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Official Tourism Website of Bruce County, Ontario, Canada

Basecamp to the Bruce Peninsula.

Visit Wiarton.

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Wiarton, Ontario

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 or a camping or hiking adventure.

Summer in Wiarton, Ontario
Summer in Wiarton, Ontario

Summer is a spectacular season to visit Wiarton as it is the basecamp to the Bruce Peninsula and home to the famous weather prognosticating groundhog, Wiarton Willie! Become one with nature at the Spirit Rock Conservation area, where you can explore the historical ruins of the McNeill Estate, atop the Niagara Escarpment. Or, take the spiral staircase to the water's edge and stroll through Bluewater Park where you can enjoy the breath-taking scenery of Colpoy's Bay. Are you ready to explore?

Wiarton is very open for business, even with the much-anticipated revitalization, which has resulted in a temporary closure of Highway 6.  There are easy to follow detour signs and access to the ample parking lots in the downtown core, located on Lousia Street between George Street and William Street, and off of George Street east of Berford Street.

Come as a visitor, and leave feeling like family. Read More

10 Best Hikes of the Bruce Trail
10 Best Hikes of the Bruce Trail

264 kilometres of Canada's longest foot path is right here in Bruce County. The Peninsula section runs from Wiarton to Tobermory and boasts the best views of the entire trail. Yes, we may be a little biased but come see for yourself! View the top ten spectacular views of the Bruce Trail here: Read More

7 Need-to-Know Tips to Make the Most of Your Bruce Peninsula Road Trip
7 Need-to-Know Tips to Make the Most of Your Bruce Peninsula Road Trip

You've heard the buzz… the Bruce Peninsula is THE place to be! Its spectacular beaches, wild and rugged natural spaces and incredible Georgian Bay views. Whether you come in search of the quiet and serenity of nature or the excitement of hiking, kitesurfing or cycling, the Bruce delivers on everything you're looking for (and offers some great surprises, when you get off the beaten path!) Read More