What to do and see in Woodstock, Canada: The Best Places and Tips

November 20, 2017 Deane Carmody

Discover the best top things to do in Woodstock, Canada including Southside Park, One of a Kind Antique Mall, Upper Thames Brewing Company, Woodstock Art Gallery, Springbank Snow Countess Monument, Woodstock Museum National Historic Site, Pittock Conservation Area, Church Of The Epiphany, Gateway Casinos Woodstock.
Restaurants in Woodstock

1. Southside Park

Parkinson Road, Woodstock, Ontario, Canada +1 519-539-1291
Excellent
65%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 95 reviews

Southside Park

Reviewed By b0b55russell - Oakville, Canada

Was in Woodstock, Ontario on business today and had a few hours in down time to relax here. Drove around this large well kept park which had lots to do plus offer the residents of the area. Parked my car and enjoyed the peace and quiet. No one bothered me and can see from the other reviews why this park is popular!

2. One of a Kind Antique Mall

97 Wilson St, Woodstock, Ontario, Canada +1 519-539-9563
Excellent
36%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
9%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 91 reviews

One of a Kind Antique Mall

Reviewed By Sorrento 2018 - Stayner, Canada

We were camping in the area and looking for something to do on a rainy dreary day. We arrived one hour before closing time and barely touched the second floor. Lots to see and if you are a collector, this is definitely a must.

3. Upper Thames Brewing Company

225 Bysham Park Dr, Woodstock, Ontario N4T 1P1, Canada +1 519-290-0053
Excellent
55%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 26 reviews

Upper Thames Brewing Company

Reviewed By MauGar15

The service and atmosphere were alright. Pros: 10 different beers. Dead reckoning APA, Timberbeast brown ale and Come to the dark side are good options. They offer a cheese / charcuterie board Cons: They don't fill growlers from other Breweries

449 Dundas St | N4S 1C2, Woodstock, Ontario N4S 1C2, Canada +1 519-539-6761
Excellent
53%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 21 reviews

Woodstock Art Gallery

Reviewed By shariball - Woodstock

It feels like a big City Gallery but with a small town intimate, personal experience. Staff are friendly and knowledgeable.
Wonderful, interesting and diverse showings. With a beautiful perminant collection by Florance Carlyle. An original local artist from the 1800's.
Plus the gift shop is a must for those unique " finds" everyone loves to discover!
Right across the street is the Museum Square, so you can check out the museum at the same time. If there's time, you can also go around the block and visit the Woodstock Public Library. An Andrew Carnegie building with a lot of character!

5. Springbank Snow Countess Monument

35 Springbank Ave N, Woodstock, Ontario N4S 7P6, Canada +1 519-539-1291
Excellent
36%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
28%
Poor
5%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 35 reviews

Springbank Snow Countess Monument

Reviewed By weissp - Woodstock, Canada

It is situated at the corner of Dundas and Sprinbank. I drive by it daily. Not much to see but there is a small parking area to get out and walk up to the cow which is situated on a stone monument. There is full explanation below it. You can sit and enjoy it with park benches and plants around.
During the winter for Christmas local companies have winter light displays which is great to see at night.

6. Woodstock Museum National Historic Site

466 Dundas St | N4S 1C4, Woodstock, Ontario N4S 1C4, Canada +1 519-537-8411
Excellent
51%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 12 reviews

Woodstock Museum National Historic Site

Reviewed By Robert W

The exhibits are worth checking out. I found the experience very informative. The staff were helpful. They answered questions and talked in a kid-friendly manner for our three children. The visit inspired our kids to return later with an artifact they discovered in our backyard - an old surveyors spike, which they donated to the museum.

7. Pittock Conservation Area

221 Pittock Park Rd, Woodstock, Ontario N4S 7W2, Canada +1 519-539-5088
Excellent
28%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
15%
Terrible
10%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 39 reviews

Pittock Conservation Area

Reviewed By Shautre - London

We arrived at our site on Thursday evening of the long weekend and stayed through to Labour Day Monday.
Pittock has done an excellent job of hiring friendly and informative staff. Every staff member was approachable and took the time to have a conversation with their guests.
Our site - #330 in Section 3 was the perfect site for us. We were a party of 3, 2 tents and 2 dogs. Our site was a corner site. If you are looking for privacy, this would not be the site for you. However, we were there with friends on a couple other site. Given the space and openness of our site it was perfect for games in the afternoon and evening gatherings around the fire.
If I were to go back with another couple, I would reserve the corner sites across from us on the water. Perfect for privacy and access to a couple little fishing spots.
This conservation area is quite large and very spread out. Bring bikes or scooters for the kids to get around to the Playgrounds and pool.
Great place to bring your fur friends! Keep them leashed at all times and be sure to clean up after them. If they don't do well with other dogs or tend to be yappy, this is not the place for them. Approximately 90% of the people that stay here, both seasonal as well as guests, bring their dogs. We were lucky that despite all the fur friends it was a rather quiet weekend.
We walked the dogs every day throughout the park. If you plan to visit the off leash section of the park, you want to consider driving out. This part of the conservation area is at the far end by the damn, away from all camping sections. From section 3 and back it was a 7Km walk. In the cooler weather this would be a great walk, in the heat, with black dogs, not so great.
Swimming - highly recommend use of the pool over the lake. The pool is a bit on the chilly side but there is a full time lifeguard and it's clean. The lake, although nice to look at, is not recommended for swimming or eating the fish. The water is tested weekly for bacteria levels. Although recently cleared for E.coli, there was still a very high and dangerous level of blue/green algae. There are a good deal of fish in the lake. Good for catch and release but not recommended to eat.
This place has some excellent rental and share programs in place. Canoe rentals for the entire day are only $35 (life jackets, kit, and paddles included). They also have a "Tackle Share" program available. This program allows people access to a small tackle box and fishing pole for the day - free of charge! Great idea!
Over the long weekend they did a great job of keeping both kids and adults engaged in activities. On the Saturday, they had folks come in with some animals found in around Southwestern Ontario. Kids were able to volunteer and be up close with the critters. Some animals that made appearances were: porcupine, opossum, skunk, rat snake, Turkey vulture and a morning dove. The kids loved it!
Annually, in labour day weekend, the conservation area hosts Hallowe'en trick or treating for the kids on the Sunday. We through together some costumes and the kids had a great time.
Sunday evening there was a country band playing. Dancing and concession stand were present at the concert.
Overall a good weekend of camping not far from home.

8. Church Of The Epiphany

560 Dundas St, Woodstock, Ontario N4S 1C7, Canada +1 519-537-3921
Excellent
40%
Good
60%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 5 reviews

Church Of The Epiphany

Reviewed By Brenda B - London, Canada

A very busy church from services, to 'Messy Church' dinners, to fund raisers, youth group activities. Always abuzz with activity. Check it out, you won't be disappointed.

9. Gateway Casinos Woodstock

851 Nellis St, Woodstock, Ontario N4S 8Z9, Canada +1 519-537-4808
Excellent
34%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
33%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 3 reviews

Gateway Casinos Woodstock has over 235 slot machines! The Getaway Express is the perfect place to grab a light meal and relax! Monday to Thursday: 8am to 3am and Friday and Saturday are 24 hours!

Reviewed By _samlamb37 - Tillsonburg, Canada

we received in the mail a $10 slot play voucher for the week of Dec 3-10th with a second voucher for week of Dec. 21-30th, 2017. as we had planned to be in the Woodstock area on Dec 7th, my wife and I visited this location. our luck was such that we and the slots were even (with help of voucher)

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