Fathom Five National Marine Park of Canada

Facilities and Services

Information, Exhibits, Diver Registration and Administration at the Park Visitor Centre

Parking

There is two hour parking around Tobermory’s Little Tub Harbour, but it tends to get pretty crowded in the summer.

Where Head Street crosses Hwy. #6 at the tennis court, it becomes Hay Bay Road. About 100 metres (330 ft.) down Hay Bay Road, turn right onto Hatt Road. About 50 metres (165 ft.) along Hatt Road on the left is a large parking lot with no time limit. It’s an easy walk back to Little Tub from there.

Washrooms

There are several public toilets around Fathom Five at:

  • The ‘Tugs Site’ across from the Grandview Restaurant.
  • The Big Tub Lighthouse.
  • Flowerpot Island (Beachy Cove and at the Lightstation)
  • Park Visitor Centre

On Flowerpot Island, the toilets are located by the docks at Beachy Cove. Drinking water is not provided on Flowerpot.

Access for persons with Disabilities

Everyone should have opportunities to see national parks. Fathom Five National Marine Park has an access program which includes a TDD phone for the main park line [(519) 596-2233], and boardwalks, ramps, and a new accessible dock on Flowerpot Island.

At the Park Visitor Centre, there are wheelchair ramps, a wheelchair accessible trail to Georgian Bay, subtitled park film (played on request).

Local Community Services

Tobermory is the hub of the tourist area, providing medical services, stores, private campgrounds, lodgings and groceries. The natural harbour is one of the finest on Lake Huron, offering docking, launching and other facilities. Local captains operate a fleet of tour boats for charter and sightseeing cruises. The most popular trips are to Flowerpot Island and to view the shallower shipwrecks from glass-bottom boats.

For more information, visit the Tourism Links page on the Bruce Peninsula National Park website.