Big Tub Lighthouse© Parks Canada
Big Tub Harbour Working Group Formed
The shipwrecks of Fathom Five National Marine Park are world renowned and the Sweepstakes, located in Big Tub Harbour, is the popular must see shipwreck for many park visitors. As more visitors come to the Bruce Peninsula to visit the incredible attractions on offer in Parks Canada’s parks, there is a need to evaluate the how visitors and stakeholders are interacting within Fathom Five. As home to the Sweepstakes, Big Tub Harbour is one of the most popular areas in the marine park and Parks Canada recognises the need to balance visitor access to the shipwrecks of the harbour with the interests of the local tourism industry and of shoreline residents.
Parks Canada has formed a working group to come up with recommendations for how best to manage the sustainable use of Big Tub Harbour in coming years. The objective is to present recommendations to Parks Canada about best practices for managing the various interests in Big Tub Harbour in order to facilitate an update and renewal of the “Operational Policies - Big Tub Harbour Wrecks (1991)” document.
A panel of 11 key Big Tub Harbour stakeholders will begin the review and renewal process on September 22, with an objective of making recommendations to Parks Canada in the early spring of 2015.
Parks Canada recognizes that transportation is a barrier that many urban Canadians face when planning a visit to a national park. Starting this summer, Parkbus, partnering with Parks Canada, launched the first regular bus service trips from downtown Toronto to Bruce Peninsula National Park and Fathom Five National Marine Park. Click here for Parkbus Information.
Bruce Peninsula© Parks Canada
Commercial Film and Photography Guidelines
Bruce Peninsula National Park and Fathom Five National Marine Park offer a vast range of unparalleled film and photographic opportunities. In the interest of protecting the park’s resources while ensuring visitor experiences are not impacted, these activities are subject to certain restrictions and special considerations. Commercial Film and Photography Guidelines.
Parks Canada Xplorers Program© Parks Canada
Parks Canada Xplorers Program at Bruce Peninsula
The Xplorers program
(designed for children 6 to 12 years old) is packed full of exciting activities, fun facts and interesting ways to discover Bruce PeninsulaNational Park.