Kingston is known as the “Limestone City” for their 19th Century buildings. It is also the home of “Fort Henry” (built in the 1800's, demonstrates military procedures and re-enactments).
The city is situated at the mouth of the Cataraqui and St. Lawrence River, connected to Lake Ontario. Enjoy the water by walking along the Great Lake Waterfront trails. This pathway is a scenic 8 km route connecting to the downtown core for easy access. It extends from King Street down to near Emma Martin Park. This pathway also forms part of the 900km Waterfront Trust Trail that runs from Niagara to Quebec and the southern terminus of the Rideau Trails.
The Thousand Islands are also easily accessible from Kingston and are located along the St. Lawrence River. The islands are popular for camping, hiking, and sightseeing and accessible by boat and are a must see when visiting Kingston.
Kingston is a city widely known as home to some of the most prestigious post secondary schooling in the country. Ranging from college level at St Lawrence College to university level at Queens University. The Royal Military College, a military academy that also grants university degrees, can can be found in Kingston.
Downtown Kingston is not just filled with water and beaches, take a walk-up Princess Street and find many restaurants of all different styles of food, shopping center's, local unique stores and City Hall. Kingston is a city that has a wide variety of local and franchise businesses.
The real estate in Kingston consists of a wide market with lots of historical buildings such as Sir John A MacDonald’s house that you can tour, rental units that fit the needs of post secondary students, commercial properties and residential homes for investments or long term living.