Formed in 1973, Cambridge is actually the consolidation of the four communities of Galt, Preston, Hespeler, and Blair, each with their own rich heritage and histories that now give Cambridge its distinct character.
Cambridge is known for its historic limestone buildings dating back to the mid-1800s. Numerous critically acclaimed shows such as The Handmaid’s Tale and The Queen’s Gambit have been shot in Cambridge’s most popular landmarks.
This charming city offers visitors local shopping boutiques, cultural events, inviting outdoor spaces and several great restaurants.
Where is Cambridge?
Cambridge is located within the Regional Municipality of Waterloo, in Southern Ontario. It sits at the convergence of two Canadian Heritage Rivers, Speed River and Grand River.
Cambridge is approximately a two-hour drive west of Toronto, along Highway 401. Highway 24 passes directly through the city and can be used by those travelling from north to south and vice versa.
Cambridge is easily accessible via GO Transit as well.
Things to do in Cambridge
Go butterfly watching
Embark on a safari
Explore the farmers’ market
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Last updated: November 21, 2023