Grand Bend & Area Chamber of Commerce wants YOUR BEST SHOT for use in the 2023 IT STARTS AT THE BEACH
Hopeful photographers can submit photos online at https://itstartsatthebeach.ca/send-us-your-best-shot/
The beach is a magical place where time stands still and the day can be spent relaxing on soft sand or surfing Lake Hurons’ pristine blue water. Visitors and residents agree Grand Bend Area beaches are the best and It Starts At The Beach and Ends Where You Want!
CURATE YOUR STAY
The area boasts an impressive assortment of accommodations built on the unique stories of the families who own and operate them. Hosts-with-the-most pride themselves on offering exquisitely local guest experiences.
Be a Taste Explorer
GASTRONOMIC GEOCACHING ALONG THE SHORELINE
Feast on food and drink by culinary creators who use their vision to produce extraordinary edibles!
CHECK OFF ITEMS ON YOUR BEACH BUM BUCKET LIST
Enjoy adrenaline junkie activities like skydiving, parasailing, seadooing, paddleboarding and skateboarding. Take in the MOPAR Nationals at Grand Bend Motorplex or a theatre production at Huron Country Playhouse.
Shop the Unique
You’re going to check boxes off your shopping list you didn’t know you had! In the quaint villages, towns and communities along Lake Huron’s shoreline, shopping becomes a pleasure again.
EVENTS: See all events
THE NEED FOR SPEED
Canada’s largest drag-racing event, MOPAR Nationals at Grand Bend Motorplex host 350 teams competing in multiple vehicle classes.
WHITE BEAN CAPITAL
Beanfest turns downtown Zurich into event central. Friday night cruise night, concert and fireworks kicks off the event with Saturday featuring a street market, midway, live music, rod and antique car show and shine and locally produced home-cooked beans.
COWBOY UP AND ENJOY THE FUN
Exeter’s rodeo attracts fans eager to capture the challenges and thrills experience by competitors participating in bareback and saddle bronc riding, bull riding, barrel racing and pole bending.
Plan Your Lake Escape
Tips for Travellers
Welcome Centre location and hours, taxi information, hospitals, gas stations and banks.
Parking is FREE, except in Grand Bend during peak summer months (June to August).
Viewed from the air, Port Franks tree canopy is so dense it hides all trace of human habitation.
Since the 1870s, the town of Grand Bend has hosted vacation-makers seeking sand, sun, surf and fun.
If a charm scale existed, with points from 1 through 10, the delightful heritage village of Bayfield would register off-the-scale.
IPPERWASH & KETTLE & STONY POINT
Ipperwash and Kettle & Stony Point are found on a south-western foot of Lambton Shores.
When the Grand Trunk Railway was built through where the town now sits, the station was named for the dense forest.
Fruit and fossils are two major reasons to visit Arkona, one of Ontario’s smallest communities.
Zurich is located in the heart of the white bean agricultural area of Huron County, where thousands of tons of these small dry beans are grown, processed, packaged and shipped worldwide.
A thriving community in the heart of Ontario’s magnificent agricultural area in Huron County, Exeter is known as The Home of the White Squirrel.