Bruce Peninsula National Park of Canada
Hike the Bruce Trail© Parks Canada
Escape the everyday and discover the incredible beauty of nature with a hike in Bruce Peninsula National Park. The world-famous Bruce Trail, Canada's oldest and longest footpath, provides the only continuous public access to the magnificent Niagara Escarpment, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. Pack a snack and witness the incredible views while hiking a part of this 782 km pathway to Niagara.
Aerial of Cyprus Lake and Horse Lake© Parks Canada/ PB Collection
Cyprus Lake Trail
5km, 2.5 hours, low difficulty
For the less rugged experience, follow this trail around Cyprus Lake. A watchful eye will note the charred stumps from forest fires of the early 1900s. There are many access trails from the Cyprus campground and campers are encouraged to use this trail as their path to the Head-of-Trails.
Natural Arch© Parks Canada/ PB Collection
Georgian Bay - Marr Lake Trail
3km, 3.0 hours, difficulty varies
The Georgian Bay Trail is the easiest and quickest path to the park's scenic cliffs and shore. At the shoreline this trail meets the Bruce Trail, giving the option of two different routes.
Halfway Rock Point offers an excellent vista: on the northern horizon lie Flowerpot and Bear's Rump islands in Fathom Five National Marine Park. From here the trail enters Indian Head Cove, favoured by both swimmers and SCUBA divers. West of this cove are two sea caves, the Natural Arch, and further along, the Grotto.
These caves were carved from the rock face by centuries of waves beating on the porous dolomite of the cliffs. At least two underwater entrances lead into the Grotto from the Bay.
The return route via Marr Lake is identified by signs on the cobble beach west of Indian Head Cove. Be careful. This route is rough as it crosses the rubble along the shore between the Grotto and Marr Lake.
Georgian Bay Shoreline© Parks Canada/ PB Collection
Horse Lake Trail
1km, 0.5 hours, moderate difficulty
This trail skirts the eastern side of Horse Lake and wanders through a great diversity of habitats (i.e. marsh, lake edge, woodland shoreline). The trail ends at a boulder beach on Georgian Bay. Here the options are to return the same way or continue along the shore in either direction on the Bruce Trail.
Singing Sands© Parks Canada/ PB Collection
At Singing Sands Day-use Area you can choose from a variety of easily hiked trails. There is a map posted at the parking lot which will help you to plan your hike.
Note: The Park Visitor Code (see Camping section ) applies everywhere within the park.