Northern Bruce Peninsula

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Northern Bruce Peninsula
Municipality (lower-tier)
Municipality of Northern Bruce Peninsula
Pike Bay
Pike Bay
Northern Bruce Peninsula is located in Southern Ontario
Northern Bruce Peninsula
Northern Bruce Peninsula
Location in southern Ontario
Coordinates: 45°05′N 81°23′W / 45.083°N 81.383°W / 45.083; -81.383Coordinates: 45°05′N 81°23′W / 45.083°N 81.383°W / 45.083; -81.383
Country  Canada
Province  Ontario
County Bruce
Formed January 1, 1999
 • Mayor Milt McIver
 • Federal riding Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound
 • Prov. riding Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound
 • Land 781.77 km2 (301.84 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 3,744
 • Density 4.8/km2 (12/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Postal Code N0H
Area code(s) 519 and 226

The Municipality of Northern Bruce Peninsula is located on the Bruce Peninsula in Bruce County, Ontario, Canada. It is a popular vacation spot in the summer for its water sports and cottaging, and in the winter for snowmobiling. The municipality was formed on January 1, 1999, when the townships of St. Edmunds, Lindsay, and Eastnor (which was named after Eastnor, Herefordshire[2]), as well as the Village of Lion's Head, were amalgamated.

It is home to the Bruce Peninsula National Park, the Fathom Five National Marine Park, and the Lion's Head Provincial Park.


Its main population centres are Lion's Head and Tobermory. Other communities include Barrow Bay, Clarke's Corners, Dyer's Bay, Ferndale, Hope Bay, Miller Lake, Pike Bay, and Stokes Bay.


Population trend:[4]

  • Population in 2011: 3744
  • Population in 2006: 3850
  • Population in 2001: 3599
  • Population total in 1996: 3500
    • Eastnor (township): 1443
    • Lindsay (township): 500
    • Lion's Head (village): 550
    • St. Edmunds (township): 1007
  • Population in 1991:
    • Eastnor (township): 1317
    • Lindsay (township): 505
    • Lion's Head (village): 491
    • St. Edmunds (township): 979

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Northern Bruce Peninsula census profile". 2011 Census of Population. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2012-03-16. 
  2. ^ Hepburn, Glen Gordon (1987). Benchmarks : A History of Eastnor Township and Lion's Head. Owen Sound: The Eastnor and Lion's Head Historical Society. p. 13. ISBN 0-9692848-0-2. 
  3. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2009-02-24. 
  4. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006 census