Laurel Creek Conservation Area is located in Waterloo, and is part of the Grand River Conservation Authority (GRCA).Just minutes away from Waterloo, Kitchener and St. Jacobs, Laurel Creek is a hidden piece of nature in the city. The park is open year round and offers camping, swimming, hiking, canoeing, windsurfing and sailing. There is a sandy beach to be enjoyed by groups and families, and there are three picnic shelters available on site. The park has 4.5 kilometres of trails that connect to trails outside the park in Waterloo and Kitchener, as well as regional trails such as the Walter Bean Grand River Trail.
During the winter months, visitors can enjoy many outdoor programs at Laurel Creek. There are 8 kilometres of groomed and trackset trails for cross-country skiing and snow shoeing. Ski and snowshoe equipment can be rented on weekends and Family Day. Trails are also open during the winter months for hiking and walking.