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A little bit about Kingston, Ontario

At the gateway of the 1000 Islands and the UNESCO-designated Rideau Canal, Kingston is a city rich in history and culture and home to a vibrant arts, food and maker community. We’re a city built on a grand heritage and defined by our ability to blend the beauty of yesterday with the passion and sophistication of today.

Every year we host a number of festivals, and live concerts including the Kick + Push Festival, Limestone City Blues Festival, Busker Rendezvous, Fort Fright, and FebFest – and we’re constantly brainstorming to create new engaging events that you’ll want to attend.

We have plenty of museums, art galleries, and historic sites to keep you busy – from small-specialized museums and art venues brimming with local and international talent, to national historic treasures – Kingston is just begging to be explored.

Snap some pics of the city’s new and historic architecture, visit the Farmers’ Market (which, by the way, is the oldest continuously run market in North America – having been in operation since 1801), and get some shopping done at the authentic boutiques and shops along Princess Street in the downtown core – it’s all waiting for you in Kingston.

Located right in Ontario’s backyard, find out why Kingston will soon become your new favourite weekend getaway.