DescriptionThe city of Cambridge was created in 1973 through the amalgamation of former municipalities Galt, Hespeler and Preston. The Grand and Speed rivers, which wind through Cambridge, supplied power for the mills built on the banks. The city has retained much of its 19th-century architecture.
Cambridge Arts Theatre, 47 Water St. S., presents various performances from September through April; phone (519) 623-4076.
A farmers market operates year-round on Saturday 7-1 (also Wednesday, 8-1, June through August) at 40 Dickson St.; phone (519) 740-4681 or (519) 740-4525.
Scenic recreation trails wind throughout the city and along the banks of the Grand River, including a 10.5-kilometre (7 mi.) stretch of the Trans Canada Trail; opportunities exist for canoeing, bicycling, horseback riding, hiking, fishing and bird-watching.
Visitor InfoCambridge Tourism 750 Hespeler Rd. CAMBRIDGE, ON N3H 5L8. Phone:(519)622-2336 or (800)749-7560
ShoppingVisitors have their choice of more than 140 shops and services, including Hudson's Bay, Sears and Sport Chek, at Cambridge Centre, 355 Hespeler Rd. Southworks Outlet Mall, at 64 Grand Ave. S., is in a 150-year-old limestone foundry. Among the mall's discount shops are Home Essentials, Corning, Best of British and Southworks Antiques.
Things to SeeAfrican Lion Safari