About Kingston

The Fresh Water Sailing Capital of the World...

Kingston is conveniently located between Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and the USA border, making us the ideal location for any sport event. Kingston has a wide variety of accommodations, state-of-the-art sport facilities, experienced volunteers and the expertise to make your event a success.

We have a history of success hosting sport events of all types, with every sport season covered. In 2007, Kingston hosted three major international sporting events and in 2008, we were home to the Barclays Churchill Cup International Rugby Tournament, Canada DanceSport Championships and IIHF World Junior Pre-Camp and Exhibition Games.

In the heart of the 1000 Islands, Kingston is rich in history, culture, critically acclaimed attractions and cuisine.

Be amazed by Kingston's museums, art galleries, and historic sites! From small-specialized museums to National Historic treasures, Kingston boasts an astounding array of sites to see. From history buffs to amateur scientists, there is something for everyone! 

Festivals and live concerts are an unexpected pleasure to discover while visiting Kingston - every year Kingston is host to several internationally renowned events including the Limestone City Blues Festival, Buskers' Rendezvous, Chilifest and Feb Fest to name a few.

Kingston is truly a shopper's delight - if you're looking for the unique souvenir or gift for someone special, you're sure to find it in one of the many eclectic boutiques and shops in Kingston's downtown core. Or, if you're looking to experience a fashion outlet, Kingston offers a state of the art, modern shopping experience. 

Enjoy the stunning architecture and live Farmers' Market (the oldest continuously run market in North America - 1801). 

Population: Greater Kingston – 155,000 (Statistics Canada 2003)

Language: Primary language is English with government services and numerous local business services available in French. Kingston also enjoys thriving French, Asian, Greek, Italian and Portuguese communities.

Information about Kingston courtesy Tourism Kingston.