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Tips on Tobermory Warnings or Dangers – Stay Safe!

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Tobermory Warnings and Dangers

While visiting the Ontario side of Niagara Falls, there are some important warnings and dangers you need to be aware of. Here’s how to stay safe in Tobermory.

Massasauga Rattlesnake

Canada has only three species of poisonous snake and one of them happens to reside along the Niagara Escarpment: the very dangerous (but also endangered) rattlesnake called the Massasauga Rattlesnake. One bite from these venomous snakes can kill an adult human if you don’t get medical attention soon enough. These snakes are also naturally camouflaged, so be careful where you step. Bring a snake bite kit if you’re hiking some of the trails in Tobermory.

No Cliff Diving

If you’re hiking along the Niagara Escarpment, you’ll see some spectacular scenery and breathtaking views. You’ll be able to go right up to the edge of the Niagara Escarpment, but you do so at your own risk. Some thrill seekers may be tempted to jump off the cliffs, but this is a dangerous idea. People have been killed in the fall. And even if you aren’t injured, you risk a fine for violating the law. There are plenty of signs warning people about the cliffs, so heed them. If you have children, be sure to keep an eye on them so they don’t accidentally fall off the cliffs.

Docking is Limited

If you’re visiting Tobermory by boat, be aware that there is limited docking available, especially at the peak of the summer tourist season. You may find yourself without shore power. While this isn’t a life-threatening problem, it can be inconvenient.

Editor’s Note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about Tobermory warnings and dangers.

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