Flowerpot Island, Tobermory

4.6
#2 of 17 in Parks in Bruce County
Explore the fascinating Flowerpot Island, accessible only by boat, and discover one of Canada’s most impressive natural beauties. The island takes its name from the two rock pillars located on the eastern shore, which resemble flower pots and even have trees growing out of the top of the stacks. Spend your time on the island admiring the rock formations, hiking the trails on offer, exploring caves, or swimming in the cool bays. The beaches on the island aren’t sandy, so bring appropriate footwear. If you want to stay overnight, take advantage of one of the six campsites on the island. However, make sure you call in advance to reserve your space. Bring plenty of water for the duration of your stay, as there is no tap water on the island. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Tobermory holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Flowerpot Island and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
Create an itinerary including Flowerpot Island
map
Flowerpot Island Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
470 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • October 4, 2017
    My family and I visited Tobermory in August and this was definitely one of the best road trips I've ever had. Let me begin by stating that Tobermory is beyond beautiful. I had the chance to visit the ...  more »
  • October 4, 2017
    This nature treasure island is located not very far from mainland and is a great place for walking and hiking... although you have to be fit for this kind of activities here. Also you can go swimming....  more »
  • September 26, 2017
    We stopped by here on a boat trip around the islands. It is worth a visit - the trail is nice and the flower pots are kind of cool. However, I think there are far more treasures on the Bruce trail. Th...  more »

Plan your trip to Tobermory

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

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.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Tobermory by other users

4 days in Tobermory BY A USER FROM CANADA October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Tobermory BY A USER FROM CANADA November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Ontario BY A USER FROM CANADA October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Ontario BY A USER FROM CANADA October, outdoors, beaches, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: October, outdoors, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Tobermory BY A USER FROM CANADA October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Tobermory BY A USER FROM CANADA October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Tobermory BY A USER FROM CANADA October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Georgian Bay BY A USER FROM CANADA October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Tobermory BY A USER FROM CANADA October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Tobermory BY A USER FROM CANADA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Ontario BY A USER FROM CANADA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 36 days in Ontario BY A USER FROM INDIA November, kids, culture, outdoors, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, kids, culture, outdoors, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans