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 Harbour Launch Ramp Will Be Closed as of November 2, 2021

Thornbury Harbour

41 Bruce Street North, Thornbury

NOTE: Paid parking is in effect for visitors. For futher details, please visit https://www.thebluemountains.ca/parking.cfm.

Harbour Fuel System Upgrades

The Town will be replacing the fuel system at the Thornbury Harbour this fall. This project will include the installation of new fuel dispensers, new underground fuel lines, and new above-ground fuel tanks. The new dispensers will increase safety, and the new fuel tanks will be easier to inspect for leaks and degradation.

Removal of existing dispensers, underground fuel lines and tanks is scheduled to begin the week of October 18, and substantial completion of the new system is planned for mid-December.


  • The Harbour is located at 41 Bruce Street North, Thornbury
  • Take Highway 26 westward from Barrie or eastward from Owen Sound
  • Thornbury is 20 km west of Collingwood and 12 km east of Meaford
  • On reaching the stop lights at the centre of Town (Bruce Street), turn north towards the Bay and then right at the stop sign (Huron Street)
  • The road descends steeply to the river then turns north to the Harbour
  • Thornbury Harbour is located at the south end of Nottawasaga Bay between Collingwood and Meaford at the mouth of the Beaver River
  • The only significant offshore hazards in the vicinity are the Mary Ward Shoals, 5 nm to the east of the harbour
  • Approaching from the north, you will see the prominent Blue Mountain (150 meter high) to the east and a smaller escarpment to the west
  • Another prominent landmark is the white Thornbury Water Tower which stands about 1 kilometer inland
  • A fairway buoy "TT" is located at 44° 34.15' N, 80° 26.53' W, off the Harbour mouth. From this buoy the course to the end of the pier is 205° True
  • The channel into the Harbour is to the left of the end of the pier
  • A landfall light is located at the end of the pier, showing white if you are on course, red if you are to the right of the course, and green if you are to the left of the course

Link to Land Storage & Haul Out

Provides information about storing boats on harbour property including contact information and application forms


Link to Seasonal Mooring

Provides price schedules and information about seasonally mooring boats in the Thornbury Harbour


Link to Thornbury Fishway

Provides information for the Thornbury Fish Ladder and useful links for fishing rules and regulations


Link to Thornbury Yacht Club (TYC)

Provides information about the local Thornbury Yacht Club that operates out of the Harbour


Link to Transient Slips

Provides information about visiting the Harbour including applicable fees and forms for boaters seeking short term transient mooring


Link to Waiting List

Provides information about the application process required to obtain seasonal mooring in the Thornbury Harbour

Reporting Issues

Please report any harbour related issues or hazards to Harbour Staff as soon as possible.


Harbour Staff
519-599-3131 x330