"A City Full of History" Top 5 Page for this destination Kingston by Jefie
Kingston Travel Guide: 184 reviews and 393 photos
Founded in 1673, Kingston is one of "Upper Canada" (Ontario)'s oldest and finest cities. Because of its proximity to Lake Ontario, the city enjoyed much prosperity during the 1800s, which resulted in its being chosen as the first capital of the united Upper and Lower Canadas, before it was moved to Ottawa.
Today, Kingston retains much of its historic beauty, but each year new flocks of students arrive - Kingston is home to both Queen's University and the Royal Military College of Canada - thus keeping the city young, vibrant and alive. A great place to stop when travelling from Toronto to Montreal, and vice versa!
- Pros:The lake, the history, the students....
- Cons:Make sure to bring your ID card when you go out, even if you're 46!
- In a nutshell:A great city that not too many people know about
The best way to really see and appreciate Kingston is to do it on foot. It's a lot of fun to walk down Princess Avenue... more travel advice
If you walk around historic Kingston, you'll notice plenty (PLENTY) of interpretation panels pertaining to the life of... more travel advice
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