You can easily bike and walk around Waterloo Region. Active living is important for your health and the environment.


With more than 500 kilometres of on-road bikeways and off-road multi-use trails, you can ride your bike anywhere in Waterloo Region. In the urban areas, biking can take the same or less time than driving. Public buses are able to carry bikes in Waterloo Region. Learn more about combining cycling and transit by watching Grant River Transit's Bus n' Bike video.

You can plan a cycling trip using Region of Waterloo's Urban Cycling Map and Rural Cycling Map. You can also check Google Maps or pick up maps from your municipality or community centre.

Visit BikeWR to find events happening in your neighbourhood.


Walking is the most popular physical activity in Canada. Neighbourhoods where more people walk often are usually more friendly and have lower crime rates. There are many health benefits to walking regularly.

Check out the interactive map provided by the Region of Waterloo to learn how suitable your neighbourhood is for walking. The map is also available for tablets and smartphones.

Walking is an activity you can enjoy all-year-round. Make sure to dress warmly when you go for a walk in the winter. Wear footwear designed for snow or ice.

Tap water refilling stations

The Region of Waterloo is working with the Blue W Program to identify places where you can refill reusable water bottles for free. This is particularly helpful during warmer weather. You can find a Blue W location by:

  • Looking for a Blue W sign in storefronts
  • Use the mapping tool on the Blue W website

Additional resources

You may also want to look into the following resources and programs:

You can borrow pedometers to track your walking progress for personal use and workplace walking challenges from:


Kitchener-Waterloo Multicultural Centre

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