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Eco-Adventures - the next best thing you'll do!

Immerse yourself in the wonders of the Bruce Peninsula, where majestic cliffs, turquoise waters and some of Canada's rarest wildlife awaits you. Eco-Adventures offers guided excursions for those wanting a deeper understanding of this World Biosphere Reserve. Our learning adventures will take you off the beaten path from coast to coast to explore the breath taking landscapes and hidden ecological treasures of the Bruce Peninsula. Thanks to the significant support of the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation, the Ontario Trillium Foundation, and MEC, we are able to offer these exceptional adventures, with net proceeds supporting local environmental conservation!

Are you ready for adventure? 


Our Local Guide


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Integral to each outdoor adventure is the opportunity to learn from local experts to deepen not only your connection to this sacred place, but also your ecological knowledge of the outdoors. Our adventure program is designed under the guidance of our local Advisory Team. Your guide, Graham Thomas has been a resident of the Bruce Peninsula for over 20 years. A former chair of the Bruce Peninsula Environment Group and board member of the Escarpment Biosphere Conservancy, he has been committed to this area and ensuring its ecological integrity survives into future generations. He was instrumental in initiating the Dark Sky Preserve status of the peninsula and interpreting the importance of the night sky to residents and visitors alike.

Graham and his wife Christina have operated 3 businesses on the peninsula focusing on ecological tourism, organic agriculture, and local food and hospitality.

Before choosing to make the Peninsula home, for 5 years he lived and worked in the remote wilds of British Colombia, the Yukon and The Northwest Territories.

His outdoor pursuits include hiking, 4 season camping, whitewater canoeing, mountain biking, cross country skiing, trail running, mushroom hunting, bouldering, swimming, and amateur astronomy.

He is thrilled to be able to share his knowledge, experience, and passion for the Bruce Peninsula as the new manager of the Biosphere’s Eco-Adventure Program.

Eco-Adventures

What people are saying...

Stephanie Joy R.
A time travel through millions of years of history! Me and my boyfriend came to Bruce having seen only some pics of the area but we had no idea about geological history of the place. Our amazing guide, Graham, took us through a fascinating millions of years time travel of the geological history of the place in 4 hrs! We left with not just a better understanding of geology but a new way of looking at ordinary things around us. The place is so beautiful- definitely would come back here again!
Huzefa S.
4 elements trek - must do! Me and my girlfriend did the 4 elements trek in July with Eco Adventures and it was awesome. Our guide, Graham, is human encyclopaedia and shared with us a tons of very interesting information about how the 4 elements - water, air, ice, and wind have shaped the geology of the Bruce Peninsula which otherwise we would have missed! The highlight of the trek was the unforgettable view of Georgian Bay from the enscarpment and refreshing swim in the crystal clear water. I really enjoyed it!
Valerie C.
"I thoroughly enjoyed taking part in this half day hike along the Bruce Trail between Dyers Bay and The Devil's Monument. It was excellent on all levels. Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable of the Bruce Trail and all of it's hidden, geological wonders. He explained everything in easy to understand terms but with a level of excitement and wonder that inspired you to go home and read more about the area."
Monica K.
"This is definitely a rare opportunity to experience eco-tourism in a small group, for an affordable price! I attended a "Bushcraft on The Bruce" half-day adventure (3hrs-ish). One part guided hiking, one part geo-caching, one part post-apocalypse survival training (making fire, wild edibles, etc)! I had a really great time! I'm a frequent visitor to the Peninsula, so I'll definitely be back for a full-day adventure"
Traveling Family
"We absolutely recommend this outdoor experience to everyone visiting or living in the Bruce Penninsula area. It's even worth going up there for a day or overnight to get out of the city and be immersed in nature. We had a blast and learned fascinating things about wildlife and plants... so interesting!"
Crys Stewart
The BPBA Eco-Adventure gave me a whole new way to look at birds, trees and rock formations! Now I’m always looking for more bear claw marks on tree trunks! Thank you so much for teaching me so much while having a lot of fun. Loved the breakfasts and yummy bannock cakes, too! I thought I’d lose a little weight from the hiking but that didn’t happen! I’ll be recommending Eco-Adventures to all my friends.

Click and see what people are saying about Eco-Adventures...

Where you've never gone before
A time travel through millions of years of history! Me and my boyfriend came to Bruce having seen only some pics of the area but we had no idea about geological history of the place. Our amazing guide, Graham, took us through a fascinating millions of years time travel of the geological history of the place in 4 hrs! We left with not just a better understanding of geology but a new way of looking at ordinary things around us. The place is so beautiful- definitely would come back here again!

Stephanie Joy R.
dare to go there
Fantastic hike, a definite must do! I can’t say enough great things about the guide Graham and the hike! Bring your hiking boots and a sense of adventure, you’ll be so happy you did! Learned about the history and geology of the area and saw several sites that I would have missed on my own. Awesome!

Iris
take a deep dive into adventure
My husband and I had the pleasure of exploring Grieg's caves with Graham and Rick; stunning scenery, very informative and just plain fun scrambling in and out of caves of various sizes. Good footwear and an open mind are really the only two requirements.

Mary Ann Payne-Chase
those wow moments!
Wow! This was such a great experience. A group of us went out on a 3 hour adventure to the Lion's Head Lookout. Graham and Rick were our guides. They educated us on the geology, biology and the history of the Niagara Escarpment.

We felt safe the entire time. It was nice to show up in our gear and not have to worry the entire time. The best part? Graham and Rick's enthusiasm and passion for the area. You could tell they love their job and they love sharing this part of the world with us. I would definitely do this again.


Vicki Ly
fill your senses, soothe your soul
This 1/2 day excursion is promoted as a mindful meditation walk and a chance to reconnect with nature...It was that and more! I have had many walks through the woods. On this "journey" I walked IN the woods. As our group of twelve made our way silently along the trail I was amazed at the new discoveries I made through our guide Graham's informed and focused reflections on our environment. All of my senses got equal time and the result was a remarkable experience. I judge my life experiences with one simple question...Am I altered by my participation? During the Soul Stroll I could feel something shift within me. I will never walk just "through" the woods again. I am reconnected.

Doug Jackson
Enter a world of wonder
Me and my girlfriend did the 4 elements trek in July with Eco Adventures and it was awesome. Our guide, Graham, shared with us tons of very interesting information about how the 4 elements - water, air, earth and fire have shaped the Bruce Peninsula - which otherwise we would have missed! The highlight of the trek was the unforgettable view of Georgian Bay from the escarpment and refreshing swim in the crystal clear water. I really enjoyed it!

Huzefa
Prepare to be altered
Fantastic tour! Graham shared his immense knowledge about this area and guided us all the way to experience the winter in Georgian Bay. Rick also took good care of everybody. The cave, shore, waves, waterfall.. it was a dreamlike prehistorical tour! Highly recommended!!

Chen

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