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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Trish M
Toronto, Canada7 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
I was road tripping to Manitoulin Island and decided to leave a day early to get a quick hike in at Bruce Peninsula NP. The fee to park for 4 hours was exorbitant at 32.00 for a solo traveller. Though the trail I chose to hike was beautiful and not at all occupied with other people, Yay! The problem started when I arrived at the grotto. A large and very loud and obnoxious group of people mobbed the grotto and beach area and would not leave. Yelling and screaming. Behaviours inappropriate for a sporting event or festival let alone in a nature park. Resulting in myself, two other couples and a family of 4 unable to have a meaningful experience there.
I highly recommend the park educate the masses to make it clear that the park is a nature park, to be enjoyed by all who visit and that inappropriate/loud behaviour will not be tolerated.
It is frustrating to head out for a nature experience only to be robbed of it by a pack of unruly, disrespectful, selfish people.
This park requires heavier patrols, especially in the popular areas.
Written 26 October 2023
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Sam W
7 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023
The Park and the area are quit nice with its natural beauty.

But the National Park management is a disgrace with gouging prices; in addition to camping fee they charged a daily personal usage fee, a $25 firewoor permit fee. And where ever you go they want $20-$30+ parking fee for 10 minutes or a full day!

And the shower at the camp ground, omg! I have better water flow in many developing countries.
Written 25 September 2023
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Nancy_Ottawa
Ottawa, Canada622 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
If you really want to enjoy the views and pristine shores the ideal time to plan your trip would be June or mid-Sept. We last visited the Grotto early in August and it was too crowded to enjoy. Even May or October would be nicer. A wetsuit is handy if you want to swim; the water temp doesn't really warm up but on a sunny day, and especially after a little hike, it can be refreshing. Some of the beach areas are in small coves or bays and the water warms up there a bit. Parking for national and provincial park sites must be reserved online ahead of time, so plan your day accordingly.
Written 14 August 2023
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turtle141618
Oxford, UK44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
We have spent a few days exploring the peninsula. The views are spectacular and the water is unreal in the shades of blue and green that it reflects. It is well worth a visit.
Written 11 August 2023
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GMNOrangeville
Orangeville7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Great camping experience! All beautiful treed sites. Tamarack and Poplar more private than Birches. Showers/washroom hub at entrance to Birches. Clean and very functional. They’re closed between 2-3 pm for cleaning. Pump toilet buildings with sinks in Birches. Security is good, quiet at night. Exceptional views and hiking trails. Marr Lake trail most rugged we’ve ever done to Overhanging Point well worth trek. Grotto absolutely breathtaking, lots of climbing rocks Grotto side. Wear good shoes, difficult for dogs and strollers. Washrooms at top. In park $13 unlimited wood/day min. 3 days. Not bagged or guaranteed dry. Ice $4.50. Side note: Castaways outside of park on Hwy 6 has awesome burgers.
Written 4 August 2023
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620kathleenl
Poland, Ohio 68 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Booked our parking place for 9am, had. 4 hours to explore and we covered as much as could be covered, the weather was perfect, around high 60’s low 70’s, breezy. We were prepared for any weather; making the final decision at the car.
GOOD SHOES are a must, we wore hiking boots, especially if you’re planning on “hiking “ over the boulders, etc, can be tough on the ankles. Had long sleeves to start, ended with a tank top, take bug spray for sure, the grotto did not disappoint, the water is exquisite in color, photos just don’t capture and it changes with the sun, we pack our own lunch when we hike, and we had our camelbacks full of water, used almost all of it. Don’t miss the opportunity to see !
Written 19 July 2023
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spud0018
Mississauga, Canada789 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
Hiked the easiest trail to the water's edge - beautiful blue water. Nice easy well-groomed trail. Lots of people on the trail.
Written 13 April 2023
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B D
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
The Bruce Peninsula National Park offers views of Georgian Bay, with skiing undisturbed by noise, pavement or many other skiers!
Written 5 February 2023
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FarAway580108
15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
The crystal clean turquoise water was breath taking. Truly a natural gem in Ontario. A must see! The Rocky landscape and caves showing the history and beauty of the region is memorable.
Written 16 December 2022
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Elizabeth B
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
I travelled to the Bruce Peninsula National Park just outside Tobermory for a hike and to climb the tower -- a remarkable view. The tower is well-built and affords visitors a stunning view of Tobermory and the surrounding lands as well as Georgian Bay and Lake Huron. Great attraction!
Written 15 October 2022
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