The Entertainment Committee has planned activities to help you make the most of your time in Kingston.
Kingston Trolley Tour
Not a conference planned activity, but highly recommended as an ideal introduction to the Limestone City!
You will see the Royal Military College, Fort Henry, Market Square, Bellevue House (former residence of Sir John A. MacDonald), Kingston Penitentiary, Queen's University, and the downtown entertainment and shopping district.
Thousand Islands Dinner Cruise
Wednesday, June 17 6:00-9:30 p.m..
Pre-registration and pre-payment of $68.00 required.
Explore the majestic Thousand Islands, where the mighty St. Lawrence River meets Lake Ontario.
Boarding is at 6:00 p.m. at the Holiday Inn. The cruise ship is wheelchair accessible. Cruise and dine from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. It's a glass top boat, so bring your camera! There will be entertainment and dancing onboard. Dinner is included and your menu selection will be taken once you embark.
Haunted Walk of Kingston
Wednesday, June 18 8:30-10:00 p.m.
Pre-registration and pre-payment of $15 required.
The lantern-lit tour walking tour will wind its way through the old Sydenham Ward area of downtown Kingston. The tour is wheelchair accessible with assistance. The tour will be in English; a French tour will be offered if there is sufficient enrollment. Meet in the lobby of the Prince George Hotel, 200 Ontario St. (next to City Hall, across from the Visitor Information Centre) at 8:20 p.m.
Local Pub Tour Wednesday, June 18 time TBA
There will be sign-up sheets at the conference registration desk. No pre-payment; buy your own refreshments at pub stops.
Explore downtown Kingston by night as you visit several of the city's most characteristic pubs.
Finding yourself with a little extra time on your hands? Explore any - or all! - of these museums within walking distance of the conference venue or accommodations.
Find The Agnes Etherington Art Centre (we just call it The Agnes) right in the heart of Queen's University main campus at 36 University Avenue. The Agnes features a range of contemporary and historical exhibitions and exciting public programs throughout the year. This first-rate infrastructure supports a program of some 15 exhibitions annually, and a spectrum of artists' talks and performances, public lectures, symposia, workshops, and school and family programs.
The Miller Museum, also located on Queen's University main campus at 36 Union Street, is located in the Department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering. It is a small but active earth-science teaching museum for local schools and natural-science interest groups in eastern Ontario.
The Museum of Health Care at Kingston chronicles how we have preserved health and managed disease, pain and suffering. Housed in the Ann Baillie National Historic Site Building at 32 George Street, the museum is situated in a former residence for student nurses on the grounds of Kingston General Hospital. Only a 5 minute walk from Queen's University or 10 minutes from downtown and hotels.
Come visit Canada's Penitentiary Museum, the award-winning museum dedicated solely to the preservation and interpretation of the history of our federal penitentiaries! The museum is housed within the former Warden's residence of Kingston Penitentiary at 555 King Street West - only a 2 minute walk from Duncan McArthur Hall and directly across the street from the infamous Kingston Penitentiary! Learn about the forward-thinking entertainment and art programs introduced in the 1950's as you wander through the eight display rooms at your own pace. See our unparalleled collection of penitentiary-related artifacts and photographs. As an added bonus, during the summer months (commencing May 1), the museum is staffed by retired Officer Volunteers whose first-hand experiences currently date back to 1960. This one is a must-see!