Top Reasons to Visit Dunnville



Dunnville has lots to offer residents and visitors: from pleasant lodging, to restaurants, and exciting recreational opportunities… This is a four-season destination where a friendly welcome awaits all in the relaxed down­home atmosphere of its quiet, picturesque community.

  1. Enjoy Fishing, Camping and Paddling on some of Ontario’s Best Beaches

Some of the best river and lake fishing in the country. Whether from a kayak or boat or standing on the edge of a river bank, dock, or pier. At Parks just a short drive from Toronto, Hamilton, Brantford, Kitchener and London. These parks are scattered along the Grand River and Lake Erie. By canoeing or kayaking along the tributaries of the Grand River. Rentals are available along the river. Rock Point Provincial Park has been named one of the best beaches in Ontario by Southwest Ontario

  1. Swim Ontario’s Largest Swimming Pool

Measuring more than an acre at Byng Island, making it a great place to spend a lazy summer afternoon.

  1. Enjoy Trails, Pathways and Cycling Routes

The Greater Dunnville area offers one of the best recreational cycling opportunities in Southern Ontario.

  1. Visit the No 6 RCAF Dunnville Airport Museum

This museum preserves artifacts and training aircraft from the No. 6 Service Flying Training School (SFTS). This was one of 41 such facilities in Canada as part of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan www.rcafmuseum.org

  1. Visit Port Maitland

Which straddles the mouth of the Grand River, where it empties into the northern shore of Lake Erie. Take a walk along the West Pier to the lighthouse. Come for some sport fishing whether off the pier or by boat, or enjoy a picnic at the Esplanade Park or swim sandy beaches. Visit the Christ Church cemetery to see the cemetery of the war of 1812 soldiers’ burial.

On the East side of the river visit Rock Point Provincial Park, take in the history of the Feeder canal and visit the Cairn at Browns Point. (In place Sept 2015)

  1. Visit the Farmers Market

If looking to buy local produce to enjoy at home or the cottage, the Farmers Market has it. Open May to December on Saturday and Tuesday mornings.

  1. Enjoy the Mudcat Festival Weekend

Held June 8-11th, 2017. This festival celebrates one of the Grand River’s most well-known inhabitants (the Mudcat) and attracts thousands of visitors each year. A parade, live music, strongman competition, entertainment and fireworks are just a few of the weekend’s activities..www.dunnvillemudcatfestival.ca

  1. Visit the River Arts Festival

Be part of a two-week event in November which features local talent and arts including media theatre and music.www.riverartsfestival.ca

  1. Christmas Decorated House Tour

Be part of the Dunnville Christmas House Tour (DCHT) and view some of Dunnville’s loveliest homes decorated for the Christmas season. This event happens every 2 years with this year showing Saturday November 28 2015.

  1. Christmas ‘Light up’ and Parade

On December 3rd 2016, see a dazzling parade with floats and vehicles decorated with strings of lights, offering plenty of community appeal.