Things to Do in Bruce County

must see: Huron Fringe Birding Festival

Huron Fringe Birding Festival

17th Annual Huron Fringe Birding Festival. Two consecutive weekends. A premiere outdoors festival focusing on birds, wildflowers, insects, photography and more.

must see: Mountain Biking

Mountain Biking

Spring is the perfect time to dust off your bike and hit the trails. With over 12,500 acres and 5 properties, our trails has something for everyone! Chariot friendly trails available at MTB Adventure Park and the Lindsay Tract

must see: Boat Tours

Boat Tours

Explore the crystal clear blue waters of Georgian Bay on breath taking boat cruise. You can lean over a boat and see shipwrecks and learn some history of the sunken ships. On a calm day, the underwater continuation of the Niagara Escarpment is visible. There are islands to explore, shores to cruise, and lighthouses to visit. Also from the water, you can see the coastal cliffs ablaze in the sunset.

must see: Fishing

Fishing

Saugeen River is the place for spring fishing. Cast from Saugeen's river banks into the spring migratory run or hop in a boat and downrig the deep waters of Georgian Bay & Lake Huron.

must see: Museums

Museums

Bruce County Museum is celebrating 60 years! Stay tuned for all the exciting upcoming exhibits such as "Fore the Planet" May 13.

must see: Lighthouse Tours

Immerse yourself in the history of Bruce County lighthouses by taking a self-guided tour through some of the best lighthouses in Ontario!

must see: Hiking

Hiking

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

must see: Motorcycling

Motorcycling

Bound by Lake Huron to the West and Georgian Bay to the East, there is a ton of coastline to ride in Bruce County.

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

Gardens / Flora / Fauna

Gardens / Flora / Fauna

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

Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre is celebrating 60 years!

Racetracks / Speedways

Racetracks / Speedways

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

Saugeen Amphitheatre

Saugeen Amphitheatre

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