Imagine a place where old traditions meet new, where urban meets rural, where nature leads to great adventures, where distinguished events and festivals unite friends and family, a place for you to explore...

Waterloo Region is a mid-sized community with both the amenities of a large urban centre and the charm and character of a smaller rural community. Each of our cities is unique in its own way with boutique shops, farmers' markets, a variety of restaurants and thriving public squares.

Kitchener is a hub of urban activity. With a history of industry and working together, entrepreneurism is in its very roots. Immerse yourself in the many large outdoor festivals and special events downtown throughout the year, learn to ski at Chicopee, or take in a show or sporting event at one of the major venues.

Waterloo plays host to two of the highest-ranked universities in the country and attracts some of the best and brightest talent from around the world. Uptown Waterloo is a thriving urban centre with award-winning architecture, unique shops and fantastic restaurants.

Cambridge has a rich cultural history reflected in the picturesque limestone buildings lining the Grand and Speed Rivers. It offers live theatre, museums and Canada's longest continually operating farmers' market. Explore over 365 hectares of parkland or venture down the Grand River on the Cambridge to Paris Rail Trail or by canoe with a local tour company.

Located on the western edge of Ontario's greenbelt, our peaceful rural landscape, comprising the townships of North Dumfries, Wellesley, Wilmot and Woolwich, is dotted with many distinct towns and historic communities as well as farms offering homemade sausages, maple syrup, apple butter, cheese and Mennonite furniture and quilts.

Waterloo Region is a community of communities connected by high-quality transit, cycling and walking trails, and the scenic Grand River

Visit a local information centre or search Explore Waterloo Region for more information.


Explore Waterloo Regio

260 King Street West, Suite 201

Phone: 519-585-7517

Kitchener-Waterloo Multicultural Centre (KWMC)

102 King Street W
Kitchener, Ontario

YMCA Immigrant Services

800 King Street W
Kitchener, Ontario

Phone:: 519-579-9622

Email YMCA Immigrant Services