Bruce Peninsula, Ontario
About Bruce Peninsula, Ontario
Welcome to the beautiful Bruce Peninsula, Ontario! Bruce Peninsula is situated between Georgian Bay and Lake Huron - only three hours northwest of Toronto.
Take a break from big-city life, and check out the natural beauty, lighthouses, flowers, and birds of Bruce Peninsula. Bruce Peninsula is one of the best places to go to experience the Canadian outdoors. It features two National Parks that are great for hiking: Bruce Peninsula National Park and Fathom Five National Park.
There are also several lighthouses well worth seeing in Bruce: Lion's Head Lighthouse, Big Tub Lighthouse, Cape Croker Lighthouse.
Bruce Peninsula is also great for bird-watching - especially around May and June. Look out for The Black-throated Green, American Redstart, and Yellow-Rumped Warbler. For a guided bird-watching tour, be sure to sign up at The Bruce Peninsula Bird Observatory.
Bruce's Rare Flowers and Ferns
There are many rare flowers and ferns to find in the Bruce Peninsula. While you can't bring any home with you, you can enjoy them first hand, film and photograph them. Among many rare flowers and ferns in Bruce, look for the Dwarf Lake Iris on the northern shores of Lake Huron, the Northern Holly Fern on the cliffs of Bruce, and the Lakeside Daisy in various sites (five, to be exact) in the Bruce Peninsula. You won't see these flowers and ferns anywhere else in the world! So, savour and enjoy!
Charge up your camera battery and check out the following in the Bruce Peninsula: The Niagara Escarpment, the Pink Ladies Slipper Orchid, The "Grotto," the Cove Island Lighthouse.
Q. Whom is Bruce Peninsula and Bruce County named after?
A. James Bruce-Governor General of Canada in 1847.