About Kingston Ontario

Kingston is renowned as the Fresh Water Sailing Capital of North America and prides itself as being the oldest City in Ontario. Kingston is located at the mouth of the St. Lawrence & Cataraqui Rivers, which is the gateway to the Thousand Islands and Lake Ontario. Kingston offers itself as a major port for scenic, entertainment cruises of The Thousand Islands. Kingston is also located along one of Canada’s busiest corridors, midway between Toronto and Montreal. Kingston offers itself as a major city for business, health services and education.


Population: 143,000

Location: To Toronto 260 km (160 miles)
To Montreal 295 km (180 miles)
To Ottawa 175 km (110 miles)
To Syracuse, NY, USA 175 km (110 miles)
Climate: Moderate, with four seasons.
Average winter temperature -8C (17F)
Average summer temperature 24C (75F)
Home to: Queen’s University
The Royal Military College
St. Lawrence College
Canadian Forces Base Kingston

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