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Shoot a movie in our hometown!

Producers are discovering Kingston's heritage buildings, variety of scenic settings – and fantastic restaurants and hotels – make it a great place to shoot a movie or TV show.

Visit Tourism Kingston's Film Office set up to support filmmakers seeking locations and hospitality in Kingston. The Film Office helps coordinate the permits needed for filming on City property and offers contact information for a number of Kingston sites. See a list of the movies that have filmed in Kingston, pictures of possible filming locations and download the Film Permit application from the Film office webpage


Latest News

Belle Park driving range and pickleball courts now open for the season

May 7, 2019 - Belle Park Driving Range and Waterfront Park opens for the outdoor sports season on Tuesday, May 7. The park is open daily, from 8 a.m. to dusk. Located on the shores of...

Youth Week celebrated with free activities at City recreation facilities

May 1, 2019 - The City of Kingston and community partners are hosting free activities – including swimming, skating, Zumba and more – aimed at young people aged 13-24 for National Youth Week,...

Dropbikes are ready to roll into town

April 30, 2019 - A fleet of upgraded Dropbikes will be rolling into Kingston this week. Dropbike Inc., the provider of a community bike-share program in Kingston, will be setting up their...

New City webcams will help share beauty of waterfront

April 30, 2019 - The City of Kingston has installed two new webcams – one at Confederation Park and one at Portsmouth Olympic Harbour – to help celebrate and share the beauty of Kingston's...

MacLachlan Woodworking Museum to open for season May 1 Experience hands-on history at Grass Creek Park

April 30, 2019 - The MacLachlan Woodworking Museum, located in the beautiful rural setting of Grass Creek Park, opens for its 36th season on May 1. The museum is home to more than 15,000...

"…Each stone
older than human life. Our lives, that blow through
brief as weather, on the surface of these streets,
these rock shelves,
this old mountain…"

 – From the poem "Limestone" by Helen Humphreys, Kingston's
Poet Laureate.