An Insider's Guide to Waterloo Region

Interesting places on and off the beaten track

Archive for the ‘Exhibits’ Category

Kitchener Waterloo Home and Garden Show 2011

March 25- 27, 2011 at the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium Complex, East Avenue, Kitchener. For more information check this website.

Written by Ruth

March 26, 2011 at 5:24 pm

Wonders of Winter at Waterloo Park

I wandered around Waterloo Park on Saturday evening after the opening of the Wonders of Winter festival of lights. Christmas music played through outdoor speakers and many people, young and old, enjoyed the displays. Make sure to take time between now and January 1st to visit the park. (map)

Written by Ruth

December 6, 2010 at 12:49 am

Monarch Days

Monarch Butterfly outdoors at Wings of Paradise

Wings of Paradise held their 14th annual Monarch Days weekend on September 11 and 12 this year. Visitors released tagged Monarchs outdoors and indoor displays provided information about the long migration of this butterfly.

Butterflies awaiting release at Wings of Paradise

James commented yesterday that his wife is the horticulturist responsible for the garden I admired in the previous post. I recognized most of the plants but didn’t know the name of the flower pictured below. I would like to try it in my garden next year.

Name that flower! (see comments for answer)

Written by Ruth

September 15, 2010 at 12:01 am

Wings of Paradise Butterfly Conservatory

Wings of Paradise outdoor butterfly garden

Wings of Paradise Butterfly Conservatory opened January 26, 2001 and is a privately owned Canadian Corporation. Wings of Paradise is situated on a 117 acre site which includes the environmentally sensitive Kossuth Bog. The 25,000 square foot facility includes a 10,800 square foot indoor tropical garden featuring 1000’s of free flying butterflies from around the world, over 75 different varieties of tropical plants, waterfalls, streams, reflecting pools, tropical finches, chinese painted quail and red-eared slider turtles.” (from their website)

We visited the conservatory for the first time this past weekend but I almost didn’t make it in the front door. The beautiful butterfly garden in front of the building attracted a variety of interesting birds and butterflies.

Wings of Paradise Butterfly Conservatory
2500 Kossuth Road
Cambridge, Ontario, N3H 4R7 (map)

Written by Ruth

September 14, 2010 at 12:12 am

Knit camBRIDGE

There was a line of cars and pedestrians admiring the knitting that covers the entire Main Street bridge over the Grand River in Cambridge. I have posted more pictures on my other blog.

Knit camBRIDGE website

Written by Ruth

September 13, 2010 at 12:08 am

Dominion Day Picnic

Dominion Day Festivities at Doon Heritage Village

Thursday, July 1, 2010
Dominion Day Picnic on Canada Day at Doon Heritage Village
10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
It is Canada’s birthday – 143 years young. Come to a good old-fashioned 1914 birthday party and have some fun! Enjoy musical entertainment, and a game of croquet or horseshoes. Bring a picnic lunch or enjoy food that will be available for purchase. Admission is free.

Written by Ruth

July 1, 2010 at 12:06 am

Waterloo Regional Children’s Museum

The Waterloo Regional Children’s Museum has been opened since 2003 at 10 King Street West. The exhibit pictured above, Our Body: The Universe Within, ended last month – Cosmic Mania: Our Space Rocks is the current exhibit. Past exhibits have also included last year’s Andy Warhol’s Factory. For the kids, registration for Passport to Adventure Summer Camp is now open for the 2010 season.

Written by thebecka

May 14, 2010 at 12:00 am