Welcome to a bustling little border community like none you’ve ever experienced before -Wallaceburg – a colourful, friendly little town characterized by the kind of closed-knit, unique personality exemplary of old-world hamlets. Wallaceburg – offering you a world of possibilities. If you own a boat, you can partake in a boating excursion along the main street of town, indulge yourself in leisurely shopping amid charming specialty shops and boutiques, or stroll through our local museum and capture some of our rich cultural heritage.
Wallaceburg takes pride in the careful preservation of it rich heritage. Visit the Wallaceburg & District Museum that offers special events and attraction throughout the year, presenting artistically arranged displays which capture a wide scope of the community’s heritage. See the worlds largest faucet, enjoy the intrigue of the Baldoon Mystery, or stroll through the exciting Sports Hall of Fame. While in town, you may wish to visit “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” in Dresden.
The town is strategically located along the banks of the scenic Sydenham River which flows directly into the St. Clair River that connects the Great Lakes, the world’s largest fresh water system – and is only a short drive away from five Canadian/U.S. border crossings. Wallaceburg is located only 90 minutes away from Downtown Detroit, home of the Tigers, the Lions & the Pistons and a number of theaters that bring you the best in entertainment. We are within two hours of the Detroit Metro Airport where flights arrive daily and leave for locations anywhere in North America, Europe and Asia. Wallaceburg’s unique marina facilities make the town an ideal vacation spot for the fishing, boating and hunting enthusiast, as mooring possibilities right along the downtown core offer the convenience of shopping and dining all within easy access.
Wallaceburg’s charm presents itself in its easygoing, friendly manner. It exudes the warmth and character associated with small town living, yet is actually one of the most concentrated industrial centers in Southwestern Ontario.
With its attractive park areas, picturesque waterways and quaint streets, the town is surrounded by rich farmland and scenic thoroughfares, its abundant water and marshlands are acclaimed worldwide by avid hunters and fishermen.
Originally a small settlement recognized for its significant contribution to the lumber and boat building industries, Wallaceburg has evolved dramatically over the past one hundred years. Now, boasting a large diversified industrial base including the manufacturing of plastics and glassware, food processing, sports equipment and plumbing and automotive parts, the town distributes its products on an international scale to market centers around the world. Often referred to as the “Tool and Die Capital of North America”, Wallaceburg is renowned for its skilled labour force and high quality work. Its industrial sector having remained stable, Wallaceburg has become a progressive, business-oriented rural center offering the latest in technology and industrial advancement.
This charming, energetic community, host to a variety of feature attractions and special events guaranteed to fill the most selective visitor’s day with fun-filled and interesting activities – fishing, boating, golf, many lovely parks and feature attractions, and other recreational facilities.
Whether you want to sightsee, shop, or simply relax and take in the beauty of our peaceful countryside, Wallaceburg offers something for everyone. Come, visit us soon and “Warm up to Wallaceburg”.