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If you haven't visited the Bruce Peninsula, it should be a item on your bucket list. The Bruce... read more

Reviewed yesterday
London, Canada
Awesome place

Ontario beauty at its best. We were lucky to get in last week-end. Would go back. Wear good shoes... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Mississauga, Canada
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The Grotto, in Bruce Peninsula National Park, is one of the top tourism attractions in Ontario. A shoreline sea cave with the beautiful blue waters, the Grotto is a unique natural wonder and memorable place to experience. It is also a very popular and busy location, especially during the peak season of July and August and on long weekends. At those times, the parking lot will fill up and you may not be able to access the Grotto.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Tobermory, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

If you haven't visited the Bruce Peninsula, it should be a item on your bucket list. The Bruce National Park has the grotto, beaches, and hiking trails. The grotto is an limestone cave carved out by the Georgian Bay waters. The scenery from this point...More

Thank filomenak915
Reviewed 3 days ago

Ontario beauty at its best. We were lucky to get in last week-end. Would go back. Wear good shoes, it is rocky and at times slippery. Water colour is awesome. We were able to swim last week-end. Do not miss it.

Thank MJP997
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Grotto along with the Indian Head Cove are simply stunning with the pool of crystal clear turquoise water. The path down to the attractions could be a little tricky and the use of hiking poles will definitely help.

Thank yyee2014
BPNPFFNMP, Guest Relations Manager at The Grotto, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for the kind review. It is worth noting that the rocks along the Georgian Bay trail can be very rugged so your recommendation is a good one to be prepared.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful, we have visited 5 times now and nothing but a great experience. Have to come early to get in

Thank Haley D
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Grotto is a stunning piece of geography nestled on the shores of turquoises waters Georgian Bay just south of Tobermory. Sheer cliffs of the Niagara Escarpment form walls that surround the deep blue pools of water. The walk to the grotto is very easy...More

Thank deb t
Reviewed 1 week ago

Exciting place to experience. It can be hard to spot the cave path down so make sure to ask around if you can't find it. It is fun and briefly challenging to climb through the small cave both on the way up or down to...More

1  Thank Robert V
Reviewed 1 week ago

You need to walk a bit to get to the Grotto (15-20min) so wear comfortable shoes. day was sunny and that made the water colors sparkling so the views on the beach were great. can get crowed. there is no washroom there nor facilities, bring...More

Thank Alex_from_YYZ
Reviewed 1 week ago

A challenging climb but worth it. One of our party did go down to the grotto but I was content to see it from the top. I was very happy to have hiking boots on and to have brought my hiking poles which helped navigating...More

1  Thank Threl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Bruce trail passes right through this phenomenal rocky part of the peninsula and so we were surprised to see the crowds here even though Parks Canada tightly restricts the numbers. It seems though that the world has discovered this natural gem and you can't...More

Thank Peytonsage
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Going early was a big plus. We noticed the cave toward the end of our visit. It is a long walk to the grotto site so bring essentials with you.

Thank W8970ZNlaurad
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16 August 2017|
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Response from BPNPFFNMP | Property representative |
Bruce Peninsula National Park goes to a reduced service schedule after the Thanksgiving Day Weekend, October 9th. What that means is that there are no open facilities, visitor service staff or amenities such as running... More
8 August 2017|
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Response from BPNPFFNMP | Property representative |
Please visit the Grotto web page on the Bruce Peninsula National Park web site. We're unable to link the site directly but this page should answer all your questions regarding the Grotto and the timed parking... More
18 July 2017|
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Response from BPNPFFNMP | Property representative |
Hi Suzanne, The hike from Little Cove to the Grotto is 11.2 km that is a return hike so you'll have to cover 23 km over the course of the day. Also keep in mind that this hike does include some very challenging sections of... More