Welcome to Wilno

Canada's Oldest Polish Settlement

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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.




This web site is a work in progress and I hope you will find it interesting and informative. It is done as a contribution to the fabulous place we call home.

There will be if not already a raft of pages so please watch for hyper links and click able images. I am concerned with making the site as easy as possible to navigate and to that effect there will be some experimentation. Your patience is appreciated.

Your comments and suggestions are most welcome. Paul T. Shulist


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Monday, December 01, 2003