Explore Kitchener

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Once an industrial centre, Kitchener has emerged into a vibrant cultural hub. Many of its former factories have been re-imagined and are now home to globally recognized innovation incubators and start-ups. Kitchener is the anchor of Canada’s Innovation Corridor, with a startup density that is second only to Silicon Valley.  

Contrasting with this spirit of innovation is the city’s celebration of its deep roots and history. Visit historic Homer Watson House and Gallery and learn about one of Canada’s most celebrated artists and the works he created while he lived here. Stroll through the Waterloo Region Museum and Doon Heritage Village for an immersive experience of what life was like in Waterloo Region in 1914.  Be “German for a Day” as the city celebrates its German heritage during the annual Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest festivities – Canada’s largest Bavarian festival. 

Trendy restaurants make their mark in Kitchener, and its coffee culture offers cappuccinos in casual cafés that provide a front row view of the city.  

Stroll through Victoria Park with its lake and historic Clock Tower; catch the best local and international performers on stage at The Centre In The Square performing arts centre: be inspired at the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery; experience science and art intersecting at THEMUSEUM.  

Get ready to explore the City of Kitchener!

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