Spring into adventure on the Bruce Peninsula! This “Spring Fling” weekend retreat will take you on a journey to discover our World Biosphere Reserve’s hidden treasures.
Your adventure features an exclusive tour of a picturesque shoreline bird-migration monitoring station where you will see bird banding up close. You will be treated to a Soul Stroll journey of mindful “forest bathing” beneath towering forest canopies and along stunning cliff-top vistas. Saturday evening, become acquainted with the ecology and wonders of the night in our famous Dark Sky Preserve. Finally, take a walk on the wild side with a gentle interpreted hike through dunes and alvars to experience the rare and unusual inhabitants of these landscapes. Your investment for this exclusive weekend program (all meals included): $325.00 (+ hst). When you purchase this weekend getaway, you will be supporting conservation on the Bruce Peninsula, with net proceeds going to the very important work of the Bruce Peninsula Biosphere Association.
Featuring luxury accommodation at On the Rocks Guest Inn and Three Sparrows Cottage - ideal for two couples (book separately). See details
Join us and Dr. Stefane Menu for a VIP look at the important work of this picturesque research station. This Cabot Head area tour features migratory birds surrounded by unique geological wonders and pristine waters. Experience bird netting, banding and monitoring. Explore the secluded Wingfield Basin, site of the wreck Gargantua. Hike along the turquoise shores of Georgian Bay through ancient cedars with scenic views.
Join us on a unique experience of mindful discovery. Let your senses savour “the path less travelled” as we embark on a journey along the aptly named Cathedral Drive, under towering forest canopies to magnificent vistas overlooking the glacial valley of Hope Bay. You'll experience silence and solitude on this meditative stroll - a forest bathing that will reconnect you with nature.
Revel in the majesty of some of the darkest night skies in Canada. Let our Bayside Astronomy guide Mike Warkentin amaze you with a night sky tour. Learn about the importance of night ecology and how we can preserve the dark skies for future generations. If the night is clear you’ll catch some outstanding celestial sights through a powerful telescope.
Take a walk on the wild side with a gentle interpreted hike through dunes of Singing Sands in Bruce Peninsula National Park to see rare orchids such as the Ram’s head, and a variety of carnivorous plants growing along Lake Huron’s rugged shore. You’ll also explore an Ontario Nature boardwalk into a spectacular alvar habitat to catch a glimpse of the dwarf lake iris and the globally rare lakeside daisy.
Your retreat includes all meals on Saturday as well as breakfast and lunch on Sunday. Luxury accommodation provided by On the Rocks Guest Inn or Three Sparrows Cottage and must be booked separately. Call to book or email. When you reserve your room, let them know it is for Eco-adventures.
On The Rocks Guest Inn
A place to relax and unwind. This waterfront custom built lake house literally hugs the shoreline of Georgian Bay ensuring that every room has a unique and amazing view. Rooms starting at $175/night. Can accommodate 6 people.
A quiet retreat nestled in mature cedar, spruce and aspen overlooking beautiful Dyers Bay, in Northern Bruce Peninsula. Situated on a hilltop, this place offers a private getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city. $200/night for the cottage. Can accommodate 4 people.