Wiarton is part of the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario. Geographically, the town is defined by the rugged limestone cliffs of the Niagara Escarpment (a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve-one of only twelve such reserves in Canada), which bisects the town. Wiarton is perhaps most famous for what occurs annually every February 2. The Wiarton Willie Festival surrounds an albino groundhog (also named Willie) who predicts the length of winter with the viewing (or lack thereof) of his shadow. The area is known for its wildflowers and fantastic gardens. The 8,000 year-old Bruce Caves are also a must see.
Wiarton attracts many seasonal visitors to the area, with it’s cottages, resorts and downtown marina. Georgian Bay provides guests with never-ending water opportunities. The surrounding parks and conservation areas offer options for hiking, mountain biking, snowshoeing and stunning views. During the winter, the village is alive with skiers and snowmobilers who come to this area to experience the Bruce Ski Club and the snowmobile trails. There are some excellent groomed ski trails nearby yourself and choose to ski or snowshoe on the ungroomed Bruce Trail.
The Wiarton site of Grey Bruce Health Services offers a full range of 24/7 ER Department, ambulatory care and inpatient care to Peninsula residents and visitors. There are 100 GBHS staff and eight physicians working at the Wiarton site.
Level of Service: Primary Care
Number of Beds: 18
Referral Sites: Guelph, London, Kitchener-Waterloo, Owen Sound
Learner Parking: Free
Median Age: 50.0