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 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 AccommodationsHillcrest House Bed & Breakfast

We are a Heritage Bed and Breakfast in Uptown Waterloo, updated with 3 suites available. Cozy and comfortable, just right for the weary traveller

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Kitchener-Waterloo AccommodationsHoliday Inn Guelph Hotel and Conference Ctr

100% smoke free hotel. conference center for 40-700, with business centre, and fitness centre with indoor and outdoor pool

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Kitchener-Waterloo AccommodationsHolday Inn Express and Suites Waterloo - St. Jacobs Area

100% smoke free guest rooms feature a fridge, microwave, iron and board as well as a 42” Flat Screen LED Smart TV. Every room has a speakerphone with voicemail and free Superfast High Speed Internet access. Year-round indoor salt-water pool,

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Kitchener-Waterloo Travel & AttractionsPuslinch Lake Golf Course

Built in 1962, Puslinch Lake has stood the test of time while challenging and developing players such as Ian Leggatt, winner of the 2002 Tucson Open of the P.G.A. tour. With our tree lined fairways and small, yet undulating greens, accuracy

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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 & AttractionsGrand River Transit (Greyhound Bus Depot)

Greyhound Canada is the largest provider of intercity bus transportation in Canada, serving nearly 1,100 locations. It has become an icon of bus travel, providing safe, enjoyable and affordable travel to 6.5 million passengers each year.

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Kitchener-Waterloo Travel & AttractionsGrand Valley Golf & Country Club

The front nine have narrow fairways and back nine are wide open. The heavily sloped greens are mostly untrapped. Enjoy affordable golf, the pro shop, a year-round casual dining restaurant, and the catering &banquet facilities for partie

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Kitchener-Waterloo Travel & AttractionsGreyhound Bus Terminal (Greyhound Bus Depot)

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