8 things to do in Kitchener-Waterloo before summer is over
By: Sarah Rosenquist
August 19, 2014 | Reading Time: 3 mins
It’s no surprise that we love it here in Kitchener-Waterloo. We’ve been living it up this summer in our great city, and the fun is not over yet because here are the 9 things you must do before the summer’s up.
1. Canoeing the Grand River
For only $50, you and a friend can connect with nature and get exercise at the same time! All you have to do is drive to Canoeing The Grand‘s location, and they’ll shuttle you and the canoe to your drop-off point. Depending on your skill level and where on the river you start, trips can be anywhere from 90 minutes to 11 hours long!
2. Buying your Oktoberfest Tickets
If this is still on your to-do list, consider this your last and final warning! If you’re local, you best be buying your tickets!
3. Visit the Kitchener Farmer’s Market
If you can’t wait until Oktoberfest, you can grab $2 schnitzel and cabbage rolls at the Kitchener Market from a vendor called Uniqpol. They’re to die for. The market is also a great place to stock up on fresh, local food. Check out this Ontario Availability Guide to find out what’s in season!
4. Get a Recycled Bicycle, Explore the Trails
Kitchener-Waterloo is home to over 150km of trails. Walkthrough some of them or pick up a bike from Recycle Cycles. You can get inexpensive child and adult bikes (if they’re not sold out!) and they offer free, hands-on help on how to repair your bike.
5. Cool off at Bingemans Big Splash
Our local water park closes down after Labour Day, so take the whole family for some splash-y fun at Bingemans Big Splash before the bathing suits go into storage.
6. Go Tubing at Elora Gorge
If you’re looking for more of a thrill and don’t have little ones, tubing at Elora Gorge is another option for splash-y adventures.
7. Grab a Bite at Jack Burger
Formerly known as One-Eyed Jack’s, Jack Burger has a patio and a simple but delicious menu. It closes its doors in the winter months so stop by Duke street before it’s too late.
8. Practice Your Tennis Serve
There are plenty of courts available in Kitchener and Waterloo for you to grab and friend and get a rally going. They’re first-come, first-serve and free to use!