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Quality of Life

Waterloo is a great place to live. Period.

Live The Life


A day trip to remember

You have no plans but you want some. What’s within a one hour drive of Waterloo? How about world-class theatre, professional sports and Canada’s largest theme park?

What you’ll find within 100km/65mi of Waterloo:

  • Professional sports – Toronto Blue Jays, Toronto Maple Leafs and Toronto Raptors
  • Stratford Festival and the Toronto Theatre District
  • Canada’s Wonderland – one of the world’s largest theme parks
  • Grand Bend – a beach town on Lake Huron
  • African Lion Safari and Toronto Zoo
Skating in Uptown Waterloo


A bigger adventure

This distance - a 2+ hour drive - takes more planning. It has to be worth your time. Thankfully, we’re talking about big beaches, incredible wilderness and a year-round resort experience.

What you’ll find within 200km/130mi of Waterloo:

  • Wasaga Beach – the world’s longest freshwater beach
  • Algonquin Provincial Park – the oldest provincial park in Canada
  • Blue Mountain – chalets, lodges, skiing, mountain biking, hiking, beaches and more

" The city is clean, beautiful and there’s a new light rail system. All those things that make commuting easier, the culture, those things will provide for a vibrant community. "

Zack Dugow

CEO, Insticator