Beautiful, slow-moving rivers hatch more than tourism…
Catching dinner and then enjoying a latte sounds like a tall order, especially for a busy entrepreneur. But thanks to Walkerton in the Municipality of Brockton, with not one but two nearby rivers and a humming downtown core, it’s possible to achieve. Let Walkerton be the backdrop of your new or expanding business with the community’s focus on clean water technology, fly-fishing, agri-business and, yes, all the tourism ideas you can dream up.
With the Saugeen River running right through its downtown hub, Walkerton has become home for consumers and businesses with a focus on paddle-sports and waterside living. The Walkerton Clean Water Centre trains Ontario’s drinking water professionals, gifting you with an already-solid, high-earning customer base. There are currently 120 commercial ventures in town with room for more.
Almost 5,000 people live here in Walkerton with a strong employment base of over half that number.
The municipality hosts a blend of recreation, education and year-round activities and programs that are second to none if rural living is your dream. This is a family-first community; easily getting from work to youth sports to adult relaxation and a good variety of eateries is all in an average day here. From tennis and long leisurely paddles in the summer to every imaginable winter activity, there's plenty of affordable lifestyle waiting for you in Walkerton.
Walkerton’s visible and visceral connection to the Saugeen River drives a passion for environmental care and draws innovative technologies and business ideas for water protection.
The country seat of Bruce County, Walkerton hosts a number of government offices and agencies, meaning your clientele are invested in living local and are also ready to shop.
The East Ridge Business Park is a prime incubator for your unique commercial venture.
Victoria Jubilee Hall is the pride of downtown Walkerton. A historical building with an impressively-sized theatre and a generous conference space, it draws visitors for both work and play.
Bruce County is located in southwestern Ontario, Canada.