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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. This small community is known for original arts and crafts and myriad of stores featuring home decor, clothing, jewellery, accessories, toys, gourmet foods, and gifts.

St. Jacobs has become renowned among savvy shoppers as a place that blends the pleasures of a pastoral setting

with a truly remarkable shopping experience!

It's also a fabulous destination for food and drink, offering cafes, a coffee roastery, craft brewery,

and the popular Stone Crock Restaurant & Bakery, and Jacob's Grill.

Open all year round!

Browse the shops and visit with the artisans in the Village of St. Jacobs.
Most stores open as follows:

OPEN DAILY 10 am - 6 pm      Sundays 12 - 5:30 pm



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The Village of St Jacobs beckons with quiet charm, yet stores are brimming with irresistible clothing, décor, jewelry and one-of-a-kind crafts showcasing contemporary style too! Our merchants are friendly: they are independent business owners, crafters and artists. Open daily - all year (some exceptions Jan, Feb).


Be sure to visit Hamel Brooms, Xclusive Elements, La Crème, Ashfields, Lizzy R, Rhumba, Jewelry Secrets, A Touch of Scotland, Conestoga River Pottery, Ten Thousand Villages and more.


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Trains & Tracks

Rail culture knows no limits in St Jacobs.

Waterloo Central Railway operates shuttles between the market and village. Leave your car in the parking lot and enjoy the relaxing ride.


On weekends view the award winning 0-scale exhibit “St. Jacobs & Aberfoyle Model Railway”. Take in a magical night scene transition and be transported back to the 1950s.


Any day of the week see a panorama of the St Jacobs area on the lower level of the Mill, complete with H0-scale trains.


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!


Stroll the 2 kilometer link of the Trans Canada trail behind the Mill in St Jacobs. Discover 20 favourite birding trails in the Grand River watershed. See local suggestions for on-road cycling routes in Woolwich Township.




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.








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. 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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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       10 am - 6 pm      Sundays 12 - 5:30 pm


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