No matter what part of Ontario’s Southwest you travel to, there’s no shortage of small town charm. The communities and the people are what make the region unique.To give you a taste, we’ve teamed up with Arienne Parzei to show you the hidden delights and culinary hot-spots of Oxford County!

PLEASE NOTE: These videos were filmed before the Covid-19 pandemic. Please contact each location when planning your trip to ensure availability and to learn about booking requirements. Please follow all posted safety guidelines and procedures in the destination.

Woodstock

Visit the only municipality in Ontario to house all of its original heritage buildings. Woodstock, located halfway between Kitchener and London, is full of cultural events, historic sites, and a mixture of great sipping and dining. Spend your Saturday afternoons buying local produce at the Woodstock Farmer’s Market. Just down the road, at Oxford Honey and Supplies, you can buy everything you’ll need to start beekeeping on your own! Feed your taste buds with delicious food from local favourites Fritzie’s, SixThirtyNine, and Bartley’s Dairy Bar. End your visit with a cold beer from Upper Thames Brewing Company, a beer enthusiast’s perfect hangout! Let's not forget about a good night's rest. You'll feel at home in the beautifully maintained historic home in the heart of Woodstock - Chateau La Motte. From the interior décor to the exterior build, you will feel like 19th century royalty.

Tillsonburg

Tillsonburg, just a short drive down the highway from Woodstock, is surrounded by history and farm life views. Experience the perfect getaway with family and friends, and embrace what ‘small town charm’ really feels like. Settled in 1825, Tillsonburg is full of stories. The Annandale National Historic Site will transport you back in time to show a glimpse of how past generations lived. Don’t forget to try some treats from The Cup and Cake, and organic and locally sourced specialties served at Indigo Lounge. Explore Tillsonburg’s downtown as you stumble upon shops and antique stores that are sure to spike your interest. When looking for accommodations, look no further than Seven Gables. Nestled on 5 acres of land and located steps from downtown Tillsonburg, Seven Gables is the perfect blend of accessibility, privacy, and charm.

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