This was our fourth trip to Killarney Provincial Park. On all occasions we have stayed at a yurt. A yurt is a tent type structure set on a wooden platform/deck. The ones at Killarney have power, are quite large and contain two bunk beds involving a single bed over a double, so it sleeps six. There is a table in the yurt as well. The surrounding deck has a picnic table and a barbeque with a side burner, so no camping stove required. Bring your own bedding, and food, which is stored in a bear-proof metal box on the deck. All but yurts 1 and 2 at Killarney have covered areas on the deck in case of rain. Our favourite yurts at 3 and 4 as they are at the back and afford the most privacy. We were in yurt 2 this time and didn't bring a tarp, so we had to deal with some rain. The yurts are also very private and there is a lot of space between these camp sites, which is quite nice.
Kilarney park has amazing hiking and a great beach. It is easy to rent a canoe from Killarney Kanoes or from Killarney Outfitters. KK has the paddles and life jackets on site - you just have to reserve over the phone and it is all there. KO you have to drive about ten minutes to their store to get the paddles and jackets, but they do have more canoes available. Canoeing on George lake is great.
This year we hiked the Crack as well. We did it with four kids ages 5, 7, 7 and 10, plus three adults. It was a challenge for sure, at times there is a 45 degree plus section over large boulders, but it was worth the view. It was just amazing. It was four hours and a challenge as reported, but we are glad we did it. The kids handled it well except the last 30 minutes or so they struggled, but by then you are walking on an old logging road, so it is flat and easy going.
Killarney Provincial Park has some of the best nature that Ontario has to offer. Even the raccoons that came to the site weren't too bad and we didn't have bears on the site this year. Last year at night while sleeping we heard a bear at the bear box, but since we had properly put things away, they left. It was the shuffling and grunt that was clearly bear, and the bear paw print left by a wet paw on a wooden deck that confirmed it.
If you haven't gone yet, this is a place worth visiting for young and old alike, and should even make your bucket list!