With the winter season fast approaching, people will be on the lookout for ways to truly embrace this snow-filled season. Stunning light displays, holiday tours and activities like snowshoeing and cross-country skiing are among what Waterloo has to offer this season. To ensure you enjoy the sights, the snow and the crisp weather in Waterloo this winter, our preferred property management company, Williams and McDaniel, has put together some adventurous opportunities near the Pinegrove apartments that will help you stay active and entertained this season.
Festival of Lights
Started in 1994 by Bill Weiler, the Wonders of Winter: Festival of Lights has grown into a beloved holiday tradition and annual event in the region of Waterloo. Imagine over 100,000 lights and more than 100 displays that include Santa Claus, cartoon characters, animals and a hand carved nativity scene made from olive wood. The festival runs from November 30th to December 31st in Waterloo Park, which is located near Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Waterloo. For residents of Williams and McDaniel’s Waterloo apartments, this stunning display is only a nine-minute drive and 37-minute walk away. If you happen to work up an appetite while in the park, the Park Inn Concession on the east side of Waterloo Park is a great place to grab a quick bite.
Laurel Creek Conservation Area
For those who are looking to get their heart pumping and their body moving, Waterloo’s Laurel Creek Conservation Area has some activities that will do the trick. Adults and kids can enjoy cross-country skiing and snowshoeing along the conservation area’s picturesque ski trails. On weekdays, Laurel Creek is open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and weekend hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., so you can stay active seven days a week. To find out if winter activities at Laurel Creek are accessible, visit their Newsroom for live weather updates and information. For those who don’t have snowshoeing or skiing equipment, rental equipment is always available. To ensure that you get exactly what you need, it is best to call them at (519) 884-6620 one day in advance for weekday rentals and to ask about group discounts and rates. Located on Westmount Road North, the conservation area is less than 16 minutes from the Pinegrove apartments.
The City of Waterloo loves skating and that’s why they offer year-round skating opportunities at their arenas. While the fall skating schedule commences on September 3rd, there are a few facilities including Moses Springer that don’t start until November 2nd. For additional details, scheduling inquiries and admission rates, it is best to consult Waterloo’s skate schedule and their admissions and passes page. To ensure that all programs and activities are still running, the facility suggests visiting their cancellation and news update page to make sure everything is still a go. If you’d rather whirl and twirl outside, there are dozens of community and neighbourhood rinks available and accessible to everyone throughout the city.
This winter get outside and keep warm by taking part in some heart pumping and exhilarating activities. Located on 145 Lucan Avenue, Williams and McDaniel’s Pinegrove apartments in Waterloo offer tenants the highest quality and exceptional service.