Nestled along the Thames River, London reflects its British namesake with its Covent Garden and Piccadilly Street. This Canadian counterpart also boasts excellent history museums, expansive parks and the University of Western Ontario.
Things to do in London
Museum London showcases more than 5,000 regional and Canadian art collections and 45,000 ancient artifacts. The kids will be captivated by the interactive activities, from digging for dinosaurs to exploring Canada’s North, at the London Children’s Museum.
When you need a breath of fresh air, head to Boler Mountain. A year-round destination for outdoor enthusiasts, it offers skiing, snowboarding, tubing and mountain biking. Soar over the Carolinian forest at Treetop Adventure Park, where you can enjoy zip-lining and traverse rope courses, Tarzan swings and swing bridges.
Experience some of the local cultures at Covent Garden Market, which has been operating in London’s city center since 1845. Here you can browse fresh products and unique gifts, including gourmet foods, sweet treats artwork and seasonal fruits and vegetables. You can stroll through the 140-hectare Springbank Park or enjoy its bowling lawns, zoos, amusement park and miniature train.
Looking for some evening entertainment? Snag tickets to a live production at the Grand Theatre, Canada’s oldest and longest-running live professional theatre. Afterward, sip on craft brews at Anderson Craft Ales or Forked River Brewing Company.
Getting around London
You can access London by flying into London International Airport, located 10 kilometers from the city center. Buses and taxis operate throughout London and multiple bicycle paths offer a scenic way to get around, while a car is needed to explore further afield.