Experience the perfect blend of heritage limestone architecture, scenic natural attractions and vibrant culture in the city Guelph.

Situated around where the Eramosa and Speed Rivers meet, Guelph is home to interesting art and cultural museums, nature trails and hikes, including a beautiful university arboretum, excellent restaurants and wildly popular music festivals.

Map of Guelph

Where is Guelph?

Guelph is a small city located about 100 kilometres west of Toronto and just 25 kilometres east of Kitchener. Guelph is accessible by car, bus or train from Toronto.

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Things to do in Guelph

Spend time in nature

Follow the Speed River Trail or hike in Guelph Lake Conservation Area. The University of Guelph Arboretum teaches about the plants in the area. 

Enjoy a beverage

Explore a wide selection of wines at Buon Gusto in St. George Square, delicious craft beers at the English-style The Shakespeare Arms or fruity, wild fermented cider at Revel Cider

Learn about Guelph’s history

The Guelph Civic Museum is the place to find learn about the region’s natural history. Its property includes McCrae House, the birthplace of John McCrae—writer of the famous poem In Flanders Fields. 

Admire stone architecture

The Basilica of Our Lady Immaculate, a towering Gothic Revival-style Roman Catholic church, was built in the late 1800s. It features decorative carvings and beautiful stained glass. 

Family-friendly attractions

Keep the little ones entertained with a ride on the colourful Riverside Park carousel and miniature train. Or visit rescued and rehabilitated donkeys at the Donkey Sanctuary of Canada

Explore by water

Rent a kayak or sailboat to explore Guelph Lake on the water or paddle alongside limestone cliffs and caves at Rockwood Conservation Area.

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Last updated: June 10, 2024

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