Trip Inspiration | Family Getaways

Attitude Shift

Monday, August 15, 2016 9:09 AM by Southwest Ontario Tourism Corporation

These breezy driving routes make for amazing fall road trips

Crisp air. Falling leaves. Hot apple cider in hand. Nothing says fall like a weekend road trip touring through small town Ontario. This year, slow down and celebrate harvest season in Ontario’s Southwest on one of these great routes.

10 Things NOT To Do While Camping

Thursday, July 14, 2016 10:00 AM by Ala-Dean Naghmoush

Knowing the do’s and don’ts of camping can make the world of difference when taking your family out into the wilderness.

No matter how experienced an adventurer you are, you will always run into a problem or two while camping. Check out these ten things to avoid doing while camping to help make your next camping experience more enjoyable.

Grand Bend “Beach Bucket” List

Thursday, July 7, 2016 2:43 PM by Chelsea Brimstin

Hitting up one of Ontario’s best-in-class Blue Flag beaches is just one of the things to experience in Grand Bend.

From scaling the dunes to grabbing a backpack and hiking through the beautifully rare Carolinian forest, you can’t miss these top ten things to do in Grand Bend.

Tasting Oxford County

Monday, June 27, 2016 11:00 AM by Chelsea Brimstin

Learn about Oxford County’s delicious farm to table eats and fresh artisan cheese.

In my first week at Ontario’s Southwest, I spent the day touring and tasting some of the best food and drink hot spots that Oxford County has to offer.

Lake Erie’s Big Creek and the Grand River offer sights, sounds and serenity

If you think going for a scenic paddle requires a long drive north, it’s time to think Big and Grand. Big Creek and the Grand River offer fantastic paddling that’s close to home with excellent opportunities for spotting wildlife.

Old-school Belgian ale, Lake Erie perch, maple syrup and lavender

Take some of Canada’s most productive farm land and fresh water and add a generous helping of families who are passionately committed to producing world-class products in the region they love and what do you get? A recipe for flavours, experiences and adventures that are truly one of a kind.