Caving and Spelunking



Visit Lion's Heads all the way to Tobermory on the Bruce Peninsula!

ontario caves greigsDuring 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.

Greig’s Caves  (Open April 28th to Thanksgiving weekend "Oct 10")
greigs caves - trip advisorClaiming “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.  519-377-8762


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. It resides on the turquoise, sun-bright water of Georgian Bay and invites swimming on a hot day. Park fees apply.  The easiest way to visit is to drive to the Bruce Peninsula National Park up toward the town of Tobermory and take a 30 to 45 min hike through the forest trails.  It is very beautiful and animal friendly.
the Grotto seacave

  

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.   Open till Thanksgiving weekend.
flowerpot island

   

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.  Open all year round.
brewery caverns

 

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.  Open and year round.
bruce's caves


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More must sees:

must see: Beaches

With a Lake Huron on the west and Georgian Bay on the east, Bruce County is endowed with lots of beaches!

must see: Bruce Peninsula National Park

Near Niagara Escarpment caves, beaches, & hiking.

must see: Bruce Trail

The Niagara Escarpment, from Niagara Falls to Tobermory.

must see: Chi-Cheemaun Ferry (Tobermory)

Running between Tobermory and Manitoulin Island, the Chi-Cheemaun offers not just passenger and car ferry service but romantic Sunset Dinner Cruises.

must see: Camping

With over 14,000 campsites in Bruce County, there is a wide variety of Canadian wilderness to choose from. Everything from camping in tents, RV's and Yurts or as we like to call it "glamping"

must see: Fathom Five National Marine Park

Scuba diving capital of Canada, which has a Marine Park with 22 shipwrecks! View wrecks & islands from a glass-bottom boat.

must see: Adventure Passport

The Adventure Passport is a Self Guided scavenger hunt to finding some of the most intriguing locations in Bruce County. The 10th Annual Adventure Passport begins on for May 1st and runs until October 31st!

must see: Saugeen River

Try Paddling along Saugeen River by canoe or kayak!