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Kingston Ontario, Canada

A walkable city filled with beautiful architecture, great dining and a bustling downtown core.

Kingston, Ontario is rich in arts, culture and history. Home to Fort Henry, Kingston boasts some of the best freshwater sailing in the world. It also has more restaurants per capita than any other place in Canada, and charming trolly tours that give you a taste of what life is like in our country’s first capital city.

Most Known For

Best known for its abundance of striking limestone buildings, Kingston has a storied past. Here, you can explore the Fort Henry Historic Site, Kingston Penitentiary and Canada’s oldest public market all in the same day.

Exploring Kingston

Kingston, Ontario


Steeped in history and culture, Kingston is an explorer’s paradise.


A vibrant food scene will delight your taste buds. 


The 1000 Islands region boasts a range of hotels, from comfortable waterfront resorts to cosy boutique hotels, providing you with comfortable and convenient accommodations during your stay.

Kingston At A Glance

Getting to Kingston

Getting to Kingston, Ontario is easy with its convenient location along the Highway 401 corridor and its access to VIA Rail and major bus services from cities like Toronto, Ottawa, and Montreal.

  • 1 hour and 58 minutes from Ottawa
  • 2 hours and 27 minutes from Toronto
  • 3 hours from Montreal
  • 2 hours and 11 minutes from Syracuse 

A map illustration of the 1000 Islands.

What You'll Love

Know Before You Go

Here, you’ll get the scoop on the best things to see and do during your visit to Kingston.

Hop on and off at all the must-sees in Kingston, including City Hall, Fort Henry, Canada’s Penitentiary Museum and the entertainment and retail district. 

The historic downtown and serene waterfront are worthy of exploring by foot. Just pack comfortable shoes!  

It’s been operating since 1801, and is home to some of the most exciting events and activities downtown. Visiting during the winter? Bring your skates! 

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