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10th Annual Seniors' Fair 7JUN17
Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar 13MAY17
Lioness' Fashion Show 11MAY17
Official Start of Lion's Head's 100th Anniversary 8MAY17
Let's Talk at Parks Canada's Open House 28APR17
BP Minor Hockey Year End Awards 30APR17
Grey Bruce Gutsy Walk 4JUN17
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THINGS TO SEE AND DO
Bayside Astronomy Program--a summer season favourite on the Bruce. The program is operated in a variety of locations. Visit www.bpba.ca for specific dates and times. The program consists of a 20 minute talk on the celestial topic of the week and then the guests have the opportunity to look at some of these objects through telescopes provided by the Bruce Peninsula Biosphere Association and by local enthusiastic astronomy volunteers. The topic of this comprehensive program changes from week to week so guests can venture out and learn something new on every visit. The program is geared to people of all ages. If you plan to attend and possess your own binoculars or telescope, you are encouraged to bring them along.
St. Margaret's Chapel--a small scale replica of a traditional Anglican cathedral in Zaire, Africa and named after Margaret Hayes, a prior who was a devoted church worker. St. Margaret's is located at Cape Chin North on the East Road at the intersection once known as Hayes Corners. The church is constructed from local limestone quarried for the foundations and walls and joists and rafters from timber within the immediate district. The first wedding ceremony at St. Margaret's took place in October of 1932. This is truly a landmark brimming with history.
Northern Bruce Peninsula and St. Edmunds Township Museum--this historic museum, once the former St. Edmunds Settlement School, is located on Highway 6 just south of Tobermory. The structure dates back to 1898 and currently is home to land deeds and registers, historical photographs and displays depicting lumbering, fishing and hunting. The second floor of the museum is devoted to marine history showing maps, descriptions of old boats and relics from shipwrecks. On the museum grounds, there is a log house, circa 1875, furnished with 19th century style right down to the pots, pans, china and linen. The museum is open from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. from Victoria Day to Thanksgiving and daily during July and August.
Chi-Cheemaun--makes the northern crossing from Tobermory to South Baymouth daily from May to December (weather permitting). The "Big Canoe" stretches some 365 feet in length with a weight of nearly 7,000 tons. It is the largest ship of its kind on the Great Lakes. The Chi-Cheemaun, operating since 1974, is capable of carrying 143 cars and 638 passengers and can make the 30 mil trip in less than two hours at an average speed of 18 miles per hour. Further information is available by visiting www.chicheemaun.com
Bruce Peninsula National Park of Canada--The "Bruce", considered as a place of global significance, is situated in the heart of a world biosphere reserve. Living within the park's massive, rugged cliffs are thousand year old cedar trees which overhang the crystal blue waters of Georgian Bay In the park may be found an impressive array of habitats from rare alvars to dense forests and clean lakes. This is the largest remaining area of natural habitat in southern Ontario. The peninsula is known country wide for its wide variety of wildflowers. Wildlife common on the Bruce are chipmunks, squirrels, raccoons, porcupines, snowshoe hares, skunks, white tailed deer, snakes, frogs, foxes, fishers, martins and black bear. The Massassauga rattlesnake is not commonly found. It is an endangered species. Detailed park information may be found at www.pc.gc.ca.
Fathom Five National Marine Park--Canada's first National Marine Conservation Area, preserves a rich cultural legacy of twenty-two shipwrecks and several historic light stations Its ecosystem contains some of the most pristine, deep and sparkling waters within the Great Lakes. The islands of Fathom Five are Cove Island (which is the largest, closest to the mainland, and has the greatest variety of island wildlife including deer, bears and rattlensakes) while Flowerpot Island (which is smaller and more remote has no rattlesnakes or bears) offers trails, washrooms, a picnic shelter and camping.
Lighthouses--Bruce Coastal Lighthouse Tour (self guided) includes Big Tub Lighthouse, Cove Island Lighthouse, Flowerpot Island Lightstation, Cabot Head Lighthouse and Lion's Head Lighthouse. Admission fees may be applicable.
Bruce Trail--Canada's oldest and longest footpath, provides the only public access to the magnificent Niagara Escarpment, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. The Bruce Trail Conservancy is a charitable organization that protects our natural ecosystems and promotes environmentally responsible public access to this reserve. The Conservancy is an organization founded, built and supported by volunteers, donors and members. For more information, visit www.brucetrail.org.