Killbear Point Provincial Park Travel Guide

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    Sailing
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    More sunset at Killbear
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  • Morning at Killbear
    Morning at Killbear
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Killbear Point Provincial Park Things to Do

  • Lookout Trail

    Panoramic view of Georgian Bay from the lookout point of the Lookout Trail, after hiking for about half an hour. It has a great view of the Bay as the lookout is on the top of the hill, and it is also a great spot for lunch. But don't forget to take your garbage with you so that others can enjoy the park.The trail is a 3.5km loop with moderate...

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  • More sunset

    A look at the sunset from another spot on the rocks. Notice the dramatic change of colours from the previous photo. The colours were changing constantly!

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  • Another look at the rocky shore

    The same rocky shoreline in a quiet afternoon. Can't see the reflection any more as the lake became rougher.

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  • Wildlife in the park

    I've been to camping many times before, but this was the time when I saw the most wildlife, including a white tailed deer, 2 pilated woodpeckers, a patridge, and lots of chipmunks.Tip: Get out early in the morning before the sunrise for the best viewing opportunities. Don't necessarily have to go on a hiking trail. Just look carefully, be quiet and...

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  • Colourful sunset

    We watched the sunsets for two nights in a row on the rocks. No sunsets are the same. We were quite surprised of the beautiful sunset on one night, as we thought that there wasn't going to be a show because of the clouds. It was actually the clouds that brought out the colours!The best place to watch the sunset is on the rocks outside of Beaver...

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  • Magnificant scenery

    What a beautiful morning, the lake is calm like a mirror!Tip: You can't see the sunrise from the horizon on this side of Geogian Bay, so it's ok to head out after the sun rises, but you'll see the sun comes up in between the trees and the calmness of the lake.

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Killbear Point Provincial Park Restaurants

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    Pasta a la camping :-))

    Hahaha, easy and quick food! That's the way I like it when I am camping :-)) I had it real easy this time! I made the sauce for the pasta when I was home. Popped into the freezer, and just before we left for our campingtrip, I put in the icechest to take it with me. So nothing else to do than boil some water for the pasta, and letting the sauce get warm... very lazy!!! But good!

    Pasta a la camping
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Killbear Point Provincial Park Nightlife

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    Mmmmm... this is the nightlife I like. Relaxing in front of a campfire, having a nice drink, staring into the flames. And at night.... listen to the sounds of the park. I could hear the coyotes howl in the distance, and a cry of some kind bird. Sounds mixing together, mmmm, I listened to that for quite a while, until I fell back into a deep sleep.

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Killbear Point Provincial Park Local Customs

  • Moose mailbox?

    I am always in doubt what it exactly is when I see this mailbox, hahaha, is it a moose.... or what is it?

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  • Funny mailboxes

    Hahaha, it's hard to recognize... but it is a mailbox! Yep, lots of crazy and creative mailboxes around. And I looooveee this one! I enjoy spotting these crazy mailboxes, and I actually have a whole collection of them here on VT. You can find them on the travelogue of my North America page.

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  • Inuksuk

    On this picture you can see an Inuksuk. An inuksuk is a pile of stones arranged in the likeness of a human being. The Inuit People of the Artic used them for marking trails, indicating caches of food, nearby people, or helping in hunting large herds of caribou. I just love to see those Inuksuk! And I have a feeling that there are more and more of...

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Killbear Point Provincial Park Warnings and Dangers

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    Please brake for snakes!!!
    I like spotting unusual signs, and I thought this was a nice one. It did make me aware though that there are snakes in Killbear Park... eeks!!! Hahaha, but no worries though, with a little bit of common sence you don't have to worry about them. Mmmm, actually, I didn't see any :-( Would love to have seen some, hahaha, only if they are not too close to my tent though :-)
    Killbear is home to one of Ontario's few remaining populations of Eastern Massassauga Rattlesnake. These venomous snakes may be located anywhere in the park and are a protected species. The Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake is a heavy bodied snake 50-80 cm in length, and has a segmented rattle at the tip of the tail. Rattlesnakes generaly avoid human contact. When disturbed, a rattlesnake usually would attempt to escape to protective cover and may rattle its tail as a warning. If provoked, a rattlesnake may defend itself by attempting to bite. However if you maintain an appropriate distance (>2 metres) the snake will not strike. And to really ease your mine... no visitor to the Killbear park has been bitten by a rattlesnake....... so far ;-)

    Maybe I should warn you for some real dangers here : Mosquitos and black flies!!! Arghhh! Yes, they are here, and plenty of them! And believe me... they bite :-(( I used repellent, and that helped quite a bit. But I didn't use it all over... sigh... and of course these bugs knew exactly to find these uncovered spots :-( Auch!

    Killbear is also in bear country, but the chances of spotting a bear is very slim. And of course there are lots of raccoons around! So make sure to put all your food in the car and throw your garbage away, and leave nothing on the campground or in your tent.

    Please break for snakes!!!
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Killbear Point Provincial Park Tourist Traps

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    In a way Killbear felt like a tourist trap. The beaches were crowded with motorboats and speedboats. As I came here to find peace and quiet and enjoy nature, this didn't seem to correspond with my expectations of the park. But... when you get away from the beach, the peace and quiet will return. Hmmm, it is probably just what you are looking for if you like this or not.

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Killbear Point Provincial Park What to Pack

  • Protecting against mosquitos

    As you could read in my warning tip it's best to avoid being bitten by mosquitos because of the West Nile Virus. Here are some useful tips to reduce the risk of being bitten by mosquitos : Pack light coloured and long-sleeved clothing that includes long sleeved shirts or jackets, long pants, shoes, and tuck pants into socks for extra protection....

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  • What to take on a day hike

    When you go on a day hike it's good to take a few things along with you. * First of all the bug repellent (see the next tip for more info).* Sunscreen! The sun can be suprisingly strong and a sunburn is easily caught.* Water! Hahaha, when you've done a climb uphill you certainly get thirsty. So bring plenty of water for your hike. Never use the...

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Killbear Point Provincial Park Off The Beaten Path

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    The Swing Bridge has a motorized part in the middle that can rotate horizontally, allowing taller ships to cross under the bridge safely.

    We were really lucky, as the swing bridge doesn't open often. We were there when the 30,000 Cruise Ship passed by. The ship was returning to Parry Sound, a short drive from the bridge. So check the ship schedule first if you want to see the bridge open.

    The swing bridge is located south of Parry Sound. Keep going on the road along the shore. Pass a marina and you'll see the bridge on the right.

    Swing Bridge opens, allowing the ship to cross
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Killbear Point Provincial Park Sports & Outdoors

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    by mim95 Updated Sep 21, 2003

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    Any kinds of water sports can be enjoyed here in Georgian Bay. It seems to be a good place for windsurfing, and you can tell by the trees along the shore, some of which have been blown out of shape.

    Equipment: There is no canoe/kayak rental in the park. But there are a couple of places that do, they're located on the road before coming into the park.

    Jet skiing in Georgian Bay
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  • Camping with your pet

    If you want to camp with your dog(s), Killbear Point Provincial Park is a place to go. I was so pleased to find they feature a Pet Exercise Area, and even more pleased when I tried it out.It's a area of the park, which is devoted to pets. It includes quite a nice chunk of wooded areas and couple small beaches, where your dogs are allowed to run off...

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  • Red and yellow

    Hahaha, I think I should make it a quiz and find out what kind of wildflowers these are. I'll give it a try some day to find out their name. But for now I will just call them beautiful red and yellow wildflowers :-)

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  • More wildflowers

    You actually don't have to go to the provincial park to see these flowers. You can see them anywhere in this region on the side of the roads.

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