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Cambridge City Hall

Introduction

Cambridge is a wonderful place! Our distinctive 19th century architecture has been used in films and on TV. We have a butterfly conservatory, a drive-through wildlife park, and the third oldest farmer's market in the country. Our trail system and access to the Grand River make for excellent canoeing, cycling, horseback riding and hiking.


Here are a few of our titles

Hand in the Water cover imageFishing on the Grand River book coverThe Grand River : Dundalk to Lake Erie

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Exploring the Grand River Valley
The Grand River flows 300 kilometres from the highlands of Dufferin County to Port Maitland on Lake Erie. Explore the river valley through these wonderful books.

Meet the Locals
Read about area residents who helped shape our community.


GOVERNMENT

City of Cambridge
City departments and services, leisure activities & links to local sites.

Region of Waterloo 
Information on leisure activities and attractions, starting a business in Waterloo Region, and regional government.

Bryan May, MP Cambridge
Member of federal parliament for Cambridge.

Kathryn McGarry, MPP Cambridge
Member of provincial parliament for Cambridge

 

RECREATION

Activities Guide
The latest in sports and recreation programming for children and adults offered by the City of Cambridge.

Cambridge Community Associations
Neighbourhood associations provide recreational, athletic and social programs.

Cambridge Tourism 
Upcoming events, adventures, accommodations, restaurants, historical treasures and more.

Cambridge Trails
Information about the trail system in Cambridge.

Grand River Conservation Authority 
Information on recreational activities such as camping, fishing and hiking, as well as on watershed management.

KW Kids
Find activities for children and parents in the Waterloo Region.

 

LOCAL NEWSPAPERS

Cambridge Times
The Cambridge Times newspaper online.

The Record
The Waterloo Region Record newspaper online.

 

BUSINESS

Cambridge Chamber of Commerce 
Provides resources for the Cambridge business community

Waterloo Region Economic Development Corporation 
A guide to businesses, real estate, products and services in Cambridge, Guelph, Kitchener and Waterloo, and the Region of Waterloo.

 

LOCAL LIBRARIES

Members of Idea Exchange can borrow materials for free from these local libraries:

Find library materials at all three of our local universities by searching any one of their catalogues: University of Waterloo Library, Wilfrid Laurier University Library, and University of Guelph Library.