An Insider's Guide to Waterloo Region

Interesting places on and off the beaten track

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November Soccer and Brubacher House

The weather this week is unusually beautiful and warm for November. This soccer field is next to Columbia Lake and a couple of games were in progress last weekend. Brubacher House is in the background. Built in 1850, it is now curated by the University of Waterloo. This web link provides information about the building and the agricultural history of the land where the university is now located.

Written by Ruth

November 10, 2010 at 12:02 am

Columbia Lake

Columbia Lake

Columbia Lake at the University of Waterloo is a popular place for birding, fishing, sports and trail walking.

Written by Ruth

June 23, 2010 at 12:01 am

Canada Day at Columbia Lake


Photo by Becka

A fun way to spend July 1st in Waterloo Region is at the Canada Day Celebration hosted by the  University of Waterloo. One of the reasons? Free admission. And if you’re looking for a  fireworks show, it’s the place to go.

Each year UW puts on the impressive fireworks show at Columbia Lake beginning around 10 PM. It’s a great way to finish the day with your family, and a fun place to hang out with your friends.

There are other reasons to spend time at UW on Canada Day. Beginning at 2PM  there are performances on the main stage, an arts and crafts fair, and events for the kids. Plus there’s food and you can’t go wrong there. The day’s events are organized and run completely by students from the university.

One thing I should mention… if you’re going to see the fireworks,  be prepared to run into heavy traffic. If you can walk, or don’t mind walking, I’d suggest parking in the parking lot at  Westmount Place plaza. (Westmount Road N and Erb Street W) It saves a lot of headache and time on the way back home, especially if you have to work early the next day.

Enjoy your holiday!

~ Becka

Directions: Columbia Sports Fields are at Columbia St W and Hagey Blvd (Near Westmount Rd) (map)

Written by thebecka

July 1, 2009 at 12:54 am