Known to many as Kitchener's crown jewel, Victoria Park is a mix of timeless and modern beauty. Nestled in the heart of the city's downtown area, the park still houses many of its original features from back in 1896 when it opened. This walking tour will take you through the park and the surrounding heritage district, filling you in on Kitchener’s early history including how it got its name.
You’ll see the park’s celebrated clock tower, Queen Victoria Statue, Roos Island and original 1895 bridge, and hear the stories behind these sites. Along the way, I’ll also point out the oldest house in the city, Joseph Schneider Haus, and other homes that once belonged to prominent citizens from Kitchener's beginnings. You'll hear about the height of Kitchener's industrial development and the houses that were built for its workers.
Come along and explore the romantic landscape and Kitchener's early history with the Victoria Park and Heritage Conservation District walking tour.