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. Dress for the weather when you’re here, including boots, a winter coat, snow pants, hat and mitts or gloves. For hikers, snowshoers and cross-country skiers, make sure someone at home knows your route and destination, plus download the “what3words” app to your phone in case you require emergency assistance on your outing. Please visit responsibly, using the Visitor Manifesto as a guideline to travelling natural areas with respect. Always check ahead for weather conditions.
 
Winter in Tobermory is a completely different scenario than the super busy summer months.  Beautiful and serene, the village moves at a much slower tempo with some shops, restaurants and accommodations open in Tobermory and the surrounding area.  The Tobermory Chamber of Commerce has put together this handy list of open businesses – check it out before making your travel plans as many are closed for the season and others are on winter hours.
 
New this winter at Bruce Peninsula National Park, the 10 yurts at Cyprus Lake are available for winter camping – yurts are comfy and cozy permanent, roofed accommodation furnished with woodstove, beds, deck and propane BBQ, a great way to experience winter camping. These are popular, so be sure to make reservations way ahead of your visit. The Parks Canada Visitor Centre and the Cyprus Lake Campground Office are also open this season. 
 
One of the best – and safest - ways to experience winter on the peninsula is to book a guided winter tour with a knowledgeable guide from Bruce Peninsula Eco-Adventures. One of their coolest tours is “Snowshoe the Grotto! A Curated Trek on Snow and Ice to the Georgian Bay Coast”. This much-visited natural attraction has a totally different look when covered with ice and snow and access to it can be treacherous, so follow the park’s safety precautions.
 
Snowmobilers love the wintery peninsula, with trails (OFSC trail permits required) travelling through spectacular scenery up the Bruce Peninsula.   Restaurants here cater to sledders, with a warm welcome waiting at the Tobermory Brewing Company & Grill and at the Lion’s Head Inn.  Take a multi-day tour and book overnight accommodation in Tobermory itself or at the Lion’s Head Beach Motel.   
 
If you’re craving a quiet winter getaway, choose from several bed & breakfasts, cabins, cottages and motels and start planning your “down-time” retreat!
 
Current provincial COVID-19 protocols are in place where applicable across the region.


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