Local Area Attractions
Visit Kingston and travel through time in Canada's First Capital, tour the 1000 Islands with one of the many cruise lines, dine at one of the many delicious restaurants or spend the afternoon walking along the waterfront stopping at any of the local vendors. Our knowledgeable staff will be able to direct you to all the gems in this beautiful city. Kingston is the perfect location for your vacation or "stay"-cation.
Boat tours to the 1000 Islands
Let us arrange a cruise for you to enjoy the magnificent views of the 1000 Islands. There are 1½ hour and 3 hour cruises departing daily. Treat your family to a lunch or sunset dinner cruise through the islands up the St. Lawrence River. Kingston 1000 Island cruises starting only minutes way from the Campground. WE HAVE DISCOUNT COUPONS AVAILABLE.
Old Fort Henry
Fort Henry national historical site is Kingston's award winning premier historic attraction and outdoor military museum. Fort Henry presents a fun and stimulating visitor program daily from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Retrace the soldiers steps at Fort Henry and watch the Guards perform military drills, changes of guards and the artillery detachment fire the "big guns". Don't miss the spectacular sunset ceremony every Wednesday in July and August. For more information www.forthenry.com
This house is a rare and fine example in Canada of Itallinate Villa Architecture. Bellevue was home to Sir John A. Macdonald, Canada's first Prime Minister. Today, the house is a national historic site, commemorating Macdonald's contribution to the development of Canada. Visit Bellevue House and be part of the costumed interpreters' day-to-day life in the 1840's. For more information www.parkscanada.gc.ca
Confederation Tour Trolley
Discover Kingston, relax and let the guides take you through an exploration of the historic sites and attractions of Canada's second oldest city. Highlights of this entertaining 50 minute tour include the Royal Military College, Fort Henry, Fort Frontenac, Penitentiaries, Olympic Harbor (home of the 1976 Olympic Sailing), Bellevue House (residence of Sir John A. Macdonald, Canada's first Prime Minister) and Queens University.
Rideau Canal Waterway and Locks
The Rideau Canal Waterway is arguably the most scenic waterway in North America. The Rideau Waterway, a Canadian National Historic Site and a designated Canadian Heritage River, consists of a series of beautiful lakes and rivers connected by canals. It stretches from Kingston, at the foot of Lake Ontario, to Ottawa, Canada's capital. It is the oldest continuously operated canal in North America. The locks are operated today much as they were when first opened in 1832. For more information www.rideau-info.com
Local Area EventsListing Calendar
Movies in the Square
Grab your lawn chair and come down for another great season of Movies in the Square in Spring market square. Movies shown every Thursday at dusk.
Sheep Dog Trials: August 7-9
This annual two day event in August sees approximately 100 Border Collies pawing their way to the ranks of top sheep dog. The event is located at Grass Creek Park by the lovely St. Lawrence River. Other forms of entertainment include Bowmanville zoo animal encounters, Pony rides and a petting zoo, Kingston Police K9 Demonstration, Craft and artisian fair and face painting.
1000 Islands Poker Run: August 7-9
Kingston will play host to the Power Boating Canada 1000 Islands Poker Run on the weekend of Aug 8-9! This is the largest performance boating event in North America, drawing spectators from all across the continent to view more than 100 of the most spectacular and exotic boats on the water. See the boats on display at Confederation Basin, and enjoy the action on the water - all FREE for spectators. The event begins on Friday night with a display of the boats in Downtown Kingston, and shifts into high gear on Saturday when the boats take off at 10 am. Enjoy the exciting performance boating video coverage in Power Boating Canada's FREE "Speedzone Theatre" in Confederation Park all day Saturday and watch the boats return at 3:30 pm. Live entertainment and lots of action-packed excitement! For more information visit http://www.powerboating.com/