Looking for a way to explore Kitchener and get active at the same time? Walk through our neighbourhoods and visit the places that have shaped our city. Self-guided walking tours give you the freedom to learn about our history, culture and diversity at your own pace.

On this page:

  1. City Hall
  2. Downtown
  3. Mount Hope Cemetery
  4. Heritage districts
  5. Extraordinary Spaces – public art tour

City Hall

Visit City Hall in downtown Kitchener to explore the home of our municipal government. This walking tour will take you from King Street, through the first and second floor of City Hall, around the outside of the building and back out to where you began.

Download the City Hall tour guide


Downtown

Walk through downtown Kitchener to see historic buildings and experience our cultural heritage. The tour’s first stop is St. Jerome’s College, across from City Hall on Duke Street.

Download the downtown tour guide


Mount Hope Cemetery

We operate seven cemeteries across Kitchener. Mount Hope Cemetery is our oldest active cemetery, with records dating back to the late 1700s. Walk through time and visit memorials to some famous Kitchener names, including Breithaupt and Schneider.

Download the Mount Hope Cemetery tour guide


Heritage districts

Kitchener is home to four distinct heritage districts, each with its own self-guided walking tour. Use the links below to download each neighbourhood’s guide.


Extraordinary Spaces – public art tour

These public art tours will take you through Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge. Extraordinary Spaces showcases public art locations across Waterloo Region. Use the links below to download each guide.