Outings & Events 2022

This summer, we’ve planned some fun, let’s-try-to-get-back-together-again, outdoor events for the whole family! Let’s see if we can have some fun, while continuing to stay safe, as we begin to dip our toes back into the Bay.

You can keep up to date with Outings and Events news on the BNIA website. Also see the online calendar at bnia.ca/events. We’ll also send reminders and updates by our regular BNIA e-newsletters.

You can also follow us on Instagram @thebnia, and feel free to share your come-back adventures by posting in our Facebook group: facebook.com/groups/bayfieldnares.


Photo: Leeanne Smart

Explore Our Shores: Guided Paddle 

Join Georgian Bay Biosphere staff to learn about the islands of Georgian Bay through a short talk and guided paddle! We’ll dive into the inland islands versus outer islands: what are the differences in ecology, water quality, and what are the stewardship opportunities? 

Photo: BNIA

Knot Tying Workshop 

Learn about different kinds of knots and practice tying some knots yourself, with master sailor and knot tier Harvey Cornish of Nares

Photo: Art Kilgour

Wetlands Ecology 

Join James Kamstra, interpretive naturalist and expert ecologist, for an afternoon canoe/kayak paddle outing in Nares Inlet

Photo: Shutterstock

BNIA Community Picnic Social and Jam

Pack yourself a picnic and beverage of choice, grab a blanket or camp chair, and dust off that old ukulele (or whatever is handy lying around the cottage), and then make your way over to Chocktaw Island to join up with neighbours and friends old and new for a casual afternoon get together and spontaneous jam.

Nature Scavenger Hunt for Kids using photos or videos

This virtual event, announced in the Directory, has been cancelled.