I almost didn’t visit Sauble Falls. I know a few things are slightly more expensive in Canada, but this was one of those things that was more expensive than I thought. I thought if we visited for an hour, it might be a $1 or 2. It ended up being $5 for 2 hours, I think…Now, I don’t really even mind, except there can be a problem with that. The parking area has a computerized self-pay program, and it was broken so it only accepted coins. I had money, and I wouldn’t mind paying, but I didn’t have $5 in coins. The store next door to the parking area had a sign indicating they didn’t make change. If you want to park and explore, just make sure to bring a lot of change.
With the help of the shop owner, we were informed of other parking options and explored for a little while. Unless you’re plan on going fishing, I’m not sure that there’s much to do for more than an hour. You can see the falls from both sides of the river, but the view is better on the right side of the river (at least from the view in the picture below). You get a more complete view of the falls. We visited in October when the colors were changing. They weren’t at their peak, but they still added to the scenery.
- Head north on ON-21. At the intersection between ON-21 and Bruce Co. Rd 13 (aka Bruce Rd.), head north on Bruce Co. Rd. 13.
- Keep heading north on Bruce Rd., where you’ll see an entrance for Sauble Falls Provincial Park. Don’t enter here unless you plan on camping (or if you don’t have change). Cross the bridge over the Sauble River and park in the parking area there. It’s on the left of the road, and it’s right next to a general store.
Accessibility: 10/10 (easy)
Hike: 0.2 miles or so (round trip)
Where in the World is Sauble Falls?