~ A Famous Scottish Place with Small-Town Charm

For a small town with a population fewer than 25,000, Fergus is an amenity-rich community

There are several grocery stores in Fergus including Zehr’s, FreshCo, and Walmart. The hardware stores in Fergus include Dixon Home Hardware, Canadian Tire, and Walmart.

The Fergus Walk-in Clinic is open evenings and weekends at the Walmart location. There are numerous pharmacies in Fergus including Fergus Pharmacy & Compound, Guardian, St. Andrew Pharmacy, Zehrs Pharmacy, Walmart Pharmacy, Shoppers, and others.

There are plenty of health care practitioners in Fergus including audiologists, dentists, massage therapists, optometrists, physiotherapists, reiki and holistic healing outlets, veterinarians and a Lifeline medical lab on Beatty Line. 

The historic Fergus post office is a Romanesque-style building constructed of local sandstone. Located at 299 St. Andrew St. W., this beautiful post office in Fergus was opened in 1912. The Fergus Public Library is one of the Carnegie library branches in Wellington County. A great place to curl up with a book on a rainy day at Belwood Lake.

View our Festivals page and check out the many fun festivals in Fergus!

Lake Belwood cottagers looking for evening entertainment need look no further than the Fergus Grand Theatre. Comedy, ballet, musical revues, and more at this historic theatre in Fergus.

Enjoy great bands at Twilight in the Templin Gardens Wednesday evenings in July and August. This is a free family music event that is a go-to for Belwood Lake cottagers.

Tired of cooking at the cottage? Grab a bite to eat at a café or restaurant in Fergus. There are plenty of choices including Indian, Japanese Sushi, pub fare, Italian, pizza, Caribbean, Mexican and more. 

The many shops and boutiques in Fergus include fashion stores, a flower shop, specialty stores, a printer, a bicycle repair shop, shoe stores, Apple store, nail salons and hair salons.

If you’re a fan of fresh fudge (who isn’t) and handcrafted Belgian chocolate or yearn for old-time, nostalgic candy visit I Love Chocolate. They offer a great selection of ice cream in season.

Explore downtown Fergus on foot.

Groves Memorial Community Hospital at 131 Frederick Campbell Street in Fergus offers a range of healthcare services. We are really fortunate to have a modern hospital close to Belwood Lake. 

The Ultramar Service Station at 935 St David St N. in Fergus is a FULL-SERVICE gas station – wonder of wonders! The Fergus Pharmacy at 500 Garafraxa Road East in Fergus is a compounding pharmacy too and they offer free delivery to Lake Belwood cottagers.

Visit our Festivals page to view the amazing festivals in Fergus. When you’re at the lake, we know it’s hard to leave your Belwood Lake cottage, but Fergus festivals are a sight to behold! World-class, fun, and entertaining!