"Guelph & Wellington County off the beaten path" Top 5 Page for this destination Guelph by Faiza-Ifrah

Guelph Travel Guide: 48 reviews and 81 photos

Observing wildlife and fishing at Guelph Lake

Guelph is the biggest city of the Wellington County. Other major cities / towns are: Elora, Erin, Fergus, Mount Forest, Rockwood, which has a conservation park, and Puslinch.

Guelph is home to a University that is known for specialization in life sciences. The city has a distinct Italian presence in town.

The county's geographical area covers 1,025.74 square miles (2,656.65 km2). Wellington County is predominantly rural in nature, though many of its residents commute to Guelph, Kitchener, Brampton, Mississauga, and even Toronto.

Grand River Conservation Authority

Grand River Conservation Authority maintains Elora Gorge Conservation area that offers best campgrounds in Southeastern Ontario. Grand River flows through the gorge and attracts lovers of tubing and kayaking.

The Authority also maintains Rockwood Conservation Area that offers canoeing and kayaking in a haven for geologists.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Close to Toronto and Highway 401, home of Grand River, many attractions within Guelph
  • Cons:Attractions are over-shadowed by mega-tourist destinations in the region
  • In a nutshell:Certainly off the beaten path.
  • Last visit to Guelph: Jun 2009
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • cachaseiro's Profile Photo
    Jul 20, 2012 at 8:32 PM

    Great outdoor tips.

    • Faiza-Ifrah's Profile Photo
      Aug 25, 2012 at 12:33 PM

      thank you. sorry i have come on VT after a long time. i am glad you visited my page.

  • Greggor58's Profile Photo
    May 29, 2010 at 6:57 PM

    Another interesting page Faiza..I have a friend that graduated from Guelph U a few years ago...and I've never been there yet.BTW...thanks for dropping by my Ha Noi pages...drop in again soon. Just maybe it'll be finished by then..I'm Glad you enjoyed it!!

  • Jul 4, 2009 at 10:56 AM

    Right near the covered bridge- where the Speed river intersects Gordon st is the Boathouse. They have great ice cream, but also have canoe and kayak rentals. The prices aren't that bad either if you're still interested.

  • jumpingnorman's Profile Photo
    Jun 13, 2009 at 8:35 PM

    This must be an amazing place to study aty with all the natural wonders...the kayaking looks a bit rough though, but exciting!

  • besal's Profile Photo
    Jun 12, 2009 at 11:11 PM

    Guelph looks like a very pleasant place for one to relax and enjoy. Great tips.

  • goutammitra's Profile Photo
    Jun 8, 2009 at 11:32 PM

    I liked the tent, a good way to chill. How about tubing? We used to do it in our childhood. Another very good page from you. You all look so relaxed at the camp!!

  • freddie18's Profile Photo
    Jun 8, 2009 at 6:28 PM

    I am convinced that visiting Guelph will be worth it. With the description you made, I feel that this is one place I want to see. The University of Guelph will be a nice place too.

  • SLLiew's Profile Photo
    Jun 8, 2009 at 5:35 PM

    Guelph looks like a great place to relax and recharge. Thanks for sharing. SL :)

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