Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville
Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville
Discover the wonders and surprises of our scenic community with its extensive trail systems, great golf, pick-your-own/farm-gate markets and wineries. Visit the Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum & Community Centre and Latcham Gallery. Ride the York Durham Heritage Railway, tour our outdoor sculptures or take in a performance at the Lebovic Centre for Arts & Entertainment – Nineteen on the Park. Enjoy shopping in Downtown Stouffville along our historic Main Street. Don’t miss events such as the annual Strawberry Festival, Car Show or Stouffville Country Ribfest just to name a few!
1. Enjoy a performance or film screening at the Lebovic Centre for Arts & Entertainment – Nineteen on the Park.
The revitalized Lebovic Centre for Arts & Entertainment – Nineteen on the Park is a multi-purpose event centre designed to enhance the quality of life for Whitchurch-Stouffville’s residents and visitors. It is a hub of both professional performance and community-based activity.
2. Take in an exhibit at The Latcham Gallery.
The Latcham Gallery was created in 1979 by a group of local artists who saw the need for an arts facility in Whitchurch- Stouffville. They named it after local philanthropist Arthur Latcham and the gallery has been dedicated to showing art ever since.
3. Shop and dine in Stouffville’s historic downtown area.
Take a stroll along Main Street and be surrounded with architecture from a by-gone era. You’ll get a taste of its rich history, unique blend of rural and small town atmosphere and growing diversity. Search for something special in the quaint shops, and relax with fine fare in a restaurant or coffee shop.
4. Learn local history at the Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum and Community Centre.
Experience life as it was at the Museum. Located in the historic hamlet of Vandorf adjacent to the Holland River and scenic Vandorf Park, the Museum was established in 1971. The site covers about 2 acres and includes 5 historic structures.
5. View the work of local artists during the Lemonville Group of Artists Show & Sale (Spring) and the Whitchurch-Stouffville Studio Tour (Fall).
The Lemonville Group of Artists meet once a week at the Lemonville Community Centre. They are an autonomous, diverse and unique group of emerging and established painters. The Group hold an annual show and sale each spring.
The Whitchurch-Stouffville Fall Studio Tour features a wide array of media including painting, pottery, sculpture, stained glass and one of a kind jewellery. A growing number of visitors return year after year.
6. Take a ride on the York Durham Heritage Railway (June – October)
Revisit the era of the steam engine by taking a ride on the York-Durham Heritage Railway. The heritage train takes riders through the Oak Ridges Moraine countryside, travelling between Uxbridge and Stouffville every Sunday from June to the end of October.
7. Walk, bike, horseback ride or cross country ski on one of the many trails that make up the largest Green Belt area in the GTA.
Besides having over 31 urban parks and parkettes, Whitchurch-Stouffville is also home to the majority of the York Regional Forests. See the “Explore York Region” interactive map for trails in Stouffville and beyond.
8. Celebrate Canada Day weekend at the annual Strawberry Festival.
Don’t miss the annual Strawberry Festival and Canada Day celebration. The Strawberry Festival is a community fair that celebrates Whitchurch-Stouffville’s strong rural agriculture through vendors, events, food and entertainment. It’s fun for all ages!
Applewood Farm Winery has a warm and comfortable atmosphere where you can sample award-winning fruit wine and chat with the winemaker at his large tasting bar. Nearby Willow Springs Winery is a wine and event destination reminiscent of those in Niagara or Finger Lakes, NY. This breathtaking 11 acre vineyard and winery produces award winning premium VQA wines that you can sample before you buy at their attractive tasting bar.
10. Stop by the weekly Downtown Farmers’ Market (Thursdays / May – October)
For decades, the Stouffville Country Market has offered a variety of products bringing thousands of shoppers every weekend from near and far to enjoy the small-town atmosphere. The Downtown Stouffville Farmers’ Market is a locally grown, producer focused market that celebrates the wonderful bounty of freshly produced products.