Fun Things to Do in Kitchener-Waterloo Region During COVID-19 Ontario Reopening Phase

As Ontario is officially in Stage 3 of the reopening plan, we can now enjoy various attractions and parks in and around Kitchener-Waterloo Region. Please keep in mind that social distancing protocols are still in effect.

Here is a list of activities to enjoy in the Kitchener-Waterloo Region.

1. Visit Attractions

  • From July 2nd, the Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum will reopen with limited access and reduced hours.
  • From Thursdays to Sunday, head to Doon Heritage Village to enjoy Doon Heritage Village ‘walk in the park’ experience. Visitors can also see the Mandela: Struggle for Freedom exhibit.
  • Book an appointment to tour the Adelaide Hunter Hoodless Homestead. Learn more about this amazing woman who made a difference in the lives of countless women.
  • See thousands of butterflies from all over the world at the Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory. Book your tickets today and explore this magical world.
  • Your kids are gonna love visiting cute kids! Snuggle up to them or visit other farm animals at the Growing Hope Farm.
  • Like its name, THEMUSEUM is a unique place that offers fresh and relevant cultural content from around the globe. THEMUSEUM is open Wednesdays to Saturdays with a single price admission for all.
  • Kingpin Cambridge is reopening on August 14th.

2. Enjoy Nature Parks & Areas

 

3. Go Fishing

You can cast a line and reel in that big catch at Ontario Provincial Parks. However, please obey any fishing location restrictions in the park as well as all public health guidelines on group sizes and physical distancing.

4. Go Boating

Enjoy canoeing & kayaking in ponds, lakes & rivers as Ontario Marinas, boat clubs and public boat launches are open for recreational use.

5. Play Sports

 
  • Ontario Golf Courses are open. Book a tee time and challenge your family or friends.
  • Test your skating skills at the skateparks. Waterloo Park skate park is open.
  • You can also enjoy a picnic with family as picnic shelters are open.
  • Enjoy disc golf, basketball courts, and tennis courts.
  • A few sports fields such as soccer and baseball diamonds are open in Kitchener.
  • Go cycling and explore Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo.
  • All city-run cultural, indoor recreation facilities and playgrounds are closed to the public.
  • City splash pads at McLennan Park, Centreville-Chicopee and Kingsdale will reopen from June 26
  • Cambridge, Kitchener and Waterloo playgrounds are open from July 17th

6. Watch a Movie

Drive-in Theatres can reopen in Ontario from June 1. Watch a movie under the stars!

7. Shop at St. Jacob’s Market

St Jacobs Market is opening its doors on June 4th.

8. Enjoy a Quarantine Concert

There are many free concerts live-streamed every day. Check them out.

9. Enjoy Live Theatre from around the World

With COVID-19 pandemic forcing theatres to shut their doors, many performing art centres have taken to being open virtually.

10. Explore Canada or the World From Home

Explore Canada’s arctic, Winnipeg, National Parks and many more places from Home. Travel to international or outer space destinations like the international space station, discover Egypt’s Heritage Sites from tombs to monasteries or take a trip on scenic trains in Europe virtually.

11. Enjoy in Person Events

11 Jun

Clovermead Honey Shop & Adventure Farm, 11302 Imperial Road, Aylmer

June 11, 2021 To October 30, 2021

519-773-5503

$11.99 - $19.99

The Clovermead Adventure Farm has over 50 attractions so your children can burn energy in a healthy and naturally interactive way! Whether it’s cooling off at the ...  »

31 Jul

Mapleton's Organic, 8548 Wellington Road 7, Moorefield

July 31, 2021 To October 31, 2021

519-638-1115 / 1-877-779-9795

Free and ticketed activities

Drop by for a morning or afternoon of exploring, or as a stop on the way to cottage country.  »

06 Aug

Fieldstone Barn, 7450 Middlebrook Road, Elora

August 6, 2021 To October 31, 2021

$5 - $10

Enjoy the beautiful colours and have a relaxing time at the Fieldstone barn. Located just a few distance from Elora, a visit to this farm makes for ...  »

01 Sep

Brantview Apples and Cider, 225 Howell Road, Guelph

September 1, 2021 To October 30, 2021

Free admission

This is an 8th generation family run apple orchard that supplies quality fruit to quality locals. There are up to 22 varieties. HOW MUCH Tickets: Free admission 1/2 peck (6...  »

03 Sep

Downey’s U-pick Farm, 1355 Hopewell Creek Road, Breslau

September 3, 2021 To October 30, 2021

519 590 4777

Free admission

Downey’s Strawberry & Apple Farm is a family farm, owned and operated by Greg Downey which grows fruits and vegetables. Apple picking in Breslau will open ...  »

04 Sep

St. Jacobs Farmers' Market Station, 330 Farmers Market Road, Waterloo

September 4, 2021 To October 30, 2021

$19.99 - $54.45

Enjoy our Farmers Market Day train ride which is over 90 minutes in length travelling through Woolwich Township’s and Waterloo Region’s beautiful farming landscape rich in ...  »

07 Sep

Idea Exchange Preston. 435 King Street East, Cambridge

September 7, 2021 To November 21, 2021

Free

Curated by Karly Boileau Featuring works by Margaret Ballantyne, Mylène Boisvert, Marianne Burlew, Lyn Carter, Susan Warner Keene, Sylvia Kind, Barbara Todd, and Mindy Yan Miller ...  »

11 Sep

Benjamin Tree Farm, 770 Benjamin Rd, Waterloo

September 11, 2021 To October 31, 2021

(519) 699-5000

$7.00

With over 15,000 square feet of playground space for the kids, 40+ local vendors offering handmade items and seasonal decor, and of course your pick of pumpkins — Benjamin Farm ...  »

18 Sep

Shantz Family Farm, Bleams Road, Petersburg

September 18, 2021 To November 1, 2021

+1 519-634-5252

Free

U-Pick Pumpkin Patch is open or cash purchases of fall produce, but there are no other activities offered at the farm. Covid protocols (distancing & face masks ...  »

22 Sep

Strom's Farm & Bakery, 5089 Wellington County Rd 32, Guelph

September 22, 2021 To October 31, 2021

519-822-1070

$9.50 to $15.50

Join in on the fun and experience harvest fun activities. Weekend activities include: Corn Maze One way Corn Trail Tile Maze Rope Maze (A race for up ...  »

24 Sep

Bingemans, 425 Bingemans Centre Drive, Kitchener

September 24, 2021 To October 31, 2021

$37.95 - $42.95

Welcome to Screampark! One horrifying walk...zero ways to prepare for the fear!  »

25 Sep

936685 Blenheim Rd, Bright

September 25, 2021 To October 31, 2021

(519) - 632 - 7356

Early bird tickets $39.99

Visit Fear Farm during the 2021 season and enjoy the world famous hayride and outdoor haunts and the Hiller House if you choose. Come enjoy the live horses ...  »

01 Oct

Across Elora, ON

October 1, 2021 To October 31, 2021

Free

For nearly two decades, Tim Murton’s Twilight Zoo has been decorating the streets of Elora with a unique collection of lantern sculptures. During the month of ...  »

03 Oct

WCR Restoration and Maintenance Facility, 50 Isabella Street, St. Jacobs

October 3, 2021 To October 31, 2021

$19.99 - $24.99

Our Sunday Dayliner Fall Country Train service consists of a round-trip from the Village of St. Jacobs to the Town of Elmira. This 60-minute train journey will ...  »

05 Oct

Brae Ridge Farm & Sanctuary, 7667 Maltby Road East, Guelph

October 5, 2021 To November 30, 2021

2269244065

$85

In this exclusive private tour for up to 5 guests, you will get close and personal to Champion alpacas as you walk through their paddocks and home. Hand ...  »

10 Oct

All through the House, 117 Hungerford Road, Cambridge

October 10, 2021 To December 23, 2021

+1 519-658-5985

Free

It's the most wonderful time of the year. At the Holiday Pop - Up Market you can find your locally handmade Home Decor: angels, wreaths, witches, ghosts, ...  »

13 Oct

McDougall Cottage Historic Site, 89 Grand Avenue South, Cambridge

October 13, 2021 To October 28, 2021

$19.13

Put on your comfy walking shoes and join us for a spooky nighttime adventure that looks at the history, hauntings and strange tales of Galt  »

16 Oct

Various Cineplex Theatres, Ontario

October 16, 2021 To October 31, 2021

$14.95

Join Zoe and Justin as they sing and dance their way through Boo Alley! Along the way, they’ll meet wacky, larger-than-life characters and embark on a ...  »

16 Oct

Toys "R" Us Stores

October 16, 2021 To October 31, 2021

Free

Come celebrate the spooky season with us throughout October with activities, demos, stories, costumes and giveaways. Who is it for? all ages Free WHEN & WHERE   ...  »

22 Oct

Gage Park Greenhouse, 1000 Main St East, Hamilton

October 22, 2021 To October 31, 2021

905-546-2489

Free admission; Timed tickets

The Chrysanthemum Show is an amazing floral display created by some of Hamilton’s finest horticulture staff. Chrysanthemums traditionally take stage in the autumn as the sumptuous ...  »

22 Oct

Wellington County Museum and Archives, 0536 Wellington County Rd 18, Fergus

October 22, 2021 To October 30, 2021

$15 + HST

Join us as we take a trip through the real history of the House of Industry and Refuge and explore some of the more unsettling stories of ...  »

23 Oct

Elora Gorge Cinema, 43 Mill St W, Elora

October 23, 2021 To October 30, 2021

$25

The OWOW Magic Festival is EXCITED to announce TWO MAGIC SHOWS this October in Elora featuring two magicians as seen on television and YouTube! Introducing the Elora ...  »

28 Oct

Alpine Club, 464 Maple Avenue, Kitchener

October 28, 2021 To November 7, 2021

$32.84

Evil Dead: The Musical, the Groovy and Hit musical adored around the world and is coming back to Kitchener, Ontario!  »

28 Oct

THEMUSEUM, 10 King Street W., Kitchener

October 28, 2021

$36

This Halloween, awe your neighbourhood with a Hack-O-Lantern! You will have the opportunity to check out our new Voodoo Lounge located on the second floor of THEMUSEUM ...  »

28 Oct

Apollo Cinema, 141 Ontario Street, North Kitchener

October 28, 2021 To October 31, 2021

$20-$35

Join us for a spooky cabaret viewing at the cinema with live performances.. or bring the show to the comfort of your home! We’re back at ...  »

29 Oct

King Street North, St. Jacobs, ON, CanadaKing Street, St, Jacobs

October 29, 2021 To October 30, 2021

Free Admission

Carve a pumpkin and put it on display for the whole village to see, and maybe you'll WIN a prize, too!  »

29 Oct

Schneider Haus National Historic Site, 466 Queen Street South, Kitchener

October 29, 2021 To October 30, 2021

$2.50 - $10

Creep, crawl or float over in your best costumes to Schneider Haus' outdoor spooktacular Halloween party!  »

29 Oct

Wellington County Museum and Archives, 0536 Wellington County Rd 18, Fergus

October 29, 2021

By Donation

BOO! Get into the Hallowe’en spirit with a beaded pumpkin craft kit from the Wellington County Museum and Archives! Here is how it works: 1. Register online ...  »

30 Oct

Idea Exchange | Queen's Square, North Square, Cambridge

October 30, 2021 To October 31, 2021

226.533.2767

Free

Wear a costume to an Idea Exchange location on Saturday, October 30th or Sunday, October 31st to do a scavenger hunt and get a special treat bag.  »

30 Oct

Downtown Fergus

October 30, 2021

Free

Witches gather on All Hallow’s Eve morning in downtown Fergus. Dawn your spookiest costume, dress up the kiddies and come stroll the streets of downtown Fergus. ...  »

31 Oct

Gatehouse at Elora Mill and Spa, 77 Mill St W, Elora

October 31, 2021

Free

Come to the Gatehouse at Elora Mill for Trick or Treats on October 31st! WHEN & WHERE Date & Time: Sunday, October 31, 2021 | 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Venue: Gatehouse at ...  »

12 Nov

DoubleTree by Hilton Kitchener, 30 Fairway Rd. S. Kitchener

November 12, 2021 To November 14, 2021

$10

Some of Ontario’s top Psychics, Mediums, Astrologers, Healers and Palm Readers. Lots of beautiful crystals and hand made jewelry. E Who is it for? All ages ...  »

13 Nov

Bingemans, 425 Bingemans Centre Drive, Kitchener

November 13, 2021 To January 9, 2022

Early bird tickets: $20 +HST & service charge

Come experience this special holiday tradition by taking a tour through an incredible light display running through the holiday season.  »

19 Nov

RIM Park, Manulife Sportsplex & Healthy Living Centre, 2001 University Avenue East, Waterloo

November 19, 2021 To November 21, 2021

Free

Find the Best Presents for Family, Friends and Yourself! If you’re looking for mugs, jewellery, serving dishes or unique art items, you will find lots to ...  »

21 Nov

Bingemans, 425 Bingemans Drive, Kitchener

November 21, 2021

$5; Kids under 12 are free

Join us for a spectacular holiday event where you can find something for everyone on your Christmas list!   »

22 Nov

Online and In-person Outside Cambridge City Hall, 50 Dickson St

November 22, 2021 To December 20, 2021

Free

This award winning Christmas Market has grown exponentially since its inception in 2012 and successfully adapted to the ever changing COVID-19 restrictions. The Cambridge Christmas Market is a ...  »

30 Nov

THEMUSEUM, 10 King Street W., Kitchener

November 30, 2021 To February 27, 2022

$19.99 to $37.99

With 10,000 square feet of one-of-a-kind artifacts, UNZIPPED will take visitors backstage into the lives of the world’s greatest rock band, boasting of more than 300 original objects ...  »

03 Dec

Victoria Park East Golf Club, 1096 Victoria Road South, Puslinch

December 3, 2021

Free; Register

Celebrate the magic of Christmas at Holiday Night Market. This is a FREE and unique experience for the whole family! Discover a variety of local vendors, artists ...  »

11 Dec

Kitchener Market, 300 King Street East, Kitchener

December 11, 2021 To December 19, 2021

Free

Enjoy the Kitchener Market’s special Winter Artisan Market 2021, full of great vendors and fun holiday programming!  »

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