Dolomite, 420 million years old, rises through the sparkling waters of Lake Huron to form Fathom Five National Marine Park. This is a freshwater ecosystem of ancient rock formations, cliff-edge forests, fascinating dive sites on 22 shipwrecks, and orchid species both plentiful and rare. Visit for a day or backcountry camp on starry-skied Flowerpot Island—Fathom Five is equal parts mystery and recreation, ecology and culture—and a welcoming escape to nature.

Featured things to do

Hours of operation

Parks Canada Visitor Centre
Fall (September 4 – October 31)
Daily 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Complete schedule

Fees

Free admission for youth in 2018. Other fees still apply.
Detailed fees list

Contact us

Telephone: 519-596-2233
Toll-free: 1-888-773-8888
Email: bruce-fathomfive@pc.gc.ca

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