Welcome to Creemore

Creemore is just off the beaten path. The village is nestled into the beautiful Niagara Escarpment and a walk down the main street transports you to a simpler time. Smiling neighbours and friendly shopkeeps welcome you to their community, while independent restaurateurs and business owners can’t wait to share their passions.  Home to Creemore Springs Brewery and North America’s smallest jail, the community hosts a weekly farmers’ market and many annual events, offering ample opportunity for visitors and residents to come together to celebrate rural Ontario living.

Annual Events

An eclectic vintage market, furniture painting demonstrations, a gypsy caravan, fashion models and more!


Inspired by the vintage rides of Europe, Turas Mór – meaning ‘Great Journey’ in Gaelic – is a cycle route taking your down gravel and non-gravel roads through the rolling hills of Creemore.

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Bring Your Dad for a Day of Lumberjack Fun and celebrate with ax throwing, wood-fired food and delicious local beer. Take part in hands on activities.

Canada Day

A big breakfast, street hockey and bike parade help celebrate the nations birthday.  Enjoy games at the Legion all afternoon. Things finish with a BANG at dusk.

Creemore Valley Classics 

Select Friday Nights May to September

The beautiful buildings and tree-lined main street of Creemore provides the perfect backdrop for a classic car show. This year enjoy a battle of the brands.


This free event is a celebration of children and their creativity. Music, activities and more make for a perfect outing for the entire family.


Folks will enjoy live music, great food and drink, brewery tours, a local makers market, kids’ activities, classic cars & much more!


Creemore Festival of the Arts

Hosted in partnership with The Clearview Township Small Halls Festival by Purple Hills Arts and Heritage Society featuring professional public art installations and local artists.

Horse, Hound and Harvest Parade

Celebrate Thanksgiving in style as The Toronto North York Hunt rides down Mill Street, the Farmer`s Market celebrates the harvest and check out the pie contest.

Creemore Santa Claus Parade

Our traditional kick off to the holiday season the parade is a fun community event finished off with a visit from the jolly old elf himself.


Creemore Farmer’s Market

Enjoy the bounty of local growers and food producers while enjoying a very social and vibrant weekly public gathering.

Check out the Creemore Echo`s Online Community Calendar for information about local concerts, dinners, meetings, celebrations and more.

It’s the little things

Our village takes its name from the words croi mor means big heart in Gaelic.  and we have come to be known as the little village with the big heart. We have many small reasons you may enjoy a visit any day of the week.

North America’s Smallest Jail and The Log Cabin


Built in 1892 at a cost of $425.20, Creemore’s jail is the smallest 3-cell structure in Ontario and possibly all of North America.  The jail is open to the public in the summer and is located next to a restored log cabin with history host on hand each Saturday.

Food and Drink in the Village

With Creemore Springs Brewery and several cafes and restaurants there are many flavours on offer. From coffee to cassoulet; wings to wine and beef to beer there is something for everyone to enjoy. Our food retailer provide basic needs and specialty items.

Natural Beauty Everywhere

When walking on our main street you can see the beautiful Purple Hills, our little piece of the Niagara Escarpment. At the Foot of Mill Street you can picnic on the banks of the Mad River, but don’t stop there… take a hike on the nearby NCC’s Creemore Preserve or enjoy a ride through our hills and valleys.

A diverse businesses community

A butcher, a baker, a candlestick maker – we have all that plus a few lawyers, realtors, boutiques and more. Check out the Creemore Echo’s business listings for more details as well as a list of accommodations nearby.

How to get here

Creemore is just one hour North of Pearson International Airport, 30 minutes west of Barrie and about 25 minutes south of Collingwood in Clearview Township. It is a perfect day trip for those seeking a vigorous bike ride or a beautiful country drive.

About Us

This is the website of the Creemore BIA. We are a group of dedicated volunteers,  business and property owners dedicated to the improvement of business within our designated area. We work closely with Cleariew Township to ensure our community is a thriving and prosperous one and that a visit to our village is one worth taking.  


For minutes, agendas and other business of the BIA click here.


3 Caroline Street West, Creemore Ontario