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Ontario's Forgotten Coast

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 4:00 PM by Jim Byers

Jim Byers explores Ontario's Southwest.

ALONG ONTARIO’S LAKE ERIE SHORELINE - Great food. Wonderful people. Terrific wines. And great outdoor experiences.

A 4-day cycle along Lake Erie shorelines.

This four-day journey, which begins and ends in St. Thomas, takes you along quiet rural roads and a waterfront trail, down Lake Erie’s northern shoreline and through communities with rich maritime heritage and vast agricultural lands.

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. 

Sand & Sound

Friday, July 15, 2016 10:00 AM by Chelsea Brimstin

Combine some sun, summer music, and sand to make the perfect beach day getaway in Grand Bend.

Looking for a fresh take on your typical beach day? Check out these spots in Grand Bend where you can listen to some summer tunes as you splash through beautiful Lake Huron.

Country Comfort

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 3:00 PM by Southwest Ontario Tourism Corporation

Follow your appetite along the country roads and the north shore of Lake Erie. 

Visit local wineries and craft breweries, shop for fresh, seasonal produce at roadside markets and farm gates. Take a hands-on cooking class and dine on locally sourced menus at quaint bistros, casual dockside eateries and fine dining establishments.