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Lat: 45º 58.226 Long: 081º 30.902
Port Type: Village
Monitors VHF: 68
Charts: CHS 2204 2205 2245
Killarney, Ontario is located on Killarney Channel, a narrow, 1.25 nm channel between the mainland and George Island. This is a navigable channel and follows the rules for buoy age - i.e. upstream from east to west with red buoys to starboard and green to port.
From the East
Sailing along the coastline from the east, follow the Small Craft Route Click here for a more complete description of the Small Craft Route Monitor your passage carefully, staying within the market route as shoals and rocks abound. On the north side of the east entrance to Killarney Channel is Red Rock Point with an ISO WHITE light visible 9 mi/7.8nm in good weather Ahead will be the F GREEN buoy “E1”. Alter course to starboard to pass between them and enter the channel proper. The village is approximately .8nm up the channel on your starboard.
From the South
Coming from Georgian Bay, watch for the ISO WHITE light on Red Rock Point, visible about 9mi/7.8 nm in good weather. As you cross thechannel mouth, watch for the F GREEN buoy “E1”. Leave it to your port and round it to take a westerly course into the channel. NotE: the charted obstructions and rocks between E1 and Northeast Point on George Island.
From the West
Follow the Small Craft Route You can follow Lansdowne Channel or go south, around Partridge, Centre and Badgeley Islands. Both routes are well-charted and well-marked.
If you take the Lansdowne Channel route, care needs to be taken as you pass Maxwell Point on Badgeley Island. Badgeley Rocks are marked with a RED spar buoy (E14). On your starboard will be a Fl RED buoy - "EA2". E14 marks the southern edge of foul water while EA2 marks the shipping channel on the south side of foul water. To be safe, stay closer to E14 as you pass between them. A quick glance at your chart will give you the picture.
Once clear, bend your course to the port so that you leave the RED buoy "E12" on your port and the GREEN buoy "E11" on your starboard. This will bring you safely past Ann Long Bank. Once clear of E11, bend your course to starboard until you can leave the GREEN marker "E7" on your starboard.. Hold a southeast course leaving the RED buoy "E4" on your port. The opening to Killarney Channel will be dead on your bow. Proceed up the channel to the village which will be on your port.
Flying to Killarney, Ontario, Canada by private aircraft is a great way to travel to our wilderness location. Killarney’s 3500′ asphalt runway is oriented on a heading of 240 degrees – 060 degrees magnetic. It is licensed by the Canadian Federal Ministry of Transport, is listed in the Canadian VFR Supplement and depicted on the Canadian Sault Ste. Marie Visual Navigation Chart. Pilots can pinpoint the Killarney Airport 49 nautical miles from the Sudbury VOR on the 225 degree radial. There is a windsock adjacent to the runway and a parking area with tie-downs. Please view our Technical Details for Killarney Mountain Airport for more information.
To fly directly into Killarney Mountain Lodge Seaplane Base (CKY4), please notify the aerodrome operator (Killarney Mountain Lodge 7059902977) and follow the directions here.