Waterloo

Overview

Waterloo is one of the premiere cities in Canada. Rife with culture and arts, as well as one of the most economically vibrant technological sectors in Canada, Waterloo is a great place to settle down.

Amazing public spaces, a vibrant downtown core, a wide selection of top level restaurants, and walking trails along the Grand river, Waterloo has a little something for everyone.

Home to the University of Waterloo, an internationally renowned institution, known for nurturing innovative minds, and fostering new technology, Waterloo is home to endless future possibilities.

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Recreation

Not only is Waterloo known for its innovation, it’s also a cultural arts and entertainment hub and full of opportunity for those that love the outdoors.

Experience Canada’s greatest Oktoberfest festival in a city that has its roots entrenched in Bavarian culture. An event that attracts over 700,000 visitors from across the world every year. Jazz and food festivals, busker carnivals, rich museums, there are always events in the area to experience and enjoy.

Outdoor lovers will love the expansive biking trails along the Grand river and the vivid green spaces.

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History

Waterloo has an interesting history, starting all the way back in 1784, when the British government gifted a large portion of the area to the Iroquois alliance as part of the wartime alliance during the American Revolution. Much of the land was sold off over the following years, with ownership eventually falling to some of the earliest settlers of the area, pioneers from Pennsylvania around the beginning of the nineteenth century.

The township was first referred to as Waterloo in 1816 after Waterloo in Belgium, where the famous Battle of Waterloo took place, coinciding with Napoleon’s famous defeat.

For those interested in history, the City of Waterloo has its own museum and heritage district which will allow you to immerse yourself into the rich history of the area.

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