In & around

The Township of North Dumfries is surrounded by interesting sites and exciting places to visit. Whether a resident or a tourist there are plenty of places to see & enjoy. Here are just a few...

Drayton Festival Theatre

Drayton Entertainment's historic home is located in the village of Drayton, north of Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario. Built in 1902, the former Town Hall has a rich history of entertaining audiences with the finest talent in professional theatre, including such legendary performers as Beatrice Lillie. The building also housed the town offices and eventually became a complete municipal complex which included town offices, council chambers, library, fire hall, garage and jail. In 1990 the then unused opera house was refurbished by the community and the Drayton Festival Theatre was started with Alex Mustakas as Artistic Director. Canada's fastest growing summer theatre with its strong community atmosphere now welcomes over 62,000 patrons each year.

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Drayton Theatre

Elora Gorge

The Gorge is several kilometres of 80-foot cliffs, caverns, rapids and quiet pools and is perhaps the most beautiful and spectacular natural area in the Grand River valley. In March 1953 the GRCA gave approval for the establishment of a formal park area. The initial lands were acquired by October 1953 and transformed into a fully serviced camping, day use, and hiking area.

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Elora Gorge

Joseph Schneider Haus

The Joseph Schneider Haus Museum and Gallery is a dynamic community museum in downtown Kitchener. The heart of the complex is the fine Georgian frame farmhouse built by one of the area's first pioneers, Joseph Schneider, a Pennsylvania-German Mennonite. A local landmark and Kitchener's oldest dwelling, the c. 1816 homestead was restored and furnished to period and opened as a living history museum in 1981.

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Joseph Schneider Haus

Doon Heritage Crossroads

Set against sixty beautiful acres of environmentally sensitive forest, marsh and farmland, Doon Heritage Crossroads is a living history museum, re-creating a rural village and two farms, where costumed interpreters welcome you to the year 1914. Over twenty historic buildings, period furnishings, farm animals, heritage gardens, and demonstrations of daily chores help 40,000 visitors annually to discover an exciting era of change in Canadian history.

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Doon Heritage

Woodside National Historic Site

Woodside is the boyhood home of William Lyon Mackenzie King, Canada's longest-serving Prime Minister. The house has been restored to the Victorian style of the 1890s, guided by King's own recollections of his family life. The group tour program includes an orientation, a revealing look at 1890s' fashions and a leisurely self-guided tour of the 14-room house, assisted by an interpreter in 1890s' costume.

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Woodside

African Lion Safari

The African Lion Safari is a Canadian owned family business created in the name of conservation. Our manner of exhibiting animals is completely different from the traditional approach; that is, the visitor is caged in the car, and the animals roam in 2 to 20 hectare (5 to 50 acre) reserves.

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Lion Safari