What to do in Waterloo

With one of the youngest populations in Canada, Waterloo region has many restaurants, shops, and services geared to students!


University of Waterloo

200 University Avenue West

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1


In the heart of Waterloo Region, at the forefront of innovation, the University of Waterloo is home to world-changing research and inspired teaching. At the hub of a growing network of global partnerships, Waterloo will shape the future by building bridges with industry and between disciplines, institutions and communities.

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Wilfrid Laurier University

75 University Avenue West,

Waterloo, ON N2L 3C5


For more than a century, Laurier has been known for academic excellence. But we’ve also been dedicated to the philosophy that our students’ success is measured through more than grades – it’s based on the quality of the lives they lead, and those they inspire.


Conestoga College

299 Doon Valley Drive

Kitchener, ON N2G 4M4


Conestoga College is one of Ontario’s fastest growing colleges and a leader in polytechnic education. The school is career-focused education programs – from apprenticeships to diplomas, degrees to post-graduate certificates, continuing education and part-time studies – all reflect Ontario’s changing job market and will help you build the skills and knowledge that today’s employers are seeking.


Earth Sciences Museum


200 University Avenue West

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1


The University of Waterloo Earth Science Museum is open to be enjoyed by people of all ages. No matter what your level of learning, the museum serves to amaze the general public, elementary and high school groups, and university students alike.

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Environment Students' Society Coffee Shop


200 University Avenue West, EV1-138A

Waterloo, ON, Canada  N2L 3G1


The Environmental Studies Coffee Shop is 100% student-run and is dedicated to offering premium quality coffee and foods from local shops while maintaining high environmental standards. Our coffee is Rainforest Alliance certified, and is roasted in the Kitchener-Waterloo area.



Sweet Dreams Tea Shoppe


170 University Avenue West, Unit 14

Waterloo, ON N2L 3E9


Sweet Dreams Tea Shoppe is one of several bubble tea cafes in the Waterloo core. This one is particularly special due to its laid-back counter service and menu that specializes in bubble tea, coffee drinks, panini & dumplings. 

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Ctrl V Virtual Reality

170 Columbia Street West, Suite #5

Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3L3


Ctrl V is Canada’s first virtual reality (VR) arcade, where you can experience a new frontier in entertainment. Ctrl V is a network of physical virtual reality stations. This allows our visitors to come in and play VR by the hour and truly experience gaming and immersion at its pinnacle.


St. Jacobs Farmers' Market

878 Weber Street North

Woolwich, ON N2J 4A9


Visiting the farmers' market is a weekend ritual for many in the Kitchener-Waterloo area! Two minutes south of the Village of St. Jacobs, explore the abundance of meats & cheeses, farm fresh produce, baked goods, international foods, artisans & crafters, quilts, home furnishings, and a spectacular flea market; plus buskers, pony & kiddie rides at Canada's largest farmers' market! Indoor and outdoor farm fresh fun for the entire family.