Did you know that Killbear is part of a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve - internationally recognized as a special place in the world? But of course, if you've been here you already know what a special place it is.
Designated by UNESCO in 2004, the Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve (GBBR) is an area of 347,000 hectares that stretches 200 km along the eastern coast from Port Severn to the French River, in the world’s largest freshwater archipelago, also known as the 30,000 Islands.
The unique geography and geology of the area create more than 1,000 distinct habitat types which support a variety of rare species, including plants, mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians. Visitors can explore a mosaic of open waters, sheltered bays, coastal wetlands, exposed bedrock shores, sand and cobble beaches, riparian vegetation and upland forests.
Explore the Biosphere's Amazing Places
Discover the top Amazing Places of the Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve! Amazing Places are locations that take your breath away, that capture the unique beauty of this landscape.
Killbear is the perfect spot starting point, as one of the Amazing Places is Killbear's own Twin Points Trail. This trail winds through hardwood forest, across rock barrens, and heads out on lichen encrusted rocky points for a spectacular view of the entire Killbear Peninsula above the sparkling waters of Georgian Bay. The Friends of Killbear are raising funds to help make the first section of trail barrier free so everyone can enjoy this Amazing Place. Make a Donation
From Killbear, check out all of Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve's other Amazing Places!