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Fathom Five National Marine Park of Canada

Visitor Centre


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English (205 Kb) | French (752 Kb) | Traditional Chinese (312 Kb) | Punjabi (265 Kb)

FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What other services are offered at the Visitor Center?
  2. How tall is the tower?
  3. How much time do I need to experience the Visitor Centre?
  4. Is the Visitor Centre for kids or adults?
  5. Are the exhibits bilingual?
  6. What elements of the Visitor Centre accessible?
  7. How close is the Visitor Centre to Tobermory?
  8. Can we re-enter the Visitor Centre on the same day?
  9. What does the entry permit include?

  1. What other services are offered at the Visitor Center?
    • Park administration, information and reception.
    • Diver registration
    • Camp registration for Flowerpot Island
    • Boating permits for Fathom Five
    • Permit Sales (seasonal and national)
    • Wildlife Sightings

  2. How tall is the tower?
    • 20m (65ft) tall or 112 steps!

  3. How much time do I need to experience the Visitor Centre?
    • Video: 16 minutes
    • Exhibits: 45-60 minutes
    • Tower: 15 minutes
    • Trails: 30 minutes to 2.5 hours

  4. Is the Visitor Centre for kids or adults?
    • Both! There are exhibits and experiences that cater to young and old, alike. Kids will enjoy the special interactive and fun area located in the lobby.

  5. Are the exhibits bilingual?
    • Yes, all exhibits are in both English and French.

  6. What elements of the Visitor Centre accessible?
    • The centre and trail to Little Dunks Bay are wheelchair accessible. The theatre show is available with subtitles for the hearing impaired.

  7. How close is the Visitor Centre to Tobermory?
    • From downtown Tobermory (Little Tub Harbour), you can walk to the visitor centre in 5 - 8 minutes, or drive there in slightly less time.

  8. Can we re-enter the Visitor Centre on the same day?
    • Yes, entry permits are valid for 24 hours from the time of purchase.

  9. What does the entry permit include?
    • The entry permit is for Fathom Five National Marine Park, which includes the Visitor Centre, tower and new trails, as well as Flowerpot Island. Diver registration, camping permits and parking fees for Bruce Peninsula National Park (ie. Cyprus Lake, the Grotto, or Halfway Log Dump) are sold separately.

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