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Referred to as the Silicon Valley of the North, the Kitchener Waterloo region is home to numerous tech companies, including Google, BlackBerry, Sandvine and OpenText. Additionally, the area hosts many large insurance companies such as Sun Life, Manulife, Economical Insurance and Crawford & Company Canada.
Feel like some retail therapy? Our hotel is only a few minutes from Fairview Park Shopping Mall, St. Jacobs Outlet Mall and Southworks Outlet Mall. If you're looking for outdoor fun, check out Bingemans Big Splash during the summer and Chicopee Ski Club, Shicopee Tube Park and Bingemans FunWorx in the winter.
Our area is also known for its rich Mennonite and German heritage—take a drive through the countryside to indulge in some traditional German food. Also be sure to visit the village of St. Jacobs, home to Canada's largest year-round outdoor Farmers Market!
Check out these popular attractions:
The largest Bavarian festival in North America hosts the greatest annual Thanksgiving Day Parade in Canada. Choose from more than 40 family and cultural events held October 9 through 17, 2015.
- Fairview Park Mall (0.8 km)
This popular mall is home to more than 130 stores, including Aritzia, Danier, GUESS and West 49.
Phone: +1 (519) 894-2450
- Chicopee Tube Park (1.4 km)
This unique attraction offers snow tubing in the winter and waterless tubing in the summer.
Phone: +1 (519) 895-2322
- Chicopee Ski Club (1.8 km)
Skiing and snowboarding are showcased during the winter, while beach volleyball, disc golf and tennis take centre stage in warmer weather at this nearby ski club.
Phone: +1 (519) 894-5610
- Canoeing the Grand (2.3 km)
Canoe or kayak tours along the Grand River are offered at this attraction with trips ranging from two-three hours to eight-10 hours.
Phone: +1 (519) 896-0290
- THEMUSEUM (5.1 km)
This interactive museum covers a wide range of topics, from entertainment and art to science and technology.
Phone: +1 (519) 749-9387
- Bingeman's Big Splash (7.6 km)
Bingeman's Big Splash boasts the area's largest water park as well as a huge indoor playground with glow-in-the-dark mini golf and a golf course.
Phone: +1 (519) 744-1555
- Kitchener Market (7.6 km)
This Saturday market has been selling local produce and food for more than a century.
Phone: +1 (519) 741-2287
- Southworks Outlet Mall (16.9 km)
This shopping complex has more than 28 outlet stores and an expansive antiques mall.
Phone: +1 (519) 740-0380
- Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory (22.5 km)
Thousands of free-flying butterflies from Costa Rica and the Philippines call this lush, tropical garden their home.
Phone: +1 (519) 653-1234
- Village of St. Jacobs (23 km)
Find shopping, dining, outdoor activities and indoor exhibits throughout this village, as well as a river trail and opportunities to sample locally produced maple syrup. The Market District is also nearby and hosts one of Canada's largest year-round farmers' markets.
Phone: +1 (800) 265-3353
- African Lion Safari (29 km)
This wildlife park is home to more than 1,000 free-roaming mammal and bird species that can be observed by car or tour bus.
Phone: +1 (519) 623-2620
Region of Waterloo International Airport (YKF) (7.7 km)
This airport offers non-stop flights to Chicago and Calgary every day.
Phone: +1 (519) 648-2256