TOP REASONS TO VISIT
Dunnville has plenty to offer to both its residents and visitors; from pleasant lodging, to restaurants, breathtaking views and exciting recreational opportunities. This is a four-season destination where a friendly welcome awaits all in the relaxed, down-home atmosphere of its quiet, picturesque community. Don't miss out on the fun - visit our beautiful town of Dunnville!
Enjoy Fishing, Camping and Paddling
Embrace the Outdoors.
Whether it's from a kayak, boat or standing on the edge of a river bank, dock or pier, Dunnville has some of the best lake and river fishing in the country!
Fishing not really your thing?
Enjoy some scenic canoeing, paddle boarding, kayaking or
other boating fun all along the Grand River! Rentals are available at different locations throughout the community.
For more relaxation and fun in the sun along the water, visit Rock Point Provincial Park, whose beach has been named one of the best beaches in all of Ontario by the Southwest Ontario Tourism Corporation. The peaceful views alone are worth the trip.
Visit the World Famous, Muddy the Mudcat!
Make it O-fish-ial.
Visit Dunnville's Centennial Park at the western entrance of town to say hello to our very own mascot, 'Muddy' - the world's largest Mudcat statue!
Built in late 2009, 'Muddy' stands 50 feet long and 27 feet high to recognize the Mudcat's longstanding association with the Dunnville community.
The statue was initiated by five Dunnville service clubs, all of which have contributed generously towards its construction and ongoing maintenance.
With lots of parking, picnic tables and grassy walking paths, you won't want to miss out on the fun that this fishy-favourite has to offer!
Swim in One of Ontario's Largest Pools
Enjoy Trails, Pathways and Cycling Routes
Blaze Your Own Trail.
The Greater Dunnville area offers one of the best recreational cycling, hiking and walking opportunities in Southern Ontario.
Whether you're traveling along the banks of the scenic Grand River or blazing your own trail off the beaten path, there are countless opportunities to enjoy some of Ontario's most scenic views.
For more information on recommended trails and cycling routes, visit us at the Chamber Office or call 905-774-3183.
Fun in the Sun.
Measuring an impressive two miles long, the outdoor pool at Byng Island Conservation Area is a great place to spend a summer afternoon. Pool features include a wading area and splash pad for children, lifeguards, showers, life jacket loaner program and a deep end complete with a diving board.
Byng pool remains open from mid-June to Labour Day. Once inside the park, the pool entrance fee is only $1 for those ages six and older, making it the perfect family destination for a day in the sun!
Visit the No.
6 RCAF Museum
Plan Your Trip.
The No. 6 RCAF Dunnville Museum preserves artifacts and training aircrafts from the No. 6 Service Flying Training School (SFTS). This was one of about 41 facilities in Canada as part of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (BCATP).
Today, the museum features extensive displays of photographs, uniforms, memorabilia, medals and artifacts, as well as a number of vintage aircrafts and a unique flight simulator.
Pack a lunch, load the kids in the car and start your adventure at this history-filled museum! Learn more at www.rcafmuseum.org.
Take in the Beautiful Views of Port Maitland
Straddling the mouth of the Grand River, Port Maitland empties into the northern shore of Lake Erie. Take a scenic walk along the West Pier to the lighthouse, or get your bait and tackle ready for world-class sport fishing from a boat or the pier.
Enjoy a picnic lunch at Esplanade Park, visit the 1812 Soldiers' Burial at the Christ Church Cemetary or swim in one of the many sandy private beaches!
On the East side of the river, visit award-winning Rock Point Provincial Park or take in the history of the Feeder Canal and
the Cairn at Brown's Point.
Experience the Mudcat Festival!
Stock up at the Farmer's
Join the Party.
There's nothing else quite like the award-winning Dunnville Mudcat Festival, held each year on the first weekend in June.
This family-friendly festival attracts thousands to the area and features a weekend full of events including a parade, live music, competitions, entertainment, fireworks, and more.
Learn more about the lineup of events or plan your visit for this time-honoured tradition at www.dunnvillemudcatfestival.ca.
Fresh Local Tastes.
Get your hands on some of the freshest local produce in the area at the Dunnville Farmer's Market.
Whether you're planning a picnic lunch, making a meal at the cottage or grabbing a quick and healthy bite to eat, the Market is the perfect place to help you meet your needs. Enjoy a large variety of fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers, arrangements and baked goods.
Open Tuesday and Saturday mornings from May to December, be sure to swing by Market Street!
Attend the River Arts Festival
Fine Art. Local Twist.
Partake in a two week multidisciplinary celebration of the arts showcased throughout downtown Dunnville.
The River Arts Festival, hosted by Haldimand Art Works and local volunteers, incorporates visual arts, music, dance, written word, film/video, culinary art and more!
This unique festival is family-friendly and includes a number of events geared towards children, youth and adults.
To learn more about the festival, the schedule of events or how to get involved, please visit www.riverartsfestival.ca.
Celebrate the the Holiday
Share the Warmth.
There's plenty to celebrate around the holidays! Enjoy the dazzling Santa Claus Parade
complete with floats and vehicles decorated with strings of lights.
Check out the beautiful light displays in Wingfield Park along the Grand River. Be sure to also catch the annual Light-Up Night, where both the hospital and the giant Christmas tree at the town's core are illuminated with thousands of sparkling lights.
Participate in the Dunnville Christmas House Tour, where you can view some of Dunnville's loveliest homes decorated for the holiday season.