It was 150 years ago this year …
They came by trails less traveled, by whatever means available – some walking, many by oxcart, some even by boat where the trail was marked by sun and stars. What connected them was an energetic sense of adventure, discovery and the tenacity to see the journey and destination as equally important.
These were the pioneers of Bruce County, as it was granted status in 1867. Ours is a history of people and explorers, one and all. And from that perspective alone, there is much that connects our past to our present and future.
Bruce County today is a community of explorers, both residents and visitors. We share a deep sense of natural curiosity and a deep desire for a better life – a better adventure – or perhaps a unique take on both. We work the land differently, we work together differently, just as early generations did. What the soil or the landscape does not provide, we create through equal measures of sweat and innovation. We preserve forests as well as harvest them. We appreciate beauty as much as we shape it to our advantage.
Join us during Doors Open Bruce County and see for yourself what sets us apart.