About the City
Set along the Grand River, the town of Fergus is brimming with historical architectures, rich culture and heritage, and remarkable natural habitats to explore. Once known as "Little Falls," Fergus was named for its picturesque waterfalls that run through the downtown core. Fergus is a delightful town that is praised for its vibrant community.
With Scottish roots that date back over 175 years, Fergus is a town that is steeped in history, as evidenced by the town's authentic limestone buildings that line the main streets. Further celebrating their Scottish heritage, Fergus is the home of the famous Scottish Festival and Highland Games, which draws over 30,000 people to the town each year. Enjoy Celtic music, Highland dancing, storytelling and unique vendors at Fergus' world-renowned festival.
Spend your weekends at the Fergus Marketplace, a historic building that dates back to the 1870s, now houses a variety of vendors and retail shops, offering clothing, foods and unique treasures, as well as restaurants, cafes and meeting places for those who simply want to soak up the historical setting and beautiful architecture.
Fergus is a great place to enjoy an active lifestyle, at whatever pace you choose. The Fergus Curling Club offers a senior's program but is also a draw for people of all ages. The Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex also has a number of programs designed for all ages and fitness levels, including Aquafit, aerobics and more. Are you a nature lover? Fergus has bountiful natural attractions waiting for you to explore. Nearby you'll find the Elora Gorge and Conservation Area and Bellwood Lake, where you can enjoy a pleasant hike and the magnificent views of natural beauty.
If you're looking for pastimes outside of physical fitness, the Victoria Park Seniors Centre is a great resource for developing new hobbies, making new friends, and becoming an active member of the community. From art classes to card parties, you'll find a number of opportunities to mix, mingle and take up a new pastime.
The community of Fergus is full of exciting opportunities to get active, get involved and get excited about living. Whether you're interested in exploring local history at the Wellington County Museum, spending the day fly fishing on the Grand River or taking in an exciting live show at the Fergus Grand Theatre, you'll find there's something for everyone in Fergus.
Learn more about Fergus' history, community and upcoming events and attractions by visiting the Fergus Ontario homepage.