Tour Centre Wellington

Elora and Fergus are filled with intriguing nooks and crannies waiting to be explored. There are many ways to enjoy our heritage towns, learn our rich history, celebrate our artists, and experience our countryside. Follow any one of these tours and discover hidden treasures past and present.

Try some of the following suggested tours:

Art Tours 

Elora Fergus Studio Tour

For two weekends in the fall, artisans throughout Elora and Fergus open their studios for the Elora Fergus Studio Tour. One of the largest and the most diverse tours of its kind, this is a rare chance to get a look behind the creative scenes, meet the artists in their work environments, and possibly pick up a one-of-a-kind gem to take home and enjoy.

AJ Casson Tour

During the summers of 1929-1931, Canadian artist A.J. Casson visited the Elora area and painted what would later be known as the Elora-Salem series. Tour the live scenery captured in his famous paintings. A copy of the tour can be picked up at the Elora Information Centre.

Elora Sculpture Project

Meander the historic downtown streets of Elora and admire the work of local talented artists. A juried outdoor exhibition on display from May to October – all works available for purchase. Visit the Elora Sculpture Project website for details of featured works and locations.

Art à la Car

Featuring Elora Centre for the Arts, Art à la Car features six unique galleries in total offering a delightful day trip or several day trips through the picturesque countryside in the Counties of Peel, Dufferin and Wellington. Begin at one end or the other or any gallery in between. Sample each gallery's own special charm and flavour.

Elora Art Walk

Stroll the historic streets of Elora while enjoying the endless creativity of our artists. Explore working studios and galleries, chat with the creators and purchase unique and beautiful souvenirs. The Elora Art Walk features 14 sites, from metalwork to marquetry, jewellery to pottery, furniture to fabric, clay to canvas, glass to gold. Come celebrate art in all its forms.

 

Historical Walking Tours

Explore the heritage and historical stories of Elora and Fergus. You'll be amazed at the tales of yesteryear, charming downtowns, and the colourful town folk that founded these great towns and villages on the banks of the Grand River. Learn more of the landmarks that are historically significant and the people that made it happen. Free Historical Walking Tours take place all year round at various times and locations. Historical Lantern Tours ​take place each October.

Boat Tours

Get away from it all with Elora Raft Rides on the Grand River in the heart of Elora. Choose from bareboat hires you navigate yourself, shared rides with one of their pilots, or custom cruises with specialized entertainment. Perfect for couples, families, groups and company outings.

Group and Bus Tours

These "Step-On" Group and Bus Tours explore local legends such as the Elora Gorge, "Little Gorge" in Fergus and the church that made Florence Nightingale a local romantic figure.

Self-Guided Tours

Set your own pace for these exploratory tours. Downtown Fergus features a special self guided tour of Heritage buildings and historically significant landmarks sprinkled throughout the downtown core.

Spirit Walks

Held at the Wellington County Museum and Archives the Spirit Walks explore the past and challenge the ghosts.

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