150 Things We Love About Kitchener Waterloo Region

In Honour of Canada’s 150th this year, we put together our own list of things that we love in Waterloo Region! In the past, our Region may have been perceived as being ‘small town’, and there are a lot of great small town aspects of our community. It is also, however, a thriving community with lots to see, do, eat, drink and experience!

150 things we LOVE about Waterloo Region (in no particular order):

Kitchener Waterloo Restaurants & Bars:

Sole Restaurant and Wine Bar
The Bombshelter Club
B @ the Museum
The Boathouse at Victoria Park
Arabella Park Beer Bar
Red House
Bao Sandwich Bar
Ethel’s Lounge
Thrive Energy Lab
My Thai
Rhapsody Barrel Bar
Beertown
Rainbow Caribbean
LA Franks
Stark and Peri
Arabesque Family Restaurant
Easy Pour Wine Bar
Starlight Social Club
Bhima’s Warung
Borealis Grill and Bar
The Bent Elbow
Bobby O’Brien’s
The Berlin
George’s Chinese Food
Kiwi Gastropub
Grain of Salt
Cambridge Mill
Fork and Cork
Gilt Restaurant
Grand Trunk Saloon
Lancaster Smokehouse
Pure Kitchen
Angie’s Diner
White Rabbit
Goodvibes Juice Co
Taco Farm
Wildcraft Wherever Catering
Charcoal Steakhouse/Martini’s
Public Kitchen and Bar

Kitchener Waterloo Cafes & Bakery:

Yeti Café
Jimmy’s Minis
Sweet and Savory Pie Co
Silva’s Portuguese Bakery
Settlement Coffee Co.
Four All Ice Cream
Unity Baking
The Cake Box
Matter of Taste
Debrodniks Donuts
Tiny Cakes

Kitchener Waterloo Area Breweries:

Waterloo Brewery
Block 3 Brewery
TWB Brewery
Innocente Brewery
Abe Erb
Descendents Brewery

Kitchener Waterloo Sports & Things to Do:

Flag Raiders Paintball
Chicopee Ski Park
Airborne Trampoline
Manulife Sports Complex
Waterloo Public Square
Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory
Princess Cinemas
Galt Arena Gardens
Funworx Indoor Playground
Music and Movies in Waterloo Park
Dunfield Theatre
The Kissing Bridge
Doon Heritage Village
Kitchener Rangers
African Lion Safari
Kitchener Auditorium
Bad Axe Throwing
Bingemans Big Splash Water Park
Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony
The Waters Spa
Chicopee Ski Club
Shows at Centre in the Square
Adventure Rooms Canada Escape Room
Whistle Bear
Laurier Field
Forever Young Spa
Waterloo Regional Airport

Kitchener Waterloo Seasonal Events and Festivals:

Santa Clause Parade
Kitchener Blues Festival
Shows at Centre in the Square
Oktoberfest
Waterloo Jazz Festival
Christkindle Market
Cambridge Scottish Festival
Elmira Maple Syrup Festival
Baden Corn Festival
Grand River Film Festival
Waterloo Busker Festival

Kitchener Waterloo Parks and Nature Areas:

Victoria Park
Laurel Creek Conservation Area
Huron Natural Area
The Hydro Cut
Shades Mill Conservation Area
Mill Race Park
Puslinch Lake
Canoeing the Grand
Pinehurst Conservation Area
Riverside Park

Kitchener Waterloo Area Shopping/Specialty/Markets:

Belmont Village
Ten Thousand Villages
St Jacobs Farmers Market
Dana Short Gourmet
Cornerstone Home Interiors
Reids Chocolate
Southworks Mall
Timeless Materials
Roadside Food and Flower Stalls
Lee Valley
Vincenzo’s
Cambridge Farmer’s Market
Dutchie’s Fresh Market
Andie’s Waterloo
Market Road Antiques
Victoria Street Market
Conestoga Mall
Loop Clothing
Kara’s Smart Foods
Exclusive Elements
Hilborn Pottery Design
Fairview Park Mall
Paul Puncher Men’s Clothier
St Jacobs Silo Shops and Exhibits

Kitchener Waterloo Area Companies & Schools:

Christie Digital
Uptown Waterloo BIA
Centre for International Governance Innovation
Toyota Motor Manufacturing
Conestoga College
Wilfred Laurier University
D2L
University of Waterloo
Communitech
The Perimeter Institute
Open Text
Magnet Forensics

Kitchener Waterloo Area Venues, Event Spaces & Hotels:

Maxwell’s Concerts and Events
Hacienda Sarria
Langdon Hall
The Crown Plaza Kitchener
The Walper Hotel
Kitchener Auditorium
Waterloo Regional Museum
THEMUSEUM
Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery
Castle Kilbride National Historic Site
Roseville Estates
Joseph Schneider House Museum

Didn’t see your favorite Kitchener Waterloo spot, leave it in the comments section below.

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