#ExploreWR and find fun activities for family, friends, date night, and more.
Waterloo Central Railway is proud to announce Santa returns this November and December as part of their most popular trains of the year – the award-winning THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride, and The Santa Train!
Welcome to summertime in Waterloo Region! Time to get the family together and discover all of the fun things that are waiting for you. Whether you’re looking for active adventures or a more relaxed experience, we’ve got you covered.
Waterloo Region is home to some of the province’s best craft breweries! From IPA’s and lagers, to saisons and stouts, there’s a beer for everyone. Thanks to the CBP app, you get $2 craft beer deals at participating locations!
Produce vendors, food vendors and all of the booths filled with unique crafts and their makers are set up and ready to welcome the thousands of people who stop by on any given Market day!
There are plenty of options for cycling in Waterloo Region all year long. We have compiled resources for visitors and residents to view before hopping on their bikes!
Check out our new events calendar for all the latest and greatest things to do around Waterloo Region, or add your upcoming event! How will you #ExploreWR?
Wake Up the Wild is an experience at African Lion Safari that brings you up close to the animals right when they wake up! Only one place like this in Canada!
Watch 90 horses compete in one night! Eat at the buffet that overlooks the race.
Discover vintage fighter jets or go on a once-in-a-lifetime flight
Watch how Toyota cars are assembled
A list of what summer camps are happening this year in the region!
An adventure for the entire family! From trail rides to summer day camps and corporate parties, visitors can enjoy a laid back day on the range
Go tubing on slides, zip-line down the grassy slopes, get a taste of tight-roping, and more at Chicopee Tube Park!
Grand Experiences is known for their canoe, kayak, and cycling trips.
The Grand River offers beautiful hiking trails, canoe trips, and more
Bingemans Big Splash waterpark is a fun way to spend an afternoon with the whole family this summer
Join Nick and Taylor, as they explore the region's favourite restaurants. Even locals may be surprised at some of these hidden gems...
At the The Lancaster Smokehouse, cajun-style cuisine meets locally sourced ingredients in the best Southern BBQ joint from here to Tennessee
Mexican inspired, locally sourced - Taco Farm supports small, local farms and everything on their menu is made in house
Find trendy cafes and coffee shops with small-town charm or urban flair. Read about each cafe's own special characteristics.
Charming cafe in St. Jacobs serving an ample variety of small batch roasted, globally sourced and certified coffee beans
Sweet and savoury pies baked daily at Just Love Pie, from locally sourced ingredients.
The ultimate guide to local craft breweries in Waterloo Region
This small-town brewery in St. Jacobs packs some big flavour and even bigger charm
The ultimate eatertainment bierhall in town
Enter fantasy worlds where players use magical powers and teamwork to overcome obstacles in this ultimate gaming experience
Nothing beats blowing off some steam than hurling an axe at a bullseye
Locomotive and history geeks will love this scenic ride through Mennonite Country in a 100 year old steam engine train
The accuracy of this model miniature world will impress even the most keen geek
Discover thousands of free floating butterflies, insects, birds, and plants in a lush tropical garden
Families have been enjoying Angie's Kitchener in Waterloo for breakfast or brunch since 1962
Travel to the perfect miniature world and let the moving trains and secret village stories entrance your little ones
Enjoy bubble soccer, mini-golf, archery war, batting cages, and more! Even if you aren't a "sporty" person, there's an activity for everyone at Max's Sports World
Olympic quality trampolines are great for recreational or competitive jumping and makes for fun birthday parties
Learn about history and enjoy a beautiful scenic ride on this incredible steam-engine train! Go from St. Jacobs Market to Elmira on the weekend, or enjoy some special themed train rides
Share the local love with these gift & date night ideas from Waterloo Region
The coziest restaurant for an intimate date night
A historic restaurant and hotel in New Hamburg for the couple who loves historic and unique dining experiences
Head out to Proof Kitchen + Lounge in UpTown Waterloo for a great cocktail selection and modern vibes.
Cambridge Mill has stunning views of the Grand River and the historic Galt skyline. This is an up-scale restaurant experience your date won't forget
Waterloo Region's culinary scene is booming, discover new restaurants here
Local and international acts are held in the region's largest and busiest performing arts centre, Centre in the Square. Considered to be the finest acoustical space of its kind in Canada
Rhapsody Barrel Bar, or Gypsy Lee Lounge, showcases live entertainment seven nights a week. Perfect for music lovers.
An award-winning, not-for-profit organization dedicated to producing and showcasing an unparalleled theatre experience in Cambridge