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Waterloo Pioneers Memorial Tower Doors Open Waterloo Region

Waterloo Pioneers Memorial Tower

Visitors will have rare access to the observation deck of this tower, which commemorates the arrival of Pennsylvania-Germans to Waterloo Region c. 1800, and built partly as a goodwill response to anti-German sentiment during the First World War. Its random-coursed fieldstone construction, tapered Swiss copper roof and Conestoga wagon weathervane reflect the origin and farming lifestyle of these early settlers.

Tell us your story about this site

  • French services available
  • National Historic Site (Canada)

Contact info

300 Lookout Lane
Kitchener, Ontario


Year built: 1926; restored 1997-2002
Architect: William Langton, Toronto
Building type: Historical landmark

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 21, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Waterloo Pioneers Memorial Tower 300 Lookout Lane