Lots Happening at Murphys Point this Weekend!

Heritage Mica Days kicks off the season at Murphys Point with tours twice a week at the Silver Queen mine. A guided hike to the Silver Queen will be offered every Wednesday at 10 a.m., where you can go on an adventure into the mine with an experienced park interpreter. There is no cost for the guided hike but pre-registration at the park gatehouse is required.

Our self-guided Open House tours start on June 29 and run on Sunday mornings between 10 a.m. and noon throughout the summer. This summer we are excited to be introducing our Junior Mica Miner Program for children aged 6 to 10 during the Sunday morning tours. The Open House Tours give you time to explore the mine at your own pace and interact with costumed interpreters.

On Sunday evening, June 29, join us for a children’s concert at the amphitheatre at 8 p.m.! Monkey Rock Music is a fun, entertaining and creative participatory music program for young children and their adult caregivers. Their primary goal is to instill a love of creating and experiencing music that will last a lifetime. Nothing has a stronger impact on a child than enjoying an activity with the people they love. The show is an hour long and every song has the audience singing, doing actions, dancing and even up on stage playing instruments. Be part of the fun!

Don’t forget Canada Day on the beach at Murphys Point! On Tuesday, July 1st from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. (weather permitting) Heritage Mica Days will be celebrating Canada Day with a hot dog BBQ, Canada Day cake and music provided by the Richmond Ramblers Bluegrass band. We will be giving out complimentary ice cream coupons to anyone who is dressed up in red and white or in heritage costume (how about a heritage bathing suit?). Also for your enjoyment, there will be, story readings, face painting, and rope bridge building.

Canada Day Cake

Be sure to stop in at the gatehouse and purchase a park permit if you are not already camping at the park. This gives you access to park facilities for the whole day, including trails and beaches, too! Also click on the owl to see what other park programming is taking place! There is lots to do!

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