Witame dlo Wilno. That's "Welcome to Wilno" in the dialect still spoken by local descendants of the Kashubian Poles
who first settled these beautiful rocky hills in the early 1800's. We Wilnonians sometimes say that this is God's country here in Wilno.
Maybe it has something to do with the fact that Wilno is on "higher ground" .The Shrine Hill Lookout affords all who visit this fair hamlet, a breathtaking view of the surrounding hills, forests and lakes. The Lookout is also home to a special historic plaque that recognizes Wilno as Canada's oldest Polish Settlement. Our Polish heritage and the magnificent church that is situated on the hilltop are two of our "claims to fame."
Though small, the hamlet boasts a fair number of business interests.
The unique culture of Wilno is further enhanced by a variety of local artisans and craftspeople, eager to share with you, their time, talents and wares.
I would like to extend a warm invitation to all of you to wander through our site. I hope that perhaps some of the items included will pique your
interest and you will be encouraged to not only visit our home page often, but will allow us the opportunity to extend our hospitality to you in person.