Royal City Park


Royal City Park, Gordon Street, Guelph, ON, Canada


Accessibility features, Asphalt trails, Natural ice rink, Parking, Picnic table, Play equipment, Portable washroom, Shade structure, Stonedust trail

Accessibility features

  • Rubber surfacing
  • Ramped structure
  • Sway fun
  • Accessible swing
  • Accessible pathways
  • Sacred fire across the river

Sacred Fire

A path leading to the Sacred Fire near the edge of the Speed River with 4 large boulders surrounding it.
Local First Nations, Métis, Mixed Ancestry, Inuit have come together to create a Sacred Fire space located in Royal City Park.

Indigenous groups use the Sacred Fire for spiritual gatherings including celebration, prayer, gratitude and personal healing. Fire Keepers support local Indigenous groups using the sacred fire according to their own unique traditions. Fire Keepers stay with the fire at all times.

The location was chosen for its proximity to the merging rivers, a meeting point for Original Peoples.