Killbear Provincial Park

Killbear Provincial Park

Georgian Bay Gem

Georgian Bay at its best! Explore rugged, rocky shoreline mixed with numerous sand beaches amid beautiful views of windswept pines on rocky islands.

257 km From toronto
3 hours
coach bus

Ticket Prices

  • Regular rate$109
  • Students / Seniors$98
  • Children$55
  • Regular rate$78
  • Students / Seniors$71
  • Children$39

Coach seating, AC, bathroom, park day use fee included

Coming for a day trip?

Killbear is a great day trip destination - compact, yet packed with interesting natural features, iconic windswept pine and over 30 km of Georgian Bay shoreline. Your Ontario Parks day use fee is included in ticket cost.

There are four official trails.

Twin Points Trail - a 2.1km loop that will take you roughly an hour minutes to complete and takes you through different types forests and along the rocky shoreline. The trail is mostly flat, with lots of walking over red Canadian Shield. This is our favorite trail - The Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve has included the provincial park’s Twin Points trail as one of its Amazing Places

Lookout Point Trail - a 3.5km moderate hike that will take you roughly 1.5 hours to complete and offering amazing views of Georgian Bay.

Lighthouse Point Trail - a 800m loop that will take you roughly 30 to 45 minutes to complete and takes you to the tip of Killbear point.

Recreational Trail - a 6km linear trail that will take you roughly 3 hours to complete and follows the main park road from the entrance to Lighthouse Point.


What are the camping options?

Killbear has several campgrounds, though only Beaver Dams and Blind Bay Campgrounds have food lockers for car-less campers installed. If you are camping, we recommend that you book a campsite at Beaver Dams, as Blind Bay campground is over 2km away from the bus dropoff point, and should only be reserved if you are comfortable walking that distance with all your gear along the park road.

Can Parkbus offer extra stops on demand?

Unfortunately we cannot do it for many reasons, including safety, liability and our agreements with the park and our partners. However, we are constantly reviewing our operations, and if you have any suggestions or ideas, including new stops for the future, do get in touch!

Are there places to buy food / camping equipment?

There are 2 stores located just outside of Killbear Park. We do not recommend that you try to reach those stores, as they would require you walking on a park road / regional road for several km with vehicular traffic speeding by.

Is there cellphone reception in the park?

There is reception in many areas of the park, but not everywhere. Some operators, will only allow you access to emergency calls (911) in the area.

Can I bring pets on the bus?

Pets are not allowed on this route.

Are there bears? How do we hide our food overnight without a car?

There are bears in the park, although they generally avoid humans, and your chances of seeing one are extremely slim. Check out official Ontario Government publication (BearWise) on avoiding bear encounters.

The park provides Bearproof food lockers at the Beaver Dams campground comfort station and the Blind Bay campground (700 area) comfort station. These Bearproof lockers are free of charge but require a $25 refundable key deposit.

If you are not using a bearproof locker you will need to properly hang your food from a tree – 4 metres (13 feet) above the ground and 3 metres from tree limbs or trunks that can support a bear.

Leaving wildlife attractants (food, drink, compost, garbage, dog food, toiletries, dishes etc) available for wildlife could lead to a $125 fine and eviction from the park. Please note that coolers are not bearproof.

How much luggage can we bring on the bus? What about bikes?

We run 56 seater passenger buses on this route, and generally you can bring suitcases, backpacks, coolers, and other camping equipment. We allow up to 4 bikes per bus, on first-come, first-served basis where you have to call us in advance and reserve your spots.

Folding bikes, and folding/inflatable kayaks do not require pre-approval as long as they do not take more space than a large suitcase would - if you are not sure, give us a call! Regular canoes and kayaks are NOT allowed as they will not fit.

Fireworks, firewood, and firearms are NOT permitted on board or in the luggage compartment

Is there bathroom on board? Do you make a stop on the way?

There are bathrooms on board most buses. We also make a 15 min stop about half way into the journey to allow passengers a quick visit to fast food, washrooms, etc on the way.

Stops in Killbear Provincial Park (Georgian Bay)


Visitor Center

Visitor center is a great starting point to learn about park's ecology, history and ask questions from knowledgeable park staff.

Estimated Arrival
10:30 AM

04:30 PM

Pickup Locations In Toronto

34 Asquith Ave (Yonge-Bloor)

34 Asquith is located about 100 meters from Bloor-Yonge subway entrance (Yonge Street Entrance).

07:30 AM

Estimated Return
07:30 PM

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