Located in the southwestern part of Ontario west of Waterloo, St. Jacobs is frequented by thousands of tourists each year. As a popular destination, it is bustling with places to visit and things to do. One of the most popular attractions is the St. Jacobs Farmers Market, which showcases a vast array of fresh farm products. You'll also want to visit the Conestogo River and Millrace Footpath. And let's not forget the world renowned Waterloo Central Railway, which provides the famous antique train ride that tourists love. While staying at your St. Jacobs Bed and Breakfast, be sure to visit these wonderful places.
Waterloo Central Railway (Waterloo Station)
10 Father David Bauier Drive
Waterloo, ON N2L 6M3
When going to St. Jacobs, one of the first things that people love to do is to ride the antique train in Waterloo Central Railway. This heritage railway is based in the city of Waterloo but it travels between the St. Jacobs Farmers Market and the Village of St. Jacobs. Its operation relies on volunteers and the funding comes from donations from the passengers. You'll get to experience a meaningful journey throughout the Waterloo Region and the fabulous attractions in St. Jacobs.
The antique train dates back to 1914. It's still on tiptop condition with the preservation efforts of the management in cooperation with the city government. To ride this train, you'd need to buy a ticket at the Waterloo Train Station. Tickets are also available at the village and market stops. Discounts for charters and groups can be purchased by contacting the train's official website. Riding this train is an extraordinary experience that you must not miss during your stay at a St. Jacobs inn.
St. Jacobs Farmers Market
878 Weber St. N.
As mentioned earlier, St. Jacobs Farmers Market is a famous attraction in the area. Fortunately, the Waterloo Train includes this place as one of its stopovers. It's a good idea to tour this vibrant market where you'll get to see everything from meats, cheeses and baked goods to crafts, jewels and many more. The place is divided into several areas, which you'll want to check out depending on what you're looking for. Go to the Main Market Building to choose among the delectable food choices. Climb upstairs if you're in the mood to shop for home decor and crafts. Next door, you'll find the Peddler's Village, which features an assortment of furniture, footwear and housewares.
Go out into the outdoor market to immerse yourself in the eclectic mix of products from the Old Order Mennonite farmers as well as flea market wares, bedding plants and more. The area also has a small animal petting farm and horse-drawn trolley tours.
There are plenty of things to do while you're in St. Jacobs. See to it that when you plan your itinerary, you'll find time to ride the antique train at the Waterloo Railway Station and visit the St. Jacobs Farmers Market.