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Welcome to the Beaver Valley

The Beaver Valley is Ontario’s best 4 season playground making it the greatest getaway in the province. In the spring and summer paddle on the gorgeous Beaver River, hike the trails to great Grey County Waterfalls Hogg’s FallsEugenia Falls, spend a day at Lake Eugenia, and cycle the scenic roads. In the fall, the Beaver Valley is the best place in Ontario to see the fall colours. Hike up Old Baldy Conservation area for the best view in the world! In the winter downhill ski and snowboard at the Beaver Valley Ski Club, x-country ski, snowshoe, snowmobile and more. Add in the amazing local businesses and restaurants that create a great culinary destination, plus all of the art inspired by the scenery, and you’ve got the best retreat in Ontario! Come visit the Beaver Valley today!

Beaver Valley Community Profile

Population
9,804
+ 3%
882
Sq. Km
Land Area
Median Age
48
+ 2 Yrs
Full Time Residents
3,904
74%
+ 3%
Second Residents
1,395
26%
– 3%
Home Owners
3,305
85%
Renters
595
15%
Age Distribution

Beaver Valley Amenities

Local Schools

North end of Beaver Valley:
Beaver Valley Community School – Thornbury
Georgian Bay Community School – Meaford

South end of Beaver Valley:
École MacPhail Memorial Elementary School – Flesherton
Beavercrest Community School – Markdale
École Grey Highlands Secondary School – Flesherton

Local Library

Kimberley Library – Kimberley

Nearest Hospital

North end of Beaver Valley:
Grey Bruce Health Services – Meaford

South end of Beaver Valley:
Grey Bruce Health Services – Markdale

History of the Beaver Valley

Kimberley was named after the First Earl of Kimberley, a British Liberal politician by the name of John Wodehouse. The first settlers to Kimberley began in the mid 1850’s. Right from the early settling days, the ‘Cuckoo Valley’, Kimberley, enjoyed a blessed and multitude of industrial and commercial activities. In 1861, John Hurlburt erected a sawmill which was followed by the (current ‘Grist Mill’) Mill House Store in 1864 owned by William Purdy.

They say life comes full circle and this seems true for the current ‘hamlet’ of Kimberley. In 1916 residents of Kimberley petitioned to take Kimberley from a ‘hamlet’ to a ‘police village’. The petition was passed on November 26th 1916. Today, we are once again known as a ‘hamlet’.