The general store was once the original big box retailer; only it came complete with gossip and a place to tie up your horse. In Grey County, the general store culture is still thriving today. They have reinvented themselves to be everything a modern retailer cannot be, which makes them so much fun, and delicious.
Grey County is home to many trailblazing pioneers who’ve left their mark on Canada’s history. There are names you know like John Diefenbaker, Agnes Macphail, Tom Thomson, Nellie McClung, Norman Bethune, The Women’s Institute and Billy Bishop. There are many more to discover, like Beautiful Joe, Seymor Eaton and Nahneebahweequay (Catherine Sutton).
Museums, interpretive sites and Ontario Heritage Trust plaques around Grey County tell this rich history. Use our map to create a self-guided tour of these sites.