Visit St. Jacobs

Located in the Township of Woolwich, the history of St. Jacobs is steeped in local Mennonite history. It has become a retreat for locals and visitors alike with the St. Jacobs Farmers’ Market, which is the largest year-round farmers’ market in Canada, as well as the Village of St. Jacobs, which has great shopping, restaurants, and a craft brewery. There are also many roadside stands where visitors can get fresh produce, meat, eggs, cheese, honey, maple syrup, and much more, or hop on board Waterloo Central Railway for a scenic return trip between St. Jacobs and Elmira or enjoy one of their seasonal themed trains such as the Easter Bunny Train, Holiday Steam Trains, THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride, or Santa Train.

St. Jacobs Sparkles is November 14-17, 2019

Shop amid thousands of twinkling lights, take free horse-drawn trolley rides, listen for the strains of wandering Victorian Carollers, warm up with hot sweet apple cider at the volunteer firefighter’s burn barrel, or and shop at Village retailers who offer special promotions and extended store hours.

Learn more about St. Jacobs Sparkles

Mennonite woman arranging produce at the St. Jacobs Farmers Market copy

Hamel Brooms exterior in St. Jacobs Village

A Mennonite man driving a horse and buggy through the countryside

Exterior shot of the Courtyard by Marriott hotel in St. Jacobs

Children on a rollercoaster at the Waterloo Busker Festival

People on the patio at Jacob's Grill

The West Montrose Covered Bridge in Woolwich Township

There’s more to see and do in Waterloo Region