The City of London, Ontario, Canada
Travel and Tourism
Located near the geographic centre of Southwestern Ontario,
The circle below represents a 4 hour drive centred from London. Within this circle is access
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.