The John D. Bradley Convention Centre is proud to be located in Chatham, Ontario. Nestled between the northern shores of Lake Erie and Lake St. Clair, Chatham-Kent offers rural landscapes that reach both shores with scattered small hamlets and villages that own their deep farming roots and agriculture. The Thames River meanders through both the centre of the municipality and city centre with a small town feel, sure to inspire even the most seasoned travelers.
Rich with history, visitors will discover the stories exclusive to three Underground Railroad and their black historical roots. Classic car events dot the landscape of the region between May and August, CK is often referred to as the “Classic Car Capitol of Canada”. Fishing opportunities for all skill levels can be found year round, while four season picturesque nature areas boast more than 34 trails to choose from. Rondeau Provincial Park, Wheatley Provincial Park and Clearville await nature and outdoor enthusiasts, while smaller privately owned cottages and campgrounds can be found to suit any outdoor desire.
There is never a shortage of things to do and see in Chatham-Kent. With the Chatham Capitol Theatre, Thames Art Gallery, ARTspace and Mary Webb Centre, performances and rich culture awaits. Culinary and craft beer lovers will find them inspired by a vast array of acclaimed restaurants and eateries representing a diverse range of cultural backgrounds.
Whether looking for a boutique hotel stay in RetroSuites, or taking advantage of great rates at either the Holiday Inn Express or Comfort Inn, an overnight stay will be suitable for all budgets and travel styles.
A destination unto itself, Chatham-Kent is located a mere hour away from Windsor, Sarnia, and London. Enhance your experience by taking a day trip to explore the waterfronts of Erieau, Rondeau Bay or Mitchell’s Bay. Take a cruise around the region and explore one of our three Barn Quilt trails, featuring more than 69 unique pieces of art scattered amongst the small towns, villages and rural landscapes.
For a full directory of Chatham-Kent’s exciting attractions, dining options and accommodations make sure to check out www.visitck.ca.