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 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 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 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 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 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 Travel & AttractionsUniversity of Guelph Climbing Club

Test your climbing skill on a variety of climbing walls and courses, to prepare yourself for great recreation in a scenic outdoor environment, or enjoy climbing indoors when the weather gets rough. Individuals and groups bookings are both welcome.

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Kitchener-Waterloo Travel & AttractionsBullseye Paintball

This field is a player owned and operated field. Facilities are minimal, but it is a new field,

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Kitchener-Waterloo Travel & AttractionsStratford Country Club

1896 when William Maynard began golfing in the open fields north of the Avon River. The present club was chartered in November 1913 with 50 original shareholders. We opened 9 holes of golf, 6 of which remain in play today. An additional 9 h

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Kitchener-Waterloo Travel & AttractionsErbsville Kartways

Erbsville Kartway offers wicked fast fun for the whole family! Rip around our 1.6KM track in our 9HP honda powered Bomber karts. If you're a little speed demon, Mom or Dad can take you for a spin in our karts built for 2.

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Kitchener-Waterloo Travel & AttractionsWestmount Golf & Country Club

Designed by renowned golf course architect Stanley Thompson this 1929 this private 18 hole course located on 160-acres in a prestigious neighbourhood.

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