear is taking a serious look at what famous biologist E.O. Wilson called “the little things that run the world” – insects. Killbear Mini Bug Blitzes, happening weekly throughout the summer, are are one of the many OP125 stewardship projects throughout the province.

Check the weekly program schedule in the park to find out what Killbear is BugBlitzing this week – moths, dragonflies, aquatic bugs, and more. Hope to see you there!

One of the OP125 Stewardship Projects!

Friends of Killbear Pancake Breakfast June 30, 2018 June 30, 2018 Day Use Beach/Picnic Shelter

Savour the flavour of maple syrup served on fluffy pancakes, all the time knowing that you are supporting the Friends of Killbear Twin Points Viewing Platform fundraising! 9:00am-12:00pm @ Day Use Beach

David Archibald - Special Concert July 14, 2018 July 14, 2018 Amphitheatre - 7:30pm

A special OP125 event with new songs to celebrate our provincial parks! Listen for a song about one of Killbear’s favourite critters that slither. A crowd pleaser for the entire family.

Healthy Parks, Healthy People Day - Free Day Use July 20, 2018 July 20, 2018 Day Use Beach/Picnic Shelter

Join us at the Day Use Beach to celebrate OP125 and Healthy Parks Healthy People! Free day use in all parks to celebrate Ontario Parks' 125 Anniversary!

Activities will be happening throughout the day.

Parking is limited, please carpool, bike, walk or canoe. Overflow parking at main office. Bring your own healthy picnic.

Wakami Wailers - Special Concert July 26, 2018 July 26, 2018 Amphitheatre 7:30 pm A special OP125 event with new songs and old favourites! Be transported back to simpler times, through music and humour, telling the stories of Canada's trappers, miners, settlers, and lumberjacks. Parking is limited, arrive early so you don’t miss any of this show.

Ian Tamblyn - Special Concert July 31, 2018 July 31, 2018 Amphitheatre - 7:30pm

Be captivated by the spirit of our wild lands through the songs and stories of Juno award winning musician/adventurer Ian Tamblyn. Prepare to be amazed by this Juno award winning troubadour.

Whiskey Jack - Special Concert August 11, 2018 August 11, 2018 Amphitheatre - 7:30pm

Get ready to clap along as Whiskey Jack takes us on a musical tour around Ontario, with favourites like the “Ketchup Song,” “Tillsonburg,” and “Sudbury Saturday Night.” Introduce your children to these classic Canadian songs performed by this group of talented musicians.

This special concert is sponsored by the Friends of Killbear.

Minibeast Magic - The Amazing World of Killbear's Insects August 18, 2018 August 18, 2018 Amphitheatre - 8:00pm

Insects are all around us - in the water, land and sky! Join retired Laurentian University professor, Dr. Joe Shorthouse, as he shares his lifelong passion for the amazing world of insects. Discover the vital roles they play in Killbear’s ecosystems. A presentation for the whole family!

This presentation is part of the OP125 Stewardship Projects!