Things to Do in Bruce County

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!

Artisan / Galleries

Artisan / Galleries

Take a summer class at the famous Southampton Art School, amidst scenic vistas and unspoiled shorelines

Astronomy

Astronomy

Some of the darkest skies in Southern Ontario & phenomenal for stargazing. Don’t forget to look up

Beaches / Swimming

Beaches / Swimming

Over 850 kilometres (531 miles) of coastline & sand, perfect for beach hopping & sunsets

Birding

Birding

What's your best birding sound? Bruce County is located on a major northern migration route

Boat Tours

Boat Tours

Islands & shipwrecks to explore, shores to cruise, lighthouses to tour

Breweries & Wineries

Breweries & Wineries

The largest cider-producing region of Ontario; Cold, sparkling Ontario apple cider, Bruce County Lager, unpretentious Hoity Toity Wines

Bruce Trail

Bruce Trail

Most dramatic section of the world-famous footpath, where cliffs drop 10 stories into the turquoise abyss of Georgian Bay

Canoeing/Kayaking

Canoeing/Kayaking

Lake Huron on one side, Georgian Bay on the other, three rivers & a dozen inland lakes

Caving

Caving

Hike through rugged forest trails & natural limestone caves, with views of Georgian Bay, often popular with film crews

Cross Country Skiing

Cross Country Skiing

Glide through a Provincial Park, join a moonlight ski, warm up in the Colpoy’s trail cabin

Cycling

Cycling

Roads climb up and over the Escarpment and run along some of Canada’s most stunning shoreline

Farmer's Markets

Farmer's Markets

Meet the people producing your food, grab a meal, fresh groceries to go, bring the kids

Fishing

Fishing

Saugeen River is THE place for fly fishing. Cast from river banks, downrig the deep waters of Georgian & Huron, spin the quiet inland lakes

Flora / Fauna / Gardens

Flora / Fauna / Gardens

Garden tours, festivals & photography, 42 species of rare orchids, 50 species of ferns & wildflowers

Geocaching

Geocaching

We’ve got hundreds of caches, stashed in caves, on beaches, at lighthouses, along trails, near potholes, ruins & waterfalls

Golfing

Golfing

Paradise by the shores of Georgian Bay & Lake Huron. 23 golf courses to explore

Hiking

Hiking

Over 500 km of footpaths to explore along the Bruce Trail, in nature preserves, provincial & national parks

Lighthouse Tours

Lighthouse Tours

The Bruce Coast Lighthouse Tour is a world-class marine heritage experience you won’t get anywhere else

Local Food

Local Food

Sample maximum freshness, unique and diverse products, often grown naturally & organically

Mini Golf - Amusements

Mini Golf - Amusements

Under the lights, into the outhouse, or next to the giant ship in Sauble

Mountain Biking

Mountain Biking

12,500 acres of pure cycling wilderness laced with heart breaking scenery, rivers, roots & rock

Museums

Museums

It’s your chance to “Be the Dinosaur”! Visitors of all ages can experience what a day in the life of a dinosaur was like. May 16 - September 1 at Bruce County Museum.

Racetracks / Speedways

Racetracks / Speedways

The ultimate family entertainment centre, 5 minutes from Ontario's #1 Beach, Sauble Beach

Saugeen Ampitheatre

Saugeen Ampitheatre

A hidden wonder waits for you at the Saugeen First Nation Amphitheatre this summer

Snorkeling and Scuba Diving

Snorkeling and Scuba Diving

Welcome to the scuba diving capital of Canada! Ontario is the place to dive for shipwrecks in Fathom Five National Marine Park

Snowmobiling

Snowmobiling

Open, rolling farmland, tight and twisty forest trails & icefalls that decorate cliff walls of the Escarpment

Snowshoeing

Snowshoeing

Untracked trails, winter-accessible parks & frozen forests beckon snowshoe enthusiasts

Spas / Sport Centres

Spas / Sport Centres

Retreats and spa services for healing body & spirit are the perfect way to relax

Stand Up Paddling/Surfing/Kite Surfing

Stand Up Paddling/Surfing/Kite Surfing

Stand Up Paddle boarding has been trending on the beach scene and is a great way to soak up some surf culture

Storm Watching

Storm Watching

For a front row seat, pull up to the beach to watch a storm roll in over the lake

Theatres

Theatres

From grand old theatre houses & cabaret, to live dinner theatre & story telling