8. Westward to the Bruce Coast – Self-Guided Tour


75 km route; 1 full day or extend over 2 days

On this self-guided tour accessible on your mobile device, you’ll visit several waterfalls, an osprey nest, the “Cement Capital of Canada,” Lake Huron’s Fishing Islands, the beach at Sauble and the old port town of Southampton.


Visit several waterfalls, an osprey nest, the “Cement Capital of Canada,” Lake Huron’s Fishing Islands, the beach at Sauble and the old port town of Southampton.


  • Explore the fascinating history of Shallow Lake, Hepworth, Sauble Beach, Southampton and the surrounding areas
  • Visit a local waterfall and participate in several optional hiking options (ski or snowshoe in winter)
  • Enjoy one of Canada’s best beaches and all it has to offer including shopping, dining, swimming and an aerial obstacle course
  • Wander in an old growth forest and explore the rich Native history of the area
  • Visit a Federal Migratory Bird Sanctuary with over 50,000 birds
  • Paddle tranquil lakes, bays and rivers with the added context of historical stories to augment your experience

What is a self-guided tour?

Each Bruce Peninsula Explorer Self-Guided Tour is accessible online, on the device you use to purchase access. In each tour, you’ll find historian Andrew Armitage’s daytrip route and historic stories to give the sights and sounds of the Bruce greater context throughout your travels. You’ll find insider travel tips on where to stay, play and dine, and how to make the most of each visit. You’ll also find activity recommendations, sports and games rental listings, and important logistics information like where to find gas stations and grocery stores. Choose your own adventure!

This is not a ticket for a guided tour. No vehicle, accommodations or other physical goods are provided.

The information contained in this self-guided is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by Bruce Peninsula Explorer and whilst we endeavour to keep the information up-to-date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the information, products, or services mentioned within. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk. In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of or in connection with the use of this self-guided tour. Every effort is made to keep each self-guided tour up and running smoothly. However, Bruce Peninsula Explorer takes no responsibility for and will not be liable for the website being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond our control.


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