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Happy Canada Day: 150 Reasons To Love Kingston

With Canada’s 150th birthday coming up in a few days, the team at Kingston Webworks couldn’t be more excited to celebrate how much we love being Canadian. Part of what makes being a Canadian so great is getting to call Kingston home. In honour of Canada 150, we thought it would be cool to list the 150 things we love most about Kingston.

  1. Playing with pets at our city dog parks
  2. Splashing around the water access at Lake Ontario Park
  3. Getting schooled at St Lawrence College and Queen’s University
  4. Enjoying free concerts at “Music in the Park” at Confederation Park
  5. Taking in Sunset Ceremonies at Fort Henry every Wednesday
  6. Having drinks on the rooftop patio at Jack Astors
  7. Experiencing culture during Skeleton Park Arts festival
  8. Going to Bellevue House Museum …try not to break anything
  9. Cruising down the St Lawrence with 1000 Islands Cruise
  10. Watching Free movies in the square
  11. Kingston Glass Blowing Classes
  12. Running with friends at local Running Groups
  13. Closing deals at Kingston Young Professionals Networking events
  14. Sailing with the Kingston Yacht Club
  15. Getting scared during a Haunted Walk of Kingston

Kingston Trolley

  1. Hitching a ride with Kingston Trolley Tours
  2. Trying new food during the Kingston Food Tours
  3. Renting movies from Classic Video
  4. Relaxing at Immerse Spa
  5. Renting N64 Games at Barcadia
  6. Learning about science, tech, and engineering at Pump House Steam Museum
  7. Kingston Pen Tours
  8. Enjoying beans from around the world at Coffeeco
  9. Taking a tour of Canada’s Penitentiary Museum
  10. Listening to Smitty play at the Brass Pub
  11. Seeing a show at The Grand Theatre
  12. Walking along Kingston Waterfront Trail
  13. The view from Battery Bistro
  14. Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts
  15. Lumpia from Woodenheads

Martello Alley

  1. Purchasing beautiful pieces of art from Martello Alley
  2. Hot Chocolate from Crave on a cold day
  3. Curry Mussels from Diane’s Fish Shack
  4. The “Red House” cocktail at Red House
  5. Eggplant Parmesan from Casa
  6. Charcuterie Boards from Stone City Ales
  7. A trip to the Mackinnon Brother’s Farm
  8. Drinks on the patio of the DOX waterfront.
  9. Renting a kayak from Ahoy Rentals
  10. Shopping at the Loft Girls Mobile Fashion Truck
  11. Perusing the art at Studio 22
  12. The hidden patio at Amadeus
  13. Formal gown shopping at Agent 99
  14. A hangover slushie from Simply Well
  15. Yoga at MacDonald Park

The Tett Centre

  1. Workshops at The Tett Centre
  2. Enjoying nature at Barriefield Rock Garden
  3. Pizza Night at Bella Bistro
  4. Date night at the Bayview Farm Restaurant
  5. Classic movies at The Screening Room
  6. Watching the Kingston Frontenacs play some #RockSolidHockey
  7. Taylor Hall’s annual charity ball hockey tournament #CAR!
  8. Watching amazing street performers at The Buskers Rendezvous Festival
  9. Devouring poutine from Bubba’s
  10. Relieving the glory days in KSSC Sports Leagues
  11. Kingston Ribfest And Craft Beer Show
  12. Becoming Picasso at 4Cats Kingston art workshops
  13. Tasting pints at the Kingston Craft Beer Fest
  14. Helping strengthen youth at the Kingston Boys and Girls Club
  15. Listening to great bands at The Mansion
frozen yogurt
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  1. Delicious frozen yogurt at Simply Parfait
  2. Going for a hike at Lemoine Point Conservation Area
  3. Happy hour at Old Speckled Hen Pub
  4. Attending concerts at Rogers KRock Centre
  5. Lunchtime chicken rotis from Sally’s Roti Shop
  6. Drive in movies at Kingston Family Fun World
  7. Fresh produce at the Memorial Centre Farmers’ Market
  8. Steak night at Raxx
  9. Playing pool at The Grizzly Grill
  10. Glow in the dark mini golf at Putt N’ Blast
  11. Fresh pies from Bread and Butter Bakery
  12. Learning to rock climb at the Boiler Room
  13. Watching fireworks at Fort Henry
  14. Pretending to be a rock star at Little Texas Road House karaoke
  15. Large cut steaks from Pig & Olive
Ladies Night
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  1. Local nights out with The Real Moms of YGK
  2. Spin classes at Apex Indoor Cycling
  3. Watching Miss Emily perform at The Merchant
  4. 1000 Islands Poker Run
  5. Getting spooked at Fort Fright
  6. Queen’s Homecoming #WelcomeHome
  7. Chef demos at Springer Market Square = no more Mr. Noodles
  8. Coffee of the day at Sipps Coffee and Dessert Bar
  9. Kingston Writersfest
  10. Supporting local artists at The Kingston Collective
  11. Checking out historic sports memorabilia at The Original Hockey Hall of Fame
  12. Sunday brunch at Northside Espresso
  13. Manis and Pedis with the girls at The Annex Spa
  14. Working out at the Kingston Military Community Sports Centre
  15. A fresh cut from The Loft Hair Studio
Eating Pizza
C/O Score Pizza via Facebook
  1. Scoring a delicious deal at Score Pizza
  2. Eating a classic breakfast from Morrison’s Restaurant
  3. Stand up paddleboarding on Lake Ontario
  4. Running for a cause at Kingston Symphony Beat Beethoven Run
  5. Touring ships at the Marine Museum of The Great Lakes at Kingston
  6. Summer nights on the patio at Chez Piggy
  7. Finger blasters from The Iron Duke on Wellington
  8. Friday lunch at The Golden Rooster Deli
  9. Walking around the Princess St Promenade
  10. Wine tasting in Prince Edward County
  11. Life’s a beach at Sandbanks Provincial Park
  12. Feeling healthy with fresh pressed smoothies from Fuel House Nutrition
  13. Teeing one up at The Landings Golf Course
  14. Queen’s Football games at Richardson Stadium
  15. Ice Skating in Springer Market Square
The Tragically Hip
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  1. The Tragically Hip …they shot a movie once, in my hometown
  2. Getting a history lesson at Murney Tower
  3. Swimming at the Kingston Pier (soon to be Gord Edgar Downie Pier)
  4. Enjoying sunsets from The Wolfe Island Grill
  5. Watching a Blue Jays game at The Toucan
  6. A glass of red and some bruschetta from Atomica Pizza & Wine Bar
  7. Little dishes with big taste at Tango Nuevo
  8. Window shopping Princess St. around Christmas
  9. Jumbo wheels from Paradiso
  10. Visiting Santa in the Square
  11. Finding deals at Downtown Kingston Shopfest
  12. Visiting the friendly staff at Vandervoort General Store
  13. Watching tourists take pictures with the train at Confederation Park
  14. Kite Boarding in Lake Ontario
  15. Watching Queens square off against RMC in the Annual Car-Harris Cup

Chris Wyman

  1. Hearing World Champion town crier Chris Whyman kickoff local events
  2. Taste testing at the Kingston Olive Oil Co.
  3. Classic Car Nights at Canadian Tire
  4. Wedding dress shopping at Lovebird Bridal
  5. Paninis at Saporia Bottega
  6. An overnight stay at the Frontenac Inn
  7. Frantically searching for clues at Improbable Escapes
  8. Bringing out your inner lumberjack at Kingston Axe Throwing
  9. Lunch specials at Blu Martini
  10. Vegan Cupcakes from Small Batch Cafe
  11. Hiking at Parrot’s Bay Conservation Area.
  12. Finding the next Spielberg at the Kingston Canadian Film Festival
  13. Breakfast Sandwiches at The Juniper Cafe
  14. Wine tasting at the Fete Events
  15. Watching the boats come in from Aquaterra

  1. Following Mayor Bryan Paterson on Twitter
  2. Picking apples at the Waddell Orchard
  3. Grabbing some hot lasagna from Pasta Shelf
  4. Picking out a Christmas Tree at The Christmas Farm in Harrowsmith
  5. Architectural Walking Tours along King Street.
  6. Decorating the walls with work from ArtFest in City Park
  7. FebFest making the winter blues go away
  8. Checking out the Tall Ships Regatta in Bath
  9. Enjoying samples at Taste of Kingston
  10. Open house tours at the Kingston Police Station
  11. Following Make it Home YGK for all our traffic updates
  12. Martha’s Table for providing 3 meals a day to those in need
  13. Stracciatella flavour Gelato from Mio Gelato
  14. The people that call this wonderful city home
  15. It’s the most beautiful place in Canada
Kingston Waterfront
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With over 8000 businesses and 161,000+ residents, there are so many people that contribute to making Kingston such a great city to live in. From all of us at Kingston Webworks, we hope you have a safe and happy Canada Day. Heres to the next 150.

Let us know, what do you love most about Kingston? 

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