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June 2019

Huckleberry Island EcoTour

June 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Island Queen Cruise, 9 Bay Street
Parry Sound, Ontario P2A 1S4 Canada

All aboard the 40-passenger Islander for a short 45 minute boat ride to Huckleberry Island, one of the most beautiful islands in the area, where passengers will get off the ship, stroll over the rocks and explore the shoreline!  A naturalist from the Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve will join each tour to lead a guided walk and answer questions.  The walk will end at a secluded and shallow beach area so bring your swimsuit for a quick dip!  Passengers will…

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Parry Sound Waterfront Farmers Market

June 29 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, repeating until August 31, 2019

11 BAY STREET, PARRY SOUND, ON, 11 BAY STREET
Parry Sound, Ontario Canada

Visit our GBBR booth at the Summer Waterfront Farmers' Market to learn more about our environment, wildlife, what we do, and our summer events! Of course we will also have our Biosphere swag for sale! 2019 Season: June 22 - Aug. 31 9am - 2pm, Every Saturday

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Canada Day Festival – Honey Harbour

June 29 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Honey Harbour Park, 2587 Honey Harbour Rd
Honey Harbour, Ontario P0E 1EO Canada

GBBR will have a booth at the Honey Harbour Canada Day Festival!  Visit us to learn more about who we are, what we do, to answer your wildlife questions, and meet our summer turtle ambassador! Location: Honey Harbour Park Landing

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Waterfront Walk and Brewery Tour

June 30 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until August 25, 2019

Trestle Brewing Company, 9 Great North Road
Parry Sound, Ontario P2A 2X8 Canada
$20

Drink craft beer and explore our beautiful waterfront! You will walk along the Parry Sound waterfront fitness trail with a professional guide while learning about the UNESCO Georgian Bay Biosphere, the history of the waterfront and local wildlife. The walk will finish at Trestle Brewing Company where you will go on a brewery tour learning about the process of making all-natural craft beer. Your afternoon will conclude by sampling a flight of four Trestle beers! All tours include: An enthusiastic and…

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July 2019

Wreck Island EcoTour

July 1 @ 12:45 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on August 5, 2019 at 12:45 pm

One event on September 2, 2019 at 12:45 pm

Island Queen Cruise, 9 Bay Street
Parry Sound, Ontario P2A 1S4 Canada

Enjoy a 75 minute boat ride through the picturesque islands of the South Channel and the Sans Souci area of Georgian Bay to historic Wreck Island!  Wreck Island is believed to be the final resting place of the Waubuno, a 120′ sidewheel steamer, which sank in a November 1879 snow storm.  The island is also in the heart of the Massasauga Provincial Park and one of the last of the “outer islands” before boaters and campers reach the open waters…

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The Summer Market

July 2 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 9:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until August 31, 2019

Market Square, 27 Mary Street
Parry Sound, Ontario P2A 1E3 Canada

The Summer Market features original designs and handmade gifts of local artists and craftspeople. From toys, to jewelry, ceramics, clothing and art, this is the perfect time to pick up an excellent handcrafted gift. Be sure to visit GBBR's booth at the market to learn more about what we do, upcoming events, wildlife and environmental information, and meet our summer Snapping Turtle ambassador!

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Huckleberry Island EcoTour

July 3 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 31, 2019

Island Queen Cruise, 9 Bay Street
Parry Sound, Ontario P2A 1S4 Canada

All aboard the 40-passenger Islander for a short 45 minute boat ride to Huckleberry Island, one of the most beautiful islands in the area, where passengers will get off the ship, stroll over the rocks and explore the shoreline!  A naturalist from the Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve will join each tour to lead a guided walk and answer questions.  The walk will end at a secluded and shallow beach area so bring your swimsuit for a quick dip!  Passengers will…

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Bees, Birds, and Brewery Tour

July 4 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on July 11, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on August 1, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on August 8, 2019 at 10:00 am

Canadore College, 1 College Drive
Parry Sound, Ontario Canada
$60

Bees: Peter, a seasoned beekeeper, will lead you through a session about honeybees, a hands-on visit to the apiary, and sampling of delicious honey. Birds: Learn about the species within the UNESCO biosphere reserve with a local biologist. We provide binoculars for you to spot a variety of birds, small mammals, and turtles at the forest and wetland next to the Apiary. Learn about the world’s largest freshwater archipelago, known as the “30,000 Islands” before your visit to the brewery.…

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The Birds and Bees of the Biosphere

July 4 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on July 11, 2019 at 1:00 pm

One event on August 1, 2019 at 1:00 pm

One event on August 8, 2019 at 1:00 pm

Canadore College, 1 College Drive
Parry Sound, Ontario Canada
$40

Come out and explore the birds and the bees of the Biosphere at the Parry Sound Community Apiary and surrounding area! First we will begin with Peter, a seasoned beekeeper, who will lead you through a session about honeybees, a hands-on visit to the apiary, and sampling of delicious honey produced by the bees on site. Next, we will explore the surrounding forest and wetland to learn about the species within the UNESCO biosphere reserve with a local biologist. We…

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Huckleberry Island EcoTour

July 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday, repeating until August 31, 2019

Island Queen Cruise, 9 Bay Street
Parry Sound, Ontario P2A 1S4 Canada

All aboard the 40-passenger Islander for a short 45 minute boat ride to Huckleberry Island, one of the most beautiful islands in the area, where passengers will get off the ship, stroll over the rocks and explore the shoreline!  A naturalist from the Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve will join each tour to lead a guided walk and answer questions.  The walk will end at a secluded and shallow beach area so bring your swimsuit for a quick dip!  Passengers will…

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French River Pow Wow

July 5 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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One event on July 6, 2019 at 12:00 pm

French River Visitor Centre, 20526 Trans-Canada Hwy 69
Alban, Ontario P0M1A0 Canada

French River Pow Wow 2019 HOSTED by French River Visitor Centre, First Nation & Aboriginal Advisory Committee Be sure to visit GBBR’s booth for information on what we do and to say hello!  

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Parry Sound Waterfront Farmers Market

July 6 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, repeating until August 31, 2019

11 BAY STREET, PARRY SOUND, ON, 11 BAY STREET
Parry Sound, Ontario Canada

Visit our GBBR booth at the Summer Waterfront Farmers' Market to learn more about our environment, wildlife, what we do, and our summer events! Of course we will also have our Biosphere swag for sale! 2019 Season: June 22 - Aug. 31 9am - 2pm, Every Saturday

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French River Pow Wow

July 6 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on July 6, 2019 at 12:00 pm

French River Visitor Centre, 20526 Trans-Canada Hwy 69
Alban, Ontario P0M1A0 Canada

French River Pow Wow 2019 HOSTED by French River Visitor Centre, First Nation & Aboriginal Advisory Committee Be sure to visit GBBR’s booth for information on what we do and to say hello!  

Find out more »

Waterfront Walk and Brewery Tour

July 7 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until August 25, 2019

Trestle Brewing Company, 9 Great North Road
Parry Sound, Ontario P2A 2X8 Canada
$20

Drink craft beer and explore our beautiful waterfront! You will walk along the Parry Sound waterfront fitness trail with a professional guide while learning about the UNESCO Georgian Bay Biosphere, the history of the waterfront and local wildlife. The walk will finish at Trestle Brewing Company where you will go on a brewery tour learning about the process of making all-natural craft beer. Your afternoon will conclude by sampling a flight of four Trestle beers! All tours include: An enthusiastic and…

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Paint the Trestle – Bridges, Beer and art in the Biosphere

July 8 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on July 15, 2019 at 1:00 pm

One event on August 12, 2019 at 1:00 pm

One event on August 19, 2019 at 1:00 pm

Trestle Brewing Company, 9 Great North Road
Parry Sound, Ontario P2A 2X8 Canada
$90

Your afternoon adventure in Parry Sound on Georgian Bay starts with a visit to Trestle Brewing Company for lunch and one of their locally crafted beers on the patio overlooking the Seguin River. Enjoy Trestle’s Northern Board featuring high-quality local products, or choose another menu item yourself from their gastro-inspired menu. After lunch, you’ll be met by a guide from the UNESCO Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve who will accompany you on a short walking tour from the brewery across the Seguin River…

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Huckleberry Island EcoTour

July 10 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 31, 2019

Island Queen Cruise, 9 Bay Street
Parry Sound, Ontario P2A 1S4 Canada

All aboard the 40-passenger Islander for a short 45 minute boat ride to Huckleberry Island, one of the most beautiful islands in the area, where passengers will get off the ship, stroll over the rocks and explore the shoreline!  A naturalist from the Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve will join each tour to lead a guided walk and answer questions.  The walk will end at a secluded and shallow beach area so bring your swimsuit for a quick dip!  Passengers will…

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Bees, Birds, and Brewery Tour

July 11 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on July 11, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on August 1, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on August 8, 2019 at 10:00 am

Canadore College, 1 College Drive
Parry Sound, Ontario Canada
$60

Bees: Peter, a seasoned beekeeper, will lead you through a session about honeybees, a hands-on visit to the apiary, and sampling of delicious honey. Birds: Learn about the species within the UNESCO biosphere reserve with a local biologist. We provide binoculars for you to spot a variety of birds, small mammals, and turtles at the forest and wetland next to the Apiary. Learn about the world’s largest freshwater archipelago, known as the “30,000 Islands” before your visit to the brewery.…

Find out more »

The Birds and Bees of the Biosphere

July 11 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on July 11, 2019 at 1:00 pm

One event on August 1, 2019 at 1:00 pm

One event on August 8, 2019 at 1:00 pm

Canadore College, 1 College Drive
Parry Sound, Ontario Canada
$40

Come out and explore the birds and the bees of the Biosphere at the Parry Sound Community Apiary and surrounding area! First we will begin with Peter, a seasoned beekeeper, who will lead you through a session about honeybees, a hands-on visit to the apiary, and sampling of delicious honey produced by the bees on site. Next, we will explore the surrounding forest and wetland to learn about the species within the UNESCO biosphere reserve with a local biologist. We…

Find out more »

Huckleberry Island EcoTour

July 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday, repeating until August 31, 2019

Island Queen Cruise, 9 Bay Street
Parry Sound, Ontario P2A 1S4 Canada

All aboard the 40-passenger Islander for a short 45 minute boat ride to Huckleberry Island, one of the most beautiful islands in the area, where passengers will get off the ship, stroll over the rocks and explore the shoreline!  A naturalist from the Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve will join each tour to lead a guided walk and answer questions.  The walk will end at a secluded and shallow beach area so bring your swimsuit for a quick dip!  Passengers will…

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Parry Sound Waterfront Farmers Market

July 13 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, repeating until August 31, 2019

11 BAY STREET, PARRY SOUND, ON, 11 BAY STREET
Parry Sound, Ontario Canada

Visit our GBBR booth at the Summer Waterfront Farmers' Market to learn more about our environment, wildlife, what we do, and our summer events! Of course we will also have our Biosphere swag for sale! 2019 Season: June 22 - Aug. 31 9am - 2pm, Every Saturday

Find out more »

Waterfront Walk and Brewery Tour

July 14 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until August 25, 2019

Trestle Brewing Company, 9 Great North Road
Parry Sound, Ontario P2A 2X8 Canada
$20

Drink craft beer and explore our beautiful waterfront! You will walk along the Parry Sound waterfront fitness trail with a professional guide while learning about the UNESCO Georgian Bay Biosphere, the history of the waterfront and local wildlife. The walk will finish at Trestle Brewing Company where you will go on a brewery tour learning about the process of making all-natural craft beer. Your afternoon will conclude by sampling a flight of four Trestle beers! All tours include: An enthusiastic and…

Find out more »

Paint the Trestle – Bridges, Beer and art in the Biosphere

July 15 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on July 15, 2019 at 1:00 pm

One event on August 12, 2019 at 1:00 pm

One event on August 19, 2019 at 1:00 pm

Trestle Brewing Company, 9 Great North Road
Parry Sound, Ontario P2A 2X8 Canada
$90

Your afternoon adventure in Parry Sound on Georgian Bay starts with a visit to Trestle Brewing Company for lunch and one of their locally crafted beers on the patio overlooking the Seguin River. Enjoy Trestle’s Northern Board featuring high-quality local products, or choose another menu item yourself from their gastro-inspired menu. After lunch, you’ll be met by a guide from the UNESCO Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve who will accompany you on a short walking tour from the brewery across the Seguin River…

Find out more »

The Summer Market

July 16 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 9:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until August 31, 2019

Market Square, 27 Mary Street
Parry Sound, Ontario P2A 1E3 Canada

The Summer Market features original designs and handmade gifts of local artists and craftspeople. From toys, to jewelry, ceramics, clothing and art, this is the perfect time to pick up an excellent handcrafted gift. Be sure to visit GBBR's booth at the market to learn more about what we do, upcoming events, wildlife and environmental information, and meet our summer Snapping Turtle ambassador!

Find out more »

Huckleberry Island EcoTour

July 17 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 31, 2019

Island Queen Cruise, 9 Bay Street
Parry Sound, Ontario P2A 1S4 Canada

All aboard the 40-passenger Islander for a short 45 minute boat ride to Huckleberry Island, one of the most beautiful islands in the area, where passengers will get off the ship, stroll over the rocks and explore the shoreline!  A naturalist from the Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve will join each tour to lead a guided walk and answer questions.  The walk will end at a secluded and shallow beach area so bring your swimsuit for a quick dip!  Passengers will…

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Biosphere Walks – McKellar Balsam Trail

July 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Explore the Balsam Trail through the eyes of a naturalist! GBBR staff will lead this hike and talk about a range of topics including: plants, birds, amphibians and reptiles, butterflies and other local wildlife. Thursday, July 18 from 10am-12pm. Parking and access is located at the McKellar library.

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