The Perfect Blend of European Charm and Canadian Spirit

Think thrilling attractions, fascinating historical roots and vibrant, contemporary culture- the Tri-Cities have it all. The region is made up of the cities of Kitchener, Cambridge and Waterloo along with several smaller communities, together forming one of Ontario’s most interesting cultural tapestries. Just take Kitchener, which was formerly known as the City of Berlin due to its large population of German-speaking immigrants. Today, this happening city hosts the world’s second largest Oktoberfest every year in celebration of its German heritage. Likewise, Cambridge is famous for its summerly Scottish Festival, in which kilt-clad locals show off their bagpipe skills and compete in classic tug of war displays. Add to that the many Mennonite communities that lend the region a certain old-world charm with their horse-drawn carriages, and you’ll be hard-pressed to find another region equally packed with cultural gems.

Beyond its captivating heritage, the Tri-Cities offer modern attractions aplenty. From versatile skiing facilities to eclectic museums that feature exhibits on everything from Andy Warhol to the Titanic, you’ll have your pick of family-friendly thrills in the Tri-Cities. The region’s bustling universities also inject the area with youthful energy, that’s apparent in the impressive roster of great eateries, nightlife venues and music festivals that permeate the area.

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