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The Village of St. Jacobs

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Please click here for local business and attraction updates as COVID-19 may continue to impact hours of operation.

 

The Village of St. Jacobs is a beloved destination steeped in history and set in a charming location along the Conestoga River,
and only 3 km north of St. Jacobs Farmers' Market. 
It's a community known for originality, one-of-a-kind shops,

and as a place that blends a pastoral setting with remarkable shopping experiences and fun things to do.
Experience the magic of visiting St. Jacobs; getting to know the shopkeepers and enjoying the charm of the town.
 

Click here for other Things to Do such as professional theatre, attractions, and exhibits including The Mennonite Story.

 

     

 

St. Jacobs Shops & Restaurants  

         Download Maps & Watch a Video

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Watch A Nostaligic Overview of the Village 

 

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Map of
St. Jacobs & area

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.  Merchants are friendly; they're business owners and crafters. Most shops are open all year. Whether you are coming from the Kitchener-Waterloo area, nearby Toronto, or from farther afield, be sure to visit.

 

View A Sampling of Village Shops

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Things to Do in St. Jacobs

 

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

 

Note: Please adhere to provincial travel and physical distancing guidelines, and read about trail closures in Woolwich Township due to Covid-19

Throughout the township, over 80 kilometers of trails await you to walk, cycle or ski in the 
beautiful river valleys of the Grand and Conestoga Rivers.

In St. Jacobs, meander alongside the mill race on a 2 km link of the Trans Canada Trail located behind the Mill or gather at the trailhead at the east end of the Municiple Parking lot. While there, be on the look out for a surprising and unusual marble sculpture which celebrates the art of quilting in the area. 

 

Nature-lovers can discover 20 favourite birding trails in the Grand River watershed while cycling enthusiasts can explore local suggestions for on-road cycling routes in Woolwich Township.

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Theatre

With a history of more than 20 years, Drayton Entertainment continues to deliver an outstanding playbill year round. St Jacobs is proud to be home to two of their six venues throughout the province, with one location in the St. Jacobs Market District (pictured) and another in the village of St. Jacobs.

More>>

 

 

 

 

 

 

Restaurants & Brewery

This is the village where food really 'schmecks'!


Find traditional homemade breads, pies, and places to eat; stock up on local maple syrup, and find regionally sourced meats and cheeses. Follow the aroma of fresh roast coffee or savour the latest on tap at a local craft brewery.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heritage and The Mennonite Story

We have stories to tell.
 

St. Jacobs embodies a rich cultural history that includes the early Mennonite settlers and a fascinating array of entrepeneurs and innovators.

 

Learn More

 

 

 

Where to Find the Village of St. Jacobs


 To see a sampling of individual stores in St. Jacobs Click Here


 

 

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The Village  

The Village of St. Jacobs

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Please click here for local business and attraction updates as COVID-19 may continue to impact hours of operation.

 

The Village of St. Jacobs is a beloved destination steeped in history and set in a charming location along the Conestoga River,
and only 3 km north of St. Jacobs Farmers' Market. 
It's a community known for originality, one-of-a-kind shops,

and as a place that blends a pastoral setting with remarkable shopping experiences and fun things to do.
Experience the magic of visiting St. Jacobs; getting to know the shopkeepers and enjoying the charm of the town.
 

Click here for other Things to Do such as professional theatre, attractions, and exhibits including The Mennonite Story.

 

     

 

St. Jacobs Shops & Restaurants  

         Download Maps & Watch a Video

Watch Our Video

Watch A Nostaligic Overview of the Village 

 

See a
Map of
St. Jacobs & area

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.  Merchants are friendly; they're business owners and crafters. Most shops are open all year. Whether you are coming from the Kitchener-Waterloo area, nearby Toronto, or from farther afield, be sure to visit.

 

View A Sampling of Village Shops

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Things to Do in St. Jacobs

 

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

 

Note: Please adhere to provincial travel and physical distancing guidelines, and read about trail closures in Woolwich Township due to Covid-19

Throughout the township, over 80 kilometers of trails await you to walk, cycle or ski in the 
beautiful river valleys of the Grand and Conestoga Rivers.

In St. Jacobs, meander alongside the mill race on a 2 km link of the Trans Canada Trail located behind the Mill or gather at the trailhead at the east end of the Municiple Parking lot. While there, be on the look out for a surprising and unusual marble sculpture which celebrates the art of quilting in the area. 

 

Nature-lovers can discover 20 favourite birding trails in the Grand River watershed while cycling enthusiasts can explore local suggestions for on-road cycling routes in Woolwich Township.

More>>

 

Theatre

With a history of more than 20 years, Drayton Entertainment continues to deliver an outstanding playbill year round. St Jacobs is proud to be home to two of their six venues throughout the province, with one location in the St. Jacobs Market District (pictured) and another in the village of St. Jacobs.

More>>

 

 

 

 

 

 

Restaurants & Brewery

This is the village where food really 'schmecks'!


Find traditional homemade breads, pies, and places to eat; stock up on local maple syrup, and find regionally sourced meats and cheeses. Follow the aroma of fresh roast coffee or savour the latest on tap at a local craft brewery.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heritage and The Mennonite Story

We have stories to tell.
 

St. Jacobs embodies a rich cultural history that includes the early Mennonite settlers and a fascinating array of entrepeneurs and innovators.

 

Learn More

 

 

 

Where to Find the Village of St. Jacobs


 To see a sampling of individual stores in St. Jacobs Click Here