Things to Do During Easter Weekend in Kitchener – Waterloo Region

A list of activities and events taking place in the Kitchener-Waterloo region during Easter Weekend 2021: April 2-4, 2021, including family activities and other events.

Update: Ontario government has announced a province-wide shutdown starting April 3, 2021 for 28 days. No in-person events are allowed starting April 3, 2021. All of the following in-person events will be cancelled starting April 3, 2021. Recreational Activities Allowed in Ontario During Shutdown Starting April 3, 2021.

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I. Family & Kids Activities this weekend

Easter Treats, Gifts, Dinner, and more


Check out local restaurants, bakeries and shops to pick up your tasty Good Friday Fish Fry and Easter dinner.

Good Friday Fish Fry and Easter Dinner Options in Kitchener-Waterloo Region

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Roam around Victoria Park

Enjoy a day out with family or bubble friends at Victoria Park! Pack a picnic with goodies and treats from your favourite restaurant and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Enjoy a family time or just spend the day relaxing with a book from the Waterloo Public Library.

Learn more about this historic part of town with the free self-guided walking tour available from the city of Kitchener.


Unplug and reconnect as a family. Make learning fun for everyone involved or help your children learn skills that will last for a lifetime, all while having a great time.

Chocolate Trail

This year, in celebration of Easter and beyond, visit Uptown Waterloo for a “choco”-lot of fun! Visit each stop on the trail for a unique chocolate treat and explore Uptown businesses and attractions. Please wear a mask and adhere to social distancing protocols during your visit. Details

Uptown Waterloo

Easter Jam Family Experience

Join the Calvary Assembly for an exciting children’s family event to celebrate Easter with games, music, prizes and more!

Saturday, April 3, 2021 | 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Calvary Assembly – Ayr, 173 Northumberland Street, Ayr

Calvary Assembly – Cambridge, 127 Hespeler Road, Cambridge

Free; Register

Enjoy the birds

Spend the day at Laurel Creek Conservation Area. Their 4.5 km groomed and tracked pine forest trail network is ideal for hiking, and bird watching. Snowshoeing is not recommended under current conditions. Details

Daily | 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Laurel Creek, 625 Westmount Rd. N., Waterloo

Admission fee when attendant is on duty: $2.65 – $6.64; Automatic Gate admission (attendant off duty) $13.27/vehicle

Dinosaur Drive-Thru

Something has survived! Lifelike dinosaurs have escaped their enclosures and are back at Bingemans this April. Re-discover the era lost to time with even more roaring dinos of Jurassic size, some as big as 30 feet high! Bring the whole family on this COVID-safe prehistoric journey from the comfort of your own vehicle. Details

April 1 – 25, 2021 | Timed Entry

425 Bingemans Centre Drive, Kitchener

$25 and up

Afternoon Tea

Experience an Easter afternoon tea with Queen of Hearts Tea House. Details

Dine-in | April 3 – 4, 2021 | 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM

To-Go | April 2- 4, 2021

Queen of Hearts Tea House, 1151 Victoria St. N., Unit #4, Kitchener
To-Go: Delivery (within in KW) or pickup available on April 2-4; Pickup 11:30 am-12:30 pm and deliveries 11:30 am-1:30 pm.

Dine-in: $35 + HST /person; To-Go: $65 for 2 people

Enjoy a Winter Walk

Head over to the Belwood Lake Conservation Area, located in the town of Fergus. The conservation area features a 12 km reservoir created during the construction of the Shand Dam in 1942 and is ideal spot for hiking and bird watching. Details

Daily | 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Belwood Lake Conservation Area, 8282 Wellington County Rd. 18, Fergus

Admission fee when attendant is on duty: $2.65 – $6.64

Grand River Parks ePass: The day-use entry fee is $15/vehicle, including taxes

Visit the Vatican Museum

Before the times of Covid-19, Easter was a time when many visited the famed Vatican Museum. The Vatican Museums has a very extensive collection of art and sculptures gathered by successive Popes over the centuries, as well as some of Apostolic Palace’s most artistic rooms. When Covid-19 forced the museum to shut its physical doors, the Museum opened virtually with virtual tours of the grounds and treasured exhibits. You can also do a 360° virtual tour of the Sistine Chapel, where one can see the painting of Michelangelo’s Last Judgment behind the altar wall as well as the Stories of Genesis on the ceiling.

For more Museums and Galleries to visit virtually, check out our article.

Along the scenic Grand River

Plan a day to exploring the scenery along the Walter Bean Trail. The trail runs through the cities of Waterloo, Cambridge, Kitchener and the Township of Woolwich. Trail Map

The trail has a number of access points, including one at RIM Park and The Waterloo Pioneers Memorial Tower

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Hunt for Geocaches

Explore the manygeocaches located throughout the city. If you though geocaching is challenging, try geocaching in winter! This family-friendly activity uses a mobile app or a GPS device. Check out the trails where you can enjoy Geocaching Trails.

An Art Walk

Explore art by local artists during the Hughes Lane Art Walk in Uptown Waterloo. Named after Anna Hughes, Waterloo’s first female city councillor, this project is all about breaking barriers at alleys and laneways in Uptown. Details

Hughes Lane runs parallel to King St. South in Uptown Waterloo. It runs between William St. and Willis Way and picks up again on the other side of the Uptown Parkade and runs to Erb St. See a map here.

Plan The Ultimate Escape

Work as a team connecting clues and solving riddles to get out of this real life escape room. Details

Saturday & Sunday, April 3 – 4, 2021 | 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

The Ultimate Escape Inc., 105 Lexington Road Unit 1, Waterloo

2 people $28.00 each

A Walk in the Park

Waterloo Park is open daily to enjoy. Have a picnic or enjoy a quiet walk. Do maintain physical distancing. Details

Daily | 6:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Waterloo Park, 50 Young Street West, Waterloo
Free vehicle parking is available from the Young Street West and Westmount Road North entrances to the park. Follow roads into the park and watch for signage. There is also free three-hour street parking along Father David Bauer Drive.

Explore Rail Trail


Hike or bike any section of the 18 kilometre trail that follows the Grand River through lush Carolinian forest with spectacular river overlooks. The trail follows the old roadbed of the Lake Erie and Northern Railway (LE&N).

In Cambridge, the trail connects to City of Cambridge trails, which in turn link to the Walter Bean Trail, which continues through Kitchener and Waterloo. Details

From Cambridge: The Canadian General-Tower Trailhead is at 210 Water Street South (Highway 24) just south of Concession Street (Map).

Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery

Explore ‘Nature Inspired’, an exhibition from the permanent collection with guest artist Ann Cummings. Clay, glass and copper enamel artists shown offer their interpretation of the natural world, its botanical specimens and its landscapes – in sculptures, two-dimensional pieces and functional wares. Details

February 23 – May 9, 2021
Tuesday through Friday | 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday | 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday | 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Monday | Closed

Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery, 25 Caroline Street North, Waterloo


See a Movie at the Drive-in

Catch a movie at a drive-in near you.

5 Drive-in Oakville

Starlite Drive-in Stoney Creek

Mustang Drive-in Guelph

Stretch your legs

If you have been cooped up indoors, it’s past time you get outside and enjoy the spring! Wander through different trails and get to know your city once more. Walking the trails is a great way to exercise as well as getting to know the region’s history.

Visit an Ontario Park for Free

Own a library card? If yes, you can use it to explore over 100 provincial parks in Ontario for Free! Do note that the number of free passes and rules and regulations for borrowing free Ontario parks permits may vary at each participating library.

Let the adventure begin!

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Play Easter Games


From the classic egg hunt to egg bowling, check out our list of fun creative indoor games that will lift everyone’s festive spirits.

Fun Easter-themed Indoor Games For Kids

Go Birding

Spring is a great time to go birding and there are many fabulous locations in Ontario.

Check out this video from Royal Botanical Gardens on Cool Weather Birding Tips.


Can you solve a mystery? You are a guest at a garden party and before the day is out, one of your fellow party guests will have been murdered! Can you guess the culprit? This is a text-based, interactive murder mystery. Details

March 19- May 31, 2021



Castle Kilbride

Step into the Victorian Era at Castle Kilbride! Details

Saturday & Sunday, April 3 – 4, 2021 | 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Castle Kilbride, 60 Snyder’s Road West, Baden
Just off Highway 7/8 between Kitchener and Stratford. Exit at Foundry Street/Waterloo Road 51 to Baden and follow the museum signage.

Adults $9, Seniors (65+) and Students $8, Child $5

Virtual Cooking Classes

Join the Kitchener Market alongside Chef D and Caudle’s Catch for a great instructional video on how to make a delicious dinner featuring seafood. Details

Thursday, April 1, 2021 | 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM

The video can be found on the City of Kitchener’s Facebook page


Time your Escape

Pit your wit and skill against the clock! Bingeman’s three escape rooms are open to enjoy – Emergency Exit, Shafted & The Sorecerer’s Study. Can you get out before the time runs out? Details

Saturdays – Sundays | Timed slots

Escapeworx, 425 Bingemans Centre Drive, Kitchener


Make Easter Cupcakes

This kit has everything you need to celebrate Easter by making bunny cupcakes and decorating eggs! The kits include the supplies you need to participate in the live Kids in the Kitchen video. Details

Saturday, April 3, 2021 | 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

City of Kitchener’s Facebook page

Kits can be picked up from the Kitchener Market on Thursday April 1 from 4 – 6 P.M. Just drive down the ramp on Eby Street into the covered parking lot, park at the curbside pick up sign and a staff member will assist you!

$5; Registerfor your kit


Explore the world of clay in this fun and engaging beginner pottery session! Come and discover the basics of hand building and decorating, no experience necessary.

Open to participants of all ages; children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult who also has a ticket. Details

April 3 – 4, 2021
Saturdays | 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Sundays | 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery, 25 Caroline Street North, Waterloo

$17.50/participant for one session

Book Bundles

Check out the Book Bundles offered by Waterloo public Library.

Surprise Me! Book Bundles for Adults are special orders of hand-selected books. One bundle has 5 specially selected titles for every taste.

WPL Kids Express book bundles is a curated package of information based on children’s ages, reading levels and interests. Details

Waterloo Public Library branches

Free with library card

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See Butterflies

What can be a more beautiful site than thousands of exotic butterflies fluttering in the air! Book a timed ticket to see these beautiful creatures in the lush tropical gardens of the Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory! Details

Tuesdays – Sundays | 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
April 2- 5 | Open

Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory, 2500 Kossuth Road, Cambridge

General Admission (13-64) $15.00; Seniors (65+) $12.50; Children (3-12) $7.50; Children (2 & under) FREE!Buy tickets

Have Fun

Enjoy arcade and redemption games of skill and chance, to the interactive three-level indoor play structure at FunworX.

Bingemans also has two mini golf courses to choose from. Details

FunworX & GameworX Arcade | Fridays | 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Saturdays | 10:00 AM – 8:30 PM
Sundays | 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Mini Golf | Saturday & Sunday | 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

FunworX, 425 Bingemans Centre Drive, Kitchener

Varies; Mini golf $8, plus HST

We do try to make the listings as accurate as possible, but there might be typographical/oversight errors or events may be cancelled or postponed without any notice. Verify all details from concerned event Websites/officials.

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