I want to share with you 8 things to do in Tobermory. In May, my friend and I visited this beautiful place in Ontario. She had been there before, but it was my first time. I was so blown away by everything, from the views it offers to all there was to do! We only got to spend a day and a half here but I loved every minute and would totally go back. We stayed in this cute little bed and breakfast which I highly recommend. The view from the room was incredible and the owners were super helpful and friendly. Inisfree B and B is the name if you want to check them out!
May was a good time to go because tourist season wasn’t in full swing and pretty much everything was open. Obviously, the store hours are a little different, but if you want to avoid the crowds it’s a good time to go. If you are looking for more of my travel adventures, take a look at my post about my Road trip to Memphis! So without further ado, in no particular order, here are 8 things to do while in Tobermory!
1. Look in all the shops
Tobermory has some great little shops filled with cool souvenirs and gift ideas for friends and family. There are lots of Canadian themed and unique made items. There is even a gallery with lots of art, pottery, stained glass, and jewellery with lots of it for sale!
Number 2: Get some ice cream
The Sweet Shop is a super cute spot. It has all kinds of sweets, chocolate and candy, but my favorite of all, ICE CREAM! And with over 20 flavors to chose from, there is something for everyone. My personal favorite is black raspberry bugaboo, so delicious.
Number 3: Take a ferry ride
We rode with Blue Heron Boat Tours in a glass bottom boat to see Flowerpot island and it was so much fun! The wind was a little cool but we could duck down below the deck if we needed a break from the wind and check out the lake floor through the glass. Blue Heron Boat Tours has a few scheduled stops where they drop you off on Flowerpot Island and let you explore and then come back for you on the next trip they make. But unfortunately we were the last trip of the day, so we couldn’t get off the boat. Oh well, something to look forward to for next time! We did get to see the two twin habours, Big Tub and Little Tub with a shipwreck in each of them. The water is so clear and the pictures you can take are incredible!
Number 4 of 8 Things to do in Tobermory:
Eat fish and chips
There are so many places to get fish and chips here. And really, a spot near the water is the perfect place to eat fish and chips. Just seems like the right thing to do, right? We went to the Crowsnest Pub and tried the fish and chips as well as the pub basket which was an assortment of deep fried goodies. Yum!
Number 5: Relax and enjoy the views
Tobermory has some stunning views, it’s really breathtaking. Water always makes me feel relaxed and we had a great view from our bed and breakfast balcony. From the clear water to the rocky cliffs and the marina, Tobermory is the perfect place to take Instagram worthy photos!
Number 6: Climb to the top of the lookout
The Bruce Peninsula National Park Visitors Center features a 65-foot lookout. I am terrified of heights and I made myself climb the stairs to the top. I’m so glad I did as we climbed it when the sun was setting and it was an amazing view! Totally worth the pounding heart and shaky knees! P.s. Don’t look down ha-ha.
Number 7: Take lots of pictures
Taking pictures here is a definite must on your list of 8 things to do in Tobermory! There is so much to take pictures of – water, boats, food, buildings, sunsets, and nature. It’s such a beautiful place you will want to have photos of to look back on. Plus, who doesn’t want a great Instagram photo?
Number 8: Take a hike to the Cyprus Lake Grotto
My friend and I did this as the sun was setting and it was such a gorgeous view and crazy cool experience! Obviously, you have to be careful if you go when it’s getting dark because a lot of the hike is rocky and uneven. But I highly recommend fitting this hike into your trip!
I hope you can make it out to Tobermory, it’s such a great place! If you do, let me know I’d love to hear what you did and what your favorite things were.