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Flowerpot Island Lighthouse

Tobermory, Ontario, Canada
+1 800-591-4254
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Great piece of history

This is, of course, a part of flowerpot island. So be prepared for the travel out. Once there, the... read more

Reviewed 17 January 2017
St. Catharines, Canada
A Dissapointment

It was a disappointment after the long hike up the path to the lighthouse. It was not even a... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2016
Toronto, Canada
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“nice walking” (2 reviews)
Tobermory, Ontario, Canada
+1 800-591-4254
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

This is, of course, a part of flowerpot island. So be prepared for the travel out. Once there, the hike is nice and you get to visit the lighthouse and the historic lighthouse keepers homes...

Thank jkrushelnicki
Reviewed 13 October 2016

It was a disappointment after the long hike up the path to the lighthouse. It was not even a lighthouse it was a light atop a tower and the tower couldn't even be seen. The platform faced the water. Not worth to visit.

Thank fishlover22
Reviewed 11 September 2016

Absolutely amazing, historic, breathtaking, simply the best natural place to visit in Ontario! We enjoyed every minute of the 2hr drop off visit. Would love to visit again.

Thank hchirume
Reviewed 6 September 2016

The Friends of Fathom 5 took over the care of the two lighthouse keeper's homes on the west side of Flowerpot Island. They've done a good job turning one into a museum and the other is used for their living quarters. If you want to...More

Thank RickB51
Reviewed 6 September 2016

The lighthouse itself is a 10 minute (??) walk from the light keeper's complex. The walk is narrow and not appropriate for wheelchairs, but it is on sidewalk. It is not a traditional lighthouse, since it has a 4-sided red and white column. The keeper's...More

Thank Elaine Bomberge... H
Reviewed 1 September 2016

The island itself is beautiful, I really loved our visit. The lighthouse was ok, nothing special though.

Thank Nora0008
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed the visit to Flowerpot Island. We took a cruise over and spent about an hour and a half at the island and wish we could have spent the day. The island itself is great and the views are incredible. The lighthouse has...More

Thank Peter S
Reviewed 30 August 2016

The lighthouse on Flowerpot Island is a light tower which replaced the historic lighthouse that was torn down decades ago. Although it continues to serve a practical purpose to this day, it is not open to visitors despite having a hiking trail that leads there....More

Thank xtf1818
Reviewed 24 August 2016

It was a nice hike up to the lighthouse from the main path. Gorgeous views of the water and also a great lookout point!

Thank TyGreezy
Reviewed 23 August 2016

so beautiful to know that the guard retired in 1991 ..such a beautiful island .take comfy shoes and water/snacks and enjoyyy..we took the blue heroon boat, teh staff were amazing and informative

Thank Zee A
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Does flower pot island have places to stay overnight like camping or is it just an island to visit during the day and is it good for children ages 3 and 6
31 March 2017|
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Response from jkrushelnicki | Reviewed this property |
There are 6 camping spots that are first come first serve. I suggest contacting Fathom Five National Marine Park for further details!
Hi, can anyone tell me if the walking in and around Flowerpot island okay for elderly people? Or is it extremely challenging?
16 June 2015|
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Hi just wondering any good near hotels? Thanks
27 May 2015|
Response from kcTripping | Reviewed this property |
Blue Bay Motel in Tobermory. It's across the street from the harbour and you can easily walk around to the other side to catch a Flower Pot Island cruise. Not super fancy, but clean and looked after.