If you're staying in Goderich, you will be just a short drive away from many London, Ontario attractions. Goderich is one of the significant cities of the southwestern Ontario region, which encompasses major landmarks such as Lake Huron, Lake Erie and the Bruce Peninsula. When planning a trip from your Goderich Inn to London, Ontario, one of the top things in your list will be to find out what the major attractions are. Here are three BBOnline recommendations for London, Ontario attractions: the Museum London for seeing artworks, Springbank Park for exercising and having fun, and the John Labbatt Centre for a tour of one of the major event facilities in Canada.
421 Ridout St N
London, ON N6A 5H4
The Museum London is open daily Tuesday through Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. (Thursday open until 9 p.m.) and, during the summer, the museum opens an hour earlier. This is a great family attraction because admission is free, but a donation is recommended. A visit to the museum can be combined with a visit to the Forks of the Thames River. There are free guided tours of the permanent and temporary exhibitions every Sunday from 2 to 3 p.m. This museum has one of the most significant art collections in the province, which includes more than 5,000 artworks from about 25,000 artists from both Ontario and the rest of Canada. Originally built in 1940, the Museum London is has several scheduled film projections, children and adult art classes, and art seminars throughout the year.
One of the most popular London, Ontario attractions is Springbank Park, which is located across Springbank Drive along the Thames River. This public park has been part of the city of London since 1874 and covers more than 140 hectares (300 acres). The park has several traditional facilities such as sport courts and playgrounds, and also a zoo, camping grounds, an amusement park and a dance hall. There is something for everyone. During the summer you can access the park by bike from most points in London. The city is very bike friendly and it is a good idea to do some exercise to fight off some of those extra calories consumed during your vacation. The park has more than 30 kilometers (18 miles) of paved pathways that can be used by cyclists, joggers, roller bladers and walkers.
John Labatt Centre
99 Dundas Street
London, ON N6A 5B6
If you are planning to drive from your Goderich Bed and Breakfast to London, you can't miss the premier landmark of this city: the John Labbatt Centre. First opened in 2002, this center can seat more than 9,000 hockey fans and accommodate more than 10,000 fans during major music events. It is a good idea to check out the schedule of shows during your stay in the area, because you will be able either to attend a major NHL hockey match or a great show from a touring artist. The Centre offers daily tours of the facilities to visitors.