Bruce Peninsula National Park

Bruce Peninsula National Park

Bruce Peninsula National Park
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When visiting Bruce Peninsula National Park, start your adventure at the Parks Canada Visitor Centre in Tobermory. Here you'll find information to help plan your visit including tips on where to go when the Cyprus Lake parking lots are full, activities for children, and recommendations on hiking trails. Don't forget the Visitor Centre also includes a natural history museum and just around the corner, a viewing tower and some great hiking trails. While you're at the Visitor Centre take in an Interpretation program. Other visitor attractions in the park include Singing Sands Beach, Halfway Log Dump with incredible views of limestone cliffs and boulder beaches, and of course the Grotto and Indian Head Cove near Cyprus Lake. Bruce Peninsula National Park also includes the popular Cyprus Lake Campground with 232 camp sites and 10 yurt accommodations. Please visit the park website for more information and links to the Parks Canada reservations website. July and August are extrememly busy times in the park so plan your trip accordingly and visit the park website for information on other attractions in the area, fees, hours, park regulations and safety tips.
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JPCBL C
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Aug. 2022 • Couples
Went camping in the 3rd Week of august. Its a beautiful place.
The only problems is that our neighbors ran their generator from 9 am till 10 pm for 5 days straight. They were people partying until 4 am continuously. Barfing in the lavatory, chasing raccoons with flashlights and checking in our tent at 2 am with their flashlight at 2 occasion and disappearing before i had time to identity them. An elderly couple in their 80's left after 2 nights of carnage. Many people complaining to the office but nothing was done. Warden passed twice at noon when everyone was gone for activity.
I asked the security car who would pass around 3 times during daytime and his response was: its not my job !!!!!!! That they were rules in place.
But if you don't enforce them what good are they for ????
If you want to rest and enjoy nature or if you have kids i don't recommend that place.
Its a party animal campground!!!!
Written September 13, 2022
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Stellan D
Bromma, Sweden553 contributions
Sep. 2022
Contains a lot of forest but also beaches, caves, flora and fauna which is very interesting. There are many trails through and within the park so interesting spots are reachable.
Written September 6, 2022
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patlv23
Winnipeg, Canada669 contributions
Jul. 2022 • Family
Was able to visit The Grotto and Halfway Log Dump. The trademark cliffs and clear, blue water make for some amazing scenery you wouldn't expect far away from the ocean. It would have been nice to hike some part of the Bruce Trail within the park. The trails we saw were well maintained with washrooms at convenient spots (at parking lots and near the attractions). I appreciate the water fountains at the parking lots as well.
Written July 28, 2022
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Toronto, Canada871 contributions
Jul. 2022 • Family
Easy walking trails and harder ones if you like

Go early before all the crowds but there still be a lot of people.

Bring good walking shoes and bathers for a quick swim.
Written July 20, 2022
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Linda T
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Jul. 2022
If you like to hike and enjoy the outdoors, then be sure to visit this area. Some of the parking lots require paid reservations to enter.
Written July 20, 2022
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a a
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Jun. 2022
Avoid this ripoff. The land is beautiful but the local towns do everything they can to squeeze every dime you have out of you. Parking in Tobermory is more than downtown Toronto!!!! The fees charged for absolutely everything are outrageously expensive. For what the entire week cost me I could have paid for a week in the Caribbean.

Enjoyed the landscape but deeply regret every penny I spent in this money grabbing town. I will never go back and don't recommend anyone waste their money.
Written July 10, 2022
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Jslam61_VT
Chapleau, Canada22 contributions
Jun. 2022
Visitor Centre was open even on a Sunday (in season) and we were delighted that it was not crowded at all. Only walked the easiest trail to Little Dunks but we could tell that this is a well-curated and beautifully developed park. The day-use guide is very well laid out and covers all portions of the Bruce Trail as well as offshore Flowerpot Island. This is a vast park system and Tobermory is just the tip of it.
Written June 26, 2022
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fbarretto5382
Burlington, Canada20 contributions
Mar. 2022
Great time. Yurts in GREAT condition. Service staff wonderful to deal with. 3rd time back and will go again.
Written May 18, 2022
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Chelsea M
Kitchener, Canada23 contributions
Feb. 2022
Having had no success booking a yurt in one of Ontario's Provincial Parks, I was thrilled to hear that the National Parks were making yurts available through the winter months.

These yurts are heated by an indoor wood stove. There is no electricity, but the park provides you with a battery-powered lantern - you will want to bring more lighting, as the yurt does get dark quickly. All cooking is to be done outside on the propane BBQ provided (there is also a gas element to boil water). Heated comfort stations are a short walk away and include clean showers, flushing toilets, drinking water and electrical outlets. Each yurt has a designated outlet with a locking safe, so you can plug your phone in and lock it (TIP: Wrap your electronics in a blanket, as the locked area is cold steel and you won't have much luck charging anything when it's -20). Each yurt is also provided with a bear-safe food storage area.

Upon arrival, each yurt is given a designated parking area. There is a three-minute walk from the parking lot where you will find sleds and wagons to bring your gear to your yurt.

When purchasing wood, we were given double the amount we paid for because it was wet. While walking away, the park employee mentioned they would be available until 5 in case we had troubles starting the fire. While I first took this as a sexist assumption, I am glad they mentioned it, because we had absolutely no luck starting the fire with the wood provided. After heading back to the Park office to ask for help, someone came to our rescue with a sled full of dry wood and was able to get a roaring fire going for us. Once the fire is going, the yurt stays very toasty. However, it's important to keep a good bed of coals, or you will wake up to a chilly (7 degree) yurt in the morning.

Bring some ice cleats and take the trail to the Grotto - a one-in-a-million experience seeing it in the winter!

This was a peaceful getaway for a few nights. Would definitely return and would strongly recommend to anyone itching to get outside.
Written February 16, 2022
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Cayden D
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Aug. 2021
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Written February 2, 2022
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