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PostPosted: March 31st, 2019, 7:59 am 
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Last spring, my son Brad and I circumnavigated Philip Edward Island, located in northern Georgian Bay, just south of Killarney Provincial Park. The route is about 50 km. more or less, depending on how much you alter your course as you zig-zag among the wind swept islands that dot the south coast of Philip Edward Island. Our GPS indicated 54 km. at the end of our paddle. This is a very rugged, and scenic area of Georgian Bay with lots of exposed granite and wind-swept pines. There are very few cottages as most of this large island is crown land, which means you do not need a permit to camp there. You do however need a parking permit (available from the George Lake office) as the access point is located within the boundaries of Killarney P.P. This is a very popular destination for kayakers, but skilled canoeists should have no problem if the weather co-operates. Please check out our video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3oM8uHAc_o4

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PostPosted: March 31st, 2019, 9:25 am 
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Americans DO need a Crown Land Camping Prrmit
No one near PEI or Killarney sells them
We know from experience. We were told to go back to Sudbury to buy them
Then we found you can buy online which is so much more convenient


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PostPosted: March 31st, 2019, 10:09 am 
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littleredcanoe wrote:
Americans DO need a Crown Land Camping Prrmit
No one near PEI or Killarney sells them
We know from experience. We were told to go back to Sudbury to buy them
Then we found you can buy online which is so much more convenient

Good information to know for all our American paddling friends. Thanks.

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Quite enjoyed your video. Could almost smell those campfires. We love it out there. We have explored the whole area from killarney to Bayfield and intend to go back again this summer. That video got me cranked up a bit about this year's trip.

We use an open 16 1/2 ft canoe. We now that there are hazards, but all trips tend to have some. I feel less vulnerable out there than on some big inland lakes such as those in Temagami. If you need to get out the waves on the bay you can usually find a campsite in a sheltered bay. We have had to modify our plans on occasion but not severely e.g. pull in a bit earlier when the mid-aft winds come up, but no big deal. We travel midsummer so the hazards are not so great given that the water is warmer.

I find the trickiest part is going around headlands that have very shallow water near shore, which makes the waves bigger and steeper. I found that following a sharp V path better than a more round U---no doubt you already know this but I think it might be unknown those less experienced.

Keep those videos coming! Where will this year's adventure(s) take you?

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PostPosted: April 3rd, 2019, 9:49 am 
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wotrock wrote:
Keep those videos coming! Where will this year's adventure(s) take you?



Father-son trip wise, we're looking at a 10ish day trip to a TBA location. Looking at options in northwest Ontario.
For me, lot's of other trips throughout the province and a 1.5 week river trip in NW Quebec.

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PostPosted: April 9th, 2019, 5:51 pm 
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Awesome trip for both of you! Will try that island soon.


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