In addition to being known as one of the most intelligent cities in the world, Waterloo is renowned for its vibrant culture and stunning landscape. Historical buildings preserve the city’s heritage while blending seamlessly with award-winning contemporary architecture and innovative research facilities. Beautiful outdoor spaces such as David Johnston Research & Technology Park, RIM Park, and Waterloo Park help to colour the city and create a welcoming retreat. 3,000 acres of parks, 6 conservation areas, and over 20 golf courses mean that there are endless opportunities to get outside.
It is no secret that Waterloo’s locals are bold, creative and lively; three words that can easily be used to describe the city itself. In addition to the dozens of arts, culture, and heritage festivals hosted in the region throughout the year, there is no shortage of cafes, restaurants, bars and lounges, and tons of great places to lose yourself for hours at a time. Go dancing at one of many popular clubs, catch up with friends in Waterloo Square, explore the boutiques that line the streets of Uptown Waterloo, or escape into countless worlds at a nearby Virtual Reality arcade.
Thanks to the Region of Waterloo International Airport (YKF) and Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) only an hour away, extending your passions and innovations past city boarders is simple and convenient. Located along Highway 401, Waterloo offers easy access to the rest of the GTA and Hamilton, and Grand River Transit, ION, and more than 500 kilometers of on-road bikeways and off-road multi-use trails make moving through the city a breeze.