Changing Lives Improving Life
5th International Conference on the Assessment of Animal Welfare at Farm and Group Level
August 8-11, 2011 | University of Guelph


Congress Location

The WAFL 2011 Congress is being held at the University of Guelph, in the beautiful city of Guelph, Canada. Situated in Southern Ontario, the heart of the Great Lakes, Guelph is famous for its magnificent century-old buildings, river-side green spaces and vibrant art community.

To Do in Guelph: Visit the Civic Museum to learn about the history of Guelph, and how it got the name ‘The Royal City’. Or visit the McCrae House, home of John McCrae, author of the famous World War One poem In Flanders Fields.

If a nice relaxing day outdoors is of interest to you, the Guelph Lake Conservation Area has over 3,000 acres of recreation land to enjoy, including two beaches and a variety of cycling and hiking trails.

Interested in the Arts? See a production at the River Run Centre or check out the MacDonald Stewart Art Centre which has a selection of historical, contemporary and modern exhibitions from national and international artists.

Guelph also offers a variety of shops, restaurants, and exciting nightlife.

University of Guelph Attractions: Treat yourself to a peaceful stroll through the Arboretum or follow the self-guided historic walking tour of the University of Guelph. Explore the Ontario Veterinary College, the first ever college in Canada to offer courses in veterinary medicine.

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Other Tourism Information

Guelph is day-tripping distance to downtown Toronto (50 miles/80km), where you can enjoy shopping, fine dining, world-class theatre, eclectic nightlife, and the CN Tower. We are also close to Niagara Falls (76 miles/122 km), and Niagara on the Lake, famous for its internationally renowned wineries and vineyards.

Travel a bit further (half to full day's drive) and you can take in the Nation's Capital, Ottawa, where you can enjoy the Byward Market, Rideau Canal and Parliament Buildings. In Quebec you can visit Montreal, the City of Festivals or Quebec City - historically rich and North America's only walled city.

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More information on travelling to Guelph and available accommodation will be available soon.