Southwestern Ontario is literally for everyone, especially when its dotted with spectacular freshwater beaches, lush forests, and charming farmlands. Cities like London, Leamington, and Waterloo will make it to your itinerary.
Lovers of the great outdoors have their share of fun by hiking, kayaking, and camping in national parks. Foodies get to enjoy fantastic farms offering regional produce and a tasty selection of artisanal cheeses.
There are ample ways to celebrate the arts whether it’s a visit to a theatrical performance, a trip to a historic museum like the Elgin County Railway Museum. Marvel at London’s lush gardens or explore nature’s inhabitants at the African Lion Safari. Get your fill of sports at the Hall of Fame attractions.
Scenic drives aren’t the only way to relish dramatic vistas. You can pull up a chair at one of the many waterfront spots.
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There is much to desire when it comes to Southwestern Ontario’s vast region. So pack up the car for an unforgettable journey. Take an autumn road trip or a summertime drive to enjoy the best of the outdoors. Head down the southern part of Canada on King’s Highway 3. This highway goes to the historic Talbot Trail for the majority of its route.
Agritourists are in their element as they travel from farmstead to farmstead. Whether it’s fruits, veggies or honey, you’ll find your freshly picked goods here. Check out the interactive honeybee farm at Clovermead Adventure Farm. Head to Park’s Blueberry farm for a bunch of blueberries and Heeman’s Strawberry Farm for mouthwatering strawberries.
Festive events abound in the Southwestern part of Ontario. There are a number of festivals and exciting attractions you won’t want to miss regardless of the season. Live it up with a host of exciting events from London’s Western Fair and Beatles Festival to Kitchener’s Blues Festival held at Victoria Park and Waterloo’s Oktoberfest.
Get to know your environment from head to toe by visiting the Point Pelee National Park that stretches into Lake Erie. Bird-watching should be at the top of your list of things to do and see at the park. You can also hike along the winding trails or paddle through the freshwater marshes.