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Book & Look: Visiting the Bruce Peninsula

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Book & Look
Book & Look

We know that adventure is important to you, and you want to make the most of it. You're one step closer to visiting your favourite places in Bruce County - with no hiccups.  

First and foremost, let's get your space reserved! As you may have heard, we've become so popular that everyone visiting us needs to make parking reservations. Or as we say, "if you want to look - you have to book!" 

Make sure you book at The Grotto as soon as you can.

Where you need to book
Where you need to book

Bruce County is a massive area and not all attractions need a booking. But if you're going to a favourite attraction - you will need to book. Here is the list of destinations that need to be booked in advance: 

Bruce Peninsula National Park 

  • The Grotto, Cyprus Lake 
  • Halfway Log Dump 

         Head here to book before you look!

Fathom Five National Marine Park 

Campgrounds 

  • Federal 
  • Provincial 
  • Private 

Learn more about camping on the Bruce Peninsula.

Stay longer. Experience more.
Stay longer. Experience more.

The fun in Bruce County doesn't have to end. There is so much to see and do, the chances to explore are countless. When you book your trip, stay a few extra days, make a weekend out of it, and escape to the wonderthat this region has to offer.

What happens if I can't book my preferred dates?
What happens if I can't book my preferred dates?

The good news is Bruce County has lots of different destinations that you can enjoy. Sure, the Grotto is famous for its beauty, but have you ever seen a sunset in Southampton? Discovered the lighthouses of the Bruce Coast? Watched the mighty Saugeen River meander through the quaint town of Paisley? These are just some of the options available for your upcoming vacation. You'll be sure to impress your friends with these rare selfies! 

Lion's Head Lookout
Lion's Head Lookout

It is now required that you book parking ahead of time at the McCurdy Drive Parkette-the trailhead for the Bruce Trail and access to Lion's Head Lookout.

You can book ahead now at lionsheadparking.ca

Experience the Bruce Peninsula in the off-season
Experience the Bruce Peninsula in the off-season

Or if you absolutely must see the Grotto this season, why not wait a few weeks and come in the "off season". Experience Bruce County like a local and visit the Grotto with barely anyone there. Heck on some days you can almost have the whole place to yourself. We can guarantee less traffic, less people and way more of Bruce County all to yourself!