Guelph was founded by John Galt in 1827 and named in honour of the British Royal Family. Century-old limestone buildings and downtown avenues are set in a picturesque natural setting at the junction of the Speed and Eramosa Rivers.
Today, Guelph is known for its rich architectural heritage and its vibrant cultural life. A visit to the farmers' market is an adventure of colours, smells and sounds. Guelph is known for its music festivals that feature a wonderful assortment of music.
Beautiful parks and riverside greenspaces in Guelph provide outdoor fun for people of all ages. Distinctive shops, cafes, pubs and bistros invite visitors to relax and enjoy the Guelph atmosphere while enjoying food and entertainment.
The compact downtown and several convenient malls offer a range of unique shopping opportunities. Accommodations in Guelph range from the charming bed and breakfast to complete hotel facilities to picturesque campgrounds. Enjoy Guelph's beautiful downtown core and browse through unique shops with treasures for you.
Relax at one of our many cafes and experience our restaurants for lunch or dinner. The indoor and outdoor shopping among historical architecture is yours to explore.