New walking tours check out Kingston’s movie, audio, and literary scenes

Photograph by Josie Vallier/Kingstonist.

Inhabitants and site visitors to Kingston can immerse themselves in the area literary, movie, and songs scenes, many thanks to new self-guided going for walks tours delivered by Tourism Kingston.

“Uncover music venues exactly where some of Canada’s ideal bands got their start off take a look at the established areas of common tv productions and take a look at the areas that have influenced award-profitable novels,” the area tourism agency reported in a media launch, dated Thursday, Jul. 13, 2023.

The complimentary excursions are accessible on Tourism Kingston’s web page. Every single topic features three tour solutions: downtown, west (Queen’s University and close by neighbourhoods) and prolonged, and ranges from close to 60 minutes to two and a fifty percent several hours in length, permitting end users to explore at their own speed. In accordance to the launch, the cellular-optimized interface will make it uncomplicated to observe along on a smartphone mobile phone, with route maps, directions, stories, and assets like pics, videos, and music, presented seamlessly.

The following information about the tours have been presented by Tourism Kingston:


Uncover Kingston’s cinematic earlier and current by visiting recent film and tv production spots though understanding about the early heritage of cinemas and movie productions in the town. will see how Kingston streets and properties have been transformed for productions, into anything from 1890s New Orleans to a futuristic world in the Star Trek universe.


Develop into immersed in the musical stories of Kingston, from rock to pop or classical. Take a look at the locations where by some of Canada’s most gifted musicians obtained their commence and examine Kingston’s lively are living audio scene. The songs excursions take the person from the downtown web page of The Tragically Hip’s initial exhibit to their very previous, as properly as checking out the venues that sparked musical collaborations and professions from such notable Kingston musicians as Miss Emily, the Mahones and The Wonderful Sons.


Take a look at the Kingston connections of notable Canadian authors, from Robertson Davies to Bronwen Wallace. This tour will take buyers to a variety of literary landmarks and internet sites that keep on to encourage the created term. Consumers will find out about a Rembrandt portray that impressed a contemporary poem, the penitentiary that inspired many literary works, and the archives that safeguard a lot of literary legacies.

The tours are free and Tourism Kingston endorses earphones for the very best tour expertise. Additional information about the new walking tours and other options can be uncovered at

The Creative Kingston Going for walks Tour challenge is introduced by Tourism Kingston and made possible by a Tourism Relief Fund grant through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario and with guidance from the Town of Kingston.