An Insider's Guide to Waterloo Region

Interesting places on and off the beaten track

Archive for June 2010

The Boathouse

The Victoria Park Boathouse is a place to chill out, eat some food, and listen to some live music (closed on Mondays). If you don’t want to step inside? There’s a food counter at the side of the building.

Check out their website for details on upcoming events and their menu.

Written by thebecka

June 30, 2010 at 12:00 am

Galt Country Club

This picture was taken from the Grand Trunk Trail on the opposite side of the Grand River. Here is some information about the Galt Country Club from their website.

“Galt Country Club is a private golf and country club offering a unique mix of outstanding golf, curling, dining and social atmosphere. Our Stanley Thompson designed golf course features impeccable course grooming, mature trees and spectacular views of the Grand River.

The Galt Country Club, which is among the 25 oldest courses in the province, was voted among the Top 50 course in Ontario by the Ontario Golf Magazine.”

Written by Ruth

June 29, 2010 at 12:05 am

Centennial Park, Ayr

Written by Ruth

June 28, 2010 at 12:02 am

Posted in Nith River, Parks

Wesley United Church

Wesley United Church, Cambridge ON

This link provides more information about this historic church on Cambridge Street in the Galt area of Cambridge ON.

Written by Ruth

June 27, 2010 at 12:05 am

Posted in Places of Worship


This Killdeer is at Lakeside Park at Greenbrook Drive and Stirling Avenue South in Kitchener. This park is a good spot for city birding.

Written by Ruth

June 26, 2010 at 1:33 am

Posted in Birding

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Pioneer Bar-B-Que

When we moved to Kitchener in the 1970s, we used to go to the driving range and mini golf course beside Pioneer Bar-B-Que. This little restaurant was well known for its BBQ sandwiches and homemade pies. The area around Sportsworld Drive is now developed with big box stores but the restaurant is still open and is always busy.

Written by Ruth

June 25, 2010 at 12:03 am

Posted in Restaurants

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Kinzie Biehn Cemetery

This pioneer cemetery is just down the road from the new Waterloo Region Museum. A plaque commemorates the Mennonite pioneers who travelled by Conestoga wagon from Pennsylvania and settled in this region around 1800. The cemetery is on Mill Park Drive. (map)

Written by Ruth

June 24, 2010 at 12:05 am

Posted in History

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