Residents and visitors can learn about Guelph’s history while taking in the beautiful architectural and natural features of the city through six different Historical Walking Tours. GAC has been promoting the cultural heritage of Guelph through these tours for more than 30 years.


Historical Walking Tour booklets are available at Guelph Arts Council (by appointment) and at The Bookshelf for $5 each. Booklets offer historical information and architectural drawings for self-guided tours and make wonderful keepsakes. You may also open/download digital versions of booklets by clicking on their names below.

Interested in a private tour for your group? Contact us at [email protected] or 519-836-3280.

Sponsored by Sleeman Breweries and Downtown Guelph Business Association

Digital Tour Booklets (click on name to open/download)

Altar and Hearth (Catholic Hill)

Altar and Hearth (Exhibition Park)

Brooklyn and the College Hill

Downtown Walkabout

Slopes of the Speed

Ward One Guelph

Where Guelph Began

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