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July 2019

Huckleberry Island EcoTour

July 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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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 20 @ 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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Waterfront Walk and Brewery Tour

July 21 @ 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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Biosphere Walks – Humphrey Trails

July 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Explore the Humphrey Trails through the eyes of a naturalist! Part of the Seguin Library summer learning series. Tuesday July 23rd from 11:00am - 12:00pm.  Parking and access is located in the Village of humphrey off Seguin Place Drive, directly behind the fire hall.

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Huckleberry Island EcoTour

July 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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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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Huckleberry Island EcoTour

July 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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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 27 @ 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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Waterfront Walk and Brewery Tour

July 28 @ 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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Explore Our Shores Hike on Wreck Island

July 29 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wreck Island, Wreck Island Ontario Canada + Google Map

Rain date: Tuesday July 30th, 11am Learn about the Georgian Bay Biosphere’s State of the Bay ecosystem health report and the natural ecology around us. Bring a picnic lunch & enjoy more of this island after the hike! For more information or to volunteer contact: [email protected]

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Potawatomi Gathering 2019

July 30 - August 4
Wasauksing First Nation Ontario Canada

Wasauksing First Nation (WFN) is hosting the 26th Annual Potawatomi Gathering for the Potawatomi Nation: Citizen Potawatomi Nation, Forest County Potawatomi, Gun Lake Tribe, Pokagon Band of Potawatomi, Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi, Hannahville Indian Commu­nity, Prairie Band of Potawatomi, and Walpole Island First Nation. Join us from July 30-August 4th as we celebrate our Potawatomi culture, language, heritage and survival! Be sure to visit GBBR’s booth for information on what we do and to say hello!

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The Summer Market

July 30 @ 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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Septic Education Seminar

July 30 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ojibway Club Pointe au Baril, Ontario Canada
Free

Learn the Do's and Don'ts of septic care and how your sewage affects the environment. Hear what the Township activities are to promote septic smart approaches to help protect Georgian Bay and be septic smart! Located at the Ojibway Club Lounge in Pointe au Baril. Please note that this venue is accessible by boat only.

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Huckleberry Island EcoTour

July 31 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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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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August 2019

Bees, Birds, and Brewery Tour

August 1 @ 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

August 1 @ 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

August 2 @ 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

August 3 @ 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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Waterfront Walk and Brewery Tour

August 4 @ 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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A Guided Kayak Trip on the French and Pickerel Rivers

August 5 - August 9

** THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT** Join Biosphere guides to kayak the Pickerel and French River outlets and explore an ecological gem within the biosphere reserve. Geologically, glacial melt waters have carved wondrous formations in the rock. Learn about the role of coastal wetlands and biodiversity, cultural harvests and trade routes and see how this ecosystem responds to the recent forest fire. The myriad islands of the French River delta are a delight to paddle and entertain a desire…

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Wreck Island EcoTour

August 5 @ 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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Huckleberry Island EcoTour

August 7 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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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

August 8 @ 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

August 8 @ 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…

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Huckleberry Island EcoTour

August 9 @ 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

August 10 @ 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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