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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 - 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 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/

   

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/

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

 

 

 

Calendar of Events

2018

January - February

"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

Fire and Ice Winter Festival January 20 - 21st, 2018  http://altonmill.ca/visit/events/fire_and_ice_2018_event/ (about a 40 minute drive)

 

March

Kitchener-Waterloo Cambridge Postcard Memories Show and Sale -- Sunday, March 18th, 2018  http://www.kwcrpcc.com/

 

April

Elmira Maple Syrup Festival -- April 7th, 2018   http://www.elmiramaplesyrup.com

Tartan Day -- April ?th, 2018  https://fergusscottishfestival.com/scottish-festival-highland-games/tartan-day/

All Breed International Championship Dog Show -- April ?th - ?th, 2018 http://www.mjnshowservices.com/upcoming-shows.html

Elora Vintage and Antique Show -- April 14th - 15th, 2018  http://antiqueshowscanada.com/elora/ (Visit website for a coupon)

 

May

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

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

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

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

Eden Mills Arts Festival -- May 2?-2?th, 2018  http://www.edenmillsartsfestival.com/

Elora Writers' Festival -- Sunday, May 2?th, 2018  http://elorawritersfestival.blogspot.ca/

 

June

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

 

 

**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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