City of Cambridge (England)

The city of Cambridge is included to the nation England and to the county Cambridgeshire

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Cambridge at a Glance

The Canadian city of Cambridge can be found in the south of the province of Ontario. While the city goes by the name of Cambridge, it is actually the result of four different settlements joining together and growing together into one another. Originally the city of Cambridge existed as the City of Galt, as well as Preston and Hespeler, two nearby towns, and Blair, a small hamlet. However, it is now known collectively as Cambridge, while locals still refer to the areas as their original names before the merger.The city as it is now is home to a number of great places to visit as well as a packed cultural calendar where the city plays host to cultural events and various festivities. In fact, Cambridge always has something going on for locals and tourists alike. If you have a choice of when to visit Cambridge, the holiday season is always popular as Cambridge has its very own winter festival with plenty of Christmas-themed events to keep kids and big kids happy during the stay.

Points of interests / things to see

Cambridge Centre for the Arts

When you visit Cambridge in Ontario, Canada, you should certainly make your way to the Cambridge Centre for the Arts, which since 2001 has been a fine place to enjoy the cultural delights of the city.The centre aims to make arts a prominent feature of Cambridge’s cultural landscape and does so by providing those in the city and the region with education through both classes and workshops, not to mention providing an art gallery and events.Do not despair if you think that visitors will not be able to enjoy any of the classes offered by the Cambridge Arts Centre, the centre actually offers a number of drop-in sessions and workshops. If you do not feel like taking part in any of the classes or workshops, you can visit the centre’s art gallery to v. The centre is closed on Sundays.iew art rather than making it yourself. As well as the art gallery in the centre, if you feel like bringing back some souvenirs from Cambridge, Ontario, you can pick up souvenirs for yourself, for your family, or for your friends at the Cambridge Centre for the Arts’ very own gift shop.From Monday to Thursday the Cambridge Centre for the Arts is open from 8:30 in the morning until 9:00 in the evening, 8:30 in the morning until 4:00 in the afternoon on Fridays, and from 9:00 in the morning until 3:00 in the afternoon on Saturdays. The centre is closed on Sundays.

Cambridge Sculpture Garden

In addition to the Cambridge Centre for the Arts, Cambridge is also home to the wonderful Cambridge Sculpture Garden. The sculpture garden can be found on the banks of the Grand River in downtown Cambridge, Ontario.Guests are free to roam around the sculpture garden and enjoy the multitude of art on display as the Cambridge Sculpture Garden is open every day of the year and for 24 hours a day. If you are visiting Cambridge with the family, especially young children, there are a number of children’s art programs available at the sculpture garden for the kids to get involved with.The sculpture garden is a wonderful blend of manmade beauty and natural beauty and is proud to be home of an oak tree that has been around for 130 years. The oak tree is one of only ten trees in the whole province of Ontario to be considered a heritage tree. In addition to the oak tree, there are also gorgeous shrubs and grasses that have been carefully planted by the sculptures in order to improve their aesthetic qualities and to complement the look and feel of the sculpture garden.The Cambridge Sculpture Garden should be considered a must-see for anyone in the area with a love for either art or nature, especially those travelling on a budget.

Shade’s Mills Conservation Area

The Canadian city of Cambridge is home to a great deal of activities for those who love the great outdoors or nature. The Shade’s Mills Conservation Area is a great example of somewhere that visitors to Cambridge can get back to nature and enjoy a variety of both exciting and relaxing activities.The Shade’s Mill Conservation Area covers a large area and can be visited and enjoyed throughout the whole year. It should be noted, however, that the activities available at the conservation area will change drastically between the summer and winter months.With around 12 kilometres of hiking trails, the conservation area is great for walkers, ramblers, and hikers during the summer months. If you feel like getting off dry land, visitors to Shade’s Mill can also go swimming, fishing, and even canoeing. Those who decide to go fishing can enjoy the reservoir behind the dam, where 80 acres of water are available for catching northern pike, perch, and bass. The conservation area is open from 8:00 in the morning until sunset from 1 May to 15 October.If you head to Shade’s Mill Conservation Area during the winter months, you can enjoy cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and a spot of fishing, albeit ice fishing. During the winter, the park is open from 8:00 in the morning until 4:30 in the afternoon, depending on the weather. Check before visiting whether certain activities are available.

Pinehurst Lake

If you thought that being hours from the coastline meant you could not visit a beach, you were wrong. Another of Cambridge’s wonderful nature sites, Pinehurst Lake, is home to a number of wonderful outdoor activities, including a beach that any visitor to the city can enjoy.The lake itself covers 23 acres and features a sandy beach and is surrounded by a fantastic forest filled. Between the months of May and October the lake itself and the surrounding area is a fantastic place to enjoy a plethora of outdoor activities. If you really love the great outdoors and nature, you can go camping during the summer months. You can even just take a plunge in the lake, which is a popular destination for swimming, another activity that is recommended only during the summer. If you cannot wait to get back on to walk around the lake the water, the lake is also a great destination to go boating. On dry land, there are plenty of places you can either hike, ramble, or just walk around.Due to huge difference between Canadian summers and Canadian winters, Pinehurst Lake is a completely different place during the colder months. However, you can still have a great time theas the site is home to a great place to do a spot of snowshoeing and ice fishing.

Walter Bean Grand River Trail

Those who live for hiking must make sure they add the Walter Bean Grand River trail to their itinerary while visiting Cambridge.  While there will be almost 20 different access points to the trail when fully completed, it should be noted that the start of the trail and nearest access point is in the nearby city of Kitchener, rather than Cambridge. Getting to the start of the trail can take around ten minutes by car and two hours if walking. When the trail is fully completed, it is expected to run for nearly 80 kilometres, passing a number of towns and cities in and around the area while expanding a pre existing trail in the region.The Walter Bean Grand River Trail is much more than somewhere near Cambridge to walk around. The trail that runs from Kitchener to just outside of West Montrose is conceived as somewhere that locals and tourists alike will be able to enjoy an educational experience as well as recreational one. Like other outdoor activities in and around Cambridge, Ontario, it is recommended that you visit during the summer months or check the weather to see if it is safe to do so during the colder and more perilous winter months.

Cambridge Farmers’ Market

For almost two centuries the Cambridge Farmers’ Market has been an important fixture in the cultural calendar of Cambridge, Ontario. In addition to being one of the country’s oldest markets, the Cambridge Farmers’ Market has never changed location from where it started during the 19th century.If you want authentic local produce from the area, this is the place to go. The market boasts a wide range of comestibles including cheeses, meats, and baked goods, not to mention perhaps the sweetest and most famous Canadian export, maple syrup. As a rule of thumb, the vendors at the market are always from within 100 kilometres of the market itself, making it a truly local affair.

Riverside Park

If art galleries, nature parks, and farmers markets do not get your heart racing, then perhaps you should pay a visit to one of Cambridge’s more contemporary destinations, Riverside Park, a skate park to the north of the city centre.If the sun is up, the park is open and visitors can skate to their heart’s content thanks to the rails, stairs, ramps, and concrete bowl that make up the skatepark. The local authorities advise that those who do use the park should ensure they have the correct protective equipment as there is no supervision at Riverside Park. The park is closed between 11:00 at night and 7:00 in the morning.

Devil’s Creek Trail

If the sound of the Walter Bean Grand River Trail and its 80 kilometres of hiking is a bit too daunting for you, then perhaps you should consider taking a more manageable stroll through the Devil’s Creek Trail. While the name may be a little off putting, the trail is a wonderful hike of just 1.6 kilometres through the wetlands.If you are driving to the trail, you can park on either Bismark Drive or Blair Road, just five minutes from the city centre of Cambridge. Walking to the trail from the centre should take around half an hour at a fairly leisurely pace.

Northview Heights Trail and Greenway Park

Another of the city’s wonderful walking destinations is the Northview Heights Trail. You can reach the trail in just under ten minutes by car from the city centre or even walk there in around three quarters of an hour.The Northview Heights Trail allows visitors and locals easy access to the nearby Cambridge Centre shopping mall, which is open from 9:30 in the morning until 9:00 in the evening Mondays to Saturdays and 11:00 in the morning until 5:00 in the evening on Sundays.In addition to the mall, the trail passes Greenway Park, a small local park that includes a playground for those travelling with younger members of the family.

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Surrounding towns

  • Newmarket ~20 km
  • Royston ~20 km
  • Waterbeach ~8 km
  • Linton ~16 km
  • Milton ~5 km
  • Saint Ives ~20 km
  • Haddenham ~17 km
  • Soham ~21 km
  • Cottenham ~9 km
  • Fulbourn ~7 km

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Getting There

If you are travelling to Cambridge, Ontario from outside of Canada, the simplest way to get to the country is often by air. The nearest major airport to Cambridge is the Region of Waterloo International Airport. However, since the airport only offers direct flights from a very limited number of airports in Canada, the United States, and Mexico, it is very likely that you will either require a connecting flight, or to fly to the busier airports in the province. If you are happy to make a connecting flight on your way to the Region of Waterloo International Airport, then you can fly from a number of destinations in the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Australasia. If you cannot rent a car, getting to Cambridge from the airport will be difficult as there is no public transport.If you will need public transport to reach Cambridge, then you should consider making your way to the Toronto Pearson International Airport, which is actually located in Mississauga. There are buses to Cambridge from Mississauga every two hours and the whole journey from the airport to the centre of Cambridge should take between two and a half to three hours depending on the time of day and the schedule.

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Cambridge CB2 1TL, UK
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