The Kitchener–Waterloo area offers an abundance of fantastic opportunities for fun and relaxation. While you might know that the region is a great place for skiing and snowboarding, you might not be aware of some of the lesser-known attractions the area has to offer. Here are just a few to whet your appetite for adventure.
Woodside National Historic Site
The boyhood home of Canada’s longest serving Prime Minister, William Lyon Mackenzie King, the Woodside National Historic Site features a beautiful 1853 home which has been completely restored to its 1890’s Victorian state, as well as beautiful grounds that were saved from developers who intended to raze the property and build a housing tract during the 1940s. The house is sometimes closed for maintenance; be sure you check availability as you plan your outing. The site is located at 528 Wellington Street North, in Kitchener.
Kitchener Memorial Auditorium Complex
Home to the Kitchener Rangers, the “Aud” holds a number of events throughout the year. With everything from ice skating, festivals, concerts and other shows, and much, much more, the Kitchener Auditorium is a fantastic destination. It is located at 400 East Avenue in Kitchener.
Doon Heritage Village
Located on Rural Route 2, outside Kitchener, the Doon Heritage Crossroads Village is a fantastic place to spend a day learning all about life as it was more than 100 years ago. Fun for kids and adults alike, the village is staffed by costumed interpreters who engage in a number of activities that bring yesteryear to life.
The Centre in the Square
A fantastic performing arts venue, the Centre In The Square is a wonderful place to catch top-rated performances. Offering plays and musicals, and musical performances ranging from classic rock to symphonic masterpieces, this performing arts centre has something for everyone. It is located at 101 Queen Street North in Kitchener.
Joseph Snyder Haus Museum and Gallery
You’ll find this wonderful community oriented historic site and gallery at 466 Queen Street South in Kitchener; while it is a small venue, it is one that is well worth a visit. Centred in the heart of historic downtown, it is located inside a Georgian frame farmhouse which was built by Joseph Schneider, one of the Kitchener-Waterloo region’s first pioneers. Built just after his arrival in 1816, the site features exhibit galleries, a resource library, and an artifact vault. Special events and different programs take place here throughout the year.
The Children’s Museum
Featuring five floors filled with activities to stimulate young minds and excite the senses, The Children’s Museum features a number of events for kids of all ages. Offering displays that range from art to technology, the museum is located at 10 King Street West, in Kitchener.
Bingeman’s Big Splash
Offering a huge water park, plenty of action games, and golf, <