Trip Inspiration | Norfolk

Easy Paddling Routes for Beginners

Thursday, July 16, 2020 9:00 AM by Kevin Callan

Canoe and kayak sales are going bonkers right now. There are more people out paddling than ever before. Some are heading to the far north to soak in the solace of some far-off wilderness waterway. But a lot more are just looking for tranquility on a piece of nearby semi-wild water, and maybe even practice up their skills a little bit.

6 Fun Things to Do with Your Pup

Friday, July 10, 2020 1:00 PM by Megan Carman

Does your dog give you, “the look” when you try to leave your home? You know, that “Please don’t leave me behind when you go out!” look that both breaks and melts your heart? Avoid the drama and bring your dog for the adventure!  Here are six fun things you can do in Ontario’s Southwest with your most loyal friend.

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! 

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.

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.