"Tobermory - a pretty little harbour town" Top 5 Page for this destination Province of Ontario Things to Do Tip by Bwana_Brown

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  Distant entrance to Little Tub harbour
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  • Distant entrance to Little Tub harbour - Province of Ontario
      Distant entrance to Little Tub harbour
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  • The main part of Little Tub harbour - Province of Ontario
      The main part of Little Tub harbour
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  • Chi-Cheemaun ferry arriving from Manitoulin Island - Province of Ontario
      Chi-Cheemaun ferry arriving from Manitoulin Island
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Tobermory is located at the very tip of the Bruce Peninsula and is a busy little tourist hot-spot during the summer months. It is where we ended our travels on Day 3 of our trip west, with 1900-km already racked up as well as a hike or two. Maybe because Tobermory has such beautiful harbours and is relatively small, it did not seem to be over-crowded with visitors. These photos show the 'inner' harbour of Little Tub where pleasure boats and tourist excursion boats call home, as well as where the large car/truck ferry from Manitoulin Island in Lake Huron docks during the May to October period. Around the tip of peninsula (at the left side) is the more spacious Big Tub harbour, which actually is less busy with its shores mostly lined with cottages.

According to Wikipedia "the town is known as the 'fresh water SCUBA diving capital of the world', because of the numerous shipwrecks that lie in the surrounding waters, especially in Fathom Five National Marine Park. Tobermory and the surrounding area are popular vacation destinations. People come for the beaches, the diving, the unspoilt countryside and the relaxed pace of life." Just a few kilometers to the east lies Bruce Peninsula National Park with reportedly the best rugged rock formations and sea-caves on the entire peninsula (unfortunately, we did not have enough time to work those in).

The waterfront was lively for our one night in Tobermory, but most of the businesses are open only from May until Canada's Thanksgiving long weekend in October, and are then closed for the next 7 months.

Directions: About 300-km from Toronto and at the northern tip of Tobermory Peninsula where Georgian Bay meets Lake Huron

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  • Updated Aug 9, 2009
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