Bruce Peninsula National Park open house this weekend

Parks Canada is showing off its newest acquisition on the Bruce Peninsula this weekend.  

Rocky shoreline along Georgian Bay

They're throwing open their "doors" on Sunday, May 5, allowing the public to get a peek at Driftwood Cove - the newest addition to Bruce Peninsula National Park.

Its a stunning 3,300 acre parcel of land that adds 6.5 km of rugged shoreline and 8 km of Bruce Trail to the park bringing its completion to 90%. 

Visitors can meet Parks Canada and Bruce Trail Conservancy team members, enjoy the breathtaking views, and tour buildings on the property.

The open house will take place starting at 10 am rain or shine, so guests should dress for the weather and plan to spend time outside.

Private vehicles will not be permitted to drive into Driftwood Cove.

Transportation to and from the open house is by shuttle bus only.

Parks Canada is providing a free shuttle bus, departing from the parking lot at Singing Sands, with four departures throughout the day.

Shuttle bus times are listed below:

  • Group 1: 10:00 a.m.
  • Group 2: 11:00 a.m.
  • Group 3: 1:00 p.m.
  • Group 4: 2:00 p.m.

Each visit is approximately two hours and you will be taken back to Singing Sands at the end of the visit.

Shuttle bus space is limited and must be reserved in advance by contacting Parks Canada by e-mail at or by phone at 519-270-1147.

If you are registered to participate in the 2019 Sources of Knowledge Forum, there is a specific shuttle for forum participants. Information will be shared with participants by e-mail.

In July 2018, Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, announced that the Agency reached an agreement to acquire the Driftwood Cove property with support from the Bruce Trail Conservancy.

As with all property acquired, Parks Canada will work to ensure that the ecological integrity of the land is maintained while we continue to provide opportunities for Canadians to discover and connect with nature.

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