The northern part of this area contain the cities of Kitchener and its neighbour Waterloo. The picturesque Victoria Park is nestled just a short walk from the City Hall in the heart of downtown and is home to a restored clock tower.
For those having more of a "thirst" for the region, North America's largest Bavarian Festival, "Oktoberfest", is just a few of many exciting tourism experiences in the Kitchener and Waterloo region.
If you enjoy art galleries, theatre, and music, you won't want to miss the many theatrical and musical productions presented throughout the year. For those who love to shop, the farmers' markets, antique shops, outlet malls, in the village of St. Jacobs will keep you busy sourcing good quality and value.
An exciting, new travel destination combining colourful communities and dynamic adventure awaits on and along the Grand River. It is designated as a Canadian Heritage River.
The Grand River meanders through the lovely city of Brantford which is internationally recognized for its award-winning gardens and parks. As well, Brantford is the birthplace of the telephone, invented by Alexander Graham Bell, and the hometown of hockey great, Wayne Gretzky. You can treat yourself to visiting a significant historic attraction, Kanata - a 17th century Iroquois village, or enjoy a myriad of outdoor activities.
To the south, the Grand empties into Lake Erie, and the stretches of unspoiled beach along Lake Erie's north coast are excellent for sunbathing and swimming. Along this beach is Port Dover, a small, friendly and relaxing town off the shores of Lake Erie. Or enjoy fantastic Long Pointe, a wonderful beach, camping and boating location. Every summer, tourists flock to Erie's shores to see the sights, smell the smells, hear the sounds and taste the foods of the town.