Quality of Life

Woodstock offers a quality of life that is second to none. As the largest centre in Oxford County Woodstock offers all of the services and amenities expected of a medium-sized Canadian city. Woodstock also offers many unexpected surprises. History is preserved not only in Woodstock's Museum and County Courthouse, but also in downtown buildings and beautiful Victorian heritage homes. In fact, Woodstock is the only municipality in all of Ontario to still have all of its magnificent original public buildings.

The City offers a selection of specialty stores and boutiques, retail businesses, a bustling farmers' market, spacious parks, summer theatre, Canada's Outdoor Farm Show and The Wood Show. Woodstock has an abundance to offer throughout the year.

Parks, Sports Fields & Trails abound in Woodstock. Some of our more impressive community attributes include;

  • 46 parks throughout the community
  • Pittock Lake offering sailing, camping, canoeing, picnicking and fishing
  • Southside Park offering canoeing, picnicking, baseball, soccer
  • 50 acre community complex site offers numerous recreational / educational activities

Other community activities available include three public pools, figure skating, hockey, cross-country skiing, squash, racquetball, tennis, badminton, cricket, swimming, diving, hiking, cycling, triathlon, track & field, horseback riding, roller skating, snowmobiling, softball, fastball, curling, football, golfing, horse racing, theatre, cinema, and a "slots" casino.