Tobermory (Ontario)

Tobermory is a small community in Southwestern Ontario at the northern tip of the Bruce Peninsula on Georgian Bay. It is the northern terminus point of the Bruce Trail and a popular diving destination.

MS Chi-Cheemaun ferry docking in Tobermory

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Tobermory is a beautiful small harbour town among some of the best hiking and freshwater diving spots around. There are beautiful forests with miles of trails. In the summer time, this small town is buzzing with people everyday, and the nearby national parks offer breathtaking scenic views and are popular swimming areas.

The community was named after Tobermory, the capital of the Isle of Mull in the Scottish Inner Hebrides.

The temperature in Tobermory is typically a few degrees colder than in Toronto.

Tobermory is a summer spot: shops are generally open from May until the mid-October, and are closed for the rest of the year.

Map of Southern Ontario showing Bruce Peninsula in red. Tobermory is at the northern tip of this peninsula.

From the south, Tobermory can be reached using Highway 6, which goes all the way up Bruce Peninsula from Owen Sound. From the North, you can reach Tobermory by going on the Chi-Cheemaun ferry from South Baymouth on Manitoulin Island.

  • Chi-Cheemaun ferry, +1-800-265-3163. From early May to mid-October, the ferry makes round trips each day between Tobermory and the South Baymouth terminal on Manitoulin Island. The trip is about 2 hours. Reservations are recommended if vehicle transport is required. Vehicle fares (each way: cars $28-39, motorcycles $18.50-24.50, bicycles $7 Return trip: adults $38, children 5-11 $14, seniors $23.25. (updated Jan 2018)

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