Fathom Five National Marine Park is a National Marine Conservation Area in the Georgian Bay part of Lake Huron, Ontario, Canada, that seeks to protect and display shipwrecks and lighthouses, and conserve freshwater ecosystems. The many shipwrecks make the park a popular scuba diving destination, and glass bottom boat tours leave Tobermory regularly, allowing tourists to see the shipwrecks without having to get wet. Many visitors camp at nearby Bruce Peninsula National Park and use the park as a base to explore Fathom Five and the surrounding area during the day. Fathom Five also contains numerous islands, notably Flowerpot Island, which has rough camping facilities, marked trails, and its namesake flowerpots, outlying stacks of escarpment cliff that stand a short distance from the island, most with vegetation (including trees) still growing on them.
Fathom Five National Marine Park offers some of the best freshwater diving opportunities in Canada. Clear, clean water, submerged geological formations (cliffs, caves, overhangs) and over 20 historic shipwrecks offer a variety of underwater experiences. But since the water is very cold, you can simply enjoy some of the shipwreck sites located within the Tobermory harbour are by taking a glass-bottom tour boat, which offers views of rugged shorelines and crystal clear waters surrounding Tobermory and Fathom Five National Marine Park. The tour takes you also to Flowerpot Island to explore – it is a nature lovers dream come true. This one hour thirty minute cruise which is leaving from Little Tub Harbour gives you an opportunity to view Big Tub Lighthouse built in 1885, two nineteenth century shipwrecks and Flowerpot Island where you will disembark to hike the trails that cover most of the island.
Below are few more delightful images from Georgian Bay, Canada... where you can experience the true gem of the Bruce Peninsula. The coastline within the park provides visitors with extraordinary views of the Niagara Escarpment and Georgian Bay shoreline. The escapement is the key geological feature of the park and was declared a World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1990. On the peninsula's western coastline, you'll find wonderful beaches along the shores of Lake Huron. To the north, and surrounding the park land, is Fathom Five National Marine Park, which encompasses 21 islands and 22 shipwrecks; pure gold for scuba diving enthusiasts. The area around Tobermory is considered one of the worlds best diving sites.
Let's have a look at some more images from Bruce Peninsula National Park today. If you enjoy exploring nature, you find here plenty to do and see. There are so many difference landscapes to explore, from small creeks, lakes to paths in the woods where you will meet a lot of wildlife. This national park on the Bruce Peninsula in Ontario, Canada is located on a part of the Niagara Escarpment. The park comprises 156 square kilometres and is one of the largest protected areas in southern Ontario, forming the core of UNESCO's Niagara Escarpment World Biosphere Reserve.
Everyone hikes to the Grotto in summer. It’s the most popular attraction in Bruce Peninsula National Park. A big cave on the shore, it was carved out by the waves of Georgian Bay over thousands of years. From the Bruce Trail climb down through the natural chimney in the rock of the Niagara Escarpment. It’s a pristine setting; there are no signs, lights, stairs or handrails here. But prepare yourself of a few people there, especially on the weekends. The cave itself is stunning, with sunlight from the outside revealing a brilliant underwater tunnel on the inside. You can walk along a ledge inside its cavity or swim in its cool, clear, turquoise water.
The Bruce Peninsula is a peninsula in Ontario, Canada, that lies between Georgian Bay and the main basin of Lake Huron. The peninsula extends roughly northwestwards from the rest of Southern Ontario, pointing towards Manitoulin Island, with which it forms the widest strait joining Georgian Bay to the rest of Lake Huron. The Bruce Peninsula contains part of the geological formation known as the Niagara Escarpment. A popular tourist destination for camping, hiking and fishing, the area has two national parks (Bruce Peninsula National Park and Fathom Five National Marine Park), more than half a dozen nature reserves, and the Bruce Peninsula Bird Observatory. The Bruce Trail runs through the region to its northern terminus in the town of Tobermory.