Day Trip to Elora Ontario

During the Victoria Day long weeekend, I took my parents to visit Elora – Ontario’s most beautiful village. It did not disappoint us!

Once you drove into the downtown area, you would see painters in every corner. Unfortunately, the famous Elora Mill Hotel was doing exterior renovation though.

Elora Ontario

Elora Ontario

Coffee shops and small restaurants by the river bank:

Elora Ontario

Mermaid antique shop in Elora, tons of goodies, I wish I have a chest to change these colorful drawer pulls.

Mermaid in Elora

Found this small glass studio at the back, they make really beautiful products. Once you step into the studio, you would be saying “wow”! The colors and the clearness of glass brighten up your surroundings.

Elora Ontario - Hanscomb Glass Studio

Elora Ontario - Hanscomb Glass Studio

Elora Ontario - Hanscomb Glass Studio

After browsing through several shops and the downtown area, we stopped by this English Tea House for some afternoon tea. It reminded me so much of my trip to London. As Chinese, we are not new to tea; but it’s a totally different tea culture and/or experience. I wanted my parents to also experience it. When you sit down with the Royal Albert tea sets, tea towels rolls into rosette shape, it brings you this peaceful and quiet moment, to think, to chat, and to rejuvenate. You don’t feel the rush like Tim Hortons. We took our time to enjoy the black tea and all the sweets we had.

Elora Ontario - Secret Garden Tea House

Elora Ontario - Secret Garden Tea House

Elora Ontario - Secret Garden Tea House

Elora Ontario - Secret Garden Tea House

Elora Ontario - Secret Garden Tea House

Due to our time spent at the tea house, we did not go to visit Elora Gorge this time, that leaves us excuses for the next visit! We’ve been to quite some towns in Ontario, but nothing like Elora, its visual arts, and hand craft culture are the most interesting ones for me and my family.

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