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Bruce Peninsula National Park, Tobermory

(4.5/5 based on 420+ reviews on the web)
Witness the biodiverse scenery of Bruce Peninsula National Park, a protected area located on the rocky Niagara Escarpment. Explore an array of habitats and landscapes in one place, from dry rocky cliffs to limestone plains and wetlands. Choose from a variety of hiking trails, ranging from easy to challenging, camp out under the stars, or brave the steep cliffs in the designated bouldering area. A paradise for birdwatchers, the park is home to an abundance of wildlife, including black bears, squirrels, deer, foxes, the massasauga rattlesnake, and over 40 species of orchids. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Bruce Peninsula National Park by using our Tobermory family vacation planner.
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  • We visited the park during the winter holidays hoping to see Indian Head cove and the grotto covered in snow. The roads into the park are maintained, however only parking lot 2 is accessible as parkin...  more »
  • The National Park admission is free for 2017. We have an annual membership because we have a second home on the Bruce Peninsula. We go to the Park Visitor Centre often. We take the grandchildren who l...  more »
  • We took a boat tour to flower pot island and on other days walked around the national park to the Grotto and indian head cove. 
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  • Beautiful national park. Clean spacious sites, clean facilities. The hikes are really nice and well marked. Park staff was friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. Main office has firewood and ice for sale. Firewood was damp, hard to burn. I'd pick up firewood elsewhere. It was mostly quiet near our site at Tamarack. No radio which was good. All depends who your neighbours are- students never sleep! Deserves 5 stars really. Only drawback was there wasn't much in terms of amenities and I couldn't find a shower station in the park. Also if you're staying in the park after checkout to hike or whatnot, its close to $12 for a day pass. Will be going back
  • An easy 25-minute walk to the Grotto followed by a slightly challenging (to the casual hiker) walk over rocks to the actual cave and water. Worth every second. If you're a day tripper, definitely go early in the morning. We arrived around 1:30pm and were turned away because the park was full. We returned after 5 and were lucky to gain admission as someone was just leaving. The vehicles in front and behind us were turned away.
  • trails are beautiful. lots of wildlife all around you. the views of the lake are amazing. i go up here every year and never disappointed. trails are maintained well and their visitors centre is very helpful.
  • This place is absolutely amazing. For day trips I recommend parking at the Halfway Log Dump parking lot down Emmett Lake Rd. It is easier to get a spot (cost $11) and there are plenty of rock beaches and swimming holes. It is less busy too - you can often get an entire beach to yourself. This park has so many beautiful spots and fun things to explore- I highly recommend visiting.
  • Great scenery. The amenities have been upgraded since I was last there in 2014 but even on a Monday in September there were issues with overcrowding at the Grotto and Indian Head Cove. There were several groups of people cliff jumping even though there are several very clear signs indicating that it is dangerous and prohibited. If there is such an issue they should have park staff on site monitoring during daylight hours.