- City Guide - Kitchener
Welcome to Kitchener, a city city in Southern Ontario, Canada with a population of over 470,000 people. Kitchener was originally the Town of Berlin from 1854-1912, and then changed its name to the City of Berlin from 1912-1916. The metropolitan area of Kitchener includes the neighbouring cities of Waterloo and Cambridge - making it the tenth largest Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) in Canada and the fourth largest CMA in Ontario.
It does not take long to discover that Kitchener offers all of the big-city amenities you desire without sacrificing that friendly, small-town feeling. Kitchener offers the perfect balance between culture, dining, entertainment and nightlife, shopping, and recreation. Downtown Kitchener is the heart of the arts and culture scene for all of Waterloo Region, and serves as the home of the famous Centre in the Square performing-arts theatre.
Our festivals and special events calendar is full of exciting, entertaining things to do year-round - providing visitors countless ways to experience all and cultural Kitchener has to offer. Residents and visitors alike can look forward to the best in live theatre, music, festivals, sporting events, galleries, and so much more. We also offer an excess of choices when it comes to recreation, boasting many parks, trails and natural hiking and biking areas - or simply walk around and enjoy the beautiful scenery. Whether you visit the K-W Art Gallery, the King Street Theatre, or listen to the K-W Symphony or attend the Kitchener Blues Festical, Kitchener is sure to please everyone.
Whether you are visiting friends, family, moving or just taking a vacation - Kitchener has it all.