As London is officially in Stage 3 of the reopening plan, we can now enjoy various attractions and parks in and around London. Please keep in mind that social distancing protocols are still in effect.
Mandatory Face Coverings By-Law – All residents are required to wear a mask or face covering in all enclosed publicly-accessible spaces in London.
Here is a list of activities to enjoy in the London Area.
1. Visit Attractions
Get your tickets toAirshow London on September 12 – 13, 2020 (Drive-in event)
- Master rope courses in the sky at the Treetop Adventure Parkat Boler Mountain. Spend an afternoon of fun enjoying Tarzan swings, rope courses pirate nets, and more. Do note that the Big Zip is not open currently.
- 1 hour animal barn visits and splash pad fun can be enjoyed at Clovermead Adventure Farm.
- Now for some Berry good news! Pick-your-own berry season is on at Kustermans! Head over to enjoy delicious blueberries and raspberries.
- Enjoy acres of family fun and farm-fresh food at the Kusterman’s Adventure Farm.
- Walk into another time at London’s oldest residence, the Eldon House. Self-guided tours at the Museum will get you acquainted with the Harris family who lived in this historic home. See priceless treasures, heirlooms, and furnishings. The grounds here are one of the most beautiful spaces in the city and features a 19th-century style garden.
- London’s favourite East Park is open for action. With go-karts, golf courses, and more safe fun activities, the whole family is sure to have a wonderful time. Please note that the water park is closed.
- Visit Brant-Brantford Twin Valley Zoo. Brant-Brantford Twin Valley Zoo is a 25 acre, family-run, wildlife park and is located about one hour from downtown London.
- Enjoy 9 km of drive through Game Reserves that takes approximately one hour to complete and see lions, giraffe, cheetah, rhinos, and over 1,000 other exotic birds and animals up close at African Lion Safari. Located about 90 minutes from downtown London.
- Celebrating the many diverse communities of Stratford and Perth County is the Stratford Perth Museum. Visit the museum to view its permanent and temporary exhibits.
- The Fanshawe Pioneer Village will reopen starting July 11th. Let the past come alive.
- Museum of Ontario Archaeology is open for pre-booked, guided tours of their galleries and the Lawson archaeological site.
- Discover art, history and more at Museum London.
- London Children’s Museum is open to the public on August 26 with reduced hours and timed entry.
2. Enjoy Nature Parks & Areas
- There are many hidden gems in the city of London including beautiful forests, meadows, parks, and conservation areas that draw visitors out to experience nature. Explore London’s best trails to enjoy a taste of nature or the wilderness.
- Visit Provincial parks and conservation reserves. Take the opportunity to and enjoy nature in the area.
- Ontario has some of the most exciting and scenic campgrounds in the country. Spend a night outside as Ontario is now allowing Backcountry & Crown Land Camping.
- Spend time at the beaches near London. With many lakes around, there are many beaches within a short drive from the city. Most of these beaches are great swimming spots. Popular spots include the beaches at Grand Bend and Port Stanley. Don’t forget to adhere to social distancing protocols.
- National Parks and Historic Sites are open.
- The City of London has many gorgeous green parks and pathways to enable its residents to connect with nature and relax from the hustle of city life. Some park washrooms have reopened. Make use of the ‘Bike Routes and Walking Trails’ layer on the City Map to find less frequented public spaces.
- One of London’s best space is the Thames Valley Parkway. With scenic river crossings and accessible multi-use pathways, this scenic park is a great place to walk, run, relax, or even rollerblade.
- Go on a unique ‘walking tour’ of tree carvings along the Tree Trunk Tour. London’s reputation as the ‘Forest City’ can be see on this tour where the sculptures created can be viewed on the public streets.
3. Go Fishing
You can cast a line and reel in that big catch at Ontario Provincial Parks. However, please obey any fishing location restrictions in the park as well as all public health guidelines on group sizes and physical distancing.
4. Go Boating
Enjoy canoeing & kayaking in ponds, lakes & rivers as Ontario Marinas, boat clubs and public boat launches are open for recreational use. Canoes can be rented from Avon Boat rentals.
5. Play Sports
- Ontario Golf Courses are open. Book a tee time to enjoy golfing at Fanshawe Golf Course and Thames Valley Golf Course.
- Outdoor sports fields and baseball diamonds, Skate parks, Basketball courts, Tennis and pickleball courts, Disc golf are open
- Benches, picnic tables and park shelters are open for public use – As these amenities are not sanitized, residents should wash or sanitize their hands thoroughly after use.
- Go cycling and explore the beautiful areas in London.
- Park amenities including outdoor sports fields and baseball diamonds, skate parks, basketball courts, disk golf, tennis and pickleball courts, golf courses, off-leash dog parks, spray pads and some park washrooms are now open.
- London is a cycle-friendly city with many paths to choose from. Explore neighbourhoods and historic parts of the city on these paths.
- Park playgrounds are open for use. However, they are unsupervised and amenities are not sanitized.
- Head to Boler Mountian to enjoy mountain biking. With trails that cater to all levels and difficulty, these Mountain Bike Centre offers some of the best terrain in the province.
- Splash pads, and select outdoor and indoor pools are open.
6. Watch a Movie
Drive-in Theatresare open. Watch a movie under the stars!
- Mustang Drive-in, 2551 Wilton Grove Road, London
7. Enjoy a Quarantine Concert
There are many free concerts live-streamed every weekend. Check them out.
8. Enjoy Live Theatre from around the World
With COVID-19 pandemic forcing theatres to shut their doors, many performing art centres have taken to being open virtually.
9. Explore Canada or the World From Home
Explore Canada’s arctic, Winnipeg, National Parks and many more places from Home. Travel to international or outer space destinations like the international space station, discover Egypt’s Heritage Sites from tombs to monasteries or take a trip on scenic trains in Europe virtually.
10. Enjoy in Person Events
11. Explore Ontario