ExploretheBruce: Ontario's Award Winning Vacation


Welcome to the Official Travel Site of Bruce County; one of the most spectacular all season destinations in Ontario!

Located only 2 hours northwest of Toronto, the 'Bruce' is bordered by Lake Huron and Georgian Bay and offers over 850 km's (531 miles) of coastline to explore. Sheer and broken cliffs of the Niagara Escarpment provide a stunning backbone up the northeast side of the Bruce Peninsula.

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Thorncrest Outfitters Shuttle on Saugeen River

Sauble Beach Cottages Provide Excellent And Affordable Accommodation

When considering the various accommodation options for a Canadian vacation, Sauble Beach cottages are ideal. This beautiful holiday spot on Lake Huron, Ontario, has a fresh water beach that spans a length of seven miles (eleven kilometers). A natural bank of sandy deposits forms a sheltered haven which warms the water, making it perfect to enjoy all sorts of activities and swimming.

There are plenty of recreational activities on offer. These include street dancing, tennis, volleyball, lawn bowls, snowmobiling, golf, cross country skiing, fishing, windsurfing, and birding. One of the main attractions is the keenly contested sandcastle competition directly on the beach. Also there is an great Sauble Beach’s annual 24 weeks of summer events!
Sauble Beach Cottage Listings

Although there are only about 2,000 residents in, this figure often swells to well over 100,000 on hot summer weekends. Many local property owners rent out their Sauble Beach cottage, houses, chalets, and cabins to holiday makers. Some are obtainable only at weekends while others are on offer for the duration of the peak season.

There is a multitude of rentals in the nearby areas of the Bruce Peninsula, Red Bay, and Oliphant. Options range from opulent executive homes on the beachfront with six bedrooms, through to small, cozy one-bedroom cabins and chalets. For three months of the year (May, June, and September), excellent discounts are offered.

Even a family with a tight vacation budget can be comfortably accommodated in a Sauble Beach one-bedroom chalet. The main bedroom is for the parents and the children can sleep on a pull-out sleeper couch in the living room. This saves money which can be spent on entertaining activities, eating out, and shopping.

For big families and groups, there are plenty of reasonably priced 3-bedroom establishments. This type of cottage would typically have two bedrooms with king-size beds. An en suite shower and/or bath would be in the main bedroom. The third bedroom will have a double bed and a two-person bunk bed. A back yard provides privacy and a great place for the children to play. Amenities include internet connection, satellite TV, and a phone. You can walk to Red Bay and Oliphant, while a 10-minute car trip will take you to Sauble Beach.

If you are in an extra-large group, there are some attractive spacious six-bedroom houses that cater for up to 18 people. These can be found in picturesque treed areas within easy walking distance to the beachfront. Typically, there is a large open-plan area comprising of a dining area, kitchen, and living room. The upper level and lower level have three bedrooms each. Plus, there’s an airy family room, equipped with a ping-pong or pool table, bar fridge, TV, and DVD player.

Whether you are coming to this part of the world for a family holiday, a romantic getaway, or to party with a group of friends, there won’t be a shortage of Sauble Beach cottages. This region in Canada offers all visitors an unforgettable experience with something to please everyone, no matter what age. It’s also a great place to de-stress from city life. You’ll find the crystal clear warm water and superb coastline invigorating and relaxing for your body and mind.   Click here for more Sauble Beach accommodation listings to plan your top summer vacation in Ontario!

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Sneaking up on Wiarton Willie

First #Barbq of spring in owen sound! Now I’m enjoying my Easter long weekend!

First #Barbq of spring in owen sound! Now I’m enjoying my Easter long weekend!

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How it works:  The Adventure Passport Ontario Summer Contest?

  1. Order a FREE Adventure Passport Contest Brochure card or print out one which is downloadable from the Adventure Passport Website.
  2. Go over the clues on the brochure and website while you plan your itineraries and where to stay in the Bruce County area.  Of course, you can come for multiple day trips to the area, yet a weekend or week will give you enough time to find some of the stops.  Some people even do it all summer long and submit the brochure in the fall.  (Yet, remember the first 1500 get a FREE t-shirt.)
  3. Get a copy of the Priceless Grey Bruce Map within our Free Travel Kit or at any local Tourism Centre in the area.  Most gas stations have them also.
  4. Assign someone to plug the GPS co-ordinates into your car GPS or, sign out for a GPW at any Bruce County Library.  All you will need to do is get a library card. It is also great fun for the kids also for an afternoon at the library.
  5. There is also additional fun trying to local our Adventure Tundra truck which has a special bonus punch.  You can find us by following our Bruce County twitter account or ExploretheBruce facebook account all summer long. We attend most local events.
  6. Start at a location near your cottage or campground.  Bring a pen and paper, sometime you need to make notes for some clues on signs.
  7. A “D” symbol represents that their will be a yellow “Detour” sign somewhere in the location with a clue to find the box with a brochure card hole punch.
  8. At each Stop there will be a hole punch specific to each stop for you to stamp you entry card.
  9. When in doubt, search our website for Geocache coordinates which are hidden near each stop for clues.

Notes:  

- Bring a camera or video camera to capture your experiences along the way so that you can upload them to our contest based website for extra points and more prizes at the end of the season.
- The contest runs from May 1st 2011 to Oct 31st 2011.
- You require a minimum of 7 stops (hole punches on card) of the total of 12 to submit your card for the automatic prizes along with one of the grand prizes.
- Mail the card into the contact information on the card or drop it off before leaving Bruce County at one of the Adventure Passport brochure card drop off centers (They are all outlines on the website).

Enjoy your summer to the fullest by making the most fun and beautiful memories with family and friends.  That is what this is all about!

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Sauble Beach sign in the spring

Sauble Beach sign in the spring

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Explore the Bruce “Adventure Passport FACTS” about Ontario’s best FREE Outdoor Contest starting May1st, 2011!
13 Facts
1.   Started in 2005 as a tool to get local people to learn and enjoy more about Bruce County.  2.   Over 30,000 people have participated generating an estimated 11 million in spending.  3.    46% of past participants are from Grey Bruce, 26% KW Cambridge Guelph.  4.    Contest runs from May 1st to Oct 31st, 2011.  5.    Average length by road is 600km to complete all the stops.  6.    Over $10,000 in prizes to be won.  7.    Printed 150,000 copies of the Adventure Passport.  8.    Every student in Grey Bruce received a copy.  9.    There are 12 stops plus a ‘bonus’ stop (The Adventure Tundra Vehicle).  10.  ‘Detours’ are designed to create a sense of Adventure by putting twists within the route.  11.  Geocaches are hidden near Adventure Passport stops to add more excitement to each destination.  12.  The youngest person was 6 months old and the oldest was 82.  13.  People plan their entire summer vacation around the Adventure Passport contest every year.

Explore the Bruce “Adventure Passport FACTS” about Ontario’s best FREE Outdoor Contest starting May1st, 2011!

13 Facts

1.   Started in 2005 as a tool to get local people to learn and enjoy more about Bruce County.

2.   Over 30,000 people have participated generating an estimated 11 million in spending.

3.    46% of past participants are from Grey Bruce, 26% KW Cambridge Guelph.

4.    Contest runs from May 1st to Oct 31st, 2011.

5.    Average length by road is 600km to complete all the stops.

6.    Over $10,000 in prizes to be won.

7.    Printed 150,000 copies of the Adventure Passport.

8.    Every student in Grey Bruce received a copy.

9.    There are 12 stops plus a ‘bonus’ stop (The Adventure Tundra Vehicle).

10.  ‘Detours’ are designed to create a sense of Adventure by putting twists within the route.

11.  Geocaches are hidden near Adventure Passport stops to add more excitement to each destination.

12.  The youngest person was 6 months old and the oldest was 82.

13.  People plan their entire summer vacation around the Adventure Passport contest every year.

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