Things to Do Near Hope Bay

In Wiarton, Ontario, only 15 minuets away from Hope Bay Campground. Wiarton Willie, Canada’s famous white groundhog, emerges from his lair every February 2nd to check his shadow and tell us whether we’ll have a long winter or, hopefully, an early spring. After hibernation, he’s as anxious as we are to Frolic in the warm sun. Wiarton is the Gateway to the Bruce Peninsula. In Wiarton you will find many stores, shops and restaurants.

In its very early history, Wiarton was a landing stage for natives and voyageurs portaging their canoes and cargo across this narrow part of the Peninsula to Lake Huron, thereby avoiding the sometimes treacherous waters at the tip of the Bruce.