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    African Lion Safari

    by kris-t Updated Sep 7, 2011

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    African Lion Safari is a Canadian owned family business created in the name of conservation.

    Their manner of exhibiting animals is completely different from the traditional approach; that is, the visitor is caged in the car, and the animals roam in 2 to 20 hectare (5 to 50 acre) reserves.

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    African Leon safari -driving through Game Reserves

    by kris-t Updated Sep 7, 2011

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    Admission to African Lion Safari Includes driving through large Game Reserves in your own vehicle (or get Safari Tour Bus for an additional charge, tickets can be purchased upon arrival at Jungle Junction).

    'The park is situated on 750 acres in which animals roam freely while you are “caged” in your vehicle. '

    The drive through tour will take about one hour.

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    African Lion Safari - "Nature Boy" scenic railway

    by kris-t Written Sep 7, 2011

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    Admission to African Lion Safari also Includes journey on the "Nature Boy" scenic railway. It travels through an area inhabited by exotic species from around the world and wild animals and birds native to southern Ontario.

    Train tour is approximately 15 minutes in length.
    Open daily at 11:00 a.m., weather permitting.

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    African Leon safari - "African Queen" Boat

    by kris-t Written Sep 7, 2011

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    Admission to African Lion Safari Includes Leisurely cruise aboard the "African Queen" Boat - very pleasant tour around Water Safari Lake and islands with some exotic primates including the Ring-tailed lemur, black and white ruffed lemur and spider monkey.

    Boat tour takes about 15 minutes.
    Open daily at 11:00 a.m., weather permitting.

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    African Lion Safari

    by kris-t Updated Sep 6, 2011

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    SUMMER ADMISSION RATES:
    SUMMER - Jun 24- Sept 5, 2011

    Regular (13-59).............$29.95

    Senior (60+).................$27.95

    Children (3-12)..............$24.95

    Taxes not included. Prices in Canadian dollars.

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    King Street Shopping

    by twilightmuse Updated Jul 9, 2010

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    Whenever I go to a new town I love to explore their main street. To me this sort of tells me the vibe of the town or city I am in. Generally I look for the same things; cute stores, cafes, and funky restaurants. Our main street is no different then most I suppose, but it is worth a look. It runs the gamut of a variety of shops with no particular theme. There is a retro sweet shop, an organic wool shop, an upscale furniture boutique, and a few clothing boutiques- some consignment designer or just designer (Joseph Ribcoff seems to be popular here). The age range seems to be a little older as there are several retirement apartments and homes in the area but there are some things for the younger generations.
    My personal must stop in at just for fun are: Ginny's for her neat variety of different shoes and purses ( I've gotten several pairs of black boots for a steal) as well as other little things, The Cambridge Book Nook for used books ( home of the half price paperback), Nest for funky shabby chic home items and Iguana Beads for imported beads and hand made jewellery.
    Follow this browsing with lunch at the Groove Kitchen for a funky atmosphere and great eats.

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    Fusionmovement Yoga Studio

    by twilightmuse Written Jul 9, 2010

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    Fusionmovement yoga studio offers a variety of drop in yoga classes. There is no snotty attitude - the staff are all very out-going and welcoming. Classes are your first two for $10 and after that $15 for drop in. Classes are offered up to 5x a day in various styles: Hatha, hot power vinyasa ( which is their most popular and dynamic),yogafusion( yoga and free form dance), kundalini, pilates, gentle and rejuvenating flow. They have a community class every Sunday for $5 at 10:30am. The main instructors/owners were trained by Shiva Rea so the classes are never dull or static- you get a great workout and can really develop your practice.

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    walking & hiking

    by twilightmuse Written Jul 5, 2010

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    The linear trail is a great little gem tucked away that you would never find unless you live in Preston. Directions below. The trail itself twists and turns to follow the Speed River so it is actually about an hour and a half walk and you can also kayak along the river.

    This trail is a great way to escape the idea that you are in a small city. it is a gravel pathway lined with trees and stunning nature. I have even seen giant deer dart out of one end and buond across the trail to disappear wherever.
    The only downside of it is that people love to go fishing and drinking along the water which runs away from the main trail so it tends to add a lower end vibe to certain areas. When I first moved here 5 years ago this place was a treasure find where I could run my dog off his leash along the waterbank and now I hate taking my dog along the water because of glass from broken beer bottles and the remnants of hobo camps. It drives me nuts that people want nature and yet I find their empty water bottles everywhere and Timmies coffee cups. Stick to the main trail.

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  • Wings of Paradise

    by lumlui Written Aug 7, 2006
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    Interested in seeing a variety of butterflies? Then Wings of Paradise is the place to visit. While it isn't a very big place, you can spend an amazing amount of time walking around looking at the variety of butterflies. There are a number of feeding stations around so it is very easy to see the butterflies up close. Great place to take photographs.

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    Wings of Paradise

    by sim1 Updated Feb 6, 2006

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    Wings of Paradise, butterfly conservatory


    The butterfly conservatory is called 'Wings of Paradise' and is located just outside Cambridge close to the little village of Kossuth.

    It's a beautiful place, not too big, but very well done. I spend a few hours here walking around enjoying the butterflies, the flowers and of course, take lots of photos. I really loved my afternoon here.

    The butterfly conservatory is a great mix of beautiful tropical plants and lots of butterflies. The Conservatory contains up to 2,000 free-flying butterflies at any one time, representing 30 to 40 different species from around the world.

    2006 Hours & Admission :
    Open Tuesday through Sunday from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Last admission sold at 4:00 p.m.
    (Closed Mondays from October 17, 2005 to March 6, 2006)

    Admission fee :
    Adults.......................$7.75......plus taxes.........$9.07
    Senior (65+)............$7.50......plus taxes.........$8.78
    Youth (13 to 17)......$7.50......plus taxes.........$8.78
    Children (3 to 12)....$4.00.....plus taxes.........$4.28
    Toddlers (2 and under).......................................free

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    Go Wild - Lion Safari

    by Mouse77 Updated Jan 24, 2006

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    animals up close (photo from Lion Safari web site)
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    This is great day outing location with the kids. Drive through or if you are worried about your vehicle take the park bus through the African Lion Safari. Beware, I have seen cars coming out without their license plates, not a good thing especially if you are from out of town. Other damage has been known to happen the animals can be all over your car. Feeding the animals in not done. There is even a small but nice water play area for the kids.
    Refer to the Lion Safari web site for further details and maps.

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    African Lion Safari

    by kris-t Written Jul 17, 2004

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    Park first opened the gates to the public in 1969 with 40 lions in 3 reserves; today the park houses in excess of 1000 animals of over 100 species. After 35 years they have been successful with breeding 30 species that are considered endangered, and 20 or more species that are considered threatened. The original idea of "maintaining self-sustaining populations of species in decline" is still their priority.

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    Churchill Park

    by lovemycacti Written Mar 24, 2004
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    MY favourite thing about Cambridge, Ontario is it's beauty. Old stone and cobbled buildings, the Grand River and friendly downtown shops. With many walking trails and parks to choose from - Churchill Park is among the charm.

    Located on Hwy 24 as you begin to leave Cambridge, towards the town of Paris and the City of Brantford - Churchill Park offers family fun with a large playground equiptment area,a quaint pond with year-round Mallard Ducks and the occasional deer sighting.

    The cities second largest park, Churchill also has washrooms, sports fields, picnic facilites and limited camping. 2004 will also welcome the Cambridge Highland Games on July 17th.

    The Cambridge Highland Games are a combination of pipe bands, heavy events, highland dancing, Scottish cuisine, a marketplace for you to purchase Scottish items and so much more. Other events range from clan tents, musical events, food, and tug-of-war competitions. Follow the website for more, detailed info.

    The Paris-Cambridge rail trail is located just accross the highway, so bring your bike,water and picnic lunch to make a day of it. There is no fee to get into the park (there may be on July 17th) and hours are usually sun up to sun down. Most public parks in Ontario have these hours, with a maximum 10pm boot-out time.

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    Nature trail

    by sim1 Updated Apr 23, 2003

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    Nature trail


    After you've visited the butterflies it's nice to take a walk on this nature trail that starts right beside the greenhouse. I didn't do the hike because it is still so early in the season and there isn't so much to see there now. But next time I'll certainly will! It looks like a lovely trail to walk on a nice sunny day!

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    Holding a butterfly

    by sim1 Updated Apr 23, 2003

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    A girl showing the butterflies on her hands to me


    Like I already said, it's not allowed to touch the butterflies, but sometimes they do like to land on your hand. This girl showed the butterflies on her hands to me.
    Hahaha, one butterfly landed on me as well, but not on such an elegant part, LOL. I was sitting on my knees trying to take a picture of the quail as all of a sudden a butterfly landed on my backside. Hahaha, of course that was a hilarious moment for the ones surrounding me, LOL.

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