Kitchener's history dates back to 1784, when the land was given to the Six Nationsby the British as a gift for their allegiance during the American Revolution, and has since developed into Canada’s leading community in innovation and technology. Whether you’re here for a short term rental or longer term relocation you’ll quickly discover that Kitchener has so much more to offer than amazing tech.
Kitchener is the hub of activity for the region and one of the most fortunate cities in the country, in terms of the great cultural diversity they enjoy, their robust arts and culture scene as well as their gorgeous parks, trails and natural areas. Together, all of these traits amount to a superb quality of life for residents and visitors of all ages extending no shortage of activities for all ages.
Kitchener is also the focal point of the region for public transit service, with buses shuttling residents, professionals and visitors to all ends of the city and beyond.
A visit to the Cambridge Farmers’ Market is an absolute must, trumpeted as a ‘true farmer’s market’ since its début in the 1830’s. This market features fresh local foods such as meats, oils, maple syrup and so much more that will inspire you to make the very most of your fully equipped kitchen!
Beer lovers will positively delight in the city of Kitchener that not only boasts The Brick Brewery Ontario’s, first craft brewery but is also home to Oktoberfest. The region is home to a large German community and the Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest is the biggest Bavarian culture festival outside of Germany. This annual 9-day celebration attracts more than 700,000 visitors each year where over 25,000 pretzels and over 52,000 sausages are consumed.
Whether you’re a thrill-seeking cyclist or just an eager spectator, you’ll want to pay a visit to McLennan Park, hailed among pro BMX bikers as being one of the best bike parks in southern Ontario. The 39-hectare site was made from a former landfill. It also features accessible beach volleyball courts, basketball courts, dog park and more.
Fun Fact: Kitchener was the first municipality in Canada to introduce the blue box recycling system (BBRS) in 1983, which ultimately led to the recycling system we see today found across the world.