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We’re innovative, creative, culturally diverse, and we know how to have a good time! In Kitchener and Waterloo, we combine first-rate big-city services and amenities with the welcoming smile and personal touch that has given us an undisputed reputation as one of the country’s best places to visit.

You’ll find every urban amenity here. From our dynamic nightlife and fabulous restaurants, to world-class cultural facilities, to family-friendly amenities and destinations, Kitchener-Waterloo has it all. If it’s the outdoors you prefer, Kitchener and Waterloo deliver. With over 200 kilometres of community trails, premier sports fields,Olympic-sized ice pads, swimming facilities, and golf courses, the possibilities are endless.


Whether you’re young, old, or somewhere in between, you’ll find plenty to enjoy at our many festivals. Every year, we celebrate Kitchener-Waterloo’s historic German roots in grand scale during Oktoberfest, the largest Bavarian festival outside of Munich, Germany.

Other major special events include Blues, Brews, & Barbecues, the UpTown Waterloo Jazz Festival, Word on the Street, the K-W Multicultural Festival, KidSpark, Christkindl Market, and the Royal Medieval Faire. For entertainment and enjoyment, culture and cuisine, history and hospitality, let Kitchener and Waterloo welcome you with a personal touch.


For more information:
André Brin Director, Communications | Directeur, relations médias