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
- 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.
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.