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The Village

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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,
and only 3 km north of St. Jacobs Farmers' Market. 
It's a community known for originality and one-of-a-kind shops

and as a place that blends a pastoral setting with a remarkable shopping experience.
Experience the magic of visiting St. Jacobs, finding your favourite things, while getting to know the shopkeepers and the charm of the town.
 

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St. Jacobs Shops & Restaurants  

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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.

 

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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 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.

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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.

 

 

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Heritage

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 about The Mennonite Story

 

 

 

Where to Find the Village of St. Jacobs


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The Village  

The Village

of St. Jacobs

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.
 

Seasoned shoppers will be delighted.

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St. Jacobs Shops & Restaurants

 

Download Our Maps & Watch Our Video

 

See the Village Map

 

See the Map of St. Jacobs Country

 

Watch Our Video

Watch Our Video

 

Shopping

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

 

View A Sampling of Village Shops

 

Looking for more Things to Do, or places to eat in St. Jacobs? Scroll down to see more.

 

Heritage & Model Railways

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. 


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.

 

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!


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.

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Theatre

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.

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,  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 

 

 

 

Heritage

We have stories to tell.

 

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.

 

Learn More

 

 

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