Local Tips: Kingston, Ontario

I spent my undergrad in Kingston from Sept 2006-April 2008; Sept-Dec 2009. Here are some things I’ve enjoyed while I was there.

Touristy Sites & Activities



February: Feb Fest
May – September: Historic Famer’s Market (Tu, Th, Sa) – Market Square
June – August: Sunset Ceremony Series (Wednesday evenings) – Ft Henry
1 July: Canada Day
July: Summer Sidewalk Sale
July/August: Princess Street Promenade
September – October: Fort Fright – Ft Henry
October: Pumpkinfest
November: Santa Parade






Est. in 1673 as Ft. Cataraqui, later renamed as Ft. Frontenac, and eventually became Kingston in 1788. It was incorporated as a town in 1838 and became a city in 1846. Home of Canada’s 1st Prime Minister, Sir John A Macdonald, it was the first capital of the united Canadas from 1841-1844. It is nicknamed “Limestone City” because most of the historic buildings were made from limestone.

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