What Is There to Do in Tobermory, Ontario

Tobermory is a lovely lakeside community situated on the northern tip of the Bruce Peninsula in Ontario. With so many things to see and do, it might be difficult for you to narrow down what you’ll do while visiting, especially if you only have a few days in town. Here are some of our favorite activities to enjoy while staying in a Tobermory cottage rental.

bruce peninsula national park

Things to Do

The Grotto is located in Bruce Peninsula National Park. It is the #1 tourist attraction in Ontario, and for good reason. You’ll discover a shoreline sea cave and beautiful blue waters. It’s easy to create memories here, as this is a natural wonder that affords visitors a ton of fun photo opportunities.

Another great spot to visit is Flowerpot Island, which is a part of the Fathom Five National Marine Park. Private tour boats take visitors there from Tobermory. Once there, they enjoy the crystal blue waters, beautiful trails, caves, flower pots, and the Lighthouse Museum.

Start planning your trip to explore the Bruce Peninsula National Park from the visitor center in Tobermory. You will have access to Halfway Log Dump with its stunning limestone cliffs and boulder beaches, Singing Sands Beach, Indian Head Cove, and the Grotto. Visitors to the park can camp out at the Cyprus Lake Campground, which has 10 yurt accommodations.

fathom five national marine park

There are all sorts of ways to enjoy your time here. You’ll spot several shipwrecked ships along the way. The waters are so clear and shallow that it’s easy to see the ships through the crystal clear waters. While there, take advantage of the opportunity to snorkel, kayak or enjoy the views from a glass-bottom boat.

A trip on the M.S. Chi-Cheemaun is a great way to enjoy the area around Georgian Bay. Visitors can also enjoy the sunset dinner cruises that are offered.

Another popular option if you are looking to travel a little further for your destination is the Blue Mountain winter sports complex in Collingwood.

Restaurants

Shipwreck Lee’s of Tobermory is a pirate-themed family restaurant in downtown Tobermory, Ontario. They offer all-you-can-eat fish and chips, which is a hit with visitors and locals.

This bakery in Tobermory is a little slice of heaven. It is best known for its scrumptious butter tarts but has a host of delicious baked goods to choose from. Little Tub is more than a bakery; it’s a family-friendly restaurant that offers, great pizzas, sandwiches, and samosas.

Visitors from everywhere wait just to try one of the local brews that they offer at Tobermory Brewing Company and Grill. It doesn’t get much better than this, delicious lamb burgers, creative charcuterie boards, and amazing craft beers. What more could you ask for from a restaurant!

closeup of tacos

Try something a little different while visiting Tobermory, a taco food truck, offering authentic Mexican cuisine. They even offer vegan and gluten-free food options! Tacomory puts a fun and interesting twist on the way they present the Mexican food they cook. Try out their award-winning tacos whenever you’re in town.

If you’re traveling with friends and family, then chances are that you’ll eventually make your way to The Fish & Chip Place. They offer a variety of food options, which makes it easy for everyone in your group to find something that they will enjoy. The restaurant has an outdoor terrace deck and a covered deck with views overlooking the Harbour and marina.

Places to Stay

At Rent Cottage, we specialize in Ontario cottage rentals and offer more than 350 private cottages in and around Ontario, including Tobermory. We have the most cottage rentals Ontario has to offer! If you can’t find it here, then you can’t find it anywhere. At Rent Cottage, we offer a variety of cottages throughout Tobermory, waterfront rentals, beachfront rentals, winter getaways, and more. 

For instance, if you have a smaller family or are embarking on a couple’s retreat, you may enjoy our Foot In the Tub property. This home boasts 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom to comfortably suit 4 guests. It is a Saturday to Saturday rental, so you’ll have a full week to settle in and enjoy everything Tobermory has to offer!

If your group is larger, you might choose to rent our Tip of Peninsula property. This 5-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom rental is suited for 10 people! Rent this home for a week to have the best Tobermory attractions in your backyard. You can relax with your loved ones in open living spaces or enjoy an evening in your spacious backyard. This is a home where you can truly let your worries go.

If you’re looking for a home with a view, Eagles Nest is the spot. This 4-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom home is ideal for groups of 8. Not only will you have a comfortable and luxurious space inside to relax, but you can also step outside to be right on the water. Bring your favorite drink and a good book to spend countless hours relaxing and listening to the waves. 

No matter which of our properties you select, you can rest assured knowing you have the support of our staff. We are completely staffed by natives to the Bruce Peninsula who have a passion for helping Ontario’s guests plan their dream getaway!

With so much to see and do in Tobermory, it certainly helps to know what to do from someone who knows. Rather than wasting your time trying to figure it out on your own, here is your guide to Tobermory. If you want to experience it for all that it has to offer, then do yourself a favor and take full advantage of as much of this small, unassuming town as possible. You get just as much out of it as you put into it. When you’re done exploring, you can retreat to one of our relaxing Canada cottage rentals.

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