A beautiful mid-sized city located on the shore of Lake Ontario, Kingston offers big-city sophistication with a small-town way of life. The city has a thriving arts and music scene, and offers a variety of cultural, recreational, and outdoor activities.
Places to Visit in Kingston:
- Agnes Etherington Art Centre
- Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts
- Downtown Kingston
- Kingston Public Market
- Kingston Waterfront
- Lake Ontario Park
- Bellevue House, home of Canada’s first Prime Minister, Sir John A. Macdonald
- historic Fort Henry
- Royal Military College of Canada Museum
Destinations Outside Kingston:
- The 1,000 Islands, a scenic island chain on the St. Lawrence River
- Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area
- Rideau Canal
- Silver Lake Provincial Park
- For a weekend trip, Kingston is located near Ottawa, Ontario, Montreal, Québec, and Toronto, Ontario—three of Canada’s largest cities, offering a multitude of attractions, shopping destinations, concert halls, and sporting events.
It’s easy to get around Kingston, and most students live in close walking distance to the university and downtown. In addition, all Queen’s students can ride the city’s buses free of charge by showing their student cards.
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