Kingston Waterfront
Kingston Waterfront
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Kathy
Kitchener, Canada58 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
After biking from Lake Ontario Park, we stopped at the waterfront for a rest. We bought lunch from a sausage vendor and enjoyed it on a bench facing the water. Got some excellent tourist info from the booth set up there! Fountain and flowers were beautiful. I always love seeing all provincial flags displayed. Many people enjoyed the space, but not too crowded that we felt unsafe. "Kingston" sign is always a fun pic!
Written August 10, 2020
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Ilona H
Schomberg, Canada123 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
Overall a very nice waterfront town, very walkable, beautiful, with loads of restaurants, walking paths. Reminds me a bit of Old Montreal, just without the medieval feeling little side streets. I liked the various seating areas everywhere, even in the centre square, where anyone could sit under an umbrella and enjoy everything going on around them.

There was the odd musician that appeared, but many many more would be great, buskers too. As I was driving away, I saw a farmer's market appear and i'm sad that I didn't see it while I was walking around (mind you, it was a holiday).

The one reason I probably wouldn't return however, is that everything is incredibly expensive. I had wings/fries/wine and after my tip I was at $34. This is insane. It's more expensive than Switzerland or Toronto or places you would expect to be expensive. My hotel (delta) was total robbery, and not even luxurious.
Written August 3, 2021
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Slade L
St. Albert, Canada126 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
This is a worthwhile place to put you feet up. You can lay in the grass or enjoy an Adirondack chair graciously provided by the city. It is an historic site with some interesting and informative panels explaining key aspects of Kingston's past.
Written July 16, 2022
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Doug K
Hamilton, Canada107 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
We were part of a bus tour that stayed in the Holiday inn next to the park. We also enjoyed a cruise on the Island Queen and there is a large marina next to the park. The park has plenty of benches and shady trees which is a relief from the heat. There is a large pool with water display. The park has a locomotive from the past. There is a tourist information center located in the former train station, under the station there is a washroom. Visited the information center where you can find out about tourist attractions in Kingston and there is a small gift shop where I purchased t-shirts. Great park and a nice place to relax and watch the small boats.
Written June 24, 2022
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Kim R
Ajax, Canada32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
The waterfront is beautiful. Tons of shops and places to eat. An abundance of benches and muskoka chairs where you can sit back, relax and enjoy the view. During our visit, the city was hosting a blues concert that was free and was enjoyable even though the weather that day was less than ideal. Other cities should take note....this is how it's done!
Written August 26, 2023
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Graeme M
Hamilton, Canada494 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
The waterfront has many restaurants nearby. There was a Corvette day where over 500 cars filled downtown.
Lots to do. Lots to see. A lot of great architecture, old homes. Lot of pubs and ice cream/gelato stores.
Written June 27, 2022
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Toronto, Canada1,257 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Family
Beautiful area and met the town cryer ‘Chris’ who told us a lot of great stories about the city.

Beautiful on a sunny day and close to the square.

Pity there are so many people around begging.
Written August 30, 2020
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Katherine L
Quebec City, Canada39 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Couples
It was a beautiful fall day and we really enjoyed our walk on the waterfront. Everything looks great and clean around the waterfront. There are plenty of shops, but we didn't go in (trying to avoid public places because of Covid), but it was nice to walk around.
Written October 7, 2020
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Stephanie B
Saint Thomas, Canada39 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
Beautiful spot right on the water. Picture perfect. Lots of local restaurants with outside seating, large park with fountain, the boats in the marina, great walking trail along the water.
Written July 31, 2020
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Mississauga-Chick
Mississauga, Ont243 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
This vibrant, bustling waterfront was clearly meant to be enjoyed. Packed with shops, restaurants, and local sellers there’s a lot to see and do. From exploring the steam engine, to being the “I” in Kingston, getting your caricatures done, enjoying the fountain, or listening to local talent, there’s something for everyone here.
Written July 10, 2023
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