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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.


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.
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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.
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Haldimand County

Follow the twists and turns of the Grand River and experience great birding, cycling, hiking, fishing and small town charm.
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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.
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Rich Aboriginal and pioneer history, farm-to-table fun, great golf and endless rural charm awaits in Middlesex.
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Norfolk County

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.
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Oxford County

Discover culinary delights like the Dairy Capital of Canada's Cheese Trail, funky festivals and cycling and hiking trails nestled amongst rolling hills and tranquil water.
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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.
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St. Thomas

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.
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Windsor-Essex Pelee Island

Home to great wine, craft beer and whisky, top bird migration route hotspots, casino fun and an entire island to explore, this is one region with many reasons to visit.
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