Celebrate Dad! Father’s Day Ideas 2019

Whether your dad is into sports, enjoys a night on the town, likes to sit down to a great meal or hoist a glass of locally crafted beer, you can find just the right way to celebrate him this Father’s Day right here in Waterloo Region.

Kid Friendly Restaurants in Waterloo Region

If you’re looking for something different – and something more distinctly Waterloo Region – there are indie-restaurants and less expected venues in Waterloo Region that excel at serving kids, from a simple burger joint to more upscale casual craft-beer havens that the parents want to visit too.

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Treat your Mom: Mother’s Day 2019

May 12th, 2019 is Mother’s Day – a time to honour moms, and those mother-figures in our lives who do so much for us! Looking for ways to show your mom how special she is? While nothing can replace a preschooler’s homemade card or a macaroni picture frame, here are some ideas on how to spoil Mom

Canada Russia Hockey Series is Coming to The Aud

Kitchener has been selected as one of six host cities for the 2019 CIBC Canada Russia Series. Game 3 of the series, which pits CHL regional league teams against the Russian National Junior Team, will be played at The Kitchener Aud on Thursday, November 7.

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Victoria Day Weekend is a Great Time to #ExploreWR!

Victoria Day long weekend marks the unofficial start to summer for most people, and it’s a great time to get out and celebrate in Waterloo Region! There are lots of events happening indoors and out. Whether you’re looking to be active, or to kick back and relax, here are some suggestions.

Paddling the Grand River

Canoe and kayak enthusiasts have a new resource at their disposal when it comes to planning their next outing.
The 6th edition of Paddling the Grand River is now available, providing paddling routes, maps and historic points of interest along the historic Grand River.

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Things to Do in St. Jacobs: Outdoors and Eats!

Part of what makes St. Jacobs so special is its location – perfectly situated in some of the most beautiful countryside in Waterloo Region. Hike, walk or cycle the trails – And, if you work up an appetite or a thirst after a busy day exploring, you’ll find lots of great options in the village

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Spend your Summer at Shade’s Mills in Cambridge

It’s summer – time to head outdoors to take advantage of the wonderful spaces and amenities we have right here in the region. At Shade’s Mills Park in Cambridge, part of the Grand River Conservation Authority, families can enjoy nature and any number of outdoor activities without going far from home

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“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

Visiting Waterloo with Kids

Sugar, Spice & Glitter – We spend nearly every Easter and Thanksgiving with family in Waterloo, so we thought it was about time we explored what else the city has to offer beyond my aunt’s house! None of the activities listed here are just for kids – because that’s not my idea of a family vacation.

This May Visit a Museum & Win a Stay at Langdon Hall

Explore the amazing cultural scene Waterloo Region has to offer this May! May is Museum Month, and museums and galleries in Waterloo Region are celebrating with special exhibits, programs and events. And you could win a special prize basket that includes an overnight stay at Langdon Hall

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25 Things to Do in Waterloo Region This March Break  

March Break – while kids are counting down the days, parents can be a little more stressed as they try to figure out how to keep the family busy! Whether you’re looking for some ‘stay-cation’ fun, or a camp to fill the kids’ days, here are some ideas to help you make the most of March Break!

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Tap into the Fun at the Elmira Maple Syrup Festival!

the Elmira Maple Syrup Festival (EMSF) ranks as the largest single-day maple syrup festival in the world. The event began humbly in 1965, and while the original organizers were hoping to have 2,500 visitors back then, they were surprised – and nearly overwhelmed – when 10,000 showed up.

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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.

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