This week we’re taking a closer look at the White Birch, a species that extends across all provinces and territories of Canada except Nunavut! White Birch, also known as Paper Birch, need full sun to grow — stands of birch often arise in areas recently cleared of other vegetation. Indigenous peoples from what is now called North America have used the bark of White Birch for thousands of years. Uses include the making of canoes, baskets, containers, and wigwams. In 2018 and 2019 Algonquin canoe builder, Chuck Commanda, built birchbark canoes at Murphys Point. Are you interested in learning about how to make a canoe out of materials found within the park? Visit our the ‘Canoe Build Videos’ tab on our website to check out video footage of the 2018 canoe build, as well as updates regarding upcoming Indigenous programming at Murphys Point.
Welcome! Watch this space for upcoming activities.
MINE TOURS AND OTHER PROGRAMSYes…there will be Silver Queen Mine Tours this summer!The park is planning to have guided tours on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 10am. Sundays will feature the regular Open House at the mine (10am to noon). The first tour will be Canada Day (July 1).Registration for all guided tours will open Monday, June 27. Space is limited so you must pre-register at the gatehouse or call 613-267-5060. Registration is not required for the open houses.ALSO!Evening Programs will be Saturday nights, starting in July. The time will change based on our daylight hours.Snake Talks will be every day at 2pm outside the visitor centre, starting Canada Day.Exploration stations, prop tables, and Kids programs will be advertised the week of on our program boards.Stay tuned for a great summer!
For the latest information on COVID-19 precautions and available amenities at Murphys Point (services, facilities, attractions) during the 2022 season, be sure to check https://www.ontarioparks.com/park/murphyspoint.
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