©

Wiarton trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Wiarton

Trip Planner Canada  /  Ontario  /  Bruce County  /  Wiarton
Wiarton is a community in Bruce County, Ontario, at the western end of Colpoys Bay, an inlet off Georgian Bay, on the Bruce Peninsula. The community is part of the town of South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario.Wiarton is known for the Wiarton Willie Festival, in February each year, when national and international media cover Wiarton Willie and his Groundhog Day prediction.HistoryWiarton began its existence in 1855, when it was surveyed and laid out on lands recently acquired from the First Nations in the area. It was named after the birthplace of Sir Edmund Head, the Governor General of Canada from 1854 to 1861. Settlement first began in 1866, and in 1868, a post office was established.In 1880, Wiarton was incorporated as a village, then with a population of 750. By 1894, Wiarton had become a town with a population of 2,000, a number similar to its present population of 2,300.Until 1996, Wiarton was known around Lake Huron and Georgian Bay, as the home of Wiarton Coast Guard Radio, providing continuous weather reports to mariners and residents.In 1999, Wiarton was administratively amalgamated into the new municipality of the Town of South Bruce Peninsula.Geography and climateGeographically, the town is defined by the rugged limestone cliffs of the Niagara Escarpment (a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve – one of only twelve such reserves in Canada), which bisects the town. The town rests on the picturesque shores of Colpoys Bay, part of Georgian Bay, itself part of Lake Huron, one of the Great Lakes whose waters are shared between Canada and the USA.
Find what you're looking for from your Wiarton holiday, by planning the whole thing with us using our handy Canada trip tool .
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Wiarton

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Wiarton

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Recently planned trips to Wiarton

1 day in Wiarton BY A USER FROM CANADA October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Wiarton BY A USER FROM CANADA October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Bruce County BY A USER FROM CANADA October, outdoors, beaches, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, outdoors, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 2 days in Bruce County BY A USER FROM CANADA October, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: October, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 31 days in Bruce County BY A USER FROM CANADA September, romantic, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: September, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 5 days in Bruce County BY A USER FROM CANADA October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Wiarton BY A USER FROM CANADA September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, wildlife, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 2 days in Wiarton BY A USER FROM CANADA September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Bruce County BY A USER FROM CANADA October, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: October, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Bruce County BY A USER FROM CANADA August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Bruce County BY A USER FROM CANADA August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Bruce County BY A USER FROM CANADA August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans