What’s Your Love? Valentine’s Day in Kingston

By Lexy Correa

Ah, Valentine’s Day. A day dedicated to showing the people you love most just how much you love them. It’s easy to grab a box of chocolates or a bottle of wine – but Kingston has some pretty unique experiences to offer. We’ve got them all listed right here for you no matter what kind of mood you’re in!

Planning a Valentine’s Day trip to Kingston? Treat yourself and someone special to a little romance with Ramada Kingston’s Romance Package. Includes overnight accommodation, breakfast in Denny’s restaurant, chocolate dipped fruit and sparkling wine. 

Outdoors & Adventures

What’s more romantic than getting locked up in a room with your special someone? Test your patience and problem-solving skills at Improbable Escapes or Sherlock’s Escapes. With fun themes and puzzles, this experience is perfect for the duo that loves adventures and adrenaline rushes.

Get some fresh air at Cataraqui Creek Valentine’s Night Walk! This outdoor event is the perfect fit for both couples or friends and family. Happening from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM (February 14th), you’ll have the chance to slow down, connect with nature, and appreciate the little things in life. Cost is $20 per person and registration is required.

A great way to spend some time outdoors is Skating at Springer Market Square. Snow lightly falling, the gorgeous glow from the lights at City Hall, and gliding along the ice to cheery tunes. Can’t get better than that! Finish off your adventure with hot cocoa or coffee from one of the many coffee shops in Kingston.


Spoiled with Sweets

If you both have sweet tooths, this section is for you! Valentine’s Day is the ideal excuse to spoil yourself with chocolates and treats. Cocoa Bistro’s creations stand out from the crowd – with flavours like Ginger Ginger, Molten Milk Chocolate Caramel, and Chai Latte, it’s hard not to fall in love!

Cottage Confections has been crafting handmade truffles, chocolates and fudge for the past thirty years exclusively at Christmas, Valentine’s Day, and Easter here in Kingston. Try these sweet treats at the Cataraqui Centre from February 8-14 or by ordering online, and maybe you’ll even start a new chocolate tradition!

Located on picturesque Brock Street, General Brock’s Commissary stocks their shelves exclusively with locally produced products from Upper and Lower Canada. Along with delicious cheeses, charcuterie meats, and spreads – they really pack the punch for chocolates! (Try the fudge. You won’t be disappointed).

Read More: The Best Places in Kingston if You’re Craving Chocolate


For the Foodies

With Chez Piggy celebrating their 40th Anniversary in the month of February, it’s no surprise there’s a special Valentine’s Day Dinner! Enjoy a delicious 4 course menu with your loved one for $60 per person at The Ruby Dinner. Their menu is sure to bring a wow factor at this special date. Be sure to make a reservation!

If you really want to switch it up for Valentine’s Day, try out Toast to Tapas in Downtown Kingston! As part of Feb Fest, every week different restaurants will prepare dishes and drinks based on special themes (last year, featured themes were Maple Syrup, Cheeses, Whiskey, and Beer). Keep a tab on Downtown Kingston’s Feb Fest page for new themes!


If you have trouble choosing a restaurant, why not try some of the best with Kingston Food Tours? This Valentine’s Day weekend, they will be running their Classic Kingston Food Tour on Saturday at 11am and their Beer and Bites tour at 3 pm. Discover new favourites (and classic go-tos) with your special someone by your side.

If eating out isn’t your thing, you can always treat them to a home-cooked meal! The Grocery Basket is your one-stop shop for local ingredients to bring some fresh ideas to the table. If you want to save more time on dinner, pick up one of their frozen pre-made meals. P.S. They opened up a new location at 172 Ontario Street – stop by and say hi!

Read More: 7 Restaurants to take a Date in Kingston


Creative Kingston

If you’re known as the creative pair, there no shortage of things to do in Kingston to get you inspired. This Valentine’s Day, Agnes Etherington Art Centre will be hosting a special series called Against Hungry Listening. In this free event series, presenters will be playing a selection of musical pieces for the audience, followed by critical conversation and open dialogue.

This next event is great for both couples, friends and family alike. Catch a Valentine’s Day themed comedy show at the Grand Theatre at 7 pm. Love to Laugh: A Valentine’s Day Comedy Show will feature a three-act piece with some of Toronto’s up-and-coming comedians including headliner Scott Faulconbridge, Adrian Cronk (originally from Kingston!), and Jean Paul, who will be hosting the show.


Did you know we have an independent movie theatre in Downtown Kingston? Specializing in art-house, indie, foreign, and classic cinema, you can catch a film at The Screening Room this Valentine’s Day. What’s more romantic than sharing a movie and bucket of popcorn with someone special by your side? Check out their website for upcoming movies!

When you want to spend a night on the town, Kingston has no shortage of quirky spots to enjoy live music nightly. Take a stroll down Princess Street and into Musiikki Café – where both budding, national, and international artists take stage. At The Merchant, local artist Smitty will share classic covers and tunes. Keep your eye on Music Made in Kingston for daily shows around town!