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Three Bustling Cities,

Four Thriving Townships,

and a wellspring of history, culture, industry and innovation.

About the Waterloo Region


Located in the heart of Southwest Ontario, Waterloo Region provides the perfect balance between new and old, rural and urban, nature and technology, classical and contemporary, tranquility and adventure.

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  • City of
    Cambridge


    • Amalgamation of City of Galt, townships of Hespeler & Preston & Hamlet of Blair.
    • Whistle Bear Golf Club, was home to the Manulife LPGA Classic in 2015.
    • Has most historical preservation of architecture throughout entire region.
  • City of
    Kitchener


    • Home to Oktoberfest, the largest Bavarian festival outside of Munich, Germany.
    • Centre In the Square showcases the best local and international performing arts.
    • Home of Communitech; clubhouse innovation for digital media and entrepreneurs.
  • City of
    Waterloo


    • Uptown Waterloo - a vibrant core area and bustling public square
    • Named Top Intelligent Community in 2007
    • Home to over 1000 technology companies
    • Home to some of Canada¹s top post-secondary institutions
  • Township of
    North Dumfries


    • Historic Victoria Park is home of the Fresh Ayr Festival
    • The township of North Dumfries owns and maintains 11 parks
    • Guided walking tours through the quaint villages & significant buildings
  • Township of
    Wellesley


    • Original Name was Schimdtville until 1851
    • Our 13th Prime Minister Grandfather George Diefenbacker lived and worked in Wellesley
    • Junior Hockey home team is called "AppleJacks"
  • Township of
    Wilmot


    • Baden is home to Castle Kilbride, a National Historic Site of Canada.
    • New Hamburg hosts the annual MOPARfest, the largest in Canada.
    • Wilmot's motto: "Building a Sure Foundation".
  • Township of
    Woolwich


    • Canada¹s largest year-round farmers market is in St. Jacobs
    • West Montrose "Kissing Bridge" is the last remaining covered bridge in Ontario
    • Home to the Region of Waterloo International Airport.
    • Guinness Book of World Records Largest Maple Syrup Festival in Elmira

Did You Know?

  • Kitchener is the largest city in Grand River watershed.
  • Many people don’t know that there is a museum just outside the food court at Conestoga Mall (and it’s free).
  • Waterloo was named the Top Intelligent Community in 2007.

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About Us

Waterloo Regional Tourism Marketing Corporation


Founded in 2007, the Waterloo Regional Tourism Marketing Corporation (WRTMC) is the recognized Destination Marketing Organization for the Region of Waterloo. We are a nonprofit marketing and image development organization with extensive knowledge on the development of destination profiling, awareness building programs and strategic partnerships.

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