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Where is Bruce County?
Bruce County includes eight municipalities situated in the northern part of the Southwest Region of Ontario.
Getting to and From Bruce County
Bruce County is connected to world markets through road, air and water. Ontario Highways include #9 which runs from the municipality of Kincardine to Toronto; #21 which runs along the Lake Huron shoreline and then turns to go through Mount Forest on the way to Provincial highway 402 and Sarnia; #6 which runs from Tobermory and passes near Owen Sound to Guelph and the 401 near Toronto.
Air connections include the federally certified Wiarton Keppel International Airport and the Kincardine Municipal Airport which is being studied for its potential as a platform for economic development and new investment.
The deep Harbour at Owen Sound, which is actually located just across the Bruce County line in Grey County, accommodates large lake freighters and the Chi-chi Maun Ferry.
What is Bruce County Like?
Located in Southwestern Ontario, one of the most internationally competitive economic regions in Canada, Bruce County contributes to the $50 Billion of products and services exported from the region annually. Bruce County enjoys a mix of some of the most fertile farmland; a robust energy sector; a significant agribusiness sector; and a growing tourism industry.
Tourism relies on some of the most breath-taking scenery along the Georgian Bluffs and Bruce Trail and a host of visitor attractions including fairs and festivals operated in many of Bruce County’s municipalities. Some of the more noteworthy attractions and events include sandy beaches; the Bruce Trail; campgrounds; cycling; birding; cross country skiing; boating; fishing; scuba diving at Fathom Five Underwater National Park in Tobermory; the Kincardine Scottish Festival; the Kincardine weekly Saturday night Pipe Band Parade; the Lighthouse Blues Fest; the Wiarton Willy Festival and Pumpkinfest in Port Elgin; to name a few.
Bruce County has 3750 farms that generate more than $255 Million annually in gross sales. Agriculture operations include growing of corn, soybeans, string beans, canola and winter wheat. County farms also produce beef, lamb, pork, elk, bison and emu. Bruce County also is home to horse breeding and training as well as wine production. Agriculture is complemented with a variety of support and processing industries, making the agriculture sector not only a significant economic activity for Bruce County but an important contributor to overall farm production in Ontario.
The energy sector is a large player in the County with much of the infrastructure located in the municipality of Kincardine. Kincardine is home to Bruce Power Nuclear Generating Station; large wind energy installations; and a growing solar energy sector. Kincardine is also in the final approval stages for the Deep Geological Repository, which will house low and intermediate radioactive materials from nuclear operations across Ontario.