Looking for a way to explore Kitchener and get active at the same time? Explore artworks and spaces that shape our city at your own pace with self-guided walking tours.

On this page:

  1. Heritage tours
  2. DTK art walk
  3. Public art across the region

Heritage tours

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

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

DTK art walk

The Downtown Kitchener BIA produces an outdoor gallery of artworks on building exteriors, curated by Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery. The BIA celebrates these artworks and many murals it has paid artists to create in the core by publishing a DTK art walk guidebook. The guide also features our public art collection in downtown spaces.

Download the DTK art walk guide

Stroll Walking Tours also offers a guided educational wander to outdoor artworks in downtown Kitchener from late spring into fall, the Murals and the Outdoor Gallery tour.

Public art across the region

These public art tours will take you to public art locations across Waterloo Region: