We want to tell you a secret about a little slice of heaven here on earth...
On Lake Ontario...
We live in a special place, nestled between beautiful Lake Ontario and the majestic Niagara Escarpment. From its roots as a service centre to Niagara's thriving agricultural industry, the town has developed to become the preferred place in which to live and do business in Niagara.
Although less than an hour's drive from Toronto's world-class cultural milieu (catch a Blue Jay's game, perhaps a performance of Miss Saigon and home for midnight), Grimsby is the personification of a small town. It's quiet, tree-lined avenues, its rural area, the natural Niagara Escarpment which winds through the town's centre, the beaches on the shores of Lake Ontario, and its many parks define "home" to the town's 19,000 people.
What to do...
Recreation is serious business, here in Grimsby. There are two marinas in town, and a free boat ramp, so there's no excuse for not taking part in the fabulous fishing, boating and water skiing available on Lake Ontario.
Feel like a nice, quiet walk in the woods? We've got that too, on the Bruce Trail, which winds along the Niagara Escarpment. In the spring, there's the Hawk Watch, taking place at the Beamer Conservation Area.
There are several regulation golf courses within minutes of downtown. And, we've got winter and summer hockey and soccer, tennis, softball, raquetball, swimming and curling.
Services and Amenities...
There are more than 100 retail stores in Grimsby: beer and liquor outlets, wine boutiques, a post office, hospital, library, art gallery, museum and Tourist Information Centre, to provide information on things to do and see in Grimsby and Niagara.
We also have many fine restaurants, and friendly Bed-and-Breakfast operators to make you feel at home during your stay.
And, we have hundreds of acres of parks, on the lakeshore, along the Niagara Escarpment, and downtown, so bring a picnic lunch and enjoy nature at its finest.
Yes, we have the Lake and the Escarpment. But for those who want to do more than just look, there's plenty to do in Grimsby:
Sample a selection of Niagara's world-renowned wines as you tour the many wineries on the Wine Route.
The Grimsby Festival of Art, held the first weekend after Labour Day annually, and our own Grimsby Public Art Gallery, lure hundreds of artists and craftspeople, and thousands of visitors from all over Ontario and the United States to view the work of some of Canada's most outstanding artists.
Trace our history from our agricultural, United Empire Loyalist roots, to the present day at the Grimsby Museum. Check at the Chamber of Commerce for tours of our many fine historically significant homes.
Camping and Fishing
Enjoy camping on the shores of Lake Ontario at 50 Point Conservation Area.
Drop a line off one of our piers, join a charter or put the boat in the water to take part in the annual Salmon Derby.
Small Town Friendly...
There are other places that say they're friendly. But, we know we live in the best little town in Canada: we're proud of it, and we're glad to welcome you to share in our good fortune.
We'll see you soon...in Grimsby!