Welcome to London, Ontario – your perfect destination for a fun and relaxing time! In this welcome post, I hope to introduce you to some of the many delights that London has to offer.
(If you’re interested in who I am and how this blog started you can read the full story here)
For those who are interested in the detailed history of London, Southwestern Ontario, Canada, you’ll get a great lesson by heading over to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London,_Ontario
OK. Buckle your seat belts and let’s get to work…
Top London Attractions to Visit:
The best part of any vacation is the excitement that arises with the thought of visiting a new place. If you are on your first visit to London Ontario Canada, then you should be riding high on this excitement. The fantastic thing about London is that it has attractions all year round.
So no matter the time of the year you make a trip here, you’re bound to find something that will draw your interest. It doesn’t matter if you’re a lover of history, sports, nature or just taking a family vacation – ’cause (as my cousin Bob would say..” you’re bound to find something that floats your boat.”
If you are attracted by nature, then you will not miss an opportunity to do so. You can enjoy an up-close experience with nature at the Lake Whittaker Conservation area. Here you can camp out and enjoy an exclusive experience that only nature can give.
Skah-Nah-Doht Iroquoian Museum
The city of London also offers a piece of history with a variety of museums available. For a special experience, visit Skah-Nah-Doht Iroquoian Village and Museum which has a replica of an Indian village. You get to have a firsthand taste of how life was in a 10th-12th Century Indian village.
Bark in the Park Festival
Festivals and other cultural events are some of the activities you will find taking place in the city. A good thing about these festivals is the fact that they are not only fun but help raise funds for one cause or another. One such annual festival is the Bark in the Park Festival that celebrates people and their pets.
Adventures in Wonderland
When you want to offer your children excitement then a day at the Adventures in Wonderland is just it. This is a children’s recreational facility that offers activities such as water games, karaoke, and other fun activities that resonate well with the kids. Well, they do with ours!
The Labatt Brewery
A trip to London Ontario is not complete without sampling culinary and other delights to the palate. A visit to Farmers Markets and fairs that can be found in the city is one way of doing this. The other way is to pay a visit to wineries such as the Labatt Brewery for a lesson in winemaking and sampling the delicious wine.
We’re known for our spas. All vacations call for some form of relaxing and when visiting London, this is not an exception. A visit to a spa will not only relax you but rejuvenate you enough to want to try your hand at a new activity. Lakewood Spa is sure to make your trip worthwhile.
Speaking of family activities, winter in London, Canada is a spectacular time of the year. The snow does not keep you indoors but it will have you skiing down slopes in no time. More so, you do not want to miss out on the Ice Skating Championships that are held in the city.
Market Crafts Inc
Most most people, my wife included, shopping tops the list of things to do here. When looking for authentic Canadian handicrafts, Market Crafts Inc. is where you will find them. This oldest handicraft shop stocks handmade gifts that are of good quality and mementos of your trip to London.
Of course, we also have top brand name stores for those of you who are really serious about your retail therapy!
The Grand Theatre
London has a number of theatres and you will therefore not have a shortage of plays to enjoy. The Grand Theatre is one of the oldest in the city has been in existence since 1901. To date, it has hosted a good number of productions and continues to uphold the tradition of supporting performing arts. Its regular season normally runs from September to May.
A visit to London Ontario, Canada is bound to be full of fun and adventure. This sneak peeks of what is on offer does not really do justice. So over the coming weeks and months, I’ll be exploring these and other attractions in more detail. Your suggestions of course are welcome.