• Ontario

    Sparta, Ontario

    Sparta, Ontario, was once a flourishing settlement in Yarmouth County known as "The Corners." The Attawandaron (Neutrals) was the first group in the region alongside the Haudenosaunee and Algonquin peoples. The village of Sparta was established in 1813 when Jonathan Doan travelled down Lake Erie by flat-bottomed barge to Kettle Creek looking for a safer place to start a Quaker settlement.

  • Ontario

    Beachville, Ontario

    Beachville, Ontario, was once the heart of the growing community of Oxford County. The area was home to the Anishnabek, Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) and Ojibway/Chippewa peoples before John Carroll came from New Jersey in 1784, making it one of the area’s earliest settlements. In 1832, Beachville was named to honour Abraham Beach, the owner of the first gristmill and store in the settlement.

  • Ontario

    Port Burwell, Ontario

    Port Burwell, Ontario, is a quaint beach town whose historic beginnings ensured the area would flourish as time went on. Known as the "Jewel of Erie's North Shore," the town was named after Mahlon Burwell, a surveyor for Thomas Talbot, who, after many obstacles, was able to lay out the village in 1830.

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    Delhi, Ontario

    Delhi, Ontario, known as the “Heart of Tobacco Country,” was settled by Frederick Sovereen around 1812. Originally called Sovereign’s Corners, the community was renamed Fredericksburg before, in 1856, changing its name to Delhi.

  • Newfoundland

    Bell Island, Newfoundland

    Bell Island is a small island located in Conception Bay, Newfoundland. The island's first permanent resident is often credited to Gregory Normore in 1740. Newfoundland and Bell Island specifically became the backbone of a growing nation, with people travelling from far and wide to work in their fishing and mining industries.

  • Ontario

    Vienna, Ontario

    Vienna, Ontario is often referred to as a “blink of a town.” This tiny village nestled in the heart of Southwestern Ontario seems like every other, but digging deeper and this small town has its own past that’s just as unique and rich as the rest of our country.

  • Canada

    Introducing… Small Town Canada

    Hi, my name is Shandi and welcome to Small Town Canada! I’ve lived in a small town for most of my life, but in 2014, I moved to Toronto to attend university and ended up staying in the city until 2021. After seven years, I decided to move back home because I missed it so much.