Summer is near and fortunately you live in Waterloo, one of the best cities in the country to spend the summer! Why one of the best? It has many attractions, events and festivals. On the other hand, you can enjoy outdoor activities and also learn about its history.
When you are a host family, you have a wide variety of activities to plan and do during the summer with your international student; from visits to historical sites to trips to the park or theater. Fun is all about organization.
3 activities you can plan during the summer in Waterloo
We recommend three activities to start your summer with this season and enjoy your free time.
Visit the beach
As summers in Waterloo are very hot, an ideal plan is a day at the beach. In Waterloo there is a beach located northwest of the city and you will not only enjoy a nice swim, but you can also join additional activities such as canoeing or windsurfing. This day at the beach can be complemented with a family picnic.
Plan a steam train ride
In Waterloo there is an active steam train that you can ride starting at the St. Jacobs farmers market in the town of St. Jacobs and ending in Elmira, Ontario. After the ride you can visit the railway museum and learn a little more about steam engines.
Visit RIM Park
RIM Park is a park that offers outdoor and indoor activities, you can plan to hike the trail, play beach volleyball, or host a cookout. The park has a children’s play area if you have small children, ice skating rink and a closed racetrack. RIM Park is a complete park, so you can organize a full day of activities with your family and your international student.
In Waterloo there are also theater festivals and other sites of touristic interest; you can do historical tours, and visit the virtual gallery. You will not be bored in Waterloo, as it has a lot to offer. We hope you enjoy your days and plan wonderful activities for this summer with your exchange student.
If you are not yet part of our host family program, we invite you to learn more about it and share all that is valuable about Canadian culture with students from all over the world.