Kingston is a delightful city on the north shore of Lake Ontario, Canada
. Nestled at the gateway to the 1000 Islands and the UNESCO designated Rideau Canal, Kingston is a city rich in history and culture. The city offers all of the amenities of a major city, but retains the captivating appeal of a small town. With lavish 19th century limestone architecture
, this city is defined not only by its heritage, but by an exquisite ability to blend the splendor of yesterday with the enthusiasm and style of today. Start your search for accommodations in Kingston, ON, now. Just enter your travel dates, number of travelers, and click 'search' for a list of accommodation options.
From your self catering accommodation, take a stroll along the meandering waterfront in Kingston which lies next to a mix of historic neighborhoods and spectacular parkland
. This area is perfect for visitors that love fishing, boating and scuba diving. Rent holiday lodging directly from owners of apartment rentals, condo rentals, vacation rentals or other holiday accommodations through the Owner Direct Vacation Rental website.
The downtown district is a lively gathering place with a casual boutique and bistro type of energy. There are many wonderful restaurants, cafes and coffee houses to discover in Kingston’s urban heart. The downtown district is also a shopper’s paradise. Visitors here can find many specialty stores, outlet malls and interesting boutiques. Rent a condo rental, or other self-catering vacation rental which are available through the Owner Direct Vacation Rentals website
Kingston is proudly Canada's museum capital with 20 museums and national historic sites
. From small, specialized museums to national historic treasures, Kingston has it all. Discover Canada's nautical heritage at the Marine Museum of the Great Lakes; or the UNESCO World Heritage designated Fort Henry which was originally built in the 1830's. After falling into disrepair, Fort Henry was rebuilt in the 1930's. Wonderfully unique, the Correctional Services of Canada Museum houses artifacts that highlight the evolution of Canada's prisons.
Art enthusiasts will take great pleasure in Kingston's cultural offerings.Agnes Etherington Art Centre houses the permanent collection of one of the most notable in Canada; the "Agnes"
. Agnes Etherington Art Centre, located at Queens University, also features an extensive collection of historical and contemporary Canadian art; one of the finest public African art collections in Canada; and the Bader Collection of 17th-century Dutch masters in the Rembrandt School.
Guided tours of Kingston City Hall
are available and allow tourists to explore one of the city's most notable architectural sites. Costumed interpreters will welcome guests to the home of Canada's first Prime Minister, Sir John A. Macdonald
. Haunted walks, sailing cruises and tour trolleys are also available.