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Come to Stratford early and stay late! Construction delays may be significant in summer 2019 so be sure not to miss out on any fun!

Hwy 6 to Embro/401: Replacement of large culvert Aug-Nov

Expect delays but road will not be closed. Hwy 7 detour is suggested as above, if there is an overlap.

Hwy 8 between Stratford and Shakespeare: In progress

Beginning in early June, stretches of this road between the west end of Shakespeare and the east end of Stratford will be reduced on weekdays to a single lane, with flag people controlling traffic in both directions. Delays may be lengthy, so please allow additional time for your trip. (Both lanes are expected to be open on evenings and weekends.)


York Street streetscape

Explore Stratford Tours

Explore Stratford on guided walks learning about Stratford’s heritage and sharing ghost stories. Join nature walks, carriage rides and boat tours. Meet our culinary artisans as you graze our Victorian downtown.

Guided Heritage Walks (Seasonal)

You’re just in time to explore the Stories of Stratford. Put on your walking shoes and get ready to roam with your local historian.

guided heritage walk

“If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves.” – Thomas Edison

Take a glimpse into the Personalities of Stratford that surround the city with performance, spirit, and creativity.

guided heritage tours

Ghosts of Stratford

Ghosts of Stratford Walking Tour - Summer and Halloween Tours
Join costumed guides on a stroll as they share haunting stories and songs that conjure up the darker side...

Pubs, Pilsners & SPIRITS Haunted Pub Crawl
As darkness falls, join our costumed guides for a walking tour of historic taverns and hostelries.

Walking Tours

Shakespearean Gardens (seasonal)
With the most parkland per capita in Canada, Stratford boasts numerous magnificent gardens...

Stratford Swans (seasonal)
Stroll Stratford's scenic parkland along the Avon River as your learn the "tails" of our feathered ambassadors.

Downtown Heritage Carriage Rides

Join us for a guided Heritage Carriage Ride through Downtown Stratford.

Juliet III Boat Tours

Experience unique tours set along the bank of the beautiful Avon River!

Avon Trail Walkers

Approximately 1.5 hours usually on the Avon Trail, determined by hike leader or group.


Puck's Plenty opens a door into Nature's Garden of Wild Edibles throughout the seasons.

“Stratford itself is the type of walkable wholesome town Rodgers and Hammerstein might write a musical about.”

- Amy Alipio, Associate Editor, National Geographic Traveler

Savour Stratford Culinary Guide

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