Bruce Peninsula, Ontario Canada

Bruce Peninsula National Park

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VISIT Bruce Peninsula National Park:

Bruce Peninsula National Park is located in Southern Ontario between Lake Huron and the Georgian Bay. The lakeshores and vibrant woodlands of the park invite explorers of all ages. Adventurous visitors embark on guided scrambles over rocky Georgian Bay coastline. The Fathom Five National Marine Park is located right next door, and features 420 million year-old Dolomite cliff and rock formations along the coastline.

Park Details

Bruce Peninsula National Park was established in 1987, and has a total area of 30,720 acres (48 square miles, or 124 square kilometers).

Address 120 Chi sin tib dek Road, Tobermory , ON, N0H 2R0
Phone519-596-2364
HoursDaily 9 am to 5 pm
Entrance FeeFree-$9 per day, depending on age
Learn MoreOfficial Website

When to Visit: Weather vs. Peak Visitation

We crunched 30 years of historical weather and/or park service data to find the best months to visit Bruce Peninsula National Park. We looked for the optimal temperatures, the least amount of snow and rain, and stayed away from peak visitation months if we could help it. All this data then helped us paint a picture as to what the absolute best time to visit Bruce Peninsula National Park is.

Our data shows the best months to visit Bruce Peninsula National Park are April, September, May & August.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Park Visitsdata unavailable
Precipitation534059826962565365726853
Avg Temp262735506372767668544131
Max Temp393952677783868681715643
Avg Temp121320324351575751403019
Min Temp-11-10-61729384544332614-6
Temperature values in °F; Precipitation in Inches

Bruce Peninsula National Park Road Trips

Many family vacations consist of stringing one or more national parks together during a week-long trip. Creating these types of trips is our specialty! Here are the road trips we've created where Bruce Peninsula National Park is visited.

Trip NameTrip MilesTrip Days
Niagara Falls, Bruce Peninsula to Point Pelee5879

Other Nearby National Park Sites

From national monuments, to historic sites to seashores and more, here are the other parks closest to Bruce Peninsula National Park.

NameDistance
Georgian Bay Islands National Park156 km
Rouge National Urban Park179 km
Thousand Islands National Park187 km
Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site272 km
Women's Rights National Historical Park277 km
Harriet Tubman National Historical Park283 km
Fathom Five National Marine Park290 km
Fort Stanwix National Monument302 km

Nearest Ski Resorts

For those of you who are the diehard outdoors type, visiting a national park on a ski trip can be quite the adventure. Here are the ski resorts within 100 miles of Bruce Peninsula National Park:

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Sir Sam's Ski AreaEagle Lake, ON1,450 ft41%44 km
Calabogie PeaksCalabogie, ON1,266 ft36%91 km
Hidden Valley Highlands Ski AreaHuntsville, ON1,276 ft20%93 km
Mount Martin Ski ClubDeep River, ON472 ft30%101 km
Mont ChillyPontiac, QC1,020 ft32%119 km
Batawa Ski HillBatawa, ON262 ft38%125 km
Devil's Elbow Ski Area, ON0 ft0%126 km
Mount PakenhamPakenham, ON719 ft26%127 km
Antoine MountainMattawa, ON1,150 ft31%137 km
BrimacombeOrono, ON1,020 ft22%146 km
Mount St. Louis MoonstoneColdwater, ON1,252 ft28%152 km
Horseshoe ResortBarrie, ON1,332 ft35%157 km

Nearest Airports

When visiting a National park, many people are faced with either a very long drive across country, or a much shorter flight. For those of you looking to fly into Bruce Peninsula National Park, we've listed the closest airports in the area.

Large Airports

A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airports to Bruce Peninsula National Park.

NameCodeCityDistance
Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International AirportYOWOttawa, ON178 km
Lester B. Pearson International AirportYYZToronto, ON221 km
Buffalo Niagara International AirportBUFBuffalo, NY265 km
Syracuse Hancock International AirportSYRSyracuse, NY280 km
Montreal / Pierre Elliott Trudeau International AirportYULMontréal, QC329 km
Cleveland Hopkins International AirportCLECleveland, OH531 km
Quebec Jean Lesage International AirportYQBQuebec, QC533 km
Medium Airports

A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airports to Bruce Peninsula National Park.

NameCodeCityDistance
Kingston Norman Rogers AirportYGKKingston, ON157 km
North Bay Jack Garland AirportYYBNorth Bay, ON167 km
Ottawa / Gatineau AirportYNDGatineau, QC188 km
Watertown International AirportARTWatertown, NY208 km
Billy Bishop Toronto City Centre AirportYTZToronto, ON215 km
Greater Rochester International AirportROCRochester, NY239 km
Massena International Richards FieldMSSMassena, NY246 km

Credits: Campground data provided by USCampgrounds.info. Map shapes from CartographyVectors. Weather data from NOAA. Airport data from OurAirports.com. Images from Unsplash, Flickr and Parks&Trips. All data has also been updated and augmented by Parks&Trips.