The performing arts and music, parks and gardens, the culinary scene and many themed tours are some tourism options for visitors to Stratford, Ontario. The city draws its name from the birthplace of William Shakespeare and has its own Avon River. The 19th-century architecture of Stratford's city center adds to the mystique of one of Canada's premier arts destinations.Continue Reading
The city hosts numerous theaters, festivals, art galleries and museums, including live performances at the world-class Stratford Shakespeare Festival, Stratford Summer Music Festival, the AyrSpace Gallery of Visual and Functional Art, the Gallery Stratford and St. Marys Museum.
Strolling the river walks along the Avon in the city center provides great views of the city's parks, gardens and 19th-century architecture. Visitors can also choose from the many themed walking and tours, including the Savour Stratford Culinary Trails Tour with bacon and ale, maple and chocolate trails. Vacationers interested in a thrill can take a ghost tour through the spooky back alleys of old Stratford while guides share tales of hangings and murders. Seasonal tours such as the Victorian Christmas Trail and the scotch and chocolate tour are typically available as well.
Stratford is also home to the Stratford Chefs School and many different types of restaurants and cuisine choices.Learn more about Geography