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You’ll want to plan to spend enough time in Kitchener to visit a historical site or two, to enjoy the parks and trails and to shop the Farmer’s Market. The activities and the atmosphere of Kitchener-Waterloo are delightful to tourists and locals. A charming and community oriented place, Kitchener offers guests picturesque landscapes and a refreshing, more relaxed, change of pace.

There are a lot of things to see and do in Kitchener, and here are some places you should look into:

The Aud
In its more than 50 years, Kitchener Memorial Auditorium Complex (The Aud) has been a cornerstone of the community. Sporting events, big name entertainers in concert as well as trade shows for many different industries fill up the Aud’s calendar of events each season.
Bingeman Park
The whole family will love spending a warm sunny day at Bingeman Park, a recreation center located on the banks of the Grand River. Not for someone wanting to stay dry for the day, water fun is the central attraction here!
Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery
Do you have an eye for exquisite glasswork? Do you enjoy choosing unique clay pottery? If you answered yes, then perhaps you’ll want to spend some time at the Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery.
Castle Kilbride
You don’t want to miss this National Historic Site found just a short drive away in Baden, at 60 Snyder’s Road West.
Centre In The Square
The whole area is very proud of the Centre-In-The-Square, where the best of North American/Canadian entertainment and culture is showcased on a regular basis.
Doon Heritage Crossroads
Come to the Doon Heritage Crossroads site and experience a recreation of rural village life in 1914. Crossroads are the intersection of two roads.
Homer Watson House and Gallery
Art enthusiasts should make a point to visit the Homer Watson House and Gallery. Homer Watson was Canada’s first famous landscape artist, and this place allows you to see where he did all of his amazing artwork.
Joseph Schneider House
If you’re interested in the lifestyle of the Mennonites, visit the Joseph Schneider House, one of the oldest homesteads in Ontario.
Kitchener Farmers Market
The Farmers Market has been a Kitchener tradition for over 130 years. Each Saturday, area farmers bring their fresh produce, meat and home-baked goodies to the downtown area along Frederick and Duke Streets.

Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery
Art enthusiasts will appreciate the diverse collection of art at the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery. There are 6 exhibition areas that cover all aspects of the visual arts.
Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony
The Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony is one of Canada's top orchestras with a wide range of concert series to suit every age and taste.
Laurel Creek Conservation Area
If you appreciate all that nature has to offer, go to the Laurel Creek Conservation Area, located just outside of Kitchener in the northwest corner of Waterloo.
Museum and Archive of Games
The beautiful University of Waterloo campus (24,000 student population) is located in nearby Waterloo, just a 5-minute drive. One museum located in B.D. Matthews Hall at 200 University Ave. W is worth the time to visit.
For the avid skier – or someone who wants to learn – Kitchener’s famed Chicopee is the place to go for skiing and snowboarding in the winter.
St. Jacobs Farmers' Market and Flea Market
The local Old Order Mennonites add a unique flavor to the St. Jacob’s market, where you’ll see horse teams pull buggies loaded with goods for sale and driven by men, women and children dressed in the same style of apparel that their ancestors wore hundreds of years ago.
Victoria Park
Victoria Park is the heartbeat of Kitchener, located downtown, just a short walk from City Hall on either side of Courtland Avenue between Victoria Street South and Queen Street South.
Waterloo Regional Children's Museum
Playing and fun is what learning is all about at the Waterloo Regional Children's Museum. There’s something for everyone, from the oldest to youngest member of your family.
Waterloo-St. Jacobs Railway
All aboard!!! Jump on board on a streamliner tourist train that rolls through the heart of Mennonite farm country.
Woodside National Historic Site
Visit the grand estate and cherished boyhood home of William Lyon Mackenzie King, Canada's 10th and longest serving Prime Minister. The estate has over 4.65 hectares of garden and parkland for exploring and relaxing.
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