"Back to the Bruce, eh?" Top 5 Page for this destination Tobermory by richiecdisc

Tobermory Travel Guide: 116 reviews and 293 photos

Bruce Peninsula National Park gets little of the attention that its Western Canadian sister parks garner even though it lacks little with regard to pure natural beauty or historical origin. The park encompasses the most spectacular portion of the 700-km Niagara Escarpment that runs from Niagara Falls to Tobermory in Ontario. Formed over 400 million years ago as Barrier Reefs in a then warm shallow sea, the 200-foot cliffs now plunge steeply into the cold but crystal clear depths of the Georgian Bay. Wind-weathered cedars have reached the age of 1000 years cling perilously to the cliffs and helped bring the United Nations World Biosphere Reserve Designation. Though it may not be as famous as the Rocky Mountains of Banff National Park in Alberta, do not get the impression that it is a remote and desolate wilderness. This is, after all, cottage country and southern Ontarians spend their summers here so it can get jam packed with visitors in the height of the summer. But do not let that deter you, the Bruce deserves all your attention and you will not regret making the pilgrimage to this spectacular and special area of natural beauty.

  • Last visit to Tobermory: Sep 2003
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Faiza-Ifrah's Profile Photo
    Jan 29, 2009 at 7:32 PM

    nice tips and pictures. we will be here in june 2009

  • Mar 12, 2007 at 8:35 AM

    I have been going to tobermory for 17 years, 2 years ago i discovered the Grotto it is beautiful there. We had fun jumping off the cliff into the water.

  • scottishvisitor's Profile Photo
    Dec 7, 2005 at 1:26 PM

    We have a Tobermory in Scotland also a fishing village but the scenery here in yours looks spectacular

  • windsorgirl's Profile Photo
    Aug 18, 2004 at 11:35 AM

    I've recently returned from a holiday on 'the Bruce" and I wanted to thank you for your tips, they proved to be quite helpful!

  • hevbell's Profile Photo
    Apr 29, 2004 at 2:27 AM

    wow! looks gorgeous :)

  • Suzanne123's Profile Photo
    Nov 25, 2003 at 6:49 PM

    You have found my favorite place in Ontario. What a great place for a canoe. I have given you five star ratings on your Tobermory page.

  • MURRA's Profile Photo
    Nov 20, 2003 at 12:58 PM

    there is an underwater park there with glass bottiom boat tours of shipwrecks (old sailing ships)

  • craic's Profile Photo
    Nov 16, 2003 at 5:00 AM

    You do give great page!

  • Nov 15, 2003 at 12:17 AM

    Wonderful trip again. I do not want to guess harsh, but, wasn't it was the brewery the reason for the whole trip from the first place? :-)

  • tessy's Profile Photo
    Nov 14, 2003 at 2:07 PM

    Awesome scenery! But ---where is a sunset??? - instead - lots of beer!?


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