Destination guide

Escape to the Bruce Peninsula

Perched on the tip of the Bruce Peninsula, Tobermory is a lakeside town known for its knockout scenery and laidback vibes. The towering cliffs of the Niagara Escarpment serve as a dramatic backdrop, housing picturesque Flowerpot Island and a pair of national parks. Summer brings lashings of sunshine and legions of visitors. Spend your days relaxing in Little Tub Harbor, island hopping in Georgian Bay, or hitting the forested hiking trails of Bruce Peninsula National Park. There’s also world class diving, fantastic fishing, and even a scenic golf course to tee off on.

Things to do

Sea stacks and shipwrecks

Rising high above Georgian Bay, Flower Pot Island is famous for its pair of looming sea stacks. Daily glass bottom boat tours will whisk you to the island and showcase a handful of shipwrecks along the way. Big Tub Lighthouse watches over the bay and is a great place to get a bird’s eye view of the harbor or take in a fiery sunset. If you want to work off your fish and chips, why not pull on your hiking boots and hit a section of the Bruce Trail, Canada’s oldest and longest footpath?

Activities

Heading beneath the waves in Tobermory

Harboring numerous picturesque wrecks, Fathom Five National Marine Park is a mecca for divers. If you’d rather not get your feet wet, a self-guided kayak around Georgian Bay unlocks access to hidden grottos, sandy beaches, and towering pine forests. In the town center, most action revolves around Little Tub Harbor, Tobermory’s bustling waterfront district. Here you’ll find a colorful line-up of cafés, restaurants, and seafood shacks serving up freshly caught whitefish. Tobermory vacation rentals put you in the heart of Little Tub, with a quirky collection of properties just steps from the waterfront.

Weather

A summer escape to Tobermory

Tobermory is almost exclusively a summer destination, with the iconic Chi-Cheemaun ferry running from May to October. The area shares Toronto’s sultry temperatures which are ideal for swimming, hiking, and island hopping. Ontario takes its summer cottage culture seriously, so why not enjoy a local experience with Tobermory vacation rentals? Choose from a dreamy inventory of properties complete with sunny decks, lake views, and everything you need for an impromptu sunset BBQ. Bar locals, the town is all but deserted in winter.

Natural features

A Lake Huron haven

Sandwiched between Georgian Bay and the main basin of Lake Huron, the Bruce Peninsula is impossibly scenic. It overlooks the rugged cliffs of the Niagara Escarpment, bordered by the sparkling waters of Fathom Five National Marine Park and the ages-old cedar trees of Bruce Peninsula National Park. Many Tobermory vacation rentals make the most of the scenery, with cozy cottages complete with sun drenched decks and colorful chairs. And, if you have a hankering for big city pursuits, you can always make the trek down to Toronto for a few days in the urban playground.

Can I find a vacation rental around Tobermory?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 77 vacation rentals near Tobermory. From 69 Cottages to 69 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Tobermory for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Tobermory?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Tobermory. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Big Tub Lighthouse: 85 vacation rentals
  • Bruce Peninsula National Park: 85 vacation rentals
  • Bruce Peninsula National Park: 105 vacation rentals
  • Dyer's Bay Beach: 115 vacation rentals
  • Fathom Five National Marine Park: 70 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Tobermory listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cottages in Tobermory?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 69 Cottages in Tobermory. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Tobermory include:

  • Cabins: 69 rentals available
  • Houses: 7 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 69 rentals available

Can I find a vacation rental with internet/wifi in Tobermory?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with internet/wifi among our 64 vacation rentals with internet/wifi available in Tobermory. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.