Kitchener is a growing city often associated with Waterloo and is located between London and Toronto. It first began as a place where German immigrants were promised good land if they would come to live on this new frontier. Today you will still find some of that German heritage in addition to beautiful parks and great entertainment.
Although there are many beautiful areas and sites worth visiting you should definitely make time to explore the impressive Kitchener Market. Started by the first Mennonite immigrants, this market has lasted for over 150 years. From its humble beginnings it has grown into an amazing display of locally produced vegetables and fruits, warm baked bread and freshly cut flowers. Give yourself plenty of time to explore all that it has to offer. The beautiful Victoria Park is Kitcheners largest park and is located at the center of the city. You know you have found it when you see the impressive Queen Victoria statue. The SportsWorld Park is a different kind of park and is a great place to bring out the entire family. The waterslides, wave pool, mini golf and batting changes are sure to please adults and kids alike.
As mentioned before, Kitchener is rich with German heritage. The annual Christkindl Market offers you an amazing collection of German treats whether you are buying for a friend or rewarding yourself. Feast on the amazing food, listen to great entertainment and enjoy a glass of gluhwein. Occurring at the beginning of the Christmas season it is a lovely way to kick start the season. The Oktoberfest is another German event that is celebrated all around the world. However, the Kitchener party is one of the best. This event brings thousands of visitors every year eager to taste the Bavarian bratwursts and listen to a little polka. Although the Thanksgiving parade has no German connections, it is one of the very best Canada has to offer.