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Wilfrid Laurier University Leaf
April 18, 2014
Canadian Excellence

Waterloo Region


Waterloo Region: The best of all worlds

Waterloo Region is one of the fastest growing high-tech areas in Canada. It is modern, culturally diverse and progressive; it has cutting-edge businesses, fantastic live theatre, fabulous restaurants, terrific shopping, a unique heritage ... and much more! The area is known for its picturesque countryside, the annual Oktoberfest celebration, the Elmira Maple Syrup Festival and rural Mennonite culture. Waterloo Region is also a centre of high-tech manufacturing, research, insurance and higher education. Waterloo is the home of Research in Motion and Open Text Corporation, as well as the Centre for International Governance Innovation and the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics.

The region also offers great outdoor activities from canoeing on the Grand River, a Canadian Heritage River, to hiking the trails in the thousands of acres of area parks.

Waterloo Region is within easy driving distance of major centres such as Guelph, Toronto, Hamilton and London, and the US border at Lewiston, New York, is only a two-hour drive away. 

Visit  for things to see and do! 

The Region of Waterloo

The City of Kitchener

The City of Waterloo

Child Care Connection

Public School Board

Separate (Catholic) School Board

Other nonprofit and government services

Kitchener-Waterloo Multicultural Centre (for newcomers)

Grand River Transit