Huron, Perth, Waterloo and Wellington

Huron, Perth, Waterloo and Wellington

Predominantly rural in nature, this region is a great road trip destination—every city, town, village and hamlet has its own unique personality and appeal.

From the blue flag beaches on the shores of Lake Huron to farmers’ markets, antique fairs, Oktoberfest parade and the birthplace of Justin Bieber (Stratford), this unique region offers something for everyone.

Celebrate local heritage with food, drink and music, toe-tap to pipe bands and savour farm-baked pies, tarts and sweet buns.

Map of Huron Perth Waterloo and Wellington

Where is Huron, Perth, Waterloo and Wellington?

The four counties that make up this region extend from the sandy shores of Lake Huron into classic Ontario farming country.

Visit charming towns like St. Marys and Stratford, larger city centres such as Waterloo and Kitchener and picturesque communities of St. Jacobs, Guelph, Elora and Fergus.

This region is most easily visited by car, although bus tours and GO train and bus services are also available.

Things to do in Huron, Perth, Waterloo and Wellington

From exploring local history to celebrating at fun festivals, there’s so much the region of Huron, Perth, Waterloo and Wellington has to offer.

For Justin Bieber fans

If you’re a fan, don’t miss the Justin Bieber museum exhibit at the Stratford Perth Museum. View personal items from his childhood, provided by his family.

Visit a historic jail

Explore the Huron Historic Gaol, a unique octagonal building and national heritage site, that served as the County Jail from 1841 to 1972. The Gaol is open from May to October.

A morning at the market

Experience the heritage, hospitality and homemade treats of Mennonite country at the famous St. Jacobs Farmers’ Market and nearby St. Jacobs Antique Market. Wagon rides are available.

Get outdoors

The Guelph to Goderich (G2G) Rail Trail is a restored, multi-use corridor of cultural and natural conservation area that’s over 130 kilometres long in Perth County.

See a show

“To be or not to be?” Celebrate William Shakespeare at The Stratford Festival, the continent's largest repertory festival dedicated to his and other works. Direct bus service from Toronto is available.

Celebrate Oktoberfest

Get into the Bavarian spirit and raise a brew or two at the Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest, the largest festival of its kind outside of Germany. Don’t miss the Official Keg Tapping.

Points of interest in Huron, Perth, Waterloo and Wellington

Add these highlights to your next visit to the region.

Last updated: May 12, 2024

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