Visitor Centre and Nature Shoppe
May
11
to Oct 27

Visitor Centre and Nature Shoppe

The Visitor Centre will be open daily May 11 to October 27. Summer hours 10am - 5 pm. Spring and fall hours 10 am - 3 pm. The Visitor Centre offers over 3000 square feet of exhibit space, focusing on the natural and cultural heritage of the park and the surrounding Georgian Bay area.

Friends of Killbear Nature Shoppe open daily from 10 am - 3 pm.

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Fall Programs
Sep
3
to Oct 26

Fall Programs

Guided hikes will be offered throughout the fall by our crazy, energetic and always informative park naturalists! These programs tell a story about the unique natural resources and human history of the park. Ojibwe language classes will also be offered at the Visitor Centre periodically through the fall.

Current calendar of events.

Held at various locations throughout the park.

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KILLBEAR'S FIRST ANNUAL SOCIAL- Renewing our Relations
Aug
21
12:00 PM12:00

KILLBEAR'S FIRST ANNUAL SOCIAL- Renewing our Relations

At the DAY USE BEACH

Join us for a cultural celebration with elders, drummer, dancers and community members from Wasauksing First Nation and Shawanaga First Nation.

Grand Entry at 12pm

Host drum: Coldwater Ojibway.

Please bring your own lawn chairs and feast bundle (plates, utensils, water bottles).

Be ready to participate in a variety of dances.

Feel free to stay for the whole event, or come for just part of the day.

 

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JAMES GORDON - SPECIAL CONCERT
Aug
16
7:30 PM19:30

JAMES GORDON - SPECIAL CONCERT

Join James on a mini provincial park tour for a family show with “lots of songs about parks and nature and all that hippy stuff”. As a talented solo singer-songwriter, who has toured relentlessly around the world and has released over forty albums, this is a show you won’t want to miss!

This event is sponsored by the Friends of Killbear. Raffle tickets and snacks will be available for sale.

At the amphitheatre.

For more information:

http://www.jamesgordon.ca/

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Jul
24
4:00 PM16:00

Zach Oliver Concert

Ontario Parks is pleased to announce a new summer concert series with singer and songwriter Zach Oliver. The 19-show tour will kick off on July 19, this year’s Healthy Parks Healthy People Day celebration, and continue until the end of August.

We invite you to spend time outdoors and take in a great musical performance this summer!

Zach Oliver is a 22-year-old British singer and songwriter, who has resided in Ontario for the past 15 years. He has been writing music since he was 10 years old and has some amazing achievements in the music industry.

Zach has toured alongside Canadian rock band The Philosopher Kings, performed at Canadian Music Week for the last 2 years, and has collaborated with several well-respected Canadian producers and songwriters.

Since the time Zach arrived in Canada at the age of nine, he’s enjoyed camping in northern Ontario every summer. “The joy and excitement of spending weekends away at Ontario Parks provides me with inspiration for many more songs and concerts to come,” says Zach.

Zach is very appreciative of Canadian family camping culture, and he wants to contribute by making camper’s experiences more memorable, whether it is a musical story, a guitar workshop or a new original tune.

Guitar workshops

As a part of the concert tour, Zach will be teaching an introductory guitar workshop before his evening performances. These workshops are designed for kids that have never played guitar before, but want to learn how to play their favourite tunes in a group setting.

Zach will have four junior guitars on hand for kids to use. If you have your own guitar, bring it with you and enjoy discovering the music outdoors!

Zach has been compared to artists like Ed Sheeran, John Mayer and Khalid. With a soulful and timeless voice, Zach draws inspiration from artists like Stevie Wonder and Amy Winehouse.

Zack now has 10 songs released on Spotify and Apple music. Check them out and join us at one of the live performances this summer.

No matter your taste in music, Zach’s performances will have a little something for everyone to enjoy. Follow Zach on Instagram @zacholivermusic or on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/zacholivermusic/

The Guitar Workshop starts at 4 pm and the concert starts at 7 pm, both will take place at the Amphitheatre.

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 Healthy Parks, Healthy People Day - Free Day Use
Jul
19
10:00 AM10:00

Healthy Parks, Healthy People Day - Free Day Use

Free day use in all Ontario Parks!

 10:00 AM—4:00 PM EVENTS TAKING PLACE AT KILLBEAR’S DAY USE BEACH

10 AM — YOGA ON THE BEACH A 45 minute session, bring water and your own mat or towel.

11 AM — TRADITIONAL NISHINAABEG STRAWBERRY AND WATER CEREMONIES Join Christine King, from our neighbouring Wasauksing First Nation community, for a morning of song and ceremonies.

12 PM — YOGA ON THE BEACH

1 PM —  GUIDED HIKE: HOW NATURE MAKES PEOPLE HEALTHY on the Twin Points Trail.

2 PM and 3 PM — GO WILD FOR ART: COOKIE CANVAS  Paint your favourite Killbear memory on a tree cookie. Space is limited for both sessions. Sign up at the Visitor Centre prior to the date.

10 AM to 4 PM — ASK THE NATURALIST Drop by and chat with naturalists, meet our scaly species at risk ambassadors and check out our Touch Table!

 

OntarioParks.com/hphp     #hphp

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Summer Programs
Jun
28
to Sep 2

Summer Programs

Evening programs, guided hikes, and children's programs are offered throughout the summer by our crazy, energetic and always informative park naturalists! Programs tell a story about the special natural resources and human history of the park and run approximately an hour in length.

Current calendar of events.

Held at various locations throughout the park.

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