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By car

Highway 401 runs along Kitchener's southern border. Kitchener is located one hour west of Toronto, one hour east of London, three hours east of Windsor/Detroit. If coming from Toronto, take exit 278A (Highway 8). At the Highway 7 and King Street exit, exit King Street to downtown Kitchener. If coming from London, take exit 278 (King Street), then take Highway 8 east to the King Street exit as above.

By air

Waterloo Region International Airport is served by Delta with three flights a day to Detroit, WestJet with one flight a day to Calgary and Bearskin Airlines with three flights each business day to Ottawa. Most air travel to Kitchener comes through Toronto Pearson International Airport in the north-west corner of Toronto. Ground transportation between Kitchener and Pearson is operated by Airways Transit who operate door-to-door services as well as scheduled minibus services from several large hotels in Kitchener, Airways Transit services are, however, prohibitively expensive, to the point that a taxi is significantly cheaper for two or more people. Another, much cheaper option for people traveling alone is to take the Greyhound coach to downtown Toronto and then take the Pacific Western airport coach to the airport, however this can take significantly longer depending on traffic.

By rail

VIA Rail runs between Kitchener and Toronto, Guelph, London, and Sarnia; the train station is located at 126 Weber St. W, near the corner of Victoria St. in the northeast corner of downtown. Via runs three trains a day in each direction.

By coach

Greyhound runs regular commuter coaches between downtown Kitchener and Toronto, stopping on the site of the former Sportsworld amusement park on the border of Kitchener and Cambridge, some coaches to Toronto also run to the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo. Greyhound also runs coaches to London and Guelph. Coach Canada runs regular coaches from Kitchener to Hamilton and Niagara Falls. The bus terminal in Kitchener is located in the centre of downtown, one block from city hall, on Charles Street, between Ontario and Gaukel Streets, however the main terminal for Greyhound is a temporary inflatable structure on the Sportsworld Drive site, tickets can be bought at that location or outside on the platforms of the downtown site, parcels can only be picked up or deposited at Sportsworld.

Key places to visit
Waterloo Pioneer Memorial Tower, Victoria Park, Kitchener City Hall, Registry Theatre, Children's Museum


Places to Visit

Waterloo Pioneer Memorial Tower

300 Lookout Lane (From King St. E., take Deer Ridge Dr. to Lookout Lane). A tower built in 1925 to commemorate the pioneers who first settled in this area in 1800, the first inland settlement in Upper Canada. A national historic site.

Victoria Park

Beautiful park in downtown. The park was designed by the firm of Frederick Law Olmstead, the same firm that designed Central Park in New York City. The park contains a large lake, a magnificent clock tower taken from the old city hall when it was demolished, a statue of Queen Victoria and a small restaurant that plays host to many musical acts among other things. The main entrance to the park, which was recently redesigned, is at the end of Gaukel St., only two blocks from city hall.

Kitchener City Hall

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

Registry Theatre

A small theatre providing inexpensive performances by small theatre groups. Located in the Civic Centre next to the police station and behind the library.

Children's Museum

An extremely fun museum for children of all ages, also plays host to child related events. Located in the centre of downtown, across the street from the Walper Terrace Hotel and next to Theatre & Company.



Right Time to Visit

January - March
September - December