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July 2019

Explore Our Shores Hike on Wreck Island

July 30 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wreck Island, Wreck Island Ontario Canada + Google Map

UPDATE: DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER, WE WILL BE USING THE RAIN DATE TUESDAY JULY 30 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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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
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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

August 3 @ 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

August 4 @ 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

Click here to buy your tickets for the Waterfront Walk & Brewery Tour! 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…

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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.…

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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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Biosphere Walks – School House Trail

August 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Schoolhouse Trail, Violet Dr
Port Severn, Ontario Canada

Explore the School House 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. All are welcome! $10 donation is appreciated. Parking and access is located at the end of Violet Drive in Port Severn, Ontario.  

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Waterfront Walk and Brewery Tour

August 11 @ 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

Click here to buy your tickets for the Waterfront Walk & Brewery Tour! 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…

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The Summer Market

August 13 @ 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

August 14 @ 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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Huckleberry Island EcoTour

August 16 @ 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 17 @ 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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Biosphere Walks – Carling Rec Trail

August 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Carling Community Centre, 2 West Carling Bay Road
Nobel, Ontario P0G 1G0 Canada

Join the Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve and the West Carling Association as we walk the Carling Recreational Trail. Suitable for all ages. All are welcome! Walk topics will include plants, birds, local wildlife, and what these species are doing as they start to prepare for the coming season. Meet at the Carling Community Centre on August 17th, 2019, from 10am - 11am. In partnership with the West Carling Association.

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Waterfront Walk and Brewery Tour

August 18 @ 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

Click here to buy your tickets for the Waterfront Walk & Brewery Tour! 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…

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

August 19 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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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

August 21 @ 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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