Trip Inspiration | Shopping
Shop Local, Buy Local isn’t just a trend, it’s a way of life within our region. From delicious eats to sweet treats and satisfying drinks, Ontario’s Southwest offers some of the best around.
Friday, April 6, 2018 4:00 PM by Southwest Ontario Tourism Corporation
With the warm air surrounding us and sunshine on the horizon, it’s hard to not get the itch to explore the world that surrounds us. Take the time and visit these shoreline small towns for an adventure and memories to last.
Friday, June 23, 2017 10:00 AM by Jim Byers
KINGSVILLE, ONTARIO – Henry Noestheden and Cor Boon had hoped to start things slow. Maybe ease into their chocolate-making business a little, as a pair of guys aged 68 and 75, respectively, might want to do. But on their second day of business at ODG Chocolates (it stands for Old Dutch Guys) they sold one of their bird-shaped chocolates to a journalist who was heading to nearby Pelee Island and wanted to give a gift to a bird-loving author who spends her summers there. Yeah, a certain Canadian writer named Margaret Atwood.
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 2:00 PM by Southwest Ontario Tourism Corporation
Take off on a scenic cycling trip along the St. Clair River.
This three or four-day ride begins and ends in Sarnia taking riders on a scenic cycle along the St. Clair River for the first day.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 5:00 PM by Southwest Ontario Tourism Corporation
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.
Thursday, April 27, 2017 10:00 AM by Jim Byers
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.