With walking and biking trails, nature parks, museums, live theatre, galleries – and skiing, London, Ontario is a great place to live. It’s even been named a UNESCO City of Music. So, you know there’s going to be lots to do and see, no matter your hobbies and leisure activities.
Stroll Through Springbank Park
Springbank Park is a popular spot in all seasons with people who live in London, and those who are visiting. Approximately 300 acres just outside the heart of the city are filled with paths and trails winding along the Thames River. Great for walking, running, biking, rollerblading and birdwatching, these shady paths are crowned with a canopy of established old trees keeping it cool in the summer’s heat.
Three seasons of the year, Springbank Park is a popular picnic and gathering spot for families and couples. In the winter, a 250-metre skating trail is created with refrigeration for optimal skating conditions keeping you active all year around
Experience Family Fun at Storybook Gardens
Right in the middle of Springbank Park, Storybook Gardens has been family entertainment for over 60 years. A family-centred park run by the City of London, it’s themed around storybooks, nursery rhymes and fairy tales.
In the summer, mascots and characters from popular stories roam the park. Kids enjoy the large play structures, an interactive splash pad, amusement rides and entertainment that includes puppet shows, storytellers, music and more.
Learn about the City’s History at London’s Museums
If you’re a history buff, or just want to know more about your city, London has museums for a variety of tastes.
Fanshawe Pioneer Village
Fanshawe Pioneer Village offers a stroll back in time through four pioneer communities that reflect life in this area up to the 1920s. With hands-on activities and reenactors who can demonstrate and answer your questions, you can get up close to the lives of those who settled in and around London.
Museum London, at the fork of the Thames River, has wonderful views both inside and out. Part history museum, part art gallery, Museum London is a must-see whether you’re moving here, visiting or have been a long-time resident. With artifacts, unique art and displays showcasing the lives of local people – from First Nations history to the present day – over 11,000 years of life in the London area can be seen.
Jet Aircraft Museum
One of Canada’s first cavalry regiments was stationed in London and their history is captured at the 1st Hussars Museum. If you look more to the skies, the Jet Aircraft Museum at the London International Airport may be the military history you’re looking for.
Enjoy Outdoor Fun at Boler Mountain
Skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing are all enjoyed on the slopes of Boler Mountain. Cross-country skiers take advantage of the trails. In the summer, the trails are popular with mountain bikers testing their skills.
A treetop adventure zone with ziplines, rope courses and more keep the action happening when it’s off ski season.
Hike Through London’s Conservation Areas
Without ever leaving the city of London, you can have nature at your feet. Whether you enjoy casual walking or strenuous hiking, nature areas and trails throughout the city offer the best of every season. The Thames Valley Parkway alone offers over 40 kilometres of paved multi-use pathways.
Enjoy London’s Best Experiences
There’s something for everyone in London, Ontario. The population of over 500,000 is diverse and enjoys big city amenities with small town charm. Whether you love being outdoors or find indoors more your thing, London can keep you engaged and entertained.
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