The Hidden Gem called Flower Pot Island

Ontario has a lot of hidden gems to go visit, and we may have just found the best of them all. Ever heard of Flowerpot Island? Well now you have and this is a definite must see.

Just 6.5 kilometers off the coast of Tobermory lies Flowerpot Island, one of Canada’s most fascinating natural attractions. It’s famous for its natural sea stacks, the “flowerpots”, as well as its caves, historic light station and crystal blue waters. Accessible only by boat, Flowerpot Island is the only island in Fathom Five National Marine Park with campsites and hiking trails. It is a great place to spend half or a full day exploring the island, viewing the scenery, picnicking or swimming.

There is a small fee to access Flowerpot Island. This may be paid at the National Park Visitor Centre in Tobermory or at the Bruce Anchor Cruises boat tour ticket booth.
To celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, 2017 Parks Canada access is free!


Here are some of the things to do on the island:

  • Hiking
  • Cave exploration
  • Visit the historic light house
  • View the rock formations
  • Have a picnic
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming
  • Camping


Want some more information on the island or how to get there? Visit their site at

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