November 1 to April 30

Warning!

Hiking during the winter can be hazardous, please review our winter safety page before heading out.

Bruce Peninsula National Park is in off-season operations from November 1 to April 30. Park facilities and services may be limited during this period. The park is a remote, wilderness area and conditions can be dangerous especially during winter. Road access to some areas are closed from the first snow fall. Visitors must be prepared for limited services and are responsible for their own safety. Make sure your vehicle is equipped for local road conditions (snow tires recommended) and your gas tank is full. Limited services are available in nearby towns such as Tobermory or Lion’s Head.  

What’s Open in the Park: 

  • Grotto area trails including the Cyprus Lake Trail, Georgian Bay Trail, Marr Lake Trail and Horse Lake Trail.
    • The trails are not maintained; use at your own risk.
    • Day use, parking and camping fees apply.
    • Register at the Cyprus Lake Campground Office or at the self-registration kiosk near the office if staff is not available.

  • Front country camping at Tamarack Campground.
    • Fires in designated fire pits only. Burn locally purchased firewood.
    • Camping fees apply.
    • Register at the Cyprus Lake Campground Office or at the self-registration kiosk near the office if staff is not available.

  • Backcountry camping at Stormhaven and High Dump.
    • No fires allowed at any time.
    • Camping fees apply.
    • Register at the Cyprus Lake Campground Office or at the self-registration kiosk near the office if staff is not available.

  • Yurt camping at Cyprus Lake.
    • Reservations required.
    • Check-in at Cyprus Lake Campground Office or at the kiosk near the office.

  • Visitor Centre in Tobermory.
    • Indoor facilities including washrooms, theatre and gallery.
    • Burnt Loop Trail open but not maintained; use at your own risk.
    • Day use and parking fees apply.

  • Bruce Trail through the park.
    • The trails are not maintained; use at your own risk.

  • Washrooms and/or portable toilets are available at these locations.
    • Head of Trails/Grotto parking lot (P1).
    • Cyprus Lake parking lot (P2).
    • Tamarack Campground washrooms # 7 and # 8.
    • Parks Canada Visitor Centre. 
    • Cyprus Lake Campground Office.
       

What’s closed in the park 

Annual Closures in Bruce Peninsula National Park

This listing shows planned closures. Where dates are approximate, closures will fall sometime during the time period specified, usually determined by weather conditions. Additional closures may happen at any time, in any location and without prior notice.

Location Dates Facilities closed Notes
Halfway Log Dump Mid-November to mid-April Emmett Lake Road No winter maintenance
Singing Sands Mid-November to mid-April Parking lot No winter maintenance
Little Cove Road Mid-November to mid-April Day-use area Road not plowed beyond private properties.
Crane Lake Road Mid-November to mid-April Road Road not plowed beyond private properties.