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Welcome to Markdale

The charming village of Markdale offers families of the area unique retail shops, heritage churches, and festivities throughout the year. Markdale is very close to amazing recreation. Just a short drive away is the Beaver Valley Ski Club, & the Beaver Valley Nordic Ski Club to enjoy great skiing in the winter months. Another great Markdale also boasts the Markdale Golf and Curling Club and the CP Rail Trail to take advantage of in the warmer seasons. No matter what season it is, Markdale is a great place for outdoor recreation. Markdale is also home to Chapman’s Ice Cream!

This website is the best place to find Markdale Real Estate and Properties For Sale, local information about the history of the Village of Markdale, interesting points of interest and landmarks, activities and things to do in the Markdale area including outdoor recreation and winter activities, Markdale area businesses and local services, upcoming events in Markdale and so much more!

May Real Estate Market Report

Markdale Amenities

Local Schools

École MacPhail Memorial Elementary School – Flesherton
Beavercrest Community School – Markdale
École Grey Highlands Secondary School – Flesherton

Local Library

Kimberley Library & Kimberley Memorial Hall – Kimberley
Walter Harris Memorial Library – Markdale
Flesherton Public Library – Flesherton
South Grey Museum & Historical Library – Flesherton

Nearest Hospital

Centre Grey General Hospital – Markdale
Community Health Clinic – Markdale
Pharmacy – Markdale

History of Markdale

Markdale’s present name is derived from Mark Armstrong who, along with his family, was one of the first settlers in the area in 1853. First referred to as East Glenelg and then Corabus, Markdale was founded in 1846 by George Walker and Joseph Price. It was 1888 when Markdale was incorporated into a Village and was home to several businesses including a school, a bank, a wagon shop, a drug store, and three churches.