Kitchener: Cemeteries


Mount Hope Cemetery Walking Tours

As Kitchener's oldest, active cemetery, Mount Hope is a history lesson waiting to happen. Here lies an important resource – a source of information that can help local residents gain a better understanding of this community’s rich and storied past.

Monuments dating back to the late 1700s mark the graves of some of Kitchener’s most prominent business and political leaders. The Walper Hotel's founder, a Kitchener senator, a host of other local political leaders, a famous clock maker, the founder of a cookie fortune and a respected furniture entrepreneur are among those who bring history to life at Mount Hope.

Mount Hope Cemetery historic walking tour

If you’ve got time for a stroll, Kitchener Cemeteries has mapped out three tours through Mount Hope’s grounds that are guaranteed to encourage your interest in Kitchener’s past. Tour guidebooks are available at Woodland and Williamsburg Cemeteries and at on 7th floor in Kitchener City Hall. You can also download the tour guidebook now. Take one tour at a time or do the entire circuit in less than two hours.