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Waterloo Region is the best of all worlds. It inSUBMIT: explore_map.jpgcludes the cities of Cambridge, Kitchener, and Waterloo as well as the townships of North Dumfries, Wellesley, Wilmot and Woolwich. Located just one hour west of Toronto, it offers a unique blend of modern, energetic urban centres and scenic, rural landscapes and is easily accessible by road, rail and air.

The Region of Waterloo International Airport provides a convenient gateway from Western Canada aboard WestJet flights. A link from Eastern Canada is provided by Bearskin Air, with three flights daily from Ottawa. International visitors can fly from anywhere in the world and connect to Waterloo Region aboard Northwest Airlines' three flights daily from Detroit.

Waterloo Region is rich in history and culture. Much of it comes directly from its original European settlers of Mennonite families who migrated from Pennsylvania in the early 1800s. More recently, the area's rich cultural diversity has been shaped by immigration from all parts of the world. Waterloo Region is a desirable destination for newcomers due primarily to our prosperous, diverse economic activity, the presence of highly respected learning institutions and leading edge high-tech industries.

In this unique area you'll find a careful balance between unspoiled, natural beauty and vibrant urban life. Visitors can spend time exploring fascinating historic landmarks or discovering our many wonderful restaurants, farmers' markets, theatres, factory outlets, galleries, and colourful festivals. Sports enthusiasts have a wealth of activities, from world class golf courses, great fishing, and canoeing, to hiking and trail-riding along our beautiful Grand River.

The world's largest Maple Syrup Festival in Elmira, the Cambridge Highland Games, the Uptown Waterloo's Busker Carnival, the Wellesley Apple Butter Festival and North America's largest Bavarian Festival, "Oktoberfest" are just a few of the many exciting tourism experiences this region has to offer.

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