Category: Bruce Peninsula

Nature and Maritime History Await at Fathom Five National Marine Park

Tobermory‘s Fathom Five National Marine Park was instituted to protect and preserve the islands, waters, and shoreline of Georgian Bay. With a number of exhibits that highlight the area’s natural history as well as the seafaring history of the Upper Bruce Peninsula from 1852 to present day, it offers a fascinating look at both the ecosystem and cultural history of the area. The park includes a portion of the Niagara Escarpment World Biosphere, and offers a number of interpretive programs between June and September. Visit during the third weekend of August to take part in the Marine Heritage Festival, or […]

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Visiting the Famous Lighthouses of Ontario

There are well over one hundred lighthouses to visit in Ontario, so adding a stop at one of these beautiful monuments to maritime history as you travel to other attractions is not at all difficult. Offering excellent photo opportunities and some incredible views, these lighthouses vary in age, size, and intensity. Here are just a few favourites; you’re sure to add more to your personal list as you travel from one place to the next. Gibraltar Point Lighthouse Toronto‘s first lighthouse, the Gibraltar Point Lighthouse was built in 1808. Originally 52 feet tall, it was raised by 30 feet in […]

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