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Hidden Gems

Boler Mountain

Address: 689 Griffith St., London   |   Phone: 519.657.8822   |    www.bolermountain.com

Take a break from the conference and enjoy the great outdoors by heading to Boler Mountain for some biking or the Treetop Adventure Park. The adventure park includes ziplines, rope courses, swinging bridges, tarzan swings and pirate nets.  Conveniently located within the city of London, you won’t have to go far to take advantage of our great Canadian weather!


East Park

Address: 1275 Hamilton Rd., London    |   Phone: 519.451.2950   |    www.eastparkgolf.com/groups/group-rates

Experience East Park! Take advantage of their indoor activities that include a 40’ climbing wall. Battle with bumper cars, then enjoy the waterpark, picnic areas, batting cages and arcade.


Covent Garden Market

Address: 130 King St., London    |   Phone: 519.439.3921   |    www.coventmarket.com

Covent Garden Market had its beginning in 1835 when a patent was issued to hold a “public fair or mart” in the area of Richmond, Dundas and King Streets. This indoor, year-round Market offers fresh, local produce and craft vendors of every kind.


Fanshawe Pioneer Village

Address: 2609 Fanshawe Park Rd. E., London    |   Phone: 519.457.1296 x 815    |   fanshawepioneervillage.ca

Fanshawe Pioneer Village is an early example of the museum type known as a “Pioneer Village,” initially developed in mid-20th century Ontario by Conservation Authorities. Fanshawe Pioneer Village tells the story of rural communities in the former townships of Westminster, London, North Dorchester, Delaware, West Nissouri and Lobo in Middlesex County from 1820 to 1920 and the founding and development of the City of London up to 1840.

Fanshawe Pioneer Village Guided Tour – Journey back in time to see the development of Canadian society as represented by more than 30 historic buildings at Fanshawe Pioneer Village. A costumed guide will lead you through the Village. Participate in hands-on 19th century activities. Spinning and carding wool, churning butter, and printing a hand bill in the Print Shop.


Labatt Brewery Tours

Address: 150 Simcoe St., London   |   Phone: 519.850.8687    |    www.labatt.com

Labatt Brewery Tours run all year round with reservations; londontour@labatt.com or by phone. The tour takes about 2 hours to complete and includes sampling.


Museum London

Address: 421 Ridout St. N., London    |   Phone: 519.661.0333   |    www.museumlondon.ca

Museum London is Southwestern Ontario’s leading establishment for the collection and presentation of visual art and material culture. At the heart of a great museum is its collection and Museum London is proud to have one of Canada’s most important art collections, and the most significant historical artifact collections in Ontario.


Banting House National Historic Site

Address: 442 Adelaide St. N., London   |   Phone: 519.673.1752   |    bantinghousenhsc.wordpress.com

Banting House National Historic Site of Canada creates public awareness and understanding of the national historic significance of Sir Frederick Banting and preserves the commemorative integrity of Banting House, the birthplace of insulin, for the benefit of the people of Canada. The museum celebrates not only a great Canadian discovery, but the life and career of Sir Frederick Grant Banting (1891-1941). Come celebrate the most important Canadian medical discovery of the 20th century.


Tree Trunk Tour

Address: Various locations in London   |    www.londontourism.ca/treetrunktour

The Tree Trunk Tour demonstrates London’s love of trees and is enhancing its reputation as the “Forest City”. Two carvers (Robbin Wenzoski and Neil Cox) have created sculptures that, instead of being confined to an art gallery, are out on public streets. From tree stump to concept drawing and the final carving, it takes about four weeks to transform the tree into a sculpture. About 95% of the carving is done with chainsaws ranging in size from large blocking saws to delicate carving saws. Detailed finishing work is accomplished with chisels and power rotary tools. The artwork is usually painted or stained and then coated with automotive polyurethane enamel to preserve the wood against the weather.


Grand Theatre

Address: 471 Richmond St., London    |   Phone: 519.672.8800    |   www.grandtheatre.com

Take in a world class theatre production at the Grand Theatre! The Grand is an excellent example of the Proscenium Arch. It was designed to send music and sound from the stage into the audience.


Canadian Medical Hall of Fame

Address: 267 Dundas St., London    |   Phone: 519.488.2003   |    cdnmedhall.org

Established in 1994, The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame is a national charitable organization that carries out its mission through induction ceremonies held annually and an exhibit hall that features a laureate portrait gallery.


Eldon House

Address: 481 Ridout St. N., London    |   Phone: 519.661.5169   |    www.eldonhouse.ca

Virtually unchanged since the 19th century, Eldon House is London’s oldest residence and contains family heirlooms, furnishings and priceless treasures of the Harris family as well as a beautiful 19th-century style garden. Built in 1834 for John and Amelia Harris, this historic home remained in the family until 1960 when it was donated to the City of London. Although surrounded by the city today, the house and its gardens are a place of splendour and tranquility.


Labatt Park

Baseball can be seen at Labatt Park with the London Majors of the InterCounty Baseball Association. The season runs from May to July. Labatt Park is the oldest continually operating in the world, dating back to 1877.


Museum of Ontario Archaeology

Address: 1600 Attawandaron Rd., London   |   Phone: 519.473.1360   |    www.archaeologymuseum.ca

The Museum of Ontario Archaeology brings the stories of how people lived. At the Museum of Ontario Archaeology, we believe that archaeological is (first and foremost) about people and that by connecting with and sharing our stories we understand and appreciate each other more.


OLG Slots at Western Fair District

Address: 900 King St., London   |   Phone: 519.672.5394   |     www.olgslotsandcasinos.ca/olg-slots/western-fair-districtOLG Slots at Western Fair District has excitement for everyone! With over 750 slot machines and live harness racing. Truly a winner’s wonderland set in a World’s Fair theme.


Paths and Natural Walking Areas

Address: Various locations in London   |    www.londontourism.ca/About-London/Natural-Areas-and-Green-Space

London is gifted with many natural areas throughout the city: Kilally Meadows, Meadowlily Woods, Medway Valley Heritage Forest, Sifton Bog, Warbler Woods, and Westminster Ponds.  Complimented by 22 kilometres of scenic bike paths along the Thames River.


Idlewyld Inn & Spa

Address: 36 Grand Avenue., London   |   Phone: 519.432.5554  |    www.idlewyldinn.com

A local landmark since 1878, Idlewyld Inn & Spa combines the elegance of a bygone era with all the modern amenities sophisticated travellers have come to expect from a luxury hotel. Our 70-seat dining room offers a locally-inspired menu of contemporary and traditional favourites and decadent desserts, complemented by our selection of award-winning wines, and draughts and ales on tap.Savour every moment in the comfort of our sun-filled dining room, enjoy some al fresco dining on our gracious front porch, or escape to Idlewyld’s hidden Garden Courtyard. Afternoon tea is offered on the 3rd Saturday of each month but for special date requests, contact the Idlewyld directly.


Royal Canadian Regiment Museum

Address: 701 Oxford St. E., London   |   Phone: 519.660.5275 x 5015   |    www.facebook.com/RCRMuseum

The Royal Canadian Regiment Museum tells the story of Canada’s senior Infantry Regiment. The museum is located in Wolseley Barracks, purpose-built military architecture in 1886-1888 by the Dominion Government to house the «D» Company of the Infantry School Corps. The museum collection is vast and includes a large variety of artefacts: regimental memorials, silverware, uniforms, medals, original art, weapons, military equipment, archives, musical instruments, etc. Recently renovated, the museum welcomes visitors in the old archway entrance, upgraded to meet modern standards; an expanded permanent gallery and a costumer friendly gift shop are high profile attractions in the city of London, ON.


Palasad – North location and South

Address: 141 Pine Valley Blvd., London   |   Phone: 519.685.1390   |     www.palasad.com

Make your big or small affair a memorable one by holding it here. Palasad is the unique alternative for company and social parties. Planning these events can be a daunting task – that’s where we come in. There’s something for everyone – bowling, billiards, ping pong, arcade games and even laser tag at our South location.  And then there’s the food – the same fabulous menu from the Palasad wood burning pizza oven is available for you and your guests. Or for larger groups, we offer unique group menus. For more information contact jfrosst@palasad.com


Toboggan Brewing Company

Address: 585 Richmond St., London   |   Phone: 519.433.2337   |    tobogganbrewingcompany.com