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.

Cambridge Hotel and Conference Centre
Cambridge Hotel and Conference Centre
3 out of 5
700 Hespeler Road, Cambridge, ON
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The price is NZ$136 per night from 30 Jan. to 31 Jan.
Situated in the shopping district, this hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Cambridge Ice Centre, Wedges 'N Woods Golf Academy and Riverside Park. Ibowl.ca Family ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (987 reviews)
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Cambridge Hotel and Conference Centre
Delta Hotels by Marriott Waterloo
Delta Hotels by Marriott Waterloo
3.5 out of 5
110 Erb St W, Waterloo, ON
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The price is NZ$211 per night from 30 Jan. to 31 Jan.
Located in the heart of Waterloo, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Clay and Glass, University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University. Centre In The ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (928 reviews)
"Beautiful, spacious room. Friendly, helpful staff. Thank you"

Reviewed on 14 Jan. 2022

Delta Hotels by Marriott Waterloo
Inn of Waterloo and Conference Centre
Inn of Waterloo and Conference Centre
3.5 out of 5
475 King St N, Waterloo, ON
The price is NZ$139 per night from 24 Jan. to 25 Jan.
Situated in Waterloo, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Conestoga Mall and University of Waterloo. Wilfrid Laurier University and St. Jacobs Market District ...
3.8/5 Good! (986 reviews)
"Everything was fine in general. Breakfast was a bag with water, apple and way too sugarly muffin (i guess covid issues prevent real breakfast). The room had been frozen befrore we entered and took may hours to properly heat up- the floor remain cold almost throughout."

Reviewed on 4 Jan. 2022

Inn of Waterloo and Conference Centre
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Homewood Suites by Hilton Waterloo/St. Jacobs
Homewood Suites by Hilton Waterloo/St. Jacobs
3 out of 5
45 Benjamin Road, St Jacobs, Township of Woolwich, ON
The price is NZ$171 per night from 30 Jan. to 31 Jan.
Situated in Township of Woolwich, this aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of St. Jacobs Country Playhouse and St. Jacobs Market District Visitor Information ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (686 reviews)
"Small kitchen with dining set very useful. Large rooms and well designed and furnished. Front desk and breakfast bar staff very friendly, efficient and professional during a difficult (Omicron) time."

Reviewed on 21 Jan. 2022

Homewood Suites by Hilton Waterloo/St. Jacobs
Homewood Suites by Hilton Cambridge Waterloo Ontario
Homewood Suites by Hilton Cambridge Waterloo Ontario
3 out of 5
800 Jamieson Pky, Cambridge, ON
The price is NZ$203 per night from 26 Jan. to 27 Jan.
Situated in the business district, this aparthotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Cambridge Ice Centre, Shade's Mills Conservation Area and Dunfield Theatre Cambridge. ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (453 reviews)
"I had a very good stay at this hotel. I will come back in future."

Reviewed on 26 Dec. 2021

Homewood Suites by Hilton Cambridge Waterloo Ontario
Breithaupt
Breithaupt
2.5 out of 5
44 Breithaupt St, Kitchener, ON
The price is NZ$302 per night from 25 Jan. to 26 Jan.
Located in Mount Hope Huron Park, this holiday home is 0.5 mi (0.9 km) from Kitchener City Hall and within 3 miles (5 km) of University of Waterloo and Centre ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (5 reviews)
"Great renovation, free parking and location for visiting The Museum. Things to consider are the stairs (the unit is on the second floor), no TV channels (only NletFlix) and a limited kitchen with only a MicoWave and a Fridge. If you plan correctly, you can make dinner and breakfast to save ..."

Reviewed on 9 Dec. 2021

Breithaupt
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