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Events

Event Name Start Date End Date Location Description
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/).

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.

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.
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.