Waterloo Attractions

Things to do in the Kitchener-Waterloo Area

Located in southern Ontario, 115 kilometres from Toronto, the Waterloo Region is the heart of the Technology Triangle. This area offers a mix of modern cities and beautiful countryside. In addition to being home to a thriving advanced technology industry, Waterloo is distinguished by exceptional post-secondary education opportunities. Also, the region boasts historic landmarks, farmer’s markets, art galleries, museums and many walking, cycling and hiking trails along the Grand River. The average temperature in January is -7.1 degrees Celsius and the average temperature in July is 19.8 degrees Celsius.

When it comes to exploring Waterloo-Kitchener attractions and things to do, our friendly staff members at The Inn of Waterloo are the perfect guides.

Just beyond our doors, you’ll find the ideal blend of small town charm and big city energy with marvelous shopping, recreation and restaurants. Explore the region and its many sights and attractions, from the Kitchener Farmers Market and African Lion Safari in nearby Cambridge to St. Jacobs outlet shopping. Plan a hike in Woodside National Historical Park, browse the unique offerings of the St. Jacobs Antique Market or tee off on one of the area’s several beautiful golf courses.

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Conestoga Mall

DISTANCE: 3 minutes FROM HOTEL
Interior at Inn of Waterloo.

With more than 130 stores and services, it’s no wonder that Conestoga Mall draws 6.3 million visitors each year! Not only can you shop at a wide range of popular retailers, but you also have the option to see a movie at Galaxy Cinema or enjoy informative exhibits at the City of Waterloo Heritage Museum. Don’t forget to grab a bite at the appetizing Food Court before you go!

Woodside National Historic Site

DISTANCE: 8 minutes FROM HOTEL
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During your stay, you might enjoy touring William Lyon Mackenzie King’s birthplace. He was Canada’s tenth and longest serving prime minister. The Woodside National Historic Site celebrates this beloved leader through the preservation of his boyhood home. You’ll get a great feel for Canada’s Victorian history while viewing family heirlooms and period reproductions.

THEMUSEUM

DISTANCE: 12 minutes FROM HOTEL
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It’s a new kind of museum that promotes interaction in creative ways. If you’re a fan of the fascinating connections between art, science, culture and technology, you should definitely plan on stopping by. Get ready to be inspired!

Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery

DISTANCE: 7 minutes FROM HOTEL
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Check out the only gallery in Canada dedicated to ceramic, glass, enamel and stained glass. Housed in an award-winning building, you’ll enjoy beautiful displays and exhibits. Plus, the admission is free!

Laurel Creek Conservation

DISTANCE: 10 minutes FROM HOTEL
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From hiking and birdwatching to swimming and windsurfing, you can experience beautiful natural surroundings and energized fun at the same time. Relaxation on the beach is also a popular option. Three picnic shelters are available to be reserved for families or corporate groups as well.

Kitchener Memorial Auditorium Complex

DISTANCE: 9 minutes FROM HOTEL
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Affectionately known as “The Aud,” the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium Complex is a multi-use facility. It’s also the home of the Kitchener Rangers. In addition, businesses and various groups can rent space at this location for special events and functions. 

Grey Silo Golf Course

DISTANCE: 12 minutes FROM HOTEL
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With its terrific reputation and well-known respect for players of all skill levels, the Grey Silo Golf Course is a very popular attraction. Host to the LPGA Manulife Classic in 2012, 2013 and 2014, this course offers 18 scenic holes of championship golf. Get ready for a challenging game in gorgeous surroundings.

African Lion Safari

DISTANCE: 41 minutes FROM HOTEL
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Enjoy a spectacular safari park with more than 1,000 animals to discover! Whether you want to drive through the game reserves in your own vehicle or you prefer to hop aboard the Safari Tour Bus, you’re sure to have an amazing time. Watch elephants play in the water, experience exciting presentations and pet some baby goats. It’s a day of up close and personal fun you won’t soon forget!

Centre in the Square

DISTANCE: 8 minutes FROM HOTEL
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For live theatre and performing arts, Centre in the Square has great shows to offer. It’s been the largest venue in the region for presenting the best local and international acts over the last 30-plus years. Be sure to check out the schedule to see who’s playing while you’re in the area. 

The Inn of Waterloo

Interior at Inn of Waterloo.

475 King St N, Waterloo, Ontario, N2J 2Z5, Canada.