Dining & Entertainment
Food & Drink
Kingston is home to a plethora of restaurants, pubs, and bars. Its historic downtown core alone boasts over 100 dining options within a walkable 9 block span. Many local favourites are located inside the dramatic and beautiful century-old stone buildings that earn the “Limestone City” its nickname.
Chefs in Kingston pride themselves on using local ingredients sourced from area farms and the Historic Kingston Public Market, the oldest continually-operating market in Canada.
Many restaurants also feature VQA wine from nearby Prince Edward and Lennox & Addington Counties. Two microbreweries operate out of Kingston and many bars and restaurants pride themselves in serving high-quality local and regional options.
Arts & Culture
Kingston has a vibrant local arts and cultural scene. Explore over 20 museums and national historic sites, an assortment of galleries, and enjoy a spread of live music and theatre options. The historic Kingston Grand Theatre hosts a variety of shows and is home to the Kingston Symphony. The newly-built 6000-seat Rogers K-Rock Centre hosts regular concerts and sporting events. Kingston is a regular stop for large national and international music tours so you won’t miss your favourite acts.
The Limestone City Blues Festival and Kingston Jazz Festival are popular annual live-music events.
Kingston offers both large and boutique retail experiences. The Cataraqui Centre is the city’s largest mall, boasting 141 shops.
Entertainment and shopping plazas are numerous and home to cinema, dining, and other entertainment options.