Activities, History and Tourism

Wondering what there is to do in Kingston?  I hope my collection of links will point you in the right direction. If you still need answers or would like to suggest additional links, feel free to contact me.

Activities and Entertainment

Kingston Public Market
Lake Ontario Park
Kingston Waterfront
Lemoine Point Conservation Area
Grass Creek Park
Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area

K-Rock Centre
The Grand Theatre
The Screening Room
Cineplex Odeon Gardiners Road
Landmark Theatre at Dalton and Division
Time To Laugh Comedy Club

Kingston Sports and Social Club
Boiler Room Climbing Gym
Swimming Pools in Kingston
Scuba and Snorkeling Activities
Kingston Recreation and Leisure Guide
eCity Recreation

Downtown Kingston

Activités dans la langue Française / French language activities



Tourism Kingston
Kingston Tourism and Travel

Fort Henry
Kingston Mills Locks on the Rideau Canal
Kingston Archaeological Centre

Pump House Steam Museum
Marine Museum of the Great Lakes
Museum of Health Care
Murney Tower Historical Site
Correctional Service of Canada Museum
Military Communications and Electronics Museum
Royal Military College Museum
Princess of Wales’ Own Regiment Military Museum
MacLachlan Woodworking Museum
Frontenac County Schools Museum

Kingston City Hall
St. George’s Cathedral
Cathedral of Saint Mary

1000 Islands Boat Tours
Take the Ferry to Wolfe Island from downtown Kingston
Sandbanks Provincial Park – Beaches and Campground

Historical Walking Tours of Kingston
Haunted Walk of Kingston


Fort Cataraqui was settled in 1673 by the French, and was later taken over by the British and renamed Fort Frontenac.  It was referred to as the King’s Town by 1787 and eventually Kingston in 1788.

The “Limestone City” is ideally situated in the location where the St Lawrence River flows out of Lake Ontario, and at the entrance to the Rideau Canal, which leads up to Ottawa.  It is nearly equidistant from Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, and Syracuse (NY).

Kingston: Canada’s first Capital City

Sir John A. MacDonald: Canada’s First Prime Minister
Bellevue House (Sir John A. Macdonald’s house)
Cataraqui Cemetery

Canadian Forces Base Kingston (CF Page)
Canadian Forces Base Kingston (PSP Page)




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