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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/

Explore Elora with a guide:  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!

Tubing and biking tours now available in Elora!  Check out Elora Rapids, on Geddes Street just a few houses away! 
Click here!

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/

Yoga in a beautiful space, or an organic hair experience?  https://www.soulworkstudio.ca/

   

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 https://www.wellington.ca/en/discover/mus-adultartworkshops.aspx

 

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

Adult Rock Camp? An intensive week of playing and collaborating with musical peers under the guidance of professional working musicians:   https://www.ajcamps.ca/

 

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

 

 

 

Calendar of Events

2019

 

April

Elmira Maple Syrup Festival -- April 6th, 2019   http://www.elmiramaplesyrup.com

National Tartan Day -- April 7th, 2019  https://www.downtownfergus.com/events/tartan-day/

12th Annual Kazoo!Fest Geulph -- April 10 - 14th, 2019  https://kazookazoo.ca/

Kitchener Scrap-Fest -- April 12 - 13th, 2019  https://www.scrapfest.ca/

Elora Vintage and Antique Show -- April 13 - 14th, 2019  http://antiqueshowscanada.com/elora/ (Visit website for a coupon)

All Breed International Championship Dog Show -- April 12th - 14th, 2019  http://www.mjnshowservices.com/upcoming-shows.html

Wellington Fibres Open House -- April 13th, 2019  http://wellingtonfibres.on.ca/

Guelph Creative Arts Spring Art Show and Sale -- April 26 - 28th, 2019  http://www.guelphcreativearts.com/Our_Events.php

Saugeen Valley Fur and Feather Fanciers' Show and Sale  -- April 28th, 2019  https://www.poultryshowcentral.com/Saugeen_Valley_Fur_Feather_Fanciers_Association_Buy_Sell_Trade_Day.html

 

May

Spring Rain Weekend: Irish Music, Dance and Language Festival -- May 3 - 5th, 2019   click here for their Facebook page

International Female Ride Day: CW Sportsplex --  May 4th, 2019  https://motoress.com/international-female-ride-day/

Kitchener-Waterloo Pet Expo -- May 4 - 5th, 2019  https://kwpetexpo.com/

Annual Giant Book Sale (supporting the Elora Festival) -- May 3 - 5th, 2019 -- Elora Curling Club

Ontario Miniature Enthusiasts of the Guelph Area Annual Show and Sale -- Sunday, May 5th, 2019 http://omegaminimakers.weebly.com/annual-show.html

Jazz at the Elora Centre for the Arts featuring Chantalle Chamberland  -- May 11th, 2019  http://www.sensationalelora.com/

Fergus Horticultural Best Bloomin' Plant Sale -- May 11, 2019  http://www.gardenontario.org

Sensational Elora Film on a Plate -- May 16th, 2019 http://www.sensationalelora.com

Elora Handmade Market -- Sunday, May ?th, 2019  https://www.facebook.com/elorahandmademarket

Elora Writers' Festival -- is no more --  http://elorawritersfestival.blogspot.ca/ 

Elora en Plein Air: a Grand River Painting Festival -- May 16 - 19th, 2019  http://www.elorapleinair.ca

Spring Fireworks Night!  Skyburst Elora! --Saturday, May 25th, 2019  http://www.eloralions.org/#!spring-fireworks/c1i9k

Stratford Studio Tour -- is taking a break and will continue in 2020  https://stratfordstudiotour.ca/

2 Rivers Festival -- May - June, 2019  http://www.2riversfestival.org/  *see website for the many festival activities*

St. Jacobs Quilt and Fibre Art Festival -- May 21 - 25th, 2019   https://stjacobs.com/Culture-Heritage-Events.htm

53rd Annual New Hamburg Mennonite Relief Sale -- May 24 - 25th, 2019  http://www.nhmrs.com

Annual Guelph's Potters' Market -- May 25 - 26th, 2019  http://guelphpottersmarket.ca/

Eden Mills Arts Festival -- May 25 - 26th, 2019  http://www.edenmillsartsfestival.com/

Guelph Dance Festival -- May 31 - June 2nd, 2019   http://www.guelphdance.ca/festival/

 

 

June

Guelph Dance Festival -- May 31 - June 2nd, 2019   http://www.guelphdance.ca/festival/

Dog Lovers Days -- http://woofwichpetshow.ca/

Historical Automobile Society Antique Car Show and Sale and Flea Market -- June ? - ?rd, 2019  http://www.historical-automobile-society.ca/Events/Events.html

Horse Day Erin -- June 8th, 2019  http://www.HorseDayErin.com

Robin in the Hood (Gibson Park, Elmira, ON) -- June 8th, 2019  http://www.robininthehood.com/

 2 Rivers Festival -- May - June, 2019  http://www.2riversfestival.org/  *see website for the many festival activities*

Quilts on the Grand -- June ? - ?th, 2019  http://www.grandquiltguild.ca/

Harmony Meadows Alpaca Annual Shearing -- June ? - ?th, 2019  http://www.harmonymeadowsalpaca.ca

Insights:  Juried Exhibition of Fine Arts -- June 19th - September 1st, 2019  http://www.insightsart.ca

Pre-Loved Art & Craft Yard Sale -- June ?th, 2019 (9am - 12pm)   

Doors Open Fergus and Elora -- on hiatus for 2019  

Guelph's Art on the Street -- June 22nd, 2019  http://www.guelpharts.ca

Fergus and District Horticultural Society Garden Tour -- June 23rd, 2019
http://www.gardenontario.org/site.php/fergushs

Local Food Fest (Guelph) -- June 23rd, 2019  http://www.tastereal.com/events-2/local-food-fest/

 

 

July

Canada Day Celebrations -- Sunday, July 1st, 2019 http://www.elorafergus.ca

Outdoor Concerts at the Museum,  Six Thursday evenings in July and August, starting at 7 pm -- https://www.wellington.ca/en/discover/eventsprogrammesandworkshops.asp

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

Creative Spark Outdoor Festival:  Elora Centre for the Arts -- July 6 - 7th, 2019  https://eloracentreforthearts.ca/our-events/upcoming-events/

 Elora Festival: a Celebration in Song  -- July 12 - 28th, 2019   http://www.elorafestival.ca

Hillside Festival, Guelph Lake Conservation Area -- July 12 - 14th, 2019  http://www.hillsidefestival.ca/

Kultrun World Music Festival (Kitchener) --  July 13 - 14th, 2019   https://www.kultrunwmf.com/

Fergus Medieval Faire -- July 27th, 2019  http://www.downtownfergus.com

Insights:  Juried Exhibition of Fine Arts -- June 19th - September 1st, 2019  http://www.insightsart.ca

 

 

August

  Pirate Festival, Marden Park in Guelph -- August 3 - 5th, 2019  http://thepiratefestival.com/

Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games -- August 8 - 11th, 2019  http://www.fergusscottishfestival.com

Psychic Fair at The Bookery, Fergus -- August 9 -10th, 2019 

Riverfest Elora -- August 16 - 18th, 2019  http://riverfestelora.com/

Aviation Fun Day -- August 17th, 2019  https://www.waterlooairport.ca/en/about-ykf/aviation-fun-day.aspx

Antique and Classic Car Show -- August 18th, 2019  http://www.wellington.ca/museum

 

September

Fergus Classic Car Show -- September 6th, 2019   http://downtownfergus.com/event/classic-car-show/

Eden Mills Writers' Festival -- September 6 - 8th, 2019 

Elmira's 3rd Annual Art in the Park -- September 7th, 2019   https://www.facebook.com/events/841762092845254/

Kitchener-Waterloo Knitters' Fair -- September 14th, 2019  https://www.kwknittersguild.ca/fair/

Belwood Lake Car Club Annual Classic Car Show -- September ?, 2019  http://www.belwoodlakecarclub.com

Royal Medieval Faire, Waterloo -- September 21st, 2019
http://www.royalmedievalfaire.org/

 Bingeman's Screampark -- check website for September & October 2019 dates:  http://www.bingemans.com/screampark/

183rd Fergus Fall Fair -- September 13 - 15th, 2019  http://fergusfallfair.ca/

Stratford Studio Tour --  is taking a break and will continue in 2020  https://stratfordstudiotour.ca/
(about 1 1/2 hour drive from Elora but a beautiful trip and where we used to live!)

Harvest Home Festival, Wellington County Museum and Archives -- September 29th, 2019
http://www.wellington.ca/en/discover/exhibitsandevents.asp

Rural Romp:  A Self-Guided Tour of Farms, Markets and Local Food Retailers -- September 28th, 2019 http://www.tastereal.com/events-2/fall-rural-romp/

Elora Fergus Studio Tour (2 weekends) -- September 28 - 29th and October 5 - 6th, 2019  http://www.elorafergusstudiotour.com

Culture Days -- September 27 - 29th, 2019  http://culturedays.ca/en

 

October

Elora's Monster Month -- October 1st - 31st, 2019   http://www.monstermonth.ca/ and http://www.twilightzoo.ca

Bingeman's Screampark -- check website for October 2019 dates:  http://www.bingemans.com/screampark/

Harvest Fun & Corn Maze at Strom's Farm -- check website for October 2019 dates  http://www.strom.ca/

**check out Homer Watson House & Gallery for Hallowe'en events**

Elora's Horse and Hound Parade -- October 6th, 2019  http://grandandgorgeous.com/elora-horse-and-hound/

Sensational Soup Off -- October 14th, 2019  http://www.sensationalelora.com/

Haunted Woods Walk -- October 18th, 2019 http://monstermonth.ca/event/haunted-woods-walk/

Guelph Studio Tour -- October 19 - 20th, 2019  https://www.guelphstudiotour.ca/

Family Hallowe'en Activities at the Museum -- October 20th, 2019   http://www.wellington.ca/Museum/

Spirit Walks and Cemetery Walks at the Poor House -- October 1?-1?th, 2?-2?th, 2019  http://www.wellington.ca/Museum/

Ennotville Haunted Woods Walk -- Saturday, October 2?th, 2019 https://www.guelphtoday.com/local-news/will-you-dare-or-will-you-scare-haunted-woods-walk-returns-743732

Kissing Bridge Trail Studio Tour -- October 26 - 27th, 2019 http://www.kbtstudiotour.ca/

Unit 6 Haunted House Zombie Containment Research Facility -- October weekends   http://www.unit6hauntedhouseguelph.com/

Waterloo Central Railway Hallowe'en Rides -- October ?? - ??h, 2019 http://waterloocentralrailway.com/haunted-halloween-dress-up-rides-oct-27-29-2016/

Giant Used Book Sale (Guelph) -- October 25 - 27th, 2019  https://fgpl.ca/book-sale/

Elora's Monster March Parade -- October 19th, 2019  http://www.monstermonth.ca/

Grand River Bead Society Bead Show & Sale (in Guelph) -- October 2? - 2?st, 2019  http://www.grandriverbeadsociety.com

KW Central Art Walk -- October 2? - 2?st, 2019  http://www.centralartwalk.com

Zombie Invasion, Orton Community Association (close to Marsville) -- October ??th, 2019  https://www.facebook.com/events/2179055312351912/

Handmade Market -- Sunday, October ??th, 2019  https://www.facebook.com/elorahandmademarket/

 

 

 

 

**Always adding more**

 

The Flying Leap Bed and Breakfast
249 Geddes Street,  Elora, Ontario  N0B 1S0

226-369-0376 or karen[at]theflyingleap.com

 

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