Welcome to the 2014 Heritage Mica Days! Join us underground in the Silver Queen Mine, take part in the Spirit Walks, become a Junior Mica Miner or enjoy the music, games, theatre and food. Exciting festival events run from late June through until the Thanksgiving weekend at Murphys Point Provincial Park. We also have group and corporate packages available (About Us). Contact us with your needs and we will put a package together for you.

Some of the things you can look forward to include:

• Spirit Walks
• Self-Guided Open House Tours of the Silver Queen Mine
• Music Nights
• Cooking on the Campfire
• Rope Bridge Building
• Story Time
• Thanksgiving Dinner Theatre
• And a few new surprises!

Why not plan your visit to include a stay in the campground for a weekend or a whole week! Camping reservations can be made at www.ontarioparks.ca and tent, trailer and cabin sites are available.


Jane Irwin is a long-time volunteer with the Friends of Murphys Point and the Heritage Mica Days. She loves meeting and interacting with festival visitors and is a fabulous ambassador! Jane has worked diligently to source out heritage costuming at affordable prices and has been known to dye an old dress to bring it back to life. Her sewing skills and creativity have been a great resource as she has helped to outfit volunteers and park interpreters in heritage dress. Jane’s other volunteer contributions include helping at trade shows, working at pancake brunches and helping with the set up and tear down for Heritage Mica Days events. She loves the outdoors and spends time hiking and camping at the park every summer. Jane lives in Smiths Falls with her dog Murphy, named of course after the park.

Click here to see previous Volunteers of the Month.