Top 10 Things to do in Waterloo, Ontario

Discover the best top things to do in Waterloo, Canada including Waterloo Park, West Montrose Covered Bridge (Kissing Bridge), Market Road Antiques, Laurel Creek Conservation Area, Iron Horse Trail, Waterloo Central Railway, Conestoga Mall, Earth Sciences Museum, Innocente Brewing Company, Brubacher House Museum.

1. Waterloo Park

Westmount Road North, Waterloo, Ontario N2J 4A8, Canada Nature & Parks
Excellent
48%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 229 reviews

Waterloo Park

Reviewed By lowen2019

A great family experience

The park is obviously taken care of really well, I felt like the playground was an amazing touch to make it a really fun time with kids or family. The lake could be taken care of a little better, there is an extensive amount if goose poop on the walkway.

2. West Montrose Covered Bridge (Kissing Bridge)

Covered Bridge Drive | Woolwich, Waterloo, Ontario N0B 2V0, Canada Sights & Landmarks, Points of Interest & Landmarks, Bridges
Excellent
44%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
1%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 198 reviews

West Montrose Covered Bridge (Kissing Bridge)

Reviewed By KennyA221 - Doncaster, United KingdomDoncaster, United Kingdom

Worth a short detour

We made the short detour to West Montrose on our journey from Toronto to St. Jacobs. It is only a short drive from the highway, and, to be fair, is little more than a photo opportunity. It was nevertheless good to see the last-remaining covered bridge in

3. Market Road Antiques

845 Weber St N, Waterloo, Ontario N2J 4G8, Canada Shopping, Antique Stores
Excellent
60%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 56 reviews

Market Road Antiques

Reviewed By betty l - Brampton, CanadaBrampton, Canada

An Afternoon of Antiquing

Although I had been frequenting garage sales for the last eight years in Ontario, this was my first time visiting an Antique Market. I was really surprised at the amount and quality of well curated antiques on display and for sale at the Market Road Antiq

4. Laurel Creek Conservation Area

625 Westmount Road | R.r.#3, Waterloo, Ontario N2J 2Z4, Canada Nature & Parks, Nature & Wildlife Areas
Excellent
37%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 77 reviews

Laurel Creek Conservation Area

Reviewed By Robby G C - Toronto, CanadaToronto, Canada

Enjoyable!

My three highlights in this Conservation Area, were the lake and its beach. People could kayak and some were enjoying the sun on the beach. The second one was the dam. We couldn’t see in completely, but still it was beautiful!The third one was a trail whe

5. Iron Horse Trail

Erb St W, Waterloo, Ontario N2J 4A8, Canada Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks, Jogging Paths & Tracks, Biking Trails More
Excellent
30%
Good
66%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 23 reviews

Iron Horse Trail

Reviewed By Robby G C - Toronto, CanadaToronto, Canada

A shaded trail

We found the Iron Horse Trail. It used to be a railroad for trains. We found a part of that railroad while we were walking. It’s quite old and it gives some nostalgia for what good it did in the past.The trail was really nice. It was paved. Many ran on it

6. Waterloo Central Railway

Enter a destinationWaterloo, Canada
Excellent
33%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
8%
Terrible
16%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 119 reviews

Waterloo Central Railway

Reviewed By tiggerhiker - Kitchener, CanadaKitchener, Canada

Polar Extress Train not worth the $$$!

We arrived very early for the Polar Express train ride but ended up missing the pre-show because of the long lines at the outdoor washroom. Many of the other reviewers have mentioned how annoying the bright blue light is in the big garage station, but it hasn’t been changed to a softer lighting. We bought tickets in a private room on the train for $427. The room sits 6 people: there are 3 train seats and 3 small unattached chairs in a very small room. The light didn’t work in our room so it was totally dark, until we found an employee who loaned us a lamp. The speaker in our room didn’t work so we couldn’t hear the story of the Polar Express or anything else going on in the main train. We did hear some laughter and cheering and singing, so there must have been something going on out there. I should have researched the story beforehand, but I assumed that we would hear it. I will say that the employees (volunteers?) were excellent. The conductor character joked with the children in our car and was very engaging. Since our speaker didn’t work, he held up the Polar Express book and flipped the pages, but we couldn’t hear it read, nor did we have time to read it ourselves. The North Pole was unimpressive. The kids enjoyed seeing Santa and getting their bells. The adults were also given bells. I think our experience would have been different if we weren’t in the private room, so for those considering buying tickets I would definitely recommend not getting a private room. The only redeeming factor with this experience was the actors (conductor, dancing chef), who did a great job. Overall, the experience was nowhere near worth what we paid.

7. Conestoga Mall

Conestoga Mall 550 King St N, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 5W6, Canada Shopping, Shopping Malls
Excellent
35%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 74 reviews

Conestoga Mall

Conestoga Mall is a premier regional shopping destination located in Waterloo, part of the highly desirable area known as Canada's technology Triangle. It houses various retailers such as EB Games, Old Navy, Pandora, Roots, Sport Chek, Hudson's Bay, Winners, Zehrs and offers the area's only Apple, Bench H&M and Pink. Families, students and tourists can also enjoy entertainment at Galaxy Cinema, or explore history at the City of Waterloo Heritage Museum.

Reviewed By farcloser - Waterloo, CanadaWaterloo, Canada

Good selection of stores, well maintained

Conestoga Mall has recently undergone some improvements and added several new stores, with several more to be added soon. There’s a good variety of shops, although it would be nice to have more choices for men’s clothing. Lots of food and beverage options

8. Earth Sciences Museum

200 University Ave W, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1, Canada Museums, Specialty Museums
Excellent
35%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
0%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 20 reviews

Earth Sciences Museum

Reviewed By burr6013 - Mississauga, CanadaMississauga, Canada

Bringing the Science of Planet Earth into the Lives of All

Conceived as a Canada centennial project, the Earth Sciences Museum at the University of Waterloo has been open to the public since 1968. It currently features a rock and minerals collection, a dinosaur and ice age mammal exhibit, a replica mining tunnel,

9. Innocente Brewing Company

283 Northfield Dr E | Unit 8, Waterloo, Ontario N2J 4G8, Canada Food & Drink, Breweries
Excellent
46%
Good
51%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 26 reviews

Innocente Brewing Company

Reviewed By R876SCnathanb

Waterloo's Best Craft Brewery

By far Waterloo's best local brewery.The staff are knowledgable and friendly. I've been going here since they first opened and every time I go in there is something different to try. It's not your typical beer - but that's what the beer store is for. If y

10. Brubacher House Museum

Frank Tompa Drive | On Colombia Ice Fields in UW's David Johnston Research & Technology Park of Hagey Blvd, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1, Canada Museums, Specialty Museums
Excellent
50%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 4 reviews

Brubacher House Museum

Built in 1850, the Brubacher House depicts the domestic lifestyle of a Pennsylvania German Mennonite family in Waterloo County during the mid-19th century. Come visit us today for a free guided tour of the house and grounds (suggested donation $2).

Reviewed By Robby G C - Toronto, CanadaToronto, Canada

A visit to the past

A week ago, we went to the Historic Brubacher House.There was a silo and a barn.The house looked beautiful. It looked like it was built a few years ago.This house was built in 1850. This family raised 14 children. Wow!However, the house was getting worse.

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