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Get to know the communities of Ontario's Southwest
We love seeing the look that spreads across visitors’ faces when they learn that the southern tip of our region dips onto the same latitudinal plain as Northern California. The expression of disbelief quickly turns into a satisfied grin when they realize they’ve discovered a getaway destination that offers world-class fresh-water beaches and water sports, some of the continent’s best birding, a rapidly evolving wine, craft beer and culinary scene and the friendliest communities on the planet.PLEASE NOTE: Contact each location to check for availability. We’re preparing for your visit using Ontario’s most up to date COVID-19 guidelines and ask all travellers to do the same before they set out on their trip. LEARN MORE HERE. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS BY US TRAVELERS
Now that we’ve let you in on the secret, it’s time to come and discover these friendly communities for yourself.
Fascinating historical landmarks combined with amazing options for birding, hitting the beach and fishing making Chatham-Kent a wonderful region to explore.
Elgin County & St. Thomas
Experience stunning shoreline, picturesque towns and villages, a rich agricultural heritage and coastal cruising routes along Lake Erie's north shore.
Home to great live theatre, an enchanted park for the kids, one of Ontario's best food markets and internationally renowned beer, London's calling.
Rich Aboriginal and pioneer history, farm-to-table fun, great golf and endless rural charm awaits in Middlesex.
Also known as Ontario's Garden, Norfolk County boasts great markets and restaurants, theatre, and endless options for unforgettable outdoor adventures including beaches, fishing, cycling and hiking.
With two Blue Flag beaches and some of the world's best sunsets, this region is a hub for sun worshippers. There's also fascinating history to discover, amazing art spaces and much more.
St. Thomas is a small city between big places where authenticity and heritage laces everything. The Railway City's spirit moves everyone forward with real stories are small town friendliness. Stay awhile and journey through the farmland & forests of Ontario's Southwest to the historic & vibrant Railway City.
Windsor-Essex Pelee Island