Saturday, September 23, 2017

Wonderful Spot In Canada

Tobermory is one of the wonderful spots in Canada. I love it there. It is only 3 to 4 hrs drive from my home. It is a peaceful and very beautiful place to relax and have fun. It began life as a port and fishing village and retains the character and picturesque charm. But over the last half century, it has become something else as well.

Tobermory has become a major tourist destination in Canada. With two fabulous national parks, the largest car ferry on the great lakes, world class boat tours and much more. It has four art galleries, dozens of shops, dozens of restaurants and pubs, a pioneer museum and a National Park Visitor Centre. It is the scuba diving capital of Canada especially on summer time, with several vessels taking diving groups out to historic shipwrecks. Also, they have a very pleasant place to walk around, with benches, picnic tables, monuments, interpretive stations and a boardwalk. The best of all, they have dozens of restaurants around that offer everything from fast food to fine dining. There is live entertainment in the pubs most weekends.

But take note of this. Getting rid of your car can be an issue so be careful. You need to follow the rules and be responsible enough. Parking downtown is sparse and time-limited, but there are two large, paved lots within a three minute walk of downtown. The Community Centre (with the large, blue welcome centre sign) parking lot offers free, all day parking, as does the Legion Street Lot (turn west on Hay Bay Road, then right on Legion Street).