Plan your trip to the Grotto shoreline cave

NEW in 2018: Grotto parking reservations open and are available starting May 11th, 2018. Reserve online at www.reservation.pc.gc.ca or call 1-877-RESERVE (1-877-737-3783).

The Grotto is a scenic cave containing a pool of blue water, located on the Georgian Bay shoreline in Bruce Peninsula National Park, near Tobermory, Ontario. The Grotto is a popular attraction and very busy during the summer and on long weekends. Parking space is limited and quickly fills up. A new reservation system for the 4 hour Grotto parking time slots allows you to plan your trip in advance. Plan ahead to avoid disappointment! 

Check online for Grotto parking availability at Parks Canada Reservation system. Follow #GrottoParking on Twitter for parking updates.

When to visit

The peak busy season for Bruce Peninsula National Park is summer – July, August and on holiday weekends. At those times, you can expect traffic, long wait times and full parking lots. Reserve your Grotto parking in advance to avoid disappointment. 

Consider visiting in spring or fall when it is not as busy. 

Follow #GrottoParking on twitter for daily parking updates. 

Graph of Grotto Parking Access for 2017
This chart shows the popularity of the site and when the Grotto parking lot was full.

With some trip planning it's our hope that you are able to access the sites you want to visit and if not, take the opportunity to experience the other attractions this region has to offer.


Grotto parking updates