"Visitors landing at London International Airport will find themselves in a city rich in history, and filled with beautiful natural scenery."
Located in the rich farmland of southwestern Ontario, London is halfway between Windsor and Toronto on the Quebec City-Windsor Corridor. Historic sites abound, like the Blackfriars Street Bridge, Fanshawe Pioneer Village, and Labatt Park, believed to be the oldest continually operating baseball grounds in the world. The Banting Museum houses the birthplace of insulin, while the London Museum of Archeology explores the area's pre-colonial history.
Parkland and conservation areas are another regional highlight. Victoria Park is an 18 acre green space in the heart of London. Many annual events are held here, including the Canada Day celebrations, the Sunfest World Music Festival, and the London Rib Fest, the largest in Canada. The Fork of The Thames is a chain of connected parks within walking distance of many heritage sites, while the massive Springbank Park offers everything from natural woodlands and sculpted gardens, to the popular family attraction Storybook Park.
Home to the University of Western Ontario, London is a city of culture and learning. The London Orchestra has a full season of musical surprises, and the nearby Stratford Festival draws in thousands of theatre-goers every year. Add this to a year-long list of events such as the London Balloon Festival, and Fiesta del Sol, and you have a recipe for the perfect getaway.