Kingston, with its scenic setting on the eastern banks of Lake Ontario, is ideally located midway between the bustling cities of Toronto and Montreal. From its humble beginnings as a French trading outpost to its present day as one of the world’s top university towns, the rise has been meteoric. Nicknamed the ‘Limestone City’ for its numerous heritage buildings crafted of this natural material, it served as the first Canadian capital albeit briefly. Soaking in the historical ambiance comes easy at Kingston’s many museums and landmarks including the UNESCO-listed Rideau Canal. Colorful gardens beckon visitors to relax while the convenient waterfront location ensures a steady stream of boat tours and leisurely cruises to pick from. The city serves as a gateway to the picturesque 1,000 islands with their sandy beaches and is just minutes from the sprawling Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area. Thanks to the dense student population in Kingston, there is no dearth of excellent restaurants and trendy night spots to hang out at!
UNESCO-listed Rideau Canal
Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area
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Places: Toronto (3 days) → Ottawa (2) → Mont-Tremblant (2) → Québec City (2) → Montreal (3)
Tour Highlights: CN Tower, Rogers Centre, Royal Ontario Museum, Casa Loma, Capital City, Nature Museum, Rideau Canal...
Delta Kingston Waterfront is a boutique hotel located on the beautiful Confederation Harbour in the heart of the vibrant historic downtown of Kingston on Lake Ontario. Ideally placed to explore the Rogers K-Rock Centre, it is also a mere 13 minutes away from Murney Tower National Historic Site.