Bruce County, Ontario

Bruce County, Ontario

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Bruce County is a county in western Ontario, Canada, and includes the Bruce Peninsula. As of 2006, the population was 65,349. The area was convert|4155.53|km2|sqmi|0. The county seat is Walkerton, Ontario. It is located at coord|44|30|N|81|15|W|region:CA-ON|display=inline,title.

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, sixth Governor General of the Province of Canada.

The county contains the Bruce Peninsula National Park. Notable towns include Tobermory and Wiarton, home of the weather predicting groundhog Wiarton Willie.


**Saugeen Shores
**South Bruce Peninsula


**Northern Bruce Peninsula
**South Bruce

*Indian Reserves
**Saugeen 29

Historic Townships

*Albemarle (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


*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)
*Sauble Speedway (South Bruce)
*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)
*"W.L. Wetmore" Shipwreck (Northern Bruce Peninsula)

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
*McBeath 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


Highways in Bruce include:
*Primary Highways: 21, 9, and 6


"(Statistics Canada, 2006)"
*Population change (2001-2006): 2.3
*Dwellings: 38,432
*Density: PD km2 to mi2|16|abbr=yes
*National rank in terms of population: 91
*Provincial rank in terms of population: 36

*96% White
*3% Aboriginal
*1% Visible Minority

urrounding Counties

*Huron County, Ontario
*Grey County, Ontario
*Wellington County, Ontario
*Manitoulin District, Ontario

ee also

* List of counties and districts of Canada
* Bruce Peninsula
* Sauble Beach


External links

* [ Statistics Canada 2006 Community Profile - Bruce County, Ontario]
* [ Bruce County Official Website]
* [ Ontario Plaques in the County of Bruce]

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