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The Walper Hotel: Kitchener, Ontario’s Boutique Urban Hideaway

Exciting Things to do in Kitchener, Ontario

Adventure beckons in beautiful Kitchener, Ontario. Our landmark hotel is steps to world-class museums, dining and entertainment. An all-season destination, you’ll love Kitchener’s summer festivals celebrating our multicultural heritage and the best in new music. When the weather gets crisp, fall for Kitchener-Waterloo’s famous Oktoberfest; it’s the largest festival of its kind outside of Germany.

Historic Charm and Modern Convenience

A Victorian hotel in the centre of Kitchener’s historic district awaits your great escape. Like our guests, no two rooms are exactly alike. The Walper Hotel offers several amenities and services, including valet service, complimentary WiFi, free passes to GoodLife fitness and more.

When you stay at the Walper Hotel in Kitchener, Ontario, you’re part of history. Join the ranks of such famous temporary residents such as former politician and First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, Lennox Lewis and Al Capone. A legend since 1893, the Walper is your home away from home in the heart of Kitchener.

A Cultural Centre

Neighbouring the arts, culture and entertainment, the Walper Hotel is Kitchener, Ontario’s premier host for guests seeking comfort, style and convenience.

Literature, Art& Society

  • Word on the Street National Book and Magazine Festival
  • Tapestry summer events, celebrating Kitchener’s diversity
  • Joseph Schneider Haus
  • Woodside National Historic Site
  • THEMUSEUM
  • Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery

Sport & Recreation

  • Rockaway Golf Club
  • Chicopee Ski Club

Live Music &Performing Arts

  • Kitchener Blues Festival
  • Big Music Fest
  • KOI music festival
  • The Kitchener Memorial Auditorium, Sport & Entertainment Complex
  • Conrad Centre for the Performing Arts
  • Centre in the Square

Science & Technology

  • Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Family Fun

  • Bingeman’s Funworx
  • Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory

Unique Festivals& Parades

  • Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest, Canada’s Greatest Bavarian Festival
  • OktoberLicious
  • Thanksgiving Day Parade
  • Cruising on King Street Vintage Car Festival
  • Rock and Rumble Bike Rally

Retail Therapy

  • St. Jacobs Outlet Malls and World-Famous Market
  • The Shops Downtown
  • Fairview Park Mall

Dining Scene

Enjoy exceptional contemporary cuisine in historic Kitchener. Our hotel’s Executive Chef Terry Salmond and his staff are proud to present fine dining and catering options onsite.

For a coffee without compromise, relax at our inviting café; or, unwind with a refreshing beverage at one of our attractive interior courtyards.

Popular Centre and Market district restaurants, pubs, bars and nightclubs are within short walking distance of The Walper Hotel. Waterloo, Ontario also offers many restaurant options, ranging from fine dining to casual eateries.

We know that pleasure accompanies business. So when you book your meetings and events with the Walper Hotel, we are delighted to provide suggestions on the best restaurants, top entertainment venues and other interesting things to do in Kitchener.

Explore

Let the Walper Hotel in Kitchener, Ontario be your home base for all the region has to offer. There is never a shortage of fun things to do in Kitchener and area, and many are just a short walk or drive from your hotel.

Waterloo Ontario’s twin city, Kitchener is also close to the one-of-a-kind rural destination of St. Jacobs, and Cambridge’s breathtaking Butterfly Conservatory is only about 13 kilometers away.

A Tradition of Academia

For affordable luxury near the core of student life, stay with us at the celebrated Walper Hotel. Waterloo, Ontario’s revered universities – Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Waterloo – are just down the road from the charm of Kitchener’s historic downtown. Whether you’re alumni, faculty or visiting the campus, we’d love to accommodate you.

Celebrate with Us

Add sparkle to your celebration with Kitchener, Ontario’s premier events and local flavour. In December, Kitchener’s beautiful Victoria Park is aglow with shimmering holiday lights, and traditional German foods and handicrafts are on sale at the annual Christkinl Market.

Ring in the New Year in beautiful winter wonderland Kitchener, Ontario. Every year, City Hall and Civic Square hosts a great free party, with comedy, entertainment, games,  live music and dancing.

Plan Your Trip

Need more ideas for things to do in Kitchener? The Walper Hotel’s friendly staff are always more than happy to recommend a few hometown favourites for your unforgettable visit.