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Phone : (519) 534-0392
Your Host(s) : Canada Post Wiarton

Wiarton, ON (Nearby: Mar, Hepworth, Shallow Lake, Oliphant, Sauble Beach)

  • Steamer Collingwood
  • 1929

543 Berford St,
Wiarton, Ontario
N0H 2T0

Ontario Tourism Region : Bruce Peninsula, Southern Georgian Bay and Lake Simcoe

Description From Owner:
  • Pop. 2,214. In Amabel T., Bruce C., on Colpoy's Bay off Georgian Bay and Hwy 6 and C. Rd. 13, 33 km NW of Owen Sound.
  • The first settler was James Lennox, who arrived in 1866.
  • Three years later when lots were offered for sale, B. B. Miller, a Scot who had been teaching school in Arran and Elderslie, and who had stores in Paisley and Oxenden, arrived.
  • Miller may not have been the first settler, but he rapidly became involved in the community's affairs. He opened a hotel, took charge of the post office, and held the office of clerk of the First Division Court.
  • He was also the first Indian lands agent, the first police magistrate and the town's first reeve and mayor.
  • When the post office was established in 1868, the community was called Wiarton after the birthplace in Kent, England, of Sir Edmund Walker Head, governor of the province of Canada at the time the Bruce Peninsula was surveyed.
  • Wiarton's nickname is 'Gateway to the Bruce Peninsula.' It is also home to Wiarton Willie. a much-publicized albino groundhog that annually predicts the arrival time of spring weather in Ontario.
  • Postcards above used with permission from A Great Lakes Treasury of Old Postcards 2007 Lorenzo Marcolin, MD 176 pp. For Copies call the Huronia Museum 705 526 2844 or email

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Off the beaten track:
  • Colpoy's Bay, 5km
  • Oxenden, 5km
  • Zion, Owen Sound area, 5km
  • Clavering, 7km
  • Purple Valley, Bruce Peninsula area, 11km
  • Adamsville, 13km
  • Lake Charles, 10km
  • Wolseley, 10km
  • Sauble Falls, 12km
  • Tolmie, 14km
  • McIver, 15km
  • Shallow Lake, Owen Sound area, 14km
  • Shouldice, 13km
  • Park Head, 16km
  • Red Bay, 13km
  • Sauble Beach North, 14km
  • Copperkettle, 15km
  • Lindenwood, 14km
  • Hope Bay, 18km
  • Sauble Beach, 15km
  • Little Port Elgin, 17km
  • Cruickshank, 18km
  • Skipness, 19km
  • Howdenvale, 16km
  • Clay Hills, 20km
  • Omeedjilawh Camp, 19km
  • Big Bay, 16km
  • Sauble Beach South, 19km
  • Hopeness, 22km
  • Alvanley, 22km
  • Halfway Point, 21km
  • Benallen, 19km
  • Jackson, 22km
  • Edenhurst, 22km
  • Hogg, 18km
  • Cape Croker, 22km
  • Pike Bay, 20km
  • East Linton, 19km
  • Balmy Beach, 21km
  • Brooke, Owen Sound area, 22km
  • Barrow Bay, 25km
  • Springmount, 23km
  • Nayausheeng, 25km
  • Centreville, Lion's head area, 26km
  • Scotch Settlement, Port Elgin area, 25km
  • Kilsyth, 27km
  • Makataewaukawauk, 26km
  • Tara, 29km
  • Tara Siding, 30km
  • Invermay, 30km
Nearby Lakes:
  • Lucky Lake, 5km
  • Little Mud Lake, 6km
  • Big Mud Lake, 6km
  • Berford Lake, 8km
  • Shepherd Lake, 9km
  • Boat Lake, 7km
  • Mountain Lake, 8km
  • Isaac Lake, 8km
  • Spry Lake, 8km
  • Scale Lake, 9km
  • McNab Lake, 12km
  • Mud Lake, 10km
  • Patterson Lake, 9km
  • Gleason Lake, 10km
  • Lake Charles, 10km
  • Hodgins Lake, 10km
  • North Hodgins Lake, 10km
  • Sky Lake, 11km
  • Francis Lake, 12km
  • Mary Lake, 11km
  • Shallow Lake, 16km
  • Bass Lake, 12km
  • Gowan Lake, 12km
  • Beattie Lake, 14km
  • Gould Lake, 17km
  • Carson Lake, 16km
  • Slough of Despond, 14km
  • Maryville Lake, 18km
  • Silver Lake, 17km
  • Manchester Lake, 21km
  • Town Line Lake, 21km
  • Mud Lake, 20km
  • Chesley Lake, 22km
  • Little Lake, 25km
  • Rowes Lake, 24km
  • Arran Lake, 30km
  • West Little Lake, 28km
  • Sheppard Lake, 30km
  • Marshall's Lake, 35km
  • Ira Lake, 37km
  • Young's Lake, 36km
  • McGill Lake, 37km
  • Brotske Lake, 42km
  • Ague Lake, 40km
  • Otter Lake, 44km
  • Stewart Lakes, 43km
  • Minkes Lake, 44km
  • Miller Lake, 45km
  • McCullough Lake, 46km
  • Mountain Lake, 35km