The Wallaceburg community is only a short drive from many large urban centres, including London, Windsor and Sarnia. It is less than an hour-and-a-half commute from Detroit, Michigan and Port Huron, Michigan. The Wallaceburg’s main waterway, the Sydenham River, connects to the St. Clair River, which ties into the Great Lakes fresh-water system.
Located at the forks of the Sydenham River, Wallaceburg offers many unique opportunities to visitors. The downtown docking and other nearby marinas make the community an ideal vacation spot for fishing, boating and hunting enthusiasts. Mooring possibilities in the downtown core offer easy access to shopping and dining.
Wallaceburg is a charming, small town with friendly, easy-going citizens. Once a thriving industrial centre, this Chatham-Kent community is now a mix of industry, retail, agriculture, tourism and relaxed living.
Public events include the Fourth Fridays Culture Crawl each month from May to September and the Wallaceburg Antique Motor and Boat Outing (WAMBO) - the largest antique transportation display in Canada - the second weekend of August each year. Many local organizations and groups host a variety of events throughout the year as well.
If you are interested in reading more about Wallaceburg's interesting history, you can find our list of recommended books below. You will find a variety of books that explore many areas of our history.