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Bruce Peninsula National Park


Tobermory, Canada

The Bruce Peninsula National Park is situated on the northern tip of the Bruce Peninsula, between Georgian Bay and Lake Huron. ...
The Bruce Peninsula National Park is situated on the northern tip of the Bruce Peninsula, between Georgian Bay and Lake Huron.

The beautiful park, with a size of 155 square kilometers at the tip of the Niagara Escarpment, consists out of limestone cliffs, caves and underground streams, and ancient forests with some of the oldest trees in Canada. The Bruce Peninsula National Park is comprised of an incredible array of habitats from rare Alvars to dense forests and clean lakes.

When to visit

Bruce Peninsula National Park is busy from mid June to mid September and on weekends from May through October. Plan and reserve entry in advance. Expect traffic, long wait times and full parking lots. For a quieter visit, consider visiting in early spring or late fall.

Activities and experiences
The rocky shorelines and vibrant woodlands of the Bruce Peninsula invite explorers and hikers of all ages. Venture out from your campsite or yurt to the rugged shoreline of Georgian Bay or visit the boardwalk trails of Singing Sands on Lake Huron.

The Grotto is a natural cave. It is near Indian Head Cove, a rocky bay. It is a 1 km hike from the parking lot.

The campground has 232 campsites and 10 yurts. Potable water and vault toilets are available in the campground. Firewood and ice can be purchased

The Parks Canada Visitor Centre in Tobermory has information and hiking trails.

Singing Sands beach on Lake Huron has fragile sand dunes, rare flowers, a boardwalk and hiking trails.

Small stony beach. Limited facilities. Parking is by reservation only with four-hour time slots.

Flowerpot Island access is provided by private tour companies that sail from Tobermory. The island has hiking trails, a historic light station and unique rock formations known as “Flowerpots.”

Reservations are required for parking to access the Grotto from April 30 to October 31, Halfway Log Dump from June 17 to September 4 and at Little Cove from May 15 to October 15. There are no first-come, first-served parking lots at these locations during this time.

First-come, first-served parking is only available at the Visitor Centre and Singing Sands during the summer months. These lots fill up early each morning and do not provide access to the Grotto, Little Cove or to Halfway Log Dump.

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