Given our efforts to contain the Covid-19 virus, many people have been awarded time off during the spring of 2020. Therefore, to “take a sad song and make it better”, here are a few local family friendly activities that everyone and anyone is welcome to partake in during this uncanny time.
looking for Some adventure?
Geocache Tour: The St. Thomas Geocache Tour is the perfect opportunity for a family looking to explore the town of St. Thomas, all while treasure hunting too! Download your copy here.
Wildlife Photography: Get those cameras and phones ready and see who in the family can capture the best wildlife photo! Head over to the Dalewood Trail or Pinafore Park to get photos of beavers, swans, deer and who knows what else you'll discover! Find
Bike Trails: A springtime bike ride may help release some stress you may be feeling at the moment. Thankfully, St. Thomas has some great cycling trails including: The Whistlestop Trail and Lake Margaret! See our Trails page for more maps of the many trails St. Thomas has to offer.
spark your creativity
Public Art at the Elevated Park: The St. Thomas Elevated Park has been open from end to end since summer 2019 and is a beautiful spot for views of the Kettle Creek Valley and also hosts a wide variety of public art!
Murals: There are lots of murals to explore, from those documenting the heritage of our City to modern murals on boxcars that show the artist's interpretation of the St. Thomas experience, to Kelsey Montague's selfie style Wings mural at 403 Talbot Street.
Photo ops: Did you know that there is a viewing area at the Gateway Roundabout to view and take photos with Scott McKay's Perseverance train sculpture? Find the parking lot at approximately 1 Sunset Drive. And don't forget to visit Jumbo when you're out getting photos!
learn some history
Heritage Trees: For those of you that are fascinated by trees and nature, St. Thomas has its very own heritage tree walking tour. Of note are the magnolias peppered throughout the City that should be blooming soon!
Victorian Architecture Walking Tours: Victorian architecture is incredible. Detailed, intricate and filled with history. Dig deeper into this history with the heritage walking tours featuring the Courthouse and Old Church areas.