Nestled on the Grand River, Cambridge is an atmospheric all-seasons city with a nearby skiing and snowboarding resort, scenic fishing and hiking areas and sprawling parks. The centre of Cambridge is filled with historic brick buildings lining the river and tree-dotted streets, along with modern boutiques and inviting pubs and restaurants.
Things to do in Cambridge
Begin your Cambridge holiday with a stroll down the historic Main Street, where shops and international restaurants are housed in traditional brick buildings. Enjoy a game of pool at Walshee's Sportsbar, grab some delicious Vietnamese at Red Basil Vietnamese Restaurant or dine on the river at Melville Café.
Don’t miss the Historic Cambridge Farmers Market, which has been operating since 1830. You can browse stalls selling homemade crafts and clothing and fresh local produce in the original market building. Looking for more local culture? Head to the Hamilton Family Theatre Cambridge to watch a musical, play or live music in the 500-seat community theatre.
If you’re visiting Cambridge during winter, venture slightly north of the city to ski or snowboard down the groomed trails at Chicopee Ski Club. The neighbouring Chicopee Tube Park is perfect for adventure activities, such as zip-lining, bungee trampolining, tubing and high ropes. Visit the Chicopee Ski Club during summer to play disc golf or ride down the challenging mountain bike trails.
If you prefer to fish, head to the Shade's Mills Conservation Area, where you can go swimming in summer and ice fishing in winter. Afterwards, discover Canada’s fashion history at the Fashion History Museum, which houses apparel and accessories from past generations.
Getting around Cambridge
Cambridge is serviced by Highway 401 and numerous long-distance buses from nearby cities. Parts of Cambridge, especially the centre, are best explored on foot, while the Grand River Transit bus system and hire cars offer transport for longer distances.