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Perched on the edge of a spectacular gorge and nestled along the banks of the Grand & Irvine River lies the enchanting village of Elora, Ontario.

Elora is set in one of the most picturesque areas of Ontario, surrounded by rolling hills and Mennonite farmland…

Elora Gorge in winter, Irvine River Bridge – © David Wilcox
Elora Mill on the Grand River in summer – © Peter Veraldi
Metcalfe Street Shops in Elora – © David Wilcox
Drimmie Dam on the Grand River – © Peter Veraldi
Horse and Hounds parade over the bridge – © David Wilcox
Elora horse and carriage ride
Town Crier at the Mews – © Renee Makino (Elora Mews)
Elora Gorge in Spring, Irvine River Bridge – © David Wilcox
Elora Studio Tour – © David Wilcox
Boys fishing at Drimmie Dam – © David Wilcox

Famous for the spectacular Elora Gorge and its 80 foot limestone cliffs descending into the Grand and Irvine Rivers. Adventure enthusiasts and nature lovers regularly flock to Elora, Ontario to enjoy some fun and take in the natural beauty. Many original stone buildings from the 1800′s still make up the downtown village centre. Over the decades, Elora has maintained its old world charm and the century-old buildings have been transformed into unique galleries, gift shops, artists studios and charming restaurants creating the perfect four-season shopping and dining destination.

Elora is a cultural haven with so much to offer. Rich in live music, visual arts, crafts, up-scale boutiques, natural beauty, architecture, culinary flavours, and diverse in culture; Elora provides an alternative lifestyle not typically found in small, rural communities in this day and age.

Discover for yourself what makes Elora so unique and you will fall in love too!

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Elora’s History

Just a short drive from several major cities, yet Elora feels like a world away.


“I fell in love with Elora at first
sight . . . Elora was unlike any other
Ontario town I know . . .

I became obsessed with sketching it.”
(quoted in Anon . 1998a)

A. J. Casson
Group of Seven

“A beautiful place to be at
anytime of the year. I loved my visits
so much, I bought a house and made
it my home.

A scenic wonder… the deep
limestone gorge leads to cascading
waterfalls… a fun way to spend
an afternoon.”

Lonely Planet

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