Bruce Peninsula National Park

Bruce Peninsula National Park, Tobermory: Address, Phone Number, Bruce Peninsula National Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Bruce Peninsula National Park

Bruce Peninsula National Park
4.5
National Parks • Nature & Wildlife Areas • Hiking Trails
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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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peter d
Toronto, Canada1,123 contributions
The Bruce park is magical in winter
Mar. 2021
Winter is a great time to see the beauty of this region. Park roads are maintained and paths are not too long to get to shore unless you want to hike the Bruce trail
Written March 12, 2021
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Chaitanya
Cambridge, Canada797 contributions
Amazing National Park
Jul. 2020
Came here for camping with friends. Great park, with amazing water views and great spots to take photos and fun trails to keep you active and busy throughout.

Trails we took:
Georgian trail (35min - 1k) - takes you to Grotto (rocky at end, shaded and cool)
Marr Lake trail (25mins - 1k) - back from Grotto (little rocky, shaded and cool)
Horse Lake trail (45mins - 2.1k) - takes to Georgian bay and rocky beach (great views, nice rocky shore and relaxing spot)
Overhang Point (past grotto - 45mins+) - basically takes to diff cliff points - great views, can return back anytime or keep going to join longer trails - rocky

Need to have sturdy shoes, with lots of water and some snack bars. Be aware of snakes within the rocks
Written November 16, 2020
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Marie R
Niagara Falls, Canada990 contributions
Took a nice hike!
Oct. 2020
Just returned from a girls weekend in Miller Lake. We decided to visit this area and take a hike on a nice day. The tower was closed (off season) but we hiked through the trails which were picturesque and serene. Very nice place to visit if you are nearby!
Written October 22, 2020
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EMVBH
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada98 contributions
Beautiful park for hiking
Oct. 2020
We hiked on several of the trails in this park, and enjoyed all of them. The highlight was, of course, the views of the coastline, which kept our cameras very busy.
Written October 22, 2020
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Curlgolf
Toronto, Canada46 contributions
Nice spot; here's some information on the layout
Oct. 2020
The number of visitors was quite reasonable when we visited the first weekend of October and we had a good time. I had trouble figuring out the park from the information online, but there are 4 separate sites: (1) the Visitor Centre and a couple of trails, which is a short walk from Tobermory (the observation tower is closed due to Covid and part of one trail is closed due to high water); (2) the Grotto and the trails near it (Horse Lake, Marr Lake, Cyprus Lake), which you can't go to unless you have a reserved parking spot (we didn't); (3) Singing Sands, which is the only part on the western side of the peninsula, has a boardwalk with nature information and a trail (trail partly closed due to high water, but recent rain had effectively closed the rest of it); and (4) Halfway Log Dump, which accesses the Bruce Trail, rocky beaches and beautiful viewpoints over Georgian Bay after a 1-1.5km hike. You have to drive between each of the 4 sites. Contrary to a previous post, the entry and parking fees we paid at the Visitor Centre covered all the sites except #3.
Written October 15, 2020
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Rani White
3 contributions
Couldn’t enjoy the place knowing I was being scammed!
Sep. 2020 • Couples
My experience was very poor because of how Canada manages their national parks! No wonder people go to the States. Bruce peninsula is one park but anywhere you want to go you have to pay extra $12 for parking. Besides already paying per person. That’s a greedy scam! It takes away from the experience if you ask me! The place is jaw-dropping beautiful. But it’s overcrowded. Even now with covid as they are working only half capacity (so they say). You want to visit the grotto? Sure drop a ton of money for parking plus per person. But then you wanna go somewhere else inside the park, well that’s another $12 for parking plus each person. Don’t be ridiculous!!! As an experience traveler, I’ve been to many national parks, but nothing is as ridiculous as the parks in Canada! Such a turn off! It makes me never want to go to a national park in this country ever again! No matter how beautiful or breathtaking it is. If anything they should make it free for Canadians who already pay some of the highest taxes around! To me there’s no reason why you should spend $200 to see NATIONAL PROTECTED LAND!!! For a few days!! This is how much we spent only to see parts of the national park in a party of 2! Not counting the stay at a campsite or food. Parking and “entrance” fee alone! F that!!! For real! I hope to not come here again.
Written September 15, 2020
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KJH
2 contributions
Very unfortunate, best to stay away.
Aug. 2020 • Couples
Nauseatingly busy...no peace, no wildlife. Ruined by mass tourism and government policy. Very unfortunate.
Written September 12, 2020
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Michele G-W
London, Canada391 contributions
Day of hiking
Sep. 2020 • Couples
We spent hours here hiking and couldn't have asked for a better day. The weather was cool but sunny so it wasn't very busy on the trails. Some trails are definitely more challenging than others. There were also some closed as well as the look out tower which we were disappointed by but understood.
The price we paid included parking and day passes (under $30 for 2 people).
Written September 9, 2020
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North_shore_mamacita
50 contributions
Unbelievable spot in Canada that looks like the Caribbean! Great family fun and would recommend.
Aug. 2020 • Family
Unbelievable! I can’t believe this place exists in Canada! I felt like I was in the Caribbean but colder waters. :). So much to do if you love the outdoors like our family does. Hiking, swimming, kayaking, paddle boarding and whatever your heart desires.
Written August 31, 2020
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D1494SXmichaelf
Montreal, Canada12 contributions
good hike
Aug. 2020
Very clean and easy to walk park. Not often mentioned is that there are rattlesnakes in the area. Did not see any but they are very shy. There are many great viewing spots to look out over the bay.
Written August 30, 2020
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