Home to Ontario’s oldest public market and a vibrant live music scene, the historic city of Kingston offers something old and new around every corner.
Explore the many restaurants and bars in the city’s pedestrian-friendly downtown core, tour a 19th century military base at Fort Henry and shop locally at the Kingston Public Market and Katarokwi Indigenous Art & Food Market.
Or pack a picnic and head to one of the city’s beaches or parks. Grass Creek Park and Breakwater Park, which features an accessible beach, are both favourites.
Where is Kingston?
Kingston is situated at the convergence of Lake Ontario, the St. Lawrence River and the Rideau Canal. The city sits between Ottawa and Toronto with the nearest border crossing being the Thousand Islands Bridge. Border services are also available at the Kingston Marina.
Things to do in Kingston
Savour a brew
Enter a historic prison
Take a sunset dinner cruise
Visit Ontario’s oldest market
Catch a live music show
Tour the town by trolley
Plan your visit with these experiences and itineraries.
Points of interest
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Last updated: August 29, 2023