Bruce Peninsula National Park, Tobermory

4.6
#1 of 17 in Parks in Bruce County
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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  • August 15, 2017
    Most recent negative reviews seem to focus on the parking issues. Granted, the park was far more enjoyable before it got so crowded in recent years, but it is not difficult to deal with the current cr...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    The Park is beautiful, it's really a place to see, but limited time to see this year and it's very sad. There is the time slot of 4 hours for parking, which leaves very little time to visit. Additionally you will lose about 45 min wait to get in the Park, there is a queue at 7 in the morning to have his permit parking for later in the day, because you come pick it up at this hour the same if you only come at noon. If like us you want to go from 7: 00 to 11: 00 it's a little frustrating to waste time of visit. I think he should review their way of working, because his leash may from time to see and enjoy it without running around. Parking hours are only in effect for the summer, if you want more time to visit must be booked a campsite or stayed in the spring / fall.
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  • August 14, 2017
    Have been before and brought the family and visiting friends from Scotland. They enjoyed it immensely, and amazed at the beauty of our nature! I can come here again and again, and enjoy it like it was...  more »
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  • June 26, 2017
    You will not regret making it this far! If you come to the Bruce Peninsula National Park, then this is a trek you must do. Make sure you are prepared for it with water, good shoes, snacks and a towel so that you can enjoy the crystal-clear water of The Grotto. Bring a good waterproof camera if you can or a trusty ziploc bag as you will have some good chances to record memories.
  • May 6, 2017
    A lovely walk down to some beautiful natural rock formations and stunning views out over the lake. The paths are very well maintained and easy going but the shore is more rocky and some of the rocks can bit a bit slippy if it's wet. Well worth the trek, just bring good shoes.
  • June 6, 2017
    The easy hike from the nearby campsites to the Grotto is easily worth it. You feel like you have been transported to the Caribbean. The water is so blue it will take your breath away.
  • July 1, 2017
    Great place worth the trip
  • June 23, 2017
    Great views and clean water

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Where to stay in Tobermory

You can stay in the town center for convenience, but you might find the constant coming and going of cruise ships irritating. For something more relaxing, look for a guesthouse or bed and breakfast at the northern tip of the peninsula, next to Fathom Five National Marine Park. Reserving in advance is essential between May and September, as tourists flock to Tobermory to make the most of the warmer weather.
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