Plan your visit

From accommodation packages to dinner recommendations, we’ve compiled a list of important information so you can make the most of your time and maximize your experience at KCFF.

Each year we welcome new and returning audiences to Kingston to see some of the best Canadian cinema of the year.  Our Festival is like our city: warm, down-to-earth, and approachable. The majority of our venues are in Kingston’s historic downtown and within walking distance or close proximity to one another. Along the way you’ll find a range of incredible restaurants, cafes and pubs from fine dining to quick grab-and-get-back-to-the-festival fare.

We hope that you’ll make the most of your visit to KCFF and enjoy everything our city has to offer… that is, in your downtime when you’re not watching movies, of course!

Our restaurant sponsors are some of the best in the city.  We are grateful for their support and hope that you’ll support them in turn!

Amadeus Cafe170 Princess St.

Cozy, family-operated restaurant with a patio serving German & Austrian dishes, plus beers on tap. 

Atomica Kitchen / Cocktails / 71 Brock St.

Sleek Italian bistro & bar offering pizza, pasta & some Mediterranean dishes with a modern focus. Part of Black Dog Hospitality Group.

Aquaterra / 1 Johnson St.

Elegant outpost serving gourmet New Canadian fare & fine wines in a relaxed space with water views.

Black Dog Tavern / 69 Brock St.

Thoughtfully sourced French food & wine served in a charming, brick-lined space with a patio. Part of Black Dog Hospitality Group.

Caper’s Custom Catering & Event Rentals / 734 Montreal St.

Caper’s Custom Catering is ready to work with you to build the perfect custom menu for your special day. Additionally, Caper’s hosts specialty dining events, and they have a restaurant in-house.

Chez Piggy Restaurant / 68 Princess St.

Globally inspired dishes served in a funky former limestone stable with outdoor dining space.

Dianne’s Fish Shack & Smokehouse / 195 Ontario St.

Upbeat restaurant featuring Mexican-inspired seafood & BBQ fare, plus a full bar with margaritas. Part of Black Dog Hospitality Group.

Fresh Healthy Cafe Kingston  33 Brock St. 

Coffee bar, smoothies, salads, fresh juices and more! 

Harper’s Burger Bar 93 Princess St.

Compact fixture with a patio offering a range of elevated burgers & sides in a modern space. Part of Black Dog Hospitality Group.

Olivea / 39 Brock St.

Popular establishment with a patio featuring refined Italian cuisine in a modern, industrial space.

Pan Chancho Bakery & Cafe 44 Princess St.

Charming European-style bakery, cafe & gourmet food shop with global wines & local beers on tap.

Tango Nuevo / 331 King St E.

Cosmopolitan tapas & wine bar with an old-world atmosphere & locally sourced ingredients.

The Toucan / 76 Princess St. 

Classic Irish pub with stone walls offering pub fare, draught beers, sports on TV & live bands.

Tir nan Og / 200 Ontario St.

Homey, old-fashioned Irish bar with cocktails, brews & elevated pub grub, plus regular live music.

Toast and Jam / 1530 Bath Rd.

This relaxed contemporary cafe makes full use of the fresh baked goods from its own bakery, “Bread and Butter”.

Spearhead Brewing Company 675 Development Dr. 

Spearhead’s taproom and brewery are a place for the community to come together. It is a place to unwind, socialize, laugh, and play, but they also throw epic events!

Get ready for a great night’s sleep after an action-packed day of movies. 

Delta Hotels by Marriott Kingston Waterfront / 1 Johnson St.


15% off of the regular rate if guests type in “F0Z” in the corp/promo code section.

Confederation Place Hotel / 237 Ontario St.

Comfort Suites Kingston Central / 33 Benson St.

Courtyard by Marriott Kingston / 103 Dalton Ave

20% off room rates between February 28 – March 3. Email [email protected] to reserve

The Hochelaga Inn / 24 Sydenham St

Use code “KCFF24” within website’s promo code section. Alternatively, click linkWhat’s included in this Promotional Package:

  • 37% discount from our Base Rates
  • Free amenity placed in the room (sparkling water and Ferrero Roche Chocolates)
  • Free room upgrade (if available)
  • Complimentary late check-out of 12pm (usually 11am)
  • Complimentary Room upgrade (availability depending)
  • Complimentary continental breakfast
  • Free-Flow Coffee and Tea

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Kingston Central / 11 Benson St.

Quality Inn & Conference Centre Kingston Central / 33 Benson St.

The Secret Garden Inn / 73 Sydenham St. 

20% off public rate using code “KCFF24”

Our friends at Downtown Kingston have great resources for visitors.

Click on any of the headings below for more details.

How to get here by car, train, or bus 

Public transit, taxis, uber

Parking + electric charging stations

Maps of downtown Kingston