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Things to do in Kitchener-Waterloo

The Kitchener-Waterloo region is a truly diverse area that attracts a variety of travellers. Tourists enjoy exploring the area’s Mennonite and German heritage at places like Village of St. Jacobs, and business guests feel right at home in the Silicon Valley of the North, home of major tech companies, such as Google, BlackBerry, Sandvine and OpenText.

In addition to having plenty of things to do in the area, Radisson hotel guests also have a convenient location near Region of Waterloo International Airport (YKF) and highways 401 and 8. Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) is about an hour from the hotel.

Visit these popular places during your stay:

  • Oktoberfest
    Take part in North America’s largest Bavarian festival held each October. The Thanksgiving Day Parade steals the attention of the entire country each year.
  • Fairview Park Mall (0.8 km)
    From Banana Republic to Bourbon Street Grill, this mall features more than 130 businesses for your shopping and dining pleasure.
    Phone: +1 (519) 894-2450
  • Chicopee Tube Park (1.4 km)
    Live adventurously year round at this family-friendly destination that includes a zip line, horizontal ropes, and winter and summer tubing.
    Phone: +1 (519) 895-2322
  • Chicopee Ski & Summer Resort (1.8 km)
    Offering activities as diverse as the seasons, Chicopee attracts snowboarders and skiers during the snowy seasons and beach volleyball players, disc golfers and tennis players during the warmer months.
    Phone: +1 (519) 894-5610
  • Canoeing the Grand (2.3 km)
    Whether you’re steering from the stern or you’re along for the ride, you can take a two-hour voyage or a 10-hour expedition down the Grand River.
    Phone: +1 (519) 896-0290
  • THEMUSEUM (5.1 km)
    Find entertainment, education and inspiration all in one place when you explore this museum’s collections that showcase nature, art and science.
    Phone: +1 (519) 749-9387
  • Waterloo Region Museum and Doon Heritage Village (5.4 km)
    Ontario’s largest community museum serves as the entrance into Doon Heritage Village, a 60-acre living history village that takes visitors back to 1914.
    Phone: +1 (519) 748-1914
  • Bingeman's Big Splash (7.6 km)
    Splash around in the area’s largest waterpark or putt your way through the glow-in-the-dark mini golf course at this fun-filled destination.
    Phone: +1 (519) 744-1555
  • Kitchener Market (7.6 km)
    This indoor, urban market attracts foodies with its fresh international cuisine, cooking classes and the more than 140-year-old Saturday Farmers’ Market.
    Phone: +1 (519) 741-2287
  • Southworks Shops & Antiques (16.9 km)
    Southworks is both the largest antique mall in the country and home to nearly 30 outlet stores.
    Phone: +1 (519) 740-0110
  • Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory (22.5 km)
    Most popular for the thousands of free-flying, international butterflies, this conservatory also houses exotic birds, plants and bugs.
    Phone: +1 (519) 653-1234
  • St. Jacobs Country (23 km)
    Taste local maple syrup at a museum dedicated to this sweet sauce, shop at unique boutiques lining the streets and hop on the Waterloo Central Railway for a scenic ride to the nearby Farmers’ Market when you visit St. Jacobs Country.
    Phone: +1 (800) 265-3353
  • African Lion Safari (29 km)
    Ride a tour bus or a car on your safari through this wildlife park that features more than 1,000 free-roaming mammal and bird species. You may even get some up-close shots of some of Africa’s most majestic creatures.
    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