Perhaps you’re heading to Kitchener to visit its family-friendly exhibition space, THEMUSEUM, or maybe you’re keen to stroll among the lakes in Victoria Park. Whatever your plan, you’ll need a great place to stay, and this low-key gem of central Canada has plenty of options, from historic piles to cosy B&Bs. Pick your favorite from our selection of the very best, and book now with Culture Trip.
Fans of author L M Montgomery will know the “real” Green Gables house is in Prince Edward Island, but this guesthouse in central Kitchener suits the name with its half-timbered green exterior. The three-storied Tudor home oozes old-world charm, with marble fireplaces, soaring ceilings and antique chairs and tables in its four pretty rooms. Music is a big part of a stay here, and both adults and children can get stuck into lessons and workshops, as well as biweekly ukulele jams.
Stays at Forest Hill B&B are about early mornings in the great outdoors, circling the wood-fringed waters of Lakeside Park. Return for a slap-up brekkie in this Frank Lloyd Wright-style beauty of a home: coffees, pastries and hot dishes at your leisure. Greenery defines this place, with towering trees and a pretty fish pond for slow afternoons – bring a book and sit on nearby chairs for a tranquil afternoon read. Visiting in winter? That nearby park lake transforms into a frozen ice-skating paradise.
If you’re thinking of exploring Ontario further, see the best bed and breakfasts in Niagara-on-the-Lake, or the most trendy apartments in Toronto, now bookable via Culture Trip. When staying in the province’s capital Toronto, you’ll want to discover the city’s famous food, art and culture. For nature lovers, uncover the many attractions and national parks that call Ontario home.
This is an updated version of an article originally by Harriet Myers.