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Local Attractions and Things To Do
in Kitchener Waterloo

Experience all that Kitchener has to offer with Crowne Plaza Kitchener-Waterloo Hotel as your home base.

Live your experience at Crowne Plaza Kitchener-Waterloo Hotel to the fullest.  Our hotel is conveniently located near Kitchener's best cultural attractions, restaurants, shopping destinations and much, much more.  We are the host hotel for the Kitchener Downtown Bluesfest in August and a perfect location for your stay in Kitchener while attending Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest in October.

We invite you to peruse Crowne Plaza Kitchener-Waterloo Hotel's suggestions for great things to do in Kitchener, below:

Things to Do

Explore Kitchener's best attractions.  From outdoor activities to museums, monuments and more, Kitchener has something for everyone.


All about Awe, Inspire, Enlighten.  Ever changing exhibits that challenge the senses and located 1 block from the Kitchener Waterloo Hotel and Conference Centre. Tel. 519-749-9387

African Lion Safari

Go "On Safari"! Get closer than you ever imagined… To over 1,000 exotic birds and animals.  See majestic lions, graceful giraffe, rhino and many more animals from around the world. Drive through 9 km of safari trail in your own car or take a guided, air conditioned Safari Tour Bus.  Tel. 519-623-2620

Victoria Park

Feed the ducks, stroll the lakeside paths or enjoy the splash pad with the kids and Victoria Pavilion. See hot air balloons soar or enjoy the gardens and many festivals that call Victoria park home.  Still boasting a number of its original amenities that date back to the official opening in 1896, including a gorgeous lake, iron bridge, two cannons, wild fowl, flower beds and hundreds of trees and shrubs, Victoria Park also offers:  a picnic shelter and an adjacent summer kitchen, creative playground and splash padHorseshoe pits/ basketball court, historic clock tower entrance, including walkways, new lighting, flower gardens, public art, a pond and water features, boathouse restaurant on the lake, Victoria Park Pavilion - fully licensed banquet hall with stage, winter rinks and open spaces for soccer/football games and the Victoria Park Gallery - open mid May to October on weekends.  Access to the Iron Horse Trail.  Tel. 519-741-2557

University of Waterloo

For 19 years in a row, Waterloo has been named Canada's most innovative university in the Maclean's annual university reputational rankings.  Waterloo also topped the Most Likely to Produce the Leaders of Tomorrow category in 13 of the last 19 years, and was named Best Overall in 17 of 19 years - including in 2010 in all three categories.  Tel. 519-888-4567

Wilfrid Laurier University

Founded in 1911 as Waterloo Lutheran Seminary, Laurier has spent the last 100 years growing into a multi-campus university with strengths in many academic areas and a focus on "inspiring lives of leadership and purpose" in order to provide a great student experience.  Tel. 519-884-1970

David Johnston Research & Technology Park

The University of Waterloo is committed to creating a unique, community-based research and technology park, whose mandate is to foster radical innovation.  The high ambition of the David Johnston Research + Technology Park is supported by a comprehensive partnership among the University, the Government of Canada, Province of Ontario, the Region of Waterloo, the City of Waterloo, Communitech, and Canada's Technology Triangle.

The David Johnston Research + Technology Park is one of the newest research parks in Canada and is uniquely located on the University of Waterloo's North Campus.  Designed to accommodate 1.2 million square feet of office space on 120-acres (49 hectares), the Research Park will house thousands of researchers, create new technology jobs, and generate billions of dollars in economic impact.  Tel.519-888-4567 ext.36339

Chicopee Ski & Summer Resort

Ski, snowboard and great chalet with strong kids and lessons programs, and in the Summer the tennis, disc golf, high ropes and mountain bike park is a must do.  Tel.519-894-5610


Kitchener offers something for night owls and early risers alike.  Have some fun in with these great suggestions for entertainment, ranging from fun for the whole family to ideas for a great romantic night on the town.

Centre In the Square

World class entertainment, shows and acts and home of the KW Symphony.  Acoustically, the superior venue in South Western Ontario and still intimate to get up close and personal to big name performers.  Tel. 519-578-1570

The Aud

The Aud (Kitchener Memorial Auditorium Complex) is a multi-use municipally-owned facility in Kitchener.  The Aud is home to the OHL powerhouse, the Kitchener Rangers.  In addition, the complex includes "The Kitchener Memorial Audiorium" with the Dom Cardillo Arena, two smaller community arenas the Kinsmen Arena and Kiwanis Arena, the Jack Couch Stadium baseball park, Centennial Stadium (track and field, soccer / football) and a skatepark outside the stadium.  Tel. 519-741-2699

Chicopee Tube Park

Tubing in the Winter and Zip lining in the Summer time.  Great fun for kids and adults with a magic carpet ride all the way to the top.  Tel. 519-895-2322


Shop til you drop in Kitchener, where you’ll find everything from high-end retailers to local flea markets.  We hope you left room in your suitcase!

Fairview Park Mall

Whether shopping for yourself, for the kids, or for that special someone, you'll find the finest mix of popular national stores and brand names at Fairview Park. Aeropostale, American Eagle, Aritzia, Banana Republic, Bath & Body Works, Danier, GUESS, Hollister, and West 49 are only a few of the names that make Fairview Park Waterloo Region’s premier fashion destination.  Catering to the needs of area trendsetters, Fairview Park retailers encourage you to flaunt your signature style.  With over 130 stores to choose from, you’re sure to find something unique and special every time you visit.  Tel.519-894-2450

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