About Waterloo Region

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Welcome to Waterloo Region — the crossroads of innovation and tradition.

Located in the heart of southwestern Ontario, Waterloo Region provides the perfect balance between new and old, rural and urban, nature and technology, classical and contemporary, tranquility and adventure. 


Waterloo Region is located on the Haldimand Tract, on the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee, Anishnaabe and Neutral People.

We are thankful that we are able to create, collaborate, play and work on this shared land. As beneficiaries of this land, we have a responsibility to acknowledge and understand its history and the current experiences of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples. We support community efforts to
sustain a relationship with Indigenous peoples based on respect, dignity, trust and cooperation, in the process of advancing truth and reconciliation.

Check out these links to learn more about the history of Waterloo Region.

A Mennonite couple in a horse and buggy are travelling down a gravel road in Wilmot township. It is a sunny spring day and the trees are starting to bud.

Waterloo Region is made up of three vibrant cities — Cambridge, Kitchener and Waterloo — and four scenic townships – North Dumfries, Wellesley, Wilmot and Woolwich. Each city and township boasts it’s own unique attributes which are brought together and woven into the tapestry of who we are in Waterloo Region.

Imagine a place where you can glimpse into the future through the cutting edge of technology or feel like you’ve gone back in time as you watch horse-drawn buggies ride down the street. Experience the excitement of vibrant city centres celebrating world-renowned festivals and attractions, while being close enough to escape into the stillness and beauty of the surrounding rural countrysides.

This is just the beginning of everything that awaits as you explore Waterloo Region. 

To start planning your visit to Waterloo Region, check out what you will find in each of our unique areas. 

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