"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 and Cons
  • 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
  • Last visit to Kingston: May 2004
  • Intro Updated Oct 10, 2007
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  • TooTallFinn24's Profile Photo
    Aug 31, 2013 at 10:42 AM

    Sorry Jeife! It's early here and I thought you were Santi

  • TooTallFinn24's Profile Photo
    Aug 31, 2013 at 10:41 AM

    Santi- Como esta amigo? Que paso?

  • Redang's Profile Photo
    Aug 31, 2013 at 9:02 AM

    Bayridge Secondary School (my nephew in Kingston)

  • Redang's Profile Photo
    Aug 31, 2013 at 2:30 AM


    Cons: Make sure to bring your ID card when you go out, even if you're 46; Why?

    • Redang's Profile Photo
      Aug 31, 2013 at 11:48 PM

      Thanks! Yes, he does love sports, mainly basketball, So, what did you study there?

    • Jefie's Profile Photo
      Sep 1, 2013 at 2:56 AM

      I just took regular high school classes: phys ed, drama, history, English. I should have specified that it was 20 years ago, things could have changed a bit!

  • Pinat's Profile Photo
    Aug 1, 2009 at 8:15 AM

    Hello Jefie! I really enjoyed your page, especially the haunted walking tour as an evening aperetive:) Cheers, Pinar

  • hopang's Profile Photo
    Jun 3, 2009 at 12:48 PM

    Lovely Kingston page with wonderful photographs! Bellevue House certainly looks attractive. Haunted Walk of Kingston sounds interesting to explore! We hope to visit the city of Kingston one day. ~ho & pang

  • rwlittle's Profile Photo
    Feb 26, 2006 at 11:46 PM

    Great tips...almost making me homesick for Kingston!

  • Zajem's Profile Photo
    Jan 14, 2006 at 3:41 AM

    I think I will stop in Kingston going from Ottawa to Toronto.

  • windsorgirl's Profile Photo
    Aug 30, 2004 at 5:45 PM

    Great info on Kingston! I'll be visiting my niece at Queens soon and I think we will both really enjoy the Haunted Walk. Thanks for the tip!!

  • MURRA's Profile Photo
    Aug 23, 2004 at 6:58 AM

    god fotos of kingston ontario

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