2017 south bruce peninsula heritage award

It's time to recognize an individual, organization, business or religious affiliation who has contributed to the rich heritage of South Bruce Peninsula.  Nominations are due on or before February 8, 2017 at noon.  All nominations will be discussed in an open format at a Municipal Heritage Committee meeting.  The Municipal Heritage Committee will make a recommendation to Council.  The Council chosen recipient or recipients will be recognized at the 2017 Volunteer Dinner.

2017 South Bruce Peninsula Heritage Award Poster

Nomination Form

South Bruce Peninsula Heritage Award Policy CO.14.2

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


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

Wiarton History Book

Would you like to learn more about the history of Wiarton?  Looking for a unique gift idea?  Why not purchase a Wiarton History Book!  The books are soft cover and coil bound and are sure to give you hours of reading pleasure.  The books are $15.00 including taxes or $10.00 each including taxes for purchases of five or more books.  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.

More History...

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