A view of the Grotto
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NEW in 2016– Guided Group Tours to the Grotto
Carved over thousands of years by the waves and ice of Georgian Bay, the iconic Grotto in Bruce Peninsula National Park is a must see attraction. Accompanied by a park guide, your group will view the Grotto and experience the beautiful Georgian Bay shoreline. This unique and meaningful visitor experience includes access to the Parks Canada Visitor Centre exhibit gallery and viewing tower in Tobermory.
• Suitable for individuals able to hike 2 km on an easy to moderate trail.
• Participants are advised to dress for the weather.
• Good hiking boots or running shoes are a must.
• Group picnic area is available.
• Spaces are limited. Groups must book in advance.
Fees (taxes included):
- One vehicle up to 26 passengers $420.40 CAD
- One vehicle up to 56 passengers $813.60 CAD
School Visits to Bruce Peninsula and Fathom Five
For reservations and information:
Available May - June, September - October
Download our Educational Offer Brochure (PDF 338kb)
Parks Canada welcomes you to Bruce Peninsula National Park and Fathom Five National Marine Park – perfect places to book your next school trip. Learn about the amazing geology of the area, the incredible plants and animals, the different forests, cliffs, alvars, shipwrecks, lighthouses and history.
Guided programs are experiential and hands-on opportunities to develop a sense of belonging, appreciation and understanding of two national parks and the local region. These programs are available for 2 to 3-hour explorations of various locations in Bruce Peninsula National Park and Fathom Five National Marine Park.
A guided-hike coupled with a stop at the Parks Canada Visitor Centre exhibit gallery and theatre, plus the 20-metre high viewing tower becomes a memorable experience for students and teachers alike.
Fees (taxes included):
Guided hikes $73.60 CAD / hour
Visitor centre $1.90 CAD / student
Camping and yurt accomodations are available by reservation.
Self Guided Group Activities
Do It YourselfWith a visitor map in hand, you can lead your group to the Grotto by following your choice of 3 trails, take your group to discover the rugged cliffs of the Bruce Trail from Halfway Log Dump or hike the Burnt Point Loop from the Visitor Centre. There are some great hiking adventures from easy to challenging that will suit your group’s needs.
GeocachingFive caches along the Burnt Point Trail Loop near the Visitors Centre. GPS units available from the park for a small fee, or use your own Smartphone.
Visitor CentreThe Visitor Centre boasts a 112-seat theatre featuring a 15-minute film of both parks in English and French. Explore the exhibit gallery, see original artefacts and learn about the area. You can also climb the 20-metre high viewing tower or hike the trails to the Georgian Bay shoreline.
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