Killarney

Killarney

Events

Event Name Start Date End Date Location Description
24th Annual Spring Loon Count June 6, 2020 June 6, 2020 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 Spring 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 May 28th. 

Regular Park Programming June 29, 2020 August 31, 2020

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 **

22nd Annual Butterfly Count July 11, 2020 July 11, 2020 Nature Centre

Shake out your butterfly nets and grab your best field guide because Killarney’s 22nd Annual Butterfly Count is coming up on Saturday July 11th, 2020!

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. 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

We are not able to provide a volunteer BBQ this year.

Healthy Parks Healthy People July 17, 2020 July 17, 2020

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!

24th Annual Summer Loon Count August 8, 2020 August 8, 2020 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 30th. 

Group of Seven Festival August 15, 2020 August 16, 2020

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 28, 2020 August 31, 2020

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 28th to August 31st, take part in a variety of programs geared towards enjoying the wilderness.

Stars Over Killarney September 25, 2020 September 26, 2020 Killarney Provincial Park Observatory

Killarney Provincial Park Presents the 3rd annual Stars Over Killarney Astronomy event! Don't miss this fun interactive gathering at Ontario Park's first Dark Sky Preserve. We will explore the night sky while learning about indigenous constellations and sky lore. Come enjoy awe-inspiring views of the planets and stars with the Killarney Park Observatory's research-grade, 16" telescope! For more information, email starsoverkillarney@ontario.caEvent details coming soon!