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Bruce Peninsula-Fathom Five National Parks Visitor Centre

120 Chi sin tib dek Road
Tobermory

Phone: 519-596-2233
Email: Click here >>

Open:

From: May 15 To: Oct 12, 2015

Hours: May 15-Jun 25: Thu-Mon 9 am-5 pm; Jun 26-Sep 7: daily 8 am-8 pm; Sep 8-Oct 12: Thu-Mon 9 am-5 pm

Bruce Peninsula-Fathom Five National Parks Visitor Centre

Tobermory’s two national parks feature an exciting Visitor Centre, located on Chi sin tib dek Road or off Head Street at the southeast edge of the village. Exhibits explain the fascinating geology, ecology and cultural history of the parks with a tour through a mock-up cave, secrets of the underwater park and a miniature lighthouse. A film show takes visitors on a helicopter ride over the peninsula’s most spectacular scenery. Interpretive programs put people in touch with indigenous plants and animals they might encounter in the wild. A 20-metre high, wooden lookout tower, the largest of its kind in Ontario, provides a panoramic view of the peninsula’s tip and islands. Side trails lead to Little Dunks Bay lookout or Burnt Point Loop.

The Niagara Escarpment is designated a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve since it contains a unique geology and rare life forms. The peninsula is far from sources of artificial light, so stargazing is simply amazing! For that reason the park is also a Dark Sky Reserve. The Bruce Trail follows this backbone of limestone, offering hikers the most challenging trekking in the province, but also the best views from many cliff-top vantage points. The exceptionally rugged north shore offers panoramic views of Bear’s Rump Island and Flowerpot Island.

Fathom Five National Marine Park contains both significant geological and man-made heritage sites such as shipwrecks and lighthouses. Unusual, underwater rock formations and sea stacks also exist at Little Cove, south of Tobermory. Divers who wish to explore underwater features in the park must register at the Visitor Centre.


Amenities
Facilities:
picnic tables
pavilion
refreshments
gift shop
washrooms
Tours:
Guided Tour
Audio Tour
Lecture
Self Guided
Children's Activities

Events

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Additional Information:

        
Walk In:    Drive In:   
Public Transit:    Parking Size: Regular;Trailer | Parking Cost: free with admission to Parks Centre |
Proximity to Shoreline: 1 km to Georgian Bay |
$5.80 - per Adult admission
$4.90 - per Senior
$2.90 - per Youth
$14.70 - per Family
$4.90 - per Diver registration
Reservation Policy:

Express Bus Service reservations to the park from Toronto are available at 1-800-928-7101.

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