Sports Tourism

We invite you to Gather in Guelph

We are so happy to welcome you to our vibrant city. Guelph is one of the top 10 fastest growing communities in Canada* with a population of 145,000 people. Our community is also home to some of the world’s most innovative companies, more than 40 research institutes, and a spirit of collaboration to help bring your ideas to life. Guelph is a hotspot for discovery, innovation, community, and culture.

Guelph offers top-notch professional services and amenities without the big city cost. Whether you want to learn about our historic neighbourhoods with a walking tour, indulge in a unique and delicious culinary experience, or immerse yourself in nature – we can make it happen here. We have everything to make your event a success and your guests’ stays unforgettable.

Guelph is a place where people come together. And so, we invite you to come and gather in Guelph.

Download our Gather in Guelph Destination Information Kit

that highlights why you should bring your event to Guelph


Download Our Visitor Guide and Map

to make getting to and around Guelph easier.

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How We Can Help

Whether planning a conference, event or sport tournament that brings visitors to Guelph, we’re here to help create memorable experiences for your guests.

We provide support from the planning stages through to implementation with:

• Itinerary development
• Dining and accommodation resources
• Visitor information
• Web and social media promotion
• Delegate/attendee bags

Get delegate/attendee bags: Email (caitlin.crete@guelph.ca)

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Explore Guelph Pass

The Explore Guelph Pass Program is an incentive and discount program to encourage event visitors to extend their stay and to get out and explore all that Guelph has to offer. This discount program is offered exclusively to event organizers working with Guelph Tourism staff.

Once your attendees present their Explore Guelph pass at one of the over 15 participating establishments, visitors will become eligible to receive a special discount or offer.

Get your passes: Email (Caitlin.Crete@guelph.ca)

Sponsorship and Funding

Check out the Gather Here Sponsorship program which provides up to $25,000 to eligible events looking to host in Guelph.

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Transportation

Guelph is ideally located at the heart of Ontario’s innovation corridor, just 100 km (60 miles) from the city of Toronto, 26 km (16 miles) to the Waterloo Region and 145 km (90 miles) to the United States border via Buffalo, New York. We are in close proximity to four domestic and international airports, (Toronto Island, Pearson, Waterloo, and Hamilton), with linkages to international markets along major transportation routes by rail and highway 401. Guelph is one of the fastest growing regions in Canada. We are a convenient and accessible spot for hosting you and your group.

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Accommodations

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Tourism Information

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2024 Gather in Guelph Guide

Your one-stop guide for all things Guelph! Get to know Guelph – its neighbourhoods, award-winning festivals, dynamic history and more as you read this guide and explore The Royal City.

Check out the annual guide: https://issuu.com/tourismservices/docs/vg2024_print_draft?fr=xKAE9_zU1NQ

Group Activites

We are the perfect place to create, learn, explore and play. And when we say play, we mean it. Choose your adventure – and if you can’t pick just one, then don’t pack it all into one day. Extend your stay! Regardless of how long you’re here, Guelph’s local businesses would love to host you and share the Guelph experience with your guests.

Guelphites pride ourselves on being a city like no other. We offer the best of big city life, with the charm of a small town, and deep connections with our natural world. That’s our home field advantage.

Whether you want to get your game on through our world-class competitive sports facilities, find your rhythm in our downtown core, explore the local haunts or the city at large, you’ll see why Guelph is one of Ontario’s great destinations. From the water to the trails, in a city without congestion, everything you need is here.

Taste Detours
Jay Walking Guelph
Guelph Urbex Walking Tour
Historical Walking Tour
Guelph Beer Bus
Riot Axe
Splittsville

Culture & Vibe

Food & Drink

Natural Beauty

Lively Downtown

Active Living

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Culture & Vibe

Food & Drink

Natural Beauty

Lively Downtown

Active Living

Play Here

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