Top Things to Do in Kincardine, ON

You can’t go wrong with wherever you choose to stay on the Bruce Peninsula, but perhaps one of the most underrated towns here in Kincardine. When you stay in one of our cottage rentals in Ontario, you’ll be just minutes away from one of Ontario’s most interesting towns. Whether you’re looking to learn about the history of the area, see some amazing wildlife, or indulge in some incredible food, we’ve got it all right here! Here are a few of the things to do in Kincardine that you simply won’t want to miss out on.

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Things to Do

When you’re in town, one of the first things you’ll want to do is visit the Kincardine Lighthouse. It was originally constructed in 1881 and helped to guide boats within the fishing and salt shipping industry. It then became electrically powered in 1922. This lighthouse has the special designation as the only one located “downtown” out of all the Bruce Peninsula lighthouses. It’s one of the highlights of the town and makes for an awesome photo opportunity.

Got an animal lover in your group? Be sure to visit Bervie Zoological Park! You’ll get to be up close and personal with majestic animals like tigers, Patagonian cavy, Bennet wallabies, English fallow deer, ring-tailed lemurs, African lions, and so many others!

The friendly staff can show you around the park and teach you anything you’d like to know about the amazing creatures before you.

For a relaxing drink with your friends, head to Grey Matter Beer Company. This brewery and taproom combination has been open since 2018 and has quickly become a favorite spot for locals and visitors alike. They’ve always got creative and unique brews on tap, so everyone in your group can find their ideal drink. They can even recommend a drink for you if you’re not sure which one you’d like!

Want to stay active while you’re in town? Head to Ainsdale Golf Course for an incredible game right on the shores of Lake Huron. The greens here present a course that’s fun yet challenging for all skill levels, so everyone in your group can join in. Be sure to visit the newly renovated clubhouse to experience the restaurant and bar after your 18 holes are through!


Between all the fun things to do near Kincardine, Ontario, you’re bound to get hungry! Stop into The Tartan Tusk Pub & Eatery for a laid-back meal that always delivers on quality and flavor. You’ll find all kinds of delicious offerings on the menu, from steak frites to fish and chips to tons of varieties of burgers! Pair your meal with a delicious beer for the ultimate dining experience.

Plan Your Visit

While there are several great towns and areas on the Bruce Peninsula, Kincardine is certainly a treasure. Contact us today to learn about more things to do in Kincardine and plan your Ontario vacation!

Seeking out a burger in particular? The Bruce specializes in them! This eatery in downtown Kincardine has been serving the local community for more than 15 years and is still just as popular as ever. Whether you want to go for the Honky Tonk Burger or try the Grilled Cheese Burger, you certainly won’t be disappointed. You can also go for poutine, flatbread, tacos, bowls, steaks, and so much more! Be sure to finish off with the funnel cake fry poutine!

Craving some authentic English food? You’ll want to dine at Erie Belle Restaurant, where they’re known for their phenomenal fish and chips. The main dish is made with the freshest catches in the area, and the chips are always made to order. They’ve also got all your classic sides like mushy peas and coleslaw. If you don’t want fish and chips, though, they’ve got a wide selection of classic dishes, tacos, and pot pies for you to choose from.

Places to Stay

Have we convinced you to pay a visit to Kincardine yet? Then it’s time to book one of our Kincardine cottage rentals! Our rentals are ideal for groups of all sizes, so anyone and everyone can come to enjoy the sights of the Bruce Peninsula. Contact us today for more information and to book your Ontario vacation today!


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