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The in-cider scoop on the best local apple picking spots

Nothing screams autumn quite like a stroll through a local orchard. Here's a list of some of the best apple picking spots around.

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Spine-tingling fun: Halloween events to check out this fall

Love all things Halloween? Get out an explore the spook-tacular events.

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A history of the Western Fair and what’s on this year

Learn more about this London institution and find out what's coming to the fair this year.

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Top 10 best dog-friendly trails and parks

With so many trails and parks in London, it can be hard to know which ones are dog-friendly and where you can go for a walk.

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The six best museums in the Forest City

If you’re the kind of person who likes more educational and quiet attractions, London is home to some great museums and historic sites.

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Sports locations and affordable activities in London

When you come to a new city, especially a big city like London, it can be hard to find things to do and places to have fun outside. That’s why the Navigator is here to help.

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Outdoor spaces you’ve never been

London is known as the Forest City for a reason. Before roadways and residential buildings, this area used to be home to a vast sea of forests, valleys, wetlands, and more.

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Forest City Gallery: Growing art in London

London is a great centre for the arts. Apart from the nationally famous art programs at Fanshawe College and Western University, London is also home to several galleries.

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Building the perfect picnic with food from local London restaurants

With limitless activities and scenic areas to explore, it only feels right to make a perfect picnic kit for a perfect day out in the beautiful Forest City of London.

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Exploring the great outdoors and beyond

London is full of hidden gems that most students never discover in their time spent in the city. Many might find themselves wondering: besides college and university campuses what else is even here??

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Nature calling: London’s environmentally significant areas

You may have heard London referred to as the Forest City, and there’s a good reason for that. There are 21 areas in the city that are considered to be Environmentally Significant Areas or ESAs.

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London’s most cherished live music venues, old and new

As we slowly emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, audiences and musicians alike are hungrier than ever for a return to live music.

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A guide to mindfulness

When it comes to our day-to-day lives, we sometimes forget to take time for ourselves and take care of our mental health.

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Mind and body: The benefits of movement

When it comes to physical activity, there are lots of benefits that movement brings to your body and mindset.

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Find your new favourite (affordable) restaurant

When you think of cheap eats, you might be tempted to seek out the many recognizable fast food chains that London is home to. But, throughout this vast city, there are many locally owned and operated restaurants offering home cooked options at an affordable price.

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Winter hobbies to take up right now

If you’re anything like me, you probably consider winter to be optimal hibernation time. We tend to burrow indoors this time of year, and due to COVID-19, we’re forced to seclude ourselves more than ever.

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Socially distanced activities that will bring us closer together

These are difficult times. So many things have recently changed that sometimes it seems to be a completely new world.

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Get lost in winter reading

There is nothing better than curling up with a good book under a warm blanket to avoid the cold winter.

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London’s top parks and trails

When life gets stressful, exploring the great outdoors is the perfect way to get some exercise and ease your mind.

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Forest City patio guide: You CAN sit with us

Relaxing in the sunshine with a cold brew in hand is a great way to spend time with friends, but how do you choose where to go?

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London on a budget

Activities to do around As a student, you may feel limited by that sad, sad balance in your bank account

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London breakdown: Your guide around the Forest City

This part of London is where Fanshawe College?s main campus is located. Some of the notable places to visit are: Banting house (historical building), Kiwanis Park (skate park) and the Western Fair District.

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Best beaches in Southwestern Ontario

When it gets hot in the city, what better way to cool down than to indulge in the beautiful waters of Ontario?

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London’s best alternative sports

Don’t like to dribble a ball, shoot a puck, or whatever active people are doing these days?

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