The University of Waterloo is situated in the Region of Waterloo which embraces Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, and a number of smaller municipalities. We're within an hour's drive of Toronto and London, and less than 2 hours away from Niagara Falls.

A great place to visit, the region offers some of the best shopping, restaurants, and entertainment in southwestern Ontario. Here in the heart of Mennonite country one of the must-see attractions is the Waterloo Farmer's Market. A mere 5-minute drive from UW, the market sells local produce and food products, Mennonite baking and crafts, and much more. Further up the road is St. Jacobs, a major village famous for its huge number of gift and artisan shops of every description. Also close by are the villages of Fergus and Elora, and the Elora Gorge - a great place to go hiking. The Stratford Festival, North America's largest classical repertory theatre, showcases the works of William Shakespeare and other great writers. It's just a half-hour away.

Other attractions of note include MacKenzie King's birthplace, Woodside National Park, the award-winning Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery, and Doon Heritage Crossroads, a living history museum which recreates a 1914 rural village and 2 farms. Kitchener's The Centre in the Square is the area's premier venue for symphonies, musicals, opera, ballet and concerts.

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