Kingston Tourism

‘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.

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

    • Air Pollution 14.29 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 7.14 (Very Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 25 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 6.25 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 10.71 (Very Low)
  • How safe is Kingston for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Kingston.

    • Burglary and Theft 27 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 14 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 21 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 25 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 14.58 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 28 (Low)
    • Attacks 17 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 32.29 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 96 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 67 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 22 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 7 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 32 (Low)
    • Safety Index 76.54 (High)
    • Climate Index 56.74 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 14.85 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 36.8 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 75.05 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 10.7 (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.

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.26 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10.16 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 30.1 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 71.5 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 42.65 USD

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

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