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Towns and Surrounding Area
The Town of South Bruce Peninsula
We wish to acknowledge the Traditional Territory of the Anishnabek Nation: The People of the Three Fires known as Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomie Nations, and further give thanks to the Chippewas of Saugeen and the Chippewas of Nawash, collectively known as the Saugeen Ojibway Nation, as the keepers of this land.
The town of South Bruce Peninsula, a four-season destination, is nestled between the pristine, sandy shores of Lake Huron and the limestone cliffs and crystal clear shorelines of Georgian Bay. Wiarton, one of the larger communities, is located at the base of the beautiful Bruce Peninsula, and is often referred to as the “Gateway to the Peninsula”. Sauble Beach, a community located on beautiful Lake Huron, boasts the second largest freshwater beach in the world with seven kilometers of sandy beach. The Bruce Trail, Canada’s oldest and longest marked footpath, follows the Niagara Escarpment along the eastern shore of the entire Bruce Peninsula.
Northern Bruce Peninsula
The Municipality of Northern Bruce Peninsula, located north of The Town of South Bruce Peninsula, is home to many small communities including Tobermory at the tip of the Bruce Peninsula and Lion’s Head on the eastern shore. Other small communities are scattered throughout Northern Bruce Peninsula. This municipality enjoys the shores of Lake Huron to the west and Georgian Bay to the north and to the east. Northern Bruce Peninsula is recognized as a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve – an internationally designated protected area. The Northern Bruce Peninsula is also a refuge for dark skies and is a place to experience the natural and cultural wonders of night.
Located only a short distance to the south and west of Wiarton, Saugeen Shores is home to the towns of Southampton and Port Elgin as well as Saugeen Township. Saugeen Shores is nestled on the shores of Lake Huron and features beautiful beaches and shopping and dining opportunities.
Georgian Bluffs is an amalgamated Township consisting of the former Townships of Keppel, Sarawak and Derby. It is located both south and east of South Bruce Peninsula. The Niagara Escarpment winds through the Township affording hours of enjoyment to both residents and visitors alike.
Owen Sound, known as the Scenic City, is located on the southern shore of Georgian Bay, in a valley below the limestone cliffs of the Niagara Escarpment. Located about 30 minutes from Wiarton, Owen Sound, once called the Cultural Capital of Canada, boasts many cultural hotspots as well as varied shopping, dining and recreational experiences.
Our regional governments, or upper tier municipalities, include the County of Bruce and the neighbouring Grey County
The town of South Bruce Peninsula is proximal to larger cities to the south, where culture, sporting events, concerts, universities, Provincial Regional Health Centres, and international travel links, exist.
Downtown Toronto - 3 Hours - Numerous Universities and Entertainment
Pearson International Airport - 2.5 Hours
Guelph - 2 Hours - University of Guelph, Close by to Laurier University, University of Waterloo, and Conestoga College
London - 2.5 Hours - Home to the University of Western Ontario
Barrie - 2.25 Hours to the east
Bruce/Grey boasts high quality schools and training facilities.
EarlyON Child and Family Centres brucecounty.on.ca
Wiarton and District Co op Nursery School wiartonnurseryschool.com
Wiarton Kids Den wiartonkidsden.vpweb.ca
Elementary and Secondary Education
Bluewater District School Board bwdsb.on.ca
Bruce-Grey Catholic District School Board bgcdsb.org
Alternative and Private Schools
At Last Forest Schools atlastforestschools.com
Riverforest Montessori School riverforestmontessori.com
Timothy Christian School tcsowensound.com
Georgian College - Owen Sound campus georgiancollege.ca
The area offers a variety of employment opportunities. Whether someone is looking for a career in government or health services, engineering, manufacturing, the service industries or they are an entrepreneur looking to chart their own course, the Town of South Bruce Peninsula is a great place to continue a career or start a new one.
Check the Grey-Bruce Realty listings for the current opportunities.