Stratford is located approximately 95 miles (153 kilometers) west of Niagara Falls and about 300 miles (483 kilometers) southwest of Ottawa, Canada's capital.
While it may be tempting to just chill out when vacationing in Stratford, don't forget, Southwestern Ontario's diverse scenic wonders lie just beyond your doorstep. Places within a relatively short distance of Stratford are Woodstock, 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the northwest, and West Carthage, 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the south.
About 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the east of Stratford is Kitchener, a regional center where you can explore Centre In The Square, Kitchener Memorial Auditorium Complex and Chicopee Ski and Summer Resort. Kitchener has much of interest for travelers happy to hang around here a little longer. Conrad Centre for the Performing Arts and TheMuseum are some of the other places sure to delight.
Visit Southwestern Ontario's history museums and art museums. These are great places to spend time, particularly on inclement days.
Water-based sports are a much-loved activity here. When the weather is fine, why not go sea kayaking or boating; Southwestern Ontario has some perfect spots. Take advantage of the wisdom of the locals and take one of the culinary tours, winery tours and cycling tours.
When the time comes to say farewell to Stratford, head to the nearest major airport located in London, 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the south.