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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!”
48 locals recommend
Tennis Court
“Sizable recreation area with a splash pad, farm, mill replica, picnic sites & sports facilities.”
23 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“Regarded as one of the best acoustics in all of Canada. Go check out a show!”
24 locals recommend
Museum
“TheMuseum in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada opened to the public in September 2003 following eight years of planning and fundraising. TheMuseum, as it was renamed in 2010, offers a range of permanent interactive exhibits and rotating temporary exhibits designed for all ages to touch and enjoy. ”
18 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
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 $-$$”
27 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
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!”
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!”
16 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Conestoga Mall has over 130 stores and services. Food Court featuring 14 vendors and a Galaxy Cinema.[2] Anchor tenants include Hudson's Bay, Zehrs, Galaxy Cinemas, Winners, Sport Chek, Old Navy and soon to be Shoppers Drug Mart . The mall, built in 1978, was one of the only buildings on this section of King Street. Since it opened, the mall has been expanded several times, and has contributed to the retail success of this area. Several big box retailers have opened on King Street North around the mall,”
12 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
“large shopping mall with numerous stores and restaurants. Also connected to public transit/LRT”
8 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
History Museum
“The Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum is the largest community museum in Ontario with two indoor museum galleries and a 60 acre living history exhibit called Doon Heritage Village. Our main museum gallery tells the story of Waterloo Region and our feature gallery showcases local and travelling exhibits from around the world. Visit our feature gallery page to see what is on exhibit now at the Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum.”
13 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The BEST sushi in all of KW. it's more like a 10 min. drive but it's so worth it.”
12 locals recommend