Flowerpot Island, Tobermory

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#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.
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  • Beautiful island , not so far away from Tobemory . You have many choices for the Boat tours. Almost all of them take you to Ship wrecks , beautiful on a sunny day with Blue waters . Make sure you do t...  more »
  • Flowerpots are cut and eroded from the last few Ice ages. I have spent my entire life visiting the area..We have family cottages on Warner Bay and In Lions Head. The island is awesome, hiking trails, ...  more »
  • Stunningly beautiful scenery, aqua blue water crystal clear. Different hikes available, all quite easy. If you're more adventurous can climb over rocks to get to waterfront - rocky area and swim in co...  more »

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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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