Township of Woolwich has large rural, commercial and industrial areas as well as residential communities. Three largest are Breslau, St. Jacobs and Elmira. Others are Conestogo, Heidelberg, Maryhill, North Woolwich, Bloomingdale, Weissenburg, West Montrose, Floradale, Winterbourne and Zuber Corners.
First settlers came to the area in 1798. The Township of Woolwich is 326.15 km2 (125.93 sq mi) and has a population of 25,006 (2016).
WHAT IS IT FAMOUS FOR?
• St. Jacob’s Farmers Market
St. Jacob’s Farmers’ Market is Canada’s largest all year round Farmers’ Market. It is open Thursdays and Saturdays from 7am to 3:30pm, and Tuesdays mid-June to Labour Day from 8am to 3pm.
• Elmira Maple Syrup Festival
During the festival you can learn how the maple syrup is made, visit antique show, local performers and quilting demonstrations. The Elmira Maple Syrup Festival is recognized by the Guinness World Book of Records as Canada’s Largest one day Maple Syrup Festival.
• Waterloo Central Railway
The railway features themed adventures like Santa Trains, Oktoberfest Trains and also dinner Trains and Scenic Tours. Steam engine trains and diesel trains used by Waterloo Central Railway were restored by SOLRS ( Southern Ontario Locomotive Restoration Society).
You can learn more information about the Woolwich Township here.