Leamington encompasses mainland Canada’s southernmost point, Point Pelee National Park, and is also home to a diverse conservation area and Lake Erie beaches. Known as the “Tomato Capital of Canada”, Leamington has an annual tomato festival every August and offers an array of quality restaurants and charming boutiques.
Things to do in Leamington
Nature lovers shouldn’t miss visiting Point Pelee National Park, a treasured nature sanctuary home to Lake Erie beaches and ample bird and butterfly-watching opportunities. One of the five Great Lakes of North America, Lake Erie is an unforgettable spot for fishing, boating and water sports. You can even organise a scuba diving expedition to explore some of the 270-plus shipwrecks.
The Hillman Marsh Conservation Area is another great spot for birdwatching, as it’s home to various species of migratory birds. Don’t forget to check out the nearby Hillman Marsh Beach, known for its pebbly shore and diverse birdlife. Alternatively, head to Wheatley Provincial Park to camp overnight next to Lake Erie and explore immersive lakeside walking trails.
Need some retail therapy and a hearty meal? Don’t miss the restaurants and boutiques on Talbot Street and Erie Street. Browse women’s clothing in Marie's House Of Fashion or Unforgettable Ladies Boutique before enjoying fresh seafood at Gallery Restaurant. Come nightfall, you can party with locals at Paradise Nite Club or Mezza Restaurant and Nightclub.
Keen golfers should head to the Erie Shores Golf & Country Club to play on an immaculate 18-hole course along the shore of Lake Erie. It’s a short drive from the Leamington Municipal Marina, where you can admire pleasure crafts and kick back in the Rick Atkin Park/Waterfront Promenade.
Getting around Leamington
Leamington is serviced by passenger ferries and is a 10-minute drive from Leamington Airport. You can get around by using the public Leamington Transit buses or hiring a bicycle. A hire car is best for accessing the surrounding region.