Friends of Killbear
The Friends of Killbear is a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to enriching the outdoor experiences of visitors and campers when they come to the park. In addition we support Park Staff initiatives which result in responsible stewardship of the natural ecosystem within the Park.
The Friends of Killbear is composed of a volunteer Board of Directors, general membership, Park Staff liaison personnel and a Manager who oversees the operation of the Nature Shoppe during the camping season.
Revenue that is generated by the Friends of Killbear supports Park Research projects, Park improvement initiatives, special events, and the operating costs of the organization.
The Friends of Killbear have supported Rattlesnake and Fox snake research projects aimed at protecting these two species, made significant contributions to the construction and maintenance of the Recreational Trail and are presently working on the construction of an Activity Centre at the Day Use Beach.
Killbear Provincial Park
Located on the eastern shore of Georgian Bay, 15 kilometres north of Parry Sound Killbear is the jewel of the North. The park contains a wide variety of geographic formations from the bold granite rocks of the Canadian Shield to the sandy beaches of Kilcoursie Bay. The park contains a diverse ecological system of forests and wetlands.
Whether you want to relax on a beach, hike in the woodlands, swim in the clear waters of Georgian Bay, paddle a canoe or kayak, explore the island waterways surrounding the park or take part in one of our educational programs Killbear has something to offer all outdoor enthusiasts.