EXPLORE – St. Thomas, Ontario The Railway City
Victorian heritage and modern culture set among the farmland and forests of Ontario’s southwest welcome visitors to St. Thomas, Ontario — The Railway City. Brought to prominence by railway expansion in the late 1800’s, the community’s rich history is celebrated through art, architecture, and spirit.
Explore the City’s heritage at the Elgin County Railway Museum and CASO Station or on a heritage walking tour. Visit local landmarks like Jumbo, touted by P.T. Barnum as the “Biggest Elephant on Earth” and discover murals throughout the historic downtown. Roam the lush landscapes of the Whistlestop Trail stretching from the historic city to the harbour and beaches of Port Stanley. Tour artisan markets and galleries. Hunt for just the right gift from a local boutique or antique shop.
Immerse yourself in local flavours — craft beer at Railway City Brewing, fresh produce at the Horton Farmer’s Market, freshly roasted Las Chicas del Cafe coffee, Shaw’s Ice Cream and dine at one of many locally owned restaurants featuring local and international favourites. Satisfy your sweet tooth with artisan chocolate at Seed or inventive confections at Chick Boss Cake.
Seasonal events like The Railway City Arts Crawl, The Iron Horse Festival, culinary tours, and Beer-lesque & Carniv-ale ensure there is always another reason to return. Your next Ontario Southwest adventure includes St. Thomas. #ExploreRailwayCity