Stay active in the outdoors with the variety of things to do in Kitchener

Located along the Toronto-Waterloo Innovation Corridor, the Waterloo region blends a strong German and Mennonite heritage with a diverse, forward-looking culture. Radisson Hotel Kitchener Waterloo sits in the heart of this area, which boasts a growing tech community with companies like Google and OpenText. On vacation or need a break from an on-site meeting? Try the region’s many outdoor activities, such as skiing in the winter at Chicopee and playing in the splash pad at Victoria Park during warmer seasons. Find a variety of things to do in St. Jacobs Country, a Mennoninte-influenced community featuring markets and a museum, and wrap up your adventures with a beer at Ontario’s first craft brewery, Waterloo Brewing.

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African Lion Safari

14.01 mi / 22.55 km from the hotel
Ride a tour bus or a car on your safari through this wildlife park that features more than 1,000 free-roaming mammal and bird species.


3.1 mi / 4.99 km from the hotel
Race down a slide at the area's largest water park or putt your way through the glow-in-the-dark mini golf course at this fun-filled destination.

Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory

3.66 mi / 5.89 km from the hotel
Known for its thousands of free-flying international butterflies, this conservatory also houses exotic birds, plants, and bugs.

Canoeing the Grand

1.32 mi / 2.12 km from the hotel
Take a two-hour voyage or a 10-hour expedition down the Grand River in a canoe or kayak.

CF Fairview Park

0.33 mi / 0.53 km from the hotel
This mall features more than 100 stores and restaurants, including Banana Republic and Tim Hortons.

Chicopee Ski & Summer Resort

0.96 mi / 1.54 km from the hotel
Offering activities as diverse as the seasons, Chicopee attracts snowboarders and skiers during the winter and beach volleyball players, disc golfers, and tennis players during summer.

Chicopee Tube Park

0.6 mi / 0.96 km from the hotel
Live adventurously at this family-friendly destination that includes a zip line, horizontal ropes, and summer tubing.

Southworks Antiques

7.59 mi / 12.22 km from the hotel
Southworks is one of the largest and most diverse antique malls in the country, with over 35,000 square feet of space and over 100 vendors. The antique mall has even contributed items to a number of movie sets and television series.

St. Jacobs Country

9.65 mi / 15.54 km from the hotel
Taste local maple syrup at a museum dedicated to this sweet topping, shop at the boutiques lining the streets, and hop on the Waterloo Central Railway for a scenic ride to the farmers' market in this Mennonite-influenced area.

Victoria Park

3.43 mi / 5.52 km from the hotel
Stroll around the lake or take your kids to the playground at this tranquil park. In the summer, you can visit the splash pad.

Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum and Doon Heritage Village

2.02 mi / 3.25 km from the hotel
Ontario's largest community museum serves as the entrance into Doon Heritage Village, a 60-acre living history village that takes visitors back to 1914.