A scuba diver explores the "Alice G" shipwreck in the clear blue waters of Fathom Five National Marine Park © Parks Canada / E. Meleg
With its green islands and clear cold water, Fathom Five National Marine Park, Canada's first national marine conservation area (NMCA), is a fascinating place. This NMCA represents the features of Georgian Bay, where the deep and sparkling waters are also home to a rich cultural legacy that includes 22 shipwrecks. There are two historic light stations on the islands within Fathom Five.
On the spine of the rocky Niagara Escarpment, Fathom Five National Marine Park has stunning beauty both above and beneath the water. Experience some of the world’s best freshwater diving – novice snorkelers to advanced diving enthusiasts can explore fascinating underwater formations and the historical shipwrecks.
Relax and enjoy Fathom Five National Marine Park on a glass-bottom boat tour to Flowerpot Island and admire the incredible rock formations that are among Canada's most recognized and popular natural attractions. Hike the island’s trails, explore the cave, or simply take in the flowers and wildlife.
For more information on Fathom Five National Marine Park: www.parkscanada.gc.ca or www.pc.gc.ca/eng/amnc-nmca/on/fathomfive/index.aspx
The Big Tub Lighthouse is one of two lighthouses within Fathom Five © Scott Currie
Flowerpot Island is named for these impressive "sea stacks" formed over thousands of years by wave action and fluctuating water levels © Parks Canada / D. Wilkes