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Visiting Woodstock

When you visit Woodstock, you'll find the air is cleaner and the grass is greener, the people are friendly and helpful, and there are lots of things to do.

Our culture and heritage can be seen in our museum, county courthouse, downtown buildings and beautiful Victorian heritage homes.

And you'll also discover a wide range of stores and boutiques, retail businesses, a bustling farmers' market, spacious parks, theatre, art gallery, museum, and annual events such as Canada's Outdoor Farm ShowThe Wood ShowCowapolooza and more.

Woodstock has much to offer you, your family and friends all year around.

We look forward to seeing you!

Some of our most famous landmarks include:

Boyle Grave Site

Visit "Klondike" Joe Boyle's grave site in the Presbyterian Cemetery on Vansittart Avenue. Boyle made a fortune in the Yukon as a gold miner. During World War I he raised his own 50-man machine gun unit and became an honorary colonel. He helped to improve the railway system in Russia, and after the revolution in 1917, he was responsible for the collection and distribution of food.

Joe had many extraordinary adventures while acting as a spy for Britain and France. Boyle became a close friend and advisor of Queen Marie of Romania, was made a Romanian national hero and received the highest awards from Russia, France and Britain.

Learn more about Joe Boyle.

Farmers Market

The weekly Farmers' Market, which features the best of Oxford County's bounty, is held every Saturday at the Woodstock Fairgrounds from 7 a.m. through noon. Products include cheese, bakery, meat counters, produce, crafts and flowers.

Learn more about the Woodstock Farmers Market.

Springbank Snow Countess Monument

This life size concrete statue was made to honour a record-setting milk producing Holstein Friesian cow. The designer was local artist Ross Butler. The statue was erected on August 4, 1937.

Snow Countess was born on November 18, 1919 and died August 9, 1936. During her lifetime, she produced 9,062 pounds of butterfat, impressive at that time. It was erected by the Holstein Friesian Association of Canada on the Springbank Farm of T.R. Dent, owner of Snow Countess, at a cost of $4,000. The statue was recently moved to its new home at the northwest corner of Dundas Avenue and Springbank Avenue.

OLG Slots at Woodstock Raceway

Woodstock Slots is located in the Woodstock Fairgrounds. The Ontario Lottery Gaming Commission has licensed 185 slot machines at this location.

Old St. Paul's Anglican Church

Visit the historic Old St. Paul's Church whose history is closely linked to Woodstock's own. The first service was held in the church on June 29, 1834, to a congregation of 11. The cemetery holds the grave sites of many of our first settlers. Tours can be arranged.

Learn more about Old St. Paul's Anglican Church.

Contact Us

© 2017 City of Woodstock P.O. Box 1539, 500 Dundas Street, Woodstock, ON N4S 0A7

 

Phone: 519-539-1291
TTY: 519-539-7268
Email: General Information

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