The Best New Weekend Getaways From Toronto: Tobermory

Located on the Bruce Peninsula and a part of the Niagara Escarpment UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Tobermory is a nature lover’s dream.

There are a few classics that you just can’t miss when touring this harbour village. Visit the Grotto, a dreamy oasis of sparkling blue water within an ancient limestone cave structure.

SweetWater Bay in Tobermory
A suite at SweetWater Bay

Then take a boat ride over to Flowerpot Island, where you can hike, swim, snorkel and even go shipwreck diving. Tobermory has earned its title of the scuba diving capital of Canada — it’s home to 22 shipwrecks within the Fathom Five National Marine Park, but its crowning glory is the crystal clear waters, making it easy to spot the shipwrecks down below during your dive.

Looking for a place to stay that will give you unfettered access to the waters and unbeatable nature? The SweetWater Bay recently opened on the shores of the Georgian Bay. This boutique hotel is nestled within acres of greenery and offers clear views of the flowerpots (giant rock pillars formed over years of wind, ice and waves) on Flowerpot Island. The property connects to the Bruce Trail, putting you right on track to enjoy Tobermory’s most popular hiking trail.

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