Locals Know Canada
LOCALS KNOW Campaign Shined Spotlight on GEORGIAN BAY in 2009 and WON #1!
Then in 2010 Chantry Island (Lighthouse Tour) in 2010 WON #1 across Canada!
For two years in a row, Bruce County is the top award winning location of the Canadian Tourism Commission’s 2010 Locals Know Campaign! We are becoming world famous as a top destination across Canada to visit for all year round vacations with so muich to see and do. Have a peek through our Must See's to start. For example the 2009 winner Georgian Bay in Tobermory, Ontario, made the top most-viewed among 3,000 must-see entries on www.localsknow.ca!
We are the #1 spot on Canada's Top Ten Hidden Travel Gems list as determined by Canadians from coast to coast to coast. Bruce Peninsula National Park is owned by all Canadians and is now selected as the number one destination in Canada by Canadians. Located along the shores of Georgian Bay and Lake Huron, the bruce peninsula features: lighthouses, shipwrecks, orchids, bruce trail hiking, Chicheemaun ferry to Manitoulin and a vibrant maritime village - Tobermory.
Some other places we beleive will be in the locals know contest and possibly win in future contests are these locations also:
Sauble Beach (top rated in Ontario)
FiftyPlus magazine recently listed Sauble Beach as one of the 6 Top Beaches in Canada. Eleven kilomtres of soft sand, shallow warm waters and a funky retro beach atmosphere is what makes Sauble a must do summer hotspot. Located along the shores of Lake Huron at the base of the Bruce Peninsula.
This massive land-based park is the largest tract of wilderness in Southern Ontario. Bound by the rock face of the Niagara Escarpment along the Georgian Bay shoreline, this park is world class. Camping, Bruce Trail hiking, and a visit to the brand-new Visitors Centre to climb the lookout tower are the must do's.
Tobermory (boat rides, diving & more)
A 'maritime fishing village' is how to describe this quaint town at the tip of the Bruce Peninsula. Home to the ChiCheemaun Ferry, vibrant nightlife, and great coffee and ice cream, Tobermory is your base camp for adventures on the Georgian Bay & Lake Huron shorelines.
The 'rockstar' of the Bruce Peninsula, this incredible sea cave along the Georgian Bay shoreline is the most popular attraction in Bruce Peninsula National Park. A bathing suit and snorkel gear can really enrich your experience. Climb into the Grotto and see the underwater tunnel that forms a link to the open waters of Georgian Bay. The photograph of the Grotto is located along the Bruce Trail in Bruce Peninsula National Park. You can climb down into the ancient sea cave and swim in the carribean colored waters. The Bruce Peninsula is a UNESCO World Bioshphere Reserve. Located 3.5 hours north of Toronto.