Our Tobermory location opened in May of 2003.
This new Thorncrest Outfitters store and rental outlet is located
at the tip of the Bruce
Peninsula, and provides outdoor enthusiasts with everything
they need to explore the natural wonders of this region.
The store, located on Highway 6, is a mere stone's throw away from the waters of Little Tub Harbour, providing easy access for canoe and kayak paddlers.
The bustling harbour town of Tobermory is one of the loveliest ports on the Bruce. What began as a sleepy fishing village has become the heart of the experience for which the Peninsula is known. It is located between two of Canada's most beautiful and easily accessible National Parks. The picturesque downtown surrounds one of two harbours and offers a unique shopping experience true to its roots. The ferry M.S. Chi-Cheemaun runs from Tobermory to Manitoulin Island from Spring to Fall, making Tobermory the "Gateway to the North."
Tobermory has long been the freshwater diving capital of North America. The rugged shoreline has claimed many ships over the past three centuries, and the cold, clear water has preserved dozens of wrecks just below the glassy surface.
The same rocky wilderness that was once treacherous for mariners to navigate is now a delight for sea kayakers who explore its endless coves and headlands. The Bruce Peninsula is built of a mixture of Dolomite rock and limestone (which is on much of the top layer), formed into majestic cliffs on the Georgian Bay side and sculpted by glaciers into living shapes on the Huron side. Dozens of secret islands can be found just off Tobermory's shore, making it a perfect paddling playground for beginners and experts alike.
Our Tobermory location offers a complete kayak rental service featuring top-of-the-line equipment to make your excursion safe and enjoyable. Additionally, our new East Side Shuttle service runs the length of the Peninsula, making your next paddling and hiking adventure more convenient than ever.
Tobermory is the northern terminus to one of Canada's finest hiking trails. The Bruce Trail winds 700 km along the spine of the Niagara Escarpment, a spectacular ecosystem chosen by UNESCO as one of their World Biosphere Reserves. This trail provides countless opportunities for single day and multi day-hikes in the region.
Some of the Peninsula's finest scenery can be found where the trail passes through Bruce Peninsula National Park. The park is a popular destination for car campers and wilderness backpackers alike. Whether you're looking for an easy day trip with friends and family or an epic-backpacking trek, a hike on the Bruce Trail will quickly help you forget about the rigors of daily life.
Thorncrest Outfitters carries the Official Bruce Trail Guide
and Map Set to help with your trip planning, along with all
of the trekking gear to make your adventure a reality.
Visit our store at:
GPS N 45 15.256' W 081 39.950'
Fri-Mon 10am- 5pm
Summer Hours (June 15- Sept 1)
Fall Hours Labour Day and beyond: