Day Trips from London - 23rd Annual Meeting of the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness June 25 – 28, 2019, Conference by The Conference Services at Western University. Division of Housing and Ancillary Services at Western University
23rd Annual Meeting of ASSC

June 25 - June 28, 2019 | Western University, London, ON, Canada


Day Trips from London

Just a short drive from London you'll find historic sites, theatres, provincial parks and some of the best fresh water beaches in the world. Every summer evening, the lights dim and the curtain rises on stages throughout the area. And when the heat of summer has you dreaming about cool breezes and long sandy beaches, both Lake Erie and Lake Huron are within an easy drive.


Set in the heart of Southern Ontario, the city of Stratford is a cultural jewel. Step into the excitement of a vibrant city core or stroll through beautiful parks beside a peaceful lake. Victorian architecture, tree-lined streets and outstanding restaurants complement world-class theatre. Unique shops specialize in goods as diverse as antiquarian books, Scottish clothing, gifts, handmade chocolates, Waterford crystal, music and toys, to name just a few.


St. Marys

The Town of St. Marys is located at the junction of the Thames River and Trout Creek, southwest of Stratford in southwestern Ontario. Rich in natural resources, namely the Thames River, the land that now makes up St. Marys was traditionally used as hunting grounds by First Nations peoples. European settlers arrived in the early 1840s. A walk through the historic streets of St. Marys offers a first-hand look at the unique stunning limestone architecture and vibrant downtown core. St. Marys is home to not only 7,000 residents, but also the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum


Grand Bend

A 400-metre beach of white sand hugging the shores of Lake Huron is a powerful magnet that attracts people of all stripes. Just strolling the beach in bare feet is one of those simple pleasures in life that holds appeal whether you're two or 82. Adults are drawn to Grand Bend to take in the summer theatre at the Huron Country Playhouse, or to break par 70 at the 18 holes of Oakwood Inn Resort. Auto-racing enthusiasts take in racing at the Grand Bend Motorplex or Grand Bend Speedway. Those 18 and over can also learn to skydive at the Grand Bend Sport Parachuting Centre.


Pinery Provincial Park

The Pinery Provincial Park is breathtakingly beautiful with 10 km of sand beach on the shores of mighty Lake Huron. Experience extremely rare and fragile Oak Savanna and Coastal Dune Ecosystems with extraordinary biodiversity – over 800 vascular plants and over 300 bird species. The sunsets here are ranked by National Geographic as among the "Top 10 Best in the World"! Excellent year-round outdoor recreation in 21 square kilometres of rare forests and rolling dunes. Enjoy 10 walking trails, a 14 km bike trail and 38 kms of groomed ski trails. Come visit the Pinery and rent a canoe, hydro bike, paddleboat or a single or double kayak to explore the Old Ausable Channel – a provincially significant wetland.


Port Stanley

Just south of St. Thomas and still only 25 minutes from London is the picturesque fishing village of Port Stanley, complete with mooring trawlers, tugs and watercraft of all sizes-including the occasional tall ship. It's fun to poke in and out of the many boutiques along the route to two main beaches, or dine at one of several restaurants or small inns nearby. The town's large sandy beach attracts families from all over. Cozy bed-and-breakfasts abound, along with the fully restored 1849 vintage Kettle Creek Inn featuring comfortable guest rooms and suites.


Trips Outside of London

Niagara Falls

The city of Niagara Falls is located at the famous waterfalls of the same name, linked with the U.S. by the Rainbow Bridge. Its site on the Niagara River's western shore overlooks the Horseshoe Falls, the cascades' most expansive section with an equally beautiful view of the American side. Elevators take visitors to a lower, wetter vantage point behind the falls. A Cliffside park features a promenade alongside 520 ft. high Skylon Tower with an observation deck. A drive from London to Niagara Falls takes two and a half hours on the highways 403 and 405. One of the wonders of the world, we believe it is best viewed from the Canadian side and not be missed!



Toronto, the capital of the Province of Ontario, is a major Canadian city with a core population of almost three million, and regional population of six million, along Lake Ontario's northwestern shore. It's a dynamic metropolis with soaring skyscrapers dwarfed by the iconic, free-standing CN Tower. Toronto also has many green spaces, trails and sports facilities. Attendees planning to arrive at the Pearson Airport are encouraged to spend a couple of days sightseeing in the Greater Toronto Area. Sightseeing options include: the CN Tower (with the tethered EdgeWalk, confirmed by Guinness Word Records as the highest altitude edge walk), Lake Ontario cruises, skyline helicopter rides, the Royal Ontario Museum, Broadway productions in the Theatre District, the Art Gallery of Ontario, Bata Shoe Museum, the Aga Khan Museum, Ontario Science Centre, Toronto Zoo, and Ripley's Aquarium. The Union-Pearson Express is a light-rail system that takes visitors directly from Pearson Airport to Union Station in the heart of downtown Toronto.


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