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London, Ontario Walkable Scavenger Hunt!


  • By Helen Ngu

Scavenger Hunt Series Downtown landmarks graphic

Get your walking shoes on and get your steps in with this new walkable scavenger hunt! Gain a new perspective of the Forest City! 2021 has been another wild year. Taking that extra hour of the day to walk outside can be the best thing you can do. Take a deep breath and embrace the true beauty of London; new and old. Again, this year is going by fast so take a moment to enjoy the good things that have happened so far. This scavenger hunt exhibits the history and growth of London, Ontario that many locals may not know.  

Enjoy this scavenger hunt and read the fun facts we’ve provided on the back of the bingo sheet. These landmarks are visible in the car or walkable, and if you want to snap a picture with the Holy Roller; don’t forget to tag us on Instagram at @tourismlondon. During the scavenger hunt upload a picture with your location using #ExploreLdnOnt.

Download your printable scavenger hunt bingo sheet here and play along as you walk!

 

Labatt park

25 WILSON AVE
 

Labatt Memorial Park, the world’s oldest baseball grounds,  guests will have the opportunity to get behind-the-scenes access, see artifacts, and learn about some famous teams and players that have come through the home of the London Majors.
 

Blackfriars bridge

connecting ridout street to blackfriars street
 

Blackfriars Bridge was opened in 1875 and is the only bowstring arch truss in Canada. The oldest wrought iron or steel through bridge on the Ontario Heritage Bridge list. Find it where it connects Ridout Street and Blackfriars Street!
 

eldon house

481 RIDOUT STREET NORTH
 

Eldon House was built in 1834, but did you know there is a 150-year-old Sycamore tree located on the grounds of London’s oldest residence. Can you guess how tall the tree is? 84 feet and with a trunk circumference of more than 3 feet!
 

dundas place murals

139 dundas street
 

Painted as part of the theme 'Forest City Playground', Market Lane is brought to life on the wall of the WIL Employment Connections building in Market Lane that connect to Dundas Place and Covent Garden Market. Did you know that the birds in each mural can be brought to life through Engage ARt App (Augmented Reality)
 

St. paul's cathedral & st. peter's basilica

474 Richmond street & 196 dufferin ave
 

St. Paul’s Cathedral is the oldest church in London and once served as a graveyard for the village of London. Can you find the 12 marked graves that remain? You can’t miss the two towers on St. Peter’s Cathedral Basilica, but did you know it’s not the original building? It was destroyed on April 11, 1845 by a fire. 
 

Holy roller & cenotaph - victoria park

580 Clarence street
 

Victoria Park was originally a British Military Base between 1838-1869. In 1878, the City of London came into possession of the land and planned to use it as a park. You will notice several monuments like the Holy Roller that commemorates the First Hussars Regiment’s role in the Normandy Campaign and the Cenotaph that is used annually on Remembrance Day. 
 

canada LIfe & One London place

255 dufferin ave & 255 queens ave
 

Did you know that Canada Life was once called London Life Insurance Company? Canada Life was founded in London in 1874 and currently employs 3,000 people. Right across is the One London Place, which is the tallest building in London. You can’t miss it!
 

Tourism london

391 wellington street

 

Also known as the J. Allyn Taylor Building constructed in 1929. Originally it was built for the use by the Bank of Toronto. Over the course of 70 years the Bank of Toronto merged with other banks and became Toronto-Dominion followed by TD Bank. How much do you think the City of London bought the building for? $1.00! 

 

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