Bruce Peninsula National Park, Tobermory

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National Park · Hiking Trail
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. Before you head to Tobermory, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Tobermory journey planning site, to make sure you see all that Tobermory has to offer, including Bruce Peninsula National Park.
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  • Me and my parents went hiking there, it is a national Park. I’m not a big fan of hiking but it was such a nice view of the water especially the grotto. Otherwise it was nice being in the bush...  more »
  • Very well maintained and organised national park with a variety of well marked trails of all levels and lengths. Several opportunities to walk to the shore to sit or explore a local landmark. Can be.....  more »
  • Seems staff or rules are a bit officious at the park. Campsites are a bit close together given the density of the vegetation not providing adequate privacy. Good access to trails.  more »
  • Ontario’s finest. Come here for such a view you won’t forget for a while. Every summer, when there is nothing to do, many Ontarians come up to the amazing Bruce Peninsula to be shocked in awe of how beautiful a place could be! This is the place to contemplate on anything and a great place to have a date. Just don’t get too close to the waters.
  • One of the best winter hikes I’ve ever done. We listened to past reviewers, and rented snow shoes for an early March hike. Life saver!!! The hike was still challenging, but with the snow shoes, we didn’t hate life, and had energy to keep exploring. I saw plenty of sunken foot prints, some being two feet at least, so a little planning went a long way. The Bruce trail section did have open restrooms. If you don’t get snow shoes, at least bring crampons (shoe/boot spikes), they’ll make the hike less risky.
  • Amazing weekend getaway. Motel accommodations were fabulous. Water was clear and blue in some areas just like everyone described. We went in August, however water was still extremely cold. I took a dip and got out really quickly. No real swimming that weekend for us, however we went for a great hike inside Bruce Peninsula, had a beach day enjoyed the town, shops and scenic views. Highly recommended to go at least once.
  • One of my favourite parks for camping. The sites are not too big and the place is really crowded but the beauty surrounding the park is so breathtaking that nothing else matters. Many trails to go on, the one to the Grotto being the main attraction. I would recommend camping here as if you are visiting from out there is a 1 hour vehicle line up at the gate of the park. This place is one for the bucket list.
  • An amazing place in all seasons. Beautiful hiking trails through the woods, on a lake shore... for couples and families with kids... for everybody. If you like outdoors, this is a MUST SEE place. We love it eaquly in spring, summer, fall and winter 💖

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