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The Village

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The Village of St. Jacobs is a beloved destination steeped in history and set in a charming location along the Conestoga River.
It's a community known for originality and its dozens of independent, one-of-a-kind shops.
St. Jacobs is renowned among savvy shoppers as a place that blends the pleasures of a pastoral setting with a remarkable shopping experience.
Get a glimpse of a few stores by clicking here,  but the real magic is in visiting St. Jacobs,  finding your favourite things while getting to know the shopkeepers and the charm of the town. And there is no better time to do so than during St. Jacobs Sparkles, Nov 14-17, 2019!
 

Even more awaits in the Village of St. Jacobs and area! Click here to see other Things to Do, including theatre and attractions.

Seasoned shoppers will be delighted!

     

 

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Shopping


The Village of St Jacobs beckons with quiet charm, yet stores are brimming with irresistible clothing, décor, jewelry, original crafts showcasing contemporary style, gourmet foods, coffee, and craft beer.  Our merchants are friendly; they're business owners and crafters. Most shops are open daily, all year! Whether you are coming from the Kitchener-Waterloo area, nearby Toronto, or across from farther afield, be sure to visit!

 

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Trains & Tracks

Rail culture knows no limits in St Jacobs. St. Jacobs & Aberfoyle Model Railway, an expansive O-scale model railway complete with mesmerizing night scene, will magically transport you to the 1950s. Check hours of operation for show dates.

A train panorama in the Mill's basement depicting a bygone era is also noteworthy.

Finally, Waterloo Central Railway operates recreational passenger and event trains between the farmers' market, St. Jacobs and Township of Woolwich.  Climb aboard and enjoy the ride. 

 

River Trails

Throughout the township over 80 kilometers of trails are waiting for you to walk, cycle or ski.
The beautiful river valleys of the Grand and Conestoga Rivers provide for an exquisite pastoral setting! Take in the 2-kilometer  link of the Trans Canada trail behind the Mill.  Discover 20 favourite birding trails in the Grand River watershed. See local suggestions for on-road cycling routes in Woolwich Township.

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Theatre

Twenty years plus – but who’s counting? 

 

Drayton Entertainment continues to deliver an outstanding playbill year round. St Jacobs Country is proud to be home to two of their six venues throughout the province.

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Restaurants & Brewery

This is the country where food really schmecks!


Find traditional homemade breads, pies, and dinner at the Stone Crock Restaurant and Bakery, established 1975. Stock up on local maple syrup at the Farm Pantry, and find regionally sourced meats and cheeses next door. Follow the aroma of fresh roast coffee to Eco Café where they'll brew a mug that will keep you going for hours! Follow your nose again into Block Three Brewery to savour the latest on tap and try your luck at crokinole.

 

 

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Heritage

We have stories to tell.
 

A rich cultural history that includes the early Mennonite settlers. A fascinating array of entrepeneurs and innovators in the immediate community and beyond.

 

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Hours & Directions

The Village is OPEN DAILY

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The Village  

The Village

of St. Jacobs

The Village of St. Jacobs is a beloved destination steeped in history and set in a charming location along the Conestoga River. The community is known for its originality and dozens of one-of-a-kind stores and is renowned among savvy shoppers as a place that blends the pleasures of a pastoral setting with a remarkable shopping experience!
 

 Most shops & restaurants OPEN DAILY
all year round.
Discover St. Jacobs Sparkles, Nov 14 - 17, 2019!

 

Seasoned shoppers will be delighted.

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St. Jacobs Shops & Restaurants

 

Download Our Maps & Watch Our Video

 

See the Village Map

 

See the Map of St. Jacobs Country

 

Watch Our Video

Watch Our Video

 

Shopping

The Village of St Jacobs beckons with quiet charm, yet stores are brimming with irresistible fashions, décor, jewelry and one-of-a-kind crafts showcasing contemporary style. St. Jacobs merchants are friendly, they are independent business owners, crafters and artists. Most stores are open daily all year including most major holidays.

 

View A Sampling of Village Shops

 

Looking for more Things to Do, or places to eat in St. Jacobs? Scroll down to see more.

 

Heritage & Model Railways

Rail culture knows no limits in St Jacobs. 
 

St. Jacobs & Aberfoyle Model Railway , an expansive O-scale model railway complete with  mesmerizing night scene, will magically transport you to the 1950s. Check hours of operation for show dates. 


Waterloo Central Railway operates a heritage railway between the market and village on select days. Leave your car in the parking lot and enjoy the ride. See their website for details

 

Still looking for more railway fun? Visit the HO-scale panorama of the St Jacobs area on the lower level of the Mill, open most days.

 

River Trails

Throughout the township over 80 kilometers of trails are waiting for you to walk, cycle or ski. The beautiful river valleys of the Grand and Conestoga Rivers provide for an exquisite pastoral setting -  watercolour worthy!


From the village of St. Jacobs, walk the 2 kilometer link of the Trans Canada trail along the Mill Race behind the Mill.

 

Elsewhere in the area discover 20 favourite birding trails in the Grand River watershed.

 

Do you prefer to travel on 2-wheels? See local suggestions for on-road cycling routes in Woolwich Township.

More >>

 

 

Theatre

For more than 20 years Drayton Entertainment has delivered an outstanding playbill year 'round. St Jacobs is proud to be home to two of their six venues throughout the province.

More >>

 

 

Restaurants & Brewery

This is the country where food really schmecks!


Find traditional homemade breads, pies and dinner at the Stone Crock Restaurant and Bakery (established1975). Stock up on local maple syrup at the Farm Pantry, and find regionally sourced meats and cheeses. Follow the fresh roast to the north end of town where Eco café will brew a mug that will keep you going for hours! Follow your nose again  into the Block Three Brewery to savour the latest on tap and try your luck at crokinole.

 

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Heritage

We have stories to tell.

 

A rich cultural history that includes the early Mennonite settlers. A fascinating array of entrepeneurs and innovators in the immediate community and beyond.

 

Learn More

 

 

Hours & Directions

The Village of St. Jacobs is OPEN DAILY

Most shops and restaurants are open daily, including most major holidays. To search for individual store hours, please

 

Click Here