Facilities:
Town of South Bruce Peninsula has numerous facilities available for your special event.  Whether it is a private function (wedding, anniversary, birthday party, meeting, etc.) or a public meeting, Town staff are happy to assist you find the space for your event to rent.  To request information on any of the facilities below, contact the Recreation Programmer at 519-534-1400 ext. 132.

- Amabel-Sauble Community School
- Ball Diamonds
- Basketball Courts
- Bluewater Park
- Boat Launches
- Boardwalk
- Community Gardens

- Dog Parks
- Fitness Equipment

- Pavilions
- Playgrounds

- Ross Whicher Centre

- Sauble Beach Community Centre
- Skate Park 

- Soccer Fields
- Splash Pad
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Swimming Pool
Tennis Courts
- Trails
- Train Station and Heritage Centre

- Wiarton Arena and Community Centre
- Wiarton Willie's Home

 


Other Frequently Asked Questions:

What do I need if I am having alcohol at Town Facilities?
What if I am playing music at a Town facility - SOCAN Fee?


Alcohol at Town Facilities

Several of the Town's facilities allow the service of Alcohol with the appropriate permits. The Town has an Alcohol Risk Management Policy which is to be read and signed where alcohol is to be served in a facility. The following permits are to be obtained along with a rental agreement with the Town:
     - Tent Permit - where alcohol is to be served outdoors. See the Building Department
     - Special Occasion Permit from the LCBO
     - The renter must provide proof of liability insurance in the minimum amount of $2 million, with the Town of South Bruce
        Peninsula as additional named insured, which can be purchased through your insurance provider.

All bartenders who is serving alcohol must be smart serve certified and be approved by our Facilities co-ordinator.  For assistance in finding a smart serve certified person, please contact Facilities Coordinator at 519-374-9490.

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Amabel-Sauble Community School
     - 
Gymnasium
     Community Room

Looking for a fun place to have a birthday party, family get tobether. sporting practice or a social event?  Reserve a room at the Amabel Sauble School.  Amenities in Community Room - accommodates up to 25 people, partially equipped kitchen with fridge, stove, coffee maker, microwave, 8' tables and chairs.  Sports equipment available for use in Gymnasium. 

Available for rentals all day on weekends and school days after 5:00 pm. This is a peanut free and alcohol free facility. For further information or to rent a room, contact the Recreation Programmer at 519-534-1400 ext. 132.

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Ball Diamonds
     - Bannister Park Ball Diamond - Sauble Beach
     - Bluewater Park Ball Diamond - Wiarton
     - Dan Davidson Ball Diamond - Wiarton
     - Wilbur J. Cunningham Memorial Park - Hepworth

"Take me out to the ball game ..." The Town of South Bruce Peninsula has three excellent ball diamonds available for slowpitch, softball and fastball.  Bluewater Park and Bannister Park are equipped with lights while Dan Davidson does not have lights.  Available May to September, Town staff coordinate booking and maintenance of the diamonds.  For further information or to rent a diamond, contact the Recreation Programmer at 519-534-1400 ext. 132.

 Bluewater Park BD Dan Davidson BD 

 

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Basketball Courts
     -
Jimmie Brown Rotary Park - corner of McNaughton Street and Frank Street, Wiarton
     - Bannister Park - 30 Community Centre Drive, Sauble Beach

It is time to give your kids a reason to turn off the video games and get outside, have some fun and build some memories in a safe place.  At the Basketball Courts, you can practice your slam dunks, dribbling or shooting hoops like the pros. There is also a playground and open space for families to enjoy.

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Bluewater Park
Located in the heart of Wiarton, overlooking Colpoys Bay, Bluewater Park has alot to offer including:

- Accessible Washrooms
- Ball Diamond
- Boardwalk
- Boat Launch
- Bruce Trail access
- Campground
- Dumping Station
- Fish Cleaning Station
- Fitness Equipment
- Hot showers
- Pavilions
- Playground
- Restaurant
- Splash Pad
- Swimming Pool
- Tennis Courts
- Train Station and Heritage Centre
- Walking Trails
- Wiarton Willie's Home

 

BWP field

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Boardwalk

The Wiarton Boardwalk is becoming a favourite spot for an evening walk to a romantic wedding.  The wooden pathway runs along the waterfront overlooking Colpoys Bay.  You may want to relax on one of the benches and enjoy the lovely view.

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Boat Launches
     - Bluewater Park Boat Launch
     - Sauble Beach Boat Launch

The Town of South Bruce Peninsula offers recreational boaters and sports fishermen boat launch facilities in Wiarton and Sauble Beach at no charge.  The Wiarton Boat Launch located in Bluewater Park has portable washrooms, cleaning station and free parking.  The Sauble Boat Launch, located at the corner of Sauble Falls Road and Lakeshore Blvd, has parking available at Grouse Drive (fee for parking as per Town of South Bruce Peninsula Fee Bylaw).

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Community Gardens
     - Do you enjoy gardening but don't have the space or the equipment?
     - Would you like to learn how to square foot garden?
     - Would you like to eat fresh vegetables that aren't expensive and know where they came from?

Rent a Community Garden today!  Located behind Gateway Haven, County of Bruce Long Term Care (access on Mary Street), Wiarton, there are 20 square foot gardens available to rent each growing season.  In partnership between the Town of South Bruce Peninsula and the County of Bruce. Growing a healthy community, one garden at a time!

To rent a garden or for further information, contact the Recreation Programmer at 519-534-1400 ext. 132. 

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Dog Parks
     - Oliphant Dog Park
     - Tayja's Doggy Park, Old Oliphant Road, Wiarton

If your pooch spends all day cooped up inside or you have a small backyard, then a trip to one of these parks is well-deserved.  Two parks for dogs to exercise and play off-leash in a controlled environment under the supervision of their owners.  Entirely fenced and stoop and scoop applies.  All dogs must be licenced and wearing current tag and have current Rabies vaccination. 

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Fitness Equipment
      - Bluewater Park, Wiarton
      - Sauble Beach

Need a little exercise but don't have any fitness equipment?  Now you can start to tone up at Bluewater Park and Sauble Beach!  Four locations at Sauble Beach and five stations in Bluewater Park including: eliptical cross trainer, sit up board, chest press, tai chi spinners, cross country ski machine, pull up station, single air walker, leg press, leg lift combo, rowing machine and stair climber.  Users apply their own body weight as resistance for a cardio vascular and resistance workout.  A high quality workout for novice to experienced

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Pavilions
     -
Berford Lake Pavilion
     - Bluewater Park Pavilion
     - Train Station Pavilion

The Town's Pavilions are a great place to host your next family or highschool reunion, picnic, community or neighbourhood event. Hydro and water available.  To rent a pavilion, contact the Recreation Programmer at 519-534-1400 ext. 132.

Bluewater Pavilion  Pavilion Train 
Bluewater Park Pavilion                                                     Train Station Pavilion - in Bluewater Park                            

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Playgrounds

- Allenford Park
- Bannister Park Sauble Beach
- Bluewater Park 
-
Elsinore Community Centre
- Jimmie Brown Rotary Park Wiarton
Oliphant Dog Park
- Park Head Community Centre
- Red Bay Park
- Sauble Beach
- Wilbur J. Cunningham Memorial Park Hepworth


Do you have youngsters that like to explore? Unique and creative play structures for children to learn and enjoy. 

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Ross Whicher Centre
Handy to Bluewater Park, and Wiarton Willie's home, the Ross Whicher Centre meeting room, 578 Brown Street, is a great place for your next meeting, birthday party, or small gathering for up to 25 people.  No alcohol is permitted.  Amenities include:large meeting table with chairs, small kitchenette that includes a sink.  For more information or to rent the Ross Whicher, contact the Recreation Programmer at 519-534-1400 ext. 132.

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Sauble Beach Community Centre
The Sauble Beach Community Centre, 1km from the beach, is available for a variety of functions from fitness classes to weddings.  The Sauble Beach Community Centre has the following amenities:
     Large banquet hall/Amabel Room - 12' x 24' stage - 6 shuffleboard courts
     - Bruce Room - 24' x 40'
     - Huron/Fireplace Room - 24' x 52'
     - Games Room - includes pool table, shuffleboard table, 6 dart boards
     - Full commercial kitchen
     Bar service area
     - Lobby
     - Outdoor fenced smoking area 15' x 45'
     - Coat room
     - Fully accessible
     - 8' rectangle tables and 5' round tables

For more information or to rent the Sauble Beach Community Centre, contact the Recreation Programmer at 519-534-1400 ext. 132.

   SBCC Auditorium Wedding

   Sauble Beach Community Centre Auditorium

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Skate Park
Building a Skate Park for skateboarders, BMX and scooters where youth can call their own is what the youth have been requested for a number of years.  Presently they are playing on the streets and parking lots.  The Park will be located in Bluewater Park in Wiarton, a park setting that has other amenities for families such as a playground, swimming pool, ball diamond, tennis courts, splash pad and pavilions.  This location is safe and has been approved by the Wiarton OPP. 

Youth have been involved with the planning stages and will continue in the development and fundraising of this project.  The youth on the committee have been a part of the planning including drawings of how they would like the park to look and fundraising efforts. 

For more information or how to donate to the building of the Skate Park, contact Joanne Lancaster at 519-534-0135.

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SOCAN Fee
Any event that intends to have non-original music in a Town owned facility must pay a SOCAN fee (Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada). This fee is required to cover licencing fees for the Canadian Copyright collective that administers and collects fees and distributes royalties.

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Soccer Fields
Located at Amabel Sauble School, 555 Sauble Falls Parkway, Sauble Beach, families can enjoy playing and practicing their soccer skills at the many soccer fields.  Soccer programs available through Sauble Soccer Association.  For more information or to rent the Sauble Beach Soccer Fields, contact the Recreation Programmer at 519-534-1400 ext. 132.

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Splash Pad
Need a quick place for your children to enjoy the cool water on a hot and sunny day? Bluewater Park Splash Pad is an unsupervised water play area. Various water features such as shower heads and spray jets that keep children laughing for hours. Parents are reminded to supervise their children at all times while visiting the splash pad.  The Splash Pad is open end of June to end of August, 9:00am-8:00pm daily.

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Tennis Courts
     -
Bluewater Park in Wiarton
     - Bannister Park across from Sauble Beach Community Centre
     - Sauble Beach - on Lakeshore Blvd. north of 11th Street

Town staff install the nets on the tennis courts each spring until late fall ready for play (weather permitting).  Don't have equipment?  Tennis racquets and tennis balls available to borrow from the Train Station in Bluewater Park.  Daily and season passes available.  For program information or to reserve time at the Wiarton courts, contact Recreation Programmer at 519-534-1400 ext. 132. 

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Trails
The Town of South Bruce Peninsula offers various trails for beginners to advanced.  Enjoy these trails for walking, biking, jogging, cross country skiing, bird watch and nature viewing. Make sure to pause and check out the amazing flora and fauna during your trek in the fresh air.  Some trails can be enjoyed year round.

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Train Station and Heritage Centre
Travel back in time at the Wiarton Train Station and Heritage Centre, located in the historic 1904 CN Rail Station in Bluewater Park overlooking Colpoy's Bay. It closed in 1960 and was moved from its former site (northeast corner of George Street and Claude Street - Fire Hall) to Bluewater Park in 1971. Built entirely of wood in combined chateau and stick styles, the station has Queen Anne towers on its bay side and magnificent coffered tongue-and-groove ceilings. It now houses the heritage interpretive centre and gallery and serves as the office for the Bluewater Park Campground.  The Train Station hours:
     - May 15 to end June - 8:00am-8:00pm Monday-Sunday
     July 1 to Labour Day - 8:00am-9:00pm Monday-Thursday and 8:00am-10:00pm Friday-Sunday
     Labour day to October 15 - 8:00am-8:00pm Monday-Sunday

For more information, contact the Recreation Programmer at 519-534-1400 ext. 132.

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Wiarton Arena and Community Centre
The Wiarton Arena and Community Centre is located in the heart of Wiarton with the following amenities:
     - Arena floor/ice surface 75' x 175' 
     Heated spectator seating for 450
     Large banquet hall/auditorium
     - Full commercial kitchen
     Bar service area
     - Lobby
     Concession booth
     - Pro shop
     - Fully accessible

Available for a variety of functions: the auditorium is often used for weddings, and community functions while the arena floor can be rented for community functions, or sporting activities after the ice has been taken out, and the ice floor can be rented throughout the winter.

A great venue to profile and promote your business or service, wall board and Zamboni advertising available.

For more information or to rent the Wiarton Community Centre, contact the Recreation Programmer at 519-534-1400 ext. 132.

 Wiarton CC

 Wiarton Community Centre

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Wiarton Pool
The Town has an outdoor pool located at Bluewater Park which is available end-June to the end of August. 

Group, private and semi-private swimming lessons are held in July and August.  Advanced Courses are also available that will lead to becoming a lifeguard and swimming instructor.  Public swimming is also available daily during the summer months.  Specific dates and times are available in the Recreation Guide.

For program information or to rent the Wiarton Pool, contact the Recreation Programmer at 519-534-1400 ext. 132.

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Wiarton Willie's Home
Wiarton Willie is a Canadian groundhog who lives in Wiarton. Every February 2, on Groundhog Day, Willie is the star of the Wiarton Willie Festival that predicts whether there will be an early spring.  The story of Wiarton Willie dates back to 1956. A Wiarton resident named Macklemore McKenzie wanted to showcase his childhood home to his many friends, so he sent out invitations for a "Groundhog Day" gathering.  Wiarton Willie Festival has been taking place ever since.

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