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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/

  • Stitched Together: One Quilt, One Community (open until January 20, 2019)

  • The Tarot Lovers: Works of Heart  (open until May 27, 2018)

  • Zoongeheshkwaad (April 21 - June 10, 2018)

  • Groves Hospital (May 19 - August 5, 2018)

  • Insights: Juried Art Exhibit (June 13 - September 3, 2018)

  • Wightman Telecom - Staying Connected for 110 Years (August 18, 2018 - January 2019)

  • Mentor and Metalsmith: Arthur Brecken and Wesley Harris (September 9 - October 28, 2018)

  • Carl Ahrens (1862-1936) and Homer Watson (1855-1936) (September 15, 2018 - January 6, 2019)

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 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

2018

 

June

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

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 presents Shakespeare's "As You Like It" -- July 6 - 8 and 13 - 15th, 2018  http://eloracommunitytheatre.com/

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

Kultrun World Music Festival (Kitchener) --  July 13 -15th, 2018   https://www.kultrunwmf.com/

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/

Aviation Fun Day -- August 25, 2018  https://www.waterlooairport.ca/en/about-ykf/aviation-fun-day.aspx

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

Stratford Studio Tour -- September 22 - 23rd, 2018  https://stratfordstudiotour.ca/ (about 1 1/2 hour drive from Elora but a beautiful trip and where we used to live!)

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/

St. Jacobs Sparkles Village Holiday Shopping Event -- November 15 - 18th, 2018 
http://www.stjacobs.com/Culture-Heritage-Events.htm

 

 

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
249 Geddes Street,  Elora, Ontario  N0B 1S0

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

 

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