Stratford Ontario ~ Canada ~ Victoria Lake ~ Avon River Swan
If there's one image that says Stratford to everyone who visits, it is our swans. Regal, graceful, majestic—these are all words that describe these noble birds. Stratford's honorary ambassadors set the pace for the city. But beware—they can be cranky, and one should keep one’s distance. These birds are, after all, royalty!
The presence of this Royal Family is one of our oldest and proudest traditions. The swans have been lovingly guarded and raised here in Stratford since 1918. You can download and read about our pride and joy in the brochure The Swans of Stratford, or pick up the book The Swans of Stratford, written by the late Robert Miller, the Honorary Keeper of the Swans, at a local book store.