10 Bucket List Winter Activities in Kingston

10 Bucket List Winter Activities in Kingston Ontario

Kingston is a magical city in the winter! If you are bored from hibernating and want a fun winter adventure then look no further! Here are the Top 10 Bucket List items for Kingston Ontario this winter! Can you accomplish them all this year?

1. Cross Country Ski at Little Cataraqui Conservation Area

We lived in Kingston for two years before we ever skied at Little Cataraqui Conservation Area and we should have done it sooner! Little Cataraqui Conservation Area has an abundance of groomed trails for you to cross country ski or snowshoe. They also have lots of little chickadees so remember to bring some bird seed!

10 Bucket List Winter Activities in Kingston Ontario - Little Cataraqui Conservation Area

2. Visit Feb Fest

The City of Kingston holds some exceptional festivities in the winter but Feb Fest is our favourite! There are plenty of weekend activities to keep you outside and entertained. Try grabbing a hot chocolate and watching the figuring skating performances this year!

10 Bucket List Winter Activities in Kingston Ontario - Feb Fest

10 Bucket List Winter Activities in Kingston Ontario - Feb Fest

3. Check out Lumina Borealis

Lumina Borealis is an interactive light show held at Fort Henry and definitely worth visiting! You can read more about our experience here! It is a perfect evening activity if you want to do something exciting this winter – just remember to bring snow pants since it can be very cold!

10 Bucket List Winter Activities in Kingston Ontario - Lumina Borealis

10 Bucket List Winter Activities in Kingston Ontario - Lumina Borealis

4. Catch a Frontenac’s Hockey Game

If you want some local Canadian fun, then head over to the K-Rock Center and check out a Frontenac’s hockey game! Hockey games are a great way to add some excitement to your winter!

10 Bucket List Winter Activities in Kingston Ontario - Frontenac Hockey Game

5. Explore Queen’s University campus

Queen’s University campus has always been one of my favourite spots in Kingston but it is even more beautiful in the winter. There is something very photogenic about the limestone buildings covered in fluffy snow! Make a point of walking around Queen’s University campus this winter and explore the local beauty!

10 Bucket List Winter Activities in Kingston Ontario - Queen's University

10 Bucket List Winter Activities in Kingston Ontario - Queen's University

6. Hike Lemoine Point

Make sure you get out to Lemoine Point this winter for a free hike! There are many different trails depending on the length of your hike and its a great place to walk your pup. We try to get outside at least once a week for a long hike!

10 Bucket List Winter Activities in Kingston Ontario - Lemoine Point Hike

7. Skate Downtown or at the K-Rock Centre

Skating is a perfect way to enjoy the winter weather while staying entertained! We LOVE skating on the outdoors skating rink at Springer Market Square since it is FREE, very well maintained and close to lots of hot chocolate shops! You can also head over to the K-Rock Centre for some indoor skating depending on the weather or your preference. Last year we skated at the K-Rock Centre on New Years Eve for free and really enjoyed it!

10 Bucket List Winter Activities in Kingston Ontario - Springer Market Square

10 Bucket List Winter Activities in Kingston Ontario - K-Rock Centre

8. Discover Downtown Kingston

Make sure you take a walk up Princess Street this winter to visit all of the cute local shops and see the beautiful sights! We love walking through downtown after a snowstorm when the streets are very quiet and covered in fresh snow!

10 Bucket List Winter Activities in Kingston Ontario - Downtown Kingston

10 Bucket List Winter Activities in Kingston Ontario - Downtown Kingston

10 Bucket List Winter Activities in Kingston Ontario - Downtown Kingston

10 Bucket List Winter Activities in Kingston Ontario - Downtown Kingston

9. Catch the New Years Eve Firework Display

We LOVE watching any Kingston firework display but the New Years Eve show is always special! There is something magical about watching fireworks in the cold and making resolutions for a new year!

10 Bucket List Winter Activities in Kingston Ontario - New Years Eve Fireworks

10 Bucket List Winter Activities in Kingston Ontario - New Years Eve Fireworks

10 Bucket List Winter Activities in Kingston Ontario - New Years Eve Fireworks

10. Explore the Lake Ontario Waterfront

Last but not least – One of our favourite things to do is walk around Lake Ontario waterfront in the winter. We love the colourful sunsets and interesting ice structures along Battery Park and MacDonald Park. It can be quite windy and cold so make sure to bundle up! As you can see from the many photos below, the Lake Ontario waterfront is absolutely beautiful and definitely worth a visit this winter!

10 Bucket List Winter Activities in Kingston Ontario - Lake Ontario Waterfront

10 Bucket List Winter Activities in Kingston Ontario - Lake Ontario Waterfront

10 Bucket List Winter Activities in Kingston Ontario - Lake Ontario Waterfront

10 Bucket List Winter Activities in Kingston Ontario - Lake Ontario Waterfront

10 Bucket List Winter Activities in Kingston Ontario - Lake Ontario Waterfront

10 Bucket List Winter Activities in Kingston Ontario - Lake Ontario Waterfront

We hope this post has inspired you to visit Kingston this winter or try some new local activities! Let us know if you have any other suggestions or tips!

xoxox L

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