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Local attractions in Waterloo and area

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Located in the heart of Southwest Ontario, Waterloo Region provides the perfect balance between new and old, rural and urban, nature and technology, classical and contemporary, tranquility and adventure.

St. Jacobs Farmers’ Market

Located in St. Jacobs, the nearby countryside is home to many local farmers and crafters who bring their products to our iconic market. Since 1975, visitors have enjoyed St. Jacobs Farmers’ Market where over 300 vendors gather each week inside three main buildings and in an outdoor area that swells as the growing season progresses.

St. Jacobs Country Playhouse

Indulge your senses and explore everything St. Jacobs Country and Waterloo Region have to offer. Located in the heart of the Market District, bordering the city of Waterloo, the St. Jacobs Country Playhouse is a source of tremendous pride for the community. Enjoy world-class theatre performances by award-winning Drayton Entertainment.

The Clay and Glass Gallery

The Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, located in UpTown Waterloo, is dedicated to exhibiting and collecting ceramic, glass, enamel and stained glass works of art. Featuring newly renovated gallery spaces, it is a popular destination for art enthusiasts of all ages. Local and international visitors will find contemporary artwork from both emerging and established artists. Featuring exhibitions that rotate four times a year, there’s always something new to discover.

The Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum & Doon Heritage Village

The Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum is the largest community museum in Ontario. It consists of two indoor museum galleries, as well as Doon Heritage Village, a 60 acre living history exhibit.

The museum’s main gallery provides visitors with a look at Waterloo Region’s history. Local artifacts have been collected since 1912, and are preserved and stored in the museum’s Curatorial Centre.


Only 100 kilometers from Waterloo you can explore the exciting city of Toronto. Toronto is an energetic, dynamic city with unique and exciting events and activities around every corner. Experience international cuisine and vibrant nightlife to kid friendly attractions and sporting events year-round!

Niagara Falls

Only 1.5 hours from Waterloo, visit the natural wonder that is Niagara Falls. Niagara Falls is an exciting, year-round destination with no shortage of things to do. Aside from the obvious draw that calls to visitors from around the world, you’ll find authentic attractions, fascinating heritage sites, pristine natural spaces and locally sourced culinary experiences. Niagara also offers visitors a host of small treasures that inspire on a completely different level. Blend the flash of Niagara Falls with amazing dining and wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake and Twenty Valley or enjoy things to do, such as the vibrant downtown core of St. Catharines and the outdoor activities of Niagara’s South Coast.