Welcome to The Walper Hotel



Immerse yourself in the historic charm of The Walper Hotel. This iconic 1893 landmark is the epicentre of one of Kitchener, Ontario’s oldest neighbourhoods, now a hub of vibrant growth, partly due to the buzzing tech scene of the Waterloo-Toronto Tech Corridor.

Journey along King & Queen streets to explore dozens of independent, locally-owned shops, including coffee bistros, restaurants & pubs, art galleries & museums or venture just steps from the hotel to Kitchener-Waterloo's urban nature getaway, Victoria Park.

You’ll be captivated by this Kitchener-Waterloo hotel's amazing past, and charmed by its contemporary flare.  From Eleanor Roosevelt’s preferred breakfast location on the interior terrace to Lennox Lewis’ boxing match in the Crystal Ballroom, every nook and cranny in this Kitchener-Waterloo hotel has a story to tell.

And now, we’d like you to be our next guest.

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Whether you're looking to tie the knot, host a corporate event, or have a drink at our 2nd-floor cocktail lounge, The Walper Hotel in Kitchener-Waterloo has everything you need. Plan your corporate meeting in our newly renovated 2nd-floor event space featuring the latest in Audio-Visual needs, or stay over on one of our 3 floors of beautiful boutique hotel rooms! Staying in the only boutique hotel in Waterloo Region means your experience will be a unique one, catered to your wants & whims. We truly are unlike other Kitchener-Waterloo Hotels!

We've hosted downtown Kitchener weddings since 1893; from traditional ceremonies to modern day chic - we create, and you celebrate! Let us take you on a site tour of our Kitchener-Waterloo wedding venue and enjoy a complimentary tasting at TWH Social after.

Grand River Rocks

distance: 1.7kilometre from hotel
Grand River Rocks

The premier indoor climbing gym in Kitchener-Waterloo. Offering over 100 climbs of various difficulty from beginner to seasoned climbers. Yoga classes, climbing camps, lead climbing, bouldering, and exercise equipment are all available.

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Adventure Rooms Canada

distance: 1kilometre from hotel
adventure rooms

Our Original Adventure* hosts 2 – 24 players.  (created Oct 2013)

Our Alternate Adventure* hosts 2 – 7 players. (created March 2014)

The Vault* hosts 2 – 24 players. (created Aug 2015)

Our games are unique in that they are not created based on specific themes or storylines, but for the puzzles contained within them.  They are neutral in theme in order to appeal to, and be appropriate for, all players.  All games are fun, unrelated and unique challenges that are not required to be completed in any order.

Our adventures are of similar levels of difficulty – all of our games are created for an average 20% success rate.

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BATL Axe Throwing

distance: 1.9kilometres from hotel

Located in the in the heart of Kitchener-Waterloo, BATL Kitchener has been delivering axe throwing to residents of K-W, Cambridge, Guelph and surrounding communities since spring of 2015.  Only two blocks from King St. in the Old Granite Club.

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St Jacob's Outlets

distance: 11.9 kilometers from hotel
St Jacob's Market

Open for business every day except Christmas and New Year’s, St. Jacob’s Outlets offers top brands in clothing, accessories, shoes, home décor, housewares and toys.

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The Shops Downtown

distance: 250 meters from hotel
Exterior at Walper Hotel

The best shops, theaters, restaurants and nightlife are just steps from our front door. Stroll into downtown Kitchener and find out why “Awesome Happens Here” isn’t just a catchphrase.

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distance: 350 meters from hotel
Misc at Walper Hotel

From dinosaurs to outer space to art, animation, physics and music, this interactive museum is sneaky smart about getting kids and adults alike to learn all sorts of fascinating stuff without them knowing it!

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Conrad Centre for the Performing Arts

distance: 350 meters from hotel

Home to the Kitchener Symphony, this state-of-the-art venue stages an astounding array of theatrical, musical and dance performances throughout the year.

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Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery

distance: 700 meters from hotel
Gallery at Walper Hotel

“KWAG,” as its known to art lovers near and far, is the region’s leading contemporary public art gallery. In addition to exhibiting the works of regional, national and international artists, the gallery offers educational programs, specialized workshops and more. 

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Centre in the Square

distance: 700 meters from hotel
Centre in the square

For more than 30 years, the Kitchener-Waterloo area’s leading performing arts venue has hosted performances ranging from Melissa Etheridge and the Barenaked Ladies to Blue Man Group, Broadway musicals, The Nutcracker and beloved children’s entertainers The Wiggles.

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Kitchener Memorial Auditorium

distance: 2.5 kilometers from hotel
Exterior at Walper Hotel

This multi-use arena is home to Kitchener’s OHL Hockey team, the Rangers, and stages ice shows, concerts, dog shows and more.

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Chicopee Ski & Summer Resort

distance: 8.2 kilometers from hotel
Exterior at Walper Hotel

For nearly 80 years, this popular winter and summer resort offers skiing, snowboarding, summer camps, tennis, beach volleyball and more!

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