Header Photo: Dana Keller, 2015
We all want to get out and explore this great city, but it’s not quite the time.
We are here to offer you a couple of places to #virtually explore Guelph from the comfort of your home! Whether you’re looking to learn, explore or just escape here’s some ways to transport your way around Guelph.
Woodlawn Memorial Park
With 30 acres of beautiful grounds and a ground piece of Guelph’s history, the Woodlawn Memorial Park has been a gathering place of stories and a spot to pause and slow down. While on-ground tours are currently on pause, you can learn all about the monuments and people who’ve made Woodlawn Memorial Park one to remember on their website. Tours & Monuments
Woodlawn Memorial Park also features stories of notable Guelphites including an Artisans Tour of those who contributed to the arts and cultural landscape of Guelph,
Google 360 Views:
Guelph Arts Council Historical Tours
From towering limestone buildings to the small turn-of-the-century homes Guelph is bursting with history around every corner. Walking tours are popular in this city (hint: Jaywalking Guelph, Ghost walk of Guelph, Taste Detours) but while guided tours are on pause, you can still research the historical elements you want to hit up next time you visit. The Guelph Arts Council has online resources for all sorts of themed tours around the city. From Guelph’s origins to geographic based tours that make it easy to take in as much in as little travel as possible:
The Donkey Sanctuary of Guelph
This virtual tour is not of the beautiful sanctuary grounds; that includes walkable trails throughout the property, a quaint little waterfront with a grassy spot to picnic at, it’s of the collection of the donkeys calling the sanctuary home. This little exploration and learning of donkeys will be sure to make you smile. Stay tuned for the when the sanctuary reopens.
View the Donkeys here: https://www.thedonkeysanctuary.ca/give/sponsor
The Basilica of Our Lady Immaculate
University of Guelph
As we mentioned our virtual U of G blog last week, the University has online resources for their popular Historical Tour, the Art Gallery of Guelph and the Arboretum.
Go off map – explore Guelph’s landmarks through Google 360 – make your own virtual tour!
Look around the follow images and see if you can find the following features:
- Dog going for a swim
- Rose Window
- Telephone operator switchboard
- Mortar and pestle
- Garbasaurus sculpture
And don’t forget to tour the dining map to find a place close to you to try for your next meal.
Happy virtual exploration!