The trail will guide you through forests and rock barrens, leading you to a hidden beach between rocky points overlooking Killbear Peninsula. The shoreline’s smooth rocks are the perfect spot to sit and enjoy the sounds and sights of Georgian Bay. An interpretative guide is available at the trailhead to learn more about the geology of the area.

The colourful forest includes, red maple, white pine, red oak, yellow and white birch. From spring to autumn, the ground cover is constantly changing trillium, moccasin flower, blue- beaded lily, bristly sarsaparilla, golden rod and aster.

With the variety of habitats, avid bird watchers will enjoy a hike along the trail. Warblers concentrate in the forested areas, birds such as brown thrasher and eastern towhee favour the rock barrens, while waterbirds can be spotted along the shoreline. The massasauga rattlesnake is as much a part of the Killbear landscape as the rocky shoreline. They are a threatened species and are increasingly rare, largely due to road mortality. To assist with research efforts, please let staff know if you see a rattlesnake. Remember to stay at least 2 metres away from the snake.

The Anishinaabek called this peninsula Mko-neyaash (which translates to Bear Point). Black bears readily swim the narrow gap from present day Lighthouse Point to Wasauksing (Parry Island).  When Europeans arrived, they began to refer to the peninsula as Killbear Point rather than Bear Point.


Take the time to visit the other outstanding features in the park such as Lighthouse Point trail, Lookout Point trail, Harold Point rocks and the award winning visitor centre.

Learn about a couple of species at risk in this area.


 35 Killbear Park Road
Nobel, ON P0G 1G0

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Things to Do Here

Cross Country Ski




Mountain Bike



Trail Run

Getting Here

Local Resources

Explore this amazing place with help from local resources:

Killbear Provincial Park

You will love the kilometres of rugged, rocky shoreline mixed with numerous sand beaches, beautiful views of windswept pines on rocky islands. Explore Walk the 6 km recreational trail for hiking and biking.

Friends of Killbear Provincial Park

We enhance your Killbear experience and help protect what makes Killbear special. Join the Friends of Killbear.


Species at Risk in the Spotlight

Little Brown Bat

Once the most common bat species in Canada, this small bat is now endangered because of an introduced disease.

Report your sightings of this threatened critter.

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Massasauga Rattlesnake

Massasauga rattlesnakes are Ontario’s only venomous snake, and although its venom is potent, this is a small snake with small fangs and a limited amount of venom. Snake bites are rare and readily prevented by wearing proper footwear. If you see or hear a rattlesnake, simply leave it alone! If you give the snake room it will retreat.

For more information on how to prevent and treat rattlesnake bites – Snake Safety Tips.

Report your sightings of this threatened critter.

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