Take Richmond St. North (Hwy. 4) about 20 km In Elginfield turn right (east) onto Hwy. 7 to Stratford, about 40 km.
Set in the heart of Southern Ontario, the city of Stratford is a cultural jewel. Step into the excitement of a vibrant city core or stroll through beautiful parks beside a peaceful lake. Victorian architecture, tree-lined streets and outstanding restaurants complement world-class theatre.
All too often, London visitors to Stratford allow themselves only enough time for a sumptuous restaurant meal before dashing off to one of the many theatre performances that have made this city famous. Stratford, like a fine cognac, is a place that should be savoured slowly.
The Stratford Festival of Canada, North America’s leading repertory theatre, offers thought-provoking dramas, spirited comedies and spectacular musicals. Beyond the productions, fascinating tours of the Costume Warehouse or the Festival Theatre take you onto the stage, through the production areas and backstage. Other Festival Fringe activities include the celebrated writers series, night music and post-performance discussions, to list a few. For tour reservations and tickets, call 1-800-567-1600 or visit www.stratford festival.ca.
Stratford Summer Music appeals to the music lover in all. Eclectic mixes of musicians have included Stratford Festival Cabaret Performers and other well-known artists. For further information, please contact 1-800-561-SWAN or check the city’s website below. Rent a bicycle, a canoe or paddleboat. Take in Jazz On the River or Concerts in the Park. Stroll through the Shakespearean Gardens. Visit the Saturday morning Farmers’ Market. Board the Juliet III for a cruise along the Avon River. Or visit the exciting exhibitions at the Stratford-Perth Museum 1-519-271-5311 or Gallery Stratford 1-519-271-5271.
Unique shops specialize in goods as diverse as antiquarian books, Scottish clothing, gifts, handmade chocolates, Waterford crystal, music and toys, to name just a few.
For More Information:
Call: 1-800-561-SWAN Website: www.welcometostratford.com