About the City
For a small town, Elora has a big reputation. Its most notable claim to fame is the stunning Elora Gorge, with its breathtaking 80-foot limestone cliffs that flank the Grand and Irvine rivers. The Gorge is a great destination for water adventurists, while the surrounding parkland and riverside trails are outfitted with barriered walking and hiking trails, so you can explore the beauty of the Gorge safely. The Gorge is just a taste of what the town has to offer, however – take a look at even more.
The Elora BIA strives to keep the town's downtown core beautiful, well-managed and a showcase for its Old World roots. Original stone buildings dating back to the 1800s have been immaculately maintained and converted into unique shops, galleries and studios filled with handcrafted art pieces, glass and pottery and more. Many have also become restaurants, where you can grab a bite and relax after strolling through the downtown core.
The Elora Racetrack and Elements Casino can provide a night's entertainment as well as access to exciting shows like the Grand River 4-H Dairy and West Central Junior calf show, Food Day Canada celebrations, and other monthly events. The Grandway Events hall is open for weddings and any special occasion bookings. If you're tastes lean more to the artistic and creative, the Elora Centre for the Arts is a great place to explore a variety of art exhibits and take classes in photography, pottery, drawing and other fine arts skills.