Visiting Stratford

From world-class theatre to boutique shopping and spas, and superb recreation including cycling, hiking, and golfing, Stratford makes a perfect break for everyone.

Check out the map below for key highlights around town. Your knowledgeable hosts at Looking Glass House Bed & Breakfast would be happy to provide more detail on hidden gems during your stay.

The Stratford Festival

No visit to Stratford is complete without taking in a play at one of the town’s four playhouses. The Stratford Festival hosts one dozen spectacular plays each summer, running a season from May to October.

Check out the map below to see the location for all four theatres in relation to your accommodation at Looking Glass House.

Shopping & Eating

Stratford is home to several top quality boutique shops, restaurants and bars for every budget.

Your hosts at Looking Glass House can point you to Stratford’s famous chocolatier, most delicious pavlova, foodie delights, antique shops, and Festival gifts.


Sunny summer afternoons can be whiled away strolling around the Avon River that meanders through downtown Stratford, just a short block away from Looking Glass House. Several town parks make the perfect spot for a picnic while swans with their signets pass by and paddle boats are available to rent. The nearby TJ Dolan nature area makes for a longer hike, while more challenging cycling and hiking spots can be found in the surrounding area like St. Mary’s.

Stratford has a local golf course as well as convenient access to other regional courses, and several relaxing spas offering a full suite of services.

Summer Music

Stratford Summer Music hosts over 100 unique music events throughout July and August featuring local and national talent in venues across the town. Classical, jazz, or rock – there is something to please every taste.