190 Weber St. N.
Waterloo, ON N2J 3H4
Phone: (519) 747-9400
Fax: (519) 747-2134
Spread across 45 hectares (111 acres), Waterloo Park is a popular recreation park that has something for everyone. The parks amenities include six picnic areas and various facilities for hosting special events. Of these, the outdoor event space The Bandshell is used regularly for open air concerts and movie screenings. Sports enthusiasts can take advantage of the baseball and cricket fields which are well-maintained by the city council. For the nature lovers, the park boasts of being home to the award-winning Victoria Gardens, which preserves various plants and herbs. Eby Farm, a replica of Abraham Erb's Grist Mill and the historic farm house are few of the other attractions that pulls the crowd in large numbers. Apart from that, the park is also crowded during events like Wonders of Winters during Christmas season and cultural events during summers.
The childhood home of Canadian Prime Minister William King, the Woodside National Historic Site reflects his childhood and facts about the King family. The estate features a house surrounded with a lovely garden; and this house is declared as a National Historic Site of Canada.
Working for the betterment of the community, the St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Kitchener surely warrants a visit. The calm and serenity of the place is sure to put you at ease. Prayer meets and services are organized regularly. Check website for details.
The RIM Park in the city of Waterloo is where the locals go for a healthy dose of green. Open throughout the week, the park is a great place to bring the family for a bit of fun and games. The park is host to a number of local events and shows, so be sure to pack up a picnic. For more details, do call ahead.
The second largest kettle lake in North America, Puslinch Lake is a great spot to idle away with family and friends. Besides having a picnic, one can also engage in fishing, water skiing, motor boating and other leisure activities and events held at the site.
The Riverside Park with its lovely surroundings is a perfect place to relax. It features carousel, miniature train, playground and even has a concert area. Apart from that, it also boasts of a beach and baseball fields.
Serving close to 400 families of the city of Guelph, the Dublin Street United Church is a Catholic church that was built in the year 1875. This historic church, which was originally known as Second Wesleyan Methodist Church, is known for its Neo-Gothic architecture that has stood the test of time. One of the main features of the church is the Casavant organ that dates to the middle of 20th Century. Here, the choir groups conduct concerts and regular services. Some of the rooms of the church are also hired for hosting concerts by visiting artists/ bands from time to time.
This gorge through which the Grand River gushes is a popular tourist destination. This region is a haven for outdoorsy people as it has activities like hiking, kayaking, canoeing, swimming, tubing and so forth.
The Old City Hall is a beautiful historic structure that was once the local government's headquarters. Given the status of a National Historic Site, it now houses the Provincial Offences Courthouse.
Designed in a Renaissance Revival style, the Guelph City Hall (presently the Provincial Offences Courthouse) was the office of the municipality up until 2009, after which it is used as a Courthouse. The building has a monumental appearance with stone carvings, a symmetrical design and large windows and doors that emphasize its size.
An open air concert area on Guelph Island in the middle of Guelph Lake almost looks like it is part of the abundant shore side greenery. The annual Hillside music festival, an extensive showcase for local talent, is held here.
The Starkey Hill offers a lovely trail that features forests lined with conifers and hardwood. This scenic locale makes for a perfect picnic spot; you can be all by yourself or enjoy with your family.