Flowerpot Island – The Most Photographed Natural Wonder
Flowerpot Island is a 10-minute ride from Tobermory via fast ferry. It is one of the Fathom Five National Marine Park around Bruce Peninsula. From the shipwrecks, if you are taking a tour, your ferry will take you to the Flowerpot Island where it will drop you off so you can enjoy the island itself. A recommended time to explore it is three hours. Make sure to go back to the Beach Cove where the ferry dropped you off in your scheduled time of return to mainland Canada.
Flowerpot Island is more than just a picturesque scenery or a photogenic vista.
There’s more than that. Really.
So much more that you need to stay longer than the recommended three hours for tourists.
Though this is an island off the coast of mainland Canada…..
…..Flowerpot Island is actually a continuous part of the Niagara escarpment.
More than 400 million years ago…..
….. the island’s high bluffs were the corals of a tropical sea.
Flowerpot Island got its name from its three rock formations that look like, what else, but, flower pots?
But only two survived.
The Big Flower Pot….
…..and the Small Flower Pot.
They are, perhaps, the most photographed natural wonder of Bruce Peninsula.
Due to low water level in the island, a small speed boat will meet…..
…..and carry passengers to the port.
There are so many things to do there.
Aside from staring at the shimmering and seemingly endless water of Georgian Bay.
You can take pictures, of course! Lots of it!
You can guess if this is really a flower pot or an ice cream cone.
Or decide if this is a bust statue of someone long gone.
You can hike in these strange rocks.
Or climb in these trails.
You can make your own temple.
You can meditate in the wide open bay.
You can soak in the warm water.
Or admire it from a distance.
You can run your hands on sculpted bluffs.
You can join the crowd.
Or be alone—to watch and listen to the unruffled, billowing waves.
You can go on a picnic.
Or do yoga on the rocks.
You can cross in this pretty bridge.
Or sit in this patio.
You can visit this museum.
And say hello to the caretaker.
You can explore this cave, too!
You can make a wish in this well.
Or hang the flag where you are from.
When you’re done and tired, sit back and relax.
And watch the clouds.
Can you camp in the island?
Yes, you can. Click here for more information.
Click these links for more information:
Things to do in Bruce Peninsula
Fathom Five National Marine Park of Canada
I was there in summer 2009. I have always wanted to go back but couldnt find time.