Highlights

Grand Experiences

Bet on fun.

If you’ve never experienced the live-action thrill of getting up-close to the finish line, the thunder of hooves on the track, the cheers of the crowd, the excitement as the horses take that last turn for the straightaway, then we encourage you to enjoy a summer night at Grand River Raceway. From June to September,…

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Grand adventures in Elora & Fergus

Thrill Rides Forget amusement parks, our thrill rides are the real deal and Mother Nature is in control. You’ll never get a better view of the Elora Gorge than from the waters of the Grand River, and you’ll never have more fun than doing so than on a big, bouncy inflatable inter-tube. Choose your own…

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Inner Joy Getaways

A Grand Experience. A unique destination. Inner Joy Getaways.   Thinking outside the box is exactly what makes Inner Joy Getaways our idea of a Grand Experience.     Imagine the convenience of a bed and breakfast, the amenities of a hotel, the privacy of a resort, with the natural landscape views of a riverside…

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Grand River Raceway

Expect an experience at Grand River Raceway   Looking for a way to add some excitement to your week nights? Bet we can help.  Trot off to the horse races and get in on the action. Win, place or show – there’s no better place to go than Elora’s Grand River Raceway on a summer…

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Explore

Art is our heart

As you wander throughout the downtown streets and riverside views of Fergus and Elora, you’ll discover that art is at the heart of our communities. Not only do we have a thriving arts community here, where creativity is inspired daily by our natural environment, but we also believe in making art accessible, attainable and a…

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Our museum is awesome. We’re not just saying that.

The Wellington County Museum and Archives isn’t just another landmark building – it’s one of the most stunning and historically significant buildings in our area, set high atop a hill, stoically perched in the center of Fergus and Elora. The building itself is a testament to time. Built in 1877, the Poor House and Industrial…

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Bet on fun.

If you’ve never experienced the live-action thrill of getting up-close to the finish line, the thunder of hooves on the track, the cheers of the crowd, the excitement as the horses take that last turn for the straightaway, then we encourage you to enjoy a summer night at Grand River Raceway. From June to September,…

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We put the ‘festive’ in Festivals

Lots of places host world-class festivals, but in Elora and Fergus, we host THREE. That’s right, three epic festivals in the span of two months. And when we throw a party, the world shows up. From international musicians and performers, dancers, athletes and the party-goers who know this is the place to be, people travel…

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Head to the Quarry!

Head to the Quarry! Another rite of summer passage here is a trip to the Quarry – and we’ve got TWO, so you’ve got options! The Elora Quarry is a two-acre former limestone quarry, renowned for its deep emerald green water and sandy beach, a picturesque oasis carved into the steep 12 metre hight limestone…

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Four seasons. Two towns. One awesome destination.

We don’t do boring. This is a place where there is always something to do, something to see, somewhere to go. Where do you want to start?  Pick your season. We’ll give you a reason to come explore Elora and Fergus. And hopefully, we will inspire your return trip too. We’ve assembled a few of…

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Grand adventures in Elora & Fergus

Thrill Rides Forget amusement parks, our thrill rides are the real deal and Mother Nature is in control. You’ll never get a better view of the Elora Gorge than from the waters of the Grand River, and you’ll never have more fun than doing so than on a big, bouncy inflatable inter-tube. Choose your own…

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Retail Romance

It’s not just shopping when you love it. It’s a serious commitment. We understand. Our downtown shopkeepers understand it too. Independently owned and operated, they are the heart of our historic downtowns. You’ll be charmed the moment you walk inside one of our beautiful boutiques, artisan studios or seek out antique treasures. Explore the culture…

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Our new normal looks different, but we’re still Grand and Gorgeous

We couldn’t have predicted the ramifications of what COVID-19 would do to our communities, our businesses, our festivals and events – and our future – particularly in an area where tourism is vital to our local economy. But we know that the very things that make Fergus and Elora “Grand and Gorgeous” are the vibes…

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Inner Joy Getaways

A Grand Experience. A unique destination. Inner Joy Getaways.   Thinking outside the box is exactly what makes Inner Joy Getaways our idea of a Grand Experience.     Imagine the convenience of a bed and breakfast, the amenities of a hotel, the privacy of a resort, with the natural landscape views of a riverside…

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