Lion's Head, Ontario
Lion's Head Harbour
|Municipality||Northern Bruce Peninsula|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (EST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
Lion's Head is a community in the municipality of Northern Bruce Peninsula, Bruce County, Ontario, Canada. it is located at the midway point of the Bruce Peninsula, about halfway between Owen Sound and Tobermory, just east of Ferndale on Bruce Road 9. Lion's Head is located on the 45th parallel north, halfway between the Equator and the North Pole. The town is named after the resemblance of a lion's profile in the rock formation of the Niagara Escarpment. The first post office opened in 1895.
It is a well travelled holiday spot on the coast of Georgian Bay.
There are accommodations, restaurants, shops, and galleries all located in Lion's Head. There is also a marina, school, hospital, bank, library, pharmacy, grocery store and several churches in the town. Lion's Head is under the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) jurisdiction. There is also the Northern Bruce Peninsula Fire Department, which operates four trucks in the region.
Lion's Head and the surrounding region experiences four distinct seasons. Winters are often very cold and wet with periods of significant snow accumulation, often a result of lake-effect snow. Summers are warm and comfortable with lower humidity when compared to the rest of southern Ontario, as the Bruce Peninsula is largely influenced by the surrounding lake breezes of Lake Huron and Georgian Bay, which have a moderating effect on temperatures.
- 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. 22. ISBN 0-9692848-0-2.
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