Information AboutCambridge, Ontario
Cambridge is a city located in Southern Ontario at the confluence of the Grand and Speed rivers in the Regional Municipality of Waterloo. It is an amalgamation of the City of Galt, the towns of Preston and Hespeler, and the hamlet of Blair.
Cambridge began as a composite city in 1973, when the City of Galt, Towns of Preston and Hespeler, and the hamlet of Blair were amalgamated by the province. Many residents who call Cambridge home, they will often identify themselves to each other as citizens of Galt or Preston or Hespeler. Each unique town centre has its own history that is well documented in the Cambridge City Archives.
Parks & Recreation
The City of Cambridge provides a wide variety of options for your family to get active and enjoy this beautiful city. The parks, trails and conservation areas within Cambridge are a great way to spend time outdoors. City-run facilities and recreation programs are available for all ages to enjoy. There are many arts and culture opportunities throughout the community.
Hectares of Parkland
KMs of Community Trails
Schools and Education
There are four publicly funded school boards that operate within Cambridge.
The schools within the board provide instruction designed to develop junior kindergarten to grade 12 students, and equip them with the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to provide a solid foundation for living and learning.
The Roman Catholic separate, French-language school board for the south-central region of Ontario, provides education steeped in French culture and Catholic faith.
Grand River Transit (GRT) is the public transport operator within the Region of Waterloo. It provides convenient, daily bus services in the cities of Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge.
The GRT also operates MobilityPLUS, which provides specialized transit for persons with disabilities using minibuses equipped with wheelchair lifts.
Cambridge’s special events and festivals offer fun, new experiences for you to try, as well as a variety of learning opportunities.
Below is just a taste of some of the wonderful events available.
Traditional forms of folk music and dance are held on numerous outdoor stages in the town core. Emphasis is placed upon the various cultures present in Cambridge and surrounding area. Arts, crafts, and an excellent choice of food and refreshments are also available at the festival site. Local and internationally renowned performers, are selected each year to reflect a diverse and entertaining mixture of musical cultures.
Operating since 1830, the Cambridge Farmers’ Market is one of the oldest markets in Canada. Running every Saturday, all year long, and Wednesdays, during the summer, the market offers fresh local food, homemade crafts, and other unique items.
Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest is a community based Bavarian Festival that is committed to significantly contributing to the social, economic and cultural vitality of Kitchener-Waterloo.
There are many ways to take in the Oktoberfest Experience during the festival! With 17 Festhallen and over 40 Family and Cultural Events, there is something for everyone!