Tour 4: Cabot Head to Tobermory

View of Cove Island Lighthouse

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Start your tour at Cabot Head Lighthouse where you can go inside to get a glimpse of life as a lighthouse keeper. Get out and stretch your legs while taking a stroll on the trail to Wingfield Basin where you will see spectacular views of Georgian Bay. If you’ve got an eye for birds, bring binoculars to spy on the flocks here at Wingfield Basin.

Head north on Highway 6 towards Tobermory.  Stop in at Parks Canada Visitor Centre, and climb the tower to look out on the island. Check out the interactive exhibits including a lighthouse exhibit.

Just north of Highway 6 is the Big Tub Lighthouse, known as one of the top SCUBA diving locations in Canada.

Visit Little Tub Harbour for the unique boutique shops, candy shop and great restaurants. From here you can take a glass bottom boat tour to Fathom Five National Marine Park to visit Flowerpot Island,  Cove Island and the shipwrecks in Big Tub Harbour. Flowerpot and Cove Island both host their own lighthouses.