Sitting out on Killbear's rocky points, you are enveloped by the warmth of the sun and the warmth of the rock beneath you. The combination of Killbear's rocks, trees, and water are what draw visitors back year after year.
Did you know?
- Killbear's rocks of today were once buried deep under a mountain range called the Grenville Mountains, which rivaled today's Himalayas in size.
- Killbear's predominant rock type is gneiss (pronounced "nice") not granite.
- Signs that the glaciers scoured Killbear, are impressed on its rocks and you can learn how to read them.
To learn more read about Killbear's rocks:
- "Parry Sound: Canadian Shield and glacier-sculpted gneiss in cottage country," by Natural Resources Canada and Ontario Geological Survey 2015, GeoTours Northern Ontario. The Parry Sound GeoTour tells the geological stories of this region through a description of the scenery and geology of one of its most popular sites, Killbear Provincial Park.
- "A Little Natural History of the Northern Georgian Bay," by G.M. Courtin, Professor Emeritus, Department of Biology, Laurentian University