Group Hike at Killbear Provincial Park
georgian bay, rugged beauty, windswept pines
August 31, 2019
Come be part of the buzz with ActiveDays’ trip to this beautiful destination. Explore picturesque views of smooth rock shorelines and windswept pines!
Parkbus and ActiveDays are excited invite you to our newest destination. Killbear is situated on Georgian Bay and is known for its gorgeous scenery. Imagine blue lakes, tall pines and hills of exposed rock. This will be a long but epic day— are you up for the challenge?
Spend the morning hiking the scenic trails and end the day at Georgian Bay climbing the rocks and hanging out along the picturesque beaches.
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 one to two hours 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 favourite 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 offers 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.
*Please make sure to select August 31 when booking*
Students / Seniors.......86$
Includes coach bus park fees and guided hike!
**Please indicate when booking that you are coming with ActiveDays**
Only August 31 is an ActiveDays Trip
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 Ave close to Yonge and Bloor subway
8:05am - Pick-up at Major Mackenzie and Hwy 400 Park and Ride
10:00am - Drop off other passengers at GBI
11:00am - Arrive at the visitors’ centre and 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
4:00pm - Depart from Killbear Visitors centre
7:40pm - Estimated return to Asquith Ave
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- 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!