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Murphys Point

Events

Event Name Start Date End Date Location Description
Annual Bird Count May 12, 2018 May 12, 2018 Park HQ - 6am

In celebration of World Migratory Bird Day, come join us for our Annual Bird Count. Aimed at intermediate to advanced birders, we will meet at 6am at the park HQ before splitting up into teams to cover as much of the park as possible. We will likely finish mid to late morning.

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.
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.
Algonquin Wigwas Tchiman July 7, 2018 July 21, 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 21st!

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 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 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 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 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 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.

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.

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 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.