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Steeped In History, Yet Constantly Evolving

On the picturesque shores of the St. Lawrence River lies the historic city of Kingston. Home to impassioned curators and creators, a place that embraces new ideas – it’s authentic, vibrant and never stops surprising. No matter the season; downtown brims with activities, festivals, shops and eateries. And as Kingston boasts more restaurants per capita than nearly any other city in Canada; make sure to come hungry. The abundance of casual diners, fine dining restaurants, and pubs – are a great way to warm up and find something delicious to indulge in. The fun doesn’t slow down at night with a vibrant theatre, arts, and events scene.

  • 2.5 hrs from
    Toronto
  • 2 hrs from
    Ottawa
  • 3 hrs from
    Montreal
Will You Survive The Living Nightmare Of Fort Fright?
Will You Survive The Living Nightmare Of Fort Fright?
Is Your Group Game For Some Fun?
Is Your Group Game For Some Fun?
Cheers For Beers
Cheers For Beers
Thrifting
Thrifting
The Haunted Walk Of Kingston
The Haunted Walk Of Kingston

Will You Survive The Living Nightmare Of Fort Fright?

You may want to leave the kids at home for this frighteningly fun outing. Located in the historic (and probably haunted) Fort Henry, a Military Defence fort originally built in the early 1800’s, Fort Fright holds nothing back when it comes to scare tactics. With talented “actors” running behind curtains and hiding in the shadows, you won’t be able to hold back your screams as they jump out and follow you through a frightening maze full of your deepest fears. Known locally as one of the top events of the year, you should be afraid to miss it!

Is Your Group Game For Some Fun?

No matter your age, games never go out of style. Gone are the days where you have to sit at home with a game system or board game. Welcome the future with some of these fun group gaming experiences!

Improbable Escapes

Forget about reality and take the ultimate test of trust and teamwork at an Improbable Escapes escape room. You and your pals are locked inside a uniquely-themed room for one hour with the task of finding your way out through puzzles, rhymes and stories. It’s tougher than you’d think. Can you beat the clock?

Cheers For Beers

Kingston has long since been passionate about pints. Local brewing companies dotted the landscape here before it was trendy and the insight, flavour and originality that is evident in every sip is unmistakable. Most breweries welcome visitors to sip and savour in unique atmospheres, and new up-and-coming breweries are joining the landscape with established ones.

The laid back vibe and creativity of the brewmasters at the local breweries adds to the enjoyment of the craft beer. No matter where you pull up a stool in Kingston, visitors are in for a savoury treat with a memorable back story – because the breweries here are just as enticing as the beer itself.

That perfect find is just around the corner! Thrifting is fun in Kingston, where treasure hunting for clothes, accessories, household items and more is almost a sport. From vintage and consignment boutiques, to charity and discount stores, the only problem will be having enough room in the car on the way home! Peek into the Revolving Door, Kingston’s only upscale women’s consignment boutique, or Open Studios which not only has thrifted finds, but also offers creative classes, pop-up events, local art, thrifted finds and hand made goods and even house a full sewing studio with fabric and patterns! What’ll I Wear also features quality retro and classic vintage clothing and accessories, including masquerade items. Keep in mind that all stores require face coverings for entry and may have their own safety precautions in place.

As  Kingston’s largest furniture and home décor consignment store, The Carson House is making shopping an experience again. With beautifully staged items,  an inviting space, attentive customer service, quality home items can be discovered here from carpets, to artwork, lighting, mirrors, furniture and more. Although the store has re-opened, The Carson House undertook a unique series of “Co-Vids” videos to showcase the store and what’s available. Scroll down here to have a peek!

The Haunted Walk Of Kingston

Have a ghoul of a time in Kingston during a Haunted Walk! Experience Kingston’s greatest ghost stories of haunted hotels, hidden burial grounds, grave robbings, hangings and spine-tingling tales. Now offering premium small group Bubble Tours, with up to 12 participants, on limited, distanced versions of the Original Haunted Walk of Kingston and Ghosts of Fort Henry

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