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.

A front view of the conestoga mall near The Inn of Waterloo

Conestoga Mall

With more than 130 stores and services, it’s no wonder that Conestoga Mall draws 6.3 million visitors each year!

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the winter Woodside historic site near The Inn of Waterloo

The Woodside National Historic Site

During your stay, you might enjoy touring William Lyon Mackenzie King’s birthplace.

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a front view of the museum near The Inn of Waterloo

Themuseum

It’s a new kind of museum that promotes interaction in creative ways

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The Canadian clay & glass gallery near The Inn of Waterloo

Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery

Check out the only gallery in Canada dedicated to ceramic, glass, enamel and stained glass.

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A beautiful view of the laurel lake near The Inn of Waterloo

Laurel Creek Conservation Area

From hiking and birdwatching to swimming and windsurfing, you can experience beautiful natural surroundings and energized fun at the same time.

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view of kitchener memorial auditorium near The Inn of Waterloo

Kitchener Memorial Auditorium Complex

Affectionately known as “The Aud,” the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium Complex is a multi-use facility.

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view of the grey Silo Golf course near The Inn of Waterloo

Grey Silo Golf Course

With its terrific reputation and well-known respect for players of all skill levels, the Grey Silo Golf Course is a very popular attraction

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view of pride lion and lioness gazing

African Lion Safari

Enjoy a spectacular safari park with more than 1,000 animals to discover

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view of center in the square theater near The Inn of Waterloo

Centre in the Square

For live theatre and performing arts, Centre in the Square has great shows to offer.

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view of the St Jacabs Farmers Market near The Inn of Waterloo

St. Jacobs Market

Located in St. Jacobs, the St. Jacobs Farmers Market is the largest year-round farmer's market in Canada.

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front view of the Perimeter Institute near The Inn of Waterloo

Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics is an independent research centre in foundational theoretical physics 

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View of University of Waterloo near The Inn of Waterloo

University of Waterloo

The University of Waterloo is a public research university with a main campus in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

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View of Wilfrid Laurier University near The Inn of Waterloo

Wilfrid Laurier University

The University of Waterloo is a public research university with a main campus in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

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A view of the Brubacher House near The Inn of Waterloo

Brubacher House

Brubacher House is a historic house museum in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada which showcases the home life of 19th century Mennonite pioneers in Waterloo County

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view of the Waterloo Regional Museum near The Inn of Waterloo

Waterloo Regional Museum

Museum featuring exhibits on Waterloo's history, plus the 24-acre Doon Heritage Village.

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A poster of Max's sport world

Max's Sports World

Driving rage, Golf Course & Axe Throwing 

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a front view of the RIM park near The Inn of Waterloo

RIM Park

RIM Park is a 500-acre city park facility offering both outdoor and indoor amenities on the northeast side of the city of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, near the Eastbridge neighbourhood

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Cambridge Butterfly conservatory near The Inn of Waterloo

Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory

Tropical gardens fluttering with around 2,000 butterflies & exotic birds with a café & gift shop.

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