Hotel at a Glance: Comfort Inn Waterloo
The Comfort Inn Waterloo sits in close proximity to many of the region’s main draws: its two major universities, RIM Park, and Waterloo Town Square. From here, guests can explore the city’s parks, business centers, and trails before returning to the hotel for a bite at the on-site Angel’s Family Restaurant.
- Convenient location just a short distance from the city’s universities and business hubs
- Fresh eats: Visit the Mennonite and Kitchener farmers markets.
- Stay connected with free, in-room WiFi.
- Pooches welcome at this pet-friendly hotel, which charges a small fee per pet
Waterloo, Ontario: Three Cities in Canada’s Technology Triangle
You might call the Waterloo region—which encompasses the cities of Kitchener, Waterloo, and Cambridge—some “intellectual property.” Here, you’ll find two major research universities, the University of Waterloo and Wilfried Laurier University, as well as Conestoga College. These institutions lend the area the vibe of both high-minded academia and upbeat college town. Beyond the flocks of students and professors, though, the Waterloo area also forms the rough points of Canada’s technology triangle, where hundreds of tech firms, as well as big-name companies like BlackBerry, maintain a strong presence.
Despite its booming business and education sectors, Waterloo maintains plenty of small town charm thanks in large part to its ample green spaces and trails. One favorite trail is the 45km Kissing Bridge Trailway, which passes through the last covered bridge still standing in Ontario. Known colloquially as the Kissing Bridge, the rustic red structure offers a scenic place to snap a photo or steal a smooch.