Kingston Tourism, Canada

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 21.59 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 13.64 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 20.45 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 21.59 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 14.29 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 29.55 (Low)
    • Attacks 17.05 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 35.71 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 95.45 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 68.18 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 22.73 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 7.95 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 30.68 (Low)
  • Living in Kingston - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Kingston is 198.41 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 77.22 (High)
    • Climate Index 57.38 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 13.6 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 23.33 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 69.4 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 79.14 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 6.52 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 108.03 (High)
    • 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 10.57 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 34.27 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 78.33 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 41.78 USD

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

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