Cambridge , located in the heart of Grand River Country, was originally the home of North American Indians for more than 13,000 years. Natives hunted, fished and raised their families along the banks of the beautiful Grand River.
Europeans settled in the area of Cambridge in the early 19th century harnessing the power of the Grand and Speed Rivers. Cambridge has managed to preserve much of it’s19 th century architecture, giving it an enchanting old world feel.
Located on Hwy 401, just 45 min west of Toronto, Cambridge and the adjoining communities of Galt, Hespeler, Preston and Blair provide an abundance of activities and natural attractions, not to mention exceptional shopping and award winning restaurants.
Cambridge lies in a fairly temperate area of the world climatically termed “humid continental”. Weather disruptions are minimal, with July being the warmest month and February the coldest on average. Spend an afternoon going on a lion safari or cool off with a fun filled day at a water park.
The Grand and Speed Rivers, which wind through Cambridge, have historically played a vital role in uniting the whole community. Early pioneers depended on the rivers for their livelihood, supplying power from the mills built on its banks.
Today the rivers play a major role in numerous recreational activities and also provide a breath-taking setting for the historic buildings that line the banks. Follow the trails that link the four historic founding settlements of Blair, Galt, Preston and Hespeler and discover the beauty of Cambridge.
Today scenic recreation trails lead throughout the city and meander along the banks of the Grand River, including a 10.5 km stretch of the Trans Canada Trail.