Some of Chatham-Kent’s finest cultural experiences exist in the riverfront town of Wallaceburg.

Wallaceburg and District Museum has 85,000 artifacts in its collection. Three floors of interesting displays reflect the region’s marine, commercial, industrial and athletic heritage. The Glass Gallery exhibit showcases 1,000 of pictures and rare glass artifacts from the town’s largest employer during the 20th Century, world-renowned glassmaker Libbey Glass.

Gun enthusiasts visit the museum for the fascinating displays of the original prototype of the 1878 Lee Enfield rifle, one of the most significant rifles of the 20th Century. The rifle was perfected in Wallaceburg and used by Canadian Forces from World War I up to the Korean War. The historic site in Wallaceburg where the rifle’s first shots were fired is marked with a commemorative plaque.

With the Sydenham River traveling through the core, shops and restaurants line downtown streets. Full-service wells along the downtown riverfront provide boaters convenient access to these amenities. Nearby, a network of waterways offers recreational opportunities for boating, fishing and hunting. 

Wallaceburg is proudly home to WAMBO, (Wallaceburg Antique Motor and Boat Outing) one of Canada’s largest transportation shows. The show features antique boats, classic and specialty cars, fire trucks and motorcycles. Other popular displays include Art in the Park, models and toys, craft tables and souvenirs.

Enjoy your choice of entertainment from live music, karaoke, a Soap Box Derby, police boat and fire truck parades as well as a Dream Cruise of Classic Cars.

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