Top ChoicePark in Leamington & Pelee Island

Point Pelee National Park

About 13km southeast of Leamington, this well-loved national park features nature trails, a marsh boardwalk, lookout towers, forests and lovely sandy beaches. A bird-watcher's paradise, over 390 species of birds...

Top ChoiceHistoric Building in Windsor

Uncle Tom's Cabin Historic Site

About 100km northeast of Windsor, this historic site is the location of the clapboard home of Father Josiah Henson, an escaped slave who later became a conductor on the Underground Railroad (in all, he led 118...

Top ChoiceMuseum in Windsor

Chimczuk Museum

Sharing the building with the Art Gallery of Windsor, this remarkable museum unfolds the region's history in an inclusive and in-depth way, integrating First Nations and Métis heritage and culture; Black history...

Top ChoiceMarket in St Jacobs & Around

St Jacobs Farmers Market

This quintessential country market 3km south of town has an earthy soul, and a shiny new face after renovations in 2015 replaced a building gutted by fire two years earlier. Folks still come from miles for the...

Top ChoiceMuseum in Southampton & Around

Bruce County Museum

This two-story museum gives an excellent overview of the region's history and heritage, including the importance of the Ojibwe people and the changes (and sometimes havoc) brought by the pioneers. There's also an...

Top ChoiceNotable Building in Brantford

Woodland Cultural Centre

This well-conceived indigenous cultural center has a performance space, museum and gallery. Though dated in its presentation, the museum provides an excellent overview of the Iroquoian and Algonquian people, from...

Top ChoiceGardens in Hamilton

Royal Botanical Gardens

Royal Botanical Gardens

Northwest of Hamilton, Canada's largest and most spectacular botanical gardens comprise more than a thousand hectares of trees, flowers and plants, including numerous rare species. There's also a rock garden, an...

Top ChoiceMuseum in Elora & Fergus

Wellington County Museum

A National Historic Site midway between Fergus and Elora, this austere, red-roofed former 'Poor House' provided refuge for the aged and homeless for almost a century before becoming a museum in 1957. Historical...

Park in Elora & Fergus

Elora Gorge Conservation Area

About 2km south of Elora is this photo-worthy plunging limestone canyon through which the Grand River seethes. Easy walks extend to cliff views, caves and the Cascade waterfalls – a sheet of white water spilling...

Historic Site in Hamilton

The Griffin House

This well-preserved early-19th-century home belonged to Enerals Griffin, an escaped slave from Virginia who arrived in Canada via the Underground Railroad. The property was continuously occupied by Griffin's...

River in Stratford

Avon River

Avon River

Stratford's swan-filled Avon River (what else were they going to call it?) flows slowly past the town, with plenty of riverbank lawns on which to chill out. On the riverbank just west of the town center, the...

Museum in Guelph

Guelph Civic Museum

Housed in what was originally an 1854 sandstone convent and extensively transformed in 2012, this attractive museum has attained LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification. Within, the...

Museum in Hamilton

Art Gallery of Hamilton

The largest art museum in southern Ontario, the sleek AGH has a wide-ranging collection of 10,000 works, with a strong emphasis on modern art and 19th-century works by Canadian and European artists. Special...

Area in Brantford

Six Nations of the Grand River

Southeast of Brantford is Six Nations of the Grand River – a reserve designated for the Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, Seneca and Tuscarora – and the village of Ohsweken, a well-known Indigenous community....

Historic Site in Brantford

Bell Homestead National Historic Site

You might know that Alexander Graham Bell, on 26 July 1874, shaped our futures by inventing the telephone (though the US Congress credits Italian Antonio Meucci). Did you know inspiration struck him at his family...

Park in Hamilton

Bayfront Park

Take a stroll to gorgeous Bayfront Park where you'll find a calm harbor with fancy yachts and a beach with people fishing. In summer, they are joined by festivals on the grass and in-line skaters on the wide...

Park in Grand Bend

Pinery Provincial Park

South of Grand Bend is popular, picturesque Pinery Provincial Park, with 10km of wide sandy beaches, coastal dunes and lots of trails winding through wooded sections and sand dunes. The Old Ausable Channel, a...

Historic Site in Kitchener-Waterloo

Schneider Haus National Historic Site

This National Historic Site was one of the first homes in the area, originally built for a prosperous Pennsylvanian Mennonite, Joseph Schneider. It has been restored to full 19th-century splendor – the...

Church in Guelph

Basilica of Our Lady Immaculate

Lording over downtown Guelph is the dominant stone-faced bulk of this basilica and church in the Gothic Revival–style (think England's Houses of Parliament). It's hard to move around town without catching a...

Museum in Amherstburg

Amherstburg Freedom Museum

This history museum explores the role of Amherstburg as the destination of many escaped slaves on the Underground Railroad, their experiences before arriving and the communities they built. The highlight is the...