Coronavirus (COVID-19) impacts

The Bruce Peninsula National Park COVID-19 webpage provides updates on park facilities and services.

Please read this information carefully to prepare for your visit.

  • As the map below identifies, visitor locations are spread out. Travellers will not be able to park their car in one location and walk to other visitor areas of the national park.
  • Reservations are required to access many areas. On the list of park locations (below the map) Reservations required identifies where visitors must pre-book their parking space and arrive with a confirmed reservation to gain access. 
  • Please plan and reserve parking and camping in advance. We do not recommend travelling to the park without a confirmed reservation.

Review! Plan! Reserve! 

 

Reservations are required for parking at the Grotto from April 30 to October 30, at Halfway Log Dump from June 17 to September 25 and at Little Cove from May 15 to October 15. There are no first-come, first-served parking lots at these locations during this time.

First-come, first-served parking is only available at the Visitor Centre and Singing Sands during the summer months. These lots fill up early each morning and do not provide access to the Grotto, Little Cove or to Halfway Log Dump.

Name of location Description 2022 Operating dates 2022 Reservation dates Fee

1. The Grotto & Cyprus Lake Area

The Grotto is a natural cave. It is near Indian Head Cove, a rocky bay. It is a 1 km hike from the parking lot.

Reservations required

 

Open year round April 30 to October 31

Reserve now
Parking, reservation and admissions fee

2. Cyprus Lake Campground

The campground has 232 campsites and 10 yurts. Potable water and vault toilets are available in the campground. Firewood and ice can be purchased.

It is possible to walk from the campground to the Grotto.

Reservations required

Poplars
April 30 to October 30

Birches
April 30 to October 30

Tamarack
Open Year Round

Yurts
Open Year Round

Poplars
April 30 to October 30

Birches
April 30 to October 30

Tamarack
April 30 to October 30

Yurts
Year Round

Reserve now

Camping, reservation and admissions fee

3. Halfway Log Dump

The rugged shoreline is about a 1km hike from the parking lot at the end of Emmett Lake Road. Emmett Lake Road is about 8 kilometers long, windy and covered with loose gravel. 

Seasonal road access

No winter maintenance
  • Do not attempt to drive on this road when snow covered.

June 17 to September 5             
Reservations required 

Parking and admissions fee

4. Visitor Centre

The Parks Canada Visitor Centre in Tobermory has information and hiking trails.

Parking spaces fill up early each morning.

Open Year Round
Parking is first-come, first served. Admissions fee

5. Singing Sands 

Singing Sands beach on Lake Huron has fragile sand dunes, rare flowers, a boardwalk and hiking trails.

Parking spaces fill up early each morning.

More details
  • Located on Dorcas Bay Road west of Highway 6.
  • Washroom and change room facilities are available.
  • Picnic tables are available.
  • Charcoal barbeques are allowed in designated picnic area. Please dispose of ashes in signed container.
  • No open fires are allowed.
  • Site open from sunrise to 10:00 pm.

May 20 - October 31

No winter maintenance
Parking is first-come, first served. Parking and admissions fee

6. Little Cove

Small stony beach. Limited facilities. Parking is by reservation only with four-hour time slots.

Reservations required
More details
  • There is a very small parking area.
  • Parking is by reservation only through the municipality of Northern Bruce Peninsula.
  • When the parking lot is full, there is no more access to the site or shoreline.
  • No open fires or charcoal barbecues are allowed.
  • No roadside parking allowed – this is enforced by the municipality.

Seasonal road access

No winter maintenance

May 15 to October 15

Reservations required

Online reservation through the municipal Park Pass Project system. Four-hour time slots can be reserved online.

Municipal parking fee
Parks Canada admissions fee

7. Flowerpot Island

Part of Fathom Five National Marine Park.

Flowerpot Island access is provided by private tour companies that sail from Tobermory. The island has hiking trails, a historic light station and unique rock formations known as “Flowerpots.”
May 20 to October 9 May 20 to October 9
Flowerpot Island is accessible by private boat tour only.
Admissions fee included with tour boat fees.