What's open and what's closed on Canada Day in Waterloo Region

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Not sure what’s open on Canada Day? Check out the list below to see what’s open and what’s closed.

Grocery Stores and LCBOs

All grocery stores and LCBOs in Waterloo Region are closed on Canada Day, July 1. Select Beer Store locations are open on Thursday. Visit thebeerstore.cato see the list.

City Services

All city halls in Waterloo Region will be closed on Canada Day, as will all library branches.

However, the Region of Waterloo customer service line will remain available 24/7 at 519-575-4400.


Grand River Transit will operate on a holiday service schedule. Holiday service is noted on all route schedules.

The Region of Waterloo International Airport will remain open.


- Take in some scenic routes at Cambridge Riverside Park, Laurel Creek Conservation Area and Shade’s Mills Conservation Area or bike the trails at Hydrocut or Waterloo Park.

- Make a splash at Ed Newland outdoor pool (11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.), George Hancock pool (12:15 to 7 p.m.) and Kinsmen Soper Park (1:10-5:45 p.m.) on July 1.

- Stock up on fresh fruits and veggies at the Cambridge Farmers' Market on Saturday July 3 from 7 a.m. - 1 p.m.

- All Region of Waterloo museums, including the Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum and Doon Heritage Village, Schneider Haus National Historic Site and McDougall Cottage Historic Site will be closed.

COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Centres

All vaccination centres are open every day of the Canada Day long weekend. First dose walk-ins are welcome at all times at any clinic in Waterloo Region. All second dose vaccines can be booked through either the Ontario government’s website or Waterloo Region’s website. Participating vaccination clinics include:

- Cambridge Pinebush Vaccination Clinic in Cambridge

- Health Science Campus Vaccination Clinic in Kitchener

- Boardwalk Vaccination Clinic in Waterloo

- Public Health Vaccination Clinic in Waterloo

- Wellesley Vaccination Clinic in Wellesley

- Mobile Vaccination Clinic at Ryerson Public School

- Mobile Vaccination Clinic at Forest Heights Collegiate Institute

- Mobile Vaccination Clinic at St. Mary’s High School

Genelle Levy, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Cambridge Times

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