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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
Come Skate In The Square
Come Skate In The Square
Is Your Group Game For Some Fun?
Is Your Group Game For Some Fun?
Cheer On The Fronts
Cheer On The Fronts
Kingston Food Tours

Kingston Food Tours

Get Your Groove On In Kingston This Winter
Get Your Groove On In Kingston This Winter

Come Skate In The Square

Get festive – meet up with friends and family and enjoy beautiful and historic downtown Kingston, during a fun skate at Springer Market Square. With the city glittering all around you; this is a great way to get outside and enjoy the brisk winter air. Skating in the Square is always free and skate rentals are available. After you’re finished, warm up at one of the nearby restaurants or cafes.

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?

Cheer On The Fronts

Winter means exciting action in Kingston as the Ontario Hockey League’s Kingston Frontenacs take to the ice! The Fronts play teams from all over Ontario and old rivalries make for exciting home games, typically on Fridays. The Kingston team has a loyal following and fans of all ages show their Fronts colours on game days. Put those winter blues on ice, get your foam finger ready and spend a Friday night cheering on the home team!

Walk, Eat Repeat

Kingston Food Tours will take you on a stroll through Kingston’s hip and historic downtown with stops at some of the best, local restaurants. You’ll get an insider’s perspective on our city’s history and culture as the tours focus on unique shops, restaurants, artisans, and farmers who contribute to Kingston’s thriving local food movement. If you have a passion for food you’ll fall in love with Kingston on this fun, educational, and delicious tour!

Get Your Groove On 

Gather ‘round and raise a glass while enjoying an incredible live music scene in Kingston that has spawned some of our country’s most memorable artists. With music festivals dotting the calendar year-round, the local bars and pubs in Kingston are a haven for music enthusiasts of all genres.

The Merchant Tap House is a stone’s throw from the Lake Ontario waterfront in a unique historic venue that welcomes live bands from Thursday through Saturday. Musiikki’s smaller stage promises an intimate experience as this coffee, music and whiskey venue is known for booking all types of music – and a seriously great cup of joe. The Toucan has been a mainstay on the Kingston live music scene for almost three decades and provides a warm and welcoming atmosphere for both musicians and thirsty/hungry people – watch for the band Goldwing performing here every week. The Mansion is known across the city for featuring live bands daily – in the living room! Check out live bands, open mics, house bands and more. Olivea has eked a spot in as a favourite venue to see live jazz every Tuesday night – with no cover charge! The Italian food is scrumptious and the tunes are flowing from rotating bands, including Spencer Evans, the Downtown Trio or Dave Barton Trio. The dance floor at BLUMartini is always rocking and the stage at Confederation Basin is the perfect place to get your groove on while exploring local places to enjoy the tunes in the summer. Lastly, the RCHA Club gets grooving with live bands each Thursday to Sunday, covering jazz, blues, folk, Celtic and rock.

Make more musical memories in Kingston at its exciting live music festivals all year round, such as the Homegrown Live Festival; Limestone City Blues Festival; Wolfe Islands Music Festival and the Canadian Guitar Festival among others.

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