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The Waterloo Region, a blend of vibrant urban and rural living, is a cultural and recreational mosaic of opportunity to pursue passions and lifestyle activity. Enriched by artists, writers, and musicians, theatre performers, and the many nations represented by the immigrant population, the Region offers authentic and unique cultural experiences - including the world's second-largest Oktoberfest.

The Waterloo Region is also a diverse outdoor adventureland. Whether it's skiing, fly-fishing on the Grand (a designated heritage river), a full offering of recreational facilities, or hiking along hundreds of kilometres of trails through more than 3,000 acres of parkland, recreational opportunities abound.


From St. Jacob's Market to the Kitchener Rangers to the Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory, Waterloo Region has amenities for all interests. For those who want to venture further, world-stage arts, professional sports and culture (from film festival to food to symphony) are accessible within a 60-minute drive.


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2015 Waterloo Region Lifestyle

2015 Waterloo Region Smart Move

2014 Waterloo Region Smart Move