Monthly Archives: August 2013

Best Ways to Beat the Summer Heat

beat the heat in fergus

Sometimes the summer heat can be too much to handle and it is great to have options that can help you escape. Swimming, tubing and water sports are just some ways to keep the heat at bay. Our preferred property management company, Williams and McDaniel, offers Fergus apartments that are within reach of some of the best ways to beat the summer’s sweltering weather conditions.


Elora Gorge


Enjoy some kayaking, hiking and inner tubing down the Grand River Valley. The Elora Gorge offers up a unique way to experience one of the most beautiful and scenic natural wonders in the area. Up above the rapids, 22-metre-high cliffs surround and shelter the rushing water. Tubing is only permitted when the river levels are at a safe and consistent flow, so check the Grand River Conservation Authority’s News bulletins before heading out. The normal hours of operation are from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tubes, helmets and life jackets are available at the park, for more information on equipment fees click here.  In order to ensure that you have the mandatory equipment and experience the rapids, it is suggested that you arrive early since reservations are not permitted. The Grandview apartments are located 12 minutes away by car and the Executive Suites are 15 minutes away making them a close and cool option to choose.


Aquatics Centre


For those who prefer an option that is within walking distance of the apartments, Centre Wellington’s Aquatic Centre is a 14-minute walk away from the Grandview Apartments and 34 minutes away from the Executive Suites. Featuring a 25-metre lap pool with six swimming lanes and equipped facilities for adults, the centre also features a water slide, water jet sprays and a water umbrella for the kids. While the kids splash and swim around, there is a whirlpool available for adults to use, relax and recharge.  The Aquatic Centre located at 550 Belsyde Avenue and available to rent for birthday parties, school outings and corporate functions by calling the aquatic supervisor at (519) 843-2800.




Bingemans at 425 Bingemans Centre Drive in Kitchener is one of Waterloo Region’s premier attractions to enjoy a water-filled day of fun.  Boomerango, Full Throttle, The Cyclone and the Wave Pool are just a few of the water attractions that this high-energy park has to offer. The park also offers outdoor activities like canoeing the Grand River, beach volleyball, paintball and mini golf. While the water park is less than a 40-minute drive from the Fergus apartments, you can turn a day trip into a camping experience with Bingemans Camping Resort. There are a variety of camping packages available that include accommodations in two queen-size beds, stunning chandelier lighting, a fridge and a breathtaking view of the Grand River.


Summer weather can be spectacular but sometimes escaping the heat is a top priority. Luckily, Williams and McDaniel’s Fergus apartments are situated near some great options for easing the heat of summer, if only for a little while.