Iain's Guidebook

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Iain's Guidebook

Sightseeing

Plan and reserve in advance! When parking lots are full, there is no other access to the park. We do not recommend travelling to the park without a confirmed reservation. Reservations are required for parking at the Grotto. There is no first-come, first-served parking lot at this location. Confirmed reservation required from June 3 to October 31, 2021 4-hour parking time slots Directions: access from Cyprus Lake Road https://reservation.pc.gc.ca/Mobile/Home.aspx?locId=959cade1-4cdc-44bc-91b7-f4bd82c12632&view=Calendar
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Bruce-Peninsula-Nationalpark
469 Cyprus Lake Rd
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Plan and reserve in advance! When parking lots are full, there is no other access to the park. We do not recommend travelling to the park without a confirmed reservation. Reservations are required for parking at the Grotto. There is no first-come, first-served parking lot at this location. Confirmed reservation required from June 3 to October 31, 2021 4-hour parking time slots Directions: access from Cyprus Lake Road https://reservation.pc.gc.ca/Mobile/Home.aspx?locId=959cade1-4cdc-44bc-91b7-f4bd82c12632&view=Calendar
This tract of shoreland along Lake Huron, part of which is dominated by a beaver swamp, has a good beach for swimming. Park Facilities and Activities A parking lot and toilets are the only visitor facilities. Swimming and beach use are the main activities.
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Black Creek Provincial Park
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This tract of shoreland along Lake Huron, part of which is dominated by a beaver swamp, has a good beach for swimming. Park Facilities and Activities A parking lot and toilets are the only visitor facilities. Swimming and beach use are the main activities.
A great place to start your Bruce Trail Hike
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Lion's Head
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A great place to start your Bruce Trail Hike
If looking out over incredible turquoise and ultramarine blue waters from stunning 200-foot cliffs give you a thrill, the main Lion's Head Trail located in Lion's Head Provincial Nature Preserve is another one to explore. A forested trail leads before emerging onto some of the best views on the Bruce. On a clear day, look to the south from the cliffs and you'll see Cape Dundas and Barrier Island and to the north, you'll see the cliffs of White Bluff, Cape Chin, and Cabot Head. The Lion's Head Trail has two loops - the main trail and inland trail for a total of about 18-kilometres. The trails are marked with blue and white blazes. To start your hike, park your car at the Bruce Trail Parking Lot on McCurdy Drive Parkette (make your parking reservation here) and follow the trails outlined on the map provided at the trailhead. There is no parking permitted on Moore Street, and the Moore Street Side Trail is currently closed. TIP: Bring a walking stick as parts of these trails can be challenging. Some of the trails are not recommended for young children or dogs. Bring a harness if you have a young child. There are crags, sinkholes, and no handrails. An easier hike starts right at Lion's Head Beach Park. Cross the Promenade to the marina and walk north along Bruin Lane. The Bruce Trail cuts into the woods at this point. It's only a ten-minute walk to Chetwynd Lane where you would turn around, but in between are Williams Cave and the Bannister Hill Loop Side Trail which is a pleasant 1-kilometre hike where you'll discover forest, a variety of lookouts and escarpment views. Now available for download, the Trails Map is the perfect companion piece when you're planning your trip or looking for more trails to explore! Before you make the trek, please make a parking reservation here: www.lionsheadparking.ca.
Bruce Trail: Lion's Head Lookout Access Point
89 Moore Street
If looking out over incredible turquoise and ultramarine blue waters from stunning 200-foot cliffs give you a thrill, the main Lion's Head Trail located in Lion's Head Provincial Nature Preserve is another one to explore. A forested trail leads before emerging onto some of the best views on the Bruce. On a clear day, look to the south from the cliffs and you'll see Cape Dundas and Barrier Island and to the north, you'll see the cliffs of White Bluff, Cape Chin, and Cabot Head. The Lion's Head Trail has two loops - the main trail and inland trail for a total of about 18-kilometres. The trails are marked with blue and white blazes. To start your hike, park your car at the Bruce Trail Parking Lot on McCurdy Drive Parkette (make your parking reservation here) and follow the trails outlined on the map provided at the trailhead. There is no parking permitted on Moore Street, and the Moore Street Side Trail is currently closed. TIP: Bring a walking stick as parts of these trails can be challenging. Some of the trails are not recommended for young children or dogs. Bring a harness if you have a young child. There are crags, sinkholes, and no handrails. An easier hike starts right at Lion's Head Beach Park. Cross the Promenade to the marina and walk north along Bruin Lane. The Bruce Trail cuts into the woods at this point. It's only a ten-minute walk to Chetwynd Lane where you would turn around, but in between are Williams Cave and the Bannister Hill Loop Side Trail which is a pleasant 1-kilometre hike where you'll discover forest, a variety of lookouts and escarpment views. Now available for download, the Trails Map is the perfect companion piece when you're planning your trip or looking for more trails to explore! Before you make the trek, please make a parking reservation here: www.lionsheadparking.ca.
BRUCE ANCHOR CRUISES Bruce Anchor Cruises operates within the Fathom Five National Marine Park which occupies some of the most pristine waters in the Great Lakes. Fathom Five is home to numerous historic light stations, over twenty known shipwrecks, and Flowerpot Island. Our extremely unique and modern glass bottom vessels regularly depart Tobermory on an adventure through Fathom Five during the spring, summer, and fall months! Within 5 minutes of departing the dock we view two 19th century shipwrecks resting just a few feet below the surface. From there we pass by Big Tub Light (1885) on our way to Flowerpot Island, passing by other islands en route. As we cruise around Flowerpot Island you will view the historic Flowerpot Light station, the light keeper’s homes, the Flowerpot rock formations and many unique features of the island visible from the water. We then stop at the island to allow passengers the option to disembark and explore the island on foot for a couple of hours or the entire day. Upon departing Flowerpot Island it is a ten minute boat ride back to Tobermory. FLOWERPOT ISLAND Just 6.5 kilometers off the coast of Tobermory lies Flowerpot Island, one of Canada’s most fascinating natural attractions. Flowerpot Island is famous for its natural sea stacks, the “flowerpots”, as well as its caves, historic lightstation and variety of rare plants. Accessible only by boat, Flowerpot Island is the only island in Fathom Five National Marine Park with campsites and hiking trails. It is a great place to spend a couple of hours or a full day exploring the island, viewing the scenery, picnicking, or swimming.
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Bruce Anchor Cruises
61 Front St
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BRUCE ANCHOR CRUISES Bruce Anchor Cruises operates within the Fathom Five National Marine Park which occupies some of the most pristine waters in the Great Lakes. Fathom Five is home to numerous historic light stations, over twenty known shipwrecks, and Flowerpot Island. Our extremely unique and modern glass bottom vessels regularly depart Tobermory on an adventure through Fathom Five during the spring, summer, and fall months! Within 5 minutes of departing the dock we view two 19th century shipwrecks resting just a few feet below the surface. From there we pass by Big Tub Light (1885) on our way to Flowerpot Island, passing by other islands en route. As we cruise around Flowerpot Island you will view the historic Flowerpot Light station, the light keeper’s homes, the Flowerpot rock formations and many unique features of the island visible from the water. We then stop at the island to allow passengers the option to disembark and explore the island on foot for a couple of hours or the entire day. Upon departing Flowerpot Island it is a ten minute boat ride back to Tobermory. FLOWERPOT ISLAND Just 6.5 kilometers off the coast of Tobermory lies Flowerpot Island, one of Canada’s most fascinating natural attractions. Flowerpot Island is famous for its natural sea stacks, the “flowerpots”, as well as its caves, historic lightstation and variety of rare plants. Accessible only by boat, Flowerpot Island is the only island in Fathom Five National Marine Park with campsites and hiking trails. It is a great place to spend a couple of hours or a full day exploring the island, viewing the scenery, picnicking, or swimming.
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Big Tub Lighthouse
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Spirit Rock Conservation Area
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Greig's Caves
407 Scenic Caves Rd
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Devil's Monument
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Flowerpot Island
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Singing Sands
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Sauble beach
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Sauble Falls Provincial Park
1400 Sauble Falls Rd
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Chi Cheemaun Ferry - Tobermory Terminal
8 Eliza St
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Get on the Chichimaun by foot or take your car on the ferry to the island. Book ahead!
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Manitoulin Island
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Get on the Chichimaun by foot or take your car on the ferry to the island. Book ahead!

Visitors Centre

Parks Canada Visitor Centre
Ferndale Park & Information Centre
2928 Ontario 6

Neighbourhoods

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Tobermory
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Lion's Head
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Wiarton
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Cape Croker

Food scene

A great family restaurant to grab some food near by.
Bear Tracks Inn and Restaurant
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A great family restaurant to grab some food near by.
A pub style restaurant with a bar.
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Lions Head Inn
8 Helen St
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A pub style restaurant with a bar.
Pub fare in Tobermory
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Crowsnest Pub & Restaurant
5 Bay St
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Pub fare in Tobermory
All you can eat fish and chips in Tobermory
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Shipwreck Lee's
2 Bay St
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All you can eat fish and chips in Tobermory
Tobermory
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The Sweet Shop
18 Bay St
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Tobermory
Near Miller lake
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TruFood Cafe
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Near Miller lake
Lions head
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Rachel's Bakery and Cafe
79 Main St
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Lions head
Food in Tobermory
Tobermory Princess Hotel
34 Bay St
Food in Tobermory
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Tobermory Brewing Company & Grill
28 Bay St
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Tobermory
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Coconut Joe's Harbour Bar and Grill
53 Bay St
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Tobermory
Craigie's Harbourview Restaurant
4 Bay St
Tobermory
Shipwreck Lee's at the Ferry Dock
3 Eliza Street
Tobermory

Grocery Store

Closest grocery store
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Foodland - Lions Head
4 Webster St
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Closest grocery store
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Foodland - Tobermory
9 Bay St
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Tipps für Reisende

Buche vor der Abreise

Book your times at the grotto and cruises online before.

You can book parking for the grotto online at parks Canada. You also need to book cruises at Bruce Anchor ahead of time. Don’t go to tobermory without a plan !
Verkehrsmittel

In Tobermory and Lions Head look out for paid parking!

Many parking spots in Tobermory and Lions Head are paid parking - look around for signs and pay stations