Sport Tourism Strategic Framework

Kingston is a leading sport tourism city, based on the Canadian Sport Hosting Index (CSHI), an annual ranking of sport host destinations administered by Sport Tourism Canada. The 2020 CSHI placed Kingston at the number one position in the 150,000–500,000-population category and seventh overall in Canada. This ranking is based on the number of national and international events hosted in the past, events scheduled to be hosted in the future, and bids for upcoming events.

Sports Facility Guide

June 2022

With critical acclaim as the freshwater sailing capital of the world, and state-of-the-art sport facilities including nine multipurpose sport facilities, and over 100 different sport venues – from soccer fields to hockey rinks – Kingston has every sport season covered. Most facilities are located within a short walk or drive of many accommodation and dining establishments.

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Sport tourism strategic framework

January 2021

The City of Kingston and its available sports and tourism infrastructures have a proven track record for sports events attraction. In the late fall of 2020, Tourism Kingston decided to elaborate a targeted framework aimed at increasing sporting events attraction, alignment of key stakeholders and consideration of future product upgrades and development.

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