Fall interpretation programs

Information on group tours of the Grotto.

September 7 - October 28, 2018


Night Hike

  • 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 
  • Singing Sands parking lot 
  • An evening exploration of the Singing Sands area. See nature in a different light, and fine-tune your senses in a nighttime environment.
  • Bring insect repellent and a sense of adventure.

Fabulous Fall Hike 

  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • North side of Highway 6 across from Dorcas Bay Road
  • Join us for a casual hike under the colourful canopy of a rich hardwood forest to experience the splendors of autumn. From ferns to black bears, you will learn about one of the largest forests in southern Ontario. 

Cruisin’ to Manitoulin

  • M.S. Chi Cheemaun Ferry
  • 8:50 a.m. depart from Tobermory
  • 11:10 a.m. depart from South Baymouth
  • Program runs until October 12
  • Come aboard the “Big Canoe” to learn about the rich marine heritage of the Fathom Five and the natural and cultural treasures of the Great Lakes from the islands to the depths of Lake Huron.
  • Fees apply.  

Canoe Program

  • 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. 
  • Cyprus Lake Canoe Launch
  • Join park interpreters aboard our new big canoe! Experience a peaceful one hour paddling trip on the water, plus a thirty minute introduction on land.
  • Ages 6+. Space is limited. $10.00 per person (includes parking). Pre-registration is required: 519.596.2233 x 244.


  • 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • Head of Trails at Cyprus Lake
  • Come together for a classic campfire to learn, have fun and make s’mores! 

Rock Ramble

  • 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Halfway Log Dump parking lot
  • Hidden caves and incredible views! Park interpreters will guide you one way to Cave Point. Stay and picnic OR hike back with our guides. This hike is difficult!
  • Ages 13+. No pets.

Special events

Learn more about special events in the park.

Self-guided activities

Xplorer and Parka Booklets

  • Find a booklet, get out, learn and enjoy Bruce Peninsula—Fathom Five. This is nationwide program for children. Activity booklets are available at the Parks Offices. Complete activities and receive a special prize!

Basic compass

  • Learning the different parts of a compass and challenge yourself to use it. Can you find our ten (10) orange and white control discs set out along a trail? Compasses are available at the Parks Canada Visitor Centre.


  • Treasure hunting with a handheld GPS unit. Try the Burnt Loop Trail Geocaching Adventure. Coordinates and GPS units are available at the Parks Canada Visitor Centre.


  • How good are you at reading maps? Can you find the twenty (20) coloured control discs that are located around the Visitor Centre Trail? The object of this activity is to locate the controls and answer the quiz questions correctly. Race against the clock or challenge others in your group with a Score-O race

Make the most of your interpretive experience: 

  • Have proper footwear, a snack and a drink for guided hikes.
  • Remember all hikes are limited to 25 participants in order to ensure the ecological integrity of these special areas. (Rock Ramble is limited to 20 hikers.)
  • Show up on time to accommodate program schedules.
  • Check out interpretive stations located in different areas of the parks.
  • Kids must bring at least one of their adults with them to an interpretive program.
  • Parking fees apply.
  • For more information, please phone 519-596-2233 ext. 233.