Trip Inspiration | Haldimand

Grandma. Grandpa. Granny. Pops. Whatever term of endearment your kids use, chances are their grandparents haven’t heard it quite as often as they would have liked this year. As Ontario families begin to reconnect with extended family members, it’s a great time for grandparents and grandkids to enjoy activities together again. Enter the gramping getaway! 

Oh Snap! Photo Backdrops You Will Adore

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 11:00 AM by JT Uppal

It’s the summer of the road trip and we know you’re itching to get out of your home and discover local spots that you may have overlooked in the past to share with friends and family virtually. Ontario’s Southwest is home to a great number of picture worthy locations that even some of us who live here might not have visited before.

Meet Me on the Patio

Monday, July 6, 2020 11:00 AM by Megan Carman

Amazing Outdoor Dining Spots Ready to Welcome You Right Now

We are continuously impressed by the spirited local entrepreneurs who have persevered during the pandemic.  Now that it is patio season, businesses within Ontario’s Southwest have adapted to serve you safely this summer - be sure to check out these new, extended, or modified patios! 

Take advantage of the local, photo worthy, destinations that are right here in Southwestern Ontario. You’ll want to take lots of pictures to share with loved ones you can’t visit this Summer. And since now is the perfect chance to up your phone photography skills, we’ve compiled six easy ways to take better outdoor photos.

Many of us are reaching for the takeout menus more often then we ever have. Ordering takeout is a great way to mix up your everyday routine and support local businesses that have shifted to continue offering you their great products, while keeping you safe. We reached out to a few phenomenal chefs from our Next Stop: Taste video series to find out their favourite takeout spots in the region, their tips for ordering takeout and their favourite takeout dishes to offer their customers.

Flowing rivers, stunning shorelines, and city skylines are just some of the sites to see from Southwest Ontario’s best patios.

Whether you’re a resident of Ontario’s Southwest looking for a little fun in your own backyard, or someone eager to explore our region in the future, these restaurant patios have some of the most beautiful views in all of Ontario. Before you head out to enjoy these stunning views be sure to call ahead as many are by reservation only, have limited capacity or may be still in the process of opening.

You’ve heard the saying “nature heals,” and it’s true. Scientific studies show that being in nature lowers stress, elevates mood, improves sleep, increases productivity, and even creates pleasant feelings. We need all of these now more than ever after long periods spent indoors.