©

Cambridge trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Cambridge

Trip Planner Canada  /  Ontario  /  Region of Waterloo  /  Cambridge
Cambridge is a city located in Southern Ontario at the confluence of the Grand and Speed rivers in the Regional Municipality of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. It is an amalgamation of the City of Galt, the towns of Preston and Hespeler, and the hamlet of Blair. Galt covers the largest portion of Cambridge, making up the southern half of the city. Preston and Blair are located on the western side of the city, while Hespeler is in the most northeasterly section of Cambridge.HistoryHistory of the City of CambridgeCambridge began as a composite city in 1973, when the City of Galt, Towns of Preston and Hespeler, and the hamlet of Blair were amalgamated.There was considerable resistance among the local population to this "shotgun marriage" arranged by the provincial government and a healthy sense of rivalry had always governed relations among the three communities. Even today, though many residents will tell the outside world that they call Cambridge home, they will often identify themselves to each other as citizens of Galt or Preston or Hespeler. Each unique centre has its own history that is well documented in the Cambridge City Archives.The first mayor of Cambridge was Claudette Millar, who at the time was one of the few female mayors and, at 35, the youngest mayor in Canada.As Cambridge has developed and the open spaces between the original municipalities have been filled in, a fourth commercial core, entirely modern in its construction, has emerged. The Macdonald-Cartier Freeway Highway 401 runs through its midst.
Plan your trip to Cambridge and other Canada destinations using our handy Canada trip itinerary builder.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Cambridge

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Places to visit with Cambridge

Toronto Best for: Zoos & Aquariums, Shopping, Museums Niagara Falls Best for: Nature, Theme Parks, Wildlife Ottawa Best for: Museums, Trails, Nightlife Niagara-on-the-Lake Best for: Wineries, Nightlife, Museums Vaughan Best for: Theme Parks, Shopping, Museums

Where to stay in Cambridge

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Recently planned trips to Cambridge

37 days in Ontario BY A USER FROM CANADA July, culture, outdoors, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Hamilton & Cambridge BY A USER FROM CANADA September, romantic, popular PREFERENCES: September, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Cambridge BY A USER FROM CANADA November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Cambridge BY A USER FROM CANADA September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Cambridge BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 29 days in Ontario BY A USER FROM CANADA September, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, shopping, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 13 days in Cambridge BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA December, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: December, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Cambridge BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA November, kids, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: November, kids, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 13 days in Cambridge BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA December, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 2 days in Cambridge BY A USER FROM CANADA September, outdoors, popular PREFERENCES: September, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Hamilton & Cambridge BY A USER FROM CANADA October, kids, popular PREFERENCES: October, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Hamilton & Cambridge BY A USER FROM CANADA October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans