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Guelph

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Guelph is a city in southwestern Ontario, Canada. Known as "The Royal City", Guelph is roughly 28km east of Kitchener and 100km west of Downtown Toronto, at the intersection of Highway 6 and Highway 7. It is the seat of Wellington County, but is politically independent of it.The current Guelph began as a settlement in the 1820s, started by John Galt, originally from Scotland, the first Superintendent of the Canada Company. He based the headquarters, and his home, in the community. The area – much of what became Wellington County – had previously been part of the Halton Block, a Crown Reserve for the Six Nations Iroquois. Galt would later be considered as the founder of Guelph.Because of its low crime rates, clean environment and generally high standard of living, Guelph is consistently rated as one of Canada's best places to live. Guelph has been noted as having one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country throughout the Great Recession. In February 2016, it had the lowest rate in the country, at 3.9 per cent, compared to the national rate of 7.3 per cent; in large part, this is because of the great number of manufacturing facilities, including Linamar.For many years, the city ranked at the bottom of Canada's crime severity list. Even after a slight increase, it had the second lowest crime rate in Canada in 2014, at 43 (per 100,000 population); by comparison the national rate was 68.7. In 2016, Guelph was the second best place in Canada to find full-time employment based on data from StatsCan.
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Donkey Sanctuary of Canada ©
Farm
Donkey Sanctuary of Canada
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Riverside Park ©
Park
Riverside Park
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Church of Our Lady Immaculate ©
Church
Church of Our Lady Immaculate
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
University of Guelph Arboretum ©
Landmark
University of Guelph Arboretum
4.4
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Guelph

Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory ©
Specialty Museum
Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory Cambridge
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
Victoria Park ©
Park
Victoria Park Kitchener
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
Elora Gorge Conservation Area ©
Wildlife Area
Elora Gorge Conservation Area Elora
4.0
Duration: 2 hours
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Spa
Spas Waterloo
3.9
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Guelph

Taste Detours ©
Beer Tasting / Tour
Taste Detours
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
Guelph Civic Museum ©
History Museum
Guelph Civic Museum
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
Guelph Market Square ©
Fountain
Guelph Market Square
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Physics Observatory Telescope
Educational Site
Physics Observatory Telescope
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min

Shopping in Guelph

Aberfoyle Antique Market ©
Flea Market
Aberfoyle Antique Market
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
Styll Gallery ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Styll Gallery
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
Strom's Farm & Bakery ©
Farmers Market
Strom's Farm & Bakery
4.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
Stone Road Mall ©
Shopping Mall
Stone Road Mall
3.5
Duration: 2 hours

Breweries & Distilleries in Guelph

StoneHammer Brewing ©
Brewery
StoneHammer Brewing
4.9
Duration: 30 minutes
Royal City Brewing Company ©
Brewery
Royal City Brewing Company
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
Wellington Brewery ©
Brewery
Wellington Brewery
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
Sleeman Brewery ©
Brewery
Sleeman Brewery
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min

Museums in Guelph

Masterpiece Wonkies and Art Gallery
Art Gallery
Masterpiece Wonkies and Art Gallery
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes
Hammond Museum of Radio ©
Specialty Museum
Hammond Museum of Radio
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
Art Gallery of Guelph ©
Art Gallery
Art Gallery of Guelph
4.1
Duration: 2 hours
Exitus Escape Rooms ©
Room Escape Game
Exitus Escape Rooms
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
Inglis Falls ©
Waterfall
Inglis Falls Owen Sound
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Grand River Rafting Company ©
River Rafting / Tubing
Grand River Rafting Company Paris
4.5
Duration: 4 hours
Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum ©
History Museum
Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum Kitchener
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min

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