Kingston and Area Attractions
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1000 Island Cruises
Enjoy dinner on
the Island Queen or Island Belle while cruising the spectacular
1000 Islands. Departing up to seven times daily between May and October. Daily
lunch options, sunset cruises, dinner and theatre packages, group rates, and
private charters available. For more information or to make reservations, stop
by at 1 Brock Street or call (613) 549-5544. You can also take a virtual tour
by pointing your browser at http://www.1000islandscruises.on.ca/.
Bellevue was home to Canada's first prime minister, Sir John A Macdonald. The
estate has been restored to represent the period, and during the summer months
tour guides will greet visitors in their period costumes. Bellevue House is
located at 35 Centre Street in Kingston. Call 545-8666 for more information.
Canada's Penitentiary Museum
a glimpse of the history of Canada's penitentiaries through rare pictures and
early punishment equipment. Located at 555 King St. W in Kingston. Call
613-530-3122 for more information.
Next to the old market and
with a fine view of the waterfront, City Hall on King Street was originally
intended to be Canada's first parliament building. But by the time construction
was completed (when TK), Kingston was no longer the capital. Guided and
self-guided tours are available.
The easiest and
most comfortable way to see the city is to sit back and enjoy a 50-minute
guided tour on the Confederation Trolley. The trolley departs from the tourist
information office at 209 Ontario Street, directly across from City Hall. Tours
are operated daily from May 17 through September. Call 548-4453 for more
Frontenac Outfitters - Canoe and Kayak Centre
Created by Paddlers for Paddlers, 26-Years Ago... Frontenac Outfitters
"On-Water" Canoe & Kayak Centre was created way back in 1984. Our vision
rewards consumers with a superior level of customer service, paddling expertise
and an exhilarating canoe or kayak experience. Today, we are One of Canada's
Largest, most respected, full-service Paddlesports shops. Our sincere objective
is to introduce you and your family to an environmentally responsible and fun
way to explore our vast waterways! 1-800-250-3174
One of Kingston's most
spectacular and defining tourist attractions is Old Fort Henry, which was built
in the 1830s and restored a century later in the 1930s. Enjoy guided tours or
performances by actors in period costume. The fort is located on Highway 2,
just east of Kingston. Call 542-7388 for more information.
International Hockey Museum
great memorie with heroes of the past and present at the International Hockey
Museum. It's collection of photographs and mementos celebrates 100 years.
Located at Alfred and York streets in Kingston. Call 613-544-2355 for more
Kingston Archaeological Centre
Offering an impressive display representing more than 8,000 years of
Kingston region. Located at 72 Gilmore Ave in Kingston. Call 613-542-3483 for
Kingston Mills Blockhouse
the life of an 1839 soldier in the restored Blockhouse. Discover more of the
Rideau River's past in the visitors bureau. Local history will come alive at
the Kingston Mills Lock Station. Admission is free. The Blockhouse is located
on Kingston Mills Road, 1.5 kilometres north of Highway 401. Call 359-5377 for
Maclachlan Woodworking Museum
Features displays and demonstrations that illustrate 19th century life...
Women at Work, Logging and Lumbering, Canadian Planemakers. Located on Hwy 2,
10 km East of Kingston. Call 613-542-0543 for more information.
Celebrate nearly 300
years of shipbuilding in Kingston. The Marine Museum occupies four connected
buildings, each with various exhibits and artifacts. Permanently berthed
alongside the museum is the decommissioned Canadian Coast vessel Alexander
Henry, which also offers tours. The museum is located 55 Ontario Street.
Call 542-2261 for more details, or visit the museum's website at
outdoor market, located behind city hall, is a great place to shop or just
visit. Open Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. There's something for everyone
including an antique and flea market every Sunday during the summer months.
The Military Communications and Electronics
North Americas largest specialized communications museum.
Explore communications history from 1867 to modern day. Located at 95 Craftsman
Blvd. CFB Kingston. Call 613-541-5395 for more information.
Rideau Canal System
If you haven't
toured the famous Rideau Canal, a short drive out Montreal Street past Highway
401, and then the first right-hand turn, will deliver you to the Kingston Mills
Lock Station, the first on the Rideau as it winds its way toward Ottawa.
Wolfe Island and Ferry
Don't miss the
ferry ride over to Wolfe Island and the village of Marysville. It's a pleasant
journey across Kingston's harbour, where you'll arrive at your choice of a
country store, dining at a gourmet restaurant or enjoying a drink at one of the
1000 Islands Dinner Cruise
A Unique evening of ever
changing scenery, candlelight dining and dancing with live entertainment in the
1000 islands. Fine wines compliment a delicious three course choice menu that
is freshly prepared on board. The Island Star Sunset Dinner Cruise gets rave
reviews. Boarding 6pm and departing 6:30pm. Departures from 1 Brock Street.
Aquaterra by Clark Restaubistro
The ultimate dining
experience. Enjoy the best view in the city and let our professional staff
guide you through the dynamic menu including a Prixe Fixe option, or savour the
Table d'Hote, a four course dining option with optional wine pairing. On
Sunday, 10am - 2pm indulge in our spectacular brunch. Reservations recommended.
Located at 1 Johnson Street. Call 549-6243.
Kingston's best gourmet thin crust pizza.
Specialties also include salads, pasta, antipasto and panini. Italian ice
creams, desserts, coffee's and sodas. Original coctails, martini's and frozen
drinks. Located at 71 Brock Street. Call 613- 530-2118.
Barricks Banquet at Fort Henry
year round, with a banquet hall that holds up to 125 people. Dining Thursday,
Friday, Saturday starting at 5:30 pm and Sunday Brunch from 10:30 am - 2:30 pm.
Tantalize the senses at
Bistro Stefan, one of Kingston's best dining experiences. Savour the superb
cuisine and sample vintage wines by the glass in the Bistro's relaxed and
inviting French country setting. Located at 1217 Princess Street in the Best
Western Fireside Inn. Call 613- 549-2211.
Located downtown in the
market square, this outstanding restaurant offers the finest in fresh,
authentic Mediterranean cuisine. If you are just there for a brief visit, try a
cappuccino or a vintage wine while watching the downtown scene. The restaurant
is at 35 Brock Street. Call 545-0870.
This is a popular landmark
with a quaint, out-of-the-way atmosphere. Enjoy microbrewery beers, cocktails
and vintage wines by the glass or bottle in the garden patio or cozy limestone
bar and restaurant. The building was once a livery stable. Join visitors,
academics, artists and local business people to savour the season over
specialty food and drinks. Open daily until 1:00 am. Downtown at 68R Princess
Street. Call 549-7673.
Enjoy the delights of India in a
beautiful historic building overlooking Lake Ontario. Now in Kingston West too!
Located at 253a Ontario Street. Call 613-531-9376.
Eddy's Mediterranean Grill
small bites, fresh salads, and entrees including fresh grilled fish, lamb,
pork, chicken and beef... are married with Mediterranean flavours. A great
patio, late night menu and much more! Located at 393 Princess Street. Call 613-
Authentic Italian and
Mediterranean fare. Fine and casual dining, affordably priced, in a little
Italy atmosphere. Pastas, gourmet pizza, salads, antipasto and freshly prepared
daily specials. Located at 167 Ontario Street. Call 613-542-1071.
General Wolfe Hotel
The General Wolfe is synonymous
with fine dining. Featuring a delectable choice of appetizers, main courses,
desserts, specialty coffees. Spectacular views: skylines and sunsets. Located
on Wolfe Island, a short ferry ride away. Call 613- 385-2611.
The Grizzly Grill
The Grizzly offers
an interesting assortment of fresh seafood, pastas, grilled meats, pizza and a
variety of appetizers - from alligator to spring rolls! Unique rustic
atmospher. Located at 395 Princess Street. Call 613-544-7566.
Steakhouse and Bar, downtown Kingston's newest addition. Located at 300 King
Street E. Call 613 549-1333.
King Steet Sizzle Restaurant and Bar
Kingston's newest dining sensation features cosy banquettes and booths, open
kitchen and two private rooms. Located at 285 King Street E. Call 613-
Kingston Brewing Company
first brewery restaurant and Canada's first wine pub. Excellent food. The
restaurant is at 34 Clarence Street, near the waterfront. Call 542-4978.
Traditional Irish pub, named after
Kingston's first Mayor, Thomas Kirkpatrick. Featuring reasonably priced pub
fayre including homemade meat pies and freshly prepared daily specials. Large
selection of draught beer - Guiness is our specialty. Located at 76 Princess
Street (down the alley Rochleau Court) Street. Call 613-544-1966.
Le Chien Noir
One of Kingston's most popular dining
establishments, featuring French bistro classics - steak frites, duck confit,
mussels and contemporary cuisine prepared using fresh, high quality
ingredients. Located at 69 Brock Street. Call 613-549-5635.
The Papadakis family is proud of
its good old fashioned cuisine and service. Enjoy fresh seafood, steak, salads
and traditional desserts that will make your mouth water. Located at 340
Barrrie Street. Call 613- 548-4654.
Pan Chancho Bakery and Cafe
Kingston's finest cafe/bar in the heart of downtown Kingston. Relax in the
groovy atmosphere inside or outside under our patio umbrellas. Fabulous
breakfasts, lunches and theme dinners or cocktails and lite bites. Located at
44 Princess Street. Call 613- 544-7790.
The River Mill
Located on the inner harbour, The
River Mill offers a special view from every table. An extensive, fresh and
seasonal a la carte menu. Live piano music Friday and Saturday evenings,
vintage wines, and a renowned Caesar salad prepared tableside are among the
restaurant's other attractions. Located at 2 Cataraqui Street. Call
Kingston's finest tapas bar and
restaurant in the heart of downtown. A delightfully creative menu where old and
new world tastes collide. Tango offers stylish, yet casual dining atmosphere
for lunch and dinner.. Located at 331 King Street E. Call 613- 531-0800.
White Mountain Ice Cream
20 great years in Kingston! Complete your day with Kingston's original waffle
cone filled with scoops of the finest all natural ice cream available. Tempt
you tastebuds with frozen fruity yogurt treats or all natural sugar free
lactose free smoothie. Located at 176 Ontario Street. Call 613-545-3474.
Imaginative, enticing dinner choices in
a sophisticated yet unpretentious atmosphere. Fabulous dinner menu, weekday
lunch/brunch, Saturday and Sunday brunch and weekday breakfast always served.
Located at 184 Princess Street. Call 613-544-3948.
downtown restaurant offers a contemporary dining alternative in an upbeat
atmosphere indoors or on the courtyard patio. Listen to your favourite
tunes while enjoying unique Mediterranean-style tapas or the specialty of the
house gourmet, thin-crust pizza from a woodburning oven. The options for
pizza toppings are endless. Located at 192 Ontario Street. Call 549-1812.
The Agnes Etherington Art Centre
of Canada's most attractive museums. A suite of three elegantly furnished rooms
in a 19th century house. Open year-round, located at the corner of University
and Queens Crescent. Call 545-2190.
Canadian art, fine
crafts and one-of-a-kind gifts. Elegant to the whimsical, fancy to functional,
in the heart of Kingston's Heritage Market. Located at 300 King Street East (at
Clarence). Call 542-GIFT (4438).
art by Queen's University BFA students, Queen's Alumni, members and other
professional artists. Located on the first floor of the Stauffer Library,
Queens University (at University and Union Avenue). Call 545-6000 ext 5384 for
Martins Opera House, the building at 218 Princess Street was destroyed by fire
in 1898, restored in 1902 and then sold to a man named A J Small. More changes
to the building followed. In the 1930s it was renamed Kingston's Grand Theatre.
Today it is Kingston's premier venue for live performances by Canadian and
international artists. Call 530-2050 for more information.
The Domino Theatre Group is
dedicated to providing Kingston audiences with quality entertainment, while
allowing amateurs a chance to act. In the first few years of the group's
existence, actors performed mainly in halls and in churches. Then in 1964 they
moved into a waterfront address. Today the Domino Theatre Group can now be
found at 370 King Street. Call 549-2735 for more details.
This established, local
theatre presents a varied program throughout the year. Located at 370 King
Street West. Call 546-5460 or 530-2050 for information.
Wellington Street Theatre
information and tickets, please give us a call or visit us at
http://www.wellingtonst.net. Located at Wellington at
Johnson Street. Call 613-530-2050.
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