Stratford

Discovering the  Charms of Stratford

Discovering the Charms of Stratford

Just shy of two centuries ago (1828), the Canada Company began surveying Huron Road, part of which included an area where William “Tiger” Dunlop became the first European to plant his surveyor’s stakes in what would become Stratford, Ontario. But as was typically the...

Stratford Summer Music Festival

Stratford Summer Music Festival

Held this year from July 17 to August 27, the Stratford Summer Music Festival is now in its 17th year, though its roots stretch back to the 1950s, when it was closely associated with the theatre festival. Abandoned in the ’70s and revived here and there over the...

A Victorian Time Machine

A Victorian Time Machine

While many a small Canadian town will claim to be a Victorian village, Stratford is without a doubt the real deal: a place where vintage architecture has been lovingly preserved.

Thrill of the Hunt

Thrill of the Hunt

Summers make Canada the ideal staycation choice. And what better to way to explore our country than on a mission? If you have your eye on a collectible or you’re simply up for a little browsing, antique-laden towns and stops will make your next adventure all the more...

Don’t Forget the Folklore

Don’t Forget the Folklore

Like any region that has a deep history, these local legends do more than just entertain: they also provide insight into everyday life during bygone times, and can even help you understand the character of the people who live in Stratford, Ontario, today. When the...

Bring Your Appetite to Stratford

Bring Your Appetite to Stratford

If you’re a fan of buying locally produced food, then Stratford is your 100-mile-diet dream. A trip in the fall means the 100-miler will have plenty of options: Orchard fruits of various types, Niagara wines, loads of locally crafted beers and just about every type of...

Of Fairy Kings and Blewits

Of Fairy Kings and Blewits

Stooped, we fan out into the woods, armed with paper bags and paring knives, treading carefully to avoid crushing our quarry. A shout from our guide, Peter, and we converge on a cluster of brown-capped mushrooms, nearly invisible against the autumn underbrush. “Fawn...

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