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Come to Stratford early and stay late! Construction delays may be significant in summer 2019 so be sure not to miss out on any fun!

Hwy 6 to Embro/401: Replacement of large culvert Aug-Nov

Expect delays but road will not be closed. Hwy 7 detour is suggested as above, if there is an overlap.

Hwy 8 between Stratford and Shakespeare: In progress

Beginning in early June, stretches of this road between the west end of Shakespeare and the east end of Stratford will be reduced on weekdays to a single lane, with flag people controlling traffic in both directions. Delays may be lengthy, so please allow additional time for your trip. (Both lanes are expected to be open on evenings and weekends.)


The Stratford Tourism Alliance (STA) was founded in 2007.  The purpose of the STA is to act as a member driven, private sector led not-for-profit marketing organization that develops, manages and promotes "Destination Stratford" as a national and international tourism icon. The goal is to strengthen the local economy and enrich the quality of life in the City of Stratford and area. 

Our Mission:

To be the leading tourism marketing organization for Stratford, working collaboratively with its members, tourism partners and stakeholders to enhance Stratford's tourism experiences and to increase the quantity and quality of overnight visitors to Stratford and area for the financial benefit of its members and the community at large.

The STA is managed by full-time staff and governed by a Board of Directors.  The STA is funded by the City of Stratford, membership fees, the Stratford Tourism Supplement and through other revenues generated through programs.

Partnership extends to any private or public business in Stratford, St. Marys or Perth County that wishes to increase their business by promoting their products and services to potential visitors to the region through the marketing opportunities of the STA.

The Stratford Tourism Alliance acknowledges the support of the Ministry of Rural Affairs’ Rural Economic Development Programme in the funding of the Stratford Tourism Alliance Web Site.

Photography by Terry Manzo, Irene Miller, Sean Camp, Steve Stacey, Stratford Perth Archives and Stratford and area businesses.

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- Amy Alipio, Associate Editor, National Geographic Traveler

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