Dunnville is a quiet, picturesque community of 12,000 on the Grand River and on Hwy# 3, between the Niagara and Hamilton regions.
A friendly welcome awaits you in the relaxed down-home atmosphere of the downtown Dunnville business section. Spacious streets feature rustic coachlight lanterns and many planters overflowing with flowers, welcoming you to browse through the unique shops and restaurants.
There are many events and natural attractions. In June, the annual Mudcat Festival is held to celebrate one of the Grand River’s most well-known inhabitants. The festival includes a parade, strongman contests, midway, fireworks and more. Another popular event is the Dunnville Agricultural Fair, held in late August, which includes heavy, light and miniature horse shows, sheep and goat shows and much more.
Dunnville has tennis, golf, lawn bowling and swimming facilities and many Bed & Breakfasts to stay in while enjoying these activities. The community’s camping experience is also second to none. Tuesday and Saturday are Farmers Market days.
The former World War II RCAF Training Base, the Dunnville Airport, offers a unique window on history with its massive hangars and runways now used for recreational flying and skydiving. The airport is also home to Haldimand County’s newest museum, the No. 6 RCAF Dunnville Museum.
The Grand River and nearby Lake Erie offer a host of aquatic activities, from swimming, sailing, windsurfing, canoeing and feature prime locations for fishing.
Hike through Byng Island Conservation Area or Rock Point Provincial Park or enjoy a stroll along Port Maitland’s beautiful, brand-new pier. In the fall, Rock Point hosts thousands of Monarch butterflies heading south. Dunnville is also the site of one of the largest expanses of provincially significant wetlands in Ontario and is perfect for bird watching and nature photography.