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The Grotto

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Tobermory, Ontario, Canada
+1 888-773-8888
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Serene and breathtakingly beautiful

This is the most beautiful place I’ve ever visited. The walk to the grotto itself is quite a... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2017
Sabina E
via mobile
Beautiful, but you don't need to line up so early in September.

There is a bit of a hike to get to the Grotto but the sight is beautiful. We didn't venture into... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2017
PafV
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Toronto, Canada
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The Grotto, in Bruce Peninsula National Park, is one of the top tourism attractions in Ontario. A shoreline sea cave with the beautiful blue waters, the Grotto is a unique natural wonder and memorable place to experience. It is also a very popular and busy location, especially during the peak season of July and August and on long weekends. At those times, the parking lot will fill up and you may not be able to access the Grotto.
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“parking lot” (77 reviews)
“climb down” (44 reviews)
“the cliff” (44 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Tobermory, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

This is the most beautiful place I’ve ever visited. The walk to the grotto itself is quite a distance but upon arrival, you would forget how far you walked.

Thank Sabina E
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Reviewed 1 November 2017

There is a bit of a hike to get to the Grotto but the sight is beautiful. We didn't venture into the cave but there was someone who found a was to get to the cave from the top instead of taking the edge of...More

1  Thank PafV
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Reviewed 25 October 2017

It was amazing to see the waves coming into the cave from uptop. People don't have to swim to get there.

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Reviewed 24 October 2017

Easy trail to get to but so very busy - lots of people - it is like a tourist site. Still, it is worth a visit for the view.

Thank jadereview
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Reviewed 24 October 2017

If you can visit the Grotto on a non-holiday weekday, do so. We were there on a Friday afternoon and there was just under the amount of people it would take for it to feel crowded to us. We could only imagine what it would...More

Thank TreeNSquirrel
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

Enjoyed a walk on the trail along the cliff top and woods. Worth a visit.free parking this year.Not for disable due to steepness of pathic places.path can be slippery.

Thank Martin P
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Reviewed 22 October 2017

This hike was amazing, I couldn't believe I was seeing waters that turquoise in Canada! I went on a Friday, early in the morning, and it was very quiet, which was perfect. The walk along the Georgian Bay Trail to get to the Indian Head...More

Thank Samantha C
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Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Just an amazing place to visit explore and enjoy.. The tranquil and beautiful surroundings along with fantastic views and Wonderful water scenery was just awesome..

1  Thank Mark H
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Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Park staff were great in their directions, and we loved the walk. Happened to be there when it was relatively unpopulated. Beautiful and peaceful!

Thank TheSteggs
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

We visited the National park on the last Sat on Sept 2017. We reached the park at 7am only to know that the office that issues the parking pass opens at 8am. Anyways we had to wait until 7.50 am, when the staff arrived we...More

Thank Dynamite2805
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tichdash
30 January 2018|
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Response from Mark H | Reviewed this property |
Yes should fine just take your time
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trialers
16 August 2017|
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Response from BPNPFFNMP | Property representative |
Bruce Peninsula National Park goes to a reduced service schedule after the Thanksgiving Day Weekend, October 9th. What that means is that there are no open facilities, visitor service staff or amenities such as running... More
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leannesigurdsson
7 August 2017|
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Response from BPNPFFNMP | Property representative |
Please visit the Grotto web page on the Bruce Peninsula National Park web site. We're unable to link the site directly but this page should answer all your questions regarding the Grotto and the timed parking... More
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