The Rocks of Killarney

The town of Killarney is situated on the North Channel of Georgian Bay and was previously known as Shebahonaning, an Ojibwe name meaning “canoe passage”. Fur trading, logging, commercial fishing, mining and tourism have all played a major role in Killarney’s economy. Canada‘s most famous painters, The Group of Seven, are said to have been responsible for the creation of Killarney Provincial Park through the conservation efforts of  A.Y. Jackson who was so alarmed by the prospect that one of the lakes in the area was about to be logged that he petitioned the government  to have it preserved.

 


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