Fall scene of campus

Plan Your Visit

Re-live old memories and create new ones.

No matter what year you graduated, coming back to Kingston will always hold special memories – and new surprises. While much of the historical city remains the same, Kingston continues to evolve. Its dynamic downtown, world-class waterfront, and historical attractions beckon visitors from around the world. Queen’s campus - nestled between it all – continues to expand and prosper while maintaining its close-knit community. Reconnect with the campus and city of your youth and discover just how much they’ve both grown up.

Queen's Visitor Information

Directions to Queen's

Visiting Queen’s Campus 

Queen's Guide to Getting Around Campus

Re-acquaint yourself with the campus and take an escorted tour. Tours leave Grant Hall during the Alumni Meet & Greet event. See the Homecoming Weekend Event Calendar for more details.

To arrange a tour at a different time almost any day of the year, please contact the Campus Tours team in the Registrar’s Office or enjoy a self-guided tour of campus. Learn more about campus tours.

Use the Queen’s Interactive Campus Map to do your own tour.

Many buildings are hosting Open Houses over the weekend - check out the Homecoming Events Calendar for the most up to date times and information. The following key venues are always open to the public:

Please note The Queen's Pub and The Underground are not open or accessible while the JDUC is being renovated.  

Queen's Clothing and Merchandise

Need a sweater for the football game? There are several places on campus to buy some new Queen's gear:

Visiting Kingston

Kingston's Visitor Information Centre is located at 209 Ontario St. in the heart of downtown across from Kingston's historic City Hall. It is open daily to answer all your questions about what to see and do or where to stay or dine – all the local information you need to help make your stay an enjoyable one.

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.

Accommodation in Kingston

There are some hotels and historic inns in downtown Kingston that offer premier accommodation. See Visit Kingston for the most comprehensive list of available accommodation. 

For group bookings, check with your Reunion Co-ordinator in the Classes, Clubs & Groups Directory to see if one has been made for your year at a Kingston hotel.

This information is typically shared in your Class Reunion emails. If you are not receiving your emails, we might not have current contact information for you. Update your information through our secure Address Update form or email our Contact Centre.

Tip: Group Bookings are often released about 5-6 weeks before Homecoming if the rooms haven’t been booked. If you checked during the summer and were unable to find availability, it’s possible that more space at the key downtown hotels will open up closer to the homecoming date.

Restaurants and Eating in Kingston

Note: Leondard and Ban Righ dining halls are currently unavailable due to construction. 

Downtown Kingston boasts a number of gourmet and casual dining options. Take advantage of the many patios while the weather still cooperates, or take a side trip to Prince Edward County and explore Canada’s hottest growing wine region.

If you’re hungry for a bit of nostalgia, you can hit old favourites like the Brew Pub, Morrison’s and the Grad Club or eat a meal in your old cafeteria.  Visit Queen’s Hospitality Services for cost and times of meals.

Getting Around Campus & Downtown


During Homecoming, consider leaving your car at the hotel when coming to campus. Kingston is very walkable and the downtown is a short stroll from campus. 

Downtown Kingston has metered parking on most streets and a mix of parking lots and garages. Kingston Parking provide more information on rates and lot locations.

Kingston has partnered with HonkMobile to offer a new way to pay for parking at all Municipal Pay & Display parking lot locations and accessible on-street parking spaces across the city.

With the Honk app, residents and visitors can seamlessly search, pay for, and top up parking from a phone, tablet, or computer.

Kingston Transit

Kingston Transit provides bus service within the urban area of the City of Kingston. With a variety of convenient and accessible travel options, it's easy to get you where you want to go.

For bus schedule and maps, visit Kingston Transit. Use the Transit Trip Planner for suggested transit routes. Find out more fares and pass pricing.

Kingston Transit provides Park & Ride for those who wish to park their vehicles and ride the bus the rest of the way to their destination. Free parking at these locations is available on a first-come, first-serve basis at:


Kingston has three taxi services: