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Fun Things to do in Waterloo Region – Summer 2018

Both visitors and dwellers of the Waterloo region are known to have a genuine love for this area. Waterloo is known to be among the greatest cities in Canada as it is commonly known as a smart region of smart people. The area provides great features suitable for plenty summertime fun. As the summer approaches, visitors and other people of this great city anxiously await the wonderful opportunities brought by the season. If you are looking for fun things to do this summer, here are some fun activities that you can attend in this great city.


Open Streets: Don’t be left out of a special community event in the Waterloo region which is aimed at promoting the livable cities movement.  As per the website, “these community events promote playing and socializing.”  If you’re up for some dancing, singing, playing, and other activies, these events are for you. These events also include activities such as art activities, good food, community groups and business organizations.  For more information and event dates, check them out here

Canoeing The Grand River: For less than $100, you and a friend can get a full and direct contact with nature and at the same time get in some exercise. The only thing you need to do is to arrive at a Canoeing The Grand location, then you will take a ride with a canoe to your drop-off point. Your drop-off point will highly depend on your level of experience. Trips can vary from 90 minutes to 8 hours.


Campfire: Get your family out for camping, put on a camping fire, grab blankets and gather around the camping fire with your family to enjoy entertainments and foods. Of course, be sure to check your city’s by-laws and regulations regarding fire pits and open air fires.

For Kitchener – here

For Waterloo – here

For Cambridge – here





KW Multicultural Festival: If you’re looking for a fun weekend, filled with acitivities, and fun represented by several cultures across the region, then attend the KW Multicultural festival, June 23-24.  Well attended every year, this event is sure to bring you the food and sounds of tons of cultures. Get more information on their official site – here.


TD Kitchener Blues Festival: From August 9 – 12, you can hear sweet bluesy sounds from local and global performers. With the reputation of being among the top Canadian blues festivals, be present and experience the taste of good food and blues music of course.


 Explore the trails: Waterloo region is known for its greenery and community trails. The city of Waterloo is known to have over 150 km of trails which can be a wonderful experience to explore during the summer season. Whether hiking or biking, the choice is yours.  If you need a bike, you can always get one from Recycled Cycles.






Relax with some free yoga in Victoria Park: There are instructors who put on free yoga classes from Queen Street Yoga in Victoria Park weekly during the summer months.


Waterloo Park: Experience the Jewel of the city with sports facilities, picnic sites, a farm and a splash pad. There is always something for everyone during the summer period. Get more information – here.


THEMUSEUM: Get a closer look and experience unique art at THEMUSEUM with the presence of some creative exhibitions like the walking piano, the virtual graffiti wall, and the magnetic wall. There will as well be some family events running throughout the summer.


When it comes to fun activities within Waterloo region, there truly is no shortage.  While it’s always great to leave your home city and explore other towns, there is plenty to do in Kitchener-Waterloo for a fraction of the cost.  Be sure to check out some of these activities in Waterloo region this summer.

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