Visit the Bruce Peninsula National Park on Your Ontario Summer Vacation

When you’re visiting one of our cottage rentals in Ontario, you’ll never run out of things to do! There are so many fun towns along the Bruce Peninsula that you’re sure to find an activity for every interest. Shoppers will love the boutiques, foodies can indulge in any craving, and kids will love the family-friendly activities. Whatever else you have planned, you need to carve out some time to visit the Bruce Peninsula National Park.

rocky shores in bruce peninsula national park

About

Bruce Peninsula National Park is located in the town of Tobermory and has been drawing visitors since 1987. Its 156 square kilometers make up a large portion of UNESCO’s Niagara Escarpment World Biosphere Reserve. You’ll find the best of Canadian nature here, and there’s a little something for everyone to enjoy. There are tons of incredible wildlife species to observe, such as chipmunks, snowshoe hares, foxes, and black bears!

You’ll be in awe of the dramatic scenery, which scientists believe looked much different in the past. Many say, before the forces of nature stepped in, the park used to look like the Great Barrier Reef in Australia! Today, you’ll see rugged limestone cliffs, stunning turquoise waters, ageless forests, and more. 

Things to Do

If you’re interested in flowers, you will love observing the 40+ orchid species throughout Bruce Peninsula National Park. There are also other beautiful flower varieties including Indian plantain, northern holly fern, and dwarf lake iris. Bird lovers can try to spot both migrant and breeding species, and you might even see other varieties of wildlife along the trail!

Want to get some exercise with a unique view? Head down into the Grotto. You’ll have a breathtaking perspective of the Georgian Bay shores with their blue green waters. The climb is a bit tricky, so this trek is for the most confident hikers. You can also get great pictures at Indian Head Cove and Driftwood Cove. 

There are multiple hiking trails throughout the park for you to explore, as well as water activities like canoeing and kayaking. Singing Sands Beach is a great attraction for the little ones to get in the water or to have an afternoon picnic! Bruce Peninsula National Park also offers several guided programs if you’ve got a large group.

geese at bruce peninsula national park

Places to Eat

While there are no restaurants within Bruce Peninsula National Park, there are plenty of options within the village of Tobermory! For breakfast, stop by the Rabbit Dash Coffee House for a quick meal or taste the area’s favorite dishes at Aunt Mabel’s Country Kitchen. If you’re looking for lunch or dinner, you might enjoy Marydale’s Restaurant, Bruce Steakhouse, or Laszlo’s Bistro & Pizza.

Want a drink? You can find a pick-me-up at cafes like the Big Dipper Bakery Café, Amicis Coffee Bar, or Two Chicks Café. For something a little harder, there are several pubs, breweries, and wineries in the area. Tobermory Brewing Co. & Grill is a favorite spot among locals, or you might also like Cobblestone Pub & Grill or the Outlaw Brew Company. Whatever you’re looking for, it won’t take long to find it!

Where to Stay

After a long day exploring Bruce Peninsula National Park, head back to one of our Tobermory cottage rentals to relax and unwind. While we’re proud of all of our Bruce Peninsula cottage rentals, our Tobermory selections hold a special place in our hearts. We treat each and every guest like family and strive to provide you with everything you need for an unforgettable stay. Contact us today to get started planning your next Canadian adventure!

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