Kingston has a lot to offer to visitors, and most accommodations are in the downtown core. As such, many social events will take advantage of our historical roots.
Proposed activities include:
Fort Henry Dinner Banquet
Visit Ontario’s only UNESCO World Heritage Site, the majestic Fort Henry! The exhibits are both fun and educational, and include activities such as meeting key characters of Canadian history, learning about the military strategies of the day, and other interactive ways to experience history. The dinner banquet will be held at the fort, and includes a great food as well as a variety of beer and wine. May 16. $113.
For more information please follow this link: http://www.forthenry.com.
Prince Edward County Wine Tours
The Prince Edward County is Ontario’s fastest growing Wine Region with over 40 vineyards and new ones starting up every year. This region is most popular for its Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, but continues to use innovative techniques to produce many other types such as Cabernet Franc, Riesling, Baco Noir, Merlot, and many more. The county is a one-hour drive from Kingston. Sunday, May 14. $158.2. The itinerary will be as follows:
- 9:15 Depart Queen’s University (your choice of location)
- 10:30 – 11:00 (arrival time) County Cider Company, tasting & visit
- 12:00 – 12:15 (arrival time) The Waupoos Market Pub for lunch with glass of wine, beer or cider included
- 1:30 – 1:45 (arrival time) Rosehall Run Vineyards, tasting in the barrel room with tour
- 2:30 – 1:45 (arrival time) Hinterland Wine Company, tasting and tour, sparkling wines
- 4:30 Arrive back at Queen’s University
For more information follow this link https://www.princeedwardcountywine.ca.
Kingston Haunted Walks Tours
Tours with the Haunted Walks will take you on a walking tour of Kingston, lead by a guide who will share all of the spookiest stories of the area. From haunted hotels to grave robbings, these stories will amaze and intrigue you. A special offer on the weekend includes Haunted Walking Tours of Fort Henry. May 13-16. $22.6.
For more information follow this link: http://hauntedwalk.com/kingston-tours.
Kingston 1000 Island Cruises
The Sunset Dinner Cruise, aboard the glass-topped Bateau Mouche-style vessel Island Star, will depart from Kingston Harbor at 1745, sail through the scenic Thousand Islands region (a cottage and boating paradise), and return at 2115 (approx.). The Islands are outcroppings of Grenville-age basement rocks of the Frontenac Arch where it is transected by the Saint Lawrence River. Enjoy a three-course meal with spectacular scenery and good fellowship. (Cash bar)
Shuttle-bus transportation will be available between the Queen’s Campus and the dock before departure and after arrival. Alternatively, enjoy a pleasant stroll between the campus and the dock (approx. 15-20 minutes).
For more information follow this link: http://www.1000islandscruises.ca.
Kingston Trolley provides 80-minute tours that stop at all of the city’s best known tourist locations such as the Penitentiary Museum, Bellevue House, and the Royal Military College of Canada. At each stop, you may jump off the trolley and tour the area and simply hop onto the next trolley and continue the tour. From May 15. $23.
For more information follow this link: http://www.kingstontrolley.ca.
- Visit to the Parliament
- Prison Museum: All days. Free. www.penitentiarymuseum.ca/default/index.cfm/visitor-info/
- Agnes Etherington Art Centre: All days. Free. www.agnes.queensu.ca
- Pub crawl Through History: May 15. $0.
- Escape Room: All days. $25. www.improbableescapes.com
- Boiler Room (climbing gym): All days. $15. www.climbinggym.ca
- Murney Tower Museum: All days. $5. www.museumsontario.ca/museum/Murney-Tower-National-Historic
- Miller Museum of Geology: All days. Free. www.geol.queensu.ca/museum/
- The ARC fitness center: All days. $10. www.rec.gogaelsgo.com/sports/2013/7/26/Fac-Serv_0726133714.aspx?tab=welcometothearc
- Fort Henry: All days. $20. www.forthenry.com
- Kingston Penitentiary Tour: TBA. $25. www.kingstonpentour.com
- The Ice Breaker—May 14 6-8pm in the ARC
- Geological Association of Canada Luncheon—Monday May 15, 12:30-2pm, Levana Room, $55
- Mineralogical Association of Canada Luncheon—Tuesday May 16, 12:30-2pm, Levana Room, $55(non-student)/$25(students)
- Mineral Deposits Division Luncheon—Wednesday May 17, 12:30-2pm, Levana Room, $55