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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!
Come browse the stores and get to know the 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 year-round farmers’ 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, 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.




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 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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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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