What to Do in Kingston
Welcome to Kingston. Whether you're visiting in winter or summer, there are plenty of local activities to keep you entertained.
Kingston Events: Click here for a full list of events in and around Downtown Kingston.
Below is a list of the fun that awaits on your next trip to Kingston.
- Kingston Waterfront - Relax in the waterfront community, or explore the many casual and fine dining venues in the harbor. With shopping nearby, live music, and various festivals, Kingston’s Waterfront offers unique history and entertainment.
- Marine Museum of the Great Lakes - The Marine Museum of the Great lakes is home of the original pumping station and steam engines, built in 1891. The museum was founded in 1975 and is located Ontario Street in Kingston.
- Frontenac Provincial Park - Visit the extraordinary park, located on the southern arm of the Canadian Shield. Hike in, or enter by canoe to see wildlife like black bear, foxes, and beaver. Wilderness courses are offered during the summer.
- Historic Fort Henry - Point Henry is strategically located near the mouth of the Cataraque River, at the upper end of the Thousand Islands. Take a tour through Fort Henry, a historic site of Canada and learn about the history behind it.
- K Rock Centre - Home of the Kingston Frontenacs hockey team, K Rock Centre is centrally located in Downtown Kingston. The arena accommodates up to 6,800 people for various events including sports, concerts, conventions, and more.
- 1000 Islands - The 1000 Islands emerge from the northeast corner of Lake Ontario to straddle the U.S-Canada border in the Saint Lawrence River. The islands vary drastically in size- with small islands only hosting a single residence, and larger islands occupying more than 40 square miles.
- Haunted Walk of Kingston - Tour the haunted streets of the limestone city, or explore the haunting at Fort Henry with guided walking tours.
- Canadian Olympic Regatta Kingston - Also known as CORK, this intense competition is a perfect summer activity. This international sailing race is held annually for two weeks every August, just off the shore of Kingston.
- Kingston Trolley Tours - Kingston Trolley Tours offers Hop On, Hop Off tours of historic Kingston, aboard four comfortable thirty-two passenger trolleys. It's the ideal way to enjoy Kingston's history and attractions.
- The Grand Theatre - Home of the Kingston Symphony since 1964, this historic Canadian theatre serves as one of Kingston’s major performing arts venues.