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Encyclopedia > Bruce County, Ontario

Bruce County is a county in western Ontario, Canada, and includes the Bruce Peninsula. As of 2001, the population was 63,892. The area was 4,155.53 square kilometres. The county seat is Walkerton, Ontario. It is located at a Latitude of 44°30' North and a Longitude of 81°15' West. Image File history File links Bruce County, Ontario File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English (de facto) Government - Lieutenant-Governor David C. Onley - Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 106 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area... Map of Southern Ontario showing Bruce Peninsula in red. ... 2001 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and also: The International Year of the Volunteer The United Nations Year of Dialogue Among Civilizations Events January January 1 - A black monolith measuring approximately nine feet tall appears in Seattles Magnuson Park, placed by an anonymous... This article is about the physical quantity. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Walkerton is a small town on the Saugeen River in Bruce County, Ontario, 75 km southwest of Owen Sound. ... This article is about the geographical term. ... Compass rose with north highlighted and at top Look up North in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Longitude is the east-west geographic coordinate measurement most commonly utilized in cartography and global navigation. ... A compass rose with west highlighted This article refers to the cardinal direction; for other uses see West (disambiguation). ...


The name of the county is linked to the Bruce Trail and the Bruce Peninsula, which the trail runs through. Officially, Bruce County is named for James Bruce, 8th Earl of Elgin and 12th Earl of Kincardine, Governor General of the Province of Canada. The Bruce Trail is a hiking (and multi-use) trail in southern and central Ontario, Canada. ... Map of Southern Ontario showing Bruce Peninsula in red. ... The Earl of Elgin and Kincardine James Bruce, 8th Earl of Elgin and 12th Earl of Kincardine (20 July 1811 – 20 November 1863) was a British colonial administrator and diplomat, best known as Governor General of the Province of Canada and Viceroy of India. ... The Governor General of the Province of Canada was the vice-regal post of pre-Confederation Canada. ...


The county contains the Bruce Peninsula National Park. Notable towns include Tobermory and Wiarton, home of the weather predicting groundhog Wiarton Willie. Located at the tip of the Bruce peninsula (which almost cuts off Georgian Bay from Lake Huron), on the Niagara Escarpment of Ontario, Canada, Bruce Peninsula National Park offers many opportunities for hiking, camping, bird watching and many other outdoor activities. ... Tobermory is a small town lying at the north tip of the Bruce Peninsula in Ontario, Canada. ... Wiarton is a town in Bruce County, Ontario, Canada, on the shores of Georgian Bay. ... Binomial name (Linnaeus, 1758) The groundhog (Marmota monax), also known as the woodchuck, land beaver, or whistlepig, is a rodent of the family Sciuridae, belonging to the group of large ground squirrels known as marmots. ... Wiarton Willie was a famous Canadian groundhog who lives in the community of Wiarton in Bruce County, Ontario. ...

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Communities

  • Township
    • Huron-Kinloss
  • Indian Reserves
    • Neyaashiinigmiing
    • Saugeen 29

Saugeen Shores is a town in Bruce County, Ontario, Canada, formed in the 1990s, as municipal restructuring merged the towns of Southampton, Port Elgin, and the township of Saugeen. ... South Bruce Peninsula is a town at the base of the Bruce Peninsula of Ontario, Canada, in the County of Bruce between Lake Huron and Georgian Bay. ... The Municipality of Arran-Elderslie is a township in western Ontario, Canada in Bruce County. ... The Municipality of Brockton in Bruce County, Ontario was formed on January 1, 1999. ... The Municipality of Kincardine is located on the shores of Lake Huron in the County of Bruce in the province of Ontario, Canada. ... The Municipality of Northern Bruce Peninsula is located on the Bruce Peninsula in Ontario, Canada. ... South Bruce is a municipality and census subdivision in Bruce County, Ontario, Canada. ...

Historic Townships

  • Albermarle (Hope Bay, McIver, Colpoy's Bay, Mar, Red Bay) now in South Bruce Peninsula
  • Amabel (Wiarton, Oliphant, Sauble Falls, Skipness, Park Head, Allenford) now in South Bruce Peninsula
  • Arran (Elsinore, Tara, Invermay, Burgoyne) now in Arran-Elderslie
  • Brant (Walkerton, Maple Hill, Dunkeld, Eden Grove, Vesta, Elmwood) now in Brockton
  • Bruce (Tiverton, Underwood, Inverhuron) now in the Municipality of Kincardine
  • Carrick (Formosa, Ambleside, Mildmay, Deemerton, Carlsruhe) now in South Bruce
  • Culross (Teeswater) now in South Bruce
  • Eastnor (Spry, Lion's Head, Hopeness, Pike Bay) now in Northern Bruce Peninsula
  • Elderslie (Paisley, Chesley) now in Arran-Elderslie
  • Greenock (Riversdale, Greenock, Chepstow, Cargill, Pinkerton, Bradley, Lovat) now in Brockton
  • Huron (Pine River, Purple Grove, Verdun, Ripley) now in Huron-Kinloss
  • Kincardine (Kincardine, Inverhuron, Millarton, Bervie, Armow) now in the Municipality of Kincardine
  • Kinloss (Kinloss, Kinlough, Holyrood, Langside, Lucknow) now in Huron-Kinloss
  • Lindsay (Cape Chin, Dyer's Bay, Stokes Bay) now in Northern Bruce Peninsula
  • Saugeen (Southampton, Port Elgin) now the Town of Saugeen Shores
  • St. Edmund's (Tobermory) now in Northern Bruce Peninsula

Wiarton is a town in Bruce County, Ontario, Canada, on the shore of Colpoys Bay, an inlet off Georgian Bay. ... Tara is a small village in southwestern Ontario, Canada. ... Walkerton is a small town on the Saugeen River in Bruce County, Ontario, 75 km southwest of Owen Sound. ... Tiverton, Ontario (2001 census population 743) is a village located in the Canadian province of Ontario. ... Inverhuron, Ontario is a village located in the Canadian province of Ontario. ... Mildmay is a town in Bruce County, Ontario, Canada. ... Teeswater is a rural village in the township of Culross, Bruce County, Ontario, Canada. ... Eastnor Township is a former township in Ontario, Canada. ... Lions Head is a community in the municipality of North Bruce Peninsula, Bruce County, Ontario, Canada. ... Paisley is a village in Bruce County, Ontario, Canada. ... Chesley is a small town in Bruce County, Ontario, Canada. ... Ripley is a village in Bruce County, Ontario, Canada. ... The Municipality of Kincardine is located on the shores of Lake Huron in the County of Bruce in the province of Ontario, Canada. ... Inverhuron, Ontario is a village located in the Canadian province of Ontario. ... Lucknow (2001 census population 1,136) is a village located in the Canadian province of Ontario. ... Southampton is a community of approximately 3083 people on the shores of Lake Huron in Bruce County, Ontario, Canada, located at the mouth of the Saugeen River. ... Port Elgin is a community in Bruce County, Ontario, located on Lake Huron. ... Tobermory is a small town lying at the north tip of the Bruce Peninsula in Ontario, Canada. ...

Attractions

  • Algonquin Brewery (South Bruce)
  • "Arabia" Shipwreck (Northern Bruce Peninsula)
  • "Avalon Voyageur II" Shipwreck (Northern Bruce Peninsula)
  • Big Tub Light (Northern Bruce Peninsula)
  • Bluewater Summer Festival Theatre (Kincardine)
  • Bruce County Museum (Saugeen Shores)
  • Bruce Trail
  • Bruce Nuclear Generating Station (Kincardine)
  • Cabot Head Light and Heritage Museum (Northern Bruce Peninsula)
  • "Cascaden" Shipwreck (Northern Bruce Peninsula)
  • Cassel's Cove Shipwreck (Northern Bruce Peninsula)
  • Chantry Island Light (Saugeen Shores)
  • "Charles P. Minch" Shipwreck (Northern Bruce Peninsula)
  • "China" Shipwreck (Northern Bruce Peninsula)
  • Cove Island Point (Northern Bruce Peninsula)
  • Devil's Monument (Northern Bruce Peninsula)
  • Flowerpot Island Light (Northern Bruce Peninsula)
  • Flowerpot Rocks (Northern Bruce Peninsula)
  • "Forest City" Shipwreck (Northern Bruce Peninsula)
  • "Gargantua" Shipwreck (Northern Bruce Peninsula)
  • Gat Point Shipwreck (Northern Bruce Peninsula)
  • Gillies Hill Ghost Town (Arran-Elderslie)
  • Hanover/Saugeen Airport (Brockton)
  • Indian Head Cove Caves and Grotto (Northern Bruce Peninsula)
  • "James C. King" Shipwreck (Northern Bruce Peninsula)
  • "John Walters" Shipwreck (Northern Bruce Peninsula)
  • Kincardine Airport (Kincardine)
  • Kincardine Rear Range Light and Museum (Kincardine)
  • "Lady Dufferin" Shipwreck (Northern Bruce Peninsula)
  • Larkwhistle Garden (Northern Bruce Peninsula)
  • Malcolm Ghost Town (Brockton)
  • Marble bedded lake (Northern Bruce Peninsula)
  • "Marion L. Breck" Shipwreck (Northern Bruce Peninsula)
  • M.S. Chi-Cheemaun (Northern Bruce Peninsula)
  • "Newaygo" Shipwreck (Northern Bruce Peninsula)
  • "Philo Scoville" Shipwreck (Northern Bruce Peninsula)
  • Point Clark Lighthouse Museum (Huron-Kinloss)
  • Point Clark Lighthouse National Historic Site (Huron-Kinloss)
  • "Points West" Shipwreck (Northern Bruce Peninsula)
  • Port Elgin Airport (Saugeen Shores)
  • Sauble Beach Amusements (South Bruce Peninsula)
  • Sauble Speedway (South Bruce Peninsula)
  • Saugeen Amphitheatre (Saugeen 29)
  • Saugeen Trail (Saugeen Shores)
  • Sweetwater Cruise (Northern Bruce Peninsula)
  • The Peninsula and St. Edmunds Museum (Northern Bruce Peninsula)
  • The Scenic Caves (Northern Bruce Peninsula)
  • Tobermory Airport (Northern Bruce Peninsila)
  • Treasure Chest Museum (Arran-Elderslie)
  • Wiarton Willie (South Bruce Peninsula)
  • "W.L. Wetmore" Shipwreck (Northern Bruce Peninsula)

The Bruce Trail is a hiking (and multi-use) trail in southern and central Ontario, Canada. ... Bruce Nuclear Generating Station is a Canadian nuclear power station located in Tiverton, Ontario. ... Kincardine Airport, (TC LID: CNS7), is located 1. ... The Chi-Cheemaun opening its bow visor. ... Wiarton Willie was a famous Canadian groundhog who lives in the community of Wiarton in Bruce County, Ontario. ...

Protected Areas

  • Arran Lake Conservation Area
  • Black Creek Provincial Park
  • Brucedale Conservation Area
  • Bruce Peninsula National Park
    • Cyprus Lake
  • Cabot Head Provincial Nature Reserve
  • Chantry Island National Migratory Bird Sanctuary
  • Denny's Dam Conservation Area
  • Fathom Five National Marine Park
    • Flowerpot Island
  • Glammis Bog Conservation Area
  • Greenoch Swamp Wetland Complex Conservation Area
  • Hardwood Hills Conservation Area
  • Hope Bay Forest Provincial Nature Reserve
  • Inverhuron Provincial Park
  • Johnston Harbour Pine Tree Point Provincial Nature Reserve
  • Lion's Head Provincial Nature Reserve
  • Little Cove Provincial Nature Reserve
  • Lockerby Conservation Area
  • MacGregor Point Provincial Park
    • Algonquin
    • Huron
    • Nipissing
  • McBeat Conservation Area
  • McMaster Island Provincial Nature Reserve
  • Rankin Provincial Resource Management Area
  • Sauble Falls Provincial Park
  • Saugeen Bluffs Conservation Area
  • Smoky Head - White Bluff Provincial Nature Reserve
  • Spirit Rock Conservation Area
  • Stoney Island Conservation Area
  • Tara Conservation Area

Located at the tip of the Bruce peninsula (which almost cuts off Georgian Bay from Lake Huron), on the Niagara Escarpment of Ontario, Canada, Bruce Peninsula National Park offers many opportunities for hiking, camping, bird watching and many other outdoor activities. ... Located at the mouth of Georgian Bay in Ontario, Canada Fathom Five National Marine Park is a largely underwater national park that seeks to protect and display shipwrecks and lighthouses. ... Inverhuron Provincial Park is located on the shores of Lake Huron in the small village of Inverhuron, Ontario, near Tiverton, Ontario, Canada. ... MacGregor Point Provincial Park is a park located on Lake Huron near Port Elgin, Ontario. ...

Highways

Highways in Bruce include:

  • Primary Highways: 21, 9

Demographics

(Statistics Canada, 2001) Statistics Canada (French: Statistique Canada) is the Canadian federal government department commissioned with producing statistics to help better understand Canada, its population, resources, economy, society, and culture. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ...

  • Population change (1996-2001): -2.7
  • Dwellings: 36,864
  • Density (per km²): 15.4
  • National rank in terms of population: 93
  • Provincial rank in terms of population: 36

People

This article is about the color. ... Indigenous peoples are: Peoples living in an area prior to colonization by a state Peoples living in an area within a nation-state, prior to the formation of a nation-state, but who do not identify with the dominant nation. ... Visible minorities are persons who are not of the majority race in a given population. ...

Surrounding Counties

Categories: Stub | Ontario counties and regions ... Categories: Stub | Ontario counties and regions ... The Manitoulin District is a district in Northeastern Ontario in the Canadian province of Ontario. ...

See also

Census division is the next smallest political region below province or territory, in Canada, similar to a county. ... Map of Southern Ontario showing Bruce Peninsula in red. ... Sauble Beach, Ontario, Canada, is a resort area on Lake Huron. ...

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  Results from FactBites:
 
markers|family connections|Routledge (2837 words)
Routledge, born 14 Jun 1865 in Brant Township, Bruce County, Ontario; died 11 Oct 1936 in R.M. of Woodworth, Manitoba.
Routledge, born 14 Jun 1865 in Brant Township, Bruce County, Ontario; died 11 Oct 1936 in R.M. of Woodworth, Manitoba; married (1) Minnie.
Mary Jane Bacon, born 22 Jan 1849 in Middletown Township, MIddlesex County, Ontario; died Unknown; married William Guinn 13 Feb 1866 in Brant Township, Bruce County, Ontario; born 1834 in Montreal, Ile de Montreal, Quebec; died 28 Sep 1876 in Walkerton, Brant Township, Bruce County, Ontario.
Bruce County, Ontario - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (495 words)
Bruce County is a county in western Ontario, Canada, and includes the Bruce Peninsula.
The name of the county is linked to the Bruce Trail and the Bruce Peninsula, which the trail runs through.
Officially, Bruce County is named for James Bruce, 8th Earl of Elgin and 12th Earl of Kincardine, Governor General of the Province of Canada.
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