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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Campground
“Pinery Provincial Park is the largest park in Southern Ontario . It's a glorious world class park .... and it's only a five or ten minute walk away ! If you like hiking , swimming , canoeing , kayaking , paddle boarding , snowshoeing or cross country skiing , you're in the right place ! You can rent bicycles , canoes , kayaks and paddle boards at Pinery , and you can walk and hike to the rental shop from the bunkie . It may take anywhere from 35 - 45 minutes or so to walk to the rental shop . ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Sublocality
“North of London. Another great beach town, about an hours drive. Cute "beachy" town to visit as well.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Beach
“Come visit the beaches of Lake Huron. Bring a picnic lunch and sit in the shade of the trees. If you have young children there are great playgrounds. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Lodging
“This is one of the busiest beaches in Southwest Ontario. It is definitely a delight to visit. There are lots of clothing retail stores and eating places.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bar
“Enjoy some live entertainment, a beautiful pint and weather permitting a HUGE patio. There are approximately 22 draft taps and additional bottle selections. The kitchen offers an ever-evolving menu - so you will never be bored or run out of options to tantalize the taste buds. There are kilted folk about every where, and they serve up a bit of sass in good fun (unless you happen to be misbehaving - wink wink)”
  • 6 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Nearby is the LCBO, shoppers, banks and more. Health centre is next door as well. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“They have a great menu, with a wide assortment of drinks and you can eat or drink while watching sports or the sunset.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Cinema
“Our movie theatre! Its new, were pretty pumped. It even has an IMAX theatre (whaaaaaaaaaaaat :O). ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Establishment
“The Pinery Antique Flea and Farmers Market has been a Sunday destination for tourist for over 50 years. Located in Grand Bend, a small beach town on Lake Huron, this large market truly has something for everyone! The Market originated as a very small collection of antique vendors in 1960’s. In those days, vendors displayed their wares on the ground in the blazing sun. Now, 50years later, the market has beautiful mature oak trees that create a shaded park. A perfect setting to shop, eat and relax while listening to live entertainment in our licensed area at Tuck’s Gas Bar. Today, the Market houses the traditional flea market, as well as unique, handcrafted vendors, food vendors, and a far”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great food, cold drinks, and a fun atmosphere. Be sure to make reservations for groups or go early during the summer months.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Establishment
“Beautifully renovated theatre downtown with a full schedule of great shows!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Museum
“5 Minute drive - great exhibits with changing themes. Co-Hosts annual Fall Colour Craft show weekend after Thanksgiving (33 yr tradition)”
  • 3 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Beautiful Beaches Can walk out very deep and it still shallow. Ipperwash beach is one of the longest freshwater beaches in Ontario. There are 3 main access points to the beach just off West Ipperwash Road, Ipperwash Road and Army Camp Road, Ipperwash. Free parking is available in Ministry-owned lots off the beach on West Parkway Drive or East Parkway Drive.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Establishment
“The Victoria Playhouse (VPP) is a historic building that features various performances from professional troupes. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Front row seat to watch fabulous sunsets. Family friendly before dark, after that it becomes a pub. This restaurant is within walking distance.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Food
“NOTE: there are two locations.... this one on Davis St. is the original and I love the classic charm and early roots of this expanding local business. Beer flights available for sampling a wide variety of options. You'll be sure to find something thirst quenching for everyone”
  • 5 locals recommend