Waterloo Region is the best of all worlds. It includes the cities of Cambridge, Kitchener, and Waterloo as well as the townships of North Dumfries, Wellesley, Wilmot and Woolwich. Located just one hour west of Toronto, it offers a unique blend of modern, energetic urban centers and scenic, rural landscapes and is easily accessible by road, rail and air. Waterloo Region is rich in history and culture. Much of it comes directly from its original European settlers of Mennonite families who migrated from Pennsylvania in the early 1800s. More recently, the area's rich cultural diversity has been shaped by immigration from all parts of the world.
In this unique area you'll find a careful balance between unspoiled, natural beauty and vibrant urban life. Visitors can spend time exploring fascinating historic landmarks or discovering our many wonderful restaurants, farmers' markets, theatres, factory outlets, galleries, and colorful festivals. Sports enthusiasts have a wealth of activities, from world class golf courses, great fishing, and canoeing, to hiking and trail-riding along our beautiful Grand River. The Wellesley Apple Butter Festival and North America's largest Bavarian Festival, "Oktoberfest" is just a few of the many exciting tourism experiences this region has to offer.
From church organizations and associations looking for an economical alternative to 1000 delegate conferences requiring spousal programs and that "special unique touch" that will make them memorable, our Region will not fail to delight.