Bruce Peninsula

Bruce Peninsula

Canadian natural beauty at its finest! In the heart of a World Biosphere Reserve, the 'Bruce' is a place of global significance. The massive, rugged cliffs of the park are inhabited by thousand year old cedar trees, overhanging the crystal clear waters of Georgian Bay. This incredible group of ecosystems is the largest remaining chunk of natural habitat in southern Ontario. 

Activities

Explore the natural caves along the Bruce Trail

During the last ice age, powerful waves carved holes in the rock wall that is now known as the Niagra Escarpment. Now you can explore some of these caves for yourself with a hike along the world-famous Bruce Trail. Take the 3km Georgian Bay – Marr Lake Trail to explore the Natural Arch and the Grotto, where you can walk along a ledge inside the cave or swim in its clear, cool turqoise water. Make sure to pay a visit to nearby Indian Head Cove for some excellent swimming and more of the stunning natural architecture that has made the Bruce famous.

How much time will I need?

  • Half a day.

Do I need any special equipment or gear? What else should I bring?

  • Bring proper clothing (including your bathing suit and a towel if you plan to swim) as well as sunscreen, water and a snack.

Is this activity free?

  • Yes.

When is the best time to do this?

  • May to October.

 

Spend the night in a yurt

Want to spend the night like a nomad? Bruce Peninsula National Park has 10 yurts that you can reserve for a good night’s sleep. A yurt is a circular, tent-like structure with a wooden frame traditionally used by nomads in Central Asia. Bruce Peninsula’s yurts are a modern take on the traditional structure and include a couple of beds, a wood stove, a BBQ and a large deck. Spend your day hiking or skiing the trails of Bruce Peninsula and then head back to your yurt to rest up for your next adventure!

How much time will I need?

  • Overnight, but you can stay up to two weeks.

Do I need any special equipment or gear? What else should I bring?

  • Sleeping equipment (blankets, pillows, sleeping bag), enough food for your trip, cooking utensils and a cooler, a flashlight and indoor footwear.

Is this activity free?

  • No, there is a charge to stay overnight in a yurt.  

When is the best time to do this?

  • June to September.

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