Cool things to do in the Waterloo Region, Ontario area

From Oktoberfest to canoeing the Grand to Elmira's tasty Maple Syrup Festival, the Kitchener-Waterloo area is jam-packed with awesomeness. What's on your list?

Having cancer taught me to embrace the many incredible experiences life has to offer. Inspired by my journey, I started Badge of Awesome Communities to share ideas for adventure in destinations around the world — and invite others to do the same. Explore the links below, see what others are saying about the Kitchener-Waterloo area and add your own favourite things to see and do to the growing collection!

Life is short. Let’s inspire each other to get off the couch and seize the day!

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Splatzone! Paintball

Keen to try paintballing but worried it hurts too much? Splatzone! Paintball‘s low-impact games in Cambridge, Ontario offer all the action — with half the welts.

Elora Gorge Tubing

Tubing the Elora Gorge

While water parks offer lazy rivers and rides through man-made rapids, there’s something special about being out in nature, shooting through a real gorge formed tens of thousands of years ago.

Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest

Experience Canada’s greatest Bavarian festival!

Comments

  1. Badge of Awesome says:

    Check out these great resources about the many awesome things to see and do in the Kitchener-Waterloo area. And be sure to leave a comment telling us about your favourite local activities!

  2. Glen83 says:

    – cycling the hydro cut
    – Saturday mornings at St. Jacob’s Farmers Market
    – Christmas lights in Waterloo Park

  3. Lynda P says:

    1. Seeing a show at Centre in the Square
    2. Multicultural Festival
    3. Evening walks through Victoria Park
    4. And many, many more!

  4. Ellis Wong says:

    the area has changed so much over the years! one of my favorite memories has to be taking on that big corn maze near millbank. so much fun!

  5. Dave says:

    I remember camping and tubing through elora gorge back when I was a young whipper-snapper. I don’t think I spent more than 10 minutes indoors over the summer holidays and had the sunburns and skinned knees to prove it 🙂

  6. KL says:

    > Victoria Park in the summer
    > The Christmas lights in Waterloo Park in the winter
    > Fall colours in Laurel Creek Conservation Area in the autumn

  7. Graham Forsythe says:

    1. Going to see a Kitchener Rangers game with my grandson
    2. Taking a drive through Mennonite country
    3. St. Jacob’s farmers market
    4. Oktoberfest parade

  8. Cystal says:

    There are so many things to see and do in this area. One thing I really liked was hearing my grandma’s stories about what things were like here when she was a kid. It is amazing how much has changed!

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