Activities & Sports
The Kingston community has a wide range of leisure activities and programs for adult men and women. Many activities are seasonal pastimes that are generally enjoyed during the warm weather months. Some examples are birdwatching, camping and sailing.
Other activities are available throughout the year. Some examples are fitness and yoga classes, bowling, dancing, playing bridge, attending lectures, art classes or participating in a musical activity, such as a choir or community orchestra.
The city offers many opportunities for adults to stay physically active through organized team sports. Various organizations sponsor hockey, volleyball, basketball, soccer, badminton, cricket, swimming and other sports for adult participants.
Tennis is another popular year-round activity in Kingston. The city has both indoor tennis clubs and many parks and green spaces with outdoor tennis courts. Lawn bowling is another activity available in Kingston during the summer.
Kingston also offers activities and programs for people with mental and physical disabilities. One example is Able Sail Kingston, a local group that teaches recreational and competitive sailing to people with disabilities.
The municipality publishes a Recreation and Leisure Magazine twice a year (spring and fall) that lists programs and activities for people of all ages and abilities. Free copies are distributed throughout Kingston and can be obtained from City Hall, libraries and recreation centres. The magazine can also be downloaded from the city's website.
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Recreation Activities and Programs
General information on programs and activities offered by the City of Kingston for people of all ages. Includes a link to the registered programs, where you sign-up and pay for a series of sessions in advance. There is also a list of drop-in options, where you can participate on a per-class basis.
The City of Kingston offers a variety of programs for seniors and older adults, including ballroom dancing, skating, volleyball, badminton, salsa dancing, candy making, and cake decorating.
KFPL Art Exhibitions
List of monthly art exhibitions held in the central branch of the Kingston Frontenac Public Library (KFPL).
Wolfe Island Birdwatching
The open fields, woods and wetlands of Wolfe Island provide opportunities for birdwatching enthusiasts.
Kingston Community Strings
The community strings is a 50-member amateur string orchestra open to adult players at any level. The group performs concerts at different functions in the community.
Kingston Potters’ Guild
A club composed of local potters who hold pottery classes for community members and twice-a-year sales.
Able Sail Kingston
Information about a learn-to-sail program for people with disabilities sponsored by the Kingston Yacht Club.
KFPL Schedule of Events
The Kingston Frontenac Public Library (KFPL) has programs and events for adults, children and families with babies and older children and teens. View details and register for the programs.
Recreation & Leisure Guide
Bi-annual (spring and fall) magazine filled with all the activities and programs offered by the City in print format. Includes information on facilities; booking; parks, trails, & gardens; and events, as well as arts, fitness, and recreation programs for all age groups and the whole family. Is available on the right-hand side of the page in PDF format.
KIP Women’s Network
A Kingston Immigration Partnership (KIP) program for newcomers, specifically women. The Women’s Network offers field trips, guest speakers, and opportunities to learn about Canadian foods and traditions and discuss issues facing immigrant women.