If you haven’t watched Schitt’s Creek, you are TRULY missing out. Created by Eugene Levy and his son Daniel, Schitt’s Creek ran for 6 seasons on CBC in Canada and Pop TV in the US. Now available on Netflix, the series follows a wealthy family that suddenly goes bankrupt and move to a small town called Schitt’s Creek.
This Canadian Emmy-winning comedy series has gained MASSIVE popularity among viewers around the world. Now that the show has come to a close, we have the perfect way for you to get your fill of the real Schitt’s Creek! If you’re looking to escape the downtown core of Toronto, most of the Schitt’s Creek locations in Ontario are a short drive away and open to the public, making for a great day trip.
1. The Rosebud Motel
Located in Orangeville, the Rosebud Motel is where the Roses’ live when they relocated to Schitt’s Creek in Season 1. This spot ended up being their home for the remainder of the series, making it a must-see for any fan’s list. This real location of the Rosebud Motel is called the Hockley Valley Retreat and is about a 2-hour drive northwest from downtown Toronto.
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2. Ted’s veterinary clinic
Ted and Alexis have a complicated relationship throughout the series. If you have a love for animals, head over to Ted’s Veterinary Clinic. You can even bring your furry friend along with you because this spot is actually the Thicketwood Veterinary Hospital in IRL. You can find this top Schitt’s Creek location in Ontario about a 1-hour drive north of the city of Toronto in Whitchurch-Stouffville.
3. Herb Ertlinger Winery
Also located in the Stouffville area is the Applewood Farm and Winery. This location was used in the show as Herb Ertlinger ‘s Winery in Season 1 and 6. Moira was a spokesperson for this fruit winery until she got carried away during a commercial shoot in Season 1. Unfortunately, they don’t sell bottles of Moira Rosé here, but you can do wine tasting and grab a bottle of fruit wine to go.
If you visit Applewood Farm and Winery during the right time to year, you can also go apple and strawberry picking. It’s a great staycation idea to do with a group of friends.
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4. The Blouse Barn
The Blouse Barn is an upscale, high-end boutique where David worked during Season 2. In Ontario, the actual location of the Blouse Barn is a Crock A Doodle Paint Your Own Pottery store in Unionville. Only 30 minutes north of downtown Toronto, Main Street Unionville is a hidden spot that has small town vibes. Several famous shows have been filmed on its cobblestone streets including Suits, Gilmore Girls and Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively’s latest Hollywood movie, A Simple Favor.
5. Rattlesnake Point Conservation Area
Take a hike to the special spot where David and Patrick got engaged in Season 5. During the episode, David hurts his foot and has to be carried up the hill for a picnic before Patrick pops the question. Don’t worry, you won’t have to carry anyone to see these breathtaking views and towering cliffs. Located in Milton, Rattlesnake Point is a great spot for hikes and enjoying the outdoors.
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6. Elmbridge Manor
After the engagement, David and Patrick start searching for their wedding venue in Season 6. They end up visiting a large, upscale wedding venue called the Elbridge Manor. This location is Graydon Manor Hall, a wedding venue you can actually book in Toronto. It’s truly stunning in real life featuring amazing gardens and beautiful grounds, centrally located in the heart of the city.
Located in Uxbridge, Goodwood is a small community that is home to many Schitt’s Creek locations in Ontario. Over 30 towns in Ontario were scouted before Goodwood was chosen. Here you’ll find Café Tropical, Bob’s Garage, the Schitt House and Town Hall. Most of these spots are private residences, so the photo ops will be limited to the exterior of the building.
One exception to this is the Rose Apothecary, which is Romni Goodwood IRL. According to David, the Rose Apothecary is “…a general store, but it’s also a very specific store.” Unfortunately, this shop doesn’t sell an assortment of lotions and coffee, but a variety of wools and handcrafted goods including clothing, accessories and gifts. The owner of the shop also has some great stories of when the cast would film in her shop, perfect for any Schitt’s Creek fans out there!
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Schitt’s Creek is a fictional small town in Ontario, so it makes sense that most of the filming locations can be found in Ontario. So if you’re a HUGE fan, what better way is there to celebrate the show than by visiting any of these top Schitt’s Creek locations in Ontario. It’s the perfect way to discover everything Ontario has to off by heading off the beaten path to visit smaller towns and supporting local Canadian businesses along the way.