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Holiday Inn Kingston-Waterfront

Things to Do in Kingston

Pair the grand heritage, history, and architecture of Kingston with the city’s dynamic cultural life for a truly distinct getaway. Leave the car behind as you explore.

Explore Kingston

Explore Kingston

Downtown Kingston Shopping & Eateries

Be sure to try our delicious local restaurants or the names you recognize, all within walking distance. Looking for a token to remember Kingston by visit all of our locally owned shops in the downtown area.

Kingston Thousand Island Cruises and Trolley Tours

248 Ontario Street, Kingston, ON K7L 5P7

Tour Kingston on the water with all of the great scenic cruises Kingston Thousand Island Cruises has to offer.

Confederation Basin Park

Enjoy Kingston's waterfront with live entertainment during the summer and close to the Visitor Information Center to get more information on what Kingston has to offer.

Historic Market Square

Enjoy Movies in the Square, Live Entertainment, Farmers Market and other great events. Visit for further details.

Haunted Walk of Kingston

Take a stroll and hear some of the stories of Kingston history.

Grand Theatre

One of the main cultural venues in the greater Kingston region, the City of Kingston’s Grand Theatre serves as the prime performing arts venue for hundreds of professional and amateur performances annually including ballet, modern dance, theatre, variety, musicals, comedy and more. The building houses an array of performance and reception spaces including the Regina Rosen Auditorium, the Baby Grand, a black box theatre, two lounges used for receptions and art exhibits.

Royal Military College (RMC)

13 General Crerar Crescent, Kingston, ON K7K 7B4

It is a unique national military university that provides the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) with exemplary officers to serve Canada, delivering undergraduate programs in the Social Sciences, the Humanities, Science and Engineering in both official languages. RMC offers 20 exceptional undergraduate programmes that each include a core curriculum to 1,200 students that is directly connected to the profession of arms.

Fort Henry - UNESCO World Heritage Site

1 Fort Henry Drive, Kingston, ON K7K 5G8

Step back in time and experience 19th-Century military life at Fort Henry. As one of Ontario’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Visit Fort Henry throughout the year as it plays host to a number of Kingston’s favourite events like the YGK Craft Beer Fest, Cannonball Crush, and Fort Fright. Fort Henry is a can’t-miss stop during your time in Kingston.

Queen's University

99 University Avenue, Kingston, ON

We are located in the city of Kingston, Ontario, Canada on the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our campus community is deeply integrated into the city’s local and regional economy, culture, and social fabric.

Correctional Services Museum

555 King Street W, Kingston, ON

The CSC Museum, located in Kingston, Ontario, houses a fascinating collection of artifacts relative to all aspects of correctional history in Canada. Contraband weapons and escape paraphernalia reflect inmate ingenuity and resourcefulness. Early punishment and restraint equipment show the methods that have been used to keep order and discipline in our institutions. Inmate hobby crafts show the lighter side of life in prison.

Ahoy Rentals

95 Russell St, Kingston, ON K7K 2E7

We have Kayaking, Stand UP Paddle boarding, Canoeing, Cycling and Sailing Rentals all in one location. We assist you with route suggestions, whether you wish to bike along the waterfront trails or be more adventurous and visit Big Sandy Bay on Wolfe Island. Paddling destinations are also our specialty and we will be more than happy to share these with you, whether you want an hour long paddle or take a picnic and explore a nearby National Park Island with a view of historic Fort Henry.

Kingston Pen Tours

560 King Street W, Kingston, ON K7L 4V7

Kingston Pen Tours offers a unique opportunity to explore Canada's oldest maximum-security prison. Closed in 2013 and designated as a National Historic Site, it is an amazing historical building, predating Canada's confederation in 1867. Tours include the Standard, Extended and Express. We look forward to seeing you this season!

Leon's Centre

1 Tragically Hip Way, Kingston, ON K7K 0B4

The Leon's Centre is a 6,700 seat sports and entertainment venue located in Kingston's downtown core. The arena is the home of the Kingston Frontenacs of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) and is managed by ASM Global.

Martello Alley

203 Wellington St, Kingston, ON K7K 2Y6

The labyrinth of alley-ways in downtown Kingston are like little adventures we can explore everyday full of surprises, intrigue and history. A turn here, a stone wall there, secret little balconies with a view of a court yard or a sculpture quietly, humbly hanging above your head, these are all gems that are unique to Kingston! Well that alley-way adventure literally, just got a lot more intriguing, and colourful! We are excited to introduce you to "Martello Alley"!

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