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Avalon Eco Resort

Avalon Eco Resort

In 2017, we moved to Killarney with our 2 month old daughter, our 2 year old dog and started our new adventure without Hydro One. Avalon Eco Resort is an off-the-grid resort powered by the wind & sun. So, it has been an interesting first year.

Avalon Eco Resort provides a great home base for vacationers visiting the Killarney area and the Killarney Provincial Park. Avalon Eco Resort is located on Tyson Lake which offers great paddling, exploring and fishing adventures. See our promotional video to view different aspects of our resort!

Killarney, Ontario

Killarney Ontario

The area was first settled in 1820 by French Canadian fur trader Etienne Augustin de Lamorandiere and his Anishinaabe wife Josephte Saisaigonokwe. A trading post was established and called Shebahonaning, and Ojibway name, meaning canoe passage. There are no historical details when the name of the town changed to Killarney. Hwy 637, connecting to Hwy 69, was constructed in 1961/62. The road officially opened July 20, 1962. Prior to its construction, the community relied primarily on water transportation via Georgian Bay and the North Channel (Lake Huron). The town is also served by the small Killarney airport.

 

Killarney Provincial Park

Killarney Provincial Park

In 1959 the Killarney Park area was set as a wilderness preserve. In 1964, with the help of lobbying efforts by the Group of Seven, 4,000 square miles (10,000 km2) of Georgian Bay shoreline were set aside as a wilderness reserve and Killarney became a provincial park. The area showcases the wild Georgian Bay Coasts of pink granite, the La Cloche Mountain range with white quartzite and over 50 clear, sapphire lakes. Learn more about Killarney Provincial Park