Pink Islands

Kayaking - Killarney to Killbear

Access/Launch:
Docks in Town of Killarney or Chikanishing Creek

Difficulty Level:
Guru - A long trip, often isolated and exposed. Subject to whims of weather and heavy traffic.

Length:
9 days
There's enough to explore for weeks! Likely to be wind bound at least one day. Do-able in 9 days, without wind delays. Even 12 days will leave you wanting more. But then any length is too short.
140 km

Maps/Charts:
Topo - 41 H/14, 15, 10, 8
Marine charts:
2204 Byng to Killarney
2203 Parry Sound to Byng
2202 Mink & McCoy chain
NOTE: water level forecasts for July for Lake Huron – Georgian Bay are 0.22m (8.6in) above chart datum, which is the marine chart indicated depth.

Fees:

  • provincial park fees for camping and parking apply on the northern shore of Collins Inlet (Killarney) and at Killbear point
  • parking and launch fees vary

Other:
This is rattlesnake and poison ivy territory.
The parks offer terrific interpretive programs that will put you face to face with their most treasured occupant: the eastern massasauga rattlesnake.
This area has a long and intriguing history. It's well worth taking a copy of Lynx Images' books that cover the area:
Ghosts of the Bay: The North Channel and St. Mary's River
Alone in the Night: Lighthouses of Georgian Bay
James Barry's book Georgian Bay: The Sixth Great Lake is also worth packing along.

The impact of human use is quite evident along this route. Check out the minimal impact camping page for some sorry sights and tips on how to leave a smaller mark as you travel.

Killarney Outfitters
1076 Hwy 637, KILLARNEY, Ontario. Canada, P0M 2A0
1.705.287.2828 or Canada & USA - 1.888.222.3410
Fax: 1.705.287.2691
( located just 4 minutes West of the Killarney Park main gate )
paddle@killarneyoutfitters.com
 

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