I remember the first time I came to Canada on holiday from the UK, in the summer of 1977, I thought the weather, lifestyle and job opportunities in Southern Ontario were wonderful, the people were so friendly and welcoming, and they still are!
On our first Ontario vacation, we loved the vibrant cities of Brantford and London, and the pretty towns of St Thomas with its Railway Museum and Stratford - famous for its annual Shakespeare Festival.
The sleepy little villages that we found on our travels through this area enchanted us - the quaint village of Sparta with its well known Artist's studio, Port Stanley on the shore of Lake Erie, the tiny village of Dresden where you will find "Uncle Tom's Cabin Historical Site", and busy St Jacobs where you can take a step back in time and shop at the wonderful Mennonite market.
We found holiday accommodation to be affordable, and when we were considering the cost of purchasing a home here, we found that housing here was also well priced.
So, if you are planning a holiday to Southern Ontario, or if you are planning to emigrate, then take a look at this guide - we have lots of information for the immigrant to this country as well as information about the cities, towns and villages of the region, Summer Festivals, entertainment, and accommodation
If you are considering emigrating here and are wondering about the weather and the various seasons in Southern Ontario, then check out our Seasons section.
Do you wonder what we do in our long winters here?
Find out in our Winter section and our Snowmobiling articles to find out what we do for excitement!
If you have never been to Ontario before, that's no problem . . .
In this guide you'll find information on many interesting places to go and there are lots of things to see and do while you are here.
In our Communities section, you will find an overview of each of the larger cities and towns in Southern Ontario.
If you are seeking holiday accommodation in the London / St Thomas / Aylmer area during your Ontario vacation, check out our Cottages page and there is also a great choice of holiday rentals in Canada for every interest.
There you will find the Sunnybrook Farm Holiday Home in St Thomas which is available for long term rental (1 to 12 months), and also links to other sites offering holiday accommodation.
Many vacationing families choose this area each summer - and why not, it really is a great destination for a holiday - we have golden, sandy beaches, Hotels & Motels and beach-side cottages along the Lake Erie and Lake Huron shores.
If you are traveling in Canada, there is an abundance of different types of accommodation from which you can choose - Hotels, Motels, Cabins & Cottages.
Bed & Breakfast accommodation is another option for families on holiday, which is gaining in popularity.
If you have a community in Southern Ontario that you would like us to add to our site, please use the Contact Us form and we will be happy to add more information to our data base.
In this area you will find:
* Vacation Spots
* Winery Tours
* Country Drives
* Summer Festivals
* Horse Shows
* Country Hikes
* Nature & Wildlife
Come with me and my family, on a journey around the area that is known for it's lush farmland, beautiful lakes and rivers, abundant wild-life and its warm friendly people.
"Découvrez Sud de l'Ontario!"
Take a walk with me through this guide, as we discover some of the hidden gems of this area, and some of my old favourites!
Many years ago, I came to Southern Ontario from England and my husband came here from Holland. Canada has been good to us and we love it here!
If you are thinking of moving here, please check out our immigration story in the About Us section.
Both my hubby and I have lived in Canada for over 30 years, in St Thomas and also in various places in Ontario, including a Gold mining town in the northern part of the province.
If you are still wondering why you should visit this part of Canada? Or asking yourself if should you move here? What does Southern Ontario have to offer workers or visitors? Would you like to know what there is to do here in the Winter?
Come along and explore some of our lovely towns and villages through these pages and discover why my family and I have made this area our home!
There is an abundance of Nature and Wildlife to be enjoyed in this area and many Conservation Areas, Provincial Parks and places of natural beauty to see, so check out our pages and come back often!
Sparta Ontario - this pretty, historic village was founded by a group of Pennsylvania Quakers who settled here in 1822, led by Josiah Doan. The descendants of those early settlers still live in the ar…