Sightseeing Itinerary

Sample Itinerary

A fine collection of Kingston’s best sights.

Fall in love with our beautiful, historic city while sightseeing, shopping and cruising through the 1000 Islands in style!

8:00 AM: Breakfast at a local restaurant

Start your day off right with a hearty breakfast at one of Kingston’s many impressive restaurants or cafés – local favourites include The Common Market, Pan Chancho Bakery and Café and of course, Morrison’s. Whatever you’re craving, you’ll find it and more in Kingston.

9:00 AM: Shop + Stroll

Take the opportunity to stroll through the downtown core. Not to be missed is Cornerstone Fine Crafts at the corner of Ontario and Princess Streets and the unique stores of the Brock Street Common including Cooke’s Old World Store (circa 1865). Wander through Market Square and experience the oldest Public Market in Kingston!

10:00 AM: Kingston Trolley Tour

Hop aboard the Kingston Tour Trolley and enjoy a 75-minute narrated tour extolling over 300 years of Kingston’s history – or you may choose to hop on hop off and visit one of museums and attractions en route. View beautiful Lake Ontario waterfront and witness highlights of Kingston¹s Limestone heritage.

11:30 AM: Lunch at a local restaurant

With more restaurants per capita than any city in Canada, you’re guaranteed to find a new favourite in Kingston. From cute waterfront cafés and casual gourmet burgers to impressive culinary creations made with local, seasonal products – eating in Kingston is an art that we embrace.

1:30 PM: Kingston Mills

Take a scenic drive along Highway 15 to Kingston Mills, a historic canal, dating from 1832. Watch as the locks are opened and closed for travelling boaters as they were over 180 years ago (by hand), and learn the history of the men who built and guarded this strategic waterway.

3:00 PM: MacLachlan Woodworking Museum

Just a 10-minute drive East from the Visitor Information Centre on Highway 2, you will find the MacLachlan Woodworking Museum. Here you can explore nineteenth century life and technology through displays of woodworking tools and tools relating to other early Canadian trades.

3:00 PM: Canada’s Penitentiary Museum (Alternate)

Get your group connected to another sort of culture while in Kingston, and explore the fascinating Canada’s Penitentiary Museum: an interesting look at the history and development of the Canadian correctional system. Both macabre and mysterious – learn how this part of society exists.

5:30 PM: Kingston 1000 Islands Cruise

Finish off your busy day of sightseeing by enjoying a Sunset Cruise of the 1000 Islands, including a four-course gourmet meal and music under the stars with Kingston 1000 Islands Cruises. Live theatre and dinner packages are also available to round off a picture-perfect day.

8:00 PM: Kingston Haunted Walks

Experience Kingston’s spookier side on The Original Haunted Walk of Kingston, which takes you and your guests through the streets of the limestone city. Or try Ghosts of the Fort which explores the haunting at Fort Henry. All stories are thoroughly researched and will delight even the skeptics in the group!

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