Group Hike at Killbear Provincial Park
explore parkbus’ newest destination
Sunday may 19, 2019
Come be part of the very first ActiveDays trip to this beautiful destination, with picturesque views of rugged shorelines and windswept pines!
Parkbus and ActiveDays are excited to add a new, gorgeous destination to our repertoire this year and we invite YOU to come on the very first exploratory mission. Killbear is situated on Georgian Bay and is known for its gorgeous scenery. Imagine blue lakes, tall pines and hills of granite.
This is an adventure to discover the trails of the new territory together. Because this is a new location we are not charging extra for the guided hike component- instead this ActiveDays trip costs the same as the Parkbus Shuttle.
This will be a long but epic day— are you up for the challenge?
Killbear Provincial Park:
Killbear is a great day trip destination - compact, yet packed with interesting natural features, iconic windswept pine and over 30 km of Georgian Bay shoreline. Your Ontario Parks day use fee is included in ticket cost.
There are four official trails.
Twin Points Trail - a 2.1km loop that will take you roughly an hour minutes to complete and takes you through different types forests and along the rocky shoreline. The trail is mostly flat, with lots of walking over red Canadian Shield. This is our favorite trail - The Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve has included the provincial park’s Twin Points trail as one of its Amazing Places
Lookout Point Trail - a 3.5km moderate hike that will take you roughly 1.5 hours to complete and offering amazing views of Georgian Bay.
Lighthouse Point Trail - a 800m loop that will take you roughly 30 to 45 minutes to complete and takes you to the tip of Killbear point.
Recreational Trail - a 6km linear trail that will take you roughly 3 hours to complete and follows the main park road from the entrance to Lighthouse Point.
*When registering please mention you are joining with ActiveDays in the comments*
Students / Seniors.......86$
Includes coach bus park fees and guided hike!
*when registering please mention you’re coming with ActiveDays in the comments*
THIS ACTIVEDAYS TRIP IS ORGANIZED BY THE ACTIVEDAYS COMMUNITY. SEE ALL ACTIVEDAYS TRIPS AND JOIN US VIA OUR FACEBOOK GROUP!
7:30am: Pick-up at 34 Asquith close to Yonge and Bloor subway
8:05am: Pick-up at Major Mackenzie and Hwy 400 Park and Ride
9:30am: Drop off passengers heading to Georgian Bay Islands at Honey Harbour
11:00am: Arrive and meet with park staff. We’ll be getting maps, directions and local intel to plan our route together.
11:15am: Start hiking!
1:00pm: Lunch break (Lunch is not included. Please pack a lunch and water for yourself)
1:30pm - 4:00pm More exploration, beaches,
4:10pm: Depart from Killbear Visitors centre
7:40pm: estimated return downtown
WHAT TO BRING
LUNCH! and snacks. Please make sure to bring something that you can eat on the side of the trail.
Water (at least 1.5L)
Hat, Bugspray, Sunscreen
Weather appropriate clothing- As we know, springtime in Canada can be all over the place. Please keep an eye on the weather and be prepared for a nice warm day or a slightly chilly rainy one, or both!
Good footwear for hiking
Bathing suit and Towel (optional)
Whatever else you need to have fun on the trail :)
WHAT TO EXPECT WITH ACTIVEDAYS
To us, facilitating this event is about creating an environment that you can engage with in your own way. This is your experience and everyone has their own relationship with the outdoors and their bodies. We want to meet you where you are at — you can take part in the hike, or wander off on your own adventure.
Active Days is also a community. This is an inclusive space to meet new people, share stories and have fun! To us, there is no better place to get to know someone than the outdoors. We all share a desire to get out, explore and move.
All ActiveDays participants are required to sign a waiver. We will bring printed copies of the waiver to sign on the bus. You can find a digital copy of a sample waiver HERE
Meet Your Guide
Carly Joynt is the Toronto Coordinator of Active Days Program. She is a passionate mentor who loves connecting people with nature through the senses! Carly's favourite Parkbus route is to see the waterfalls of the Dundas Valley and her most memorable nature moment was tracking a Great Horned owl through a cedar forest!