Known as “KW”, the sister cities of Kitchener and Waterloo are famous for two prestigious universities, an innovative tech industry, vibrant culture, unique events and fun attractions.
Kitchener has a proud German heritage and hosts the world’s largest Oktoberfest celebration outside of Germany each year. Enjoy numerous music festivals throughout the year, including the Kitchener Blues Festival and Kultrún World Music Festival, as well as museums and art galleries and several public parks and gardens. Another popular attraction is the Kitchener Market, one of the oldest public markets of its kind in Canada.
Where is Kitchener-Waterloo?
Part of the Grand River Valley region, Kitchener-Waterloo is located 100 kilometres west of Toronto in the Saint Lawrence Lowlands. Together, the cities of Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge make up the Regional Municipality of Waterloo, often referred to locally as the Tri-Cities.
Things to do in Kitchener-Waterloo
Visit a Victorian garden
Enjoy a music festival or seasonal event
Spend a day at the park
Visit a museum
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Last updated: November 16, 2023