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!
With a population of 12,000, Dunnville is located in Haldimand County along the beautiful southern Ontario shores of the Grand River. Situated on Highway #3, Dunnville is only minutes from the beaches of Lake Erie, close to the Niagara and Hamilton regions and only an hour away from the U.S border. Dunnville’s core area has spacious streets, features rustic coach light street lanterns, with colourful banners and merchants that invite you to browse through an array of unique shops and restaurants.
Enjoy Fishing, Camping and Paddling
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!
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
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!
Enjoy Trails, Pathways and Cycling Routes
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.