It’s handy to have a car to get around in Waterloo and you can also get to nearby Kitchener. The two cities are known as K-W for short. Your car also gets you to the communities of Cambridge, Guelph, Stratford, Elmira, and Fergus.
If you want to get to Toronto for some big city shopping and entertainment, it’s an hour-and-half drive from Waterloo via Highway 401.
Waterloo, Cambridge, and Kitchener are part of the Regional Municipality of Waterloo and your car easily gets to all three cities in short driving time. If you’re a driver, our insurance experts at Western Financial Group will make sure that you get the right car insurance at the right value.
You can also drive to London within an hour, too. In Waterloo, your car, truck, or SUV gets you to neighboring communities for a night out, shopping, or a change of scenery. You just get back in your car to get home to Waterloo.
You’ll note that roundabouts are part of the roadway system in Waterloo Region since 2004. Here’s what you need to know: When you are approaching and travelling through a roundabout, you need to slow down. Observe the lane signs and choose the correct entry lane. Wait for a gap in traffic before entering the roundabout. Remember to yield to traffic in the roundabout because drivers in the roundabout always have the right-of-way. Do not pass other vehicles in the roundabout.
With your car, you can get to Waterloo's core. It’s called Uptown Waterloo and it’s close to downtown Kitchener – it’s just uphill from it. Uptown is primarily a business, cultural and tourism hub. It has free and paid parking.
You can also drive to the Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex on Father David Bauer Drive, west of Uptown. The complex includes the Sun Life Financial Arena, a more than 4,000-seat multi-purpose arena and the Swimplex, a 30m indoor pool.
Your car can help you explore and get to know Waterloo and all it offers.
At Western Financial Group, we know how important your car is to you in Waterloo because you count on it every day to get you where you need to go.
Our car insurance experts will tailor your policy to your needs and your budget. We will find you the best value for your money.
Want to save more? Talk to us about bundling your home and car insurance together. Before you head out in your car to get where you’re going, contact us and see how you can save.