Kitchener is often referred to a K-W (Kitchener-Waterloo) as these two cities are located right next to one another. It is also part of the “tri-cities”; Waterloo to the north, Kitchener in the middle and Cambridge to the south. Kitchener is the largest city located within the Grand River watershed covering an area of about 137 square kilometres. The area in which this city is situated has a humid continental climate of the warm summer subtype. Summers can be very warm and humid with daytime average highs around 25°C and the winters can get quite cold with significant snowfall and daytime highs average -2°C.
This city is best known for its annual Oktoberfest celebrations; in fact the Oktoberfest festival here is recognized worldwide. Kitchener (and surrounding area) has many breweries and wineries and perhaps you can get a better taste for local fare by touring a brewing facility. There is no shortage of fine dining along with a huge selection of various eateries, restaurants, bars, pubs and of course, great nightlife. If you want to take in some of the local culture there are museums and art galleries to enjoy. There is a year round market that attracts people from all over that provides unique shopping opportunities, culturally diverse cuisine, fresh produce and more. For those who enjoy golfing there are great courses that can challenge you and there are many parks and conservation areas nearby to get out and just get some fresh air. There are plenty of community centres that offer pay-as-you play activities such as swimming, fitness classes, and other recreational activities. No matter what your interests are there is always something to see and do in Kitchener.