28 August 2014

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Killarney

Killarney

You’ll find this quaint little village nestled at the base of the La Cloche mountain range. Originally built as a fur trading post, Killarney has evolved through the years from fur trading to fishing village, then moving on to logging before finding its niche in tourism. The town has retained its fishing heritage and reminds many visitors of a picturesque maritime fishing village, complete with two lighthouses to guide boat traffic.

Located on Georgian Bay at the entrance to the famous North Channel, Killarney is part of a world renowned cruising and sailing destination, which draws sailors from all over the world.

Known as the “Crown Jewel” of the Ontario Parks, Killarney Provincial Park draws outdoor enthusiasts from far and wide. White quartzite hills and dark inland lakes contrast with the beauty of the pink smooth rocks and wind swept pines. The landscape served to inspire members of the Group of Seven. Daytrippers paddle or hike the nearby trails, while others venture to the interior for a wilderness experience they won’t soon forget. Hike the Silhouette Trail, a 100 km 7-10 day adventure, trek to silver peak for a view over the countryside, or paddle the many lakes that make up this beautiful park.

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