Discover the best top things to do in Cambridge, Canada including Hamilton Family Theatre Cambridge, Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory, Cambridge to Paris Rail Trail, Riverside Park, Galt, Fashion History Museum, McDougall Cottage, Churchill Park, Grand River Brewing, Mill Race Park.
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5 based on 384 reviews
The spectacular Hamilton Family Theatre Cambridge (formerly Dunfield Theatre Cambridge) is located at 46 Grand Avenue South in Cambridge. Situated in a historic downtown setting along the Grand River, this stunning 500-seat theatre facility is conveniently positioned near great shopping, exquisite dining, beautiful architecture, luxurious accommodation and a wide range of fascinating attractions.Designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects, the Hamilton Family Theatre Cambridge is a state-of-the art facility with world class acoustics and excellent sightlines that provide unparalleled intimacy between the audience and the stage.
My spouse and I saw this production this past weekend and really thought it was well done with an incredibly talented cast. The musical itself delivers a message of anti-bigotry and pro-body image in a great way. I do have to say that we were disappointed by the one aspect of homophobia that was inserted into this production. When the HS girls gym teacher (who is obviously portrayed as a lesbian- big, loud and tough looking) tells the girls to hit the showers and how they will get extra points for this. We really thought this was in poor taste and totally unnecessary for a production meant to promote inclusiveness. Seems like no matter what it's still ok to make fun of the gays.
4.5 based on 470 reviews
Walk amongst thousands of freely flying butterflies in a tropical paradise! Explore insect themed exhibits including an observation honey bee hive. Fun for the whole family. Open year round.
4.5 based on 98 reviews
The 18 kilometre (11 mile) trail follows the Grand River through lush Carolinian forest with spectacular river overlooks. The trail is level, finished with fine gravel and provides an easy path for cyclists and hikes. The trail follows the old roadbed of the Lake Erie and Northern Railway (LE&N). Trail Access •Cambridge: The Canadian General-Tower Trailhead is at 210 Water Street South (Highway 24) just south of Concession Street. •Glen Morris: A parking area at the end of Forbes Street also serves a nearby river canoe launch. •Paris: The Jean Rich Foundation Trailhead is on Willow Street near Green Lane at the north end of Paris. Uses •Hiking and biking all year •Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in the winter •No motorized vehicles of any kind
We drove to Paris and I was very happy to find this trail off Willow Street (which eventually turns into East River Road). We only rode about 6 km (past the Murray Outlook) but could have gone much further. There are two tracks (the right going North to Cambridge/the left side going south to Paris). The section we rode on was fairly even -only a small hill at the Murray Outlook- so its very easy going (don't need much experience to ride this trail). We saw many seniors and walkers along the way. But I understand if you do the entire trail it can take you 45 minute to 1 hour.
4.5 based on 91 reviews
Riverside park is great for all ages and all activities. The park stretches across Preston with several entrances. The main entrance on King street will take you to the first section of the park with baseball diamonds and some play equipment for the kids. Further down the road through the park you will come to section 2 where there is a large parking lot with lots of play equipment for kids and more baseball diamonds. The third section is soccer and football fields located closest to the highway. Trails wind throughout the park in all sections and run along the river. All ages and abilities will enjoy this park.
4 based on 114 reviews
Quaint, picturesque town stratleing the Grand river.
100' church spires in the downtown area, with awesome shops, caffes and shops.
No wonder there have been so many movies and TV shows shot here! Literally dozens. Latest being Handmaids Tale, which will be filming season two this year.
Many great restaurants, (the Blackshop, The Cambridge Mill, Napa Grill, the Red Basil and many more.
Visit this place, you won't be disappointed.
4.5 based on 39 reviews
Like food and shelter, clothing is a necessity as well as a cultural expression. The fashion industry employs millions of people around the world and is a driving force behind the global economy. But fashion is also ephemeral, whimsically responding to changes in technology, taste, the economy, and social mores. The journey fashion takes from inception to production and from popularity to outdated is a fascinating story worthy of being told. The Fashion History Museum is a charitable not-for profit organization, founded in 2004, that captures the story of fashion through Exhibitions using its collection of over 10,000 garments and accessories dating from the 1660s to the present. Alongside historical dress, the museum is building a contemporary Canadian designer collection as well as a comprehensive library and archives of fashion related publications and documents. Since 2004 we have been creating Exhibitions that have travelled throughout Canada and as far afield as Hong Kong and Bahrain. In June 2015 we opened galleries in the old post office in the former town of Hespeler Ontario, now northern Cambridge. Three galleries in the museum are each changed once or twice a year to feature different topics and eras of fashion history.
A wonderful chronology of Canadian fashion development. I wish it was a bit more complete and also offered insight into some of Canada's fashionistas and trendsetters. The rating is simply because it was incomplete. RIf you want to read more on the topic, the museum is publishing a book about Canadian fashion next year.
5 based on 26 reviews
McDougall Cottage is an excellent example of a better than typical local stone cottage in downtown Cambridge (Galt). It offers a view into the past while preserving an important piece of Cambridge's local architectural history. Galt particularly has an important collection of fine Heritage buildings and so the whole town is worth a visit. The house is the work of Scottish stone masons in the 19th Century. McDougal Cottage also has programs and serves tea. Well worth a visit.
4.5 based on 26 reviews
We love spending time in Churchill Park. There are nice walking trails, a brand new skateboard park, an arena, baseball diamonds, splash park, multiple Playgrounds and a bike path. If you’re there for a baseball or soccer game, know that there is a concession stand in the building!
For locals, the community centre runs kids activities in the building via a hidden back
Entrance by the loading dock. They are listed in the Cambridge activity guide under “Macintosh Loft”. They don’t promote it well enough!
Perfect for tobogganing in the winter too.
4.5 based on 20 reviews
We grabbed two flights for tasting purposes, and brought in our own food (falafels) since they don't serve food on premises and they encourage people to bring in their own.
We received great service and really enjoyed the selection of beers available for tasting. I highly recommend a stop at this brewery if you're a craft beer enthusiast and are visiting the Cambridge area.
4.5 based on 15 reviews
Although the park is not necessarily huge, my wife and I enjoyed looking around here. Especially of interest was the historic remains/ruins of an old mill that were integrated so well into the architecture of the park. (Too bad that finding information on the historic aspects I found difficult even when I got home and surfed the net in interest). It is clear the park offers itself to event photography and I imagine the photos would be spectacular based on the parks architecture. The park also allows several areas to get down close to the Grand River or simply walk up high along beside it.
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