The City of London, Ontario, Canada

Travel and Tourism

Located near the geographic centre of Southwestern Ontario,
London is a great starting point to a many destinations.

The circle below represents a 4 hour drive centred from London. Within this circle is access

to Detroit, Toronto , Niagara Falls, plus 3 Great Lakes and all points in and around

Southwestern Ontario.

Other Areas to Visit
London
Kitchener
Windsor
Stratford

Tourist Attractions

 

Banting House National Historic Site

Sir Frederick Banting conceived the idea that led to the discovery of insulin in London,

thus the displays at Banting House National Historic Site depict the development

of insulin and information about Banting. The house in which Dr. Banting lived and

practised medicine from 1920-21 is furnished in period including the adjoining apothecary.

Fanshawe Pioneer Village
Fanshawe Pioneer Village, about 16km (10mi) north-east of London is the reconstruction of a

settlement showing what life was like here before the coming of the railroad.

It is on the shore of Fanshawe Lake, and its buildings include a Presbyterian church,

grocery store, smithy, fire brigade storeroom and an assembly room recalling the

influence in Ontario of the Orange Order founded in Ireland at the end of the 18th century.

The Museum of Ontario Archaeology
The Museum of Ontario Archaeology is a unique Canadian museum devoted to the study,

display, and interpretation of the human occupation of Southwestern Ontario over the

past 11,000 years. The Museum is located beside the Lawson Prehistoric Iroquoian

Village, a site occupied by the Neutral Iroquoians in the 16th century A.D.

 

Ska-Nah-Doht Indian Village
Ska-Nah-Doht Indian Village south-west of London, is the palisaded replica of a
10th-12th

century Iroquois village, with three longhouses, a steam-room, areas for drying meat and fish,

storage, etc, and patches of Indian crops such as squash, maize and beans.

Museum London
London's main attraction is its art gallery, completed in 1980 and designed by Raymond

Moriyama. This unusual building on Ridout Street shows the work of 18th and 19th century

Canadian artists, together with temporary exhibitions covering the whole range of old

and new North American art.
Originally the London Regional Art and Historical Museum, the museum changed it's

name to Museum London.

The London Storybook Gardens

The London Storybook Gardens is a children's paradise! Contained within the parks

boundary are eight "chapters", each with a bonanza of entertainment options.

London Storybook Gardens' Slippery's Great Escape is a water park with numerous rides,

nearby is Pirate's Island where curious kids can explore a sunken Pirate ship. Across the

way, watch out for Humpty Dumpty or Ribbet the Frog in the Storybook Alley. Not everything

is made up at London Storybook Gardens, Old MacDonald's farm is a real working little

farm with animals that are tame and can be petted.