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Guelph

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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.
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Donkey Sanctuary of Canada
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Riverside Park
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Church of Our Lady Immaculate
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Landmark
University of Guelph Arboretum
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Specialty Museum
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Wildlife Area
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Spas Waterloo
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Beer Tasting / Tour
Taste Detours
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History Museum
Guelph Civic Museum
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Fountain
Guelph Market Square
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Educational Site
Physics Observatory Telescope
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Shopping in Guelph

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Flea Market
Aberfoyle Antique Market
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Styll Gallery
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Farmers Market
Strom's Farm & Bakery
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Shopping Mall
Stone Road Mall
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Breweries & Distilleries in Guelph

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Brewery
StoneHammer Brewing
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Duration: 30 minutes
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Brewery
Royal City Brewing Company
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Brewery
Wellington Brewery
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Sleeman Brewery
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Museums in Guelph

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Masterpiece Wonkies and Art Gallery
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Specialty Museum
Hammond Museum of Radio
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Art Gallery
Art Gallery of Guelph
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Room Escape Game
Exitus Escape Rooms
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Waterfall
Inglis Falls Owen Sound
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River Rafting / Tubing
Grand River Rafting Company Paris
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Duration: 4 hours
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History Museum
Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum Kitchener
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Duration: 2h 30 min

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