About Northern Bruce Peninsula
Northern Bruce Peninsula is a picturesque municipality with shorelines across Georgian Bay and Lake Huron. The Municipality is comprised of the village of Lion's Head and Tobermory, along with several smaller communities including Dyers Bay, Miller Lake, Stokes Bay, Pike Bay, Ferndale and Barrow Bay. Northern Bruce Peninsula is located along Highway 6 and is approximately three hours from the GTA.
The beautiful scenery, endless outdoor adventures, and the small-town culture are just some of the many reasons people choose Northern Bruce Peninsula. Despite being small, our community proudly offers an arena, two harbours, many smaller community centres, parks, beaches, a waterfront campground, many social groups and much more. The municipality is also home to the Bruce Peninsula National Park, Fathom Five National Marine Park, the Bruce Trail, Cabot Head and Lion's Head Nature Reserves, two first Nations Hunting Reserves and the Lindsay Forest Tract. Northern Bruce Peninsula is celebrated as a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve - an internationally designated protected area.
Dark Sky Community
Northern Bruce Peninsula was proclaimed a Dark Sky Community in August 2004 with a mission to preserve and protect the night time environment and our heritage of dark skies through quality outdoor lighting and goals intended to stop the adverse effects of light pollution, raise awareness about light pollution and to educate about the values of quality outdoor lighting. In March 2009, both National Parks in our municipality were awarded the 'Dark Sky Preserve' designation.
The Bruce Peninsula is the largest remaining intact natural habitat in southern Ontario with more than 19% of its lands being protected. The peninsula possesses diverse and unique ecosystems including globally rare alvar and cliff ecosystems, an extensive array of flora including 44 species of orchids, 50 species of ferns and several endemic species, the oldest trees in eastern North America with some over 1,000 years old, plus a wide range of fauna including black bears, fishers, barred owls and massasauga rattle snakes.