Guelph: Discovering The Beautiful City

While visiting Toronto, it took a detour and reached the small city of Guelph. The dynamic culture and limestone architecture makes the city more beautiful. The lively city surprised me with what it has to offer. There is something for everyone. Take a look at the best things you can do at Guelph.

  • Explore the center of the city

The downtown area of the city is incredible. I came across several buildings from the Victorian era. Take a tour of the heart of the city to know about its history. Some of the noteworthy landmarks in these areas are Guelph City Hall, St. Georges Square, Guelph Armoury, and also Douglas Street. There are new buildings, too such as the Sleeman Center and River Run Center.

  • Walk over water

A bridge just for the pedestrians had been developed over Speed River. It had been built by four hundred volunteers in the year 1992. Walking across this 36.5 meters long bridge has been a pleasant experience since I got to enjoy the beautiful scenery. You will get a view of both the sides of the river. You can also take your bicycle to cross this covered bridge.

  • Visit a church

Don’t forget to visit the Basilica of Our Lady Immaculate. It is situated in the historic region of Downtown. This had been built in a Gothic Revival form. It has stained glass and decorative carvings on the wall which had been created by the talented craftsmen. You can visit the church any day of the week. However, check the time for mass before you walk in.

  • Bask in the glory of nature

Along the Eramosa River is the Rockwood Conservation Area. It covers an area of 32 hectares and is open throughout the year. The glacial pothole featured by the conservation area is one of the largest you will come across in the world. Since I visited in the month of July, I was able to camp here. You can camp from May till October.