Ready, Set, Explore… Safely!

What You Need to Know

Waterloo Region is now in Step 3 of the Roadmap to Reopening. That means businesses are open, though some capacity restrictions still apply. We recommend that visitors check individual business websites and social feeds to confirm information such as hours and capacity.

As of September 22, 2021, proof of vaccination and identification will also be required to visit some businesses in Ontario, with an app to be introduced by October 22, 2021. Businesses where proof of vaccination is required include most bars and restaurants, festivals, meetings, events, and other public settings where face coverings cannot always be worn.

Wear a Mask – Respect Social Distancing – Be Kind

For additional COVID-19 related information, visit the following websites:

Explore Waterloo Region Safely

Explore Waterloo Region has been awarded the #SafeTravels Stamp, which recognizes organizations that have adopted standardized protocols regarding health and hygiene. This exemplifies the organization’s commitment to the safety and wellbeing of the destination, its residents and community members, and of Explore Waterloo Region’s clients and stakeholders.

Discover places to Eat, Play and Stay in Waterloo Region

Waterloo Region businesses look forward to serving you in person, online, and via takeout/curbside pick up.

Please note: always stay home if you have symptoms, physically distance by staying two metres apart, and wear a mask or face covering in indoor public spaces and outdoors when a distance of two metres cannot be maintained.

Please refer to individual business websites for need-to-know information and hours of operation. 

Enjoy Our Outdoors

Waterloo Region is full of wide-open spaces where you can explore and exercise safely. Discover new places as you walk, hike, wheel and even golf your way through the region! Afterwards, enjoy a meal outdoors at one of the region’s many patios while participating in the Art Fresco Table Trail!

Always remember to practice physical distancing, and wear a mask whenever physical distancing is a challenge.

Hit the Trails

Art Fresco Table Trail

Golf in Waterloo Region 

DTK Art Walk

Uptown Waterloo Hughes Lane Art Walk

ION Public Art