Located on the northeastern shore of Lake Ontario, Kingston is a gateway to the Thousand Islands and a fabulous place for fishing, boating, scuba diving, windsurfing and kayaking. In fact, outdoor sports are popular in Kingston, including golf, rock climbing and hockey.
Kingston is the oldest city in Ontario, so there is a lot of history to see, as well as many unique museums. Visit the Military Communications & Electronics Museum, the Pump House Steam Museum or Canada's Penitentiary Museum for an educational experience.
Expand your view of the city with Aerial Sightseeing Tours or the Haunted Walk of Kingston. Go shopping at Trousdale's General Store, Canada's oldest general store, browse through the large selection of antiques at Antique Alley or stroll through the Frontenac Mall.
Families with children will enjoy Kingston Family Funworld Park.
Hints and tips
The best way to fly to Kingston is through the Kingston/Norman Rogers Airport (YGK). Upon arrival, you can take advantage of the Kingston Transit public bus service, which provides comprehensive service throughout the city.
The weather in Kingston is varied; from June to September, temperatures generally average from 64-77 degrees. Between December and March, the average temperature range is 32-36 degrees.
In Kingston you'll find events and festivals such as Feb Fest and the Kingston Buskers Rendezvous.