Why we love Waterloo Region…
Waterloo Region is made up of three cities that combine the creature comforts of urban living with small town charm. These three cities are surrounded by beautiful rural communities. Visitors and residents alike enjoy the views in Cambridge along the Grand River, a walk or bike ride on the Cambridge to Paris Rail Trail, Kitchener’s many festivals as well as their Chicopee ski hill! Students from all over Canada and the world travel to attend Waterloo’s prestigious University.
On a drive through rural Waterloo Region you can enjoy gorgeous landscapes, and in visiting the many farms acquire handmade Mennonite quilts and furniture, homemade apple butter, maple syrup, sausages and cheese.
Waterloo Region, which was known for decades as Waterloo County, was settled by Pennsylvanian Germans and Scottish in the 1700s. It wasn’t until 1973 that it was officially declared Waterloo Region, the same year that the City of Cambridge was incorporated.
Fun fact: Waterloo Region has one of the highest growth rates in Ontario! After almost 300 years since its very beginning, the region now boats a population of over 530,000.