Guelph

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Situated in southwestern Ontario is a picturesque old town that charms with its parks, hiking trails, arts, culture and historic architecture.

With history, culture, nature and lots of recreational activities, Guelph doesn't lack for exciting things to see and do. Explore old limestone buildings, hike woodland trails, canoe down rivers and visit wineries.

Start your vacation with a tour of some of Guelph’s old buildings. Stop by the twin-towered Church of Our Lady, a neo-gothic structure from the late 19th century. Appreciate the renaissance style of the imposing Old City Hall, another 19th-century building. At McCrae House, learn about the life of John McCrae. The doctor and soldier wrote one of the most famous World War I poems, In Flanders Fields. See more history at the Wellington County Museum and Archives, a former refuge for the poor.

Wherever you are in Guelph, you are never too far away from the great outdoors. Enjoy the gardens, parks and trails around beautiful Guelph Lake and listen to the birds while walking through the Arboretum at the University of Guelph. Hike the Bruce Trail and go canoeing on the Eramosa and Speed Rivers Explore Riverside Park with its trail system that follows the Speed River to Guelph Lake. Camp, fish, hike and ski in Grand River Parks. 

If you are in the mood for shopping, Guelph has lots of options, particularly in its malls. Spend hours among the shops, craft and specialty stores, cafés and bistros of Stone Road Mall and Old Quebec Street Mall. Search for antiques at the open-air Aberfoyle Antique Market, and buy locally grown produce at any of the farmers’ markets.

Sample more local produce with a tour of nearby wineries and a visit to the Wellington Brewery, one of the oldest independent microbreweries in Canada.

In addition to Guelph’s many bars and restaurants, the River Run Center is a good option for your evening’s entertainment. Here you can watch a play, musical or concert. There are also occasionally open-air concerts at the downtown Market Square. 

Guelph and its cultural, historical and natural attractions are located on the Speed River in Wellington County, about a 1-hour drive from Toronto.

Where to stay in Guelph

Days Inn by Wyndham Guelph
Days Inn by Wyndham Guelph
2 out of 5
785 Gordon Street, Hwy 401 Exit 299, Guelph, ON, N1G 1Y8
The price is CA $131 per night from Aug 21 to Aug 22
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Guelph. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the convenient parking ...
3.6/5 Good! (1,001 reviews)
"The location was perfect. Close to the university, and with a grocery and some easy food next door.."

Reviewed on Jul. 21, 2022

Days Inn by Wyndham Guelph
Delta Hotels by Marriott Guelph Conference Centre
Delta Hotels by Marriott Guelph Conference Centre
3.5 out of 5
50 Stone Rd W, Guelph, ON, N1G0A9
The price is CA $197 per night from Sep 12 to Sep 13
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Guelph. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a fitness center. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (713 reviews)
Not as good as last time
"Very nice. 3rd time staying at this hotel in last 3 months. Pet friendly and we needed to bring our dog to hospital there. This time, as soon as we got into room, there was a bug on my bed. They didn't offer to change our room, only change the bedding. Wasn't happy with their response."

Reviewed on Aug. 10, 2022

Delta Hotels by Marriott Guelph Conference Centre
Western Hotel & Executive Suites
Western Hotel & Executive Suites
4 out of 5
72 Macdonell St, Guelph, ON, N1H 2Z6
The price is CA $149 per night from Aug 21 to Aug 22
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Guelph. Enjoy free WiFi, daily housekeeping, and laundry facilities. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (554 reviews)
"Conveniently located right in the heart of downtown Guelph so it's easy to walk around and grab dinner, see live music, or go shopping. Clean, safe and a great price! Our room had it's own little kitchen which was such a nice thing to have."

Reviewed on Aug. 12, 2022

Western Hotel & Executive Suites
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Comfortable Suite Closet to U of G
Comfortable Suite Closet to U of G
Guelph, ON
The price is CA $104 per night from Aug 15 to Aug 16
Stay at this apartment in Guelph. Enjoy free WiFi, a TV, and a kitchen. Popular attractions Stone Road Mall and Victoria Park Golf Club East are located nearby. ...
Comfortable Suite Closet to U of G
Beautiful newly renovated 2 bedroom walkout basement apartment close to U of G
Beautiful newly renovated 2 bedroom walkout basement apartment close to U of G
Guelph, ON
The price is CA $109 per night from Aug 16 to Aug 17
Stay at this vacation home in Guelph. Enjoy WiFi, onsite parking, and a garden. Popular attractions Victoria Park Golf Club East and Stone Road Mall are located ...
5/5 Exceptional! (8 reviews)
Exceptional accommodation
"Very clean, modern and comfortable. Host friendly and accommodating. Great place for a parents stay when visiting children at university or a weekend get away"

Reviewed on Jul. 6, 2022

Beautiful newly renovated 2 bedroom walkout basement apartment close to U of G
Luxurious Cottage in city
Luxurious Cottage in city
Guelph, ON
The price is CA $300 per night from Aug 15 to Aug 16
Enjoy free WiFi, onsite parking, and a garden. Popular attractions Church of Our Lady Immaculate and Guelph Civic Museum are located nearby. Discover genuine ...
Luxurious Cottage in city
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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