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Basecamp to the Bruce Peninsula

Pack your bags. Get ready to explore the wilderness of the region and challenge yourself to the top of the escarpment. Wiarton is your home base, central to all the hidden gems that the Bruce Peninsula has to offer. Nestled between rugged limestone cliffs and the shores of Georgian Bay, and with plenty of shopping and sensational dining options, it’s the perfect place to launch a boat trip, camping or hiking adventure.

Shopping in Wiarton

Food, fashions, and furnishings can be found on the main street in Wiarton. Pick up some delicious Wiarton Willie Droppings or Bruce Trail Mix from Northern Confections and start your shopping experience at Josie’s of Wiarton for a fantastic dress fitting session. Before heading to the cottage, stop at Home by Design to pick up contemporary home decor for a chic element, or Rankin River Trading Company if rustic cottage is more your style.

Things to Do in Wiarton

With magnificent views of Colpoy’s Bay, Bluewater Park offers a waterfront campground, picnic and playground areas, swimming pool, splash pad, tennis courts, fitness trail, historic Train Station, ball diamond and Wiarton Willie.

On Groundhog Day, this nationally-renowned prognosticator makes his annual spring prediction at the Wiarton Willie Festival.

For a breathtaking hike, take the Bruce Trail north from the park to climb the red spiral staircase to Spirit Rock Lookout and the Spirit Rock Conservation Area.

Eating in Wiarton

You’d be crazy to miss the Gourmet Local Lamb Burger with garlicky homemade Caesar Salad at Green Door Café, or for a vegetarian option, try the Roasted Vegetable Pita with Goat Cheese. For outdoor dining, grab an incredible Bento Box Combo from The Wiarton Inn for a picnic in beautiful Bluewater Park or dine on the waterfront patio of Dockside Willies.