Let’s kick-off summer in Downtown Kitchener with a few short strolls, generously sponsored by the Downtown Kitchener BIA!! These walks are just what you need to enjoy a summer weekend in Kitchener.

Join the guides from Stroll Walking Tours for a selection of mini-walks (45 – 60 min) around downtown to learn about places, space, people and history you maybe didn’t know before! 

Choose from 7 different walks led by 4 different guides on Friday June 10 & Saturday June 11– get to know your Downtown in a whole new way!! Registration & signed waiver required, max 20 people on each walk. 

Artisit Pamela Rojas talks about her murals in a side alley off King Street West.

Friday June 10


FULL **6:30 pm – From Busy Berlin to Tech Corridor – Mary Sehl

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


FULL **7:00 pm – Drinking in Berlin’s History – Todd Bowman

Downtown Kitchener
As a young city, Berlin, now Kitchener, had its fair share of brewers, taverns, hotels and saloons and the stories to go with them!


FULL **7:30 pm – Kitchener Got the Blues – Glenn Smith

Downtown Kitchener
Music legends and icons of rock & blues graced the stages, alleys and hotel rooms of Downtown Kitchener. We’re ready to shine the spotlight on these storied gems!


FULL **8:30 pm – Murals & the Outdoor Gallery – Juanita Metzger

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

A family on the ‘Drinking in Berlin’s History’ walking tour.

Saturday June 11


FULL **9:30 am – From Busy Berlin to Tech Corridor – Mary Sehl

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


FULL **10:00 am – Historic Kitchener – Todd Bowman

Downtown Kitchener
What builds a city? What makes it grow? Explore the people, places and stories that shaped Berlin’s – and Kitchener’s – early history.


FULL **12:00 pm – Murals & the Outdoor Gallery – Juanita Metzger

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


FULL **12: 30 pm – Pandemic! Kitchener & the 1918 Spanish Flu – Todd Bowman

Downtown Kitchener
The impact of the 1918 Influenza was swift and deadly in Kitchener with some surprising similarities to the 2020 pandemic. 


**3:30 pm – Kitchener Got the Blues – Glenn Smith

Downtown Kitchener
Music legends and icons of rock & blues graced the stages, alleys and hotel rooms of Downtown Kitchener. We’re ready to shine the spotlight on these storied gems!


Thank you!

to the Downtown Kitchener BIA for bringing these amazing walks to you for FREE on Friday June 10 & Saturday June 11 ONLY!