Let’s make a list. If rocky trails, a world biosphere, doorstep access to the Great Lakes and Georgian Bay, entrepreneurial spirit and hundreds of thousands of travellers annually make fertile ground for your business ideas, Wiarton is for you. Wiarton is basecamp to the Bruce Peninsula, where adventures begin and business ventures flourish.
The Wiarton area is home to almost 300 companies, with 75 businesses on the main street alone. Annual household income exceeds $76,000, and there's a large and healthy seasonal population who think of Bruce County as their second (if not first) home.
Almost 2,500 people live here year round and that number grows to 8,500 when you consider seasonal property owners. It's a comparatively young atmosphere, small but with a social, enterprising vibe.
Large percentage of population with apprenticeships or trade diplomas
Over 250,000 tourists visit Bruce National Park Annually, the majority passing through Wiarton on their way to the Peninsula
You may have heard about Wiarton Willie; now learn about the best of Bruce living right here at the peninsula’s basecamp.
Good schools, community amenities, easy access to shopping and one more thing: an endless outdoor playground that provides year-round family activity, an intense physical challenge for those who are up to it and amazing trails, biking, boating and winter sports that suit everyone.
The best thing about the lifestyle here is that you actually have time and space to enjoy it. That's the beauty of being a Bruce County entrepreneur.
You have a private aircraft airport within a few minutes of Main Street.
You have Georgian Bay and a slip for your boat five steps to the east and Lake Huron's beaches 50 minutes to the west.
Every trail, path, road and bike path in the area is within a stone's throw.
There's room to expand - the basecamp business strategy in Wiarton is in its early stages; this community is poised to grow in the right direction.
The municipality of Wiarton is determined to make starting and expanding businesses in town easier. It starts with responsiveness and accountability. What do you need to know? See how fast we'll help.