With three Historic Villages – Bayfield (established 1832), Zurich (established 1856) and Hensall (established 1876) – Bluewater is rich in culture and heritage. Explore these villages ... you'll discover high calibre galleries featuring the works of local artisans as well as two historic performance halls (the Bayfield Town Hall and the Hensall Heritage Hall) bustling with activity including musical and theatrical performances. You can learn about Bluewater’s history at the Bayfield Archives and Heritage Centre or download one of our five free Heritage walking or driving tours at Explore Beyond the Shore!


Bayfield Archives

Established in 1977, the Archives Room is housed in a historic clapboard building built in 1893. The Heritage Centre is open to the public during the summer visitor season by chance or by appointment. Contact the Archives Room for a tour or visit.

Website: www.bayfieldhistorical.ca
Address: 20 Main St North, PO Box 161, Bayfield, Ontario N0M 1G0
Phone: 519-440-6206
Email: bayarchives@tcc.on.ca


Bayfield Town Hall

Set alongside Clan Gregor Square on its own beautiful landscaped grounds, the Bayfield Town Hall, once the site of Village government, is now the cornerstone of Village life. It provides the perfect venue for cultural, artistic and community events, as well as offering a unique space for such things as weddings, business meetings and parties.  Contact the Bayfield Town Hall to book your next event.

Website: www.BayfieldTownHall.com
Address: 11 The Square, Bayfield ON N0M1G0
Email: bayfieldtownhall@gmail.com


Bayfield Marina Bluewater Ontario

The Bluewater Marina is a designated Blue Flag Marina. Located on the south side of the Bayfield River, close to the mouth of the River as it empties into Lake Huron and at the bottom of the Bayfield River watershed. The Bayfield Main Beach and the fishing pier are nearby. This facility offers pump out service; 20, 30 and 50 amp electrical service; washrooms; and showers. The marina is equipped with picnic tables, a public phone and a shuttle service. There's a nearby public launch site. The Bayfield River is home to 34 different fish species, including the rainbow trout. The Bluewater Marina can be accessed via Lake Huron or turn left onto Short Hill Road and right on Long Hill Road after leaving Hwy. 21 at Bayfield.

http://www.villageofbayfield.com/bluewater-marina/                                                                    Blue Flag Website: www.blueflag.global


Hensall Heritage Hall, Bluewater

The Hensall Heritage Hall is a unique venue, ideal for theatre, dances, weddings, parties, meetings and more. The hall boasts stunning historical features such as a one of a kind tin ceiling, hardwood floor and a large circular floor grate. Modern amenities including a newly installed lift, heating and cooling system ensure a comfortable entertainment experience for hall patrons.

The spacious interior seats 200, including tiered seating in the elegant gallery. Contact the Hensall Heritage Hall  to book your next event,

Website: www.hensallheritagehall.ca
Address: 108 King Street, Hensall, Ontario, Canada
Email: info@hensallheritagehall.ca


IceCulture, Bluewater Ontario

This unique Hensall treasure creates unbelievably intricate ice sculptures which are shipped for display around the world.  Interested in learning more?  Enjoy a 90 minute Guided Tour of the Manufacturing Plant, Freezer Studio as well as the Ice Culture Experience Video Presentation!  Check out their website for more information.

Website: www.iceculture.com
Address: 81 Brock Street, PO Box 232, Hensall, ON N0M 1X0
Phone: 519-262-3500
Email: info@iceculture.com


St. Joseph Historical Museum Photo, Bluewater, Ontario

The St. Joseph Historical Society Museum is located at Hessenland Country Inn.  The Archives are maintained and operated by volunteer members of The St. Joseph Historical Society.  Please contact Hessenland Country Inn to tour the archives room.

Website:  www.stjosephmuseum.ca
Address:  St. Joseph Museum & Archives
c/o Hessenland Country Inn
72981 Bluewater Highway R.R.2 Zurich,
ON N0M 2T0 


Bowling Alley, Bluewater, Ontario

Town & Country Bowling Lanes is passionate about making your 5-pin bowling experience an event to remember. The bowling alley is conveniently located in Zurich, Ontario.

Website: www.townandcountrybowling.com
Address: 38120 Zurich-Hensall Road, Zurich, ON N0M 2T0
Phone: 519-236-4923
Email: tcbowlinglanes@hay.net