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Flowerpot Island – The Most Photographed Natural Wonder

Flowerpot Island is a 10-minute ride from Tobermory via fast ferry. It is one of the Fathom Five National Marine Park around Bruce Peninsula. From the shipwrecks, if you are taking a tour, your ferry will take you to the Flowerpot Island where it will drop you off so you can enjoy the island itself. A recommended time to explore it is three hours. Make sure to go back to the Beach Cove where the ferry dropped you off in your scheduled time of return to mainland Canada.

Flowerpot Island is more than just a picturesque scenery or a photogenic vista. 

Flowerpot Island Bruce Peninsula

There’s more than that. Really.

Flowerpot Island Bruce Peninsula

So much more that you need to stay longer than the recommended three hours for tourists. 

Flowerpot Island Things to do

Though this is an island off the coast of mainland Canada…..

flowerpot in tobermory

…..Flowerpot Island is actually a continuous part of the Niagara escarpment.  

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More than 400 million years ago…..

Things to do in Flowerpot

….. the island’s high bluffs were the corals of a tropical sea. 

Things to do in Bruce Peninsula

Flowerpot Island got its name from its three rock formations that look like, what else, but, flower pots?

Flowerpot island

But only two survived. 

Flowerpots Things to do in bruce peninsula

The Big Flower Pot….

Flower Pot Island in Bruce Peninsula

…..and the Small Flower Pot.

Flower Pots island Things to do in Bruce Peninsula

They are, perhaps, the most photographed natural wonder of Bruce Peninsula. 

Flower pots island in Bruce peninsula

Due to low water level in the island, a small speed boat will meet….. 

things to do at flower pots island

…..and carry passengers to the port. 

beach cove bruce peninsula

There are so many things to do there.

Flowerpots Island Bruce Peninsula

Aside from staring at the shimmering and seemingly endless water of Georgian Bay. 

Flowerpots in Bruce Peninsula Things To Do

You can take pictures, of course! Lots of it! 

Things to do in Flowerpots Island

You can guess if this is really a flower pot or an ice cream cone. 

Flowerpots Island in Bruce Peninsula

Big Flower Pot

Or decide if this is a bust statue of someone long gone. 

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You can hike in these strange rocks.

Hiking at Flowerpots Bruce Peninsula

Or climb in these trails. 

Hiking in flower pots

You can make your own temple.

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You can meditate in the wide open bay.

Things to do in Bruce peninsula

You can soak in the warm water.

Things to do in Bruce Peninsula

Or admire it from a distance. 

Things to do in flowerpots

You can run your hands on sculpted bluffs. 

Things to do in Bruce Peninsula

You can join the crowd.

Things to do in flower pots

Or be alone—to watch and listen to the unruffled, billowing waves. 

Things to do in flower pots island

You can go on a picnic. 

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Or do yoga on the rocks. 

Things to do in Flower pots island

You can cross in this pretty bridge.

Things to do in flower pots island

Or sit in this patio. 

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You can visit this museum. 

Lighthouse in flower pots

And say hello to the caretaker. 

Things to do in flower pots island

You can explore this cave, too! 

Cave in Flower pots bruce peninsula

You can make a wish in this well. 

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Or hang the flag where you are from.

Things to do in bruce peninsula

When you’re done and tired, sit back and relax.

Things to do in flower pots

 And watch the clouds. 

Things to do in Bruce Peninsula

Can you camp in the island? 
Yes, you can. Click here for more information.

Click these links for more information:
Things to do in Bruce Peninsula
Parks Canada
Fathom Five National Marine Park of Canada

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One Response to “Flowerpot Island – The Most Photographed Natural Wonder”

  1. Philip
    September 27, 2013 at 11:27 AM #

    I was there in summer 2009. I have always wanted to go back but couldnt find time.

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