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Tobermory (Ontario)

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Tobermory (Ontario)

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Tobermory is a town in Southwestern Ontario, located at the tip of the Bruce Peninsula on Georgian Bay. It is the northern terminus point of the Bruce Trail and a popular diving destination.


Get in

By car

From the south, Tobermory can be reached using Highway 6, which goes all the way up Bruce Peninsula from Owen Sound. From the North, you can reach Tobermory by going on the Chi-Cheemaun ferry from South Baymouth on Manitoulin Island.

By boat

From May 4 – October 14, 2007, the Chi-Cheemaun ferry makes round trips each day between Tobermory and the South Baymouth terminal on Manitoulin Island. The trip is about 2 hours. Reservations, 1 800 265 3163, are recommended if vehicle transport is required.

By air

Tobermory Municipal Airport, +1 519 596-2430.

Wiarton/Keppel District Airport, #501262 Grey Rd. 1, +1 519 534-0140, [1].

Get around


Big Tub Lighthouse, at the end of Big Tub Road.


Tobermory is perhaps best known as the northern terminal point of the Bruce Trail, a 845-km long hiking trail along the Niagara Escarpment (the other terminus point is in Queenston, in Niagara Falls, Ontario). The Peninsula Bruce Trail Club, [2], offers group hikes around the Peninsula, from easy 2-hour walks to strenuous hikes.

Bruce Peninsula National Park, +1 519 596-2233, [3]. Guided hikes are offered in July and August.

Fathom Five National Marine Park, [4]. Divers must register with the Park Visitor Centre prior to diving.

Blue Heron, 24 Carlton Street, +1 519 596-2999, [5], offers glass-bottom boat tours to Fathom Five Marine Park and Flowerpot Island, and a sunset cruise along the north coast of the Bruce Peninsula.

The Chi-Cheemaun ferry offers sunset dinner cruises on Georgian Bay from May 4 – October 14, 2007. Check website for times. $46 per person.

Tobermory Bicycle, +1 519 596-8843, [[6]] offers bike rentals and guided and self-guided bike tours of the Peninsula. $45.00 per bike rental per day.





Get out

From spring to fall, take the Chi-Cheemaun ferry to Manitoulin Island. The trip is about 2 hours.

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