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Table of Contents 1812 Bicentennial .........................................67 Arts Entertainment .................................810 Birding ......................................................1

Message from the Mayor... As Mayor of the Municipality of ChathamKent, it is my pleasure to welcome you to our community and to introduce you to some of the fun and adventure awaiting you in ChathamKe

Experience... Engage... Enjoy... Welcome to this worldclass cultural and recreational destination with more than 60 tourism experiences that surprise and impress the most discerning traveller. ons Ch

1812 Bicentennial Nearly 200 years ago, one of the most important events in American and British history happened along the banks of the Thames River right here in presentday ChathamKent. A monument,

1812 Bicentennial Nearby Fairfield Museum and Historic Site occupies the land that was the first settlement of southwestern Ontario. Days after the Battle of the Thames in 1813, American forces invade

Arts Entertainment Some of the best entertainers in the industry include ChathamKent on their tour stops. Appreciative audiences are immersed in the live theatre or music experience at various venues

Look Learn Love 5 Reasons You Want to Experience Arts Heritage in ChathamKent War of 1812 artifact ChathamKent Museum Cosmic original art Thames Art Gallery Art. Artisans. Awesome. ARTspace Mor

Arts Entertainment THE MaRy WEBB CulTuRal anD COMMuniTy CEnTRE In 2012, The Mary Webb Cultural and Community Centre is the latest addition to ChathamKents cultural venues. Found in idyllic Highgate,

To some, Park Street is just a road. To others, its the path leading to a mini holiday. Why not come along With over 100 slots, theres excitement waiting for everyone at OLG Slots at Dresden Raceway.

Birding A special blend of rare Carolinian habitat and geographic location on the main migratory route make ChathamKent home to some of Canadas best birding. In fact, this regions collection of divers

Birding The Village of Wheatley, hosts the annual Norm Chesterfield festival which falls on May 16 in 2012. The Sydenham Field Naturalists Club highlights this areas natural treasures with indoor and

Black History Poignant and authentic stories of hardship and triumph are told in ChathamKents notable museums on the Ontario Underground Railroad Tour. All three sites are interpreted by descendents o

94 MonFri., 5193523565 177 King St. E.Wish Centre Black History email school house built by slaves, an 1852 log cabin, churches, and

Boating Marinas Boaters of all kinds will find great adventure along the many shores of ChathamKent. Our vast waterscape means waterlovers have their choice of two lakes, narrow rivers and sheltered

Boating Marinas 300 Docks With 80 Guest Slips 153050 Amp Service Gas Diesel Fuel Docks Security 3 Boat Ramps Shower Restroom Facilities Swimming Pool Laundromat Exercise Room 60 Tonne Trave

Classic Cars We are the Classic Car Capital of Canada ChathamKent is the destination for many of North Americas best automotivethemed festivals and tourist attractions. ChathamKents premier classic ca

RM CLASSIC CAR EXHIBIT One Classic Car Drive Hwy 40 401 5193529024 8005616125 Visit One of ChathamKents Best Attractions Experience a century of automotive his

Culinary Wine Wining and dining in ChathamKent is a delicious experience for the visitor interested in sampling local flavours grown from some of the richest land in Canada. Steak and seafood restaur

Wine with a View. Enjoy a tasting at our Wine Shop. Call ahead for personalized tours. Bus tours welcome. Hwy 3, 8 km west of Blenheim, Ontario Check our website for hours and directions. GPS Coordin

Farm Markets ChathamKent farmland is known across Ontario for the quality it produces for the table. Visitors can sample this homegrown goodness at area restaurants or fresh from one of many roadside

Farm Markets For more information about Farm Markets, contact ChathamKent Tourism at 18005616125 or visit DElHaVEn ORCHaRDS 8182 Talbot Trail 5196764475 formerly Hwy 3

Festivals Events From early spring to late fall, ChathamKent is alive with dozens of festivals and events that celebrate this regions uniqueness. ChathamKent is home to some of the bestrated festival

Festivals Events July is packed with festival activity across ChathamKent. Food lovers enjoy the Blenheim Cherry Fest and Sidewalk Days, the longest running carnival and sidewalk sale in Ontario, and

Festivals Events Each Civic Holiday weekend is also filled with several fun events including the Boothill Country Jamboree featuring three days and nights of country music and camping. Guest performe

Festivals Events In late August, history comes to life at The Selkirk History Faire, a reenactment of life in the frontier encampment from 1775 1840. Several unique themed activities occur during th

Fishing ChathamKent is a worldrenowned destination for sport and game fishing in two of the most productive fresh water lakes in the world. Adventureseeking anglers can navigate local waters or choose

Fishing About 45 minutes away, on the eastern coast, is Lake Erie. The worldclass fishing boasts great catches of walleye, salmon, rainbow trout and more. Explore the scenic fishing villages, visit lo

Genealogy Our roots define our past and present. Tracing them can solve family mysteries and answer lingering questions that may help shape our future. The pursuit of family history can take many unpr

Getaway Packages Area tourism partners invite travellers to experience a relaxing getaway with themed packages they create to highlight the best of ChathamKent. Through participating partners, guests

Ghost Stories Human tragedies over the span of a few hundred years of settlement in ChathamKent have become the home of spectral experiences. The tours feature spellbinding storytelling by local histo

Ghost Stories As settlement took place along the banks of the Thames River you have all those lives lived full of anger, jealousy, pride, hatred, and love that give rise to suicide, accidents and murd

Golfing Avid golfers who travel the world for the best in golf are always pleased with the variety and quality of courses available in ChathamKent, Canadas Sunny South. With golfing weather available

Golfing The Links of Kent, Baldoon Golf Club, Blenheim Community Golf Club, Country View Golf Course, Deer Run Golf Course, Ridgetown Golf and Country Club, Rolyn Trails, and Talbot Trail Golf Club. F

Hunting With a large staging area for waterfowl along the main migratory route, ChathamKent is considered one of the best places to hunt ducks and geese in Ontario. With our large amount of rural land

Kite Wakeboarding Visiting thrill seekers can up their day at a local beach by taking aquatic adventures to the extreme with industry experts operating in ChathamKent. Perfect conditions on area wate

Motorcycle Touring Cruise along a sunsparkled lake, ride along the edge of Lake Erie, pause for shopping or a meal in town, or follow a road that was taken by British soldiers in centuries past... its

Motorcycle Touring CRuiSE THE COaST Thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts every year agree that the scenic route along Lake Eries shoreline is one of the best touring routes in North America. One of the

Museums Touch, hear and see ChathamKents fascinating and historic past as its preserved in the unique settings of the many interactive museums throughout the region. ChathamKent has three authentic, m

Museums Across 5,000squarefeet of exhibit area, the ChathamKent Museum features a quintessential overview of local history with sample highlights of other area museums. Notable displays here include t

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Outdoor Fun Kids of all ages travel from far and wide to visit some of the unique familythemed outdoor attractions that exist in and around ChathamKent. Creek to Sugar Creek. Enjoy days of fishing for

Indigenous EnviroEducation Centre nmaachihna we are returning home Join us as we celebrate our First Nations history, culture and language. Together, we can nurture a future of understanding and fel

Outdoor Fun In the midst of an urban OPEN YEAR ROUND setting is TJ Stables, a Hom e unique horseback riding Can of the adia destination. Surrounded Cow girlsn by forest, TJ Stables offers Its a great

Sand Sun ChathamKent is Canadas sunny south destination for several familyfriendly, sandy beaches along the shallow shorelines of two lakes and two protected bays. With over 100 miles of shoreline, t

Scuba Diving Experienced divers of the Great Lakes claim that no two wrecks are the same. And since there are quite a few wellpreserved vessel wrecks in the waters of Lake Erie, on the northern shore,

Shopping Across the eclectic landscape of ChathamKents 23 communities are unique shops that offer everything from the talents of local artists to rare finds brought here from across the globe. In many

Shopping Many of Ridgetowns specialty shops and services are set in beautifully restored Victorian architecture making this destination reminiscent of downtowns of long ago. Window Shopping in Chatham

Shopping But dont miss the dozens of smaller shops, located across the municipality, that pride themselves in unique finds that are wellpreserved. Malls and shopping areas throughout ChathamKent cater

Spas If you are looking for luxury and relaxation in a serene setting then you have many options in ChathamKent. Customized experiences await guests at these pamper destinations. Within the tranquil,

Where to Stay When a funfilled day of exploration draws to a close there is an excellent choice of accommodations in ChathamKent. ChathamKent including Comfort Inn, Super 8 and Travelodge. Opened in 2

Where to Stay Families may prefer the Oaks Inn Hotel, Banquet and Convention Center, the areas popular resort hotel that offers an indoor pool and health club, live theatre, and restaurant. Beachcombe

Where to Stay Whatever the personal preference, guests of ChathamKent always receive a warm welcome and an equally comfortable place to stay. ms eti ng Ro Re om sta s Bre u akf ran ast t Po ol Fac i

The newest star on the convention circuit ChathamKent Convention Centre The new and preferred option in Southwestern Ontario for conventions, conferences, tradeshows and special functions. 7 meeting r

Welcome to the premier hotel in ChathamKent. Exceptional accommodations are awaiting you. 117 completely renovated guestrooms king, double queen, accessible Suites with king bed and separate living

Where to Stay 555 Bloomfield Road, Chatham, ON N7M 5J5 Come and enjoy our spacious rooms, inroom coffee and complimentary breakfast For Reservations, Call Direct at 519 4361200 or 800 5787878

Where to Stay Bed Breakfast Victorian houses, log cabin, homes with stunning views of area waterways and perhaps a ghost give guests to ChathamKent their choice of unique bed and breakfast accommoda

Where to Stay Bed Breakfast Amenities often include televisions in guest rooms, private bath and wireless Internet service. Gourmet breakfast is served in the morning and traditionally features fres

Where to Stay Camping Campgrounds in ChathamKent can be quiet places of rest in wooded settings or resort destinations with many activities. Here, the camping experience can be as little or as much as

Where to Stay Camping Clearville Park and Campground is a municipallyrun campground overlooking Lake Erie and bordering Clear Creek Forest with quiet, secluded camping. This seasonal and overnight st

Where to Stay Camping Mitchells Bay Marine Park features 108 sites, boat launch ramps on site and close proximity to beaches and playgrounds. Lakeside Village Motel and Campground sits on a bluff over

Where to Stay Camping wit hin 5k Be a ch m Po ol Bo at lau nch Sh ow ers lau nd rom at F ir ew oo d ice ite s Hw y. a cc. Co nn ect ion s Pro pa ne Fu Sto el re fS Go lf o Chatham C.m. Wilson Conser

Where to Stay Camping wit hin 5k Be a ch m Po ol Bo at lau nch Sh ow ers lau nd rom at F ir ew oo d ice fS ite s Hw y. a cc. Co nn ect ion s Pro pa ne Fu Sto el re Go lf o Wheatley Wheatley Provinci

Transportation ChathamKent is easily accessible by land, water and air. Highways 401 40 and major ChathamKent roads transport visitors efficiently from one side of the community to the other. Some ot

Travel Tips Canadas Border Services Agency CBSA is located at Canadian entry points to serve visitors to Canada and Canadians. Canada Border Services Agency officers are at the border to ensure that p


The Mary Webb Centre A Cultural and Community Centre 87 Main Street West, Highgate Live, professional music for all tastes Acoustics like no other Be up close personal with the performer. All within

Celebrate the triumph of the human spirit Visit Uncle Toms Cabin Historic Site and discover the achievements of Josiah Henson Uncle Tom through interactive exhibits, period artifacts and an interpreti