Things to do in Waterloo
Make the most of your time in town and check out our suggestions for things to do in Waterloo.
Village of St. Jacobs
The quaint village of St. Jacobs has days’ worth of things to do and see! Discover one-of-a-kind craft studios, antiques, fashions, furniture, gifts, home decor, restaurants and cafes in the century village of St. Jacobs.
Most shops are open weekdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. On Sundays, shops are open from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. (except Good Friday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.) Winter hours vary.
St. Jacobs Country Playhouse
Located in the heart of St. Jacobs country, the St. Jacobs Country Playhouse has quickly become a source of tremendous pride for the community. Operating year-round, the 385-seat venue features the turn-of-the-century masonry and heavy-timber character associated with the traditional Mennonite
West Montrose Covered Bridge
The West Montrose Covered Bridge (known as the Kissing Bridge) was built entirely of wood in 1881. It is the second-oldest bridge and the last covered one in the region. The bridge ranks as the region’s second most significant heritage bridge structure. It is a distinctive landmark that forms an integral feature of the Village of West Montrose and it is listed as provincially significant bridge.
Wings of Paradise Butterfly Conservatory
At Wings of Paradise, you can take an unforgettable walk among more than 2000 live free-flying tropical butterflies, raised in Costa Rica and the Philippines, as well as among the twelve exotic bird species that fly freely in the Conservatory.
Watch bees make honey in our observation honeybee hive, and get an up-close look at other interesting insects.
A tropical paradise, the Conservatory is lushly planted with more than 80 species of tropical plants, including palms, ferns, jasmine, and banana.
St Jacobs Playhouse by Drayton Festival Theatre
Be entertained by outstanding, professional comedies & musicals in a 1902 opera house, recently renovated for comfort & accessibility.
Centre in The Square
Enjoy a vareity of shows at this this live theatre and performing arts centre located on Queen Street in downtown Kitchener.
Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory
Visit the Cambridge butterfly conservatory for a natural oasis full of many different species of butterflies, bird, plants and live insects. Featuring many different exhibits, outdoor gardens and walking trails the conservatory is a perfect outing while in the Cambridge area.
Chicopee is one of Ontario’s most popular ski & snowboard family centres. From beginner “Discover” programs to racing teams there is something for everyone. Seasonal and year-round passes available.
RIM Park is the City of Waterloo’s exclusive recreation and park complex. This 500-acre facility features outdoor sports fields, a multi-purpose recreation building, trails, park, a golf course and much more.
Kitchener Memorial Auditorium Complex
Home of the Kitchener Rangers. This complete complex includes football, soccer, and baseball stadiums. There is also a public skate park located outside of the stadium.
African Lion Safari
African Lion Safari is Canada’s best safari adventure for over 40 years. Experience a one of a kind wildlife safari featuring over 1000 rare mammals and birds. Attractions include Parrot Paradise, Elephant Roundup and Birds of Prey.
Dunfield Theatre Cambridge
Spend an evening at the newest theatre in Cambridge, Dunfield Theater. Enjoy live classic productions such as Annie and the Wizard of Oz.
Explore the community of St. Jacobs located in southwest Ontario, just north of Waterloo in Woolwich Township, Waterloo Region. This popular visitors spot is known for its Mennonite heritage and retail shops.