Come to Stratford and stay awhile! Stroll through our expansive park setting and take in the Victorian heritage. With over 1,000 acres of groomed parkland, you can walk, run or sit quietly beside the river any time of year. The harvest bounty can first be enjoyed as you travel through the rich agricultural surroundings of Perth County and later as you dine in exceptional restaurants.
The Stratford Festival of Canada presents world-class theatre that captures your imagination in four distinct theatres. Choose from Shakespearean drama and history, new works and frolicking large-scale musicals. Enhance the drama by exploring backstage at the Festival Theatre or the Costume Warehouse on a tour. The season runs from April to November. www.stratfordfestival.ca
Visit Gallery Stratford, a superb regional gallery, offering a variety of exhibitions throughout the year. Explore our history at The Stratford-Perth Museum located in a heritage building across from the Festival Theatre. View quilts from across Canada from May to October. Return for the Gala auction in November raising over $155,000 for Breast Cancer support.
Unique shops, galleries and book stores are situated in an accessible and safe city centre. Join a free historic walking tour, a Shakespearean Garden tour or a City Hall tour to learn more about this amazing community. Concerts by international musicians and local groups are presented year round.
Picking up a bicycle? Taking a hike? Get a booklet from the Visitors Information Centre, your guide to walking, cycling and skiing trails throughout Perth County. Meander in the T. J. Dolan Natural Area or take a walk along the banks of the Avon River where Art in the Park is exhibited and graceful swans graze at the water's edge. Pack your clubs for a round of golf. Maybe you prefer sampling the bounty of the harvest at McCully's Hill Farm where you can slow the pace on a horse drawn wagon ride through the farm's woodlot.
Come back and stay with us. While you are in Stratford savouring the cuisine, bidding on a quilt, absorbing the culture, enjoy a pampered stay. Superlative comfort and attentive service await. Experience the encore only Stratford can offer.
Less than an hour's drive through a pastoral and prosperous agricultural region you will arrive at the shores of Lake Huron. Stop at the picturesque towns overlooking Lake Huron including Goderich, Bayfield and Grand Bend. Take in the spectacular sunsets on Ontario's west coast.
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