Area Attractions

Welcome to Kingston, Ontario, the first capital of Canada!  Come and discover the history behind this great city.  From great museums and historic sites, to fabulous restaurants and entertainment, Kingston is sure to please everyone in the family.

Here are some things to see and do while in Kingston and the surrounding area:

Thousand Islands Cruises

Kingston 1000 Islands Boat Cruises offers several cruises daily, boarding at 1 Brock Street. 

Gananoque Boat Line (approximately 25 minutes east of Kingston on highway 401) offers additonal cruises, including stopovers at Boldt Castle.  613.549.5544

Fort Henry

Fort Henry is both a museum and a spectacular historic site. Once inside the fortification's wooden gates visitors enter a marvellous reproduction of 19th century military life. 613.542.7388

MacLachlan Woodworking Museum

This museum features displays and demonstrations illustrating life in the 19th century.  Located on highway 2, approximately 10 kilometres east of Kingston.  613.542.0543

The Penitentiary Museum

Kingston's Penitentiary Museum provides a look at the history of Canada's penitentiaries.  Located at 555 King Street West. 613.530.3122

Confederation Tour Trolley

This tour provides a 50-minute scenic view of various sights in Kingston.  Departs hourly from the Tourist Information Office, downtown Kingston.  613.548.4453

Bellevue House

Bellevue House National Historic Site is the former home of Sir John A. MacDonald, the first Prime Minister of Canada.  Located at 35 Centre Street.  613.545.8666

Agnes Etherington Art Centre

Opened in 1957, Agnes Etherington Art Centre offers a wide range of both regional and national art pieces.  Located at University Avenue at Bader Lane.  613.533.2190

Museum of Health Care

Encounter the fascinating world of health care history through our extensive collection of more than 30,000 artefacts, documents, and photographs. 613.548.2419

Thousand Islands Charity Casino

Located in Gananoque (approximately 25 minute drive east on highway 401), the Thousand Islands Charity Casino offers a first class gaming experience.  Guests can also join the Winner's Circle for great rewards.  Application forms are available at the front desk.  Located at 380 Highway 2, Gananoque, Ontario.  1.866.266.8422

These are just some of our local attractions.  Please note that some attractions have seasonal hours.  We recommend calling in advance to confirm operating hours.  More information is available through the Tourist Information Office at 613.548.4453.

Other quick links:

K Rock Centre

Downtown Kingston

Grand Theatre

What's On Kingston


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