Part of Bruce County, Ontario, Tobermory can be reached by following Hwy 6 North until it reaches the sparkling waters of Georgian Bay.
Known as the “scuba diving capital” of Canada, Tobermory is blessed with two harbours – “Little TubHarbour” and “Big Tub Harbour”, a lighthouse, a unique downtown area that wraps around Little Tub Harbour, and is the home port of the car ferry, the ChiCheemaun, during the sailing season. Over 20 shipwrecks in Fathom Five National Marine Park are a magnet for divers. Non-divers can view the wrecks from glass-bottomed tour boats owned and operated by Bruce Anchor Cruises. Glass bottom tour boats depart several times a day from 60 Front street, located at the very end of highway #6, across the street from The Bruce Anchor Motel.
Little Tub Harbour is the commercial hub of Tobermory. The quaint downtown hugs the harbour, making for an easy stroll to the village’s specialty shops and restaurants, in a picturesque setting.
Big Tub Harbour is one of the deepest freshwater harbours in North America. Two of Tobermory divers’ most popular shipwrecks are located at its shallow end, and can be viewed aboard Bruce Anchor Cruises’ glass bottom boats.
Flowerpot Island, with its light station, is part of the national park and Bruce Anchor Cruises provide transportation to and from Flowerpot Island on a daily basis. Hike the island’s trails and view the sea stacks (flowerpots) for which the island is named.
For more information on Tobermory attractions and events, contact the Tobermory Chamber of Commerce.