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
all year round.
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 open all year around including most major holidays
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Rail culture knows no limits in St Jacobs.
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.
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.
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.
This is the village where food really schmecks!
Find traditional homemade breads, pies and places to eat, stock up on local maple syrup, shop for regionally sourced meats and cheeses.. Follow the aromas of roasting coffee beans at a trendy coffee shop, or enjoy the latest on tap at a craft brewery.
Sampling of Food & Drink
Welcome to St. Jacobs, with its rich cultural history that includes the early Mennonite settlers and a fascinating array of entrepeneurs, crafters, and innovators in the immediate community and beyond.