Grand River Country is an exciting travel destination that runs through the heart of Southern Ontario beginning at the Headwaters, just south of Georgian Bay near Dundalk.
Combining dynamic cities, charming villages and colourful rural landscapes set against the natural beauty of the heritage Grand River, Grand River Country has adventure waiting for all ages.
Don’t be surprised if you see a Mennonite family travelling in their horse-drawn buggy near St. Jacobs. Or, shop for bargains in factory outlet stores, farmers' markets and antique shops.
From the busy cafes of downtown Guelph, to the rushing water in the Elora Gorge, adventure can take the form of butterflies at the Wings of Paradise Conservatory.
For nature buffs, explore the stunning Carolinian forest and flowers south of Hwy. 401, and the rougher Alleghanian habitat of the north, such as the wetlands at Luther Marsh near Grand Valley.
Paddle your canoe past the heritage architecture in Cambridge. For the kids, a hot day in the wave pool at Sportsworld is perfect. Or, have a close encounter with monkeys, giraffes and tigers at African Lion Safari, where exotic animals roam freely as you drive past in air-conditioned comfort.
The area is home to quaint shops, resorts and spas, set amidst colourful villages and towns where you are sure to enjoy a relaxing and memorable vacation.