Escarpment Heights Motel and Cottages
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Escarpment Heights Motel and Cottages
Date(s) - 12 Oct 2018 until 14 Oct 2018
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Tobermory Weekend Field Trip



Tobermory is located at the northern tip of the Bruce Peninsula and is a 3-hour and 50-minute drive north of Richmond Hill. This area offers unique vistas for photography, including the clear waters of Georgian Bay, the rugged cliffs of the Niagara Escarpment and many miles of jagged shoreline.


The Grotto near Tobermory is Bruce County’s most popular attraction and this spot is visited by hundreds of thousands of people from around the world every year. One of Mother Nature’s crown jewels, its turquoise pool of water and intricate cave structures are mesmerizing.


We will hike to the Grotto to photograph some exceptional scenery and we will also visit Singing Sands Beach, Mermaid Cove or Little Cove, Tobermory Lighthouse, and the waterfront of Tobermory during this weekend field trip.


Members are responsible for their own safety and are encouraged to use appropriate footwear for walking on uneven terrain, and to bring appropriate clothing for the forecasted weather.  


Please register if you wish to attend this event, so that we can readily communicate on matters of logistics, weather and any changes to plan. Registration is limited to 14 members.




  • Accommodations (requires advance booking as soon as possible before Sep 24)
  • Parking at Grotto (requires advance booking in October, before we arrive)
  • Park access fees (Five Fathom National Park and Bruce Peninsula National Park)
  • Food, Beverage and Transportation


Accommodations (Check-in Friday Oct 12 and Check-out Sunday Oct 14)

Seven queen rooms (2 queen beds per room) at the Escarpment Heights Motel and Cottages have been held for the Richmond Hill Camera Club under my name until September 24th. After this date, any remaining rooms will be released to others.


Please book your room by calling the motel directly at 1-519-596-2228 (or toll free at 1-844-596-2228) to access the rooms being held for RHCC. RHCC members attending this field trip are encouraged to book their rooms as soon as possible. The first night plus HST are required as deposit to confirm your reservation. Please refer to motel website for room cancellation terms and conditions.


Motel Rates (includes parking):

2 adults $105/night

3 adults $115/night

4 adults $125/night


Motel Location:

Escarpment Heights Motel and Cottages

16 Hay Bay Road, PO Box 234

Tobermory ON N0H 2R0




If members prefer other accommodations, they are encouraged to book early.


Preliminary Plan

Friday Oct 12


Saturday Oct 13


Sunday Oct 14



Wide-angle lenses, polarizing filter, ND filter and tripods are recommended.



For more information, please contact Ron Mantay ()

Club member, Sunchie Yang, shared this time-lapse video of the “Grotto” with us: https://vimeo.com/136430337





14 spaces, 6 still available

Registration is closed for this event.

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