Ontario's Shakespeare Country
Welcome to Shakespeare Country!
Comprised of prominent municipalities such as Stratford, London, Woodstock, Goderich and St. Thomas, this region of Ontario is truly unique, combining idyllic country-style living with metropolitan flair. The region has a definite British feel—from the city of London, situated on a river called Thames and offering tours atop double-decker buses, to the town of Stratford, firmly planted on the shores of the Avon River and home to the Stratford Festival, a prominent Shakespearean festival held each year. The area is teeming with both obvious and subtle tributes to one of Canada's founding nations. Shakespeare Country has an expansive and pristine shoreline that is ideal for exploring, especially at Pinery Provincial Park, which is home to one of the few remaining Oak Savanna forests in North America. The region boasts a number of significant attractions, such as the Banting House National Historic Site in London, which pays tribute to the Canadian doctor who discovered insulin, and the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in St. Marys, which celebrates Canada's proud baseball history.
Current & Upcoming Events [ View All ]
Looking for something to do in Shakespeare Country? Check out these current and upcoming events. If you know of an event that is not listed in the travel guide, please feel free to add an event listing (it's free).
- Western Fair
Sep 05 to Sep 18 » Western Fair District's Agriplex
- London Pagan Pride Day & Community Harvest Gathering
Sep 06 » London, ON
- Stratford Garlic Festival
Sep 06 to Sep 07 » Stratford
- New Hamburg Fall Fair
Sep 11 to Sep 14 » New Hamburg, ON
- AIDS Walk for Life London
Sep 13 » London, ON
- Stratford Rotary Dragon Boat Festival
Sep 13 » Lake Victoria - Stratford
- Community in Motion: The Serious(ly) Fun Run
Sep 21 » Springbank Gardens
- London Psychic Expo
Sep 26 to Sep 28 » Centennial Hall
- Walk for ALS!
Sep 27 » Springbank Park
- Doors Open London
Sep 27 to Sep 28 » London, ON
- Annual Empowerment & Action Day “Active Living for Persons with a Disability”
Oct 04 to Oct 05 » London, ON
- THE RING’S FIRST FALL LONDON BRIDAL EXPO
Oct 05 » Best Western Lamplighter Inn London