194 years ago, one Mr. George Tillson discovered a beautiful area nestled along the banks of the Otter Creek.  While he claimed the land then as Dereham Forge, this was the true beginning of the town know today as Tillsonburg. Through out the town's history, it's been known for everything from oatmeal and tobacco (hello Stompin Tom) to an Olympic basketball team, vintage military aircrafts and a hockey empire.  One thing that has truly stood the test of time though?  Tillsonburg's entrepreneurial, innovative spirit that has grown roots in farming, health and wellness, culture and more.  These itineraries are just the beginning of all the ways to explore the town. 

Trip Ideas

Where to Eat, Shop & Play in Tillsonburg

In 1825, Tillsonburg was discovered by one George Tillson and established as a small (and we mean SMALL)...

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Active Families will Love Spending a Summer Day in Tillsonburg

When the heat of summer strikes is there anything better than splashing around in cool water, enjoy a...

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Discover Tillsonburg's Entrepreneurial Spirit

194 years ago, one Mr. George Tillson discovered a beautiful area nestled along the banks of the Otter...

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Culture Enthusiasts will Love Discovering Tillsonburg

Calling all lovers of history, of art, of small town getaways and more. If culture is what you love to...

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Experience Oxford County with Your Bubble with a Tree to Table Getaway

Picture this: it’s a crisp, beautiful day and you and your bubble hit the back roads along tree-lined...

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A Quiet & Cozy Winter Getaway in Tillsonburg

Jingle all the way to Tillsonburg this winter for a cozy getaway full of arts, culture and spots to grab...

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16 Things to Do in Tillsonburg

Tillsonburg is a town of many talents and therefore has many interesting things to do! From a fascinating...

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A Day Trip Through Ostrander: 5 stops to discover

Rural Ontario is a truly spectacular site to behold, so it only makes sense that one of our favourite...

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Unplugged Tillsonburg: Put Your Electronics Away and Slow Down

Hit the refresh button and put down the cellphone.  This itinerary through Tillsonburg and its outlying...

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Travel Tillsonburg Like a Local: A list of stops you'll only find in this Ontario Small Town

194 years ago, George Tillson discovered a beautiful area along the banks of the Otter Creek.  While...

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Experiences

From Tree to Table: A build-your-own board experience

Craft Your Own Artisan Charcuterie Board at Ottercreek Woodworks Book Now Download Info Discover the...

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