What to do and see in St. Jacobs, Canada: The Best Places and Tips

November 24, 2017 Viva Honore

Discover the best top things to do in St. Jacobs, Canada including St. Jacobs Country Playhouse, Picards Foods St Jacobs Canada, St. Jacobs & Aberfoyle Model Railway, St. Jacobs Schoolhouse Theatre, Block Three Brewing Co, St. Jacobs Visitor Center, St. Jacobs Antique Market, The Outlets at Jacobs & Market District, Maple Syrup Museum of Ontario.
Restaurants in St. Jacobs

1. St. Jacobs Country Playhouse

40 Benjamin Rd, St. Jacobs, Ontario N2V 2J9, Canada +1 519-747-7788
Excellent
81%
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4.5 based on 185 reviews

St. Jacobs Country Playhouse

The St. Jacobs Country Playhouse is conveniently located on Benjamin Road at the northern edge of Waterloo, in the heart of St. Jacobs' Market District. With the exquisite Best Western Plus St. Jacobs Country Inn next door, and endless shopping within walking distance, a visit to the Playhouse is a memorable outing, whether you're coming from near or far.Operating year-round, the St. Jacobs Country Playhouse is a distinctive venue that features turn-of-the-century masonry and heavy timber accents associated with traditional Mennonite architecture. With 385 seats, the theatre auditorium has a raked layout that affords each seat a fantastic view of the stage.

Reviewed By silverbrook - London, Canada

I was a little apprehensive about seeing this play because I was not sure how they were going to translate this story to the stage. The cast and crew of St.Jacobs did a wonderful job with this adaptation. It was thoroughly enjoyable for all ages. The costumes were adorable, the kids in the cast (as well as the adults) were fantastic, and the ugly duckling himself was amazing! What a wonderful story to share!
I find the staff and volunteers at the theatre friendly and helpful. The seats are comfortable, parking is plentiful, with shopping and food nearby as well as snacks, ice cream and drinks at the Playhouse.

2. Picards Foods St Jacobs Canada

3011 Sawmill Rd, St. Jacobs, Ontario N0B 2N0, Canada +1 519-664-2400
Excellent
54%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
7%
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4.5 based on 63 reviews

Picards Foods St Jacobs Canada

Reviewed By 1Love2Travel789 - Bowmanville, Canada

So much selection and great prices. They have little sample containers on the shelf above many of the selections so you can sample the different varieties, it was nice to try the different kinds and we ended up with a basket full. They have chocolate and yogurt covered nuts and clusters. The crispy clusters are really good.
We will definitely return.

3. St. Jacobs & Aberfoyle Model Railway

1440 King Street North | Building 3, St. Jacobs, Ontario N0B 2N0, Canada +1 519-664-3737
Excellent
78%
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4.5 based on 51 reviews

St. Jacobs & Aberfoyle Model Railway

St. Jacobs & Aberfoyle Model Railway is North Americas finest "O" Scale Layout. Over 3000square feet showcasing Southern Ontario during the 1950's. Come see our huge world renowned display accurately portrayed to every last detail.

Reviewed By JohnTheBear - Toronto, Canada

A must for anyone who loves watching model trains. Layout was all hand built and is detailed right down to passengers in the train cars with food plates, and occupants in every single building. It represents town and country scenes from southern Ontario. Some of the more humourous touches include a guy peeing in an open room washroom and a lover escaping from a jealous husband by using a sheet to slide down from a second floor window. There are also two functioning turntables. The night display is really impressive. If you are presbyopic, bring Reading glasses or bifocals to appreciate the minute detail - I wish I had had. Great for children old enough to appreciate it and well behaved enough not to be destructive as there are no barriers. Modest admission considering the quality - I was not expecting to be as amazed by this as it turned out to be.

4. St. Jacobs Schoolhouse Theatre

11 Albert Street, St. Jacobs, Ontario N0B 2N0, Canada +1 519-747-7788
Excellent
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5 based on 38 reviews

St. Jacobs Schoolhouse Theatre

The St. Jacobs Schoolhouse Theatre is located in the heart of the old town, adjacent to Canada's original Home Hardware Store and just steps away from the bustling main street. With unique gift shops, excellent restaurants, museums and galleries, as well as quaint country inns and B&Bs, the village of St. Jacobs is the perfect spot to spend a few days.Set in a renovated 1867 village schoolhouse, this professional theatre is high on charm. With only 100 seats and remarkable acoustics, the intimate atmosphere lends itself to cabaret-style Performances, where you can enjoy a beverage at your table that's positioned just a few feet from the stage.

Reviewed By NormLWat - Waterloo, Canada

Love this venue and the intimate feel of the theatre. King and Queens of Country is a great line up dedicated to the legends of country. Throw in a great country host with a douse of comedy and you have a toe tapping, hand clapping evening.

5. Block Three Brewing Co

1430 Unit 2 King Street North, St. Jacobs, Ontario N0B 2N0, Canada +1 519-664-1001
Excellent
69%
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4.5 based on 57 reviews

Block Three Brewing Co

Reviewed By PAandLA - Kitchener, Canada

I was scouting this place for a craft beer tour that I plan to do with some visiting friends this fall. Was quite impressed by the cool vibe in the place but wished they offered some food so you could spend some time and enjoy a pint or two of your favourite samples. (Maybe I was just hungry that day). They have some unique beers that you are allowed to sample before you commit, which is great because it allows you to explore what you like.
Staff was all friendly and know there stuff which I appreciated.
I think it's one of the top local Breweries I have visited. I recommend you add it to your list if you are thinking of a brew tour.

6. St. Jacobs Visitor Center

1406 King St N, St. Jacobs, Ontario N0B 2N0, Canada +1 519-664-3518
Excellent
27%
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4 based on 33 reviews

St. Jacobs Visitor Center

Phone: 519-664-3518Email: [email protected]

Reviewed By Jenn A - Ontario, Canada

I've been to St.Jacobs before but had never been to the visitor centre. If it's the first time you're in St. Jacobs or you're just curious about the history of the village, drop in. You'll learn about the Mennonite culture and have a new appreciation of the village.

7. St. Jacobs Antique Market

805 King St N, St. Jacobs, Ontario N2J 4G8, Canada +1 519-880-1944
Excellent
36%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
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4 based on 30 reviews

St. Jacobs Antique Market

Reviewed By KathleenR_28 - Port Dover, Canada

I did not expect so much variety in this antique market. From books, weapons, stamps, trinkets, furniture, winter coats, etc., it has almost everything a bargain dealer may be looking for. The aisles are wide and spacious although I imagine in the busier months, you could be shoulder to shoulder with people. So many stalls and everyone of them was organized and neat.
Plan a couple of hours or more when you visit.

8. The Outlets at Jacobs & Market District

25 Benjamin Rd E, St. Jacobs, Ontario N2V 2G8, Canada +1 519-888-0138
Excellent
14%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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3 based on 95 reviews

The Outlets at Jacobs & Market District

Reviewed By Cougar152 - Ontario, Canada

There are lots of vendors selling all kinds of goods. This time of year there are lots of fresh fruits & vegetables to pick from. There are also many varieties of meats & cheese in several locations. Depending on what you want or need you will likely find it as long as you take the time to explore.

9. Maple Syrup Museum of Ontario

1441 King St N, St. Jacobs, Ontario N0B 2N0, Canada +1 519-664-1232
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3 based on 1 reviews

Maple Syrup Museum of Ontario

Reviewed By w0tcha - Ampthill, United Kingdom

In the basement of the Silos. It has a number of static displays telling the history of maple syrup production. There was also a video but unfortunately it wasn't working when we were there. Another section of the museum shows the story of the development of electricity locally. Finally there is a neat model railway which is based on the local St. Jacobs railway. It is quite a good model with working trains but needs a bit of TLC. Entrance is free although donations are welcomed. The Silos themselves are interesting buildings that have been converted into small retail outlets – but a lot of the units were empty. Although the museum is not the best I've been to, it does depict an interesting slice of local history and is worth a visit.

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