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There is a lot for you to enjoy in our area. For more information on local attractions and points of interest, check out some of the websites below:

About Kitchener-Waterloo

Located in southwestern Ontario, Kitchener-Waterloo has a population of approximately 500,000. From its German Mennonite roots, Kitchener-Waterloo has grown to be a thriving city with many opportunities to learn and grow.

Kitchener is about one hour west of Toronto, Canada's largest city, and is also within driving distance of other major centres including London, Hamilton, Niagara Falls and Barrie. You can also drive a short distance to experience the Mennonite towns of St. Jacobs and Elmira, walk the peaceful banks of the Grand River and see the beauty of the Elora Gorge.

Airports in the region include Pearson International Airport in Toronto, Waterloo Wellington International Airport, London International Airport, and John C. Munro International Airport in Hamilton. Kitchener-Waterloo is also accessible by Greyhound Bus, Coach Canada, GO Transit, and  VIA Rail.


Getting Around Kitchener-Waterloo

Grand River Transit

For those who want to go a bit further, there are two bus stops in either direction close to the school - northbound around the corner from the school on Weber in front of Emmanuel Village, and southbound across from Emmanuel Village and in front of Subway.

The two routes that pass Emmanuel are 7 and 8, from which you can connect to almost any other route in the Kitchener-Waterloo area at Fairview Park Mall to the South or the Charles Street Terminal downtown, or even as far north as Conestoga Mall in Waterloo.

For routes and schedule information, visit their homepage.

Individual bus rides cost $3.00 and come with a 90 minute transfer if you need to transfer to another bus or just take a quick trip to the mall. You can also get strips of 5 tickets for a discounted rate of $12.85 (available at Zehrs across the road from Emmanuel and various other locations). *Prices subject to change. Please contact Grand River Transit for current prices.

With your EBC Student Card (available from Student Life during September and January), you can get a 4 month bus pass at the Conestoga College rate (Sept - Dec, Jan - Apr).

Travelling Beyond the City Limits

For those who want to get away from Kitchener for a day or two (or more), there are a few options in case you don't have access to a car. Greyhound has many buses that leave each day in either direction towards London or Guelph/Toronto. Coach Canada goes south to Cambridge/Hamilton and on to Niagara Falls and Buffalo. GO Transit has bus service from Kitchener to Mississauga's Square One Mall with connections to the rest of the GO Network.

Via Rail has two trains each day travelling west towards London and Sarnia and three trains travelling east to Guelph, Georgetown, Brampton, and Toronto with connections to as far as Halifax or Vancouver. There are also two GO Trains each morning to Toronto's Union Station from the Kitchener VIA Rail station and two trains returning in the late afternoon.

If you want to go further, Waterloo-Wellington International Airport in Breslau has three flights daily on Bearskin Airlines to Ottawa, and one daily on Westjet to Calgary.


Driving Directions

From 85 N. (Elmira)
Exit at Ottawa St.
Turn right on Ottawa St.
Turn left on Weber St.
Turn left on Fergus Ave.
From 401 Toronto
Exit at Hwy 8 Kitchener
Exit at Weber St.
Turn left on Weber St.
Turn right on Fergus Ave.
From 401 London
Exit at 278B
Follow street until it becomes Weber St.
Turn right on Fergus Ave.
From 7/8 Stratford
Exit at Ottawa St.
Turn left on Ottawa St.
Turn left on Weber St.
Turn left on Fergus Ave.


Hotels Within Walking Distance of EBC

Howard Johnson
1333 Weber St. East
Kitchener, ON
Best Western Plus
2899 King Street East
Kitchener, ON
Holiday Inn
30 Fairway Rd S.
Kitchener, ON
Radisson Hotel
2960 King Street East
Kitchener, ON

What's Near The School?

In the area close to the school, there are various restaurants, including Tim Horton's, Wimpy's, Milton's, Chopsticks, the Charcoal Steak House, City Pizza, Franklin Pizza, Twice the Deal Pizza, Subway and more. There is also a Zehr's, Price Chopper and Shoppers Drug Mart all within walking distance. Fairview Park Mall is within close proximity as well. There are two banks near the school with a few more a short bus ride away.

Fitness opportunities off campus include Idlewood Park, Bodyworks, and the pool at the Howard Johnson. Kitchener also has many trails for hiking and biking, canoe rentals on the Grand River (seasonal), and Chicopee Ski Hill and Tube Park are nearby for winter recreation.  The A.R. Kaufman Family Y.M.C.A is within 5 km of Emmanuel.