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cold brew coffee at Balzacs in The Tannery

Local Cold Brew Coffee for a Hot Summer’s Day

Cold brew coffee came along in some magnitude several years ago, and it’s widely available in both chain stores and independent coffee houses. The process is a pretty simple: the result is a caffeinated beverage with a different flavour profile than hot-brewed coffee.

A celebration in Goudies Lane, Downtown Kitchener

Tourism Matters in Waterloo Region!

It’s there, but you can’t always see it. Tourism brings outside dollars into Waterloo Region — its perfect mate is economic development and its offspring is job creation. One in 11 Canadian jobs relies on the tourism economy.

Two Cambridge Projects Win International Design Awards

Two Cambridge projects have been awarded 2018 Architecture Masterprize awards. The Queen’s Square project received an award in the category of Landscape Architecture / Small Scale Landscape Projects. The Old Post Office project received its award in the category of Architectural Design/ Restoration

Restaurant Profile: EVO Kitchen in Cambridge

EVO Kitchen is in the former office of the Galt Knitting Company (now known as Tiger Brand). The move was the idea of brother and sister team Barry and Taryn Schwartzentruber who started the business in 2010 and since then have served thousands of box lunches to Waterloo Region businesses.

Fashion History Museum Exhibit in Cambridge

Cambridge is Home to a Fashion History Museum

Fashion magazine Elle Canada recently featured Cambridge’s Fashion History Museum – a slice of fashion history located in Waterloo Region – calling it a little-known museum with a mission to uncover the hidden stories behind our clothing.

woman taking a selfie with a giraffe at African Lion Safari's Wake Up the Wild

“Wake Up the Wild” with African Lion Safari!

Each year thousands of visitors enter the gates at African Lion Safari to see, hear, touch and learn about the more than 100 different species of animals that roam throughout their reserves. And now, visitors can interact with the animals in a completely new way with the “Wake Up the Wild” adventure

Close up of plated foods on a restaurant table, and the hands of people eating the dishes. There is a red, white and block logo on the right side of the image that says Feast On - Certified Local by the Culinary Tourism Alliance

Feast ON Restaurants in Waterloo Region

There are currently about 100 Feast ON-designated restaurants in the province, with more working toward certification. In Waterloo Region, the following restaurants are Feast ON certified: The Berlin, Borealis Grille and Bar, Lancaster Smokehouse, Langdon Hall, Little Mushroom Catering, and more.

Photo of First Nation pole setters prepping area near grand river for growing hops

Grand River: Winding through Waterloo Region’s History

From its source in Dundalk, Grey County, flowing south 275 kms into Lake Erie, the Grand River is one of the most scenic and significant rivers in Ontario. Waterloo Region is at the heart of this waterway with many milestones and relics connecting the river to the development of the region.

Child hugging African Lion Safari mascot

Family-friendly Places You Need to Visit in Waterloo Region

The BBQ’s are in full swing and the sunscreen is out! My favourite time of year is officially here – summer in Waterloo Region at its finest. This season brings the best of outdoor activities and fun… also the freedom of carting the kids around without the fear of lost mittens would bring a smile to

Latte Art - Waterloo Region

Brew-tiful: Coffee in Waterloo Region

Canadians love their coffee. As a nation, we drink on average three cups a day. But in Waterloo Region, it is independent coffee roasters and vendors who are staking a claim as the favourites of local coffee aficionados.

People holding hands on date night in Waterloo Region

Unique Ideas for Date Night in Waterloo Region

What makes a good “date night” restaurant? It’s hard to say: every relationship, either budding or long-established, is different; each date with a significant other, whether first, second, or many months in progress, might require a special emphasis and considered attention.

Spicy Food Waterloo Region

Some Like it Hot – Waterloo Region’s Spiciest Spots

Many restaurants in Waterloo Region highlight heat readings on their menus, usually with a little red chili pepper beside the item. Here, we’ve created a short list of dishes and restaurants that feature such spicy foods – they may just provide the kick of heat and excitement to warm up a frosty Jan

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