Formerly called the seat of the new Elgin County, Saint Thomas was established as a village in 1852 and as a town after nine years. It is situated between two historical roads in Southwestern Ontario. The city has two major parks: Pinafore Park and Waterworks Park.
The famous Trans Canada Trail passes by St Thomas and you can find a pavilion at Jonas Street Park. If you are travelling with your pooch, then make sure to take him to The Lions Club Dog Park at Talbot Road. The off-leash dog park is open daily so you can enjoy running and playing around with your furry friend.
Are you into fast cars? Check out the scene at the St. Thomas Raceway Park where you can find local amateur racing competitions. The drag race course is situated near Sparta and hosts various racing events between April and November.
There are also several museums in Saint Thomas that are worth checking out including the Elgin Military Museum and Elgin County Railway Museum. A must-see in the city is the North America Railway Hall of Fame, which can be found on the 2nd floor of the Canada Southern Railway Station.