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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 originality and its myriad of stores featuring home decor, clothing, jewellery, accessories, toys, gourmet foods, and gift shops. St. Jacobs is renowned among savvy shoppers as a place that blends the pleasures of a pastoral setting with a truly remarkable shopping experience! Come browse the shops and visit with the artisans and shopkeepers in the Village of St. Jacobs.

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

Seasoned shoppers will be delighted!


Still looking for more? Discover Canada’s largest farmers’ market & flea market as well as antiques and outlets, located nearby in the market district.


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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. Most shops are open daily - all year!


Be sure to visit Hamel Brooms, Essential Elements, la Crème, Ashfields, Lizzy R, Rumba, Taya, Jewelry Secrets, A Touch of Scotland, Algonquin Vibe, the Village Silos, EcoCafe and more!


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Train Shuttle

Rail culture knows no limits in the village of St Jacobs. Waterloo Central Railway operates frequent shuttles to and from market and village. Leave your car in the parking lot and enjoy the ride.  On weekends view the award winning O scale exhibit “ST Jacobs & Aberfoyle Model Railway”. Be sure to take in the fascinating night scene and transport yourself back to the 1950’s.Any day of the week visit the HO scale panorama of the St Jacobs area on the lower level of the Mill.  More >>


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! Take in the 2 kilometer  link of the Trans Canada trail behind the Mill.  Discover the 20 favourite birding trails in the Grand River watershed. See local suggestions for on-road 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 since 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 townwhere 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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