Kitchener

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Hundreds of parks, Mennonite pioneer houses and one of the largest Oktoberfests in North America make this city just outside of Toronto worth visiting.

Head southwest through Toronto’s surrounding farmland to reach the extensive twin cities of Kitchener and Waterloo. Kitchener is the southernmost of the pair and features an array of parks, museums and historical sites. Once known as Berlin, Kitchener has a rich German heritage. Visit a heritage German house and try a local pilsner at the city’s fun-filled Oktoberfest.

Kitchener is known for its lush green spaces. Find nearly 220 parks in this leafy city, including golf courses, nature preserves and urban parks. During the winter, ski within the city limits at the Chicopee Ski and Summer Resort.

Victoria Park is Kitchener’s centrally located park. This park dates back to 1896 and its clock tower is one of the city’s essential heritage structures. The tower stood atop the now-demolished old city hall. Visit nearby Kitchener City Hall to see the modern civic building. Take the Iron Horse Trail by foot, bicycle or on horseback from Victoria Park into Waterloo Park, the main park of Kitchener’s twin city.

Learn about the history of Kitchener’s settlement and development at its interesting museums. The Joseph Schneider Haus is a history museum located inside the city’s oldest house, which was built in 1816 by a German Mennonite pioneer. Tour the interior to see period furnishings and German-Canadian folk art in the exhibition space. The Waterloo Region Museum provides details on the rest of Kitchener’s history, including the First Nations people who once lived here and the city’s prosperous manufacturing industry.

Visit Kitchener in October to see the city embrace its German heritage in one of the largest Oktoberfest celebrations in North America, attracting hundreds of thousands of people each year. The 9-day festival culminates with Canada’s much-loved Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Drive an hour or take a 3-hour bus ride out of Toronto to reach Kitchener. Surrounded by farmland and dotted with idyllic green spaces, Kitchener is a peaceful respite from urban Toronto.

Where to stay in Kitchener

Quality Inn
Quality Inn
2.5 out of 5
2899 King St E, Kitchener, ON, N2A 1A6
The price is ₹5,597 per night from 22 Dec to 23 Dec
₹5,597
per night
22 Dec - 23 Dec
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Kitchener. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (1,002 reviews)
"It was quite fine and affordable."

Reviewed on 3 Dec 2022

Quality Inn
Kitchener Inn & Suites
Kitchener Inn & Suites
2.5 out of 5
4355 King Street E, Kitchener, ON, N2P 2E9
The price is ₹7,169 per night from 11 Dec to 12 Dec
₹7,169
per night
11 Dec - 12 Dec
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Kitchener. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a 24-hour fitness centre. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,000 reviews)
"Small rooms...minimal breakfast...just snacks. Tpughnlocation to drive into from the 401"

Reviewed on 5 Dec 2022

Kitchener Inn & Suites
Delta Hotels by Marriott Waterloo
Delta Hotels by Marriott Waterloo
3.5 out of 5
110 Erb St W, Waterloo, ON, N2L1T5
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ₹9,731 per night from 7 Jan to 8 Jan
₹9,731
per night
7 Jan - 8 Jan
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Waterloo. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and a fitness centre. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (997 reviews)
"It’s a beautiful property. The only comment I would have is they should have verbalized that the pool needed reservations. Otherwise would definitely come again!"

Reviewed on 3 Dec 2022

Delta Hotels by Marriott Waterloo
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
1BR Loft Near DT Cambridge - Trails Parks
1BR Loft Near DT Cambridge - Trails Parks
Cambridge, ON
Stay at this apartment in Cambridge. Enjoy free WiFi, a TV and digital TV. Popular attractions Riverside Park and Walter Bean Trailhead are located nearby. Discover ...
1BR Loft Near DT Cambridge - Trails Parks
Residence & Conference Centre - Kitchener Waterloo
Residence & Conference Centre - Kitchener Waterloo
2 out of 5
99 Conestoga College Boulevard, Kitchener, ON, N2P 2N5
Stay at this business-friendly aparthotel in Kitchener. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a 24-hour fitness centre. Our guests praise the convenient parking ...
3.4/5 (354 reviews)
"A great location right next to Conestoga College. Clean and safe."

Reviewed on 8 Aug 2019

Residence & Conference Centre - Kitchener Waterloo
Boardwalk Homes Executive Suites
Boardwalk Homes Executive Suites
4 out of 5
University Ave. & Fischer-Hallman, Waterloo, ON, N2N 3R9
Stay at this 4-star condo in Waterloo. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a terrace. Our guests praise the comfy beds in their reviews. Popular attractions Waterloo ...
3.7/5 Good! (9 reviews)
Great stay
"What a great way to spend a few days in waterloo close to a tims and food basics .. l9ved being in a house vrs a hotel room for yhe same price .. very convenient"

Reviewed on 18 Dec 2021

Boardwalk Homes Executive Suites
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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