Explore Wiarton on Your Next Ontario Vacation

If you’re planning a vacation to the beautiful Ontario, you won’t want to miss out on the little town of Wiarton. This picturesque town on the shores of the Bruce Peninsula escapes most people’s vacation itinerary, but we promise it’s worth the visit. We love the town so much, we offer several Wiarton cottage rentals for you to consider! Here’s everything you’ll need to know before stopping by.

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Wiarton is the basecamp to the Bruce Peninsula and holds all the intrigue and charm you’d expect from a Canadian getaway. It is named after Wiarton Place in Maidstone, Kent. When Wiarton was first settled in the 1850s, the Governor-General of Canada was originally from Wiarton Place, inspiring the name. 

Wiarton was once a bustling lumber town with seven mills, and though the mills are not in operation anymore, the town is still as busy as ever. It features five motels and multiple other accommodation options, as well as plenty of natural attractions. It doesn’t matter how big your family is or what you’re interested in; you can find it in or near Wiarton!

Things to Do

When you leave our Bruce Peninsula cottage rentals to explore all Wiarton has to offer, the first thing you’re likely to notice is the stunning nature. Georgian Bay is right at your disposal, offering all kinds of watersports or simply the opportunity to relax near the waves. You’ll also want to spend some time admiring the renowned wildflowers in the various gardens and enjoying the gorgeous Bruce Peninsula weather

If you’re interested in keeping active, hike through the famous Bruce Trails into the Spirit Rock Conservation Area. You can also head just 10 minutes north of town to get to the mountain bike park if you’re looking for an adrenaline rush. In winter, the town attracts tons of skiers and snowmobilers. If you’re visiting in early February, be sure to stop by the Wiarton Willie Festival!


While you’re in Wiarton, there are tons of great food options for you to indulge in. Need a quick bite in between the other items on your itinerary? Frosty Freeze and Subway make it easy to get your lunch and get back on the road! If you want a more laid-back, eat-in dining experience, there are plenty of choices there as well.

At Dockside Willie’s Bar and Grill, you’ll always get a great homecooked meal with breathtaking views of Colpoy’s Bay. They’ve got all your classics from hot dogs to hamburgers, and if you come on Wednesday nights, you can grab some chicken wings for just 75 cents each! You can also visit Green Door Café, Kgum-Bo Restaurant, Topnotch Restaurant, or the Wiarton Inn Restaurant for more of your local favorites.

If you want a quick drink or a sweet treat, the town also has cafés and coffee shops for you to check out. At Northern Confections, the whole family will be able to indulge in any ice cream flavor they please. You can also stop by Berford Street Bookstore & Bazaar to pick out a new vacation read while enjoying the selections courtesy of the Ironwood Coffee Company! For anyone with dietary restrictions, One Life Health & Wellness appeals to all and can accommodate anyone. 

Wiarton Cottage Rentals

We’re proud to offer various cottage rentals in Ontario, but we’re particularly fond of our Wiarton cottages. At Rent Cottage, we strive to treat each guest like family and show you why we love the Bruce Peninsula. Any time you have a question or concern, our staff will be happy to help you out. Ready to start planning your relaxing getaway to Wiarton? Contact us today to get started.

Cottage Management Services

At Ontario Cottage Rentals we take pride in the level of service we offer our owners and guests. Cottages can be booked directly on our website, and we ensure your property stays in wonderful condition for the next guest every time. Contact us today to learn more about how you can make the most out of your cottage.

Contact Us


Please Contact david@cottagevacations.com with all owner-related questions
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Address: 3 - 10 Brunel Rd Huntsville ON P1H 2A9
Office Hours: Mon-Fri 9:00am-4:30pm (Year Round)
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Contact Number: 1 (877) 218-5370
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