Guelph trip planner
Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free
Guelph is a city in southwestern Ontario, Canada. Known as "The Royal City", Guelph is roughly 28km east of Kitchener and 100km west of Downtown Toronto, at the intersection of Highway 6 and Highway 7. It is the seat of Wellington County, but is politically independent of it.The current Guelph began as a settlement in the 1820s, started by John Galt, originally from Scotland, the first Superintendent of the Canada Company. He based the headquarters, and his home, in the community. The area – much of what became Wellington County – had previously been part of the Halton Block, a Crown Reserve for the Six Nations Iroquois. Galt would later be considered as the founder of Guelph.Because of its low crime rates, clean environment and generally high standard of living, Guelph is consistently rated as one of Canada's best places to live. Guelph has been noted as having one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country throughout the Great Recession. In February 2016, it had the lowest rate in the country, at 3.9 per cent, compared to the national rate of 7.3 per cent; in large part, this is because of the great number of manufacturing facilities, including Linamar.For many years, the city ranked at the bottom of Canada's crime severity list. Even after a slight increase, it had the second lowest crime rate in Canada in 2014, at 43 (per 100,000 population); by comparison the national rate was 68.7. In 2016, Guelph was the second best place in Canada to find full-time employment based on data from StatsCan.Take a look at our Canada road trip planning site to refine the details of your trip to Guelph.
Create a full itinerary — for free!
Plan your trip to Guelph
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Top tours near Guelph
White Water Tubing At Elora Gorge BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $74
Duration: 9 hours
Historical Elora: Explore the beautiful surroundings on this cycling audio tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $5
Duration: 120 to 240 minutes
See all ›
Side trips from Guelph
Hidden gems in Guelph
Shopping in Guelph
Breweries & Distilleries in Guelph
Museums in Guelph
Places to visit with Guelph
Recently planned trips to Guelph
1 day in Guelph BY A USER FROM CANADA June, popular sights Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 8 days in Guelph BY A USER FROM TURKEY August, popular sights Preferences: August Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 28 days in Canada BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, kids, popular sights Preferences: July, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 15 days in Guelph & Calgary BY A USER FROM CANADA July, kids, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife, hidden gems Preferences: July, kids, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 5 days in Guelph & Moncton BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular sights Preferences: September Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 2 days in Guelph BY A USER FROM CANADA March, popular sights Preferences: March Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium