Fishing

 

A fisherman’s dream come true. The clean and pristine waters of TYSON LAKE are filled with bass, pike and lake trout. Fish off the dock or rent one of our boats to catch the fish of the day. You will need a valid Ontario fishing license http://mnr.gov.on.ca/en/Business/LetsFish

 

 

 

Wildlife Eco Excursions

 

Our eco excursions are designed to create as little impact on the environment as possible. Our goal is to show you the ‘Killarney visitors never get a chance to see’. We aim to ensure that our connection to nature is maintained, sustained and flourishes within. We customize each package geared to you and your family’s desires. The tour will take you through  back country, down rivers and creeks where you may see, our cousin, the beaver building a damn, an otter at play or maybe even a moose or deer foraging in the forest or having a drink from the river.   

 

 

 

Vacation Retreats

 

Come and enjoy the splendor of September with a Yoga vacation retreat. We offer 3 Day/2 Night and 5 Day/4 Night retreats. You can experience yoga for the first time or advance your yoga practice. We combine craniosacral workshops, meditation, silent sunrise canoe and kayak, aboriginal customs and studies, music, campfires, rest and relaxation. Come and experience the Stillness.

 

 

 

Canoes/Kayaks

 

Canoe or kayak Tyson Lake, Wolf Creek, Spoon Lake and several other waterways. We have a variety of boats for rent at a special rate if you are lodging with us. Call for details, availability and to reserve.

 

 

 

Hiking

 

A 15 minute car ride takes you into Killarney Provincial Park. Whether early morning or mid afternoon, on your own or with our guide, Killarney has some of the most beautiful land ever seen.  Artists and poets alike have come to be inspired.

 

The park offers (9) day hiking trails, from moderate to difficult. The La Cloche-Silhouette Trail is the only backpacking trail, taking 7-10 days to complete the 80K loop. This trail is dedicated to the memory of Franklin Carmichael (1890-1945), one of the Group of Seven artists.

 

Granite Ridge Trail: Approximately 1 - 1.5 hours - Beautiful views of Georgian Bay, Manitoulin Island, La Cloche mountain range.

 

Cranberry Bog: Approximately 2.5 – 3.5 hours. A beautiful hike through bogs and marshes. Great area for bird watching and photography.

 

Chikanishing: Approximately 1.5 – 2.5 hours – Follows the pink granite shoreline of Georgian Bay with views of Collins Inlet and Phillip Edward Island.

 

Tar Vat Bay: Approximately 2-3 hours – Can be combined with the Lighthouse Trail

 

Lighthouse Trail: Approximately 2-3.5 hours. Can be combined with the Tar Vat Bay Trail

 

Silver Peak: Approximately 6-8 hours. Highest peak in the park 1770’ (540m). Paddle by canoe and then hike to one of the best views in Killarney.

 

The Crack: Approximately 4-5.5 hours. Last hour is a difficult climb over boulders to reach the ridge. Beautiful vista of crystal blue lakes and white granite mountain ranges.

 

George Island: Approximately 3-4.5 hours. Ferry service to the trailhead is required. Beautiful vistas of the Bay and the La Cloche mountain range.

 

Lake of the Woods: Approximately 2-2.5 hours. Trail passes through old growth forest. This trail is the newest hiking trail in the park.

 

La Cloche Silhouette Trail: Approximately 7-10 days. Backpacking trail.

 

 

 

Complementary and Alternative Healing Modalities

 

We offer private sessions in the following modalities:

 

Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy (BCST) is a gentle, non-invasive, hands-on-healing modality for the whole body. This healing practice is focused on supporting the health in the body, especially the nervous system. The intention of BCST is to facilitate and enhance the body’s own self-healing and self-regulating capabilities. A BCST session can relieve the pain of injuries, headaches, depression and trauma of all kinds. For more information about this modality please visit https://www.craniosacraltherapy.org

 

Reiki was developed in 1922 by Japanese Buddhist Mikao Usui.  It is a hands-on-healing practice used to promote balance throughout the human system. It is transference of universal healing energy through the palms of the practitioner. Reiki is non-invasive and non - manipulative working with the subtle vibrational field of the client. 

 

Polarity Therapy was developed by Randolph Stone, DO, DC, ND (1890-1981). He dedicated his 60 year medical career to researching energy in the healing arts.  Polarity Therapy involves balancing the flow of energy in the body.  It is a comprehensive health system involving bodywork, diet, exercise and self-awareness. For more information about this modality please visit http://www.polaritytherapy.org

 

 

 

Family Gatherings/Reunions/Celebrations

 

We love to celebrate at Avalon Eco Resort and what better place to have a family gathering, a reunion of friends, family, school chums or to have an event. Whatever the reason for your celebration, we will endeavor to accommodate your group. A great place for enthusiasts that love to be in nature and embrace the outdoors.  

 

 

 

Photography

 

Whether you take photo’s for the love of the hobby or you are a professional photographer, Killarney is the place to shoot, offering spectacular landscape views for your camera, memories and portfolio. So grab your cameras and take images that will tell stories for years to come. We offer customized packages for photography clubs holding special events, field trips and workshops.   

 

 

 

Writing Workshops

 

 

Writers and Poets ignite your imagination and creativity with the beauty that surrounds you in Killarney. Peaceful, tranquil and secluded; some of the ingredients needed for writing your novel, memoirs or poems. We invite writing groups to Avalon Eco Resort to expand your connections in the literary world and hone your skills. Seminars also include opportunities to read your work to other writers, learn about the publishing industry and get over writer’s block.


 

 

 

Artists

 

The breathtaking beauty of Killarney has inspired artists from around the world, most notably the work of the Group of Seven - http://www.groupofsevenart.com Majestic white granite cliffs,  blue sparkling lakes, pink granite shoreline of Georgian Bay and soaring red and white pines await the artists palette. Each season offers a different beauty from wildflowers in spring to the blazing colours in fall. 


Killarney Provincial Park offers art-in-the-park and artist-in-residence programs during the season. There is 645 square kilometers of wilderness landscape, along with scenic views of Tyson Lake and Wolf Creek.


Let the “drawer” in you emerge and find your own unique way of expressing yourself on canvas.

 

 http://pierreajsabourin.wordpress.com

 

 

 

Bird Watching

 

Killarney offers miles and miles of wilderness for a field trip for you and your family or group to enjoy bird watching.  Or why not have a bird festival; new birders teamed with experienced birders, organized, fun and you get to great birding spots. And not to mention the benefits of meeting new people, sharing information and honing your birding skills. Who could resist the scenic beauty of the La Cloche mountain range and the song of the birds. June is a great month to go birding.  It’s breeding season for most so they’re easier to identify with their bright breeding plumage and of course another good time is during the spring and fall migration. To name just a few we have robins, bluebirds, red-winged black birds, goldfinches, humming birds, a variety of woodpeckers, eagles, loons and the great blue herons. We know there are more varieties of birds, here in Killarney, but we need your  help identifying the birds we see. 

 

You can join the staff at Killarney Provincial Park http://www.ontarioparks.com/birding when they undertake their annual bird count in December and their spring and summer loon count.

 

Let Avalon Eco Resort host your next Birding Festival. Find a birder to go bird watching!

 


Greater Sudbury

 

Local Attraction:


Greater Sudbury offers Science North and Dynamic Earth for your enjoyment.

http://sciencenorth.ca/
http://sciencenorth.ca/dynamic-earth/