Trip Inspiration | Arts & Culture

I was attending a tourism conference in this southwest Ontario city in mid-spring and walked into a large, industrial space in the Old East Village Area of town. There was a gleaming coffee shop off to one side; the sort of place that looks like one you’d find in Toronto’s West Queen West area or Vancouver’s Gastown. Past that was a lovely, bright grocery store selling lots of local foods and organic products. 

Kick the Dust Up

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 3:00 PM by Ala-Dean Naghmoush

Roll your windows down and cruise your way to some fun country nights leading up to the 2016 CCMA Awards!

Giddy your way on up to London/Middlesex County to enjoy some of the best country music experiences the region has to offer. 

Strolling through Port Stanley & Elgin

Wednesday, August 3, 2016 4:00 PM by Ala-Dean Naghmoush

Don’t get tide down in the office! Go ahead and make waves at the beach by coming out of your shell and exploring some of Elgin County’s hidden gems.

Trade in your briefcase for a beach bag and head on down to the shores of Lake Erie and explore one of the region’s best beach towns.

Canada's Best Kept Secret

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 5:00 PM by Eric Zwaniga

Exploring Pelee Island.

I consider myself to be someone with a passion for travel and adventure so when I heard I was getting the opportunity to tour Pelee Island, the southern-most inhabited point of Canada, I was thrilled. 

Canada's Best Beach Town

Thursday, August 6, 2015 7:00 PM by Jim Byers

Jim Byers explores Grand Bend.

I’ve spent many a day kicking down the streets of Lahaina on Maui. I’ve paraded down Duval Street in Key West and strolled the piers of California from San Diego to Santa Cruz. I’ve been lucky enough to hit the beaches of Thailand and Sardinia, of St. Lucia and Senegal.

Downtown Sarnia Kicks It Up a Notch

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 7:00 PM by Jim Byers

Jim Byers experiences great food, beer, art and more.

SARNIA, ONTARIO - A sleek new craft brewery. A stunningly designed art gallery with some of Canada’s top works of art. Inventive restaurants run by outrageously entertaining foodies. 

Hard Core

Saturday, June 13, 2015 4:00 PM by Ashley and Rachel

Sip cider straight from the source.

The hard cider market is burning up and the orchards of Ontario’s Southwest are throwing some delicious fuel on the fire. Get a taste for how local fruit sparkles in crisp apple and pear ciders.

Nano Nano

Friday, June 12, 2015 4:00 PM by Chris Schryer

Taste Ontario’s growing nano-brewery trend.

Nano-breweries are smaller scale craft breweries that brew in extremely small batches and serve very local areas. Ontario’s Southwest has seen growth in this trend over the past few years.