WoodstockCanada

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Canada’s dairy capital boasts great hiking in summer, skiing in winter and a welcoming atmosphere all year round. 

Woodstock’s natural beauty and slow pace of life make it a great place to unwind. Explore many miles of walking and cycling trails or try cross-country skiing during the winter. Several attractions teach you about the city’s history, while the waterfront famers market shows off regional produce.

You won’t spend long in Woodstock without locals proudly telling you it’s the dairy capital of Canada. This is celebrated with the Springbank Snow Countess Monument. The life-size sculpture is a tribute to a record breaking cow that produced an amazing 9,062 pounds (4,110 kilograms) of butterfat during her lifetime.

To learn about the city’s history, spend a few hours in the Woodstock Museum. Exhibits here trace the area’s past as far back as 10,000 B.C. You can also see Woodstock’s original council chambers from 1879 and the 1889 Grand Hall. Continue your cultural tour with a visit to the Woodstock Gallery.

Go on a tour of one of Woodstock’s oldest buildings, Old St. Paul’s Anglican Church. The first religious service was celebrated in this Georgian style building in 1834 and the cemetery is where many of the town’s first settlers are buried.

Get out and explore Woodstock’s countryside and parks. Walk along paths that follow the River Thames and pass through forests and marshland. There are also numerous parks with picnic areas and children’s playgrounds.

Join in a weekly Woodstock tradition, shopping at the farmers market. It is held every Saturday and is where you can purchase locally produced cheese, bread, meat and handicrafts.

Woodstock is situated close to the city of London and is around a 2-hour drive from Toronto. The nearest international airport is London International Airport, 23 miles (37 kilometers) away. You will find the majority of accommodation in the center of town.

Top hotels in Woodstock

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Days Inn by Wyndham Woodstock
Days Inn by Wyndham Woodstock
2 out of 5
560 Norwich Avenue, Woodstock, ON
£44
per night
Feb 24 - Feb 25

Situated in Woodstock, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Cedar Creek Golf Club, Woodstock Peace Lighthouse and Southside Park. Woodstock Raceway and Woodstock ...

3.8/5Good! (600 reviews)

"Comfortable hotel for our one night stay. Clean, nice size room, easy to access location."…"

Reviewed on 2 Feb 2020

Days Inn by Wyndham Woodstock
Best Western Plus Woodstock Inn & Suites
Best Western Plus Woodstock Inn & Suites
2.5 out of 5
811 Athlone Avenue, Woodstock, ON
£56
per night
Feb 25 - Feb 26

Located in the heart of Woodstock, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Cedar Creek Golf Club and Woodstock Peace Lighthouse. Southside Park ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (1,022 reviews)

"The rooms were great for the expedia price we got. I had the junior suite and it was excellent. No issues at all with this hotel. Staff were awesome, food was great and plentiful."…"

Reviewed on 15 Feb 2020

Best Western Plus Woodstock Inn & Suites
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Woodstock South
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Woodstock South
2.5 out of 5
510 Norwich Avenue, Woodstock, ON
£85
per night
Mar 5 - Mar 6

Located in the heart of Woodstock, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Cedar Creek Golf Club, Woodstock Peace Lighthouse and Southside Park. Woodstock Raceway ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (309 reviews)

"Friendly staff. Clean room and facilities close to highway"…"

Reviewed on 16 Feb 2020

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Woodstock South

Popular things to do in Woodstock

University of Western Ontario
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University of Western Ontario

3/5(2 reviews)

Explore the campus of University of Western Ontario, a top university in London. Attend a sporting event or simply enjoy the top-notch restaurants while you're in the area.

Victoria Park
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Victoria Park

2.5/5(2 reviews)

Come to one of London’s finest parks to attend a festival, watch an open air movie and to glide across an ice rink.

Museum London
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Museum London

1/5(1 review)

Dive deep into the history of London and peruse the paintings, drawings and sculptures of a renowned art collection at this prestigious museum.

Top activities in Woodstock

Operation city Quest of Ontario
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Operation city Quest of Ontario

£8

Using your smartphone, you'll be given nearly 150 objects to find during your scavenger hunt. You'll then wander throughout the downtown area searching for the items. Once you've found the object, you'll send a photo in to score points.

Ports of Lake Erie Cycle Tour
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Ports of Lake Erie Cycle Tour

£11

4 days - 275 kilometers - 53 to 79 kilometers per day Average 71 kilometers (44 miles) per day. Gentle terrain (flat to rolling). Loop route. Beaches, historic, waterfront, natural areas, camping, winery. Route is on bicycle friendly quiet paved roads and improved gravel rail trail.

Whirling Dervishes Show From Istanbul
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Whirling Dervishes Show From Istanbul

£71

Don't miss the opportunity to see whirling dervishes perform the Mevlevi Sema Ceremony at Istanbul's Hodjapasha cultural dance theatre. The ceremony features a complex musical repertoire called 'ayin' and the whirling dance performed by the dervishes represents the mythical journey of man's spiritual ascent through mind and love to perfection.