What to do and see in Kitchener, Ontario: The Best Places and Tips

Discover the best top things to do in Kitchener, Canada including Victoria Park, Huron Natural Area, Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum, Descendants Beer and Beverage Co Ltd., Doon Heritage Village, Schneider Haus National Historic Site, Bingemans Big Splash, McLennan Park, THEMUSEUM, Kitchener City Hall.

1. Victoria Park

Kitchener, Ontario, Canada Nature & Parks
Excellent
52%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 463 reviews

Victoria Park

Reviewed By David R - Hexham, United KingdomHexham, United Kingdom

parkrun

Ran the parkrun on 20th October.3 3/4 laps round the lake which was very enjoyable and a lovely grounds.

2. Huron Natural Area

801 Trillium Dr, Kitchener, Ontario N2R 1J9, Canada Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Wildlife Areas, Forests, Hiking Trails, Bodies of Water, Biking Trails More
Excellent
72%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 83 reviews

Huron Natural Area

Reviewed By Robby G C - Toronto, CanadaToronto, Canada

We loved our hikes in the Huron Natural Area

We first saw the shelter. It had different colors on the roof. There are two concrete walls. recognizing the community, builders, visionaries, stewardship, and cultural history.There were several school buses. The youngest ones played in the sand or climb

3. Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum

10 Huron Rd, Kitchener, Ontario N2P 2R7, Canada Museums, History Museums
Excellent
60%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 227 reviews

Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum

The Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum is the largest community museum in Ontario. Our campus of historical attractions includes the Waterloo Region Museum which showcases more than 12,000 years of history in Waterloo Region; Doon Heritage Village - a recreation of rural village in 1914, with more than 20 historic buildings, costumed interpreters and farm animals; the Waterloo Region Hall of Fame honouring individuals and groups who have brought recognition to themselves and Waterloo Region; and the Region of Waterloo Curatorial Centre - our world class artifact preservation and storage facility. The Waterloo Region Museum and the Waterloo Region Hall of Fame are open year round. Doon Heritage Village is open seasonally from May 1 through December 23. The public hours for the museum and village are different at some times of the year.

Reviewed By nikistather - Kitchener, CanadaKitchener, Canada

Family fun

The day was enjoyed by the whole family. Walking and exploring. Learning how people lived ‘long ago’. Wagon rides, farm animals and games and crafts. Our family has visited many times and we will keep coming back.

4. Descendants Beer and Beverage Co Ltd.

319 Victoria St N, Kitchener, Ontario N2H 5E1, Canada Food & Drink, Breweries
Excellent
73%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 100 reviews

Descendants Beer and Beverage Co Ltd.

THIS IS WHO WE ARE! Descendants Beer & Beverage Co. is an award winning Ontario Craft Brewery at 319 Victoria St. N. in Kitchener. Our European-style bierhalle has a full bar, eatery and a retail shop with cans, bottles, growler fills and merchandise. We also have a wonderfully unique and flexible venue for your next special event. We host weddings, anniversaries, bachelor/bachelorette parties, trade shows, ​employee appreciation parties and many other events. We specialize in "craft", brewing our own recipes on our 15 hectalitre brewhouse. We also serve Craft Spirits, Craft Cider, Craft Soda and guest taps from other Ontario Craft Breweries in our full service bar.

Reviewed By rev_love - OntarioOntario

meeting and Social- hosted an MPP to speak to local supporters

Booked a couple weeks ago...staff very accommodating- esp since we had only a rough estimate of attendee numbers...had twice the expected attendance but Descendants staff shuffled things around and made it work for us... People ordered their own beverages

5. Doon Heritage Village

10 Huron Rd, Kitchener, Ontario N2P 2R7, Canada Sights & Landmarks, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Excellent
71%
Good
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 83 reviews

Doon Heritage Village

Doon Heritage Village is a 60 acre living history village, exploring life in rural Waterloo Region in the year 1914. The village is open daily throughout the summer season; and open weekdays only during the months of September, October and November. The village is open on selected weekends in December - check the museum's website for specific dates and times. The Waterloo Region Museum is the entrance to Doon Heritage Village. One admission price includes entry to the village and museum exhibit galleries. The village comes to life with knowledgeable interpreters dressed in authentic 1914 clothing and features historic buildings, farm animals and fun activities the whole family will enjoy. Learn what was happening locally, provincially, nationally and internationally in the year 1914, the time period Doon Heritage Village is set in, by watching the museum's Orientation Video, available on-line and in the Waterloo Region Museum's Christie® Theatre.

Reviewed By burr6013 - Mississauga, CanadaMississauga, Canada

Rural Life in Waterloo Country During the Year 1914

Established in 1957, Doon Heritage Village is a picturesque, 60-acre, living history village showcasing life in the Waterloo Region during the year 1914. It features knowledgeable interpreters dressed in authentic 1914 clothing, historic buildings, farm a

6. Schneider Haus National Historic Site

466 Queen St S, Kitchener, Ontario N2G 1W7, Canada Museums, History Museums
Excellent
62%
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4.5 based on 72 reviews

Schneider Haus National Historic Site

A local landmark and one of Kitchener's oldest dwellings. Schneider Haus National Historic Site features hands-on activities, special events, and more for the whole family! History comes to life as costumed staff demonstrate traditional tasks through the seasons. Also features a modern interpretation wing that hosts gallery exhibits, workshops and lectures. The heart of the complex is an 1816 Georgian-frame farmhouse that was built by and was home to the area's earliest non-Aboriginal settlers, Joseph and wife Barbara Schneider, who were Pennsylvania-German Mennonites.

Reviewed By burr6013 - Mississauga, CanadaMississauga, Canada

Home to the Area’s Earliest Non-Aboriginal Settlers

A local landmark, Schneider Haus is the oldest surviving Kitchener dwelling. It was built around 1816 by Joseph Schneider (1772-1843), a Pennsylvania-German Mennonite who emigrated with his wife (Barbara) and children to the area from Lancaster County. Or

7. Bingemans Big Splash

425 Bingemans Centre Dr, Kitchener, Ontario N2B 3X7, Canada Water & Amusement Parks, Water Parks
Excellent
20%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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Terrible
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3.5 based on 194 reviews

Bingemans Big Splash

Reviewed By Amy73841 - Guelph, CanadaGuelph, Canada

Very dirty

During our visit, the wave pool was closed suddenly and with no explanation for a long period of time. The bathrooms were positively filthy and smelly. There was a long line up for the 4 stalls (one was closed) each time we tried to use them. My daughter

8. McLennan Park

901 Ottawa St. S, Kitchener, Ontario N2G 4G7, Canada Nature & Parks
Excellent
47%
Good
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4.5 based on 57 reviews

McLennan Park

Reviewed By CharlieBrow - CanadaCanada

Has Everything for the Family

McLennan Park is a must do free activity. Splash Pad, Beach Volleyball, Basketball, Swings, Slide, Mountain Bike course, casual walk, picnic....and more

9. THEMUSEUM

10 King St W, Kitchener, Ontario N2G 1A3, Canada Museums, Specialty Museums
Excellent
27%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
23%
Poor
10%
Terrible
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3.5 based on 148 reviews

THEMUSEUM

We are THEMUSEUM - oneword, UPPERCASE. We are a new kind of museum - one of ideas and experiences. No dusty objects, no collections, and no velvet ropes here. We are dedicated to presenting fresh, relevant cultural content from around the globe in unique and interactive ways that intersect art, science, culture and technology. We are a premier cultural destination and a hub for creative thinking and inspired play. From Andy Warhol to Jane Goodall to Titanic to Yoko Ono, THEMUSEUM is the only museum around that is bold enough to feature such a wide range of cultural content under one roof. We offer a diverse array of exhibitions, programs, and events for children, youth, families and adults guaranteed to awe, inspire and enlighten all audiences. Featuring five floors and 55,000 square feet of interactive exhibitions, THEMUSEUM has a little bit of everything and a whole lot of imagination, education, and good ol' fashion family fun. The public hours for THEMUSEUM are subject to change.

Reviewed By HammerHeidi - Hamilton, CanadaHamilton, Canada

Pleasantly surprised

Our kids age 8 and 10 found enough to amuse themselves here for about 3 hours. They loved the digi play space, but didn't find the brain exhibit very interactive - it was a lot of reading for kids.Thanks for taking the time to leave a rating and review He

10. Kitchener City Hall

200 King Street West, Kitchener, Ontario N2G 4G7, Canada Sights & Landmarks, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Excellent
34%
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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4 based on 63 reviews

Kitchener City Hall

Reviewed By Paul B - Cambridge, CanadaCambridge, Canada

Not yet there but keep on trying

The tradition of Christkindlemarkt started in Kitchener in 1996 and hopefully is getting better each year. I visited this year and found it a poor copy of the German Christmas markets. I believe there is are several reasons for it. Firstly, the prices for

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