Kingston walking tour

$57.50 $57.50

Looking for things to do in Kingston Ontario? A walk through the city’s historic center is an opportunity to learn about its history and discover all of its attractions. Solve challenges at each step along your way, to discover your next destination.

You will walk from City Hall to City Park, along the waterfront, passing various parks, museums, and monuments. Have fun completing challenges. (Image used with permission from Webworks.ca)

The Kingston Tourist Scavenger Hunt is a 2.8 km / 1.7 mi walking tour with challenges along the way. It should take you 2 hours to complete.

  • A fun learning experience
  • See the sights! 27 locations
  • Learn some local history
  • Challenge your knowledge: 34 challenges
  • Fun for all ages, kids included
  • Walk at your own pace: 2.8 km / 1.7 mi
  • Wheelchair and stroller accessible throughout
  • Pet-friendly throughout
  • Start whenever you are ready, from your smartphone – no fixed schedule
  • Take as little, or as much time as you wish to complete your hunt
  • Aussi disponible en français

Buy 1 scavenger hunt for your party of 1 to 6 people.

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Description

The Kingston Tourist Scavenger Hunt is a 2.8 km / 1.7 mi self-guided walking tour with challenges along the way. It should take you 2 hours to complete, and ends near the start location.

Click here for the Kingston Tourist Scavenger Hunt’s complete tour details, specifications, requirements, and city history. You’ll also find here the complete locations list.

What you’ll see

  • Shoal Tower
  • City Hall
  • Spirit of Sir John A.
  • St.George Cathedral
  • Prince George Hotel
  • Waterfront Promenade
  • PumpHouse
  • Frontenac County Court House
  • Queen’s University
  • City Park
  • and much more

This scavenger hunt has a difficulty level of EASY.

We recommend a group size between 2 and 6 people – but not restricted to this. Children are welcome and will enjoy most of the challenges.

After purchase, to begin your Kingston Tourist Scavenger Hunt, you will need to be standing outside in front of Kingston City Hall, 216 Ontario St, Kingston, ON K7L 2Z3. This is the start location

Once there, to begin your hunt, you will need to click on the link provided and log in to this website, or go to My Account on this website and follow the instructions there.

Alternatively, you can access “My Account” and follow the instructions there.

Never hesitate to contact us if you experience any difficulties.

Kingston’s History

Louis de Frontenac, governor of New France in 1676 built Fort Cataraqui here in that year. Cavelier de la Salle renamed it Fort Frontenac the next year.

During the Seven Years’ War (1756-1763), the fort was destroyed by the British. The city was reestablished in 1784 to house British loyalists fleeing the American Revolution.

Kingston became the base of the British Eastern Great Lakes Fleet. In fact, they built Fort Henry and several Martello towers to protect the entrance to the Rideau Canal for fear of an American invasion.

Kingston was the first capital of the united province of Canada between 1841-42. The first Prime Minister of Canada, Sir John A. Macdonald adopted this city as his permanent residence.

Additional information

Starting Point

Outside of Kingston City Hall, 216 Ontario St, Kingston, ON K7L 2Z3

End point

This tour ends behind city hall, where it begins.

Sights seen

27 sites can be seen: important buildings, monuments, plazas & attractions

Challenges

34 varied challenges – all answers are available in front of your on-site, outdoors.

Distance

2.8 kilometers / 1.7 miles

Duration

2 to 3 hours at normal walking pace

Required

Fully charged smartphone with internect access (data plan with LTE, 4G or 3G)

2 reviews for Kingston walking tour

  1. Brenda Andrews

    ***** (5 stars)
    Achieved 640 points in 1 hour 1 minute
    Brenda, June 6, 2021

  2. Claire Sales

    ** (4 stars on Google)
    Clair S, 29 June, 2022
    Interesting stops and information, but some of the answers to the questions were wrong or missing. A good way to explore some of the area

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