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Wiarton, Ontario
WIARTON
ONTARIO > BLUEWATER REGION
• http://visitwiarton.ca
• Located at the western end of Colpoys Bay, an inlet off
Georgian Bay, on the Bruce Peninsula
• Population: Wiarton 2,300 /South Bruce Peninsula 8,500
• Approx. 30 km northwest of Owen Sound; 220 km
northwest of Toronto
Notable features:
• Since 1999, Wiarton is part of the town of South Bruce Peninsula;
and is the administrive centre for the town
• Geographically, the town is defined by the rugged limestone cliffs of the
Niagara Escarpment (a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve)
• Tourism forms an important part of the town’s modern economy as well as
the summer cottage industry
• Few international students
Small Community
gateway to the
bruce peninsula
Main Attractions:
• Wiarton Willie Festival (Groundhog Day, February):
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www.wiarton.ca/Wiarton-Willie-Festival.htm
Wiarton Willie’s Home
Bruce Trail: http://brucetrail.org/
Bruce Caves: http://visitwiarton.ca/profile/bruces-caves/1109/
Bruce Ski Club & Sauble Beach XC Ski Club
Wiarton is one of many towns incorporated in 1999 into
the larger Town of South Bruce Peninsula. With incredible
Niagara Escarpment shorelines, sandy beaches, ecological
wonderlands and superior festivals, this is an excellent
immersion into Canadian town life. Wiarton is also home to
the famous “Wiarton Willie”. Each February 2nd, known as
Groundhog Day, Willie is coaxed out of his hole amid festivities.
His role is to predict whether there will be an early spring,
depending on whether or not he sees his shadow.
www.bruceskiclub.ca // skisauble.freehostia.com
Wiarton Farmers Market
Bluewater Outdoor Education Centre: http://www.oec.bwdsb.on.ca/
Mountain Bike Adventure Park: www.mtbthebruce.com/trails/adventure-park.php
Sauble Beach: http://saublebeach.com/
Libraries: Bruce Country public library has 18 branches, 1 in each of the
main towns, including Wiarton
Shopping Malls: Small shops and boutiques in downtown Wiarton
(nearby shopping malls in Owen Sound)
Movie Theatres: not in town (closest is in Owen Sound)
High Schools: 1 Public High School - Peninsula Shores District School
Public Transit: no public transit / local taxi service
Transit to school may include: School bus / Walking
Average Temperatures: [ º c]
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Ave
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High
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10
16
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25
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Low
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www.southbrucepeninsula.com
Discover: Bluewater
The Bluewater Region. . .
SCENIC BEAUTY / OUTDOOR RECREATION
Within a two-hour drive of most major cities in Ontario lies
the Bluewater region - a part of Grey County. This is an ideal
destination for an international student to experience a true
Canadian immersion as the region showcases classic natural
Canadian beauty. Over 240 km of the Bruce Trail follow the
Niagara Escarpment (a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve), making
hiking one of the most popular pastimes. The Bruce Peninsula
National Park and beautiful Cypress Lake are a short drive north.
Artchitecture reflects the wide cultural heritage of the area’s early
residents, evidencing strong Scottish, English and Germanic
features in the many small towns.
Location: approx. 200 km northwest from Toronto
On an inlet on the southern edge of Georgian Bay
Less than half hour drive to Blue Mountain Ski Resort
MS Chi-Cheemaun
Passenger and car ferry which traverses Lake Huron between Tobermory and Manitoulin Island
SMALL TOWN / HISTORIC CHARM
HIGH LEVEL AND WELCOMING HIGH SCHOOLS
Outdoor Sports: Boating • Canoeing/kayaking • Cycling •
Dog Sledding • Fishing • Golfing • Hiking • Horseback Riding
• Rollerblading • Sailing • Skating • Skiing • Snowboarding •
Snowmobiling • Snowshoeing
Recreation for students:
• Art Galleries • Coffee shops • Festivals • Libraries • Music Concerts
• Museums • Parks • Restaurants (formal and fast food) • Ski Resorts
(nearby) • Shopping malls & centres • Sports • Theatre • Youth
recreational centres
Why the Bluewater Region?
• Few international students in the towns or schools ensure student
receives a true Canadian immersion experience
• Great outdoor sports and activities
• Close to Blue Mountain Ski Resort
• Modern methodologies and staff committed to ensuring every
student’s success.
QUE
OTTAWA
Manitoulin Island
Tobermory
BLUE MOUNTAIN SKI RESORT (55 km)
Bruce Peninsula
National Park
Wiarton
ONTARIO
Georgian Bay
Meaford
Port Elgin/ 
 
Owen Sound Blue Mountains
Saugeen Shores
Grey Highlands
Kincardine   Hanover
Walkerton
BLUEWATER REGION
Lake Huron
TORONTO
Lake Ontario
Niagara Falls 
TORONTO (200 km)
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