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Event Name Start Date End Date Location Description
Night-time Flyers May 26, 2018 May 26, 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 8:30 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!

Night-time Flyers June 9, 2018 June 9, 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 8:45 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!

Night-time Flyers June 16, 2018 June 16, 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!

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.

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.

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. 
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.

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 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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!