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Best things to do in Kitchener

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Park
“Beautiful park right in the middle of the city, lots of weekend events happening during the summer months!”
55 locals recommend
Tennis Court
“Waterloo Park has a petting zoo (with llamas, peacocks, chickens, potbelly pigs, miniature ponies, goats and more), picnic areas, a splash pad, soccer fields, ball diamonds, and playgrounds”
26 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“Regarded as one of the best acoustics in all of Canada. Go check out a show!”
30 locals recommend
Bakery
“Italian grocery, deli, fresh food, dessert and more! One of the BEST places to get lunch in KW - price varies depending on items but rages from $-$$”
29 locals recommend
Food
“This is Kitchene'r s Farmer's market. Open every Saturday from 6am- 1pm. Enjoy great produce, meat and baking.”
22 locals recommend
Museum
“Sights, sounds and textures, so many interactive displays and exhibits. Perfect for families and kids. Open year round with regularly changing displays, visit their web site for current exhibit info www.themuseum.ca”
17 locals recommend
University
“The university's architecture and natural scenery is enjyable but its east campus hall also has some great art to see!”
19 locals recommend
Bar
“Amazing selection of Beer & Ciders! Huge tap list, and a wide variety of craft beers from across the world. Won-Ton Nachos are also amazing!”
18 locals recommend
BBQ Restaurant
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“My favorite resturant in town, has been recognized as the #1 spot in kitchener for many years.”
14 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Great location to go shopping it’s the bigger of the two malls and also has plenty of shops in the area”
11 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“large shopping mall with numerous stores and restaurants. Also connected to public transit/LRT”
8 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Fantastic coffee shop to get some work done. Situated just north of Waterloo town square, this little shop has great character. Amazing coffee and warm vibes, I love this place in the winter to warm up my soul. *Beware of current uptown Waterloo LRT construction *”
21 locals recommend
History Museum
“The Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum is the largest community museum in Ontario. It consists of two indoor museum galleries, as well as Doon Heritage Village, a 60 acre living history exhibit. The museum’s main gallery provides visitors with a look at Waterloo Region’s history. Local artifacts have been collected since 1912, and are preserved and stored in the museum’s Curatorial Centre. The Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum’s feature gallery showcases local and travelling exhibits from around the world. Interactive and educational, these exhibits are designed to engage visitors and create an understanding of the Region’s place in the world past, present and future. https://www.explorewaterlooregion.com/listing/waterloo-region-museum-doon-heritage-village/”
14 locals recommend
Campground
“Part of the Grand River Conservation areas, Laurel Creek has a beach, camping sites suitable for either RVs or tents and lots of trails through the trees. For info on Grand River Conservation parks and activities, visit www.grandriver.ca/en/outdoor-recreation/Outdoor-Recreation ”
11 locals recommend
Off-Licence
“Abe Erb is an uber local themed excellent microbrew pub. The beer and burgers are definitely worth the vist, and the staff and owners and staff support the community hugely! Stop in and say Hi”
14 locals recommend
Indie Cinema
“Home to independent and international films, the Princess Theatre will offer movies you can't see anywhere else in the area. Located on the 2nd floor of a 19th century brewery, the building itself is an experience. There is also the Princess Twin Theatre for more mainstream movies. To check out their current showings, please visit their website http://www.princesscinemas.com/”
15 locals recommend