The Village of Elora is set in one of the most picturesque areas of Ontario, and is well known for the spectacular Elora Gorge on the Grand River. Now tucked within the boundaries of the amalgamated municipality of the Township of Centre Wellington, Elora's charming village atmosphere remains unchanged. Elora's closest neighbour, Fergus, is only a short distance away. The village's warm, inviting setting makes shopping and dining a memorable experience, as do its many cultural events, outdoor attractions and activities, including the Grand River Raceway which sits on the outskirts of the community.
Scottish stonemasons built the village of Elora along the Grand River and the spectacular Elora Gorge in the heart of Ontario 's farmland. More than a hundred years have passed, and little has changed. The stark limestone architecture and natural beauty of the 80-foot gorges of the Grand and Irvine Rivers are the perfect setting for this jewel, with its historic charm and appealing village core.
The Elora shopping experience is unique, with gift shops and studios in century-old buildings. Dining choices range from casual riverbank picnics to elegant dinners in a sophisticated atmosphere. Those with artistic inclinations can "dabble in the arts" at the Elora Centre for the Arts or at the Wellington County Museum & Archives. The famous Elora Festival, garden tours, an early fall studio tour, and a sparkling nighttime Santa Claus Parade make tempting return visits a must!
Elora's attractive surroundings are more than skin deep. Outdoor enthusiasts can bike, hike, swim or "tube" down the Grand River on a rubber inner tube. Try horseback riding, a horse-drawn buggy ride, hot air balloon rides, surrounded by the some of the most incredible scenery in southern Ontario . Plan a winter visit to cross-country ski, or for a weekend of Christmas shopping free of city crowds. Bring a camera to capture cherished memories and beautiful scenery.
Elora...a short distance away from the hustle and bustle of city life and yet it feels like a world away.