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Links to Guelph Sites
Guelph Map - Click here and then choose "City of Guelph Street Map". Warning - it's big.
VBA Map - a street-map of the VBA, including street names and house numbers. 
Driving Directions to the VBA

Col. John McCrae birthplace 

Col. John McCrae
Birthplace, author of 'In Flanders Fields', the famous poem of World War I.

City of Guelph
Those who have already happily settled in Guelph can hardly imagine living elsewhere. The Royal City, founded in 1827 by John Galt and named in honour of the British Royal Family, offers both long-time residents and visitors the red carpet treatment with the kind of friendly village atmosphere that disappeared long ago in most cities of comparable size.

Boathouse - Guelph

The Boathouse

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. From its downtown, with the statue and fountain in St. George's Square, and from the Farmer's Market to the modern Guelph Centre, the city extends the warmest of welcomes wherever you go.

Johnston Hall - U of G

Johnston Hall
University of Guelph

The University of Guelph, across Stone Road from the Village by the Arboretum, features a variety of activities, and is the home of The Arboretum, with its nature trails and wildlife gardens. The University includes internationally-renowned institutions such as the Ontario Agricultural College and the Ontario Veterinary College, and has some 12,000 students.

Guelph hosts numerous seasonal events including the Spring Festival, the Jazz Festival and the Arts Festival. The city is the home of the River Run Centre which presents a full range of professional music, theatre, comedy and dance. The city is also the home of the Guelph Storm, a member of the Ontario Hockey League. Other attractions include many scenic spots like Riverside Park with its Floral Clock, the Kortright Waterfowl Park, the Guelph Lake Conservation Area, with trails winding along the two rivers, the Guelph Museums and the MacDonald Stewart Art Centre.

No matter what the season, attractions like these make Guelph a exciting and vibrant community. And now the Village by the Arboretum has found its own place within the city.

Guelph is located close to Highway 401 which provides rapid access to Toronto and London. Additionally, a

Guelph City Hall 

Guelph City Hall

number of other centres are located only a short distance from the city. Kitchener, with its famous October Oktoberfest and its historic Farmers' Market, and Waterloo, its twin-city, are a short drive away on Highway 7. St. Jacobs is a town for all seasons. The shopping opportunities are unparalleled for handcrafts and furniture, antiques, clothing, toys and Christmas gifts. Visitors can learn about the Mennonite faith and lifestyle by visiting the Visitor Centre. Elora and Fergus are two Wellington County small towns, both located on the Grand River, and both offering numerous attractions. Other nearby cities are Hamilton and Brantford.

Links to Guelph sites

City of Guelph

Guelph Public Library


Guelph Downtown Shopping and Services

Guelph Symphony Orchestra

St. Joseph Health Centre

Guelph Getting Around, Bus Schedules

Guelph River Run Centre

University of Guelph

Guelph Police Service

Guelph General Hospital

What's Up in Guelph

Guelph/Wellington Volunteer Services

Guelph Tribune

University of Guelph - Gryphon Sports


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Updated December 21 2016