Victoria Park opened in 1896, making it our oldest park. Some of the original features remain, including an iron bridge, flower beds and hundreds of trees and shrubs. The park is also home to a historic pavilion, which is a popular event and wedding venue.

On this page:

  1. About Victoria Park
  2. Location
  3. Parking and transit
  4. Washrooms
  5. Wi-Fi
  6. Splashpad and playground
  7. Swans
  8. Events
  9. Rent the pavilion
  10. Tell us what you think

About Victoria Park

Walk around Victoria Park lake, crossing back and forth over numerous bridges, visit the band stand on Roos Island and take in some of Kitchener’s largest park trees in formal park setting.

In the winter, enjoy outdoor skating on the Victoria Park outdoor ice rinks.


Location

Victoria Park is a short walk away from downtown Kitchener. You can access Victoria Park from:

  • the Iron Horse Trail
  • Gaukel Street
  • Joseph Street
  • Jubilee Drive via Park Street, Courtland Avenue or other surrounding streets
  • Schneider Avenue
  • Roland Street

Get directions on Google Maps.


Parking and transit

Victoria Park has multiple parking options:

  • lot on Jubilee Drive near Devon Street
  • lot on Jubilee Drive near David Street
  • on-street parking on Schneider Avenue
  • lot on Schneider Avenue (for pavilion)

These Grand River Transit (GRT) routes stop near Victoria Park:

  • route 1 on Queen Street South
  • route 20 on Park Street South
  • route 204 on Queen Street South
  • Victoria Park Station for ION light rail transit on Charles Street West

Plan your trip with GRT’s trip planner.


Washrooms

These washrooms are available at Victoria Park:

  • accessible men's and women's washrooms on Jubilee Drive at David Street
    • available year-round
    • open seven days a week, from the morning to dusk
  • men's and women's washrooms near the Pavilion and play area
    • available between May and November
    • open seven days a week, from the morning to dusk

Wi-Fi

Use your own phone, tablet or computer with our free Wi-Fi. Choose the “Kitchener Public WiFi” network and follow the instructions that show up.


Splashpad and playground

Behind the Victoria Park Pavilion, you'll find our splashpad and playground. Parking is available in the pavilion parking lot.


Swans

Victoria Park is home to Otis and Ophelia, Kitchener’s swans. They live in the park during the summer, and travel to Stratford for the winter.

Check out our social media pages for pictures and updates on Otis and Ophelia.


Events

We host events at Victoria Park during the summer. Check our events calendar to find an upcoming event.

Some popular events at Victoria Park include:

  • Cruising on King Street
  • Ribfest
  • Kitchener Blues Festival

Rent the pavilion

Victoria Park Pavilion is a popular wedding and event venue in downtown Kitchener. Visit our event rentals page to learn more.


Tell us what you think

We're looking for feedback and input on:

  • downtown parks
  • park signage
  • park access, community use and welcoming
  • accessibility and parks

These surveys close on September 30, 2022.

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