Bruce Peninsula National Park-Ontario, Canada

Bruce Peninsula National Park, Ontario, Canada


You can thank the Niagara Escarpment for the ruggedly handsome shoreline and the clear blue waters of Georgian Bay and its many coves. This bucolic scene is one of a seemingly endless array in Ontario’s 59-square-mile Bruce Peninsula National Park. Dolostone rock, hundreds of millions of years in the making, provides the jagged outlines for scenic coastal coves and cliffs. Just a short hike from here, one outcropping in particular draws sightseers like no other in the region: The Grotto. Erosion has created a sea cave, and the waters that fill it glow blue on sunny days. Don’t forget your camera!


Bruce Peninsula National Park is a national park on the Bruce Peninsula in Ontario, Canada. Located on a part of the Niagara Escarpment, the park comprises 156 square kilometres and is one of the largest protected areas in southern Ontario, forming the core of UNESCO’s Niagara Escarpment World Biosphere Reserve.[1] The park offers opportunities for many outdoor activities, including hiking, camping, and bird watching. The park has trails ranging in difficulty from easy to expert, and connects to the Bruce Trail.

The park also offers visitors vistas to view either the sunrise or sunset, the rocks of the Niagara Escarpment, and the wildlife, which includes black bear, many species of birds, wild orchids, massasauga rattlesnake, and much more.

The park was the subject of a short film in 2011’s National Parks Project, directed by Daniel Cockburn and scored by John K.