Dolomite, 420 million years old, rises through the sparkling waters of Lake Huron to form Fathom Five National Marine Park. This is a freshwater ecosystem of ancient rock formations, cliff-edge forests, fascinating dive sites on 22 shipwrecks, and orchid species both plentiful and rare. Visit for a day or backcountry camp on starry-skied Flowerpot Island—Fathom Five is equal parts mystery and recreation, ecology and culture—and a welcoming escape to nature.

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Camp in Flowerpot Island’s serene backcountry for a peaceful escape to nature.

Leave the city behind for Fathom Five’s Flowerpot Island—home to charming coastline hikes and serene backcountry campsites illuminated by the stars.

Dive into Lake Huron and discover an underwater world of natural and cultural treasures.

It’s time to check this exhilarating underwater experience off your bucket list. Welcome to scuba diving and snorkelling in Fathom Five National Marine Park.

Tour Flowerpot Island

Relax and enjoy the incredible rock formations that are among Canada's most recognized and popular natural attractions. Hike the island’s trails, explore the cave, or simply take in the flowers and wildlife.

Getting here

Parks Canada Visitor Centre
120 Chi sin tib dek Road
Tobermory ON N0H 2R0

Hours of operation

Closed for the season

Complete schedule

Fees

Free admission in 2017. Other fees still apply.
Detailed fees list

Contact us

Telephone: 519-596-2233
Toll-free: 1-888-773-8888
Email: bruce-fathomfive@pc.gc.ca

A family of cyclists and a heritage lighthouse

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