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 fieldssuch 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

Mother's Day Gluten Free Night
09 May

Little Mushroom Dining Lounge, 131 Sheldon Dr, Cambridge

May 9, 2021

(226) 791-4537

Prices Vary

We are offering a special Mother’s Day Gluten-Free Dinner menu available for takeout from our Dining Lounge. Who is it for? All ages HOW MUCH Tickets : ...  »

Brae Ridge Alpacas Private Tour and Visit
18 May

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

May 18, 2021 To December 31, 2021



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 ...  »

Yoga With Alpacas
22 May

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

May 22, 2021 To September 27, 2021



Feeling stressed? Why not try Yoga with Alpacas. Breathe in the fresh air as alpacas graze around you with a view of wold flowers, fields and forest! ...  »

The Kitchener Ripper
05 Jun

City-wide, Kitchener

June 5, 2021


Think you have what it takes to catch a killer? CluedUpp is an exciting, outdoor detective adventure – and it’s coming to Kitchener, Ontario on Saturday the 5...  »

2021 Kidney Walk
06 Jun

Wherever You Are

June 6, 2021

1-800-387-4474 ext.4967


The 2021 Kidney Walk is going VIRTUAL across BC & Yukon, Alberta, the Territories and Saskatchewan. Who is it for? All ages HOW MUCH Tickets: Fundraiser How to ...  »

Waterloo Potters Workshop Sale
11 Jun

Bingemans, 425 Bingemans Centre Drive, Kitchener

June 11, 2021 To June 12, 2021


Come browse and shop for bowls, mugs, jewellery and clay art. Over forty potters show their wares. As always, we have a couple pots to give away ...  »

Strength in Abilities 2021
18 Jun

Wherever You Choose

June 18, 2021 To June 27, 2021



Now in its sixth year, Strength in Abilities recognizes the strength individuals have to embrace their abilities and imagine a world filled with possibilities. Individuals of all ...  »

Ontario Parks Free Use Day
16 Jul

Ontario Provincial Parks

July 16, 2021


FREE DAY USE in all Ontario Parks in honour of Healthy Parks Healthy People. Parks across the province will offer events and activities that encourage people to ...  »

Airshow London Presents SkyDrive 2021
27 Aug

London International Airport, 1750 Crumlin Sideroad, London

August 27, 2021 To August 29, 2021


$75 - $175

Join us at Canada’s original drive-in air show. After last year’s extremely successful and sold-out event, Canada’s first socially responsible and physically distant air ...  »

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