Kitchener Places

TripWhat's travel guide to Kitchener; our list of the best things to see, including Kitchener Blues Festival, Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest and Kitchener Market.
  • The best place in Kitchener: Kitchener Blues Festival

    Kitchener Blues Festival

    Downtown Kitchener
    4 Days, 5 Stages, 60+ Shows!
    food nearby
  • Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest

    Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest

    Bavarian festival held annually in October; is the largest in the world outside of Munich, Germany.
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  • Kitchener Market

    Kitchener Market

    Farmer's market held on Wednesday and Saturday mornings in a new building at the south end of downtown, about a 10 minute walk from City Hall and the bus station. There is also a food court made up of multi-cultural restaurants which is open every weekday. One local radio station, CJDV ("Dave FM") has a studio in the market, though they more often broadcast from their studio in Cambridge.
  • Fairview Park Mall

    Fairview Park Mall

    2960 Kingsway Dr
    The largest shopping centre in the region. It is in the southern part of Kitchener and is a 10-20 minute bus ride from downtown. To get to the mall by bus from downtown take either any route 7 or iXpress bus headed south.
  • The Catacombs

    The Catacombs

    West (beside Peter Martin's 20King and TD Bank). The largest music memorabilia shop in the region. Thousands of t-shirts, sweatshirts and even baby clothes from just about any rock, metal or punk band you can think of.
  • Waterloo Public Square

    Waterloo Public Square

    An open-air event and gathering space at the corner of King Street N. and Willis Way in the heart of Uptown. Year round programs include festivals, markets, concerts, activities such as Yoga, Tai Chi and Ballroom dancing.
    restaurants nearby
  • Centre in the Square

    Centre in the Square

    101 Queen St
    This is the venue where the K-W Symphony performs, and is also where Broadway touring companies perform. Located in the Civic Centre neighborhood of downtown, beside the Kitchener Library. The hall was built to be large enough to perform Wagnerian opera, and seats approximately 2000 in a lovely setting with a very nice acoustic.
    food nearby
  • Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery

    Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery

    101 Queen Street North Kitchener, Ontario N2H 6P7
    The gallery premiers and exhibits contemporary art of Canadian and international artists.
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  • Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery

    Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery

    25 Caroline Street North
    Tu-Sa 10AM-5PM, Su 1PM-5PM. Located in Uptown Waterloo. The collection is small enough to be seen in an hour. Admission is FREE.
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  • Sole


    83 Erb street west
    Offers updated versions of classic Italian and Canadian cuisine.
  • Public Utilities Building

    Public Utilities Building

    a beautiful
    , across the street from the city hall; the former Public Utilities Building now houses the Kitchener - Waterloo Tourism Centre [22], a great place to find information on city events.
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  • open ears festival of music & sound

    open ears festival of music & sound

    Downtown Kitchener
    A diverse, week-long, multi-venue music festival that has something for everyone. International musicians converge to treat festival goers to all manner of fascinating sounds and sights. From grand scale orchestral performances at the Centre in the Square to sound installations to intimate late-night experimental performances, the festival provides entertaining and interesting fare for the open-minded music lover. Festival passes, individual performance tickets and free shows are available.
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  • Transylvania Club

    Transylvania Club

    16 Andrew St
    Open Tu-F.
  • Rum Runner Pub

    Rum Runner Pub

    1 King Street West, Kitchener
    M-F 11AM - close, Sa 12PM to close, Sundays 4PM to 10:30PM. $12. Great downtown pub with a casual menu featuring homemade hamburgers, steaks and a great assortment of entrees. Home to Yuk Yuk's Comedy Club. LLBO
  • Schwaben Club

    Schwaben Club

    1668 King Street East
    Celebrating the Schwaben and German cultures, while helping others celebrate their important events.
  • Cameron Chinese Seafood Restaurant

    Cameron Chinese Seafood Restaurant

    19 Cameron St. S
    Many 'foodies' agree that Cameron has the best Dim Sum this side of the greater Toronto area.
  • Moose Winooski's

    Moose Winooski's

    20 Heldmann Rd
    Moose Winooski's Kitchener is a great outdoor adventure without getting wet or eaten by mosquitoes, and campsites that are always available. So park your Ski-doo next to ours and come on in.
  • Works Gourmet Burger Bistro

    Works Gourmet Burger Bistro

    92 King St S
    The WORKS offers 70 FRESH Gourmet burger combinations, fresh cut fries, ice cold beer & hand-made classic shakes – ALL 100 % Canadian
  • The Bauer Kitchen

    The Bauer Kitchen

    187 King Street South, Unit 102
    We're a Soho inspired restored warehouse restaurant in the heart of the technology triangle.
  • Concordia Club

    Concordia Club

    429 Ottawa Street South
    The Schenke Restaurant is open 6 days a week.
  • Laurel Creek Conservation Area

    625 Westmount Rd
    This conservation area, centred around a reservoir, offers camping, as well as a beach and other water activities. Trails are available for hiking as well as cross country skiing during the winter.
    restaurants nearby
  • Registry Theatre

    122 Frederick St
    A small theatre providing inexpensive performances by small theatre groups. Located in the Civic Centre next to the police station and behind the library.
    food nearby
  • Kitchener City Hall

    200 King St
    An attractive, post-modern building located in the centre of downtown. There is a cafeteria located on the top floor of the tower.
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  • Bingemans

    425 Bingemans Centre Drive, Kitchener, ON N2B 3X7, Canada
    An amusement center, campground and conference/banquet venue.
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  • Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

    31 Caroline Street North
    Started by a $100 million donation by local entrepreneur, Mike Lazaridis, founder and co-CEO of Research in Motion (RIM). The institute presents several free lectures that are open to the public (usually held at Waterloo Collegiate Institute on Hazel Street) and also hosts the occasional concert (admission usually around $20). The ticket office is at the Old Post Office on the corner of King Street North and Dupont Street West.
    food nearby
  • Waterloo Festival for Animated Cinema

    137 Ontario Street North
    The one and only film festival for animated feature films from around the world. Takes place in mid-November.
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EDIT THIS ITINERARY Our list of places in Kitchener uses some content from Wikipedia and Wikivoyage.