The Bruce Trail


The Bruce Trail is a hiking trail located in Southern Ontario. It is Canada’s longest and oldest marked footpath. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Bruce Trail.  Bruce and Grey County both have Bruce Trail Clubs that organize local hikes for all levels of hikers. Check out the club web sites at Bruce Peninsula Bruce Trail Club and Sydenham Bruce Trail Club to find out more about local events planned for this year. Participating in organized Bruce Trail club hikes is a wonderful way to enjoy the beauty of the Bruce Trail.

Maple Syrup Tours and Festivals in Grey Bruce


Making maple syrup is a winter tradition in Canada. Tasting the sticky-sweet liquid made from the sap collected from inside a maple tree is an unforgettable experience. Take a trip to a sugar bush or plan to attend one of the many events happening in the area over the next couple of weeks.

Belmore Maple Syrup Festival April 6th and 8th 

Grey Roots Maple Sugar Moon Festival March 25th

Kemble Maple Tour April 8th 

Saugeen Bluffs Maple Syrup Festival March 25th and 26th

Filing a Tax Return



Did you know that if you are a resident of Canada for all or part of a tax year, January 1 to December 31, you need to complete an income and benefit return? There are benefits and credits that you can only get if you file your taxes. It is important to file a tax return every year and to report all income earned both inside and outside of Canada. Income tax returns must be filed on time to avoid any interruptions to your benefits. Newcomer fact sheets that explain how to file a tax return can be found at Settlement.Org.  The information is available in English, French and Arabic.


Family Day in Bruce and Grey Counties


Family Day is February 20, 2017 in Ontario. Many local museums and family attractions will be offering special programming this weekend. In Bruce County, Family Heritage Day is taking place at the Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre located in Southampton and in Port Elgin, it is  Snow-Fest 2017  at MacGregor Point Provincial Park.  There are lots of activities that families can enjoy happening around Grey County this Family Day. Check out the Grey County Family Fun day list for information on these events.  You may want to head outside to enjoy  the natural beauty of Bruce and Grey this long weekend as it is going to be sunny and mild!