Welcome to the Peninsula, a place called home by a rich diversity of plants and wildlife and the traditional territory of the Saugeen Ojibway Nation. You are continuing the long tradition of peoples living, working and playing on this fragile strip of the Niagara Escarpment, nestled in the heart of the Great Lakes. Your actions while here matter. Here’s how you can help:

  1. Plan ahead. Book in advance to make for the best trip ever! Create a more unique experience by visiting less crowded places during less popular times. If you are planning to visit the Grotto, be sure to read this before you go for the most up-to-date info!
  2. Reconsider your car. Some areas have limited or no parking, so walk, bring your bike or carpool whenever possible and only park in designated areas.
  3. Stick to trails and public accesses.  There are many to discover! Following trails minimizes your impact on neighbouring habitats and the creatures that live in them, including nearby landowners. 
  4. Tap into tap water. Use refillable water bottles to reduce waste while enjoying the Peninsula’s cool, clear water.
  5. Share your snacks with your friends, not wildlife. Feeding wildlife can hinder their ability to survive independently. A fed animal is a dead animal. 
  6. If you pack it in, pack it out. Your waste would be much happier recycled or disposed of in a proper location with its friends than frightened and alone in a dark rock crevice, abandoned in a ditch, or in a black bear’s stomach. 

We invite you to discover and respect the land, water, wildlife and local community so we can continue to visitor or call it home for generations to come!

This manifesto is a project for sustainable tourism supported by the Bruce Peninsula Environment Group, Parks Canada, Saugeen Ojibway Nation, Bruce Grey Simcoe and the Tobermory & District Chamber of Commerce.

Email info@bpeg.ca if your business or organization would like to endorse the manifesto!