A quaint harbor village on the Bruce Peninsula, Tobermory is surrounded by the Niagara Escarpment, Flowerpot Island and two national parks. The lakeside town is a delight for outdoor adventurers with its tranquil gardens, picturesque bays and scenic hiking trails.
Things to do in Tobermory
Connect with nature at Bruce Peninsula National Park, famous for its beautiful Bruce Trail footpath nestled on the craggy Niagara Escarpment, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. Don’t miss exploring the Grotto, a 1,000-year-old cave in Georgian Bay with an underwater tunnel.
You can’t leave Tobermory without seeing the iconic Flowerpot Island sea stacks at the Fathom Five National Marine Park during a scenic hike. Admire the geological wonder, then explore 19th-century lighthouses and shipwreck dive sites nearby.
Want to learn more about Tobermory’s past? Visit Cape Croker Park for a look into the region’s native culture. The 210-hectare park hosts cultural events for the Chippewas of Nawash, such as its annual powwow, and is a great place to enjoy camping, boating and hiking.
Visit the historic Bethune Memorial House National Historic Site to learn more about his life dedicated to public health and innovation. If you’re traveling with the kids, visit Red Bay for a tour of the colorful Earthbound Gardens and a chance to spot a flight of monarch butterflies.
Getting around Tobermory
You can access Tobermory by flying into Toronto Pearson International Airport, then making the four-hour drive into the city center. You can also take the Chi-Cheemaun ferry from South Baymouth on Manitoulin Island. When in town, the most convenient way to get around is by car.