Trip Inspiration

Gift Ideas for the Holiday Season

The holiday season is coming up fast! Before we get to the favourite activities of the season, get-togethers, and all round holiday fun, I'm sure you're thinking about the list of names that you'll need to shop for. We're here to help with ideas and experiences from across Ontario's Southwest that are sure to please as a gift this merry season…

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Shape your Wellness with Nature & Relaxation

Wellness is equal parts mental as it is physical so it’s important to nurture both as much as you can. When we’re mentally healthy, we enjoy our surroundings and the people in it. We can be creative, learn, try new things, take risks, and better cope with difficulties both mental and physical…

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Guess Where Trips: The Perfect Gift for the Adventurous Person in Your Life

Everyone has that spontaneous adventure seeker on their holiday shopping list. You know, the one who knows the best places to explore, the most exceptional restaurants to eat at, and where to find unique experiences. They are vivacious, fun, and find “the unknown” to be exciting! They are also impossible to shop for. What do you buy for someone who is only interested in collecting memories and doesn’t want tangible things? Have you guessed where we are going with this? (hint!)…

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Ontario’s Southwest Adventures New Canadians will Love

If you are new to Canada and want to get to know the local culture, history, food, and people in Ontario's Southwest, the best way to do that is by travelling locally. No matter which season you arrive in, don’t wait before you start exploring. It would be a shame for you to miss outwhile waiting for different weather. To help you get started, we’ve put together a “must visit” list that you should check out. …

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Best Fall Day Hikes in Ontario's Southwest

Most noted philosophers used walking to get their thoughts going. Wilderness visionaries like Henry David Thoreau walked a great distance to experience the wilderness landscape (Thoreau walked 100 days in 1866, from Montreal to Quebec City). But you don’t need a major pilgrimage to become familiar with nature…

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Black History in Ontario’s Southwest

It is important to learn about the history of our area. The good, the bad,and the inspiring. Learning about Black history is important for every single person in Ontario’s Southwest during Black History Month, on Emancipation Day, and on every other day of the year too. You need to know about the history before you can build a better future…

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Great Taste Trails in Ontario's Southwest

Have you used the Great Taste of Ontario passports from Culinary Tourism Alliance yet this year? The digital passports and stories are your ticket to fall in love with the amazing food and drink of local producers in Ontario and, of course, there are many amazing stops to try across Ontario's…

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