Bruce, Grey and Simcoe

Bruce, Grey & Simcoe is one of Ontario’s favourite four season playgrounds, thanks to stunning geological wonders, sunken ships, sandy beaches, mysterious caves, exciting snow tubing, thrilling downhill and snowboarding slopes and lovely resorts that have been welcoming families for generations. Mix in outdoor Scandinavian spa baths and forest bathing, crisp craft ciders and local cuisine inspired by the natural beauty of the region, and you have all the ingredients for a perfect getaway. 

To learn more about all there is to see and do in Bruce, Grey & Simcoe, scroll down or visit the region's tourism website

Where is Bruce, Grey & Simcoe?

Also known as the Georgian Triangle, this region is comprised of three counties: Bruce, Grey and Simcoe. They stretch from Lake Huron’s east shore along the south coast of Georgian Bay and across the north end of Lake Simcoe. 

Places to Visit in Bruce, Grey & Simcoe

More key cities in this region include Kincardine, Collingwood and Barrie. 

The city of Barrie is nestled beside Lake Simcoe on the shore of Kempenfelt Bay, and its downtown waterfront in the heart of the city is an urban retreat for the entire family with mini-golf, a giant water obstacle and canoe and kayak rentals. 

Things to Do in Bruce, Grey & Simcoe

From Owen Sound to Tobermory, Bruce Peninsula juts into Lake Huron, creating the sheltered waters of Georgian Bay. It’s formed by the top of the Niagara Escarpment and famous for breath-taking views, small-batch breweries, ancient geological formations and gorgeous shorelines of turquoise waters. 

Rare spring orchids, excellent hiking and camping opportunities and the famed ‘Grotto’ swimming hole make Bruce Peninsula National Park a beloved natural attraction.  

Over 20 shipwrecks in Fathom Five National Marine Park off the coast of Tobermory make this a top scuba diving spot and give justice to its title as the Diving Capital of Canada. Tour gigantic limestone structures on Flowerpot Island by glass bottom boat or kayak. 

Resorts in this region are a full experience, not just a destination. Beyond the incredible downhill skiing and snowboarding, enjoy spas, mountain biking and golf.  

If sun, sand and surf is your scene, Sauble Beach is an 11 kilometre stretch of white sand on Lake Huron, while at 14 kilometres long, Wasaga Beach on Georgian Bay is the longest freshwater beach in the world. 

Delve into Ontario’s naval and military past at Discovery Harbour in Penetanguishene and see what life was like at a recreated 17th century French Jesuit mission in the heart of the Huron-Wendat First Nation.  

Warm winds from Georgian Bay create conditions perfectly suited for growing apples, and farmers, brewers and bakers here take full advantage. Savour classic and innovative ciders, apple infused cheeses, apple inspired menus and succulent apple pie along the Apple Pie Trail through foodie forward communities of Beaver Valley, Meaford, Thornbury and Blue Mountain. 

Last updated: October 20, 2021

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