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Planning your Visit

General Information   |  Things to Do & Attractions
Learning Opportunities  |  Calendar of Events

 

 

  General

Information 

http://elora.info/

http://www.grandandgorgeous.com/

http://www.grandriver.ca/ for fishing, hiking, birding, etc... information

 https://www.wellington.ca/en/discover/maps.aspx for maps

http://www.sensationalelora.com/

What can you experience in Elora?  Please read this: https://grownuptravels.com/day-tripping-in-elora-ontario/

 

Things

 To 

Do 

Attractions:

 Hiking,

 Rafting,

 Walking

 Tours,

 Tastings,

 Shopping

 and More

 

What to see and do?  http://www.centrewellington.ca/visitus/Pages/What-to-See-and-Do.aspx

Calendar of events:  http://www.centrewellington.ca/beactive/Pages/Events-Calendar.aspx

Located between Elora and Fergus, our museum is a true gem!   http://www.wellington.ca/Museum/

Experience 7 to 9 eateries in Elora with a guide  http://eloraculinarywalkingtour.com/

http://www.eloratours.com/Elora_Tours/Welcome.html

http://www.elorasculpture.ca  self-guided walking tour

Elora's own independent movie house  http://www.gorgecinema.ca/

Fergus is just a 15 minute drive away:  http://downtownfergus.com/

 Fergus Grand Theatre  https://secure1.tixhub.com/tcwfergus/procurement/ShowCalendar.asp

http://www.centrewellington.ca/beactive/Pages/Recreation,%20Parks%20and%20Facilities/Trails.aspx for information on hiking/biking trails

Want to rent a bike?  Helmets and accessories included!  http://www.thebicycletailor.ca

https://www.grandriver.ca/en/outdoor-recreation/Tubing.aspx for tubing down the Gorge!

Ziplining?  Rock climbing?  Check out http://www.oneaxepursuits.com/2014/

Punt and raft riding on the Grand River?  And how about taking a River Bug Ride, a 3 hour guided adventure down the Grand!? http://www.eloraraftrides.com

Click here for fishing information or try http://www.aperfectdrift.com/ for fly-fishing lessons and tours, etc...
Guided "walk and wade" trips, private lessons, etc... offered by Grand River Outfitting & Fly Shop
(be sure to get your fishing license in advance:  https://www.ontario.ca/page/fishing)

http://www.bentleyhouseteas.ca/index.php/welcome/tearoom for high or afternoon tea (reservations preferred)

http://www.coxcreekcellars.on.ca/ for a tour and wine tastings Sundays at 2:00

Have you ever experienced an escape room adventure or "puzzle room"? http://www.puzzlerooms.ca/

Planning to get married in Elora?  http://www.wellingtonweddings.ca/wedding-vendors/

   

Near-By

about 15 minutes away by car: the West Montrose Covered Bridge (c1881) http://www.explorewaterlooregion.com/listing/west-montrose-covered-bridge/

about 25 minutes away by car:  Guelph  http://visitguelphwellington.ca/

about 20 minutes away by car:  St. Jacobs Village and the St. Jacobs Farmers' Market, Flea Market and Outlet Centre, also the "Mennonite Story" multi-media interpretive centre  http://www.stjacobs.com/

http://www.cambridgebutterfly.com/

Winter and Summer tubing!  http://www.chicopeetubepark.com/

http://www.horsebackadventures.ca for horseback trail riding, etc... 

http://www.CanoeingTheGrand.ca

http://whiterockostrichfarm.com/ to visit a working ostrich farm with meats and other treats for sale

 

 

 

Learning Opportunities and Workshops

 

 

 

Our Elora Centre for the Arts is offering all sorts of evening, 1/2 and full day workshops, take a look!  Go to  https://eloracentreforthearts.ca/ and click on "Classes".

The Wellington County Museum and Archives offers workshops on many different skills, please visit http://www.wellington.ca/museum 

Want to learn how to sculpt a miniature figure?  Artist Kathi Kuti can set up a 2-day workshop for groups of 3 or more, see her website:  http://www.kathikuti.com/workshops.html

http://www.art120.ca/home.html for a local art class!  See their schedule!

Artist Patrice Baker opens her Silverfish Studios for etched copper jewellery, silver metal clay and windowed journal workshops ranging from 1 to 5 days.  Visit her online: http://silverfishstudios.ca/

Quilting workshops are being offered in the beautiful Meerkat Shweshwe loft studio just across the street!  Visit CÚleste's website for her schedule of offerings:  http://www.meerkatshweshwe.com/?page_id=1333

Intrigued by encaustic?  Try an "Art Play Shop" with Supria:  http://www.supriakarmakar.com/index.php/welcome/workshops

Glass blowing?!  Yes!  Check out the variety of offerings:  http://www.blownawayglassstudio.com/Classes.html

You can even tour a glass blowing studio and, on weekends, blow your own glass ornament (with an appointment please) at http://www.kitras.com/default.htm

Blacksmithing?  David Cross offers the chance for you to wield metal to your will: http://www.riobravoironworks.com/workshops.htm

 

Not quite?  There are more options, just click here.

 

 

 

Calendar of Events

2018

*Ongoing*

"The Tarot Lovers: Works of Heart" 
and
"Stitched Together", the story of the 1918 quilt that intertwines the lives of 711 people from the community
both at the Wellington County Museum and Archives
http://www.wellington.ca/en/discover/exhibitsandevents.asp

 

 

April

Fibre Art Show: Canadian Embroiders' Guild Guelph Open House -- April 24, 2018 (Tuesday, 1 - 5pm)  https://cegguelph.ca/

Guelph Creative Arts Spring Art Show and Sale -- April 27 - 29th, 2018  http://www.guelphcreativearts.com/Spring.php

 

 

May

Spring Rain Weekend: Irish Music, Dance and Language Festival -- May 4 - 6th, 2018   click here for their Facebook page

Annual Giant Book Sale (supporting the Elora Festival) -- May 4 - 6th, 2018 -- Elora Curling Club

Kitchener-Waterloo Pet Expo -- May 5 - 6th, 2018  https://kwpetexpo.com/

2 Rivers Festival -- May 5th - June 24th, 2018  http://www.2riversfestival.org/  *see website for the many festival activities*

Ontario Miniature Enthusiasts of the Guelph Area Annual Show and Sale -- Sunday, May 6th, 2018 http://omegaminimakers.weebly.com/annual-show.html

Elora Writers' Festival -- Sunday, May 6th, 2018  http://elorawritersfestival.blogspot.ca/

Mount Forest Quilt Show -- May 11 - 12th, 2018  https://www.facebook.com/events/1970650223189622/

Elora en Plein Air: a Grand River Painting Festival -- May 17 - 20th, 2018  http://www.elorapleinair.ca

Sensational Elora Film on a Plate -- May 17th, 2018 http://www.sensationalelora.com

St. Jacobs Quilt and Fibre Art Festival -- May 22 - 26th, 2018   http://stjacobs.com/Quilt-Fibre-Arts-Events.htm

Guelph's Potters' Market -- May 26 - 27th, 2018  http://guelphpottersmarket.ca/

Spring Fireworks Night!  Skyburst Elora! --Saturday, May 26th, 2018  http://www.eloralions.org/#!spring-fireworks/c1i9k

Eden Mills Arts Festival -- May 26-27th, 2018  http://www.edenmillsartsfestival.com/

Elora Tarot & Divination Festival -- May 26 - 27th, 2018  https://eloracentreforthearts.ca

 

 

June

2 Rivers Festival -- May 5th - June 24th, 2018  http://www.2riversfestival.org/  *see website for the many festival activities*

Guelph Dance Festival -- June 1 - 3rd, 2018  http://www.guelphdance.ca/festival/

Historical Automobile Society Antique Car Show and Sale and Flea Market -- June 2 - 3rd, 2018  http://www.historical-automobile-society.ca/Events/Events.html

Canadian National Fly Fishing Championship -- June 6 - 8th, 2018  http://www.flyfishingcanada.net/en/

Quilts on the Grand -- June 8 - 9th, 2018  http://www.grandquiltguild.ca/

Robin in the Hood (Gibson Park, Elmira, ON) -- June 9th, 2018  http://www.robininthehood.com/

Insights:  Juried Exhibition of Fine Arts -- June 13th - September 3rd, 2018  http://www.insightsart.ca

Pre-Loved Art & Craft Yard Sale -- June 16th, 2018 (9am - 12pm)   email ecftabearepp[at]wightman.ca for details

Doors Open Fergus and Elora -- June 16th, 2018  http://www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/Events/Fergus-Elora.aspx

Guelph's Art on the Street -- June 23rd, 2018  http://www.downtownguelph.com/events.php?e=434

Fergus and District Horticultural Society Garden Tour -- June 24th, 2018
http://www.gardenontario.org/site.php/fergushs

Local Food Fest (Guelph) -- June 24th, 2018  http://www.tastereal.com/events-2/local-food-fest/

 

 

July

Canada Day Celebrations -- Sunday, July 1st, 2018 http://www.elorafergus.ca

Black Sheep Festival:  Elora Centre for the Arts -- July 7th, 2018  https://eloracentreforthearts.ca/ecfta-partners/black-sheep-festival/

Twilight at Templin (Fergus), outdoor musical event -- Wednesday evenings July and August, 7 - 9 pm -- http://www.twilightattemplin.com/

Outdoor Concerts at the Museum,  Thursday evenings in July and August, starting at 7 pm  http://www.wellington.ca/museum 

Elora Community Theatre in Bissell Park -- July 6 - 8, 13 - 15th, 2018  http://eloracommunitytheatre.com/

Elora Festival: a Celebration in Song  -- July 13 - 29th, 2018   http://www.elorafestival.ca

Hillside Festival, Guelph Lake Conservation Area -- July 13 - 15th, 2018  http://www.hillsidefestival.ca/

Medieval Faire -- July 28th, 2018  http://www.downtownfergus.com

Insights:  Juried Exhibition of Fine Arts -- June 13th - September 3rd, 2018  http://www.insightsart.ca

 

 

August

Twilight at Templin (Fergus), outdoor musical event -- Wednesday evenings July and August, 7 - 9 pm -- http://www.twilightattemplin.com/

Outdoor Concerts at the Museum,  August 2nd & August 9th, starting at 7 pm  http://www.wellington.ca/museum 

Sensational Elora Film on a Plate -- August 4th, 2018 http://www.sensationalelora.com

Pirate Festival, Marden Park in Guelph -- August 4th - 5th - 6th, 2018  http://thepiratefestival.com/

Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games -- August 9 - 12th, 2018  http://www.fergusscottishfestival.com

Riverfest Elora -- August 17 - 19th, 2018  http://riverfestelora.com/

Antique and Classic Car Show -- August 26th, 2018  http://www.wellington.ca/museum

Insights:  Juried Exhibition of Fine Arts -- June 13th - September 3rd, 2018  http://www.insightsart.ca

 

 

September

Fergus Classic Car Show -- September 7th, 2018   http://downtownfergus.com/event/classic-car-show/

Eden Mills Writers' Festival -- September 7th - 9th, 2018  http://www.edenmillswritersfestival.ca

Kitchener-Waterloo Knitters' Fair -- September 8th, 2018  https://www.kwknittersguild.ca/fair/

Belwood Lake Car Club Annual Classic Car Show -- September ?, 2018  http://www.belwoodlakecarclub.com

Royal Medieval Faire, Waterloo -- September 15th, 2018
http://www.royalmedievalfaire.org/

Bingeman's Screampark -- check website for September & October 2018 dates:  http://www.bingemans.com/screampark/

182nd Fergus Fall Fair -- September 14 - 16th, 2018  http://fergusfallfair.ca/

Elora Festival's Fall Festival Home Tour -- September 1?th, 2018   http://www.elorafestival.ca/fall-festival-home-tour/

Harvest Home Festival, Wellington County Museum and Archives -- September 23rd, 2018
http://www.wellington.ca/en/discover/exhibitsandevents.asp

Elora Fergus Studio Tour (2 weekends) -- September 22 - 23rd and September 29 - 30th, 2018  http://www.elorafergusstudiotour.com

Culture Days -- September 28 - 30th, 2018  http://culturedays.ca/en

Rural Romp:  A Self-Guided Tour of Farms, Markets and Local Food Retailers -- September 29th, 2018  http://www.tastereal.com/events-2/fall-rural-romp/

Elora's Horse and Hound Parade -- September 30th, 2018  http://grandandgorgeous.com/elora-horse-and-hound/

 

 

October

Elora's Monster Month -- October 1st - 31st, 2018   http://www.monstermonth.ca/ and http://www.twilightzoo.ca

Sensational Soup Off -- October 8th, 2018  http://www.sensationalelora.com/

Bingeman's Screampark -- check website for October 2018 dates:  http://www.bingemans.com/screampark/

Family Hallowe'en Activities at the Museum -- October 14th, 2018   http://www.wellington.ca/Museum/

Spirit Walks and Cemetery Walks at the Poor House -- October 18 - 26th, 2018  http://www.wellington.ca/Museum/

Harvest Fun & Corn Maze at Strom's Farm -- check website for October 2018 dates  http://www.strom.ca/

Monster March Parade -- October 20th, 2018  http://www.monstermonth.ca/

Ennotville Haunted Woods Walk -- Saturday, October 2?th, 2018 https://www.guelphtoday.com/local-news/will-you-dare-or-will-you-scare-haunted-woods-walk-returns-743732

Handmade Market -- Sunday, October 28th, 2018  https://www.facebook.com/elorahandmademarket/

Kissing Bridge Trail Studio Tour -- October 20 - 21st, 2018  http://www.kbtstudiotour.ca/

 

 

November

Elora Santa Claus Parade -- November 24th, 2018  https://www.eloralions.org/

 

 

December 

Fergus Santa Claus Parade -- December 1st, 2018  http://downtownfergus.com/

Christmas Festival at the Museum -- December 9th, 2018  http://www.wellington.ca/Museum/

Elora Festival Singers "Festival of Carols" -- December ?? - ??th, 2018  http://www.elorafestival.ca/

 

 

 

**Always adding more**

 

The Flying Leap Bed and Breakfast
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226-369-0376 or karen[at]theflyingleap.com

 

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