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Events

Event Name Start Date End Date Location Description
Night-time Flyers June 23, 2018 June 23, 2018 Rideau Comfort Station

Mark has added over 500 species of moths to the park list and is hoping to find more! Join him at the Rideau Comfort Station anytime between 9:00pm and 10:30pm where he’ll go through the basics before checking out the light traps he’s set up on site. He’ll also have a couple of bat detectors on hand to pick up the calls of these majestic nocturnal insectivores – who knows, we may even see bats coming in to feast on the moths... He’ll also go through some of the more useful resources available to amateur naturalists, including some online citizen science projects. Please bring a flashlight!

Silver Queen Mine Tour June 27, 2018 June 27, 2018 Lally Homestead Parking Lot

Please pre-register at the gatehouse for this limited capacity 1.5 hour guided hike down the trail and into an early 1900s mica mine. Hard hats supplied! Tour starts at 10am.

What's that Bird? June 28, 2018 June 28, 2018 Main Beach - 11am

Join Mark for a fun-filled program learning some key tips to identifying birds – you’ll even get to make a cool memento!

For kids aged 7-12 and their guardians. At the Main Beach.

Silver Queen Mine Tour June 29, 2018 June 29, 2018 Lally Homestead Parking Lot

Please pre-register at the gatehouse for this limited capacity 1.5 hour guided hike down the trail and into an early 1900s mica mine. Hard hats supplied! Tour starts at 10am.

Kids Program June 30, 2018 September 1, 2018 Various

A series of Discovery Drop-ins, regular kids programs, prop-tables and more throughout July and August

Details about our daily kids programs can be found on park notice boards and the Friends of Murphys Point Park website (https://friendsofmurphyspoint.ca/).

Evening Program - It's not all sunshine and fishing (the secret life of the Common Loon) June 30, 2018 June 30, 2018 Amphitheatre - 8pm

This evening presentation follows a ‘year in the life’ of the Common Loon. Join Mark as he showcases the results of research into their private lives and find out how you can help too. At the Amphitheatre.

Gray Ratsnake Presentation June 30, 2018 September 1, 2018 Visitor Centre - 2pm

Meet up with our assistant park naturalists at the Visitor Centre daily from 1-4pm. As well as traditional displays including live fish, Gray Ratsnakes, and a Blanding's Turtle, they will have also have interactive prop tables to spark a deeper interest in the cultural and natural history of the park.

At 2pm, they will bring out one of our 2 Gray Ratsnakes for a presentation in front of the visitor centre.

Kids Program - Underwater Discovery Prowl June 30, 2018 June 30, 2018 Main Beach - 11am Underwater Discovery Prowl

What fish species live in Hogg Bay? Meet up with Peter and Rachel at the Main Beach to help them in their search using nets and minnow traps. Expect to get wet!

Silver Queen Mine Open House July 1, 2018 July 1, 2018 Silver Queen Mine Trail Hardhats supplied for this 1 km walk along the trail and into the restored Silver Queen Mine and miner's bunkhouse. Venture back in time to the early 1900s when the small-scale mica mining business was booming in eastern Ontario. Meet historical interpreters along the trail. 10 a.m. - Noon.
Wild Ontario at Murphys Point! July 1, 2018 July 1, 2018 Amphitheatre Come and meet some amazing captive Raptors!! Find out their stories and learn about the different species. Don't forget to have your photo taken with your favorite bird. Show time is 7:00pm. No dogs are permitted at this show unless it's a service dog. Event sponsored by the Friends of Murphys Point Park. 
Canada Day Celebrations July 1, 2018 July 1, 2018 Main Beach

11:30 – 1:30 p.m. Main Beach: Friends BBQ (or until supplies last) – bring cash and support the good work of the Friends of Murphys Point Park. Stay for the FREE Canada Day CAKE at 1 p.m.

2 p.m. Rope Bridge – can you make it across the Rope Bridge on the Beach? Another activity by the Friends of Murphys Point Park.

Silver Queen Mine Tour July 4, 2018 September 2, 2018 Lally Homestead Parking Lot Limited capacity. Offered twice/week in July and August. Call the park at 613-267-5060 for specific dates/times. Please pre-register at the registration gatehouse or call ahead for this 1-1.5 hour guided hike down the trail and into an early 1900s mica mine.
Silver Queen Mine Tour July 4, 2018 July 4, 2018 8:30pm at the Lally Homestead Parking Lot

Join Mark, Matt, and hopefully some evening birds, bats and moths for this special nature night hike along the Silver Queen Mine Trail. See this restored, early 1900s mica mine in a different light too! Hardhats supplied but bring a flashlight. Meet at the Lally Homestead Parking Lot. Hike starts at 8:30p.m. Allow 10 minutes driving time from the main campground.

What's that Bird? July 5, 2018 July 5, 2018 Main Beach - 11am

Join Mark for a fun-filled program learning some key tips to identifying birds – you’ll even get to make a cool memento!

For kids aged 7-12 and their guardians. At the Main Beach.

Night-time Flyers July 6, 2018 July 6, 2018 Rideau Comfort Station

Mark has added over 500 species of moths to the park list and is hoping to find more! Join him at the Rideau Comfort Station anytime between 9:00pm and 10:00pm where he’ll go through the basics before checking out the light traps he’s set up on site. He’ll also have a couple of bat detectors on hand to pick up the calls of these majestic nocturnal insectivores – who knows, we may even see bats coming in to feast on the moths... He’ll also go through some of the more useful resources available to amateur naturalists, including some online citizen science projects. Please bring a flashlight!

Silver Queen Mine Tour July 6, 2018 July 6, 2018 Lally Homestead Parking Lot

Please pre-register at the gatehouse for this limited capacity 1.5 hour guided hike down the trail and into an early 1900s mica mine. Hard hats supplied! Tour starts at 10am.

Algonquin Wigwas Tchiman July 7, 2018 July 20, 2018 Main Beach picnic shelter

Birchbark Canoe Build with Chuck Commanda, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. daily

Chuck Commanda comes from a long line of Algonquin canoe builders. As a young boy, growing up in Kitigan-Zibi, Chuck helped his grandparents make birchbark canoes. Now, years later, Chuck enjoys sharing his knowledge and showcasing his skills to the public. Meet him anytime between 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. daily at the main beach picnic shelter. He will build a birchbark canoe (Wigwas Tchiman) in 14 days, using birch, spruce, ash and cedar materials harvested in the park and surrounding area. The finished canoe will be launched on July 20th!

Evening Program July 7, 2018 July 7, 2018 Amphitheatre - 8pm Join Mark at the amphitheatre for an illustrated presentation about the wildlife of the park. Details about tonight's program can be found on park notice boards and the Friends of Murphys Point Park website (https://friendsofmurphyspoint.ca/).

Silver Queen Mine Open House July 8, 2018 July 8, 2018 Silver Queen Mine Trail Hardhats supplied for this 1 km walk along the trail and into the restored Silver Queen Mine and miner's bunkhouse. Venture back in time to the early 1900s when the small-scale mica mining business was booming in eastern Ontario. Meet historical interpreters along the trail. 10 a.m. - Noon
Silver Queen Mine Tour July 11, 2018 July 11, 2018 8:30pm at the Lally Homestead Parking Lot

Join Mark, Julianne, and hopefully some evening birds, bats and moths for this special nature night hike along the Silver Queen Mine Trail. See this restored, early 1900s mica mine in a different light too! Hardhats supplied but bring a flashlight. Meet at the Lally Homestead Parking Lot. Hike starts at 8:30p.m. Allow 10 minutes driving time from the main campground.

Silver Queen Mine Tour July 13, 2018 July 13, 2018 Lally Homestead Parking Lot

Please pre-register at the gatehouse for this limited capacity 1.5 hour guided hike down the trail and into an early 1900s mica mine. Hard hats supplied! Tour starts at 2pm.

Evening Program July 14, 2018 July 14, 2018 Amphiteatre Join Mark at the amphitheatre for an illustrated presentation about the wildlife of the park. Details about tonight's program can be found on park notice boards and the Friends of Murphys Point Park website (https://friendsofmurphyspoint.ca/).

Kids Program - Underwater Discovery Prowl July 14, 2018 July 14, 2018 Main Beach 11am

What fish species live in Hogg Bay? Meet up with Peter and Rachel at the Main Beach to help them in their search using nets and minnow traps. Expect to get wet!

Silver Queen Mine Open House July 15, 2018 July 15, 2018 Silver Queen Mine Trail Hardhats supplied for this 1 km walk along the trail and into the restored Silver Queen Mine and miner's bunkhouse. Venture back in time to the early 1900s when the small-scale mica mining business was booming in eastern Ontario. Meet historical interpreters along the trail. 10 a.m. - Noon
Silver Queen Mine Tour July 18, 2018 July 18, 2018 Lally Homestead Parking Lot

Please pre-register at the gatehouse for this limited capacity 1.5 hour guided hike down the trail and into an early 1900s mica mine. Hard hats supplied! Tour starts at 10am.

What's that Bird? July 18, 2018 July 18, 2018 Main Beach - 2pm

Join Mark for a fun-filled program learning some key tips to identifying birds – you’ll even get to make a cool memento!

For kids aged 7-12 and their guardians. At the Main Beach.

Silver Queen Mine Tour July 20, 2018 July 20, 2018 8:30pm at the Lally Homestead Parking Lot

Join Mark, Rachel and hopefully some evening birds, bats and moths for this special nature night hike along the Silver Queen Mine Trail. See this restored, early 1900s mica mine in a different light too! Hardhats supplied but bring a flashlight. Meet at the Lally Homestead Parking Lot. Hike starts at 8:30p.m. Allow 10 minutes driving time from the main campground.

Evening Program July 21, 2018 July 21, 2018 Amphitheatre - 8pm Join Mark at the amphitheatre for an illustrated presentation about the wildlife of the park. Details about tonight's program can be found on park notice boards and the Friends of Murphys Point Park website (https://friendsofmurphyspoint.ca/).

Silver Queen Mine Open House July 22, 2018 July 22, 2018 Silver Queen Mine Trail

Hardhats supplied for this 1 km walk along the trail and into the restored Silver Queen Mine and miner's bunkhouse. Venture back in time to the early 1900s when the small-scale mica mining business was booming in eastern Ontario. Meet historical interpreters along the trail. 10 a.m. - Noon.

Silver Queen Mine Tour July 25, 2018 July 25, 2018 Lally Homestead Parking Lot

Please pre-register at the gatehouse for this limited capacity 1.5 hour guided hike down the trail and into an early 1900s mica mine. Hard hats supplied! Tour starts at 10am.

Silver Queen Mine Tour July 27, 2018 July 27, 2018 8:30pm at the Lally Homestead Parking Lot

Join Mark, Emma, and hopefully some evening birds, bats and moths for this special nature night hike along the Silver Queen Mine Trail. See this restored, early 1900s mica mine in a different light too! Hardhats supplied but bring a flashlight. Meet at the Lally Homestead Parking Lot. Hike starts at 8:30p.m. Allow 10 minutes driving time from the main campground.

Evening Program July 28, 2018 July 28, 2018 Amphitheatre Join Mark at the amphitheatre for an illustrated presentation about the wildlife of the park. Details about tonight's program can be found on park notice boards and the Friends of Murphys Point Park website (https://friendsofmurphyspoint.ca/).

Kids Program - Underwater Discovery Prowl July 28, 2018 July 28, 2018 Main Beach - 11am

What fish species live in Hogg Bay? Meet up with Peter and Matt at the Main Beach to help them in their search using nets and minnow traps. Expect to get wet!

Silver Queen Mine Open House July 29, 2018 July 29, 2018 Silver Queen Mine Trail

Hardhats supplied for this 1 km walk along the trail and into the restored Silver Queen Mine and miner's bunkhouse. Venture back in time to the early 1900s when the small-scale mica mining business was booming in eastern Ontario. Meet historical interpreters along the trail. 10 a.m. - Noon.

Silver Queen Mine Tour August 1, 2018 August 1, 2018 8:30pm at the Lally Homestead Parking Lot

Join Mark, Julianne, and hopefully some evening birds, bats and moths for this special nature night hike along the Silver Queen Mine Trail. See this restored, early 1900s mica mine in a different light too! Hardhats supplied but bring a flashlight. Meet at the Lally Homestead Parking Lot. Hike starts at 8:30p.m. Allow 10 minutes driving time from the main campground.

Silver Queen Mine Tour August 3, 2018 August 3, 2018 Lally Homestead Parking Lot

Please pre-register at the gatehouse for this limited capacity 1.5 hour guided hike down the trail and into an early 1900s mica mine. Hard hats supplied! Tour starts at 10am.

Evening Program August 4, 2018 August 4, 2018 Amphitheatre - 8pm Join Mark at the amphitheatre for an illustrated presentation about the wildlife of the park. Details about tonight's program can be found on park notice boards and the Friends of Murphys Point Park website (https://friendsofmurphyspoint.ca/).

Silver Queen Mine Open House August 5, 2018 August 5, 2018 Silver Queen Mine Trail

Hardhats supplied for this 1 km walk along the trail and into the restored Silver Queen Mine and miner's bunkhouse. Venture back in time to the early 1900s when the small-scale mica mining business was booming in eastern Ontario. Meet historical interpreters along the trail. 10 a.m. - Noon.

Silver Queen Mine Tour August 8, 2018 August 8, 2018 Lally Homestead Parking Lot

Please pre-register at the gatehouse for this limited capacity 1.5 hour guided hike down the trail and into an early 1900s mica mine. Hard hats supplied! Tour starts at 10am.

What's that Bird? August 9, 2018 August 9, 2018 Main Beach - 11am

Join Mark for a fun-filled program learning some key tips to identifying birds – you’ll even get to make a cool memento!

For kids aged 7-12 and their guardians. At the Main Beach.

Silver Queen Mine Tour August 10, 2018 August 10, 2018 8pm at the Lally Homestead Parking Lot

Join Mark, Peter, and hopefully some evening birds, bats and moths for this special nature night hike along the Silver Queen Mine Trail. See this restored, early 1900s mica mine in a different light too! Hardhats supplied but bring a flashlight. Meet at the Lally Homestead Parking Lot. Hike starts at 8p.m. Allow 10 minutes driving time from the main campground.

Evening Program August 11, 2018 August 11, 2018 Amphitheatre - 8pm Join Mark at the amphitheatre for an illustrated presentation about the wildlife of the park. Details about tonight's program can be found on park notice boards and the Friends of Murphys Point Park website (https://friendsofmurphyspoint.ca/).

Silver Queen Mine Open House August 12, 2018 August 12, 2018 Silver Queen Mine Trail

Hardhats supplied for this 1 km walk along the trail and into the restored Silver Queen Mine and miner's bunkhouse. Venture back in time to the early 1900s when the small-scale mica mining business was booming in eastern Ontario. Meet historical interpreters along the trail. 10 a.m. - Noon.

Silver Queen Mine Tour August 14, 2018 August 14, 2018 Lally Homestead Parking Lot

Please pre-register at the gatehouse for this limited capacity 1.5 hour guided hike down the trail and into an early 1900s mica mine. Hard hats supplied! Tour starts at 10am.

Silver Queen Mine Tour August 16, 2018 August 16, 2018 8pm at the Lally Homestead Parking Lot

Join Mark, Emma, and hopefully some evening birds, bats and moths for this special nature night hike along the Silver Queen Mine Trail. See this restored, early 1900s mica mine in a different light too! Hardhats supplied but bring a flashlight. Meet at the Lally Homestead Parking Lot. Hike starts at 8p.m. Allow 10 minutes driving time from the main campground.

BioBlitz Special - Night-time Flyers August 17, 2018 August 17, 2018 Rideau Comfort Station

Mark has added over 500 species of moths to the park list and is hoping to find more! With expert guests on-hand, join him at the Rideau Comfort Station anytime between 8:30pm and 10:00pm where he’ll go through the basics before checking out the light traps set up on site. He’ll also have a couple of bat detectors on hand to pick up the calls of these majestic nocturnal insectivores – who knows, we may even see bats coming in to feast on the moths... He’ll also go through some of the more useful resources available to amateur naturalists, including some online citizen science projects. Please bring a flashlight!

2nd Annual BioBlitz August 18, 2018 August 18, 2018 Main Beach

In celebration of OP125, we are proud to be hosting our 2nd annual BioBlitz at Murphys Point Provincial Park. Last year's event increased our park list by an incredible 240 species. This year we are again aiming high and have a series of public events originating from the 'outdoor lab', based at the Main Beach, that will cater to all tastes. Want to go birding? We've got it! Butterflies? Got that. Flowers, fish, fungi - all covered. We'll even set out to find some of our reptiles and amphibians.

Check back closer to the date for a detailed schedule and/or pick up a flyer in the park.

Evening Program August 18, 2018 August 18, 2018 Amphitheatre - 8pm Join Mark at the amphitheatre for an illustrated presentation about the wildlife of the park. Details about tonight's program can be found on park notice boards and the Friends of Murphys Point Park website (https://friendsofmurphyspoint.ca/).

Silver Queen Mine Open House August 19, 2018 August 19, 2018 Silver Queen Mine Trail

Hardhats supplied for this 1 km walk along the trail and into the restored Silver Queen Mine and miner's bunkhouse. Venture back in time to the early 1900s when the small-scale mica mining business was booming in eastern Ontario. Meet historical interpreters along the trail. 10 a.m. - Noon.

Silver Queen Mine Tour August 22, 2018 August 22, 2018 Lally Homestead Parking Lot

Please pre-register at the gatehouse for this limited capacity 1.5 hour guided hike down the trail and into an early 1900s mica mine. Hard hats supplied! Tour starts at 10am.

Silver Queen Mine Tour August 24, 2018 August 24, 2018 8pm at the Lally Homestead Parking Lot

Join Mark, Rachel, and hopefully some evening birds, bats and moths for this special nature night hike along the Silver Queen Mine Trail. See this restored, early 1900s mica mine in a different light too! Hardhats supplied but bring a flashlight. Meet at the Lally Homestead Parking Lot. Hike starts at 8p.m. Allow 10 minutes driving time from the main campground.

Evening Program August 25, 2018 August 25, 2018 Amphitheatre - 8pm Join Mark at the amphitheatre for an illustrated presentation about the wildlife of the park. Details about tonight's program can be found on park notice boards and the Friends of Murphys Point Park website (https://friendsofmurphyspoint.ca/).

Kids Program - Underwater Discovery Prowl August 25, 2018 August 25, 2018 Main Beach - 11am

What fish species live in Hogg Bay? Meet up with Peter and Emma at the Main Beach to help them in their search using nets and minnow traps. Expect to get wet!

Silver Queen Mine Open House August 26, 2018 August 26, 2018 Silver Queen Mine Trail

Hardhats supplied for this 1 km walk along the trail and into the restored Silver Queen Mine and miner's bunkhouse. Venture back in time to the early 1900s when the small-scale mica mining business was booming in eastern Ontario. Meet historical interpreters along the trail. 10 a.m. - Noon.

Silver Queen Mine Tour August 29, 2018 August 29, 2018 Lally Homestead Parking Lot

Please pre-register at the gatehouse for this limited capacity 1.5 hour guided hike down the trail and into an early 1900s mica mine. Hard hats supplied! Tour starts at 10am.

Silver Queen Mine Tour August 31, 2018 August 31, 2018 8pm at the Lally Homestead Parking Lot

Join Mark, Rachel, and hopefully some evening birds, bats and moths for this special nature night hike along the Silver Queen Mine Trail. See this restored, early 1900s mica mine in a different light too! Hardhats supplied but bring a flashlight. Meet at the Lally Homestead Parking Lot. Hike starts at 8p.m. Allow 10 minutes driving time from the main campground.

Evening Concert with David Archibald September 1, 2018 September 1, 2018 Amphitheatre - time to be confirmed.

In celebration of Ontario Parks’ 125th Anniversary, David Archibald has written five brand new songs that he will be performing during his 2018 summer tour. Don’t miss this fun, interactive concert that celebrates the rich natural and cultural heritage of Ontario!

Silver Queen Mine Open House September 2, 2018 September 2, 2018 Silver Queen Mine Trail Hardhats supplied for this 1 km walk along the trail and into the restored Silver Queen Mine and miner's bunkhouse. Venture back in time to the early 1900s when the small-scale mica mining business was booming in eastern Ontario. Meet historical interpreters along the trail. 10 a.m. - Noon.