Tourism information and services in Kingston are handled by Tourism Kingston, a division of the Kingston Economic Development Corporation. Tourism inquiries can be made as follows:
The Visitor Information Centre is located at the heart of downtown across from Kingston's historic City Hall and is open daily to answer all your questions about what to see and do or where to stay or dine.
Kingston's official Visitor Information Centre has all the local information you need to help make your stay an enjoyable one. We have information on attractions and events and everything Kingston. The site features Kingston souvenirs and products, including a Local Artisan Studio with unique, hand crafted works from area artisans.
The Visitor Information Centre also offers the convenience of purchasing tickets for some of Kingston's world class attractions including Fort Henry National Historic Site, Kingston 1000 Islands Cruises and the Kingston Trolley Tours.
Kingston Trolley Tours
After operating the Confederation Tour Trolley for nearly 40 years, the Chamber sold its trolley operations to Kingston Thousand Islands Boat Lines who have launched Kingston Trolley Tours to continue and build upon the trolley’s history of serving visitors to Kingston.
The Kingston Trolley Tours offer tours of historic Kingston, Ontario, aboard a fleet of four comfortable thirty-two passenger trolleys. It’s the ideal way to enjoy Kingston’s history and attractions.
The Trolley makes nine stops at Kingston's most popular visitor destinations, including Fort Henry, the Penitentiary Museum, and Queen’s University. You can hop off at any stop, stay for as long as you like, then hop back on and continue your tour. Trolleys follow a figure-8 route that divides the route into two halves: you can begin with the east half of the tour, hop off at the Market Square stop to get lunch or take a cruise, then continue with the West half of the tour.
One-Hour Tour Circuit
Enjoy a one-hour tour with an experienced tour guide and GPS-triggered narration. Two, three or four departures per day from 209 Ontario Street. Call ahead to confirm hours and availability.
Hop-On Hop-Off Tours
Enjoy an extended tour with an experienced tour guide and GPS-triggered narration. Departures every half hour from 209 Ontario Street. Hop off the trolley at any of nine stops:
1. Visitor Information Centre, City Hall
2. The Royal Military College of Canada
3. Fort Henry
4. Market Square
5. Pump House Steam Museum
6. Bellevue House
7. Canada’s Penitentiary Museum
8. Queen’s University
9. Princess st. Entertainment and Shopping District
For more information, call 613-549-5544.