Gaelic: Siorramachd Bhruis
|County of Bruce|
Motto: "In Deo Imperium Sed Populus Administrat" (Latin)
Location of Bruce County In Ontario
|County seat||Walkerton, Ontario|
|• Warden||Mitch Twolan|
|• Chief Administrative Officer||Kelley Coulter|
|• Land||3,982.52 km2 (1,537.66 sq mi)|
|• Density||16.2/km2 (42/sq mi)|
|Time zone||EST (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|Primary Highways||21, 9, and 6|
The name of the county is linked to the Bruce Trail and the Bruce Peninsula, which the trail runs through. Bruce County is named for James Bruce, 8th Earl of Elgin and 12th Earl of Kincardine, sixth Governor General of the Province of Canada.
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- 2016: 68,423
- 2011: 66,102
- 2006: 65,349
- 2001: 63,892
- 1996: 65,680
Figures below are for the Bruce census division, which consists of Bruce County and two First Nations reserves.
|Canada census – Bruce County community profile|
|Population:||66,102 (1.2% from 2006)||65,349 (2.3% from 2001)||63,892 (-2.7% from 1996)|
|Land area:||4,087.76 km2 (1,578.29 sq mi)||4,079.17 km2 (1,574.98 sq mi)||4,155.53 km2 (1,604.46 sq mi)|
|Population density:||16.2/km2 (42/sq mi)||16.0/km2 (41/sq mi)||15.4/km2 (40/sq mi)|
|Median age:||45.1 (M: 44.5, F: 45.7)||42.4 (M: 41.8, F: 43.0)|
|Total private dwellings:||40,033||38,342||36,864|
|Median household income:||$54,403||$45,369|
|References: 2011 2006 2001|
The County of Bruce is governed by a council consisting of a warden and mayors of the area municipalities. County council meetings are held in the Bruce County Administration building in Walkerton, Ontario.
Business to Bruce
Business to Bruce is a sub-brand of the County of Bruce.
Explore the Bruce
Explore the Bruce is sub-brand of the County of Bruce.
The Explore the Bruce Adventure Passport an annual program that takes participants off the beaten track in Bruce County. It is a large-scale scavenger hunt which takes place from late spring to early fall. Families, couples, and individuals of all ages can participate.
Participants pick up an Adventure Passport at a Bruce County Visitor Centre or download a copy online. The passport gives clues to the locations of hidden "punch boxes", each with a specially shaped stamp. Adventurers must collect at least 7 out of the 12 stamps. After submitting a completed Adventure Passport, participants are entered in a draw for a variety of prizes. The first 2000 people to submit their passports are also given a free “Explore the Bruce” t-shirt.
Spruce the Bruce
Spruce the Bruce (STB) is a downtown improvement program created by the County of Bruce with its goal to enact positive change to support livable, economically viable communities. The STB program focuses on downtown cores, as main streets within Bruce County represent over 2/3 of our commercial assessment and are main point of contact with tourism dollars. The STB Program was initiated to assist communities with improvements that make them more attractive, pedestrian-friendly, and distinctive. The Spruce the Bruce program offers grants and organizational support to Bruce County communities in the form of design services, policy research and action plan development.
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Black Creek Provincial Park
- Bruce County Municipalities
- List of municipalities in Ontario
- Bruce County municipal elections, 2010
- Ontario municipal elections, 2010
- Bruce Peninsula
- List of counties and districts of Canada
- List of townships in Ontario
- Sauble Beach
- "Bruce County census profile". 2011 Census of Population. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2012-03-16.
- "2011 Community Profiles". Canada 2011 Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2012-02-08.
- "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2012-02-08.
- "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012. Retrieved 2012-02-08.
- Explore the Bruce Adventure Passport launched | Kincardine News
- "'iffy' answer to snow day questions". Owen Sound Sun-Times. By Scott Dunn, Owen Sound, January 13, 2016
- "Explore the Bruce Adventure Passport prize winners named". Wiarton Echo, 2011 02 03
- "Bruce County Wins Tourism Marketing Award". Blackburn News, By John Chippa November 13, 2015
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Bruce County, Ontario.|
- Statistics Canada 2011 Community Profile - Bruce County
- Bruce County Official Website
- Business to Bruce Website
- Explore the Bruce Website
- Spruce the Bruce Website
- Ontario Plaques in the County of Bruce
- The Changing Shape of Ontario: Map of Bruce County in 1951
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