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From fiddleheads and maple syrup to lavender and just-picked veggies, the chefs, chocolatiers and brew masters of Ontario’s Southwest get endless inspiration from the bounty in their backyards.Next Stop: Taste ... From Woodstock to London

NEXT STOP: TASTE - NEW FLAVOURS AWAIT AROUND EVERY CORNER IN ONTARIO'S SOUTHWEST

You don’t have to be a local to eat and drink like an insider in Ontario’s Southwest. Come taste just how deliciously interconnected our region’s network of farmers, chefs and producers is with the Next Stop: Taste video series.

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SOUTHWEST ONTARIO


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We love seeing the look that spreads across visitors’ faces when they learn that the southern tip of our region dips onto the same latitudinal plain as northern California. The expression of disbelief quickly turns into a satisfied grin when they realize they’ve discovered a getaway destination that offers world-class freshwater beaches and water sports, some of the continent’s best birding, a rapidly evolving wine and culinary scene and the friendliest communities on the planet.

Now that we’ve let you in on the secret, it’s time to come and discover it for yourself. Use our website to learn more about the world-class waterfronts, best-in-class birding, wonderful wineries, fabulous festivals, and so many ways to play that are found on and in between our Lake Erie, Lake St. Clair and Lake Huron shorelines.

Southwest sub-regions

VISIT LONDON ONTARIO!

VISIT LONDON ONTARIO!

Enjoy arts, culture, music, entertainment, culinary delights, sports and more!

NORFOLK COUNTY: PORT DOVER TO LONG POINT

NORFOLK COUNTY: PORT DOVER TO LONG POINT

Explore the outdoor adventures, beaches and farm markets of Norfolk County: Ontario’s Garden. We are home to great fishing, cycling and hiking, plus superb restaurants, arts, culture and theatre.  

EXPERIENCE ELGIN COUNTY

EXPERIENCE ELGIN COUNTY

Experience stunning shoreline, picturesque towns and villages, a rich agricultural heritage and coastal cruising routes.

EXPERIENCE CHATHAM-KENT

EXPERIENCE CHATHAM-KENT

Travel the Underground Railroad, or experience reeling in the big one on one of our world-class freshwater lakes!

WINDSOR ESSEX PELEE ISLAND

WINDSOR ESSEX PELEE ISLAND

We are Canada's southernmost destination with 100 miles of waterfront, a fascinating rum-running past, Canada’s largest casino resort, and home to EPIC Wine Country.

DISCOVER SARNIA-LAMBTON

DISCOVER SARNIA-LAMBTON

Find experiences that matter in Sarnia-Lambton! We’re situated in Southwestern Ontario on the beautiful shores of the St. Clair River and Lake Huron. We are your vacation playground with 600 km of trails, a river cruise, pristine beaches, lush gardens and million dollar museum exhibits.

EXPLORE MIDDLESEX

EXPLORE MIDDLESEX

Discover aboriginal and pioneer history, agri-tourism, golf and rural charm.

OXFORD COUNTY

OXFORD COUNTY

Discover our local food story, be inspired by our rural landscape and enjoy a number of quirky festivals and events.  Hike, cycle, visit a museum or gallery and eat locally all year round. Create memories you'll never forget in Canada's Dairy Capital. 

HALDIMAND COUNTY

HALDIMAND COUNTY

Quiet roads, crisp air, hot cider in hand. Nothing says weekend like road trip touring through the southern coast of Ontario. This year, slow down and celebrate the beauty of the harvest and winter seasons in Haldimand County.

A long view of a farm

NEXT STOP: TASTE IN ONTARIO'S SOUTHWEST

See for yourself just how deliciously interconnected our region’s network of farmers, chefs and producers is by watching the video episodes below.

Fresh local fish meal

FIND YOUR TRIP INSPIRATION IN ONTARIO'S SOUTHWEST

Looking for inspiration for your next road trip? Discover traveller tales and trip ideas directly from those that have explored Ontario's Southwest. From culinary and wine adventures to outdoors and waterfront fun; there's so much waiting to be experienced in Ontario's Southwest.

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