All 2Rivers Festival events are FREE unless otherwise stated and open to everyone to attend. To help us get an idea of numbers, please register for our 2019 events. Event links coming soon.
You can also view or download the full 2019 2Rivers Festival Guide.
The banks of the Silver Creek tell many stories about our city. We will follow the remnants of the river from its mouth at the Speed to its disappearance under the tracks. Learn why the first John Sleeman chose its waters for his beer, the story of the Red and Phoenix Mills, and the mysterious broken dam.
Celebrate Father's Day by bringing the whole family to a great 2Rivers Festival event along the beautiful Eramosa River. Wellington Water Watchers and The Guelph Outdoor School have collaborated to provide a unique opportunity to invite you to enjoy the forest and the river and a day of fun family games that help engage with the natural world.
These partners have secured a FREE shuttle bus to and from the Shelldale Community Health Centre to this event on the south east side of Guelph. You can learn more about the event called River's Edge - Games that Teach here.
Please let us know how many of you will join us on the bus by rsvp'ing below.
Come see this multi-award winning documentary called Sea of Life, followed by Q&A with Ontario film-maker Julia Barnes. Learn what’s happening to our oceans and our planet and what we can do about it. Plant based snacks provided.
Join OPIRG Guelph for our 40th annual river cleanup! Gather at the Gazebo in Royal City Park, find your team, and head out to a stretch of the river. We’ll clean up and sort all the litter we can see, and try to document possible sources of invisible pollution and habitat degradation in the area. Bring a bike or good walking shoes, and dress for the weather. Refreshments will be provided. Help restore the health of our rivers!
Rowing is a great way to get outside, enjoy beautiful Guelph Lake, meet new people and learn a new skill. Discover the sport of rowing with this couple hour long introductory session.
Event is Free! No experience necessary. Open to adults 18 years or older.
Have you ever wondered about the insects and fish in the Eramosa and Speed rivers? Watch safely from shore while Nature Guelph Leaders collect aquatic insects, crustaceans and small fish from the Eramosa River. Participants will work together to identify the animals they find using the collection/viewing equipment and ID sheets provided.
We will meet at the entrance to the Barber Scout Camp, 733 Stone Rd E, @ 1 pm then walk a short distance to the banks of the Eramosa.
Family and dog friendly, but dogs must be on leash. Participants will NOT be going in the water. Water resistant footwear is recommended.
Come and walk down the historic Niska Rd. to the Speed River Where Felix Hanlon, one of the founders of Guelph lived. Learn about the importance of the Hanlon Creek Watershed and conservation lands in Guelph.
Explore the diversity of Nature in Guelph at Preservation Park. There will be activities along the trails of Preservation Park, then join us for a walk along Hanlon Creek to find as many species of flowers, trees, birds and bugs as you can.
Meet at Preservation Park entrance, 505 Kortright Rd W, Guelph. Park across the road in Hanlon Creek Park.
This is the final event of the Nature in the City series. Family and dog friendly, but dogs must be on leash.
Come out and explore Arboretum Creek, a tributary of the Eramosa River. Discover and celebrate the biodiversity found in the aquatic environments of our two rivers. Catch, identify, and study the plant and animal life we have in and beside our streams. A great activity for all ages.
Geography, bikes and beers - are you in for a treat! Join us as we explore Guelph’s river systems under pedal power. Floodplains, underground streams, ancient riverbanks, waterfalls, the confluence of Guelph’s two Rivers, a bit of history and a lot of geographic insight. Exploring by bike is thirsty work but luckily you can reward yourself with a cold brew or two at the end of our 10 km trip.