Cambridge, Ontario, Canada

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Cambridge, Ontario, Canada

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Be charmed by Cambridge

If you're after high culture, grand architecture and old-school charm in just one place, then look no further than Cambridge. In Cambridge you'll taste some of Ontario's finest gastronomic delights in some of its best restaurants, find a thriving arts and culture scene, and see some of the finest examples of Victorian architecture outside of the United Kingdom. What's more, it's location on the Grand River means there's plenty of scenic river walks, if you fancy getting back to nature. With a centrally located Cambridge vacation rental you can make the most of the city and sample all that it has to offer.

Get some international flavour in downtown Cambridge

Fancy seeing a bit of Europe without having to cross the Atlantic? Well in Cambridge, you can do just that, as the city's got some of the grandest Victorian buildings in all of North America. If all those period marvels leave you feeling a little peckish, then check out the Cambridge Farmers' Market or, if you crave something a little more substantial, head downtown to one of the many great local and international restaurants. Cambridge ain't short of food for the soul either, and a show at the excellent Dunfield Theater is a must for all culture vultures.

Have a flutter at the Butterfly Conservatory

Wherever your Cambridge vacation rental is situated, you'll never be that far from the past in this historic city. The town flourished in the 19th-century, and there are reminders of that at every turn. To get a feel for this time, stop in at McDougall Cottage, where can you learn all about the city's rich history and Scottish-influenced heritage. After that, why not do something completely different, and make for The Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory. Housed in a 10,000 square foot indoor garden, the conservatory is home to thousands of butterflies, tropical finches and red-eared slider turtles.

How to stay warm and dry in Cambridge

Let's be honest, if you're in Canada in winter, you need to have a coat, and maybe some gloves, a scarf and a wooly hat too. Cambridge is no different,with temperatures rarely getting above 30 degrees from December to February. But when summer comes round, it's a different story entirely. It's often hot and sunny, with temperatures in July and August soaring into the 80s. That said, July and August are the wettest months, so if you want to stay dry, you're best chance is to book your Cambridge vacation rental in June.

Wander your way to Paris

While it may be a city of 130,000 people, there's still plenty of ways for you to get back to nature in and around Cambridge. Just south of downtown Cambridge, you can access the scenic Cambridge to Paris Rail Trail. This picturesque 11-mile riverside walk follows the old roadbed of the Lake Erie and Northern Railway, and winds through lush woodland with great views of the Grand River. In summer, the trail is a popular spot for walkers and cyclists, while in winter you can traverse it in snowshoes or on cross-country skis.