One of the biggest draws of the southern Ontario town of Cambridge is its distinctly European vibe. Situated at the meeting point of the Grand River and Speed River, Cambridge features a unique architectural heritage that effortlessly whisks you to an earlier time and place. It’s a hub for arts and culture and it shows through the quality of its offerings – sign up for a workshop at the renowned Cambridge Centre for the Arts, catch a show at the state-of-the-art Dunfield Theatre in the city’s historic downtown, or tour the Fashion History Museum’s collection of more than 10,000 unique items. For a more off-the-beaten-path activity, sign up for a guided tour at the Toyota Plant for a behind-the-scenes look at how its popular Corolla and Lexus vehicles are built. Check the calendar for the popular arts, culture, and music festivals that take place year-round and draw thousands of attendees.

Also make sure to spend some time outdoors in one of the city’s 87 parks – enjoy a picnic, biking, bird-watching or strolling along 36 miles of walking trails along soaring limestone cliffs. At the Cambridge Sculpture Garden, you can take a selfie under the 130-year-old oak tree, while at Shade’s Mills park you can go snowshoeing under the stars in the winter.

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