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Bruce Peninsula National Park

120 Chi sin tib dek Rd, Tobermory, Ontario N0H 2R0, Canada
+1 519-596-2233
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Getting parking permit an experience

We were in Tobermory for two nights but in reality only one day of activities so we had to plan... read more

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Shirleytrips
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Toronto, Canada
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One of the coolest places in southern Ontario, a must see!

Been here a few times and it's still amazing! Already looking forward to the next trip. The... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
J B
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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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120 Chi sin tib dek Rd, Tobermory, Ontario N0H 2R0, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were in Tobermory for two nights but in reality only one day of activities so we had to plan well. Our itinerary for the activity day: 7-11 Bruce Peninsula Park; 11-1 Lunch; 1:40-5:30 Flowerpot Island Cruise; The afternoon before, as soon as we checked...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Been here a few times and it's still amazing! Already looking forward to the next trip. The trails are great and the water is spectacular. Cave exploring is the best part and it doesn't get old. It's a busy place so expect to be crowded...More

Thank J B
Reviewed 5 days ago

cannot do anything, we opted to skip Grotto as parking is a nightmare, but then found out that same lot is needed for hikes and to paddle. we ended up leaving this area.

1  Thank lorri p
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this National Park...this was my 6th National Park visit. Felt absolutely wonderful. Must visit are the Grotto, the Indian Head Cove, Singing Sands and the visitor centre. We saw 3 types of snakes on our way to the Grotto including a Massasauga Rattlesnake...wear close-toed...More

2  Thank Anirban B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Most recent negative reviews seem to focus on the parking issues. Granted, the park was far more enjoyable before it got so crowded in recent years, but it is not difficult to deal with the current crowd and parking issues. It is critical to plan...More

4  Thank mjont
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been before and brought the family and visiting friends from Scotland. They enjoyed it immensely, and amazed at the beauty of our nature! I can come here again and again, and enjoy it like it was the first time all over again!

1  Thank Travel_Bugforever57
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can not go to tobermory and not stop at the national park. It is a must see. The hikes trails are well taken care of which makes for a comfortable hike and when you arrive near the grotto or the Indian cave, the views...More

1  Thank Catherine M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed one night at this park as part of a week-long tour of the north, and found that although the site we had was nice: well-treed, not too close to the neighbours, we were disappointed with the lack of electrical service and showers and...More

Thank Kinneylynn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lion's Head Bruce Trail: - very recommendable. Park at McCurdy Trailhead Parking spot (right at Moore Street in Lion's Head) - from there you can different trails incl. round trips. It can take from 3 to 6 hours (depending what trail you are taking). -...More

4  Thank Sarah M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Camped at site 109 - right across from the beach and close enough to washrooms and water but still private. A must on the list is hiking to The Grotto - breathtaking! Take a cold plunge in to Georgian Bay. Two complaints - campgrounds need...More

2  Thank Steph D
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Brunap69
21 August 2017|
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Response from Bravaencore | Reviewed this property |
The Grotto has its own listing here on TripAdvisor (#1 of 35 Attractions in Tobermory). From that listing, use the Website link that is included, which takes you to the best site with all the info on parking, etc. From that... More
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SESSIONS R
16 August 2017|
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Response from Travel_Bugforever57 | Reviewed this property |
If memory serves me there is only one place you can BBQ with the family and it is close to the parking lot...where the trails start. It's quite a sizeable area. If you camped at Cyprus Lake, which is in the National Park... More
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UrbanLady2000
9 August 2017|
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Response from BPNPFFNMP | Property representative |
I really is difficult to say what is safe or challenging for someone. The shoreline walk to the Grotto is challenging with some climbing and at times slippery rocks. The decent into the grotto is also challenging as it... More
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