“You can’t do it in just one day.


- Go Riding TV This official guidebook to Bruce County is your ticket to exploring some of the best hiking, biking, birding, beach’in, paddling and diving experiences to be had in Ontario and Canada! Two hours northwest of Toronto, yet in a world of its own, the Bruce is part wonderland, part funhouse, where nothing is ordinary, much is superlative, and all is very welcoming.

Contact Us
Bruce County Tourism 800-268-3838 519-534-5344 Box 129, 578 Brown St, Wiarton, ON, Canada NOH 2TO info@explorethebruce.com www.explorethebruce.com

Look for info on the Adventure Passport on pages 4 & 5.

3 . . . . . . . .Welcome 5 . . . . . . . .Passport 7 . . . . . . . .IPM Event 9 . . . . . . . .Bike 11 . . . . . . .Hike 13 . . . . . . .Paddle 15 . . . . . . .Dive 17 . . . . . . .Kids 19 . . . . . . .Beach’in 21 . . . . . . .Caves 23 . . . . . . .Parks 25 . . . . . . .Birds 27 . . . . . . .Flora 29 . . . . . . .Fishing 31 . . . . . . .Captain Bruce 33 . . . . . . .Eats 35 . . . . . . .Backroads

37 . . . . . . .Georgian Bay 39 . . . . . . .Rides 41 . . . . . . .Sleds 43 . . . . . . .Winter 45 . . . . . . .Artistic 47 . . . . . . .Culture 49 . . . . . . .Events 51 . . . . . . .Golf 53-55 . . .B&Bs 57-59 . . .Motels/Inns 61-63 . . .Campgounds 65-67 . . . .Cottages/Vacation Homes 68-82 . . .Bruce Lighthouse Tour 83-85 . . . .Bruce County Map 86-87 . . . .Manitoulin Map 88 . . . . . . .Visitor Services

Creative Director: Chris Hughes, Designed by: Chris Irvine, Lisa Cruickshank, Written & Edited by: Sue Lebrecht, Maps: Justin Kraemer, Paulette Weber, Photography: Front Cover, Point Clark Lighthouse: Willy Waterton, Ethan Meleg, Telfer Wegg, Willy Waterton, Don Lamont, Justin Kraemer, Yves Cloutier, Lisa Cruickshank Printed in Canada 60m08 by Quebecor World (Richmond Hill) Copyright 2008 Bruce County Tourism. All information in this guide was deemed accurate at the time of printing. The listings do not represent an endorsement of events, facilities or activities.

Sauble Beach - weggphotos.com

“We loved it and quickly became addicted to our adventure!” - The Thorsteinsons, Whitby ON

Adventure
Bruce’s Adventure Passport Contest
Here’s what previous Adventurers have said: “We loved it and quickly became addicted to our adventure!” - The Thorsteinsons, Whitby ON

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Thousands have taken the challenge since 2005. Each year we have made it more tricky, more interesting, and people just can’t get enough of the Adventure Passport. This readymade trip plan requires a little creative thought and some navigation skills that will either bring your family closer together or tear them apart….just kidding.

“We were exposed to several beautiful areas we normally would never have known about.” - The Jackson/Davidson Family, London ON “My daughter got her VIP passport last night from Kait (Bull cruiser). It hasn’t come off her neck since.” - Amanda, Wingham ON “It gave me a destination to go for a ride.” - Pete, Alma ON “We love the Bruce and encourage our friends to visit also.” - Jan, Ethel ON “We had a riot!” - Michelle, Springfield ON Some hints for 2008: • Use the website for clues and full Adventure Passport information www.explorethebruce.com/passport • To obtain your official copy call 800-268-3838 or request one from the website. • Contest runs from April to December. • Look for the Explore the Bruce Adventure Toyota Tundra for bonus clues and official walking sticks. • Attend the International Plowing Match in September for bonus stops. • Be prepared to walk ‘downtown’. Your Adventure Starts Now!

Lisa Murawsky at the Arran Lake Punch - Lisa Cruickshank

Looking for the Adventure Passport?
This year we’ve taken it out of the guide and published it separately. Call or go online to download a copy. What is the Adventure Passport? It’s Bruce County’s amazing scavenger hunt with $12,000 in prizes to be won. Your Adventure Starts Now! www.explorethebruce.com/passport

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Bruce Plows
International Plowing Match

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‘Come Home to the Country’ in 2008 and attend the International Plowing Match in Teeswater, Ontario September, 16-20. The largest industry in the county is farming, so why not have 100,000 of our closest friends over and have a party to celebrate it? Visit ‘tented city’ sprawled out over 1000 acres and get a taste of what life in the country is all about. Bring your RV and camp in the RV park right on site.

See You At The Match!

Down On The Farm In Arran Elderslie - weggphotos.com

www.ipm2008.ca

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Bruce Bikes
Offroad Rides
Name Location Brant Tract . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 km S of Paisley on Conc 12, E of Bruce Rd 3 Bruce Peninsula Mountain Bike Adventure Park . . .10 km N of Wiarton on Bruce Rd 9 Carrick Tract . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 km NW of Clifford on Huron Bruce Line Sawmill Ski Trails . . . . . . . . . 1 km E of Hepworth on Hwy 6

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Network 30 km 20 km 8 km 10 km

Offroad Family Rides
Name Location Network MacGregor Point Provincial Park . .4 km S of Port Elgin on Lake Range Rd 15 km Saugeen Rail Trail . . . . . . . . . . . .Links Port Elgin to Southampton 6 km Hanover Community Trails . . . . . .Off 7th Ave North by Saugeen River 11 km Walkerton River Trail . . . . . . . . . .Along the Saugeen River on SW side 5 km Chesley Heritage Trail . . . . . . . . .W on Riverside Dr off 1st Ave South (main st) 4 km Bruce County Rail Trail . . . . . . . . .Links Mildmay to Port Elgin to Bruce Power 88 km (under construction)

Road Rides
Bruce County’s country roads lend themselves naturally and beautifully to touring. Quiet and well-surfaced, they’re jam-packed with scenic diversity, ups and downs, and twists and turns. Using the free Grey-Bruce Visitor Map cyclists can spin their own tour following shorelines for example, or linking lighthouses to gardens and other attractions.

Bike Shops
Name Phone Collingwood Kamikaze . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .705-446-1234 Owen Sound Bikeface Cycling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-376-9777 Jolley’s Alternative Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-371-1812 Scone Wheelfast The Bicycle Shoppe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-363-3175 Southampton Martin’s Bike Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-797-3200

Bruce Peninsula Mountain Bike Adventure Park - Yves Cloutier

Mountain Biking Mecca
Bruce County has a mission to become the number one off-road riding destination in Ontario. Already, three forest tracts have been transformed into rollicking, singletrack trail parks – and there’s more to come. The star of the show is Bruce Peninsula Mountain Bike Adventure Park which presents an array of technical trail features including roller coaster-like boardwalks, suspended bridges and rock ladders, all scattered amidst forested loops.

“See You On The Bruce.” - Don

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Bruce Hikes
Ideal Bruce Trail Day Hikes
Name Nearest Community

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2007 Guidebook Distance Reference # (km) Bruce's Caves . . . . . . . . . .Wiarton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sydenham 119 . . . . . . . .8.4 Jones Bluff Side Trail . . . . .Cape Croker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Peninsula 26.6 . . . . . . . .7.5 Sydney Bluff Side Trail . . . .Cape Croker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Peninsula 39.9 . . . . . . . .7.5 McKay's Harbour Loop . . . .Lion's Head . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Peninsula 81 . . . . . . . . . .7.2 Devil's Monument . . . . . . .Cape Chin North . . . . . . . . . . . .Peninsula 119.1 . . . . . . .4.2 Cyprus Lake . . . . . . . . . . .Bruce Peninsula National Park . .Peninsula 156.2 . . . . . . .3.7 Little Cove to Tobermory . .Tobermory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Peninsula 168.4 . . . . . . .4.5

Other Great Hiking Opportunities
Name Location The Bruce Trail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Along the shore of Georgian Bay (white blazes) Brant Tract . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 km S of Paisley on Conc 12, E of Bruce Rd 3 Bruce County Rail Trail . . . . . . . . . . . . .Links Mildmay to Port Elgin - to Bruce Power Bruce Peninsula National Park . . . . . . .Visitor Centre (Tobermory), Cyprus Lake, Singing Sands, Halfway Log Dump, & Flowerpot Is Bruce Peninsula Mountain Bike Adventure Park . . . . . . . . . . .10 km N of Wiarton on Bruce Rd 9 Cabot Head Lighthouse . . . . . . . . . . . .Dyers Bay Rd to Cabot Head Rd to end Cape Croker - Boardwalk . . . . . . . . . . .Within Cape Croker Campground, NE of Wiarton Carrick Tract . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 km S of Mildmay Chesley Heritage Trail . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W on Riverside Dr off 1st Ave South (main st) Corran (Spirit Rock) Trails . . . . . . . . . .1 km N of Wiarton on Hwy 6, E side Lucknow Trails . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .S side of Campbell St in Waterworks Park Kincardine – Boardwalk . . . . . . . . . . . .Station Beach beside Harbour Lion’s Head – Gun Point . . . . . . . . . . .Park at the school, follow Moore St to trail head MacGregor Point Provincial Park . . . . . .4 km S of Port Elgin on Bruce Rd 33 Mildmay Nature Trails . . . . . . . . . . . . .0.5 km N of downtown on Hwy 9 Fen Boardwalk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .N of Oliphant on Shoreline Rd Paisley Trails . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Park at the arena downtown Petrel Point Nature Preserve . . . . . . . . .1 km N of Red Bay turn W on Petrel Point Rd Point Clark Trails . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Access points within community Rankin Ski Trails . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 km N of Sauble Falls on Bruce Rd 13 Sauble Beach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 km along the Lake Huron shoreline Sawmill Ski Trails . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 km E of Hepworth on Hwy 6 Saugeen Bluffs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 km N of Paisley, W on Saugeen Bluffs Rd Saugeen Rail Trail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Links Port Elgin to Southampton Southampton – Boardwalk . . . . . . . . . .From High St S to Beach St Stoney Island Conservation Area . . . . . .5 km N of Kincardine on Bruce Rd 23 Walkerton River Trail . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Along the Saugeen River on SW side

Please support the Bruce Trail Conservancy. Become a member and purchase a Bruce Trail Reference Guide, 800-665-HIKE or www.brucetrail.org.
Rock & Ferns - weggphotos.com

Stepping Out
Bruce County worships trails; it has over 1000 km worth! Its most prized possession is the Bruce Trail, running atop of the grand ridge of the Niagara Escarpment. The county’s 156-km-long segment of the Bruce Trail is indisputably the most spectacular and rugged section of the world-famous, long distance footpath. Here, hikers can actually enjoy multi-day treks with food, lodging and luggage transfers with the Home-to-Home Network (www.hometohomenetwork.ca, 888-301-3224).

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Bruce Paddles
River Paddling

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Name Route Distance Saugeen River . . . . . . . . . . . . .Hanover to Southampton . . . . . . . . . .102 km, 3-4 days with shorter options Rankin River . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Isaac Lake to Sauble Falls . . . . . . . . .8-10 hr Teeswater River . . . . . . . . . . . .Riversdale to Ellengowan . . . . . . . . . .10-12 hr Beaver River . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Kimberley to Slabtown . . . . . . . . . . .5-7 hr

Lake Paddling
Name Access Arran Lake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .On SR 10 N of Bruce Rd 17, just E of Burgoyne Cape Croker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Melville Sound Cyprus Lake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Bruce Peninsula National Park Dyer’s Bay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Wingfield Basin Emmett Lake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Bruce Peninsula National Park Boat & Isaac Lakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Rankin River System Miller Lake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Off Barney’s Blvd, Maple Dr & Miller Lake Rd Oliphant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .The Fishing Islands Southampton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Chantry Island (restricted access) Stokes Bay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Lyal and Knife Islands Tobermory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Cove Island, Shoreline to Dunks Bay

Issac Lake - weggphotos.com

Scenic Strokes
With Lake Huron to one side, Georgian Bay to the other, with three rivers and a dozen inland lakes, Bruce County has a whole lot of shore to explore. One exceptional experience is on Georgian Bay at Bruce Peninsula National Park, sea kayaking alongside the monolithic and cave-pocketed rock walls of the Niagara Escarpment.

Canoe & Kayak Outfitters open year-round: √ Coummunity & Name Phone Street Hepworth Suntrail Source For Adventure . . . . .877-882-2958 . . . . . . .100 Spencer St. . . . . . . √ Paisley Cowan Canoe Livery . . . . . . . . . . . .519-353-5535 . . . . . . .316 Mill Dr. Greater Saugeen Trading Co . . . . . . .519-353-4453 . . . . . . .473 Queen St S . . . . . . √ Thorncrest Outfitters . . . . . . . . . . . .519-353-9283 . . . . . . .258 Queen St N Sauble Beach Outervision Adventure Tours . . . . . . .519-422-0333 . . . . . . .Southampton Pkwy Southampton Thorncrest Outfitters . . . . . . . . . . . .888-345-2925 . . . . . . .193 High St . . . . . . . . . √ Tobermory Thorncrest Outfitters . . . . . . . . . . . .519-596-8908 . . . . . . .7441 Hwy 6 Walkerton Grey Bruce Outfitters . . . . . . . . . . . .519-881-4868 . . . . . . .1047 Bruce Rd 3 . . . . . √

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“Ditch the socks and tie. This year give pop an experience he’ll remember.” - Tobermory Diving, Sunday Sun

Bruce Dives
Scuba Shops

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Street . . . . . . . . . . .736 Huron Ter . . . . . . . . . . .1 Dock St . . . . . . . . . . .27 Oliphant Way . . . . . . . . . . .End of Bruce Rd 13 . . . . . . . . . . .195 24th St W . . . . . . . . . . .838 Pike Bay Rd . . . . . . . . . . .817 Pike Bay Rd . . . . . . . . . . .At the Harbour . . . . . . . . . . .155 Resort Rd . . . . . . . . . . .King Edward St . . . . . . . . . . .18 Marina Ave . . . . . . . . . . .9 Tamarac Rd . . . . . . . . . . .33 Carlton St . . . . . . . . . . .Little Tub Harbour . . . . . . . . . . .Bruce Rd 13 . . . . . . . . . . .400 Williams St . . . . . . . . . . .771 Bayview St

Great Dive Sites
Dive Site Location Cabot Head . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Wingfield Basin Cedar Hill Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 km E of Wiarton on Grey Rd 1 Chantry Island . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Southampton beach by Gerry’s Fries Colpoys Bay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Government Dock Dyer’s Bay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Government Dock Fathom Five National Marine Park . . . . .Tobermory Fishing Islands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Off Oliphant, boat required Inverhuron Provincial Park . . . . . . . . . .Main beach in park Kincardine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Station Beach Lion’s Head . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Accessible by boat Southampton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .The Long Dock Wiarton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .At town park on Bayview St past Marina

Name Phone Street Port Elgin Groundhog Divers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-389-3629 . . . . . . . . . .582 Gustavus St Tobermory Diver's Den Scuba Charters . . . . . . . . . .519-596-2363 . . . . . . . . . .3 Bay St G&S Watersports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-596-2200 . . . . . . . . . .3 Bay St

Marina & Small Craft Launch
Name Phone Kincardine Kincardine Marina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-396-4336 Lion's Head Lion's Head Marina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-793-4060 Oliphant Murdoch McKenzie Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-534-1017 Oliphant Boat Launch . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-422-1262 Owen Sound Owen Sound Marina . . . . . . . . . . . . . .888-565-2628 Pike Bay Anchor's Rest Marina . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-793-4309 By the Bay Resort . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-793-3317 Port Elgin Port Elgin Harbour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-832-2008 Red Bay Little Red Bay Marina . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-534-3306 Sauble Beach Sauble River Boat Launch . . . . . . . . . . .519-422-1262 Sauble River Marina . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-422-1762 Stokes Bay Stokes Bay Camp and Marina . . . . . . . .519-592-5648 Tobermory Harbour Marina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-596-2731 Little Tub Boat Launch . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-596-2452 Wiarton Boat Lake (sm craft launch) . . . . . . . . .519-534-3111 Bluewater Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-534-2592 Wiarton Marina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-534-1301

Diving at Big Tub in Tobermory - Lisa Cruickshank

Deep Engagement
Welcome to the scuba diving capital of Canada! Fathom Five National Marine Park, offshore of Tobermory, is site to 22 shipwrecks – mostly schooners, barges and steamers, many dating back to the mid-1800s. Non-divers can see them too via glass-bottom boat tours; the water is exceptionally clear. As an added attraction, the lake’s floor bed features the below-surface continuum of the Niagara Escarpment.

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Bruce The Kid
Kid Stuff
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22.

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Get your picture taken with ‘Big Bruce’ in Chesley Touch, taste, and listen at the Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre Climb the lighthouses at Point Clark, Kincardine, Chantry Island, and Cabot Head Cool off in the ‘Splash Park’ in Chesley by the arena Explore the cliffs and shipwrecks on a glass bottom boat tour Hike to the Grotto in Bruce Peninsula National Park and swim in a cave Flip off a trampoline into Lake Huron at Sauble Beach Spend your change at the Sweet Shop in Tobermory Race go-carts at Sauble Beach Amusements, or Family Funland, Kincardine Ride the miniature steam train in Port Elgin Say ‘cheese’ with the world’s most famous Groundhog, Wiarton Willie Climb the Lookout Tower at the Parks Canada Visitor Centre Mountain bike the trails at the Brant Tract, S of Paisley, the Carrick Tract, S of Mildmay, and test your metal at the Bruce Peninsula Mountain Bike Adventure Park, N of Wiarton Go caving at Greig’s and Bruce’s Caves Learn to kayak in a ‘play boat’ on the Saugeen River Sleep in a yurt at MacGregor Point Provincial Park Check out the speed demons in race cars at Sauble Speedway Take a drink of water at the Mildmay Rotary Park or from ‘Leo the Lion’ in Teeswater Pig out on beach fries and ice cream – the best food combination in the world! March with ‘Blinky’ and the Scottish Pipe and Drum band in Kincardine Olie at the Skate Park in Walkerton Get some wicked air at the BMX Park in Port Elgin

Horseback Riding
Name Phone Street Purple Valley Purple Valley Riding Stables . . . . . . . . .519-534-0598 . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Coronation St

Mini Golf
Watching the River Flow - weggphotos.com

Swings & Slides
The most warm and wonderful thing about travelling around Bruce County with kids is that no matter where you go, which route you take, the communities you pass through or arrive at, by chance or as planned, all have at least one playground. At schools, in parks, on beaches and along rivers, with picnic tables and benches, they are all welcoming for you and your family to enjoy.

Name Phone Dunkeld Dunkeld Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-881-0479 Kincardine Family Funland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-395-0360 Port Elgin Mini Steam Train Station . . . . . . . . . . .519-389-3919 Sauble Beach Pinewoods Golf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-422-1546 Sauble Beach Amusements . . . . . . . . . .519-422-1078 Tobermory Duffers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-596-2634 Wiarton Harbour Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-534-2798

Street . . . . . . . . . . . .1601 Bruce Rd 3 . . . . . . . . . . . .Hwy 21 . . . . . . . . . . . .At the beach . . . . . . . . . . . .661 Bruce Rd 8 . . . . . . . . . . . .701 Main St . . . . . . . . . . . .7178 Hwy 6 . . . . . . . . . . . .Point Rd

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“Sauble Beach - Voted top ten beach in Canada” – Readers Digest

Allenford Arran Lake CA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .On SR 10, N of Bruce Rd 17, just E of Burgoyne Cape Croker Sydney Bay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Cape Croker Indian Reserve on Sydney Bay Rd Dyer’s Bay Cape Chin South . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Carter Rd, E of Cape Chin South Rd Wingfield Basin, Cabot Head . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Cabot Head Rd, NE of Dyer’s Bay Hope Bay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .On Beach St, E of Bruce Rd 9, N of Wiarton Kincardine Station Beach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Harbour St, W off Queen St Lion's Head Beach Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .On Scott St, E of Main St Miller Lake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Miller Lake Rd, E off Hwy 6 Myles Bay Sandy Beach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Miles Bay Shore Rd, W of Stokes Bay Rd Oliphant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Oliphant Way, W of Bruce Rd 13 Pike Bay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .At the Community Park on Pike Bay Rd Point Clark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Lighthouse Rd, S of Victoria Rd, W of Conc 2 Port Elgin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Harbour St, W of Elgin St, W off Goderich St Brucedale CA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sprucedale Dr, N of Conc 10, W off Hwy 21 MacGregor Point Provincial Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Bruce Rd 33, W of Conc 4, W off Hwy 21 Red Bay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Waterview Rd, N off Huron Rd, W of Hwy 6 Sauble Beach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .At the lights go W Southampton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Multiple access points off Huron St, W of Hwy 21 Tiverton Inverhuron Provincial Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jordan Rd, off Conc 2, W of Hwy 21 Tobermory Cameron Lake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Cameron Lake Rd, E of Hwy 6 Cyprus Lake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Bruce Peninsula National Park Dunks Bay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dunks Bay Rd, E of Hwy 6 Halfway Log Dump . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Bruce Peninsula National Park Little Cove (Dave's Bay) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Bruce Peninsula National Park Singing Sands (Dorcas Bay) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dorcus Bay Rd, W of Hwy 6 Wiarton Berford Lake Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E of Mar, on Mar SR, to Berford Park Rd Wiarton Beach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E of lights at William St, off Hwy 6 Theo at the Beach - explorethebruce.com Dog-friendly beaches at MacGregor Point Provincial Park, North Shore Park in Port Elgin, and Kincardine.

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Leaving Footprints
Sandwiched between two large water bodies, Bruce County offers up more than 100 beaches! The Lake Huron side is warm and sandy with popular hangouts and secluded, quiet coves. By contrast, the Georgian Bay side is cold and rocky with long ledges for lounging, boulder jumbles for scrambling, and sea caves for exploring. Most popular is Sauble Beach with its 11-km-long strand of gold, voted best beach in Ontario and ranked among the top ten in Canada.

Water Sport Shops
Name Oliphant Port Elgin Phone Street

Murdoch McKenzie Ltd - Sea-Doo . . . . . . . . . .519-534-1017 . . . . . . . .27 Oliphant Way Beachin’- Kiteboarding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-389-5790 . . . . . . . .582 Goderich St
Sauble Beach

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Jack n Jill’s Surf Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-422-9997 Makin Waves Watersports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-422-1313 Sauble Beach Amusements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-422-1078 Sauble Beach Kite Boarding School . . . . . . . . .519-422-3962 Sauble River Marina – Water Toys . . . . . . . . .519-422-1762

. . . . . . . .107 Main St . . . . . . . .Main St . . . . . . . .701 Main St . . . . . . . .Main St . . . . . . . .18 Marina Ave

Bruce Caves
Caves and Caverns
Name & Description Bruce’s Caves.................................... Former home to Wiarton’s hermit, Robert Bruce, this conservation area features a massive “undercut” cave with a crevasse at its back and a pillar at its front. Exploring inside calls for poise, stepping on rock rubble that has collapsed from the ceiling. Greig’s Caves ................................... Claiming “Ontario’s Largest Natural Limestone Caves”, this attraction presents 12 caves and tunnels linked by a kilometre-long trail. The 1980’s classic movie “Quest For Fire” was filmed here. Admission fees apply. The Grotto ......................................... Of the 7 km of karst caves (created by wave action) along the park’s shoreline, the Grotto is the largest and most outstanding. Bottomless, it cups the turquoise, sunbright water of Georgian Bay and invites swimming on a hot day. Park fees apply. Flowerpot Island ............................. The 3 km trail that leads from the landing dock to the “flowerpot” rock formations loops back past caves. A set of stairs leads up to the maw of one while interpretive signs describe their formation. Park fees apply. Neustadt Springs Brewery ............. Deep in the bowels of this historic stone brewery, a natural spring flows through a network of manmade caverns constructed in 1859. Weekend tours available May to September. Admission fees apply. Scenic Caves Nature Adventures.... A 1.6-km-long self-guided trail with ramps and staircases leads playfully into a series of caves and passages. This property also has a massive suspension bridge, an ecoadventure tour with a treetop walk, zipline cables, and more. Admission fees apply. Location

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Contact

On Grey Rd 1, ................ Grey Sauble 4 km E of Wiarton Conservation Authority, 519-376-3076

29 km N of Wiarton ....... 519-793-3158 on Bruce Rd 9, then E on Scenic Caves Rd

Indian Head Cove ........... Bruce Peninsula in Bruce Peninsula National Park, National Park, 519-596-2233 Cyprus Lake

Accessible by tour boat .... Parks Canada from the harbour in Visitor Centre, Tobermory 519-596-2233

On Grey Rd 10, .............. 519-799-5790 uptown Neustadt

Grotto - Bruce Peninsula National Park - Don Lamont

Truly, Madly, Deeply
During the last ice age, about 7,000 years ago, powerful waves pounded holes in the rock wall that is now the Niagara Escarpment. Bruce County has a fascinating collection of these caves and caverns, some linked by tunnels and adorned with weathered, hourglass-shaped pillars. Geological spectacles, scenic icons, natural funhouses, each with its own story, they await the curious adventurer.

Collingwood,................... 705-446-3515 Scenic Caves Rd atop Blue Mountain

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“Ancient white cedars are rooted in the dolomite cliffs, and the wild orchids and ferns provide lush and colourful groundcover.” - Canadian Geographic

Bruce’s Parks
Bruce Peninsula National Park

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At the top of the peninsula, this national park features a 20-km-long stretch of the Niagara Escarpment with its 40-metre-high cliffs, sea caves and car-sized boulders. The hiking here is world class. Tobermory. 519-596-2233 (Reservations -877-737-3783)

Fathom Five National Marine Park
Renowned for scuba diving, Canada’s first underwater park has crystal clear water and 22 shipwrecks! However, one needn’t be a diver to see down below. Glass-bottom boat tours offer shipwreck sightseeing plus visits to Flowerpot Island where a looped trail leads to fascinating rock formations. Tobermory. 519-596-2233 (Reservations -877-737-3783)

MacGregor Point Provincial Park
On the shore of Lake Huron, MacGregor has a 7-km-long series of sandy coves plus different forest and wetland habitats, all laced by easy trails, most of which are open to biking too. Ideal for families, the park is naturally entertaining with exceptional wildlife viewing, especially for birds. A dozen yurts offer an alternative to camping, and make a winter visit a cozy experience. Bruce Rd 33, S of Port Elgin. 888-ONT-PARK (Reservations)

Inverhuron Provincial Park
What was site to a small town in the 1800s is now a recreational campground with a sandy beach, hardwood forest, wetlands and renowned sunsets. N of Inverhuron off Albert Rd. 888-ONT-PARK (Reservations)

Sauble Falls Provincial Park
From waterfall-side boardwalks, visitors have a front row seat to watching rainbow trout and Chinook salmon in their struggle to leap over Sauble Falls to spawn upstream. The spectacle can be seen every spring and autumn at this park and summer camping facility. Bruce Rd 13 N of Sauble Beach. 888-ONT-PARK (Reservations)

Flowerpot Island - weggphotos.com

Green Aroma
There’s an exceptional amount of greenspace in the Bruce. The county boasts two national parks, three provincial parks, two conservation authorities, provincial nature reserves and – not least – protected land all along the mighty ridge of the Niagara Escarpment, which is designated as a World Biosphere Reserve. In the Bruce, nature has room to thrive.

Saugeen Valley Conservation Areas
For a peaceful camping destination, consider Brucedale on Lake Huron or Saugeen Bluffs on the Saugeen River. For a family or romantic day getaway visit Headquarters with its streams, ponds, trails, sulphur springs, and hundreds of ducks and geese. Saugeen Bluffs CA – 4 km N of Paisley on Bruce Rd 3. Brucedale CA – W of Hwy 21 on Conc 12, N of Underwood. Headquarters CA – 4 km S of Hanover just E of Grey Rd 10. 519-364-1255

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“I enjoyed seeing the beautiful nature that we seem to forget that we have in our own backyard, I am interested in hiking some of the Bruce Trail.”
- Nancy Dyment, Oshawa

Birding Bruce
MacGregor Point Provincial Park

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Site of the Huron Fringe Birding Festival in late-May, early-June, MacGregor is a birding hotspot; more than 200 species have been sighted here. Songbird watching is exceptional in spring and fall. Also, the park’s diverse habitats host numerous breeding species including Canada Warbler, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher and Rose-breasted Grosbeak.

Chantry Island
Offshore of Southampton, this Canadian Wildlife Sanctuary is host to a large number of nesting waterbirds including Great Egrets, Great Blue Herons, and Black-crowned Night Herons. The birds can be seen easily by spotting scope, but guided tours of the island and its historic lighthouse are also available June to mid-September (www.chantryisland.com, 519-797-5862 or 866-797-5862).

Isaac Lake
Birders can drive right into this large wetland north of Wiarton, notable for its nesting marsh birds such as Sandhill Crane, American Bittern, Sora Rail, Virginia Rail, Hooded Merganser, Marsh Wren, and Black Tern. The experience here at sunrise and sunset is just magical.

Ferndale Flats
Habitat that’s prairie-like, the agricultural land surrounding Ferndale is home to nesting meadow species including Brewer’s Blackbird, Upland Sandpiper, Bobolink, and Eastern Meadowlark. Birds sit on fenceposts, the back roads are quiet, the veiw is panoramic and the spotting is easy.

Black Creek Provincial Park/Stokes Bay
Out of sinc with the rest of the peninsula, Black Creek encompasses a unique northern ecosystem that draws many migrants and hard to find breeders such as Magnolia Warbler, Olive-sided Flycatcher, and Golden-crowned Kinglette. Adjacent Stokes Bay is one of the county’s best spots for spying on migrating shorebirds and ducks; bring a spotting scope.
Oliphant Fen Boardwalk - weggphotos.com

Bruce Peninsula National Park
With its wide array of habitats the park features a large diversity of both migrant and breeding birds. The creek between Cyprus and Horse lakes draws many warblers during May. In June, the forests along Emmett Lake Rd are particularly good for colourful breeders including Scarlet Tanager, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Blackburnian Warbler, and Black-throated Blue Warbler. The 20-m-high observation tower in the park’s visitors centre provides the perfect perch for watching migrating hawks launch off the peninsula in spring.

Dramatic in Droves
Thousands of birds funnel through the Bruce Peninsula each spring and fall while 150 different species stay to make the Bruce their home. But more than big migratory waves and arousing summer displays is the wondrous wilderness setting. In the Bruce, chances are you’ll have the trail, the sites, the backdrop and the birds all to yourself. To meet other enthusiasts come to the Huron Fringe Birding Festival in lateMay. Also, the Bruce Peninsula Bird Observatory (www.bpbo.ca, 519-795-7652) puts on birding workshops and other interesting events.

Cabot Head/Dyer’s Bay
Spring or fall, drive out to the lighthouse to see why Cabot Head has been designated as an “Important Bird Area” in Canada. Offshore in Dyer’s Bay, large numbers of Red-necked Grebes congregate in late-April along with White-winged Scoters, Long-tailed Ducks and Loons.

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Flora Bruce
Wonderland

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Oliphant Fen, Red Bay, Petrel Point On the shore of Lake Huron near the base of the Bruce Peninsula, low sandy areas flooded for most of the year are host to several fens. These grassy wetlands feature carnivorous plants and orchids. In late-June look for Showy orchids; their pink and white booty-shape flowers stand out above the crowd of sedges and grasses. Oliphant Fen welcomes visitors with a boardwalk and interpretive signs. Dorcas Bay (Singing Sands) The variety of habitats is what makes Dorcas Bay a hot spot for plants and led to the site’s protection in 1962. Among a profusion of wildflowers are orchids, including Ram's Head Lady Slipper. In mid-June the fen is alive with Rose Pogonias interspersed with the insecteating Linear-leaved Sundews and Pitcher Plants. Lake Huron Alvars Natural pavements of limestone, alvars are at their best when the Lakeside Daisies are in bloom in early-June. This yellow daisy is one of the rarest flowers in Ontario, though it is common on certain alvars in the Tobermory area. The big cracks that run through alvars also hold many treasures including the cute Maidenhair Spleenwort. Globally rare habitat, alvars are extremely sensitive; please stay on trails. One excellent site lies at the end of Singing Sands Trail in Bruce Peninsula National Park. Escarpment Cliffs On the cliffs of the Niagara Escarpment running up the east coast of the Bruce Peninsula, gnarled eastern white cedars, often hanging upside down, are amongst the oldest trees in North America – some over 1000 years old. Good places to see them are at the Lion's Head Nature Reserve or in Bruce Peninsula National Park. Look too for ferns like the Smooth Cliffbrake growing in crevices at the base of the cliffs. Flowerpot Island Five kilometers offshore of Tobermory in Fathom Five National Marine Park, Flowerpot Island is best known among floral enthusiasts for its small population of Round-leaved Orchids. Many other orchid species including Large Round Leaved Orchid and Heart Leaved Twayblade are found on the island. Flowerpot is also renowned for its ferns, notably the Wall Rue, Ostrich and Northern Holly.

“Dorcas Bay... this little pocket of heaven offers an astonishing and diverse range of Flora.” - Canadian Gardening

Rural Gardens of Grey Bruce
A collective of gardeners has created a marvelous form of horticultural showand-tell. Rural Gardens of Grey and Bruce Counties is an organization of both hobbyist and professional gardeners that not only welcome visitors but also share their green thumb secrets. The nearly three-dozen member sites range from internationally recognized gardens to lush organic crops to sanctuaries for butterflies. Some gardens have decorations including sculptures, toy trains, miniature villages and unusual grapevine structures. Visit www.ruralgardens.ca to print off a map, or pick up a brochure at any local information centre. Admission is by set fee or a recommended donation of $2. Visiting hours vary and some sites are by appointment only.

Wild Flowers - weggphotos.com

Precious & Pretty
Extreme and unusual habitats make for strange and remarkable plant life in Bruce County. Escarpment cliffs, alvars, dolostone bedrock shores, marl fens and sand dunes are just some of the environments that challenge plants and promote diversity. Not only does the county boast a kaleidoscope of nearly 1500 plant species, it has one of the highest concentrations of orchids on the continent with 44 species. Fern diversity is also impressive with 50 species. One needn’t be a botanist to appreciate the many curiosities. To assist in the search and identification of orchids and ferns, two locally produced guidebooks are readily available. Please tread lightly; protect our plants.

Word of Caution
Never pick, dig or trample our plants; it’s against the law.

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“...fishing that doesn’t get a lot of publicity, against a backdrop of world class scenery.” - Ontario Out Of Doors

Bruce Goes Fishing
Fly Fishing

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The Saugeen River is one of the largest watersheds in Southern Ontario and the number of pools, combined with little angling pressure, make the river one of the top fly fishing destinations in the province. The headwaters of the Saugeen have abundant mayfly hatches and the incredible “classic trout water” affords ample opportunity for large Brown Trout and abundant Brook Trout in the 8-12 inch range.

Fly Fishing Shops
Name Phone First Cast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-766-4665 Grand River Troutfitters . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-797-4359 Gridstone Angling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .905-689-0880 Natural Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .888-629-3474 “Wilsons” Ontario Fly Shop . . . . . . . . .877-347-4460 Website . . . . . . . .hooklineandsinker.ca . . . . . . . .grandriveroutfitters.com . . . . . . . .grindstoneangling.com . . . . . . . .naturalsports.ca . . . . . . . .wilsonstoronto.com

Fly Fishing Guides
Name Website Ian James . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.sympatico.ca/ianjames Mike Verhoef . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .flyfitters.com Ken Chandler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ontariodriftboatguides.com

Fishing Derbies
Fish Kincardine Derby CFPS Chantry Chinook Classic Bruce Peninsula Fishing Derby Sauble River Marina Fishing Derby Owen Sound Salmon Spectacular For dates and times check www.explorethebruce.com.

Saugeen River - Walkerton - weggphotos.com

Fishing Charters
Name Phone Dyer’s Bay Dyer’s Bay Fishing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-795-7253 Kincardine Dwindle’s Dream Fishing Charters . . . . .877-396-6144 The Mac Fishing Charters . . . . . . . . . . .519-396-2238 Tobermory G&S Watersports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-596-2200 King Fisher Charters . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-596-2443 Wiarton KW Fisherman Charters . . . . . . . . . . . .519-534-4975 Street . . . . . . . .61 Old Pine Tree Rd . . . . . . . .1090 Huron Ter . . . . . . . .1090 Huron Ter . . . . . . . .3 Bay St . . . . . . . .22 Front St . . . . . . . .111 Spencer St

Streams & Lakes
Casting from a dock or down-rigging from a boat can yield a good catch. During the spring and fall the fish are running, literally. The river banks are lined with anglers tempting their luck. During the summer the cool deep waters of Georgian Bay and Lake Huron are the place to be. Several major fishing derbies take place. Inland lakes provide world class Blue Gill and Bass fishing.

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"Tobermory invented quaint." – Toronto Star, Wheels

Captain Bruce
Dining On The Water

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The MS Chi-Cheemaun doesn’t just provide ferry service to Manitoulin Island. Through spring, summer and fall, the large vessel also offers up a Sunset Dinner Cruise. Featured on the last sailing of the day, this romantic or family affair is a gourmet experience on the sundown side of the boat with a wall of windows granting full outdoor view. Of course, before and after the meal, the deck is the place to be, sitting on benches or leaning against the rail, while the sun does what it does, in a grand way, on a great lake. The four-hour round trip excursion with dinner costs less than $50 per person. Reservations are required. 800-265-3165, www.ontarioferries.com

Tour Boats
Name Phone Port Elgin Offshore Adventure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-832-6052 Sauble Beach Outervision Adventure Tours . . . . . . . . .519-422-0333 Southampton Chantry Island Tours . . . . . . . . . . . . . .866-797-5862 Tobermory Blue Heron Co . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-596-2999 Chi-Cheemaun Car Ferry . . . . . . . . . . .800-265-3163 Street . . . . . . . . . .698 Gustavous St . . . . . . . . . .Southampton Pkwy . . . . . . . . . .Saugeen St . . . . . . . . . .24 Carlton St . . . . . . . . . .8 Eliza St

Big Blue
Great Blue Heron Glass Bottom Boat - Tobermory - Don Lamont

All Aboard!
Knowledgeable boat tour operators offer up excursions to offshore sites including the lighthouse at Cove Island, the birds at Chantry Island, shipwrecks, Flowerpot Island, and the deepest spot in Georgian Bay (170 m). Private sailing charters along the coast are also available.

The Great Blue Heron Tour Boat Company offers an array of tours. Spend a few hours on Georgian Bay touring shipwrecks and rugged shoreline of the Niagara Escarpment in Canada’s only National Park located on water. Boat tours range from glass bottom, rigid inflatables (Zodiac), and offer round trips to Flowerpot Island. You can get off and explore the island for 2 hours and the boat will pick you up and bring you back to Tobermory. Another way to enjoy the Peninsula is to take in one of the Blue Heron’s sunset cruises. www.blueheronco.com

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"We’re the one thing dad will stop for." – Val Stimpson, Owner Neustadt Springs Brewery, National Post

Bruce Eats
2008 International Plowing Match
Teeswater, September 16 – 20, 2008

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Street 117012 Grey Rd 3 Victoria Park at the beach 5639 Hwy 21 39 Waughs Rd Sauble Falls Pkwy 766 Hwy 6

Produced in the Bruce
Check out www.foodlinkgreybruce.com for a complete inventory of regional products. Bon Appetit!

Outdoor Markets
Name Phone Keady - Tuesdays Keady Farmers Market . . . . . . . .519-934-2339 . . . . . . . . . . . . Kincardine - Mondays Market in the Park . . . . . . . . . . .519-396-2731 . . . . . . . . . . . . Port Elgin - Wednesdays Flea Market . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .800-387-3456 . . . . . . . . . . . . Port Elgin - Everyday Hi-Berry Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-832-5283 . . . . . . . . . . . . Purple Valley - Fridays Crow’s Creek Market . . . . . . . . .519-534-5032 . . . . . . . . . . . . Sauble Beach - Everyday TNT Market . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-422-1262 . . . . . . . . . . . . Wiarton - Sunday Handicraft House . . . . . . . . . . . .519-534-1777 . . . . . . . . . . . .

Pick Your Own
Name Phone Hanover Barrie’s Farm Market . . . . . . . . .519-369-6729 . . . . . . . . . . . . Hepworth Sinclair’s Market Garden . . . . . . .519-935-2027 . . . . . . . . . . . . Lucknow Morrison Berries . . . . . . . . . . . .519-528-2900 . . . . . . . . . . . . Paisley Tanner’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-366-2493 . . . . . . . . . . . . Port Elgin Smith’s River Road Farm . . . . . .519-832-2971 . . . . . . . . . . . . Street 40246 Grey Rd 4 202 Bruce Rd 8 37777 Amberley Rd 1334 Conc 12 470 The River Rd

Famers Market - weggphotos.com

Bruce Eats Local
Food is the fibre that binds the local communities together. Eating local means supporting and encouraging local business. Not only is it more fresh, flavourful, and healthy, it usually comes with a story and a face of those who produced it. Grey Bruce is home to hundreds of different products grown and processed here. When up at the cottage or just visiting for the weekend, be sure to use this guide to find local fare. Ask “What’s local?” when you dine out.

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"...we’d thought it would be cool to drive to the edge of somewhere (Tobermory)." – Toronto Star, Wheels

Back Road Bruce
Touring Suggestions

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• Explore the Bruce Adventure Passport; call us for a copy or visit explorethebruce.com/passport. • Bruce Coast Lighthouse Tour – Celebrate the 150th birthdays of our Imperial Towers. Special activities and tours. (see page 69). • Grey Bruce Rural Garden Tour – Features 29 private gardens. Get the tour map and watch for Yellow Daisy symbols indicating a garden location (see page 26). • Grey County Waterfall Tour -– Our Grey Bruce Map offers a looped tour of seven different cascades on the Niagara Escarpment; call us for a copy. • Art & Studio Tours – Our Grey Bruce Art Map highlights the location of dozens of art studios and galleries. Also, several studio tour events are featured each fall.

Cool Stops & Great Food
Ontario’s Best Butter Tarts . . . . .Harley’s Pub and Perk (Mildmay) Ontario’s Favorite Beers . . . . . . .Neustadt Spring Brewery, Steelback Brewery, Formosa Brewery Baked Goods Extraordinaire . . . .Offshore Bakery (Southampton) Cheese Please . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Pine River Cheese, Mildmay Cheese Haus Chocolate Fix . . . . . . . . . . . . . .The Sweet Shop (Tobermory), Mill Creek Chocolates (Port Elgin) Bruce County Nut & Fudge Co (Sauble Beach) Annie’s Chocolates (Walkerton, Kincardine and Hanover) Bison . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Stoney Keppel Farm (Clavering) Whitefish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Howell’s Fish (Wiarton) Tasty Sausage . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sullivan’s (Wiarton) Everything . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Holyrood General Store, aka Miller Mall Best Ribs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Tamarac Island Inn (Stokes Bay) Most Creative Desserts . . . . . . . .Grosvenors of Southampton Best Farm Store . . . . . . . . . . . .Gay Lea Foods (Teeswater) Most Fragrant Candles . . . . . . . .The Candle Shop (Miller Lake) Famous Fries . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Gerry’s (on the beach in Southampton) Loudest Steam Train Whistle . . . .Port Elgin Steam Train Big Bruce Burgers . . . . . . . . . . .West Grey Premium Beef (Durham) Best Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Craigie’s Fish and Chips (Tobermory) Native Crafts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ChaMaoZah (Tobermory) Indonesian Cuisine . . . . . . . . . . .Stone Orchid (Tobermory) Thai Food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Rocky Racoon (Owen Sound)

Cabot Head Road - weggphotos.com

Destination Not Required
The great thing about meandering to nowhere in particular in Bruce County is that you can’t help but arrive somewhere specific, like say at an isolated beach, gorgeous vista or shop in the quaintest of communities. The landscape changes frequently, forever punctuated with snapshots such as forest-topped cliffs, fields of birds and elegant stone ruins. From the flat, sandy west coast to the rocky cliffs of the east coast, you can’t ask for a better place. But should you want a mission, look to the next page for touring suggestions and “cool stops”. And be sure to ask for our free Grey-Bruce Visitor Map.

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Georgian Bay
On The Bay

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Begin your Georgian Bay journey on the Bruce Peninsula. Travel the 2,000 km of shoreline, featuring more than 30,000 islands and world class beauty. Encompassed all within Ontario, this shoreline experience will take you through some very diverse landscapes. From the La Cloche Mountains to the Niagara Escarpment, this route challenges any destination in the world for stunning scenery. Check the website www.visitgeorgianbay.com. It’s a great way to plan your next Georgian Bay vacation.

Georgian Bay Coastal Route
• • • • • • Discover the lighthouses that dot the coastline Relax on a beach Explore the great outdoors Cruise the best roads on your motorcycle Sail world class waters Bruce County is proud to be part of the Georgian Bay Coastal Route

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Bruce Rides
Two Wheel Motor Fun

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Flowing roads, great scenery and fun stops are the components of a Bruce County motorcycle tour. Municipal roads are well-surfaced, quiet, tight and twisty. They skim the shoreline, wind up the Niagara Escarpment and careen through river valleys. Use the Ride Grey Bruce Motorcycle Tour Map to link the dots of beaches, lighthouses, lookouts and waterfalls. For “Cool Stops & Great Food” see page 35. Make a treasure hunt of it, finding best butter tarts, Indonesian cuisine, most creative desserts, outdoor markets and more. www.ridegreybruce.com

Motorcycle Shops
Name Phone Street Allenford Tigwell Marine & Cycle . . . . . . . . . .519-934-2224 . . . . . . . . . .8151 Hwy 21 Durham Georgian Power Sports . . . . . . . . . .519-369-3594 . . . . . . . . . .313237 Hwy 6 Owen Sound Fox Harley Davidson . . . . . . . . . . . .519-371-6666 . . . . . . . . . .123003 Story Book Park Rd Motorsports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-371-0000 . . . . . . . . . .201578 Hwy 21 Ontario Honda - Cycle & Sports . . . .519-372-2277 . . . . . . . . . .202414 Sunset Strip Vern's Cycle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-371-8361 . . . . . . . . . .246 13th St E Shallow Lake GT Cycle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-935-2424 . . . . . . . . . .269 Princess St Underwood Tennyson's . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-368-7669 . . . . . . . . . .3713 Hwy 21 Walkerton Larry's Cycle World . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-881-0984 . . . . . . . . . .952 Old Durham Rd Wiarton Peninsula Sport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .877-761-2744 . . . . . . . . . .010181 Hwy 6

Best Roads
Sauble Beach to Lion’s Head (Bruce Rds 13 and 9) Lake Huron Shore (Miramichi Bay Rd, Bruce Rd 33, Bruce Rds 15 and 23) Beaver Valley and The Blue Mountains (Grey Rds 13 and 19) Walters Falls (Grey Rds 40 and 18)

Motocross
Name Phone Street Chatsworth Motopark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-794-2434 . . . . . . . .622794 Motopark Rd Paisley Rat Track . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-353-5900 . . . . . . . .1419 Conc 8 Southampton RPM Motorxpark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-797-5079 . . . . . . . .Kewayden Rd
Outskirts of the Tub - explorethebruce.com

Motorcycle Eateries
Name Phone Street Desboro Desboro Country Inn . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-794-3408 . . . . . . . . 136188 Grey Rd 40 Kimberley Talisman Resort . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .800-265-3759 . . . . . . . . . . . 150 Talisman Mountain Dr Kincardine Hawg's Breath Saloon & Deli . . . . . . . .519-396-6565 . . . . . . . . 894 Queen St Meaford Ted's Range Road Diner . . . . . . . . . . . .519-538-1788 . . . . . . . . 138490 Grey Rd 112 Mildmay Harley’s Pub and Perk . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-367-2683 . . . . . . . . 87 Elora St Sauble Beach Lobby's Beachfront Restaurant . . . . . . .519-422-1524 . . . . . . . . 107 Lakeshore Blvd N Tobermory Sunset Dinner Cruise Chi-Cheemaun . . .800-265-3163 . . . . . . . . 8 Eliza St Ontario Destinations www.gorideontario.com

Tour Route Suggestions
Bruce Coast Lighthouse Tour – Ride from Point Clark to Tobermory, then back to Wiarton, stopping at some of the region’s most historic attractions. Allow two days for the ride. Grey County Waterfall Tour – Tour through the heart of Grey County and visit seven spectacular waterfalls.

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"One of the top ten riding destinations in Cananda." – Supertrax Magazine

Bruce Sleds
Great Staging Areas
Tennyson’s Yamaha – Hwy 21 Underwood (Between Kincardine and Port Elgin) Teeswater – Bruce Rd 4, N of Wingham (Park at Arena) Mildmay – Hwy 9, N of Clifford (Park at Arena) Chesley – Bruce Rd 10, N of Hanover (Park at Arena) Owen Sound – Most hotels/motels have good trail access

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Sled Rentals
Name Phone Street Durham Homestead Resort . . . . . . . . . . . . . .800-380-6776 . . . . . . . .263512 Southgate Rd 26 Owen Sound Big Daddy’s Recreation World . . . . . .519-371-1100 . . . . . . . .1855 17th St E

Sled Sales or Services
Name Phone Street Collingwood Parkway Yamaha - Arctic Cat . . . . . .705-445-7707 . . . . . . . . 293 Pretty River Pkwy Durham Snowmobiles Unlimited . . . . . . . . . .519-369-2486 . . . . . . . . 312908 Hwy 6 Georgian Power Sports . . . . . . . . . .519-369-3594 . . . . . . . . 313237 Hwy 6 Owen Sound Big Daddy’s Recreation World . . . . . .519-371-1100 . . . . . . . . 1855 17th St E Shallow Lake Colborne Ski-Doo . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-935-2659 . . . . . . . . 24 Lake St Shallow Lake Service Center . . . . . .877-935-3402 . . . . . . . . 279 Princess St Underwood Tennyson's . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-368-7669 . . . . . . . . 3713 Hwy 21 Wiarton Murdoch McKenzie Ltd . . . . . . . . . .519-534-1017 . . . . . . . . 27 Oliphant Way Peninsula Sport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .877-761-2744 . . . . . . . . 010181 Hwy 6

Big White
If there’s snow in the forecast, chances are it’s falling in the Bruce. Thanks to the “lake effect”, snowfall is generous, often arriving early in the season and staying late as well. As part of the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs, our District 9 has 2400 km of groomed trails and an abundance of sled-friendly communities. Pick a home base for out-and-back day trips, saddle bag it community-to-community, or consider a long distance looped excursion. www.ridegreybruce.com
Lion’s Head Lighthouse - explorethebruce.com

Ride Grey Bruce is a proud part of Ontario’s Snowmobile Paradise. For information on sledding in Ontario, visit www.gorideontario.com.

Snowmobile Touring Information
Visit www.ridegreybruce.com or call 800-387-SNOW for up-to-date trail conditions, local weather, riding routes, accommodation.

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Bruce Loves Winter
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The folks in Bruce County have a passion for cross-country skiing. They’ve formed ski clubs, secured land for use, and developed trail networks. Most trails are trackset and a few include groomed laneways for skate-skiing. There are also marked routes for backcountry exploration. For trail conditions and passes (required at Sawmill Ski Trail, Sauble, and Colpoys), call Suntrail Source For Adventure, 519-935-2478.

Snowshoeing
The real, true-blue, great Canadian snowshoe experience awaits. Snowfall in the Bruce is abundant. Untracked trails are plentiful, as are scenic rewards. An afternoon trek can lead to a cliff edge with a lookout, down to a cave, past an icefall, amidst animal tracks galore. Follow the Bruce Trail or pick a park. For snowshoe rentals, contact our year-round outfitters (see pg 13).

Winter Camping
In Bruce County, winter camping needn’t be a cold experience. Indeed, with the rental of a yurt at MacGregor Point Provincial Park, the experience can be warm and cozy. The park’s yurts are small, insulated huts with electric heat and bunk beds. Each comes with an outdoor barbecue. In addition, the park’s nearby comfort station is heated and provides hot showers. Of course, if that sounds too cushy for your adventurous spirit, come instead to Bruce Peninsula National Park, the perfect place to do the real thing. To book a yurt: 888-ONT-PARK, www.ontarioparks.com. For camping reservations at Bruce Peninsula National Park: 877-737-3783, www.pccamping.ca.
Snowshoeing at Hope Bay - Justin Kraemer

Dog Sledding X-Country Ski Areas
Biener Ski Trail . . . . . . . . . . . . .Nodwell Park in Port Elgin Brant Tract . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 km S of Paisley on Conc 12, E of Bruce Rd 3 Carrick Tract . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 km S of Mildmay, on Huron Bruce Line Colpoys Ski Trails . . . . . . . . . . . .Just N of Colpoys Bay off Bruce Rd 9 Sawmill Ski Trail . . . . . . . . . . . .1 km E of Hepworth off Hwy 6 Sauble Ski Trails . . . . . . . . . . . .1 km N of Sauble Falls off Bruce Rd 13 Walkerton Ski Trail . . . . . . . . . . .290 Durham St W

Name Phone Street Wiarton Singing Dogs . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-534-4160 . . . . . . . . . .Mountain Lake

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Artistic Bruce
Galleries & Studios Live Theatre
Name Phone Chesley Bijou Theatre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-363-3513 Kincardine Bluewater Summer Playhouse . . . . .877-396-5722 Kincardine Theatre Guild . . . . . . . . .519-396-9000 Miller Lake Voyageur Storytelling . . . . . . . . . . .519-795-7477 Walkerton Victoria Jubilee Hall . . . . . . . . . . . .519-881-2826 Website . . . . . . . .bmts.com/~bijou/ . . . . . . . .bluewatersp.on.ca . . . . . . . .kincardinetheatreguild.com . . . . . . . .voyageurstorytelling.ca . . . . . . . .vjh.on.ca Name Phone Lion's Head Artists’ Co-op Gallery . . . . . . . . . . . .519-793-3080 Coyote Hill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-592-5788 Dragonfly Ridge Studio . . . . . . . . . .519-793-4758 Pottery By Ben . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-795-7510 Mar Paul Duff Gallery . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-793-3358 Miller Lake Miller Lake Pottery . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-795-7824 Neustadt Richard Mund Pottery . . . . . . . . . . .519-799-5781 Riversong Gallery . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-799-5498 Paisley Elora Soap Company . . . . . . . . . . . .519-353-5191 MacNamara Gallery & Garden . . . . .519-353-5773 Nature’s Millworks . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-353-4017 Sticks & Stones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-353-5773 Port Elgin Arts Warehouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-389-4944 Potters Paradise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-832-3344 Ripley Dalton Pottery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-395-5119 Southampton Southampton Art School . . . . . . . . .800-806-8838 The Light House Photo Gallery . . . . .519-797-1485 Tara Northern Flyer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-934-3526 Tiverton Jean's Gallery of Arts . . . . . . . . . . .519-368-7806 Stove Parlor and Gallery . . . . . . . . .800-822-6487 Tobermory Apollo Art Gallery . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-596-8307 Circle Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-596-2541 Golden Gallery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-596-2280 Goose Creek Pottery . . . . . . . . . . . .519-596-2331 Wiarton Gleason Brook Pottery . . . . . . . . . . .519-534-3222 Pottery by Don Dubois . . . . . . . . . . .519-534-3612 Street

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. . . . . . . .1 Mill St . . . . . . . .88 Bury Rd . . . . . . . .107 Caudle SR . . . . . . . .314 Cape Chin N Rd . . . . . . . .1483 Hwy 6 . . . . . . . .16 Noble Dr . . . . . . . .464 Jacob St . . . . . . . .536 Mill St . . . . . . . .312 Queen St N . . . . . . . .352 Queen St N . . . . . . . .4575 Bruce Rd 1 . . . . . . . .660 Queen St S . . . . . . . .1222 Goderich St . . . . . . . .672 Goderich St . . . . . . . .46 Queen St . . . . . . . .201 High St . . . . . . . .201 High St . . . . . . . .25 Yonge St N . . . . . . . .26 Memorial Park Dr . . . . . . . .3006 Bruce Rd 15 . . . . . . . .7361 Hwy 6 . . . . . . . .14 Bay St . . . . . . . .7434 Hwy 6 . . . . . . . .28 Warner Bay Rd . . . . . . . .070527 Zion Church Rd . . . . . . . .504302 Island View Dr

Bruce County Treasures - weggphotos.com

Galleries & Studios
Name Phone Cabot Head Lighthouse Gallery . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-795-7780 Hepworth Spring Creek Pottery . . . . . . . . . . . .519-935-2792 Kincardine Victoria Park Gallery . . . . . . . . . . . .519-396-6699 The SeeView Gallery . . . . . . . . . . . .519-396-8599 Street . . . . . . . .806 Cabot Head Rd . . . . . . . .019537 Hwy 6 . . . . . . . .707 Queen St . . . . . . . .708 Queen St

Antique Shops

For the full list visit www.explorethebruce.com.

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"What impresses me the most is the friendliness of the people here on the Bruce." – Giovanni Carlini, Italian Press

Bruce Has Culture
Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre

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Mingling the past with the present, the museum uses modern and interactive techniques to showcase a thousand years and more of history in Bruce County. From the ice age to the military, and from aboriginal tools to the telephone, the museum is the ticket to great insight to the land and the people of the Bruce. A new exhibit opening this summer looks at global warming. Another, for kids, presents the wonder of patterns in nature. Featured on the big screen is Bruce County – A Time to Dream. Don’t miss it. Be sure to drop by our gift shop.

Exhibits & Events
Archives Awareness Week . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .April 7 - 13 Hats on to Spring - Hat and Fashion Show . . . . . . . . . . . . . .April 26 Chocolate Gala . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .May 10 Fibre Art Exhibit - Coming Home to Bruce . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .May 11 - October 6 Wizardry & Wonders Exhibit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .May 24 - August 31 Earth’s Climate in the Balance Exhibit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .May 24 - November 1 Fibre Friendship Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .June 4 Summer Patio Music Series . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .June 28 - August 30 Fun Demo Days at the Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .June 30 - August 29 Ghoul’s Night Out - Ladies Night . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .October 16 WWII Women in War Quilt Exhibit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .October 19 - November 30 Night at the Museum - Kids Sleepover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .October 25 Veterans Remember . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .November 2 Candlelight Music Series . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .November 2 - December 14

Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre Info
Open . . . . . . . . Mon to Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 1pm-5pm, Call for hours on holidays. Location . . . . . . 33 Victoria St N, Southampton Contact . . . . . . 519-797-2080 or 866-318-8889, www.brucemuseum.ca

Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre - explorethebruce.com

Museums
Name Phone Street Chesley Heritage & Woodworking Museum . . . .519-363-6000 . . . . . . . .106 1st Ave S Kincardine Kincardine Lighthouse Museum . . . . . . .519-396-3150 . . . . . . . .236 Harbour St Paddy Walker Heritage Centre . . . . . . .519-396-1850 . . . . . . . .235 Harbour St Paisley Treasure Chest Museum . . . . . . . . . . . .519-353-7176 . . . . . . . .407 Queen St Southampton Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre 866-318-8889 . . . . . . . .33 Victoria St N Chantry Island Institute . . . . . . . . . . . .866-797-5862 . . . . . . . .Saugeen St Tobermory Parks Canada Visitor Centre . . . . . . . . .519-596-2233 . . . . . . . .107 Chi-Sintub-dik Rd St Edmunds Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-793-3522 . . . . . . . .7072 Hwy 6

Fueling The Mind
A good museum tweaks curiosity, spawns appreciation and gives knowledge – all you have to do is walk in the door. Prominently among Bruce’s collection of wondrous museums is the $11.1 million, state-of-the-art Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre, opened in 2005 in Southampton. Also relatively new and notable is the Parks Canada Visitor Centre in Tobermory with its highdefinition theatre, various exhibits and 20-metre-high viewing tower.

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Eventful Bruce
Festivity

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Special events are a showcase to Bruce County’s big community spirit and pride. They celebrate heritage, nature, art, and agriculture and range from massive celebrations to intimate get-togethers. Most are family-oriented and, perhaps not surprisingly, revolve around food.

Bruce County’s Major Events
“Bruce County is an amazing place to live.” - Nichole Willits, Lucknow

1. Explore the Bruce Adventure Passport Tour 2. Wiarton Willie Festival – February 3. Maple Syrup Festivals – March & April 4. Huron Fringe Birding Festival, MacGregor Point, Port Elgin – May & June 5. Sauble Speedway – May to September 6. Bruce Peninsula Orchid Festival, Tobermory – June 7. Lucknow Strawberry Summerfest – June 8. Pickin By The Pond, Country & Blue Grass Festival, Cargill – July 9. Vintage Tractor Tour, Mildmay – June 10. Chi-Cheemaun Festival, Tobermory – June 11. Kincardine Scottish Festival & Highland Games – July 12. 25th C.F.P.S. Chantry Chinook Classic Fishing Derby – July to August 13. Alstar Charity Ride, Sauble Speedway – August 14. Bruce Peninsula Art Show, Lion’s Head – August 15. Beef Fest, Paisley – August 16. Saugeen Pow-Wow, Southampton – August 17. Cape Croker Pow-Wow – August 18. Heritage Farm Steam Show, Paisley – August 19. Sandfest, Sauble Beach – August 20. Art Walk, Paisley – August 21. Big Band Celebration, Port Elgin – September 22. International Plowing Match (IPM), Teeswater – September 23. Fall Fairs – August to October 24. Bruce Trail Outdoor Festival, Tobermory – October 25. Pumpkinfest, Port Elgin – October

Filling the night sky on Lake Huron - Don Lamont

International Plowing Match
Mark September 16-20, 2008 to come home to the country! Bruce County will once again host this impressive showcase of ‘Agri’ culture. 800-661-7569, www.ipm2008.ca

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Bruce Swings
Golf

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Name Phone Street Allenford Chesley Lake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-934-2071 . . . . . . . . . . 78 Camp Rd Hanover Bucks Crossing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-364-3673 . . . . . . . . . . 401345 Grey Rd 4 Whispering Hills . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-364-2738 . . . . . . . . . . 1144 Bruce Rd 4 Hepworth Northern Dunes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-935-3000 . . . . . . . . . . 665 Bruce St Kincardine Ainsdale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-395-5555 . . . . . . . . . . 2264 Conc 12 Black Horse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-395-0009 . . . . . . . . . . 1436 Bruce Rd 1 Kincardine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-396-2112 . . . . . . . . . . 2 Golf Course Tr Port Elgin Holiday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-389-4118 . . . . . . . . . . 5039 Hwy 21 Saugeen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-389-4031 . . . . . . . . . . 5278 Bruce Rd 3 Southport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-832-5650 . . . . . . . . . . 5374 Bruce Rd 3 The Links at Piper's Glen . . . . . . . . .519-832-4653 . . . . . . . . . . 2089 Bruce Rd 17 Sauble Beach Sauble . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-422-1052 . . . . . . . . . . 678 Bruce Rd 8 Pinewoods . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-422-1546 . . . . . . . . . . 661 Bruce Rd 8 Southampton Chippewa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-797-3338 . . . . . . . . . . 400 Rankin St N Tiverton Somerhill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-396-8450 . . . . . . . . . . 2483 Hwy 21 Tobermory Cornerstone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-596-2332 . . . . . . . . . . 7178 Hwy 6 Walkerton Walkerton Golf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-881-0709 . . . . . . . . . . 164 Durham Rd W Wiarton Wiarton Golf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-534-0005 . . . . . . . . . . 502386 Grey Rd 1

Black Horse Golf Course - greybrucegolf.com

Take the Guilt Out of Golf
Improve your swing, hone your putt, or master your overall game. The Bruce offers 16 golf courses – each a different experience. Visitors are welcome, many have pro shops, licensed dining, motorized golf carts and club rentals, and some even have special package deals. In addition, the avid player can take advantage of www.explorethebruce.com driving ranges and putting greens.

Airports open year-round: √ Name Phone Street Hanover Saugeen Municipal Airport . . . . . . . .877-592-8955 . . . . . . .34 Saugeen Airport Rd . .√ Kincardine Kincardine Airport . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-396-4454 . . . . . . .1987 Hwy 21 . . . . . . . .√ Tobermory Tobermory Municipal Airport . . . . . . .519-596-2898 . . . . . . .73 Warner Bay Rd Wiarton Wiarton & Keppel Int Airport . . . . . .519-534-0140 . . . . . . .501262 Grey Rd 26 . . .√

Bruce Sleeps
Bed & Breakfast
Name Chesley open year-round: √ Phone Street Family Ti's B&B . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-363-2964 . . . . . . .014765 Bruce Rd 10 . . . .√ Sconeview B&B . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-363-6992 . . . . . . .1645 Bruce Rd 10 . . . . . .√ Dyer's Bay Moeke's Ankerstee B&B . . . . . . .519-795-7769 . . . . . . .479 Dyers Bay Rd . . . . . .√ Hanover Alternative Health B&B Spa . . . . .877-262-7768 . . . . . . .540 10th Ave . . . . . . . . .√ Mel-Dale Haven B&B . . . . . . . . .519-364-2802 . . . . . . .170 30th SR N . . . . . . . .√ The Victorian Manor B&B . . . . . .866-713-0563 . . . . . . .500 9th Ave . . . . . . . . . .√ Hope Bay Cedarholme B&B & Cottages . . . .877-225-2242 . . . . . . .108 Beech St . . . . . . . . .√ On the Escarpment B&B . . . . . . .519-534-4146 . . . . . . .30 Brock St . . . . . . . . . .√ Inverhuron Blue Breezes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-368-5912 . . . . . . .5 Wood St . . . . . . . . . . .√ Kincardine Ark B&B . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-396-7518 . . . . . . .755 Bruce Rd 23 . . . . . . .√ Belvedere House . . . . . . . . . . . .519-395-2873 . . . . . . .715 Hwy 21 . . . . . . . . . .√ Genesis Manor B&B . . . . . . . . . .519-396-3620 . . . . . . .970 Heritage Dr . . . . . . .√ Hanks Heritage House . . . . . . . . .519-396-7991 . . . . . . .776 Princes St N . . . . . . .√ Highfield House B&B . . . . . . . . .519-395-4251 . . . . . . .5872 Hwy 9 . . . . . . . . . .√ Inverlyn B&B . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-396-8754 . . . . . . .41 Inverlyn Cres S . . . . . .√ Lakefront B&B . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-396-4345 . . . . . . .328 Goderich St . . . . . . .√ Lambton Lakeview B&B . . . . . . .519-396-2073 . . . . . . .216 Lambton St . . . . . . .√ Lucerne B&B . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-396-9895 . . . . . . .215 Mechanics Ave . . . . .√ Merchants Bank B&B . . . . . . . . .519-396-1960 . . . . . . .315 Durham Market N . . .√ The Beach B&B . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-396-7957 . . . . . . .66 Boiler Beach Rd . . . . .√

Bed & Breakfast
Name Lion's Head

open year-round: √ Phone

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45th Parallel B&B . . . . . . . . . . . 519-793-3529 . . . . . . . . 21 Main St . . . . . . . . . √ Birchview B&B . . . . . . . . . . . . . 877-793-6085 . . . . . . . . 72 S Shore Rd. . . . . . . √ Cat's Pajamas B&B . . . . . . . . . . 519-793-6700 . . . . . . . . 64 Main St . . . . . . . . . √ Cedar Winds B&B . . . . . . . . . . . 519-793-4810 . . . . . . . . 991 West Rd. . . . . . . . √ Coyote Hill B&B . . . . . . . . . . . . 519-592-5788 . . . . . . . . 2088 Bury Rd . . . . . . . √ Fern Hollow B&B . . . . . . . . . . . 519-793-4718 . . . . . . . . 59 Hawes Rd . . . . . . . √ Gullway Shores B&B . . . . . . . . . 519-793-3181 . . . . . . . . 90 Whippoorwill Rd . . . √ Lofty Heights B&B. . . . . . . . . . . 519-793-4732 . . . . . . . . 117 McKague Rd. . . . . √ Nellie's B&B. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 519-793-4885 . . . . . . . . 11 Mill St . . . . . . . . . . √ Taylor-Made B&B. . . . . . . . . . . . 877-434-9464 . . . . . . . . 31 Byron St . . . . . . . . √ The Bees Knees. . . . . . . . . . . . . 519-793-3733 . . . . . . . . 23 Main St . . . . . . . . . √ The Bluffs B&B . . . . . . . . . . . . . 519-793-4576 . . . . . . . . 177 Isthmus Bay Rd . . √ The Quilters Inn B&B . . . . . . . . . 519-793-4500 . . . . . . . . 66 Main St Lucknow Grey Ox Meadows . . . . . . . . . . . 519-395-5007 . . . . . . . . 875 Grey Ox Ave . . . . . √ Mahdeen B&B . . . . . . . . . . . . . 519-395-2711 . . . . . . . . 8 Ripley Rd . . . . . . . . . √ Perennial Pleasures . . . . . . . . . . 519-528-3601 . . . . . . . . 558 Rose St . . . . . . . . √ Sepoy B&B . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 519-528-3653 . . . . . . . . 86705 Harper Line . . . √ Mildmay Benry's Picturesque . . . . . . . . . 519-799-5346 . . . . . . . . 011547 Grey Rd 10 . . √ Whispering Brook B&B. . . . . . . . 519-367-2565 . . . . . . . . 7 Jane St . . . . . . . . . . √ Miller Lake Cloud 8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 519-795-7270 . . . . . . . . 10 Miller Lakeshore Rd. √ Halliday Inn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 519-795-7533 . . . . . . . . 350 Barney’s Blvd . . . . √ LeeWay B&B . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 519-795-7475 . . . . . . . . 248 Tammy's Cove Rd . √ Shoreline B&B . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-265-5557 . . . . . . . . 197 Miller Lake Rd

Wind Turbine at the Ferndale Flats - weggphotos.com

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Bed & Breakfast
Name Paisley

open year-round: √ Phone

Bed & Breakfast
Street Name Teeswater Tobermory

open year-round: √ Phone

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Cornerbrook Farm B&B . . . . . . . . .519-366-2629 . . . . . .1021 Bruce Rd 15 . . . . .√ Gar-Ham Hall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-353-7243 . . . . . .538 Queen St N Pike Bay Sharon's Place Retreat B&B . . . . .519-793-4899 . . . . . .604 Pike Bay Rd . . . . . . .√ Tis Car-Lyn’s Country B&B . . . . . . .519-793-3303 . . . . . .124 Sutter Rd . . . . . . . . .√ Port Elgin Avalon by the Lake . . . . . . . . . . . .519-389-2819 . . . . . .239 Elgin St . . . . . . . . . .√ Coach House Inn . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-832-4080 . . . . . .530 Mill St . . . . . . . . . .√ Magnolia Tree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-389-5386 . . . . . .514 Green St . . . . . . . . .√ Saugeen Cottage B&B . . . . . . . . .519-832-4249 . . . . . .729 Bruce St . . . . . . . . .√ Sprucehall B&B . . . . . . . . . . . . . .866-389-4250 . . . . . .824 Goderich St . . . . . . .√ The George House . . . . . . . . . . . .877-884-2913 . . . . . .657 Mill St . . . . . . . . . .√ Point Clark A Sleep In B&B . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-395-0065 . . . . . .11 Pine St. . . . . . . . . . . .√ By the Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-395-5239 . . . . . .799 Victoria Rd . . . . . . . .√ Cedarbrook B&B . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-395-0640 . . . . . .361 River Rd . . . . . . . . .√ Sauble Beach Down A Country Lane B&B . . . . . .519-534-3170 . . . . . .2932 Bruce Rd 13 . . . . .√ Haven On The Bay B&B . . . . . . . .519-534-4002 . . . . . .424 Huron Rd . . . . . . . . .√ Nielsen’s B&B . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-422-1489 . . . . . .15 Glenrob Place . . . . . . .√ Sauble Falls B&B . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-422-3304 . . . . . .6 Rankin Bridge Rd . . . . .√ Southampton Barone Lodge B&B . . . . . . . . . . . .519-797-2771 . . . . . .290 N Rankin St Chantry Breezes B&B . . . . . . . . . .866-242-6879 . . . . . .107 High St . . . . . . . . . .√ Derry Oaks B&B . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-797-1117 . . . . . .316 Tyendinaga Dr . . . . .√ Land Before Time B&B . . . . . . . . .519-797-2669 . . . . . .52 Pottawatomie Dr . . . .√ Strong Tree Inn . . . . . . . . . . . . . .888-677-7427 . . . . . .38 Grosvenor St N . . . . . .√ Stewart House B&B . . . . . . . . . . .519-797-5094 . . . . . .48 Victoria St N . . . . . . .√ The Apple Grove B&B . . . . . . . . . .866-797-3046 . . . . . .44 Grey St N . . . . . . . . .√ Stokes Bay Tamarac Island Inn . . . . . . . . . . . .519-592-5810 . . . . . .240 Tamarac Rd . . . . . . .√ Tara Tara's Log Guesthouse . . . . . . . . .519-742-3837 . . . . . .195 Conc 6 of Arran . . . .√ Grey Bruce B&B Association, 888-749-6604, www.bbgreybruce.com Home-to-Home B&B Network, 888-301-3224, www.hometohomenetwork.ca
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Peace of the Country . . . . . . .519-392-8272 . . . . . . . .1575 Conc 10 of Culross . .√

Christine's B&B . . . . . . . . . . .519-596-8014 . . . . . . . .21 Elgin St Crack in the Rock B&B . . . . . .519-596-2230 . . . . . . . .63 Eagle Rd . . . . . . . . . . .√ Haran Point Guest House . . . . .519-596-2885 . . . . . . . .1 Simpson St . . . . . . . . . .√ Healing Rock Retreat B&B . . . .519-596-2271 . . . . . . . .417 Eagle Rd . . . . . . . . . .√ Innisfree B&B . . . . . . . . . . . .519-596-8190 . . . . . . . .46 Bay St Little Eagle Harbour . . . . . . . .519-596-8313 . . . . . . . .55 Howard Bowman Dr Lizzie’s B&B . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-596-2559 . . . . . . . .17 Water Dr Maple Golf Inn . . . . . . . . . . . .519-596-2634 . . . . . . . .22 Maple Golf Cres . . . . . .√ Setting Sail B&B . . . . . . . . . .519-596-2038 . . . . . . . .394 Eagle Rd . . . . . . . . . .√ Threewaters B&B . . . . . . . . . .519-596-2744 . . . . . . . .284 Dorcas Bay Rd . . . . . .√ Walkerton Grey Bruce Outfitters . . . . . . . .519-881-4868 . . . . . . . .1047 Bruce Rd 3 . . . . . . .√ Silver Creek B&B . . . . . . . . . .519-881-0252 . . . . . . . .17 Yonge St S . . . . . . . . .√ Viewfield Inn B&B . . . . . . . . .519-881-0879 . . . . . . . .951 Old Durham Rd . . . . .√ Wiarton B&B on the Bay . . . . . . . . . . .519-534-4335 . . . . . . . .503325 Grey Rd 1 Bay View B&B . . . . . . . . . . . .877-408-2457 . . . . . . . .502122 Grey Rd 1 . . . . . .√ Bruce Gables . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-534-0429 . . . . . . . .410 Berford St Gadd-About B&B . . . . . . . . . .800-354-9078 . . . . . . . .501 Frank St . . . . . . . . . .√ Hillcrest B&B . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-534-2262 . . . . . . . .394 Gould St . . . . . . . . . .√ Island View B&B . . . . . . . . . .800-797-4380 . . . . . . . .502119 Island View Dr . . .√ Kay & Peter’s B&B . . . . . . . . .519-534-0180 . . . . . . . .171 Grandore E . . . . . . . .√ Long Lane B&B . . . . . . . . . . .519-534-3901 . . . . . . . .483078 Colpoy’s Range Rd Maplehurst B&B . . . . . . . . . . .519-534-1210 . . . . . . . .277 Frank St MurBob Place . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-534-1870 . . . . . . . .105 Ivy Dr Parke House B&B . . . . . . . . . .519-534-0922 . . . . . . . .220 Bruce Rd 9 . . . . . . . .√ Sally and Leighton's B&B . . . .519-534-3504 . . . . . . . .628 Hwy 6 . . . . . . . . . . .√ The Berford B&B . . . . . . . . . .519-534-5094 . . . . . . . .346 Berford St . . . . . . . . .√ The Pinkneys' B&B . . . . . . . . .519-534-5716 . . . . . . . .534 George St

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Resorts
Name Red Bay

Motels/Inns
open year-round: √ Phone Name Street Lion's Head

open year-round: √ Phone

Street

57

Evergreen Resort . . . . . . . . . . .519-534-1868 . . . . . . . . . .139 Resort Rd Red Bay Lodge . . . . . . . . . . . .800-750-4435 . . . . . . . . . .462 Huron Rd . . . . . . . . .√ Wildwood Lodge . . . . . . . . . . .800-697-8550 . . . . . . . . . .118 Resort Rd . . . . . . . . .√ Tobermory É Terra . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-596-8300 . . . . . . . . . .201 Little Cove Rd . . . . . .√ Wiarton Waterview on the Bay . . . . . . .877-534-0921 . . . . . . . . . .501205 Island View Dr . .√

Lion's Head Beach Motel . . . . . . . . .519-793-3155 . . . . . . .1 McNeil St . . . . . . . . .√ Lion's Head Inn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-793-4601 . . . . . . .8 Helen St . . . . . . . . . .√ Mom's Motel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-793-3555 . . . . . . .2837 Hwy 6 . . . . . . . .√ Northwind Motel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-793-4590 . . . . . . .2832 Hwy 6 . . . . . . . .√ Lucknow Summerville Court . . . . . . . . . . . . . .866-863-2557 . . . . . . .287 Rose St . . . . . . . . .√ Pike Bay By The Bay Resort . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-793-3317 . . . . . . .817 Pike Bay Rd . . . . . .√ Port Elgin All Seasons Motel . . . . . . . . . . . . . .888-812-3974 . . . . . . .760 Goderich St . . . . . .√

Name

Motels/Inns

open year-round: √ Phone

Street

Aunt Mabel’s Country Kitchen . . . . . .866-868-2880 . . . . . . .5084 Hwy 21 . . . . . . .√ Colonial Motel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .888-864-3580 . . . . . . .235 Goderich St . . . . .√ Edelweiss Motel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .866-288-8884 . . . . . . .188 Mill St Franklin House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .877-389-5550 . . . . . . .273 Mill St J-K Motel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .888-297-7748 . . . . . . .764 Goderich St . . . . . .√ Lost Gardens Retreat Centre . . . . . . .877-892-2331 . . . . . . .1558 Conc 12 . . . . . . .√ Maplewood Motel . . . . . . . . . . . . . .888-772-6835 . . . . . . .319 Goderich St . . . . . .√ Port Elgin Super 8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .888-388-3608 . . . . . . .5129 Hwy 21 . . . . . . .√ Sand Castle Motel . . . . . . . . . . . . . .877-210-4003 . . . . . . .217 Goderich St . . . . . .√ Windspire Inn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .888-389-7111 . . . . . . .276 Mill St . . . . . . . . .√ Sauble Beach Bel-Air Motel & Cottages . . . . . . . . . .519-422-1051 . . . . . . .328 Main St Centennial Motel . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-422-1531 . . . . . . .10 Sauble Falls Pkwy . .√ Golden Eagle Cottages & Motel . . . . .519-422-1164 . . . . . . .323 Main St Kit-Wat Motel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-422-1282 . . . . . . .71 Sauble Falls Rd Knights Inn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .877-239-9921 . . . . . . .11 Sauble Falls Pkwy Lakeview Motel & Cottages . . . . . . . .519-422-1501 . . . . . . .625 Main St Sauble Lodge Motor Inn . . . . . . . . . .519-422-1040 . . . . . . .213 2nd Ave N Sauble River Marina & Lodge Resort . .519-422-1762 . . . . . . .18 Marina Ave . . . . . . .√

Allenford Chesley Lake Motel & Camp . . . .519-934-2071 . . . . . . . . .78 Camp Rd Cape Chin Cape Chin Country Inn . . . . . . . .888-999-6254 . . . . . . . . .418 Cape Chin N Rd . . . .√ Chesley Cedarbrae B&B Inn . . . . . . . . . .519-363-9667 . . . . . . . . .1748 Bruce Rd 10 . . . . .√ Hanover Canadiana Motel . . . . . . . . . . . .800-971-1418 . . . . . . . . .617 10th St . . . . . . . . .√ Travellers Inn Hanover . . . . . . . .800-801-8398 . . . . . . . . .244 7th Ave . . . . . . . . .√ Kincardine Best Western Governor’s Inn . . . .800-463-1836 . . . . . . . . .791 Durham St . . . . . . .√ Harbour Motor Inn . . . . . . . . . . .519-396-3311 . . . . . . . . .249 Harbour St . . . . . . .√ Kincardinite Motel . . . . . . . . . . .519-396-7511 . . . . . . . . .319 Kincardine Ave . . . . .√ Lakeview Motel . . . . . . . . . . . .519-396-3301 . . . . . . . . .378 Queen St S . . . . . . .√ Maple Leaf Inn . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-396-5888 . . . . . . . . .481 Broadway St . . . . . .√ Save Inn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-396-5454 . . . . . . . . .1111 Sutton St . . . . . . .√ Southsider Motel . . . . . . . . . . . .519-396-3159 . . . . . . . . .354 Queen St . . . . . . . .√ Sutton Park Inn . . . . . . . . . . . .800-265-3045 . . . . . . . . .1126 Sutton St . . . . . . .√
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Motels/Inns
Name Southampton

open year-round: √ Phone

Motels/Inns
Street Name Tobermory

open year-round: √ Phone

Street

59

Cedar Court Motel . . . . . . . . . . . . . .888-945-5598 . . . . . . . .243 Huron St S . . . . . .√ Guest House Inn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .877-483-3332 . . . . . . . .100 North Rankin St . . .√ Huron Haven Motel . . . . . . . . . . . . .888-815-3717 . . . . . . . .21 Huron St . . . . . . . . .√ Manor Motel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .877-886-2667 . . . . . . . .183 Palmerston St . . . .√

Adventure the Bruce Inn . . . . . . . . . .866-312-7362 . . . . . . . .7362 Hwy 6 . . . . . . . .√ Big Tub Harbour Resort . . . . . . . . . .519-596-2219 . . . . . . . .236 Big Tub Rd Blue Bay Motel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-596-2392 . . . . . . . .32 Bay St S Bruce Anchor Motel & Cottages . . . . .800-591-4025 . . . . . . . .7468 Hwy 6 Cedar Vista Motel . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-596-2395 . . . . . . . .7370 Hwy 6

Riverside Resort & Motel . . . . . . . . .888-246-6225 . . . . . . . .310 Rankin St . . . . . . .√ Southampton Inn . . . . . . . . . . . . . .888-214-3816 . . . . . . . .118 High St . . . . . . . . .√ The Bluewater Resort . . . . . . . . . . . .519-797-5034 . . . . . . . .20 Front St N Stokes Bay Tamarac Island Inn . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-592-5810 . . . . . . . .240 Tamarac Rd . . . . . .√

Coach House Inn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-596-2361 . . . . . . . .7189 Hwy 6 Grandview Motel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-596-2220 . . . . . . . .8 Earl St Harbourside Motel . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-596-2422 . . . . . . . .9 Carlton St . . . . . . . . .√ Maple Golf Inn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-596-2634 . . . . . . . .22 Maple Golf Cres . . . .√ Peacock Villa Motel & Cabins . . . . . .519-596-2242 . . . . . . . .30 Legion St Tobermory Lodge Resort . . . . . . . . . .800-572-2166 . . . . . . . .122 Bay St S Tobermory Princess Motel . . . . . . . . .877-901-8282 . . . . . . . .34 Bay St S . . . . . . . . .√ Underwood Klara’s Countryside Inn . . . . . . . . . .519-368-5113 . . . . . . . .3972 Hwy 21 S . . . . . .√ Walkerton Hillside Motel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-881-1470 . . . . . . . .15 Maple St . . . . . . . . .√ Lighthouse Motel . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-881-0202 . . . . . . . .1864 Hwy 9 S . . . . . . .√ The Walkerton Inn . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-881-0629 . . . . . . . .1305 Yonge St . . . . . . .√ Wiarton Crystal Springs Place . . . . . . . . . . . .519-793-6292 . . . . . . . .1506 Hwy 6 . . . . . . . .√ Glen Miller Motel . . . . . . . . . . . . . .888-887-7865 . . . . . . . .143 Hwy 6 . . . . . . . . .√ Shenstone Motel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .888-353-0931 . . . . . . . .19745 Hwy 6 . . . . . . .√ Spirit Rock Motel . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-534-5168 . . . . . . . .877 Berford St . . . . . . .√ Top Notch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .800-840-7722 . . . . . . . .010171 Hwy 6 . . . . . .√ Wiarton Willy's Inn . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-534-3907 . . . . . . . .200 Hwy 6

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Campgrounds
Name Allenford Arran Lake Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-934-1224 . . . . . . . .53 Conc 12 W Chesley Lake Camp . . . . . . . . . . . .519-934-2071 . . . . . . . .78 Camp Rd Loch Arran Resort . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-934-2719 . . . . . . . .15 Conc12 W Arran Cape Croker Cape Croker Indian Park . . . . . . . . .519-534-0571 . . . . . . . .Sydney Bay Chesley Cedar Rail Campground . . . . . . . . . .519-363-3387 . . . . . . . .015259 Bruce Rd 10 Chesley Trailer Park . . . . . . . . . . . .519-363-0204 . . . . . . . .129 4th Ave S E Elmwood Blue Water Lakes Campground . . . . .519-369-5425 . . . . . . . .502141 Conc 10 Hanover Saugeen Cedars Family Camp . . . . .519-364-2069 . . . . . . . .401563 Grey Rd 4 Hepworth Christopher's Campground . . . . . . .519-935-2880 . . . . . . . .719538 Hwy 6 Whispering Pines Family Camp . . . . .519-935-2571 . . . . . . . .719601 Hwy 6 Hope Bay Hope Bay Campground . . . . . . . . . .519-534-1208 . . . . . . . .2 Hope Bay Rd Inverhuron Inverhuron Provincial Park . . . . . . . .888-ONT-PARK . . . . . . . . .19 Jordan Rd Kincardine Aintree Trailer Park . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-396-8533 . . . . . . . .2435 Huron Conc 12 Rd Bluewater Trailer Park . . . . . . . . . . .519-396-8698 . . . . . . . .847 Saugeen St Fisherman's Cove . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-395-2757 . . . . . . . .13 Southline Ave Green Acres Camp and RV . . . . . . . .519-395-2808 . . . . . . . .2310 Conc 12 Silver Lake T&T Park . . . . . . . . . . .519-395-3330 . . . . . . . .56 Silver Lake Rd Phone Street

Campgrounds
Name Lookabout Bay

open year-round: √ Phone

Street

61

Lakeside Rainbow Park . . . . . . . . . . 519-793-3414 . . . . . . . . 199 Burma Rd Lion's Head Lion's Head Beach Park. . . . . . . . . . 519-793-4090 . . . . . . . . 1 Forbes St Whispering Cedars T&T Park . . . . . . 519-793-3219 . . . . . . . . 270 Myles Bay Shore Rd Miller Lake Maple Ridge Family Camp . . . . . . . . 519-795-7575 . . . . . . . . 4510 Hwy 6 Miller's Family Camp . . . . . . . . . . . 519-795-7750 . . . . . . . . 108 Miller Lake Shore Rd Mountain Trout Camp . . . . . . . . . . . 519-795-7655 . . . . . . . . 60 Daly's Rd Summer House Park . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-265-5557 . . . . . . . . 197 Miller Lake Shore Rd Paisley Paisley Adventure Company . . . . . . . 519-353-8118 . . . . . . . . 442 Goldie St Paisley Rotary Campground . . . . . . . 519-353-5575 . . . . . . . . 416 Water St Saugeen Bluffs CA . . . . . . . . . . . . . 519-353-7206 . . . . . . . . 132 Saugeen Bluffs Rd Pike Bay By The Bay Resort . . . . . . . . . . . . . 519-793-3317 . . . . . . . . 817 Pike Bay Rd Port Elgin Brucedale CA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 519-389-4516 . . . . . . . . 137 Sprucedale Dr Kenorus Campground . . . . . . . . . . . 519-832-5183 . . . . . . . . 5564 Hwy 21 MacGregor Point Provincial Park . . . . 888-ONT-PARK . . . . . . . . . 332 Bruce Rd 33. . . . √ New Fairway Family Camp . . . . . . . 877-832-1510 . . . . . . . . 5007 Hwy 21 Port Elgin Municipal Tourist Camp . . . 519-832-2512 . . . . . . . . 584 Bruce St Red Bay

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Red Bay T&T Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . 877-901-2098 . . . . . . . . 428 Huron Rd

Campgrounds
Name Sauble Beach Carson's Camp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-422-1143 . . . . . . . .110 Southampton Pkwy Fiddlehead Resort . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-534-0405 . . . . . . . .50 Oliphant Way North Sauble Sands . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-422-1033 . . . . . . . .1086 Sauble Falls Pkwy Sauble Beach Resort Camp . . . . . . . .519-422-1101 . . . . . . . .877 Bruce Rd 8 Sauble Falls Provincial Park . . . . . . .888-ONT-PARK . . . . . . . . .1341 Sauble Falls Pkwy Sauble Falls T&T Park . . . . . . . . . . .519-422-1322 . . . . . . . .849 Sauble Falls Pkwy Sauble River Family Camp . . . . . . . .519-422-1891 . . . . . . . .1341 Sauble Falls Pkwy White Sands Camp . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-534-2781 . . . . . . . .1425 Sauble Falls Pkwy Winding River Campground . . . . . . . .519-422-1509 . . . . . . . .94 Fedy Dr Woodland Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-422-1161 . . . . . . . .47 Sauble Falls Pkwy Southampton Dreamaker Family Camp . . . . . . . . .519-797-9956 . . . . . . . .Hwy 21 Holiday Park Campground . . . . . . . .519-797-2328 . . . . . . . .552 High St Southampton Tourist Camp . . . . . . . .519-797-3648 . . . . . . . .277 Lake St Phone Street

Campgrounds
Name Stokes Bay

open year-round: √ Phone

Street

63

Bay Haven Camp . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-592-5828 . . . . . . . .17 Government Dock Rd Good Acres Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-592-5866 . . . . . . . .104 Tamarac Rd Heron Point . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-592-5871 . . . . . . . .59 Heron Point Rd Stokes Bay Camp and Marina . . . . . .519-592-5648 . . . . . . . .9 Tamarac Rd Tiverton Pine Tree Leisure Camping . . . . . . . .519-368-7951 . . . . . . . .3863 Bruce Rd 15 Tobermory Bruce Peninsula National Park . . . . . .877-737-3783 . . . . . . . .407 Cyprus Lake Rd . . .√ ChaMaoZah - Indian Carver . . . . . . . .519-596-2708 . . . . . . . .7111 Hwy 6 Flowerpot Island . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .877-737-3783 . . . . . . . .On Georgian Bay Happy Hearts Park . . . . . . . . . . . . .800-331-4679 . . . . . . . .93 Cape Hurd Rd Lands End Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-596-2523 . . . . . . . .59 Corey Cres Tobermory Village Campground . . . . .519-596-2689 . . . . . . . .7159 Hwy 6 Walkerton Lobies Park Municipal Camp . . . . . . .519-881-0625 . . . . . . . .20 Hannah St Saugeen Riverbank Campground . . . .519-881-0491 . . . . . . . .1343 Bruce Rd 4

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Wiarton Bluewater Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-534-2592 . . . . . . . .400 William St Crystal Springs Place . . . . . . . . . . . .519-793-6292 . . . . . . . .1506 Hwy 6 Harbour Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-534-2798 . . . . . . . .Point Rd Larbermoe T&T Park . . . . . . . . . . . .519-534-0809 . . . . . . . .12 Parkside Ave Pioneer Cottages & Campground . . . .519-534-4292 . . . . . . . .401 Elm St Roth Park Family Camping . . . . . . . .800-461-9469 . . . . . . . .102 Parkside Ave Selah Camp & Retreat Centre . . . . . .519-534-0245 . . . . . . . .760 Hwy 6 Spry Lake Campground . . . . . . . . . .519-534-0192 . . . . . . . .2911 Bruce Rd 13 Trillium Woods Camp . . . . . . . . . . . .519-534-2555 . . . . . . . .129 Bryant St

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Twins Campground . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-534-2750 . . . . . . . .274 Spry Lake Rd

Cottages/Vacation Homes Cottages/Vacation Homes
Name Phone Allenford Arran Lake Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-934-1224 Chesley Lake Camp . . . . . . . . . . . .519-934-2071 Loch Arran Resort . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-934-2719 Cape Chin J&B On The Rocks . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-652-9258 Dyer's Bay Dyer’s Bay Cottage Rentals . . . . . . .519-795-7395 Lakeside Inn Cottages . . . . . . . . . . .519-795-7491 Hope Bay Cedarholme B&B & Cottages . . . . . .877-225-2242 Kincardine Fisherman's Cove . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-395-2757 Living Waters Cabins . . . . . . . . . . . .519-396-3887 Silver Lake T&T Park . . . . . . . . . . .519-395-3330 Lion's Head Lion's Head Beach Cottages . . . . . . .519-793-3155 Whispering Cedars T&T Park . . . . . .519-793-3219 Look-About Bay Lakeside Rainbow Park . . . . . . . . .519-793-3414 Miller Lake Miller's Family Camp . . . . . . . . . . .519-795-7750 Summer House Park . . . . . . . . . . . .800-265-5557 Pike Bay Anchor's Rest Cottages . . . . . . . . . .519-793-4309 By The Bay Resort . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-793-3317 Port Elgin Amble Lane Cottages . . . . . . . . . . .800-873-7305 Amethyst Cottages . . . . . . . . . . . . .866-832-3040 Back Door Family Cottages . . . . . . .519-270-5003 Beachside Cabins . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-367-5396 Beachview Cottages . . . . . . . . . . . .519-832-2945 Street . . . . . . . .53 Conc 12 W . . . . . . . .78 Camp Rd . . . . . . . .15 Conc 12 W Arran . . . . . . . .116 Carter Rd . . . . . . . .513 Dyer’s Bay Rd . . . . . . . .12 Dock Lane . . . . . . . .108 Beech St . . . . . . . .13 Southline Ave . . . . . . . .392 Queen St S . . . . . . . .56 Silver Lake Rd . . . . . . . .1 McNeil St . . . . . . . .270 Myles Bay Shore Rd . . . . . . . .199 Burma Rd . . . . . . . .108 Miller Lake Shore Rd . . . . . . . .197 Miller Lake Shore Rd . . . . . . . .838 Pike Bay Rd . . . . . . . .817 Pike Bay Rd . . . . . . . .436 Elgin St . . . . . . . .320 Elgin St . . . . . . . .316 Mill St . . . . . . . .185 Elgin St . . . . . . . .627 Harbour St Name Phone Street

Port Elgin Beachway Cottages . . . . . . . . . . . .866-565-5035 . . . . . . . .301 Elgin St Bellwood Cottages . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-832-5156 . . . . . . . .200 Elgin St Bernie's Cottages . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-832-6209 . . . . . . . .113 McVicar St Blue Mill Cottages . . . . . . . . . . . . . .905-318-8910 . . . . . . . .415 Mill St Braemar Cabins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-832-9084 . . . . . . . .347 Elgin St Brook Lane Cottages . . . . . . . . . . . .519-832-5088 . . . . . . . .199 Elgin StCedar Grove Cedar Grove Cottages . . . . . . . . . . .905-854-3439 . . . . . . . .689 Brooke Ln Harbour Hill Cottages . . . . . . . . . . . .519-832-2354 . . . . . . . .399 Elgin St Hillcrest Cottages . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-389-0800 . . . . . . . .572 Southampton St Huronview Cottages . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-832-3459 . . . . . . . .332 Mill St Huron Lane Cottages . . . . . . . . . . . .519-832-6275 . . . . . . . .199 Elgin St Krys-ed Cottage Park . . . . . . . . . . . .519-832-2425 . . . . . . . .320 Green St Lake Range Cottages . . . . . . . . . . . .519-389-2061 . . . . . . . .154 Bruce Rd 33 Maples Cottages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-832-2856 . . . . . . . .650 Highland St North Shore Cottages . . . . . . . . . . .800-993-9462 . . . . . . . .95 McVicar St Pioneer Court Cottages . . . . . . . . . . .519-832-6957 . . . . . . . .379 Elgin St Poplar Cottages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .888-621-2215 . . . . . . . .388 Green St Robertson's Cottages . . . . . . . . . . . .519-832-5209 . . . . . . . .339 Mill St Shady Lane Cottages . . . . . . . . . . . .519-389-4346 . . . . . . . .372 Green St Spring Mill Cottages . . . . . . . . . . . .866-832-5008 . . . . . . . .238 Mill St Starlight Cottages . . . . . . . . . . . . . .800-486-1103 . . . . . . . .291 Mill St Summer Breeze Cottages . . . . . . . . .519-832-9892 . . . . . . . .299 Green St Sunnyside Cottages . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-832-5781 . . . . . . . .761 Geddes St Sunset Cottage Park . . . . . . . . . . . .519-832-9053 . . . . . . . .350 Green St Red Bay Symon Cottages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-534-0953 . . . . . . . .96 Symon Ave Red Bay T&T Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . .877-901-2098 . . . . . . . .428 Huron Rd

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Private Vacation Home Rentals
Adopt a Cottage Rental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-371-1773 Bruce Peninsula Huron Shores Cottage Rentals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .888-447-9590 Cottage Link Rental Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-596-8115 Holiday Rentals in the Bruce Peninsula . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-795-7253 Home Away From Home . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-708-0234 Lake Huron Cottage Rentals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .877-582-5669 Rentabode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .888-847-2225 Sauble Beach Cottage Rentals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-477-0007 Tranquility Cottages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-395-4681

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Cottages/Vacation Homes
Name Sauble Beach A1 Sauble Sands Cottages . . . . . . . .519-422-2059 . . . . . . . .604 Main St Amabel Shores Cottages . . . . . . . . .905-450-3734 . . . . . . . .104 3rd Ave N At the Beach Rentals . . . . . . . . . . .800-544-0437 . . . . . . . .809 Lakeshore Blvd N Beachfront Cottages . . . . . . . . . . . .519-422-2998 . . . . . . . .191 9th St S Beachside Cottages . . . . . . . . . . . .519-422-2059 . . . . . . . .114 2nd Ave N Beachlovers Cottage Rental . . . . . . .519-422-0628 . . . . . . . .312 2nd Ave N Beachtime Cottages . . . . . . . . . . . .905-252-3719 . . . . . . . .305 1st St N Bel-Air Motel & Cottages . . . . . . . . .519-422-1051 . . . . . . . .328 Main St Classic Sauble Cottages . . . . . . . . . .416-888-9380 . . . . . . . .203 5th St N Cedar Rail Cottages . . . . . . . . . . . .888-367-7431 . . . . . . . .1151 2nd Ave S Cedarsands Cottages . . . . . . . . . . . .877-422-1011 . . . . . . . .168 2nd Ave N Chilwell's Cottages . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-422-1692 . . . . . . . .10 3rd Ave N Cottage Life Rentals . . . . . . . . . . . .519-422-2749 . . . . . . . .1304 Sauble Falls Rd Dave's Cottages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-422-2515 . . . . . . . .635 Bannister Dr Fiddlehead Resort . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-534-0405 . . . . . . . .50 Oliphant Way Golden Eagle Cottages and Motel . . .519-422-1164 . . . . . . . .323 Main St Kit Wat Cottages & Motel . . . . . . . .519-422-1282 . . . . . . . .71 Sauble Falls Rd Knottie Pine Cottages . . . . . . . . . . .866-422-1649 . . . . . . . .304 1st St N Lakeview Cottages & Motel . . . . . . .519-422-1501 . . . . . . . .625 Main St Mac Lodge Services . . . . . . . . . . . .519-422-2555 . . . . . . . .14 Davidson Dr North Shore Bungalows . . . . . . . . . .888-422-1462 . . . . . . . .107 2nd Ave N Pickwick Cottages . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-422-3274 . . . . . . . .1161 2nd Ave S Pine Crescent Cottages . . . . . . . . . .519-422-1490 . . . . . . . .96 Jewel Bridge Rd Ruth's Cottages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-422-1102 . . . . . . . .808 Main St Sauble Falls T&T Park . . . . . . . . . . .519-422-1322 . . . . . . . .849 Sauble Falls Pkwy Sauble Lodge Motor Inn . . . . . . . . .519-422-1040 . . . . . . . .213 2nd Ave N Sundown Cottages . . . . . . . . . . . . .877-422-2420 . . . . . . . .22nd Ave S Sunny Birch Cottage Resort . . . . . . .519-422-1780 . . . . . . . .1225 Sauble Falls Rd Trails End Cottages . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-363-2178 . . . . . . . .231 3rd Ave S Wands Cottages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-422-2075 . . . . . . . .1120 2nd Ave N Westview Cottages . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-422-2335 . . . . . . . .22nd St S Phone Street

Cottages/Vacation Homes
Name Phone Street Southampton Beach Bungalows . . . . . . . . . . . . . .905-473-3496 Beachside Cottages . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-797-3014 Court One Cottages . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-797-3262 Cozy Court Cottages . . . . . . . . . . . .519-797-2988 H&S Cottages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-797-3176 Joe's Riverside Cottages . . . . . . . . . .877-797-2606 McConvey Family Cottages . . . . . . . .416-697-3687

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RPM Cottages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-843-7466 . . . . . . . .281 Huron St S Rosewood Cottages . . . . . . . . . . . . .877-797-3736 . . . . . . . .271 Rankin St S Shular's Cottages . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-797-2110 . . . . . . . .78 Albert St S The Bluewater Resort . . . . . . . . . . . .519-797-5034 . . . . . . . .20 Front St N Stokes Bay Good Acres Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-592-5866 . . . . . . . .104 Tamarac Rd Heron Point . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-592-5871 . . . . . . . .59 Heron Point Rd Tamarac Island Inn . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-592-5810 . . . . . . . .240 Tamarac Rd Tiverton Lime Kiln Cottages . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-368-5136 . . . . . . . .96 Victoria St Tobermory Bruce Anchor Cottages & Motel . . . . .800-591-4254 . . . . . . . .7468 Hwy 6 Buckley's Cottages . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-596-2448 . . . . . . . .107 Bay St Cedar Grove Cottages . . . . . . . . . . .519-596-2267 . . . . . . . .134 Cameron Lake ChaMaoZah - Indian Carver . . . . . . . .519-596-2708 . . . . . . . .7111 Hwy 6 Lands End Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-596-2523 . . . . . . . .59 Corey Cres Neptune Hideaway . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-596-2368 . . . . . . . .486 Warner Bay Rd Peacock Villa Cabins & Motel . . . . . .519-596-2242 . . . . . . . .30 Legion St Whispering Cedars Cabins . . . . . . . . .519-596-8540 . . . . . . . .42 Borden Dr Wireless Bay Cottages . . . . . . . . . . .519-596-2504 . . . . . . . .112 Bay St Tobermory Lodge Resort . . . . . . . . . .800-572-2166 . . . . . . . .122 Bay St S Wiarton Bayshore Cottages . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-534-5508 . . . . . . . .186 Old Mill Rd Cedar Grove Camp . . . . . . . . . . . . .800-977-0045 . . . . . . . .264 Red Bay Rd Mountain Lake Cottages . . . . . . . . . .877-534-0776 . . . . . . . .102 Mountain Lake Dr Pioneer Cottages & Camp . . . . . . . .519-534-4295 . . . . . . . .401 Elm St Twins Campground . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-534-2750 . . . . . . . .274 Spry Lake Rd

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“A breathtaking vista is your reward for climbing nearly 30 metres up a series of winding staircases at this lighthouse....” - Tom Spears, Ottawa Citizen

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Bruce Coast Lighthouse Tour
Stretching from Point Clark in the south to Tobermory in the north, the Bruce Coast Lighthouse Tour features 15 distinctive lighthouse and marine heritage sites for you to explore along the shores of Lake Huron and Georgian Bay. You can climb to the top of the light tower, take a tour boat ride, spot the Phantom Piper, experience world famous sunsets, paint or photograph, learn the history of marine navigation, and see shipwrecks. Suggested route: Begin your tour at the Point Clark Lighthouse and meander to Tobermory along the Lake Huron shoreline (2-3 days). After touring the Tobermory sites head back down the Peninsula along the Georgian Bay side and end your tour with the Cape Croker Lighthouse (2-3 days).

Happy Birthday!
This year marks the start of some very special birthday celebrations here on the Bruce. John Brown’s famous Imperial Towers begin turning 150 years old starting in 2008. The Cove Island Light Station followed by Point Clark, then Chantry Island all reach this significant milestone in the next few years and you bet there will be a party.

Here’s what you do (please read carefully):
• The tour is self-guided, however some sites do provide interpretation and guide service seasonally. • The distance from Point Clark to Tobermory is approximately 210 km. • Watch the weather. Sites which are only accessible by boat are highly dependent on good weather. • Admission fees vary for each location. National Park fees apply for Flowerpot Island. For island locations tour boat fees apply. • Wear appropriate footwear. Some offer hiking trails. • Use this guide to book accommodation and plan your entire trip.

NEWS: Canada Post Uses Point Clark in New Stamp Series
The Point Clark Lighthouse has been featured as one of six stamps in a set of lighthouses that reflect Canada’s rich marine history. Purchase the set at any Canada Post outlet.

Pick up a copy of the Grey Bruce map to use on your tour.
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Point Clark Lighthouse - History
The Point Clark beacon began flashing its warning on April 1st, 1859. It turns 150 years old in 2009. This Imperial Tower plus five others along Lake Huron and Georgian Bay were built by Scotish-born stonemason John Brown. Constructed of limestone from nearby Inverhuron, the Point Clark Lighthouse stands 26.5 metres (87 feet) high. In 1967 it was the first lighthouse in Ontario to be protected through designation as a National Historic Site. Today, it still warns sailors about the rocky shoals that extend 3.2 km into the lake.

Kincardine Lighthouse - History
Built into the Kincardine harbour hillside in 1874 to service a busy fishing and local salt shipping industry, this octagonal wooden tower is the only lighthouse located ‘downtown’. Sitting aloft of the two-storey keeper’s house, the Kincardine Lighthouse is 24.4 meters (74 feet) tall. Sailors, recreational boaters and commercial fishers can see the now electrified working light from 30 km. The Kincardine Yacht Club now hosts a marine museum inside.

Open: . . . . . . . . . . . .Late-June to Labour Day, daily 10am–5pm (subject to change) Admission: . . . . . . . . .$3.50 adults, $12.00 family, group rates available Accessible: . . . . . . . . .By car, bike Amenities . . . . . . . . .Guided tours of the lighthouse & lightkeeper’s house museum, washroom, & gift shop Highlights: . . . . . . . . .Photographic setting, scenic drive, cycling & hiking trails More Info: . . . . . . . . .519-395-2494 (June to Labour Day) or 519-395-2909/3735, (year-round), www.brucecoastlighthouses.com

Open: . . . . . . . . .July 1 to Labour Day, daily 11am–5pm Admission: . . . . . .Yes Accessible: . . . . . .By car, boat, bike, foot Amenities: . . . . . .Guided tours, interior access to top of tower, washroom, & gift shop Highlights: . . . . . .Downtown setting, rich local Scottish heritage, the Phantom Piper pipes the sun down most evenings in the summer More Info: . . . . . .519-396-3150, 519-396-4336 or 800-268-3838, www.kyc.ca or www.explorethebruce.com

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Chantry Island Lighthouse - History
Over 50 known shipwrecks surround Chantry Island and its Imperial tower, a testament to the rocky shoals and deadly storms that make this area one of the most treacherous in the Great Lakes. Chantry Island was first lit on April 1st, 1859 and celebrates its 150th birthday next year. Home to over 10,000 pairs of mating birds, Chantry Island is a Federal Wildlife migratory bird sanctuary. The local Marine Heritage Society offers lighthouse tours. Be sure to check out the range lights that guide boats into the mouth of the Saugeen River.

Range Lights - History
Marine navigation was an integral part of daily life in the historic coastal town of Southampton. The Imperial Tower on Chantry Island warned ships of the surrounding dangers, two smaller unmanned range lights guided mariners safely into the channel of the Saugeen River. Front Range Light – Originally built in 1903, located on the north pier, this wooden structure is now electrically powered and houses the foghorn used by present day boaters. Saugeen River Light – Sitting 18 metres (61 feet) above the water this automated green light is located beyond the Saugeen River Bridge.

Open: . . . . . . . . .Excursions offered throughout the summer. Check tour base for times Admission: . . . . . .$25.00 inclusive Accessible: . . . . . .Only by excursions offered by Southampton Marine Heritage Society, space is limited Guided Tours: . . . .Excursions include a tour of the lightkeeper’s quarters, lighthouse & restored gardens Amenities: . . . . . . .Washrooms & gift shop Highlights: . . . . . .Offshore view from atop the tower, boat excursion, birding, historic coastal town More Info: . . . . . .519-797-5862 or 866-797-5862, www.brucecoastlighthouses.com

Hours: . . . . . . . . .Year round Admission Fee: . . .No Accessible: . . . . . .By car, bike, boat Amenities: . . . . . . .None Highlights: . . . . . .Photographic setting More Info: . . . . . .800-268-3838, www.explorethebruce.com

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Knife Is. Lighthouse & Lyal Is. Range Light - History
Rocky shoals and islands in the Stokes Bay area made marine navigation very difficult. In 1885 a 17.3 metre (50 foot) wooden range light was erected on the west shore of Lyal Island. Eventually automated in 1959 and replaced by the present day steel navigational tower. Additional navigational aids were required in these waters and a lighthouse was built on nearby Knife Island. The Knife Island lighthouse still stands but a steel tower light is in use today. Access to these sites is best suited to the experienced canoeist or kayaker. The relatively shallow water of Stokes Bay can provide for a great daytrip.

Big Tub Lighthouse - History
Originally constructed in 1885 for a cost of $675, the Big Tub Lighthouse played an important role guiding ships into the harbour from the sometimes treacherous waters of Lake Huron and Georgian Bay. The original structure was later replaced by the six-sided, 14 metre (43 foot) wooden lighthouse that is seen today. An automated red light acts as the guide for boaters. Watch for scuba divers just off the point, as this location is a very popular diving destination. One of the more accessible lighthouse sites, it is located virtually at the mainland terminus of Highway 6.

Hours: . . . . . . . . .Seasonal, By boat only Accessible: . . . . .By canoe, kayak, private powerboat (no charters) Amenities: . . . . . . .None Highlights: . . . . .Photographic setting, great day paddle More Info: . . . . . .800-268-3838, www.brucecoastlighthouses.com

Hours: . . . . . . . . . . .Year round Accessible: . . . . . . . .By car, boat, bike and foot Amenities: . . . . . . . .Washroom Highlights: . . . . . . .Photographic setting, interpretive display, scuba diving More Info: . . . . . . . .800-268-3838, www.brucecoastlighthouses.com

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Cove Island Lighthouse - History
One of the most dramatic structures on the Bruce Coast, the Cove Island Lighthouse has been marking passage between Lake Huron and Georgian Bay since 1858 and celebrates its 150th birthday this year. This Imperial Tower structure built by John Brown is similar in style to those at Point Clark, Chantry Island and Griffith Island. The tower, original house and fog plant, a workshop, and keeper’s homes make up the light station today. The lighthouse can only be viewed by private boat, the ChiCheemaun car ferry or by tour boat out of Tobermory. Access on to the island is restricted.

Flowerpot Island Lightstation - History
Flowerpot Island Lightstation has been guiding ships through this busy shipping channel for over a century. The lighthouse was built on Castle Bluff in1897. Four years later a keeper’s home was built down on the shore. In 1969 the lighthouse was replaced with an automated steel tower. The Friends of Fathom Five National Marine Park, concerned about preserving the marine history of the island, have restored the remaining buildings.

Hours: . . . . . . . . .Only during tour boat or ferry season Accessible: . . . . .Access to Cove Island is restricted Amenities: . . . . . . .Viewable from Blue Heron Cruises. 519-596-2999, www.blueheronco.com or Chi-Cheemaun Car Ferry. 800-265-3163, www.chicheemaun.com Highlights: . . . . .Photographic setting More Info: . . . . . .800-268-3838, www.brucecoastlighthouses.com

Hours: . . . . . . . . .Tour boats operate from mid-May to Thanksgiving, lightstation museum open July and August and by chance during the rest of the season Accessible: . . . . .Tour boats weather & water levels permitting, Blue Heron, 519-596-2999, Parks Canada fees apply to island access Amenities: . . . . . . .Boat dock, lightstation, washroom - see our “Loo with a View”, tour museum in lightkeeper’s home, gift shop Highlights: . . . . .Glass bottom boat access, shipwrecks, caves, flowerpots, hiking More Info: . . . . . .800-268-3838, www.brucecoastlighthouses.com, www.castlebluff.com

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Cabot Head Lighthouse - History
Perched 24 metres (80 feet) above Georgian Bay, the Cabot Head Lighthouse has guided ships for over 100 years. Named in honour of famous explorer John Cabot, this site offers spectacular views of the Niagara Escarpment and Georgian Bay. In 1968 the original tower was demolished and replaced with an automated light. Fifteen years later the Friends of Cabot Head completely restored the lightstation and visitors are encouraged to visit the lighthouse museum and walk the interpretive trails.

Lion’s Head Lighthouse - History
Set beneath the majestic Niagara Escarpment, this little lighthouse has endured more hardship than the mariners it guided. The first light was established in 1903 and was rebuilt several times due to the harsh conditions of Georgian Bay. Automation in 1969 finally replaced the attractive structure with a metal post and light until a group of high school students built a replica model that stands in its place today. The light once again guides boats safely back into this beautiful port.

Hours: . . . . . . . . .May 1st to Thanksgiving, 10am to 7pm, by donation Accessible: . . . . .Car, boat or bike Amenities: . . . . . . .Self-guided tour, light tower access, museum, washrooms , gift shop, gallery Highlights: . . . . .Natural setting, scenic drive, picnic area, trail More Info: . . . . . .800-268-3838, www.brucecoastlighthouses.com, www.cabothead.ca

Hours: . . . . . . . . .Year-round Accessible: . . . . .Car, boat or bike. From Hwy 6 follow Bruce Rd 9 E at Ferndale to Lion’s Head. Turn Left & follow signs to harbour Amenities: . . . . . . .Washrooms at marina Highlights: . . . . .Photographic setting, easy access to town More Info: . . . . . .800-268-3838, www.explorethebruce.com

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Cape Croker Lightstation - History
The first lighthouse at Cape Croker was built in 1898 to protect ships from a nearby shoal. The original structure was replaced by the existing tower, made entirely of concrete. It was the first lightstation in Canada to have its fog plant and light powered by electricity. It is also one of only three lighthouses on Georgian Bay that still have their original Fresnel lenses. Please respect local culture when visiting this site. Cape Croker is home to the Chippewas of Nawash. The lighthouse is not available for tours but can be photographed.

Griffith Island Lighthouse - History
The Griffith Island Lighthouse, one of John Brown’s Imperial Towers, was built on the east shore of the island in 1859 and will celebrate 150 years of protecting sailors in 2009. The keeper’s house is near collapse while the lighthouse structure remains intact. The island is privately owned and the lightstation is maintained by the Coast Guard. It is only visible by private boat from the water. Access is not permitted.
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To Owen Sound

Wiarton
To Hepworth

Hours: . . . . . . . . .Seasonal Accessible: . . . . .Car or bike Highlights: . . . . .Photographic setting More Info: . . . . . .800-268-3838, www.brucecoastlighthouses.com

Accessible: . . . . .Only via private invitation Highlights: . . . . .Photographic setting from the water More Info: . . . . . .800-268-3838, www.brucecoastlighthouses.com

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