Monday, May 21, 2007

Huron Fringe Birding Festival

This is a great time of the year to get outdoors and take in some awesome bird watching. Each year MacGregor Point Provincial Park just S of Port Elgin hosts the Huron Fringe Birding Festival with the arrival of Spring, that means the arrival of a variety of birds to the Bruce, and you can tour the park with guides or on your own and take in the splendor of wildlife.

The festival takes place May 25th to 28th and May 31st to June 3rd, 2007. This is the 10th Anniversary for the festival. Bring your cameras, binoculars and enjoy the park!

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Vicitoria Day Ontario Fireworks

Wow, can you believe it is the first long weekend of the summer in Ontario? Victoria Day is a great reason to not only celebrate Queen Victoria's birthday, but to also kick off the summer in style across Bruce County.

There are lots of events going on throughout the Bruce this weekend, check out our Bruce County Event Calendar for all the details.

Sunday night at the Saugeen Amphitheatre just E of Southampton you can take in some awesome fireworks, they will fill the night sky with spectacular colors, and the reflection off the Saugeen River is quite breathtaking. Make sure to get there early, bring your family and friends. You might want to bring a blanket along so you can enjoy the show from the lawn.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Adventure Passport 2007 Self Guided Tour Contest

Our 2007 Adventure Passport Contest starts mid May and runs until mid December almost every year, it is more challenging this year, you asked for it and we listened!

There are a number of ways to win, Snowshoe prize, Full completion prize, Family prize, Teen prize, Kids prize, VIP- Romantic prize, and this year we even have an Ontario Motorcycle Touring prize! Check out our top Ontario Outdoor Contest page for all the details.

Soooooooo, take advantage of this great contest, head out on the Bruce with your friends and family find the black boxes get your passport punched and send in your ballot for a chance to WIN some awesome Adventure Bruce prizes!

Watch for our Walkerton Toyota FJ Cruiser, or one of the 'summer cruisers' traveling throughout the region, for FREE swag and your FREE punch!

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Panoramic View

Happy Mothers Day!

The weather is just right to spend the day outside with mom, go to the park, go for a hike, take her to lunch, or if you really want to show her the sites why not take her to the Bruce Peninsula National Park for a tour of the Parks Canada Visitor Centre, then you can take in the breathtaking views at the top of the Lookout Tower!

You will get a panoramic view of both parks, islands, lighthouses, and like I mentioned in an earlier post on a really clear day you can see across to Manitoulin Island...

What better way to celebrate Mothers Day then a day exploring the Bruce!

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Flora & Fauna

May has arrived and along with it longer days. The sunrises this time of year are fabulous, with the sunsets not happening until around 8:30pm each night which makes for hours and hours of great hiking to take in around the Bruce.

This is a great time of year to get out and about, with the fiddlehead ferns sprouting and the Marsh Marigolds are blooming along the streams, and the Bruce being home to a wide variety of ferns and rare orchids make sure to take your camera along!

A few places to check out are the Bruce Peninsula National Park, Dorcas Bay (Singing Sands), Red Bay, Petrel Point and the Oliphant Fen.

The Bruce Peninsula Orchid Festival takes place June 1 & 2nd in Tobermory.

Remember protect our plants, never pick, dig or trample, take only photos please.

Share with others; let us know what and where you find unique flora and fauna on the Bruce.

Friday, May 04, 2007

Parks Canada Lookout Tower

I am sure most of you know of the Bruce Peninsula National Park, but are you aware of the NEW Parks Canada Visitor Centre and their Lookout Tower? The centre along with the lookout tower opened last summer with rave reviews. It is a great place to start in the park with lots of cool exhibits to check out and a lighthouse to walk through. Save some time to take in their movie “Life on the Edge” you won't be disappointed!

With 112 stairs to the top you can imagine the view. You can see Flowerpot Island, Bears Rump, and if it is a really clear day you can see down Georgian Bay along the Niagara Escarpment to Cabot Head Lighthouse and all the way across to Manitoulin Island.

Spend some time in the park and share your experience with us. We would love to hear from you.