Tobermory

Before hopping into your car and heading for some of the most spectacular natural scenery in Ontario, please take time to plan ahead, book ahead.  With the Bruce Peninsula National Park – and the stunning Grotto as its crown jewel – we totally get that a visit here is on everyone’s bucket list. The reality is that reservations are required to park and visit the Grotto shoreline* during the high season (May 1 to October 31, 2021), and these four-hour slots book up fast! Reserve online or by phone, starting April 29, 2021.  Another popular park destination is Halfway Log Dump, so be sure to reserve your six-hour parking time slot (required from June 18 to September 7, 2021) well ahead of time here, too. If you’d rather call, phone 1-877-737-3783.
 
Planning to camp at Cyprus Lake? Reservations open on April 19, 2021 for this popular campground, so it’s recommended to book early. For a more rustic experience, limited camping is available on Flowerpot Island. Reservations are required and can be booked as of April 19, 2021.
 
The village of Tobermory itself is located at the very northern tip of the Bruce Peninsula and is the summer home of the MS Chi-Cheemaun. Ship amenities include a cafeteria, live entertainment, themed cruises and walk on excursion options (note that COVID-19 may affect the operation of these amenities). It’s a bustling port – on the water and dockside - from late spring to mid fall so booking accommodations, boat tours, park visits and meal reservations before you arrive is something to seriously consider. For current COVID-19 information and zone, visit the Grey Bruce Health Unit’s website.
 
This tiny community is blessed with not one, but two harbours. Little Tub anchors the downtown core with shops, restaurants and boat tour operators, while the Tobermory Lighthouse guards the entrance to Big Tub Harbour.  Planning a boat tour out to Flowerpot? With reduced capacity allowed on board, it’s wise to book ahead – and, don’t forget your mask, which is mandatory for your trip. With more than 20 shipwrecks to explore, Tobermory is a diver’s paradise, and Divers Den has been training and serving scuba divers here since 1967 and has adapted their way of business with COVID-19 prevention measures for their clientele.  
 
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