Kingston Rowing Club was founded as a not-for-profit organization in 1978, and operates on the efforts of its volunteer staff. This impassioned group of rowers trains teams for and participates in many regattas each year, and has produced multiple members of the Canadian national rowing team.
Kingston Rowing Club’s coxswains shout orders and spout encouragement to their water-slicing teams of adult and junior rowers. Participants in both recreational and competitive programs row their shells across Inner Harbour, and the club’s prerequisite for either program is the Learn to Row class, which introduces novices to the sport of crew.
As the sun sinks below a flat, barn-dotted horizon, Kingston Family Fun World’s three towering movie screens flicker to life. The drive-in theatre is an idyllic sight that dates back to 1966. Each weekend, carloads of moviegoers fill up the parking lots to catch current, popular flicks. Over the years, Kingston Family Fun World has expanded to include other classic, family-oriented diversions: guests can hop into one- and two-seat go-karts and race around an outdoor race track, or duck behind sandbag barricades on the laser-tag field. After a day of diversions, refuel with snacks from the concession stand.
Part of the UNESCO Frontenac Arch Biosphere Reserve, the 1000 Islands rest in the shadow of mountains carved by multiple glaciers over nine hundred million years. A diverse biological landscape, the 1864 islands are a key migratory pathway for many birds, plants and animals.Lush forests, marshlands, and waterfront architecture help create a setting picturesque for amazing photography, camping and paddling adventures.
Within this ecologically bountiful area, 1000 Islands Kayaking hosts many programs to help introduce paddlers to the region for unforgettable experiences. Spend time with your partner for a weekend escape, build family memories with your kids, learn new skills on a certification course, or enjoy an overnight camping trip on a national park island.
Explorer Diving's seasoned instructors––many with NAUI, TDI, SDI, and PADI certifications––submerge aspiring divers in adventuresome waters and scuba know-how during their series of fun and intensive classes. Their introductory scuba and snorkelling courses get participants' gills wet in the fundamentals of underwater inhalation and appeasing sea-monkey royalty; a slew of advanced courses torpedoes more experienced divers toward open-water, dive-master, and night-diver mastery. Explorer Diving also rents out and sells various scuba equipment and refills empty air tanks.
Kingston 1000 Islands Cruises' fleet of boats meander the waterways just off of the Kingston waterfront with dozens of different cruise options. From sightseeing and dinner cruises to dance parties, the schedule boasts watery sojourns every day of the week, with late-night shindigs on Fridays and Saturdays in the summer. In addition to their group cruises, the team also runs ships as private charters, each voyage boasting custom music, entertainment, and bar services.
Life Yoga's passionate instructors share their expertise in a 1,200-square-foot studio with spacious, spa-inspired shower rooms and a practice space embellished with handmade fabric wallpaper. Students burn calories and release mental stress in small classes with helpful one-on-one attention: gentle Restorative Yoga, energizing Vinyasa Flow, and Hatha Fundamentals are just a few options. In the studio's lobby area, local businesses such as Rhubarb Paper Co. display their wares.