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Fish migrating   Spring and from late August to October

The Thornbury Dam, originally built in 1855 has seen many changes over the years and the Thornbury Fishway, known locally as the Fish Ladder, is designed to let fish pass around the Thornbury Dam and once above the dam, they can continue upstream to spawn.

Live stream 

Conveniently located near the Town of The Blue Mountains town hall on highway 26 (Bridge Street East) in the town of Thornbury, and owned and operated by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources & Forestry Owen Sound field office, the fish ladder offers an excellent view of migrating fish in action.  

This fish ladder was the first structure in Ontario to be designed as a "Nature Like Fishway', that allows fish to swim naturally through the fishway without having to jump, permitting a greater variety of fish species to use it.

Chinook salmon and rainbow trout will begin their fall migration in August through to October and a small number of brown trout will also migrate up the fish ladder in both the spring, and the fall.  

Rainbow trout show up in April for the spring migration.

While you're here, take a stroll throughout the town and the harbour area of Thornbury.  

Enjoy the wide array of businesses, the beauty and the peacefulness that many know about... and return for.

Bruce Grey Simcoe: map

26 Bridge Street East , Thornbury , Ontario   N0H 2P0

Canada 150 Celebrations!   June 30 - July 1

Join us and celebrate the 150th!

Canada 150 celebrations begin on Friday, June 30th

An action packed weekend for area residents, businesses and visitors.

Adorned in our red and white theme special events such as the Beaver Crawl, Pancake breakfast,

live music, balloon twisting, face painting, a photo booth, magic show,

Rotary BBQ, an aerial show and more!

Fireworks will be held on Friday June 30th and on

Saturday, July 1st Bruce Street will be closed from 10 am to 3 pm for the parade

which begins in Clarksburg at 10:00 a.m.

to participate in the parade please call 519-599-3345

1 Bruce Street , Thornbury , Ontario   N0H 1P0

Thornbury Summer Street dance  

Join us on

August 25 for the Summer Street dance!

Bring the family and enjoy some fun in Thornbury!

1 Bruce Street , Thornbury , Ontario   N0H 2P0

Apple Harvest Festival!   Oct 7- 9

It'll be an exciting weekend for everyone to enjoy throughout the town

~~to shop, eat and enjoy some local fun with the family and friends.

Live entertainment & more!

And while you're here in Thornbury, visit the 

Thornbury Fish Ladder! 

The new brochure is available, free WiFi, special activities and more.

26 Bridge Street , Thornbury , ON   N0H 2P0

The Apple Pie Trail   2017

Travelling the quiet country roads of the Blue Mountains, the air is filled with the sweet aroma of blossoms in the spring and ripening fruit in the summer and fall.

Welcome to Ontario's Apple Country - a special place where the moderating effects of Georgian Bay and the Niagara Escarpment create perfect conditions for growing amazing apples - and baking perfect apple pies!!

Visit downtown Thornbury while you're in the area, a proud part of the 

The Apple Pie Trail

Map for the Apple Pie Trail

1 Bruce Street , Thornbury , ON   N0H 2P0

  December 9

Mark your calendar and join us for something special!

The 41st anniversary of the

Thornbury Olde Fashioned Christmas

The Thornbury Olde Fashioned Christmas is a highlight for both our local communityand those who join us from across Ontario and beyond. 

Join us as we kick off the holiday season, with activities and excitement for the whole family.  

Start your holiday shopping at our local stores.

Watch as the town tree is lit.

Visit with the reindeer in training and tell Santa your Christmas wishes. 

Stroll through our historic main street and see the beautifully decorated windows and shop interiors; have a delicious meal at one of our outstanding restaurants; discover why Thornbury is know for it’s warm welcome and special charm. 

Start a tradition.  

Make a memory 

21 Bruce Street , Thornbury , Ontario   N0H 2P0
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