Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario on TransCanadaHighway.com



Scenic lake in a Kitchener Park

Why Visit Kitchener-Waterloo?

This community (which includes Guelph and Cambridge and several smaller towns close-by, is in the heart of Ontario farming country, and has a concentration of ethnic Germans, who get excited about Oktoberfest each fall. It is also a major university town, center of high-tech manufacturing, and general industry.

Kitchener-Waterloo is located in the heartland of Southern Ontario, also called Canada's Technology Triangle is comprised of the urban centres of Cambridge, Guelph, Kitchener -Waterloo. Kitchener is located less than one hour from Toronto, Canada's largest city, and a couple of hours from the American Cities of Detroit and Buffalo via Highway 401. The area comprises a consumer market of over 500,000 people and is positioned to serve a population of 120 million people within a day's drive of the region Also within a 500 mile radius of Kitchener are more than 60% of Canada's population, and 40% of the U.S. population.

Kitchener's Concordia German Club The city began as a 600,000 acre reserve for Indians loyal to the King in the War of 1812. They sold a block of land, which was then subdivided. The first settlers were German-speaking Mennonites from Pennsylvania who like the farmland. Later in the 1800s more Germans came, who were primarily tradesmen and merchants. The new town was called Berlin.

In 1916, during the First World War, the city renamed itself Kitchener for the famous British General. The community is home to several universities including the University of Waterloo , University of Guelph, Wilfrid Laurier University and Conestoga College. Since 1984, the region's economy grew nearly twice as fast as the province overall.



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Kitchener-Waterloo AccommodationsBest Western Cambridge Hotel

Rooms & mini-suites include mini-fridges & data ports. Hotel has indoor pool, dry sauna, and whirlpool, complimentary in-room coffee, continental breakfast, local calls and parking. Banquet facilities for 150. Walk to shopping, restaurants & pubs.

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Kitchener-Waterloo AccommodationsHoliday Inn Cambridge-Hespeler Galt

The award-winning 143 room Holiday Inn Cambridge offers all the comforts of home: Full Conference & Banquet facilities. Indoor & Outdoor Pools, whirlpool, Sauna & Fitness Facilities

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Kitchener-Waterloo AccommodationsFuture Inns Cambridge

Featuring 138 guest rooms, from traditional rooms to suites, Future Inns Cambridge is the perfect destination for families, business travelers and conference conveners.

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Kitchener-Waterloo AccommodationsSunbridge Hotel and Conference Centre Cambridge

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Kitchener-Waterloo AccommodationsBingemans

Whether guests are visiting Bingemans for a day of fun at Big Splash waterpark, FunworX, a stay in the camping resort or attending a meeting, function or conference, our staff provide the utmost in client service and guest interactions.

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Kitchener-Waterloo Travel & AttractionsVictoria Park Golf Club (West)

Little Vic is a mature (1968) picturesque course with 11 par 3s between 110 and 180 yards, and 7 par 4s. This par 61 executive length golf course has gently rolling hills, with trees, creeks, bunkers, and ponds providing a mixture of chal

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Kitchener-Waterloo Travel & AttractionsThomas Cook Travel - Fairview Park Mall

Thomas Cook is the largest leisure travel retail company in Canada. We employ experienced professional travel consultants, backed by a fully integrated web site & call centre. Our customers benefit from our superior buying power with our suppliers.

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Kitchener-Waterloo Travel & AttractionsTavistock Golf Course

Rolling terrain on an old farmland site.

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Kitchener-Waterloo Travel & AttractionsErtugrul Education Society (Turkish Community )

EES runs a Weekend School for children to learn Turkish and also to understand the Turkish culture. EES organizes cultural trips to Turkey as yet another means of building bridges and strengthening friendships between faiths and cultures.

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Kitchener-Waterloo Travel & AttractionsBudget Car & Truck Rental

Budget has great deals on Compacts, Mid-sizes, Minivans, and Standard SUVs, even trucks for your move. With "Fastbreak" you have no lines, no paperwork, no signatures...and one-click online booking!

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