Kingston Tourism

Visit Kingston - Best of Kingston

‘The Limestone City’ is an obvious nickname for Canada’s most Victorian city; Kingston. Full of handsome heritage mansions and gorgeous lake views, Kingston is a city that promises to be picture perfect. Its brief stint as Canada’s capital may have got it noticed but it deserves attention for a lot more than that.

Interesting museums, waterfront promenades and a decidedly English vibe add lots of charm and character to the city. Fans of history will rejoice as the city treats visitors with historical wonders like Fort Henry and St. George’s Cathedral. And trust the incredible vistas of Lake Ontario to take your breath away.

Kingston Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Kingston tips for your visit

  • Kingston is known for its harsh winters and rainy, stormy weather- pack accordingly.
  • In summer, hotels in Kingston get full very fast. If you plan on visiting in summer, book in advance.

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Facts and Stats for Kingston*

  • Pollution Statistics in Kingston

    Know the pollution level of Kingston before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 13.89 (Very Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 33.33 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 25 (Low)
  • Kingston: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Kingston for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Kingston.

    • Burglary and Theft 19.74 (Very Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 10.53 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 17.11 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 18.42 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 28.95 (Low)
    • Attacks 14.47 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 33.33 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 96.05 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 68.42 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 21.05 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 3.95 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 27.63 (Low)
  • Living in Kingston - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Kingston is 193.62 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 79.07 (High)
    • Climate Index 59.2 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 13.6 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 23.33 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 74.19 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 80.32 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 7.32 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 94.23 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Kingston

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Kingston

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.22 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10.67 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 43.3 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 73.12 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 48.07 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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