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Directions to campus

Main campus (Waterloo)

By car – from highway 401

  • Take exit 278 (from Toronto) or exit 278B (from London) to highway 8 WEST Kitchener/Waterloo
    • From Niagara, follow the Queen Elizabeth Way towards Toronto to highway 403 WEST. Follow 403 WEST to highway 6 NORTH; follow 6 North to highway 401 WEST; follow 401 West to exit 278 (45 min.); proceed as below.
  • Follow 8 WEST to 7 EAST (called the Conestoga Parkway). Be sure to take the exit for 7 EAST (not 7 WEST)
  • Keep left; do not exit on 7 EAST (Victoria Street and Guelph). Expressway becomes 85 NORTH).
  • Exit at University Avenue West (which is the second University Ave exit when coming from the 401). Drive about 3 km.
  • Follow University Avenue to Seagram Drive – the main entrance to the University of Waterloo.
    • Visitor parking is in Lot C. Please refer to our parking map to see where the lot is. The cost for the day is $5.
    • The Visitors Centre is located in South Campus Hall (SCH) at the main entrance to campus.
    • See Waterloo's campus map for locations. 

Other campuses

Coming from a distance?

Consider staying overnight and visiting other universities or local attractions.