About Elmira Ontario


If you are looking for a taste of real, authentic Canadian country life with all the modern ammenities, Elmira is the destination for you. Whether you are seeking events, entertainment or eating, all with a country flavour, this is the place.

Elmira – located a few kilometers north of the city of Waterloo, in Woolwich township – is authentic, natural, and welcoming. Visitors looking for the traditional flavour of Waterloo Region will find it here, in a town with strong Pennsylvania “Deutsch” – meaning “German” – roots, a community home to Mennonites of every variety, including the Old Order Mennonites who travel into town by horse and buggy.

There is a special treat for those who head for West Montrose, and its much-photographed, covered “Kissing Bridge.” In Elmira stores and eateries, you’ll find small-town atmosphere with a Waterloo County panache – great food in the local tradition, crafts, baked goods and fine wood furniture.

Visitors are welcome to participate in local events with Waterloo country charm, from the Elmira, and the community puts on its best country charm in August , at the Elmira Country Fair – this year, only 150 years young!

Of course, Elmira is known as home to the world-famous Elmira Maple Syrup Festival, held every April in this sweetheart of a community. But that sweet country feeling can be experienced all summer long, in the special events and everyday welcome offered in Elmira.