location on the busiest of the Great Lakes
like processed food giant Cavendish Farms, carrot giant Campbell's Bolthouse Foods and Hike Metal, manufacturer of both lake and ocean-going vessels. It is home to some of Canada's largest fresh fish producers as well as processed food giant Cavendish Farms. The town's proximity to the United States also facilitates easy cross-border trade and distribution. Wheatley celebrates its connection to the Great Lakes through its annual Fish Festival, which takes place in August each year. The festival includes family activities and midway rides, a singing contest, and all you can eat fish-fry. Summer concerts are held outdoors weekly at Two Creeks Conservation Area.
BIA Mission Statement
The Wheatley BIA's objective is to create a pleasant, thriving business district by building on the area's intrinsic qualities and heritage.
Why Choose Wheatley?
- All the friendly people!
- Central to some of the area's best birding hot spots
- Beautiful Lakeside Community!
- The Beaches!
- The Camping!
- Provincial Parks!
- Nature Trails & Conservation Areas!
- Miles and miles of Greenhouses!
- Close to everything!
Nearby parks include Two Creeks Conservation Area, which has 15 km of hiking and bicycling paths, Kopegaron Woods Conservation Area, Hillman Marsh Conservation Area and Point Pelee National Park. Rondeau Provincial Park is only a forty-five minute drive to the east. It also boasts Wheatley Provincial Park, home to the endangered Blue Racer snake, which can only be found in the park as well as the Point Pelee National Park and on Pelee Island.
"Freshwater Fish Capital
... of the World!"
Amateur anglers enjoy an abundance of perch, walleye, trout, salmon and other species while many local restaurants feature a fresh catch-of-the-day. Sport charters, commercial fisheries and recreational boaters take advantage of the port facilities of Wheatley Harbour which was revitalized in April 2010.
The primary waterfowl migration route attracts flocks of birdwatchers in spring and autumn. Nature lovers of all kinds have many options to choose from, such as Wheatley Provincial Park and the Two Creeks Conservation Area. Rondeau Provincial Park and Point Pelee National Park are also an easy drive away. For tourists, Wheatley offers an abundance of bed and breakfasts, cottage rentals, and family camping at the local family campground: Camper's Cove.
Wheatley Means Family Fun!
Hike & Bike
Wheatley is located along the scenic Talbot Trail.
Play a round on some of the areas finest courses.
Family Campgrounds all along 'the trail'.
Fresh Water Fishing
'... a celebration of freshwater fishing.'