Wiarton History Book and Amabel History Book

Would you like to learn more about the history of Wiarton or the history of the former Amabel Township?  Looking for a unique gift idea?  Why not purchase a history book!  They are available for sale at Town Hall, 315 George Street Wiarton 519-534-1400 and seasonally at the Wiarton Train Station in Bluewater Park, Wiarton.  Both books are reprints of previous books. 

The Wiarton History Book is soft cover and coil bound.  Wiarton History Books cost $15.00 each including taxes or $10.00 each including taxes for purchases of five or more books. 

The Amabel History Book is soft cover and perfect bound.  Amabel History Books cost $35.00 each including taxes or $25.00 each including taxes for purchases of five or more books.

south bruce peninsula heritage award

Congratulations to the 2017 recipients:  Jim MacDougall and the McLaren Pipe and Drum Band.  They were honoured at the 2017 Volunteer Dinner.

South Bruce Peninsula Heritage Award Recipients

2016 Recipients - no nominations received-no award

2015 Recipients - Arthur Haley and Hepworth Anglers Club

2014 Recipients - Mar Women's Institute and Wiarton Propeller Club

To learn more about the South Bruce Peninsula Heritage Award, click here

Heritage House signage program

The Municipal Heritage Committee is pleased to introduce the newly established Heritage House Sign Program.  If you have an interesting building and would like to showcase its heritage, you may apply to purchase a sign which you would then install on the building.   

The policy which explains the program and includes the application is here.

Town Commitment to Heritage

The Town of South Bruce Peninsula is an active and flourishing community where history and culture are vital components of the Town's commitment to quality living.  To this end, historical elements have enhanced the economic, social and environmental wellbeing of the Town.  The Town of South Bruce Peninsula, like other communities across Ontario, has experienced considerable change in the past number of years.  This has resulted in a fundamental need to preserve the history of the area.  The Town of South Bruce Peninsula is interested in preserving and maintaining its significant historical assets for future generations.  Council believes that this can best be achieved by full public dialogue and initiatives.

Municipal Heritage Committee

The Municipal Heritage Committee was appointed by Council in March 2007.  The Committee acts in an advisory capacity to Council in order to identify, protect and promote the mechanisms that preserve the town's historic assets for the benefit of all.

Heritage Committee Terms of Reference

Heritage Bench Program

The Heritage Bench Program is a unique program which provides a direct link to community history in the form of a locally crafted and etched stone bench. 

Colpoy's Bench

Colpoys Village Stone Bench Colpoys Bench Map

Allenford Bench
Allenford BenchAllenford Bench Map

Oliphant Bench
Oliphant BenchOliphant Bench Map

Heritage Walking Tours

What better way to enjoy the history and heritage of our beautiful community than to take a Heritage Walking Tour.  Featured walking tour areas are Allenford, Wiarton and the Sauble Falls Bridge. 

Allenford Walking Tour

Wiarton Walking Tour

Sauble Falls Bridge Walking Tour

More History...

You can find more on local history on Colpoys Bay and Wiarton here.