10 Things to do after Moving to Guelph: A Guide to Local Attractions

If you have recently moved to Guelph, or are thinking of doing so, you're in for a treat. This charming city has plenty to offer its residents, including a variety of local attractions. In this blog post, we will outline 10 things that you should do after moving to Guelph. From exploring the city's parks and trails to indulging in its culinary scene, there is something for everyone in this vibrant community!


10 Things to do after moving to Guelph

1. Get to know the city's parks and trails

Guelph is home to a number of beautiful parks and trails, perfect for exploring with family and friends. If you are someone who enjoys long scenic walks then we definitely recommend that you take some time to walk or cycle through Riverside Park. Riverside Park on a sunny day is the perfect place and time to have a nice outdoor picnic.

2. Sample the local cuisine

Guelph's restaurants and cafes offer something for every taste. Be sure to try some of the city's signature dishes, such as the world-famous Wally Par Sausage! If sausages aren't to your liking don't worry! Guelph is also home to delicious and high quality restaurants like Miijidaa Cafe+Bistro, Manhattans, and even The Keg.

3. Shop local

Support the businesses in your community by shopping at local stores and markets. Guelph is home to a number of unique shops, so you're sure to find what you're looking for. Guelph is also the perfect city to stop by and pick up some souvenirs for friends and family alike. We recommend you check out Stone Road mall because it has a lot of the stores you would find in a big city, but without the big city prices or crowds.

4. Attend a festival or event

Local festivals can be some one of the greatest things about the city you live in. Throughout the year, Guelph plays host to a variety of festivals and events. From the Guelph Jazz Festival to the Hillside Festival, there is always something happening in this vibrant city and it's wise of you not to miss out on them.

5. Visit the Guelph Museums

If you love learning about history and learning about the predecessors of the land you're in luck. Guelph is home to a number of museums, including the Guelph Civic Museum and the McCrae House Museum. Take some time to learn about the city's history and culture at one of these fascinating institutions.

6. Go for a swim

Take advantage of Guelph's many outdoor pools and splash pads! Whether you're cooling off on a hot day or getting some exercise, a dip in the pool is always a good idea.

7. Take in a show

Guelph's artistic community is thriving! Grab some snacks and drinks and be sure to check out one of the city's many live theatre performances, or catch a film at the Guelph Film Festival. It's the perfect night out with friends and we can guarantee that it will not disappoint.

8. Explore the Guelph Arboretum

The Guelph Arboretum is a must-see for nature lovers. This beautiful park is home to a variety of plant and animal species, and is the perfect place to relax and take in the scenery. Established in 1970 the Guelph Arboretum is home to over 2000 kinds of woody plants condensed in 400 acres of forest. The best part of the Arboretum is that it's FREE!

9.Visit the Guelph Farmers' Market

The Guelph Farmers' Market is the perfect place to find fresh, local produce. With over 60 vendors, you're sure to find everything you need for your next meal. It's never too late to become a culinary master, or at least try.

10. Get involved in the community

Guelph is a great place to get involved in the community. There are many volunteer opportunities available, or you can simply take part in one of the city's many festivals and events. Whatever you choose to do, you're sure to enjoy your time in Guelph! Volunteering also makes for a perfect opportunity to get some friends, which is especially helpful when moving to a new city on your own.


There you have it! These are just a few of the many things that you can do after moving to Guelph. We hope that this list has inspired you to get out and explore all that this city has to offer. For more moving tips and information make sure to check out some of our other blogs. Additionally if you are looking for professional Guelph Movers make sure to contact us and we would be happy to assist you with your move.








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