Lion's Head

Lion's Head

Our favourite Bruce Peninsula destination

Explore the most spectacular section of Bruce Trail - on the cliffs of Lions Head, following the trail overlooking crystal-clear blue waters of Georgian Bay.

250 km From toronto
4-5 hours
coach bus

Ticket Prices

  • Regular rate$120
  • Students / Seniors $108
  • Children$60
  • Regular rate$78
  • Students / Seniors$70
  • Children$39

Coach seating, AC, bathroom

Lion's Head Nature Reserve is one of our favorite destinations - one of the most beautiful places in Eastern North America, it boasts incredible views, geological wonders, and natural environment that is part of the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. You can experience Lion's Head on a day trip - the bus will drop you off in the Village of Lion's Head at the Beach Campground (Forbes St), and you can walk about 15 minutes / 1km to the trailhead located at 5 McCurdy Drive. From there you can follow the Bruce Trail for approximately 4km to Lion's Head Lookout. See the trailhead map. PLEASE NOTE THAT MOORE ST SIDE TRAIL IS PERMANENTLY CLOSED.

Don't want to hike alone? Spend a day with ActiveDays’ trip to Lion’s Head Provincial Park! ActiveDays will be running group hikes on all available dates EXCEPT JULY 1st. If you choose to spend the day with the group for the guided hike, you’ll have a relaxing mix of hiking with scenic views and good times. Trail Difficulty: Challenging. This hike takes place fully along the escarpment. Lots of rocks, ups and downs and moments when you need to use your hands to help climb up. ** When booking you MUST select the same date for both ways of the trip! Please indicate in the notes that you’ll be joining as part of ActiveDays **

On the way to Lion's Head Lookout, you will come across several 10,000 year old geolocial formations, including giant potholes and cave-like structures in the limestone. Once you reach the lookout, you will come across one of the most beautiful spots in Canada. From there, you can turn back if you are on a day trip - or if you are staying in Lion's Head overnight and have more time, you can continue down towards McKay Harbour, a secluded, but very scenic rocky beach, where you can take a dip in the frigid blue waters of Georgian Bay. Please note that the descent to McKay Harbour is very steep, rugged and requires extra time and stamina - be sure to time yourself to make it back to the bus.

If you are attempting this hike on your own, we recommend that you bring plenty of water, use appropriate footwear, and most importantly download the official Bruce Trail Map App, which will show you exactly where you are on the trail - so you won't get lost. Also learn how to identify Bruce Trail Blazes (trail markers on trees) - here is a handy legend.

Please remember that this is a self-guided trip, and you alone are responsible for your safety, and for making it back to the bus on time. There is limited cellphone reception on the trail, and the bus cannot wait for missing passengers - give yourself plenty of time, and if you make it back to town early, you can relax on a scenic sandy beach right in the Village, or grab early dinner at Lion's Head Inn - both located less than 5 min walk away from the bus pickup spot.

Stops in Lion's Head - Bruce Peninsula


1 Forbes St (Beach Campground)

Get off at the small port town of Lion's Head to access the Lion's Head Nature Reserve. We'll drop you off at Lion's Head Beach Campground. Bruce Trail also passes through this area.

Estimated Arrival
12:30 PM

06:10 PM

Pickup Locations In Toronto

34 Asquith Ave (Yonge-Bloor)

34 Asquith is located about 100 meters from Bloor-Yonge subway entrance (Yonge Street Entrance).

08:30 AM

Estimated Return
10:30 PM