Media Release

The safety and well being of the residents of the Township of Georgian Bluffs is our top priority. As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to evolve, the Township of Georgian Bluffs is doing everything we can to support you through this difficult time. I can assure you that we’re taking added precautions to keep our customers and employees safe. We are implementing a heightened cleaning regimen with daily disinfection, especially in all our public areas and commonly “touched” surfaces.

We also know that life must go on, and that means you may still need access to the services that the Wiarton Airport and our tenants provide. We will be restricting access to the terminal as of March 22. Tenants within the terminal will be operating business as usual until further notice. All meeting space will be unavailable until further notice.

Please note that the airport is being staffed as usual. Fuel sales will still be available through the card lock system and air side operations remain unchanged.

Please be assured that all staff at the airport will do everything to keep operations running as normal. Should you have any questions or concerns feel free to reach out to me.

Zachery Premate

Airport Manager

Wiarton-Keppel International Airport

501262 Grey Rd 1

Georgian Bluffs, ON N0H2T0

Phone: (519 – 534 – 0140)

Fax: (519 – 534 – 1886)

Township of Georgian Bluffs

Recreation and Trails Master Plan – Public Open House

Parks, recreation and trails play an important role within the Township of Georgian Bluffs and help shape the lives of our communities. To provide direction for these important community assets over the next ten years, the Township of Georgian Bluffs is preparing a Recreation and Trails Master Plan.

This is the first document of its kind since amalgamation and will engage residents across Georgian Bluffs to help Council and Staff identify community needs along with ways to provide facilities and services in a cost-effective manner.

A great way to learn more about the Master Plan and provide your input is to join us for our Public Open House on October 15, 2019 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm in the newly renovated hall at the Shallow Lake Community Centre, located at 550 Princess Street. Drop-in any time during this event to speak with the Consultants and Township Staff.

In addition to the Public Open House all residents are invited to share their thoughts through any of these other options:

  1. Online Community Survey: Help us collect details about community usage and preferences. The survey is available until October 31, 2019 through
  2. Written Comments: Submit written comments at any municipal facility or e-mail them to
  3. Quick Feedback: To start thinking about your parks, recreation and trail needs, email us your thoughts or opinions to the following statements:
  • What are the best things about parks, recreation and trails in Georgian Bluffs?
  • How can current facilities and services be improved?
  • What are your highest priorities for parks, recreation and trails in Georgian Bluffs?

To submit your written comments or obtain more information about the Recreation and Trails Master Plan, please contact Zach Carson, Facilities Coordinator at 519-376-2729 ext. 201 or

Fly GTA Wiarton to Toronto

April 2nd, 2019            MEDIA RELEASE



FLYGTA and the Township of Georgian Bluffs are pleased to announce scheduled air service between Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport to the Wiarton Keppel International Airport (Grey Bruce Region including the Bruce Peninsula & Tobermory). The 2019 flight service will commence on May 24th, with a guarantee to continue to October 28th, and possibly through the winter season.


  • Flights on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays, and will have an approximate air time of 40 minutes.
  • Approvals from both municipalities have been confirmed and the new service will be May 24th
  • Flights are available for booking to the public starting Tuesday April 2nd, 2019 through
  • FLYGTA’s departures have no wait times, and are served from private flight lounges. True Air Taxi solutions are now available.

“FLYGTA’s vision and mandate is to support the concept of the Southern Ontario Airport Network. We pride ourselves as leaders in connectivity, and create options for the future needs of air traffic in our province. The start of this service is another step toward this ideology and will enhance tourism opportunities between our regions. Through the next several weeks, we will announce and execute several initiatives which will advance the next generation of tourism and travel in Ontario. Get ready for change!”

———- Chris Nowrouzi, CEO, FLYGTA Airlines

“The Township of Georgian Bluffs is excited about having FLYGTA provide regularly scheduled flights between Wiarton and Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport. This opens up huge opportunities for business, leisure and tourism for the Grey Bruce Region. This 40 minute flight allows Grey Bruce Region to be connected to the world and its opportunities while allowing businesses and residents the opportunity to live and operate in the most beautiful, safe and cleanest region Ontario offers.”

———   Mayor Dwight Burley, Township of Georgian Bluffs

“The Town of Saugeen Shores is the fastest growing community in the region and ranked as one of the best places to live in Canada. Our business community knows what it means to be innovative and knows how to move with market changes and customer expectations. Direct flights between Wiarton and Toronto opens a door for the tourism industry in the region, and provides easier access to the GTA for our business community. The scheduled flights will give local businesses access to training opportunities available in the GTA, will encourage our companies to tap into new markets and to remain current in the ever changing economy. Congratulations to Georgian Bluffs on this exciting initiative!”

———— Mayor Luke Charbonneau, Town of Saugeen Shores

“Regularly scheduled flights from the Wiarton International Airport is going to be a huge boost to our regional economy as residents, businesses and visitors can now travel directly to and from downtown Toronto.

The bonus is they will have an outstanding sightseeing tour of what makes the Grey Bruce Region a great place to live and visit.”

———— Steve Furness, Senior Economic Development Officer, Grey County


FLYGTA is a Canadian Air Operator serving the interests of Southern Ontario. The airline operates from it’s HQ at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, with departures from the Stolport private flight lounge and convenient access to downtown Toronto. Using it’s fleet of 8 passenger twin engined aircraft, FLYGTA serves several routes in Southern Ontario including flights between Toronto and Niagara District Airport, Region of Waterloo International Airport, Lake Simcoe Regional Airport, Muskoka Airport, and now Wiarton-Keppel International Airport. FLYGTA is also the leading provider of Air Tours & Flight Excursions in Toronto, and provides air charter services with it’s turbo-prop and private jets with short and long range abilities.

About Wiarton-Keppel International Airport:

The Wiarton Keppel International Airport is the only airport certified by Transport Canada in the Grey Bruce region. The airport is owned exclusively by the Township of Georgian Bluffs who has invested in the facility to ensure that it becomes the region’s aviation hub offering exceptional service to leisure, corporate, business and recreational travellers as well as offers enhanced economic prosperity.

Please review the Media Room at for the official press release and stock photos.

FLYGTA Communications contact:

Chris Nowrouzi, CEO


Township of Georgian Bluffs communications contact:

Mayor Dwight Burley



Airport Partnership Feasibility presentation

Wiarton Keppel International Airport hosted an Airport Partnership Feasibility meeting which was organized by RTO7 (Regional Tourism Organization 7) – an organization that provides strategic and collaborative leadership to build, sustain and grow tourism in Bruce, Grey and Simcoe. Grey County officials, local businesses and tourism operators participated in the meeting which took place on October 18, 2019.

Click here to read through the presentation slides to learn more.

Airport Partnership Feasibility presentation