Public Walking Tours

Grab a friend – or two – for a hyperlocal excursion featuring history, culture, murals or architecture. Discover something new while exploring Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo and St. Jacobs . 
Take in the sights and unlock a whole new perspective!

Thrift Store Window with Open Sign

Thrift & Vintage Walking Tours

Every month April – July!

Fall in love with the variety of thrift, vintage, second hand, preloved, antique, consignment and retro businesses tucked in the city cores. Come find your personal style on the racks and shelves so you look individually you!


Upcoming Public Tours

Sign up now for Spring & Summer tours!

Stroll the cities with our super hyperlocal guides for curb-side chronicles and sidewalk sagas you’ll only encounter here! New tour dates added every month! Limited dates available. Max 20 participants per walk. 

Spring and Summer Public Walking Tours

Four small images of food vendors at the St Jacobs Market. Selling cheese, apple fritters and meat.

Market Food Tour

St. Jacobs Market

This Market Food Tour is for people who care about what they eat, where it comes from and want to talk about it!

a red blue and yellow sign says "Vintage This Way" with a hand pointing to the left side.

Waterloo Thrift Tour

Uptown waterloo

Did you know Uptown Waterloo was home to one of the earliest vintage clothing businesses in Kitchener-Waterloo?! Join the tour to find out who made it happen!


Historic St. Jacobs

St. Jacobs Village

St. Jacobs might look like a town frozen in time, but this small village blends modern and traditional, always connected to its roots.

Top image: A Mennonite woman drives a green tractor pulling a wagon full of people on the Elmira Wagon Rides. Bottom image: a group of women pose in front of a mural in the Village of St. Jacobs on the Historic St. Jacobs Stroll Walking Tour.

Wagon & Walking Tour

St. Jacobs Market & St. Jacobs Village

A wagon tour of the countryside in the morning & walking tour in the afternoon - a perfect day!

A vintage bar set on a vintage bar cart

Cambridge Thrift Tour

Downtown Cambridge

Discover the quirky personality and character of Historic Galt, Downtown Cambridge, on a small group walking tour of the city’s vintage and thrift stores.

Black History in Kitchener which used to be called Berlin

Black Presence in Berlin

Downtown Kitchener

Meet some of Berlin’s, now Kitchener’s earliest Black settlers: entrepreneurs, teachers, domestic workers, & lawyers who lived and contributed here.

a rack of vintage clothing in a thrift store

Kitchener Thrift Tour

Downtown Kitchener

Downtown Kitchener is home to some iconic and longest-running thrift, vintage and second-hand shops. Their style is second, only to your own!

a bowl of noodles with chopsticks crossed on the top. banner that says University Food Tour Stroll Walking Tours

University Food Tour

University District

You don’t need to be a student to indulge in the University Food Tour! There’s so much to sip and savour in the food plazas around the university district!

Lao rice dish set on a table ready for serving on the Waterloo Food Tour

Waterloo Food Tour

Uptown Waterloo

The food scene in Uptown Waterloo is alive and well, with choices for every taste bud, morning, noon and night!

Three tacos sitting in a red & white paper lined basket.

Cambridge Food Tour

Downtown Cambridge

There’s a little bit of every flavour in Historic Galt, Downtown Cambridge… so of course we’re going to sample as many as possible!

A hand squeezing a lemon over a pan of vegetarian paella from La Lola Tapas in Kitchener.

Kitchener Food Tour

Downtown Kitchener

Get ready for a flavour treat from every corner of the world! Downtown Kitchener’s food scene is culturally diverse and super delicious!

St. Matthews Lutheran Church Kitchener

Beyond the Pews

Downtown Kitchener

A church walking tour in Downtown Kitchener; history, architecture and plenty of unusual stories.


Famous Families, Freedom Seekers & a Forgotten Soldier

Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener

Kitchener’s early history and ‘who’s who’ etched in stone over 150 years in Mount Hope Cemetery.


From 'Busy Berlin' to Tech Corridor

Innovation District, Kitchener

Did you know Berlin (now Kitchener) had a thriving eco-system of industry “clusters” that began over 100 years ago?

Central Block building in Uptown Waterloo with a date stone of 1881

Historic Waterloo

Uptown Waterloo

Buildings and architecture from the founding of Waterloo to the modern era show how cities change and evolve, if you know where to look!

Mural seen on a Cambridge Walking Tour

Cambridge Mural Tour

Downtown Cambridge

Murals add vibrancy and personality to any city. Let’s go explore what this mural collection has to say in Downtown Cambridge!

World War One_tour landing W credit

What's in a Name?

Downtown Kitchener (DTK)

On September 1, 1916, the city of Berlin, Ontario changed its name to Kitchener in a controversial referendum and vote, in the middle of World War One!


On the Move! Transportation in Berlin's History

Downtown Kitchener (DTK)

Getting around in a city is one thing everyone has an opinion about! What did Berliners complain about 100 years ago?


Mural Arts and the Outdoor Gallery

Downtown Kitchener (DTK)

Street art in the alleys and side streets of Downtown Kitchener illustrate the diverse creativity of this downtown core.

Mural seen on a Cambridge Walking Tour

Cambridge Mural Tour

Downtown Cambridge

Murals add vibrancy and personality to any city. Let’s go explore what this mural collection has to say in Downtown Cambridge!