Once a cellar where Al Capone and the Seagram family exchanged booze during prohibition, The Rum Runner now serves all the best in classic pub fare in a historic atmosphere. Featuring a fully stocked bar including 16 beers on tap, the Rum Runner is an ideal choice for a game of pool, a meal, or an evening of entertainment.
Located in the original lobby of the Hotel, Coffee Culture serves up specialty beverages and light breakfast and lunch including sandwiches and fresh baked goods. Open 7 days a week from 7am to 11pm or later, Coffee Culture is a great place to meet colleagues or friends, or just read your book in from of the fireplace in this gorgeous restored room.
Step into the past in one of the countries oldest barber shops. Featuring the hotels original cash register (still in working order!) and original mosaic tile, The Walper Barber Shop is like stepping back in time. Offering straight edge shaves as well as traditional and updated men’s and boy’s haircuts.
Canada’s original Tobacco shop, opened in the 1890’s, offers a full selection of tobacco products, smoking accessories, magazines and newspapers, including most international papers.
A Canada-wide comedy club with shows every Friday and Saturday in the Rum Runner Pub in the lower level of the hotel. From Jim Carey to Yuk Yuks has helped discover some of Canada’s best talent.
Kitchener Waterloo’s premier Hair Salon and Day Spa, offering cuts, colours, styles, manicures, pedicures, facial peels and massages. Appointments preferred.
Accredited partner hotel. Earn points on overnight stays and meetings.
This fall, five major arts festivals collide, turning Kitchener ON! Music, dance, galleries, performances and more! With the support of the Downtown Kitchener BIA and the Waterloo Regional Tourism Marketing Corporation, and with The Walper Hotel as the official Hotel Partner, five local arts groups including CAFKA (Contemporary Art Forum for Kitchener and Area), IMPACT (International Multicultural Platform for Alternative Contemporary Theatre), KOI Music Festival, THEMUSEUM and The Society for Science, Literature and the Arts converge to create an exciting September for the Art Community.
Home of the K-W Symphony and host to a variety of professional entertainers, theatre and children’s programs, the two thousand seat concert hall has year round shows and performances.
Comprised of St. Jacob’s Country Playhouse, St. Jacob’s Schoolhouse Theatre and The Drayton Festival theatre among others, Drayton Entertainment is the collected strength of six separate theatres offering a unique dramatic experience.
The largest public gallery in Waterloo region is home to a 4000-work permanent collection and host to a variety of exhibitions throughout the year. Open daily, The Gallery also offers a selection of adult and children programs.
Located in the homestead of its namesake, the Homer Watson House and Gallery is a designated historical landmark that features works by Watson as well as a variety of changing exhibitions. The gallery also offers school programs, art classes and is available for rent for special events.
This unique gallery and gift shop offers changing exhibitions of the work of contemporary glass and ceramic artists as well as a variety of hands on children and adult programs.
Five floors of exhibits and programs designed to encourage curiosity and wonder, appealing to children and adults alike.