By car; the main street, running roughly north-south, is Arthur Street (Regional Road 21). The main east-west cross street is Church Street (Regional Road 86).
Elmira is small enough to walk between any places on foot.
The Elmira Maple Syrup Festival, , held annually in late March or early April, attracts 60,000 visitors and is world's largest one-day maple syrup festival.
At the Crossroads Restaurant, 384 Arthur St. S., +1 519 669-8117, . They have the best buffets for breakfast or lunch on the weekend. A selection of food made by Amish people, it's all made primarily from scratch with local ingredients.
St. Jacobs hosts one of Canada's largest year-round farmers' markets and is about 7 km south of Elmira.