South Bruce Peninsula
- South Bruce Peninsula is not to be confused with the Municipality of South Bruce, Ontario
|South Bruce Peninsula|
The Skinner Bluff near Purple Valley,
as seen across Colpoy's Bay
|Formed||January 1, 1999|
|• Mayor||John D. Close|
|• Federal riding||Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound|
|• Prov. riding||Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound|
|• Land||538.32 km2 (207.85 sq mi)|
|• Density||15.6/km2 (40/sq mi)|
|Time zone||EST (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|Area code(s)||519 and 226|
South Bruce Peninsula is a town at the base of the Bruce Peninsula of Ontario, Canada, in Bruce County between Lake Huron and Georgian Bay. It was formed on January 1, 1999, when the Town of Wiarton, the Village of Hepworth, and the townships of Albemarle and Amabel were amalgamated.
Recently the cottage industry has become the major industry in the area. Many cottages are found along Sauble Beach (North and South).
The town comprises the communities of Adamsville, Colpoy's Bay, Hepworth, Hope Bay, Howdenvale, Mar, McIvor, Oliphant, Park Head, Purple Valley, Red Bay, Sauble Beach, Sauble Beach North, Sauble Beach South, Sauble Falls, Skipness, Tolmie and Wiarton. The administrative centre of the region is found in Wiarton.
- English as first language: 94.9%
- French as first language: 0.4%
- English and French as first language: 0%
- Other as first language: 4.8%
- Population in 2011: 8413
- Population in 2006: 8415
- Population in 2001: 8090
- Population total in 1996: 8004
- Albemarle (township): 1217
- Amabel (township): 3917
- Hepworth (village): 470
- Wiarton (town): 2400
- Population in 1991:
- Albemarle (township): 1140
- Amabel (township): 3815
- Hepworth (village): 453
- Wiarton (town): 2326
The region has many annual festivals such as Sandfest held in the location Sauble Beach as well as, the Oliphant regetta.
- "South Bruce Peninsula census profile". 2011 Census of Population. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2012-03-16.
- "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2012-03-16.
- "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012. Retrieved 2012-03-16.
- Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006 census
||Northern Bruce Peninsula||Neyaashiinigmiing 27|
|Lake Huron||Georgian Bay