Our Story

Most communities promise live, work and play lifestyles. Bruce County does it with a little twist. We think our smiles per capita are bigger and more frequent around here. There’s no way to prove that. But it seems to us that when the trip to work includes a gorgeous Great Lake drive-by, or you end your day cross-country skiing from work to your back porch, or your Saturday morning bike ride actually includes a real nature trail, well that just can’t be a bad thing. The search for work-life balance gets a lot of air time all over Ontario. In Bruce County, the searching ends because balance is so easy to find. That’s the twist. Living here makes both running a business or working here and playing here amazing. Now here’s the rest of the stuff you should know.

Major Employers

  • Bruce Power
  • Walmart Supercenter
  • South Bruce Grey Health Centre
  • County of Bruce
  • Kincardine and District General Hospital
  • Ontario Power Generation
  • Bluewater District School Board
  • County of Bruce - Gateway Haven
  • Rowland's Your Independent Grocer
  • Owen Sound Transportation


Bruce County

Community Type Population
Bruce County, ON County 69,878
Kincardine, ON Municipality 11,729
Brockton, ON Municipality 9,503
Arran Elderslie, ON Municipality 6,910
South Bruce, ON Municipality 5,612
Northern Bruce Peninsula, ON Municipality 4,258
Saugeen Shores, ON Town 14,821
South Bruce Peninsula, ON Town 8,438
Huron Kinloss, ON Township 7,338
Saugeen 29, ON Indian reserve 1,041
The Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation, ON Council 615