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WORK-LIFE BALANCE IS NOT A FAIRYTALE.

PLAY ON.  

We leave the practice of sleeping at the office to the big cities and valleys. We spend our free time engaging in our passions. Live music, food and drinks with friends, the great outdoors and more. Whatever your thing is – you’ll find a tribe that shares your passion.

WHAT’S HAPPENING NOW.

THE GREAT OUTDOORS & INDOORS.

Whether your idea of outdoor fun is a cold craft beer on a beautiful patio or an extreme adventure, the list of what you can do in and around Waterloo is impressive. And if indoors is where you prefer to hang, we’ve got plenty to do there, too. Here’s a quick snapshot.

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FOOD & DRINK.

To say we love to eat is an understatement. Organic kitchens. Old-school diners. World-renowned chefs. Vegan. Fresh. You name it, it’s here. No one does farm to table like us.

RESTAURANTS.

Home to award-winning chefs like Jonathan Gushue and over 1,000 restaurants, Waterloo virtually eliminates the question, “Where or what should I eat?” See which restaurants scored the highest.

See Top Restaurants

CRAFT BREWERIES.

Waterloo is the place where, when you #drinklocal, you actually drink local. The Ontario craft beer movement started in Waterloo and we have the highest concentration of breweries in the province. Cheers!

Find Great Beer

OKTOBERFEST.

Since 1969, hundreds of thousands have descended upon our region to consume unimaginable gallons of beer, pounds of sausages, along with pigtails and sauerkraut. Don’t be frightened – lederhosen appear everywhere.

Visit Oktoberfest Site

LIVE MUSIC & FESTIVALS.

Waterloo’s got a solid tech reputation, but alongside all the brilliant minds, there’s also a happening community of arts, music and theatre. We’ve got festivals running all year round, from summer solstice celebrations to the world-famous Kitchener Blues Festival. And we don’t just play on the weekends. On any given night you can find live music, comedy and more at bars and pubs across our cities.

WHY WATERLOO?

Ready to learn more about our little corner of the world? Reach out and we’ll answer your questions or find someone who can!

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