Steeped In History, Yet Constantly Evolving

Kingston boasts four Rembrandt paintings, two film festivals, and one vibrant downtown shopping scene. Home to Ontario’s oldest public market and Canada’s hippest live music scene, Kingston is a walkable city, where hidden alleyways contain antique markets and restaurant patios. With dozens of museums and historic sites, and dozens more unique shopping and dining experiences, Kingston offers you something old and something new around every corner. And with more restaurants per capita than almost any other city in Canada, Kingston has something for everyone, from bāo to roti, comfort food to haute cuisine.

Kingston is a four-season destination. In the summer, you can enjoy a boat cruise of the Thousand Islands, rent a kayak, or bike along the waterfront trail. In the winter, you can skate at the rink in the market square and take in the downtown lighting displays. Year-round, you can explore our boutiques, museums, makers’ markets, concerts, and conservation areas.