VILLAGE OF GRAND BEND - Our Story
ACTIVITIES FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
WE LOVE LIVING IN GRAND BEND
The citizens of Grand Bend come together when needed to create a better community. Travel down our friendly Main Street and enjoy the new streetscape. The sound of water pulls you down to the beautiful new Beach House. New street lamps, concrete benches and paving stone sidewalks. New road surface, lots of room on new wheelchair friendly sidewalks to stroll or sit and enjoy the view. It is extremely beautiful and will just get better and better. The beach remains the same but the facilities and play areas make it much more family friendly.
Our town has been here since the 1800's and people have been coming to visit us since shortly after. We have beautiful residential communities both north and south of town filled with families looking to enjoy their slice of heaven. Our tourism industry has grown and matured through the years and we have recently gone all out to make our visitors happy when they enter our town. Our town will be a new experience when you next visit.
We invite you to make Grand Bend a summer home or better yet, move up and join us year round. We are a growing, thriving village. Just look at our brand new public school. We are looking for young families to make the school population grow. Our real estate agents are the best at putting people together with homes.
FUN THINGS TO DO IN GRAND BEND
What is there to do in Grand Bend besides strolling down to the beach to watch the sun dip down below the horizon? What do you like to do? We can offer you a weekend of such fun that you will want to come back year after year. We are a safe community that is just a little more exciting on Long Weekends.
Mini-putt, several golf courses, baseball games, skate park, water rentals of para-sailing, jet skiis, parachuting, drag racing, small track racing, swimming, beach volleyball, fireworks, winter weekend, Pinery Provincial Park, fishing, fast food, shopping, ice cream, fries and burgers, fine dining and if you use your imagination the possibilities are endless.
Visit our town by snow machine trails. In the spring come visit the thousands of Tundra Swans behind the Lambton Heritage Museum south of Grand Bend. Join many others on the hiking trails in the Pinery Provincial Park and enjoy the cycle of life as it reawakens from the long winter nights. Get involved in the Salmon fishing just off the shore of Grand Bend as the fish move north for the summer.
We are looking forward to welcoming you to Grand Bend. Did I mention all the bars and restaurants to entertain you?
Municipality of Lambton Shores – Grand Bend Office
Office Hours: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Monday - Friday
4 Ontario St. P.O. Box 340, Grand Bend, ON N0M 1T0
Phone: 519-238-8461 or 1-866-295-8232
Grand Bend is a caring community. When we need to improve the quality of life in our town we always find a fundraising way to do it. We have collectively raised money for the Rotary Nature Trail, a biking/hiking trail all the way from Grand Bend to the Pinery Provincial Park. We raised money for the construction of a new beach house at the main beach, host of the 2001 Canada Summer Games. We also raised One Million Dollars to reconstruct our local Elementary School.
Our Village Services are available for use by our visitors as well. We realize that tourism is a vital component of the life of our village and we strive to make our guests happy. Our Marina is accessed by thousands each year. Our Marina staff are friendly and helpful.
We have events happening throughout the village all year long to entertain and inform. Past events have been televised beach volleyball, Sandcastle Days, Buffalo Burgerfest and the list goes on. There is always something going on in Grand Bend.
COMMUNITY SERVICE GROUPS -
Municipally owned parking lots are found in Grand Bend to accommodate the large influx of tourists during the summer season. Locations and fees are found below.
GRAND BEND MUNICIPAL PARKING LOTS: LOCATION RATES
Overnight parking is not allowed on Lambton Shores streets from between the hours of 2:00am and 6:00am all year. During the winter months this ensures we can completely clear streets of snow.