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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.

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Kingston at its Best

Is your group game for some fun?
Is your group game for some fun?
Kingston Food Tours

Kingston Food Tours

Dining, Best Enjoyed Fresh
Dining, Best Enjoyed Fresh
Cheer on the Fronts
Cheer on the Fronts
Come Skate in the Square
Come Skate in the Square

Is your group game for some fun?

Grab some friends, fun-loving family, or your S.O. and get in on the fun of group gaming in Kingston! Experiences like these make for unforgettable moments – get off the couch and throw an you, escape a morgue or enter a new reality! Creating unique memories is the perfect antidote to winter in Kingston.

Escape rooms like Improbable Escapes or Sherlock’s Escapes offer immersive, creative experiences that are the definition of putting your heads together. Groups work as a team to solve puzzles, use quick thinking and ultimately team build in the process – with different scenarios, sets and lots of great problem-solving.

Leave your reality behind and experience something completely different with the VR Hut Kingston’s first virtual reality experience centre. Challenge yourself in games; see places you have never been before or experience a new reality – all through immersion into a computer generated world that’s beyond anything you can imagine.

Throwing the night away is a good thing at Kingston Axe Throwing! Get a group together and learn how to throw axes on target in a contest style setting – this is one experience that you won’t soon forget.

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!

Dining, Best Enjoyed Fresh

You can’t visit Kingston and not rave about the food. With more restaurants per capita than nearly any city in Canada, you’re guaranteed to find something new and delicious! Casual & fine dining, unique creations and pub fare – you’ll find it all and more in Kingston 1000 Islands!

Listing every amazing restaurant would be next to impossible but here are few that offer a cozy outdoor patio:

Woodenheads Gourmet Pizza
This is the place to go for delicious and unique food, including the best wood-fired pizza around. Relax on the patio or chill inside by the bar, just make sure to call ahead because this is one busy spot. Located at 192 Ontario Street, Kingston.

Dianne’s Fish Shack & Smokehouse
Downtown Kingston, just steps away from the waterfront you’ll find Dianne’s. This is a seafood extravaganza that celebrates the quintessential Canadian east coast with a hint of Baja Mexican flavouring. Dianne’s has embraced the local food movement and is a big supporter of local farmers and breweries such as Gananoque Brewing Company and Muskoka Brewery. Located at 195 Ontario Street, Kingston.

The Kingston Brewing Company
This is Ontario’s oldest brew pub, established n 1986 and is Canada’s oldest wine-producing pub. Housed in an 1800’s-era brick and stone building, they produce beers, wines, ciders and soda pops right on the premises. Food is pub style with beer used in many of the recipes. Located at 34 Clarence Street, Kingston.

Le Chien Noir Bistro
Le Chien Noir is one of the City’s most popular dining establishments. This upbeat, stylish bistro serves dishes prepared with fresh seasonal market-driven ingredients. Unwind at the spacious zinc bar, relax in the dining room or on the colorful courtyard terrace. Located at 69 Brock Street, Kingston

With authentic German and Austrian cuisine, Amadeus has been serving schnitzel to Kingstonians since 1992. To compliment their old world Breitwieser family recipes, Amadeus offers an exclusive list of draft beers imported directly from Germany. You can enjoy a true Hefeweissbier, Pilsner or even an original Lager from Munich. During the summer months be sure to visit the biergarten and enjoy a gold radler – you will honestly feel a touch of Europe.


Go Fronts Go!

Cheer on The Kingston Frontenac’s – the local OHL junior ice hockey team. Take in a home game at the Rogers K-Rock Centre and enjoy an exciting game of hockey. Coached by Paul McFarland and with Doug Gilmore as the General Manager; this season is going to be full of adrenalin pumping action.

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.

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