Caledonia is a small town, which belongs to the Haldimand County, and sits alongside the Grand River, it is just 10 kilometers south of Hamilton. Caledonia is a quaint small town that has recently been welcoming many new young families. The old country charms have not passed away, the Caledonia Fair brings in a crowd from miles away, with a baby show, a pet show, a demolition derby, entertainment and countless prizes to be won.
A town filled with unusual history, being put on the map in 1936 by a 3 year old named Eva Marlene Heddle, who won a contest sponsored by the Toronto Star, she beat out 11,764 other Canadian children between the ages of three and seven, and was deemed Canada’s loveliest child. Today Eva lives in Stoney Creek. The Caledonia Grand Trunk Railway is a historical point that has seen much transformation since
Caledonia To-Do List
Caledonia’s location along the Grand River is a popular fishing destination and offers many outdoor adventures. The Grand River Kayak offers guided adventures and equipment rentals. The conservation area site provides local and current information regarding conditions and various types of recreation. The Grand River is not only for daytime play, enjoy an evening on the river with Grand River Dinner Cruises.
Famous for their fresh cut fries and burgers the Oasis Drive-In is the perfect end to a hard day of outdoors play. Oasis is located right next to the Haldimand House which is one of Caledonia’s oldest and most prominent landmarks, since 1834 it has acted as many things, today it is a wonderful antique shop.