Sport Tourism: Why Waterloo Region?

With sport facilities ranging from RIM Park to our 29 baseball diamonds, Waterloo has become a prime destination for sports tourism in Ontario. Our facilities cater to a variety of sports ranging from BMX biking to golf, with everything in between. We’ve excelled in sport event hosting for years. Explore Waterloo Region can help make connections to many sport stakeholders throughout the region and help navigate through the process. Plus, access the industry’s latest tools and resources and enhance your efforts to get the best results.

Not visiting with a sports team or for a tournament? Come cheer on the Golden Hawks or the Warriors as they triumph in their immaculate playing fields! Apart from the universities, Waterloo is home to over 15 local teams including the Kitchener Rangers and Kitchener Panthers.

Wondering what to do when your team isn’t playing? Head to museums and galleries to check out the latest exhibit, or rent a canoe to paddle the Grand River. Relax in one of our public parks or head to St. Jacobs Village for fresh produce and incredible local shops.

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Allister Scorgie, Director of Sport Hosting
519-585-7517 ext 230



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Feature Partners

 Boardwalk Homes

Boardwalk Homes provides executive guest homes to travellers. They are an alternative choice to hotels and bed and breakfasts, offering more privacy, space, and amenities. There are three types of guest rooms, as well as private condos and entire homes to be rented. Amenities offered  include access to a washing machine, dryer, full kitchen, telephone, high-speed internet, television, and parking.

University Ave & Fischer Hallman Rd, Kitchener, ON


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 Cambridge Hotel & Conference Centre

Among Cambridge, ON hotels, the Cambridge Hotel & Conference Centre is an independently owned full service hotel with 138 guest rooms, the award winning Bruce Restaurant & Lounge, a Virtual Sports Lounge and 10,000 square feet of conference space. Unique to region, the Cambridge Hotel & Conference Centre is proudly independently owned. Unrestricted by familiar franchise policies, our independence encourages our hospitality team to take every opportunity to go above and beyond your expectations. We are located directly off the 401 on HWY 24/Hespeler Rd in Cambridge, part of the Tri-Cities and one of the fastest growing areas in Canada.

700 Hespeler Road, Cambridge, ON


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Conestoga – Residence & Conference Centre

Residence & Conference Centre – Kitchener-Waterloo is a unique and affordable alternative in overnight accommodations. Enjoy the same quality, service and amenities you would expect from standard accommodation facilities, but at an incredibly low rate!

Located at Conestoga College, RCC-KW has access to a double & triple gymnasium as well as over 100, 000 sq. ft. of event space. Whether you’re planning an executive meeting, religious retreat, athletic event or corporate convention RCC-KW has a venue for all occasions.

Residence & Conference Centre

99 Conestoga College Boulevard, Kitchener, ON


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Courtyard by Marriott Waterloo St. Jacobs

Visit the Courtyard by Marriott Waterloo St. Jacobs for a wonderful place to stay within walking distance of many of the popular St. Jacobs Country attractions, such as the St. Jacobs Farmers Market, the St. Jacobs Outlets, and the Waterloo Central Railway.

Their contemporary and spacious rooms offer a comfortable and functional space with free Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV, iPod dock, mini fridge, microwave, and coffeemaker. They also offer a number of deals and special packages for travellers to enjoy.

Courtyard by Marriott Waterloo St. Jacobs exterior shot

50 Benjamin Road East, St. Jacobs, ON


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Crowne Plaza Kitchener-Waterloo

Located in the Market District of downtown Kitchener and within walking distance to many restaurants and local attractions, the newly renovated Crowne Plaza Kitchener-Waterloo is designed with modern style and amenities to help guests relax, rest and connect. The Crowne Plaza Kitchener-Waterloo offers 201 modern rooms that are designed to help guests enjoy a good night’s sleep.

night time view of the exterior of the Crowne Plaza Hotel Kitchener Waterloo

105 King St E, Kitchener, ON


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Delta Waterloo

Allow the Delta Hotels Waterloo to set a new standard for style and sophistication. The hotel features an incomparable location in Kitchener, allowing for convenient travel to a wealth of exciting attractions in vibrant Uptown Waterloo. Overflowing with boutique amenities, hotel rooms offer sleek modern design and plenty of space to unwind after a day in Kitchener.  Work out on your own schedule at the 24-hour fitness centre, take a refreshing dip in the indoor pool or savor a handcrafted meal at the signature Proof Kitchen & Lounge.

110 Erb Street West, Waterloo, ON


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Holiday Inn Express & Suites – Waterloo/St. Jacobs

Welcome to the award-winning Holiday Inn Express & Suites Waterloo – St. Jacobs. One of the newest hotels in Waterloo, it is located close to many area attractions, and is just steps to the St. Jacobs Farmers’ MarketMarket Road Antiques, and the St. Jacobs Outlets. Just over an hour west of Toronto and a short drive from the Region of Waterloo International Airport, the hotel is situated close to RIM Park as well as the University of Waterloo, Wilfrid Laurier University and Conestoga College. The spacious and stylish guest rooms at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites feature a fridge, microwave, 42” flat panel TV, on demand entertainment including video games, and in-room safes. Each room is complete with speakerphone with voicemail and free high-speed internet access. Guests will enjoy the indoor salt-water pool, as well as the water play area for kids and the young at heart.

night time exterior view of the Holiday Inn Express

14 Benjamin Road, Waterloo, ON


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Homewood Suites by Hilton Cambridge-Waterloo

Located close to the 401, Homewood Suites by Hilton has been named one of the Top 25 Hotels for Families in Canada by Trip Advisor for the third year in a row.

Featuring all-suite accommodations, Homewood Suites brings you the comforts of home and the convenience of the office. Enjoy their spacious suites in a variety of options, from studio to two-bedroom. Living areas are light and airy, and granite counters in the bathroom add a touch of elegance.

800 Jamieson Parkway, Cambridge, Ontario


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Inn of Waterloo

The Inn of Waterloo & Conference Centre is the re-launch of Waterloo’s largest, historic and iconic conference hotel. Offering 152 well appointed guest rooms, and over 20,000 square feet of impressive event space for weddings, meetings and conferences.

Centrally located in Canada’s Technology Triangle and minutes from world class educational institutes, research centres, shopping, restaurants and attractions such as St. Jacobs Farmers Market. Easy access to Hwy. 401 and located just off Hwy. 85. The Inn of Waterloo’s complimentary amenities include high speed wireless, hot breakfast, parking, indoor saltwater pool, whirlpool, sauna, exercise facility and tranquil courtyard.

Exterior shot of the Inn of Waterloo

475 King St North, Waterloo, Ontario


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Hotel Laurier

At Hotel Laurier guests can choose from three different types of accommodations. The apartment style air-conditioned suites at Bricker Residence consists of four single bedrooms, two bathrooms, a living room, kitchen and dining area. Waterloo College Hall and the King Street Residence are newer air-conditioned single rooms with semi-private washroom facilities. Laurier also has a number of traditional dormitory style accommodations on campus that provide an economical, yet comfortable stay for guests. All residence buildings have coin-operated laundry facilities, pay phones, and a variety of small and large lounges for registration, meetings or social gatherings. While on campus, conference groups and individuals have the opportunity to use the university’s recreational facilities. Complimentary parking is available for conference guests staying in residence.

outdoor view of the courtyard area at Wilfrid Laurier University

75 University Ave W, Waterloo, Ontario

519-884-0710 x.2771

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Staybridge Suites Waterloo St. Jacobs

At Staybridge Suites Waterloo St. Jacobs guests can choose from studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom/two-bath suites. Each suite features a fully equipped kitchen, comfortable living space to relax in, built-in workspace, plush bedding, and plenty of storage. The hotel’s many amenities include complimentary hot buffet breakfast, free hotel WiFi, heated pool, and 24 hour Business and Fitness centres. There are ample meeting rooms, breakout room spaces and full catering options are available. Staybridge Suites is conveniently located in the heart of St. Jacobs’ Market District, and is close to many local attractions and venues.

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10 Benjamin Rd Waterloo, Ontario N2V 2J9


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The Walper Hotel

Enjoy a one-of-a-kind experience at The Walper Hotel, Waterloo Region’s iconic 4-star boutique hotel. Located at the corner of King and Queen streets in downtown Kitchener, the Walper is at the centre of activity and fun in the downtown core.

Built in 1893 and extensively renovated in 2017, guests can expect a contemporary design with many of the original features preserved. The rooms are complete with unique wallpaper designs, pour over coffee stations, handmade soap, comfortable robes, and tech friendly options for the sophisticated traveler.

20 Queen St S, Kitchener, Ontario


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University of Waterloo Summer Accommodations

Annually between May and August, Catering and Event Services offers summer accommodations on campus in our student residences. Staying at the University of Waterloo can be a wonderful experience. Centrally located, with an array of restaurants, hiking trails and green space, this is a great place to call home for a night, a week, a month or the whole summer!

200 University Ave, Kitchener, Ontario


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Sporting Venues

Large Entertainment Venues & Athletic Centres

Kitchener Memorial Auditorium Complex

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Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex

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RIM Park Manulife Financial Sportsplex and Healthy Living Centre

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  • Kitchener Memorial Auditorium Complex

    Kitchener Memorial Auditorium ComplexKitchener Memorial Auditorium Complex


    • More than 70,000 sq. ft. of indoor exhibition space located throughout 3 adjoining ice surfaces
    • 39-acre site with parking for 2,200 cars
    • Dom Cardillo Arena: ice surface is 85′ x 190‘ with 6 dressing rooms, 10 permanent concession stands, media box, seats 7,700 for hockey, seating arrangements change on a show-by-show basis.
    • Kinsmen Arena: ice surface is 100′ x 200‘ with 5 dressing rooms, 5 permanent concession stands, 800 fixed bench seats
    • Kiwanis Arena: ice surface is 100′ x 200‘with 5 dressing rooms, 5 permanent concession stands, 800 seated and standing capacity

    Phone: 519-741-2699

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    400 East Ave
    Kitchener, ON N2H 1Z6

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  • Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex

    Waterloo Memorial Recreation ComplexWaterloo Memorial Recreation Complex


    • Olympic-sized ice surface (30m x 60m)
    • Seats 3,400 with a total spectator capacity of 4,400
    • 8 large dressing rooms with showers, 2 referee rooms with showers, a first-aid room, press box, seven concession booths
    • 30½ meters of candle lighting for TV, 600 amp electrical service and event staging that is up to 8½m x 12m
    • Indoor swimming pool with diving tower, indoor track, meeting rooms and banquet facilities.
    • Fully licensed, AC & wheelchair accessible.

    Phone: 519-886-1177

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    101 Father David Bauer Dr.
    Waterloo, ON N2J 4A8

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  • RIM Park Manulife Financial Sportsplex and Healthy Living Centre


    • 500-acre facility in Waterloo
    • Grey Silo Golf Course
    • 4 Olympic-sized ice pads with 36 team rooms
    • 2 NBA-size gyms that divide into four singles (2,427 sq. m.), 1,300 person floor capacity.
    • Indoor field house with true playing indoor grass-like turf (3,852 sq. m.) and 300-person portable seating . 1 large field / 3 smaller fields
    • 700-person full banquet and meeting room
    • 2 FIFA size, artificial turf fields and 8 natural multi-use fields, 6 ball diamonds and 4 beach volleyball courts
    • Seven KM (four miles) of trail loops

    Phone: 519-884-5363

    Fax: 519-884-8560

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    2001 University Ave. E.
    Waterloo, Ont.
    N2K 4K4

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