What can you do in Tobermory? Lots! Boat Tours of the Isalnds like Flowerpot Islands or view the wrecks in Fathom Five National Marine Park.There are museums, Visitor's Centers - kayaking, canoeing, fishing, shopping. Tobermory is located on the Bruce Trail - the Niagara Escarpment and the Bruce Peninsula National Park. Tobermory is also a great spot to explore the rest of the Bruce Peninsula.
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BOAT TOURS AND CHARTERS TOBEMORY
Boat Cruises to Flowerpot Island, Glass bottomed boat tours of Fathom Five
Several outfits in Tobermory offer trips to Flowerpot Island, tours of the sunset, "deep sea" fishing and boat rentals. The only way to get to Flowerpot Island is by tour boat, which is available through out the day from the harbour in Tobermory. Visit our boating and fishing pages for more information.
CYCLING IN TOBERMORY
Ride you bicycle in and around Tobermory. There are a couple of recommended routes - please visit out cycling pages for more informatio
GOLFING IN TOBEMORY
Cornerstone Golf Club Tobermory - Cornerstone Golf Club was designed to give golfers the atmosphere of playing on an old Scottish course. Similar landscapes found in Tobermory, Scotland have been incorporated into Cornerstone, lending a Scottish flavour along with the natural beauty of the Niagara Escarpment.
CANOEING & KAYAKING TOBERMORY
Sea Kayaking around Tobermory
The park is great for sea kayakers. The waters of Georgian Bay surrounding the park have endless possibilities. The waters off the park have endless possibilities for paddlers. For beginners there are a some beaches and areas with gentle inclines in protected harbours. Other areas are more rough & rugged and should only be approached by experienced paddlers. Some of the local outfitters can provide guided paddles of these areas.
There are also some sunken ships that can be seen while paddling the areas around Tobermory. The limestone cliffs of the Niagara Escarpment provide a wonder backdrop for your experience. More on Kayaking on the Bruce Peninsula
BEACHES & SWIMMING IN TOBERMORY
This huge sandy beach is named after the sound that occurs when the wind whistles through the sand dunes there. This beach is part of the Bruce Peninsula National Park and is located on Lake Huron.
BIRDING IN TOBERMORY
The Bruce Peninsula is a great place to bird watch. Tobermory is a gateway for many migrating birds, and many varieties can be spotted at all times of the year. Visit our birding pages for more information
BRUCE PENINSULA NATIONAL PARK & FATHOM FIVE NATIONAL MARINE PARK
Tobermory is home to 2 National Parks the Bruce Peninsula National Park & Fathom Five National Marine Park. Both these parks offer visitors an opportunity to view some incredible natural life such as the "grotto" , the cliffs of the Niagara Escarpment, and the famous Flower Pots. The new Parks Visitors Centre is located in the village of Tobermory and is a great place to learn about the natural history of the area.
Take the Chi-Cheemaun Ferry and spend a day at Manitoulin Island.
CROSS-COUNTY SKI AND SNOWSHOE TOBERMORY
The Bruce Trail offers skiers and showshoers a wonderful opportunity in winter, The Bruce Peninsula National Park has great trails that lead out from the Visitors Centre to Burnt Point, and in Cyprus Lake. These trails are NOT groomed. Visit our skiing and snowshoe pages here.
FISHING IN TOBEMORY
Salmon, Lake Trout, Walleye, Rainbow Trout, Brook Trout - the Waters in and around Tobermory are full of sport fish of all these varieties. Please visit our fishing pages for more information
GARDENS & WILDFLOWERS IN & AROUND TOBERMORY
Tobermory and area is a great places to see native wildflowers. At various times throughout the spring and summer you may see Dwarf Lake Iris, Yellow Lady's Slipper, Striped Coral root, Showy Lady's Slipper, Grass Pink, Rose Pogonia, Fringed Gentian, or Cardinal flower. At Singing Sands Nature Reserve ain Dorcas Bay you are likely to spot delicate orchids or carnivorous plants. In early June, the yellow lady's slipper grows in abundance along the roadsides. The Bruce Peninsula National Park, and the islands inside Fathom Five National Marine Park offer visitors an opportunity to see one of the 44 varieties of orchids that grow on the Bruce Peninsula. Visit our gardens & wildflower pages for more information.
There are several trails in and around Tobermory for all levels of hikers. There is a trail from the National Park Visitors Information Centre that leads to Burnt Point - where you can see the outlying islands like Bears Rump & Flowerpot Island. From this trail you can also access the Bruce Trail to Cyprus Lake. Please visit our hiking page to view more information about hiking on the Bruce Trail
SCUBA DIVING IN TOBERMORY
Tobermory offers some of the best scuba diving in North America. This is not surprising, considering the amount of shipwrecks and natural underwater rock formations found in the
Suggestions for things to do on a rainy day:
Shop in the village of Tobermory - Visit one of the many art gallery's and boutique shops that line the beautiful harbour.
Visit the St Edmund's Museum - Visit the local museum and learn about our local nautical and genealogical history.
Visit Cabot Head Lighthouse - Take the drive 20 minutes south of Tobermory to the Cabot Head Lighthouse - The drive is spectacular - it runs up the coastline of Dyer's Bay to the Lighthouse. The Lighthouse has a museum and a small gallery.