Dunnville, Ontario

Dunnville is a town in southern Ontario of approximately 13,000, about 45 minutes from Niagara Falls, Hamilton, Fort Erie and Buffalo, New York. It is located near the mouth of the Grand River in Haldimand County, Ontario, near the historic Talbot Trail.

Originally built as the entrance to the Welland "feeder" canal, the town once boasted several water-powered mills and a once-bustling canal port. The feeder canal closed in the late 1880s and the last mill was destroyed and replaced with a condominium complex about 10 years ago. There is an impassable dam at Dunnville which regulates the level of the Grand River at Port Maitland which, in the 19th century, also helped regulate the level of the Welland Canal (from 1829 until 1887 when the (3rd) canal began to intake its water directly from lake Erie).

Only a few kilometres from Lake Erie, Dunnville has many private vacation properties.

Bick's Pickle Factory, Dunnville's largest factory, provides employment for a small percentage of the town's population, mainly students.

Notable residents


  • Dunnville Secondary School - Panthers
  • St. Michael's Catholic School - Golden Hawks
  • Dunnville Christian School
  • Fairview Avenue Public School - Falcons
  • Dunnville Central Public School
  • Thompson Creek Elementary School- Timberwolves
  • Grandview Public School - Gators
  • Anna Melick Public School- Mustangs
  • Faith Jubilee Academy

Service clubs

  • Lions Club
  • Optimist Club
  • Rotary International Club
  • Royal Canadian Legion Branch 142
  • 611 Harvard Royal Canadian Air Cadets
  • Kinsmen
  • 2nd Dunnville Scouting

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