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.
Wiarton is a progressive and supportive community that has endless opportunities for new and expanding businesses to enter. As the basecamp to the Peninsula, the tourism traffic in Wiarton creates a large need for businesses including accommodations, niche-type stores, adventure training (such as scuba diving), and sporting good outfitters. Wiarton is the place for you if you’re a free spirit looking for a fun and diverse market to cater to.
Wiarton is a vibrant and busy community - it’s the Basecamp to the Bruce Peninsula. Over 250,000 tourists visit Bruce Peninsula National Park annually, with the majority passing through Wiarton on their way. These visitors along with the thriving community of South Bruce Peninsula create all the traffic you need to establish a business. Fifty-two percent of the population is of working age, with 20% employed in trades and transportation occupations. Thirty-two percent are over retirement age.
The thriving main industries in Bruce County are diverse. Supporting the entrepreneurs who keep those industries active is our goal. Whether you’re a new business owner, expanding an existing business, or exploring new ways to run a mature business, a wide range of support is available to you and you’ve come to the right place to find it.