Return Trip Time: 1.5 hours
The Clue: Start at Passport Stop #1 and follow the yellow detour signs to locate RR1-RR5.
The Walkerton River Roam (RR) is a mini-tour throughout Walkerton and will take you approximately 1.5 hours to complete on foot.
Starting at Riverbend Park, Passport Stop #1 and look for the yellow signs to find the RR Stops (RR1 – RR5). Completing all five of the RR Stops and all 12 of the other Passport Stops qualifies you for the following Grand Prize:
The Ultimate Walkerton Getaway
RR#1: CPR Lookout Bridge
A three span iron bridge allowed trains to cross the Saugeen here until 1954.
RR#2: Old Garage Fish
There are 11 unique metal fishes throughout Walkerton, all created by local artists! Can you find them all?
RR#3: Saugeen River Trail
Across the river you can see the vertical-slot fish ladder at Fish Ladder Park. Fish ladders like this one allow an estimated 50,000 rainbow trout to swim upstream to spawn in the Saugeen each spring!
RR#4: Walkerton Library
One of 17 fantastic library branches found throughout Bruce County. Did you know you that you can borrow fishing rods from the library?!
RR#5: Victoria Jubilee Hall
An impressive, 300 seat Opera Hall hosts live performances year round. Visit vjhall.on.ca for performance details.
A day of fishing on the Saugeen River with Ontario Driftboat Guides, two botanical garden tour passes to Folmer Garden Centre & Gift Shop, two nights camping on a riverfront site at Lobies Park Campground, TBD at Old Garage Wood Fired Pizza, and $150 Walkerton Dollars from Walkerton BIA.
While you’re in the area, don’t miss:
- Sampling award-winning ciders at Hoity Toity Cellars
- Shopping for beautiful lingerie Amazing Assets
- A paddling trip on the Saugeen River with Cowan Canoe & Kayak
- Taking in a live performance in Victoria Jubilee Hall’s impressive Opera Hall
- Homemade Samosas and fair-trade, organic coffee at White Rose Coffee House